Dateline Rice for Nov. 8, 2018


Suburban revolt helped propel Democrats to House victory
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 featured in a CBS Evening News television broadcast and authored an op-ed in The Hill about the results of Texas’ midterm elections. Jones is also quoted in numerous other articles about the subject.
CBS Evening News (This segment aired on more than 200 affiliate stations across the U.S.)
Beto lost but Texas Democrats have a lot to celebrate 
The Hill
A 2-party Texas and other takeaways from the Cruz-O’Rourke race
The New York Times (This article also appeared in Nov. 8 print edition, and it appeared in MSN and WRAL Online.)
Texas Democrats emboldened by congressional upsets
Los Angeles Times (This article also appeared in, Tidewater Review, San Diego Union-Tribune and Daily Press.)
Betomania puts Texas in play for Democrats
Huffington Post
Beto O’Rourke’s coattails are long for Texas House Democrats, but do they reach to 2020?
Dallas Morning News
Democrat wins will shift the race for Texas House speaker
Houston Chronicle (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
How did straight-ticket voting affect this year’s election?
KPRC Click2Houston
Youthful Harris County Judge-elect up to challenge, backers say
Fox 26 Online
Beto O’Rourke’s political future an open question after Ted Cruz win in Texas Senate race
San Angelo Standard Time (This article originally appeared in the El Paso Times.)
Minor advances by Democrats in the Lege; how will that affect 2019 session?
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
Democrats Nathan Johnson and Beverly Powell defeat state Sens. Don Huffines and Konni Burton in Texas midterm
An analysis of Ted Cruz’s victory: ‘This is an extraordinary evening’ (This Fort Worth Star-Telegram article also appeared in ArcaMax, the Monitor, Bozeman Daily Chronicle and GOP USA, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
El Partido Demócrata, camino a una renovación política
Radio Mitre (An English translation is not available. Similar articles appeared in Cien Radios, Player FM, RFI, Goldwater and DE De Standaard.)


5 teaching tips from ‘How Humans Learn’
The work of Josh Eyler, director of Rice’s Center for Teaching Excellence, who authored the forthcoming book “How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching,” is featured.
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Ring-shaped protein complex wrangles DNA 
Rice research that determined the structure of the condensin protein complex is featured.
National Science Foundation

Is the migrant caravan an invasion?
Gil Kerlikowske, a nonresident fellow at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about a caravan of Central American migrants headed to the U.S.

Theresa May’s new housing adviser said ‘There is no such crime’ as date rape
An article mentions that Roger Scruton spoke at Rice in 2005.
BuzzFeed (This article also appeared in RT.)
Theresa May comes under growing pressure to sack new housing adviser
Daily Mail    

Feature: Big differences between American voters for different camps
An article about Texas midterm election results mentions that Julie Love’s brother attended Rice.


Hurricane Harvey Registry asks Houstonians to lend their voice
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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Hurricane Harvey Registry wants to hear from YOU 
Houston Family Magazine (This article also appeared in Kingwood News.)

A new Texas icon
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice’s Baker Institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences, is featured in a “Spotlight” Q&A. A “Field Notes” slideshow features Natasha Kirienko, assistant professor of biosciences, who received a five-year grant for nearly $2 million to refine the understanding of a pathway in mitochondria that helps repair it when damaged.
TMC Pulse
Field Notes: Novemeber 2018
Texas Medical Center News

Drug overdose epidemic goes far beyond opioids, requires new policies, says Baker Institute paper
Government-funded initiatives to address the overdose epidemic in the U.S. have targeted opioids and have neglected other drugs that are increasingly implicated in overdoses, according to Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Houston Style Magazine (This article also appeared in Medical Xpress.)

Here’s how TCU stacks up in the latest rankings of top Texas schools 
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 9 in the nation in terms of best value by WalletHub. 
CultureMap Fort Worth
Ranked: America’s Top 500 colleges and universities for 2019; who’s No. 1? 
CEOWorld Magazine

Classical music: East Texas Symphony Orchestra features own musicians as soloists
Alumna Emily Jackson ’13, who will perform Nov. 10 with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra at the University of Texas at Tyler, is featured.
Tyler Morning Telegraph

David’s Bridal weighs bankruptcy ahead of debt deal
A wedding photo taken in front of Rice’s Fondren Library is featured in a slideshow.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)


‘Katie Couric’
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed on Katie Couric’s podcast about the Nov. 6 midterm elections. (Click on the Nov. 8 episode.)

Could Mexico’s new Congress really legalize marijuana?
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of the institute’s Mexico Center, is quoted. (The broadcast segment also aired on KUIK in Portland, Ore.)

Thieves target prospective Rice University students outside IKEA store
High school students from Louisiana who are planning to tour Rice are featured.
KTRK-TV Online


Pleased, with a 20 percent probability of unhappiness
An article about using technology to predict mood cites previous research from Akane Sano, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering. Imperial Valley News mentions that Sano is part of a research team that will receive a National Science Foundation grant to study an intelligent cognitive assistant to enhance cognitive performance of shift workers
Infosurhoy (This article originally appeared in Nature and a previous edition of Dateline.)
NSF announces awards to shape the human-technology partnership
Imperial Valley News

Can TCJA save the corporate income tax?
Jorge Barro and Joyce Beebe, fellows in public finance at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, co-authored an op-ed about the federal government’s corporate income tax revenue.
Law360 (Subscription is required.)

The House Science Committee is back in Democrats’ control: What that means for science
Neal Lane, a senior fellow in science and technology policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Live Science

A 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. Graduate student Chenfei Yu and postdoctoral researcher Juan Tang are pictured.

Nanotube film drowns out battery-killing lithium tentacles 
Postdoctoral research associate Rodrigo Salvatierra is quoted in an article about a study he co-authored that determined carbon nanotube films may extend the life of lithium batteries.
Evaluation Engineering (This article also appeared in Design News, EIN and Prosycom Technews.)

School’s in session: Inside college-based EMS services 
An article mentions that Rice has an emergency medical services (EMS) program that allows student volunteers to respond to campus crises and administer immediate care. Lisa Basgall, EMS director and adjunct lecturer in the kinesiology department at Rice, is quoted.
EMS World

The true story of 2 women using DNA to solve America’s most puzzling cold cases 
Alumna Colleen Fitzpatrick ’76 is featured and pictured.

Donlin Gold supports initiative that uses technology to save Yup’ik language
Alumnus Christopher Liu ’13 is featured.
The Delta Discovery

Learning from NASA’s pioneering past and looking to its future 
President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Parabolic Arc

Coal can’t compete with cheaper alternatives and the industry’s true costs are higher than they appear 
An op-ed authored by Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is featured. (This op-ed originally appeared in The Conversation and also appeared in GreenBiz, and it was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)


Hiding in plain sight
Quinta Moore, a fellow in child health policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about her research that determined being evicted leads to depression, poorer health and higher levels of stress, and the side effects can persist for years.
El Semanario California (This article also appeared in El Semanario New Mexico, Arizona and Florida.)
Commentary: Tenants deserve rights in evictions
Columbia Daily Herald (This Washington Post article also appeared in the Kansas City Star and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Timeless neoclassical triumph at King and Tradd 
An article mentions that architect Randolph Martz attended Rice.
Charleston Mercury

Education models at Parish Episcopal’s Fleeger Kitchen in Dallas inspire educators
An article mentions Rice’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen.
Alive Newspaper


Carter leads No. 20 Texas A&M women to 65-54 win over Rice
Rice’s women’s basketball team, which lost to Texas A&M University 65-54 in the season opener Nov. 7 in College Station, is featured.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 75 other media outlets.)
A&M picks up pace to rout Savannah St. despite key absences
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Top 25 capsules
USA Today (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 70 other media outlets.)
Aggie women win season opener over Rice 65-54
KBTX Online
Watch: Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M, talks about getting even better
High Post Hoops
No. 20 women’s basketball starts season with 65-54 win over Rice
WTAW Online
Women’s basketball: Aggies top Rice in season opener 
Women’s basketball collects first home win of the season over Rice, 65-54

College basketball: Stanford women open season with 71-43 rout of UC Davis
The Register-Guard
A&M women’s basketball earns season-opener victory against Rice
The Battalion  
College basketball roundup | Wednesday’s other games
Youngstown Vindicator

Belinda Bencic and Shuai Peng awarded wild cards for Houston Challenger
An article features the Oracle Challenger Series tennis tournament Nov. 10-18 at Rice’s George R. Brown Tennis Center.
Tennis World

SMU’s Hicks earns Earl Campbell Tyler Rose National Player of the Week
An article mentions the Rice football team’s 34-26 loss to the University of Texas at El Paso Nov. 3 at Rice Stadium.
Tyler Morning Telegraph
UTEP seeks back-to-back wins for first time since 2015
KTSM News Channel 9 Online

State of the LSU offense: How do the Tigers view their offense after shutout to Alabama?
An article mentions that Louisiana State University’s football team will play Rice later this season.
The Herald News 
Coaches remember interview

WholeHogSports (This article also appeared the Northwest Arkansas Gazette.)

The worst stadiums in college football 
Rice Stadium is mentioned.

2 former CFB stars were elected to Congress last night
Rice is mentioned in a caption.
The Spun

Is Bryce Callahan the most undervalued player on the Chicago Bears?
Former Rice football player Bryce Callahan is featured.


Math can improve flu vaccine, Baker Institute experts say
Mathematical models, including a model developed at Rice more than 15 years ago, allow scientists to calculate how well the flu vaccine matches the infecting viruses. The Rice model, called pEpitope, estimates vaccine effectiveness, and it has been shown to work well for several flu strains.

About Stefan De La Garza

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