Dateline Rice for Aug. 7, 2019


Why do Americans feel that there’s no one to help us?
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted in an article about why Americans may be losing public trust in the wake of recent gun violence.
The New Yorker

Checkbook diplomacy? How Qatar’s renewed US ties reshape the Gulf.
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Christian Science Monitor

More House Republicans bail on re-election ahead of 2020
Paul Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Bloomberg (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)

Welcome to the ‘No Club’
Research by alumna Katharine Ridgway O’Brien is cited.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30, 2019 edition
Alumnus Heemin Choi and McMurtry College sophomore Angela Ryu are featured. Paul Kantor, the Sallie Shepherd Perkins Professor of Violin at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.

Tap the nano world, says expert
Pulickel Ajayan, chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering and a professor of chemistry, is featured and pictured.
The Hindu (This article also appeared in The World News.)

Toni Morrison: The woman who taught me that I’m not alone, from ‘The Bluest Eye’ to ‘Beloved’
The author of an op-ed mentions that she attended an AP English conference at Rice earlier this year.
Yahoo! News UK (This Daily Beast article also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Day man landed on the moon
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Death of the ’60s: The dream was over, but the music lives on
U Discover Music
La pilota de drap
El Punt Blogs (An English translation is not available.)


4 things you need to know from the Greater Houston Partnership’s annual report as it pertains to innovation 
An article about Houston’s growing technology sector highlights the Rice Alliance for Technology; Rice’s tech accelerator program, OwlSpark; the Jones Graduate School of Business; and the Rice Business Plan Competition.

Back to school at RUSMP
An article authored by Rahmi Alpat, a writer at the Rice University Summer Mathematics Project, mentions that RUSMP staff, master teachers and fellows from the Robert Noyce Teaching Fellowship Program facilitated a professional development program for Houston-area teachers. Daniel Hast, G. C. Evans Instructor in the Department of Mathematics, was the featured guest speaker.
Village News

‘Featured Impact’
Rice’s plan to redevelop the historic Midtown Sears building into The Ion, the centerpiece of an innovation district that broke ground July 19, is featured.
Community Impact Newspaper (This article appeared in the Impact’s Bellaire/Meyerland/West University Edition Aug. 6-Sept. 2 issue.) (Scroll down to page 6.)

To-do list: 13 events in the Bellaire, West University and Meyerland area to check out in August 2019
An events roundup mentions that The World Doctors Orchestra will play at Rice on Aug. 17 as part of Charity Concert Houston 2019.
Community Impact Newspaper (This article also appeared in the Impact’s Bellaire/Meyerland/West University Edition Aug. 6-Sept. 2 issue.)

In Davenport, ex-Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper defends centrism
Martel College sophomore Nia Howze is quoted.
The Neighbor (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

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 the Aug. 7 print editions of the Chronicle’s Memorial Examiner and Bellaire Examiner, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

What’s playing on Houston stages this week
An article mentions that Hope Stone Dance will perform “5 Pieces of Candy” at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts Aug. 17.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Mayor Sylvester Turner named honorary chair of ‘FestEve! A Night for the Arts’
An article mentions that Community Artists’ Collective’s “FestEve! A Night for the Arts” will be held at Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies Sept. 14.
Houston Style Magazine


Debate dynasty: National champ leads Spring Woods’ 12-year district run
An article featuring Hunter Brown, who won the congressional debate at the National Speech and Debate Association tournament, mentions that he plans to attend Rice.
KTRK Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)


The top 10 colleges for financial aid
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 6 in the nation for offering great financial aid by the Princeton Review.
Nightly Business Report
As college costs soar, here are the schools with the most generous financial aid packages
Stocks News Feed

UMass again tops Princeton Review ‘Best Campus Food’ list
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 16 in the nation for the best campus food according to the Princeton Review.
Food Management

How bad managers stifle innovation 
Rice research by Danielle King, an assistant professor of psychology, is featured in two articles.
Human Resources Director America (This article also appeared in Human Resources Director’s Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Asia editions.) 
The value of the so-called ‘token’ woman (This article also appeared in

Paper trail leads to heart valve discoveries
An article features an experimental device developed by Rice bioengineers to study heart disease. Co-authors Jane Grande-Allen, the Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering and chair of the Brown School of Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering, and graduate student Madeline Monroe are quoted. Undergraduate researcher Rebecca Nikonowicz and alumnus Matthew Sapp are mentioned.
Technology Networks (This article also appeared in Medical Device Network.)

Policy expert: Use of police body cameras could increase drug arrests
An article cites Rice research that suggests police body cameras could lead officers to make more arrests for minor offenses such as drug possession. Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Addiction Professional

US escalates Venezuela sanctions, may target crude flows to India, China
Francisco J. Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, the Center for the United States and Mexico 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 (This article also appeared in DieselGasoil.)

The permafrost listeners
Jonathan Ajo-Franklin, professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is quoted.

Chemists produce simple fluorescent surfactants
Rice researchers combined surfactants and fluorescent dyes, which may help capture images of single nanotubes or cells. Study co-authors Angel Martí, associate professor of chemistry, of bioengineering and of materials science and nanoengineering, and graduate student Ashleigh Smith McWilliams are quoted.
Chemiker produzieren einfache fluoreszierende tenside (An English translation is not available.)

Gold and silver boosted by 1st Fed rate cut since financial crisis
Alumnus John Lee authored an article.
The Market Oracle

Nueve sorprendentes obras de James Turrell y dónde encontrarlas
James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion is featured.
Travesías (An English translation is not available.)


What dog days? Thunder risk today gives way to weather perfection Thursday/Friday
An environmental news roundup features photos by Linda Welzenbach, a science writer in the Rice Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences.
Star Tribune

Best value colleges in every state
Rice is featured.

WindSync blows back through for week of performances
An article features WindSync, a music group founded by Rice’s Shepherd School of Music alumni Garrett Hudson, Anni Hochhalter, Emily Tsai, Julian Hernandez and Kara LaMoure.
Jackson Hole News&Guide

The radical transformation of the textbook
An article mentions OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
The Passive Voice Blog

At 27, fast-rising opera star comes home to perform in Stillwater
Alumnus Jack Swanson is featured and pictured.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Untitled (Gaga Dancing Platform)
An article mentions that Leo Steinberg gave a series of lectures on Picasso at Rice in 1991.

Smart city initiatives offer new avenue for industry collaboration
Rice is mentioned.
Tech Transfer Central


Rice trying to build pressure plan on ‘D’
An article featuring Rice’s football team quotes assistant coaches Gerard Wilcher and Cedric Calhoun. Assistant coach Brian Smith is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Walter relishes NFL opportunity with 49ers at training camp
Former Rice football player Austin Walter is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Chronicle’s Aug. 7 print editions of the Kingwood Observer, Humble Observer, Atascocita Observer, Lake Houston Observer and The News Advocate, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

José Cruz embodies best of Houston
Former Rice baseball players José Enrique Cruz and José Cruz Jr. are featured and pictured.
La Vida Baseball

Mike Wilks’ rise from Thunder player to assistant a product of personality
Former Rice basketball player Mike Wilks is featured and pictured. Former head coach Willis Wilson is mentioned. (This article also appeared in the Aug. 7 print edition.)

Rice vs. Texas: A game, a speech and a lost football rivalry
An article features the history of the football rivalry between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin, whose teams first played each other in 1914. The article mentions that the two teams will play Sept. 14 at NRG Stadium in Houston.
Grit Daily


‘More hardship’ for US consumers as trade war with China heats up, says Rice U. expert
As the trade war between the United States and China reaches new heights this week with more tariffs and the declaration by the U.S. Treasury Department that China is a currency manipulator, Rice’s Steven Lewis, an expert on China, is available for interviews to discuss the rising tension.

About Stefan De La Garza

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