Dateline Rice for Jan. 2, 2020 (New Year’s Edition)

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

The rearview mirror and the horizon ahead
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is featured in a segment by WBUR, and he is quoted in several other outlets about presidential politics.
WBUR Online (This “Here & Now” segment aired on more than 535 NPR-affiliated radio stations across the U.S., and it appeared in more than 150 affiliate webpages.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-brinkley-npr
Trump’s tumultuous year, from policy wins to impeachment
The Wall Street Journal
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-brinkley-wsj
Impeachment forever changes Trump’s legacy
The Japan News (This Associated Press article also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-brinkley
Jamie Dupree: How Trump impeachment compares to Clinton’s
WHIO Online
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-brinkley‘I’m kidnapped’: A father’s nightmare on the border
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 Mexico Center, is quoted in the New York Times, and he is featured in a broadcast by NBCDFW.com. Pamela Cruz, a research analyst at the Baker Institute, also is featured in the television broadcast.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Dec. 22 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-payan-nyt
Documentary: ‘The Invisibles,’ Texas-born American kids suffering paperwork nightmare in Mexico
NBCDFW.com (This video segment also aired on KXAS-TV in Dallas.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-payan-cruz

Neal Peirce, urban affairs columnist who championed inclusive cities, dies at 87
Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-fulton

Banks get tough on shale loans as fracking forecasts flop
Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy and minerals in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Dec. 22 print edition, and it appeared in OilPrice.com.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-foss
Is this the beginning of a shale crisis?
Oilprice.com (This article also appeared in RT.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-foss

After Aramco’s record IPO, traders now ask how to short shares
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Bloomberg (This article also appeared in BNN Bloomberg and Bloomberg Quint.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-krane

Toys R Us opens second store with a focus on experiences
Constance Porter, clinical assistant professor of marketing, is interviewed.
Marketplace Morning Report (This segment aired multiple times on more than 800 affiliate radio stations across the U.S.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-porterSurvey: Majority says there’s no ‘God spot’ in the brain
An article features Rice research that builds on significant literature about neurotheology, or the connection between religion and the mind. Elaine Howard Ecklund, professor of sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program at Rice, is quoted.
Futurity
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-ecklund

Can blood markers show when healthy cells will turn into cancer?
An article features Rice research into understanding precancerous conditions from mutant cells that release biomarkers to the bloodstream. Anatoly Kolomeisky, professor of chemistry and of chemical and biomolecular engineering and the department chair of chemistry, is quoted.
Futurity
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-kolomeisky

Hydrogel controls inflammation to speed healing
An article features Rice research into injectable hydrogels that show promise to help heal wounds, deliver drugs and treat cancer. Jeffrey Hartgerink, professor of chemistry and bioengineering, is quoted.
Futurity
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-hartgerink

‘Detours’ might lead to better batteries
An article features Rice research that suggests that defects in cathode crystals may speed lithium absorption to create better batteries. Ming Tang, assistant professor of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted, and graduate student Kaiqi Yang and alumnus Liang Hong are mentioned.
Futurity
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-tang

Check out our top 10 posts of the past decade
Two Rice research stories are featured in a roundup of the top articles of the decade. Ranked No. 9 from 2018 is the deep-learning, software-coding application Bayou by Swarat Chaudhuri, associate professor of computer science; ranked No. 8 from 2012 is research into how the spider population on Guam exploded after the loss of native forest birds by Haldre Rogers, the former Huxley Fellow in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Rice.
Futurity
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-chaudhuri

China convicts 3 researchers involved in gene-edited babies

An article about gene editing in humans mentions Michael Deem, the John W. Cox Professor of Biochemical and Genetic Engineering and a professor of physics and astronomy, and that He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claimed he produced the first genetically engineered twins, attended Rice. Jiankui is mentioned in NPR.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-deem-ap
Chinese scientist who genetically edited babies gets 3 years in prison
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.) 
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-deem-nyt
Chinese scientist who gene-edited babies is sent to prison
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets, and it appeared in the Dec. 31 print edition of the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.) 
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-deem-washpo
He Jiankui sentenced to three years in prison for CRISPR babies
MIT Technology Review
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-deem-mit

Chinese scientist He Jiankui sentenced to 3 years in prison for editing human genes
NPR (This “All Things Considered” segment aired on more than 900 affiliate stations across the U.S., and the transcript appeared in more than 150 affiliate webpages.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-npr

China sends scientist He Jiankui to jail for genetically editing babies
The Print
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-crispr
Chinese scientist who genetically edited babies is sentenced to 3 years in prison
Fast Company
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-crispr

Jail sentence imposed

GenomeWeb
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-crispr
’13 Eyewitness News’
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-crispr
‘News 4 WOAI Today’
WOAI-TV (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-crispr
China confirms third birth of gene-edited baby; scientists involved get prison terms
WRAL TechWire
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-wral

What would it take for Evangelicals to turn on President Trump
D. Michael Lindsay, a former sociologist at Rice and the current the president of Gordon College, is mentioned.
The New Yorker
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-ny

Discover the 13 best graduate biomedical engineering schools
Rice’s Brown School of Engineering, which is ranked No. 10 in the nation for its graduate biomedical engineering program according to U.S. News & World Report, is featured. Rice’s Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering and the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering are highlighted.
U.S. News & World Report
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-usnwr

How studying abroad shaped me
Alumnus Joshua Chaffin authored an op-ed.
Financial Times (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-chaffin

HOUSTON/TEXAS

11 top Houston retail openings and business updates of 2019
A roundup of Houston’s top 2019 business updates features Rice’s redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into the Ion, the centerpiece of an innovation district slated to open in the first quarter of 2021. President David Leebron is quoted and pictured in Click2Houston and InnovationMap. Allison Thacker, president and chief investment officer of Rice Management Co., is featured in the second InnovationMap article. The Houston Chronicle pictures a rendering of the Ion and mentions that Gabriella Rowe, executive director of the Ion, will speak Jan. 8 at the 2020 Economic Business Forecast luncheon in Houston.
Click2Houston
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-leebron-ion
These were Houston’s top impact innovation stories this year
InnovationMap
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-leebron-ion

5 Houston innovators to know in 2020

InnovationMap
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-thacker-ion
Business calendar: Upcoming events in the area
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 23 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and the Connecticut Post.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-the-ion
Business
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Dec. 29 print edition of the Chronicle’s “Year in Review.”)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-the-ion
Innovation vs. gentrification: Third Ward residents want to grow with neighborhood, not be replaced
KHOU Online (The video segment also aired twice on KHOU-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-the-ion
‘KHOU 11 News this Morning’
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-the-ion (This segment aired twice.)

HISD at a crossroads: A call to all Houstonians to participate [Editorial]
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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This editorial also appeared in the Dec. 30 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-klineberg

Can Houston tunnel its way to flood protection? The county is studying the idea
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 quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 28 print and online editions of the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared on the front page of the Dec. 29 print edition of the Houston Chronicle. This story also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-blackburn

Editor’s Picks: Top 10 Houston startup feature stories of 2019
A year-end roundup features two Rice research stories: Syzygy Plasmonics’ hydrogen fuel cell technology currently under development was pioneered by Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, bioengineering, physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering and the director of Rice’s Smalley-Curl Institute; and Peter Nordlander, the Wiess Chair in Physics and Astronomy, professor of electrical and computer engineering and professor of materials science and nanoengineering. Jordan Miller, assistant professor of bioengineering, led a team that developed a tangled, 3D-printed network of vessels that mimics a human lung.
InnovationMap
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-halas-nordlander-miller

Impeachment trial could knock White House contenders off Texas campaign trail
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 by numerous media outlets.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Dec. 23 print editions of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and San Francisco Chronicle. This story also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-jones
Mayor Turner says he’s ready to take on 2nd-term challenges
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-jones
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-jones (This segment aired three times.)
Flynn wins restraining order against county GOP as Paxton weighs in
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 25 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-jones
Targeted Texan had good first year
San Antonio Express-News (This article appeared in the Dec. 28 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-jones
‘American Swamp’
MSNBC
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-jones
An independent redistricting board In Texas? Unlikely, but not impossible.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-jones
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-jones (This segment aired three times.)
‘KPRC Channel 2 News’
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-jones (This segment aired three times.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2 (This segment aired five times.)

Q&A: Latina/o and Latin American Studies

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s The Signal
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-jones
Quiénes son los senadores que más sufrirán en las elecciones 2020 por el juicio político a Trump
Univision (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-jones

New disclosures show Texas Sen. Royce West making big bucks from government contracts
Covering Katy
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-jones
Bloomberg investing heavily in Texas
KRLD.radio.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-jones

Battleground 2020: Michelle Beckley’s Denton County state house seat top target for GOP
The Texan
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-jones

How can my small business financially recover after a natural disaster?
Jennifer Rabb, director and fellow of the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Dec. 27 print edition of the Chronicle and online in the San Francisco Chronicle, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.) 
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-rabb

This renowned photographer captures the beauty and ugliness of a changing Houston
“Changing Houston,” an exhibit by Geoff Winningham, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Humanities in visual and dramatic arts, will be on view at the BioScience Research Collaborative through March 17.
Houstonia (This article also appeared in the January 2020 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-winningham
What to do and see this month, from Norman Rockwell to Lewis Black
Houstonia (This article also appeared in the January 2020 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-winningham

Rice study predicts ‘catastrophic’ damage to Gulf coral reefs from climate change
An article mentions that Rice collaborated on research to determine how climate change will impact reefs in the Gulf of Mexico in the future. Sylvia Dee, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Dec. 28 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News, the Connecticut Post and the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-dee
Report: Gulf Coast coral likely to face widespread destruction by the end of the century
Texas Public Radio
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-dee

Interest in solar grows as federal tax credit for wind expires
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
Victoria Advocate
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-cohan

RUSMP challenges students in math during School House Mania
Carolyn White, director of mathematics programs at the Rice University School Mathematics Project, authored an article about the Dec. 19 School House Mania event co-hosted by RUSMP and Rice Athletics at Tudor Fieldhouse, which allowed local students to participate in STEM activities before rooting on Rice’s men’s basketball team as they defeated the University of St. Thomas. Anne Papakonstantinou, director of RUSMP, is mentioned.
Village News (This article also appeared in the Dec. 31 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-white

NASA’s solar probe answers fundamental questions about the sun’s behavior
Stephen Bradshaw, associate professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Jan. 1 print edition of the Chronicle’s Friendswood Journal and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-bradshaw

All my exes are leaving Texas for cities with vibrant streets and more innovative work [Opinion]
Alumnus James Llamas authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared in the Dec. 23 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-llamas

Want to experience New Year’s Eve in Venice? Ars Lyrica has your back.
Alumna Alana Youseffian, graduate of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 27 print edition.) 
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-youseffian

Readers share their first concert experiences
A slideshow of Houston-area concerts mentions that the “Monsters of Rock Tour” was held at Rice Stadium in 1988.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Connecticut Post) 
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-hc

14 out-of-the-ordinary Houston attractions and landmarks your kids will love
A roundup about unique Houston activities features Rice and mentions exploring the university’s architectural curiosities.
Click2Houston
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-hc

The Texican: Christmas at the Gulf with a man and his dog
An article mentions that in 1983 actor Dennis Hopper screened his film “Out of the Blue” at the Rice Media Center.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 27 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News, the Connecticut Post and the San Francisco Chronicle.) 
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-hc

‘What were you wearing?’: A roving campus art exhibit addresses misconceptions about sexual assault
Rice’s Women’s Resource Center is mentioned.
Texas Monthly
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-tm

For Christmas Day, the Editorial Board shares personal memories of holidays past [Editorial]
Raj Mankad, former director of communications at the Rice 360° Institute for Global Health, co-authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared in the Dec. 25 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-mankad

Eclectic artist, activist Gertrude Barnstone dies at 94
An article featuring the late Gertrude Barnstone mentions that her mother, Gisella Levy, attended Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Dec. 27 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in the Dec. 27 print and online editions of the San Antonio Express-News. This story also appeared in the Connecticut Post.) 
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-hc

SnapStream Media tunes into customer needs as it expands
An article features alumnus Rakesh Agrawal, founder and CEO of the Houston-based technology company SnapStream.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 30 print edition of the Chronicle’s “Texas, Inc.,” and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-agrawalTexas designer crafts chic clothing line for hot, muggy weather
An article features alumna Kristina Haag.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. A similar article also appeared in CultureMap Austin.) 
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-haagIn a tough market to do deals, investment bankers try old and new tricks
Former Rice football player Steve Trauber is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 23  print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-trauber

3 coming attractions to Houston’s hospitality scene
James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion, is mentioned.
Houstonia (This article also appeared in the January 2020 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-turrell

Editor’s picks: 5 best Houston innovation interviews of 2019
An article mentions a July 2019 podcast that featured the director of Rice’s Space Institute.
InnovationMap
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-im

 

What’s up at Houston galleries this week
An arts roundup mentions that Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts will exhibit “Story Lines,” a large drawings group show through May 17.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.) 
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-hc
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-chron

Texas college grads with these bachelor’s degrees earn the most
Rice is featured.
Houston Business Journal

http://dateline.rice/jan-2-hbj
Houston-area residents celebrate holidays
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 29 print edition of the Chronicle’s “Extra: Week In Review.”)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-hc
‘Good Day Lubbock’
KJTV-TV (Lubbock, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-kjtv (This segment aired five times.)

WeekHack: Houstonians brings in the new year, elected officials take oath of office and more
An article mentions that Honey Art Cafe is owned by two Rice graduates.
Click2Houston
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-c2h

Red light, green light: Texas colleges get graded on free speech policies
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Dec. 26 print edition, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-hc
Free speech group ranks Texas colleges on campus policies

Austin American-Statesman
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-aamstatesman2019’s 10 best symphony and opera performances
A roundup of some of the best performances of the year features the June 2019 performance of “Resilient Sounds,” which featured composers from Rice’s Shepherd School of Music and the University of Houston who paired with members of Houston’s refugee community to tell their stories through music.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-shepherd-school2020 concerts: Who will be playing in Houston this year
A roundup of upcoming concerts mentions that Richard Goode will perform the works of Mozart and Beethoven at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music March 24.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-shepherd-school

BROADCAST

C-SPAN3
James Baker III, honorary chair of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and former U.S. secretary of state, is interviewed in a television broadcast about the fall of the Berlin Wall. Baker mentions that a section of the wall is installed at Rice.
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-bakerKansas election officials say they’re on guard for hackers messing with your 2020 vote
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.
Kansas Public Radio (This segment also aired on at least 10 affiliate radio stations. This segment aired three times on KCUR-FM in Kansas City, Missouri, and the article also appeared in DerbyInformer.com.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-wallach
Texas Public Radio
KSTX-AM (San Antonio; this segment aired twice on at least 30 affiliate stations across Texas, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)    
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-wallach

‘Decade of disasters: Long-term impact of Harvey’
Marie Lynn Miranda, professor of statistics, director of Rice’s Children’s Environmental Health Initiative and former provost, is interviewed about 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.
The Weather Channel
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-miranda

‘Meltdown’
Cymene Howe, associate professor of anthropology, is interviewed on a television broadcast about how climate change will affect sea-level rise.
The Weather Channel 
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-howe

JFK and the moon
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned. Rice Centennial Historian Melissa Kean ’96 is featured in a television broadcast.
CNBC
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-cnbc
Highway to the moon: How Texas paved the way for Apollo
Texas Standard (This segment aired three times on more than 30 Texas Public Radio-affiliated stations.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-ts
C-SPAN 3
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-cspan
KHOU’s ‘One Giant Leap’
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-khou

Weekend of Dec. 20, 2019: Hour 3
Scott Solomon, associate teaching professor in biosciences at Rice, is interviewed by Into Tomorrow and quoted by What Next.
Into Tomorrow (This segment also aired on 200 affiliate stations across the U.S.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-solomon
Ludzki gatunek zmieni się na Marsie
What Next (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-solomon

 
Texas’ $7 billion plan to remake Houston highways once again targets homes, businesses in communities of color
An article cites a post authored by TxDOT Houston District Engineer Quincy D. Allen on Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research’s Urban Edge blog.
Click2Houston
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-allenHouston’s bike share says ridership is breaking records
An article mentions that Houston BCycle has a station on the Rice campus.
Houston Public Media
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-hpmWBAP-AM (Dallas)
Brad Olson, co-founder and managing director of Recurrent Investment Advisors, is interviewed.
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-olson (This segment also aired on KLIF-AM in Dallas.)

January’s CITGO Distinguished Scholar: Jenny Alvarado
A television broadcast featuring Jenny Alvarado, a 2019/20 Citgo Distinguished Scholar award recipient, mentions that she hopes to attend Rice.
ABC 13 Online (The video segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-abc13

‘Tamron Hall’
Rapper Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice, is interviewed about Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed.
WABC-TV (New York)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-bun-b

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

The emergency room hustle
An article about the impact of freestanding emergency rooms quotes 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. This research also is cited in DOTmed.com.
The American Prospect
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-ho
Freestanding emergency departments may increase out-of-pocket spending for patients 
DOTmed.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-hoGroup working on new carbon credit trading platform

An article mentions that Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy has initiated a working group to develop a United States protocol for paying ranchers and farmers to store carbon in their soil. Quoted are 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; and Kenneth Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Ag Journal
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-blackburn-medlock

2019 commencement stories at HBCUs
An article mentions that Reginald DesRoches, the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of the George R. Brown School of Engineering, professor of civil and environmental engineering and professor of mechanical engineering who was named Rice’s new provost effective July 1, 2020, gave the fall 2019 commencement speech at Prairie View A&M University Dec. 14.
BlackEngineer.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-desroches

US has cut Venezuelan flows and output, but plans for China, Rosneft trade unclear
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, is quoted.
Hellenic Shipping News
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-monaldi

Caris, GenScript, Fuzionaire, and more: News from December 2019
Rice research into the library of mutant caspids for adeno-associated vectors is featured. Junghae Suh, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and graduate student Susan Butler are quoted.
Bio IT World
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-suh

Nightside barricade benignly decelerates explosive plasma bubbles
An article features Rice research into the buoyancy of waves caused by the turbulence of Earth’s dayside magnetosphere to characterize how that influences space weather on the nightside. Frank Toffoletto, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
FMR Journal
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-toffoletto

13 smart must-read books on race and hate
An article features “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution,” the new book authored by Caleb McDaniel, associate professor of history.
Advocate
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-mcdaniel

MIT engineers develop new way to store vaccination history: Under your skin!
An article features research into a novel way to accurately record a person’s vaccination history. Co-author Kevin McHugh, assistant professor of bioengineering, is quoted.
Study Finds
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-mchugh

Top 10 blog posts for 2019
Alumnus Andrew Campbell authored an article.

Energy Institute at Haas
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-campbell

NORD appoints Susan Berry and Shafali Spurling Jeste to board
Alumna Susan Berry is featured and pictured.
Washington, D.C. Citybizlist
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-berry

College radio watch: 2019 college radio year in review
Rice’s radio station KTRU is mentioned.
Radio Survivor
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-ktru

On the rise: 47 curators and arts leaders who took on new appointments in 2019
Evan Garza, former director of Rice’s Public Art Program, is mentioned.
Culture Type
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-ctMedgadget’s best medical technologies of 2019
A roundup mentions that a team from Rice printed a 3D bioreactor mold within which new bone can grow.
Medgadget
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-medg (Scroll down to “Growing New Bones Inside Patients’ Bodies.”)LA Opera’s ‘Eurydice Found’ festival celebrates neglected half of the Greek myth
An article mentions that Missy Mazzoli’s opera “Proving Up” was performed at Rice in 2018.
San Francisco Classical Voice
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-sfcv

2019: A year in review 
An article cites a 2019 study by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research on the benefits of exposing students to arts education.
MultiBriefs: Exclusive
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-kinder-research

Check out Archinect’s must follow academic Instagrams of 2020!
An article features Rice’s School of Architecture’s Instagram page.
Archinect
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-rsa

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Body goals and good health resolutions for 2020
Hajo Adam, an assistant professor of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Brakpan Herald
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-adamA look back at 2019
A roundup featuring Treyetech, a device that makes corneal transplants easier for doctors to perform, won the Best Life Science Startup Prize from the Rice Business Plan Competition.
John Hopkins University’s Hub
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-rbpcCelebrated poet, critic, and editor John Irwin dies at 79
Late alumnus John Irwin, who died Dec. 20 at 79, is featured and pictured.
John Hopkins University’s Hub
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-irwin

Q&A: Josephine Tittsworth, executive director of Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit
An article mentions collaborative Rice research.
University of Houston-Clear Lake’s The Signal
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-uhcl

SPORTS

Mirtchell’s career high 27 leads Sam Houston St. past Rice
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by Sam Houston State University 75-61 Dec. 29 at Tudor Fieldhouse. Head coach Scott Pera and Owls Robert Martin and Payton Moore are quoted.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 75 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-ap
Rice falls at home to Sam Houston State
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 30 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-hc
Nutall, Mitchell pace Sam Houston St. 87-79 over New Orleans
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-ap
Kats drop Rice on the road
KBTX Online
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-kbtxIonescu, Cox first two picks in AP WNBA mock draft
Rice basketball player Erica Ogwumike is featured.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-ogwumikeFletcher hits game-winner against Rice in Coqui Classic 
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team was defeated by Virginia Tech 54-45 Dec. 20 and Georgia Tech 54-52 Dec. 21 in the Coqui Classic tournament in Puerto Rico. Owl Erica Ogwumike is mentioned in the Houston Chronicle.
Georgia Tech Athletics News
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-gt
Virginia Tech women’s basketball wins pair of games at Coqui Classic
The Tech Lunch Pail
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-lp
College basketball roundup: Virginia Tech women beat Rice in Puerto Rico
The Roanoke Times
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-rt
TCU placed on probation for work rules violations
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Dec. 23 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-ogwumike

Randy Smith gave Detroit his best shot while presiding over turbulent Tigers era
Former Rice baseball player Kenny Baugh is mentioned.
The Detroit News
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-baugh

Arquera, escritora y becaria del Conicet: las mil vidas de Gabriela Garton
Former Rice soccer player Gabriela Garton, goalkeeper for Argentina’s national squad, is featured and pictured.
TNT  Sports (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-garton

Miami Marlins past 10 drafts: Breaking down #36
Former Rice baseball player Jared Rogers is featured.
Fansided
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-rogers

UCSB dismantles Merrimack in last game of 2019
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team defeated the University of California at Santa Barbara Nov. 16.
Santa Barbara News-Press
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-sbnp

Grimes’ big 1st half helps Houston get past Georgia Tech
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by Georgia Tech University earlier this year.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-ap

Chuck Landon: MU, WVU go in different recruiting directions
The recruiting efforts of Rice’s football program is mentioned.
The Herald-Dispatch
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-hd

Osborne, Koprivica lead Florida St. past North Alabama
Former Rice basketball player Malik Osborne is featured.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-nyt

A few more of less
Rice’s football program is mentioned.
The Leader
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-leader

FAU football: Former Texas assistant Drew Mehringer named Owls’ new co-offensive coordinator

Former Rice football player Drew Mehringer is featured.

The Palm Beach Post
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-pbp

Three reasons Texas will win the Alamo Bowl
An article mentions that Rice’s football team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin earlier this season.
USA Today Sports
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-usatoday

80 years ago, Aggies really whooped it up
The 1939 football game between Rice and Texas A&M University is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Jan. 1 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-hc

Top high school soccer storylines for 2020
An article mentions that Jenevieve Jackson plans to play soccer at Rice.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Jan. 2 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-express

Holt honored with retirement of SHS baseball jersey No. 1

An article features former Rice baseball player Brock Holt.
Stephensville Empire-Tribune
http://dateline.rice/jan-2-holt

About Stefan De La Garza

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