Dateline Rice for June 27, 2019


Apollo 11 memories ‘seared in my mind’: Q&A with presidential historian Douglas Brinkley 
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities and author of “American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race,” is featured in a Q&A in, and the book is reviewed in The Washington Post. The Toledo Blade mentions that Brinkley will give a pair of talks in Ohio July 10-11. 
How we tell the story of America
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.) 
Perrysburg native, presidential historian to speak in northwest Ohio
Toledo Blade

After Apollo
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is  mentioned in three articles.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Volere la Luna: lezioni spaziali per la nostra vita quotidiana
La Stampa (An English translation is not available.)
EKONOMIKA: Proaktivně, nebo reaktivně? (An English translation is not available.)


The 5 most important questions about carbon taxes, answered
A study by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy that determined the macroeconomic effects of any carbon tax are likely to be lost amid larger demographic and economic trends is featured.

Empeora en composicion de petroleo
Adrian Duhalt, postdoctoral fellow in Mexico energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Mexico Center and Center for Energy Studies, is quoted. 
Periodoco AM Express (An English translation is not available. This article appeared in the June 27 print edition and in the print editions of Periodoco AM Express Celaya,  Periodoco AM Leon, El Diario de Chihuahua, El Financiero and El Informador.)


Robert Mueller will testify before Congress
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is quoted.

Rice’s Fondren Library acquires Houston Blues Museum artifacts 
An article about a new collection for the Woodson Research Center at Rice’s Fondren Library, which will preserve items from the Houston Blues Museum, quotes Norie Guthrie, archivist and special collections librarian at the research center.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

MISD teachers learn about project-based learning
Paul Hand, assistant professor of computational and applied mathematics and director of Rice’s Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity, is quoted in an article about professional development for teachers in the Midland Independent School District. (This video segment also aired on KMID-TV in Midland. The article also appeared in

Houston’s most interesting new buildings — architecture award winners wow
An article about the 2019 American Institute of Architects Houston Design Awards
mentions that Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts, which was designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc., won the award for architecture greater than 50,000 square feet.
PaperCity Magazine

Houston area offers various opportunities to hike this summer
Rice’s exercise path ringing the university is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Ask these 4 questions to clarify your purpose in the world

UTSA receives $500K to conduct research related to the nation’s changing demographics
Rice is mentioned in a caption.


WHYY-FM (Philadelphia)
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, is interviewed about President Donald Trump’s proposal to make health care more transparent.
Marketplace (This segment aired multiple times on over 800 affiliate radio stations across the U.S.)

Costly stump is on: Will Houston mayoral field get more crowded?
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 Houston’s mayoral race in Click2Houston, and he is interviewed about the first debate for Democratic presidential hopefuls on WOAI.
Click2Houston (This video segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)

‘Share Radio’
Rice research is mentioned.
U.K. National Radio


Engineers boost output of solar desalination system
A roundup of water news features Rice research that boosted the efficiency of a solar-powered desalination system by more than 50% simply by adding inexpensive plastic lenses to concentrate sunlight into “hot spots.” Graduate student Pratiksha Dongare is quoted. A Rice video is included.
Lifeboat Foundation

Congratulations to the AAS 234th Chambliss Student Award winners
An article about the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards poster competition mentions that graduate student Adolfo Carvalho was one of two medal winners.

Valerie Bonham joins Ropes & Gray as health care counsel
Alumna Valerie Bonham is featured.

Mark Rome joins team HREC as SVP in the Dallas office
Alumnus Mark Rome is featured.
CityBizList (This article also appeared in CityBizList Dallas.)

Bioengineers discover 3D-print technology for organ replacement
An article mentions that Rice collaborated on research to develop a hydrogel air sac designed to mimic a lung.
APAC CIO Outlook

The top 50 colleges with the highest ROI
Rice is featured.

Séminaire de chercheur en résidence: Sarah Stevens
Alumna Sarah Stevens is featured.
Canadian Centre for Architecture (An English translation is not available.)


As coal fades in the US, natural gas becomes the climate battleground
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
Santa Fe New Mexican (This New York Times article also appeared in the June 27 print edition of the New Mexican and The Buffalo News, and it appeared online in USA News Hub, and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.) 
Renewables beat coal in the US for the 1st time this April


New $10,000 prize and lectureship in bioethics
An article mentions that Rice’s Department of Philosophy, the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine and Houston Methodist Hospital have co-founded the Baruch A. Brody Lecture in Bioethics, which includes a $10,000 award to the lecturer chosen.
Daily Nous

BSO owed vendors $2.1 million as of April, nearly doubling amount owed 19 months ago
An article quoting Ivan Stefanovic mentions that his son attends Rice.
Carroll County Times

Naples Philharmonic trumpet chasing Tchaikovsky gold
Alumnus Ansel Owen Norris is featured.
Naples Daily News

Cover Story | Dr. Steve Allen and Abigail Wexner
Alumnus Steve Allen is featured.

Kathi Cover joins Directed as general counsel
Alumna Kathi Cover is featured.

Case Farms announces 2019 scholarship recipients
An article featuring Jesus Estrada, one of 11 recipients of the J. Leroy Cook Memorial Scholarship, mentions that he plans to attend Rice.
The News Herald

What your pelvic floor is and why you should care about it
An article cites images from OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.

Carnegie Mellon: Sterowanie maszynami za pomocą myśli bez wszczepiania chipów do mózgu
A roundup of DARPA’s Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology research program projects mentions Rice.
CHIP (An English translation is not available.)
Inovasi Senjata Perang dengan Kekuatan Pikiran
Koran Jakarta (An English translation is not available.)

Kommt es in der Liebe auf die Größe an?
Rice is mentioned.
Bild (An English translation is not available.)

Riconoscimento al prof. Vincenzo Spagnolo del Politecnico di Bari
Rice is mentioned. (An English translation is not available.)


Tech sports roundup: Cornerback Lane off team again
Former Rice football player Jackson Tyner is featured. (This article also appeared in KFYO Online.)

BYU superlatives heading into the season
Former Rice football player Emmanuel Esukpa is mentioned.

‘Fox 51 News East Texas’
A television broadcast featuring Khalan Griffin mentions that he plans to play football at Rice.
KFXK-TV (Tyler, Texas; this segment aired three times.)


What journalism professors are teaching students — about their futures
As the journalism industry rapidly evolves, what are professors in the field telling students about their job prospects? Co-author Max Besbris, an assistant professor of sociology, conducted a study in response to the massive transformations taking place in journalism, particularly in the field’s labor market. The study found that educators are encouraging aspiring journalists to look for work outside the news business.

About Stefan De La Garza

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