Dateline Rice for Jan. 24, 2020

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

What every engineer and coder owes to Apollo 8
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Medium
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-kennedy

HOUSTON/TEXAS

East End is roiled as mixed-income housing plans advance
Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-shelton

Transportation commission should reflect Houston’s diversity [Opinion]
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Jan. 24 print edition.) 
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-klineberg

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, maimer of the Texas Senate, takes aim again
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.
Dallas Observer
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-jones

Rice Business research finds benefit to hiring overqualified employees
Jing Zhou, the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management and Psychology at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an article about her collaborative research that suggests there are advantages to having an overqualified workforce.
InnovationMap (This article originally appeared in Rice Business Wisdom.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-zhou

‘Not in our name’: Rice students band together in hopes of protecting Third Ward amid plans to develop innovation district
An article mentions Rice’s redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into the Ion, the centerpiece of an innovation district slated to open in the first quarter of 2021. President David Leebron is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-the-ion

What’s on at Houston galleries
An article features current and forthcoming exhibits at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts. Mentioned are “Story Lines,” on view through May 17, and “Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present,” on view through May 16.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Jan. 24 print edition.) 
http://dateline.rice/jan-23-moody-center
Preview picks
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Jan. 24 print edition.) 
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-moody-center

Outside the Megaplex: Here are the Houston arthouse movies showing Jan. 24-30
A roundup of alternative Houston-area movie theaters mentions that Rice Cinema will present the following screenings: “Low-Fi,” a collection of unusual films from the Rice Cinema archive, Jan. 23; “Father, Son, and Holy War” Jan. 25; and “The Dilemma of Winston Kirp” Jan. 27.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Jan. 24 print edition.) 
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-rice-cinema

Conroe Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue’
Alumnus Jacob Sustaita is featured.
The Paper
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-paper

Texas designer crafts chic clothing line for hot, muggy weather
An article features alumna Kristina Haag.
CultureMap San Antonio
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-cm

Chapin senior earns Questbridge scholarship to Rice University
An article featuring Gabrielle Franklin mentions that she plans to attend Rice on the QuestBridge National Match scholarship.
El Paso Herald-Post
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-ephp

The Texas EMS Awards
A newsletter mentions that Rice EMS received the 2019 EMS First Responder award from Texas Health and Human Services.
Texas Health and Human Services
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-rice-ems

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Less may be more in next-gen batteries
An article features collaborative Rice research into lithium-ion batteries developed with silicon anodes. Co-authors Sibani Lisa Biswal, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and postdoctoral fellow Anulekha Haridas are quoted.
ChemEurope.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-biswal

Bird droppings to help cut the crap in graphene-doping papers
An article cites pioneering graphene research by James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering.
Chemistry World
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-tour

Fear of wildfires inspires forward-thinking communities
Research by Rice Architecture graduate student Vivian Schwab that suggests strategies to help fire-prone communities mitigate risk is featured. Albert Pope, the G. S. Wortham Professor of Architecture, is quoted, and Clover Lee, former assistant professor of architecture, is mentioned.
Phys.org
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-schwab-pope

FDA clears smart inhaler cap from Cognita Labs
Ashutosh Sabharwal, professor of electrical and computer engineering, is mentioned.
MedCity News
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-sabharwal

SCI-Arc announces spring 2020 public lectures and exhibitions
An article mentions that Eva Franch i Gilabert formerly taught at Rice.
Archinect
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-arch

Submissions open for 2nd Annual ‘You Will Be Found’ college essay writing challenge
Duncan College sophomore Katherine Hui is mentioned.
Playbill (This article also appeared in Broadway World.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-pb

Can MRI contrast damage kidneys?
An article cites a 2018 Rice study detailing an alternative to commonly used MRI contrast agents.
Top Class Actions
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-mri

Hsu creative office building in Houston
Rice is mentioned.
e-Architect
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-e-arch

New method to detect defects in 2D materials for future electronics, sensors
An article features collaborative Rice research into the development of a technique that quickly and sensitively characterizes defects in 2D materials.
Newswise
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-nw

Perforacion de pozos petroleros se retrasa en Mexico, quien tiene la culpa?
Miriam Grunstein, contributing expert and scholar in the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an article.
El CEO (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-grunstein

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

UH undergraduate engineering student discovers new method for oil separation
An article about collaborative Rice research into a new and effective technique to create particle separation quotes and pictures lead author and graduate student Trevor Shimokusu.
University of Hawaii News
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-shimokusu

21 Michiganders chosen for the state’s first Environmental Justice Advisory Council
Alumnus Justin Onwenu is featured.
Fox UP (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-onwenu

Sharyland High holds 5th annual alumni panel
Will Rice College sophomore Diego Lopez is featured.
Progress Times
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-lopez

SPORTS

Boum, Edwards career nights lead UTEP past Rice 72-64
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of Texas at El Paso 72-64 Jan. 23 at Tudor Fieldhouse. Owls Josh Parrish, Robert Martin, Ako Adams and Trey Murphy III are highlighted in the Associated Press. Head Coach Scott Pera is quoted in the Houston Chronicle.
The Associated Press (This and similar articles appeared in more than 200 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-ap
Rice drops fourth straight in return to Tudor Fieldhouse
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Jan. 24 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-mbb
UTEP men win at Rice, snap 19-game road losing streak
El Paso Times
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-mbb

Indiana upends Michigan State
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team defeated the University of Texas at El Paso 69-61 Jan. 23. Owls Erica Ogwumike, Nancy Mulkey and Sydne Wiggins are highlighted in the Houston Chronicle.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Jan. 24 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-hc

Women’s basketball: UTEP falls at home to first-place Rice, 69-61

KVIA Online (This segment also aired on KVIA-TV in El Paso.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-wbb
UTEP women clipped by league-leading Rice, 69-61
KTSM Online (This segment also aired on KTSM-TV in El Paso.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-wbb
Gallery+story: Rice defeats UTEP at the Don 69-61
El Paso Herald-Post
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-wbb

ITF: Jan. 21 Athletes of the Week
An article mentions that Rice track and field athlete Michelle Fokam was named the Conference USA Female Field Athlete of the Week. Fokam recently won the triple jump and earned second place in the long jump at the Leonard Hilton Invitational hosted by the University of Houston.
Conference USA
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-fokam

Rice looks to end streak vs. UTSA
An article previews the Jan. 25 men’s basketball game between Rice and the University of Texas at San Antonio. Owls Drew Peterson and Trey Murphy III are mentioned. The game is mentioned in the last Associated Press article.
Miami Herald (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-mbb
Cougars rally late to take home victory over UConn
SportsMap
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-mbb
Gibson scores 27, leads North Texas over UTSA 98-78
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-mbb

2020 C-USA preview: USM, FAU headline the show again
An article featuring Rice’s baseball program mentions head coach Matt Bragga and Owl Trei Cruz.
D1Baseball.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-bragga-cruz

Cowboys’ Jerry Jones on Texans’ Cal McNair: ‘Great owner’
Alumnus Cal McNair is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-hc
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-chron

New Hawaii football head coach Todd Graham ‘humbled’
Former Rice head football coach Todd Graham is featured.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 200 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-ap

Beyer shares the highlights from Houston Marathon
An article mentions former football player Tommy Kramer and Rice Stadium.
Daily News
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-dn

Clemens brothers headline this year’s Texas alumni game
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team will play the University of Texas at Austin Feb. 14-16 at Reckling Park.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This and similar articles also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-hc
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-chron

Texas football: Longhorns add Wyoming, Texas State to future football schedules
An article mentions that Rice’s football team will play the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 2, 2023.
Sports Illustrated
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-si
Texas finalizes nonconference schedule for 2022, 2023 and 2026
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. Similar articles also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-chron

Golden Eagles win 2nd in row, top UAB
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of Southern Mississippi earlier this season.
WDAM Online
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-wdam

Lady Eagles drop 2nd straight for 1st time this year
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team defeated the University of Southern Mississippi earlier this season.
WDAM Online
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-wdam

Washington, Wilson hit late 3s to lift No. 15 Texas A&M women’s basketball team to victory
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team was defeated by Texas A&M University earlier this season.
The Eagle 
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-wbb

Recap: Men’s basketball continues historic start to conference play, wins sixth straight
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of North Texas earlier this season.
North Texas Daily
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-ntd

Three-star 2021 OLB Josh McCarron has Pac-12 offers in
Rice is mentioned.
247Sports.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-247

2021 QB Begeal, Red Wolves find a match
Rice is mentioned.
247Sports.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-247

US NCAA Division I coaches zero in on young talent
Rice men’s volunteer tennis coach Ezequiel Gils is quoted and pictured.
MSN Phillipines
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-gils

Honey Stinger helps Spartan athletes conquer the obstacles
An article features former Rice cross-country runner Nicole Mericle.
Outdoor Sportswire
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-os

NEWS RELEASE

Shepherd School to host annual Family Concert Feb. 1
Selections from Bach, Debussy and Mozart will be among the musical works performed at the annual Family Concert presented Feb. 1 by Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-news-release-shepherd-school

About Stefan De La Garza

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