Dateline Rice for Jan. 22, 2019 (Weekend Edition)


‘KPRC Channel 2 News Today at 10 p.m.’
Several television broadcasts feature Rice’s Black Male Leadership Initiative’s tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. President David Leebron, who spoke at the event, is pictured in the KPRC coverage. Jones College senior Yonas Tekola is interviewed by KRIV.
KPRC-TV (Houston)
‘Wake Up! With SallyMac and Lina’ 
KRIV-TV (Houston)

2019 lunar eclipse: 5 things to know about the ‘super blood wolf moon’
Patrick Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted in several articles and interviewed on a number of broadcasts about the Jan. 20 lunar eclipse.
NBC News (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Lunar eclipse meets a supermoon
Houston Chronicle (This Associated Press article also appeared in an additional 250 media outlets since it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Something to howl about
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Jan. 19 print edition.)
See the best views of the ‘super blood wolf moon’ in Houston
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Habrá eclipse lunar, superluna y luna de sangre simultáneos
Houston Chronicle (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
‘Fox 26 Morning News Extra’ 
KRIV-TV (Houston)
KPRC-TV (Houston) (This segment was re-broadcast two additional times.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
What’s the science behind this weekend’s super blood moon lunar eclipse?
Live Science
Eclipse tonight is super unique; Arkansas skies clear for blood moon
Northwest Arkansas Democrat- Gazette (This article also appeared in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
January’s total lunar eclipse will be ‘particularly nice,’ says astronomer
Inverse (This article also appeared in Follow News.)


The 2019 presidential and petro-province elections in Argentina
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 for Rice’s Baker Institute blog on Forbes about how Argentina’s presidential elections may influence energy policy in the country, and he is quoted or interviewed in numerous other media outlets about Texas politics.
Texas 2-step: There’s room for Julian Castro and Beto O’Rourke in race for president 
Dallas Morning News
Tony Buzbee criticizes city business practices
Fox 26 Online
2019 Houston mayoral race 11 months and counting — ‘What’s Your Point?’
Fox 26 Online
TDCAA Legislative Update: Week 2
Texas District & County Attorneys Association
TX Dems, minority rights groups dealt blow in bid for elections oversight
KTRH-AM (Houston) (This segment was broadcast twice.)
KTRH-AM (Houston)
Beto O’Rourke mocked after providing few solutions in wide-ranging coverage interview
Trump aprueba en economia pero su politica exterior deja serias dudas
News Front (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in

50 years ago today, Richard Nixon took office, and for him it was a time of hope, civility and optimism
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, offers comments on the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President Richard Nixon, and he is quoted in the Houston Chronicle and interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio.
Los Angeles Times
President marks 2 years in office
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in 25 other media outlets.)
Douglas Brinkley on the nation’s 1st conservation president’
Minnesota Public Radio News (This segment aired on more than 30 other stations across Minnesota.)

What Mexicans are getting from El Chapo’s trial — thanks to it not being held in Mexico
Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez, postdoctoral research fellow in international trade for Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Mexico Center, is quoted in an article about how Mexicans may be affected by the trial of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán taking place in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Spotlight: International complexities make oil market hazy in 2019
Michael Maher, senior program adviser for the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about the difficulty in predicting oil prices in 2019 due to the international complexities that drive the demand for oil.
Xinhua (This article also appeared in Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide.)

Why now is the perfect time to visit Houston
James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion at Rice is featured.

The secrets of Lyndon Johnson’s archives
An article mentions Rice’s Herman Brown Hall for Mathematical Sciences.
The New Yorker

Whatever happened to ‘don’t get in a car with strangers?’
Collaborative research between Rice and the University of Chicago is cited.
Washington Post (This article also appeared in Claims Journal, the Bangkok Post and the Korea Herald.)

Scientist who edited babies’ genes is likely to face charges in China
Several articles mention that He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claimed he produced the first genetically engineered twins, attended Rice.
New York Times (This article also appeared in the Daily Caller.)
Stories of 1st genetically enhanced infants spark outrage
Chinese government takes action against CRISPR researcher
Kineski znanstvenik koji je stvorio GMO bebe dobio otkaz i optužnicu (An English translation is not available.)


This cybersecurity CEO says he won’t take a salary until the shutdown is over
Tom Kolditz, director of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, is quoted in an article about how some leaders of federal contractors are foregoing paychecks until the government shutdown ends.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in more than 30 other media outlets and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Houston welcomes Year of the Boar stamp
University Representative Y. Ping Sun is mentioned.
Linn’s Stamp News

Fortifying the border
Gil Kerlikowske, a nonresident fellow at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about a possible U.S.-Mexico border wall.
San Antonio Express-News

Thinking outside (and inside) the boxes
An article features a house highlighted on the 2018 Rice Design Alliance home tour.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Jan. 20 print edition.)

January art shows include dystopian VR and putting racism in the crosshairs
An article mentions Rice’s Moody Center of the Arts’ Spring Exhibition Openings
mentions that the Moody Center will host “A Night of Philosophy and Ideas 2019” on Jan. 26.
Houston Press

Officials: Trimmer Indianola Avenue doing its job
An article cites research from Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research about “road diets,” which involves redesigning roadways to add bike lanes.
ThisWeek Community News

Legacy Institute for Financial Literacy begins pilot class of Generation A program
Rice is mentioned.
Lufkin Daily News

Victoria Lazar
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Jan. 21 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Fish & Richardson grows firm with 14 associates
Alumna Qiuyi Wu ’15 is featured.
Southeast Texas Record


‘Here and Now’
Miriam Grunstein, contributing expert and scholar in the Mexico Center at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed.
WBEZ-FM (Chicago) (This segment aired on more than 550 other media outlets.)

Proposed craft brewery law and naming an official soft drink of Texas: ‘The Good, Bad and Ugly’ of the news
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, participates in a panel discussion on Houston Public Media and is quoted in the San Antonio Express-News.
Houston Public Media
Shopping for health care in San Antonio? New price lists might not help.
San Antonio Express-News

‘Coast to Coast AM’
Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice, is mentioned in a radio broadcast, and he is quoted in Vice.
KKFT-FM (Reno, Nev.) (This segment aired on more than 520 affiliate radio stations across the U.S.)
Cet homme peint les relations sexuelles qu’il aurait eues avec des extraterrestres
Vice (An English translation is not available.)

College students building hyperloop design in Houston
A television broadcast features a Rice design team who are semifinalists in the SpaceX hyperloop competition. Martel College senior Gentry Clark and Martel College senior Jeremiah Chikota are quoted in the accompanying article.
KPRC Click2Houston
‘NBC 5 Today at 6’
KXAS-TV (Dallas)
KTRH-AM (Houston) (This segment was re-broadcast 7 times.)

5 things to know for the Chevron Houston Marathon
Rice’s Marching Owl Band is mentioned.
Houston Public Media
Best spots to watch the Chevron Houston Marathon
ABC 13 Online

KUT-AM (Austin)
A broadcast mentions that Rice is one of the universities named for a class at Storm Elementary School in San Antonio. (This segment was broadcast twice.)

‘Roadtrip Nation: Room to Grow’
Brown College sophomore Samantha Breaux is interviewed in a television broadcast where prospective students visit Rice’s campus.
WSKA-TV (Elmire, N.Y.)


Tripling firm solar, wind energy output in Texas by capitalizing on ‘complementarity’
An article cites a study co-authored by Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Brown College senior Joanna Slusarewicz that determined that Texas may be able to supplant coal with wind and solar power. This research is also cited in an op-ed from the Houston Chronicle.
Solar Magazine
Climate-change experts seek dialogue with Gov. Abbott [Opinion]
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Jan. 22 print edition with a different headline, “Climate experts to Abbott: Let’s talk.”)

System Bits: Jan. 22
Some iron-based superconductors could benefit from a tuneup, according to two studies by Rice physicists and collaborators. Qimiao Si, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy and director of the Rice Center for Quantum Materials, and graduate student Haoyu Hu are quoted.

Dallas Conference on Science and Faith is a hit, as Meyer, Metaxas, Tour welcome surprise guest
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 mentioned.
Discovery Institute

Baker incoming ASLRRA President
An article features and pictures alumnus Charles Baker.
RailwayAge Magazine

Graphene and gold nanowire, the future of battery tech looks promising
An article features Rice research that developed graphene micro-supercapacitor batteries.
MySmartPrice Gear

Flowserve appoints new marketing and technology VP
Alumna Tauseef Salma ’97 is featured and pictured.
World Pumps

Pollstar cover story: Ronnie Milsap, the tireless 76-year-old phenom, keeps on keeping on
Rice is mentioned.


Outstanding South Asian-origin scientists named 2018 Fellows by American National Academy of Inventors 
An article mentions that Pulickel Ajayan, chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering and a professor of chemistry, has been named as a 2018 National Academy of Inventors fellow.

Activists call attention to human remains at Texas site
Associate Professor of History Caleb McDaniel is quoted.
The Telegraph (This article also appeared in the Merced Sun-Star.)

Politicians wreck public pension plans
Yael Hochberg, the Ralph S. O’Connor Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.

Registration party scheduled Jan. 27
An article mentions that Benjamin Powell formerly taught geology at Rice.
Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise

South Bay history: Manhattan Beach architect John Blanton brought stylish homes to South Bay neighborhoods 
Alumnus John Blanton ’49 is featured.
The Daily Breeze

They threw me out of Bill Clinton’s office
Alumnus Dan Weisman authored an article.
Escondido Grapevine

Museum gotta see ‘um
An article featuring alumna Lola Fraknoi ’80 mentions that her exhibit “Mirrors, Pillows and Closed Eyes: Works by Lola Franknoi,” is on display at the Museum Studios Gallery in Burlingame, Calif.
San Mateo Daily Journal

Mysuru students win ISF Nutrition Challenge
An article mentions that Prithve Sheka plans to attend Rice.
Deccan Herald

IACCGH is proud to celebrate 20 years of excellence
The sixth president of Rice, Malcolm Gillis, is mentioned.
Indo American News

Quigley recalls opening for a legend, Williamsville East grad heads to London
Graduate Student Joe Desotelle is featured.
Buffalo News

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts awards $30,000 to 10 aspiring young musicians
An article mentions Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Pasadena Now

DeSoto ISD names more executive team members
An article featuring alumna Celeste Barretto ’14 mentions that she participated in the Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
Focus Daily News

Efemérides de Cultura del 19 de enero
Rice is mentieond. (An English translation is not available.)


Rice football: Redshirt report
Rice football is featured and head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted, and players Treshawn Chamberlain, Juma Otoviano, Wiley Green, Clay Servin and Cole Garcia are mentioned. Former Rice football players Roe Wilkins, Zach Abercrumbia and Devin Amodio are also mentioned.
Houston Chronicle

Rice grad transfer running back Emmanuel Esukpa visiting BYU; Florida State RB transfer in the mix?
Former Rice football player Emmanuel Esukpa is featured and pictured.
SB Nation

Miller caps dramatic comeback, North Texas edges Rice 76-75
A Texas college basketball roundup mentions that the University of North Texas men’s team defeated Rice 76-75 Jan. 19. Owls forward Jack Williams is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Baylor slips past No. 8 Tech; Rice falls on last-second shot
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Jan. 20 print edition.)
Men’s basketball: UNT looks to rebound in rematch with Rice
Denton Record-Chronicle

Freshman QB Casey Thompson decides to remain at Texas
A caption mentions that Jawan King plans to play football at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Women’s basketball: Second-half droughts doom UNT at Rice
An article about the University of North Texas women’s basketball team mentions that the Mean Green were defeated by Rice 64-52 at Tudor Fieldhouse Jan. 19.
Denton Record-Chronicle

Houston Marathon notes: New half-marathon record attainable this year
Rice head men’s track and field coach Jon Warren is quoted.
Houston Chronicle
Sisson takes aim at Huddle’s US mark in half
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Jan. 19 print edition.)
’13 Eyewitness News at 6 a.m.’
KTRK-TV (Houston)

All-American hitter Tabitha Brown is transferring from WSU for graduate year
An article mentions that Tabitha Brown plans to play volleyball at Rice.
Wichita Eagle

LSU Sets Personal Bests against No. 10 Texas A&M
An article about Louisiana State University’s swimming and diving team mentions that the women’s team will compete against Rice and the University of Houston Feb. 1-2.

One of the top players in the country, from Mansfield, is headed to the SEC. But where?
Rice is mentioned
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

UTSA looks to rebound at UAB Saturday
An article about the University of Texas at San Antonio’s men’s basketball team mentions that the Roadrunners defeated Rice earlier this season.
UTSA Athletics

Ramon Richards keeps clearing obstacles on way to NFL dream
Rice is mentioned.
San Antonio Express-News

Coronado’s Grant Levesque headed to Rice for track and field
An article featuring Grant Levesque mentions that he plans to join Rice’s track and field team.
El Paso Times

Tampa Bay Rays 2019 top 50 prospects
Former Rice baseball player Ford Proctor is featured, and assistant coach Paul Janish is quoted.
Prospects150 (Scroll down to “49. Ford Proctor, SS.”)

Mets legend reveals story behind one of the greatest catches ever
Rice is mentioned.
New York Post


Record-breaking number of students apply at Rice
An unprecedented number of students applied for admission to Rice in 2018, surprising even optimistic enrollment administrators who had already anticipated substantial growth from early indications of prospective student interest.

About Stefan De La Garza

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