Dateline Rice for Jan. 17, 2020

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Trump takes on 50 years of environmental regulations, one by one
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
The Christian Science Monitor
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-brinkley

Bud Kennedy: It’s 6 weeks till Super Tuesday. In Texas, that’s 6 more weeks of Biden, Bloomberg TV
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.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-jones

The Iran crisis comes with serious risks for America’s economy
Mark Finley, a fellow in energy and global oil at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Newsweek (This article will appear in the Jan. 24 print edition, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-finley

Research named after Godzilla-like monster reveals Earth’s magnetic field fraught with hazards
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.
Sputnik International
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-toffoletto

The AI that allows self-driving cars to ‘see’ around corners
Collaborative research involving Rice, led by alumnus Christopher Metzler, is featured.
Telegraph (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-metzler

HISD replacement board applicants include mix of civic leaders, alumni, district advocates
An article reports that a Rice associate vice provost has applied to join the replacement Houston Independent School District school board.
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-msn

HOUSTON/TEXAS

China trade deal so far not worth the cost [Editorial]
Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted in an editorial.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This editorial also appeared in the Jan. 17 print edition of the Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-rodriguez

Are you ready for a seven-hour film? ‘Satantango’ is for you.
An article mentions that Rice Cinema will screen “Satantango,” a 1994 Hungarian film that’s over seven hours long, Jan. 18. The second Houston Chronicle article mentions that Rice Cinema also will screen eight films as part of the 27th annual Houston Iranian Film Festival from Jan. 17-Feb. 1. Charles Dove, professor in the practice of visual arts and film and director of Rice Cinema, is quoted in the first two articles.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Jan. 17 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-dove
Houston Iranian Film Festival returns as country erupts
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Jan. 17 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-dove
Our staff’s top picks for what to do in Houston this week
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Jan. 17 print edition of the Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-hc
Outside the Megaplex: Here are the Houston arthouse movies showing Jan. 17-23
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Jan. 17 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-hc
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-chron

Houston Chamber Choir gets first Grammy nomination
An article features the Grammy-nominated album “Maurice Duruflé: Complete Choral Works,” which features Shepherd School of Music faculty members Ken Cowan, professor of organ, and Norman Fischer, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Cello.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-cowan-fischer
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-cowan-fischer

5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week
A weekly news roundup 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, and mentions that three new executives have been appointed by Rice Management Co.: Deanea LeFlore has been named senior director of community and corporate engagement, Jan Odegard has been named senior director of industry and academic partners, and Chris Valka has been named senior director of operations. Allison Thacker, president and chief investment officer of Rice Management, and Gabriella Rowe, executive director of the Ion, are quoted.
InnovationMap
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-the-ion

52 free family activities in Houston
An article features James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion and Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Jan. 17 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-skyspace

What’s up at Houston galleries this week
An arts roundup mentions that Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts is exhibiting “Story Lines,” a large drawings group show, through May 17.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Jan. 17 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-moody

10 new inductees ready for enshrinement in Pasadena ISD Athletics Hall of Fame
An article mentions Rice Stadium.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Jan. 17 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-hc
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-chron

BROADCAST

‘Red, White & Blue’: US-Iran conflict
Edward Djerejian, director of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHT-TV in Houston and appeared on HPM’s YouTube channel.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-djerejian

How a house fire inspired Nick Flynn’s childhood obsession with a local hermit — and his latest collection of poetry
An article featuring poet Nick Flynn mentions he will discuss his new book “I Will Destroy You” with artist Mel Chin March 25 at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts.
Houston Public Media
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-moody-center

New York icons: ‘Central Park Zoo’ by Garry Winogrand
A radio broadcast about the legacy of late photographer Garry Winogrand features audio from a lecture he gave to students at Rice in 1977. The article mentions that the audio clip was provided by Geoff Winningham, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Humanities in visual and dramatic arts. A video of Winogrand’s lecture is included on the affiliated websites.
Public Radio International’s “Studio 360” (This segment aired on WNYC-FM in New York, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-winningham

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Light-activated catalyst makes syngas greener
An article features collaborative Rice research into an easier, greener way to create “synthesis gas,” a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen gases. The article quotes 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.
C&EN
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-halas

Direct evidence of entanglement’s role in quantum criticality found in ‘strange metal’
An article features collaborative Rice research into what happens when materials change quantum phases. Co-authors quoted and pictured include Junichiro Kono, professor of electrical and computer engineering, of physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering; Qimiao Si, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy; and alumnus Xinwei Li.
SciTech Daily (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.) 
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-kono-si

Get early-bird tickets to Construct3D
An article mentions that Jordan Miller, assistant professor of bioengineering, will speak at the Construct3D symposium at Rice Feb. 13-16.
Make Magazine (This article also appeared in Last Minute Geek.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-miller
Independent health care consolidation in America — what is it, how does it work and why is it happening?

An article cites a study by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy that determined patients in Texas pay more for health care from doctors who are affiliated with hospitals but don’t necessarily getting better care.
Health Professionals Alliance (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-baker-study

All-inorganic perovskite solar cell hits 16.1% efficiency
Collaborative Rice research into new perovskite solar cells is featured.
PV Magazine
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-pvmag

Harvard GSD announces winners of 2020 Richard Rogers Fellowship
Michelle Chang, former assistant professor of architecture, is featured and pictured.
World Architecture News
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-wan

The races to watch: California Assembly primary
An article mentions that software that analyzes the votes of lawmakers was co-developed by political scientists at Rice.
Cal Matters
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-cm
The races to watch: California Senate primary
Cal Matters (This article also appeared in Lady Click.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-cm

Join us today for a live tour of the Makerspace at Rice University
An article features a video tour of the Makerspace at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts.
Make Magazine (This article also appeared in Last Minute Geek.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-mz

How much do the best online MBA programs cost?
An article mentions the online MBA program at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
Business Because
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-jones-school

Gulf Research Program awards $7.25 million to eight projects working to advance safety culture in the offshore oil and gas industry
An article about the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Gulf Research Program’s Safer Offshore Energy Systems grants mentions that Rice will be a partner in the “Development of an Evidence-Based, Multilevel Safety Culture Assessment Battery for the Offshore Industry” project.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine News (This article also appeared in World Oil.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-nas

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Concerto Competition Concert brings cultures together
Alumna Kelly Mozeik is featured.
University of Georgia Today
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-ugt

It is not springtime; whatever possessed me to think it was a great idea to clean the shower?
Alumna Melita Hunsinger is featured.
The Daily Courier
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-dc

An ink of gold and fundamental sugar to treat cancer 
An article mentions that Rice researchers developed a gold nanoparticle prostate cancer treatment.
ArchyNewsy
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-gold

Award-winning RSO offers encouragement to LGBTQ students in STEM
An article cites the research of Erin Cech, former assistant professor of sociology at Rice.
The Arkansas Traveler
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-tat

2020: Uno año más de miopía en la energía
Miriam Grunstein, contributing expert and scholar in the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an article.
Expansion (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in 24 Mexico.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-grunstein

SPORTS

Louisiana Tech rolls past Rice 72-56
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by Louisiana Tech University 72-56 Jan. 16. Owls Trey Murphy III and Chris Mullins are highlighted.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-mbb
Rice vs. Louisiana Tech basketball highlights (2019-20)
WatchStadium.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-mbb

Louisiana Tech depth shines after losing starting forward Crawford, routs Rice
News Star
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-mbb
LA Tech cruises to 72-56 win over Rice
Louisiana Tech Athletics News
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-mbb

@LATechWBB falls at Rice

An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team defeated Louisiana Tech University 60-47 Jan. 16. Owl Erica Ogwumike is mentioned.
Louisiana Tech Athletics News
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-wbb

Lady Tops aim for consistency at Old Dominion
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team defeated Western Kentucky University Jan. 4.
Bowling Green Daily News (Subscription is required. Editor’s note: A previous edition of Dateline misidentified the winner of the game.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-bgdn

SWIM: Jan. 15 athletes of the week
An article features Rice swimmer Nicole Limberg, who was named the Conference USA Swimmer of the Week. Owls Brittany Bui and Becca Evans are mentioned.
Conference USA
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-limberg

Southern Miss looks to end streak vs Rice
Two articles mention that Rice’s men’s basketball team will play the University of Southern Mississippi Jan. 18. Owls Drew Peterson, Robert Martin and Ako Adams are highlighted in the first Associated Press article.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-ap
Hamlet’s double-double leads North Texas past Southern Miss

Godber on track after yearlong setback
Former Rice football player Peter Godber is featured.
BCLions.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-godber

Arkansas dialing down turnovers in SEC play
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of Arkansas earlier this season. 

Whole Hog Sports
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-whs

Charlotte looks to extend streak vs. WKU
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team defeated the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 79-70 March 6, 2019.
Miami Herald (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-mbb

NEWS RELEASES

‘Radical Revisionists’ opening Jan. 24 at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts
Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts will unveil its spring exhibition Jan. 24 with an opening reception for “Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present.”
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-news-release-moody-center

Study finds billions of quantum entangled electrons in ‘strange metal’
In a new study, U.S. and Austrian physicists have observed quantum entanglement among “billions of billions” of flowing electrons in a quantum critical material, providing the strongest direct evidence to date of entanglement’s role in bringing about quantum criticality.
http://dateline.rice/jan-17-news-release-kono-si

About Stefan De La Garza

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