Dateline Rice for Sept. 24, 2018 (Weekend Edition)


‘Perspective matters.’
Several articles and broadcasts quote President David Leebron and feature The Rice Investment, a new initiative to make higher education more affordable by dramatically expanding financial aid provided to students from low-income families to those with incomes up to $200,000. The author of the Christian Science Monitor article mentions that her father studied physics at Rice. The broadcast from KSAT mentions that its Rice Investment story was the station’s most popular on Facebook last week.
Christian Science Monitor
‘KSAT 12 News Nightbeat’
KSAT-TV (San Antonio)
How ‘free college tuition’ can still cost you thousands per year
Rice Univ. to offer free tuition to low-income, middle-income undergrads
YakTriNews Online (This CNN article also appeared in KYMA Online and Kopitiam Bot.)
Rice University offers free full tuition to low- and middle-income students
Citizen Truth
‘State | Local Roundup’
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
‘The Lars Larson Show’
KTSA-AM (San Antonio) (This segment also aired on 78 other radio stations.) 
WOLB-AM (Baltimore)
‘Today in St. Louis Weekend Edition’
KSDK-TV (St. Louis)
‘CBS 19 News at 10’
KYTX-TV (Tyler, Texas)
‘More Than Money’
WSB-AM (Atlanta)
‘KETV Newswatch 7 First News’
KETV-TV (Omaha, Neb.)
Hack Education weekly news
Why the future of work should be jobs humans actually want to do
Rohit Bhargava

W.Va. plan would allow some service members to vote via smartphone
Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about West Virginia experimenting with allowing service members abroad to cast an absentee ballot via smartphone.
NPR (This “Weekend Edition Saturday” segment aired on over 800 affiliate radio stations.)

Kickbacks or a helpful service? Here’s why pharma is under fire
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice’s Baker Institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences, is interviewed about the murky legal landscape of pharmaceutical companies providing indirect benefits to doctors to induce them to keep prescribing their drugs.
Marketplace (This segment aired on 606 affiliate radio stations.)


Rising oil prices haven’t hurt the US economy so far
Michael Maher, senior program adviser for the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about an uptick in the U.S. economy despite rising oil prices.
Associated Press (This article also appeared in U.S. News & World Report, FOX Business News and over 240 other media outlets.)
U.S. economy keeps growing even with rising oil prices
Energy Now (This article also appeared in over 260 other media outlets.)

Beto O’Rourke could lead a blue wave in Texas — even if he loses his Senate race
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science, fellow in political science at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and fellow at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted in several articles and interviewed in two television broadcasts about the recent debate between Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his Democrat challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rourke.
Vox (This article also appeared in F3 News.)
Cruz versus O’Rourke: 2 polls show different results
PS4 France
Getting voters to the polls was the unspoken theme of Cruz-O’Rourke debate
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
Trump factor loomed large in Cruz-Beto debate, and both were ‘true to form’ in stoking the base
Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared in Naaju.)
They don’t have much spare cash, but still send $5, $10 to Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
’13 Eyewitness News at 10 p.m.’
KRTK-TV (Houston)
‘Fox 26 News at 9’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
One of Texas’ biggest midterm fights is over before it really started
Dallas Observer
Republican prankster booted from Texas Democratic convention
Brookville Times
Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz spar over National Anthem protests, immigration in contentious debate
Canada Live News
Debate could roil surprisingly tight Senate race in Texas
Canada Live News
Beto O’Rourke made a reference to The Clash in his debate with Ted Cruz and everyone loved it
Canada Live News

When football is a ticket to college
David Dow, the Rorschach Visiting Professor in History, authored a letter to the editor.
New York Times (Subscription is required.)


Kavanaugh confirmation triggers major philosophical questions
Tom Kolditz, director of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, is quoted in an article about the moral dilemma facing citizens and U.S. senators in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

McNair Center at Rice University names new director
Jennifer Rabb, director and fellow of the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured. Ed Egan, former fellow at the Baker Institute, is mentioned.
Houston Business Journal
‘People in Business’
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

As OPEC meets, Russia, Saudis poised to increase output
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about the possibility of OPEC raising oil production levels that were set earlier this year.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 22 print edition with a different headline, “Russia, Saudi Arabia poised to bump up crude production.”)

BP bets on Texas for its comeback
Bill Arnold, professor in the practice of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted in an article about the growth of British energy company BP.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

CBS’ White House correspondent reflects on ‘Trump’s Wild Ride’
An article mentions that CBS White House correspondent Major Garrett will speak Sept. 27 at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy about his new book on the Trump administration.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Can you see the future of Houston at PARK(ing) Day?
Allyn West, former assistant director of communications for the Rice Design Alliance (RDA), authored an article that mentions the RDA was a co-sponsor of Park(ing) Day, an annual, global event in which artists and activists transform parking spots into temporary public parks.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Chronicle’s Gray Matters online magazine.)

A day in the life of a Gator Queen
An article mentions that Tracy Ly, this year’s Texas Gatorfest Queen, hopes to attend Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Zest section in the Sept. 23 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Sept. 22
A roundup of classical music events in Texas mentions that Musiqa will perform at Duncan Hall at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music Oct. 6 and feature a reading by Houston poet Sarah Cortez. Chamber Music Houston will perform Oct. 9 at Stude Hall at the Shepherd School.
Texas Classical Review


Momentum for firefighter pay parity grows, despite Turner’s opposition
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is interviewed about Houston firefighters’ pay.
Houston Public Media

10 things to know about Inprint and its 2018-19 season
An article about the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series mentions that Valeria Luiselli will read on Feb. 2019 at Stude Hall at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music. A caption mentions that author Viet Thanh Nguyen read at Stude Hall during the 2017 Inprint series.
Houston Public Media

‘KHOU 11 News’
A television broadcast celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month pictures alumnus Primitivo Nino ’28.
KHOU-TV (Houston)

Norma Torres, from ‘dreamer’ to Harvard University
Alumna Norma Torres ’13 is featured in a video celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
KPRC Click2Houston


Natural gas a priority under AMLO, adviser says
Two articles cite Fluvio Ruiz Alarcon, who spoke at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy about the issues facing Mexico’s energy sector.
Natural Gas Intelligence
Mexico E&P bid rounds, farm-outs still on table, says López Obrador adviser
Natural Gas Intelligence

Math meets biology to uncover unexpected biorhythms
A blog post mentions that Athanasios Antoulas, professor of electrical and computer engineering, collaborated with the Baylor College of Medicine and discovered that some animal cells have robust 12-hour cycles of genetic activity in addition to circadian or 24-hour cycles.

Outlook darkens for the Gulf’s competing powers
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about perceived political risk in doing business in Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Lista das melhores faculdades de arquitetura dos EUA, divididas por categorias
An article mentions that Rice’s undergraduate architecture program is ranked No. 4 in the U.S. on DesignIntelligence’s “Design Theory and Practice” rankings.
ArchDaily Brasil (An English translation is not available.)


4 questions for the author: Timothy Morton, being ecological
Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, featured and pictured in a Q&A about his new book “Being Ecological.”
Orion Magazine

Editorial: A huge win for RI orchestra
Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestral Conducting, is featured.
Providence Journal

‘Quills and Queues’: Tutunov series begins Tuesday
Alumnus Artem Kuznetsov ’18 is featured and Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Ashland Daily Tidings

Opinion: New ‘First Man’ trailer tries to repair the flag flap damage
President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Daily Caller

Analysis — Turkey, US to keep trade ties despite political tensions but new investments unlikely
Abdullah Aydogan, postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
UrduPoint News


Owls extra points: Southern Mississippi 40, Rice 22
Numerous articles mention Rice football’s loss to the University of Southern Mississippi Sept. 22 in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.) 
Southern Mississippi topples 
Rice in conference opener
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This Associated Press article appeared in 40 other media outlets.)
Owls get chance to reset season
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Texas college football rankings: A new No. 1, again
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Best in Texas poll (Week 4): Texas vaults to No. 1 spot, but 2 other schools nab 1st-place votes, too
Dallas Morning News
Saturday NCAA Football Recap: Big wins in the Lone Star state in Week 4
SportsMap Houston
Southern Miss pulls away from Rice for 40-22 win
WDAM Online
College football: Old Dominion shocks No. 12 Virginia Tech; No. 5 Oklahoma escapes Army in OT; Kentucky and Purdue score upsets
Los Angeles Times
Abraham tosses 4 TDs as Southern Miss tops Rice 40-22
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Here’s what we learned from Southern Miss football’s thrashing of Rice
The Sun Herald
Rosters, depth charts for Southern Miss’ game Saturday versus Rice
Hattiesburg American
Preview: Rice at Southern Mississippi
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Bold predictions for Week 4 in college football
USA Today (Similar articles appeared in 20 other media outlets.)
‘WLBT 6:30 a.m. News’
WLBT-TV (Jackson, Miss.)

Rivalry renewed: No. 21 Miami and FIU finally playing again
An article mentions that Rice will play Florida International University.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

KTXX (Austin, Texas)
Former Rice football coach David Bailiff is featured, and former assistant coach Tom Herman and former athletics director Chris Del Conte are mentioned.

Wake Forest fires defensive coordinator
An article mentions that Rice football’s next game will be against Wake Forest University Sept. 29.
Burlington Times-News
Area schedule

Buckingham resident finds rewarding pastime as volunteer with UH Cougars
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Detroit Lions’ Luke Willson talks crazy fan mail, cryptocurrency advice
Former Rice football player Luke Willson, who plays for the Detroit Lions, is featured and pictured.
Detroit Free Press

The dotted line: Texas commits Jared Wiley, Peter Mpagi discuss recruiting momentum
An article mentions that Peter Mpagi’s sister is a member of Rice’s track and field team.
Austin American-Statesman

Soccer: DePreist leads Blue Raiders in overtime win against Rice
Several articles mention Rice’s soccer team. The Owls lost to Middle Tennessee State University and defeated the University of Texas at San Antonio. Player Caleigh Boeckx is mentioned in Sidelines Online.
Sidelines Online
Soccer travels to Rice on Sunday
UTSA Athletics
Soccer falls to Rice, 3-1
UTSA Athletics
Soccer: North Texas match at Tennessee canceled due to rain
Denton Record-Chronicle

UTEP volleyball drops conference opener Friday evening
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team defeated the University of Texas El Paso.
El Paso Herald-Post

Volleyball preview: Tulsa, Wichita State
Rice is mentioned.
Memphis Official Athletic Site

Ole Miss volleyball opens SEC play at Florida
An article mentions that Rice hosted a volleyball tournament.
Oxford Eagle

A-State junior Zan Luka Stirn named Sun Belt Men’s Golfer of the Week
An article mentions that Rice’s golf team will compete in the Maridoe Intercollegiate tournament Oct. 6. An article from UTSA mentions that the Owls competed in the Trinity Forest Invitational.
KAIT Online
Meehan leads Roadrunners on opening day of Trinity Forest Invitational
UTSA Athletics

Anderson makes historic start on big day for Texas O-line
Former Rice football player Calvin Anderson is featured.
Ingram’s hip, Anderson’s knee among Texas injuries in TCU win

Sooners conclude successful opening weekend
An article features results from Rice’s tennis invitational.

The updated College Football Empires Map after Week 4
Rice is mentioned.
SB Nation


‘Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy’ is topic at Rice’s Jones School Sept. 27
American scholar and venture capitalist Bill Janeway, author of “Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy,” will speak at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business Sept. 27 on the interaction between the state, financiers and entrepreneurs in the innovation economy.

Rice U. study sheds light on – and through – 2D materials
Rice scientists have produced a method to determine the properties of atom-thin materials that promise to refine the modulation and manipulation of light. Two-dimensional materials have been a hot research topic since graphene, a flat lattice of carbon atoms, was identified in 2001. Research used state-of-the-art theoretical methods to compute the maximum optical properties of 55 2D materials.

About Stefan De La Garza

Stefan De La Garza is a news analyst in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.