Dateline Rice for Aug. 8, 2019


O’Rourke skips Iowa, stays in El Paso after mass shooting
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 Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 130 other media outlets.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas) (This segment aired twice.)
Masacre en Texas: Donald Trump visita El Paso en medio del rechazo (An English translation is required. This article also appeared in Radio Mitre, and Cien Radios.)

More House Republicans bail on reelection ahead of 2020
Paul Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Yahoo! Sports Canada (This Bloomberg article also appeared in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Fairfield Citizen, Rome News-Tribune and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Paper trail leads to heart valve discoveries
Rice researchers are using paper-based structures that mimic the layered nature of aortic valves.
NSF Science360 News (This research was a featured “Headline” on the Science360 News homepage and in the Aug. 8 newsletter.)

Totes eis
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.
Der Speigel (An English translation is not available. This article appeared in the August 2019 print edition.)
‘The Feed’ held a funeral for a melted arctic glacier
Junkee (A similar article also appeared in LifeSite.)

Wie sähen babys aus, die im all geboren werden?
Scott Solomon, associate teaching professor in biosciences at Rice, is quoted.
The World News Austria (An English translation is not available.)

Rice research developing techniques to 3D-print living tissues is mentioned.
Punkt (An English translation is not available.)


Sears’ Texas City store to close, another casualty of internet age
Rice’s plan to redevelop the historic Midtown Sears building into an innovation district built in collaboration with other Houston agencies and institutions is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Aug. 8 print edition.)

PSJA ISD students, teachers participate in Rice University Tapia STEM summer camps
An article features Rice’s Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity’s “Say STEM” summer camps.
Texas Border Business

Eclectic and globally inspired new restaurant brightens up former Aqui space in Montrose
An article featuring Matthew Mitchell mentions that he completed the Advanced Management Program at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
CultureMap Houston

Back-to-school costs add up for families, college students
An article mentions that Sohee Park attends Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Aug. 8 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)


Valley teachers and students return from STEM camp with renewed interest in science
An article mentions that more than 15 students and 30 teachers from the Rio Grande Valley attended a summer camp that emphasized STEM academia and communication skills at Rice.
KVEO Online (This segment also aired on KVEO-TV in Brownsville and Harlingen, Texas.)

The Spring Branch classroom that could make a world-class musician out of your kid
Rice is mentioned.
KTRK Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)


What a ‘price vocabulary’ is, and why companies need one
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an article about what messages companies can convey to consumers through their pricing.
Harvard Business Review

Texas RRC sides with shale driller in flaring vote
Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs at the Baker Institute, is quoted.
Hart Energy (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 6 print edition.)
The Texas flare dare: Upstream vs. midstream
Hart Energy (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 6 print edition.)

Scientists have created simple fluorescent surfactants
Rice researchers combined surfactants and fluorescent dyes, which may help capture images of single nanotubes or cells. Study co-authors Angel Martí, associate professor of chemistry, of bioengineering and of materials science and nanoengineering, and graduate student Ashleigh Smith McWilliams are quoted.
News Central 360

The 20 most beautiful college campuses in America
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 11 in the nation in the “most beautiful campus” category of the Princeton Review’s “The Best 385 Colleges.”
Business Insider (This article also appeared in Business Insider Singapore, Business Insider India and Insider.)

The 50 best colleges for your money
Rice is No. 11 in the nation in Niche’s “best value” rankings.

NIH funding spurs expansion of clinical and translational research in Texas
An article mentions that Rice is one of four partnering institutions that received $37 million in renewed funding to expand clinical and translational research.
Newswise (This article also appeared in, Medical Health News, Scienmag, TrialSite News and 7th Space Interactive.)

Technology produces unclonable digital fingerprints for Internet of Things devices
An article features Rice research that is 10 times more reliable than current methods of producing unclonable digital fingerprints.
Tech Briefs

Leadership conference in Phoenix helps support Hispanics pursuing STEM careers
An article mentions that McMurtry College senior Em Echeverria and McMurtry College sophomore Michael Angino attended the 2019 National Institute for Leadership Advancement conference in Phoenix.
AZ Big Media (This article also appeared in Western Free Press.)

Profile: Design excellence — the work of Vectorworks Scholarship winners
Alumni Ningxin Cheng and Kalen McNamara, the 2017 Richard Diehl Award winners, are featured. 

Death of the ’60s: The dream was over, but the music lives on
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Medium (This U Discover Music article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
What was the space race? (This article also appeared in and All USA News Hub.)
The most beautiful icicle
London Review of Books (This article will also appear in the Aug. 15 print edition.)

3 creative ways the tech world is striving for sustainability
An article mentions that Rice researchers are developing arrays of single-wall carbon nanotubes to absorb heat.
Colocation America

WISTA India and Women Offshore sign memorandum of understanding at UNITE
An article mentions that the UNITE conference was held July 13 at Rice.
Maritime Gateway

Journalism schools encouraging students to embrace the hustle
An article cites Rice research that found that educators are encouraging aspiring journalists to look for work outside the news business
The Horizons Tracker


Why do Americans feel that there’s no one to help us?
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
Snuffy Smith’s Blog (This New Yorker article also appeared in 10z US Politics and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Do body cameras force police to make more drug arrests?
An article cites Rice research that suggests police body cameras could lead officers to make more arrests for minor offenses such as drug possession.

Pedrozzi Scholar returns from Youth Orchestra European Tour
An article featuring David Davisson, the 2019 recipient of the Pedrozzi Foundation’s Charles Amirkhanian Music Scholarship, mentions that he plans to attend Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Livermore Independent

3 awesome farmers markets to check out around Houston
A blog post features the Rice Farmers Market.
Tales of a Ranting Ginger Blog

HealthWatch: Femur surgery 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. (This article also appeared in

Marshall Foundation finds new leader in Virginia
An article features alumnus Paul Levengood.
The News-Gazette

David Daniels, Scott Walters indicted in Houston sexual assault case
An article mentions alumnus Samuel Schultz ’09, who has accused David Daniels and Scott Walters of sexual assault.


Baylor to open 2020 season against Ole Miss in Houston
An article mentions that Rice’s football team will play Baylor University on Sept. 21.

Tivy Hall of Fame inductees announced 
An article mentions that former Rice football player Layton Goleman will be inducted into the Tivy Athletic Hall of Fame.
Hill Country Community Journal

Breaking down the first few SMU football practices
Former Rice football player Zach Abercrumbia is featured.

Texas college football teams that do and do not serve alcohol at their stadiums
Rice Stadium is featured in a slideshow.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Texas college football stadiums that serve alcohol
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Aggies close season vs. Alabama, LSU in 2020 SEC schedule
An article mentions that Rice’s football team will play Louisiana State University on Sept. 19, 2020.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in Aug. 8 print edition.)
LSU football releases 2020 schedule
KLTV Online (This article also appeared in KTRE OnlineKSLA OnlineWVUE OnlineKNOE Online, KPLC Online and WAFB Online.)
‘Tune in News’
WBRZ-TV (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

This was a good week
A blog post mentions that Rice held a summer volleyball camp.
Chookooloonks Blog

About Stefan De La Garza

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