Dateline Rice for July 20, 2018


Dubai recipe for economic success looks stale as markets slump
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about Dubai’s economic slowdown, which has been caused in part by low oil prices and the region’s changing geopolitical environment.
Reuters (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

The 5 most important questions about carbon taxes, answered
An article mentions that Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy collaborated with Columbia University, the Rhodium Group and the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center to co-author a series of reports analyzing the environmental implications of proposed federal carbon taxes in light of 2017 federal tax reform.
Carbon tax would accelerate shift to renewables, away from coal: Studies 
S&P Global Platts


Who was space architect Constance Adams?
Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine.)

Lab-grown diamonds want to be your new best friend 
Alumna Laura Chavez ’06, who recently launched a new jewelry brand that deals exclusively in lab-made gemstones including diamonds, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
Millennials not the only group digging diamonds grown in laboratories
Houston Chronicle

Round 2 for Trump-Putin: A fall invite amid summit mop-up
A photo caption mentions that Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke at Rice in 2001.
Houston Chronicle (This article and photo caption also appeared in Albany Times-Union.)

Celebrate Houston’s legacy as Space City while you can [Opinion]
An article about Houston’s role in the development of NASA mentions that Rice and other area universities launched space programs and increased engineering, science and biomedical research to support the endeavor. President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned in the Houston Chronicle and ABC7NY articles.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the July 20 print edition with a different headline, “Space program role faces new challenges.”)
This day in history: Neil Armstrong becomes first man to walk on the moon

Want to become a Texas taco correspondent? Here’s how.
An article mentions that incoming freshman James Sanders plans to blog about tacos while attending Rice.
San Antonio Express-News

Two views of Democratic fundraising
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 in an article about Democratic fundraising efforts in Texas.
Off the Kuff

Houston Zoo coupons and discount tickets: 8 ways to save big
An article mentions that Rice students receive free admission to the Houston Zoo.
Houston on the Cheap


The future of offshore wind energy
Charles McConnell, executive director of Rice’s Energy and Environment Initiative, is interviewed in an episode of “Houston Matters” about the prospects for offshore wind energy off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Houston Public Media (Comments begin at 6:54.)

New coding boot camp at Rice University promises good jobs fast
Robert Bruce, dean of Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, is interviewed about the school’s partnership with Trilogy Education to offer a data analytics boot camp meant for working adults to supplement their professional skills.
Houston Public Media

KTRH-AM (Houston)
A radio broadcast and an article cite a report co-authored by experts from Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research that determined policy decisions affecting resilience to future disasters are hampered by federal recovery programs that do not reward communities that discourage risky rebuilding practices. Co-author Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is interviewed on KTRH and quoted in PreventionWeb. (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)
Texas must rethink long-term hazard mitigation efforts, according to new Rice U. report

‘KHOU 11 News’ 
Rice’s mascot, Sammy the Owl, is featured dancing to Drake’s “In My Feelings” on a television broadcast.
KHOU-TV (Houston)

Free college advisers make a hard decision less lonely
An article on virtual college advisers mentions incoming freshman Johnny Dang’s decision to attend Rice.
Oregon Public Radio


Lake bed reveals details about ancient Earth
Sleuthing by Rice postdoctoral fellow Justin Hayles is part of a new Nature paper that gives credence to theories about Earth’s atmosphere 1.4 billion years ago.
Lab Manager

2018 inaugural Healthcare Association of Hawaii Conference
Alumnus Ruben Juarez ’08 will be a keynote speaker at the inaugural Healthcare Association of Hawaii Conference.
Foreign Affairs


Ruiz found support at medical school
Alumna Jessica Ruiz ’13 is featured and pictured.
The Harvard Gazette

Auxiliary Input: July 2018
Samuel Jones, professor emeritus of music and the founding dean of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Theater Jones (Scroll down to “American Symphonies.”)

Son of Rotary Club president shares how club transformed his life at recent meeting
An article featuring Luke Hartley mentions that he attended Rice.
Tryon Daily Bulletin

Easton librarian shares love of reading with her young patrons
Alumna Jessica Block ’02 is featured.
Wicked Local Easton

¿Por qué la CNH retrasó licitaciones petroleras hasta febrero de 2019?
Miriam Grunstein, contributing expert and scholar in the Mexico Center at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about the National Hydrocarbons Commission’s decision to postpone oil contract bids and farmouts for Mexico’s state oil company Pemex.
El Financiero (An English translation is not available.)

Tiene condado nuevo administrador de riesgos
An article featuring alumnus Pedro Alfaro ’79 mentions that he was appointed the risk management administrator of Webb County, Texas.
Primera Hora (An English translation is not available.)


Are there too many hands inside Texas’ offensive cookie jar?
Former Rice assistant football coach Tom Herman is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)

Greater Houston athletic activities listings: July 20-22
A roundup of Houston sports events mentions that Karol Paluch will play tennis at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This also appeared in the Laredo Morning Times and San Antonio Express-News.)

‘The Paper Airplane Guy’ John Collins on SF sports and going for a new world record
An article featuring John Collins mentioned that he spoke at Rice.

New Orleans hosts 5 non-conference games in 2018-19
A roundup of University of New Orleans women’s basketball games mentions the Privateers will play Rice Nov. 30.
UNO Privateers Athletics

Scheduling outlook: Texas’ defense could give Oklahoma issues again in 2018
Former Rice football player Calvin Anderson is mentioned.
The Norman Transcript

About Stefan De La Garza

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