Dateline Rice for Nov. 6, 2018


Millennials, oil and gas and the ‘energy transition’
Kenneth Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed about the changing landscape of the oil and gas industry as young, technologically savvy workers enter the field. Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide quotes Medlock about increased oil production in the U.S.
US refiners boost processing capacity to accommodate shale — Moody’s
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (This Reuters article also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Beto O’Rourke could lead a blue wave in Texas — even if he loses his Senate race
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 or interviewed in numerous articles about the Nov. 6 midterm elections.
Vox (This article also appeared in The Conservative Brief.)
Texans eye new roles if Democrats take US House
Austin American-Statesman 
Full show: Sutherland Springs anniversary and Houston’s changing skyline (Nov. 5, 2018)
Houston Public Media 
Races to watch: District 7, District 22, Harris County Judge

KPRC Click2Houston
The races to watch on Election Day — KPRC2 Click2Houston
Race for Texas attorney general heating up
KHOU Online
Last-minute election questions before critical voting day
KTRK Online
More than 50,000 people voted early in Smith County
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Texas’ voter ID law is confusing voters into disenfranchising themselves
Reveal (This article also appeared in Go To Ground.)
With days to go, contest for attorney general shows signs of a competitive race
Eagle Pass Business Journal (This article also appeared in the Gilmer Mirror and KXXV Online.)
2 possible straws in the wind
Off the Kuff
US midterm elections
KTSF 26 Online (An English translation is not available.)
Trump og Republikanerne har fået et nyt problem: Forstædernes rige kvinder
Berlingske (An English translation is not available.)

Nanotubes could lead to faster lithium batteries that last
An article features Rice research that developed high-powered, fast-charging lithium metal batteries from carbon nanotubes. The lab of James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, has shown that thin nanotube films effectively stop dendrites that grow naturally from unprotected lithium metal anodes in batteries. Tour is quoted, and postdoctoral researcher Rodrigo Salvatierra and graduate student Gladys Lopez-Silva are mentioned.
Futurity (Similar articles also appeared in Newsline and Edgy Labs.)

Owning your home doesn’t make you rich. Owning somebody else’s does.
An article about wealth and homeownership cites a 2016 study by Brielle Bryan, assistant professor of sociology, and sociologists from Harvard.
Los Angeles Times (This article originally appeared in the Washington Post and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)


Houstonians asked to take survey on Hurricane Harvey’s effects on health, livelihood for public health report
Marie Lynn Miranda, Rice’s Howard R. Hughes Provost and a professor of statistics, is quoted in an article about the Hurricane Harvey Registry, a joint venture of Rice, the Houston Health Department and the Environmental Defense Fund that is collecting and maintaining information from those affected by the storm, including health effects.
Community Impact Newspaper

KTRH-AM (Houston)
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is quoted in stories about the Nov. 6 midterm elections.
Democracy under siege: Systemic flaws may override record electoral participation
Common Dreams

Researchers solve mystery surrounding form of Batten disease
An article mentions that Rice researchers were part of a team led by Baylor College of Medicine that uncovered an unexpected mechanism that can explain a form of Batten disease called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis 8. Laura Segatori, associate professor of bioengineering and biosciences, is quoted
Baylor College of Medicine News (This article also appeared in Medical Xpress.)

Vote for yourself, not your party [opinion]
Jonathan Miles, lecturer of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an op-ed about the potential impact of social identity on voting.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Beto O’Rourke in candle wax. Ted Cruz in acrylic. Meet the crafters who love politics.
Loren Raun, professor in the practice of environmental statistics, is quoted in an article about the intersection of national politics and arts and crafts.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This New York Times article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Kingwood Farmer’s Market seeks rebirth after leadership, marketing switch-ups
Rice’s farmer’s market is featured in a slideshow (image 16).
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Spring Branch ISD recognizes exemplary scholars
An article mentions that a number of National Merit Scholars attending Memorial High School plan to attend Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)


Edward P. Djerejian speaks to Bloomberg TV on the Iranian sanctions
Edward Djerejian, director of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed on Bloomberg about the potential for additional sanctions against Iran.
Iran sanctions won’t have major impact on markets, says ambassador Djerejian 
Yahoo! News

‘CNN Tonight with Don Lemon’
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed about the Nov. 6 midterm elections.
CNN International

Report: Houston growth is unsustainable without government reforms
Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is interviewed on a new episode of “Houston Matters” about a Rice study that highlights the challenges of providing adequate services amid the growth of Harris County.
Houston Public Media

KTRH-AM (Houston)
Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about election security.

How many Houston skyscrapers can you name?
Stephen Fox, lecturer of architecture, is interviewed on a new episode of “Houston Matters” about some of Houston’s most iconic downtown buildings.
Houston Public Media

‘Great Day Houston’
Alumnus Greg Gatlin ’03, owner of Gatlin’s BBQ, is featured.
KHOU-TV (Houston)


The 50 most beautiful colleges in America
An article about the most beautiful college campuses in the U.S. mentions that Rice is ranked No. 35 in the nation by Architectural Digest.
Architectural Digest

Ring-shaped protein complex wrangles DNA
The Rice lab of biological physicist José Onuchic has determined the structure of the condensin protein complex. Quoted are Onuchic and postdoctoral researchers Dana Krepel and Ryan Cheng. Fellow co-author Michele Di Pierro is mentioned.
Science Daily (A similar article was featured in the National Science Foundation’s Science360 News.)

Graphite could play a big role in the solar, storage industries
An article about solar panels mentions that Rice developed a graphene/nanotube hybrid solar cell.
Solar Builder

Scientists develop method to quickly enhance immune-system proteins
Rice research that found a simple method to attach drugs or other substances to proteins central to the body’s immune system is featured. Han Xiao, the Norman Hackerman-Welch Young Investigator and Assistant Professor of Chemistry, is quoted and pictured, and graduate student Chenfei Yu and postdoctoral researcher Juan Tang are pictured.
Medical Xpress (This article also appeared in Laboratory Equipment, R&D Magazine and Technology Networks.)


Science News highlights 2 Indian-American scientists for ‘making their mark’
An article mentions that Anshumali Shrivastava, assistant professor of computer science, is one of Science News’ 10 “Scientists to Watch,” which highlights early- and mid-career scientists.
India West


Stat Watch: Isabella 3rd WR in 5 years with 300-yard game
Numerous articles feature or mention the Rice football team’s 34-26 loss to the University of Texas at El Paso Nov. 3 at Rice Stadium.
The New York Times (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 185 other media outlets.)
College football’s winners and losers for Week 10 topped by West Virginia’s bold gamble
USA Today (This article also appeared in 30 other media outlets.)
10 takeaways from a wild, norm-shattering Saturday of college football
Yahoo! Sports
Spotlight: Clemson, Michigan and Georgia reach for the top as Maryland bottoms out
Los Angeles Times
College football: Georgia passes road test over Kentucky
Los Angeles Times
Bama’s power, West Virginia’s gamble and other Week 10 statements
Social media cheers UTEP’s victory over Rice, ending nation’s longest losing streak
El Paso Times
2 years after UTEP’s last win, the team’s slump-busting victory offers a number of firsts
El Paso Times
After taste of victory, UTEP football is ready for more wins
El Paso Times
Best in Texas poll (Week 10): SMU’s upset of Houston causes massive changes
Dallas Morning News
Close games and tough losses for Texas college teams in Week 10
SportsMap Houston
Saturday’s best
Idaho Statesman
Full Press coverage on college football: Week 10 edition
Full Press
Sad fans are sad: Week 10
Saturday Down South
Look around: College football news and notes

Betting News
Win over Marshall huge for Southern Miss’ bowl prospects, but there’s work to be done
Hattiesburg American

Rice volleyball clinches 1st C-USA regular-season title
The Rice volleyball team’s 3-1 victory over the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which clinched the Conference USA championship for the Owls, is featured. Head coach Genny Volpe and player Lee Ann Cunningham are quoted. The second Houston Chronicle article features player Nicole Lennon.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Cinco Ranch graduate Lennon surpassing fantastic freshman year with Rice volleyball
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

College basketball preview: Rice
Rice’s men’s basketball team is featured in the Houston Chronicle. mentions that Brigham Young University’s basketball team will play Rice Nov. 21.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
BYU basketball’s ESPN BPI projections for the 2018-19 season

LSU ranked No. 10 in this week’s Coaches Poll
Numerous articles mention that Louisiana State University’s football team will play Rice Nov. 17.
How the CFB playoff top 25 fared in Week 10
Texas A&M games vs. UAB, LSU to be night games at Kyle
LSU to kick off at 6:30 pm against Rice, Texas A&M
Last 2 football games to kick off at night
LSU opens as heavy favorites versus Arkansas
SEC announces LSU kickoff times for Rice and Texas A&M games
Q&A: Ed Orgeron after Alabama loss, what’s next
LSU games versus Rice and at Texas A&M will be nighttime matchups, SEC says
Baton Rouge Advocate
SEC Rewind Week 10: Alabama, Georgia capture division championships
Jackson Clarion Ledger

Nick Fitzgerald leads Mississippi State to rout of Louisiana Tech
An article mentions that Louisiana Tech University’s football team will play Rice Nov. 10.
Shreveport Times

UH football: Ed Oliver could return against Temple
A caption mentions the football game between Rice and the University of Houston earlier this season.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Old Dominion versus North Texas — Nov. 10, 2018 college football pick, odds and prediction
An article mentions Rice football’s 41-17 loss against the University of North Texas Oct. 27 in Denton.
Sports Chat Place

Herd tightens its defense in 83-65 victory over Wesleyan
Rice men’s basketball is mentioned.
Williamson Daily News

North Texas soccer secures 15th conference championship
A match between Rice’s soccer team and the University of North Texas is mentioned.
North Texas Daily
Women’s soccer: UNT aiming for C-USA title, NCAA bid on Sunday
Denton Record-Chronicle

2018-19 Abilene Cooper boys’ basketball preview capsule
An article mentions that Ben Moffatt plans to play basketball at Rice.

2018-19 Abilene Christian women’s basketball preview capsule
An article mentions former Rice women’s basketball player Lexi Ducat.

Aggies host NCAA South Central Region meet Friday on Watts course
Rice’s cross-country team is mentioned.
KBTX Online

2018-19 girls’ basketball preview: District 9-6A is stacked, Dallas’ top storylines, best players and teams to watch
An article mentions that Destiny Jackson plans to play basketball at Rice.
Dallas Morning News


Drug overdose epidemic goes far beyond opioids, requires new policies, says Baker Institute paper
Most government-funded initiatives to address the overdose epidemic in the United States have targeted opioids specifically and have neglected other drugs that are increasingly implicated in overdoses, such as cocaine and methamphetamine, according to an issue brief by a drug policy expert at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

About Stefan De La Garza

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