Dateline Rice for May 14, 2019


Public concern about flooding ebbs in area, Kinder survey shows
Several articles and broadcasts feature the release of the 38th annual Kinder Houston Area Survey conducted by Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and professor emeritus of sociology in Rice’s School of Social Sciences.
Houston Chronicle  (This article also appeared in the May 14 print edition.)
Full show: Annual survey reveals what concerns Houstonians (May 13, 2019)
Houston Public Media (This “Houston Matters” segment aired twice on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
5 important ways Houston is transforming
Houston Public Media
Kinder survey: Houstonians more concerned about education, income inequality than flooding
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston.)
KTRH-AM (Houston)


Trump puts liquefied natural gas in spotlight as China raises tariff
Kenneth Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about recent tariffs levied by China against U.S. liquefied natural gas.
Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio (This segment aired multiple times on over 800 affiliate radio stations across the U.S.)

Pick of the podcasts: ’13 Minutes to the Moon,’ ‘S-Town,’ ‘Try Somewhere New’
President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
The Sunday Post


Texans support property tax caps, some more than others
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, co-authored an op-ed about Texas property tax reform. Jones is interviewed in a story by KLBJ about strengthening the E-Verify system.
KLBJ-AM (Austin) (This segment aired eight additional times since it was included in yesterday’s Dateline.)

Station Houston partners with universities to launch new accelerator program 
Rice’s plan to redevelop the historic Midtown Sears building into The Ion, the centerpiece of an innovation district built in collaboration with other Houston agencies and institutions, is featured.

Valedictorians and salutatorians announced for Katy ISD schools
An article mentions that William Li Wang, valedictorian of Cinco Ranch High School, plans to attend Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.) 

They’ve been framed
An article featuring Randy Tibbits mentions that he worked at Rice.
OutSmart Magazine


KTRH-AM (Houston)
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is interviewed about Texas legislation that may reduce calls from telemarketers.

KL 005: Doerr Institute for New Leaders
Tom Kolditz, director of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, is interviewed.
Keep Leading Podcast

Why advertising prescription drug prices is a ‘step in the right direction’
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Health and Biosciences, is interviewed about how disclosing the price of drugs in commercials may affect their price.
KUT (This Texas Standard segment aired two additional times on KUT-FM in Austin, Texas, since it appeared in yesterday’s Dateline. This article also appeared on the Texas Public Radio webpage.)

‘Houston’s Morning Show’
A television broadcast mentions that the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium will present its findings at Rice May 14.
KRIV-TV (Houston) (This segment aired three times.)


Nipple-reconstruction techniques could be improved with 3D scaffolds
Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is quoted.
Medical Xpress (This article also appeared in, 7thSpace Interactive and Global Health News.)

James Tour responds to critics of Dallas lecture
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, who spoke at the 2019 Dallas Conference on Science and Faith, is featured and pictured.
Evolution News

Mexico shale ban could hit natgas production, increase need for US imports, says Baker Institute
A study by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is cited.
Natural Gas Intelligence

Lessons from the lawn
A blog post authored by Peter Waldman mentions that he taught at Rice.
A Daily Dose of Architecture Books

Airport Strategy & Marketing names Chris Warren as director of air service development 
Alumnus Chris Warren is featured.
Travel Daily News International


Bledsoe receives 2019 Excellence in Scholarship award
An article features alumnus Drew Bledsoe.
The Chattanoogan

​Theo Rukundo of Madison receives degree
An article mentions that Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Rice’s Malcolm Gillis University Professor, professor of bioengineering and director of the Rice 360º Institute for Global Health, delivered the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s undergraduate commencement address May 4.
Madison Patch

10 young conductors receive 2019 Career Assistance Awards from Solti Foundation US
Graduate student Joshua Hong and alumnus Benjamin Manis ’19 are featured, and Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestral Conducting at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Knoxville Daily Sun


The Holt Report: Stillwater grad Russell achieves dream at Rice
Rice baseball player Daniel Russell is featured and pictured. Head coach Matt Bragga and assistant coach Paul Janish are mentioned.
Stillwater News Press

Preview: vs. Rice, Tuesday (Sugar Land, Texas)
The Rice baseball team’s game against the University of Houston at Sugar Land’s Constellation Field is previewed.

Patriots sign WR Dontrelle Inman and OL Jared Veldheer
Former Rice football player Calvin Anderson is featured. (Similar articles also appeared in SB Nation and Enterprise News.)

Alabama football: Few teams have winning record against Crimson Tide
Rice’s football team’s history against the University of Alabama is featured.

June Jones named head coach of Houston’s XFL team, sources say
An article mentions that Brian Michael Cooper, the Houston XFL team’s president, worked in the athletic department at Rice.
KPRC Click2Houston (This article also appeared in KGBT Online and XFL News Hub.)

Bobby Kent of Santa Cruz moves to next stage | U.S. Open Local Qualifying
Former Rice golfer Kaz Hoffman is featured.
Santa Cruz Sentinel

About Stefan De La Garza

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