Dateline Rice for Nov. 8, 2019


The eight stalwart progressives who shared one Senate desk
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, authored a book review of “Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America.”
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

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.
MSN (This article also appeared in MSN Canada, MSN NB, MSN IE, MSN FI and MSN UK.)


As Aramco goes public, proof that oil and climate change don’t mix [Opinion]
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 8 print edition.)

See how your neighborhood voted in Houston’s mayoral race
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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Rice University research finds certain cognitive factors appear in the minds of entrepreneurs
Robert Hoskisson, the George R. Brown Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an article about his research.
InnovationMap (This article originally appeared in Rice Business Wisdom.)
Review: Puglia Trans-Pecos
An article featuring the late artist Lauretta Vinciarelli mentions that she formerly taught at Rice.
Texas Architects

Queer things to do in Houston this weekend: Nov. 7-10, 2019
An article mentions that the Intersex Society of Houston held an event with Rice Pride Nov. 7.

Photos: Rice Village food hall opens this weekend
An article mentions the Rice University Endowment.
Houston Business Journal
Your sneak peek at Politan Row — Houston’s most anticipated new food hall is about to debut

Rice Alliance names most promising life science companies at annual forum
An article features the Rice Alliance’s Nov. 6 Texas Life Science Forum at the BioScience Research Collaborative.

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. This article appeared in the Nov. 8 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

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 appeared in the Nov. 8 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

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 appeared in the Nov. 8 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)


Why corporations are no longer reluctant to take a stance on social issues
Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is interviewed about his research, which recently appeared in Rice Business Wisdom. Sonenshein is quoted in Medium.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired twice on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Online grocery shopping is missing one thing — a dash of delight

When it rains, Houston’s freeways flood. One researcher wants to change that
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. Blackburn is quoted in Que Onda.
Houston Public Media

County Attorney Vince Ryan hosts environmental symposium

Que Onda

’13 Eyewitness News at 5 a.m.’
A television broadcast mentions that a Rice professor riding her bike was hit by a train and killed near campus in 2017.
KTRK-TV (Houston)


Adam McKay on new Paramount film deal, the meteor movie he’ll next helm and the superhero-as-cinema argument
Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, is mentioned.
Deadline (This article also appeared in Yahoo! Entertainment)

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.
Hellenic Shipping News

Important breakthrough in perovskite solar 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.
Market Research Journals
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.
The Conversation

The collective amnesia of Sugar Land: Unearthing a link between mass incarceration and slavery
Photos from Texas’ defunct convict-leasing system are attributed to the Woodson Research Center at Rice’s Fondren Library.
Harvard Graduate School of Design

How literature can help bridge the empathy gap
Alumnus Ryan Michael Kehoe authored an article.
Foreign Policy Focus

Texas Biennial appoints Ryan N. Dennis and Evan Garza as curators and creative directors
Evan Garza, former director of Rice’s Public Art Program, is featured.

US Navy unveils official seal of coming USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79)
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
KLove (This article also appeared in Naval Aviation News and

AFIT celebrates 100 years on technology’s front line

Springfield News-Sun
KMOX-AM (St. Louis)

Jon Carrasco appointed associate director, research and data analytics for Madison Marquette
Alumnus Jon Carrasco is featured.

US Army and Rice University target diamond materials as ultrawide-bandgap successor to GaN in improved RF electronics
An article mentions that Rice will research advanced materials and next-generation military communications networks under a five-year, $30 million cooperative agreement with the U.S. Army.
Semiconductor Today


Things to do, Nov. 8-15, 2019
A Cornell University events roundup mentions that Cymene Howe, associate professor of anthropology, and Dominic Boyer, professor of anthropology, will give a lecture titled “Of Flood and Ice” Nov. 13 following the screening of their documentary film “Not Ok.”
Cornell Chronicle

Greenwich students attend Say STEM camp at Rice University
An article features Rice’s Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity’s “Say STEM” summer camps.
Greenwich Sentinel

Edinboro University professor joins Erie poetry panel Nov. 13
An article mentions that Steve Sullivan has held a temporary teaching position at Rice.
Edinboro University News

Soo Sunny Park installation redefines space and light

An article mentions Soo Sunny Park’s 2013 “Unwoven Light” installation at the former Rice Art Gallery.
The Barnstable Patriot

There’s progress on US-China trade negotiations, but USMCA still stalled
An article cites a study about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
The Grand Island Independent

The wild world of developers and MUDs
An article cites a 2015 study by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research on the debt of Houston’s municipal utility districts.
Big Jolly Times

LANL: 9 Los Alamos 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 Daily Post


Colonels fall in opener at Rice, 71-47
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team defeated Nicholls State University 71-47 Nov. 6 at Tudor Fieldhouse. Owls Erica Ogwumike, Nancy Mulkey and Haylee Swayze are highlighted.
Houma Today

When Facebook streamed Rice-Marshall: A ‘conversation with viewers’
An article about the Facebook live-stream of the Rice football team’s Nov. 2 loss to Marshall University mentions Rice assistant baseball coach Paul Janish and former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon, who won the 2019 World Series with the Washington Nationals. Rendon is mentioned in two additional articles.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
2020 Texas Rangers positional analysis: How they address third base will say a lot about their intentions next year
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
Brodie brings in Beltran
Queens Chronicle

Undefeated Rio Hondo League champs take on CIF
An article mentions that Lola Foord plans to play volleyball at Rice.

Flames match last season’s win tally with win over Fire
Former Rice women’s basketball player Jessica Kuster is mentioned.
The Pick and Roll

Women’s swim travels to Rice
An article mentions that Rice’s swimming and diving team will compete against Texas A&M University Nov. 10. Head coach Seth Huston is quoted.
The Battalion

Can Tab Ramos revitalize Houston Dynamo’s academy?
An article cites a 2012 Rice study about Houston’s demographics.
MLS Soccer

Touchdown Club of Houston announces Scholar-Athlete finalists
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Texas A&M-Commerce football preview: No. 24 Lions host Senior Day and Local Heroes Day vs. UT Permian Basin
Former Rice head football coach David Bailiff is mentioned.
Front Porch News

Mansfield Timberview alum Mullins shines defensively for Rice
Rice men’s basketball player Chis Mullins is featured.
Texas Scorecard

Here’s why Baylor head coach Matt Rhule is ‘obsessed’ with upcoming TCU showdown
An article mentions that Rice’s football team was defeated by Baylor University earlier this season.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
Matter’s Picks: Mizzou-Georgia and more
KPVI Online
This week in college football: Surging Miami Hurricanes back in Coastal Division race, although being home favorite against Louisville may not be best thing

Palm Beach Post

Eyes on Texas: Veterans renewing push to remind Longhorns fans it’s more than ‘DKR’
An article mentions that Rice’s football team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin earlier this season.
Austin American-Statesman

Tennis to finish fall with California tournament
An article mentions that Rice tennis players competed in a tournament Sept. 27.
North Texas Daily

Rice plays host to Penn
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team will play against the University of Pennsylvania Nov. 9 at Tudor Fieldhouse.
KTBS Online

Intensity comes naturally for Musselman
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of Arkansas 91-43 Nov. 5. (A similar article also appeared in Whole Hog Sports.)

North Texas soccer advances to semifinals despite harsh inclement weather
An article mentions that Rice’s soccer team will play the University of North Texas Nov. 8 in the semifinals of the Conference USA tournament in Denton, Texas.
North Texas Daily

Football set up for biggest conference match of season
An article mentions that Rice’s football team was defeated by Louisiana Tech University earlier this season.
North Texas Daily

UTSA to return to league play Saturday at Old Dominion
An article mentions that Rice’s football team was defeated by the University of Texas at San Antonio earlier this season.
UTSA Athletics News

Preview: Poised for a historic season, Texas A&M hosts Team USA on Thursday
Articles mention that Rice’s women’s basketball team will play Texas A&M University Nov. 17.
SB Nation

Nowhere to go but up for basketball
Rice’s women’s basketball program is mentioned.
American Press

Men’s college basketball: Late Northwestern State push pressures Texas A&M in road loss
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team will play Northwestern State University Nov. 12.
Bossier Press-Tribune

MEET THE AD: Spring Branch’s Hershey has done it all in high school sports
Former Rice women’s basketball player Paige Hershey is featured.


White House science adviser to speak at Rice Nov. 12
As global competition in science and technology continues to challenge American leadership in research and development, Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy will host “A Bold New Era of American Science and Technology” Nov. 12, featuring remarks by Kelvin Droegemeier, director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and science adviser to President Donald Trump.

About Stefan De La Garza

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