Dateline Rice for Sept. 16, 2019 (Weekend Edition)

FEATURED ITEM

In 4 years, humans could don helmets developed at Rice to communicate with others using their minds
Rice will receive $18 million over four years for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology research. Jacob Robinson, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering, is quoted and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Sept. 16 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in the Sept. 16 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News. This story also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2O85byP

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Instant view: Reactions to attack on Saudi oil facilities
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Reuters (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
https://reut.rs/304wbGi
Saudi Arabia: Drone attacks halted half its oil production
Voice of America
http://bit.ly/303dgfg

How Beto learned to stop worrying and love dropping F-bombs
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 or interviewed in several stories on politics.
Medium
http://bit.ly/2ZXw6Em
Both Democrats and Republicans put focus on Texas Latino vote
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/2O4Cpiv
‘This is a death threat’: 2020 candidate Beto O’Rourke calls out Texas Rep. Briscoe Cain for Tweet about AR-15
CBS 11 Online (This segment aired twice on KTVT-TV in Dallas.)
https://cbsloc.al/301wPVl
Recent TV ads in Houston’s mayoral race — ‘What’s Your Point’
Fox 26 Online
http://bit.ly/2NZxrU6
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://bit.ly/300RFnu (This segment aired five times.)
Democratic candidates join the first-place winner Biden
ArchyNewsy.com
http://bit.ly/2ZZVJEB

Insurers overcharged Texans $92 million last year, rebates are coming
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Health and Biosciences, is quoted.
MSN Money
http://bit.ly/303216s
Medicare-for-all has caught fire with the Democrats. But what does it mean?
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article was featured in the Sept. 16 edition of the TMC Today newsletter and was included in a previous edition of Dateline when if first appeared online.)
http://bit.ly/31tgCVk

The best tools and tips for finding a college you can afford, according to a financial aid expert
The Rice Investment, an initiative offering full-tuition scholarships and grants to students from low- and middle-income families, is mentioned.
NBC
https://cnb.cx/305Ahyb
Colleges giving the most financial aid to low-income students
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/301FjvF

Elon Musk is not the problem at Tesla — blame the people around him
Marc Epstein, former Distinguished Research Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, co-authored an op-ed.
CNBC
https://cnb.cx/30329TE

Architecture Issue 2019: Karen Braitmayer brings unique perspective to her award-winning work toward accessible architecture
Alumna Karen Braitmayer is featured and pictured.
The Seattle Times
http://bit.ly/2O1uzGh

Estudo diz que viver no estrangeiro é a melhor forma de te encontrares
Hajo Adam, an assistant professor of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Shifter (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/302NN5I

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Generations of Pasadena family grapple with what it means to be Muslim American
David Cook, professor of religion, and Craig Considine, lecturer in sociology, are quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Sept. 15 print edition, and it appeared in the Sept. 14 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News. This story also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2L9r7HP

‘The Hard Problem’ at Main Street Theater is classic Stoppard in all the right ways
An article mentions that Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice, will speak about the future of knowledge Oct. 4 following the play “The Hard Problem” at Main Street Theater in Houston.
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/2O60Z2u

On Friday the 13th, a full ‘harvest moon’ will be visible in the night sky
Patrick Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Texomas
http://bit.ly/2O4ofO5

Houston company builds blockchain network to verify products are fair trade, sustainable
An article featuring Houston-based Topl, a blockchain technology that tracks the production processes of fair-trade goods, mentions that it was developed by Rice graduate students Kim Raath and James Aman and alumnus Chris Georgen. 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 appeared in the Sept. 14 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2LuTWOQ

Hidden signals may hold key to mechanism of memory
An article featuring Caleb Kemere, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, mentions that he and collaborators will study the connection between memory and sleep with a five-year R01 National Institutes of Health award.
TMC News (This article was featured in the Sept. 16 edition of the TMC Today newsletter.)
http://bit.ly/31tb8tF

Texas Republican lawmaker to Beto O’Rourke: ‘My AR is ready for you’
An article cites a Rice political analysis of Texas House members.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 14 print edition, and it appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/303WEUo
http://bit.ly/303WOes

Interview with Raj Salhotra
Alumnus Rah Salhotra is featured in a podcast.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/303XdgY

UT students battle algorithms in Terminal Live coding competition
An article mentions that students from Rice competed in the Terminal Live coding competition.
The Daily Texan
http://bit.ly/301eYOg

Best value private colleges in America
A slideshow features Rice and mentions that the university is ranked No. 5 in the nation for best value according to Stacker. KYTX mentions that Rice is No. 1 in Texas and No. 17 in the nation on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best National Universities list.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/305wD7t
‘CBS 19 This Morning Loop’
KYTX-TV (Tyler)
http://bit.ly/300fD2l

Chinese-owned Surge Energy grows in the Permian, sets records
Alumnus Linhua Guan is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/302MR12

Community Artists’ Collective presents ‘FestEve! Evening for the Arts’
An article mentions that the “FestEve! Evening for the Arts” fundraiser was held at Rice Sept. 14.
CultureMap Houston
http://bit.ly/2NZUWfP

Win $5,000 at the Glasstire DataHack!
An article mentions that the 2019 Glasstire DataHack will be held Oct. 5-6 at Rice’s Sewall Hall.
Glasstire
http://bit.ly/3007VoZ

Garden calendar
An events roundup mentions that the Native Plant Society of Texas’s Houston chapter will hold an event Sept. 21 at Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Sept. 14 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/300fkQ3

BROADCAST

NASA administrator brings moon-return-mission sales pitch to North Texas
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine ’97 is featured.
WFAA Online
http://bit.ly/301HLCn
College Football
CBS Sports
http://bit.ly/3068de3

The emotional toll of flooding lingers
An article features a Rice study that examines the social and political reactions of people in post-Hurricane Harvey Houston. Co-author Dominic Boyer, a professor of anthropology, is quoted.
KTRH.iheart.com (This article also appeared in KPRC Online.)
https://ihr.fm/302zduJ
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://bit.ly/300VR6I

University students discuss the big issues at third Democratic debate
Rice students provide an analysis of the Sept. 12 Democratic presidential debate.
KRIV Online
http://bit.ly/304aDJS

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

How volcanic mountains cool the climate
An article features collaborative Rice research that suggests the formation of volcanic mountain ranges may be a source of long-term climate equilibrium. Cin-Ty Lee, professor and chair of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, is quoted. Graduate student Hehe Jiang is mentioned.
ZME Science
http://bit.ly/2ZXFojI

Q&A with Lourdes Melgar on Mexico’s natural gas market development
Lourdes Melgar, nonresident fellow at the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured in a Q&A.
Natural Gas Intelligence
http://bit.ly/2OaZrnX

Researchers convert carbon dioxide into energy
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 quoted.
Wonderful Engineering
http://bit.ly/305x4yA

Can we engineer our way out of the climate crisis?
An article mentions that the “antenna-reactor” plasmonic photocatalyst is licensed by Rice.
The Spectator USA
http://bit.ly/2NZpQF4

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Report on election security gains attention and a sharp rebuke
Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Kiowa County Press (This article also appeared in Government Executive.)
http://bit.ly/2O5EE58

A former slave who sued
Caleb McDaniel, associate professor of history and author of the forthcoming “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution,” authored an op-ed.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (This New York Times article also appeared in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was included in a previous edition of Dateline when it first appeared online.)
http://bit.ly/2O1NVuK

Business briefs: Energy vault closes Series B funding
An article mentions that a hydrogen fuel cell technology was pioneered 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.
India West
http://bit.ly/2O41UjH

Number of US kids in integrated schools has nearly doubled. But big-city schools remain segregated.
Kori Stroub, research scientist at Rice’s Houston Education Research Consortium, is quoted.
SCNow
http://bit.ly/2O6BTjJ

College students’ latest headache? Digital access fees on top of rising textbook prices
An article features OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
Chicago Sun-Times
http://bit.ly/2O5UdtA

Turkey faces ‘almost a revolution in the Middle East’
An article cites research by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Jewish Press
http://bit.ly/302Ml3f

San Angelo native receives fellowship to prestigious medical institute
Alumnus Daniel Gonzales is featured.
San Angelo Live
http://bit.ly/2OaZQqt

Stephen B. Gross, MD, joins University Orthopedics
Alumnus Matthew Murphy is featured.
Orthopedics This Week
http://bit.ly/2OaFpcS

UD engineering professors honored
Alumna Emily Day is featured.
UDaily
http://bit.ly/2O4UtZy

Religious events in the Manatee community, beginning Sept. 14
Alumnus Noah Hardaway is featured.
Herald-Tribune
http://bit.ly/309NWo1

Early onset Alzheimer’s can’t keep CT ’84 Olympian from a full life
Alumna Kyley Reed is featured.
New Haven Register
http://bit.ly/300MeVC

SPORTS

Ehlinger throws 3 TD passes, No. 12 Texas beats Rice 48-13
Numerous media outlets report that Rice’s football team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin 48-13 Sept. 14 at NRG Stadium in Houston. Rice head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted, and Owls Tom Stewart, Aston Walter and Austin Trammell are highlighted.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in 100 other media outlets. Below is a sampling of articles about the Rice-UT game, which was mentioned in over 600 additional media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2O3rntG
Rice met with harsh reality in rout at hands of UT
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 15 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/31tsvuv
Texas strikes early and often in rolling past Rice
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 15 print edition of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)
http://bit.ly/31pRuPi
http://bit.ly/303q3y1
Owls Extra Points: Texas 48, Rice 13
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/31C2LMN
Longhorns Extra Points: Texas 48, Rice 13
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/31mPTd7
Sept. 14: UT 48, Rice 13
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2ZZcYpE
Texas, Rice and JFK’s space race
247Sports.com
http://bit.ly/2ZVYyGM
Rice band trolls Texas for post about team’s grade point average
247Sports.com
http://bit.ly/2O1vhmK
Best in Texas poll (9/15): Texas still No. 1; TCU jumps past Baylor with big road win; SMU moves up for third straight week
The Dallas Morning News
http://bit.ly/2O1mRvP
‘KVUE News Daybreak’
KVUE-TV (Austin, Texas)
http://bit.ly/3052wNq (This segment aired five times)
‘Great Day SA’
KENS-TV (San Antonio)
http://bit.ly/307uati
‘KETK Live at 5’
KETK-TV (Tyler, Texas)
http://bit.ly/304hovl (This segment aired twice.)
KTXX-AM (Austin, Texas)
http://bit.ly/3037JW2 (This segment aired twice.)
WBAP-AM (Dallas, Texas)
http://bit.ly/2ZXvfn8
UT coaches are back in familiar territory
San Antonio Express-News (This article appeared in the Sept. 14 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/303VIiQ

Why does Rice play Texas? See 1994
An article features the 1994 game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin, the last time Rice defeated the Longhorns. Former Owls Greg Gatlin, Byron Coston, Ed Howard, Dana Hogan, Chris Cooley, Eric Ober and Adrayll Askew are featured. Former head coach Ken Hatfield and former Rice baseball player Pat Hallmark are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/31rmJtx

‘Inside College Football’
Rice football player George Nyakwol is featured.
CBS Sports Network
http://bit.ly/2ZZSrkJ

College football schedule
An article mentions that Rice’s football team will play Baylor University Sept. 21.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2O1uPoy
Stats preview: 2019 Rice Owls
Sic ‘Em 365
http://bit.ly/303eKWM
Baylor opens 28-point favorites against Rice
SB Nation
http://bit.ly/2O1nJAB

College football schedule
An article mentions that Rice’s football team will play the University of North Texas on Nov. 23
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/300mVTI

After-action review: Army Black Knights drive to victory over UTSA
An article mentions that Rice’s football team was defeated by Army 14-7 Aug. 30.
SB Nation
http://bit.ly/307M9Qk
Roadrunners prepare for a rare offense
San Antonio Express-News (This article appeared in the Sept. 14 print edition, and a similar article also appeared in The Paisano.)
http://bit.ly/302LShw

UCF football and its fans are ‘still fighting the fight against the Power Five’
Rice football is mentioned.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
https://wapo.st/2O3syJC

101-year-old Houstonian embodies a century of Houston history
Rice football is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Sept. 16 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2ZScVMa

WSMV-TV (Nashville)
A television broadcast mentions that Andrew Mason plans to play football at Rice.
http://bit.ly/301o5OY (This segment aired four times.)

The best college baseball players of the 64-team/Super Regional era
Former Rice baseball players Anthony Rendon, Joe Savery, Jeff Niemann and Wade Townsend are featured.
NCAA.com
http://bit.ly/30316mF

Longhorns volleyball sweeps Wichita St. at Shocker Classic
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team will play the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 18.
Austin American-Statesman
http://bit.ly/2O3SogA

Mean Green volleyball pulls off comeback
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team will play the University of Alabama at Birmingham Nov. 1.
North Texas Daily
http://bit.ly/304WFaT

Men’s golf to host Lone Star Invitational on Monday-Tuesday at TPC San Antonio
An article mentions that Rice’s golf team will compete in the Lone Star Invitational in San Antonio Sept. 16-17.
UTSA Athletics (This article also appeared in Fox 15 Online.)
http://bit.ly/303mIPQ

OSU women’s soccer: McReynolds nets winner in overtime
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s soccer team was defeated by Oregon State University 2-1 Sept. 15.
Corvallis Gazette Times (This article also appeared in TopDrawerSoccer.)
http://bit.ly/2O69VEQ
‘KEZI 9 News at 6:00’
KEZI-TV (Eugene, Oregon)
http://bit.ly/2O5KiEa

About Stefan De La Garza

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