Dateline Rice for Dec. 6, 2018


Trump odd man out as presidents assemble for Bush funeral 
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted in numerous articles about the death of the late President George H.W. Bush.
Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 230 additional media outlets since it first appeared in yesterday’s Dateline.)
At George H.W. Bush’s funeral, a magisterial presidency meets one diminished by division
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.)
Jared Kushner ‘should be worried’ about Flynn memo because they were ‘dog and pony’ close: CNN panelist 
Silence, straight-ahead stares and candy mark rare full meeting of presidents’ club at Bush funeral 
USA Today
‘CNN Newsroom With Brooke Baldwin’ 
Trump on the fringe of presidents’ group 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This Associated Press article appeared in the Dec. 6 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
Bush eulogies highlight stark divides between presidents 41 and 45 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This Washington Post article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
Awkward atmosphere as Trump and former presidents attend Bush funeral 
Evening Express
Donald Trump shakes hands with Obamas, ignores the Clintons at George H.W. Bush funeral
Perth Now
Trump could’ve ruined Bush’s funeral. Bush didn’t let him. 
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 35 other media outlets.)

George P. Bush: The future of a political dynasty 
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, authored an op-ed about how alumnus George P. Bush may continue his family’s political legacy. Jones also appeared on KRIV to discuss the late President George H.W. Bush’s funeral service, and he is interviewed by KTRH about the possibility of Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, running for president in 2020.
The Hill (This op-ed also appeared in MSN News.)
‘Farewell to 41’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
KTRH-AM (Houston)

Saudis to press OPEC for a million-barrel cut in oil production 
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about the likelihood of OPEC cutting oil production to balance supply and demand.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

George H. W. Bush’s funeral was the corny, feel-good moment that Washington craves 
An article mentions that former President Barack Obama spoke at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s 25th anniversary celebration.
The New Yorker

Does your online MBA program feel too remote? There’s a bot for that 
Rice’s online MBA program is mentioned.
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required.)

An energy news roundup features the perspective of Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, on the meaning of French President Emmanuel Macron yielding to protesters over the price of gas.
Axios (Scroll down to “5. French protests are a canary in the coal mine.”)


Rice University report: ‘One-off’ fixes for plastic waste aren’t helpful 
An article cites a new study by Rachel Meidl, fellow in energy and environment at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, which analyzed the likely environmental impacts of China’s refusal to import waste from polymer groups.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)

Ed Emmett to teach at Rice University 
Alumnus Ed Emmett ’71, who will teach at Rice and be a senior fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is featured and pictured and alumna Annise Parker ’78, a former fellow at Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders and former mayor of Houston, is mentioned.
Houston Business Journal

Houston’s venture capital ecosystem growth depends on telling our story 
Jack Gill, professor in the practice of entrepreneurship at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business who spoke at the 2018 Houston Exponential Capital Summit, is featured and pictured. Rice’s plan to redevelop the historic Midtown Sears building and its surrounding area into an innovation district in collaboration with other Houston agencies and institutions is mentioned.
Texas Medical Center News

KPRC meteorologist Frank Billingsley announces he is cancer-free 
An article mentions that gold nanoparticles used to fight prostate cancer were developed by Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, bioengineering, physics and astronomy, and of materials science and nanoengineering and the director of Rice’s Smalley-Curl Institute.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Houston startup is making stadium food a whole new ballgame 
An article about sEATz, a stadium concessions food-runner program that is offered at Rice Stadium, features alumnus Aaron Knape ’08 and quotes Tanner Gardner, the chief operating officer of Rice’s Department of Athletics.
CultureMap Houston

Lone Star College, Stephen F. Austin announce scholarship partnership 
Rice’s Lovett Hall is pictured in a slideshow.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Brightwood College to close campuses nationwide, including 2 in Houston 
Rice’s Lovett Hall is pictured in a slideshow.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Why George H.W. Bush fell in love with Texas A&M University
Rice is mentioned.
WFAA Online (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets and a previous edition of Dateline.)


Full show: Bush’s Houston funeral and OPEC meeting’s impact on oil and gas (Dec. 6, 2018) 
Josh Eyler, director of Rice’s Center for Teaching Excellence and author of “How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching,” is featured in a new episode of “Houston Matters.”
Houston Public Media

KPRC-TV (Houston)
A television broadcast honoring the late President George H.W. Bush mentions that he formerly taught at Rice.
KPRC-TV (Houston)


Form-fitting, nanoscale sensors now make sense 
Research by materials scientists Pulickel Ajayan, chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering and a professor of chemistry, and Jun Lou, associate chair and professor of materials science and nanoengineering, who have developed a method to make atom-flat sensors that seamlessly integrate with devices to report on what they perceive is featured.
Nanowerk (This article also appeared in Science Daily, I-Connect007, R&D Magazine and

Study shows that fine-tuning renewables could help Texas balance energy resources 
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Brown College senior Joanna Slusarewicz are quoted in an article about their research, which suggests how Texas can more efficiently integrate wind and solar power facilities.
PVBuzz Media (This article also appeared in and Science Daily.)

Karen Braitmayer wins 2019 AIA Whitney M. Young Jr. Award 
Alumna Karen Braitmayer, who was honored with the American Institute of Architects’ 2019 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award for her contributions to promote inclusive, accessible design in architecture, is featured and pictured.


George P. Bush: 5 fast facts you need to know 
Alumnus George P. Bush, grandson of the late President George H.W. Bush, is featured and pictured.

UCA faculty selected to attend STEM grant-writing workshop
An article highlights University of Central Arkansas faculty members selected to attend a workshop aimed at increasing undergraduate universities’ competitiveness among the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in STEM proposals that will be held at Rice next year.
University of Central Arkansas News

Kilmacolm schoolboy’s NASA trip is out of this world
An article about the “Learning Journey to Houston” program for Scottish high schoolers mentions that they attended a talk by David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy, and visited the Rice campus.
Inverclyde Now

Why are scientists so upset about the 1st CRISPR babies? 
An article about gene editing in humans mention Michael Deem, the John W. Cox Professor of Biochemical and Genetic Engineering and a professor of physics and astronomy, and that He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claimed he produced the first genetically engineered twins, attended Rice.


Bleacher Report College Football Awards for the 2018 season 
The football game between Rice and the University of Alabama at Birmingham earlier this season is mentioned.
Bleacher Report

4th round of the Texas playoffs brings intriguing matchups 
An article mentions that Jawan King plans to play football at Rice.

Evans, Jenkins help lead VCU past Texas 54-53 
Former head basketball coach Mike Rhoades is quoted.
USA Today (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 40 other media outlets.)


Form-fitting, nanoscale sensors now make sense 
Rice engineers have developed a method to transfer complete, flexible, two-dimensional circuits from their fabrication platforms to curved and other smooth surfaces.

Tiny bubbles break each other up 
It’s easy to make bubbles, but try making hundreds of thousands of them a minute — all the same size. Rice researchers created a microfluidic device that pumps out more than 15,000 microscopic bubbles a second and can be tuned to make them in one, two or three distinct sizes, enabling customizable “wet” foams in small amounts for applications that include chemical and biological studies.

About Stefan De La Garza

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