Dateline Rice for Oct. 2, 2018

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Mexico’s new leader, once a NAFTA foe, welcomes new deal
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of the institute’s Mexico Center, is quoted in an article about the recently negotiated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which will take effect in 2020.
The New York Times (This article also appeared in WRAL.com.)
https://nyti.ms/2DOhiND
North American trade deal to keep Texas economy humming
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Oct. 2 print edition with a different headline, “Mexico’s president-elect, never a fan of NAFTA, embraces new deal.”)
http://bit.ly/2DNEVpN

Cruz forced into toss-up by El Paso liberal in deep red Texas
Paul Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science, is quoted in an article about the U.S. Senate race between Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, and incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
Bloomberg (This article also appeared in the Washington Post, BloombergQuint, Newsmax and LaRepubblica.it.)
https://bloom.bg/2DPwV7I

Florida oaks host exciting parasite-on-parasite action
An article from Scientific American features Rice research that reported the first-known example of a parasitic love vine tangling with a gall wasp that parasitizes a shared host plant. Study co-author Linyi Zhang is mentioned; co-authors Scott Egan, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology; Glen Hood, Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellow; and graduate student Mattheau Comerford are cited. Egan and Kelly Weinersmith, adjunct assistant professor of biosciences at Rice, are quoted in Texas Parks & Wildlife.
Scientific American 
http://bit.ly/2DM0Cqd
Legacy: Invasion of the body snatchers 
Texas Parks & Wildlife
http://bit.ly/2zMD4gV

To make friends online, join more groups
An article features research from co-authors Anshumali Shrivastava, assistant professor of computer science, and graduate student Chen Luo that determined online friendships depend mainly on the number of groups and organizations you join rather than their types.
Futurity
http://bit.ly/2Rh6RoB

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Romney: Republican Party not reaching beyond base ‘as well as we could’
Edward Djerejian, director of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is pictured in a slideshow from the Houston Chronicle and mentioned in two television broadcasts about 2012 Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s Oct. 1 appearance at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy,.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 2 print edition with a different headline, “Romney says GOP not reaching beyond base ‘as well as we could,'” and it appeared in the Laredo Morning Times and the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://bit.ly/2zMLB3k
http://bit.ly/2NhqE3Z
‘Fox 26 News at 4 a.m.’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2zLH15j
‘Fox 26: The News Edge at 10 p.m.’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2zMRXzU

Memorial Hermann to merge with Baylor Scott & White, creating largest health system in Texas
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice’s Baker Institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences, is quoted in an article about the proposed merger between Memorial Hermann Health System and Baylor Scott & White Health. A photo caption from Texas Medical Center News mentions that Ho was part of a panel to discuss the results of the medical center’s 2018 consumer survey.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on Oct. 2 print edition with a different headline, “Medical giants plan to merge.”)
http://bit.ly/2zL8Rii
Field Notes: October 2018
Texas Medical Center News
http://bit.ly/2E0Dsg3

Houston scientist Jim Allison wins Nobel
Several articles mention research by Professor Emeritus Robert Curl and the late Richard Smalley, who shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of buckminsterfullerenes, or “buckyballs,” a new form of carbon.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Laredo Morning Times and the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://bit.ly/2zMANCn
Nobel winner gives cancer patients hope
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 2 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2DNUnSP
2018 Nobel Prize winner for cancer therapy was born in Alice
Alice Echo News-Journal
http://bit.ly/2DXnHWO
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://bit.ly/2zN0PFB

‘Houston Reimagined: Building a Resilient City and Best Practices from Asia’
An article mentions that Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, will speak Nov. 14 at a symposium titled “Houston Reimagined: Building a Resilient City and Best Practices from Asia.”
Asia Society of Texas
http://bit.ly/2DONmB9

Teachers share summer STEM externship experiences at RUSMP networking conference
Anne Papakonstantinou, co-director of the Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP), authored an article about a recent networking conference for scientists and computer science professionals. Richard Parr, executive director of RUSMP, is quoted.  RUSMP co-directors Susan Troutman, associate director for secondary programs and clinical assistant professor, and Carolyn White, associate director for elementary and intermediate programs, are mentioned.
Village News
http://bit.ly/2zMLQLR

Of course Texas kids aren’t college-ready; schools don’t enforce STAAR consequences [opinion]
Alumna Lauren Cervantes ’11 authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2zL9Xuq

Patients, politicians and research colleagues respond to Nobel win by Houston’s immunotherapy founder
A caption in a slideshow mentions that former Vice President Joe Biden gave a “Cancer Moonshot” speech at Rice in 2016.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2zMBETB

Monday roundup: Texas literary calendar Oct. 1-7, 2018
A roundup of literary events in Texas mentions that Gabriel Wiener will present “Ensayar la Experiencia” Oct. 4 as part of Rice’s Latin American Writer-in-Residency lecture series.
Blogarama
http://bit.ly/2DP2mih

Watch: My conversation with Annise Parker at TribFest
Baker College senior Luis Adame is mentioned.
OutSmart Magazine
http://bit.ly/2DMhYDn

Something old, something new with Da Camera’s 2018/19 season 
A roundup of Da Camera musical events mentions that Russian Renaissance will perform Oct. 23 at Stude Hall at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/2zMpWbI

Dayton announces 2018 homecoming king and queen
An article mentions that Benjamin Cruz plans to attend Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Laredo Morning Times and the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://bit.ly/2DRYa1l
http://bit.ly/2NgrTR5

BROADCAST

Full Show: Rep. Culberson candidate interview, and polling in Houston (Oct. 2, 2018)
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, discusses what makes Houston a challenging and unique place to conduct polls in an episode of Houston Matters. Stein is quoted in the Daily News about sports tourism in small- and medium-sized communities and in OutSmart Magazine about the possible impact of social-network campaigns on the U.S. Senate race between Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, and incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. An article from the Katy News mentions that Stein will give a talk titled “Harvey and Resistance — Community Feedback & Support of Proposed Policies” Oct. 18 at the Bayou Preservation Association’s 15th annual symposium.
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/2zLbqkr
League City working to court sports tourism
Daily News
http://bit.ly/2E0zFiP
You Beto believe
OutSmart Magazine
http://bit.ly/2DP8zL7
Bayou Preservation Association presents 15th annual symposium Oct. 18 
Katy News
http://bit.ly/2zKXMgX

Organizaciones en Houston celebran el acuerdo comercial entre EEUU, México y Canadá
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 interviewed about the recently negotiated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which will take effect in 2020
Univision Houston (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2zMsO8a

Newsradio 740 KTRH
Rice is mentioned.
http://bit.ly/2zNmDB3

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Rice, Baylor, TFA collaborate for drone air monitoring
Postdoctoral researcher Riccardo Petrolo is quoted and pictured in an article about the development of a fleet of autonomous aerial drones that coordinate with each other to detect airborne hazards. Robert Griffin, professor and department chair of civil and environmental engineering, and Edward Knightly, the Sheafor-Lindsay Professor and Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, are mentioned.
Photonics.com
http://bit.ly/2zMlutc

‘It’s not fear that should drive us to act, it’s love’ — Interview with Susan Kucera, director of ‘Living in the Future’s Past’
An article mentions that Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, contributed to the documentary film “Living in the Future’s Past,” which will be released Oct. 9.
Clean Technica 
http://bit.ly/2zMuJdf

Houston Chamber Choir signed to Signum Classics record label
An article mentions that Shepherd School of Music faculty members Ken Cowan, professor or organ, and Norman Fischer, professor of cello, will be featured on the Houston Chamber Choir’s new CD, which will be released in April 2019.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2zLqVJ8

On a dare from his son, Roy Lichtenstein unwittingly invented pop art
Graham Bader, associate professor of art history and department chair of art history, is quoted.
Artsy
http://bit.ly/2zLzm7a

Slump in MBA applications hits elite schools
George Andrews, director of admissions at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
CFO Magazine (This article also appeared in the Daily Caller and The Australian.)
http://bit.ly/2zLd0Tp

Black focus foibles
Alumnus Cortlan Wickliff ’10 is mentioned.
Chicago Crusader
http://bit.ly/2zL1Uxt

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Happy 60th anniversary NASA
President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Daily Kos
http://bit.ly/2zMP6a5

Recent disasters reveal racial discrimination in FEMA aid process
Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research is mentioned.
Louisiana Weekly (This article also appeared in TruthOut.org.)
http://bit.ly/2zM6bAW

Linda McNeill: Charter schools’ lavish spending versus public schools’ budget cuts 
Linda McNeil, professor of education and co-director of the Rice University Center for Education, is quoted in a blog post.
Diane Ravitch’s Blog
http://bit.ly/2E0r9QT

The importance of college alumni networks
An article mentions that Rice has a highly rated career services department.
The Charlotte Parent
http://bit.ly/2zLIdFK

Bio: Gavin Clarkson running for 2018 secretary of state
An article on Gavin Clarkson, a Republican candidate for secretary of state of New Mexico, mentions that he attended Rice.
KRQE Online
http://bit.ly/2zLIrN6

Let’s bring back the Sabbath as a radical act against ‘total work’ 
An op-ed authored by alumnus William Black ’18, which originally appeared in Aeon, is included in a blog post.
Terra Forming Terra
http://bit.ly/2DOMJHN

SPORTS

3 things we learned from Conference USA in Week 5
An article and a broadcast mention that Rice football will play the University of Texas at San Antonio Oct. 6.
SB Nation
http://bit.ly/2DQdwDC
‘Maximum Sports’
KABB-TV (San Antonio)
http://bit.ly/2zM8XG9

North Texas carries momentum into C-USA play
An article about University of North Texas football mentions that the Mean Green will play Rice Oct. 27.
North Texas Daily
http://bit.ly/2DOtP3H

Houston-ECU game time announced
The Rice football team’s loss to the University of Houston is mentioned.
247Sports.com
http://bit.ly/2DRHIOD

Poestinger wins singles draw at Rice Invite
An article about the Texas Tamale Invitational tennis tournament hosted by Rice mentions player AJ Valenty.
UTSA Athletics
http://bit.ly/2DO1A5l

Prep sports notebook: Versatile senior on Ryle girls basketball team makes college commitment
Rice is mentioned.
Northern Kentucky Tribune
http://bit.ly/2DO3brR

Bluebonnet Celebrity Golf Tournament wraps up
Former Rice football player Robert Hubble is featured and pictured.
Victoria Advocate
http://bit.ly/2DQu0f3

NEWS RELEASES

Rice expert: New California law could teach other states about requiring women on corporate boards
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a bill into law that makes California the first state to require corporate boards of directors to include women. Yan “Anthea” Zhang, a professor and the Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Chair of Strategic Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is available to comment.
http://bit.ly/2NigIqS

Expert: Mexico’s recent vote a positive step for electoral integrity
Mexico’s 2018 elections, completed in July, appear to have been successfully managed by electoral authorities despite two decision-making setbacks in recent years, according to a new issue brief from Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. The brief describes Mexico’s electoral authorities and examines two poorly made decisions in the two most recent election cycles, especially in light of the continued fragility of the country’s political institutions and the general lack of trust in the rule of law.
http://bit.ly/2NmgUFW

About Stefan De La Garza

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