Dateline Rice for Jan. 22, 2020

FEATURED ITEMS

Two Rice experts are interviewed about the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

The divisions in America, then and now
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
WCBS880.radio.com (This segment also aired on more than 400 affiliate stations across the U.S.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-brinkley

4 differences between the impeachment trials of Presidents Trump and Clinton
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 interviewed or quoted in several media outlets.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-jones
‘Houston’s Morning Show’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-jones
Texans take center stage in Trump trial
Austin American-Statesman (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-jones
Una mujer y un hispano para la Casa Blanca: ¿Qué posibilidades tiene una fórmula Warren-Castro?
Univision (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-jones

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Seattle-area election puts mobile voting to a test
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.
The Wall Street Journal
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-wallach

Mike Harris’ ‘common sense’ attack on Ontario schools is back — and so are teachers’ strikes
Linda McNeil, professor and co-director of Rice’s Center for Education and author of “Contradictions of School Reform,” is cited.
The Conversation (This article also appeared in Niagara Falls Review.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-mcneil

Fun and games with neuroscience
An image is attributed to OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
Discover
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-openstax

Georgia State U. says digital textbooks will save students $300K

EdScoop
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-openstax
What’s happening in higher ed media
Inside Higher Ed
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-openstax

Price of fear. How much will the conflict with Iran cost America?
Mark Finley, a fellow in energy and global oil at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Newsweek Polska (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-finley

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Listen: Rail lines and real estate
Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is featured in a podcast discussing recent research from the Kinder Institute into how development and land use patterns have changed over time in parts of Harris County near transit centers.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-shelton

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 appeared in the Jan. 22 print edition of the Chronicle’s Memorial Examiner and Bellaire Examiner.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-cowan-fischer

Bold promise or bold scholarship?
An article mentions the Rice Investment, an initiative offering full-tuition scholarships and grants to students from low- and middle-income families.
The Paisano
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-rice-investment

BROADCAST

New Houston-area rules to prevent flooding are ‘obsolete on arrival,’ some experts say
Larry Dunbar, project manager, engineering consultant and attorney at Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, is quoted.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-dunbar

Are coding schools regulated in Texas? It depends.
An article mentions that Rice has partnered with Trilogy to offer online courses.
Texas Public Radio
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-tpr

Bloomberg Radio
Alumnus Glenn Youngkin is interviewed.
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-bloomberg (This segment also aired on more than 60 affiliate stations across the U.S.)

2SM (New South Wales Metro, Australia)
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-kennedy (This segment aired on 10 affiliate stations.)

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

There is nowhere to hide: This AI can see in the corners
Collaborative research involving Rice, led by alumnus Christopher Metzler, is featured.
CNET (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.) 
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-metzler

Rice U. team uses alumina-passivated cathode to improve stable cyclability of Si-NMC battery
An article features collaborative Rice research into lithium-ion batteries developed with silicon anodes. Co-authors Sibani Lisa Biswal, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and postdoctoral fellow Anulekha Haridas are quoted, and graduate students Quan Anh Nguyen and Botao Farren Song are mentioned.
Green Car Congress (This article also appeared in Phys.org and Tech Explorist.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-biswal

Shortlisted nominees announced for 2020 GREEN4SEA Awards
An article mentions that Rice’s Carbon Hub, a major research initiative to fund and direct $100 million to deploy technologies for a zero-emissions future, has been nominated for the GREEN4SEA Initiative Award in Environmental Excellence and Sustainable Shipping.
Safety4Sea (This article also appeared in Infomarine On-Line.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-carbon-hub

Fueling up today’s electronics with the astonishing Thermal Management Solutions
An innovations roundup mentions that researchers at Rice’s Brown School of Engineering developed a nanocomposite composed of one-dimensional polymer nanofibers and two-dimensional boron nitride nanosheets.
EleTimes.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-ele

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

US extends business licenses in Venezuela to keep Russia, China at bay
Francisco J. Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Energy Studies, Center for the United States and Mexico and Latin America Initiative and a lecturer in energy economics, is quoted.
PanAm Post
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-monaldi

UCLA researchers help develop improved process for synthesis gas production
An article features collaborative Rice research into an easier, greener way to create “synthesis gas,” a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen gases. Postdoctoral researcher Linan Zhou is quoted.
Daily Bruin
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-zhou

Nuxalk College undertakes language digitization project
An article mentions that Philip Davis, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, made recordings in 1967-68 of the endangered Nuxalk language.
Coast Mountain News
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-davis

Office visit: An eye on your costs for services
An article cites a study of the cost of freestanding emergency rooms by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
The Journal Record
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-baker-study

Q&A: Brian Dirck
Alumnus Brian Dirck is featured in a Q&A.
Andersonian
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-dirck

SPORTS

Former Rice basketball star Gene Schwinger dies at 87
An article features the late Rice basketball player Gene Schwinger, who died Jan. 16 at age 87. Schwinger played on Rice’s 1953-54 Southwest Conference co-championship team that was ranked No. 11 in the nation in the Associated Press poll.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. A similar article also appeared in the Jan. 22 print edition, and it appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-schwinger
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-schwinger

Celebrities on the 2020 Houston Sports Awards red carpet
An article about the 2020 Houston Sports Awards pictures Rice’s women’s head basketball coach Tina Langley, who was nominated for Coach of the Year.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-langley
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-langley
Houston Sports Awards 2020
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-langley
‘Houston Sports Awards Show’
AT&T SportsNet
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-langley
Find out who won Athlete and Coach of the Year at the 2020 Houston Sports Awards
ABC 13 Online
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-langley

ISO Spotlight: The Rice Owls have figured things out
An article about Rice’s women’s basketball team, which is 6-0 in Conference USA play, features Owls Nancy Mulkey, Erica Ogwumike and Lauren Schwartz.
Dave Campbell’s Texas Basketball
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-mulkey-ogwumike-schwartz

UTEP looks to snap 19-game road losing streak at Rice
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team will play the University of Texas at El Paso Jan. 23.
KTSM Online (This segment also aired on KTSM-TV in El Paso, Texas.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-mbb

College basketball report: Week 11

SportsMap
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-mbb

‘ABC 7 News at 10’
A television broadcast mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team will play the University of Texas at El Paso Jan. 23.
KVIA-TV (El Paso, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-wbb
‘ABC 7 News at 10’
KVIA-TV (El Paso, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-wbb (This segment aired twice.)
‘NewsChannel 9 at 10’
KTSM-TV (El Paso, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-wbb (This segment aired twice.)

‘Sports2Nite’
A broadcast mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team will play the University of Texas at San Antonio Jan. 25.
KZTV-TV (Corpus Christi, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-mbb (This segment aired twice.)

Women’s basketball begins homestand
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team will play the University of Texas at San Antonio Jan. 25. Owl Erica Ogwumike is mentioned.
The Paisano
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-ogwumike

The longest winning streaks in college basketball history
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team defeated the University of Texas at Austin in 24-18 in 1917, ending the Longhorns’ four-year winning streak.
NCAA
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-mbb-1917

No. 12 Aggies return to Reed to host Florida Sunday
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team was defeated by Texas A&M University earlier this season.
KBTX Online
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-wbb

Fangio and Donatell might have to again do more with less at cornerback for Broncos in 2020
Former Rice football player Bryce Callahan is featured.
Sports Illustrated
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-si

Ezeagu to join K-State men’s basketball team
An article mentions the Feb. 23, 2019, men’s basketball game between Rice and the University of Texas at El Paso.
Salina Post
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-sp

Ken Hoffman gets rough with the new voice of Houston’s XFL team
A Q&A featuring John Granato mentions that he has produced Rice football, basketball and baseball broadcasts.
Houston CultureMap
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-hcm

Next Level Athlete Texas top 100: 2020 Houston MVPs
Rice is mentioned.
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-dctf

Nevada has reportedly found its next offensive line, special teams coaches
Former Rice assistant football coach Bill Best is mentioned.
Nevada SportsNet
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-ns

Frank Okam to coach NFL’s Carolina Panthers
Former Rice assistant football coach Frank Okam is featured.
Advocate Lake Highlands
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-alh

Oklahoma baseball: Complete 2020 projected lineup and preseason grade

Former Rice baseball player Dane Acker is mentioned.
NCAA
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-ncaa

Sideline view by Dale McKee
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of Southern Mississippi Jan. 18.
ABC 11 Online
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-mbb

Coaches poll college football rankings: All-time ranking, top 25
Rice’s football program is mentioned.
College Football News
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-cfn

‘I’m 100% here to help’
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-22-jo
SunCity 104.9 (Jamaica)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-jam (This segment aired twice.)

Phillies take fliers on former closers Drew Storen, Bud Norris
An article mentions that Major League Baseball workout sessions were recently held at Rice.
The Philadelphia Inquirer (This article also appeared in FanSided.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-pi

Hawaii hired former Arizona St. coach Graham to lead program
Former Rice head football coach Todd Graham is featured.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-ap

NEWS RELEASES

Less may be more in next-gen batteries
A slim layer of alumina applied to common cathodes by engineers in the lab of chemical and biomolecular engineer Sibani Lisa Biswal revealed new phenomena that could lead to batteries that are better geared toward electric cars and more robust off-grid energy storage.
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-news-release-biswal

CPRIT grant bolsters Rice biosciences
A $6 million grant to Rice by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has succeeded in bringing new blood to the university’s growing bioscience initiative. Caroline Ajo-Franklin, an established biophysicist and synthetic biologist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, has joined Rice’s Department of BioSciences as a professor.
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-news-release-ajo-franklin

Uighur humanitarian crisis in focus at Rice event
Rice’s Islamophobia Resistance Campaign and the Muslims in American Society sociology course will host “Voices From the Uighur Community” Jan. 23 to shed light on the humanitarian crisis in China. Leaders from the Uighur community in Houston will be speaking about the crisis and its yearslong impact.
http://dateline.rice/jan-22-news-release-uighur-crisis

About Stefan De La Garza

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