Dateline Rice for Jan. 9, 2020

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Deadly crash of a Boeing jet in Iran adds to company’s woes
Vikas Mittal, the J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 225 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-mittal

How Russian oil has the most to gain from Iran-US crisis
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.
Forbes
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-mikulska

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Texas oil and gas greenhouse pollution could negate progress on emissions, report says
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 Jan. 9 print edition of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-blackburn

Can UnitedHealthcare patients use ER at Houston Methodist? Yes, but there’s a catch.
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, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-ho

Wind power’s sunset: Interest in solar grows as federal tax credit for wind expires
An article cites a study co-authored by Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Brown College senior Joanna Slusarewicz that determined that Texas may be able to supplant coal with wind and solar power.
Longview News-Journal (This article originally appeared in the Victoria Advocate.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-cohan

Houston gentrifying faster than other Texas cities, Fed analysis finds
An article cites research on Houston’s Third Ward by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Jan. 9 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-baker-study

Outside the Megaplex: Here are the Houston arthouse movies showing Jan. 10-16
A roundup of alternative Houston-area movie theaters mentions that Rice Cinema will screen “The Garden of Words” Jan. 10.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-rice-cinema
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-rice-cinema

Check out these cool ‘must see’ Texas art works on your spring break road trip
James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion is featured in a slideshow.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-turrell-skyspace
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-turrell-skyspace

What’s on at Houston galleries
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-9-moody-center
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-moody-center

Ending program for foreign students could worsen America’s STEM worker shortage [Opinion]
An op-ed authored by Mariane Faye mentions that her uncle attended Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Jan. 9 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-hc

Houston to develop new air quality tracking system focused on benzene levels
An article mentions that Rice researchers will collaborate with the Centers for Disease Control to develop a publicly available mapping tool that will display the varying benzene levels throughout Houston.
Community Impact Newspaper
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-rice-cdc
HPM local newscast for 5 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-rice-cdc
HPM local newscast for 5 am, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-rice-cdc
HPM local newscast for 7 am, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-rice-cdc

‘Relapse is part of the journey’: Dallas lawyer enlists colleagues to help watch for bipolar symptoms
Alumna Kelly Rentzel is featured.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Jan. 9 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-rentzel

BROADCAST

Thursday’s show: The college admissions process and black maternal mortality (Jan. 9, 2020)
Rice’s Vice President for Enrollment Yvonne Romero da Silva is interviewed about the college admissions process.
Houston Public Media (This “Houston Matters” segment also aired twice on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-dasilva

2020 will be the year Houston decides I-45 project’s future
The annual Kinder Houston Area Survey by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research is mentioned.
ABC 13 Online
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-kinder-survey

YOUR HEALTH: Are ‘bladerunners’ being held back?
A television broadcast cites Rice research into runners using prosthetics made of carbon fiber blades.
WQAD Online (This segment also aired on WQAD-TV in Moline, Illinois.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-blades

‘Army Futures Command: Why now? Why Texas?’ event hosted at UT Austin
Rice is mentioned.
KVUE Online
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-kvue

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Venezuelan oil exports fell by a third in 2019 as U.S. sanctions bit: Data
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 and lecturer in energy economics, is quoted.
Hellenic Shipping News (This article also appeared in Bunker Ports News and Freight News.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-monaldi

New production method for carbon nanotubes gets green light
An article features collaborative Rice research into a new method to create high-pressure carbon monoxide nanotubes. Rice’s former Carbon Center and the late Richard Smalley, who shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of buckminsterfullerenes, or “buckyballs,” a new form of carbon, are mentioned.
Printed Electronics World
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-smalley

Why the dance between manufacturers and PBMs continues
Marah Short, associate director of the Center for Health and Biosciences at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MM&M
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-short

Houston Grand Opera has announced Concert of Arias 2020 semifinalists
An article features graduate students Isabel Signoret and Jehú Otero, who have been named as semifinalists for the 32nd annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias. Both Signoret and Otero are studying under Stephen King, the Lynette S. Autrey Chair of Voice at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Broadway World (This article also appeared in The Katy Times.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-king 

Chile: Cómo las farmacéuticas retrasan la comercialización de ‘genéricos’
Hagop Kantarjian, a nonresident fellow in health policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
America Retail (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-kantarjian

2019 year in review: A year of engagement, outreach and action
Rice is mentioned.
OMIUSA.org
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-omiusa

LS3P names Richard Gowe Charleston office leader
Alumnus Richard Gowe is featured.
Low Country Biz SC (This article also appeared in Charleston CEO.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-gowe

Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP elects four attorneys to firm partnership
Alumna Linda Klein is featured.
North American Clean Energy
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-klein

A greener, simpler way of creating syngas
An article features collaborative Rice research into an easier, greener way to create “synthesis gas,” a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen gases.
World-Energy  
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-we

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Administrative/Professional Distinguished Service Award winners named for 2020
Alumnus Jay Ansher is featured.
Illinois State University News
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-ansher

How a Japanese family jump-started rice farming, deep in the heart of Texas
Graduate student Scott Pett is quoted. The article also mentions Rice’s Houston Asian American Archive.
Atlas Obscura
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-pett

Superbug drilled full of holes by hero motorized molecules

An article features Rice research into developing motorized molecules that can kill antibiotic-resistant microbes. 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.
The New Daily
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-tour

SPORTS

Treshawn Chamberlain shares story, advice to Westview students
Rice football player Treshawn Chamberlain is featured.
Index-Journal
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-chamberlain

Texas football: Report: Longhorn cornerback to enter the transfer portal
An article mentions that Rice’s football team played the University of Texas at Austin last season.
Sports Illustrated (This article also appeared in USA Today, Tech Ballad, SB Nation and KROD Online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-si
C-USA releases Southern Miss football schedule for 2020
An article mentions that Rice’s football team will play the University of Southern Mississippi Oct. 31.
Fox 23 Online
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-fox23
Conference USA unveils 2020 league schedule
An article mentions that Rice’s football team will play the University of Texas at San Antonio Nov. 7.
UTSA Athletics News
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-utsa

Bulldogs’ 2020 Conference USA schedule announced; Marshall and UAB visit Ruston
An article mentions that Rice’s football team will play Louisiana Tech University Nov. 14.
MyArkLaMiss.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-malm

Three takeaways on UNT’s 2020 football schedule
An article mentions that Rice’s football team will play the University of North Texas Nov. 21.
Denton Record-Chronicle
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-drc
Football: UNT to face challenging early-season slate
Denton Record-Chronicle
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-drc

Home opener vs. Texas Tech, Battle of I-10 at Sun Bowl highlight UTEP’s 2020 football schedule
An article mentions that Rice’s football team will play the University of Texas at El Paso Nov. 28.
KVIA Online (This article also appeared in El Paso Times, El Paso Herald-Post, KROD Online and Tech Ballad.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-kvia

A reunion at Tech: Wells hires his former DC Orlando as assistant head coach
Former Rice assistant football coach Craig Naivar is mentioned.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (This article also appeared in 247Sports.com.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-laj

NEWS RELEASE

Rice, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur sign memorandum
Rice and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on investing resources and research in the development of energy solutions, materials and sustainable technologies. The agreement will enable collaborative research and residencies for faculty, staff and undergraduate and postgraduate students at both institutions.
http://dateline.rice/jan-9-rice-iitk

About Stefan De La Garza

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