Dateline Rice for Oct. 10, 2019


Can Trump bulldoze his way out of trouble?
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted in an article about the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
The Japan News

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 UK (This article also appeared in Huffington Post India, Yahoo! News Canada and Yahoo! News UK.)

ANÁLISIS-Venezuela y Rusia salen en ayuda de Cuba, pero sus problemas energéticos persisten
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.
Reuters America Latina (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
NEWSBASE: Russia to ride to Cuba’s fuel shortages rescue
BNE IntelliNews
Venezuela no puede vender su petróleo y los tanques de almacenamiento están llenos, por lo que se lo está regalando a Cuba.
El Cubano Intransigente (An English translation is not available.)

¿Cómo convivir con el mundo no humano?
Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, is featured and pictured.
Clarin (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in the Oct. 9 print edition.)


Gayest and Greatest: Community
An article mentions that Rice was a finalist for “Favorite Local College or University” in OutSmart’s 2019 Gayest and Greatest Readers’ Choice awards.

Investment group director calls for more startup funding out of Houston
An article and podcast feature alumna Samantha Lewis.

What to see now at Houston’s museums and galleries
An arts roundup mentions that Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts will exhibit “Moon Shot” through Dec. 21.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)


Needed improvements or unnecessary expenses? The debate over METRO’s proposed $3.5 billion bond issue
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, and Sid Richardson College junior Robin Xiao are interviewed about challenges facing Houston’s public transportation system.
Texas Standard (This segment aired on 30 affiliate stations across Texas.)


Why a US quota on OPEC imports would help address the high costs of ‘cheap’ oil
An article mentions the Oct. 2 Energy Transitions Conference held at Rice and quotes James Baker III, honorary chair of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and former U.S. secretary of state.
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

More evidence needed to assess impact of soda taxes, expert says
New research by Joyce Beebe, a fellow in the Center for Public Finance at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured.
Medical Xpress (This article also appeared in NewsTrotteur.)

New CEOs can raise their social game to keep their jobs
New research by Yan “Anthea” Zhang, the Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Chair of Strategic Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is featured.

Graphene air filter traps and kills bacteria
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-author James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
Medical News Today
Other materials stories that may be of interest
The American Ceramic Society

11 best BBQ places in Houston
Gatlin’s BBQ, owned and operated by former Rice football player Greg Gatlin, is featured.
Condé Nast Traveler

22 pieces of career advice from MBA graduates and founders
Alumnus Bo Bothe is featured and pictured.
Business Insider

Why some colleges are trying radical business-style strategies
An article mentions that Rice offers financial technology, coding and cybersecurity boot camps.
The Hechinger Report

Some colleges let you pay tuition with a credit card — here’s how to determine if it’s worth it, and what card to use if it is
Rice is featured.
Business Insider (This article also appeared in Business Insider Malaysia, Business Insider Singapore and Business Insider India.)

MIL-OSI USA: Access to chiropractors may reduce medical spending for older adults’ spine-related services
Rice is mentioned.
Foreign Affairs


Grammy winner to visit ECU
Alumnus Karim Sulayman is featured and pictured, and alumna Nicole Franklin is quoted.
The East Carolinian (This article also appeared in Rocket News.)

Introducing the newest members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Alumnus Hunter Gordon, a graduate of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured and pictured.
Buffalo Rising


In year three, things ‘so different’ for Rice basketball coach Scott Pera
Rice’s head men’s basketball coach Scott Pera is featured and pictured. Owls Rob Martin, Trey Murphy III and Ako Adams are quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Oct. 10 print edition.)

Fall report: Rice
An article featuring Rice’s baseball program quotes head coach Matt Bragga. Owls Trei Cruz and Justin Collins are mentioned.

Lakelands players in college football: Pinckney shines for GSU
Rice football player Treshawn Chamberlain is featured.

(17) Texas A&M soccer looks to get back on track against Alabama on Thursday night
Rice’s soccer program is mentioned.
KAGS Online

Opinion: Miami Hurricanes’ 2-3 start, home loss to Virginia Tech put fans in misery
Rice’s football program is featured.
Pacific Daily News

No. 20 Lions host Midwestern State in Division II Showcase national broadcast.
Former Rice head football coach David Bailiff is featured. (This article also appeared in Gilmer Mirror and Front Porch News.)

Texas Div. I football rankings: A&M and UT have big tests this weekend
An article mentions that Rice’s football team was defeated by the University of Alabama at Birmingham 35-20 Oct. 5.
SportsMap Houston
UTSA football to host UAB in Hispanic Heritage Game
FB: Week 7 previews
Conference USA

Trick plays, physicality top of mind for Texas entering OU game
Several articles mention that Rice’s football team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin 48-13 Sept. 14.

The best Illinois high school basketball teams of the decade
Former Rice basketball player Connor Cashaw is mentioned.
Chicago Sun-Times

Alabama took a ‘Bear’ from Texas A&M in 1957
The 1957 football game between Rice and Texas A&M University is featured.
Selma Times-Journal

Texas Tech football: 3 Baylor offensive weapons to know
An article mentions that Rice’s football team was defeated by Baylor University 21-13 Sept. 21.

King named SWC Hall of Fame inductee
An article mentions that former Rice football player Courtney Hall will be inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.
Arkansas Razorbacks

Canadian influence at the Dallas Cowboys
Former Rice football player Christian Covington is featured and pictured.
Canada Football Chat


Only 10% of Harris County housing voucher recipients move to more affluent areas
Harris County’s Housing Choice Voucher Program allows low-income people to rent better housing in neighborhoods they could not otherwise afford, but only 10% of the program’s participants actually move to such areas, according to a new study from Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

New CEOs can raise their social game to keep their jobs, says Rice U. study
The job security of a new CEO tends to suffer when the stock market reacts badly or when the previous CEO stays on as board chair, according to the study by Rice and Peking University management experts. But the study found that the new CEO can overcome these challenges with what researchers call “social influence behaviors.”

About Stefan De La Garza

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