Dateline Rice for Dec. 17, 2018 (Weekend Edition)

FEATURED ITEMS

‘Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio’
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Health and Biosciences, is interviewed about the recent U.S. District Court decision that determined the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional.
WNYC-FM (New York. This segment aired on 1,465 affiliate radio stations across the U.S. ) 
http://bit.ly/2EBq3KK
Texas judge rules Affordable Care Act unconstitutional
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Dec. 15 print edition with a different headline, “Judge in Texas rules ACA invalid,” and it appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.) 
http://bit.ly/2rC1Efu

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

How America broke OPEC 
An article mentions that former President Barack Obama spoke at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s 25th anniversary celebration.
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 15 print edition, and it appeared in Marianas Variety.) 
https://on.wsj.com/2rDsyDR

Move to wealthier area is easier for kids than teens
Research by Anna Rhodes, assistant professor of sociology at Rice, which examined how children adjust to more affluent neighborhoods and higher-performing schools after their families moved with the help of a housing voucher program, is featured.
Futurity (This article also appeared in Phys.org.) 
http://bit.ly/2ExSqcB

Anger at Saudis gives fresh life to legislation for suing OPEC 
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about the possibility of the U.S. Congress suing OPEC for price-fixing.
Washington Examiner 
https://washex.am/2EokkqO

Great moments in Auto-Tune history 
An article about Auto-Tune mentions that it was developed by Andy Hildebrand, who studied at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Vulture 
http://bit.ly/2EAvJEL

China’s win-at-all-costs approach suggests it will follow its own dangerous path in biomedicine 
An article about gene editing in humans features Michael Deem, the John W. Cox Professor of Biochemical and Genetic Engineering and a professor of physics and astronomy, and mentions that He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claimed he produced the first genetically engineered twins, attended Rice.
The Conversation (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.) 
http://bit.ly/2EBzh9Z
The CRISPR shocker: How genome-editing scientist He Jiankui rose from obscurity to stun the world 
STAT 
http://bit.ly/2QCNN7q

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Mad about migrants? US shares blame in Central American crisis [Opinion] 
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, authored an op-ed about the role U.S. policies have played in destabilizing Latin America.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 16 print edition with a different headline, “United States shares blame for crisis in Central America.”) 
http://bit.ly/2LmKdIJ

Texas still hasn’t expanded Medicaid. That’s leaving a gap in coverage for hundreds of thousands. 
Health care and immigration topped voters’ list of concerns when they went to the polls in November, according to Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice.
Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.) 
http://bit.ly/2ED1aye

The water receded but stories from Hurricane Harvey remain online 
Lacy Johnson, assistant professor of creative writing and founding director of the Houston Flood Museum, an online archive of audio recordings, essays, pictures and poems from the days during and after flooding, is quoted.
Austin 360 
https://atxne.ws/2rDHCBr

Newsmakers: Promotions and appointments of Houston area executives 
An article mentions that Tae Kouzes and Jim Kouzes will be 2019 fellows at Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 17 print edition, and it appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.) 
http://bit.ly/2LmKVFT

‘It’s just too much,’ says Victoria homeowner who has endured years in flood plain 
Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted in an article about home buyout programs following disasters.
Victoria Advocate 
http://bit.ly/2EutrpE

New Mexico side of Permian leads rig count dip 
Kenneth Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is mentioned in a slideshow caption.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2rGUczE

Alice native Jim Allison receives Noble Prize 
An article mentions Professor Emeritus Robert Curl and the late Richard Smalley shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of buckminsterfullerenes, or “buckyballs,” a new form of carbon.
Alice Echo News Journal 
http://bit.ly/2EBimnQ

The Power Issue: Renu Khator is working nonstop to turn a commuter school into a world-class university 
An article mentions Rice’s Tier One status from the Carnegie Foundation.
Texas Monthly 
http://bit.ly/2EA2AcG

Universities at risk under Trump’s migration, trade policies 
A column about the impact of the Trump administration’s trade and immigration policies on universities mentions Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Dec. 16 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.) 
http://bit.ly/2EroMFd

If you’re a movie buff, you need to frequent AMC Studio 30 
An article about the best Houston-area movie theaters highlights the Rice Media Center.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Dec. 16 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.) 
http://bit.ly/2EpGwAF

Independence Hall comes to Houston Baptist University 
An article mentions that Rice was one source of funding for collateral for Houston Baptist University in 1957.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Dec. 16 print edition.) 
http://bit.ly/2EozeNI

BROADCAST

A multibillion-dollar plan aims to protect Houston’s heavy industry from hurricanes 
Larry Dunbar, project manager at Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, is interviewed in a radio broadcast about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed storm surge protection plan for the Houston Ship Channel.
Houston Public Media 
http://bit.ly/2rDQ0Rh

KLBJ-AM (Austin, Texas)
Rice is mentioned.
http://bit.ly/2Ezim7F

KTRH-AM (Houston) 
A radio broadcast featuring Troy Sharpe mentions that he attended Rice.
http://bit.ly/2Ex8Wd7

KUOW-FM (Seattle)
A broadcast mentions Rice research that determined more than three-fourths of American industries have grown more concentrated since 1980.
http://bit.ly/2Ev2q5R

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

‘Stunning’ images of protoplanetary discs shed light on planet formation 
An article quoting Andrea Isella, assistant professor of physics and astronomy and of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, mentions that he is part of the research group using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array to analyze the first large-scale, high-resolution survey of protoplanetary disks.
Physics World 
http://bit.ly/2EzNNPg

When not discriminating is discriminating 
The research of alumna Jenessa Shapiro is featured.
Psychology Today 
http://bit.ly/2LrWwnv

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

3 Pianos, 6 Hands, a thousand cheers 
An article mentions that Scott Cuellar is studying at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music with Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano at the Shepherd School.
Desert Sun 
http://bit.ly/2ErPyNB

Iran deal, Saudi murder: Turbulent year shakes up Middle East 
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about the year’s developments in the Middle East.
Daily Times (This article also appeared in Rappler and the Asean Post.) 
http://bit.ly/2EozEng

Dana Tai Soon Burgess’ ‘We Choose to Go to the Moon’ at the Portrait Gallery (photos) 
President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
The Georgetowner 
http://bit.ly/2Enwikt

Silva becomes first Questbridge Scholar from Porterville High 
An article featuring Questbridge Scholar Yesenia Silva mentions that she plans to study biology at Rice.
The Porterville Recorder 
http://bit.ly/2QCSRIY

SPORTS

Nancy Mulkey makes debut in Rice’s win over SMU 
The Rice women’s basketball team’s 66-52 win over Southern Methodist University Dec. 15 is featured. Player Nancy Mulkey is pictured, head coach Tina Langley is quoted and players Erica and Olivia Ogwumike are mentioned. The game is also mentioned in a college basketball roundup.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2EC7zcQ
No. 3 Baylor’s winning streak ended by Stanford 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Dec. 16 print edition.) 
http://bit.ly/2EqW7jw

Bloomgren casts wide net in Year 2 
Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren is featured and pictured in an article about his recruitment efforts. Mentioned are: prospective players Hunter Jones, Regan Riddle, Izeya Floyd, Hunter Henry, Kirk Lockhart, Joshua Landrum, Blaze Alldredge and Bradley Rozner; current players Justin Bickham and safety Houston Robert; and former head coach David Bailiff and former assistant coach Darrell Patterson.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 16 print edition with a different headline, “Bloomgren casts wide net in Year 2,” and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.) 
http://bit.ly/2EuL5Kj
WRs among brightest stars in North Shore-Lake Travis showdown 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 15 print edition with a different headline, “North Shore, Lake Travis set for showdown.”)
http://bit.ly/2Er5cZy

Rice falls to UC Santa Barbara in overtime 
The Rice men’s basketball team’s 99-89 loss to UC Santa Barbara at Tudor Fieldhouse Dec. 15 is mentioned. Head coach Scott Pera is quoted, player Robert Martin is pictured and quoted, and player Chris Mullins is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 16 print edition with a different headline, “Owls force an overtime before faltering.”)
http://bit.ly/2ErNANd
Max Heidegger scores 22 in return; UCSB works OT to beat Rice 
Noozhawk (A similar article also appeared in KXXV Online.) 
http://bit.ly/2EyRyEF
’13 Eyewitness News at 8 a.m.’ 
KTRK-TV (Houston) 
http://bit.ly/2EA14ay
‘KCOY News at 11’ 
KCOY-TV (Santa Barbara, Calif. This segment also aired on KEYT in Santa Barbara.) 
http://bit.ly/2Ez4Lxd

NRG is the cleanest stadium in the NFL 
Rice Stadium is pictured in a slideshow of Texas stadium capacities.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2EqD2Oj

Football: Summer Creek’s Bush named District 22-6A MVP 
The Nov. 30 Class 6A Division II Region III Regional Semifinal playoff football game held at Rice Stadium Nov. 30 is mentioned in a caption.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2EpzT1i

Miami Marlins 2018 review: Skyler Ewing’s freedom 
Former Rice baseball player and current Miami Marlins player Skyler Ewing is featured.
Fansided 
http://bit.ly/2QF00bR

NEWS RELEASES

Imperfections make photons perfect for quantum computing 
If you can make a single photon, tell it how to spin and tell it where to go, you have a basic element for next-generation computers that work with light instead of wires. That appears to be possible with atom-thick materials, as demonstrated by several labs. Now, Rice scientists have developed an understanding of the mechanism by which two-dimensional materials can be manipulated to produce the desired photons.
http://bit.ly/2Eq3GH7

Switch-in-a-cell electrifies life
Scientists at Rice have developed synthetic protein switches to control the flow of electrons. The proof-of-concept, metal-containing proteins made in the Rice lab of synthetic biologist Joff Silberg are expressed within cells upon the introduction of one chemical and are functionally activated by another chemical. If the proteins have been placed in the cell, they can simply be turned on and off.
http://bit.ly/2EuJLGW

About Stefan De La Garza

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