Dateline Rice for Oct. 9, 2018


In ‘The Reckonings,’ Lacy M. Johnson takes on injustice
Lacy Johnson, assistant professor of creative writing and author of “The Reckonings,” a collection of essays, is featured and pictured in several articles and interviewed on an episode of “Houston Matters.” Houstonia mentions that Johnson will read from “The Reckonings” Oct. 9 at Brazos Bookstore in Houston, and she will read at Women and Children First Oct. 16 in Chicago.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Lacy M. Johnson on injustice and ‘radical love’
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Listen to survivors, urges a new book of essays on injustice
Texas Observer
Full show: Lesser election races to watch and a victim’s definition of justice (Oct. 9, 2018)
Houston Public Media
A rape survivor’s unusual definition of justice
Houston Public Media
Machines made of words and making trouble: The Millions interviews Lacy M. Johnson
The Millions
Lacy Johnson asks: What is justice?
Kirkus review — ‘The Reckonings’
Author reading: Lacy M. Johnson, ‘The Reckonings’
Women & Children First


Saudi Arabia still dreams of taking its oil company public
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about a plan to take the state-run oil and gas company Saudi Aramco public by 2021.
The New York Times
Opening bell: Oct. 9, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s defenders offer conspiracy theories about missing journalist
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about a possible political fallout after a prominent critic of Saudi Arabia’s rulers disappeared.
Yahoo! News (This article also appeared in the Huffington Post and Huffington Post Australia.)

Haiti earthquake kills at least a dozen, injures almost 200 as aftershocks continue
An article about the aftermath of a recent earthquake in Haiti quotes Reginald DesRoches, the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of the George R. Brown School of Engineering, professor of civil and environmental engineering and professor of mechanical engineering, and mentions that he has visited Haiti frequently since 2010 to lend his expertise.
Miami Herald

Brookings survey finds 50 percent of people are unfavorable to facial recognition software in retail stores to prevent theft
An article cites a 2016 Rice analysis of Google Consumer Surveys.
Brookings Institution


Beto O’Rourke makes several stops in Houston area
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 an article about the U.S. Senate race between Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, and incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. Jones is quoted in MSN Notíciasabout the recent presidential election in Brazil.
KPRC Click2Houston
Inquietud en EEUU: Analistas ven a Jair Bolsonaro como un dirigente imprevisible, y temen un gobierno malo para América Latina
MSN Notícias (An English translation is not available. Similar articles also appeared in 25 other media outlets.)

Spring and Klein ISDs react to claims TEA A-F ratings favor rich districts
Daniel Potter, associate director of Rice’s Houston Education Research Consortium, a partnership between Rice and several Greater Houston school districts that researches socio-economic gaps in education, is quoted.
Community Impact Newspaper

The strange saga of the Antone’s po’ boy
Alumnus Jonathan Horowitz ’94 is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

New history instructor engages students with role-play exercises
Alumna Suraya Khan ’14 is featured.
The Ranger

For the 185th Criminal District Court: Jason Luong
Alumnus Jason Luong ’97, who has received the Houston Chronicle’s endorsement for State District Judge in the 183rd Judicial District, is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Public universities are just as good as private ones
An article mentions the The Rice Investment, an initiative to offer full-tuition scholarships and grants to students from low- and middle-income families.
The Daily Cougar

30 years of smiles! — Kingwood
An article mentions that Heather Havens worked at Rice.
Kingwood News


Party for votes: Bun B, Arian Foster turn up with O’Rourke in Houston
Several television broadcasts mention that U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, was to visit Rice.
‘Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
‘Good Day Austin’
KTBC-TV (Austin, Texas)


Forget the hydrogen economy, here comes the ammonia economy
An article mentions that Rice nanoscientists have demonstrated a new catalyst that can convert ammonia into hydrogen fuel at ambient pressure using only light energy, mainly due to a plasmonic effect that makes the catalyst more efficient. Quoted are Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, bioengineering, physics and astronomy, and of materials science and nanoengineering and the director of Rice’s Smalley-Curl Institute; and graduate students Linan Zhou and Dayne Swearer.
Gas 2.0

The best medical school in Texas 2018
Rice’s Bioscience Research Collaborative is mentioned.
University Magazine

Studio 512 cheats extra space at The Hive guest house in Austin
An article featuring the architecture of Nicole Blair mentions that she attended Rice.


Corde Cantanti to perform at Chapel of Rest in Lenoir on Sunday, Oct. 14
Alumna Corinne Cassini ’98 is featured and former Shepherd School of Music faculty cellist Paul Katz is mentioned.
High Country Press

CC vice president to launch group to study SAF amount
An article about student activity fees at Emory University mentions Rice.
The Emory Wheel

Bernardo de Gálvez goes to the opera
An article mentions that a preview of the opera “Galvez of Galveztown — The Unsung Hero Sings” will be performed at Rice.
La Opinión de Málaga (An English translation is not available.)


Rice freshmen earning chance to start on defense
Rice assistant football coach Brian Smith is featured and pictured, and players Prudy Calderon and Antonio Montero are quoted. Head coach Mike Bloomgren and players Treshawn Chamberlain and Kebreyun Page are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Cougars set to welcome back Darrion Owens
Three articles mention the University of Houston football team’s Sept. 1 victory against Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 9 print edition with a different headline, “Linebacker Owens is closer to return.”) 
UH report: Linebacker Darrion Owens is closer to return

Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.) 
Misleading college football final scores, Week 6: Let’s talk about kickers

The Action Network

Owls Extra Points: UTSA 20, Rice 3
Two articles mention Rice football’s Oct. 6 loss against the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Conference USA Power Rankings: Week 6
SB Nation

Texas A&M’s offense needs more consistency, Fisher says
Two articles mention that Rice football player Jack Fox made the Ray’s 8, which honors the top punters in college football each week.
Boyertown Berk Montgomery Newspapers (This article also appeared in more than 65 other media outlets.)
Texas A&M punter Braden Mann doubles up on SEC and Ray Guy honors
Best College Sports News Network

Oklahoma fires Mike Stoops as defensive coordinator after Texas loss, Ruffin McNeill steps in
An article mentions the Rice football team’s red zone defense.

USM ready to get back on football field
An article mentions that University of Southern Mississippi football team defeated Rice Sept. 22.

Volleyball: Blue Raiders struggle to defend home court, drop two games against Rice, Western Kentucky
An article about Middle Tennessee State University’s volleyball team mentions that the Blue Raiders lost to Rice Oct. 5. Owls’ players Nicole Lennon, Adria Martinez and Lee Ann Cunningham are mentioned.
MTSU Sidelines Online

Southern Miss’ Grandy, Bell headline C-USA weekly honorees
An article mentions that Rice volleyball player Anota Adekunle was named Conference USA Freshman of the Week.

Zarena Brown leads Houston past Tulane in 151.5-148.5 win
An article mentions that Rice will host the University of Houston for a swim meet Oct. 12-13.

Meehan leads UTSA on final day of Maridoe Intercollegiate
An article about the University of Texas at San Antonio’s golf team mentions that Rice competed in the Maridoe Intercollegiate.
UTSA Athletics

UNT notebook: Mean Green’s defense leading the way for surging soccer team
An article about the University of North Texas’ soccer team mentions that the Mean Green defeated Rice 1-0 on Oct. 5.
Denton Record-Chronicle

Tennis improves at second tournament of the season
An article mentions the Rice Invitational tennis tournament.
The Daily Cougar

Gagliardi, college football’s winningest coach, dies at 91
Former Rice baseball player Steve Herce is pictured in a photo as former President George H.W. Bush congratulates John Gagliardi on setting the record for the most coaching victories in college football in 2003.
Great Falls Tribune

TCU baseball releases 2019 schedule, featuring two tournaments and a trip to California
An article about college baseball mentions that Rice will compete in the 2019 Shriners College Classic.
SB Nation


History of black Muslims in US focus of Oct. 10 Rice event 
Rice’s Black Student Association and the Islamophobia Resistance Campaign, an independent study headed by Rice sociology lecturer Craig Considine, will host “The Roots of Black Muslim America” Oct. 10 at Rice’s Sewall Hall. The free, public event will focus on the history of black Muslims in the United States and will feature a conversation with Imam Mustafa Carroll, a religious scholar and civil rights activist.

Hurricane Harvey Registry can help far beyond Houston
Greater Houstonians can help residents of other storm-ravaged states while helping themselves by participating in the Hurricane Harvey Registry. The registry will help researchers gain a long-term understanding of the storm’s social and environmental impact on the region and offer statistics-based tools to help other regions recover and plan for the future.

Michot Foss joins Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies
Michelle Michot Foss, an economist and political scientist who has held leadership positions in energy and environmental research, consulting and investment banking, has been named a fellow in energy and minerals in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. She will help lead a new initiative that will focus on an improved understanding of non-fuel minerals resource development issues, opportunities and constraints and the requisite impact on energy markets and geopolitics.

About Stefan De La Garza

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