Dateline Rice for Aug. 20, 2019


Climate change: Iceland holds funeral for melted glacier
Iceland’s first glacier lost to climate change was remembered with a monument unveiled at the site of the former glacier Aug. 18. Cymene Howe, associate professor of anthropology, and Dominic Boyer, professor of anthropology, are featured.
BBC (Similar articles also appeared in 200 other media outlets.)
Detained Iran oil tanker sets sail from Gibraltar
BBC’s Newsday (Segment begins at 18:00.)
Huge crowds at Hong Kong rally
BBC’s Newshour (Comments begin at 26:30.)
Iceland mourns ‘dying’ glacier with memorial and ‘letter to the future’
Okjokull glacier funeral in Iceland: Activists establish plaque
USA Today
Iceland memorializes glacier killed by climate change
The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel (This segment aired four times.)
Photos from a funeral for a glacier
The Weather Channel
Iceland marks death of first glacier due to climate change
Yahoo! News UK
Iceland’s glacier funeral helped activists manage their climate grief
Icelanders mourn loss of Okjökull glacier with ceremony, plaque
Gizmodo UK
People in Iceland held a funeral and erected a plaque for a glacier lost to climate change
Houston Chronicle (This Business Insider article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
Iceland mourns its first lost glacier — it won’t be the last
Nonprofit Quarterly
Iceland marks lost glacier with a plaque
700-year-old Icelandic glacier melts due to climate change
Novartis’ crisis response missteps, Target’s one-stop-shopping formula, and Twitter’s private message filter 
Ragan’s PR Daily
ABC National Radio (This segment aired on 60 affiliate stations across Australia.)
Islandia: El glaciar Okjokull recibe un funeral tras morir a los 700 años
BBC Mundo (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Gletscher-Tod in Island (An English translation is not available.)
Islândia assinala desaparecimento de glaciar devido a aquecimento global
MSN (An English translation is not available.)
Islandeses lamentam a perda da geleira Okjökull com cerimônia e uma placa
Gizmodo Brasil (An English translation is not available.)

The Argentine petro-provinces and the incoming Fernández administration
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 Forbes about Argentina’s presidential election. Jones also is quoted in multiple stories on politics.
Texas’ congressional delegation changing amid wave of retiring Republicans
KTRK Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)
10 reasons why TEA recommends a takeover of HISD, census starts canvassing some Houston neighborhoods and more
Houston Public Media
Texas governor Greg Abbott appoints new secretary of state
Dallas Observer

University of Texas at Dallas celebrates 50th anniversary
An article highlights Rice’s business and engineering programs.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 75 other media outlets.)

5 ways to make the most of your week in Houston
A Houston-area movie roundup mentions that Rice Cinema will screen “Ay Mariposa” Aug. 21.
Yahoo! News (This Hoodline article also appeared in Click2Houston Online.)


Rice investigating racist flyers that were posted on campus
An article and radio broadcast cite President David Leebron’s response to offensive flyers found on campus. McMurtry College sophomore Cordero Lopez, McMurtry College junior Junzhe Bao and Jones College sophomore Drew Carter, president of Rice’s Black Student Association, are quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared on the front page of the Aug. 20 print editions of the Chronicle and Express-News.)
Texas Public Radio (This segment aired on 30 affiliate radio stations across Texas.)

King, Buzbee unveil flood plans, Turner touts ‘green’ development incentives
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 Aug. 20 print edition.)

Houston voters will face a crowded November ballot
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 20 print edition.)

Texas Legislature’s fix to surprise health care bills still leaves millions vulnerable 
Ken Janda, adjunct professor of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
Millions of Texans vulnerable to surprise medical bills despite legislative efforts
Austin American-Statesman (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in Insurance News Net.)

Rice, UH ranked on Niche’s 2020 Best Colleges in Texas list
An article about Niche’s 2020 Best College rankings features Rice, which was ranked No. 1 in Houston and No. 1 in Texas. National rankings include No. 5 for best value, No. 10 for best professors and No. 21 for best student life. The article also mentions that Rice received an overall Niche grade of A+ and received an A or above in the categories of academics, diversity, athletics and campus.
Houston Business Journal (This article also appeared in the Austin Business Journal.)
UT Austin ranks No. 2 as ‘Best College’ in Texas, according to Niche
KVUE Online

Houston designer Kristina Haag launches first clothing line Cotidié
An article featuring Kristina Haag mentions that she attends Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more tan 25 other media outlets.)

The best free and cheap things to do in Houston at night
James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion is featured.
Houston on the Cheap

Misericordia University to host art exhibit entitled ‘Arts in Healthcare’
An article mentions that artist Joseph Cohen has collaborated with experts from Rice to create paint at the molecular level.
The Dallas Post

North Texan got sick from growing problem — mold inside college dorm: ‘I thought I was literally losing my mind’
Rice is mentioned.
CBS 21 Online (This segment also aired on KTXA-TV in Fort Worth.)


BBC York
The BBC’s 12-part podcast “13 Minutes to the Moon,” which explores the dramatic final 13 minutes of Apollo 11’s trip, features President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962. (This segment aired on 60 affiliate stations across the United Kingdom, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)


Rice research to study hurdles women face pursuing STEM careers
An article about proposed Rice research to study why so few women pursue careers in engineering quotes principal investigator Eduardo Salas, chair and professor of psychological sciences. Additional researchers include Maria Oden, a full teaching professor in bioengineering, director of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen and co-director of the Rice 360° Institute for Global Health; Matthew Wettergreen, associate teaching professor at the OEDK; Gary Woods, professor in the practice in computer technology and electrical and computer engineering; graduate students Allison Traylor and Denise Reyes; and alumna Christina Lacerenza.
Cutting Tool Engineering

How nanoparticles that harvest light could curb climate emissions
An article mentions that the “antenna-reactor” plasmonic photocatalyst is licensed by Rice and based on research by Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, bioengineering, physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering and the director of Rice’s Smalley-Curl Institute; and Peter Nordlander, the Wiess Chair in Physics and Astronomy, professor of electrical and computer engineering and professor of materials science and nanoengineering.
MIT Technology Review (Similar articles also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)

Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts announces curatorial appointments
An article featuring Ylinka Barotto and Frauke Josenhans mentions that they are the new associate curators at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts.
Artforum (This article also appeared in ArtNet News, ArtFix Daily and Art Daily.)
ARTnews in Brief: JTT adds three artists, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart names artistic director, and more from August 19, 2019

60-second astronomy news: Beta pic’s new planet, Jupiter’s fuzzy core and an ancient star
A collaborative Rice study that suggests why Jupiter’s core is less dense and much larger than scientists expected is featured. A Rice video is included.
Sky & Telescope (A similar article also appeared in Fox World Media and Sino Daily.)
Best of last week: New state of matter, synthesizing a cyclocarbon and calcium connection to age-related memory loss
Science X

Discover the top online engineering courses to take in 2019
An article mentions that Rice offers the online engineering course Electricity & Magnetism.
Interesting Engineering

Lyric Opera of KC announces 2019-20 resident artists
Alumnus Joseph Leppek is featured.
Broadway World


How to encourage voter registration and voting
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is mentioned.


Rice determined to raise its game in 2019
Three articles feature Rice’s football program ahead of its new season and quote head coach Mike Bloomgren. Owls De’Braylon Carroll and Tre’shon Devones are featured in the second Houston Chronicle article.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
A pair from Duncanville finding their spots at Rice
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 20 print edition.)
Football 2019: North Texas’ offense could be class of C-USA
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

LBJ football’s secondary is second to none 
An article mentions that Sean Fresch plans to play football at Rice.
Austin American-Statesman (Subscription is required.)

SMU Mustangs season preview: 3 breakout candidates, key questions, projected results and more
Former Rice football player Zach Abercrumbia is featured.
The Dallas Morning News (Scroll down to “Breakout candidates.”)

Takeaways: Texas Tech’s field goal unit clicks, Wells talks o-line and more
Former Rice football player Jackson Tyner is featured.

Best Houston-area high school football rivalries, and when they meet this season
A slideshow caption mentions that The Kinkaid School’s football team will play St. John’s School Nov. 1 at Rice Stadium.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Stanford announces latest additions to athletics hall of fame
Tanner Gardner, chief operating officer for athletics at Rice, is featured
Palo Alto Online


Gold to discuss ‘Superpower: One Man’s Quest to Transform American Energy’ at Rice’s Baker Institute
Award-winning energy reporter Russell Gold will discuss his new book, “Superpower: One Man’s Quest to Transform American Energy,” at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Aug. 27. The book tells the story of Michael Skelly, who succeeded in building the second-largest wind power company in the U.S. but whose plan to expand the reach of that power was thwarted.

About Stefan De La Garza

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