Dateline Rice for Oct. 18, 2018


Attackers could intercept terahertz wireless networks after all
An article mentions that researchers from Rice collaborated on a study that determined the security vulnerabilities in terahertz data links, which may have a role in future ultra-high-speed wireless data networks. Edward Knightly, the Sheafor-Lindsay Professor and Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is quoted.
Futurity (Similar articles also appeared in Blogarama and ISS Source.)


Would you pay a membership fee for better access to your doctor?
A medical business model that charges membership fees for better access and more attentive care from doctors only widens the nation’s income-based health care inequality, according to Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice’s Baker Institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 18 print edition with a different headline, “Want to see a doctor quickly? Go ‘concierge.'”)

Mega Millions prize of $868M is nation’s 2nd-largest
A slideshow of interesting statistics cites Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 40 other media outlets.)

Houston is final resting place for many notable Texans
A slideshow pictures William Marsh Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, Laredo Morning Times, Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland Daily News, Plainview Daily Herald, Beaumont Enterprise and the Edwardsville Intelligencer.)

President Trump’s NRG Arena rally for Senator Ted Cruz to be held at smaller than billed venue
A slideshow of stadium capacities in Texas pictures Rice Stadium.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Neurology questions? Ask the experts at Houston Methodist Q&A session 
An image caption is attributed to Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Russian Renaissance at Stude Concert Hall 
An article mentions that Russian Renaissance will perform Oct. 23 at Stude Hall at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
365 Things To Do in Houston

Athletics and philanthropy combine at The D10 finale in Houston
An article about the D10 Decathlon, an organization of “executive athletes” who compete in 10 events to raise money for MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital and the Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators Consortium, mentions that the finale will take place Nov. 3 at Rice.
CultureMap Houston

15th annual symposium 
An article mentions that Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy will participate in the Bayou Preservation Association’s “Staying Awake after the Harvey Wake-Up Call” symposium Oct. 18.
Local Houston

How to close the data scientist gap and why we need AI that builds AI systems
Alumna Erin Russell ’07  authored two articles about artificial intelligence.
Austin Business Journal
5 conversations we need to have now about AI
Austin Business Journal

Dance and film make perfect pairing for Karen Stokes Dance
An article mentions site-specific dance performances at the former Rice Art Gallery, including: Soo Sunny Park’s “Unwoven Light” from 2013 (images 1 and 4 in the slideshow), Yasuaki Onishi’s “reverse of volume (RG)” from 2012 (images 2 and 3) and Anila Quayyum Agha’s “Intersections” from 2015.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 18 print edition with a different headline, “Dance and film make perfect pairing.”)


Political Roundup: 2nd Senate debate and HISD leadership changes
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 in three Houston Public Media stories and three articles about Texas politics, and he is quoted in the Houston Chronicle about Harris County Treasurer Orlando Sanchez seeking a fourth term, in the Texas Observer about the importance of the Latino vote to Democrats in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, and in the Dallas Observer’s analysis of the Oct. 16 debate between U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, and Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz.
Houston Public Media
Analysis of 2nd Cruz-O’Rourke debate
Houston Public Media
Flooding around Texas prompts disaster declaration, former San Antonio mayor presidential run ‘likely’ and more
Houston Public Media
In Texas’ tightest state House races right-leaning groups are giving Republicans an edge 
Gilmer Mirror (This Texas Tribune article also appeared in the Marshall Messenger and a previous edition of Dateline.)
Beto O’Rourke’s Senate challenge to Ted Cruz has Texas business cheering
Chicago Tribune (This Bloomberg article also appeared in ArcaMax and the Post-Bulletin, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Treasurer Sanchez touts watchdog role as challenger pushes community outreach
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 18 print edition with a different headline, “Treasurer job draws spirited campaigns,” and it appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, Laredo Morning Times, Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland Daily News, Plainview Daily Herald, Beaumont Enterprise and the Edwardsville Intelligencer.)
Why Democrats could lose in a Texas Congressional district that’s 70 percent Latino
Texas Observer
Beto versus Ted II: Not as good as ‘Godfather II,’ not as bad as ‘Speed 2’
Dallas Observer

KHOU-TV (Houston)
A television broadcast mentions that the mother of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, attended Rice.

Report: US and Mexico should jointly address immigration issues
An article and radio broadcast feature a study from the Mexico Center at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy that determined a strained U.S.-Mexico relationship could impact Central American migration. Research analyst Pamela Cruz is interviewed.
Houston Public Media
KUT-AM (Austin, Texas)

Suspected Saudi journalist murder case could have implications for Houston
Joe Barnes, a foreign policy expert and the Bonner Means Baker Fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about the economic ramifications for Houston business after Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist and prominent critic of Saudi Arabia’s rulers, disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.
Houston Public Media


Real college costs, sticker prices stay level this year
The Rice Investment, an initiative to offer full-tuition scholarships and grants to students from low- and middle-income families, is mentioned
Education Dive

5 flu vaccine myths every person should know
Michael Deem, the John W. Cox Professor of Biochemical and Genetic Engineering and a professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted in an article about his research that determined viral mutations related to vaccine production in eggs will reduce the efficacy of the 2018 flu vaccine.

Aggressive, territorial fish can help boost coral reef recovery 
An article mentions that researchers from Rice collaborated on a study examining the relationship between rising temperatures, fish aggression and coral recovery to see how fish impact coral growth. (This article also appeared in Newsline.)

Why Trump can’t quit the Saudis
An article cites a Forbes op-ed authored by Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, on U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations.
Hot Air

12 amazing battery innovations that could change the world
An article mentions that Rice students developed a way to reduce the cost of microsupercapacitors, which are made by lasers. A Rice video is included.
Interesting Engineering


‘Soonish’ authors to lecture on Common Reading book
An article features and pictures Kelly Weinersmith, adjunct faculty member in biosciences and the former Huxley Fellow in Ecology and Evolution at Rice, who co-authored “Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything.” Weinersmith will give the 12th annual Common Reading Invited Lecture Oct. 22 at Washington State University.
WSU News

Doctoral student stipends to increase to $31,000
Rice is mentioned.
The Emory Wheel

Professor Amy Leventer to receive 2018 Goldthwait Polar Medal 
An article featuring alumna Amy Leventer ’88 mentions that she will be awarded the Goldthwait Polar Medal in recognition of outstanding contributions to polar research.
Colgate University News

Arts and entertainment calendar Oct. 17-18
An article mentions that Robert L. Patten, the Lynette S. Autry Professor Emeritus in Humanities and Professor Emeritus of English, gave a lecture Oct. 17 in Santa Fe, N.M., and discussed topics from a collection of essays he co-edited titled “The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens.”
Los Alamos Monitor

SIUE professor receives career enhancement award
An article mentions that Rice participated in a research study on “flipped classrooms,” which introduces new information outside of the classroom, allowing more time during class to process the information and practice the content through a variety of active learning strategies.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

La educación matemática en preescolar
An article authored by Francisco Escobar Delgado mentions that he attended Rice.
El Nuevo Liberal (An English translation is not available.)

Filarmônica de Minas Gerais dedica-se à Alemanha na série Fora de Série deste sábado, dia 20 de outubro
An article features alumnus Roberto Papi ’11. Faculty members from Rice’s Shepherd School of Music mentioned are Norman Fischer, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Cello; James Dunham, professor of viola and chamber music; and Roberto Diaz, former professor of viola. (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in Jornal MG Turismo.)


MTSU basketball: Lady Raiders picked 3rd in Conference USA preseason poll
Two articles about the Conference USA women’s basketball preseason poll mentions that Rice is No. 2 and that Owls player Erica Ogwumike was voted the conference’s preseason player of the year.
The Daily News Journal

Basketball notebook: UNT women picked to finish 7th in C-USA
Denton Record-Chronicle

Texas A&M hosts ITA Texas Regional Championships
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s tennis team will compete in the ITA Texas Regional Championships in College Station beginning Oct. 18.
KBTX Online (This article also appeared in KXXV Online.)

Women’s swim and dive defeats CSU on homecoming weekend
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s swimming and diving team will compete in the Dual-A-Pool-Ooza swim meet in Denver Oct. 19-20.
Denver University Clarion

6-time South Carolina state champ Chloe Corbitt gives verbal to Rice
An article featuring Chloe Corbitt mentions that she plans to swim at Rice.
Swimming World Magazine

Random thoughts from ’round the country: October reckoning
Three articles mention Rice football’s Oct. 13 loss to the University of Alabama at Birmingham at Rice Stadium.
Roll Bama Roll
FB: Week 8 preview
Conference USA
Mean Green look to take control of C-USA
North Texas Daily

Scotty Washington eager to salvage injury-marred season and lift Deacons in 2nd half
Rice football’s Sept. 29 game against Wake Forest University is mentioned.
Caledonian Record (This article appeared in 50 other media outlets.)

‘News 12 New Jersey’
A television broadcast mentions that Zach Hoban plans to play football at Rice.
News 12 NJ

36 formas de conocer a Dylan Ennis
Former Rice basketball player Dylan Ennis is featured. (An English translation is not available.)


Is white flight driving flood buyouts in Houston?
A new analysis of home buyouts in the Houston area before Hurricane Harvey shows that most federally subsidized buyouts after major floods have occurred in areas that in earlier decades saw the greatest exodus of white residents. The study suggests the possibility that buyouts are accelerating, perhaps unwittingly, white flight to the suburbs.

About Stefan De La Garza

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