Dateline Rice for Jan. 30, 2019


Howard Schultz and the promise of the CEO president
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted in an article about Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s possible 2020 presidential run. Brinkley also is quoted in Esquire about scandals that may affect the Trump administration.
CNN (This article also appeared in KXLH Online.)
The great American heist

Citgo, the last gem of Venezuela’s collapsed oil sector
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 article about developments in Venezuela.
France 24 (This Agence France Presse article also appeared in 70 other media outlets.)
US seeks to cripple Venezuela’s No.1 ‘vehicle for embezzlement’ (This article also appeared in Nasdaq.)
New sanctions throw wrench at Venezuela’s creditors
Law360 (Subscription is required.)
Juan Guaidó y la crisis en Venezuela: Qué impacto tendrán para la economía de Venezuela las sanciones petroleras aplicadas por EE.UU.
BBC Mundo (This article also appeared in El Universal, MSN Dinero and Yahoo! Finanzas.)
Sanciones de EU a PDVSA acercan a Venezuela hacia el desabasto de gasoline
Yucatán a la Mano (An English translation is not available.)
Citgo, permata terakhir dari sektor minyak Venezuela yang runtuh.
Radar Bolmong (An English translation is not available.)

The Daily 202: Koch network poised to scale up efforts to remake K-12 education with a pilot project in 5 states
An article mentions OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.)

Investigadores piden medidas urgentes para regular la modificación genética
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.
The New York Times (An English translation is not available.)
The US scientists who knew about CRISPRed babies
The Scientist
China wants to protect its genetic engineering reputation
Khmer Times


Rice University’s School of Engineers wants to solve the world’s problems
David Medina, director of multicultural community relations at Rice, authored an article featuring and picturing Reginald DesRoches, the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of the George R. Brown School of Engineering, professor of civil and environmental engineering and professor of mechanical engineering. Yvette Pearson, associate dean for accreditation, assessment and strategic initiatives at the George R. Brown School, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Listen: How should the Catholic Church address the sex abuse scandal?
Annie Zavyalova, the Verne F. Simons Distinguished Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is interviewed in a Houston Chronicle editorial board podcast about why scandal persists in the Catholic Church and what should be done to fully address it.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Video: The rational middle on visas for skilled workers
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.

Opportunity Zones generate prospects and puzzles for area developments Valley Ranch, Grand Texas
A study by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research about Houston’s Opportunity Zones, major developments that attract investors through tax benefits, is cited in the Houston Chronicle. Research from the Kinder Institute is mentioned in a television broadcast from KRIV.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
‘Fox 26 News: Isiah Factor Uncensored’
KRIV-TV (Houston)

UAlbany student photo group defends its darkroom, studio
Kelley Callaway, director of student media in Rice’s Office of Student Affairs, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

25 things to do in Houston before you die
Several articles feature James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Houston bucket list
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
My top 5: Violinist and founder of KINETIC Natalie Lin 
365 Things To Do in Houston

Houston realtor’s past expertise bolsters her real estate present
William Ward Watkin, the founding director of Rice’s architecture department, is mentioned.
CultureMap Houston

Princeton Review reveals Texas’ best value colleges 2019
Rice’s Lovett Hall is featured in a slideshow.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)


What role does religion play on college campuses?
Elaine Howard Ecklund, professor of sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program at Rice and graduate student Sharan Mehta are interviewed in a new episode of “Houston Matters.” The episode also mentions that Actors From The London Stage will perform “King Lear” at Rice Jan. 31-Feb. 2. Ecklund also is quoted in the Christian Century.
Houston Public Media
Full Show: Police officer shooting update and uncovering who murdered a CIA agent (Jan. 29, 2019)
Houston Public Media
Actors From The London Stage perform ‘King Lear’ at Rice University
Houston Public Media
Is evangelicalism at war with science?
The Christian Century

BNN Bloomberg
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is featured in a television broadcast about his research that determined that Texas may be able to supplant coal with wind and solar power. Katy News mentions that Cohan will give the talk “Climate Change & What You Can Do” Feb. 24 at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church. Cohan also is quoted in and Carbon Brief, and his research is cited in
Sunday evening conversations on creation continue…
The Katy News
Catherine Rampell: Trump administration losing fight against gravity (This Washington Post article also appeared in 10 other media outlets and a previous edition of Dateline.)
‘Staggering moron’: Trump slammed for climate change tweet
Carbon Brief

Mass pollution at Texas coal plants poses major threat to human health and the environment
An article cites Rice research.

Why the President hasn’t done the wall by himself
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 quoted.
In Texas, university regents are less diverse than their schools’ students
Eagle Pass Business Journal

Turner administration plans overhaul of retiree health benefits to avert budget crisis
Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is interviewed.
Houston Public Media

KGO-FM (San Francisco)
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. (This segment aired twice.)
WABC-AM (New York) (This segment aired five additional times.)

Rice University biologist talks Big Thicket ant research with Kountze high school students
Scott Solomon, associate teaching professor in biosciences at Rice, is featured and pictured.
12news Online (This article also appeared in KBMT Online and KJAC Online.)

Opera star David Daniels and husband arrested on sexual assault charges
An article explores alumnus Samuel Schultz’s ’09 decision to “say #MeToo” and come forward about abuse.
NPR (This article appeared in more than 150 media outlets.)
Report: Houston opera singer arrested in rape case
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)


Earth’s continental nurseries discovered beneath mountains
Rice research that determined continental crust formed deep beneath continental arcs like the Andes Mountains is featured. Members of Rice’s Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences pictured include Cin-Ty Lee, professor and chair of the department, research scientist Gelu Costin, postdoctoral research associate Ming Tang and temporary research scientist and Hehe Jiang. (This article also appeared in 7thSpace, Science Daily, Infosurhoy, Technology Networks and Science Codex.)
Did everywhere start out like a mountain?

Without the impact that formed the moon, we might not have life on Earth 
Numerous articles that feature Rice research, which determined how the essential elements for life ended up on Earth, cite Rajdeep Dasgupta, professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, and graduate student Damanveer Grewal.
Universe Today (Similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Plasmonic pioneers fire away in fight over 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.
R&D Magazine (This article also appeared in Energy Daily, Science and Technology Research News and Knowridge.)

New material can morph into complex shape
The research of Rafael Verduzco, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and graduate student Morgan Barnes, who created a rubbery, shape-shifting material that morphs from one sophisticated form to another on demand, is featured.
DesignNews (This article also appeared in Vision Times.)

Stephen Mackwell named AIP deputy executive officer
An article features Stephen Mackwell and mentions that he is an adjunct professor at Rice’s Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences.

Rice team awarded $3.3M ARPA-E OPEN+ grant to convert methane into carbon nanotubes
An article mentions that 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.
Green Car Congress

Houston Grand Opera announces concert of arias 2019 finalists
An article mentions that Nicholas Newton has appeared in performances at Rice.
Broadway World

Financial wellness total rewards programs go a step beyond
An article and accompanying video discuss takeaways from a recent Fiduciary Education Session held at Rice.
401K TV

Rice University Business Plan Competition 2019 in USA
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.

In memoriam: Jan. 2019
An article mentions that alumnus Edward Skomal ’47 died Dec. 8, 2018.
The Institute


Sala de emergencias del Strip hace olas con un nuevo modelo de negocios
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice’s Baker Institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences, is quoted in an article analyzing a free-standing emergency room in Las Vegas.
El Tiempo (An English translation is not available.)

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

Opinion: USC should support a partnership with LA Metro
An article mentions that Rice offers its student incentives for civic engagement.
Daily Trojan Online


AP women’s basketball poll: Baylor replaces Notre Dame as new No.1 in Top 25
An article about the Associated Press’ Top 25 women’s basketball teams mentions Rice.
Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in The Post and Courier, WSJM Sports and KBTX.)

Parents request teen fitness classes: Focus on fitness, goal-setting and having fun 
Former Rice swimming and diving member Carter Graves is quoted.
Coronado Times Newspaper

Texas A&M volleyball announces spring schedule
An article mentions that Texas A&M University’s volleyball team will play Rice April 5. Rice is the defending Conference USA regular-season and tournament champion.
KBTX Online

Looking ahead to Texas’ 2019 season
An article mentions that Rice football will play the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 14 at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Experience, pitching depth spur optimistic outlook for Kats
An article about Sam Houston State University’s baseball team mentions that the Bearkats will play Rice this season.
The Huntsville Item

Scouting report: DT Ed Oliver, Houston
Rice is mentioned.
SB Nation

’21 WR Cristian Dixon talks new SEC offer
Rice is mentioned.

NFL filler agate for Jan. 28
An article mentions that tickets for the 1974 Super Bowl held at Rice Stadium were $15.
Journal Times

Chalk talk: Middle Tennessee at North Texas
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team defeated Middle Tennessee State University Jan. 24.
Denton Record-Chronicle
Slow start plagues MTSU in 70-53 loss at North Texas
Murfreesboro Post

Mansfield Timberview has set the standard in both girls’ and boys’ basketball
Rice basketball player Chris Mullins is mentioned.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Subscription is required.)

Revisiting our 2014 Fabulous 55 (and no, you won’t find Patrick Mahomes or D’Onta Foreman on it)
Rice is mentioned.
Austin American-Statesman (Subscription is required.)

First place on the line Saturday at The Convo
Rice basketball is mentioned.
UTSA Athletics

Composed Bieniemy breaks onto the scene
Former Rice assistant basketball coach Carlin Hartman is quoted.

Texas baseball experiences changes to the lineup and Disch-Falk Field
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team will play against the University of Texas at Austin later this season.

Insell becomes MTSU’s all-time winningest coach against North Texas 
Several article mention that Rice’s women’s basketball team defeated Middle Tennessee State University Jan. 24.
Murfreesboro Post 
Insell makes history as Lady Raiders win

Cannon Courier
Insell sets standard for MTSU basketball coaches
Nashville Post
Women’s basketball: Rick Insell hits milestone victory in defensive battle against North Texas
MTSU Sidelines
Women’s basketball: Lady Raiders lose first C-USA game of the season to Rice 60-47
MTSU Sidelines

Chuck Landon: Herd’s slate was toughest in C-USA
Rice basketball is mentioned.
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Ranking the top NFL rookies: Nos. 1-3
Rice is mentioned.

Calvin Anderson makes positive first step toward NFL goal
Former Rice football player Calvin Anderson is featured.

Region collegians: Miller hits winning shot for North Texas hoops
An article mentions that the University of North Texas’ men’s basketball team defeated Rice earlier this season.

Monarchs honor Anne Donovan in cloth and performance
An article featuring the Old Dominion University’s women’s basketball team mentions that the Monarchs will play Rice later this season.
13 News Online (This article also appeared in WTKR.)
ODU women rout UTSA, keep proving they’re far better than 11th in Conference USA
Daily Press

Baseball looks to return to winning reputation in 2019
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team will compete in the Shriners Hospital for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston March 1-3.
TCU 360

LSU approves changes to football, baseball ticket prices
An article mentions that Louisiana State University’s football team will play Rice in Houston in 2020.

Martin CBB blog (day 80): The full 144-game rundown
A college basketball roundup mentions that the University of Alabama at Birmingham defeated Rice earlier this season.
KMA Land

College football’s toughest 2019 schedules for contenders
An article about the University of Texas at Austin’s football team mentions that the Longhorns will play Rice next season.

Arkansas drops match to No. 2 Ohio State
An article mentions former Rice women’s track and field coach Victor Lopez.
Arkansas Razorbacks

MSU, Ole Miss in top 15 of USA Today preseason baseball poll
Rice baseball player Matt Canterino is mentioned.
The Commercial Dispatch

Eargle, Uzo-Diribe and Woodruff join Kansas football staff
An article mentions that Nicholls State University’s football team defeated Rice in 2007.
Kansas Jayhawks

Noonan returns to St. Pius X as head football coach
A photo caption mentions Rice.
Houston Chronicle’s Bellaire Examiner (This article also appeared in the Chronicle’s Memorial Examiner.)


Transformation of Sears building into The Ion begins in May
The long-awaited renovation of the historic Sears building on Houston’s Main Street will begin in May 2019, launching the project that will transform a local landmark into the centerpiece of a thriving innovation district. The renovated building will be rechristened as The Ion and designed to bring the area’s entrepreneurial, corporate and academic communities together into collaborative spaces and programs.

Uber had little impact on traffic deaths in South Africa, Baker Institute expert finds
Uber may reduce traffic death rates due to drunk driving in the U.S., recent studies suggest, but researchers report a different result in South Africa. The introduction of Uber in South Africa did not lead to either an increase or a large decrease in province-level traffic-related deaths, according to a report co-authored by an expert at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Did government segregate America?
Richard Rothstein, a scholar of educational and housing policy and a fellow at the Economic Policy Institute, will discuss how America’s cities came to be racially divided through explicitly racial policies of federal, state and local governments, rather than through individual prejudices, income differences or private market institutions like banks and real estate agencies at a Feb. 13 lecture hosted by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban research.

About Stefan De La Garza

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