Dateline Rice for Jan. 23, 2019


Rice University gets record-breaking number of applications for upcoming school year
A television broadcast featuring Rice, which received over 27,000 applications in 2018, mentions The Rice Investment, an initiative offering full-tuition scholarships and grants to students from low- and middle-income families. Yvonne Romero da Silva, vice president for enrollment, is quoted in the accompanying article.
KTRK-TV Online


John Mendelsohn, researcher who led cancer center to preeminence, dies at 82
An article featuring John Mendelsohn, who died Jan. 7, mentions that he was Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s first L.E. and Virginia Simmons Senior Fellow in Health and Technology Policy.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)

Top colleges and the Pell student, Part I
Rice is mentioned.


Rice Business Plan Competition to dole out more funds this year than 2018
An article about the Rice Business Plan Competition, which will be held April 4-6 at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is featured. The competition is expected to draw more than 500 teams and award prizes in excess of $1.5 million. Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance, is quoted and pictured.
Houston Business Journal

Venture fills gaps in connecting tech startups and big energy players
Ed Egan, the former director of the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (now the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth) at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Jan. 23 print edition with a different headline, “New firm links tech startups with big energy.”)

Op-Ed: Commissioner Cagle praises contributions of Morman, Emmett
Alumnus Ed Emmett ’71, senior fellow at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is featured.
Humble-Kingwood Patch

ABC13’s Katherine Whaley expecting first child
Alumna Katherine Whaley ’04 is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Film group to screen ‘Happy Birthday, Marsha!’ in Houston
An article mentions that  Gender Reel Houston presented “Happy Birthday, Marsha!” at Rice Cinema.

If characters from ‘The Office’ went to college in Texas
Rice is mentioned in a slideshow caption.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
NBC says it may eventually pull ‘The Office’ off Netflix to fuel its own streaming service
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)


’13 Eyewitness News at 6 p.m.’
Demographic research from Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research is cited.
KTRK-TV (Houston)


US considers Venezuela oil sanctions as administration backs Maduro opposition
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.
S&P Global Platts (This article also appeared in Platts.)

How Wikipedia infiltrated academia
Kaden Hazzard, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Times Higher Education

Response: ‘Promoting Speaking for ELLs Must Be Intentional’
Alumna Jenny Vo is featured.
Education Week

‘Beyond the Surface: Race, Violence, and Design’
Mark Lee, former Cullinan Chair at Rice, and alumna Delia Duong Ba Wendel will participate in a symposium April 9 at Harvard University.
Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Chuck Baker leaves NRC, becomes president of ASLRRA
An article features alumnus Charles Baker.
Railway Track & Structures (This article also appeared in Trains.)

Violinist Tai Murray joins the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
Theo Chandler, graduate student at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
Broadway World

CU Anschutz partners with Coursera to train next generation of health workers
An article mentions that Rice is one partnering institution that offers multiple courses and specializations in health care on Coursera’s online learning platform.
7th Space Interactive (This article also appeared in Medical Health News and Scienmag.)

Joel Edward Goza: Our theological imagination has often impoverished our racial imagination
An article mentions that urban research was conducted collaboratively with researchers from Rice.
Faith & Leadership


2019 Virginia Festival of the Book at The Paramount Theater
An article mentions that Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities will speak at the 2019 Virginia Festival of the Book’s “An Evening with Festival All-Stars — Lee Smith, Adriana Trigiani, and Douglas Brinkley” March 20.
Augusta Free Press

SMAC ‘For the Love of Music’ concert
Alumnus Philip Bouknight ’97 is featured and pictured.
Smith Mountain Eagle


These 12 last-second game-winners proved college basketball was at its best this weekend
A Texas college basketball roundup mentions that the University of North Texas men’s team defeated Rice 76-75 Jan. 19. 
Martin CBB Blog (Day 73): The 1976 Hoosiers are popping bottles

Mean Green continue hottest start in program history
North Texas Daily
C-USA hoops hurt by non-DI opponents
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Grad transfer Zach Abercrumbia talks visit with Jim Harbaugh, Shaun Nua: ‘Truly enjoyed it’
Former Rice football player Zach Abercrumbia is featured and pictured.
SB Nation

Men’s basketball looks to bounce back
An article about the University of Texas at El Paso men’s basketball team mentions that the Miners defeated Rice Jan. 12.
The Prospector

Record-setting 713 teams earn fall, 2018 Scholar All-America Honors
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s swimming and diving has been honored as Scholar All-Americans for fall of 2018 by achieving an overall GPA of 3.47. Head coach Seth Huston is mentioned.

3 former San Antonio-area athletes are heading to the Super Bowl
Former Rice football player Weldon Humble is pictured in a slideshow.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Carolyn Hax: Dealing with a ‘Debbie Upper’
An article features former Rice head football coach Todd Graham and mentions Rice’s Marching Owl Band.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Sports Views: New A&M-C football staff has South Texas flavor
Former Rice head football coach David Bailiff and former assistant coaches Billy Riebock and Xavier Adibi are mentioned.

Save the date: Trevor Hoffman to have UA jersey retired on opening night
An article about the University of Arizona baseball team mentions that the Wildcats will play Rice Feb. 15.
Arizona Daily Star

Baylor women’s tennis sweeps doubleheader
An article about Baylor University’s women’s tennis team mentions that the Bears defeated Rice Jan. 21.
KXXV Online
Bears women’s tennis continues with doubleheader
KXXV Online
Women’s tennis kicks off home schedule with dominant weekend
Baylor Lariat

Another spin on the Astros’ Hall of Fame with WAR
Former Rice baseball player Lance Berkman is featured.
Climbing Tal’s Hill

Les Koenning hired to become KU’s offensive coordinator and QBs coach
Former Rice assistant football coach Les Koenning is featured and pictured.
Les Miles hires Les Koenning as next OC (This article also appeared in KWCH Online.)

The Holt Report: SHS grad McLafferty named Boston College’s strength coach
Former Rice assistant football coach Scott McLafferty is featured and pictured.
Stillwater News Press

Balanced attack leads UAB to 83-73 victory over UTSA
An article about the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s men’s basketball team mentions that the Blazers will play Rice Jan. 26.
CBS 42 Online

Men’s basketball: Raiders rally for second C-USA win over UTEP
An article about  Middle Tennessee State University’s men’s basketball team mentions that the Raiders will play Rice Jan. 24.
MTSU Sidelines

All 19 FBS divisions, ranked by ‘intrigue factor’ for 2019
Rice football is mentioned.
SB Nation

Medford lands Arkansas offer
Rice is mentioned.

High school sports notebook: Norman North, Edmond North win COAC swim meet
Rice is mentioned.
Tulsa Union’s JT McCloud commits to Utah

Sixers’ Jimmy Butler still questionable for Spurs, but Corey Brewer is ‘good to go’
Rice is mentioned.
The Delaware County Daily Times (This article also appeared in the Reporter and the Mercury.)

The most overpaid defensive coaches in college football 2018
Rice is mentioned.
SB Nation

Men’s hoop: Tennessee moves to No. 1 in AP Top 25, plus college standings
Rice is mentioned.
Times Herald-Record


Baker Institute event will explore controlling corruption in Latin America
Leading experts and government officials from across the Americas will gather at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Jan. 31 to discuss corruption control in Latin America. Keynote speaker Susan Rose-Ackerman, the Henry R. Luce Professor Emeritus of Jurisprudence at Yale University, will examine how corruption significantly affects the United States’ neighboring Latin American countries.

About Stefan De La Garza

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