Dateline Rice for Oct. 16, 2019


Want to build a coaching business? Go to school!
Tom Kolditz, director of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, authored an op-ed.

There are parasitic wasps, and then there’s the crypt-keeper
An article mentions that Scott Egan, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was the first to describe the crypt-keeper wasp in 2017.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Oct. 16 print edition of Extra Science Weekly in the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News. This story also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.) portfolio will analyze Twitter to gauge trader sentiment
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted in an article about the challenges of developing valuation metrics for cryptocurrencies.
Bloomberg Quint (This article also appeared in BNN Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance and US Press From.)

Marie Kondo: guru da casa dá agora dicas de ouro para meter ordem na vida laboral
An article mentions that Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, co-authored the forthcoming “Joy at Work: The Career-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.”
MSN (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in Idealista and Redação.)

Japanese scientists turn carbon dioxide to organic matter, useful for clothing, packaging and more
An article features Rice research into the efficient conversion of carbon dioxide into pure liquid fuels.
International Business Times

Herz aus dem drucker: Israelische forscher stellen organe per 3D-drucker her
Collaborative Rice research into 3D organic bioprinting is featured.
Berliner Zeitung (An English translation is not available.)


Rice U. launches Center for African and African American Studies
Rice has announced the creation of the Center for African and African American Studies in response to increasing interest and expertise in the fields on campus. Anthony Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and professor of religion, who will serve as founding director of CAAAS, is pictured and quoted. Susan McIntosh, interim dean of Social Sciences, also is quoted.
Houston Style Magazine (This article also appeared in Africa Business Communities.)

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and the tape’s aftermath
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 or interviewed by several media outlets.
Dallas Observer
So what impact will ‘the Bonnen tapes’ have on Texas politics?
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
Latest Texas news
Texas State Networks (Scroll down to “Conservative activist says he’s going to release secret Bonnen tape.”)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
KLBJ-AM (Austin) University research determines the best way to promote innovation in the workplace
Jing Zhou, the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management and Psychology at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an article based on her research.
InnovationMap (This article originally appeared in Rice Business Wisdom.)

Texas’ $7 billion plan to remake Houston highways targets homes, businesses in communities of color
An article cites a post authored by TxDOT Houston District Engineer Quincy D. Allen on Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research’s Urban Edge blog.
Houston Defender

Rice University will release rescued owls ahead of Halloween
A television broadcast mentions that the Houston SPCA’s Young Professionals program will return rehabilitated screech owls to the wild from Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts Oct. 25.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Army Corps’ proposal for sand dunes in newest ‘Ike Dike’ plan brings questions about cost, feasibility
John Anderson, the W. Maurice Ewing Professor Emeritus of Oceanography, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Synthetic cells make long-distance calls
Rice synthetic biologists design transcriptional circuits that allow single-cell microbes to form networks that spur collective action, even in large communities. The work could lead to engineered microbes that treat conditions in gut microbiomes or communicate with bioelectronics. Matthew Bennett, associate professor of biochemistry and cell biology, is quoted.
Houston Style Magazine (This article also appeared in Bright Surf, Bioengineer,, Science Daily, Technology Networks, Environmental News Network and Long Room.)

Overlap allows nanoparticles to enhance light-based detection
Rice scientists have found revealing information where light from a molecule meets light from a nanoparticle. Quoted are Christy Landes, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, chemistry and electrical and computer engineering; Stephan Link, professor of chemistry and computer and electrical engineering and associate chair for graduate studies; and graduate student Thomas Heiderscheit.
Houston Style Magazine (This article also appeared in AZoNano.)

Monday Roundup: Texas literary calendar Oct. 14-20, 2019
A roundup of literary events around Texas mentions that Sophie Esch, assistant professor of Mexican and Central American Literature and Culture, will read from her book “Modernity at Gunpoint: Firearms, Politics, and Culture in Mexico and Central America” Oct. 16 at Rice’s Huff House.
Lone Star Literary Life (This article also appeared in Blogarama.)

Report: George P. Bush considers run for higher office in Texas
An article features Texas land commissioner and alumnus George P. Bush.
The Center Square (This article also appeared in the Tyler Morning Telegraph, Moore County News-Press, Henderson Daily News, Port Lavaca Wave, The Katy Times, Fort Bend Herald & Texas Coaster, Star Local Media and KPVI Online.)

The Houston Symphony announces 4-concert Chamber Music Series in intimate venues across Houston
An article mentions that the 2019-2020 Chamber Music Series will conclude with a performance March 27, 2020, at Rice’s Duncan Recital Hall.
The Katy News

Spring ISD board positions on ballot
Alumna Deborah Jensen is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Oct. 16 print edition of the Chronicle’s Spring Observer.)

Dornith Doherty: Artist talk in Houston this weekend
An article featuring alumna Dornith Doherty mentions that she will give an artist talk at the Moody Gallery Oct. 19.

Dinner chat with AQUILA Commercial co-founder Jay Lamy
Alumnus Jay Lamy is featured and pictured.
ATX Real Estate News

Sports broadcaster Mark Followill looks back on his career, from The Ticket to voicing the Mavericks telecasts
An article featuring Mark Followill mentions that he has called a Rice football game.
Dallas Observer

Here is what to see and attend at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival
An article mentions that Rice Cinema will screen films as part of the 11th annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival Nov. 14-18.
CultureMap Houston

What’s in Houston galleries this week
An arts roundup mentions that Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts will exhibit “Moon Shot” through Dec. 21.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Encounter the arts with exhibits, workshops and more at the Moody Center for the Arts
Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts is featured.
365 Things To Do in Houston

Juan Barrera: The pathway to the Ivy League
An article featuring Juan Barrera mentions that he completed a summer research program for high school students at Rice.
Texas Border Business


Could Houston be the ‘energy capital’ without oil and gas?
Bill Arnold, professor in the practice of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

‘Morning Dose’
A television broadcast mentions that Rice Cinema will screen “Wild About Houston: A Green Film Festival” Oct. 16.
CW 39 (Houston)‘The Travel Show’
An article mentions that experts from Rice installed a monument Aug. 18 at the site of Iceland’s first glacier lost to climate change.
BBC World News


Climate change denial is dissipating
An article cites a 2017 study by Elaine Howard Ecklund, professor of sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program at Rice.
Cleaning & Maintenance Management

The end of Latin American solidarity
Christopher Sabatini, nonresident fellow at the Center for the United States and Mexico and the Latin America Initiative at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.
Foreign Policy has real reasons to fixate over the stock market
New academic research finds that the stock market has a measurable influence on how people who own stocks vote. Alan Crane, the William S. Mackey, Jr. & Verne F. Simons Distinguished Associate Professor at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted. This research is featured in Yahoo! Finance Canada.
Campus Circle (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Democratic debate: 5 things investors and Trump must watch out for
Yahoo! Finance Canada (This article also appeared in Yahoo! Hong Kong and Yahoo! Singapore.)

Water + air + electricity = hydrogen peroxide: Rice University breakthrough produces valuable chemical on demand at point of use
An article highlights Rice research that developed a reactor to make it easier and safer to produce hydrogen peroxide. Co-authors Haotian Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair, and graduate students Yang Xia and Chuan Xia are quoted.
Healthcare Purchasing News (A similar article also appeared in Ikons.)

Venezuela’s oil output to slip regardless of Chevron waiver
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 quoted.
Kallanish energy
Produção Venezuelana de petróleo pode ser reduzida pela metade sem a extensão da renúncia da Chevron
O Petroleo (An English translation is not available.)

Fluorescence imaging: Fluorescence lifetime imaging measures temperature of individual cells
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.
Laser Focus World

Does revealing sexual orientation at work improve your well-being?
New research from Rice that suggests being open about your sexual orientation in the workplace may be beneficial to overall well-being is featured. Co-author Eden King, associate professor of psychological science, is quoted.
Instinct Magazine
National: Hillary and Chelsea disagree, coming-out study, Julian Castro
Windy City Times

Which US schools charge the highest in-state tuition?
Rice is mentioned.
Florida Business Daily

Ars Lyrica continues 15th season with ‘Handel in Love’
Alumna Joanna Latini is featured.
Broadway World

RISD architecture programs rank near top of ‘most admired’ list
An article about DesignIntelligence’s rankings of the “most admired” architecture schools mentions that Rice’s School of Architecture is No. 3 in the nation for its undergraduate program and No. 7 in the nation for its graduate program.
Providence Business News

Space explorers from around the world gather for planetary congress
An article about the weeklong conference “Celebrating Apollo, Inspiring the Future” commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing mentions that a panel discussion will be held at Rice. (This article also appeared in All USA News Hub and Times of News India.)

Episode #70: Music from the tower: Guest is Stephen Tharp
An article mentions that Stephen Tharp has performed at Rice.
Orange County Catholic


When the Democratic hopefuls invade Atlanta
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is quoted.
WXIA Online (This segment also aired on WXIA-TV in Atlanta.)

Ask An Expert | How does the Puget Sound transit system compare to other cities across the US?
Christof Spieler, senior lecturer of architecture, is featured.
Blog Likes to focus on Civil War history
Alumnus Joseph Glatthaar is featured.
The Delaware Gazette

Honoring its own
Alumna Lydia Kisley is featured and pictured.
Wittenburg University

Altre notizie dalla spazio sidereo
Andrea Isella, assistant professor of physics and astronomy and of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is mentioned.
Libero Blog (An English translation is not available.)


Seeking first win, Rice defense wants to put pressure on UTSA
An article previews Rice football’s game against University of Texas at San Antonio Oct. 19. Head coach Mike Bloomgren and Owls Trey Schuman and Aston Walter are quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 16 print edition.)
Homecoming football showdown
The Paisano
UTSA to face Rice in annual Homecoming game
UTSA Athletics
College football picks: Week 8 predictions for every game
Bleacher Report
UTSA’s Frank Wilson dodges question about injured quarterback
KSAT San Antonio
Frank Wilson has passed the point of no return at UTSA
SB Nation football: Longhorns will wear throwback uniforms to honor 1969 national championship team
An article mentions the 1969 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
Sports Illustrated

Crosby, Rice alum Austin Walter named to New York Giants’ 53-man roster
Former Rice football player Austin Walter is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Oct. 16 print edition of the Chronicle’s News Advocate, Atascocita Observer, Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer and Lake Houston Observer.)

UH baseball opens 2020 season against Youngstown State
An article mentions that the first game of the three-game Silver Glove baseball series between Rice and the University of Houston will take place March 4, 2020, at Reckling Park.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

A year of solo travel taught me a new way of approaching food as fuel
Former Rice track and field athlete Becky Wade authored an article.

Games across Texas: Where top prospects will face off in Week 8
An article mentions that Devin Gunter plans to play football at Rice.

G5 Drive: Where each Group of 5 conference stands at midseason
An article mentions that Louisiana Tech University’s football team defeated Rice earlier this season.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)

Horns at the halfway point: Injuries, inconsistency aside, Texas still has fighting chance to win Big 12
An article mentions that the University of Texas at Austin’s football team defeated Rice earlier this season.
Austin American-Statesman

About Stefan De La Garza

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