Dateline Rice for Aug. 23, 2019


Paralegal field ups demand, offers worthwhile legal experience
An article highlights the paralegal studies and post-certificate advanced legal studies courses at Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. George Zombakis, assistant director for professional and executive programs at the Glasscock School, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)


World powers increasingly see icy Arctic as a hot property
Kenneth Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 550 other media outlets, and it appeared in the Aug. 23 print editions of more than 25 media outlets around the world.)
Der climawandel stellt Arktis in strategischen, wirtschaftlichen hotspot 
Miet Spiegel News (An English translation is not available.)
Les puissances mondiales voient de plus en plus l’Arctique glacé comme une propriété en vogue (An English translation is not available.)

As Texas suburbs diversify, democrats see an opportunity for 2020
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.
NPR (This article also appeared on more than 100 NPR affiliate websites.)
Two Houston school board incumbents seek reelection, two others step down
Houston Public Media
Rep. Harris talks first term 
Corsicana Daily Sun
GUEST COLUMN: Seth a conservative alternative to Bonnen
The Facts
Oil donors shy on Trump’s 2020 campaign, for now
Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition

Nano-thermometer can take a single cell’s temperature
Research by Rice that used the light-emitting properties of particular molecules to create a fluorescent nano-thermometer to measure the temperature of cells is featured. Angel Martí, associate professor of chemistry, of bioengineering and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
Futurity (This article also appeared in 15 other media outlets.)

Iceland is mourning the death of a glacier with a message to Earth’s future inhabitants
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.
Requiem per l’Okjökull 
Focus (An English translation is not available. Similar articles also appeared in more than 15 other media outlets.)
iNews 880 (This segment aired five times.)
Ave Maria Radio

Mossoró: Petrobras vai investir na primeira infância
Rice is mentioned.
PortalNoar (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in No Minuto, AgraVale and Jornal Dia Dia.)


Houston company raises $5.8M to create cleaner chemical reactor
An article mentions that hydrogen fuel cell technology currently under development by Syzygy Plasmonics was pioneered by Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, bioengineering, physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering and the director of Rice’s Smalley-Curl Institute; and Peter Nordlander, the Wiess Chair in Physics and Astronomy, professor of electrical and computer engineering and professor of materials science and nanoengineering.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Rice research to study hurdles women face pursuing STEM careers
An article about proposed Rice research to study why so few women pursue careers in engineering quotes principal investigator Eduardo Salas, chair and professor of psychological sciences. Additional researchers include Maria Oden, a full teaching professor in bioengineering, director of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen and co-director of the Rice 360° Institute for Global Health; Matthew Wettergreen, associate teaching professor at the OEDK; Gary Woods, professor in the practice in computer technology and electrical and computer engineering; graduate students Allison Traylor and Denise Reyes; and alumna Christina Lacerenza.
Houston Style Magazine
Universities boost minorities in academia
Defender Network

Houston’s craft beer craze more than doubles brewery space in 6 years
Alumnus Brock Wagner is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

OpenStax partner schools expected to save students $9.1M on textbooks
An article features OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
Houston Style Magazine

Get to know Houston’s candidates for City Council, mayor at these upcoming forums
An article mentions that a Houston mayoral forum will be held at Rice’s Grand Hall Oct. 3.
Community Impact Newspaper

Excellence and diversity mark UH Law Center Class of ’22
An article mentions that a Rice neuroscience professor is a part of the University of Houston Law Center Class of ’22.
University of Houston News

Easley earns membership in MENSA organization
An article mentions that Grady Easley is a former visiting lecturer at Rice.
Huntsville Item (This article also appeared in CNHI News.)

What’s happening in Houston art 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. This article appeared in the Aug. 23 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Amaze your taste buds with Bun B’s ‘Hot Wang Sandwich’ at Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys
Rapper Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice, is featured.
365 Thing To Do in Houston

SAExploration fires general counsel, dismisses CEO amid SEC probe
Alumnus Brent Whiteley is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 23 print edition, and it appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)


Texas Public Radio
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 interviewed about Texas reservoir projects. (This segment aired on more than 30 affiliate stations across Texas.)

Gun store faces backlash, peak energy demand and more: ‘The Good, Bad and Ugly’ of the week’s news
Vivian Ho, the director of the Center for Health and Biosciences at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, participated in a roundtable discussion about the week’s top news stories.
Houston Public Media (This “Houston Matters” segment also aired twice on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Why one Houston researcher calls meth ‘a perfect storm’ for southeast Texas
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

UT system wealthier than 102 countries, according to report
Rice is mentioned.
KXAN Online
Colleges that are richer than some countries
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Drag show in Houston Montrose inspired by movie characters 
Derek Hill, educational tech specialist at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is featured.
KTRK Online (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)

‘KPRC Channel 2 News Today at 5:30 a.m.’
A broadcast mentions that Owl Fest 2019 will conclude Aug. 24 with “Starlight Movie Night” at Rice Stadium.
KPRC-TV (Houston)


How much has 6 months of sanctions hit Venezuelan oil?
Francisco J. Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, the Center for the United States and Mexico and the Latin America Initiative at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a lecturer in energy economics at Rice, is featured in a Q&A.
Energy Advisor (This article appeared in the July 26 print edition.)

How to incorporate pricing into the customer experience
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.

Physicists find evidence of superconductivity at temperatures well above the current threshold
Collaborative Rice research into superconductivity is featured. Doug Natelson, professor of physics and astronomy, of electrical and computer engineering and of materials science and nanoengineering, and the department chair of physics and astronomy, is quoted and pictured.
ScienceAlert (This article also appeared in Energy Daily, Power Systems Design, Cryogenic Society of America and Evaluation Engineering.)

New study reveals carbon nanotubes measurement possible for the first time 
Research by Andrew Barron, professor emeritus of chemistry, that developed a new approach to measuring the conductivity between identical carbon nanotubes, is featured. (This article also appeared in Science Daily, Science Codex and Scienmag.)

Marcos Eberlin: Unguided origin of life ‘sold to us,’ but its assumptions are ‘insane’
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is mentioned.
Evolution News

Researchers found reasoning abilities related to health conditions
Research by Margaret Beier, professor of psychological sciences, is featured.
The Industry Reporter (This article also appeared in Business NH Magazine.)

Interview: Karen Cook’s special recipe for 22 Bishopsgate
Alumna Karen Cook is featured and pictured.
Architects Journal

CryptoCanary, consolidating community reviews and research to help beginners avoid crypto scams
Alumnus Kevin Ting is featured.
EPN Enterprise


How theoretical biophysicist Herbert Levine uses computation and medical engineering to better understand cancer metastasis and immunotherapy
Former professor of bioengineering Herbert Levine is featured.
Northeastern News

Elderly woman, 93, dies of broken heart in aftermath of violent home invasion
An article mentions a study by Rice analyzed the impact of grief on human health.
Starts at 60

CCM awards 5 scholarships to students pursuing careers in agriculture
An article mentions that Yessenia Ramos Silva, recipient of the California Citrus Mutual High School Scholarship, will attend Rice.
California Citrus Mutual

What’s what in space
Research by Professor Emeritus Robert Curl and the late Richard Smalley, who shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with British chemist Sir Harold Kroto for the discovery of buckminsterfullerenes, or “buckyballs,” a new form of carbon, is mentioned.
Alamogordo Daily News

Houston’s AHEPA 29 educational foundation bestows 41 scholarships
Will Rice College sophomore Peggy Polydoros, who was honored as the “Worthy Maid of the Year” at the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association national convention in Chicago, is quoted.
The National Herald (This article also appeared in Tornos News.)

White supremacist group claims it put up racist fliers found at San Jose State University
Rice is mentioned.
East Bay Times


Breaking down UH’s schedule, from easiest to toughest
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Arkansas schedules 2-for-1 series vs. Tulsa
An article mentions that the University of Arkansas’ football team will host Rice on Sept. 4, 2021.

Hoosiers hire former player Roberts as assistant coach
Former men’s basketball assistant coach Mike Roberts is featured.
The Associated Press (This and similar articles appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

Loaded Ravenwood has championship aspirations
An article mentions that Andrew Mason plans to play football at Rice.
Nashville Post (This article also appeared in Nolensville Home Page, Franklin Home Page, Spring Hill Home Page and Brentwood Home Page.)

North Texas will be measuring stick for UTSA in Conference USA
Rice football is mentioned.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)

New Canaan football knows challenges lie ahead in Class L
An article mentions that Garrett Braden plans to play football at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Iowa State football mailbag: Wide receivers, win streaks and Cyclones in the NFL
Former Rice football player Justin Bickham is featured.
Ames Tribune

Backup QB job still up for grabs
Former Rice football player Jackson Tyner is featured.
San Antonio Express-News (This article appeared in the Aug. 23 print edition.)
Texas Tech football: Freshman QB Maverick McIvor may miss 2019 season

B Braun Sheffield Sharks sign rookie guard Connor Cashaw
Former Rice basketball player Connor Cashaw is featured and pictured.
The Star


US debt must be stabilized soon to avoid painful measures, says Baker Institute expert
Policymakers should understand the risks and limitations associated with choosing to continue growing federal debt, according to a new issue brief by Jorge Barro, fellow in public finance at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Nano-thermometer takes temperature inside cells
Rice scientists who used the light-emitting properties of particular molecules to create a fluorescent nano-thermometer. The lab of chemist Angel Martí modified a biocompatible molecular rotor known as boron dipyrromethene (BODIPY, for short) to reveal temperatures inside single cells.

Rice invites Houston to head back to school Sept. 4
Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies invites the Houston community to head back to school for its Fall Preview Sept. 4. This free event will showcase the school’s community learning and engagement opportunities, featuring a range of free, brief preview lectures highlighting upcoming personal development courses.

About Stefan De La Garza

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