Dateline Rice for July 10, 2019


Houston takes flight at Paris Air Show just in time for Space City Month​
A column featuring David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy, mentions that he was invited to the Paris Air Show to co-present “Space City: The Gateway to Innovation.”

Moon landing 50 years later: Texas A&M space expert discusses its importance
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is featured or mentioned in several media outlets.
Texas A&M Today
Man on the moon: A giant leap for technology
The Australian (Subscription is required.)
5 terrifying moments during the Apollo 11 moon landing mission
‘WHNT News 19 This Morning’
WHNT-TV (Huntsville, Alabama)


NHGRI-funded researchers honored with Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers
An article mentions that David Zhang, associate professor of bioengineering, received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
National Human Genome Research Institute

University of Texas promises full scholarships to in-state students with family incomes under $65K by 2020
Several articles mention The Rice Investment, an initiative offering full-tuition scholarships and grants to students from low- and middle-income families.
USA Today (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
University of Texas-Austin greatly expands its free tuition program assisting low- and middle-income students
Time (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News and
UT System announces endowment that will cover tuition, fees for more than 8,000 students in 2020
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared on the front page of the July 10 print editions of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.) 
University of Texas promises free tuition to students with families making less than $65K

Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
UT-Austin promises free tuition to students with family income less than $65,000 in 2020
Dallas Morning News
University of Texas promises free tuition to students with families earning up to $65K
KTRK Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)
‘Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina’
KRIV-TV (This segment aired four times.)
$160 million endowment expands free tuition program at University of Texas-Austin
English Forward


Blue Bell faces another consumer crisis amid viral ice cream-licking videos
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Houston-area Democrat Kulkarni reports raising $420,000 for 2nd US House campaign
Demographic research 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, is cited.
Houston Chronicle(Subscription is required.)

New Bauer dean wants school to be ‘less isolated’
Alumnus Paul Pavlou, new dean at the University of Houston’s C.T. Bauer College of Business, is featured and pictured.
The Daily Cougar (This article also appeared in UWire.)

This summer, students go full STEAM ahead
An article authored by Rahmi Alpat, a writer at the Rice University Summer Mathematics Project, mentions that fellows from the Rice University Robert Noyce Teaching Fellowship Program taught June STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) camps to Houston-area students.
Village News

Gee named new president, CEO of Memorial Assistance Ministries
Alumna Sonja Gee is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the July 10 print edition of the Chronicle’s Memorial Examiner and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Houston art gallery guide
A Houston arts roundup mentions Gillian Wearing’s installation “Rock ‘n’ Roll 70” at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts. The site-specific work “Wallpaper” consists of portraits that have been altered to imagine what the artist will look like in 20 years.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)


Mitch with Robert Stein, poli-sci professor at Rice University
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is interviewed.

Bold students invent wearable EpiPen for friend
An article featuring undergraduate Rice research to develop a wearable device for allergy sufferers is featured. Deirdre Hunter, lecturer at Rice’s Brown School of Engineering’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen, Martel College senior Justin Tang and Sid Richardson senior Albert Han are quoted.
KSAT Online (This segment also aired on KSAT-TV in San Antonio and KRGV-TV in Harlingen, Texas.)


US considering letting Venezuela waiver expire for Chevron, other US companies
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.
S&P Global Platts
Middle East tension boosts oil prices
Proshare Nigeria Limited

Qatari Emir’s timely visit to Washington
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.

With 2020 looming, Trump weighs boosting farmers at refineries’ expense 
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.
Advanced BioFuels USA

8 African Americans who have been selected for new administrative positions in academia
An article features Kathi Dantley Warren, vice president for development and alumni relations at Rice.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Be true to you: Study finds it’s healthier and more productive to be yourself at work
An article features a Rice study that determined that people with nonvisible stigmas who live openly at work are happier with their overall lives and more productive in the workplace. Eden King, associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
Study Finds
When to share personal info at work
Ohio Association of Society Executives

Interview with Jeffrey J. Kripal, author of ‘The Flip: Epiphanies of Mind and the Future of Knowledge’
Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice, is featured in a Q&A.
Reading Religion

It’s the severity or the nature of the mystery of life’s origin that Is unacknowledged
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is featured.
Evolution News

Meet the latest round of GovLoop featured contributors!
Alumna Erica Bakota is featured.

Rice University debuts MBA deadlines for 2019-20
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is featured.
Metro MBA

Balancing religious and civil liberties with national security to be discussed at Rice by US
An article mentions that 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.
Mirage News

Tulane University selects Everbridge Emergency Notification Solution
Jerusha Kasch, director of institutional crisis management, is quoted.
The Critical Communications Review


Ride-hailing services may be 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.
University of Chicago News (This article also appeared in MarketWatch and Science Daily.)

Why smartphone can cause major stress, anxiety in children
A 2015 study on the impact of smartphones on children by Philip Kortum, associate professor of psychological sciences at Rice, which suggested that mobile devices did not improve their ability to perform well on homework and tests, is cited.
Daily Sun

Cmd-It announces 2019 Richard A. Tapia Award winner Cristina Villalobos
An article mentions that Rice is one of the sponsors of The Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science and Diversifying Computing.
Hispanic Network Magazine

App aims to help digital nomads stay productive
An article features collaborative research involving Rice that determined living abroad increases “self-concept clarity.”
The Horizons Tracker

Georgia Tech faculty among Presidential Science and Technology Award Recipients 
An article mentions that alumnus Mark Davenport received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
Georgia Tech News Center

Come il fungo Massospora trasforma le cicale in zombi
Graduate student Mattheau Comerford is credited for an image in an article featuring Rice research that reported the first-known example of a parasitic love vine tangling with a gall wasp that parasitizes a shared host plant.
Focus (An English translation is not available.)


Where PGA Championship winners played college golf
An article about past winners of the PGA Championship mentions that former Owl Dave Marr won in 1965.

10 nationally known Erath County residents
Former Rice baseball player Brock Holt is featured.
Stephenville Empire-Tribune

VCU basketball: In-depth look at Rams senior guard Marcus Evans
Former Rice basketball player Marcus Evans is featured and former head coach Mike Rhoades is mentioned.

Finding the ability in disability: A Glen Ellyn teen will represent Team USA in the World Para-Swimming Championships
A television broadcast featuring Ahalya Lettenberger mentions that she will join Rice’s swimming team.
CBS Chicago (This segment also aired on WBBM-TV in Chicago.)


Acclaimed soprano Ana María Martínez to join Shepherd School as artist-in-residence
Grammy Award-winning soprano Ana María Martínez will join Rice’s Shepherd School of Music this fall as an artist-in-residence for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years. During her residency, she will conduct master classes, provide individual coaching, offer career counseling and assist students with their role preparations in the opera department.

About Stefan De La Garza

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