Dateline Rice for Nov. 19, 2019


Djerejian: In addressing uprisings in Middle East, first ‘do no harm’
Edward Djerejian, director of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.


Men can offer vital support against workplace sexism, study reveals
Rice research into how “male allies” may unintentionally contribute to sexism is featured. Eden King, associate professor of psychological science, is quoted.
Yahoo! News (This article also appeared in Yahoo! Style UK, MSN Lifestyle UK, Yahoo! Sports and Yahoo! News Malaysia.) 
Allies, not saviors: How men push back at workplace sexism

Tense standoff: Hong Kong Polytechnic University becomes center of police protesters’ battle
An article mentions that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered remarks about U.S. foreign policy Nov. 15 at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
ABC News (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)

Artificial intelligence will obliterate these jobs by 2030
An artificial intelligence roundup features collaborative Rice research into using brain activity from mice to strengthen neural networks.


As Fulshear grows, the town becomes less diverse
Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Longview News-Journal (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)

The inauguration of Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick cost millions. But much of it went to fundraising and staff
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.
Austin American-Statesman (This article also appeared in KERA Online, AlterNet, The Paris News, El Paso Business Journal and
House committee holds impeachment hearings and Democrats are laying out all of their evidence

Seven Lakes High School students participate in International Astronomy Olympiad
An article about the first-ever U.S. National Astronomy Olympiad team, which was formed this year through a collaboration between Rice and Texas Southern University, quotes and pictures Patricia Reiff, professor of physics and astronomy and the associate director of the outreach program at the Rice Space Institute.
Covering Katy

Duo Dramatique celebrates big D (not Dallas)
An article featuring Duo Dramatique mentions it will perform at Duncan Recital Hall at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music Nov. 24.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

New toolkit helps to prepare children for future storms
An article mentions that Rice is a partnering institution with Ready Rosie to develop a toolkit to help address the trauma storms can cause to young children.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Cy-Fair ISD principal who needed heart surgery can attest that grads make great doctors
Alumnus Tom Nguyen is featured and pictured.
UT Health News


HPM local newscast for 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, 2019
Collaborative Rice research on food insecurity in Houston is featured in a local news roundup.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-AM in Houston.)
HPM local newscast for 5 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-AM in Houston.)

Mysterious contacts / Planet X, Anunnaki, and the Sphinx

Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice, is mentioned.
Coast to Coast AM (This segment also aired on more than 500 affiliate station across the U.S.)
WOR-AM (New York)

‘On Story with Barbara Morgan’
Alumnus Bill Broyles Jr. ’66 is interviewed about his experiences in Vietnam and writing screenplays.
Public Radio International (This segment aired on 738 affiliated radio stations.) 


Donald Trump: Angry at the impeachment process.
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
A Market Research Report
¿Ucrania quitó presión a la agenda antimigrante de Trump? Así respondieron los migrantes
La Hora (An English translation is not available.)

Researchers 3D-print bulletproof plastic layered cubes
Researchers at Rice are testing polymers based on tubulanes, theoretical structures of crosslinked carbon nanotubes predicted to have extraordinary strength. Pulickel Ajayan, chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering and a professor of chemistry, and graduate student Seyed Mohammad Sajadi are quoted.
Interesting Engineering
Manufacturing bits: Nov. 19
Semiconductor Engineering

Metropolitan Opera’s artistic administrator steps down
An article features Michael Heaston, professor opera at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
OperaWire (This article also appeared in Opera News.)

Study: If you’re looking to make friends online, join as many groups as possible
An article about forming online friendships quotes Rice researcher Anshumali Shrivastava, assistant professor of computer science.
Study Finds

Westlake appoints Randy Woelfel to board of directors
An article features alumnus Randy Woelfel. (This article also appeared in Industry Global News 24.)

Endocrinologist and reproductive physiologist Wayne Bardin dies

Alumnus Clyde Wayne Bardin died Oct. 10 at 85. 

The Scientist

Unified Communications X (UCX) wins 2019 R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine
An article about projects by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that won 2019 R&D 100 Awards, which recognize the top 100 revolutionary technologies of the year, mentions that Rice collaborated on Unified Communications X, an open-source software for high-performance computers.
Global Banking & Finance Review (This article also appeared in Lezard.)

Universities Space Research Association announces the 2019 Distinguished Undergraduate Award winners
An article mentions that McMurtry College senior Ryan Udell received honorable mention in the Universities Space Research Association’s annual Distinguished Undergraduate Awards. (This article also appeared in CityBizList, Baltimore CityBizList and Washington, D.C., CityBizList.)

Job-seekers urged to point out facial stigmas
Employers may be less likely to focus on facial imperfections when an interviewee acknowledges them upfront, according to a new collaborative Rice study.
HR Grapevine

Verizon’s Mobile 5G Goes Live in Boston, Houston and Sioux Falls
An article mentions that Rice Stadium is outfitted with Verizon 5G service.
CNET (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Africa es el nuevo jugador importante en energia y emisiones
Miriam Grunstein, contributing expert and scholar in the Mexico Center at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
El CEO (An English translation is not available.)

Los mayores expertos en la enseñanza de la segunda lengua, reunidos en la UHU por el IV Congreso Int. ‘TAML2’
An article mentions Rafael Salaberry, the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of the Humanities.
Cope (An English translation is not available.)

Jacob van Rijs ofrece conferencias en el CTAC y en la Cátedra Cerámica de Valencia
Rice is mentioned.
Cope (An English translation is not available.)


Maiden Ghana Innovation Awards comes off on Nov. 22
An article mentions that Haiyang Li, professor of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is part of the awarding board for the Ghana Innovation Awards.
Modern Ghana

Real estate industry blocks sea-level warnings that could crimp profits on coastal properties
John Anderson, the W. Maurice Ewing Professor Emeritus of Oceanography, is quoted.
Valliant News

Callisto String Quartet visits Chagrin Falls High School orchestra students: Community Voices
An article mentions that the Callisto String Quartet is the Graduate String Quartet in Residence at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.

P. Terry’s Burger Stand names Milli Hawkins CFO
Alumna Millicent Hawkins is featured and pictured.
QSR Magazine

Jean Rivier, Salk Institute expert on stress hormones, dies at 78
An article mentions that Jean Rivier, who died Nov. 13 at the age of 78, completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Rice.
The San Diego Union-Tribune


Herd’s Beckett earns C-USA honor
A Conference USA awards roundup mentions that Rice football player Brad Rozner was named offensive player of the week; women’s basketball player Lauren Schwartz was named freshman of the week; and Trey Murphy III was named the men’s basketball player of the week. Rozner is mentioned in the Austin American-Statesman and Texas HS Football, Schwartz is featured in the first Conference USA article and in the Northern Kentucky Tribune, and Murphy is featured in the second Conference USA article. Football player Tom Stewart is mentioned in the Texas HS Football article.
The Herald-Dispatch
Texas coach Tom Herman calls Devin Duvernay’s Biletnikoff Award omission ‘a shame’
Austin American-Statesman
WBB: Nov. 18 Players of the Week
Conference USA
Prep sports notebook: Ryle senior running back needs 42 yards to join list of top local rushers
Northern Kentucky Tribune
MBB: Nov. 18 Players of the Week
Conference USA
Texas HS football alumni: These 10 players are dominating college football
Texas HS Football
Kirk Herbstreit unveils his top 5 teams of Week 12
An article mentions that Rice’s football team was named one of college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit’s teams of the week.
The Spun

College football: 10 best, 10 worst teams of Week 12 — where was this Notre Dame all year?
An article mentions that Rice’s football team defeated Middle Tennessee State University 31-28 Nov. 16.

Men’s basketball preview: Houston at Rice
An article previews the Nov. 19 basketball game between Rice and the University of Houston at Tudor Fieldhouse.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, and it appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
College basketball report: Week 2
‘KPRC Channel 2 News at 10’
KPRC-TV (Houston)
UH, Rice basketball clash tonight at Tudor Fieldhouse
Air Force football earns AFCA Academic Achievement Award
An article mentions that Rice received the American Football Coaches Asso­­ciation’s 2019 Aca­demic Achieve­ment Award and recorded a perfect score of 1,000 for its single-year Academic Progress Rate for 2017-18.
United States Air Force Academy

Rice Stadium ranked on worst football stadium list
Rice Stadium is featured and pictured.
ABC 13 Online (This article also appeared in CultureMap Austin.)

Memorial High School hosts massive fall National Signing Day ceremony
An article featuring Ben Dukes mentions that he plans to play baseball at Rice.

Flipkens, Vandeweghe to square off in Houston 125K final
An article mentions the Oracle Challenger Series tennis tournament held at Rice’s George R. Brown Tennis Center.
Returning Falconi, Vandeweghe reach semifinals in Houston
Ken Hoffman serves up 10 questions for tennis star CoCo Vandeweghe

Local student athletes sign letters of intent
An article mentions that Matthew Linskey signed to play baseball at Rice.

Monday morning water cooler: TJ Haws stunned Houston to highlight a weekend of buzzer-beaters
A college basketball roundup features the game-winning layup by Owl Payton Moore in Rice’s 82-81 defeat of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Nov. 16.
SB Nation 
http://dateline.rice/nov-19-moore (Scroll down to “Buzzer beaters galore.”)

Volleyball loses to Rice, earns a rematch in tournament
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team will play the University of Texas at El Paso Nov. 22 at Tudor Fieldhouse in the opening round of the Conference USA volleyball tournament.
The Prospector (This article also appeared in the El Paso Herald-Post.)

UH notebook: AAC sets schedule for next two seasons
An article about future college football schedules mentions that Rice will play the University of Houston Sept. 5, 2020, and Sept. 11, 2021.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Chronicle’s Nov. 19 print edition, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and San Francisco Chronicle. )
Cougars’ AAC football schedules set for 2020-21
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Arkansas-Texas Southern features coaching colleagues
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of Arkansas 91-43 Nov. 5.
Razorbacks News (Similar articles also appeared in The Sentinel-Record, Whole Hog Sports and

Former Razorback baseball great Jeff King inducted Into SWC Hall of Fame
An article mentions that former Rice football player Courtney Hall was inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.
Razorbacks News

FB: Week 13 press conference quotes
Rice is mentioned.
Conference USA

VB: Nov. 18 Players of the Week
An article mentions that Rice volleyball player Grace Morgan was named the Conference USA defensive player of the week.
Conference USA

Game notes: LSU vs Arkansas
Rice’s football program is mentioned.

2020 Lamar baseball schedule
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team will play Lamar University May 6, 2020.
College Baseball Insider

Gamecock women rise into AP basketball top five, are at Clemson Sunday
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team was defeated by Texas A&M University 62-61 Nov. 17.
The Post and Courier

Francisco Lindor, not Mookie Betts, is the MLB superstar most likely to be traded this offseason
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon is featured and pictured.
La Vida Baseball MVP Anthony Rendon’s faith is major part of his inspirational story
La Vida Baseball
Washington wants ‘quick resolutions’ to Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon situations
Clutch Points

2019 Arizona Diamondbacks reviews: No. 32, Jon Duplantier
Former Rice baseball player Jon Duplantier is featured and pictured.
SB Nation

Tommy Haas wins Oracle Champions Cup in Houston to win 2019 Invesco Series QQQ points title with undefeated season
An article mentions the Nov. 14 Invesco Series QQQ Tour tennis event at Rice’s Tudor Fieldhouse.
Tennis Panorama

South Carolina football game-day guide: Gamecocks vs Texas A&M
Former Rice football player J.T. Ibe is mentioned.
Gamecock Central

About Stefan De La Garza

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