Dateline Rice for Sept. 5, 2019


The former slave who sued for reparations, and won
Caleb McDaniel, associate professor of history and author of the forthcoming “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution,” authored an op-ed. An events roundup from the Houston Chronicle pictures McDaniel and mentions that he will read from his work at Brazos Bookstore in Houston Sept. 6.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 4 print edition.)
‘The Go List’
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
‘Sweet Taste of Liberty’ review: Reparation by lawsuit
The Passive Voice Blog

India set to land rover on moon’s South Pole
David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required.)

Trump’s schedule shows a president with plenty of downtime this summer
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Sept. 4 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)


Rice University awarded grant for ‘mass timber’ building on campus
An article mentions that Rice has won a share of $1 million in grants by the Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service to support the construction of mass timber buildings on college campuses. Mark Ditman, Rice’s associate vice president for housing and dining, is quoted. Jesús Vassallo, the Gus Wortham Assistant Professor of Architecture, and Albert Pope, the G. S. Wortham Professor of Architecture, whose model of a timber skyscraper for Detroit was accepted to the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2016, are mentioned and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the “Business” section in the Sept. 5 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
Rice University lands federal grant for more sustainable construction project
Houston Business Journal

Rice scientists develop clean tech to transform carbon dioxide into fuels
An article features Rice research into the efficient conversion of carbon dioxide into pure liquid fuels. Haotian Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair, is quoted and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Machine turns carbon dioxide into liquid fuel
Popular Mechanics
Reactor turns carbon dioxide to pure liquid fuel

New disclosures show Texas Sen. Royce West making big bucks from government contracts
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.
Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in KERA News, Gilmer Mirror, Houston Defender, The Eagle and KTSA Online.)
Republicans pressuring Abbott not to call a special session on gun laws
Gov. Abbott pushes for quicker death penalty for mass shooters
Texas State Networks
KRLD-AM (Austin, Texas) (This segment aired six times.)

Rice Village brings in new leasing and management teams
An article  mentions the Rice Management Co. Cecilia Arreola, real estate manager for Rice Management, is quoted in the Houston Business Journal.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Pop-ups, more changes in store for Rice Village under new management
Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)

Field Notes: September 2019
A slideshow features the O-Week ceremony welcoming freshman students in the Academic Quad.
TMC News (This article also appeared in the September print and digital editions of the TMC Pulse.)

The TMC’s most Instagrammable places
James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion is featured.
TMC News (This article also appeared in the September print and digital editions of the TMC Pulse.)

A Texas business, Tellinga, pairs up with artists to make letter-sending popular again
Alumnus Alex Kurkowski is featured in an article about his company Tellinga, which employs local college students to draw and send letters to customers.
Dallas Observer

Outside the Megaplex: Here are the Houston arthouse movies showing Sept. 6-12
A roundup of alternative Houston-area movie theaters mentions that Rice Cinema will screen “Low-Fi” Sept. 12.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Jenny Carattini-Wright Takes the Helm of TWAC as executive director
An article featuring Jenny Carattini-Wright mentions that she completed the Certified Non-Profit Executive Program at Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders.
Hello Woodlands

Rice and UT Austin Seniors jump start their social impact careers with the Second Day Impact Fellowship
Rice is mentioned.
Texas Nonprofits


Texans teaching Rice students how to run an NFL franchise
An article mentions that Rice’s Department of Sport Management has partnered with the Houston Texans to offer a new course for students interested in professional sports management. Diane Crossey professor in the practice of sport management, is interviewed by KHOU.
KTRK Online (This segment also aired on KRTK-TV in Houston and appeared in Yahoo! News.)
‘KHOU 11 News’
KHOU-TV (Houston)
‘KHOU 11 News’
KHOU-TV (Houston)
KHOU-TV (Houston)
Want to run a NFL team? Let the Texans, Rice University show you how
Texas Wire
‘Tell Me Something Good for Thursday’
‘Local 5 Live’
WFRV-TV (Green Bay, Wisconsin; similar segments aired on 20 other stations around the U.S.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas) (This segment also aired on KTXX in Austin, Texas.)

The money report: Property taxes, a stock market warning and a list of best value colleges
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 24 in the nation on Money magazine’s “best value” list.
WFAA Online (This segment also aired on WFAA-TV in Dallas.)

Explore fashion and exploration in Houston
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
KTRK Online


When physicians integrate with hospitals, costs go up, study says
An article features new research by Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Health and Biosciences.
Medical Xpress (This article also appeared in Mirage News and Insurance News Net.)

Hidden signals may hold key to mechanism of memory
An article featuring Caleb Kemere, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, mentions that he and collaborators will study the connection between memory and sleep with a five-year R01 National Institutes of Health award.

Photos that show the best college dorms in America
Rice’s residential college system is ranked No. 8 in the nation according to the Princeton Review’s list of the best college dorms.
Insider (This article also appeared in Business Insider Malaysia.)

Graham Foundation announces 2019 organizational grant recipients
An article mentions that Rice’s School of Architecture will receive a Graham Foundation Production and Presentation grant.
The Architect’s Newspaper


Columbus Makes Art presents: Brian Mangrum, principal French horn of the Columbus Symphony
Alumnus Brian Mangrum, graduate of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
Columbus Underground

Maine Environmental Changemakers gets $25,000 ULIEA grant
An article quotes and pictures Sid Richardson College freshman Ezra Smith.
Boothbay Register (This article also appeared in Wiscasset Newspaper.)

Astros releasing Bun B-designed hats
Rapper Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice, is featured. (This article also appeared in Port Arthur News and DailyHeralds.)

Guilt, fear and anger: The juxtaposition of being a Mexican immigrant professor
Rice is mentioned.


College football preview: Wake Forest at Rice
Several articles preview Rice football’s game against Wake Forest Sept. 6. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is mentioned in the second Houston Chronicle article featuring Owl Nahshon Ellerbe.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Rice RB Nahshon Ellerbe hasn’t lost his motor
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Wake Forest vs. Rice odds, predictions: 2019 college football picks from model on 52-31 run
CBS Sports
College football odds, picks, predictions for Week 2: Proven computer model loving Ohio State, Central Florida
CBS Sports
2019 Week 2 preview: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Rice Owls
SB Nation (A similar article also appeared in
Wake Forest vs. Rice football prediction and preview
Your Week 2 college football TV schedule
SB Nation
Giving Away Money: Week 2 picks against the spread to enhance your filthy lucre
SB Nation
Wake Forest vs. Rice live streaming college football
Sports Media 101
5 things to know about Wake Forest’s opponent: Rice
Winston-Salem Journal

Republicans face wave of House retirements and more
An article mentions that Rice’s football team were defeated by Army Aug. 30 by a score of 14-7.
Fox News (This article also appeared in eNews and WCSI.)
Michigan football: How dangerous is the Army game?

How UH’s plan to upgrade non-conference schedule is taking shape
The schedule of future Rice football games is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Texas-LSU football series ‘a natural’ — that took 6 decades to resume
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Owls great O.J. Brigance can always call Rice home
Former Rice football player O.J. Brigance, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2007, is featured. Brigance founded the Brigance Brigade Foundation to fight ALS and raise awareness.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Twins Minor League starting pitcher of the month
Former Rice baseball player Matt Canterino is featured.
Twins Daily

Rice University‘s first Paralympic swimming hopeful Ahalya Lettenberger has eyes on Tokyo 2020 Games
An article features Rice swimming and diving athlete Ahalya Lettenberger, who will be representing the USA at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships in London Sept. 9-15. Head coach Seth Huston is quoted in the Houston Chronicle.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Sept. 5 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Revisiting the Texas vs. LSU football series, game by game
Rice’s football program is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Kryk: 10 Canadians survive weekend NFL cutdowns
Former Rice football player Christian Covington is featured.
Montreal Gazette (This article appeared in the Sept. 4 print edition of 12 media outlets in Canada, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Let the good times roll for Texas, LSU in long overdue meeting
Rice’s football program is mentioned.

UConn, Louisville, NC State up in way-too-early preseason top 25
Rice’s women’s basketball team is featured.

Texas A&M women’s basketball 2020 SEC schedule revealed
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball will play Texas A&M University Nov. 17 at Rice’s Tudor Fieldhouse.
KBTX Online (This article also appeared in KXXV Online.)

Oracle Pro Series brings 25 new tennis tournaments to US
A photo caption mentions that the 2018 Oracle Challenger Series tennis tournament was held at Rice’s George R. Brown Tennis Center.
SportsTravel Magazine

About Stefan De La Garza

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