Dateline Rice for Aug. 19, 2019 (Weekend Edition)

FEATURED ITEMS

’13 Eyewitness News at 5:30 p.m.’
O-Week, Rice’s weeklong orientation for new students, is featured.
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2Z3GOZG (This segment aired twice.)
‘KHOU 11 Sports Extra’
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2NgURE3 (This segment aired twice.)

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Iceland’s Okjokull glacier commemorated with plaque
Iceland’s first glacier lost to climate change was remembered with a monument unveiled at the site of the former glacier Aug. 18. Cymene Howe, associate professor of anthropology, and Dominic Boyer, professor of anthropology, are featured.
BBC News 
https://bbc.in/2THa6aB
BBC World Service Radio
http://bit.ly/2Z2b33c (This segment aired on more than 1,350 affiliate stations around the world.)
BBC World Service Radio
Vermont Public Radio (This segment aired on more than 1,350 affiliate stations around the world.)
http://bit.ly/2Ndn3Yt
BBC News 
http://bit.ly/2Z1Ucxl
CBC Radio One
http://bit.ly/2YXuGcC (This segment aired on more than 400 affiliate stations across Canada and the U.S.)
CBS Radio News
http://bit.ly/2NiSTD8 (This segment aired twice on more than 400 affiliate stations across the U.S.)
Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change
Agence France Presse (This and similar articles also appeared online in more than 700 media outlets around the world, and it appeared in print in more than 30 media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/33Kppni
Iceland holds funeral for first glacier lost to climate change
The Guardian
http://bit.ly/2Z32HIA
Mock funeral held for Icelandic glacier claimed by climate change
The Hill 
http://bit.ly/2Z1C86w
Iceland commemorates first glacier that ‘died’ by climate change
MSN
http://bit.ly/2THN2IG
Iceland unveils a plaque to Okjokull, the first glacier killed by climate change
The Weather Channel
https://wxch.nl/33GXJQr
Funeral honors Iceland’s Okjökull glacier, climate change victim
Quartz
http://bit.ly/2TP0M4A
Iceland holds funeral for glacier lost to climate change
New York Post
http://bit.ly/2YY88IF
Houston researchers help memorialize Iceland glacier lost to climate change
Houston Chronicle 
http://bit.ly/2THu7Og
‘KPRC Channel 2 News at 10 p.m.’
KPRC-TV (Houston) 
http://bit.ly/2NgUeKH (This and similar segments aired on more than 50 stations across the U.S.)
‘NewsCenter 16 at 11’
WNDU-TV (South Bend, Indiana)
http://bit.ly/2Nh7Fuf
‘NBC 5 News at 10 p.m. Sunday’
KXAS-TV (Dallas)
http://bit.ly/2NflJ7q
Iceland marks death of first glacier due to climate change
RFI
https://bit.ly/2TLHvAI
Iceland holds funeral for glacier destroyed by climate change
Thrillist
http://bit.ly/2Z3V6cL
Iceland holds ceremony for first glacier lost to climate change
Deutsche Welle
http://bit.ly/2TK8OeW
Icelanders mourn loss of Okjökull glacier with ceremony, plaque
Gizmodo (This article also appeared in Gizmodo Australia.)
http://bit.ly/33F5XZe
Iceland commemorates the first glacier lost to climate change
Economic Times 
http://bit.ly/2Ngs964
Iceland commiserates first glacier lost to climate crisis 
Esquire Middle East
http://bit.ly/2YZiubq
Memorial service for glacier
Iceland Monitor 
http://bit.ly/2CcCwT9
Farewell to lost glacier: Iceland to combat climate change
Reykjavík Grapevine 
http://bit.ly/2NhaBXQ
Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change
The National
http://bit.ly/2THNZAK
Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change
UrduPoint News
http://bit.ly/2THgXAG
Iceland bids farewell to first glacier lost to climate change
AlJazeera.com
http://bit.ly/2TIRTt1
Glacier becomes first in the world to ‘die’ because of climate change
Metro
http://bit.ly/2Z3Ww79
Iceland has built a monument in the memory of first glacier lost to climate change
India Times
http://bit.ly/33DZqy9
Iceland just held a funeral for the first glacier lost to climate change, great.
5 Why
http://bit.ly/2Nf7pfe
Iceland holds ‘funeral for a glacier’
NewsTalk
http://bit.ly/2NcEgBj
Udland Island ærer landets første smeltede gletsjer med mindeplade 
Midtjyllands Avis (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2TISif1
In Islanda sarà celebrato il primo funerale per un ghiacciaio scomparso
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2TFNSWg
Iceland marks ‘death’ of glacier killed by global warming 
PM News Nigeria 
http://bit.ly/2NeKUa5
Iceland mourns its first glacier lost due to global warming
The Brussels Times
http://bit.ly/2Ni3m1t
In memoriam … Iceland bids farewell to its first glacier lost to climate change
MaltaWinds.com
http://bit.ly/2YYq1qR

Where’s Cristina? Argentina’s fiery ex-president stands back as left scents victory
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 multiple stories on politics.
Reuters (This article also appeared in 40 other media outlets.)
https://reut.rs/2TJai9p
CBS Radio News 
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://bit.ly/2NgWKk7 (This segment aired on more than 400 affiliate stations across the U.S.)
Are Harris County taxpayers funding commissioner Rodney Ellis’ campaign vehicle?
Click2Houston Online (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)
http://bit.ly/2THw3Gw
Harris County’s options to counter gun violence limited 
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston and on more than 30 Texas Public Radio-affiliated stations across Texas.)
http://bit.ly/2Z5aSEo

The University of Texas belatedly helps poor kids
The Rice Investment, an initiative offering full-tuition scholarships and grants to students from low- and middle-income families, is mentioned.
Forbes
http://bit.ly/2YXrxtn

How to fall in love with your work (or even just like it a little more): 4 simple steps
An article features a Rice study that determined that people with nonvisible stigmas who live openly at work are happier with their overall lives and more productive in the workplace.
Forbes
http://bit.ly/2THOL0C

Pundit explains why American sanctions against Nord Stream 2 could be damaging to US 
A 2018 Forbes article authored by Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is cited.
Sputnik International (This article also appeared in Espana News Front.)
http://bit.ly/2TKDc8N

GOP Senate candidate is expert witness, tiny-home enthusiast
An article mentions that Gavin Clarkson is a former adjunct professor of business administration in 2018.
U.S. News and World Report (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets)
http://bit.ly/2H8AWmO

How ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ composer Germaine Franco is bringing her Latinidad to Hollywood
Alumna Germaine Franco, graduate of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured and pictured.
People en Español
http://bit.ly/2Z1A7HD

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Threadlike fiber stitched into heart could be answer to arrhythmias
Collaborative Rice research into thin, flexible fibers made of carbon nanotubes to deliver electrical signals to damaged heart tissues is featured. Matteo Pasquali, the A.J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, a professor of materials science and nanoengineering and of chemistry, is quoted. Graduate students Lauren Taylor and Stephen Yan are pictured in the slideshow. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Aug. 19 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2HaVpYm
Damaged hearts rewired with nanotube fibers
TMC News (This article appeared in the Aug. 19 TMC Today newsletter and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2NfUhGI
Nanotube fibres could help in repairing the damaged hearts
Chemicals Market
http://bit.ly/2NeRCgh 

Women take the lead in building Houston’s tech ecosystem
Kerri Smith, managing director of Rice’s tech accelerator program, OwlSpark, and Allison Thacker, president and chief investment officer of Rice Management Co., are mentioned. The article highlights the redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into The Ion, the centerpiece of an innovation district that broke ground July 19.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article was featured as the cover story in the Chronicle’s Aug. 19 print edition of “Texas Inc.,” and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2Z0q3cR

See the world through Robert Flatt’s lens
Alumnus Robert Flatt ’69 is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 16 print edition and more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2NfrxO5
http://bit.ly/2NqA01l

How UT Dallas evolved from a small research center into one of the fastest-growing universities in just 50 years 
Rice’s business and engineering programs are mentioned.
The Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared in the Aug. 19 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2NgOkcE

Meet HBJ’s most admired CEOs: Shoshi Kaganovsky, Devlin Liles, Michael Mantel, Megan Marietta, Robert Martinez
Alumna Shoshi Kaganovsky is featured and pictured.
Houston Business Journal
http://bit.ly/2Nfrim9

BROADCAST

‘I can’t believe someone thought this was funny’ | Racist flyers appear on Rice University campus 
Several television broadcasts and accompanying articles cite President David Leebron’s response to offensive flyers found on campus. McMurtry College sophomore Cordero Lopez and Rice University Police Department Captain Clemente Rodriguez are quoted. Graduate student Francis LaPorte is interviewed by KTRK.
KHOU Online 
http://bit.ly/2Z2wdOq
Flyers with racist message found at Rice University
KHOU Online
http://bit.ly/2YZEl2v
KHOU 11 Nightcap for Aug. 16, 2019
KHOU Online (This and similar segments also aired four times on KHOU-TV in Houston; three times on KBMT-TV in Beaumont, Texas; four times on KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, Louisiana; and on WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.)
http://bit.ly/2Nfvand
Racist flyers posted on the campus of Rice University
KTRK Online (This segment also aired six times on KTRK-TV in Houston, and more than 30 times on stations across the U.S.)
https://abc13.co/2NffAYY
‘Fox 26 News: Isiah Factor Uncensored’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2YY1ulP
http://bit.ly/2NfmRIc (This segment aired three times.)

‘CNN International’
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is featured in a television broadcast.
http://bit.ly/2NmtfgZ

BBC Hereford and Worcester
A collaborative Rice study that suggests why Jupiter’s core is less dense and much larger than scientists expected is featured.
U.K. Regional Radio
http://bit.ly/2YYPGzD

KTRH-AM (Houston)
A radio broadcast mentions that Rice is No. 24 in the nation on Money magazine’s “best value” list.
http://bit.ly/2NhOr7A

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Let there be sound: Turning amino acids into tunes to better study protein structure
Peter Wolynes, the D.R. Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Science, professor of chemistry, of biochemistry and cell biology, of physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
http://bit.ly/2Z1goYC

Via announces two executive hires
Alumna Marisa Bono is featured and pictured.
MassTransitMag.com 
http://bit.ly/2YXzbE5

Stronger than you know, dream another dream
Rice is mentioned.
Thrive Global
http://bit.ly/2NhhGYq

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

2 Georgia colleges among the South’s top 15, according to Forbes
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 2 on Forbes’ list of top Southern colleges and universities.
WSB Atlanta 
https://2wsb.tv/2NfrUbz
WSB-AM (Atlanta)
http://bit.ly/2Z1NBTM

From streams to teams
Alumna Maya Stokes is featured and pictured.
MIT News (This article also appeared in Mirage News.)
http://bit.ly/2YYAiDr

Violin duo to play
Alumna Heather Thomas, graduate of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured and pictured.
Mount Desert Islander
http://bit.ly/2Nhkm8q

History’s headlines: Baby moon
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
WFMZ Allentown
http://bit.ly/2YYoMb2

Opinion: Pueblo, a diamond in the raw 
Rice research is cited.
La Junta Tribune-Democrat (This article also appeared in Ag Journal, Fowler Tribune and Bent County Democrat.)
http://bit.ly/2Z3cKNO

SPORTS

Rice defense controls second fall scrimmage
Three articles feature Rice’s football program ahead of its new season. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted, and Owl Clay Servin is featured in the third article. Bloomgren also is mentioned in SB Nation.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2Z7R3fH
http://bit.ly/2Z3P4Zy
Ground game shows promise, but defense dominates Rice scrimmage
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2NgVNbG
http://bit.ly/2Z13IAF
Clay Servin working for spot on Rice offensive line
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2Z7RmqR
Conference USA preseason power rankings: North Texas starts at No. 1 but the margin for error is slim
SB Nation
http://bit.ly/2YYGHOZ

New coach ready to take Rice soccer from ‘good to great’
An article featuring Rice’s soccer team quotes and pictures head coach Brian Lee. The Owls will play Oral Roberts University Aug. 22.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2Z3eZkc

Game-by-game predictions for North Texas in 2019: Will the Mean Green get to 10 wins? 
An article mentions that Rice’s football team will play the University of North Texas on Nov. 23
Dallas Morning News
http://bit.ly/2Z2kqQf

Red Sox blank Orioles for fourth straight win
Former Rice baseball player Brock Holt is featured.
The Boston Globe
http://bit.ly/2NfFOKT
Red Sox utility man Brock Holt: ‘My mind immediately went to Pop’
The Gardner News
http://bit.ly/2NfFOKT
Boston Red Sox’s Brock Holt caps an emotional week with a home run for Pops | Matt Vautour
MassLive.com
http://bit.ly/2YVoNMW

KTRH-AM (Houston)
A broadcast mentions that Owl Fest 2019 took place Aug. 17 at Rice Stadium.
http://bit.ly/2Ng2HO5

Maroon and Gold weekly wrapup: Preseason football, tailgate Central and more
Rice’s volleyball program is mentioned.
San Marcos Corridor News
http://bit.ly/2YXaW90

The fullback is dead. College football killed It
An article mentions that Brian Hibbard plans to play football at Rice.
OZY
http://bit.ly/2Z2HfTQ

NEWS RELEASES

Rice research to study hurdles women face pursuing STEM careers
Why do so few women pursue careers in engineering? A new study from a Rice researcher will seek to find out by examining their everyday work experiences in the profession. The project, titled “A Two-Part Project Examining Team Discrimination by Gender in STEM Teams and a Way Forward,” will be funded with a $375,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
http://bit.ly/2Nj6I4j

OpenStax partner schools expected to save students $9.1M on textbooks
Students at nine U.S. colleges and universities that partnered with Rice University-based nonprofit publisher OpenStax last summer are expected to save $9.1 million on textbooks and other course material costs in the upcoming academic year.
http://bit.ly/2Ni2FWe

States aiming to increase taxation of digital products, Baker Institute expert says
Technological advancements that have transformed how people live, work, entertain and learn are pushing state authorities to take a close look at how digital products are taxed, according to Joyce Beebe, a fellow in the Center for Public Finance at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Her new study addresses court cases, administrative actions, congressional proposals and what may lie in the future for this relatively new area of taxation.
http://bit.ly/2Nd35gx

About Stefan De La Garza

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