Dateline Rice for Aug. 5, 2019 (Weekend Edition)


Researchers to hold memorial to glacier loss in Iceland
Cymene Howe, associate professor of anthropology, and Dominic Boyer, professor of anthropology, are featured.
Radio Canada International (The accompanying radio segment aired on more than 400 CBC Radio One affiliate stations across Canada.)
An Icelandic glacier just got its own ‘grave’
LiveKindly (A similar article also appeared in Eye on the Arctic.)


The ecstatic chaos of Woodstock
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, authored an essay ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival. Brinkley discusses his book “American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race” on WGN.
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required. This essay also appeared in the Aug. 3 print edition.)
WGN-AM (Chicago)

How an election-security push is running aground in Texas
Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

Digital textbooks are forcing a radical shift in higher ed
An article features OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources, and quotes David Harris, editor in chief.
Wired (This article also appeared in Satoshi Nakamoto Blog.)

Old habits die hard: Saudi Arabia struggles to end oil addiction
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Haaretz (This Reuters article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Why European states are turning deaf ear to Trump’s Daesh terrorists repatriation demand
David Cook, professor of religion, is quoted.
Sputnik International

Interns of Silicon Valley 2019 (Part 1)
Alumna Kaarthika Thakker is featured and pictured.

Begini penampakan bayi jika manusia mulai melahirkan di luar angkasa
Scott Solomon, associate teaching professor in biosciences at Rice, is quoted.
MSN India (An English translation is not available.)


A meeting, a recording and a reckoning: Can Dennis Bonnen survive as speaker?
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.
Austin American-Statesman (This article also appeared in the Aug. 3 print edition.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio) (This segment aired six times.)

The crazy beautiful order of Menilworld [Essay]
Vida Yao, assistant professor of philosophy, authored an essay.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 4 print edition.)

Listen: Breaking ground on the Ion
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.)
Rice University breaks ground on Ion innovation hub

Business calendar: Upcoming events in the area
A business-events roundup mentions that Zoran Perunovic, director of executive education at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, will moderate the panel discussion “Achieving High Performing Teams in the Workplace” Aug. 5 at The Village School in Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Aug. 5 print edition.)

Oil hit hard by planned new tariffs on China
Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy and minerals in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Longview News-Journal

UHD to debut science, technology college building this fall
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 5 print edition.)

Sneaker Summit brings mega crowds to Houston, girls rock and the ’90s come back — the 5 best things to do in Houston
An article mentions that Rice Cinema screened films as part of QFest.


Census: Minorities won’t be in minority much longer
Former U.S. Census Bureau Director Steve Murdock, an emeritus professor of sociology at Rice, is quoted in an article about the changing demographics of the U.S.

‘KPRC Channel 2 News at 5 p.m.’
A television segment cites Rice research that suggests police body cameras could lead officers to make more arrests for minor offenses such as drug possession.
KPRC-TV (Houston)

William Sikkema: Head transplant and graphene nanoribbons
Alumnus William Sikkema is featured.
IdeaCity (This segment aired on Zoomer Radio in Ontario, Canada.) (Comments begin at 9:10.)

KTXX-AM (Austin, Texas)
A caller on a radio broadcast mentions that his daughter attends Rice. (This segment also aired on WSB-AM in Atlanta.)


US extends Venezuela license for Chevron
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.
Energy Intelligence (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the July 28 print edition of International Oil Daily.)

Astronomers have spotted a moon forming around a baby exoplanet for the first time 
Rice research that made the first-ever observations of a circumplanetary disk, which helps to support many of the current theories of planet formation, is featured. Lead author Andrea Isella, assistant professor of physics and astronomy and of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is quoted.

Fractured bones breakthrough
An article mentions that a Rice senior capstone project developed a process of repairing fractured long bones in an arm or leg using magnets. Alumni Ashvin Dewan and Ian Frankel are quoted.
Ivanhoe (This article also appeared in Ciencias Medicas News.)
Healthy living: Wearable EpiPen
9 and 10 News Online (This segment also aired three times on WWTV in Traverse City, Michigan.)

4 African American scholars honored with notable awards
Alumna Gilda Barabino is featured and pictured.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Digitalization, unconventionals and sustainability take center stage at ATCE 2019
An article mentions that data analytics experts from Rice will speak at the 2019 Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in September.
Journal of Petroleum Technology

5 materiali futuristici che potrebbero rimodellare architettura e design
Rouzbeh Shahsavari, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted. 
Casa (An English translation is not available.)


Paper trail leads to heart valve discoveries
An article features an experimental device developed by Rice bioengineers to study heart disease. Co-authors Jane Grande-Allen, the Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering and chair of the Brown School of Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering, and graduate student Madeline Monroe are quoted. Undergraduate researcher Rebecca Nikonowicz and alumnus Matthew Sapp are mentioned.
Mirage News

Richard Kenyon appointed the DeForest Professor of Mathematics
Alumnus Richard Westcott Kenyon is featured.
Yale News

Words of faith: Lessons learned from the Apollo 11 mission
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
The Frederick News-Post
How many missions have been to the moon?
Interesting Engineering (This article also appeared in NewsBeezer and VIPortal.)
What did Neil Armstrong and Marilyn Monroe have in common?
The Ely Times (This article also appeared in the Aug. 1 print edition.)
AM 860 (Portland, Oregon)

Spindle items
An article mentions that Jarod Yap, who established the “Vision Possible Charity Concert Series,” attended Rice.
Clarence Bee (This article appeared in the July 29 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was fist posted online.)

Business people Northwest Arkansas
Alumnus Adam Childs is featured.
Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Recursion Pharmaceuticals on the Wasatch front
Alumni Blake Borgenson and Chris Gibson are featured.
TrialSite News

Living legend: The honorable Lee P. Brown
An article featuring Lee Patrick Brown mentions that he formerly taught at Rice.
African American News & Issues (This article also appeared in The Chattanoogan.)

Türkiye fizik milli takımı, uluslararası fizik olimpiyatında başarı kazandı  
Rice is mentioned. (An English translation is not available.)


Local golf: Cruz holds on to lead at Men’s City tourney
Rice golfer Austin Escamilla is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Local golf: Cruz takes good advice to lead Men’s City tourney
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Aleman’s arm, team offense fuel Falmouth Commodores 
Rice baseball player Trei Cruz is mentioned.
Cape Cod Times

Matt Canterino joins Kernels from GCL Twins
Former Rice baseball player Matt Canterino is featured.

Walter relishes NFL opportunity with 49ers at training camp
Former Rice football player Austin Walter is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Maroon and Gold weekly wrapup: Bobcat soccer, baseball, track and field, women’s and men’s basketball 
An article mentions Rice’s women’s cross-country team.
San Marcos Corridor News

Marshall women release 2019-20 schedule 
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team will play Marshall University Jan 2.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Longest active bowl droughts
An article mentions that Rice’s football team defeated Fresno State University in the 2014 Hawaii Bowl. Head coach Mike Bloomgren, former head coach David Bailiff and former assistant coach Pete Lembo are mentioned.

Reflections on Greinke: Did Luhnow’s homer to center field displace Bauer’s lost baseball? (Paul Conlon)
Alumnus Paul Conlon authored a column.
SB Nation

Yahoo Sports’ 2019 top 25: No. 22 Iowa State
Former Rice football player Justin Bickham is mentioned.
Yahoo! Sports

James Blake wins San Jose to move to Invesco Series QQQ No. 1 ranking
An article mentions that the 2019 Invesco Series QQQ will be held at Rice Nov. 15.
Tennis Grandstand

For Brady Feeney, Indiana was ‘right up his alley’
Rice is mentioned.
Hoosier Huddle

Chapel Hill, Lindale, Bullard starting fall practices with new quarterbacks
An article mentions that Khalan Griffin plans to play football at Rice.
Tyler Morning Telegraph

Barron siblings earn shot at AAU Junior Olympic Games
An article mentions that the American Freedom Games were held July 5-6 at Rice.
Wharton Journal Spectator (Subscription is required.)

Amir Smith, Joe Smith’s son, settles in at Hampton for a final year of college basketball
An article features former Rice basketball player Amir Smith and mentions former head coach Mike Rhoades.
The Virginian-Pilot (This article also appeared in the Aug. 4 print edition of the Daily Press.)


Rice lab produces simple fluorescent surfactants
Laboratories use surfactants to separate things, and fluorescent dyes to see things. Rice chemists have combined the two to simplify life for scientists everywhere. The Wiess School of Natural Sciences lab of chemist Angel Martí introduced a lineup of eight fluorescent surfactants, examples of what he believes will be a modular set of fluorescent surfactants for labs and industry.

Paper trail leads to heart valve discoveries
Rice researchers are using paper-based structures that mimic the layered nature of aortic valves, the tough, flexible tissues that keep blood flowing through the heart in one direction only. The devices allow the engineers to study in detail how calcifying diseases slow or stop hearts from functioning.

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