Dateline Rice for Nov. 13, 2018


Rice swimmers hit the pool despite freezing temps
A television broadcast features Rice’s women’s swimming team, which braved Houston’s cold weather and practiced in its outdoor Rice Aquatics Center pool.
KHOU Online


How will we know the world is ending?
Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, is quoted.
Gizmodo (This article also appeared in Gizmodo Australia and Earther.)


Dennis Bonnen says race for Texas House speaker ‘is over,’ releases names of 109 members who’ve pledged to vote for him
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 several articles about Texas politics. Rice research that ranked Texas politicians’ conservativeness is cited in WBAP.
Dallas Morning News
Dennis Bonnen says he has votes to become next Texas House speaker
Austin American-Statesman
Bonnen becomes the heir apparent for Texas House speaker post
The Texas Monitor
Lawmaker says he has votes to be next Texas House Speaker
Spectrum News
Democrats made gains in East Texas, while region stayed key for Republicans
Tyler Morning Telegraph
How straight-ticket voting by Democrats took out a leading Texas moderate
Kopitiam Bot
Their whining is like music to my ears
Off the Kuff
WBAP-AM (Dallas)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
Legislatura de Texas: Dennis Bonnen sería el candidato de consenso entre demócratas y republicanos
Al Día Dallas (An English translation is not available.)

Texas has big stake in legal fight over citizenship question on 2020 census
Steve Murdock, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and director of Rice’s Hobby Center for the Study of Texas and former U.S. Census Bureau director, is quoted in an article about the start of a trial challenging the Trump administration’s plan to include citizenship questions on the 2020 census.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Hurricane Harvey flood victims say friends, family more important than government aid, survey finds
An article mentions that Rice President David Leebron will participate in a post-Harvey conference Nov. 13. A tweet by Leebron about the recent cold snap in Houston is featured on a broadcast by KRIV.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
KRIV-TV (Houston)

Ike Dike proposal raises concerns
Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, is quoted in an article about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed storm surge protection plan.
KPRC Click2Houston
Fox 26 (Houston)
Spectrum News Austin
KTBC-TV (Austin)
KXAN-TV (Austin)
Billions of dollars proposed to protect Houston-Galveston from storm surge
WBAP News/Talk
KLBJ-AM (Austin) (This segment also aired on KUIK in Portland, Ore.)
KTSA-AM (San Antonio)
Tuesday’s headlines
Marshall News Messenger

Study: Rice U much more difficult to get into now than a decade ago
An article about admission requirements at Rice quotes Vice President for Enrollment Yvonne Romero da Silva.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

3 Texas schools make Architectural Digest’s ’50 Most Beautiful Colleges in America’
An article about Architectural Digest’s “50 Most Beautiful Colleges in America” mentions that Rice is ranked No. 35 in the nation.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Architectural Digest’s ’50 Most Beautiful Colleges in America’ 2018
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)


NPR News with Windsor Johnston
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in a story on oil markets.
National Public Radio (This segment aired on more than 900 affiliate radio stations.)

Should health risks from coal plants be a higher priority for TCEQ?
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is interviewed about his research that determined sulfur dioxide emissions from Texas coal plants pose greater health risks than pollutants that cause ozone smog.
Houston Public Media


1st-ever prostate cancer treatment uses gold nanoparticles to destroy tumorous cells
An article mentions that gold nanoparticles being used in a clinical trial at the University of Texas Health Science Center to fight prostate cancer were developed by Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, bioengineering, physics and astronomy, and of materials science and nanoengineering and the director of Rice’s Smalley-Curl Institute.
Nanowerk (This article also appeared in Hans India, ET Healthworld, TunisieSoir, Ciencias Medicas News and Bioengineer.)

How moth viruses, magnetic particles and gene editing could cure disease
An article features Rice research that developed a method of localized medical treatments using metallic nanoparticles. Gang Bao, the Foyt Family Professor of Bioengineering, is quoted.
New Atlas (Similar articles also appeared in and Science Daily.)

Orange skin, thick bones and all the other ways the human body could change on Mars
An article about evolutionary divergence cites the work of Scott Solomon, associate teaching professor in biosciences at Rice, who authored “Future Humans: Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution.”

Medical device, digital health and therapeutic startups featured at the Texas Life Science Forum
An article mentions that the Texas Life Science Forum was hosted in part by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship. Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance, is quoted.
Global Banking and Finance Review

Kentucky Association of School Superintendents names new executive director
An article featuring Jim Flynn mentions that his son attended Rice.
The Lane Report

The industry enters a carbon age with graphene nanotubes
An article mentions that experts from Rice attended a graphene nanotube summit.
Composites Today


White House suspends credentials for CNN’s Jim Acosta
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
GK Men

Owning your own 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.
Tulsa World

Columbia professor talks drinking culture, toxic masculinity
An article mentions that Rice combats drinking culture and toxic masculinity by providing spaces for women to host parties.
The Daily Princetonian

Belinda Chang blazes a new trail
Alumna Belinda Chang ’95 is featured and pictured.
SevenFifty Daily

Dickson’s longtime architect Julian Norman leaves lasting legacy countywide
An article mentions that alumnus Julian Norman ’58 died Nov. 6 at 82.
The Tennessean

Ntozake Shange, who wrote the influential play ‘For Colored Girls,’ has died at 70 
An article about Ntozake Shange, who died Oct. 27 at 70, mentions that she formerly taught at Rice.
Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper (This article also appeared in 25 additional media outlets since appearing in a previous edition of Dateline.)


Rice withstands Alabama A&M’s second-half run to secure victory
An article featuring Rice’s men’s basketball team mentions that the Owls defeated Alabama A&M 73-59 Nov. 12 at Tudor Fieldhouse. Head coach Scott Pera and player Josh Parrish are quoted, and players Ako Adams, Robert Martin and Chris Mullins are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
KTRK-TV (Houston)
Adams scores 22 to lead Rice over Alabama A&M 73-59
USA Today (This Associated Press article also appeared in 80 other media outlets.)

LSU notebook: 2 starters out; offensive identity crisis and redshirts
Numerous articles and broadcasts mention that Louisiana State University’s football team will play Rice Nov. 17.
College Football Playoff rankings predictions: Week 12 Top 25
LSU starting DB Kristian Fulton will ‘be out for a while,’ coach Ed Orgeron says
The Mena Star (This article also appeared in more than 40 other media outlets.)
AP Top 25 Heat Check: After top tier, parity reigns in poll
What the Tennessee loss means for Kentucky football’s bowl possibilities
Louisville Courier Journal
Quick takes: Orgeron’s press conference
WAFB-TV (Baton Rouge, La.)
WBRZ-TV (Baton Rouge, La.)

49ers top Marshall on senior night
An article about the University of North Carolina at Charlotte volleyball team mentions that the 49ers will play top-seeded Rice Nov. 16 in the Conference USA tournament.
Niner Times

It’s wait and see for Ed Oliver, others in UH-Temple
A slideshow caption mentions the Sept. 1 football game between Rice and the University of Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Inside the Numbers: Sam Ehlinger continues to piece together a special season
An article mentions a 2015 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
SB Nation

Opposition research: North Texas
Rice is mentioned.
FAU Owl Access

Texas football announces major scheduling news
An article about future nonconference games for the University of Texas at Austin mentions that the Longhorns will play Rice within the next decade.
The Spun

Don Kobos honored in Lone Star EMMY Chapter Silver Circle
A blog post mentions that Don Kobos was a color analyst for Rice football’s radio broadcasts from 1988 to 1991.
Mike McGuff Blog

Marshall’s Kinsey thinks dunk first
An article mentions a 2017 basketball game between Rice and Marshall University.
The Herald-Dispatch

Deggs releases challenging 2019 schedule
An article about Sam Houston State University baseball mentions that the Bearkats will play Rice in 2019.
KBTX Online (This article also appeared in the Huntsville Item.)

Mustangs’ Mitchell shines at championship, advances to finals
An article mentions that the Oracle Challenger Series tennis tournament is being held at Rice’s George R. Brown Tennis Center.
Galveston County Daily News (Subscription is required.)


How moths and magnets could save lives
A new technology that relies on a moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets could be used to edit defective genes that give rise to diseases like sickle cell, muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis. Rice bioengineer Gang Bao has combined magnetic nanoparticles with a viral container drawn from a particular species of moth to deliver CRISPR/Cas9 payloads that modify genes in a specific tissue or organ with spatial control.

About Stefan De La Garza

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