Dateline Rice for Feb. 10, 2020 (Weekend Edition)

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Why New Hampshire says it won’t be the next Iowa
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.
Politico
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-wallach

ULA Atlas V rocket lights up night sky as it sends Solar Orbiter mission to the sun
David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Florida Today
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-alexander
NASA, Europe Solar Orbiter mission will help protect satellites and astronauts from sun
Florida Today
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-alexander

Sunny Saturday — winter storm watch south of MSP Saturday night and Sunday
Minneapolis Star Tribune
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-alexander

 
Deep learning computer system can predict weather changes
Rice engineers have created a deep learning computer system that taught itself to accurately predict extreme weather events, like heat waves, up to five days in advance using minimal information about current weather conditions. Pedram Hassanzadeh, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is quoted.
Gulf Times (Similar articles also appeared in Unite.ai and T3N.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-hassanzadeh

Lois Schaefer, at 95; Boston Pops ‘Stars and Stripes Forever’ piccolo soloist for 25 years
Leone Buyse, the Joseph and Ida Kirkland Mullen Professor of Flute at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is quoted.
The Boston Globe
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-buyse

College students catch a break on one cost at least
An op-ed mentions OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
Bloomberg (This op-ed also appeared in Bloomberg Quint, Bloomberg BNN and Yahoo! Finance.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-openstax

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Kay Granger has Trump’s support. Here’s why it might not be enough to win her primary.
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.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (This article also appeared on the front page of the Feb. 10 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-jones
Houston donors stepping up ahead of March primary
Community Impact Newspaper (This article was also featured on the front page of the Feb. 5-March 3 digital and print editions of the Heights/River Oaks/Montrose issue.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-jones
The war room
The Texan
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-jones
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-jones

Mexican governor courts Houston energy sector for Port of Altamira project
An article features a talk given at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy by Francisco Garcia-Cabeza de Vaca, governor of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. 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 also appeared in the Feb. 8 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-payan
Exponen ventajas de invertir en Tamaulipas
Houston Chronicle (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-payan

It’s February, and it’s time for football
Clark Haptonstall, professor in the practice of sport management and chair of the Department of Sport Management, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 8 print edition of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-haptonstall

For Texas, promise and pitfalls in China
Steven Lewis, the C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 9 print edition of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-lewis

Business calendar: Upcoming events in the area
An article mentions that the Women in Leadership Conference will be held Feb. 14 at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 10 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-jones-school

Editorial: Rodriguez in District 19 Democratic primary
An editorial recommends alumna Xochil Peña Rodriguez for Texas Senate District 19.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 10 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-exp-news

Letters to the editor — Electricity prices, Clyde Barrow’s gas station, nation’s debt, federal science, Lamar Hunt, Jerry Jones
A letter to the editor mentions Rice research into the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 8 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-dmnews

Candidate Q&A: Meet the candidates running for Texas House District 26
Alumnus Leonard Chan, candidate for Texas House District 26, is featured.
Community Impact Newspaper (This article was also featured on the front page of the Feb. 3-March 2 digital and print editions of the Sugar Land / Missouri City issue.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-cin

BROADCAST

Trump wants to get to the moon by 2024, but House seeks focus on Mars mission
George Abbey, senior fellow in space policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
ABC 6 Online
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-abbey

Two Democratic presidential candidates are spending big money in Texas
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is quoted.
KTRH.iheart.com (This article also appeared in KPRC Online.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-stein
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-stein (This segment aired twice.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-stein

The Cigna-Memorial Hermann contract dispute, explained
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 Public Media
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-ho

KERA-AM (Dallas, Texas)
A broadcast mentions that Rice’s Department of Sport Management has partnered with the Houston Texans to offer a course for students interested in professional sports management.
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-kera

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

This ultrastrong nanomaterial could cut carbon emissions — and it’s made out of garbage
An article features pioneering research from Rice scientists that can create flash graphene from any carbon source. 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. KTUL mentions that Tour will speak at the University of Tulsa Feb. 13.
Grist
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-tour
‘Good Day Tulsa’
KTUL-TV (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-tour (This segment aired three times.)

Bracing for climate change, the chemical industry learns from Hurricane Harvey
An article mentions changes made on the Rice campus following flooding from Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. Kathryn Cavender, director of environmental health and safety at Rice, is quoted.
CE&N
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-cavender

Power/Performance Bits: Feb. 10
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.
Semiconductor Engineering
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-biswal

Experts: Trade wars bad for US and global energy security
Policy that raises barriers to international trade does not bode well for U.S. and global energy security, according to new collaborative Rice research. Co-authors Kenneth Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Ted Loch-Temzelides, the George and Cynthia Mitchell Chair in Sustainable Development in the Department of Economics and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute, are quoted.
Phys.org
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-medlock-temzelides

Rep. Tlaib, other speakers come to Rutgers for Muslims for Peace event
An article mentions that Craig Considine, lecturer in sociology at Rice who teaches the course Muslims in America, spoke at the 14th Annual Interfaith Prophet Muhammad Conference Feb. 9.
The Daily Targum
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-considine

Bioengineers 3D-print implants to seed multiple layers of tissue
An article features Rice research into the use of grooved plastic threads to seed sophisticated, tissue-engineered scaffolds with living cells to help heal injuries. Co-author Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and co-lead authors Maryam Elizondo, a research scientist at Rice, and alumnus Luis Diaz-Gomez are quoted.
Science Daily
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-mikos

Expedition reveals the violent birth of Zealandia
Gerald Dickens, professor of Earth, environment and planetary sciences, co-authored an article about his research into Zealandia, a largely submerged continent that stretches across five million square kilometers beneath the southwest Pacific Ocean.
Cosmos (This article also appeared in the Feb. 8 print edition of The Press, and it appeared online in Sputnik Italia and Meio Ambiente Rio.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-dickens

Evaluating soda taxes
An article features research into the efficacy of soda taxes by Joyce Beebe, a fellow in the Center for Public Finance at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
The Regulatory Review
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-beebe

Kurt Erickson named first-place winner of 2020 NATS Art Song Composition Award
An article mentions that Benjamin Krause has taught at Rice.
Broadway World
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-bw

Houston Grand Opera announces 2020 Concert of Arias winners
An article mentions that Rice Shepherd School of Music graduate student Cory McGee took second place in the 32nd annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers’ Concert of Arias.
Broadway World
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-bw

Introducing Dr. Stephen Hahn, the FDA’s new commissioner

Alumnus Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, is featured. 

The Pharma Letter
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-pl

Move aside Superman, this AI-based imaging system lets you see hidden objects around corners
Collaborative research involving Rice, led by alumnus Christopher Metzler, is featured.
AIM
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-aim

AI career notes: February 2020 edition 
An article mentions that the Ion, the centerpiece of an innovation district being co-developed by Rice and slated to open in the first quarter of 2021, has named Jan Odegard as the senior director of industry and academic partners.
Enterprise AI
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-odegard

Psychological safety: The key to worker happiness and team productivity
An article cites Rice research into how leaders use language that encourages or discourages workers to offer ideas.
OH&S 
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-ohs

UMich’s investments are financing a billionaire who bankrolls the far right

Rice is mentioned.
Truthout
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-to

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

The Steadman Clinic welcomes first two female fellows in foot and ankle program
Alumna Marissa Jamieson, former Rice cross-country and track and field athlete, is featured. Thomas Clanton, former lead team physician at Rice, is quoted.
Vail Daily
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-vd

Saving the world before it’s too late
Alumnus Robert Henson, author of the 2010 book “Weather on the Air: A History of Broadcast Meteorology,” is featured and pictured.
A News Cafe
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-nc

Rose-Hulman ranks No. 20 on Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges for 2020
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 14 in the nation on the Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges for 2020 list.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-rhit

How to use maps to solve complex problems
Arnaud Chevallier, former Rice associate vice provost for academic affairs and strategic partnerships, authored an article.
Oxford University Press’s Academic Insights for the Thinking World

http://dateline.rice/feb-10-oup

Ocultar suas emoções pode levar ao aumento de inflamação, diz estudo
Some people facing the loss of a loved one try to maintain their composure, but it’s healthier to freely express your emotions, according to a new Rice study. Lead author Christopher Fagundes, associate professor in psychological sciences, is quoted.
VivaBem (An English translation is not available.) 
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-fagundes

Cristian Măcelaru, dirijorul timișorean recent câștigător de Grammy, va primi titlul de cetățean de onoare al Timișoarei
An article featuring alumnus Cristian Măcelaru, a graduate of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, mentions that he won a Grammy for “Best Classical Instrumental Solo.”
Ziua de Vest (An English translation is not available.) 
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-macelaru

Educación gratuita al alcance
Rice is mentioned.
El Manana (An English translation is not available.) 
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-em

SPORTS

Parrish leads Rice past Middle Tennessee with career-high 21
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team defeated Middle Tennessee State University 91-83 Feb. 8. Owls Josh Parrish, Trey Murphy III, Chris Mullins and Payton Moore are highlighted. The Murfreesboro Post mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team defeated Middle Tennessee State University 77-60 Feb. 8. Owl Erica Ogwumike is highlighted in the Houston Chronicle.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-ap-mbb
Rice 91, Middle Tennessee 83
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-mbb
Baylor extends streak to 20, holds off Oklahoma St.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Feb. 9 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-hc-mbb
Rice vs. Middle Tennessee basketball highlights (2019-20)
WatchStadium.com
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-ws-mbb
MTSU women fall 77-60 at C-USA leader Rice
Murfreesboro Post
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-wbb
Saint Mary’s ends Gonzaga’s nation-best win streak at 21
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Feb. 9 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-wbb

Column: Shame on college football for lack of black coaches
An article mentions that Rice is the only Football Bowl Subdivision school that has African American offensive (Jerry Mack) and defensive (Brian Smith) coordinators. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is mentioned.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-ap

Conference USA top dunks of the week
A slam dunk by Josh Parrish during the Rice men’s basketball team’s Feb. 6 victory over the University of Alabama at Birmingham is featured.
WatchStadium.com (Highlight begins at 1:10.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-ws
Chalk talk — North Texas at UAB
Denton Record-Chronicle
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-mbb

Curry, Ezikpe lead Old Dominion past UTEP 72-53
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team will play Old Dominion University Feb. 13.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-ap-mbb

Texas baseball: Season opener less than a week away vs. Rice
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team will play the University of Texas at Austin Feb. 14-16 at Reckling Park.
FanSided
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-fs

UH coach Kelvin Sampson keeps his team in the national conversation, youth and all
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of Houston Nov. 19, 2019.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 9 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-mbb

Kaua`i native signs with Georgetown Hoyas
Rice is mentioned.
The Garden Island
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-gi

Dynasty: Minnesota Twins’ 2020 preseason top 50 prospects
Former Rice baseball player Matt Canterino is featured.
Pitcher List
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-pl
Twins Daily 2020 top prospects: 11-15
Twins Daily
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-td

WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
Former Rice baseball player Lance Berkman is mentioned.
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-woai

’13 Eyewitness News at 4 p.m.’
An article about sEATz, a stadium concessions food-running business, mentions that the service is offered at Rice Stadium.
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-ktrk (This segment aired twice.)

Aggies dominate first day of Charlie Thomas Invitational
An article mentions that Rice’s track and field team competed in the Charlie Thomas Invitational Feb. 7-8 in College Station.
The Eagle
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-eagle

North Texas men back atop Conference USA after win at Middle Tennessee
A pair of articles mention that Rice’s men’s and women’s basketball teams defeated the University of North Texas Feb. 1.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Subscription is required. Similar articles also appeared in 247Sports.com and North Texas Daily.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-fwst
Points from turnovers and missed free throws make North Texas fall to Alabama-Birmingham
North Texas Daily
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-wbb

North Texas graduate transfer WR Rico Bussey is a name to know for Texas
Former Rice football player Calvin Anderson is featured.
SB Nation
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-sbn

Big 12 Offseason Tracker: Sean Snyder’s leaving Kansas State for gig at USC
Former Rice assistant football coach and interim head coach Brian Stewart is featured.
SB Nation
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-sbn

Black History Month at Texas: Abby Smith
An article mentions that Rice’s soccer team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin in 2014.
Austin American-Statesman
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-statesman

Morgan: Mahomes is in a league of his own
Rice is mentioned.
Corsicana Daily Sun
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-cds

Women’s tennis travels to UT Arlington Saturday
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s tennis team defeated the University of Texas at Arlington Feb. 1.
UTSA Athletics News
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-utsa

UTSA claims first win of the Avdeyev era at Louisiana

An article mentions that Rice’s men’s tennis team was defeated by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette earlier this season.

UTSA Athletics News
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-utsa

Kunz posts eighth-best all-time US pentathlon at USATF Indoor Combined Events Championships 
An article mentions former Rice track and field athlete Scott Filip.
USA Track & Field
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-usatf

Justice gives Hilltoppers much-needed boost
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of Southern Mississippi earlier this season.
Bowling Green Daily News
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-mbb

History class: The last years of Jim Corbett, 1962-66
An article mentions that Rice’s football team tied Louisiana State University in 1961.
SB Nation
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-sbn

Column: Courtney Hall, center on Chargers Super Bowl team, joins a presidential campaign
Former Rice football player Courtney Hall is featured and pictured.
The San Diego Union-Tribune (This article appeared in the Feb. 8 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-hall

NEWS RELEASES

Electricity’s past and future in America
As Americans integrate renewable energy resources into the nation’s power supply, a new research paper from Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy reviews how the country’s electrical system developed and says that an understanding of its past can offer insights about its future.
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-news-release-baker-study

Feds back Rice computer scientist’s security strategy
The National Science Foundation has given a five-year, $550,000 CAREER Award to Ang Chen, an assistant professor of computer science at Rice, for rethinking how to make future networks fundamentally more secure.
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-news-release-chen

Rice students pitch solutions to improve criminal justice policies
Criminal justice reform will be the topic of this year’s Houston Policy Challenge at Rice Feb. 26, as 15 teams of students compete to pitch innovative ideas to a panel of prominent guest judges.
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-news-release-policy-challenge

Rice duo named to National Academy of Engineers
Reginald DesRoches, the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering, and Gene Frantz, a professor in the practice of electrical and computer engineering, both at Rice’s Brown School of Engineering, have been named to the National Academy of Engineers.
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-news-release-desroches-frantz

About Stefan De La Garza

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