Dateline Rice for July 9, 2019


5 terrifying moments during the Apollo 11 moon landing mission
Brian O’Brien, a former Rice professor who taught from 1963 to 1968 and built radiation and dust experiments for the Apollo missions, is quoted in History and appears in a broadcast from 9 News Australia.
Exclusive: Aussie scientist’s special moon landing mission
9 News Australia

‘Chasing the Moon: Part 1’
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is featured in a television broadcast from PBS, and it is mentioned in several additional outlets.
PBS (Comments begin at 1:32:50.)
Nixon Library will open its Apollo 11 exhibit to the public on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing 
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required.)
‘Chasing the Moon’ review: PBS’ powerful history of the Apollo program
Newsday (This article also appeared in the Culpeper Star-Exponent, Catholic Sun and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.)
The space race: A climactic episode of the Cold War
United Airlines commemorates 50th anniversary of moon landing with celebratory flight
Paper Blog
Apollo 50th: The best T-shirt ever to celebrate 
Geek Mom
‘Chasing the Moon’ offers surprises in Apollo 11’s story
Catholic Philly
The brilliant ritual Jeff Bezos makes Amazon leaders perform before launching anything 
Business Insider

‘What Do We Know About the Moon’ talk — Andrew Fraknoi: Santa Clara 
An article mentions OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
Patch Milpitas


Recap of the 2019 petro-province elections (so far) in Argentina
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 provincial elections in Argentina, and he is quoted in the Houston Chronicle.
Texas AG Ken Paxton is fighting to end Obamacare. But will it backfire on GOP in 2020?
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared on the front pages of the July 9 print editions of the Chronicle, Express-News and Beaumont Enterprise.)

Chevron is playing a long game in Venezuela’s oil fields
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 and a lecturer in energy economics, is quoted.
Bloomberg (Similar articles also appeared in Zero Hedge, Diesel Gasoil and Hellenic Shipping News.)

Hiring algorithms raise questions of validity and bias
Fred Oswald, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Psychology and professor of management and co-editor of “Workforce Readiness and the Future of Work,” is quoted.
MSN (This U.S. News & World Report article also appeared in WTOP, Yahoo! Singapore and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

He built a $5 billion business by delivering connectivity from satellites in space
Alumnus and Rice Board of Trustees member Mark Dankberg is featured and pictured.

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
An editorial features Rice’s Task Force on Slavery, Segregation and Racial Injustice, which will explore the university’s history with a focus on those issues. William Marsh Rice and Marie Lynn Miranda, former provost and professor of statistics, are mentioned and President David Leebron is quoted.
The Associated Press (This Houston Chronicle editorial, which appeared in the July 7 print edition with a different headline, “Rice right to face its racist history,” also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)


Creation Care Fest/Environmental Extravaganza
An article mentions that Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, will give a talk titled “State of the Air” Aug. 24 at the State of Our World symposium in Bellaire. Cohan also is quoted in Utility Dive.
The Katy News
Solar + wind + storage developers ‘gearing up’ as hybrid projects edge to market
Utility Dive

Science and engineering faculty earn Presidential Early Career Awards
An article mentions that a Rice faculty member recently won a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor given by the U.S. government to researchers beginning their careers.
University of Texas at Austin News

Company men
The novel “King of the Mississippi” by alumnus Mike Freedman is reviewed.
Texas Observer

Growing up Baylor: Dr. Chris Glover
An article featuring Chris Glover mentions that he attended the Honors Premedical Academy, a joint program of Rice, Baylor and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Baylor College of Medicine News

College prep program for low-income students expands in Houston
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the July 9 print edition.)

Houston’s annual LGBTQ festival returns with trailblazing films for 2019
An article about the 23rd annual QFest mentions that Rice Cinema will screen “Paris is Burning” at the opening-night gala July 24, and it will screen “Tarnation” and “Angel” July 28.
CultureMap Houston


‘Vote center’ concept could change election day 2020
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is interviewed.
WOAI-AM (San Antonio) (This segment aired twice.)

Opening bell, July 3, 2019
A television broadcast features Vita Inclinata, the winner of the 2019 Rice Business Plan Competition at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
CNBC (An article on the event appeared in the Daily Republic.)

Local group trying to solve homeless pet problem
A television broadcast mentions that Houston PetSet commissioned a study by Rice to analyze why local animal shelters are consistently filled to capacity or beyond.
Fox 26 Online (This broadcast also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)


California and Texas have different visions for America’s future 
An article about how the ethnically diverse demographics of California and Texas represent census projections for the U.S. in 2050 quotes Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and professor emeritus of sociology in Rice’s School of Social Sciences.
California Political Review

People in the news: Appointments, promotions, obituaries
An article mentions that Pedro Alvarez, director of Rice’s Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment and the George R. Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was appointed to the board of directors of Houston Endowment.
Philanthropy News Digest

Ride-hailing services maybe driving up traffic deaths
An article cites collaborative research into ride-hailing services by Yael Hochberg, the Ralph S. O’Connor Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business. (This article also appeared in Green Car Congress, Insurance Journal, Eurasia Review, Health Medicine Network, Bright Surf,, Domain-B and Newswise.)

The Biomaterials Lab at Rice University
An article features the collaborative research by Rice’s Biomaterials Lab that determined how to mimic the process of cartilage turning to bone. Tony Melchiorri, associate director of the lab, is quoted.
Lab Manager

Apple hires former ARM, Intel and AMD chip architect Mike Filippo 
Alumnus Mike Fillipo is featured.
The Tech Report

What would Columbus do? 
Alumnus Basil Karatzas authored a column.
The Maritime Executive (This article also appeared in InfoMarine.)

Westminster Choir College alumna Anne Marie Stanley to perform in Princeton
Alumna Anne Marie Stanley is featured and pictured.
New Jersey Stage (This article also appeared in News at Rider University.)

The magic moment: College signing days make rock stars out of college-bound seniors, inspiring those waiting in the wings
An article mentions that YES Prep’s Senior Signing Day, which recognizes the college acceptances of the school’s mostly low-income, first-time college-going seniors, has been held at Rice.
The 74


‘Jews Across America 2019’ 
A podcast features Joshua Furman, temporary project manager in Jewish Studies at Rice, and his role at the university’s Houston Jewish History Archive, which seeks to preserve Jewish items in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Tablet Magazine

Journalism schools advise students to embrace all types of work, expand their job searches beyond metro areas
An article features a collaborative research study between Rice and Rutgers University that examined the transformations taking place in journalism and found that educators are encouraging aspiring journalists to look for work outside the news business. Co-author Max Besbris, assistant professor of sociology, is quoted.
Institute of Rural Journalism and Community Issues Blog (This article also appeared in Digital Journal and Brevard Business News.)

A modern art lover’s guide to Texas
James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion is featured.

College Consensus publishes ranking of the best college alumni associations for 2019
Rice is mentioned.
New Kerala

Chestertown ‘Music in the Park’ concert  — Chesapeake Brass Band — Saturday, July 7
An article featuring Russell Murray mentions that he formerly directed music ensembles at Rice.
The Chestertown Spy

À Houston, le développement doit sortir des sentiers battus, affirment les avocats
Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted
Miroir Mag (An English translation is not available.)

Más y mejor capital humano requiere mejor educación
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 cited.
Portafolio (An English translation is not available.)


3 each from Rice and UH named to C-USA’s first Hall of Fame
Two articles mention that former football player Jarett Dillard, former baseball player Anthony Rendon and former head baseball coach Wayne Graham are part of Conference USA’s inaugural Hall of Fame class. Rendon also is mentioned in
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the July 9 print edition, and it appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
C-USA announces inaugural Hall of Fame class
Diver Yulia Pakhalina named to Conference USA inaugural Hall of Fame class
Swim Swam (Similar articles also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Where the 2019 MLB All-Stars played college baseball

Conference USA preseason position reviews: Defensive backs
Rice football players George Nyakwol, Prudy Calderon and Tyrae Thornton are featured.
SB Nation

Strickland, Commodores shut down Kettleers
Rice baseball player Trei Cruz is mentioned.
Cape Cod Times (Subscription is required.)

Ex-Rice QB Jackson Tyner lands at Texas Tech as grad transfer
Former Rice football player Jackson Tyner is featured.
NBC Sports
Underdog Pawdcast: Jackson Tyner transfer, C-USA player rankings and food
SB Nation

ASU football camp preview: 5 newcomers who could play early
Former Rice football player Roe Wilkins is featured.

Millora-Brown focused on dominating for Vandy after year off
Former Rice basketball player Quentin Millora-Brown is featured.

Conference USA preseason position reviews: Kicker
Former Rice football player Haden Tobola is featured.
SB Nation

Where are they now: Ken Hatfield
Former head football coach Ken Hatfield is featured and pictured.
Whole Hog Sports

Iowa State football: Wins and losses, bowl destinations and breakout stars — a pre-media days mailbag
Former Rice football player Justin Bickham is featured.
Ames Tribune

For the Panthers, a critical quarterback role at stake
Rice football is mentioned.
Full 2019 FBS win projections released: Day, Drinkwitz, Diaz and Dana among 1st-year coaches with sunniest outlook


Newton’s Alex Stone showcases baseball skill on national stage
An article mentions that the inaugural High School Baseball National Championship was held at Rice’s Reckling Park.
New Jersey Herald


Balancing religious and civil liberties with national security to be discussed at Rice by US Rep. Carson
U.S. Rep. André Carson of Indiana, the second Muslim to be elected to the House, will participate in a July 13 discussion at Rice on balancing religious and civil liberties with counterterrorism and national security efforts.

About Stefan De La Garza

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