Dateline Rice for Sept. 19, 2019

FEATURED ITEMS

Rice women’s volleyball upset third-ranked Texas
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team defeated the University of Texas at Austin 3-2 Sept. 18.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 19 print edition, and it appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2No5XYW
http://bit.ly/2NpfbUM
College volleyball: Rice upsets No. 3 Texas in nail-biting 5-setter
NCAA.com (This article also appeared in Volleyball Magazine.)
http://bit.ly/2NnYZTE
Rice stuns No. 3 Texas in first-ever victory over Longhorns
VYPE
http://bit.ly/2No2f1h
Texas had their hands full against Rice Owls on Wednesday
The Daily Texan
http://bit.ly/2NnYZmC

Saudi Arabia’s oil troubles don’t rattle the US as they used to
Kenneth Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
https://wapo.st/2V8NyQD

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Obituary: Okjökull was declared dead in 2014
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.
The Economist (This article also appeared in the Sept. 18 print edition.)
https://econ.st/2V4nUfT
Iceland is mourning the first glacier killed by climate change and this is a message from nature to all of us
UC News
http://bit.ly/2V4YHSt

FCC creates 2 ‘innovation zones’ to test next-gen wireless
An article mentions that Rice and the University of Utah will lead Salt Lake City’s 5G testbed.
MSN (This Engadget article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2V2tlfe
KSL-AM (Salt Lake City)
http://bit.ly/2No8QsK (This segment aired four times.)
‘KSL 5 News at 6’
KSL-TV (Salt Lake City)
http://bit.ly/2NoAllD

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Iran has an endgame. Does Trump? [Opinion]
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed about the rising tension between the U.S. and Iran.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 19 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2V24Z5k
Are we going to war with Iran?
KERA Online
http://bit.ly/2NkWoKh
Kiwi motorists shielded from the worst of oil price increases
Stuff.co.nz
http://bit.ly/2NmL7sH

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. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the Sept. 19 print editions of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News. This story also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2V18sBc

Houston ISD enrollment on pace to hold steady after declines
An article mentions that the University of Houston and Rice’s Houston Education Research Consortium will conduct an enrollment study of the Houston Independent School District.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2NmBbQ7

Why Bill.com CEO René Lacerte chose Houston over hundreds of cities for second office
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2NnGfDJ

What’s in Houston art galleries this week
An arts roundup mentions that Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts will exhibit “Moon Shot” from Sept. 20-Dec. 21.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2NkXaXH
http://bit.ly/2NmlND6
The Must List: Phil Collins, ‘The Hard Problem’
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2NnUhoW
http://bit.ly/2NqWMXl
Things to do: Best bets for a great weekend in Houston, Sept. 19-22, 2019
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/2Nol8kN

Peggie Miller: CSO chooses Masquerade Ball theme for season opener
Alumnus Jacob Sustaita ’08 is featured.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2No85Q6

The 15 best college dining halls in America, according to students
Rice is featured in a slideshow.
Houston Chronicle (This Business Insider article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2NlcymQ

Outside the Megaplex: Here are the Houston arthouse movies showing Sept. 20-26
A roundup of alternative Houston-area movie theaters mentions that Rice Cinema presented “Low-Fi,” a collection of unusual films from the Rice Cinema archive, Sept. 19 and will do so again Sept. 26.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2NnKjUi

BROADCAST

Political Roundup: How much do you care about the Houston mayor’s race?
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, participates in a panel discussion by Houston Public Media about the week’s top political stories. Jones also is quoted in several other media outlets about Texas politics.
Houston Public Media (This “Houston Matters” segment also aired twice on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://bit.ly/2NmE8jz
Full show: The week in politics and Howie Mandel (Sept. 18, 2019)
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/2No9iHc
Lt. Gov. Patrick fights back after being target of conservatives on Twitter
KRLD.radio.com
http://bit.ly/2NpbfmY
Dan Patrick accuses conservative activist of destroying the Texas Republican party
KLBJ Online
http://bit.ly/2NoaURg
Beto O’Rourke cursing his way through his campaign
Fox 5 Online
http://bit.ly/2V2D7y9

Why negotiations between the US and Taliban mostly take place in Qatar
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Public Radio International
http://bit.ly/2V8p5v0
Analysts: Strike on Saudi oil facility will not have major impact on prices
The Media Line
http://bit.ly/2V0GBkK

The real bachelor party hangover: A $12,460 ER bill
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 an article about the billing practices of free-standing ER facilities.
NPR (This article originally appeared in Kaiser Health News, and it appeared in 10 other media outlets.
https://n.pr/2V4YazX

2020 ABC13’s Women of Distinction
An article about ABC 13 and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s 2020 Women of Distinction features Brigitte Kalai, who established the Brigitte and Bashar Kalai Family Workshops at Rice, and mentions Wiess College senior Alex Kalai. Alumna Hannah McNair also is featured.
KTRK Online
https://abc13.co/2NmR60P

‘KPRC Channel 2 News at 5 p.m.’
A television broadcast features Rice research that determined that a rise in asps, one of North America’s most venomous caterpillars, is due to netting live oaks to deter pesky birds.
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2Noarie

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Nano bulb lights novel path: Engineers create tunable, nanoscale, incandescent light source
An article features Rice research into nano light bulbs, which may make solar cells more efficient. Co-authors Gururaj Naik, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and graduate student Chloe Doiron are quoted.
Phys.org
http://bit.ly/2V2DtVv

How a centuries-old sculpting method is helping 3D-printed organs with blood vessels
Collaborative Rice research that developed a tangled, 3D-printed network of vessels that mimic a human lung is featured. Lead co-author Jordan Miller, assistant professor of bioengineering, is quoted.
Singularity Hub
http://bit.ly/2V505o9

Nord Stream 2: Energy security for Europe or prelude to Russian aggression in the Baltic?
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, co-authored an article about Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
Natural Gas World
http://bit.ly/2V2uoMt

Watch out for 7 traits of a dominant visionary
Marc Epstein, former distinguished research professor of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, co-authored an article.
Chief Executive
http://bit.ly/2V8q3aC

Older workers’ health: Finding the right job fit matters, researchers say
Research by Margaret Beier, professor of psychological sciences, is featured.
Safety+Health magazine
http://bit.ly/2V4ay3f

Deep dive for dark matter may aid all of data science
An article mentions that Chris Tunnell, assistant professor of physics and astronomy and of computer science, and his team have received a $1 million National Science Foundation grant to advance the way data scientists use machine and deep learning in the physical sciences.
Space Daily (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2V505or
Shedding light on dark matter
University of Delaware News
http://bit.ly/2NpggvJ

Study points to new drug target in fight against cancer
An article features the collaborative research of José Onuchic, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy, which 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.
World Pharma News(This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2V8mBMX

The tribe that brought a damaged shoreline back to life
Postdoctoral fellow Kevin Loughran is quoted.
Columbia University’s State of the Planet
http://bit.ly/2V2lyy8

Artificially engineering the intestine
Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is mentioned.
Bioengineer.org (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2Nmvxxa

The best business schools in the US, according to Forbes
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is featured.
BusinessBecause
http://bit.ly/2V6353z

Congratulations to the 2019 SWE Scholarship recipients!
An article about the 2019 Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Recipients mentions that Martel College sophomore Shriya Shah won the Lois Aileen Bey Memorial Scholarship and that Rice swimmer Ahalya Lettenberger won the SWE Chicago Regional Section Scholarship.
Society of Women Engineers News
http://bit.ly/2V3AzzL

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

YIMBYs and housing justice
Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted in an article about the challenges of developing affordable housing.
Boulder Weekly
http://bit.ly/2V1Fp0s

VA report on election security gains attention — and a sharp rebuke
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.
Tysons Corner Patch
http://bit.ly/2V4rg2s

Poet, Renaissance scholar Joseph Campana to visit ETSU for creative writing residency
Joseph Campana, the Alan Dugald McKillop Professor of English and author of “The Book of Life,” is featured.
Johnson City Press
http://bit.ly/2NnVEnA

Quest for new cancer treatment crosses milestone
Rice researchers who developed AuroLase Therapy, a gold nanoparticle prostate cancer treatment that left 13 of 15 trial patients cancer-free after one year, are featured. Quoted are 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 former Rice biochemistry professor Jennifer West.
Let Life Happen
http://bit.ly/2NoXK6s

Bonnie Brown: Q&A with Dr. Tonya K. Flesher, professor emerita of accountancy
An article mentions alumnus Flyn Flesher.
HottyToddy.com
http://bit.ly/2No21XR

The 25 hardest colleges to get into in America
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 19 on Niche’s list of the most difficult colleges to get into.
Mental Floss
http://bit.ly/2VdKd33

Tulane team competes in ‘world’s fastest invention competition’
An article mentions that a team from Rice competed in the APT/PBS reality show “Make48.”
Tulane University News
http://bit.ly/2NmGSxn

Columbus Makes Art presents Anne Spurgeon on her work and opening her studio to the public
Alumnus Brian Mangrum, a graduate of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
Columbus Underground
http://bit.ly/2NmuehK

Lobo alum attends Democratic debate
Martel College freshman Diego De La Fuente is featured and pictured.
Hays Free Press
http://bit.ly/2NnP9B3

Make your successes pop: 8 college approval essay directing questions
Rice is mentioned.
Mamme Gemelle
http://bit.ly/2No2fOS

The college scene
Rice is mentioned.
Atlanta Jewish Times
http://bit.ly/2No2fyb

SPORTS

Wiley Green could be back at QB for Rice vs. Baylor
Several articles preview the Sept. 21 football game between Rice and Baylor University. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted and Owl Wiley Green is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Sept. 19 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online. Below is a sampling of more than 25 additional articles that mention the Rice-Baylor game.)
http://bit.ly/2O2mG3r
Oklahoma State looks to win again at Texas in Big 12 opener
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 75 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2V653kt
One True Podcast: Rhule’s Rice connection and the OU defense debate
The Eagle
http://bit.ly/2Npf9w3
Ranking the Texas Div. 1 schools: Baylor passes U of H as the losses pile up
SportsMap Houston
http://bit.ly/2NnYyJ0
Big 12 report: Proving time as conference play arrives
SportsMap Houston
http://bit.ly/2NnYyJ0
Football’s Grayland Arnold leads by example
Baylor Lariat
http://bit.ly/2V3IOvx
Baylor football expecting a 4-quarter battle against Rice
FOX 44 Online
http://bit.ly/2Npbr5B
Rhule welcomes a nail-biting matchup with Rice
KWTX Online
http://bit.ly/2NmrBfS
‘Fox 44 News at 9 Central Texas’
KWKT-TV (Waco, Texas)
http://bit.ly/2NnM9Vp
Baylor Football off yesterday, now prepare for Rice on Saturday
KCEN Online
http://bit.ly/2VbqDV2

Chisum searching for more wins at 2019 Creeds & Crests Classic
A sports roundup mentions that Rice’s volleyball team defeated Texas State University Sept. 3.
San Marcos Daily Record
http://bit.ly/2NoUEiQ

Isn’t it time ex-SMU great Eric Dickerson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame?
Former Rice football player Jackson Tyner is mentioned.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2Nl0xhj
Fans losing all hope in Wells’ program before we begin conference play
SB Nation
http://bit.ly/2NopJ6x

OSU women’s basketball schedule announced
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team, which is ranked No. 24 in the nation, will play Oklahoma State University later this season.
Oklahoman.com
http://bit.ly/2NnQSq1
OSU women’s basketball team to face 6 teams in preseason Top 25 poll
Tulsa World
http://bit.ly/2NoUnwk

Football to face North Texas on Saturday in C-USA opener
An article mentions the 2017 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
UTSA Athletics News
http://bit.ly/2Nr1AMn

QB Sam Ehlinger spreading the TDs around in Texas offense
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 100 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2NoaVEK
Derek Kerstetter a versatile fixture for Texas
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 19 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in the Sept. 19 digital and print editions of the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://bit.ly/2No2DwD
Around the Big 12: Week 3
Daily O’Collegian
http://bit.ly/2NlgdRC

UCF football and its fans are ‘still fighting the fight against the Power 5’
An article mentions the 2010 football game between Rice and the University of Central Florida.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.)
https://wapo.st/2O3syJC

UNC hosts App State to headline ACC’s Week 4
An article mentions that Rice’s football team was defeated by Wake Forest University Sept. 6.
Houston Chronicle (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2VdBjm9

Stepping up to bat: Tulane announces new baseball signing class
An article features former Rice baseball player Luis Aviles.
Tulane Hullabaloo
http://bit.ly/2V2KDcl

NCAA football rankings — Sept. 15, 2019
Rice football is mentioned.
Logan’s Sports Ratings
http://bit.ly/2NmLGCV

Gonzaga’s Top 10 transfers
Former Rice basketball player Jeremy Jones is mentioned.
SB Nation
http://bit.ly/2NkcDqN

NEWS RELEASE

Nano bulb lights novel path
Gururaj Naik of Rice’s Brown School of Engineering and graduate student Chloe Doiron have assembled unconventional “selective thermal emitters” — collections of near-nanoscale materials that absorb heat and emit light in what may be as the world’s smallest incandescent lightbulb
http://bit.ly/2V9TLvJ

About Stefan De La Garza

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