Dateline Rice for March 18, 2019 (Weekend Edition)


Rice women claim C-USA tournament title
Numerous articles feature Rice’s women’s basketball team, which won the Conference USA Tournament by beating Middle Tennessee State University 69-54 on March 17 in the championship game. Owl Nancy Mulkey was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. The Dallas Morning News mentions that Rice is ranked No. 21 in the nation in the season’s final Associated Press women’s basketball poll.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the March 17 print edition with a different headline, “With 21st straight victory, Owls earn title,” and it appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.) 
MVP Mulkey helps No. 24 Rice women top MTSU for C-USA title

Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
‘Fox 26 News at Noon’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
’13 Eyewitness News at 8 a.m.’
KTRK-TV (Houston)
‘Inside College Basketball’
CBS Sports Network
Ogwumike rallies No. 24 Rice women, top W. Kentucky 64-57
Associated Press (This article appeared in more than 160 media outlets.)
NCAA women’s basketball bids: Auto-qualifiers for the 2019 tournament
AP women’s basketball poll: Baylor finishes No. 1 for 3rd time in school history; see full final top 25 here
Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
Lady Toppers’ best shot not enough to overcome Rice
Bowling Green Daily News
VIDEO: Rice women’s basketball coach Tina Langley and players
Bowling Green Daily News
Lady Toppers’ season ends in C-USA semifinals against Rice 
College Heights Herald
NCAA women’s basketball bracket 2019: Selection show, live-stream schedule
Bleacher Report
ESPN Radio (Los Angeles) (This segment aired on over 454 affiliate radio stations.)
ESPN Radio (New York) (This segment aired on over 454 affiliate radio stations.)


Opinion: America’s most inspiring bureaucrats
A roundup of news stories mentions Rice research that examines how the loss of a loved one who was living outside the U.S. impacts relatives living in the U.S. without documentation.
Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required.) (Scroll down to “Whereas for those who arrive legally …”)

Oil prices could range between $60 to $80 over the next year — pundit
Sergio Kapusta, adjunct professor of materials science and nanoengineering and complimentary industrial liaison manager, is quoted.
Sputnik International

Brian Wong, startup founder and leadership author, indicted on sexual assault charge
An article mentions that a Rice student filed a sexual assault report with the Rice University Police Department in 2016 against Brian Wong.


Graduate leaders fear new policies will limit international student access
An article mentions that graduate student associations from five Texas universities, including Rice, co-authored an open letter to elected officials opposing certain federal policies that may deter international students from seeking graduate degrees in the U.S. Graduate student Jason Guo is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the March 18 print edition.)

Texas’ top public safety official in Gov. Greg Abbott’s crosshairs over noncitizen voting flap
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 several articles.
Dallas Morning News
Turner plays with fire as Prop B strife rages
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the March 18 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it first appeared online.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)

Oil states take harder lines as fiscal pressures intensify
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article on oil and gas companies’ relations with resource-rich countries.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the March 17 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it first appeared online.)

12 books to read this spring
“American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race” by Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is featured. The Daily Progress mentions that Brinkley will speak at the Virginia Festival of the Book on March 20, and the Monterey County Herald mentions that he will speak May 27 at the 2019 Leon Panetta Lecture Series.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the March 17 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it first appeared online.) 
25th Festival of the Book aims for new voices and a look to the future

The Daily Progress
Leon Panetta Lecture Series venue expands at Monterey Conference Center
Monterey County Herald

Nature hangs tough in Moody Center artworks
An article featuring events at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts mentions that Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, headlined the Night of Philosophy and Ideas with a talk called “It’s Not the End of the World. That Was a While Ago.” Artwork currently on view at the Moody includes “Sideways to the Sun” by Natasha Bowdoin, assistant professor of visual and dramatic arts; “We Were the Robots” by Michel Blazy; and “We Are the Asteroid III,” a solar-powered LED message board by Justin Brice Guariglia with text written by Morton. Alison Weaver, executive director of the Moody Center, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the March 17 print edition.)

Deer Park petrochemical fire expected to last ‘throughout the night’
An article about a Houston-area industrial park fire suggests monitoring the health impacts of residents like the Hurricane Harvey Registry, a joint venture of Rice, the Houston Health Department and the Environmental Defense Fund, which is collecting and maintaining information from those affected by the storm.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Deer Park tells city to shelter in place as plant catches fire
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the March 18 print edition.)

Pace of Texas solar installations projected set to increase
An article mentions that Rice’s full-time MBA program was tied for No. 26 in the country according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools rankings.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the March 18 print edition.)

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. 
Longview News-Journal

In Iowa, Beto O’Rourke is embarrassed yet electric, shamed but still upbeat
Lovett College freshman Mary Liebig is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the March 17 print edition.)

San Antonio is not ‘Millennial City USA’
An article cites demographic research by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and quotes Glissette Santana, the institute’s web and social media editor.
Rivard Report

Historic Museum District home rich in history, elegance
An article mentions William Ward Watkin, the founding director of Rice’s architecture department.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlet.)

Australian shepherd mix Maggie needs a home
An article mentions that the Houston BARC Foundation’s Bark for BARC Pet Walk will be held May 4 at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the March 17 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Unsafe streets
An article cites Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research Houston Area Survey.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the March 17 print edition.)

High-rises highlight pet-friendly living
An article mentions the walking trail surrounding Rice’s campus.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the March 17 print edition)

Realtor of the Week: Calderon focuses on new construction, condos
An article mentions Houston’s Midtown innovation district, which will be developed on property owned by Rice Management Co.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the March 17 print edition.)


Defects in filter speed cleanup of toxic chemical in water
Rice researchers determined that the right-sized defects helped a molecular sieve soak up more perfluorooctanesulfonic acid in less time. Quoted and pictured are co-authors Michael Wong, chair and professor of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and professor of chemistry, of materials science and nanoengineering and of civil and environmental engineering; and graduate student Chelsea Clark.
Interesting Engineering

Vitamin C can help gold nanowires grow
An article features Rice research that determined a vitamin C boost can help turn small gold nanorods into fine gold nanowires. Eugene Zubarev, associate professor of chemistry and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
Science Times

Need another vacation? See 6 islands overrun by animals
Haldre Rogers, the Huxley Research Instructor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, comments on the hordes of spiders that reside in Guam.
The Weather Network

Innovative authentication solution for smart-home devices
An article features the research of Kaiyuan Yang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, who developed technology 10 times more reliable than current methods of producing unclonable digital fingerprints for Internet of Things devices.
Israel Homeland Security

Open-access chemistry textbooks gain popularity
An article features OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.

401k plan investment fees are easier to accept when there is full disclosure
An article and accompanying video discuss takeaways from a recent Fiduciary Education Session held at Rice.
401K TV

Q&A: Houston Grand Opera’s artistic and music director Patrick Summers on his new book
An article about a collection of essays authored by Patrick Summers mentions that the project is an extension of the talks he gave as part of Rice’s 2013 Campbell Lecture Series. Nicolas Shumway, the Frances Moody Newman Chair in Humanities and professor of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American studies, is also mentioned.


AI as the ‘third way’ of doing science
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.
Blouin News Blogs

How parents can help children fit in after a move
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.
WJXT Online

Best bets
Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestral Conducting at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
Winston-Salem Journal (Scroll down to “Guest conductor to lead UNCSA Symphony March 23.”)

Mariposa Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky: Rare and well done
An article featuring and picturing alumna Ann Miller mentions that she will perform with the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra April 6-7 in California.
Sierra News Online

Raj Salhotra, son of Indian immigrants, announces run for Houston City Council
An article features and pictures alumnus Raj Salhotra.
Indo-American News

Chemeketa picks new president
Alumna Jessica Howard is featured and pictured.

Citgo vermeidet eine Abschaltung mit der Fristverlängerung des US Finanzministeriums.
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.
Twittersmash (An English translation is not available.)

Fermate la sperimentazione genetica su gameti e embrioni umani. L’appello degli scienziati
An article about gene editing in humans mentions that He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claimed he produced the first genetically engineered twins, attended Rice.
UniversoMamma (An English translation is not available.)


Baseball sweeps Rice to go to 3-0 in C-USA play
The Rice baseball team was swept in a three-game series against Florida Atlantic University March 15-17 in Boca Raton, Florida.
Baseball clinches opening C-USA series with late flurry
Baseball takes conference opener over Rice

2019 CSCAA National Invitational: Final night recap
An article about the final day of the CSCAA National Invitational mentions that Rice’s swimming team earned second place overall and highlights the following results of Rice athletes: Claire Therien earned sixth place in the women’s 1,650-meter freestyle; Brittany Bui earned fourth place in the women’s 100-meter individual medley and sixth place in the women’s 200-meter butterfly; Ellery Parish earned third place in the women’s 200-meter backstroke; and the team of Hannah Sumbera, Marta Cano-Minarro, Becca Evans and Lindsay Mathys won the women’s 400-meter freestyle relay.
Swimming World Magazine
2019 CSCAA National Invitational: Friday recap
Swimming World Magazine 
Swimming finishes 8th in National Invitational

The Daily Evergreen

Men’s golf set for Lake Charles Invitational
Articles mention that Rice’s men’s golf team will compete in the Lake Charles Invitational in Louisiana March 18-19.
UTSA Athletics
Men’s golf travels to Louisiana for Lake Charles Toyota Invitational
The Daily Toreador
New Orleans golf returns to action at Lake Charles Invitational
UNO Privateers Athletics

Razorbacks in Florida for Valspar
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s golf team placed 11th in the Querencia Cabo Collegiate golf tournament March 3-5.
Arkansas Razorbacks
Men’s golf prepares for the Valspar

Football to open spring practice Monday
An article mentions that the University of Texas at San Antonio’s football team will play Rice Oct. 19.
UTSA Athletics

Source: Buffalo Bills to host Houston DT Ed Oliver on top 30 pre-draft visit
A 2018 football game between the University of Houston and Rice is mentioned in a caption.

Maroon & Gold weekly wrapup: Football, baseball and men’s and women’s basketball
An article mentions that the Rice baseball team lost to Texas State University 5-0 on March 13 at Reckling Park.
San Marcos Corridor News

Vanderbilt whizzes past Texas A&M in SEC opener
An article mentions that the Texas A&M University baseball team will play Rice on March 19 in College Station.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the March 16 print edition) 
Down go the Commodores

The Battalion
After big series win, A&M baseball moves up in rankings
Aggies dominate No. 2 Vanderbilt to claim series rubber match, 7-0
KXXV Online (This article also appeared in WTAW Online and KBTX Online.)
Texas A&M sinks Vanderbilt, 7-0, behind sensational pitching from Roa
Aggies solid overall in shutout win over No. 2 Vanderbilt

Middle Tennessee claims series win
An article mentions that the University of Texas at San Antonio’s baseball team will face Rice March 22-24.
UTSA Athletics

1st-quarter knockout makes the difference in Sweet 16 semifinals
An article mentions that Lauren Schwartz plans to play basketball at Rice.
Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky, U of L target leads school to first appearance in Sweet 16 semifinals
Lexington Herald-Leader
Ryle girls’ basketball, Scherr beat Clark County to advance to KY Sweet 16 state semifinals

Broncos sign cornerback Bryce Callahan to three-year deal, re-sign Zach Kerr
Former Rice football player Bryce Callahan is featured in numerous articles.
The Denver Channel
Bryce Callahan says he modeled his game after Chris Harris Jr.
Gillette News Record
NFL notes: Bears lose Callahan to Fangio, Broncos
Quad-Cities Online
Cornerback Bryce Callahan rejoining Vic Fangio in Denver
Chicago Daily Herald (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Broncos agree to terms with unrestricted free agent CB Bryce Callahan
KKTV 11 News


Grow a better jawbone in your ribs
Rice bioengineers and their colleagues have developed a technique to grow live bone to repair craniofacial injuries by attaching a 3D-printed bioreactor — basically, a mold — to a rib. Stem cells and blood vessels from the rib infiltrate scaffold material in the mold and replace it with natural bone custom-fit to the patient.

New flood alert system for White Oak Bayou can warn residents in real time
Although Hurricane Harvey’s waters have long since receded, it is only a matter of time before the next flooding event will strike the Bayou City. And when that storm comes, another of the area’s watersheds will have a flood alert system thanks to researchers from Rice and funding from Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

About Stefan De La Garza

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