Dateline Rice for Nov. 28, 2018


Obama at Baker Institute gala: ‘Nobody in my administration got indicted’ 
Numerous articles and broadcasts mention that former President Barack Obama and James Baker III, honorary chair of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and former U.S. secretary of state, spoke at the Baker Institute’s 25th anniversary celebration Nov. 27.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Nov. 28 print edition, and it appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Milwaukee Public Radio
NPR News (This segment aired on more than 900 affiliate radio stations across the U.S.)
Barack Obama lambasts Trump over legal troubles 
The Guardian
Obama: NY Times readers, Fox News viewers live in ‘an entirely different reality’ 
The Hill
Obama takes jab at Trump, meets with George H.W. Bush during Houston visit 
KVUE Online (This article appeared in 20 other media outlets.)
November 28: Delhi and beyond, in pictures
National Herald India
News 2 Know: Gene-edited humans, Obama visits Rice and Kohl’s shopping nightmares 
KPRC Click2Houston
Obama attacks Trump and his administration’s legal troubles in scorching diatribe
As another Trump official goes to prison, Obama reminds people that ‘nobody in my administration got indicted’ 
FOX NEWS FIRST: Big GOP win in Miss. runoff; Mueller probe target blasts ‘witch hunt’; Pelosi’s leadership test
Fox News (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Obama says ‘dysfunction’ under Trump is hurting US security, prosperity 
Houston Public Media (This article also appeared in
Obama meets George H.W. Bush during visit to Houston 
The Hill (This article also appeared in Wopular and Free Republic.)
Former Pres. Barack Obama says return to civility in politics may be challenge in $5M night for Baker Institute 
ABC 13 Online
James Baker talks 25 years of Baker Institute, Obama, Hillary and NAFTA 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Obama crows over own lack of indictments in interview 
KHOU 11 top headlines at 10 p.m. Nov. 27, 2018 
KHOU Online
Rice University’s Baker Institute celebrates 25th anniversary with former President Obama 
KBTX Online
Obama credits Bush 41 for steering America after Cold War 
ABC 13 Online (Similar articles also appeared in Jim Heath Blog.)
Obama warns against nationalism rooted in ‘hatred for somebody on the other side of the border’ 
Daily Beast
Former President Barack Obama attends Baker Institute gala at Rice University 
KHOU 11 Online
Obama would like people to remember that ‘nobody in my administration got indicted’
The Week (A similar article also appeared in 360Aproko.)
Trump goes unnamed but is clearly referenced as Obama, Bush-era figure talk politics in Texas 
Fox News (Similar articles also appeared in Breitbart, Daily Caller, Washington Examiner, The Daily Wire and the Washington Free Beacon.)
BakerRipley. Gulfton. And Obama. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
President Obama and James Baker celebrate no indictments at the Baker Institute’s 25th Anniversary Gala 
Barack Obama and James Baker show Houston crowd the art of a bipartisan discussion 
Texas Monthly
Bloomberg Radio 
Bloomberg Radio (This segment aired on over 60 affiliate stations.)
‘The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell’ 
‘KPRC Channel 2 News Today 4:30 a.m’ 
KPRC-TV (Houston. Similar broadcasts aired on over 50 stations across the U.S. )
‘Public Affairs Events’ 
President Obama on disruption of post-WWII world order 
WTOP-AM (Washington, D.C.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio. This segment also aired on KTRH in Houston.)
Fox News Radio
Fox News Radio (This segment aired on 480 affiliate stations across the U.S.)


Houston’s refineries and plants are vulnerable to hurricanes. Will a $32 billion plan save them from flooding? 
Larry Dunbar, project manager at 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 for the Houston Ship Channel.
Marketplace (The accompanying radio segment aired on over 600 affiliated radio stations.)

Despite blockade by Persian Gulf nations, tiny Qatar shows it knows how to survive 
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about Qatar’s economic resilience in the wake of a Saudi-led blockade.
Los Angeles Times (This article also appeared in the San Diego Tribune.)

Gene-editing scientist under scrutiny by Chinese officials 
Several articles about gene editing in humans mentions Michael Deem, the John W. Cox Professor of Biochemical and Genetic Engineering and a professor of physics and astronomy, and that He Jiankui attended Rice.
Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 250 other media outlets.)
Chinese genomics scientist defends his gene-editing research in 1st public appearance 
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
Chinese gene-editing scientist defends his research, raises possibility of 3rd baby 
Rice professor under investigation for role in ‘world’s 1st gene-edited babies’ 
Chinese geneticist apologizes for leak of baby-gene editing result 
Chinese geneticist reveals another ‘potential’ gene-edited pregnancy 
Scientist who CRISPR’d babies bucked his own ethics policy 
US agencies lack regulatory teeth for overseas gene editing 
Bloomberg Law (Subscription is required.)
Chinese geneticist ‘feels proud’ of baby gene-editing 
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Gene-editing Chinese scientist kept much of his work secret 
Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 300 other media outlets.)
Chinese scientist angers just about everyone with gene-editing claims
NBC Nightly News
Scientist at center of gene-editing controversy studied at Stanford 
The Mercury News
Chinese researcher says he helped create 1st genetically edited babies
Boston Globe Online
Why we are not ready for genetically designed babies 
The Conversation (Similar article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
KHOU 11 Nightcap for Nov. 27, 2018 
KHOU 11 Online
Investigan en China a científico en edición genética humana 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
Researcher who claimed 1st gene-edited babies says another woman may be pregnant 
CBS This Morning
‘Good Morning America ‘ 
WABC-TV (New York, N.Y.)
‘CBS News Radio Update
KCBS-AM (San Francisco. This segment aired on more than 400 affiliate stations across the U.S.)
En medio de la polémica, científico chino que editó genes de bebés explicó por qué lo hizo
Azteca America (An English translation is not available.)
Cientista que criou bebés geneticamente manipulados vai fazer ‘pausa’ nas experiências 
MSN Noticias (An English translation is not available.)


Amid industrial boom, Corpus Christi officials look to meet growing water demand 
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 challenges of using desalinated water from the Texas Gulf Coast for industrial purposes.
Texas Tribune


Provost Marie Lynn Miranda discusses Hurricane Harvery Registry on The Weather Channel 
Marie Lynn Miranda, Rice’s Howard R. Hughes Provost and a professor of statistics, is interviewed 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.

‘Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power’ 
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed about the unprecedented nature of the Trump presidency.


Other materials stories that may be of interest 
A roundup of materials stories features Rice researchers’ development of a nanotube-based “smart skin,” which will allow users to quickly measure strain using near-infrared light emitted from the film.
The American Ceramic Society

A US transit atlas that ranks the best (and worst) cities for bus and rail 
Christof Spieler, senior lecturer of architecture and author of “Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of U.S. Transit,” is featured.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s statement on Saudi Arabia, Khashoggi murder 
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.


Sam Houston State offers Pine Tree’s Keshon Williams
Rice is mentioned.

16 teams with 20 or more victories in NIVC tourney that starts Thursday 
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team will compete in the first round of the NCAA tournament.


Rice experts to testify on property tax at Texas Senate hearing in Houston area 
Tax experts Jennifer Rabb and John Diamond from Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy will provide testimony and take questions before the Texas Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform at Lone Star College-Montgomery Campus in Conroe.

Partisanship shifting power to cities, says Rice speaker
Although the recent midterm elections suggest Americans are more politically divided than ever, Bruce Katz, co-founder of New Localism Advisors, suggests the country is in the midst of a shift to more pragmatic policymaking based in cities and communities rather than federal and state governments. With a focus on Houston, Katz will share how local governance can drive policy and create solutions at a Dec. 5 talk hosted by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

About Stefan De La Garza

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