Dateline Rice for Jan. 27, 2020 (Weekend Edition)

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

How bootstrapping makes you a successful entrepreneur
An article quotes Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business and author of “Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less — and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagine.”
Medium 
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-sonenshein

Meet the doctor who wants people to have good sex after cancer
Alumna Kristin Rojas is featured.
Medium
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-med

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Expensive special election for suburban Houston race could be bellwether in battle for Texas House in 2020
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 Morning News (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-jones
The test: Can Democrats flip the most watched Republican district in Texas?
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Jan. 27 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-jones

Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center hosts Fort Bend Interfaith Community’s Youth Day of Service
Zahra Jamal, associate director for community engagement at Rice’s Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance, is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-jamal
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-jamal

Road bumps on Electric Avenue: Local EV owners find infrastructure lacking
Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Waco Herald-Tribune
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-collins

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 appeared in the Connecticut Post and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-shelton

Rig count declines even as Permian recovers earlier losses
An article cites a 2014 Rice study into job creation from drilling rigs.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-hc
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-chron

‘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 appeared in the Jan. 26 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-the-ion

Gerald O’Grady and the Houston media experiment
An article about Rice Media Center ahead of its 50th anniversary features the late Gerald O’Grady, founding director of the center. Geoff Winningham, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Humanities in visual and dramatic arts, is quoted. James Blue, former director of the Rice Media Center, and Charles Dove, professor in the practice of visual arts and film and director of Rice Cinema, are mentioned.
Glasstire
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-rice-media-center

Op-ed: How dual credit courses could save millions of dollars for school districts
An article mentions OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
El Paso Herald-Post
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-openstax

Love is in the air — Conroe Symphony Orchestra presents its Valentine’s concert Feb. 8
Alumnus Jacob Sustaita is featured.
The Paper
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-the-paper

BROADCAST

‘Sky News Tonight’
Edward Djerejian, director of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about President Donald Trump’s proposed Middle East peace plan.
Sky News
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-djerejian

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

New year, new frontiers
An article about new health care innovations quotes 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, who pioneered a gold nanoparticle prostate cancer treatment.
Delta Airlines’ Sky (This article also appeared in the January 2020 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-halas (Scroll to page 70.)

As climate change hits the Southeast, communities wrestle with politics, funding

Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
Inside Climate News (This article also appeared in the Post and Courier, GPB Public Radio Online and WFAE Public Radio Online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-cohan

Physicists finally observe a link between quantum criticality and entanglement
An article features collaborative Rice research into what happens when materials change quantum phases. Co-author Qimiao Si, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy, is mentioned.
GizmoPosts24.com (A similar article also appeared in WhatsNewStar.com.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-si

Scientists propose ‘tattoos’ to solve vaccination issues
An article features research into a novel way to accurately record a person’s vaccination history. Co-author Kevin McHugh, assistant professor of bioengineering, is quoted.
Nerdist
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-mchugh

Top data science influencers to follow on Twitter (2020)
Hadley Wickham, adjunct professor of statistics, is featured.
MarkTechPost
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-wickham

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.
Environmental News Network
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-schwab

King, Pearson and Zhang receive 2019 Joanne Simpson Medals for mid-career scientists
Cin-Ty Lee, professor and chair of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, is quoted.
Eos
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-lee

Special topic: Exocomets
An image is credited to Rice and researcher Robert O’Dell, the Andrew Hays Buchanan Professor Emeritus of Astrophysics and former chief scientist on the Hubble Space Telescope.
RocketStem.org
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-odell

Custom-designed hydrogels offer effective inflammation control
An article features Rice research into injectable hydrogels that show promise to help heal wounds, deliver drugs and treat cancer. Jeffrey Hartgerink, professor of chemistry and bioengineering, is quoted.
Materials Today
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-hartgerink

Too many defects can spoil the battery
An article features a Rice study that determined too much stress in widely used lithium iron phosphate cathodes can quickly degrade batteries. Ming Tang, assistant professor of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
Materials Today
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-tang

Sneaky: Energy Department pushes electric vehicles under Trump’s nose
An article mentions that Rice has developed new silicon-based battery technology.
CleanTechnica (This article also appeared in Enjeux Energies and the Media Times.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-ct

FDA swears in Dr. Stephen Hahn as new Commissioner
Alumnus Stephen Hahn, who was sworn in as the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration Dec. 17, 2019, is featured.
Cleanroom Technology
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-ct
 

Digital startups raise hundreds of millions to modernize upstream sector
An article featuring LaserStream mentions that it was named one of the 10 most promising startups at the fifth annual Rice Alliance Startup Roundup at the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference.
Journal of Petroleum Technology
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-jpt

Gulf Research Program awards $7.25 million to advance safety culture in offshore oil and gas
An article about the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Gulf Research Program’s Safer Offshore Energy Systems grants mentions that Rice will be a partner in the “Development of an Evidence-Based, Multilevel Safety Culture Assessment Battery for the Offshore Industry” project.
HSE Now
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-hse

New administrative appointments in higher education for seven African Americans
An article features former Rice University Police Department chief James Tate.
The Journal of Black in Higher Education
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-jbhe

 
Top lifestyle changes to build a better heart

Alumnus Dean Ornish is featured.
Mercola
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-mercola

Le classement MBA 2020 selon le FT
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is featured.
Business-Cool.com (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-jones-school

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

The calendar reads 2020 but it sure looks like 1984 (with update)
A blog post quotes Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
The Wheeling Alternative
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-brinkley

UA wants to replace emergency phone boxes on campus with a button to speed up responses
An article mentions the emergency call boxes on Rice’s campus.
The Daily Pennsylvanian
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-thedaily

San Diego Episcopal Diocese’s first female bishop
An article features alumna Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook, the first female bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego.
San Diego Uptown News
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-snook

El terremoto de 2010 en Haití mató a cientos de miles de persona. El próximo podría ser peor
An article quotes Reginald DesRoches, the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of the George R. Brown School of Engineering, professor of civil and environmental engineering and professor of mechanical engineering. He becomes Rice’s provost July 1.
Bakersfield Californian (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-desroches

JFK, Churchill, la reine Victoria … nos archives de la semaine sur Instagram
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Le Figaro (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-kennedy

SPORTS

Czumbel leads UTSA over Rice 90-88 on late shot
Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of Texas at San Antonio 90-88 Jan. 25 at Tudor Fieldhouse. Owls Ako Adams, Josh Parrish and Quincy Olivari are mentioned in the Associated Press. Head coach Scott Pera is quoted in the Houston Chronicle articles.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 75 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-ap-mbb
Rice loses fifth straight after late turnover leads to game-winning score
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Jan. 26 print editions of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared in the Connecticut Post.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-mbb
Rice comes up short against UTSA
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-mbb
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-mbb
UTSA 90, Rice 88
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-mbb
UTSA vs. Rice basketball highlights (2019-20)
WatchStadium.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-mbb
UTSA’s Byron Frohnen continues march toward school records
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27
‘KPRC Channel 2 News at 10 p.m.’
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-mbb

UT-Arlington snaps Texas State’s four-game winning streak
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team defeated the University of Texas at San Antonio 74-62 Jan. 25. Owl Erica Ogwumike is highlighted in the Houston Chronicle.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets, and it appeared in the Jan. 26 print editions of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-ogwumike
Recap: Women’s basketball comes up short on the road against UTEP
North Texas Daily
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-wbb
‘KPRC Channel 2 News at 10 p.m.’
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-wbb

North Texas wins 67-57 for 8th straight victory
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team will play the University of North Texas Feb. 1.
The Associated Press
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-mbb
Recap: Men’s basketball closes out UTEP, captures eighth consecutive win in conference play
North Texas Daily
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-mbb

Honey Stinger helps Spartan athletes conquer the obstacles
An article features former Rice cross-country runner Nicole Mericle.
SGB Media
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-sgb

Former Dallas Cowboys DC Brian Stewart named Baylor’s CB coach
Former Rice assistant football coach and interim head coach Brian Stewart is featured.
SicEm365.com (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-sic-em

The weekend roundup: Week 4
An article mentions that Rice’s tennis team will play Dartmouth College.
The Dartmouth
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-tennis

Louisiana Tech games, tournament help to revitalize Smith-Wills Stadium
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team will play Louisiana Tech University April 9-11.
The Vicksburg Post
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-baseball

East Texas town pulls for Chiefs, homegrown Mahomes
Rice is mentioned.
NBC DFW Online
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-dfw

UTEP battles back to defeat North Texas 67-63 and now heads on two-game road trip
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team defeated the University of Texas at El Paso Jan. 23.
The Prospector
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-wbb

Houston wins big against Arkansas, remain perfect on the season
An article mentions that Rice’s swimming and diving team will compete against the University of Houston and Louisiana State University Jan. 31.
The Daily Cougar
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-dc

Smith: Kelvin Sampson keeps UH in national basketball conversation
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team played the University of Houston in November.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-mbb

NEWS RELEASES

Environmental expert to Chinese government: Banning single-use plastics is not enough
The Chinese government has announced it plans to address the world’s growing plastic waste problem by phasing out single-use plastics by 2025. But such a ban is premature and “puts the cart before the horse,” according to Rachel Meidl, fellow in energy and environment at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-news-release-meidl
Rice lab turns trash into valuable graphene in a flash
A new process introduced by the Rice lab of chemist James Tour can turn bulk quantities of just about any carbon source into valuable graphene flakes. The process is quick and cheap; Tour said the “flash graphene” technique can convert a ton of coal, food waste or plastic into graphene for a fraction of the cost used by other bulk graphene-producing methods.
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-news-release-tour

New trade agreement good for US digital products, says Baker Institute expert
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement sends a clear and welcome message acknowledging the enormous importance of digital products produced in the U.S. for sale around the world, according to a report from the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-news-release-baker-study

About Stefan De La Garza

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