Dateline Rice for Nov. 7, 2019


Mormon massacre in Mexico may be tied to gang war, officials say
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of the institute’s Center for the United States and Mexico, is quoted.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 7 print edition, and it appeared in and US From Press.)


Field of more than 100 vying for Houston city council trimmed to 24
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 numerous articles.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 7 print edition.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)

What’s next for Beto?

Election results are finally in: Buzbee, Turner in likely runoff
Mark Jones: No excuse for Harris County not to have votes counted by now
Breaking down the election results
Fox 26 Online
Slow vote tabulation in Harris County
Fox 26 Online

Harvey registry will track Imelda’s effects
An article mentions that Rice’s Hurricane Harvey Registry, a joint venture of Rice, the Houston Health Department and the Environmental Defense Fund to study the health effects of the storm on Houstonians, will also add more than a dozen questions about Tropical Storm Imelda to its survey. Marie Lynn Miranda, professor of statistics and director of the registry, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Retail development in Houston’s Midtown trades hands

Rice’s redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into The Ion, the centerpiece of an innovation district, is mentioned. The Ion is slated to open in the first quarter of 2021.
Houston Business Journal (This article also appeared in Realty News Report.)

Houston Endowment’s new HQ will become architectural ‘jewel’ for the city
An article quotes and pictures alumnus Kevin Daly.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

What’s on in Houston galleries this week
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.)

Outside the Megaplex: Here are the Houston arthouse movies showing Nov. 8-14
A roundup of alternative Houston-area movie theaters mentions that Rice Cinema will screen “For the Sake of the Song: The Story of Anderson Fair” Nov. 14.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)


Thursday’s show: Shutting down freeways before they flood and author and therapist Lori Gottlieb (Nov. 7, 2019)
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 interviewed.
Houston Public Media (This “Houston Matters” segment also aired twice on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Rice’s SuperbOwl engineering team is featured
WCML-TV (Alpena, Michigan)


Chinese tariffs may stymie US oil export growth: Economists
Mark Finley, a fellow in energy and global oil at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
S&P Global Platts

Material scientists overcome major hurdle by upgrading perovskite cells
Rice research into more efficient solar cells is featured. Co-authors Jun Lou, associate chair and professor of materials science and nanoengineering, and postdoctoral researcher Jia Liang are quoted. (This article also appeared in PV Buzz.)

Soft robots of the future may depend on new materials that conduct electricity, sense damage and self-heal
An image of Rice’s research into liquid crystal elastomers, which can transform from a flat rubberlike sheet into a 3D topographical map of a face, is attributed to Jeff Fitlow, assistant university photographer at Rice.

Could a Democratic US president ban fracking?
An article mentions that former President Barack Obama spoke at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s 25th anniversary celebration.
Hellenic Shipping News

By day, this neurointensivist treats severely brain-injured patients. Off hours, she is a DJ and radio show host
Alumna Holly Hinson is featured and pictured in a Q&A. Hinson mentions that she was a DJ for four years at Rice radio station KTRU and later became its music and program director.
Neurology Today

Facility focus: National Science Foundation
An innovation roundup mentions that Rice researchers designed arrays of aligned single-wall carbon nanotubes to channel heat and greatly raise the efficiency of solar energy systems.
Tech Briefs


Without syllabi, course registration becomes a guessing game
An article mentions that in 2012 Rice’s Faculty Senate required instructors to distribute and archive course syllabi.
Tulane Hullabaloo

‘Extraordinary’ string quartet at Meetinghouse on Hill
An article mentions that the Jasper String Quartet completed a graduate residency at Rice.
Chestnut Hill

What makes us Middlebury?
An article mentions that Rice was one of four partnering institutions to review Middlebury College’s “How We Will Live Together” residential experience initiative.
The Middlebury Campus

9 Los Alamos National Laboratory projects win R&D 100 Awards
An article about projects by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that won 2019 R&D 100 Awards, which recognize the top 100 revolutionary technologies of the year, mentions that Rice collaborated on Unified Communications X, an open-source software for high-performance computers.
Los Alamos Reporter (This article also appeared in Los Alamos National Laboratory News and Newswise.)
Storing up trouble — the way you handle food can have effects for health. This week: Spinach
Rice research is cited.
The Irish News


Rice keeps competition open at QB and RB
An article previews the Nov. 9 football game between Rice and Middle Tennessee State University. Assistant coach Jerry Mack and player JoVoni Johnson are quoted. Head coach Mike Bloomgren and Owls Aston Walter, Juma Otoviano, Brian Chaffin and Parker Towns are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Nov. 7 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Box score breakdown: Arkansas 91, Rice 43
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of Arkansas 91-43 Nov. 5.
SB Nation (This article also appeared in Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Fayetteville Flyer.)
Tuesday’s college basketball
Houston Chronicle (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
‘KARK 4 Today’
KARK-TV (Little Rock, Arkansas) (This and similar segments aired 10 times.)

NCAA Volleyball on Twitter
Rice volleyball player Nicole Lennon is interviewed.

Lady Toppers to face toughest test yet with Texas road swing
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team, which is ranked No. 17 in the nation, will play Western Kentucky University Nov. 10.
Bowling Green Daily News

Rugby struggles at start of season
Rice’s club rugby team is mentioned.

Vikings claim Andrew Sendejo off waivers, reunite with safety after his brief Eagles stint
Former Rice football player Andrew Sendejo is featured.
CBS Sports (This article also appeared in Clutch Points, and a similar article also appeared in the Nov. 7 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)

Mailbag: What has made Ash Barty so successful this season?
An article mentions that the Oracle Challenger Series tennis tournament will be held Nov. 10-17 at Rice’s George R. Brown Tennis Center.
Sports Illustrated

Flagg scores 22 points, Texas A&M wins in Williams’ debut

An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team will play Northwestern State Nov. 12.

The Associated Press (This and similar articles also appeared in more than 75 other media outlets.)

ACC coaches not fond of league’s Friday night showcases
An article mentions that Rice’s football team played Wake Forest University Sept. 6.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

Johnson helps No. 6 Texas A&M rout Little Rock 78-35
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team will play the University of Arkansas-Little Rock Nov. 9.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

2019: North Texas at Louisiana Tech preview
An article mentions that Rice’s football team was defeated by Louisiana Tech University earlier this season.
Mean Green Nation

College football Week 11 picks: LSU-Alabama headlines loaded weekend
An article mentions that Rice’s football team was defeated by Baylor University earlier this season.
Sports Illustrated
Five things we learned from the first College Football Playoff rankings
The Baltimore Sun

ODU women look to take another step forward after 21-win season
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team was picked to finish first in Conference USA by the league’s coaches.
Daily Press

Texas Division I football rankings: A&M is on the move
Rice’s football program is mentioned.

Audrey Coffey quickly making impact for Nebraska swim and dive
Rice is mentioned.
Daily Nebraskan

The Rangers desperately need a third baseman. The free agent market offers three very good options
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon, who won the 2019 World Series with the Washington Nationals, is featured.
Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required. Similar articles also appeared in MSN Sports, Yard Barker and Off the Bench.)

Thundering Herd focused on both present and future during bye week
An article mentions that Rice’s football team lost 20-7 to Marshall University Nov. 2.
Metro News

About Stefan De La Garza

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