Dateline Rice for Nov. 27, 2019


Trump is violating a key military rule in the Eddie Gallagher Affair — and the military is suffering from it
Tom Kolditz, director of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, co-authored an op-ed.

Trump’s lawyers argue like they’re defending King Donald I
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
Huffington Post

How melting ice in Antarctica affects Indonesia. IPCC scientist explains
An article mentions that experts from Rice installed a monument Aug. 18 at the site of Iceland’s first glacier lost to climate change.
The Conversation (This article also appeared in Foreign Affairs, Smart Water Magazine and MENAFN.)

People-to-people exchanges remain essential for HK
An article mentions that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered remarks about U.S. foreign policy Nov. 15 at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
China Daily


Voting centers prove popular as half of Harris County voters cast ballots outside home precincts
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Bill Whitaker: Beto, Trump and the winding path to a two-party Texas
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.
Waco Tribune-Herald (This article also appeared in The Eagle.)

UT Southwestern, UTD pull in $12 million to recruit cancer researchers to North Texas
An article mentions that Rice will receive grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to help recruit cancer researchers to the state.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)

Texas soft power dominates the Persian Gulf
Rice is mentioned.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)

Deadline for Menil Drawing Institute Scholars Program is Dec. 11
Rice’s Fondren Library is mentioned.

TEXAS TALES: Herb’s pre-traveling adventure
An article mentions the late Rev. Billy Graham’s appearance at Rice Stadium in 1981.


Julia Roberts as Harriet Tubman and sign-stealing allegations against the Astros: ‘The Good, Bad and Ugly’ of the news
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, participates in a panel discussion on Houston Public Media about the week’s top stories. Ho is quoted in Awesome Capital about the impact of freestanding emergency rooms.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Freestanding ERs can increase patient spending
Awesome Capital (This article also appeared in Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare.)

Celebrating our diversity: Food truck fusions
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology at Rice who conducts the annual Kinder Houston Area Survey, is quoted.
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)

Texas Public Radio
Kelsey Norman, fellow for the Middle East and director of the Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about the impact of the Trump administration’s decision to lower the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.
KSTX-FM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/nov-26-norman (This segment aired twice on more than 30 affiliate stations across Texas.)

Election preview: These are the races on Houston’s 2019 runoff ballot
An article about Houston City Council candidates in Dec. 14 runoff elections features alumna Karla Cisneros for District H and alumnus Raj Salhotra for At-Large Position 1.
Houston Public Media

AMLO: ¿Busca un salvavidas en la empresa privada o es más de lo mismo?
Miriam Grunstein, contributing expert and scholar in the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed.
CNN en Espanol (This segment also aired on CNN.)

Blade runners: The future of prosthetics
An article cites Rice research into runners using prosthetics made of carbon fiber blades.
WNDU Online (The video segment also aired on WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana.)

‘John Tesh Radio Show’
A radio segment cites Rice research that determined that reflecting on recently used possessions lowered a person’s willingness to pay for new items.
KPLA-FM (Columbia, Missouri)
http://dateline.rice/nov-26-tesh (This segment aired on more than 300 affiliate stations across the U.S. and Canada.)


Ammonia synthesis made easy with 2D catalyst
An article features Rice research that has developed an inorganic method to synthesize ammonia that is both environmentally friendly and can produce the valuable chemical on demand under ambient conditions. Co-authors Jun Lou, associate chair and professor of materials science and nanoengineering, graduate student Xiaoyin Tian and postdoctoral researcher Jing Zhang are quoted. (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Quantum transition makes electrons behave as if they lack spin
An article about quantum transition research mentions that the theoretical work was performed by a group led by Qimiao Si, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy.
Supercomputing Online

The future of oil states: Can the Middle East go green?
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

Reducing gas flaring will benefit economy and environment
Reducing gas flaring throughout the U.S. would provide substantial economic and environmental benefits, according to a new study by Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Environmental News Network

Saudi Arabia just broke its own 2-year blockade of Qatar by flying its soccer team across the border, suggesting the feud could be thawing
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Business Insider (This article also appeared in Business Insider Deutschland, and Easy Branches World News.)
Houston Chamber Choir nominated for Grammy Award for ‘Best Choral Performance’
An article mentions the Grammy-nominated album “Maurice Duruflé: Complete Choral Works,” which features Rice’s Shepherd School of Music faculty members Ken Cowan, professor of organ, and Norman Fischer, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Cello.
Broadway World

NAUM ’19 reviewed the increasing contribution of graphene nanotubes to sustainable development
Matteo Pasquali, the A.J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, a professor of materials science and nanoengineering and of chemistry, is quoted.
AZoNano (This article also appeared in Coatings World.)

The birth of ‘Tradition’
Joshua Furman, temporary project manager in Jewish Studies and founder of the Houston Jewish History Archive at Rice, authored an article about the creators of “Tradition,” a Jewish trivia board game made in 1985.
Tablet Mag

Grant to develop wireless, leadless pacemaker
An article mentions collaborative Rice research into the development of a novel pacemaker system. Co-investigator Behnaam Aazhang, the J.S. Abercrombie Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is mentioned.
Today’s Medical Developments

These DC-area universities made a list for top entrepreneurial programs
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is ranked No. 1 in the nation for entrepreneurship studies according to the list compiled by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.
The top 5 grad programs for entrepreneurs in 2020
Loren’s World

Are we alone in the universe? Rutgers scientist says we’re trying to figure that out.
An article mentions that researchers from Rice and Rutgers University collaborated to determine if primordial proteins can function as primitive nanomachines inside living cells.

USRA announces the 2019 Distinguished Undergraduate Award winners
An article mentions that McMurtry College senior Ryan Udell received honorable mention in the Universities Space Research Association’s annual Distinguished Undergraduate Awards.
Aero Sports Network

Nonprofit Collaboration of the Year: Medical College of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Academy of Science
Rice is mentioned.

First solo exhibition of works by American artist Leo Villareal in London opens at Pace
An article featuring the artwork of Leo Villareal mentions that his “Particle Chamber” was installed at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts in 2018.
Art Daily

The Rubin Museum of Art announces first exhibit of 2020, ‘Measure Your Existence’
An article featuring Christine Starkman mentions that she has studied art history at Rice.
Broadway World


Mirror, mirror – will the fairest beauty get the job?
Employers may be less likely to focus on facial imperfections when an interviewee acknowledges them upfront, according to a new collaborative Rice study. Mikki Hebl, the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Chair of Psychology at Rice’s School of Social Sciences and professor of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.

Research shows old newspapers can be used to grow carbon nanotubes
Collaborative research between Rice and Swansea University into growing carbon nanotubes from old newspapers is featured. Andrew Barron, professor emeritus of chemistry, is quoted.
Swansea University (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)

Stalled weather patterns will get bigger due to climate change, National Science Foundation says
An article features Rice research into how climate change contributes to high-pressure weather systems stalling over particular areas. Co-author Pedram Hassanzadeh, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is quoted. Graduate student Ebrahim Nabizadeh is mentioned.
Sierra Sun Times

New members inducted into the Oklahoma City Public Schools Wall of Fame
An article mentions that Neal Lane, a senior fellow in science and technology policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, was inducted into the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools’ Wall of Fame during the organization’s 35th annual Wall of Fame Humanitarian Awards Dinner Nov. 18.
City Sentinel

Choosing sides: How ‘male allies’ can do more harm than good
Rice research into how “male allies” may unintentionally contribute to sexism is featured. Eden King, associate professor of psychological science, is quoted.

9 weekend getaways to escape Dallas for a few days

James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion, described as “one of the coolest structures in the country” by Thrillist, is featured.

144 LGBTQ candidates won elected office in November. Meet the woman behind the wave.
Alumna and former Houston Mayor Annise Parker is featured and pictured.
WJLA Online

The most beautiful college campuses in the South
Rice’s Lovett Hall is featured.
The Active Times

Remembering John F. Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
WIND-AM (Chicago, Illinois)
http://dateline.rice/nov-26 (This segment aired twice.)

The issues that divide us
Alumnus C. Chappell Temple authored an article.
Good News

The diversity training industry needs to perpetuate racism to stay relevant 
Rice is mentioned.
The Post Millennial

La sostenibilità deve coincidere con la responsabilità
Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, is mentioned.
Affar Italiani (An English translation is not available.)

Linarejos Moreno expone en la Galería Pilar Serra
An article mentions that Linarejos Moreno is a former visiting professor at Rice.
Revista de Arte (An English translation is not available.)


The Monday edition of What We Learned
Several articles mention that Rice’s football team defeated the University of North Texas 20-14 Nov. 23.
Denton Record-Chronicle
Texas college football rankings: No question, it’s Baylor
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Rice at UTEP football: What to know
An article previews the Nov. 30 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at El Paso.
El Paso Times
10 college football picks against the spread (ATS) for Week 14

Tyrese Maxey scores 21 points, No. 9 Kentucky routs Lamar
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team will play Lamar University Dec. 7.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 70 other media outlets.)

AVCA Rankings (Nov. 25): Huskers ranked 6th, Creighton back in top 10
Rice is ranked 21st in the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s top 25 poll.
KMA Land

Legends reflect on how Corpus Christi led way to integrate high school football in Texas

An article mentions that Miller High School’s football team was the first with black players to play at Rice Stadium in 1958.
Corpus Christi Caller-Times (This article also appeared in USA Today High School Sports.)

Arkansas makes first road trip
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of Arkansas 91-43 Nov. 5.
Razorbacks News

An article mentions that Lola Foord plans to play volleyball at Rice.
South Pasadena Review

The top sports photos of the decade
A slideshow caption mentions a 2013 football game between Rice and Texas A&M University.
MSN Sports

Women’s college basketball power rankings: No. 1 Oregon leads five Pac-12 teams in top 25
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team was defeated by Texas A&M University 62-61 Nov. 17.
CBS Sports

ECU leaves Nassau with 2-5 record
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team defeated East Carolina University Nov. 24 at the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase.
The East Carolinian

Columbus Crew hire four new staff members for Crew SC Academy
An article mentions that David Winner is a former goalkeeping coach at Rice. (This article also appeared on OurSportsCentral.)


Westlake at 50: The Chaps’ all-time football team

Former Rice football player Rod Beavan is featured.
Alice Echo News-Journal

Back to back: Bobcats repeat as Sun Belt Champions
An article mentions Rice’s volleyball team was defeated by Texas State University in the first round of the 2018 NCAA tournament.
San Marcos Record

Texas will honor D’Andre Christmas-Giles and JP Urquidez on Senior Night
An article mentions that Rice’s football team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin earlier this season.
SB Nation

One more for the road

An article featuring Travis Bruffy mentions that his father attended Rice.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal


UTEP volleyball turns fortunes around in 2019
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team defeated the University of Texas at El Paso 3-1 Nov. 22 in the Conference USA tournament quarterfinals.
CBS 4 Online

No. 19 WKU hopes body of work earns bid to host early rounds of NCAA volleyball tournament
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team was defeated by Western Kentucky University in the Conference USA tournament’s championship match Nov. 24 at Tudor Fieldhouse.
Bowling Green Daily News

West Houston-area students celebrate signing day
An article mentions that Ben Dukes (baseball), Ashton Kettler (soccer) and Sahara Maruska (volleyball) have signed letters of intent to become Owls. The second article mentions that Danyle Courtley signed to play volleyball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Katy ISD celebrates early national signing day
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Where they are now — Dave Mire: Indian, Pony, Bearkat, now Hall of Honor inductee
Rice’s football program is mentioned.
The News

BRIGHT FUTURES — Bob Hope junior Tammy Gallardo excels in academics, sports
Rice is mentioned.
The News

About Stefan De La Garza

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