Dateline Rice for March 20, 2019


New facial bone may someday be grown from patient’s rib
An article features collaborative research by Rice scientists who have developed a way to grow live bone in animal studies, which may offer a new way to treat severe head and facial injuries. Co-authors Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and graduate student Gerry Koons are quoted.

High-pressure research and a return to China: Meet Haiyan Zheng
Alumna Haiyan Zheng is featured and pictured in a Q&A.

Opening up can cultivate better work relationships
An article features a Rice study that determined that people with non-visible stigmas who live openly at work are happier with their overall lives and more productive in the workplace.
Sunday Tribune (This article appeared in the March 17 print edition.)

In college scandal’s wake, parents like John Doerr keep distance
An article mentions that Rice Board of Trustees member Ann Doerr ’75 and her husband John Doerr ’73 funded Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders.


State’s top cop draws governor’s heat after botched noncitizen voting probe
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 two articles and interviewed by KTRH.
The Dallas Morning News (This article appeared on the front page of the March 18 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
O’Rourke donors have eyes on Democrats
The Washington Times (This article appeared in the March 14 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
KTRH-AM (Houston) (This segment aired three times.)

Companies selected to participate in annual Veterans Business Battle
Rice’s Veterans Business Battle, which is April 12-13 at the Jones Graduate School of Business, is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

End of an era: Swamplot founder explains why he called it quits
Larry Albert, lecturer in architecture, is quoted.
Houstonia Magazine

Abbey says education and leadership will be the key to human spaceflight
George Abbey, senior fellow in space policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured and pictured in an article about his March 4 talk at the Baker Institute.
Houston Chronicle’s Pasadena Citizen (This article also appeared in the Chronicle’s Deer Park Broadcaster and Bay Area Citizen.)

Noyce Fellows share experience at Western Region Noyce Conference
Clinical assistant professor Richard Parr, executive director of the Rice University School Mathematics Project, authored an article about the Western Region Noyce Conference at the University of Arizona. Rice Noyce Master Teacher Fellows Lan Wu and Gail Hamilton co-presented with Parr at the conference.
Village News

Russian pianist Artem Kuznetsov named music competition winner
An article about the 35th annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition features Rice Shepherd School of Music graduate student Artem Kuznetsov, who won the gold medal for his performance.
Houston Chronicle’s Woodlands Villager

Houston culinary boss ladies team up
Alumna Claire Smith is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the March 20 print edition.)

Comparing Houston and its suburbs from 1990 to 2015
A Rice student is pictured in a slideshow.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Houston and its suburbs from 1990 to 2015
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)


KTRH-AM (Houston)
A radio broadcast about a new flood alert system developed by Rice experts to monitor and provide real-time information about White Oak Bayou, one of Houston’s most flood-prone waterways, mentions Phil Bedient, the Herman Brown Professor of Engineering and director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, and mentions Jamie Padgett, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. (This segment aired twice.)

‘Fox 26 News at 7 a.m.’
A television broadcast from KRIV and an article from Inside Higher Education mention that former Houston Mayor Annise Parker ’78 will deliver the 2019 commencement address at Rice May 11.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
Commencement speakers announced
Inside Higher Ed


Meet 5 role models who are inspiring young women to get into engineering
An article featuring and picturing Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Rice’s Malcolm Gillis University Professor, professor of bioengineering and director of the Rice 360º Institute for Global Health, mentions that she gave a talk titled “How Bioengineers Can Reduce Health Inequities in the US and Globally” as part of the Linda C. Lucas Leadership Award Lecture Series at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
UAB Reporter

Rice University adds red phosphorus to separators to foil dendrites
Research by James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, which developed a layer of red phosphorus in rechargeable lithium metal batteries to prevent short circuits, is featured
Charged EVs

Infantino’s Gulf War: 48-team 2022 World Cup could make diplomatic situation worse, says survey
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about how the possible expansion of the World Cup soccer tournament from 32 to 48 teams may affect Middle East politics.
Inside World Football (This article also appeared in the print editions of more than 30 other media outlets.) 
Qatar WC expansion plan to raise Gulf tensions

The News International
FIFA Qatar 2022 plan would ‘exacerbate’ Gulf tensions
DunyaNews Pakistan

4 black scholars with current ties to academia elected to the National Academy of Engineering
Alumna Gilda Barabino, who was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, is featured and pictured.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Rice University bioscientists reveal danger of vitamin B12 deficiency
Rice bioscientists have found the first direct link between a diet with too little vitamin B12 and an increased risk of infection by two potentially deadly pathogens. Co-authors Natasha Kirienko, assistant professor of biosciences, lab manager Alexey Revtovich and Will Rice College senior Ryan Lee are quoted. (This article also appeared in The Bullet Ingredients.)

Automated cars, operators fail to detect dangers
New research from Rice and Texas Tech University has found that drivers often fail to spot hazards missed by automated vehicles, and it only gets worse the longer drivers ride in them. Co-author Pat DeLucia, professor of psychological sciences, is quoted.
Body Shop Business

US News releases 2020 MBA rankings
A ranking of MBA programs features Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
As 15 melhores escolas de negócios do mundo, segundo recrutadores (An English translation is not available.)


Vitamin C dosage helps in production of gold nanowires, reveals study
An article features Rice research that determined a vitamin C boost can help turn small gold nanorods into fine gold nanowires. Eugene Zubarev, associate professor of chemistry and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
New Daily Herald

Christian and Noel Holmes, Elizabeth Holmes’ parents: 5 fast facts to know
An article mentions that Christian Holmes formerly served as the executive director of Rice’s Shell Center for Sustainability.

Thinking about the college admissions bribery scandal as bootlegging around a cartel
Rice is mentioned.
Coyote Blog

Positive people in Pinecrest — Juan Carlos Acevedo
Rice is mentioned.
Miami’s Community Newspapers

Texas literary calendar March 18-24, 2019
An events roundup mentions that Rice hosted “The Dirty Side of the Storm: A Post-Harvey Reading with Martha Serpas and Paul Otremba” on March 18.

Living legend
An article featuring Thomas Freeman mentions that he formerly taught at Rice.
Afram News

From NASA to JFK to WPI: The science of space exploration
President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute News

Tesoro de EU lanza ‘salvavidas’ a Citgo para que pueda seguir operando
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. (An English translation is not available. Similar articles also appeared in more than 10 other print editions from media outlets around the world.)

Artigo loucura marcha uma olhada para trás nas carreiras colegiais de gêmeos atuais 
Rice is mentioned. (An English translation is not available.)


Nancy Mulkey finally getting her time at Rice
An article featuring and picturing Rice women’s basketball player Nancy Mulkey, the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year, quotes head coach Tina Langley and mentions players Erica and Olivia Ogwumike.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the March 20 print edition.)

’13 Eyewitness News at 4:30 a.m.’
Several television broadcasts and articles mention that Rice’s women’s basketball team will be competing in the NCAA Tournament. The Owls, ranked No. 21 in the nation and the No. 12 seed in the Chicago Region, play fifth-seeded Marquette University in their first-round game March 22 in College Station, Texas.
KTRK-TV (Houston)
KPRC Channel 2 News at 5 p.m.’
KPRC-TV (Houston)
Illinois professor creates women’s NCAA Tournament simulator
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
7 SEC teams make the NCAA women’s basketball tournament
Texas A&M women’s basketball selected as No. 4 seed in NCAA Tournament
Texas A&M women’s basketball secures 4 seed in NCAA Tournament
Locals head to NCAA women’s tournament
Kenosha News
March Madness: Area schools ready to dance
Defender Network
Jordan Brock and Tennessee Tech headed to WNIT
WYMT Online
NCAA women’s tournament bracket revealed early by ESPN after ‘technical error’
The Keene Sentinel

If academics ruled basketball (women’s edition)
Inside Higher Ed’s Academic Performance Tournament, which judges who would win the NCAA basketball tournaments if they were based on classroom performance, mentions the Rice women’s team.
Inside Higher Ed

Aggies take down Rice, 8-3, behind another strong offensive performance
The Rice baseball team lost to Texas A&M University 8-3 on March 19 in College Station.
D1 Digest: Hogs go wild in Austin

Early runs propel Roadrunners past Houston Baptist
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team will play a three-game series against the University of Texas at San Antonio March 22-24 at Reckling Park.
UTSA Athletics

How to watch: Arkansas vs. Texas
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin earlier this season.

Marshall grad Amere Lattin named AAC track athlete of the week
An article mentions Rice’s March 22 Victor Lopez Invitational track meet.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

5-star basketball recruit Brooks picks Kentucky
An article mentions that Lauren Schwartz plans to play basketball at Rice.
Lexington Herald-Leader (This article appeared in the March 16 print edition.)
Lady Raiders rule at girls’ Sweet 16
Lexington Herald-Leader (This article appeared in the March 18 print edition.)

A deeper look at UNC and Duke’s brackets 
Former Rice head men’s basketball coach Mike Rhoades is mentioned.
F3News (This article also appeared in WRAL Sports Fan.)

TTU women accept WBI bid, face Akron Thursday
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team won the Women’s Basketball Invitational in 2017.
Cookeville Herald Citizen
UTRGV women’s basketball to compete in Women’s Basketball Invitational

FSU football: Writer rips location of Noles 2019 season opener
Rice’s football team is mentioned.

How new Cowboys DL Christian Covington can help improve the Dallas defense
Former Rice football player Christian Covington is featured and pictured.
Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)

Tracking players exploring transfer options
Former Rice football players Zach Abercrumbia and Roe Wilkins are mentioned.

Browns re-sign cornerback Phillip Gaines
Former Rice football player Phillip Gaines is mentioned.
Akron Beacon Journal

Chicago Bears: Mark Fields will make you forget about Bryce Callahan
Former Rice football player Bryce Callahan is mentioned.
Johnny Football takes express lane
Calgary Sun (This article appeared in the March 17 print edition, and it appeared in the print edition of more than 10 other media outlets in Canada.)

Report: AAC lands $1 billion media rights deal
Rice is mentioned.
Denton Record-Chronicle

Andrew Sendejo agrees to 1-year deal with Philadelphia Eagles
Former Rice football player Andrew Sendejo is featured.


Despite high ridership, Gulfton’s obstructed sidewalks challenge connectivity to transit stops
Despite having the highest public transit ridership in the city, 59 percent of the street segments connecting Gulfton residents to public transit stops have some type of obstruction such as broken pavement or tree and shrub overgrowth, according to a new report from 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.