Dateline Rice for July 19, 2019

APOLLO 11 50TH ANNIVERSARY

We went to the moon. Why can’t we solve climate change?
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is featured or mentioned in numerous articles.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in The World News.)
https://nyti.ms/2XZ8tpf
The Apollo 11 moon mission: What that ‘one small step’ means 50 years on
WBUR Online (This “On Point” segment aired on 338 affiliate stations across the U.S. and appeared online in more than 10 affiliate websites.) 
https://wbur.fm/2Y27STI
Apollo 11: The mission that made history
NBC News
https://nbcnews.to/2YfexhA
What’s our next ‘giant leap’ beyond the moon? [Editorial]
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2Y3gsBs
Canada’s footprint: How cigarettes, coffee, slide rules and Canadian engineers put men on the moon
MSN News Canada (This Global News article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2XYHxWt
Reaching for the moon: A journey of triumph and tragedy
Texas Standard (This segment aired on 30 affiliate stations across Texas.)
http://bit.ly/2Y80Ocp
Manned spaceflight finds a home in Houston
Texas Standard (This segment aired on 30 affiliate stations across Texas.)
http://bit.ly/2Y0kJFV
The moon landing, the children of Apollo and the next space generation
Texas Standard (This segment aired on 30 affiliate stations across Texas.)
http://bit.ly/2YfTCLc
The Apollo 11 moon landing was a distraction from America’s problems
The Guardian (This article also appeared in 17 OK News and Newsllive.com.)
http://bit.ly/2Y3dLjs
To achieve today’s moonshots, we must be bold 
The Boston Globe
http://bit.ly/2Ybtn8z
Walking on the moon
WHYY (This “Radio Times” segment aired on six stations across Pennsylvania and New Jersey.)
http://bit.ly/2Y6sU3K
NASA almost forgot to take a flag to the moon
Fast Company
http://bit.ly/2Y29JYG
Astronaut families: Wives, children of Apollo astronauts look back on ‘amazing’ time
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the July 19 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2XVsRHK
Why do so many Americans believe the moon landing was fake?
MSN 
http://bit.ly/2Y56Y9b
If the Apollo 11 astronauts had died, here’s the speech Nixon would have read
Astronomy
http://bit.ly/2XVtn8E
Can the new space race really make America great again?
Ozy
http://bit.ly/2YlTr1b
Apollo 11 moon landing anniversary: 50 years later, Southern Californians look back on big roles they played 
Orange County Register (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2Y0w9JP
Op-ed | Apollo is a lesson in leadership that continues to inspire and educate
Space News
http://bit.ly/2Y2Ot59
Half a century after Apollo, why haven’t we been back to the moon?
ArsTechnica
http://bit.ly/2YbXnRU
Texas’ connections to Apollo missions
KXAN Online
http://bit.ly/2Y58Qid
Mark Long, guest columnist: Pursuing a president’s vision to the moon and beyond
Waco Tribune-Herald
http://bit.ly/2Y3g1qW
Moon missions and the Southern tradition
Front Porch Republic
http://bit.ly/2Ybb2st
Editorial: 50 years after ‘moon shot,’ we need an ‘earth shot’
HeraldNet.com
http://bit.ly/2Y1F9y8
50 years later
Coastal Breeze News
http://bit.ly/2Y30FTs
50 years ago man landed on the moon with the help of UA scientists
KVOA Online
http://bit.ly/2Y6j5qz
Minnesota companies played big role in the Apollo 11 moon landing 50 years ago
KSTP Online (This article also appeared in KAAL Online.) 
http://bit.ly/2Y0LU3A
Issue of the day: Will there be another ‘giant leap’?
The Herald (This article also appeared in the July 19 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2XXrYhP
The moon landing belongs to all human beings
Idaho Mountain Express
http://bit.ly/2Y3uZ02
Missions for all of humankind
Stuff (This article will also appear in the July 20 print editions of the Nelson Mail, Manawatu Standard, Taranaki Daily News, The Press and The Dominion Post.)
http://bit.ly/2YfuS5U
‘One small step for man’: 50 years after moon landing, Hudson County looks back
NJ.com
http://bit.ly/2Y3fN34
Lanikai Brewing Co.’s ‘Interplanetary Ale’ is literally made from space yeast
Hawaii Magazine
http://bit.ly/2Y1GWmQ
Project Mercury — Apollo 11: 50 years
Defense Media Network
http://bit.ly/2Y4UkXL
50 years later, moon landing inspires a new generation
Kyiv Post
http://bit.ly/2Y2mz9k
Before we landed on the moon it started with President Kennedy’s speech at Rice University Sept. 12, 1962
The Pine Tree
http://bit.ly/2Y3hPQT
The only woman from Cape Canaveral in control of the Apollo 11 
ArchyWorld
http://bit.ly/2XXDYzT
‘Good Morning Texas’
KXXV-TV (Waco)
http://bit.ly/2YiMJIW
‘ABC 6 News Good Morning’ 
KAAL-TV (Rochester, Minnesota)
http://bit.ly/2YdmKmk
WGBH
http://bit.ly/2Y3vkQq
BBC London 
U.K. Regional Radio
http://bit.ly/2YfudBi
C-SPAN 3
http://bit.ly/2YervMn (This segment aired three times.)
WDET-FM (Detroit)
http://bit.ly/2YerNTt (This segment aired three times.)
Queensland Regional, Australia
http://bit.ly/2Y4dtst (This segment aired on more than 10 affiliate stations across Australia.)
Reflecting on the moon landing, 50 years later
WNPR.org (This segment aired on six affiliate stations across Connecticut and appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2Ya00nm
KSL-AM (Salt Lake City)
http://bit.ly/2Y37vbk
‘Chasing the Moon’
BBC Four
http://bit.ly/2Y2rhE2
La storia dell’allunaggio a 50 anni dallo sbarco sulla Luna
Wired.it (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in OmniaGate.)
http://bit.ly/2XZjUxb
Menschen auf mond — iohnt sich das?
DW (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in MSN Deutschland and in the July 19 print edition of the Neue Zurcher Zeitung.)
http://bit.ly/2YaT2OR
Themenmolekül: Tief tauchen, tief lernen, hoch fliegen
Heise (An English translation is not available.) 
http://bit.ly/2Y4909b
Las aspiraciones de J.F. Kennedy por llegar a la luna
W Radio (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2YciweQ
Moon Day, una mappa 3D per esplorare la luna
WebNews (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2Y0NMJq

The 1969 moon landing: The great leap upward
“American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race,” authored by Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is featured in The Wall Street Journal, and he discusses his book on Bloomberg. Brinkley is quoted in the Houston Chronicle, interviewed by ABC NewsRadio and mentioned in a C-SPAN broadcast. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine ’97 is featured in the C-SPAN broadcast.
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required.)
https://on.wsj.com/2XVKDus
Looking back at the ‘giant leap for mankind’
Bloomberg (This segment also aired on Bloomberg TV.)
https://bloom.bg/2Y1i9j9
Lift-off: Houston woman remembers watching Apollo 11 launch from beach in Florida
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in more than 50 other media outlets and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2laykwu
ABC NewsRadio
http://bit.ly/2Y36Nea (This segment aired on more than 25 affiliate stations across Australia.)
C-SPAN
http://bit.ly/2XYVeVn

The NASA logo is having a moment
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required.)
https://lat.ms/2Y4pIVX

Houston, he fixed the problem
Alumnus Jerry Woodfill ’65, who was part of NASA’s Apollo Warning System engineering team, is featured.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston.)
http://bit.ly/2YmaSyF

South Australia Regional
Brian O’Brien, a former Rice professor who taught from 1963 to 1968 and built radiation and dust experiments for the Apollo missions, is interviewed.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (This segment aired on 25 affiliate stations across Australia.)
http://bit.ly/2XYp0tC

Why NASA ended the Apollo moon landings after the first astronauts got there 50 years ago
George Abbey, senior fellow in space policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in BuzzFeed News and mentioned in Houstonia.
BuzzFeed News
http://bit.ly/2XYG9mY
Royal Habsburg family honors former congressman Lampson for NASA advocacy
Houstonia
http://bit.ly/2Y1vZ4P

Here are several events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing
An article mentions that Rice has partnered with other Houston-area organizations to present “A Giant Leap: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing” July 20 at Discovery Green.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the July 19 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2Y54gAx

Apollo moon program launched former astronaut’s interest in space exploration
Alumnus John Olivas is featured.
Daily News (This article also appeared in Newsllive.com, 17 OK News and Centre Daily Times.)
http://bit.ly/2YaNzYl

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

‘Medicare for All’ looms over 2020 Democrats: ‘It is a major loser issue with swing votes’
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.
The Washington Times (This article also appeared on the front page of the July 19 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2Y07xRp
Houston Councilwoman Amanda Edwards announces run for US Senate
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the July 19 print edition and more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2Y364dc
http://bit.ly/2Y0wuw0
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://bit.ly/2Y0rk39

El Chapo’s prosecution has fueled the drug war in Mexico
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of the institute’s Mexico Center, is quoted.
MSN (This New York Times article also appeared online in Press From and in the July 19 print edition of the Bangkok Post. This story was included in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2XYdyhC

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Rice University-led Ion innovation district breaks ground
Rice’s plan to redevelop the historic Midtown Sears building into The Ion, the centerpiece of an innovation district that broke ground July 19, is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2Y88R92
http://bit.ly/2Y6jRnt
Full show: Groundbreaking for Midtown’s new innovation hub, and state leaders urge prosecutors to enforce marijuana laws (July 19, 2019)
Houston Public Media (This “Houston Matters” segment aired twice on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://bit.ly/2Y14OqV
’13 Eyewitness News at 5:30 a.m.’
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2YfGAgL (This segment aired twice.)

Houston director Jonathan Caouette, who made a splash with the cinematic memoir ‘Tarnation,’ is ready to turn the page
Elizabeth Festa, associate director of Rice’s program for writing and communication, is quoted. Rice Cinema’s screening of “Tarnation” and other films as part of QFest is featured in the Houston Press.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2Y65D63
QFest brings Luchador Cassandro, trans rebel Rusty Tidenberg and Texas debut of ‘Pasolini’
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/2YfzpFk

Texas A&M is only public college in Texas to make 2020 Fiske Guide
Two articles mention that Rice is listed among the top 10 “best buy” private colleges in the nation according to the 2020 Fiske Guide to Colleges.
Texas A&M Today
http://bit.ly/2XYEYUl
2020 Fiske Guide to Colleges recognizes Centre as a ‘best buy’
Centre College (A similar article also appeared in Morristown Green.)
http://bit.ly/2XX2bq8

Democrats interested in Sugar Land congressman’s post
Alumnus U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, is mentioned and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2XZ2ocd
http://bit.ly/2XYzLfu

Here’s what’s happening at Houston’s galleries and museums this week
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 (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the July 19 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2XWg1cl

5 best neurologists in Houston — neurologists near you in Houston
Alumni Igor Cherches and Brian Loftus are featured and pictured.
Kev’s Best
http://bit.ly/2Y3cmcP

Bustling Rice Village quietly shakes things up with major change
An article mentions Rice Management Company.
CultureMap Houston
http://bit.ly/2XYTPy3

BROADCAST

Is Houston its own echo chamber?
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is interviewed.
Houston Public Media (This “Houston Matters” segment aired twice on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://bit.ly/2Y3TPx6

Houston school district ramps up advertising campaign to stem enrollment decline 
An article mentions that the University of Houston and Rice’s Houston Education Research Consortium will conduct an enrollment study of the Houston Independent School District.
Houston Public Media 
http://bit.ly/2Y6C54c

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Study presents experimental evidence for 1st-ever 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.
AZo Quantum (A similar article was featured in the July 19 edition of the National Science Foundation’s Science360 newsletter and on the Science360 homepage.)
http://bit.ly/2Ybt3qB

Experts are impressed by Elon Musk’s brain-decoding implants — but they say his goal to start testing the tech on humans by next year is delusional
Jacob Robinson, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering, is quoted in an article about brain-computer interfaces. The article also highlights Robinson’s research developing a bidirectional system for recording from and writing to the brain.
Business Insider (This STAT article also appeared in NewsCaf, NewsBeezer, Head Topics, FN Talk and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2Yd40TU

Toward molecular computers: First measurement of single-molecule heat transfer
Collaborative Rice research that recorded the first measurement of heat transfer through a single molecule is featured. Lead author Longji Cui, the J. Evans Attwell Welch Postdoctoral Fellow at Rice’s Smalley-Curl Institute, is quoted.
University of Michigan News (This article also appeared in Science Codex, Scienmag,
Science Daily, 7th Space Interactive, Phys.org, Nanowerk, BrightSurf and Bioengineer.) 
http://bit.ly/2XXmSSQ

Who are WWE’s next megastars? Non-wrestling fans predict the future
Crystal Gant, senior faculty coordinator at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Bleacher Report
http://bit.ly/2Y0oefB

Forbes: Rice University will offer free tuition to families earning less than $130,000
An article mentions The Rice Investment, an initiative offering full-tuition scholarships and grants to students from low- and middle-income families.
Health Nut News
http://bit.ly/2Y2PidY

How to optimize your tasks so that they motivate you
Alumna Erica Bakota authored an article.
GovLoop
http://bit.ly/2YlYUoJ

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Hurricanes are wetter than ever and we need to learn to manage the deluge
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.
Newsy
http://bit.ly/2YbYfWG

4 going into OKCPS Wall of Fame
Neal Lane, a senior fellow in science and technology policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured.
OKC Friday
http://bit.ly/2YaAHkR

Mitchell’s annual Quick Draw outdoor painting event returns Saturday to History Museum
Rice is mentioned.
The Chronicle-News
http://bit.ly/2Yh0o3a

UM to consider firing opera professor charged in rape case
An article mentions that a former Rice student has accused David Daniels and Scott Walters of sexual assault.
MLive.com
http://bit.ly/2Y8oBJf

SPORTS

UTSA working to keep pace in Conference USA facilities race
An article about sports facilities at Conference USA schools mentions that Rice will build a new indoor training center to be used for football, women’s soccer, rugby, track and other recreational campus activities. Head football coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the July 19 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2Y0Lj1Q

Another rainout for Commodores
Rice baseball player Trei Cruz is mentioned.
The Falmouth Enterprise
http://bit.ly/2Yd2YY2

Montana Grizzlies’ Dante Olson honored for work on and off field
An article mentions that Rice football player Austin Trammell was nominated for the 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.
Montana Sports
http://bit.ly/2Y8oMUV

Former Tiger goes international, breaks meet record
Rice track and field athlete Natan Rivera, who placed third in pole vault at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association’s track and field championships in Querétaro, Mexico, is mentioned and pictured.
The Sealy News
http://bit.ly/2Ybvr0x

Baylor adds Texas Southern to 2021 football schedule
An article mentions that Rice’s football team will play Baylor University on Sept. 25.
FBSchedules.com
http://bit.ly/2YftMab

NEWS RELEASE

Mexico’s Pemex needs to follow key industry practices, Baker Institute experts say
Mexico’s state-owned oil and gas company could complement the country’s energy plan and help recognize areas of opportunity by implementing some key industry practices, according to Benigna Cortés Leiss and Adrian Duhalt, both experts in the Mexico Center and Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
http://bit.ly/2Y3YChK

About Stefan De La Garza

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