Dateline Rice for Sept. 18, 2019


JFK started it; Texans have made it happen. [Opinion]
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine ’97 authored an op-ed about the legacy of President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech,” which was given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, the role that Houston and Texas played in the space race and the future of space exploration.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 18 print edition, and it was featured in the Chronicle’s “Daily Headlines” newsletter.)


‘Howdy Modi!’ will be a sneak peek into the contributions of Indian Americans to the US: Organizers
President David Leebron is mentioned.
The Economic Times (This Press Trust of India story also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)


With ‘Howdy, Modi!’ Houston’s Indian community says hello to the world
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology at Rice who conducts the Kinder Houston Area Survey, and Raj Mankad, director of communications at the Rice 360° Institute for Global Health, are quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Sept. 18 print edition.)

Why the Texas Medical Center is inundated with venomous caterpillars
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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Why Trump was tweeting about Texas after drone strikes on a Saudi Arabian oil facility
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Texas Observer (A similar article also appeared in
Khamenei says Iran officials ‘will never talk to America’

Protesters picket outside Sen. John Cornyn’s office, demand election security
Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Dallas Observer (This article also appeared in Nextgov.)

Sur de Texas-Tuxpan Pipeline begins commercial operations in Mexico
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of the institute’s Center for the United States and Mexico, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

New coworking space to open, Houston to host Accenture’s health tech awards, and more innovation news
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.

Houston mayor’s daughter powers a rousing night for the arts
An article mentions that the “FestEve! Evening for the Arts” fundraiser was held at Rice Sept. 14.

Mister McKinney turns kids on to the city’s past with the Houston History Bus
An article mentions that Rice was part of the Houston History Bus field trip, the culmination of a yearlong Texas History curriculum for fourth graders from the Presbyterian School.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Area briefs
An article features Rice’s Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity’s “Say STEM” summer camps.
Houston Chronicle’s Bay Area Citizen (This article appeared in the Sept. 18 print edition.)


CNN International
Edward Djerejian, director of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, provides analysis of exit poll data from Israeli elections.

Taliban in Qatar
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about the West’s attempts to negotiate with the Taliban.
Public Radio International’s “The World” (This segment aired on more than 800 affiliate stations across Canada and the U.S.) (Comments begin at 2:30.)

How the energy market affects the price at the pump
Amelie Carlton, lecturer in economics at Rice, is interviewed about how the recent attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil production facilities may affect the global oil market.
Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal (This segment aired on more than 700 affiliate radio stations across the U.S.)

KRLD-AM (Dallas)
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 interviewed about Texas politics. (This segment aired three times.)

‘WIS News 10 at 6:00’
A television broadcast features Christof Spieler, senior lecturer of architecture and author of “Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of U.S. Transit,” who gave the keynote address at the South Carolina Transit Forum Sept. 17.
WIS-TV (Columbia, South Carolina)


How diverse is your state?
Mikki Hebl, the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Chair of Psychology at Rice’s School of Social Sciences and professor of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Color Lines

Camelid antibodies for the treatment of allergies
An image is attributed to Laura Segatori, associate professor of bioengineering and biosciences.

Physician consolidation leads to higher prices, study says
An article cites a Rice study that suggests that patients spend more when treated by doctors who bill through hospital-owned practices.
D Healthcare Daily

Untapped Cities Insiders NYC events for October 2019
An article featuring Thomas Phifer mentions that his architectural firm, Thomas Phifer and Partners, designed Rice’s Brochstein Pavilion.
Untapped Cities


Students deserve more affordable textbooks
An article mentions OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
The Emory Wheel
Free OER platforms: Everything you need to know
eLearningInside News

Mark Rownd, Max Ernst abstracts at Sedona City Hall
An article mentions that Max Ernst’s retrospective “Inside the Sight” was exhibited at Rice in 1973.

O-A Alumni Hall of Fame community dinner and 2019 induction ceremony is Oct. 12
Alumna Linda Baldwin Potter is featured and pictured.
The Batavian


How Baylor’s Matt Rhule has influenced Rice‘s Mike Bloomgren
Several articles preview the Sept. 21 football game between Rice and Baylor University. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is featured in the first Houston Chronicle article. Owl Wiley Green is featured in the second Houston Chronicle article.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Wiley Green could be back at QB for Rice vs. Baylor
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 18 print edition.)
5 things Baylor fans need to know about Rice, including the status of its starting QB and a historic stadium
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
Rhule’s Bears have bad track record after bye weeks, but expect work to pay off against Rice
Waco Tribune-Herald
College football picks: Week 4 predictions for every game
Bleacher Report
Texas college football rankings: Sept. 16
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Storylines and notes: Baylor at Rice
‘Fox 44 News at 9 Central Texas’
KWKT-TV (Waco, Texas)
‘News 10 Tonight’
KWTX-TV (Waco, Texas)

STAT WATCH: Another 200-yard game gives Hubbard rushing lead
Several articles mention that Rice’s football team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin 48-13 Sept. 14.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
Following Rice victory, Herman turns attention to Oklahoma State
Yahoo! Sports (This article also appeared in The Daily Texan.)
Texas injuries mounting before Longhorns face Oklahoma State Cowboys
Yahoo! Sports (This article also appeared in SB Nation.)
Ailing Texas trio likely to play in Big 12 opener
Texas’ Keondre Coburn hungry for success
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 18 print edition of the Chronicle and the Sept. 18 digital and print editions of the San Antonio Express-News.)
Building blocks: Texas uses coaching, patience and motivation to mold its offensive line
Austin-American Statesman
Texas football: 3 ways Longhorns can improve vs. Oklahoma State
KXII-TV (Sherman, Texas)

September full of short weeks for UH
An article mentions the 2004 football game between Rice and the University of Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 18 print edition.)

James Harden’s next act
Rice head men’s basketball coach Scott Pera is quoted.
Bleacher Report

Beaver soccer report: Women stay perfect in Texas, men fall to 3-3
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s soccer team was defeated by Oregon State University 2-1 Sept. 15.
SB Nation (This article also appeared in TopDrawerSoccer.)
Pac-12 announces women’s soccer players of the week

Megan DeRouen looks toward improvement in sophomore season
An article mentions the Rice Invitational cross-country meet.
The Daily Cougar

Tech says Bowman to miss several weeks with shoulder injury
Former Rice football player Jackson Tyner is mentioned.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (This article also appeared in the Sept. 18 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News.)


10 most promising companies named at Rice Alliance Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum
Ultrafast battery charging and a method to stop oil spills from spreading are among the technological advances touted by new companies honored at the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship’s 17th annual Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum held Sept. 10-11 at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.

Leadership scholar David Day joins Rice’s Doerr Institute
David Day, an expert on the science of team leadership, has been named a fellow at Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders. Day, a professor of psychology and academic director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College, studies organizational leadership, identity and leadership development.

Deep dive for dark matter may aid all of data science
Rice astroparticle physicist Christopher Tunnell and his team have received a $1 million National Science Foundation grant to reimagine data science techniques and help push data-intensive physical sciences past the tipping point to discovery.

Study points to new drug target in fight against cancer
Research by José Onuchic, a physicist and co-director of Rice’s Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, and an international team of researchers suggests that a cancer-linked version of the protein mitoNEET regulates the voltage-dependent anion channels of mitochondria, the “power plants” that supply cells with chemical energy.

Phillips 66 CEO Garland to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute
Phillips 66 Chairman and CEO Greg Garland will visit Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Sept. 25 to discuss the changing energy landscape and lessons learned in his nearly 40-year career in energy.

About Stefan De La Garza

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