Dateline Rice for April 22, 2019 (Weekend Edition)


Trump still faces political danger after Mueller report
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted or featured in several articles. Brinkley discusses his book “American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race” on C-SPAN2.
The Boston Globe
NASA’s other booster rocket
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the April 21 print edition.)
Douglas Brinkley, ‘American Moonshot’
The value of rating presidents
History News Network
Douglas Brinkley, author of ‘American Moonshot,’ to speak in Idaho Falls
Post Register

Why Notre Dame didn’t completely crumble in the blaze. And why it could take decades to repair.
John Casbarian, the Harry K. and Albert K. Smith Professor in Architecture and director of the School of Architecture’s external programs, is quoted in an article about the Notre Dame Cathedral fire.
USA Today
Rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral could cost up to $3.3 billion, French officials say
The Inquisitr

Syringe ‘watch’ puts a life-saving allergy shot on your wrist
An undergraduate research project at Rice that developed a wearable device for allergy sufferers is featured. Martel College senior Justin Tang and Sid Richardson senior Albert Han are featured in a broadcast from WEWS.
Engadget (This article also appeared in more than 15 other media outlets.)
‘Good Morning Cleveland at 5 a.m.’
WEWS-TV (Cleveland) (This segment aired twice.)

Alan Garcia’s suicide sparks misguided myth that corruption thrives under pro-free-market governments | Opinion
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.
Miami Herald (This article also appeared in the April 21 print edition.)

What a difference a decade makes …
An op-ed authored by Chris Bronk mentions that he is a former fellow for information technology policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Autistic adults share business, job ideas at Houston event
An article featuring Spectrum Fusion’s Reactor Room, a forum that provides opportunities for adults on the autism spectrum, mentions that it was held at Rice March 21.
Miami Herald (This Houston Chronicle article also appeared in the April 22 print edition of the Dallas Moring News and more than 30 other media outlets, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)


‘Kumbaya,’ for real? Gov. Greg Abbott is hands-on with Texas lawmakers this year as he presses for big wins
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 and interviewed about Texas politics.
Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared in the April 21 print edition.)
Flush with donor cash, Ellis uses stock market to pad campaign fortune
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
Democrats look to maintain Texas momentum despite challenges
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Lively Houston mayoral race, longer terms spark early activity in council contests
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the April 21 print edition.)
Texas lawmakers to debate increasing sales tax next week
KLBJ Online
WOAI-AM (San Antonio) (This segment aired twice.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas) (This segment aired three times.)

What’s the etiquette of email? [Opinion]
Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted in an op-ed authored by Jennifer Latson, editor of Rice Business Wisdom.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Exports on wheels: Semis haul LNG south of the border
Michael Maher, senior program adviser for the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about exporting liquefied natural gas to Mexico.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the April 21 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it first appeared online.)

Out of many, Juan emerges as complete
An op-ed authored by Juan Palomo mentions that he has freelanced at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, and he quotes Otilia Obodaru, assistant professor of management at the Jones School.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the April 20 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Boulevard Oaks’ ‘Monopoly house’
The 2019 Rice Design Alliance Architecture Tour set for April 27-28 is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the April 21 print edition.)

Unity of Houston’s Cindy Cline still feels the love after Harvey
An article featuring Cindy Cline mentions that she earned a certificate in marketing from Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the April 21 print edition.)

Alamo Heights ISD election unfolds under financial uncertainties 
Alumnus David Hornberger is featured and pictured.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)

Researchers report high performance solid-state sodium-ion battery
An article mentions that Rice research scientist Tanguy Terlier and Jun Lou, professor of associate department chair of materials science and nanoengineering, contributed to the development of solid-state sodium-ion batteries.
University of Houston News (This article also appeared in Green Car Congress, Naaju, Science Daily, Bright Surf, Bioengineer and Scienmag.) 
Best of Last Week: Travel through wormholes, electricity from snow and health risk of dining late, skipping breakfast
Science X

Houston book events: April 21-27
An article mentions that the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series event April 22 at Rice’s Stude Concert Hall will feature Tayari Jones and Richard Powers.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the April 21 print edition.)
Tayari Jones proves you can go home again
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the April 21 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
Tayari Jones updates us on her year of Oprah

Sun rises on new journey
Wiess College junior Michael McDowell is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the April 21 print edition.)

Fine Arts Society of Liberty, Texas, provides night of culture for middle school students
An article mentions Rice’s Shepherd School of Music Symphony Orchestra.
Bluebonnet News

Spy threat hits MD Anderson
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the April 21 print edition of the Chronicle and in the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)


KTRH-AM (Houston)
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is interviewed. (This segment aired twice.)

Yo-Yo Ma at the border and a Sesame Street snub: The good, bad and ugly of the news
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Health and Biosciences, participates in a roundtable discussion of the week’s news.
Houston Public Media (This “Houston Matters” segment aired twice.)

What Houston can learn from mid-sized towns like Oklahoma City
A broadcast features Mick Cornett, former four-term mayor of Oklahoma City, who will speak at Rice April 22 about what larger cities like Houston can learn from the successes of midsize cities.
Houston Public Media (This “Houston Matters” segment aired twice.)

Failure is an option
President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Ted Radio Hour on NPR (This segment aired on more than 970 stations across the U.S.)
Bill Uhrich: As Easter and Earth Day come together, so should we
Reading Eagle
‘One small step for man’: Førstehåndsvidner til Apollo 11 tager dig med tilbage til den første månelanding (An English translation is not available.)

The rambling boy: Rice University and the murder of its benefactor
The life of William Marsh Rice is featured in a broadcast.
Marfa Public Radio


Introducing Harvard design school’s new dean
Sarah Whiting, dean of Rice’s School of Architecture and the William Ward Watkin Professor of Architecture, will assume the deanship of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design on July 1.
The Construction Specifier (This article also appeared in Dezeen and ArchDaily Brasil.)

The most important skill you never learned — expert tips to solve problems like top strategy consultants  
Erik Dane, distinguished associate professor at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Young Upstarts

Chemist James Tour is scathing, hilarious: ‘Show me the chemistry’ of abiogensis. ‘It’s not there.’ 
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, who spoke at the Discovery Institute’s 2019 Dallas Conference on Science and Faith, is featured.
Evolution News & Science Today

Americans breathing easier with fewer particulates in the air
An article mentions a Rice study that suggests that states are successfully reducing harmful fine particulate matter air pollutants.

Microsoft, Intel to partner with Houston on startup accelerator
Rice’s plan to redevelop the historic Midtown Sears building into The Ion, the centerpiece of an innovation district built in collaboration with other Houston agencies and institutions, is mentioned.
Smart Cities Dive

The 20 richest women in the world in 2019
An article features alumna Randa Duncan Williams.
Money Inc.

Los bioingenieros programan las células como procesadores de senales digitales
Rice research that dramatically expands the chemical, physical and environmental cues engineers can use to prompt programmed responses from engineered organisms is featured. Co-author Caleb Bashor, assistant professor of biosciences and bioengineering, is quoted.
TecNoticias (This article also appeared in Health Medicine Network and


Find new inspiration with these time-tested approaches to creativity
Anthony Brandt, professor of composition and theory and author of “The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World,” is featured in a video discussing his research.
Big Think

Northwestern student startups win more than $500,000 in Rice Business Plan Competition
The Rice Business Plan Competition at the Jones Graduate School of Business is mentioned, and a video of the “Elevator Pitch” competition is included.
Northwestern University News

What does life in space feel like? 
Alumna Shannon Walker is featured and pictured.
News Gram

225 years of Tar Heels: Robert Martin
Alumnus Robert Martin is featured and pictured.
UNC Chapel Hill

‘Sons of Serendip’ to perform April 29
Alumnus Mason Morton is featured.
Examiner Enterprise

Tinkler discusses Notre Dame fire, rebuilding
An article features and pictures alumnus Michael Tinkler.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges News

Students put energy-efficient cars to the test at Shell Eco-Marathon Americas
An article mentions that a Rice student was awarded a Southwest Research Institute Scholarship at the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas Mileage Challenge at Sonoma Raceway.
New Kerala

Wet Ink Ensemble gives musical voice to women in literature
An article features alumna Kate Soper.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

IFSC concede título de professor honorário a José Nelson Onuchic
José Onuchic, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy, is featured and pictured.
Jornal da USP (An English translation is not available.)

Un estudio muestra las ventajas de vivir una temporada en el extranjero
Rice is mentioned.
TICbeat (An English translation is not available.)


Rice women claim C-USA tennis title
An article featuring Rice’s women’s tennis team, which won its sixth Conference USA title in the last seven years with a 4-2 win over Old Dominion University April 21 at the George R. Brown Tennis Center, quotes and pictures head coach Elizabeth Schmidt and mentions Owl Michaela Haet.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
‘KHOU 11 Sports Extra’
KHOU-TV (Houston)

Comeback falls short against Rice
The Rice baseball team swept a three-game series against Middle Tennessee State University April 18-20 at Reckling Park.
Rice takes game 2 against Blue Raiders

Weekly sports update April 15-April 21
An article mentions that Jaime Samojedny plans to play volleyball at Rice.
Metea Media

Four States Triathlon coming to Bringle Lake
Jones College junior Grant Jarvis is mentioned.
Texarkana Gazette

Tom Herman hasn’t accomplished Metroplex recruiting goals yet
Former Rice assistant football coach Tom Herman is featured.
SB Nation

Aces drop series opener to El Paso
Former Rice baseball players Kevin McCanna and Jon Duplantier are mentioned.
KTVN (This article also appeared in Our Sports Central, News Live, KOLO Online and 170k News.)

10 things to know about Cowboys DL Christian Covington, including his favorite food and video game
Former Rice football player Christian Covington is featured.
Dallas Morning News


Rice U. device would help fix fractured bones
Rice seniors at the Brown School of Engineering set out to help doctors simplify the process of repairing fractured long bones in an arm or leg by inventing a mechanism that uses magnets to set things right. For their efforts, the students won the top prize, the Excellence in Engineering Award, at the school’s annual Engineering Design Showcase.

Attention, Texas Legislature: Cannabis is ‘serious medicine,’ say Baker Institute experts
The Texas Legislature can provide justified relief, help reduce the opioid epidemic and save the state millions of dollars by providing regulated and safe access to medical cannabis for people with demonstrated need, according to drug policy experts at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Mystery of the ‘mylk’ drove alum nuts
Rice alumna Jennifer Thai, proprietor of Houston’s allergy-friendly Awesome Bites, turned to freshman honors chemistry students for help with refining her “mylk,” a vegan coconut flaxseed milk.

About Stefan De La Garza

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