Dateline Rice for Sept. 4, 2019


Trump’s schedule shows a president with plenty of downtime this summer 
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required.)

How to help your clients take responsibility of their actions as a leader
Tom Kolditz, director of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, authored an op-ed.

Nord Stream 2: Energy security for Europe or prelude to Russian aggression in the Baltic?
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, co-authored an op-ed about Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline.


As long as Brazil’s president remains in office, the Amazon will remain endangered [Opinion]
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 about how the policies of Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro may affect the Amazon rainforest. Jones also is quoted several other stories about Texas politics.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Sept. 4 print edition.)
Gov. Abbott pushes for quicker death penalty for mass shooters (This segment aired 14 times.)
Things to know about the hotly contested Congressional District 22 race
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)
Checking in on the Mayor’s race
Off the Kuff

Rice University awarded grant for ‘mass timber’ building on campus
An article mentions that Rice has won a share of $1 million in grants by the Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service to support the construction of mass timber buildings on college campuses. Mark Ditman, Rice’s associate vice president for housing and dining, is quoted. Jesús Vassallo, the Gus Wortham Assistant Professor of Architecture, and Albert Pope, the G. S. Wortham Professor of Architecture, whose model of a timber skyscraper for Detroit was accepted to the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2016, are mentioned and pictured. Vassallo is quoted in Smart Cities Dive.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
How universities are leading mass timber research
Smart Cities Dive

Walmart retreats from some ammo sales
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Sept. 4 print edition.)

These 3 medical innovations are ones to watch in Houston
An article features collaborative Rice research into how brain cells change structure when they learn something. Co-author Peter Wolynes, the D.R. Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Science, professor of chemistry, of biochemistry and cell biology, of physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering, is mentioned.

2 years after Harvey, real estate values gaining ground as Meyerland, Bellaire rebuild
An article cites a study of the Brays Bayou watershed by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Co-author David Abraham, temporary research scientist at Rice, is quoted.
Community Impact Newspaper

Houston Texans, Rice University partner for new pro sports management course
An article mentions that Rice’s Department of Sport Management has partnered with the Houston Texans to offer a new course for students interested in professional sports management. Clark Haptonstall, professor in the practice of sport management and chair of the Department of Sport Management, is quoted. Diane Crossey professor in the practice of sport management, is mentioned in the Houston Business Journal and Yahoo! Entertainment. The Houston Business Journal also mentions that Rice is No. 24 in the nation on Money magazine’s “best value” list.
Houston Business Journal
Texans, Rice University announce new course offering: How to run an NFL franchise
Yahoo! Entertainment (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Texans, Rice pair up for course on how to run an NFL franchise
KHOU Online

Rothko Chapel’s magical revamp picks up steam as Houston’s sacred space approaches its 50th birthday
Alumna Suzanne Deal Booth ’77, whose gift made it possible for Rice to commission James Turrell to design the “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on campus, is mentioned and pictured.

Harris County begins planning in-bay barrier system
An article mentions Rice’s research into the Galveston Bay Park Plan, a proposed 25-foot-tall levee to protect the Houston-Galveston region from hurricanes.
The Galveston County Daily News

Study: DFW universities outstripped by other Texas schools when it comes to overall value 
An article about top university rankings in Texas features Rice and mentions that the university is No. 24 in the nation on Money magazine’s “best value” list.
Dallas Business Journal

10+ can’t-miss Houston business and innovation events for September
A Houston-area events roundup mentions that the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship will hold the Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum Sept. 11 at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business; Houston Exponential’s 2nd Annual Capital Summit will be held Sept. 12 at Rice’s Shell Auditorium.


‘Houston’s Morning Show at 7 a.m.’
Rice research that developed a gold nanoparticle prostate cancer treatment that left 13 of 15 trial patients cancer-free after one year, is featured. 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, is mentioned.
KRIV-TV (Houston)

’13 Eyewitness News at 6 a.m.’
A television broadcast mentions that Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies will present its Fall Preview Sept. 4.
KTRK-TV (Houston)

Local female entrepreneur launches chic clothing line for the everyday woman
A television broadcast features alumna Kristina Haag.
CW 39


Digital museums document Houston following Hurricane Harvey
An article mentions that Lacy Johnson, assistant professor of creative writing, is a co-director of Rice’s Harvey Memories Project, a digital archive that aims to prevent the loss of valuable Harvey-related memories. An article from History News Network mentions that Caleb McDaniel, associate professor of history, is a co-director of the Harvey Memories Project.
ColorLines Magazine
The Houston Flood Museum and the Harvey Memories Project gather Harvey memories for historians of the future
History News Network

Rice University scientists turn greenhouse gas into environmentally friendly liquid fuel
An article features Rice research into the efficient conversion of carbon dioxide into pure liquid fuels. Haotian Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair, is mentioned and postdoctoral researcher Chuan Xia is quoted.
Interesting Engineering (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

NERSC, ECP host OpenMP Hackathon for energy-efficient architectures
An article mentions that experts from Rice served as mentors to participants at the recent NERSC/ECP Hackathon.
HPC Wire

From compute to Kubernetes, VMware brings virtualization into the multicloud future 
Alumna Robin Matlock is featured and pictured.
SiliconANGLE News

Tidewater makes leadership change
Alumnus Quintin Kneen is featured.
Marine Log

Guilt, fear and anger: The juxtaposition of being a Mexican immigrant professor
Rice is mentioned.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education


Music plus friends equals Schubertiade
Desmond Hoebig, professor of cello at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
Jackson Hole News & Guide

Related works 
Alumnus Jake Charkey is featured, and Norman Fischer, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Cello at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music’s, is mentioned.
The Commons

Tomorrow’s tech today: How to visit space as a tourist
A tech roundup features Rice’s research into 3D organic bioprinting. A Rice video is included.

Nonprofit provides Fresno State students with free textbooks
An article mentions OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
Foothills Sun Gazette


Rice faces a change of pace in Wake Forest
An article previews Rice football’s game against Wake Forest Sept. 6. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted and pictured. Owls Nashon Ellerbe and Antonio Montero are featured in the final SB Nation article.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 4 print edition.)
Video review: Rice’s offense
SB Nation
College football Week 2 guide: 2 huge non-conference games will have playoff implications
Breaking down Week 2 of the 2019 college football schedule
Wake football — injury, depth chart updates
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Rice Owls: Players to watch
SB Nation
College football picks: Week 2 predictions for every game
Bleacher Report

AP top 25 poll: Clemson or Alabama No. 1? Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin make statement, Auburn moves up
An article mentions that Rice’s football team were defeated by Army Aug. 30 by a score of 14-7.
Army brings long winning streak, unique style of play to Michigan matchup
Your Week 2 college football TV schedule 
SB Nation 
MI sits tight in week 2 AP poll

Texas A&M women’s basketball 2020 SEC schedule revealed
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball will play Texas A&M University Nov. 17 at Rice’s Tudor Fieldhouse.
WTAW (This article also appeared in

K’Lavon Chaisson vs. Sam Ehlinger: Check out this oral history of an epic state championship
Rice football player Matthew Sams is mentioned.
The Advocate

Volleyball goes 1-2 in season opener
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team will play the Texas State University Sept. 3.
The University Star

WOAI-AM (San Antonio, Texas)
An article features Rice swimming and diving athlete Ahalya Lettenberger, who will be representing the USA at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships in London Sept. 9-15. (This segment aired four times.)

South Dakota and McNeese State both play in Oklahoma this Saturday, in unfair fights that should never be played
An article mentions that Rice’s football team will play Baylor University Sept. 21.

Taco Cabana goes beyond the beef with new meatless menu items
An article mentions that the Legends Tour tennis match was held at Rice.
CultureMap Houston

Defender Clarke Brown’s development into one of SU’s top players hinges on her offensive abilities
Former Rice head soccer coach Nicky Adams is quoted.
The Daily Orange

NCAA roundup: Purdue, Utah win; Minnesota goes to Texas, Stanford to Florida
An article mentions Rice’s volleyball team and highlights Owl Nicole Lennon.
Volleyball Magazine

Games across Texas: Where top prospects will face off in Week 2
An article mentions that Devin Gunter and Cole Latos plan to play football at Rice.

Five things North Texas fans should know about SMU
Former Rice football player Zach Abercrumbia is featured.
Denton Record-Chronicle

Matt Canterino: Pitcher and problem solver
Former Rice baseball player Matt Canterino is featured.
Twins Daily

Future Coogs: How UH football commits fared in Week 1
A slideshow featuring top Houston high school football recruits mentions that
Devin Gunter (image 69), Braedon Nutter (image 73), Trey Phillippi (image 82) and Kobie Campbell (image 101) plan to play at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Volleyball hitting the road after winless Rebel Invitation
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team defeated the University of Mississippi Aug. 30.
The Daily Mississippian

How Herman’s relationship with LSU’s Aranda led him to Orlando
An article features former Rice assistant football coach Tom Herman. Former assistant coach Yancy McKnight is mentioned.

LMU Volleyball: Lions win two of three in Tuscon
An article mentions that Loyola Marymount’s volleyball team will play Rice at the Rice Adidas Invitational volleyball tournament Sept. 6-7.
Angelus News


The business behind the ballgame: New Rice course will teach how to run an NFL franchise
From cellular biology to English literature to music theory, Rice students can learn about all kinds of subjects. This semester, one more topic has been added to the course catalog: A lucky group of students will learn how to run an NFL franchise, from the experts themselves.

When physicians integrate with hospitals, costs go up, Rice study says
When physicians integrate with hospitals, the cost of health care rises even though there’s no evidence patients get better treatment, according to a new paper by experts at Rice and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

Hidden signals may hold key to mechanism of memory
Rice electrical and computer engineer Caleb Kemere was awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to advance a long-running study of how heretofore hidden signals in the brain facilitate the long-term storage of memories.

About Stefan De La Garza

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