Dateline Rice for July 11, 2019


Future of space: Big ideas need big money to get NASA off the ground
David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy, and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine ’97 are quoted in the Houston Chronicle. Alexander is featured in a Q&A in InnovationMap.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in and Daily News.)
Rice University’s Space Institute director on the future of exploration, development, and the role Houston will play in space

Giant steps to the moon
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is featured or mentioned in several media outlets.
Smithsonian’s Air & Space Magazine
Apollo 11 lands men on the moon
BBC’s History Revealed Magazine (This article appeared in the July 11 print edition.)
50 years after Apollo 11, the moon’s allure still resonates
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in The San Diego Union-Tribune, and Centre Daily Times.) 
Escapes: A UNESCO site for LA, in recognition of Frank Lloyd Wright’s genius
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required.)
Man on the moon: A giant leap for technology
The Australian (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the July 11 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
National Geographic Channel (This segment aired three times.)
Notable quotes from the Apollo 11 moon landing
KVUE Online (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
Leadership lessons from the moon landing
WGBH Online (This segment aired twice on WGBH-FM in Boston.)
Belgium: 50th anniversary of historic lunar landing captured on new silver proof coins
Coin Update News
1969: Where were you when man landed on the moon? (This article also appeared in the Richland Source.)
NASA’s Apollo 11 moon landing is Montana’s story, too
Great Falls Tribune
JFK Library launches app to celebrate Apollo 11 mission
WTHR Online (This article also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

One of these 12 women astronauts will go to the moon
Alumna Shannon Walker is featured and pictured.
Fox 2 Now Online


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.
BloombergQuint (This article also appeared in and O Petroleo and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
Venezuela faces more outages as Trump admin mulls escalation
The Fuse

US media hail Amir-Trump meeting
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s recent visit to Washington.
Gulf Times (This article appeared in the July 11 print edition of the Gulf Times and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online. A similar article appeared in

Transitions: New chief at Delgado Community College, Bismarck State College president to retire
A college news roundup mentions that Paul Otremba, assistant professor of creative writing at Rice, died June 24 at 40.
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Brookings survey finds 58% see manufacturing as vital to US economy, but only 17% are very confident in its future
An article cites a 2016 Rice analysis of Google Consumer Surveys.
Brookings Institution (This article also appeared in

The NBA’s PC move away from the word ‘owner’
Rice is mentioned.
National Review (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News, SPI World News and


Houston petition drive for ‘anti-pay-to-play’ measure falls short of signature requirement
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 the Houston Chronicle and appears in two television broadcasts about Texas politics.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the July 11 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
‘Pay to play’ practice will not be on the ballot in November
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
’13 Eyewitness News at 5 a.m.’
KTRK-TV (Houston)

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. This article appeared in the July 11 print edition of the Chronicle and the online and print editions of the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Highlighting Houston’s business announcements
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.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the July 8 print edition.)

UT-Austin promises free tuition to students with family income less than $65,000 in 2020
Two articles mention The Rice Investment, an initiative offering full-tuition scholarships and grants to students from low- and middle-income families.
The Dallas Morning News (This article appeared on the front page of the July 10 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Deadline extended to submit papers to Rice’s conference on animals in art
An article features Rice’s second biennial Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference “Ars Animalia,” hosted by the university’s Department of Art History and Humanities Research Center.

College program expands to Aldine
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the July 8 print edition.)


Houston Blues Museum archives find home at Rice University
An article about the Woodson Research Center at Rice’s Fondren Library housing the Houston Blues Museum’s archives quotes Norie Guthrie, archivist and special collections librarian at the research center.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

‘KHOU 11 News’
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.
KHOU-TV (Houston; this segment also aired twice on KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas.)

Bold students invent wearable EpiPen for friend
An article features undergraduate Rice research to develop a wearable device for allergy sufferers. 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.
WNDU Online (This segment also aired on WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana.)

‘Good Morning Texas’
A television broadcast about The Active Times’ list of the most beautiful college campuses in the U.S. highlights Rice’s Lovett Hall, which was designed in the Mediterranean Revival style.
KXXV-TV (Waco, Texas; this segment aired three times.)


Rice University forms task force to examine its history regarding race
Rice’s Task Force on Slavery, Segregation and Racial Injustice, which will explore the university’s history with a focus on those issues, is featured. William Marsh Rice is mentioned and President David Leebron is quoted.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

A ‘false narrative’ on origin of life research?
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

Congratulations to the 2019 APA Student Travel Award winners
An article mentions that graduate student Meghan Davenport is one of 67 recipients of an American Psychological Association Travel Award, which helps psychology graduate students travel to the organization’s annual convention to present their research.
American Psychological Association

Hair-raising developments in medical materials
A medical materials roundup features Rice research that determined how to mimic the process of cartilage turning to bone.

Cafebrería el Péndulo San Angel by Eduardo Aizenman
Alumnus Eduardo Aizenman is featured.
Architectural Record

Chief financial officer Robyn DesHotel to leave ABA in August
Alumna Robyn DesHotel is featured.
American Booksellers Association


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.
Mirage News


The 50 most important college players in Texas in 2019
Rice football player Austin Trammel is featured.
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football

Covington inspired by his Hall-of-Fame dad
Former Rice football player Christian Covington is featured and pictured.

Heptathlete continues to stay on track
An article mentions a track and field meet at Rice.
Victoria Advocate

Adrian medals in Freedom Games
An article mentions that the American Freedom Games track and field meet was held at Rice.
Johnson City Record Courier (Subscription is required.)

About Stefan De La Garza

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