Dateline Rice for Jan. 21, 2020 (Weekend Edition)

FEATURED ITEM

Community holds vigil at Rice University to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
An article features the Jan. 19 vigil honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Rice Memorial Chapel. 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 has been named Rice’s provost effective July 1, gave an address. Jones College sophomore Drew Carter and McMurtry College junior David King are interviewed.
Click2Houston (This segment also aired four times on KPRC-TV in Houston, and the article also appeared in Daily Heralds and NewsLlive.com.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-mlk

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

IIT Kanpur and Rice University to cooperate in development of energy solutions
An article reports that Rice and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur have agreed to share resources and perform research in the development of energy solutions and materials and sustainable technologies. President David Leebron is quoted in the Hindustan Times and mentioned in Medium.
Hindustan Times
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-leebron
Rice University students to President David Leebron and Board of Trustees: Not in our name
Medium
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-leebron

National Archives says it was wrong to alter images

Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-brinkley

National Archives exhibit blurs images critical of President Trump

The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-brinkley
National Archives takes down display after blurring anti-Trump images
The Hill
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-brinkley
Update: The National Archives says ‘we made a mistake’ after erasing criticism of Trump from photo
Forbes
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-brinkley
National Archives altered photo from Women’s March to blur out signs critical of Donald Trump
Inquisitr
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-brinkley
National Archives blurs out anti-Trump messages in Women’s March photo
New York Post
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-brinkley
National Archives admits ‘mistake’ in doctoring photos from 2017 Women’s March
New York Daily News
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-brinkley
Losing ugly
WSAU Online (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-brinkley
National Archives caught doctoring photo critical of Trump 
Newburgh Gazette (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-brinkley

The Health 202: Here are President Trump’s top five health care whoppers
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.)

http://dateline.rice/jan-21-brinkley

Research on embryo-like structures struggles to win US government funding
Aryeh Warmflash, assistant professor of biosciences and bioengineering, is quoted.
Nature
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-warmflash

Is Joe Biden a climate radical now?
An article mentions that former President Barack Obama spoke at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s 25th anniversary celebration.
The New Republic (This article also appeared in RSN and Environmental Health News.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-obama

Ojo, el shale es distinto
The following Rice experts co-authored an op-ed about the Vaca Muerta oil reserve in Patagonia, Argentina: 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; Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute; and Francisco J. Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies, the Center for the United States and Mexico and the Latin America Initiative and lecturer in energy economics. Jones is quoted in several articles on Texas politics.
Clarín (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-jones-krane-monaldi
With first real look at 2020 campaign funding, battle lines begin to form in fight for Texas House
The Dallas Morning News
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-jones
Texans take center stage in Trump trial
Austin American-Statesman
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-jones
Don’t California my Texas — history of a polarizing phrase
Reform Austin
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-jones
Early voting underway in South Texas special election
KRLD.radio.com (This segment also aired three times on KRLD-AM in Dallas.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-jones
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-jones (This segment aired three times.)
In Harris County, Democratic incumbents draw far more primary challengers than Republicans
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Connecticut Post, the San Francisco Chronicle and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-jones

HOUSTON/TEXAS

China invests $600 million into Mexico’s Dos Bocas refinery
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 Center for the United States and Mexico, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Jan. 20 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)  
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-payan

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 appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, Connecticut Post, San Francisco Chronicle and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-rodriguez

Trump official accused of ‘climate censorship’ in plans to drill on US lands in Texas
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the “Business” section in the Jan. 19 print editions of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-cohan

Is there a place for mass transit in truck-loving Texas?
Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Reform Austin
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-shelton

These 3 Houston research projects are aiming to fight or prevent cancer
An article features Rice research into a new rhodium catalyst that can convert nitrite pollutant waste into ammonia and hydrazine. Michael Wong, the William M. McCardell Professor in Chemical Engineering, and graduate student Chelsea Clark are quoted and pictured.
InnovationMap (This article also appeared in Smart Water Magazine.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-wong

Video guests like Darth Vader, Santa help Friendswood mayor inform public
An article mentions a Rice study on possible future flooding in Friendswood.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.) 
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-hc
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-chron

Get ready for a spring of contemporary African art
An article mentions that Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts will exhibit “Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present” Jan. 24-May 16. The article also mentions that Rice recently established a Center for African and African American Studies within its schools of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.) 
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-moody-center

Punk Noir is an art exhibition for the rule-breakers
An article featuring artist Dawn Okoro mentions that her work has been shown at Rice.
Dallas Observer
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-do

Restaurant roundup: Owl Bar replacement revealed; BBQ joint closes; Asian chain debuts prototype
An article mentions that a new coffee shop, Audrey’s, has opened in McNair Hall at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
Houston Business Journal
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-hbj

BROADCAST

Another one of those ‘immigrant caravans’ is heading north

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, nonresident scholar at the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
WOAI.iheart.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-gccabrera

Stories from the storm: WHQR’s Hurricane Florence experience
Sid Richardson College sophomore Annabelle Crowe authored an article.
WHQR
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-crowe

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

How light-powered nanoparticles could help reduce our carbon footprint
An article features collaborative Rice research into an easier, greener way to create “synthesis gas,” a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen gases. 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 postdoctoral researcher Linan Zhou are quoted.
AZoNano
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-halas

New study discovers billions of entangled electrons in a 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.
Interesting Engineering (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-kono-si
Best of last week: Living robots, the limits of universality and switching to 1% milk
Science X
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-sx

Gulf Research Program awards grants to improve safety culture in offshore oil and gas
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.
Oilfield Technology (This article also appeared in Oil & Gas Online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-ot

Improved speckle-pattern analysis helps see around corners
Collaborative research involving Rice, led by alumnus Christopher Metzler, is featured.
Optics.org (This article also appeared in Robotics Tomorrow.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-metzler

Firms eye growing startup scene in Texas ‘Silicon Hills’
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.
Law360 
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-jones-school

Lendlease appoints Lovett as director of urban design
An article mentions 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.
NYREJ
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-the-ion

2020 Atlanta 500: Real estate
Alumnus Antonin Aeck is featured.
Atlanta Magazine
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-atl

BWW review: ‘The Death of Orpheus’ at El Cid
Graduate student Jacob Ingbar is featured.
Broadway World 
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-bww

Newsmakers: Week of Jan. 20, 2020
Alumnus Daniel Allison is featured.
Law.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-allison

Top colleges to study finance in Texas, 2020

An article about undergraduate finance degrees features Rice.
CEOWorld
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-ceo

Franklin Chang Díaz: Astronaut, engineer, physicist, entrepreneur
An article featuring astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz mentions that he is a former Rice adjunct professor.
MENAFN (This article also appeared in The World News and The Costa Rica News.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-menafn

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Video: Rice University professor faces dementia’s challenges at Silverado
John Bryant, the Henry S. Fox, Sr. Professor Emeritus of Economics, discusses the challenges of living with Lewy body dementia.
Silverado
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-bryant

Chemists’ calculations may advance cancer prediction

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.
Let Life Happen Blog
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-kolomeisky

Who’s that yogi? Meet Margo Sorum and the power of ‘Spinal Floss’
Alumna Margo Sorum, a graduate of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured and pictured.
Anchorage Press
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-anchp

GWPD’s new chief should prioritize community policing

SPORTS

North Texas rolls to 6th straight win, wallops Rice 79-59

An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of North Texas 79-59 Jan. 20. Owls Trey Murphy III, Ako Adams and Zach Crisler are highlighted.

The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-ap
Rice vs. North Texas basketball highlights (2019-20)
WatchStadium.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-mbb
Baylor averts upset against OU after being voted No. 1
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Jan. 21 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-mbb
Men’s basketball: UNT continues historic run with win over Rice
Denton Record-Chronicle
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-mbb
Men’s basketball: UNT on a roll heading into game against Rice on Monday
Denton Record-Chronicle
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-mbb

Malone, Stevenson carry Southern Miss past Rice 81-68
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of Southern Mississippi 81-68 Jan. 18. Owls Trey Murphy III, Josh Parrish and Drew Peterson are highlighted.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-ap
Rice vs. Southern Miss basketball highlights (2019-20)
WatchStadium.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-mbb

2nd half pushes Rice past Lady Eagles
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team defeated the University of Southern Mississippi 75-64 Jan. 18 at Tudor Fieldhouse. Owls Nancy Mulkey, Erica Ogwumike and Jasmine Smith are highlighted in WDAM. Mulkey was named a Conference USA Co-Player of the Week. Ogwumike is one of 30 NCAA Division I players named as finalists for the 2020 Senior CLASS Award, which honors athletes who show excellence in the areas of community, classroom, character and competition.
WDAM Online
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-wbb
Southern Miss women’s basketball falls at Rice
The Dispatch (A similar article also appeared in WDAM.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-wbb
No. 2 Baylor routs No. 17 W. Virginia
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Jan. 21 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-wbb
WBB: Jan. 20 Players of the Week
Conference USA
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-mulkey
WBB: 2 named Senior CLASS Award candidates
Conference USA (This article also appeared in the Salina Post.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-ogwumike

Jackson leads UTSA past UTEP 86-70
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team will play the University of Texas at El Paso Jan. 23.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-mbb
Miners road woes continue at UTSA with 16-point loss
The Prospector
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-mbb

Reggae Girlz coach Busby looks to gather momentum with Costa Rica friendly
An article mentions that Rice’s soccer team will host the Costa Rica women’s national team in an exhibition match Jan. 24.
Jamaica Observer
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-jo

Allen finalizes Indiana football staff changes
Former Rice assistant football coach Jason Jones is featured.
Hoosier Huddle (This article also appeared in Hoosier News.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-hh

Matt Rhule poaches another Baylor assistant for Carolina staff
Former Rice graduate assistant football coach Frank Okam is featured.
247Sports.com (This article also appeared in FanSided.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-247

Astros announce Hall of Fame class of 2020
An article mentions that former Rice baseball player Lance Berkman will be inducted into the Houston Astros Hall of Fame.
FanSided (A similar article appeared in MLB.com)
http://dateline.rice/jan-21-mlb

About Stefan De La Garza

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