Dateline Rice for Feb. 19, 2020

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Ending Putin’s support of Venezuela no easy feat for US
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.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 200 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-ap-monaldi
US imposes sanctions on Russian oil company supporting Venezuela’s leader
New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 19 print editions of the Times, the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-monaldi
Sanctions on Rosneft unit threaten Venezuela’s vital oil trade
Bloomberg (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-monaldi
Could Rosneft sanctions signal the end of Chevron’s Venezuela waiver?
S&P Global Platts
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-monaldi
Acabar con el apoyo ruso a Venezuela, un desafío para EEUU
The Associated Press (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-monaldi

Kilometers of ‘dark cable’ form the newest seismic sensors
An article about using fiber-optic cables to study “icequakes” in glaciers quotes Jonathan Ajo-Franklin, professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences.
Scientific American
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-ajo-franklin

Racial inequalities in housing extend to flood buyout programs
The federal flood buyout program disproportionally benefits at-risk homes in the whitest communities of America’s largest cities, according to Jim Elliott, professor of sociology and fellow at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Scientific American (This article originally appeared in E&E News.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-elliott

Bitcoin’s guardian angel: Inside Coinbase billionaire Brian Armstrong’s plan to make crypto safe for all
Alumnus Brian Armstrong is featured and pictured.
Forbes
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-forbes

Cheap nanoparticles pave the way for carbon-neutral fuel
An article mentions Rice research into the efficient conversion of carbon dioxide into pure liquid fuels.
Wired
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-wired

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Texas House District 134 Democratic primary: Meet the candidates on the ballot in 2020
An article mentions alumnus Lanny Bose, who is running for Texas House District 134.
Community Impact Newspaper
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-cin

50 best private colleges ranked from least to most expensive
Rice is featured in a slideshow.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-hc

How to get the most out of your trip to the Houston Rodeo
An article mentions that Rice will have spring break March 16-20.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Houston Chronicle”s “Preview,” San Francisco Chronicle and Connecticut Post.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-hc

First look: Terrace 54 Bar + Table in Med Center
An article mentions James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion. The article also mentions that Rice’s campus can be seen from Terrace 54 Bar + Table in the Westin Houston Medical Center.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 19 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-skyspace

Cain backed by GOP House colleagues while challenger wins support of local officials
An article mentions the Rice University Lib-Con Scores of members of the Texas House of Representatives.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 19 print edition of the Chronicle’s Deer Park Broadcaster and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-hc

‘Woman of the Year’
An article featuring alumna Peggy Bramlett mentions that the Ladies Association of Walden named her “Woman of the Year.”
Montgomery County News
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-mcn

BROADCAST

Early voting now underway in Harris County ahead of 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.
Fox 25 Online
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-jones
3 charts show how voter turnout has evolved in Bexar County
KSAT Online
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-jones
19 candidates to compete in contested US Congress District 22 primary
ABC 13 Online 
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-jones
American exceptionalism in choosing the head of state
Outside the Beltway
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-jones
KLBJ-AM (Austin, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-jones (This segment aired seven times.)

Houston’s Innovation District might actually cost the city venture capital, study finds
An article focuses on 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 or interviewed.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-the-ion
HPM local newscast for 12 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-the-ion
HPM local newscast for 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-the-ion
HPM local newscast for 7 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-the-ion
Study: Innovation Corridor could cost Houston venture capital money
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 19 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-18-the-ion
Houston’s life sciences sector expected to launch in 2020
Bisnow Houston
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-the-ion

WATCH LIVE: Democrats running for US Senate debate tonight. Here’s who’s on the ballot.
Alumna Annie Garcia is featured.
KUT Online (This article also appeared in Houston Public Media, KERA Online, Texas Public Radio, Marfa Public Radio and High Plain Public Radio.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-kut

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Engineers’ custom circuits would make IoT systems 14,000 times harder to crack than current tech
An article features Rice research that developed a technique to make the security of the “internet of things” more than 14,000 times better than current state-of-the-art defenses while using far less energy. Kaiyuan Yang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and graduate student Yan He are quoted and pictured. A Rice video is included.
Tech Xplore (This article also appeared in Scienmag.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-yang

Opinion: This 5-year bear market in energy stocks could turn into forever
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MarketWatch
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-krane

Want a stronger core? New research says consider a backpack
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, is quoted.
Mind Body Green (This article also appeared in ANI, Devdiscourse and Web India.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-kabiri

3D implants with grooves hold promise for healing
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, is quoted.
Today’s Medical Developments
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-mikos

UCLA Engineering 2020 award recipients
An article featuring alumna Stephanie Seidlits mentions she won the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering’s Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award.
UCLA Samueli School of Engineering News
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-ucla

Graphene fatigue
An article mentions that Rice collaborated on graphene stress test research.
FrogHeart.ca
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-fh

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

University of Miami joins the Puentes Consortium to foster academic collaboration
An article mentions that Rice invited the University of Miami to join the Puentes Consortium, which aims to promote multidisciplinary research on issues of importance to the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico.
University of Miami News
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-rice-puentes-consortium

The future sounds good
An article cites a 2019 study by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research on the benefits of exposing students to arts education.
Folio Weekly
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-kinder-study

SPORTS

Rice seniors helped Scott Pera build a basketball foundation
An article featuring the Rice men’s basketball team quotes head coach Scott Pera and Owls Robert Martin and Tim Harrison.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 19 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-pera-mbb

UH football notes: Eight opponents in 2020 were in bowls last season
An article mentions that Rice’s football team will play the University of Houston Sept. 3.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 19 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-hc
UH-Rice’s ‘Bayou Bucket Classic’ moved to a Thursday night kickoff
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-hc
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-hc
HPM local newscast for 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-hpm
HPM local newscast for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-hpm
‘KPRC Channel 2 News Today at 6 a.m.’
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-kprc
American Athletic football schedule 2020 composite, top games to watch each week
CFN
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-cfn
Houston finalizes 2020 schedule with two games selected for ESPN broadcasts
The Daily Cougar
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-the-coug

College football teams with the most returning production in 2020
Rice’s football team is mentioned.
ESPN
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-espn
These are the college football teams with most returning production in 2020
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football (This Texas Football Today podcast also appeared on PlayerFM, Apple Podcasts, Pod Paradise, Stitcher, Listen Notes, Spotify, Pod Fanatic and Radio Public.) 
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-dctf

SHSU baseball game vs. Rice postponed to later date
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team’s Feb. 18 game against Sam Houston State University was postponed.
Huntsville Item (This article also appeared in KBTX Online.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-hi

Newcomers rally Texas past UTSA in baseball home opener
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.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 19 print edition of the Express-News, and it appeared online in the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-expnews

Texas hosts UTSA in home opener

SB Nation
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-sbn
The Longhorn Republic celebrates a successful opener
SB Nation
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-sbn

Moreno, Trout excited for ‘boost’ from Rendon
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon is featured.
MLB.com
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-rendon

Area student athletes sign collegiate letters
An article mentions that Terreance Ellis has signed a letter of intent to play football at Rice.
Alvin Sun & Advertiser
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-asa

Legendary Tide player makes history once again
An article featuring Wendell Hudson mentions that is a former Rice assistant men’s basketball coach.
Alabama Public Radio (This segment also aired on the following stations in Alabama: WUAL-FM in Tuscaloosa, WHIL-FM in Mobile, W264AI-FM in Huntsville, WQPR-FM in Florence and WAPR-FM in Selma.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-apr

NEWS RELEASES

High time Americans care about national debt, says Baker Institute expert
The Congressional Budget Office recently released its long-term U.S. government debt projection, and the outlook is cause for concern, according to Jorge Barro, fellow in public finance at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-news-release-barro

Rice boosts ‘internet of things’ security — again
Kaiyuan Yang, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rice’s Brown School of Engineering, and graduate student Yan He have introduced a technique to make the security of the “internet of things” more than 14,000 times better than current state-of-the-art defenses while using far less energy.
http://dateline.rice/feb-19-news-release-yang

About Stefan De La Garza

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