Dateline Rice for Nov. 12, 2018 (Weekend Edition)


Experts raise concerns about Texas ‘Ike Dike’ proposal
Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center (SSPEED), and Larry Dunbar, project manager at the SSPEED Center, are quoted in an article about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed storm surge protection plan.
U.S. News & World Report (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets and on the front page of the Nov. 12 print edition of the Houston Chronicle, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)


Dan Crenshaw started the week as a punchline and ended it as a star. The real story came before that.
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 is several article about the results of Texas’ midterm elections.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in Nov. 12 print edition, and it appeared in 30 other media outlets.)
Close call for Ted Cruz stemmed from mixed views on Trump, tectonic shifts in Texas electorate
Dallas Morning News
Attorney contributions to judges taints the system
Associated Press
Democratic gains could undermine GOP plan to select new Texas House speaker
Austin American-Statesman 
4 takeaways from the Cruz-O’Rourke race

El Paso Inc. (Subscription is required.)
Beto O’Rourke played a huge role in turning Texas courts blue
Newly blue Texas appeals courts could benefit plaintiffs
Recapping the results — ‘What’s Your Point?’
Fox 26
Midterm results and straight ticket voting — ‘What’s Your Point?’
Fox 26
How TOP became a local political force
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Attorney contributions to judges taints the system
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Remembering World War I in the Middle East
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an article in Al Jazeera and is quoted in the Financial Times.
Al Jazeera
Saudi crown prince faces attempts to rein in his powers
Financial Times (Subscription is required.)

Bereaved spouses with sleep disturbances more susceptible to heart disease: Study
An article features Project Heart, a collaborative research study by Northwestern Medicine and Rice, and quotes co-author Diana Chirinos, former postdoctoral research fellow at Rice.
Xinhua (This article also appeared in  25 other media outlets.)


Could winds of political change be stirring in Williamson County?
Steve Murdock, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and director of Rice’s Hobby Center for the Study of Texas and former U.S. Census Bureau director, is quoted in an article about the changing demographics of Williamson County, Texas.
Austin American-Statesman (This article also appeared in the Brownwood Bulletin, the Valley Town Crier and the Glen Rose Reporter.)

As long as we’re talking about improving our voting machines
Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in a blog post.
Off the Kuff

Long after water recedes, stories from Hurricane Harvey remain in online Museum 
Lacy Johnson, assistant professor of creative writing and author of “The Reckonings,” a collection of essays, is featured.
Reporting Texas

Billy Graham: The good and the bad 
An article mentions that William Martin, the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Professor Emeritus of Religion and Public Policy at Rice, participated in a round table discussion at the Billy Graham Centennial Symposium at Baylor University.
The Baylor Lariat

A dazed and confused cinema arts celebration: The soundtracks of Richard Linklater with Bun B 
An article features rapper Bernard “Bun B” Freeman and mentions that he co-lectured a course at Rice called “Religion and Hip-Hop Culture” with Anthony Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and professor of religion and fellow at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

Online startup fits women with personal protective equipment clothing
Alumna Jane Henry ’18 is featured and pictured in article about making protective clothing and equipment for women in civil, commercial and industrial careers.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Veterans Business Battle accepting applications for 2019 competition
An article mentions that Rice’s Veterans Business Battle, an annual business competition hosted by Rice’s Veterans in Business Association and designed to give U.S. military veterans an opportunity to pitch their business plans to a panel of investors, is accepting applications for the April 12-13 event.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

ICYMI: Microsoft and Walmart team on Dallas Cloud Factory, Health Wildcatters Pitch Day, StackPath signs cybersecurity tech accord 
An article mentions that the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project is a joint study by Rice, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Richmond.

Book events: Nov. 11-17
An article mentions that Karina Longworth will hold a discussion of her work, “Seduction,” following the screening of the film “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” Nov. 14 at Rice Cinema.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 11 print edition.)


When the campaigns are done, how and when does your vote get counted?
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is interviewed about process of counting votes by the Texas Standard, and he is interviewed by Houston Public Media about how Harris County may speed up the voting process in future elections.
Texas Standard (This segment aired on 31 affiliate radio stations across Texas.)
Trautman aims to make voting simpler, faster
Houston Public Media

Full Show: Pollution from coal plants and improving teacher diversity (Nov. 12, 2018)
A new episode of “Houston Matters” discusses a Rice study that determined sulfur dioxide emissions from Texas coal plants pose greater health risks than pollutants that cause ozone smog.
Houston Public Media

Video/Podcast: Ed Emmett OUT! Lina Hidalgo in … Lina who?
An article mentions alumnus Ed Emmett ’71.

KTRH-AM (Houston)
A radio broadcast mentions that the American Patriot League, a new football league, will hold tryouts at Rice Nov. 10-11.


How to land leadership roles in medical societies 
Mikki Hebl, the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Chair of Psychology at Rice’s School of Social Sciences, will speak at the Young Physicians Section’s national conference.
ENT Today

Science: New system opens the door to remodeling CO2 into industrial fuels [report]
An article features the research of Haotian Wang, who will join Rice as the William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair and assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the end of this year, who developed a new system to transform greenhouse gases into industrial fuels or chemicals that emit only oxygen.
Infosurhoy (This article also appeared in Tech Explorist, Science Daily and

Set lasers to ‘cure’ for spot-welding of composites 
An article mentions that collaborative research with Rice developed a ‘spot welding’ technique for curing epoxy films.
Materials Today

Wir verlosen 5×2 Tickets für den AI Congress am 4. und 5. Dezember in Wien! 
Moshe Vardi, director of Rice’s Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology, the Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor of Computational Engineering and professor of computer science, is mentioned.
Trending Topics (An English translation is not available.)


Great news! All 19 black women running for judge in Texas won
Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted in an article about changing demographics.

Hiding in plain sight 
Quinta Moore, a fellow in child health policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about her research that determined being evicted leads to depression, poorer health and higher levels of stress, and the side effects can persist for years. This research is cited the Mildford Daily News.
El Semanario Nevada
Scott: Establish a civil right to counsel
Milford Daily News

The White House is letting a Russian ultra-nationalist in to the US — despite sanctions
An article mentions that NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine ’97 invited Dmitry Rogozin, CEO of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, to speak at Rice.
Estonian World Review

7 ways to take advantage of Groupon Merchant 
An article mentions a 2010 study by Rice that analyzed the popularity of “deal sites,” like Groupon.

How to stop hate from spreading 
The author mentions speaking to Rice students about online hate.

Haile: ‘Open forum’ opened Texas minds
An article mentions that a Rice professor brought a version of the Dallas “Open Forum” to Houston in 1926.
The Courier of Montgomery County (This article also appeared in the Seguin Gazette-Enterprise.)

The 7 secrets of the greatest speakers in history 
President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Diet Plans


Louisiana Tech pulls away for 28-13 win over Rice
Several articles mention the Rice football team’s Nov. 10 loss to Louisiana Tech University 28-13.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
College football preview: Rice at Louisiana Tech
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Rice‘s skid reaches 10 games with loss to Louisiana Tech
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

No. 7 LSU rebounds to earn win at Arkansas
Numerous articles and broadcasts mention that Louisiana State University’s football team will play Rice Nov. 17.
Reuters (This article also appeared in 98x.)
Texas college football rankings: Texas hangs on
Houston Chronicle (subscription is required.)
College football Week 11 injury report
Get More Sports
LSU falls in AP Poll, remains steady in Coaches Poll
Rice vs. LSU scouting report: Learn more about the Owls’ offense, defense
The Guam Daily Post (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
LSU Football: 3 takeaways from way-too-close win over Arkansas
Saturday Blitz
Best in Texas poll (Week 11): Texas A&M closes gap on No. 1 Texas; SMU enters top 5 for first time this fall
Dallas Morning News
College football top 25 AP Poll released for Week 12 
Longhorns barely get a clutch win, A&M fights on and Houston loses again

SportsMap Houston
TV Best Bets: USC versus UCLA football rivalry is always a must-see
Redlands Daily Facts
Marshall versus UTSA 
Sports Chat Place
WBRZ-TV (Baton Rouge, La.)
WDSU-TV (New Orleans, La.)
No. 7 LSU rebounds to earn win at Arkansas
Gwinnett Prep Sports

Brooks hits 6 3-pointers, leads Houston past Alabama A&M, 101-54
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team will play Alabama A&M Nov. 12. A television broadcast from SportsNet Central mentions the Owls’ Nov. 9 loss to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia by a score of 92-76. The Daily Cougar mentions that Rice men’s basketball will play the University of Houston Nov. 14.
SportsNet Central
Cougars run away in men’s basketball season opener
The Daily Cougar (This article also appeared in UWire.)

Bowl Bubble Watch: Week 10 edition 
Rice is mentioned.
Sport Sentiment

Astros’ Correa, Reddick play ball with Miracle League, Shriners Hospital children
An article mentions that Rice baseball will compete in the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic March 1-3.
KPRC Click2Houston

KRLD-AM (Dallas)
Former Rice football players Preston Gordon and Calvin Anderson are mentioned.

Volleyball earns No. 3 seed in C-USA Championships
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team won the regular-season Conference USA title and will compete in the 2018 Air Force Reserve C-USA Volleyball Championship beginning Nov. 16.
UTSA Athletics

Texas Tech picks up 3rd commitment of weekend
Rice is mentioned.
Dallas Morning News

USC, Clemson both pursuing standout running backs
Rice is mentioned.

Laake is commit No. 19 for TTU
Rice is mentioned.

Cross-Country: Lamar’s Rowe picked at-large for NCAAs
An article mentions that Rice’s cross-country team competed in the NCAA South Central regional cross-country meet.
The Port Arthur News
Maroon and gold athletics weekend wrap-up: Men and women’s basketball, volleyball and women’s track
San Marcos Corridor News

No. 20 women’s hoops moves to 2-0 with 73-53 win over Jacksonville
An article mentions Rice women’s basketball team’s Nov. 7 loss to Texas A&M  65-54.
Women’s hoops: Aggies stay unbeaten with win over Jacksonville
‘We’ll take this’: Tulane holds on for ugly but sweet homecoming win versus East Carolina
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

About Stefan De La Garza

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