Dateline Rice for July 23, 2019

APOLLO 11 50TH ANNIVERSARY

‘CBS Overnight News’
Rice Centennial Historian Melissa Kean ’96 and Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities and author of “American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race,” are featured.
WCBS-TV (New York)
http://bit.ly/2M9cTaE  (This ‘CBS This Morning’ segment appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it first aired.)

David M. Shribman: Why walking on the moon meant so much
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is featured or mentioned in numerous articles.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (This article appeared in the July 23 print edition of The Star Democrat, and it appeared online in the Morning Times and Casa Grande Dispatch.)
http://bit.ly/32L98Os
Mullane: America has grown soft since Apollo
Echo-Pilot
http://bit.ly/2JKjsPm
My memories of the moon shot
Glendive Ranger Review
http://bit.ly/2JK5OvM 
‘The Agenda Interview’
TV Ontario (Ontario, Canada)
http://bit.ly/2JKn8R3
Fran’s favorites: Remembering man’s walk on the moon
Daily Advocate
http://bit.ly/2JKtKyY
Galactic event to celebrate moon landing anniversary
Henley Herald
http://bit.ly/2JN3WCo
Detail, please halt! Belgian cadets display the worst drill in the history of upright walking
Military Times (This article also appeared in Air Force Times and Army Times.)
http://bit.ly/2M63ArZ
Lunar Narratives: Landing on the moon, politics and the Cold War
Counter Punch
http://bit.ly/2MdKHmW
Opinion | Morgan Liddick: To the moon, Rashida
Summit Daily
http://bit.ly/2M8dM3l
‘Sulla Luna e oltre’ 
AntonioGenna.com (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2JLfG8j
Aquel 21 de Julio de 1969
El Correo Gallego (An English translation is not available.) 
http://bit.ly/2JKgFFZ
El discurso con el que Kennedy prometió vencer a la URSS: ‘Elegimos ir a la luna’
Gerente.com (An English translation is not available. This ABC.es article also appeared in the July 20 print editions of the La Jornada, Andalucia, Norte, Sevilla, Nacional, Primero Edicion, Barcelona, Galicia, Toledo, Sabado and Cordoba issues.)
http://bit.ly/2M69eub
Próximo objetivo: Marte
La Vanguardia (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in the July 21 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2JLAxsb

The NASA logo is having a moment
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the July 23 print editions of the Sun Sentinel Palm Beach issue and the Daily Press, and it appeared online in Century Link, HughesNet, VIPortal, Military.com and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
https://lat.ms/2Y4pIVX

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

‘Only you know’ if we did enough, says memorial to Iceland’s lost glacier
Dominic Boyer, professor of anthropology in Rice’s School of Social Sciences and director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences at Rice, and Cymene Howe, associate professor of anthropology, are featured.
Reuters (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
https://reut.rs/2M3Ntv0
Scientists memorialize the first glacier lost to climate change in Iceland
CNN International (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
https://cnn.it/2M42c9g
Plaque memorializes first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change
Smithsonian
http://bit.ly/2M9iJc4
Scientists unveil memorial to Iceland’s ‘first’ dead glacier lost to climate change
Time 
http://bit.ly/2M1G5jY
Iceland makes memorial for glacier to highlight global warming
People
http://bit.ly/2M8xHPF
Iceland is about to hold a memorial for its first glacier lost to climate change
Newsweek
http://bit.ly/2M1VuRk
Icelandic memorial warns future: ‘Only you know if we saved glaciers’
The Guardian (This article appeared in the July 23 print edition of The Guardian and The Guardian Australia, and it appeared online in MSN New Zealand.)
http://bit.ly/2Oc9MBF
Climate change has claimed its first Icelandic glacier
Popular Mechanics (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)
http://bit.ly/2JLLPwD
People in Iceland are erecting a plaque to eulogize the country’s first glacier lost to climate change
Business Insider (This article also appeared in Business Insider Ghana.)
http://bit.ly/2JMhXA4
Scientists have created a monument to ‘Ok’ — Iceland’s lost glacier
World Economic Forum
http://bit.ly/2JMnp6k
Iceland honors first glacier lost to climate change
The Strait Times (This Agence France-Presse article also appeared in 10 editions of the July 23 print issue of the Hindustan Times.)
http://bit.ly/2M8PXsi
Iceland honours first glacier lost to climate change
RTE
http://bit.ly/2M62vjV
Iceland’s first melted glacier to be marked with memorial
Irish Times
http://bit.ly/2MdIKa6
The first glacier killed by climate change is getting a haunting memorial in Iceland
LiveScience
http://bit.ly/2JNqkvr
First glacier lost to climate crisis memorialized in Iceland
The Weather Network
http://bit.ly/2MaKaST
Memorial for Iceland’s lost glacier
Otago Daily Times
http://bit.ly/2M8oN4S
Tar avsked av glaciär med brev till framtiden
Hallands Nyheter (An English translation is not available. This and similar articles appeared in more than 30 foreign-language media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2M6k1EH
‘The Morning Show’
KBTV-TV (Beaumont, Texas)
http://bit.ly/2JJmtzr
‘News 19 This Morning’
WHNT-TV (Huntsville, Alabama)
http://bit.ly/2JMZP9x
Newfoundland TV (Canada)
http://bit.ly/2JKfne7
‘Good Morning Tennessee’
WATE-TV (Knoxville, Tennessee)
http://bit.ly/2JNFUap
‘Radio SRF 2 Kultur’ 
Switzerland Radio
http://bit.ly/2JKf56O

Oil prices rise following Iran’s seizure of British-flagged tanker
Kenneth Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The National (This article appeared in the July 23 print edition and online in the Lagos Times and News Agency of Nigeria, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2O9xsqf
Como um conflito no Golfo Pérsico afetaria as commodities
Bloomberg Brasil (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in InfoMoney, Universo and MoneyTimes.)
http://bit.ly/2M5nh3e

Robots are creating these brilliant new jobs
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 in Awesome Capital.
MSN 
http://bit.ly/2M3AxWd
How will 3D printing be used in health care?
Awesome Capital
http://bit.ly/2M7o8QW

Facebook invents ‘vibrating bracelet’ that lets you ‘feel’ virtual objects
An article about a wrist-worn haptic virtual reality/augmented reality device called Tasbi mentions that a graduate student intern was a member of the design team.
The Sun (This article also appeared in The Irish Sun, VR Times and FN Talk.)
http://bit.ly/2M8WumC

Kilos de más y aparatos digitales: Estudio
An article features Rice research that indicates mindless switching between digital devices is associated with increased susceptibility to food temptations and lack of self-control. Postdoctoral research fellow Richard Lopez is featured.
Voice of America Noticias (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in HoyBolivia.com.)
http://bit.ly/2JL17BS
Could being distracted by your phone cause weight gain? 
Toronto Telegraph (This Voice of America article also appeared in the New Delhi News, Brunei News, Broadcast Communications, Herald Globe and Kazakhstan News, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2Oei77G

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Houston’s resilience must improve with stronger storms coming, flood experts say
Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the July 23 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2M8kOFh

As Royce West gets in, let’s size up Texas’ Democratic Senate field 
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.
Dallas Observer
http://bit.ly/2JMrc3y
Speaker Dennis Bonnen invests $3 million to help ensure the state doesn’t turn blue in 2020
KLBJ Online
http://bit.ly/2Mgswxl

Canutillo, San Elizario educators attend developmental institutes at UT, Rice
An article mentions that Humanities Texas partnered with Rice to present the professional development course “Teaching Shakespeare” June 17-20. Dennis Huston, the Gladys Louise Fox Professor Emeritus of English at Rice, delivered a keynote lecture.
El Paso Herald-Post
http://bit.ly/2M3kYhf

Houston-based international law firm forms partnerships with local startup accelerators
Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, is quoted.
InnovationMap
http://bit.ly/2M8D7Kv

Here are some of the best continuing education options for entrepreneurs
Rice’s Essentials of Entrepreneurship Certificate program is highlighted.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2M8eA8n

Medical Center of Southeast Texas names new president
Alumnus Craig Desmond is featured.
12 News Now Online
http://bit.ly/2M6bQII

Galleries: What’s going on in Houston art galleries this week
A Houston arts roundup mentions Gillian Wearing’s installation “Rock ‘n’ Roll 70” at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts. The site-specific work “Wallpaper” consists of portraits that have been altered to imagine what the artist will look like in 20 years.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2JJk8V8
http://bit.ly/2M9aPiP

QFest returns this week
An article about the 23rd annual QFest mentions that Rice Cinema will screen “Paris is Burning” at the opening-night gala July 24, and it will screen “Tarnation” and “Angel” July 28.
OutSmart Magazine
http://bit.ly/2M6TEP5

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

If humans gave birth in space, babies would have giant, alien-shaped heads
Scott Solomon, associate teaching professor in biosciences at Rice and author of “Future Humans: Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution,” is interviewed about the possible effects of humans reproducing in space.
Business Insider (This article also appeared in Business Insider India.)
http://bit.ly/2JOx2Bz

‘It’s just economics.’ Wind blows past coal in Texas
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
E&E News
http://bit.ly/2M6nYt1
Florida’s biggest coal plant is switching to natural gas. So why aren’t climate activists cheering?
Florida Phoenix
http://bit.ly/2JLFj93

Toward molecular computers: First measurement of single-molecule heat transfer
Collaborative Rice research that recorded the first measurement of heat transfer through a single molecule is featured. Lead author Longji Cui, the J. Evans Attwell Welch Postdoctoral Fellow at Rice’s Smalley-Curl Institute, is quoted.
Innovations Report
http://bit.ly/2JMYbET

Rice U. breaks ground on Houston innovation district
Rice’s redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into The Ion, the centerpiece of an innovation district that broke ground July 19, is featured. Allison Thacker, president and chief investment officer of Rice Management Co., is quoted.
Becker’s Hospital Review
http://bit.ly/2M6udNF

How James Turrell transforms the sky into art
James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion is featured. An article by the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation mentions that George Lewis, who was awarded the Doris Duke Artist Award, composed “Remains of the Sky” for the skyspace.
Artsy
http://bit.ly/2JOrIhz
IICSI researcher wins Doris Duke Award
International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation
http://bit.ly/2JMfg1N

Physicists find first possible 3D quantum spin liquid
An article about collaborative research by Rice physicists is featured. Co-authors Pengcheng Dai, professor of physics and astronomy, and Andriy Nevidomskyy, associate professor of physics and astronomy, are quoted. Emilia Morosan, associate professor of physics and astronomy, of chemistry and of materials science and nanoengineering; postdoctoral research associate Bin Gao; and graduate students Tong Chen and David Tam are mentioned.
Space Daily
http://bit.ly/2M4G5zH

Houston school district ramps up advertising campaign to stem enrollment decline
An article mentions that the University of Houston and Rice’s Houston Education Research Consortium will conduct an enrollment study of the Houston Independent School District.
Education News
http://bit.ly/2M8NBd0

Schools with the best college dorms
A roundup of the best dorms in the U.S. mentions that Rice is ranked No. 10 according to the Princeton Review.
Poets & Quants
http://bit.ly/2JN4rfR

ABM realiza 8 cursos em SP, RJ e ES no mês de agosto
Alumnus Tomaz Toshimi Ishikawa is mentioned.
ABM (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2M3C3rn

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Students honored with scholarships by the Cranbury Lions Club
An article featuring Anika Sonig, recipient of the Dr. David C. Tudor Scholarship, mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
CentralJersey.com
http://bit.ly/2M6j5QY

71st Jalsa Salana USA 2019
Craig Considine, lecturer in sociology, is mentioned.
The Weekly Al Hakam
http://bit.ly/2McuONA

Letter: Astrophysics graduate students at TMT partner institutions express concern
Graduate student Melia Bonomo signed an open letter to the astronomy community.
Big Island Now
http://bit.ly/2Y8f5lh

Confirmed stars: 88 standout high schoolers complete Students and Teachers as Research Scientists program
An article mentions that John Bodnar is a research associate at Rice as part of the 2019 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists program.
UMSL Daily
http://bit.ly/2M8RuOQ

Swihart named fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Alumnus Mark Swihart is featured.
University at Buffalo News
http://bit.ly/2JKdr57

Qatar Foundation to fund Diabetes Prevention Program
An article mentions that the Qatar Foundation has established research partnerships with Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and other institutions.
Global Village Space
http://bit.ly/2M5Q2g9

Como dizer ‘não’ aos filhos sem dizer ‘não’ o tempo todo
Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Universa (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2M6eBcP

Novas gerações de imigrantes chineses começam a apoiar Trump. Entenda por quê
Alumna Donghui Zang is featured.
Gazeta do Povo (An English translation is not available.)
https://bit.ly/2Y5ZHe9

Organistin aus Kroatien spielt Schumann, Bach und Bartholdy auf der trost-orgel
An article featuring Josipa Leko mentions that she is a former exchange student at Rice.
ABG-Info.de (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2JKlDSW

SPORTS

Best in Texas offseason series: Longhorns, Aggies lead the ‘best team’ race, but this pattern bodes well for TCU 
Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren is mentioned.
The Dallas Morning News
http://bit.ly/2M4QXgZ

McElroy: Texas will have a better record than Texas A&M in 2019
An article mentions that the University of Texas at Austin’s football team will play Rice Sept. 14 at NRG Stadium in Houston.
247Sports.com
http://bit.ly/2M6Ve3x

College coaches stress the importance of recruiting in East Texas
Rice’s football program is mentioned.
KTRE Online (This article also appeared on KLTV Online.)
http://bit.ly/2JLNVN1

Power 5 coaches Scott Satterfield, Dave Clawson, Jeff Brohm and Scott Frost on building a coaching staff
Former Rice assistant football coach Derrick Jackson is mentioned.
Winston-Salem Journal
http://bit.ly/2M4dAlw

Baseball: 10-team field including Mid-County almost full
An article mentions the Perfect Game Owl Shootout, hosted jointly by Rice and Lamar University.
The News
http://bit.ly/2M4xsVP

Matt Rhule doesn’t let stolen truck stop him from sticking to his schedule
Rice is mentioned.
NBC Sports (This article also appeared in MSN Sports.)
http://bit.ly/2Mgtdqr

NEWS RELEASE

Rice study seeks to improve braille literacy
A first-of-its-kind study at Rice will seek to improve braille literacy by exploring questions about how it’s taught. Some teachers see braille as a code representing print, while others consider it a writing system serving as a direct path to literacy. The research will examine how an instructor’s view of the system affects students.
http://bit.ly/2JMuXpm

About Stefan De La Garza

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