Dateline Rice for Jan. 6, 2020 (Weekend Edition)

FEATURED ITEMS

Several Rice experts are quoted or interviewed about the possible effects from last week’s U.S. drone strike that killed Iran’s top general, Qassem Soleimani.

Oil price keeps rising as industry eyes Iran-U.S. conflict

Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. Yahoo! News cites a summer 2019 Forbes op-ed authored by Krane.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 700 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-krane-ap
Oil infrastructure at risk as Iran looks to avenge Soleimani’s death
Washington Times
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-krane

After Aramco’s record IPO, traders now ask how to short shares

The Malaysian Reserve
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-krane
Trump should read this: What awaits America in a war with Iran
Yahoo! News (This National Interest article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-krane
‘Daily on Energy’: The House GOP case against Democratic legislation to regulate ‘forever chemicals’
Washington Examiner
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-krane

Oil jumps on U.S. killing of Iranian general
Joe Barnes, a foreign policy expert and the Bonner Means Baker Fellow at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. The Baker Institute is mentioned in the final KHOU segment.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the cover of the “Business” section in the Jan. 4 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-barnes

Drone strike further distinguishes Trump from Obama

KTRH.iheart.com (This segment also aired five times on KTRH-AM in Houston, and it appeared on KPRC Online and Speaker.) 
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-barnes
Middle East expert: 3 things to know about U.S. strike that killed top Iranian general
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-barnes
‘KHOU 11 News at 4 p.m.’
KHOU-TV
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-barnes
’13 Eyewitness News at 11 a.m.’
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-barnes
Prominent Iranian exile from Sacramento calls Soleimani assassination step toward democracy for Iran
ABC 10 Online (This segment also aired four times on KXTV-TV in Sacramento, California.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-barnes
’13 Eyewitness News’
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-barnes (This segment aired twice.)
‘KHOU 11 News’
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-barnes (This segment aired twice.)

In confrontation with Iran, Trump wrestles with the shadow of Obama, ‘the metric he has to beat’
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
The Washington Post (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

‘Houston’s Morning Show’
Richard Stoll, the Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science at Rice, is interviewed.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-stoll
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-stoll

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

How population growth and loss will shape future elections

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 several media outlets.
U.S. News & World Report
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-jones
An endangered Texas congresswoman had an eventful first year in the U.S. House
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Jan. 6 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-jones
KLBJ-AM (Austin)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-jones (This segment aired 20 times.)
2020 Texas House ratings
The Hayride
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-jones

‘Daily on Defense’: What next? Awaiting Iran’s next move

A roundup mentions that A.Kadir Yildirim, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, will participate in the panel discussion on “Seven Pillars: What Really Causes Instability in the Middle East?” at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research Jan. 8.
Washington Examiner
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-yildirim

HOUSTON/TEXAS

3D printing human organs? A Rice professor’s breakthrough inspired by bird lungs and fish gills
An article features the research of Jordan Miller, assistant professor of bioengineering, who led a team that developed a tangled, 3D-printed network of vessels that mimics a human lung.
Texas Monthly
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-miller

Printable organs? What’s next for 3D printing?

Toronto Sun 
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-miller
Work by those with UW Medicine links makes 2019 top lists
University of Washington Medicine News
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-miller

State, local officials face challenge in updating old, insecure voting machines
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.
Houston Chronicle (This Bloomberg article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-wallach

AUSTIN: Marijuana prosecutions in Texas have dropped by more than half since lawmakers legalized hemp
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Longview News-Journal (This article also appeared in High Times, Brownsville Herald and The Facts and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-harris

PROJECT Trio live in concert at JCC in Houston
An article about PROJECT Trio mentions that it is led by alumnus Peter Seymour. Seymour studied under Paul Ellison, Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Music and professor of double bass at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-seymour-ellison
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-seymour-ellison

Music and dance collide in genre-bending ‘Free/Flow’ performance
An article about a collaborative performance between Musiqa, NobleMotion Dance and KINETIC mentions that they will perform work by Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music. Musiqa’s artistic director Anthony Brandt, professor of composition and theory, is mentioned, and KINETIC artistic director and alumna Natalie Lin is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-jalbert-brandt-lin

Richard Parker: Slowing economy means politicians need to do what’s best for Texas cities [Opinion]
An op-ed mentions that Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan spoke at an energy conference at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business last year.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed appeared in the Jan. 5 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-jones-school

2019’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. This article also appeared in the Jan. 5 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-shepherd-school

Birding, book signing and chamber music: Events around Bellaire, Meyerland and West University in January 2020
A roundup mentions that Chamber Music Houston will host the San Francisco-based Telegraph Quartet for a performance at Stude Concert Hall at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music Jan. 21.
Community Impact Newspaper
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-cin

2020 will be the year Houston decides I-45 project’s future
An article cites research from Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Community Impact Newspaper (This article also appeared on the front page of the Jan. 8-Feb. 4 digital and print editions of the Heights/River Oaks/Montrose “Annual Community Guide” issue.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-kinder-institute

Three perfect days in HTX, growth forecasts, increasing our density, reducing homelessness, protesting property taxes, and more
A column authored by alumna Tory Gattis mentions alumnus David Karohl.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-gattis

Thumbs: Castro drops out; Buc-ee’s moves in
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Jan. 4 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-hc

Rice University makes list of top 20 hardest colleges to get into for 2020
Rice is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-hc
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-chron
Niche lists 2020’s top 20 hardest colleges to get into
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-chron

BROADCAST

Bloomberg
James Baker III, honorary chair of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and former U.S. secretary of state, is mentioned.
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-bakerWhy Houston is the best place to learn how to be an entrepreneur
An article mentions that 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.
Houston Public Media (This “Houston Matters” segment also aired twice on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-jones-school
HPM local newscast for 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-jones-school
HPM local newscast for 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-jones-school‘Texas This Week’: Annie Garcia, candidate for U.S. Senate
Alumna Annie Garcia is featured in a Q&A.
KVUE Online (This segment also aired on KVUE-TV in Austin, and the article also appeared online in KIII Online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-garcia

‘WZZM 13 Saturday Morning News’
Violinist and graduate student Paolo Dara is mentioned.
WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-dara

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

‘Adjustments, for sure’: CA Speaker talks 2020 priorities, politics — and parenting
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon is mentioned.
Cal Matters
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-rendonMcGinnis Lochridge adds estate planning experts in Austin
Alumna Emily Franco is featured.
Law360
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-francoProteins writhe like snakes as they wrangle DNA into shape
An article features Rice research into the dynamics of essential proteins that help DNA fold. Co-authors quoted are José Onuchic, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Peter Wolynes, the D.R. Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Science, professor of chemistry, of biochemistry and cell biology, of physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering; and postdoctoral fellow Dana Krepel.
Technology Networks
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-onuchic

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Now the superbug will be finished in minutes, scientists have achieved the capacity by molecular drilling
Rice research into developing motorized molecules that can kill antibiotic-resistant microbes is featured. Co-authors 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.
Credence Tribune
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-tourAdam Grant picks 20 leadership books to read in 2020
An article features an upcoming book “Joy at Work: The Career-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” co-authored by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
Medium
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-sonensheinThese are the people and events that shaped Louisiana in 2019 (Part 2).
Alumnus Lamar White authored a column.
Bayou Brief
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-white

SPORTS

Williams scores 22 to carry W. Kentucky past Rice 68-61
Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by Western Kentucky University 68-61 Jan. 4; Rice’s women’s team defeated WKU 73-65. Owls Robert Martin, Trey Murphy III and Drew Peterson are mentioned in the first Associated Press article, and Martin, Peterson and Ako Adams are mentioned in the second AP article. Owls Lauren Schwartz, Erica Ogwumike and Sydne Wiggins are mentioned in the second Houston Chronicle article.
The Associated Press
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-ap
Rice, WKU meet in conference play
The Associated Press
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-ap
Toppers hope hot start continues against Rice on Saturday
Bowling Green Daily News
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-bgdn
Arkansas ‘D’ too much for A&M
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Jan. 4 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-hc
‘WBKO at 10’
WBKO-TV (Bowling Green, Kentucky)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6 (This segment aired twice.)

Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Jan. 4 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-chron
‘WBKO at 6’
WKBO-TV 
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-wbb (This segment aired twice.)
WKU battles Rice in road loss
WBKO Online
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-wbko

All the former Houston high school football stars in 2020 NFL playoffs
Former Rice football player Emmanuel Ellerbee is pictured in a slideshow.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-ellerbee

Sunday notes: Brayan Rocchio isn’t Francisco Lindor (at least not yet)
Former Rice baseball player J.T. Chargois is featured.
Fan Graphs
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-chargois

Bison, JMU head coaches say rest vs. practice balance important in FCS title game prep
Former Rice assistant football coach Curt Cignetti is featured.
Jamestown Sun
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-js

Bokunewicz too much for Hollidaysburg ‘D’

NEWS RELEASES

US confrontation with Iran: Energy experts from Baker Institute available for interviews
As tensions between the United States and Iran reach perilous levels, three experts in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy are available to speak with media about the implications for the markets and geopolitics.
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-news-release-baker-instituteTreat nonviolent drug offenses as public health issue, Baker Institute paper recommends
Drug use among people arrested for nonviolent drug offenses should be treated primarily as a public health issue, according to drug policy experts at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition.
http://dateline.rice/jan-6-news-release-baker-institute

About Stefan De La Garza

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