Dateline Rice for July 17, 2019

APOLLO 11 50TH ANNIVERSARY

‘Man on the Moon’: The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is featured or mentioned in numerous media outlets.
CBS News (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
https://cbsn.ws/2XWUbp8
If President Kennedy hadn’t been killed, would we have landed on the moon on July 20, 1969? It seems unlikely.
Fast Company
http://bit.ly/2YgwQmE
Apollo took us to the moon in 1969. Why haven’t we gone back?
CNET
https://cnet.co/2Y7628a
In their own words: What the Apollo 11 astronauts said about their monumental moon landing
MSN (This article originally appeared in AccuWeather.com.)
http://bit.ly/2XWQjEC
Apollo 11: Why JFK believed his bold moonshot could actually happen
Space.com
http://bit.ly/2Yat79W
Why investing in space must be a priority
The Washington Times (This article appeared in the July 17 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2lhGkfb
JFK’s brilliant 3-part communication strategy helped launch the moon mission. You can use it to motivate your team
Inc.
http://bit.ly/2Y3mbeV
‘Washington Goes to the Moon Part 1’
KNOW-FM (Minneapolis; this PRX segment appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://bit.ly/2XXtsIS
We went to the moon way sooner than we should have and that’s amazing
Jalopnik
http://bit.ly/2Y2Oo5x
GV engineers share their ‘small role’ in getting to the moon
Green Valley News 
http://bit.ly/2Y6bBnn
In my view: Was there value in the space race?
Green Valley News 
http://bit.ly/2Y8bXK2
The watch that went to the moon
Nextgov (This article also appeared in The Entrepreneur Fund.)
http://bit.ly/2XV3G87
Emirati astronauts start training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center
Gulf News (This article appeared in the July 17 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2YasAF0
How did NASA achieve a feat like the lunar landing?
The Ledger (This Washington Post article also appeared in News Chief.) 
http://bit.ly/2XUAYEC
Astronauts reflect on Apollo moon missions in Cocoa Beach
ClickOrlando.com
http://bit.ly/2XRdy2J
‘Apollo 11’ program wows capacity crowd
Hill Country Community Journal
http://bit.ly/2XV7qqb
Moon landing still a thrill 50 years later
Times Daily (This article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2Y8YnWX
‘One small step for man … one giant leap for mankind’
Burleson Star
http://bit.ly/2Y2TE9e
Tom Jennings, Rory Kennedy on the Apollo 11 anniversary
WorldScreen.com
http://bit.ly/2Y5tPoR
As nation marks 50th anniversary of moon landing, closer examination of what Apollo 11 accomplished
Daily Kos
http://bit.ly/2Y1djGH
Explore the moon in incredible 3D map to mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11
Angle News (This article also appeared in WS Buzz.)
http://bit.ly/2XUIO10
Not because they are easy, but because they are hard
General Aviation News
http://bit.ly/2Y5UHoR
The best books about the Apollo program and landing on the moon
DailyHeralds.org (This Smithsonian article also appeared in Centre Daily Times, Newsllive.com and 17OK News and was included in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2XRqYM9
Apollo was NASA’s biggest win — but its legacy is holding the agency back
F3 News
http://bit.ly/2XX6uBQ
Apollo 11: Four days to the moon, then the ‘Eagle has landed’
F3 News (This article also appeared in Dayton Daily News and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2XX6SAi
50 years after Apollo, does America have the right stuff to join the new space race?
FNTalk.com (This Marketwatch article also appeared in Morningstar and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2Y5IOz7
50 years ago, humans stepped on the moon for the 1st time
KOOL FM Online
http://bit.ly/2YdRO5g
Miss America meets the Armalite nerd
Montana News
http://bit.ly/2XS7N52
KSL-AM (Salt Lake City)
http://bit.ly/2Y5W1Il
‘9 Perth’ 
http://bit.ly/2XVvNnF
‘Zolak & Bertrand’
NBC Sports Boston (This segment also appeared on Sports Hub and aired on WBZ-FM in Boston.)
http://bit.ly/2XXzBVw
C-SPAN
http://bit.ly/2XUeNOH
C-SPAN
http://bit.ly/2Y0lO0E
C-SPAN
http://bit.ly/2XRie8U
C-SPAN
http://bit.ly/2XURFzM
C-SPAN
http://bit.ly/2XUgagl

Lunar lessons: In new book, Douglas Brinkley celebrates the possible
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities and author of “American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race,” is featured.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (This article also appeared in the July 17 print edition, and it appeared online in The Toledo Blade.)
http://bit.ly/2XXaKRI

Want to be an astronaut? NASA’s requirements have changed a bit in 60 years
David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the July 17 print edition of the Chronicle’s Friendswood Journal and Bay Area Citizen, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2Hmsm4n

One of these 12 women astronauts will go to the moon
Alumna Shannon Walker is featured.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2Yaw5v8

El Paso astronaut, Burges grad to fly school flags in space
Alumnus John Olivas is featured.
El Paso Times
http://bit.ly/2Y3pJ0J
El Paso astronaut Danny Olivas’ path makes parents proud
El Paso Times
http://bit.ly/2Y7r9r2

Meet the NASA engineer who was part of the Apollo 11, Apollo 13 space missions
Alumnus Jerry Woodfill ’65, who was part of NASA’s Apollo Warning System engineering team, is featured.
DailyHeralds.org (This article also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2Y1hK4j

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Students bused from LSU during Barry to finish at Rice
An article mentions that over 100 middle and high school students participating in the Duke University Talent Identification Program at Louisiana State University were evacuated to Rice because of the threat of flooding from Hurricane Barry.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 60 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2Y82aUo

One of America’s top climate scientists is an evangelical Christian. She’s on a mission to convert skeptics.
Research into the religious beliefs of scientists by Elaine Howard Ecklund, professor of sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program at Rice, is cited.
The Salt Lake Tribune (This article also appeared in Environment Guru, Independent Tribune, Savannah Morning News and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2XVFfaK

Device recycles waste heat into light to boost solar systems
An article features Rice research that suggests carbon nanotubes may make solar panels more efficient. Co-authors Gururaj Naik, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Junichiro Kono, professor of electrical and computer engineering, of physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering, are quoted. Graduate student Chloe Doiron is mentioned.
Futurity (This article also appeared in Mail Today, Control Engineering and Plant Engineering.)
http://bit.ly/2XS9kYR
Device channels heat into light 
NSF Science360 (This research was a featured “Headline” on the homepage July 17.)
http://bit.ly/2wn4f0T

Is college worth it? Here are the top 50 schools that pay off the most
An article featuring Rice mentions that it is ranked No. 15 in the nation on CNBC Make It’s 2019 list of schools with graduates with the highest average salaries.
USA Today (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2XRrt8Z
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://bit.ly/2Y0j8A8 (This segment aired three times.)

How Texas is trying to pioneer a disaster preparedness path
Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, is quoted.
New America (This article also appeared in Pacific Standard.)
http://bit.ly/2XQYaDC

The rise of the Chinese American right
Alumnus Donghui Zang is featured.
National Review (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)
http://bit.ly/2Y2Knhq

HOUSTON/TEXAS

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 17 print edition of the Chronicle’s Kingwood Observer and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2JpCkTI

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. This article appeared in the July 17 print edition of the Chronicle’s Sugar Land Sun and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2XIId2o

New accelerator director at Station Houston wants to bring talent and impactful startups to town
An article featuring Christine Galib mentions that she formerly taught entrepreneurship at Rice. 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, also is mentioned.
InnovationMap
http://bit.ly/2XYseNP

Tarrant County is moving forward with countywide voting. Here’s what it means for you.
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is quoted.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (This article appeared in the July 17 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2YHGpYs

Developers bringing thousands of homes to area north of Cypress
An article mentions that researchers from Rice and the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium studied the Cypress Creek watershed.
Community Impact
http://bit.ly/2Y8dwro

Welcome, WUES principal
Alumnus Scott Disch is featured and pictured.
The Buzz Magazines
http://bit.ly/2YgQv5X

BROADCAST

BNN Bloomberg Canada
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is interviewed in a television broadcast.
http://bit.ly/2XUcmvx

O’Rourke hopes seen fading — nationally and in Texas
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 an article and interviewed for the accompanying radio broadcast.
WOAI.iheart.com 
https://ihr.fm/2XUevaB
http://bit.ly/2XUdwHp (This segment aired six times.)

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Physicists find first possible 3D quantum spin liquid
An article about collaborative research by Rice physicists is featured. Co-authors Pengcheng Dai, professor of physics and astronomy, and Andriy Nevidomskyy, associate professor of physics and astronomy, are quoted. Emilia Morosan, associate professor of physics and astronomy, of chemistry and of materials science and nanoengineering; postdoctoral research associate Bin Gao; and graduate students Tong Chen and David Tam are mentioned.
Lab Manager Magazine
http://bit.ly/2XRZZAg

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Cabrini High School awards 86 diplomas
An article featuring Amber Pitre, valedictorian of Cabrini High School in New Orleans, mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Nola.com
http://bit.ly/2Y8cgEG

SPORTS

FB: Preseason media poll
Rice’s football program is mentioned.
ConferenceUSA.com
http://bit.ly/2NZsQmA

Herd opens C-USA basketball season at home
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team will play Marshall University Jan. 2.
Ironton Tribune
http://bit.ly/2Y6KdW7

UTEP women’s basketball releases 2019-2020 schedule
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team will play the University of Texas at El Paso Jan. 23.
KTSM Online
http://bit.ly/2Yawz4r

Stackhouse adds pair of 6-10 forwards via transfer, signing
Former Rice basketball player Quentin Millora-Brown is featured.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in 100 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2XU1RZb

Iowa State football: Matt Campbell on running backs — ‘You’re looking for the guy that’s the most complete’
Former Rice football player Justin Bickham is mentioned.
Ames Tribune
http://bit.ly/2XXGp5w

About Stefan De La Garza

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