Dateline Rice for Feb. 18, 2020


Algae team rosters could help ID ‘super corals’
An article features collaborative Rice research that has found a potential tool for identifying “super corals” that can tolerate a limited amount of climate change. Co-authors Adrienne Correa, assistant professor of biosciences, and graduate student Lauren Howe-Kerr are quoted and pictured. Co-author Bénédicte Bachelot, the Huxley Research Instructor of BioSciences at Rice, is mentioned. A Rice video is included.
National Science Foundation (A similar article also appeared in Terra Daily.)

The unclear future of Nord Stream 2, Russia’s controversial gas pipeline
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Deutsche Welle (This article appeared in the Feb. 18 print edition, and it appeared online in USSCMC and News Amed. This story also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Opinion: $32 trillion for ‘Medicare for All’? It’s a bargain
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.
MSN (This article also appeared in MSN Money and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.) 

There’s a fitness gap between public and homeschool students
An article features Rice research into the disparity between public school students and homeschooled students when it comes to abdominal strength and endurance. Laura Kabiri, lecturer of kinesiology, and graduate student Kendall Brice are quoted. This research was featured on KTRK-TV.
Futurity (This article was featured in the Feb. 18 Futurity Today newsletter, and it appeared in MedicalXpress and Education Views. This story also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.) 
’13 Eyewitness News at 4 p.m.’
KTRK-TV (Houston)


Is Collin County a battleground? Competitive Democratic primaries for Texas House seats could mean yes
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.
The Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared in Feb. 18 print edition.)

Houston companies looking for a new CEO must decide where exactly to look
Robert Hoskisson, the George R. Brown Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an article about his research.
InnovationMap (This article originally appeared in Rice Business Wisdom.)

These are 4 medical innovations coming out of Houston institutions
An innovation roundup features Rice research that determined it’s healthier to freely express your emotions when facing the death of a loved one than to suppress your grief. Lead author Christopher Fagundes, associate professor in psychological sciences, is quoted and pictured.

Study: Innovation Corridor could cost Houston venture capital money
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. Rice Management Co. is mentioned, and Ed Egan, the former director of the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (now the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth) at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and the San Francisco Chronicle.)

Robert Eury, longtime president of Central Houston Inc., on homelessness, transit and bridging gaps
A Q&A features alumnus Robert Eury.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)

Judicial Q&A: Amparo Monique Guerra
A Q&A features alumna Amparo Monique Guerra, who is running for justice in the First Court of Appeals, Place 5.
Off the Kuff


America’s most underappreciated presidents
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted. (This segment also aired on more than 400 affiliate stations across the U.S.)
LISTEN: Dr. Brinkley on America’s most underappreciated presidents

Feb. 17, 2020: Trump and the quantum wager
Rice is mentioned.
Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis on SoundCloud (This item also appeared online on iHeart Radio and KXL Online, and the segment also aired on 100 affiliate radio stations across the U.S.)


Opinion: Why Boeing will soar again
Vikas Mittal, the J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, co-authored an op-ed.
Aviation Week 

Behind the story: Manchester City’s long road to ‘CAS Two’
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Athletic

Laser-induced graphene written by blue laser could be basis for flexible electronics
An article features Rice research into developing a method to create laser-induced graphene with features more than 60% smaller than macro versions and almost 10 times smaller than typically achieved with an infrared laser. 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.
Laser Focus World (This article also appeared in Control Engineering and AZoNano.)

ISSCC 2020: Analogue on-chip LDO beats back digital onslaught
An article mentions Rice research into digital low-dropout regulators as a means of preventing voltage-based side-channel hacking attacks. The research was presented at the 2020 International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco.

How much are most colleges paying in endowment tax?
An article cites the consolidated financial statements report issued by Rice in 2019.
Inside Higher Ed

10 things you didn’t know about Lucy Walters
An article mentions that Lucy Walters attended masterclasses at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
TV Over Mind

June Bacon-Bercey: Pioneering meteorologist and passionate supporter of science
An article mentions that alumna Anthea Coster won the inaugural June Bacon-Bercey Scholarship in Atmospheric Sciences for Women in 1978.

Fish monsters, barking dogs and roach patties: The films of Bong Joon-ho
Rice is mentioned.
The Entrepreneur Fund (This article also appeared in VIPortal, Tech Deeps and EIN News.)

La fibra ottica per monitorare i terremoti, al via il progetto di Open Fiber
Rice is mentioned. (An English translation is not available.)


Finding love in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
An article mentions alumnus Alejandro Valdepeñas, a graduate of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.

Social impact heroes: How Southwest Airlines SVP Linda Rutherford and Southwest Airlines have donated more than 15,000 tickets to Make-A-Wish families
Brown College senior Matthew Rutherford is mentioned.

ULM mock trial team advances to national championship for 6th year
An article mentions that a team from Rice competed in the American Mock Trial Association’s Regional Tournament Feb. 8-9 in Houston.

Looking for an inclusive student body? These colleges are among the most diverse

Rice is featured.

Taft Midway Driller (This article also appeared in Nevada Journal, Chronicle-Express and Valley Town Crier.)


Catching Up: Northern Kentucky grads chase conference titles in D-I women’s basketball
Rice basketball player Lauren Schwartz is featured and pictured.
Cincinnati Enquirer (This article also appeared in the Star-Press.)
College football teams with the most turnaround potential next season
An article featuring Rice’s football program mentions head coach Mike Bloomgren.
Bleacher Report

Baseball preview: At No. 22 Texas

An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team was swept by the University of Texas at Austin in their three-game, season-opening series Feb. 14-16 at Reckling Park.
UTSA Athletics News
Weekend Rewind: News coming out of the Longhorns’ sports weekend
Big 12 baseball roundup: Back to the ballpark
Baylor Lariat

D1Baseball weekly chat: Feb. 17

Rice’s baseball program is mentioned.

Black History Month at Texas: Kevin Durant
An article mentions that former Rice basketball player Morris Almond had the third-highest scoring average in the country during the 2006-07 season.
Austin American-Statesman

UTSA moves up leaderboard on second day of All-American Intercollegiate
An article mentions that Rice’s golf team competed in the All-American Intercollegiate at the Golf Club of Houston.

UTSA Athletics News

The Baylor Bears keep rolling while the TCU Horned Frogs pick up one of their most impressive victories of the season
Articles mention that Rice’s men’s basketball team will play the University of Texas at El Paso Feb. 22 and the University of Southern Mississippi March 4.
Sideline View by Dale McKee
WTOK Online
Old Dominion finishes the regular season against Marshall, FAU, UTSA and UAB in C-USA bonus play matchups
The Virginian-Pilot

Report: Red Sox utility man Brock Holt in agreement with Brewers

Former Rice baseball player Brock Holt is featured.

Providence Journal

MBB: Feb. 17 Players of the Week
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team defeated the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 70-54 Feb. 15 at Tudor Fieldhouse.
Conference USA

WBB: Feb. 17 Players of the Week

An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team was defeated by Old Dominion University Feb. 13.
Conference USA
ODU women collect signature win against Rice in Conference USA showdown
Daily Press


Former Pemex CEO González Anaya to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute
José Antonio González Anaya, one of Mexico’s leading economists, a former secretary of finance and public credit and former CEO of Pemex, will visit Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Feb. 28 to discuss his perspective on the outlook for Mexico’s economy and oil sector.

Electric vehicles are evolutionary, not revolutionary, says Baker Institute expert
Tesla will disrupt the automotive industry only if it is able to achieve scale, according to a new issue brief by Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

A more resilient Houston starts in neighborhoods, Kinder Institute report says
Building a better and more resilient Houston must start at the neighborhood level, and that can be accomplished by providing communities with leadership training, better information and financial support, according to a new report from Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

About Stefan De La Garza

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