Dateline Rice for Oct. 9, 2019

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

How Trump’s impeachment inquiry compares to Watergate’s TV drama
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted in an article about the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Oct. 9 print edition of the Chicago Tribune and online in the South Bend Tribune. This story also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
https://lat.ms/2nlavnm

Khashoggi’s murder should have made Saudi Arabia a pariah. 7 men made sure that didn’t happen.
Annelle Sheline, the Zwan Postdoctoral Fellow at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Huffington Post
http://bit.ly/2IAPBbc

Marie Kondo vai regressar e desta vez quer arrumar a nossa vida profissional
An article mentions that Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, co-authored the forthcoming “Joy at Work: The Career-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.”
Observador (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/33qG0fh

La corsa alla luna e la geopolitica Usa-Urss negli anni della guerra
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is  mentioned.
Il Sole 24 Ore (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2IyNZP3

Wie lange reicht unser wasser noch aus?
Rice is mentioned.
Kurier’s Futurezone (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in the Oct. 6 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/310WCIG

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Wireless pain management studied as possible alternative to opioids
An article mentions that Jacob Robinson, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering, and Kaiyuan Yang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, are part of a collaborative group that received a grant from the National Institutes of Health’s HEAL Initiative to develop wirelessly powered nerve stimulators that may help reduce pain.
UTHealth News (This article also appeared in Orthopedic Design & Technology.)
http://bit.ly/33jCZNo

President Trump’s rallies have left unpaid bills in their wake
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 in several articles and interviewed by Houston Public Media.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (This article appeared on the front page of the Oct. 9 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2pcjCan
Massive no-confidence vote on Houston’s fire chief
Firefighter Nation (This article also appeared in Fire Chief, Fire Rescue 1 and Firefighting News.)
http://bit.ly/2AYTz9w
Argentinian crisis puts shale in limbo
Petroleum Economist (This article appeared in the October print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2ZYmBos
Political Roundup: Impeachment, taxes and the mayor’s race
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/2VC9Ri9
Wednesday’s show: The week in politics and Anderson Cooper (Oct. 9, 2019)
Houston Public Media (This “Houston Matters” segment also aired twice on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://bit.ly/2ICh0JR

More than 100 graduate schools visit Austin for UT’s 2019 Graduate School Fair
Abbey Godley, assistant dean for student programs at Rice, is quoted.
The Daily Texan
http://bit.ly/2MrUnZF

Podcast: New clinical trials will include RGV residents
An article mentions that Rice is a partnering institution of the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, which recently received $37 million in renewed funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Rio Grande Guardian
http://bit.ly/33e7XXm

Texas A&M part of research group awarded desalination hub
An article mentions that Rice is one of the 19 university partners and 10 founding industry partners of the National Alliance for Water Innovation, which won a $100 million, five-year U.S. Department of Energy grant to develop the Energy-Water Desalination Hub.
The Eagle
http://bit.ly/2LZwqtB

How Houston is stepping up to combat food-desert problem
An article cites research by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Oct. 9 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online,)
http://bit.ly/2OxIi7Y

Houston’s venture capital investments fall sharply in third quarter
An article mentions the redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into The Ion, the centerpiece of an innovation district that broke ground July 19.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 9 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2Mu3Yiu

Q&A: Get to know the candidates for Spring ISD Position 1
A Q&A featuring Deborah Jensen mentions that she has worked as a director, project coordinator and curriculum specialist of STEM professional development programs at Rice.
Community Impact Newspaper
http://bit.ly/2oieBNG

BROADCAST

The Gulf after oil
A podcast features Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and author of “Energy Kingdoms: Oil and Political Survival in the Persian Gulf.”
Monocle (This segment aired on more than 400 CBC Radio One affiliate stations across Canada and the U.S.)
http://bit.ly/2p7CmrF

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Fresh ideas on taxing the cloud
Joyce Beebe, a fellow in the Center for Public Finance at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Accounting Today
http://bit.ly/2Vq6CKo

Bacteria trapped — and terminated — by graphene filter
An article features Rice research that developed a technique to turn laser-induced graphene into self-sterilizing filters that grab pathogens out of the air and kill them with small pulses of electricity. Co-authors James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, Lovett College senior John Li and postdoctoral researcher Michael Stanford are quoted.
Printed Electronics World (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2OvEvIb

Does volcanism cause global warming or cooling?
Cin-Ty Lee, professor and chair of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, is quoted.
Indus Dictum
http://bit.ly/2IBD72X

Environmental studies department seeks applicants with ‘ecofeminism’ background
Cary Wolfe, the Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English, is quoted.
Campus Reform
http://bit.ly/35kybJG

WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann personally invested $30 million in a startup and loaned money to its CEO. Then the CEO got fired for alleged gross misconduct.
Marc Epstein, former Distinguished Research Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, co-authored an op-ed.
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in Business Insider.)
http://bit.ly/2ID8lXs

4D bioprinting smart constructs for the heart
An article mentions that Rice is a partnering institution of the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues.
IEEE Spectrum
http://bit.ly/35m2BeE

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Why over 130,000 new voting machines could lead to more distrust in US elections
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.
Raw Story
http://bit.ly/30XemVd

Being gay in the workplace
New research from Rice that suggests being open about your sexual orientation in the workplace may be beneficial to overall well-being is featured. Co-author Eden King, associate professor of psychological science, is quoted.
HomoCulture
http://bit.ly/2M2eC17

After college, what will you make?
An article about the highest average earnings for college graduates from Texas universities according to SmartAsset features Rice.
Park Cities People
http://bit.ly/2p0HmOJ

These are the priciest colleges in Texas
Rice is mentioned.
WFAA Online
http://bit.ly/2IE432i

Guilford College and Elon University sign ‘friend of the court’ brief in DACA case before Supreme Court
Rice is mentioned.
Greensboro News & Record
http://bit.ly/313AKfD

SmartStop Self Storage REIT names chief operations officer
Alumnus Joe Robinson is featured.
The DI Wire
http://bit.ly/2MpXcKJ

SPORTS

College fantasy football: Week 6 waiver wire
An article mentions that Rice’s football team was defeated by the University of Alabama at Birmingham 35-20 Oct. 5.
Yahoo! Sports
https://yhoo.it/2p1Yt2O
UAB’s Bill Clark recaps Rice win, previews UTSA matchup
WVTM Online
http://bit.ly/2nAQTfa
Conference USA power rankings: Week 6
SB Nation
http://bit.ly/2Mqgr71

NCAA volleyball: Baylor No. 1 but AVCA poll shuffles, first RPI, all the POWs
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team is No. 9 in the RPI rankings, the highest mark in the program’s history.
Volleyball Magazine (This article also appeared in KHON Online, the Denton Record-Chronicle and The Daily Texan.)
http://bit.ly/2VvT0NF

WSOC: Oct. 7 players of the week
An article featuring Rice soccer player Mijke Roelfsema mentions that she was named Conference USA Co-Defensive Player of the Week.
Conference USA (This article also appeared in the Denton Record-Chronicle.)
http://bit.ly/2M1ceYs

Nashville swim club’s Lauren Hurt commits to D1 Rice University
An article featuring Lauren Hurt mentions that she plans to join Rice’s swimming and diving team.
SwimSwam
http://bit.ly/2ASNn2C

Games across Texas: Where to see top prospects in Week 7
An article mentions that Devin Gunter and Braedon Nutter plan to play football at Rice.
247Sports.com
http://bit.ly/2IAjxnW

Tramel: Beware, Texas has found its man in Tom Herman
An article mentions former athletics director Chris Del Conte and former assistant football coach Tom Herman.
Oklahoman.com
http://bit.ly/2p1YpQC

Texas notebook: Hampered by his hamstring, Collin Johnson could return against Oklahoma
Several articles mention that Rice’s football team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin 48-13 Sept. 14.
Austin American-Statesman (A similar article also appeared in 247Sports.com.)
http://bit.ly/2LY3QJa
Texas K Cameron Dicker had up-and-down performances since Oklahoma game-winner
Austin American-Statesman
http://bit.ly/33jzWoq
From China to the Cotton Bowl: How Dicker The Kicker cemented his name in Red River history
The Dallas Morning News
http://bit.ly/2OBfmfh

WKU defense faces timely test of Army’s triple-option
An article mentions that Rice’s football team was defeated by Army 14-7 Aug. 30.
Bowling Green Daily News
http://bit.ly/2LYko3S

Texas Tech football travels to Waco to face the No. 22 Baylor Bears
Former Rice football player Jackson Tyner is mentioned.
Best College Sports News Network
http://bit.ly/2OAadUD

College volleyball power rankings: Baylor still No. 1 as Wisconsin rises in Power 10
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team defeated the University of Texas at Austin 3-2 Sept. 18.
NCAA.com
http://bit.ly/33hdoom

SWC Hall of Fame to induct Jefferson graduate Gary Hammond
An article mentions that former Rice football player Courtney Hall will be inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.
The Port Arthur News
http://bit.ly/2Muciie

NEWS RELEASE

More evidence needed to assess impact of soda taxes, Baker Institute expert says
Recent nationwide polls show Americans are divided about soda taxes. Overall, people tend to be more supportive of calorie-labeling and removing sugary drinks from schools, but less so for a general soda tax. The report by Joyce Beebe, a fellow in public finance at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, reviews the controversies of taxing sugary drinks; describes recent global, state and local experiences of developing and implementing soda taxes; and provides practical policy considerations.
http://bit.ly/35olFci

About Stefan De La Garza

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