Dateline Rice for Jan. 29, 2019


US targets Venezuela with tough oil sanctions during crisis of power
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 several outlets and interviewed by the BBC World Service about recently imposed sanctions on Venezuela by the U.S.
The New York Times (This article also appeared on the front page of the Jan. 29 print edition with a different headline, “US pummels reeling Venezuela with sanctions.”)
‘Newshour from the BBC World Service’
WNYC-FM (New York. This segment aired on over 900 affiliate radio stations around the world.)
Tension mounts between USA and Venezuela
Shale Energy Insider
Guaidó se autoproclama ‘presidente encargado’: Qué efectos tendría que EE.UU. corte los pagos al gobierno de Maduro por petróleo de Venezuela
The World News (An English translation is not available.)


The Trump administration learns that fighting gravity is hard
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is cited in an analysis of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Annual Energy Outlook.
Washington Post (This article also appeared in the Jan. 29 print edition with a different headline, “Try as he might, Trump can’t save the coal industry,” and it appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune.)
America’s energy future: What the government misses in its long-term outlook and why it matters
InsideClimate News
New report says the future of EVs in the U.S. looks grim

Why do gold nanorods emit different colored light?
Research by Stephan Link, professor of chemistry and computer and electrical engineering, and graduate student Yi-Yu Cai that determined photoluminescence, rather than Raman scattering, gives gold nanoparticles their remarkable light-emitting properties, is featured.
Plasmonic pioneers fire away in fight over light
Science Daily (This article also appeared in NewsCaf, Health Medicine Network and Scienmag.)

Trump so passionate about bible literacy that he wants it taught in public schools
David Brockman, a nonresident scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
New York Magazine

Waarom iedere man een keer in het buitenland moet hebben gewoond
Rice research is featured.
Esquire Netherlands (An English translation is not available.)


Venezolanos de Houston celebran cambios, pero temen por caos
Luis Duno-Gottberg, department chair and associate professor of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, is quoted in an article about how Venezuelan expatriates living in Houston reacted to the political developments in the country.
Houston Chronicle (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Houston named a top city for minority entrepreneur success
Demographic research from Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research is cited.
CultureMap Houston

Gov. Abbott, let us scientists help you understand climate change
An article cites Rice research that determined that Texas may be able to supplant coal with wind and solar power.
Dallas Morning News


What is happening in Venezuela?
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, is interviewed about the political developments in Venezuela.
Texas Public Radio (This segment aired on 23 radio stations across Texas.)


Turning natural gas into carbon nanotubes cuts energy use, carbon dioxide emissions 
An article features and pictures Matteo Pasquali, the A. J. Hartsook Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and NanoEngineering, who won a $3.3 million federal grant to develop a method to convert natural gas into carbon nanotubes for materials that can replace metals.
Advanced Manufacturing (This article also appeared in Nanowerk.)
US researchers developing new way of making carbon materials from methane
ECNS (This article also appeared in Xinhua.)

Everything you need to know about Zealandia: Earth’s hidden continent
An article about the continent of Zealandia quotes Gerald Dickens, professor of Earth, environment and planetary sciences.
Interesting Engineering

Multichannel bioreactor for lung regeneration analysis
Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is quoted.
Medical Xpress (This article also appeared in Scienmag.)

Lift your legacy: If she can do it, so can I with Pheramor CEO and co-founder Brittany Berreto and Rabbi Jacob Rupp
Jack Gill, professor in the practice of entrepreneurship at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is mentioned.

Florida heart and lung institute welcomes new cardiothoracic surgeon Hiep C. Nguyen, MD
Alumnus Hiep Nguyen is featured and pictured.
Orlando Medical News

Retirement plan advisor partners can be strong advocates for 401k plan
An article and accompanying video discuss takeaways from a recent Fiduciary Education Session held at Rice.
401K TV


How to stop rogue gene editing
An article about gene editing in humans mentions 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. (This New York Times article also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

UAE slammed for politicizing sports
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Qatar Tribune

Kansas City lyric opera artists to perform at Northwest Jan. 30
Alumnus Joseph Leppek is featured and pictured.
Nodaway News Leader

Rice Oil and Gas Conference in March to look for ways to meet HPC demand 
An article mentions that Rice’s Ken Kennedy Institute will host the 12th annual Rice Oil and Gas High Performance Computing Conference March 4-6.
Inside HPC (This article also appeared in Enterprise Tech, Le Lezard and Global Banking & Finance Review.)
Ken Kennedy Institute at Rice University prepares energy industry to meet computing-capacity demand 
HPC Wire

Coinbase CEO: Full promise of bitcoin yet to be realized, still in very early stage
Alumnus Brian Armstrong ’05 is featured.
NewsBTC (This article also appeared in News BTC, Crypto Media and Blockonomi.)

Johns Hopkins U nabs prime DC location with $372.5M Newseum building
Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts is mentioned.
Education Dive

Eastside Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards
Baker College junior Meredith Carle is featured.
Issaquah Reporter

Opinion: Yet another textbook rant
An article mentions OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
The Washtenaw Voice


Lance Berkman’s case shows Hall of Fame voting flaws
Former Rice baseball player Lance Berkman is featured and pictured.

Men’s tennis drops road match at Rice
An article about the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley’s men’s tennis team mentions that the Vaqueros lost 0-4 to Rice Jan. 26 at Rice’s George R. Brown Tennis Center. Owls Sumit Sukar, Jacob Eskeland, Eric Rutledge, Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, Adam Oscislawski and Daniel Warren are mentioned.

Etienne wins high jump, Gaither 2nd in 60m dash
An article mentions that Martel College senior Hannah Jackson won the women’s 200m at the Houston Invitational.
Bahamas Tribune (This article also appeared in Tribune 24.)

Gafford gets going in 2nd half
Rice basketball is mentioned.
Northwest Arkansas Gazette

2018 biggest surprises, disappointments: What were the expectations for all 130 teams?
Rice football is featured.
MSN Sports (This article also appeared in College Football News and PressFrom.)

Ellison football team learns from opportunity to observe Washington State bowl practice
Rice is mentioned.

Noonan returns to St. Pius X as head football coach
A slideshow caption mentions Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)


What must happen to avoid a second government shutdown?
The U.S. government has reopened, but only temporarily. To remain open, a deal must be reached on border security. Rice political scientist Paul Brace is available to discuss what must take place between now and Feb. 15 to avoid a second government shutdown.

About Stefan De La Garza

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