Dateline Rice for Aug. 1, 2019


You survived the rate cut! Here’s what comes next.
Vivian Ho, the director of the Center for Health and Biosciences at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about the possibility of “Medicare for All.”
Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal (This segment aired on more than 700 affiliate radio stations across the U.S.) (Segment begins at 10:00.)


Device that automates manual breathing bags could save lives
A Rice senior capstone design team set out to create a cost-effective device that automates the compression of manual bag valve masks, which feed fresh air to the lungs of intubated patients. Alumna Carolina De Santiago is quoted and pictured.
Scientific American (This article will also appear in the August 2019 print edition.)

The best nanotube edges have ‘armchairs’ and ‘zigzags’
Rice research into the energetic stability of a circular arrangement of carbon nanotubes is featured. Study co-authors Boris Yakobson, the Karl F. Hasselmann Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering and a professor of chemistry, research administrator Ksenia Bets and research scientist Evgeni Penev are quoted. This research is also highlighted in The American Ceramic Society.
Futurity (This article also appeared in X Herald.)
Other materials stories that may be of interest
The American Ceramic Society

PredictIt owns the market for 2020 presidential election betting
Graduate student Aaron Reese is quoted.
Bloomberg (This article also appeared in Bloomberg Quint.)

Energia nuclear, fuente sin aprovechar
Miriam Grunstein, contributing expert and scholar in the Mexico Center at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
El Heraldo de Mexico (An English translation is not available.)

The untold story of the ‘circle of trust’ behind the world’s first gene-edited babies
An article about gene editing in humans mentions Michael Deem, the John W. Cox Professor of Biochemical and Genetic Engineering and a professor of physics and astronomy, and that He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claimed he produced the first genetically engineered twins, attended Rice.


Is Royce West the top Democrat in the Senate race? That might be what John Cornyn wants you to think
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 Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared in the Aug. 1 print edition.)
Gov. Abbott in Tyler for town hall
KTBB Online

Rice, Texas A&M vie to protect Houston from hurricanes
An article features Rice’s research into the Galveston Bay Park Plan, a 25-foot-tall levee to protect the Houston-Galveston region from hurricanes. 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. The Galveston Bay Park Plan is cited in Architectural Record.
Green Source DFW
Continuing Education: Coastal Resilience 
Architectural Record

To the shopping moon and back — River Oaks District celebrates the Apollo 11 anniversary with stunning installation
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Donovan visits the ‘World’s Premier Gateway to Space’
Lompoc Record (This article also appeared in the Santa Maria Times and Santa Ynez Valley News.)
Fly me to the moon 

Dedicated Avalon, Red Oak teachers study with distinguished scholars
An article mentions that Humanities Texas partnered with Rice to present the professional development course “Teaching Shakespeare” June 17-20. Dennis Huston, the Gladys Louise Fox Professor Emeritus of English at Rice, delivered a keynote lecture.
Austin American-Statesman (This article also appeared in the Nueces County Record-Star, the Brownwood Bulletin and the Glen Rose Reporter.)

Houston ranks high on lists for startup ecosystems and economic growth potential
Rice’s redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into The Ion, the centerpiece of an innovation district that broke ground July 19, is featured.

GALLERIES: Your guide to what’s happening in Houston galleries 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.)

Home slice
Giovanna Marciano, director of finance at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is mentioned.
The Buzz Magazines

Taste of medical school
An article mentions that the “National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine” was held at Rice.
The Buzz Magazines


Rice University students invent wearable EpiPen
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.
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston, and it aired twice on WJMN-TV in Marquette, Michigan.)

Inside ‘Say STEM’ Tapia Camps at Rice University
A television broadcast features Rice’s Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity’s “Say STEM” summer camps. Paul Hand, assistant professor of computational and applied mathematics and director of the Tapia Center, is featured in the last three segments.
CW 39 Online

‘Houston’s Morning Show 9 a.m.’
A television broadcast features Rice and Texas Southern University students discussing the July 31 Democratic debates.
KRIV-TV (Houston)


Here’s how the locked-down Saudi Arabia-Qatar border became one of the tensest places on Earth, sparking outrageous plans to build a 37-mile-long canal and turn Qatar into an island
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Business Insider Malaysia (This article also appeared in Business Insider India, Business Insider Ghana, Business Insider Nigeria, and Markets Insider.)

Did Thomas Jefferson say ‘information is the currency of democracy’?
John Boles, the William P. Hobby Professor of History, is quoted.
Check Your Facts

Scientists gain insights into how the brain perceives different odors
An article mentions that researchers from Rice collaborated on a study to determine the cellular diversity of neurons in the brain.

18 colleges and universities with the best college dorm rooms
A roundup of the best dorms in the U.S. according to Niche features Rice’s residential college system.
Insider (This article also appeared in Business Insider.)

Herb Alpert Award winner Ben Morris to take Newport stage for the first time
Alumnus Ben Morris is featured.
Jazz Times

Tank Shanghai by OPEN Architecture 
Alumnus Li Hu is featured.
Architectural Record


May we never forget: Memorial created for Iceland glacier lost to climate change
Iceland’s first glacier lost to climate change will be remembered with a monument to be unveiled next month at the site of the former glacier. Cymene Howe, associate professor of anthropology, and Dominic Boyer, professor of anthropology, are featured.
Page One Philippines (A similar article also appeared in the American Thinker.)
Climate change can put millions of people’s health at risk
Business Times

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.

What is transhumanism and why is Jeffrey Epstein into it?
Graduate student Allen Porter is quoted.
Refinery 29

This display reminds makerspace members to wear hearing protection
An article features a design by the “Ring the Decibels” team at Rice’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen.

UM trying to out former grad student as gay, court filing claims
An article mentions alumnus Samuel Schultz ’09, who has accused David Daniels and Scott Walters of sexual assault.
Detroit Free Press

History professor Jonathan Chism illuminates the words of Dr. King in new book
Alumnus Jonathan Chism is featured and pictured.
Los Angeles Sentinel

Letters to the editor: Aug. 1, 2019
Rice is mentioned in a caption.

Pesquisadores querem tornar os painéis solares 80% mais efecientes com a conversão do calor em luz
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.
Revista Amazonia (An English translation is not available.)
Innovatives modul nutzt abwärme effektiv
Photovoltaik (An English translation is not available.)


Rice football: 5 things to watch in camp
Rice’s football program is featured. Head coach Mike Bloomgren and Owl Wiley Green are pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 1 print edition.)

Transaction analysis July 31, 2019: Gyorko traded to the Dodgers for LHP Tony Cingrani
Former Rice baseball player Tony Cingrani is featured and pictured.
SB Nation (This article also appeared in, Centre Daily Times and Daily News.)

SportzBuzz — Aug. 2019
Former Rice baseball players Jeff Niemann, Anthony Rendon, Kenny Baugh and Joe Savery are mentioned.
The Buzz Magazine

College football schedule
Rice’s football schedule is featured.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Dick Harmon: 5th-year senior transfer backs may prove an interesting development as BYU camp opens 
Former Rice football player Emmanuel Esukpa is featured and pictured.
Deseret News (This article also appeared in Real Estate News Utah.)

Racheem Boothe
A 2017 football game between Rice and the University of Southern Mississippi is mentioned.
Jackson Free Press

Hogs to host Texas Southern in November
An article mentions that the University of Arkansas men’s basketball team will host Rice Nov. 5.
WholeHogSports (Subscription is required.)
HawgBeat — Piecing together Arkansas’ 2019-20 basketball schedule

Tom Herman: Sam Ehlinger sees the game as good as anyone
Former Rice assistant football coach Tom Herman is featured, and former Owl Chase Clemens is mentioned.

A&M-C Lions picked to finish 3rd in LSC football race
Former Rice head football coach David Bailiff is featured.

About Stefan De La Garza

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