Dateline Rice for April 18, 2019


France to hold international competition for redesign of Notre Dame’s iconic spire
John Casbarian, the Harry K. and Albert K. Smith Professor in Architecture and director of the School of Architecture’s external programs, is quoted in an article about the Notre Dame Cathedral fire.
USA Today (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
Notre Dame fire: Disney pledges $5M to help rebuild the ‘Hunchback’s home
USA Today (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
Day after devastating Notre Dame Cathedral fire, millions in donations pour in
USA Today (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)

Getting students through college is one thing. Here’s how Georgetown U. helps them adjust to life afterward.
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 quoted.
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Sarah Whiting named dean of Graduate School of Design
Sarah Whiting, dean of Rice’s School of Architecture and the William Ward Watkin Professor of Architecture, will assume the deanship of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design on July 1.
Harvard Magazine
New dean for Graduate School of Design
Harvard Graduate School of Design (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University
An article features the April 10 talk by Tibor Nagy, the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
CNBC Africa (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Life in space
Alumna Shannon Walker is featured and pictured.
Voice of America

Health Highlights: April 18, 2019
Rice is mentioned.
U.S. News & World Report (This article also appeared in Doctors Lounge and Health Day.)
WCBS-AM (New York)
’10 News at 4 p.m.’
KGTV-TV (San Diego)


What’s the real problem with Facebook? [Analysis]
Moshe Vardi, University Professor and Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering, a professor of computer science and director of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology at Rice, authored an article about the ethical and technological challenges facing Facebook.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Keep on trucking: 18-wheelers haul LNG exports into Mexico
Michael Maher, senior program adviser for the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about exporting liquefied natural gas to Mexico.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)


‘The Jim Bohannon Show’
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, discusses his new book “American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race.”
KTAR-AM (This segment aired on 246 affiliate stations across the U.S.)
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

City of Houston bills mayoral challenger $2.8 million for public records request
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 interviewed about Houston politics by Fox 26, Texas politics by KRLD and national politics by KUT.
Fox 26 Online (The video segment aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas) (This segment aired three times.)
KUT-AM (Austin, Texas) (This Texas Standard radio segment aired on over 30 affiliate stations across Texas.)

Houston mayoral challengers tag-teaming against Mayor Turner
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is quoted about Houston politics. (This article also appeared in (This segment aired twice.)
Fight over Houston finances threatens Proposition B talks
Houston Public Media

Full show: Texas population growth and reparations for slavery (April 18, 2019)
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is interviewed about Houston’s air quality.
Houston Public Media (This “Houston Matters” segment aired twice.)
Despite recent chemical fires, Houston’s air quality continues to improve
Houston Public Media

City of Houston announces long-awaited pedestrian improvements in Gulfton 
An article cites a study by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research that analyzed poor sidewalks and high crash rates at busy intersections in Gulfton, a neighborhood of Houston.
Houston Public Media

‘KHOU 11 News’
Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is mentioned.
KHOU-TV (Houston) (This segment aired twice.)
KUT-AM (Austin) (This Texas Standard radio segment aired on over 30 affiliate stations across Texas.)
Opinion: Based on shared fundamental values, the special relationship of Canada and the United States continues
The Globe and Mail (Subscription is required.)

Live from the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio: Sneak preview of Opera Philadelphia’s La Bohème!
An article featuring Grant Loehnig mentions that he formerly taught at Rice.


Houston Chamber Choir’s ‘Duruflé: Complete Choral Works’ receives accolades
An article features “Duruflé: Complete Choral Works,” which was released April 5 by Ken Cowan, professor of organ at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Broadway World

We will soon find out how much it costs for NASA to reach the 2024 plan
An article mentions that NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine ’97 spoke at Rice about the agency’s effort to land on the moon by 2024.
Debate Report

Mass. college’s health sciences fair encourages EMS work
An article mentions that Piyusha Kundu plans to attend Rice.


Feds release long-awaited opportunity zone regulations
An article about recently released federal opportunity zone regulations quotes Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

Saudi Aramco looks downstream, and East
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Street Level Pundit (This article also appeared in The New Arab, Araby Al Jadeed and F3 News, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

VU names associate dean of MBA operations
Sue Oldham, former executive director of recruiting and admissions at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is featured.
Nashville Post (Subscription is required.)

Today’s calendar: Thursday, April 18, 2019 
Former Rice postdoctoral researcher and seismologist Jonathan Delph spoke April 18 in Corvallis, Oregon.
The Corvallis Advocate

Springfield manufacturing company names new vice president
An article mentions that Dwayne Gundolf studied manufacturing leadership at Rice.
Springfield News-Sun


Clark tabbed C-USA Co-Golfer of the Week
An article mentions that Rice’s Jake Benson earned second place at the Bayou City Collegiate Classic golf tournament.
UTSA Athletics

Texas football: Longhorns’ 2019 schedule analysis
An article mentions that the University of Texas at Austin’s football team will play Rice Sept. 14 at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Nationals trying to ‘bridge gaps’ in Anthony Rendon extension talks
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon is featured.
106.7 FM The Fan Radio Station 
Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo talks trying to ‘bridge gaps’ and get an Anthony Rendon extension done …

SB Nation

Arizona Cardinals: History of first-overall NFL Draft selections
Former Rice football player King Hill is featured.
NFL Spin Zone

WSU tennis club gains footing
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s tennis team defeated Winona State University earlier this season.
Winona Post


Rice students work up wearable to halt allergic reactions
Rice students have designed a small, foldable epinephrine delivery device meant to be worn on a wrist, like a watch, or elsewhere on the body by a person at risk of an allergic reaction that requires an immediate response.

Trio of travel fellowships take Rice students to the ends of the earth
From the Arctic Circle to Tokyo to the Texas-Mexico border, three Rice students will be heading to far-flung destinations this year as the university’s newest recipients of a trio of travel fellowships.

IPOs help communities prosper, Rice research shows
Companies that go public on the stock market provide an economic boost to the local communities where they’re based, according to new research from Rice Jones Graduate School of Business. After businesses file for an initial public offering, ZIP codes close to the company’s headquarters see certain home prices and consumer spending rise, according to researchers led by Alexander Butler, professor of finance at the Jones School.

About Stefan De La Garza

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