Dateline Rice for Aug. 2, 2019

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

A country at a crossroads: The 2019 Argentine presidential election
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 in The Hill, and he is quoted in several other political stories.
The Hill (This article also appeared in EIN.)
http://bit.ly/2KeSuQd
‘Vomiting of the mouth.’ GOP House members describe secret recording of House Speaker Bonnen
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 2 print editions of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)
http://bit.ly/2KbttoS
What they say about Bonnen’s mess: ‘Stupid,’ ‘clumsy,’ may cost him Texas speakership
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
http://bit.ly/2Kd0Yar
Texas GOP is having a vicious internal fight
Dallas Observer
http://bit.ly/2KcT8hb
Texas House Republicans are fighting over release of Bonnen-Sullivan meeting tape
The Texas Monitor
http://bit.ly/2Kdwvcv
Chairman John Zerwas leaves state House for position at the University of Texas
The Texan
http://bit.ly/2KcTaWl
Castro praised for debate performance, but will it be enough?
WOAI.iheart.com
https://ihr.fm/2MBle7k
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://bit.ly/2Mz3ysR (This segment aired eight times.)
KLBJ-AM (Austin, Texas)
http://bit.ly/2Mz2G7z

Here’s how the locked-down Saudi Arabia-Qatar border became one of the tensest places on Earth, sparking outrageous plans to build a 37-mile-long canal and turn Qatar into an island
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Yahoo! News (This Business Insider article appeared in the Aug. 1 edition of Dateline.)
https://yhoo.it/2KcQiZp

Inside the circle of trust
An article about gene editing in humans mentions Michael Deem, the John W. Cox Professor of Biochemical and Genetic Engineering and a professor of physics and astronomy, and that He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claimed he produced the first genetically engineered twins, attended Rice.
Science (This article will also appear in the Aug. 2 print edition, and it appeared online in Pulitzer Center, NewsCaf, PrimeTimes.in and Agenparl.) 
http://bit.ly/2MJ0v1F

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Oil’s tariff tumble may further slow growth for Houston economy
Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy and minerals in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Aug. 2 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2MxDZZf

Business calendar: Upcoming events in the area
A business-events roundup mentions that Zoran Perunovic, director of executive education at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, will moderate the panel discussion “Achieving High Performing Teams in the Workplace” Aug. 5 at The Village School in Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2KeqeNM
http://bit.ly/2KcnrV1

Developers bringing thousands of homes to area north of Cypress
An article about a Cypress Creek watershed study quotes Phil Bedient, the Herman Brown Professor of Engineering and director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center.
Community Impact (This article appeared on the front page of the July 17-Aug. 20 edition of the Cy-Fair print issue and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2Y8dwro

In Houston, development must think outside the flood plains, advocates say 
Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Community Impact Newspaper (This article appeared on the front page of the July 3-Aug. 6 edition of the Heights/River Oaks/Montrose print issue and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2YARA5j

HISD losing ground to competition in Bellaire, Meyerland, West U
An article mentions that the University of Houston and Rice will conduct an enrollment study of the Houston Independent School District.
Community Impact Newspaper (This article appeared on the front page of the June 4-July 1 edition of the Bellaire/Meyerland/West University print issue and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2wKUeJf

District shows gains in end-of-course assessments
An article about improvements to Houston Independent School District’s end-of-course improvements on state assessments highlights a Rice science teacher professional development program.
Community Impact Newspaper (This article appeared in the July 3-Aug. 6 edition of the Heights/River Oaks/Montrose print issue.)
http://bit.ly/2MzmtUp (Scroll down to page 16.)

10+ can’t-miss Houston business and innovation events for August
An events roundup mentions that Rice’s tech accelerator program, OwlSpark, and the University of Houston’s RED Labs participated in the 6th Annual Bayou City Startup Showcase Aug. 1.
InnovationMap
http://bit.ly/2KdRagA

Scenic Houston announces appointment of Claudia Williamson as interim president and CEO
An article mentions that Kristi Gollwitzer, the new director of special projects at Scenic Houston, has served on the board of the Rice Design Alliance and was a project manager for Rice’s Music and Performing Arts Center.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2KbuPQu
http://bit.ly/2KbvC3U

Major aerospace company, possible research and development campus coming to Houston Spaceport
An article mentions that an aerospace company that plans to locate in the Houston Spaceport has had discussions with Rice and other area universities about aerospace-focused research and development campus at the site.
Community Impact Newspaper
http://bit.ly/2KaUFnO

Peggie Miller: Houston Early Music presents ‘Of Genius and Genesis’
An article about the Houston Early Music concert series mentions that the Smithsonian Institute’s Axelrod String Quartet will perform at Duncan Hall Sept. 27 in coordination with Rice’s Shepherd School of Music’s weeklong celebration of “Haydn Fest.”
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2MFn9rk 

Art
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 (This article appeared in the Aug. 2 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2MxRlER

BROADCAST

400 years ago, the first African slaves arrived 
James Sidbury, the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Humanities, is interviewed. Sidbury and Daniel Domingues, assistant professor of history, have updated SlaveVoyages.org, a website documenting the history of the slave trade.
Houston Public Media (This “Houston Matters” segment also aired twice on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://bit.ly/2KbYv04

Demographic shift in Fort Bend County may be accelerating GOP retirements 
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is interviewed.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://bit.ly/2Ket9pI

Health Beat: Femur surgery breakthrough
An article mentions that a Rice senior capstone project developed a process of repairing fractured long bones in an arm or leg using magnets. Alumni Ashvin Dewan and Ian Frankel are quoted.
WFMZ Online (This article also appeared in WJRT Online, Medical Health News and ClipSyndicate.com
http://bit.ly/2KetSXY
http://bit.ly/2MAzMEo

‘Coast to Coast with George Noory’
Rice is mentioned.
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2MBjDOM (This segment aired on more than 500 affiliate stations across the U.S. and Canada.)

WHKT-AM (Norfolk, Virginia)
A radio broadcast featuring Gavin Clarkson mentions that he attended Rice.
http://bit.ly/2MySXOD (This segment aired twice.)

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Research: Executives’ English skills affect the outcomes of earnings calls
Patricia Naranjo, assistant professor of accounting at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, co-authored an article about how markets react depending on the native language and cultural background of the person leading the earnings call.
Harvard Business Review
http://bit.ly/2KcBxpp

Generational differences at work are small. Thinking they’re big affects our behavior
Eden King, associate professor of psychology, and graduate student Abby Corrington co-authored an article that suggests there are small generational differences among co-workers even when wide age gaps exist.
Harvard Business Review
http://bit.ly/2KdBh9N

Iceland to commemorate the demise of Okjökull glacier
Iceland’s first glacier lost to climate change will be remembered with a monument to be unveiled next month at the site of the former glacier. Cymene Howe, associate professor of anthropology, and Dominic Boyer, professor of anthropology, are featured.
Columbia University’s State of the Planet
http://bit.ly/2MALYVs
Iceland to unveil a plaque dedicated to Okjökull, the first glacier killed by climate change 
Mental Floss (Similar articles also appeared in WattsUpWithThat.com, Middle East Blog, Conservative Angle and Investors Hangout.)
http://bit.ly/2MDuO9J

Op-ed | What it took to land on the moon
George Abbey, senior fellow in space policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.
Space News (This article also appeared in the July 29 print edition, and it appeared online in Onties.com and Last Minute Stuff.)  
http://bit.ly/2Kd8WAq

Oddball edge wins nanotube faceoff
Rice research into the energetic stability of a circular arrangement of carbon nanotubes is featured. Quoted are study co-authors Boris Yakobson, the Karl F. Hasselmann Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering and a professor of chemistry, research administrator Ksenia Bets and research scientist Evgeni Penev.
ChemEurope.com
http://bit.ly/2MBpSCc

New insights into how the brain works
An article mentions that researchers from Rice collaborated on a study to determine the cellular diversity of neurons in the brain.
Bionity.com
http://bit.ly/2MBq04E

Explore the moon in incredible 3D map to mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Infosurhoy 
http://bit.ly/2MBekik
Let us borrow from Apollo 11 legacy
Daily Nation
http://bit.ly/2MAEnq7
1,800 animal lovers descend on Dallas with one goal in mind: No-kill 2025
BestFriends.org
http://bit.ly/2KeFwSG

10 musicians join the Dallas Symphony for the 2019/2020 season
An article features and pictures alumna Meredith Kufchak, a graduate of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music who was recently named as the new principal violist of the Dallas Symphony. Ivo-Jan van der Werff, professor of viola, is mentioned.
Patron
http://bit.ly/2KbGyhY

Rising stars 2019
Alumnus Abelardo Salinas is featured and pictured.
CSEngineerMag.com (This article also appeared in Environment Guru.)
http://bit.ly/2My5K3W

Keeping our food supply safe: The total diet study
Alumna Erica Bakota authored an article.
GovLoop
http://bit.ly/2KdDjGX
                      
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Study tips for students
An article cites Rice research into the comprehension of verbal material amid different background noises.
Friday (This article appeared in the Aug. 2 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2Kchk3e

SPORTS

Rice begins fall campaign, search for answers
Rice’s football program is featured. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 2 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2MB7Yjg

Rice midfielder Lianne Mananquil named to watch list for outstanding women’s player of year
An article featuring Rice soccer player Lianne Mananquil, the 2018 Conference USA Midfielder of the Year, mentions that she was named to the watch list for the 2019 Hermann Trophy, which honors the most outstanding women’s and men’s players in college soccer. Head coach Brian Lee is quoted and player Delaney Schultz is mentioned. The second Houston Chronicle article, which mentions that Houston Dash player Allysha Chapman will join Rice’s soccer team as a volunteer assistant, also quotes Lee.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2Kcrfph
http://bit.ly/2KeLx1z
Dash need to stop the Reign to move up in NWSL
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Aug. 2 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2KdCbmP

Local golf: Past champ Escamilla returns to Men’s City tourney
Rice golfer Austin Escamilla is featured.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2KcSpg4

Crosby, Rice alum Austin Walter on roster for San Francisco 49ers training camp
Former Rice football player Austin Walter is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2Mz0gWL
http://bit.ly/2Mvo1Pv

A look at offer letters for college football programs across the country
An article about college football offer letters features Rice.
Denton Record-Chronicle
http://bit.ly/2KdT6W4

Lunchbreak: Cronin believes Irv Smith primed for big rookie season
Former Rice football player Jordan Taylor is featured and pictured.
Vikings.com
http://bit.ly/2KdDpOX

On TV/Radio: The Zack Greinke trade saved MLB Network
Rice football games that will be aired on CBS Sports Network are featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2Kdve55

Texas Football: 5 biggest stars Longhorns face 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.
Fansided
http://bit.ly/2Mwj5cW

Expectations high in Huntington ahead of Marshall’s 2019 season 
An article mentions that Rice’s football team will play Marshall University later this year.
West Virginia MetroNews
http://bit.ly/2MAQCCS

Tom Herman raves about Sam Ehlinger’s development
Former Rice assistant football coach Tom Herman is featured, and former Owl Chase Clemens is mentioned.
The Spun 
http://bit.ly/2MEjhHr

Lady Shockers to compete in 2019 Puerto Rico Coqui Classic
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team will play in the 2019 Puerto Rico Coqui Classic Dec. 20-21.
KSN Online
http://bit.ly/2KdwkxJ

KSL-AM (Salt Lake City)
Former Rice football player Emmanuel Esukpa is mentioned.
http://bit.ly/2MBel66

CBC Radio (Barbados)
Former Rice track and field athlete and former track and field assistant coach Andrea Blackett is featured. Former Rice women’s track and field coach Victor Lopez is mentioned.
http://bit.ly/2KeSmjH

Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine poll: VYPE Houston preseason outside hitter of the year
Rice is mentioned.
VYPE
http://bit.ly/2Kd11mN

NEWS RELEASES

Income transfer programs can boost contraceptive use and encourage family planning, Baker Institute expert says
A new study indicates that providing more money to low-income women encourages them to use contraceptives and engage in family planning, according to Farhan Majid, an economist and global health expert at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
http://bit.ly/2Kbwoy3

Police body cameras could lead to more drug arrests, says Baker Institute expert
Police body cameras could lead officers to make more arrests for minor offenses like drug possession, according to Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
http://bit.ly/2KgaDNL

About Stefan De La Garza

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