Dateline Rice for Oct. 19, 2018


General Motors is leading the charge toward gender equality in the automotive industry
Tom Kolditz, a leadership scholar and director of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, is quoted.


Gov. Abbott funnels campaign cash into vulnerable GOP state House races
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 an article about the re-election campaign of Gov. Greg Abbott and a political roundup from Daily Kos about Democratic fundraising efforts in Texas. Jones is interviewed by Sputnik about a caravan of Honduran immigrants heading toward the U.S.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 19 print edition with a different headline, “Abbott puts funds into state House races,” and it appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
Good News Roundup Oct. 18, 2018
Daily Kos
‘What’s different is that this caravan is receiving media coverage and is larger’ — expert

Dallas ISD’s proposed campus closures are a risky reform strategy
Kori Stroub, research scientist at Rice’s Houston Education Research Consortium, is quoted in an article about the Dallas Independent School District’s proposal to close two dozen schools due to low enrollment and increased competition from charter schools.
Dallas Morning News

Corporate income tax can be revitalized, say Baker Institute experts 
A new study by co-authors Jorge Barro and Joyce Beebe, fellows in public finance at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is cited.
Houston Style Magazine

Zine Fest Houston returns to Lawndale
A caption mentions that Christopher Sperandio, associate professor of visual and dramatic arts and director of the Comic Arts Teaching and Study Workshop, a repository of over 1,400 original pieces of comic art and books, will attend Zine Fest Houston Nov. 17.
Arts and Culture Texas

What’s in store at the 10th Annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival?
An article mentions that Rice Cinema will screen “The Last Movie” and “Out of the Blue” as part of the Houston Cinema Arts Festival. The Houston Chronicle mentions that Rice Cinema will screen “Manufactured Landscapes” and “All the Queen’s Horses” next week.
Houstonia Magazine
Outside the Cineplex: Harry Potter and Halloween movies
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 19 print edition with a different headline, “Outside the Megaplex.”)

Changing the world … one Muslim woman and one Jewish woman at a time
Zahra Jamal, associate director for community engagement at Rice’s Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance, is featured and pictured.
Jewish Herald-Voice

Endorsement watch: Another easy decision
Alumnus Todd Litton ’01, who is running for U.S. Representative in Texas’ 2nd Congressional District, is featured.
Off the Kuff

‘Mindfulness in Action’ continuing studies course 
An article mentions that “Mindfulness in Action,” a course at Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, will begin Oct. 19.
Texas Medical Center News

What gives you an edge in Harvard admissions? Check the trial evidence.
A slideshow mentions that Rice is No. 16 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best National Universities rankings.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in over 10 other media outlets.)

NASA’s recent woes took root with loss of space shuttle program
President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
The future of learning tech is here. So what can we do?
Insight Success

Go List
An article mentions that Russian Renaissance will perform Oct. 23 at Stude Hall at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)


Watch: Interactive exhibition explores the history of human knowledge at Rice’s Moody Center
The art installation “The Demon in the Diagram” by Matthew Ritchie, which was designed specifically for the two main gallery spaces at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts, is featured. A video of an Arts InSight broadcast, which originally aired Oct. 19 on Houston Public Media, is also included.
Houston Public Media

I voted?
Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, appears in a television broadcast about the vulnerabilities of electronic voting machines.
WTTW-TV (Chicago)

KPLA-FM (Columbia, Mo.)
A radio broadcast cites Rice research that determined reflecting on recently used possessions lowered a person’s willingness to pay for new items.


Oil, debt and Iran: Weapons in any US-Saudi row over Khashoggi
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in two articles.
JWN (This Bloomberg article also appeared in the New Haven Register and The Hour.)
Intel: Can the Khashoggi case really spell the end of MBS?

ASM International recognizes 2018 awards winners
An article mentions that Enrique Barrera, professor of chemistry, materials science and nanoengineering, was honored Oct. 16 by ASM International with the Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award.
ASM International

Novel method for precise, controllable cell deposition onto tissue engineering constructs
Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is mentioned.
Scienmag (This also appeared in Bioengineer and Health Medicine Network.)

3 kinds of drinks that actually dehydrate you — and why
An article cites a Rice study that determined that highly caffeinated beverages mixed with endurance exercise can lead to dehydration and cramping.
Business Insider Australia (This article also appeared in

Improving education requires new voices, fresh ideas and more questions
An article mentions OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
Thomas Fordham Institute

American Airlines appoints Greg Schwendinger as VP of financial planning and analysis
Alumnus Greg Schwendinger ’05 is featured and pictured.

David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University presents “Danny Lyon: The Only Thing I Saw Worth Leaving”
An article mentions a 1970 exhibition at Rice was comprised of photographs from Danny Lyon and drawings from Billy McCune.
Artfix Daily

Woodwind masterclass with Christopher Millard
An article featuring Christopher Millard mentions that he gives regular woodwind masterclasses at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
University of British Columbia News

Theresa Papanikolas appointed Seattle Art Museum’s Curator of American Art
An article featuring Theresa Papanikolas mentions that she formerly worked at Rice.

Turning the so-called ‘blue wave’ into a ripple
Alumnus Bobby Eberle ’93 authored a blog post.


While SU spikes up tuition, Rice University rolls out new financial aid initiative
The Rice Investment, an initiative to offer full-tuition scholarships and grants to students from low- and middle-income families, is featured. Vice President of Enrollment Yvonne Romero da Silva, Sid Richardson junior Nick Jerge and Doug Miller, director of news and media relations, are quoted.
The Daily Orange

Study exposes security vulnerabilities in terahertz data links
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. Graduate student Chia-Yi Yeh is mentioned.
University at Buffalo News

2 things you maybe didn’t know about sleep
An article cites research from Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business that determined grumpy employees are the most creative problem-solvers.
Daily Dodge

Businessman or bully? Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts
Lyn Ragsdale, the Radoslav A. Tsanoff Professor of Public Affairs and professor of political science, is quoted in an article about how voters may cast their ballots for Democrats this fall despite their general satisfaction with the economy. (This article also appeared in the Meridian Star and the Stillwater News Press.)

How long it’s been: The Yankees won a World Series without the ‘Core Four’
A blog post mentions that former President George H.W. Bush taught at Rice.
Uncle Mike’s Musings


With a day off from his NFL job, this former FIU QB sets an example for current starter
Several articles mention Rice football ahead of the Owls’ Oct. 20 game against Florida International University.
Miami Herald
‘The future is bright’ for FIU with this freshman tight end already in starting lineup
Miami Herald
Keys to victory against the Rice Owls 
Rice versus FIU: Game preview and prediction
SB Nation 
College football picks: Predicting final scores for every game in Week 8
NBC 6 weekend football preview: Next-man-up time in South Florida
NBC Miami

Bears release 2019 football schedule
An article about Baylor University’s 2019 football schedule mentions that the Bears will play Rice. (This article also appeared in Best College Sports News Network.)
Baylor 2019 football schedule: Bears to host 7 home games at McLane Stadium for 1st time
Dallas Morning News

The Recruiting Game: Specialists get looks, but must prove they’re worthy
Rice assistant football coach Pete Lembo is featured and pictured.

Texas finalizes 2019 football schedule
Articles about the University of Texas’ 2019 football schedule mentions that the Longhorns will play Rice at NRG Stadium.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
Open week allows chance to heal but no time for leisure
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. A similar article appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, and it also appeared in the Oct. 19 print edition of the Chronicle.)
Big 12 Conference announces 2019 Texas football schedule
Burnt Orange Nation (This article also appeared in, the Daily Texan and Fansided.)
A visit from LSU highlights the 2019 Texas football schedule
Best College Sports News Network

UTEP women pegged as 10th-best team in C-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.
KTSM News Channel

BYU basketball: Cougars will (sort of) host an early-season tournament
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team will compete in the Men Against Breast Cancer Cougar Cup, which begins Nov. 10 at Brigham Young University.

Men’s tennis set for ITA Regionals
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s tennis team will compete in the ITA Texas Men’s Regional Championship at Baylor University Oct. 19-22.
UTSA Athletics (This article also appeared in KXXV Online and KBTX Online.)


Rice expert can discuss Trump rally in Houston, Texas early voting
Rice political scientist Mark Jones is available for interviews in person, by phone and via Rice’s VideoLink ReadyCam television studio to discuss President Donald Trump’s rally Monday in Houston and early voting in Texas, which begins Monday.

About Stefan De La Garza

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