Dateline Rice for Nov. 29, 2018


From Obama and Baker, a lament for a lost consensus 
Numerous articles and broadcasts mention that former President Barack Obama and James A. 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.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)
What Obama talks about when he talks about Trump 
The Atlantic
‘4-Minute Buzz’ 
The Blaze
Obama says Fox News viewers, New York Times readers live in ‘entirely different’ realities 
CNN (This article also appeared in 50 other media outlets.)
Former US President Obama talks up importance of free trade to global markets 
S&P Global Platts
Former President Barack Obama commands laughs and camaraderie at exclusive Houston gala 
CultureMap Houston
Laura Ingraham: Barack Obama’s failed reset 
Fox News
Full show: Uninsured children In Texas and former Pres. Obama at Rice (Nov. 29, 2018) 
Houston Public Media
‘That was me, people’: Obama takes credit for oil production boom 
Fox News Insider
Obama takes credit for U.S. oil-and-gas boom: ‘That was me, people’ 
The Washington Times
I’m living rent-free in Obama’s head as he claims credit for Trump’s economy 
The Rush Limbaugh Show (The accompanying radio segment aired on 556 affiliate stations.)
I’m ecstatic over ending subsidies for electric cars 
The Rush Limbaugh Show
Clintons dump Russian conspiracy theory, switch to blaming Saudis 
The Rush Limbaugh Show
Obama: Thank me for the oil boom 
Washington Examiner
Watch Michelle Williams nail ‘Amazing Grace’ at Baker Institute gala 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Trump tries old tricks with Latin America 
Christopher Sabatini, nonresident fellow at the Mexico Center and the Latin America Initiative at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed about developments in the Trump administration’s Latin American policy.
The New York Times


The US gas journey, from rigs to riches 
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Deutche Welle

What would actually happen if Trump actually closed the border? 
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 in an article about the possible ramifications of closing the U.S.-Mexico border.
CNN (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)

It would be super if universities stopped teaching about superheroes 
An article mentions that in 2013 Rice offered the courses Introduction to Superman and Introduction to Batman.

A maverick researcher claims to have created GM children 
Several articles about gene editing in humans mention 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.
The Economist (Subscription is required.)
Chinese professor defends claims of genetically edited human embryos at medical conference 
ABC News
Brainstorm Health: Gene editing defense, keto diet sensor, rituxan biosimilar 
Scientist who edited babies’ genomes faces widespread criticism 
Scientific American
News roundup: Per-child spending on Texas’ early childhood intervention program is down 15 percent 
Texas Standard (This segment aired on 130 radio stations across Texas.)
Chinese scientist’s risky experiment with gene-editing babies 
Dangerous science in China 
Japan Times
Work on gene-edited babies blatant violation of the law, says China 
The Guardian

‘They say we’re white supremacists’: Inside the strange world of conservative college women
Rice is mentioned.
Vanity Fair


Why GM layoffs are sending a message to Texas’ oil industry [Editorial] 
Tom Kolditz, director of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, is quoted in an editorial about how changing car manufacturing trends may affect the Texas oil industry.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 29 print edition with a different headline, “GM and oil industry,” and it appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Houston execs remember Bob McNair and his legacy for the city, philanthropy and football 
An article mentions that McNair Hall at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is named after the late Houston Texans owner and Rice trustee emeritus Bob McNair. Edward Djerejian, director of the Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jones Graduate School of Business, are quoted.
Houston Business Journal

Here are the greatest Texas TV shows of all time 
An article about the “Eyes of Texas” TV show, which first aired in 1969, mentions that Rice has a repository of later episodes on DVD.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)

Outside the Cineplex: ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Step Brothers’ 
An article mentions that Rice Cinema will screen “The Refuge” Nov. 29.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)


Will Texas loosen its marijuana laws In 2019? 
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about the possibility of Texas legalizing marijuana.
Houston Public Media


Texas judge halts school construction after 95 bodies unearthed on site 
An article about human remains discovered at a construction site in Texas’ Fort Bend County and believed to be from the state’s defunct convict-leasing system quotes Associate Professor of History Caleb McDaniel. The article also includes an image of Sugar Land, Texas, archived at the Woodson Research Center at Rice’s Fondren Library.
The Architects Newspaper


The crown jewel sheds light on leadership 
Rathna Kumar, dance instructor at Rice’s Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center, is featured and pictured.
Indo American News


Kelly Catholic’s younger Burbank brother commits 
An article featuring William Burbank mentions that he plans to play baseball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

NFL notebook: Canada’s ‘Cov’ has best game yet for Texans 
Former Rice football player Christian Covington is featured.
The London Free Press (This article also appeared in

NCAA tournament 1st round Day 1 predictions
Several articles mention the Rice’s volleyball team’s Nov. 29 match against Texas State University in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
NCAA tournament begins: We’ve got the matchups, the facts, notes and trivia
Texas prepares for SFA, NCAA tournament 
The Daily Texan

Pearson scores 25 points, leads Texas State past Rice 74-60 
An article about the Rice men’s basketball team’s 74-60 loss to Texas State University Nov. 28 mentions players Ako Adams, Jack Williams, Chris Mullins and Quentin Millora-Brown. The Owls are also mentioned in an article about University of Texas at San Antonio basketball.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This Associated Press article appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
UTSA hosts I-35 rival Texas State Saturday 
UTSA Athletics

How LSU handled new redshirt rule 
The football game between Rice and Louisiana State University earlier this season is mentioned.

High school football playoffs: Games to watch in regional semifinals 
An article mentions that Summer Creek High School will play Cypress Creek High School Nov. 30 at Rice Stadium.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

The coveted top of the 2018 Bottom 10 is decided

Rice football is featured. 


Amid natural disaster, what can leaders do to help? 
When faced with natural or unnatural disaster, leaders can take action by building teamwork skills, fostering open communication, supporting affected team members, and leading by example, according to a new article from psychologists at Rice.

Minimum wage hikes may harm child health, says Baker Institute expert 
Arkansas and Missouri will increase their minimum wage as a result of midterm election initiatives, and additional ballot measures are in the works in other states for 2020. By studying minimum wage increases in a global context, more can be learned about the health implications minimum wage increases pose for low-income populations in the U.S. and beyond, according to a global health and human development 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.