Dateline Rice for Dec. 7, 2018


In Houston, his adopted home, George H.W. Bush was beloved 
Edward Djerejian, director of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted about the death of the late President George H.W. Bush.
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required.)
Bush 41’s legacy: Skillful close to the Cold War
Fox 26 Online

New OPEC president starts with a disadvantage: He’s from Venezuela 
Francisco J. Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, the Mexico Center and the Latin America Initiative at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a lecturer in energy economics at Rice, is quoted in an article about OPEC’s new oil minister, Manuel Quevedo.
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required.)

New 2D sensors can cover any smooth surface
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.
Futurity (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Looking to double your salary? Try an MBA 
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is mentioned
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required.)

Gene-edited-babies claim sparks new questions about safety 
Several articles 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.
National Public Radio (This article also appeared in more than 900 other media outlets.)
Chinese researcher who said he gene-edited babies breaks week of silence, vows to defend work 
The Harvard Crimson
Genetically modified humans?
Iola Register


Baker, Bush: Strive to live life like 41 [Opinion] 
James Baker III, honorary chair of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and former U.S. secretary of state, co-authored an op-ed about the legacy of the late President George H.W. Bush.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Bush played the long game with NAFTA [Opinion]
Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an op-ed about how Houston benefited from the North American Free Trade Agreement signed by the late President George H.W. Bush. He also is quoted in a KTRH article on Houston ranking No. 4 on a list of the best cities for business in the country.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Houston is ranked fourth best for business
KTRH Online

Historian says Bush’s legacy lies in foreign policy — more so than Reagan
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is featured in a Q&A about the late President George H.W. Bush’s legacy and is quoted in several other articles on Bush.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Rick Wilson, Washington Post: George H.W. Bush’s final act of dignity on view in National Cathedral 
Waco Tribune-Herald
Trump odd man out as presidents assemble for Bush funeral
Trump on the fringes of presidents’ group at Bush’s service
The Economic Times

USGS: Permian’s Wolfcamp is largest potential oil and gas resource ever assessed 
Kenneth Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is cited in a slideshow caption.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

The most expensive college in Texas is a storied Dallas beauty
An article mentions that Rice is one of the top universities in Texas according to U.S. News & World Report.
PaperCity Magazine

Panelists: Startup innovation, data optimization should be at forefront of Houston’s health, oil and gas industries 
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.
Community Impact Newspaper

‘Public service is a noble calling’ 
Rice is mentioned.
The Battalion

Bush found a home at Texas A&M, where he was laid to rest 
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)


The Heat: U.S.-China trade dispute
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of the institute’s Mexico Center, is interviewed in a television broadcast about the U.S.-China trade dispute.
CGTN (A similar article also appeared in

For Houston educator, being a better teacher begins by understanding ‘How Humans Learn’ 
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

Rice University archive shines a light on South Texas’ Jewish history 
Joshua Furman, the Stanford and Joan Alexander Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies and director of Rice’s Houston Jewish History Archive, is featured in a segment highlighting his work preserving the history of the Jewish community in South Texas. The archive is housed at the Woodson Research Center at Rice’s Fondren Library.
Texas Standard (This broadcast aired on more than 130 affiliate radio stations across Texas.)


Engineers demonstrate mechanics of making foam with bubbles in distinct sizes
An article features the research of Sibani Lisa Biswal, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, graduate student Daniel Vecchiolla and alumna Vidya Giri, who have 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.
R&D Magazine (This article also appeared in BrightSurf, Phys News, and Nanowerk.)

OPEC meeting: Crude oil prices spike as production deal finally emerges 
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.
Investor’s Business Daily (A similar article also appeared in News Vire.)
Will OPEC defy Trump’s call for low oil prices?
News View
OPEC meeting ends in confusion with crude oil production deal in doubt 
Investor’s Business Daily (A similar article also appeared in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)

Renewables, energy storage and managing the utility grid of the future 
An energy news roundup cites research from Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Brown College senior Joanna Slusarewicz, which suggests how Texas can more efficiently integrate wind and solar power facilities.
CleanTechnica (Similar articles also appeared in I-Connect007 and Tdnews.)
Houston environmental news update Dec. 5, 2018
Citizens’ Environmental Coalition Houston

Transforming articles into chapters
Dominic Boyer, professor of anthropology, is quoted.
Society for Linguistic Anthropology

A comparison of this year’s carbon tax proposals: Part 2 
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.
Law360 (Subscription is required.)

How should we tax the sharing economy?
A study by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is cited.
Tax Prof Blog


Right on: Is this Obama’s economy or Trump’s? 
An article mentions that former President Barack Obama spoke at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s 25th anniversary celebration.
St. George News

For founders, preparation trumps passion
Research by Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is cited, and Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is mentioned.

Potential applications of carbon nanotubes
A blog post mentions Rice research that determined carbon nanotubes may be suitable for tissue engineering.
A Medley of Potpourri Blog

Mission possible: How starting to solve America’s opioid epidemic could save 2018
President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
The American crisis in science and engineering
Asia Times

Manos’ definitive ranking of Southern schools 
Rice is mentioned.
Wake Forest University’s Old Gold & Black

Video: Aggie War Hymn played at President George H.W. Bush’s final stop outside Kyle Field 
Rice is mentioned.


Herd’s Green shares C-USA freshman award
An article mentions that Rice football player Jack Fox became the first punter to recieve the Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year Award.
The Herald-Dispatch

Alumni notebook: Solid freshman year for Graham concludes in NCAA Tournament
Rice volleyball player Carly Graham is featured and pictured.
The Courier of Montgomery County (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Transferring success: Ducat, Taylor bring experience from Rice as new Wildcat transfers 
Former Rice women’s basketball players Jazz Taylor and Lexie Ducat are featured.
Journals Today

Which teams are at risk of a bowl game letdown?
The Rice football team’s 2014 Hawaii Bowl win over California State University, Fresno, is mentioned.
Sports Illustrated


Rice health economics expert to testify in Austin Dec. 10 
Health economics expert Vivian Ho from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy will provide testimony and take questions before the Texas Senate Committee on Business and Commerce Dec. 10 at the state Capitol in Austin. The hearing will focus on market competition, consolidation practices and federal orders affecting the Texas health insurance marketplace.

Leadership scholars Jim and Tae Kouzes join Rice’s Doerr Institute 
Acclaimed executive educators and husband-wife collaborators Tae and Jim Kouzes will join Rice University’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders as fellows in 2019. Tae Kouzes has expertise in advising high-potential women and minority executives and managers in transition. Jim Kouzes is a best-selling author and award-winning speaker who was named one of the 10 best executive educators in the U.S. by the Wall Street Journal.

About Stefan De La Garza

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