Dateline Rice for Oct. 22, 2018 (Weekend Edition)


What to do with a former Sears flagship? Redevelop it to anchor an innovation district
An article features Rice’s plan to redevelop the historic Midtown Sears building and its surrounding area into a bustling innovation district in collaboration with other Houston agencies and institutions. Rice President David Leebron is quoted.


Rice eliminates the red tape to encourage research on teaching
Scott Rixner, professor of computer science who runs experiments to test changes he’s made to his introductory computer science course, is featured. Also mentioned are Josh Eyler, director of Rice’s Center for Teaching Excellence, and Sandra Parsons, an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Psychology.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Subscription is required.)

‘Lyin’ Ted’ gets boost from ‘sleazy Donald’ with Texas rally
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 appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)

Insight: Multinationals face formidable challenges in valuing intangibles: Part II — Customs
Joyce Beebe, a research fellow at the Center for Public Finance at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, co-authored an article about intercompany transfer pricing.
Bloomberg BNA

Russian space boss ‘temporarily’ taken off sanction list so he can visit US — NASA chief
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine ’97 is featured and pictured.

Furor over slaying of Khashoggi is unlikely to jolt Saudi prince from power
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Times of Israel (This Agence France-Presse article appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
Riyadh admitted that Khashoggi was killed in the consulate of Istanbul, no trace of body
The Koz Post Blog
Saudi admits Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate
Daily Pioneer (This Agence France-Presse article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Normally migrants cross through Mexico without too much difficulty — scholar
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 Sputnik International about a caravan of Honduran immigrants heading toward the U.S., and he is quoted in several other media outlets including a television and radio interview about Texas politics ahead of the November midterm elections.
Sputnik International
Will Donald Trump’s Houston rally for Ted Cruz motivate Republicans — or Democrats?
Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in the Gilmer Mirror.)
As early voting begins, Democrats look to turn Harris County blue in a midterm election
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Oct. 22 print edition with a different headline, “Dems eye oft-red Harris County.”)
Can an openly gay, Filipina-American Air Force veteran win a congressional seat in southwest Texas?
Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared in Stars and Stripes.)
2 weeks before the midterms, get ready for a Texas-sized Trump show
Dallas Observer
Neal Katz outraises opponent while Texas Rep. Matt Schaefer holds on to cash
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Rep. Matt Schaefer seeks his 4th term in the Texas House
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Independent faces 3-term Republican incumbent for Texas House District 6 seat
Tyler Morning Telegraph
’13 Eyewitness News at 6 p.m.’
KTRK-TV (Houston)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)


Can an international hotline help stop the cartels?
Tony Payan, the director of the Mexico Center at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about the Campaign for Security and Prosperity, a joint effort to increase intelligence sharing and cooperation between U.S law enforcement agencies and the Mexican state of Tamaulipas to curb activity by drug cartels in the region.
Texas Monthly

Midway has 12 students with National Merit recognition
An article featuring Nathaniel Hejduk, Timothy Bang, Killian McNeil and William Heston mentions that they hope to attend Rice.
Waco Tribune-Herald

LEOH sets final fall session Nov. 8
An article about Life Enrichment of Houston events mentions that Richard Johnson ’92, director of Rice’s Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management, will present strategies for a more resilient Houston Nov. 1.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared 20 other media outlets.)

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.
SportsMap Houston

Latino MIT alums visit SAISD, Harlandale schools
Yvonne Romero da Silva, vice president for enrollment, took part in a panel discussion in San Antonio organized by the Avanza network, a national organization of Mexican-American Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni that encourages Latino and other underserved students to attend top-tier colleges.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)

Health authorities give tips for fighting flu
Rice research that determined viral mutations related to vaccine production in eggs will reduce the efficacy of the 2018 flu vaccine is cited. Co-authors Michael Deem, the John W. Cox Professor of Biochemical and Genetic Engineering and a professor of physics and astronomy, and graduate student Melia Bonomo are quoted.
Hill Country News

Veteran Houston artists reconsidered in spate of shows
An article mentions that Basilios Paulos formerly taught at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 21 print edition with a different headline, “Fresh recognition on horizon for Houston’s veteran artists.”)

Shuttle’s end catches up with NASA
President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Oct. 21 print edition, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.) 
Most important scene of all omitted from ‘First Man’

Rexburg Standard Journal

Mega Millions jackpot enters ‘uncharted territory’ at record $1.6 billion
A slideshow of interesting statistics cites Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in 20 other media outlets.)

Art Talk: 4th CAL National Art Invitational call for artists
An article mentions that artwork from Lawrence Ludtke is in Rice’s collection.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared 20 other media outlets.)


Edward P. Djerejian speaks to Al-Jazeera on the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi
Edward Djerejian, director of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed in a television broadcast about the death of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist and prominent critic of Saudi Arabia’s rulers who disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.
YouTube (An English translation is not available.)

KRLD-AM (Dallas) Radio and television broadcasts mention that Rice is No. 1 in Texas and No. 9 in the nation on WalletHub’s rankings of top colleges and universities.
KENS-TV (San Antonio)

‘News Ten This Morning’
A television broadcast featuring cross country team captain and piano playing honor student Uriel Ibarra mentions that he hopes to attend Rice.
KWTX-TV (Waco, Texas)
Classroom Champions: Vanguard’s Uriel Ibarra
KWTX Online

KTXX-AM (Austin, Texas)
A radio broadcast mentions Rice.


Patagonia endorses Tester and Rosen
Doug Schuler, associate professor of business and public policy at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted in an article about the impact of companies making public statements or visibly supporting political candidates.
Outside Magazine

Potential vulnerability in terahertz data link
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.
Optics & Photonics News

New water treatment method traps BPA particles like a Venus’ flytrap
An article mentions that Rice researchers have developed micron-sized spheres created to catch and destroy bisphenol A, a synthetic chemical used to make plastics.
Co-authors mentioned are Pedro Alvarez, director of Rice’s Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment Center and the George R. Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Qilin Li, professor of civil and environmental engineering and of materials science and nanoengineering; and graduate student Danning Zhang.

Red Hat CEO Whitehurst sells $709,000 in Hatter shares
Alumnus Jim Whitehurst ’89 is featured.
WRAL Tech Wire

Da Camera presents Russian Renaissance, Oct. 23
An article mentions that Russian Renaissance will perform Oct. 23 at Stude Hall at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Broadway World

Common test of ‘implicit’ racial bias fails to predict prosocial behavior in new study
An article cites a study by Daniel J. Lee, postdoctoral fellow in entrepreneurship and innovation at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, that examined the Implicit Association Test, a popular tool that is used to measure people’s biases against certain social groups.

Verso la mobilità a emissioni zero. Con l’ammoniaca nel serbatoio
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.
La Stampa (An English translation is not available.)


Which presidential image will count Nov. 6?
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.
Kearney Hub (This article also appeared in 15 other media outlets since first appearing in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Verona Quartet to start Lunenburg residency
An article featuring Dorothy Ro mentions that she attended Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.

LMU’s R. Gerald McMurtry lecture set for Oct. 26
An article mentions that alumnus Brian Dirck ’91 will speak at Lincoln Memorial University’s R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture on Oct. 26 in Harrogate, Tenn.
Middlesboro Daily News

Utah Symphony’s Jason Hardink performing tonight
Alumnus Jason Hardink ’01, principal keyboard player of the Utah Symphony Orchestra, is featured and pictured.
Iron County Today

Eustis family recalls father’s distinguished service in Navy
An article mentions that Calvert Burke Gill was a Naval ROTC instructor at Rice.
Daily Commercial

Alamogordo Public Schools has three National Merit Scholar semifinalists
Rice is mentioned.
Alamogordo Daily News


Morgan leads FIU to 36-17 win over 
Rice football is featured or mentioned in several articles about the Owls’ 36-17 loss to Florida International University Oct. 20 in Miami.
The Washington Post (This Associated Press article also appeared in 65 other media outlets.)
FIU Panthers QB James Morgan accomplished this feat for 1st time in his college career
Miami Herald (Subscription is required.)
Owls Extra Points: FIU 36, Rice 17
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.) 
Texas college football rankings: Strong return for Tech’s Bowman

Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
WIOD-AM (Miami)
Game recap: Florida International runs away from Rice 36-17
HERO Sports 
Texas Scene
Longview News-Joural
Tougher soothsaying late in season
Davis Enterprise
FIU pulls away from Rice late 36-17
SB Nation
‘KPRC Channel 2 News at 10 p.m.’
KPRC-TV (Houston)

Former Crosby star Austin Walter is making his way up the Rice
 record books
Rice football player Austin Walter is featured and pictured. The article mentions that he is the second Owl to amass 1,500 rushing yards, 1,000 kick return yards and 500 receiving yards, joining former player Trevor Cobb ’93, who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2018. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted. HERO Sports mentions that Walter and Emmanuel Esukpa are Conference USA rushing leaders.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in 20 other media outlets.)
Game Recap: UAB narrowly defeats North Texas 29-21
HERO Sports

Marshman answers the call
An article features and pictures Rice football player Evan Marshman ahead of the Owls’ Oct. 19 game against Florida International University. Head coach Mike Bloomgren and players Graysen Schantz and Sam Pierce are quoted, and player Shawn Stankavage is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in Oct. 20 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

UH’s Ed Oliver sidelined for precautionary reasons during Navy game
Rice is mentioned in four captions.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared 20 other media outlets.) 
Ed Oliver’s impact goes beyond his sack total

Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Oliver, surging Houston look for a win versus struggling Navy
Arizona Daily Star (This Associated Press article also appeared in 15 other media outlets.)
Stephen F. Austin too much for HBU
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

UH rallies to sink Navy, remains unbeaten in AAC play
Rice football’s 2008 game against the University of Houston is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 21 print edition with a different headline, “Patience pays off for Cougars.”)

Baylor men’s tennis punches tickets to ITA Regionals round of 16
A roundup of ITA Texas Regional Championships mentions that Rice men’s tennis players Sumit Sarkar and Conrad Russell won their round of 16 matches. An article from KBTX mentions that Owl Jan-Simon Vrbsky lost his match. Sarkar and Jacob Eskeland are mentioned in the Austin American-Statesman.
KCEN-TV Online 
Texas A&M’s Barnaby Smith moves on to ITA Texas Regionals round of 16
KBTX Online     
Texas men’s tennis team wins eight matches at ITA Texas Regionals
Austin American-Statesman

Aggies fall in singles quarterfinals
A roundup of ITA Texas Regional Championships mentions Rice women’s tennis players Anna Bowtell, Victoria Smirnova, Michaela Haet and Linda Huang. The Daily Toreador mentions Bowtell and Smirnova.
KBTX Online
Texas A&M goes 10-1 on opening day of ITA Regional
KBTX Online
Lady Raider trio advances to quarterfinals of ITA Texas Regionals
The Daily Toreador

Volleyball races past Marshall in Huntington
An article about the University of Texas at San Antonio’s volleyball team mentions that the Roadrunners will host Rice Oct. 26.
UTSA Athletics

2018: North Texas at UAB preview
An article mentions Rice football’s 42-0 loss to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Oct. 13 at Rice Stadium.
Mean Green Nation

Draw a radius of 500 miles, and TCU’s Gary Patterson does this better than any other college football coach
Rice is mentioned.
Dallas Morning News

C-USA championship rematch — WKU versus North Texas — set for Friday
An article mentions that the University of North Texas volleyball team lost to Rice.

SMU plays host to Houston, North Texas in double dual
Rice is mentioned.

IMer Virginie Qian makes verbal pledge to Rice
An article featuring Virginie Qian mentions that she plans to join Rice’s swimming and diving team.

Mean Green falls to UAB 29-21, division hopes erased
An article mentions that North Texas University football will play Rice Oct. 27.
Dallas Sports Fanatic

UTSA looks to bounce back at Southern Miss on Saturday
An article mentions that the University of Texas at San Antonio football team defeated Rice Oct. 6.
UTSA Athletics

C-USA men’s hoops favorites debut at Hilltopper Hysteria
An article about the Conference USA men’s and women’s basketball preseason polls mentions that Rice’s men’s team is No. 14 and the women are No. 6.
Bowling Green Daily News

So long, Jerryworld: Baylor to host Texas Tech in 2019
An article about Baylor University’s 2019 football schedule mentions that the Bears will play Rice Sept 21.
The Eagle (This article also appeared in the Waco Tribune-Herald.)

Transcript: Kyle Shanahan previews 49ers versus Rams, discusses alumni weekend
Rice is mentioned.
49ers Webzone

Oak Ridge falls to Klein Oak 35-20
Rice is mentioned.
Woodlands Online


Rice launches first-of-its-kind data science center
Rice is launching a unique data science laboratory where students will work directly with companies, academic labs, government agencies and nonprofits to translate their data into actionable ideas. The Center for Transforming Data to Knowledge (D2K Lab) is supported by a generous $4 million gift from Rice alumnus Kevin Harvey and his wife Catherine Harvey.

Boston-area gas explosions should prompt reassessment of pipeline oversight
The explosions and fires apparently triggered by overpressurized natural gas utility lines north of Boston last month should prompt federal regulators to review and reform how they maintain oversight of the nation’s pipelines, according to an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

‘Prophethood’ in Christianity and Islam will be discussed at Rice event
Rice’s Islamophobia Resistance Campaign, an independent study group headed by sociology lecturer Craig Considine, will host “Prophethood: The Category We Don’t Have in Common” Oct. 25. The event will focus on the category of “prophet” as the basis of much miscommunication, particularly between Christians and Muslims, and will feature a conversation with Ida Glaser, international academic coordinator and director emerita of the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies at the University of Oxford.

For the brokenhearted, grief can lead to death
Grief can cause inflammation that can kill, according to new research from Rice. The study, “Grief, Depressive Symptoms and Inflammation in the Spousally Bereaved,” will appear in an upcoming edition of Psychoneuroendocrinology. It examines the impact grief has on human health and builds on previous research from the lab of Chris Fagundes, an assistant professor of psychological sciences at Rice and the study’s lead author, who studied risk factors for inflammation.

About Stefan De La Garza

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