Dateline Rice for Sept. 11, 2019


‘Why does Rice play Texas?’: How JFK’s speech defined a rivalry
An article explores the impact of President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech,” which was given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, on the football rivalry between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin. The two teams will play for the 95th time since 1914 Sept. 14 at NRG Stadium in Houston. Members of the Rice community quoted or mentioned include: Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities; Athletics Director Joe Karlgaard; alumnus Terry O’Rourke; former Athletics Director Chris Del Conte; Jess Neely, head football coach between 1940-1966; Gene Walker, Chuck Latourette, David Ferguson, Bob Hailey and Richard Parker, all former Owls on the 1965 team that last defeated the Longhorns in Austin. The article also mentions that members of the 1994 Owls, the last Rice team to beat Texas, will be present Sept. 14 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their victory.


As Democratic White House hopefuls debate in Houston, party eyes lower-tier gains in Texas
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 several political stories.
Reuters (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
Climate change an increasing concern for Texas voters, poll finds
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Sept. 11 print edition of the Chronicle and the online and print editions of the San Antonio Express-News.)
Mayor Turner punches back at Tony Buzbee with attack ad
Fox 26 Online
Texas Public Radio (This segment aired on 30 other stations across Texas.)

6 common college admissions myths
Yvonne Romero da Silva, vice president for enrollment, is quoted.
U.S. News & World Report

Texas hospital tries to stop birds living in nearby trees, accidentally creates haven for North America’s most venomous caterpillar
An article features collaborative Rice research that suggests a rise in asps, one of North America’s most venomous caterpillars, is due to netting live oaks to discourage pesky birds. Co-authors Scott Egan, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, graduate student Mattheau Comerford, and Glen Hood, former member of the Rice Academy of Fellows, are quoted.
The Texas Medical Center accidentally created a venomous caterpillar outbreak
Houstonia Magazine

Explore the 2020 best national universities
A slideshow from MSN featuring the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best National Universities list pictures the O-Week ceremony welcoming freshman students in the Academic Quad. Rice is ranked No. 17 in the nation, and the Houston Chronicle mentions that Rice is No. 8 in the nation for undergraduate teaching. President David Leebron is pictured in a slideshow in the first Houston Chronicle article.
MSN (Similar article also appeared in CultureMap San Antonio and MJ Portal.)
Houston-area colleges get high marks in US News rankings
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
The best colleges in Texas, according to US News & World Report
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Abilene Christian has impact in new US News & World Report university rankings
Abilene Reporter News
Houston university named the best in the state and among the top schools in the country
‘CBS 19 This Morning Loop’
KYTX-TV (Tyler, Texas)
‘Eyewitness News at 6 p.m.’
KENS-TV (San Antonio)

The best college towns for retirement
A slideshow mentions the Rice Investment, an initiative offering full-tuition scholarships and grants to students from low- and middle-income families.
U.S. News & World Report (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Ivy League schools headline some of the hardest colleges to get into
Rice is featured.
USA Today (This article also appeared in 30 other media outlets.)
Hardest colleges to get into
24/7 Wall St. (Similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

A Q&A with Andy Canales of Latinos for Education
A Q&A featuring Andy Canales pictures him speaking to incoming freshmen at Rice in August.


Houston society A-listers host MAD party for beloved local landmark
President David Leebron and University Representative Y. Ping Sun are pictured in a slideshow.
CultureMap Houston

Medicare-for-all has caught fire with the Democrats. But what does it mean?
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, is quoted in the Houston Chronicle, and her research is featured in two additional articles.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Physician-hospital integration increases costs, study finds
5 ways hospital-owned practices underperform physician-owned practices
Medical Economics

First Look: Montrose resident launches women’s clothing line to match Houston’s weather
An article features alumna Kristina Haag.
Community Impact Newspaper

Lyceum series bridges brain research and music
Alumnus Molly Gebrian, graduate of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured and pictured.
Baylor Lariat

VIPs full of praise for popular robotics competition
Rice is mentioned.
Rio Grande Guardian


‘Noticias 45 a las 10’
A television broadcast features Rice’s “Reflections on El Paso” symposium. Sid Richardson College seniors Brenda Venegas and Laura Vargas are interviewed.
KXLN-TV (An English translation is not available.)


Next energy storage revolution: Hydrogen and formic acid
An article features Rice research into the efficient conversion of carbon dioxide into pure liquid fuels. An illustration is attributed to postdoctoral researcher Chuan Xia.
Clean Technica (Similar article also appeared in Biofuels Digest and Engineering 360.

Seen and heard International
An article mentions that the Callisto String Quartet is the Rice Shepherd School of Music Graduate Quartet-in-Residence.
Seen and Heard International

This company just 3D-printed a miniature human heart
Collaborative Rice research that developed a tangled, 3D-printed network of vessels that mimic a human lung is featured.

The current state of sales tax on digital products
An article features the study “The Current State of Sales Tax on Digital Products” from Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
TaxProf Blog

Why 2U stock jumped 39.7% in August
An article mentions that Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies will offer a financial technology boot camp in July 2020.
Motley Fool

Turkey faces ‘almost a revolution in the Middle East’
An article cites research by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Gatestone Institute

Where our grads are going: 2019
Rice is mentioned.
Town & Style St. Louis

O que nos ensina o drama argentino
Sergio Fausto, contributing expert for the Latin America Initiative at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted and pictured.
Brasil Soberano e Livre (An English translation is not available.)


Murrow College graduate students honored university
An article features research co-authored by Jun Hu, postdoctoral research associate in Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences.
Washington State University News

Stepinac open houses to showcase new classrooms
An article featuring OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources, quotes Daniel Williamson, its managing director.
White Plains Patch

UCF researcher to study sexual misconduct, abuse in Buddhist communities
Alumna Ann Gleig is featured and pictured.
University of Central Florida News

Watch preview: Opera Philadelphia’s ‘La Bohème’ being screened at Independence Mall Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.
An article features Grant Loehnig, former artists teacher of Opera Studies at Rice.
WRTI Online


Rice gets another big test against Texas
Numerous articles mention that Rice’s football team will play the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 14 at NRG Stadium in Houston. Head coach Mike Bloomgren and Owls Bradley Rozner and Blaze Alldredge are quoted in the Houston Chronicle, and Bloomgren is featured in Owl Tom Stewart is featured in the last two articles.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Sept. 11 print edition.)
What they’re saying: Rice coach Mike Bloomgren previews Texas
Five things you need to know about Rice
Scouting Rice: Offense
Horn Sports
College football Week 3 guide: In-state rivalries, unusual non-conference games highlight schedule
Bohls: Texas should not be afraid to demote less productive players
Austin American-Statesman
Texas players discuss game-ending 3rd and 17 play against LSU
The Daily Texas
No. 12 Texas aims to bounce back vs. Rice
National Post (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
As Rice approaches, Longhorns try to leave their third-and-17 meltdown behind them
Austin American-Statesman
Longhorn Confidential: It’s Rice week, but too many questions linger over LSU
Austin American-Statesman
Texas may face Rice’s backup QB Tom Stewart on Saturday
SB Nation
Duvernay slotting in nicely
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Sept. 11 print edition.)
Longhorns anxious to take the field after LSU loss
KXAN Online
Texas Football: Game time against Oklahoma State announced
StatHead Review: One final look at Texas’ performance vs. LSU
Ingram, Johnson move on from Week 2 performances
The Daily Texan
Texas players discuss game-ending 3rd and 17 play against LSU
The Daily Texan
Collin Johnson: Ready for a breakout game
Horns Illustrated
Texas Football: 5 overreactions after the loss to LSU
Texas Longhorns vs. Rice Owls series history
Longhorns Wire
Big 12 power rankings — Week 2: Texas is still good, despite the loss to LSU
SB Nation
‘News 10 Tonight’
KWTX-TV (Waco, Texas)
KTXX-AM (Austin, Texas) (This segment aired three times.)
The Roost Q&A: The Rice offense shouldn’t change with Tom Stewart
SB Nation
College football Week 2 superlatives: SMU stands apart after big win
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football

Soccer ties for second in tournament
An article about the UTSA soccer tournament mentions that Rice earned second place and Owls Bella Killgore, Delaney Schultz and Louise Stephens were named to the UTSA All-Tournament Team.
The Paisano

Volleyball grabs its first win of the season in Houston
An article mentions Rice volleyball’s Adidas Invitational Sept. 6-10.
ACU Optimist Online

NCAA: Baylor’s Pressley honored for big week, POWs, AVCA Poll and more
Rice volleyball player Nicole Lennon is mentioned.
Volleyball Magazine

Sources: Texans cut Aaron Colvin, sign corner Phillip Gaines
Former Rice football player Phillip Gaines is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Sept. 11 print edition and more than 30 other media outlets.)

USF soccer weekend round up: The reform edition
An article mentions that Rice’s soccer team were defeated 5-1 by the University of South Florida at the UTSA Soccer tournament Sept. 6.
SB Nation

How a military prep school helped Army improve in football
An article mentions that Rice’s football team were defeated by Army Aug. 30 by a score of 14-7.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 9 print edition.)
UTSA to host Army on Saturday in Military Appreciation Game
UTSA Athletics News

College football blitz: Week 2 recap
An article mentions that Rice’s football team were defeated by Wake Forest Sept. 6 by a score of 41-21.
The Seahawk

Trinity athletics kick off fall competition
Rice’s cross-country program is mentioned.
The Trinitonian

Arkansas releases men’s basketball schedule
An article mentions that the University of Arkansas’ men’s basketball team will host Rice Nov. 5.
Arkansas Razorbacks News (This and similar articles also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

Tulane football notebook: Dominant opening win vs. FIU proved historical
An article mentions the 2012 football game between Rice and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Games across Texas: Where top prospects will face off in Week 3
An article mentions that Trey Phillipi plans to play football at Rice.

Fort Bend area volleyball stars honored by AVCA
An article mentions that Nia McCardell plans to play volleyball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Sept. 11 print edition of the Chronicle’s Sugar Land Sun and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

Cougars’ keys to success a quarter way through 2019
An article mentions that Rice’s soccer team defeated the University of Houston earlier this season.
The Daily Cougar

Tommy Haas beats Mark Philippoussis for Oracle Champions Cup title in New Haven
An article mentions that the 2019 Invesco Series QQQ tennis tournament will be held at Rice.
Tennis Grandstand


JFK’s space legacy, future moonshots in spotlight at Sept. 12 Rice Space Institute event
A bestselling historian will tell the riveting story of humanity’s first landing on the moon and NASA’s top administrator will preview the nation’s next lunar landing at a Sept. 12 event at Rice. The legacy of the late President John F. Kennedy, the Apollo space program and future trips to the moon will be among the topics discussed at “JFK and the Race to the Moon,” a program to be held at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

More than half of all colleges and 2.94 million students using free OpenStax textbooks this year
Almost 3 million students are saving an estimated $233 million this year by using free textbooks from OpenStax, the Rice-based publisher of open educational resources. Since publishing its first free textbook online in 2012, OpenStax has expanded its library to provide books for over 36 college and Advanced Placement® courses.

Israeli government insider available to discuss upcoming elections, territorial issues in Israeli-Palestinian conflict
On Tuesday, Sept. 17, Israelis will vote in an unprecedented second round of national elections. As these elections near, many questions remain as to how Israel’s next leaders will address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Gilead Sher, the Brochstein Fellow in Middle East Peace and Security in Honor of Yitzhak Rabin at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is available for interviews to discuss the Israeli elections and other topics related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its territorial implications.

Multiple flood events erode neighborhood spirit
A Rice study that examines the social and political reactions of people in post-Hurricane Harvey Houston found that while first-time flood victims may still feel strong ties to their neighborhoods, this emotional attachment erodes after their neighborhoods repeatedly flood. The study was conducted by Dominic Boyer, a professor of anthropology at Rice and founding director of the university’s Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences.

About Stefan De La Garza

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