Dateline Rice for June 12, 2019


How to woo Capitol Hill? Johns Hopkins is putting on a research extravaganza
An article mentions that Rice is teaching oral and written presentation skills in every core engineering course. Carolyn Nichol, director of the Office of STEM Engagement, is quoted.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Subscription is required.)

Provincial elections at the end of the world in Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego
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, authored an op-ed about Argentinian elections. He is quoted in an Austin American-Statesman article and interviewed by KRLD about the Texas Legislature.
Amid national rancor, Texas legislative session stands apart
Austin American-Statesman (Subscription is required.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas) (This segment aired twice.)

NASA’s Apollo moon missions were a giant leap for all of us
President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is featured.
The Astrodome, Houston’s most famous building, capitalized on the popular space program

Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the June 12 print edition.)

Hope for patients with sickle cell disease
Collaborative research by Gang Bao, the Foyt Family Professor of Bioengineering, which suggests that using CRISPR-Cas9 and a corrective short DNA template to repair the sickle cell mutation could be efficient and safe, is featured.
The Guardian Nigeria (This article also appeared in the June 12 print edition, and it appeared in ENN.)

If boss shoots down ideas, employees won’t speak up
A new study by Danielle King, an assistant professor of psychology at Rice, which explains how leaders can use language that encourages workers to offer more ideas in the future, is featured.
Futurity (This article was featured in the June 12 edition of the Futurity Today newsletter, and it also appeared in Mirage News, Science Daily, Bright Surf and NewsCaf.)

Online sellers prefer buyers from swanky neighborhoods
Rice research that suggests transactions conducted through online resale websites are affected by the addresses where prospective buyers live is featured. Max Besbris, assistant professor of sociology, is quoted.

Spotlight: Restrictions on Chinese students harmful to US universities
Rice is mentioned.

Hoaks anti-vaksinasi marak, bagaimana menyusun kebijakan kesehatan berbasis kebenaran ilmiah
An article mentions that Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York, gave Rice’s 2018 commencement address.
The Conversation (An English translation is not available.)


Korean food in Houston: A missed opportunity
Alumna Elizabeth Myong ’18 authored a column.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the June 12 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Houston startup that simplifies way to analyze cryptocurrency trends plans expansion
Rice’s Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is mentioned.

Harris County to ask state to OK countywide polling for general elections
An article cites a study of May school board balloting conducted by Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, and Elizabeth Vann, the director of programs and partnerships for the Center for Civic Leadership.
Houston Chronicle’s Lake Houston Observer (This article also appeared in the June 12 print editions of the Chronicle’s Kingwood Observer, Atascocita Observer and Humble Observer, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Houston Symphony 2019 Miller Outdoor Theatre season opens
Kathleen Winkler, the Dorothy Richard Starling Chair in Classical Violin at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
The Katy News (Scroll down to “About MuChen Hsieh.”)

Artists, musicians offer gift to community June 15
An article mentions that the outreach program of the Fine Arts Society of Liberty, Texas, includes funding field trips to Stude Concert Hall at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Houston Chronicle’s Cleveland Advocate


Bloomberg Radio
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, discusses his new book “American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race.”
WBBR-FM (This segment aired on more than 50 affiliate stations across the U.S.)


Preparing scientific applications for exascale computing 
An article about the OpenMP hackathon mentions that John Mellor-Crummey, professor of computer science and electrical and computer engineering, was the principal investigator on the Exascale Computing Project’s “Extending HPCToolkit to Measure and Analyze Code Performance on Exascale Platforms” project.
Newswise (This article also appeared in

US ramps up prohibitions on Venezuelan petroleum trade, holds off secondary sanctions
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.
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

New marine fuel rules to boost diesel prices for at least a year — analysts
Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs at the Baker Institute, is quoted.
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

This is a 3D-printed air sac
Collaborative Rice research that developed a tangled, 3D-printed network of vessels that mimic a human lung is featured. Lead co-author Jordan Miller, assistant professor of bioengineering, is quoted.
Neatorama (Similar articles also appeared in the June 12 print edition of Neue Westfalische Hoxtersche Kreiszeitung and Neue Westfalische Kreiszeitung fur Warburg.)
10 futuristic technologies science recently brought to reality

Spectral clues to puzzling paradox of distant planet
Collaborative Rice research into CI Tau b, a close-orbiting giant exoplanet, is featured. Co-author Christopher Johns-Krull, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Space Daily (This article also appeared in The Daily Galaxy, IFL Science, and MateoWeb.)

Antennas of flexible nanotube films an alternative for electronics
An article features research from Rice’s Brown School of Engineering that determined that antennas made of carbon nanotube films are just as efficient as copper for wireless applications. Co-author Matteo Pasquali, the A. J. Hartsook Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and NanoEngineering, is quoted.
Printed Electronics World (Similar articles also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)

Researchers grow bone at rib to restore facial bone
An article features Rice research that developed modular, injectable hydrogels enhanced by bioactive molecules intended to help repair bone, cartilage and other tissues able to regenerate themselves. Co-author Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is cited.
Newswise (This article also appeared in Idea Connection.)

9 research-based strategies to maximize your profits
An article mentions that experts from Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business collaborated with a large U.S. retail company with hundreds of stores to study shoppers’ behaviors over 14 months.
TNW (Scroll down to “#8: Provide multiple buying channels for customers.”)

Growing 2D crystals over 3D surfaces could be a way to engineer quantum emission
Rice research that patterned nanoscale “donuts” into two-dimensional crystals is featured. A graphic is attributed to graduate student Henry Yu, and a Rice video is included. (This article also appeared in TVN.)

UTA collaborating on study of disease that’s devastating coral reef communities
An article mentions that scientists from Rice will conduct microbiology research as part of a collaborative effort funded by a National Science Foundation grant to combat Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease.
Mirage News

How run-commuting helps this Colorado attorney excel at ultramarathons
Alumnus Kyle Pietari is featured.
Runner’s World

¡Mira algunas de las obras arquitectónicas más espectaculares del mundo!
James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion is featured.
Yahoo! Finanzas (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in Digital Trends and Yahoo! Noticias.)


Lloyd Schermer opens type sculpture exhibition at Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Karin Broker, professor of visual and dramatic arts, is mentioned.
Aspen Times (A correction on Broker’s name has been requested.)

Shattuck Chapel hosts free concerts featuring advanced musicians this month
An article mentions Christopher Turbessi, pianist and coach in the Opera Studies program at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music. (This article also appeared Faribault Daily News.)

Trophy necklace made of pieces of human skull discovered by archaeologists
An inset quotes André Droxler, a professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences at Rice.
Daily Mail (This article also appeared in Big World Tale, and News Groove.)

Bennington College announces 2019 Public Action MFA candidates
An article featuring media artist Marina Zurkow mentions that she has collaborated with social science and humanities scholars at Rice.
Bennington Banner


The Longhorn Republic previews the Rice Owls
Rice’s football team is featured.
SB Nation

Former WULL teammates drafted by Tampa Bay
Rice baseball player Trei Cruz, who was drafted by the Washington Nationals, is featured.
Houston Chronicle’s Bellaire Examiner (A similar article also appeared in the Cape Cod Times.)

Wolf leads 4 all-state baseball selections for St. Thomas
Former Rice baseball player Lance Berkman is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the June 12 print edition of the Chronicle’s Memorial Examiner, and it appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Draft picks hail from Cy-Fair
Rice baseball player Garrett Gayle, who was drafted by the Houston Astros, is featured.
Houston Chronicle’s Cypress Creek Mirror-Cy-Fair

Beaux Collins’ natural skills have made him a magnet for scholarship offers
An article mentions that Jake Bailey plans to play football at Rice.
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required.)

Ravenwood football prospect Andrew Mason commits to Rice
An article featuring Andrew Mason mentions that he plans to play football at Rice.
Brentwood Home Page (This article also appeared in News Channel 6 Online.)

Oil Bowl volleyball and basketball rosters are filled with local talent
An article mentions that Ben Moffat plans to play basketball at Rice.
Times Record News

Chiefs UDFA spotlight: Rice P Jack Fox
Former Rice football player Jack Fox is featured.
Chiefs Wire

As cold-weather team, Michigan a rarity in College World Series
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team won the College World Series in 2003.
Toledo Blade


Apollo 11 anniversary puts focus on historic achievements and returning to the moon, says Baker Institute’s Abbey
With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on July 20, a new paper by George Abbey, a senior fellow in space policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the former director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, traces America’s race to the moon and describes what it took to be the first there.

About Stefan De La Garza

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