Dateline Rice for Dec. 5, 2018


Presidents club assembles for Bush funeral, Trump an outlier 
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted in an article about the death of former President George H.W. Bush.
Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
George H.W. Bush’s legacy on racial issues is complicated 
Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 430 other media outlets.)
With new member Trump, uneasy presidents club to convene at Bush funeral 
CNN (This article also appeared in 15 other media outlets.)

US –TX — Bush/Ambassador reaction 
Edward Djerejian, director of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about the legacy of the late President George H.W. Bush.
Associated Press

Why are scientists so upset about the 1st CRISPR babies? 
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, the Chinese scientist who claimed he produced the first genetically engineered twins, attended Rice.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)
NIH director says there’s work to do on regulating genome editing globally
PBS (Similar articles also appeared in 25 other media outlets.)

After disasters, these types of community groups fight poverty’s rise
Research that determined the most equitable disaster recoveries in are in places with local advocacy organizations that have a broad presence in the community is mentioned. Co-author Jim Elliott, professor of sociology, is quoted.


Glimpses of George Bush on the trail [opinion] 
Bill Arnold, professor in the practice of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an op-ed recalling standout moments while handling logistics for special events involving the late President George H.W. Bush.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 5 print edition with a different headline, “Bush always made people feel special.”)

DART successfully built for sprawl. So when will it design for people?
Christof Spieler, senior lecturer of architecture and author of “Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of U.S. Transit,” is featured.
D Magazine

In Houston, a knife-edged museum that’s drawing the future 
An article about cutting-edge museums in Houston mentions Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts.
Dallas Morning News

Student likes volunteering at Fort Hood 
An article featuring Demian Choi mentions that he hopes to attend Rice.
Harker Heights Herald

Bush Library tells 41’s story
Rice is mentioned.
The Battalion


Emmett to take teaching post at Rice 
Alumnus Ed Emmett ’71, who will teach at Rice and be a senior fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is interviewed by Houston Public Media and KTRH, and he is featured in the Houston Chronicle. President David Leebron is mentioned in Houston Public Media.
Houston Public Media
Emmett moving from court to class 
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Dec. 5 print edition, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.”)
KTRH-AM (Houston)
KTRH-AM (Houston; this segment also aired on KUT in Austin, Texas.)

’13 Eyewitness News at 5:30 a.m.’ 
A television broadcast mentions that alumnus Christopher Rose will perform in the Marine Chamber Orchestra at the late President George H.W. Bush’s state funeral.
KTRK-TV (Houston. A similar segment also aired on KPRC in Houston.)

‘Wake Up! With SallyMac & Lina 5 a.m.’ 
A television broadcast features a high school student finding out she received a full-ride scholarship to attend Rice.
KRIV-TV (Houston)


President Trump praises George H.W. Bush for ‘great accomplishments’ 
An article mentions that former President Barack Obama spoke with James Baker III, honorary chair of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and former U.S. secretary of state, at the Baker Institute’s 25th anniversary celebration.
GVTC Communications
Obama’s boasting 
Green Valley News

U.S. returns to weighing Venezuela oil sanctions 
Francisco J. Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, the Mexico Center and the Latin America Initiative at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a lecturer in energy economics at Rice, is quoted in an article about the possibility of the U.S. levying oil sanctions against Venezuela.
S&P Global Platts

OPEC meeting: Potential outcomes 
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about possible oil production cuts ahead of this week’s OPEC meeting.
Africa Oil & Power

The 5 coolest things on Earth this week 
An article features Rice scientists’ development of an advanced epoxy for electronic applications using “ultrastiff” graphene foam that is substantially tougher than pure epoxy and far more conductive than other epoxy composites. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is cited.
GE Reports


Light triggers gold in unexpected way
An article about Rice researchers who discovered a fundamentally different form of light-matter interaction in their experiments with gold nanoparticles quotes Stephan Link, professor of chemistry and computer and electrical engineering, graduate student Lauren McCarthy and alumnus Kyle Smith. Peter Nordlander, the Wiess Chair in Physics and Astronomy, professor of electrical and computer engineering and professor of materials science and nanoengineering, is mentioned.
Times of News Russia

Country’s new president reflects on challenges ahead
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 Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador
WRTA Online

Dartmouth High grad performs at President Bush’s funeral 
An article mentions that Matthew Harding, solo coronet player with “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band that will perform at the late President George H. W. Bush’s state funeral, attended Rice.
SouthCoast Today

2 Lincoln High seniors earn full rides to prestigious universities 
An article and television broadcast mention that Marcy Zere plans to attend Rice.
KCLO-TV (Rapid City, S.D. This segment also aired on KELO in Sioux Falls.)

Blockchain utilities to be more ‘purely digital’? 
Rice is mentioned.


Rice running back Emmanuel Esukpa to pursue graduate transfer
Rice football player Emmanuel Esukpa is featured and pictured. Mentioned are players Austin Walter, Juma Otoviano, Jackson Tyner, Houston Robert, former head coach David Bailiff and former players Calvin Anderson, J.T. Ibe, Preston Gordon and V.J. Banks.
Texas Football

Coast products rack up postseason football honors from Conference USA
Articles mention that Rice football’s Jack Fox was named to the Pro Football Focus All-Conference USA first team.
Sun Herald
UNT has 5 players named to All-Conference USA team 
Denton Record-Chronicle
6 Roadrunners recognized with unveiling of All-Conference USA football teams 
UTSA Athletics
Southern Miss football places 15 on C-USA All-Conference teams
Hub City Spokes

Burford named to Conference USA All-Freshman Team 
An article mentions that Rice football players Shea Baker, Prudy Calderon and Treshawn Chamberlain have been named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team.
UTSA Athletics

Roundup: Several Emerald alumni earn starting spots on college teams 
Rice football player Treshawn Chamberlain is featured.
Index Journal

Chisum receives AVCA Southwest Region Coach of the Year Award 
An article mentions that Rice volleyball players Nicole Lennon and Grace Morgan were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s All-Southwest Region Team.
San Marcos Daily Record

Pearson named Sun Belt, Lou Henson Player of the Week 
An article mentions that the Rice men’s basketball team recently played against Texas State University.
San Marcos Daily Record

Santa Clara athletes commit to swim in college 
An article featuring and picturing Virginie Qian mentions that she plans to join Rice’s swim team.
The Silicon Valley Voice

Texas Southern University names new head football coach 
Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren is mentioned.
Houston Business Journal

Tauaefa, Dantzler earn Pro Football Focus All-Conference USA honors 
An article mentions the game between Rice and the University of Texas at San Antonio earlier this season.
UTSA Athletics

LSU will be without nearly a third of its starting defense in the Fiesta Bowl, who will step up? 
An article mentions the football game between Rice and Louisiana State University earlier this season.

Seahawks invited 3 free agents for tryouts on Monday
Former Rice football player Cole Hunt is featured.
USA Today’s Seahawks Wire

NFF concludes historic 61st Annual Awards Dinner 
An article mentions that former Rice football player Trevor Cobb was inducted into the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame.
National Football Foundation


Expert: ‘No single, one-size-fits-all solution’ to plastic waste problem 
Governments, businesses and people around the world must play major roles in managing the rapidly growing plastics economy and the waste it produces, according Rachel Meidl, fellow in energy and environment at the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Fine-tuning renewables could help Texas balance energy resources 
Timing and placement of wind and solar power facilities are critical factors for Texas electricity providers that juggle their output with other resources to provide a balanced flow of energy. Rice researchers have some suggestions on how they can integrate widely varying sources more efficiently.

About Stefan De La Garza

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