Dateline Rice for March 22, 2019


Marquette rallies for 58-54 OT win over Rice
Several articles mention that Rice’s women’s basketball team, which is ranked No. 21 in the nation and was the No. 12 seed in the Chicago Region of the NCAA Tournament, lost March 22 to fifth-seeded Marquette University 58-54 in the first-round game.
Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 75 other media outlets.)
Rice women fall to Marquette in OT, eliminated from NCAA Tournament
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Marquette women survive overtime battle, beat Rice in NCAA Tournament first round
WTMJ Online
‘Wake Up! with SallyMac and Lina’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
‘Fox 26 Morning News Extra’
KRIV-TV (Houston) (This segment aired 12 times.)
Carter back from injury to lead A&M against Wright State
Fox Sports (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
News roundup: Rep. says lack of air conditioning in state prisons is ‘cooking’ inmates
Texas Standard (This broadcast aired on over 25 radio stations across Texas.)


Cars are regulated for safety — why not information technology?
Moshe Vardi, University Professor and Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering, a professor of computer science and director of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology at Rice, authored an op-ed arguing for the need for government regulations to protect consumer data.
The Conversation (This article also appeared in more than 70 other media outlets.)

Bacteria time their comeback after antibiotic attack
A new study by Rice researchers that determined there is no correlation between the bacterial extinction probabilities widely used to establish antibiotic doses and actual extinction times is featured. Anatoly Kolomeisky, professor of chemistry and of chemical and biomolecular engineering and the department chair of chemistry, and postdoctoral research Hamid Teimouri, are quoted.
Futurity (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Fifty years after Apollo 11, the view of Earth from the moon
President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
The New Yorker


Deer Park residents try to cope with concerns over air quality
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted in an article about a recent Houston-area industrial park fire.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the March 22 print edition.)
Experts: Benzene levels stoke fears but unlikely to cause health effects
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Has Dan Patrick loosened his conservative ties? Some of his staunchest supporters say yes
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 an article about Texas politics.
Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)

US exports get more competitive in NAFTA countries while losing ground in China
David Gantz, a fellow in trade and international economics at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about how the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement has affected trade.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the March 22 print edition.)

East Texas has grown into nation’s ‘wood basket’
Jesus Vassallo, the Gus Wortham Assistant Professor of Architecture, is quoted in an article about how the change in the International Building Code, which has doubled the allowed height of a wooden building to 18 stories, may affect Texas’ forestry industry.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Hill to talk politics, #MeToo at Rice lecture
An article featuring Anita Hill, who will give a talk titled “From Social Movement to Social Impact: Putting an End to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace” on March 25 at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, quotes Helena Michie, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor in Humanities and director of Rice’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality. The event is part of Rice’s Gray/Wawro Lecture Series in Gender, Health and Well-being.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the March 22 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Station Houston creates new position to boost community engagement
An article mentions that Rice has an academic partnership with startup hub Station Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week
A roundup of innovation stories in Houston highlights the partnership between the Rice Angel Network and Cannon Ventures, which aims to better provide capital to startups.
InnovationMap Houston

Business calendar: Upcoming events in the area
A business events roundup mentions that Allison Thacker, president and chief investment officer of Rice Management Co., will speak March 27 at the Urban Land Institute-Houston Urban Marketplace Conference at the Marriott Marquis in Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Scholarship funds for your student are more available than you might think
An article mentions The Rice Investment, an initiative offering full-tuition scholarships and grants to students from low- and middle-income families.
KRIS Corpus Christi News


Top 5 farmers markets around town
An article mentions the Rice Farmer’s Market.
KPRC Click2Houston (This broadcast segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)

How parents can help children adjust after moving
Anna Rhodes, an assistant professor of sociology at Rice who examined how children adjust to more affluent neighborhoods and higher-performing schools after their families moved with the help of a housing voucher program, is interviewed.
WDIV ClickOnDetroit (This broadcast segment also aired on WDIV-TV in Detroit, appeared on News 8 Online and aired on WTNH-TV in New Haven, Connecticut.)


3D printing aids growth of jawbone patch in 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-author Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and graduate student Gerry Koons are quoted.
Health Data Management

6 dreamy wedding ideas from the wedding planners who created them
An article mentions that a wedding reception was held at the Cohen House at Rice’s Faculty Club.
Elite Daily


A Stanford geophysicist discusses how machine learning can illuminate the planet’s inner workings
An article about a study of machine-learning algorithms trained to explore geologic data streams to help scientists answer persistent questions about how the Earth works mentions that co-authors are affiliated with Rice.
Stanford University News

Check it out: Mashpee Public Library — March 22, 2019
An article mentions that alumna Jane Scarborough will teach a free six-week course on the history of the Supreme Court at the Mashpee Public Library in Massachusetts.
The Mashpee Enterprise

Rev. Dwight Andrews headlines jazz fundraiser for St. John UCC in Collinsville
An article mentions that Dwight Andrews formerly taught at Rice.
St. Louis American


Postseason teams tapped Greater Houston pipeline
A roundup of Houston-area women’s basketball players in the NCAA Tournament features Rice players Lauren Grigsby, Nicole Iademarco, Nancy Mulkey, Erica Ogwumike and Olivia Ogwumike.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the March 22 print edition.)

UTSA and Rice square off in Houston
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

Irish set to open outdoor season at Victor Lopez Invitational
An article mentions Rice’s Victor Lopez Invitational track meet.
Observer Online

No. 29 Red Raiders head to Houston for Rice Invitational
An article mentions the Ralph O’Connor Rice Invitational tennis tournament.
The Daily Toreador

Marcus Evans will play against UCF in NCAA Tournament
Former Rice basketball player Marcus Evans is featured.
WTVR Online

At least one Longhorn legend wants Smart to come back
Former Rice baseball pitcher Allan Ramirez, who broke Texas’ NCAA-record 34-game win streak in 1977, is featured.
Austin American-Statesman (Subscriptions is required.) 

‘He was the smartest kid I’ve ever coached’: Jeremy Jones’ HS coach reflects on his career
Former Rice football player Jeremy Jones is featured. (This segment aired on KREM-TV in Spokane.)

3 takeaways from free agency for the Denver Broncos
Former Rice football player Bryce Callahan is featured.

Rookies to watch 2019
Former Rice golf player Mario Carmona is featured.


Rice University announces tuition for fall 2019
Rice’s total undergraduate tuition for the 2019-20 school year will increase 3.1 percent to $63,252. As in previous years, Rice will meet the full financial need of admitted students. Last fall, the university announced the enhancement of its financial aid program with The Rice Investment, an initiative that takes effect this fall for all undergraduate domestic students enrolled at Rice.

Chemicals induce dipoles to damp plasmons
Novel experiments at Rice and the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, along with theoretical work at Princeton University, determined that molecules placed on the surface of a single gold nanorod affect its plasmonic response by altering the electronic structure of the particle itself. The finding could enhance applications like catalysis that involve plasmon-driven chemistry.

About Stefan De La Garza

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