Dateline Rice for March 12, 2019


Houston, we don’t have a problem: Pro-development candidate wins the battle for the Vaca Muerta
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 the future of energy policy in Argentina. Jones also is interviewed by Matt Mackowiak’s Mack On Politics about developments in Venezuela and quoted in
Mark Jones
Matt Mackowiak’s Mack On Politics (This segment also appeared in PlayerFM.)
Twilight in Austin (8) (An English translation is not available.)
Twilight in Austin (5) (An English translation is not available.)

How to make your teaching more engaging
An article about stimulating student engagement cites the work of Josh Eyler, director of Rice’s Center for Teaching Excellence and author of “How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching.”
The Chronicle of Higher Education

AMLO at 100: Trump-Mexican president honeymoon is ending
Rodrigo Montes de Oca, research scholar at the Mexico Center at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed about Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s first 100 days in office.
The Hill

Journey to Antarctica: Icy subterranean homesick blues
An article about the effects of climate change on the Thwaites glacier in Antarctica features photos by Linda Welzenbach, a science writer in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice.
Rolling Stone 
Journey to Antarctica: The dark art of coring

Rolling Stone (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)

Embryos’ signals take multiple paths
Rice research that determined differences between the methods signaling pathways use to prompt cells to differentiate is featured.
NSF Science360 (This research was featured on the March 12 homepage and in the March 12 newsletter.)


Proceeds top $1.418 million at 2019 Tiger Ball: Celebrating Asia Society’s 40th anniversary in Houston
An article about the 2019 Tiger Ball mentions that President David Leebron and University Representative Y. Ping Sun co-chaired the event.
Asia Society Texas

Will Space Force headquarters be at Ellington Airport?

President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech,” which was given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
KPRC Click2Houston Online (This article also appeared in
Bringing new life to man’s greatest feat
Winnipeg Free Press

Understanding the cell waste disposal problems in Lou Gehrig’s disease
An article mentions that Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, contributed to the research of a cell’s disposal mechanism in Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Baylor College of Medicine News

How Texas MBA programs fared on latest US News rankings
An article about the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings of MBA programs mentions Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Here’s how Texas grad schools rank among top programs: US 
UT Austin graduates near top of class on US News & World Report rank
CultureMap Austin

ComSciCon-Houston 2019 
An article mentions that the third annual ComSciCon-Houston Workshop, which helps participants learn how to communicate science through written and digital media, will be held at Rice March 16 and March 23.
TMC News

KTRK’s Christine Dobbyn set to sign off on air for last time in April
An article featuring and picturing Christine Dobbyn mentions that she is attending Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)

Economist Ray Perryman optimistic about US, Texas economies
Alumnus Ray Perryman is featured and pictured.
The Marshall News Messenger


Curtailing immigration could cost Houston billions in GDP
An article features “The Future of Immigration in Houston” conference held March 7 at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Houston Public Media

‘Action News A.M.’
Anna Rhodes, an assistant professor of sociology at Rice who examined how children adjust to more affluent neighborhoods and higher-performing schools after their families moved with the help of a housing voucher program, is interviewed.
WMC-TV (Memphis, Tenn.)


Murkowski: Climate change is a policy priority
An article mentions that Kenneth Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on March 5.
U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (This article also appeared in the March 4 edition of U.S. Fed News.)
BCSE President Lisa Jacobson testifies before Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
The Business Council for Sustainable Energy

What does the future of architectural materials look like?
A materials roundup highlights Rice research that developed an innovative, “programmable” cement and cites Rouzbeh Shahsavari, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and of materials science and nanoengineering.

The atoms and molecules of data models
An article mentions Sidney Lamb, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences.

Red phosphorus barrier keeps batteries safe
Research by James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, which developed a layer of red phosphorus in rechargeable lithium metal batteries to prevent short circuits, is featured in Tech Briefs. The Clemson Newsstand mentions that Tour gave the keynote talk March 11 at the annual Chemistry Research Symposium at Clemson University. Emerging Scholars Blog mentions that Tour will speak at the American Chemical Society conference in Orlando, Florida, on April 1.
Chemistry symposium put student research on display
The Clemson Newsstand
April 1: Christians in chemistry meetup at ACS in Orlando
Emerging Scholars Blog

System selectively sequesters toxins from water
An article features Rice research that developed a treatment system that can be tuned to selectively pull toxins from drinking water and wastewater, cleaning and restoring it to its original capacity for reuse. Postdoctoral researcher Kuichang Zuo is credited with the included illustration.
Tech Briefs

Christine Ehlig-Economides, University of Houston
An article features and pictures alumna Christine Ehlig-Economides.
Hart Energy

A conversation with Li Hu of OPEN Architecture
Alumnus Li Hu is featured in a Q&A.

Alabama architect to serve on AIAS board of directors
An article features and pictures alumna Kristine Harding.
The American Institute of Architecture Students

HPC data poses dominant challenge, opportunity
Rice is mentioned.
Hart Energy (Subscription is required.)


Graying US faces major population shift
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.
ChinaDaily USA

Taking the Cold War to outer space
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities and author of “American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race,” will speak April 12 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois.
Shelbyville Daily Union (This article also appeared in MyRadioLink.)

Experimental unit in Texas makes electricity minus emissions
Peter Hartley, the George and Cynthia Mitchell Chair in Sustainable Development at Rice, is quoted about the possibility of increased use of carbon capture in Texas industries.
Pinal Central (This article also appeared in Daily Inter Lake and Columbia Basin Herald.)

Time to set realistic AI expectations is now
An article features research by Genevera Allen ’06, associate professor of statistics, computer science and electrical and computer engineering, which determined that machine-learning techniques used by thousands of scientists to analyze data is producing results that are misleading and often completely wrong.
UniverSmartphone (This article also appeared in IT Business Edge.)
‘Artificiell Intelligens skapar vetenskaplig kris’
Dagens Analys (An English translation is not available.)

Outside the Box to bring internationally known musicians and composers to campus
Arthur Gottschalk, professor of composition and theory and the chair of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
SIU News

OU Symphony Orchestra to perform concert in Houston to recruit students, showcase talent
Anthony Brandt, professor of composition and theory, is featured.
The Oklahoma Daily
Ode to the museum, font of creativity

New weapon against breast cancer
The research of alumna Emily Day is featured.
University of Delaware News

Davenport University names new executive vice president of alumni and development
An article mentions that Rachel Render led the Rice Centennial Campaign for the Jones Graduate School of Business.
Le Lezard

Chemeketa Community College selects Jessica Howard as next president and CEO
Alumna Jessica Howard is featured and pictured.
Statesman Journal

Hando brings hand-rolled sushi to Heights
An article mentions that Jason Andaya attended Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
The Leader News

Robotics expert to headline UPJ series
An article mentions that James McLurkin formerly taught at Rice.
The Tribune-Democrat (This article also appeared in CNHI.)

Nicolás Dujovne viajará a EEUU la semana que viene y se reunirá con Christine Lagarde en Washington 
Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is mentioned.
MSN Argentina (An English translation is not available.)
Dujovne viaja a EEUU para reunirse con Lagarde (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in, Diario de Carlos Paz, Diario de la Pampa, Diario Registrado, Jornada Online,, Cronica and Cronista Digital.)

Waarom greep niemand in bij de CRISPR-baby’s?
An article about gene editing in humans mentions 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. (An English translation is not available.)


WBB: C-USA announces superlative honors
An article featuring Conference USA women’s basketball awards mentions that Owl Nancy Mulkey was named the Defensive Player of the Year and Lauren Grigsby was named the Sixth Player of the Year. UTSA Athletics mentions that Mulkey and Erica Ogwumike were named to the All-Conference USA first team and Nicole Iademarco was named to the second team.
Conference USA
Marie Benson named to All-Conference USA team
UTSA Athletics
3 Lady Toppers receive All-C-USA honors
WBKO (This article also appeared in College Heights Herald and WSAZ Online.) 
Givens, Elgedawy, Abdelgawad earn All-C-USA honors

Bowling Green Daily News
MTSU’s A’Queen Hayes, Alex Johnson, Taylor Sutton, Antonio Green named to All-C-USA teams
The Daily News Journal

MBB: All-conference teams announced
An article featuring the Conference USA men’s basketball awards mentions that Rice player Chris Mullins was named to the All-Freshman team. Former Owl Marcus Evans is featured and pictured in the Richmond Free Press, and the Bowling Green Daily News mentions that Evans was named to the all-conference first team as a freshman in 2016.
Conference USA
Bassey named to 1st-team All-Conference C-USA team
Jackson, Wallace earn All-Conference USA accolades
UTSA Athletics 
VCU in place to win A-10 Tournament

Richmond Free Press
Bassey, Hollingsworth garner All-Conference USA honors
Bowling Green Daily News (Subscription is required.) 
Kinsey named to C-USA All-Freshman team

Huntington Herald-Dispatch
Marshall’s Gore, Elmore named All-Conference 1st team
Huntington Herald-Dispatch
C-USA honors: Efe Odigie recognized; Hawkins and Lathon Snubbed

KROD Online
ODU’s Ahmad Caver, B.J. Stith voted 1st team All-Conference USA basketball
WTKR Online   
Picking favorites and sleepers for 19 NCAA conference tournaments

SB Nation

Marshall faces Rice in C-USA tourney
Numerous articles mention that Marshall University’s men’s basketball team will play 11th-seeded Rice in the first round of the Conference USA tournament beginning March 13.
Fox Sports (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
2019 college basketball conference tournament schedule
USA Today
C-USA renews tournament contract with Frisco, Texas
Huntington Herald-Dispatch
3 Herd players named All C-USA
WSAZ Online
Minnocci competes in national event; Elmore honored
The Exponent Telegram
College basketball bounces back to Frisco with Conference USA action
Lifestyle Frisco
Marching toward madness: Conference tournament previews

Baylor’s stay as AP No. 1 reaches 7 weeks
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team, which is ranked No. 24 in the nation, will begin C-USA tournament play March 14.
ESPN (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
C-USA extends hoops championship at The Star
Conference USA
UConn stays at No. 2 in AP poll; Crystal Dangerfield named finalist for Lieberman Award
Hartford Courant

Matt Canterino thriving in junior season
Rice baseball player Matt Canterino is featured.

A baseball battle of birds set for Tuesday
An article previews Rice’s March 13 game against Lamar University.

Meet the mid-major qualifiers for Division I women’s NCAAs
An article mentions that Rice swimming and diving member Marie-Claire Schillinger has earned an invite to the Women’s NCAA Division I Championships.

Monday Morning Manager: Do the lineup shuffle
An article mentions that the Rice baseball team defeated Texas Christian University at the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic.
SB Nation

UTEP set for Conference USA Tournament
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team defeated the University of Texas at El Paso Jan. 12.
KTSM News Channel 9

Toughest nonconference college football schedules
An article mentions that Rice will play Army on Aug. 30.

2019 NFL draft: Complete Pro Day schedule
An article mentions that Rice will hold an NFL pro day on March 25.

Texans DL Christian Covington expected to hit free agency
Former Rice football player Christian Covington is featured, and former player Bryce Callahan is pictured in numerous slideshows.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
NFL free agency: Best players available and who already signed
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Source: Nick Foles to sign 4-year, $88M deal with Jaguars
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Texans re-sign DeAndre Carter, retain Brandon Dunn
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Who might start for LSU in 2019? Take a look at The Advocate’s projected offensive 2-deep
Former Rice football player Brandon Douglas-Dotson is pictured.
Wisconsin Gazette (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)

2019 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 27
An article features former Rice baseball player Jordan Stephens.
SB Nation

Report: Vikings not exercising option on Andrew Sendejo, making him a free agent
Former Rice football player Andrew Sendejo is featured and pictured.

Ryle floor leader Scherr named Gatorade Player of the Year for her role in team’s successful season
An article mentions that Lauren Schwartz plans to play basketball at Rice.
Northern Kentucky Tribune

Cheering your team’s great, but maybe it’s time for fresher material [column]
A cheer by Rice students in the 1970s is quoted.
Lancaster Online

About Stefan De La Garza

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