Dateline Rice for Feb. 11, 2020


Grooved scaffolds for live cells could heal injuries
An article features Rice research into the use of grooved plastic threads to seed sophisticated, tissue-engineered scaffolds with living cells to help heal injuries. Co-author Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and co-lead authors Maryam Elizondo, a research scientist at Rice, and alumnus Luis Diaz-Gomez are quoted.


Trump proposes big boost in NASA funding to get back to the moon
David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 11 print edition.)

Rice Media Center celebrates 50 years
An article about Rice Media Center ahead of its 50th anniversary mentions the late Gerald O’Grady, founding director of the center; Geoff Winningham, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Humanities in visual and dramatic arts; and James Blue, former director of the Rice Media Center.

New-to-Houston retailers coming to Rice Village
The Rice Management Co. is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Creating a path in global surgery
An article mentions that students from Rice worked with Baylor College of Medicine’s Interdisciplinary Surgical Technology and Innovation Center to develop sustainable, low-cost, 3D-printed laparoscopic instruments.
Baylor College of Medicine

2020 primary election guide Q&A: Get to know the Republican candidates for state District 129
An article mentions Rice flood mitigation research.
Community Impact Newspaper


Citgo 6 saga continues with group returned to Venezuelan prison
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. (This segment also aired three times on KTRH-AM in Houston.)
Kay Granger has Trump’s support. Here’s why it might not be enough to win her primary.
McClatchy DC


Why anger gets in the way of employee activism
Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, co-authored an article about what motivates individuals to try to reform an industry from within.
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management’s Insight

Oil bulls are in for a bitter disappointment
Kenneth Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Yahoo! Finance (This article originally appeared in and it appeared in Yahoo! Singapore, Enjeux Energies, Markets Insider and Yerepouni Daily News.)
The American empire mistakenly believes the shale oil-gas revolution will continue until 2050 and beyond
Global Research

The lost continent of Zealandia hides clues to the Ring of Fire’s birth
An article features the research of Gerald Dickens, professor of Earth, environment and planetary sciences, into Zealandia, a largely submerged continent that stretches across five million square kilometers beneath the southwest Pacific Ocean.
Live Science (A similar article also appeared in Archy Newsy.)
Cientistas revelam segredos do continente perdido de Zelândia

MSN Brasil (An English translation is not available.)

Feds back Rice computer scientist’s security strategy
The National Science Foundation has given a five-year, $550,000 CAREER Award to Ang Chen, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rice, for rethinking how to make future networks fundamentally more secure.
Scienmag (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Less may be more in next-generation 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.

Mormon fortune offers opportunity to do more good
An article mentions research by Michael Emerson, fellow at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and co-author of the book “Passing the Plate.”
Religion News (This article also appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune.)

Avetta names chief strategy and marketing officer, chief human resource officer

Alumnus Indy Chakrabarti is featured.
Financial News

SmartStop Self-Storage REIT adds chief operation officer
Alumnus Joe Robinson is featured.
Inside Self-Storage


Here is a list of top Indian government scholarships to help students study abroad
Rice is mentioned.
Education Times


Why New Hampshire says it won’t be the next Iowa
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.
A Day in the Life of the Universe (This Politico article also appeared in Headtopics and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

The brief wondrous life and death of Cardvaark, the MTA’s proposed MetroCard mascot
An article mentions that the late Alan Kiepper taught at Rice.
Gothamist (This article also appeared in NYC Speak.)

University of Texas sports programs took in $210.4 million in 2018 — the most in the US
Rice is mentioned.
The Hayride

El doble sí de Rodolfo
An article features a talk given at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy by Francisco Garcia-Cabeza de Vaca, governor of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. (An English translation is not available.)

El futuro del periodismo escrito
Rice is mentioned.


Fred Curry, creator of Bayou Bucket trophy, dead at 89
An article featuring former Rice football player Fred Curry, who died recently at 89, mentions that he helped create the Bayou Bucket trophy that is awarded to the winner of the Rice-University of Houston football game.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

The Baylor Bears keep rolling as the LSU Tigers experience their first loss in nearly two months
Rice’s men’s basketball team is featured SportsMap Houston. It will play Old Dominion University Feb. 13 at Tudor Fieldhouse, and the women’s team will play the Monarchs on the same day in Norfolk, Virginia.
SportsMap Houston
‘Sports Wrap’
WVBT-TV (Norfolk, Virginia)

Red-hot Lady Toppers reach 6-game winning streak without starting guard Sherry Porter
An article mentions that NCAA women’s basketball expert Michelle Smith picked Rice to win the Conference USA Tournament and the league’s automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
College Heights Herald

LSU hiring former NFL coach Scott Linehan shows Ed Orgeron is serious about keeping Tigers a contender
An article mentions that Rice’s football team will play Louisiana State University Sept. 19 at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Four fathers and their lives away from Georgia State University
Former Rice assistant basketball coach Chris Kreider is featured.
The Signal

Thousands attend first Houston XFL game at TDECU Stadium
Former Rice senior associate athletic director Brian Cooper is mentioned.
Houston Business Journal

MBB preview at Tennessee
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team played the University of Arkansas earlier this season.
Arkansas Razorbacks News

Big 12 offseason tracker: Missouri CB Christian Holmes to transfer to Oklahoma State
Former Rice assistant football coach and interim head coach Brian Stewart is featured.
SB Nation

Raising children with values in Greenwich
Former Rice basketball player Sean Obi is featured.
Greenwich Sentinel

Former Husker OC Walters set to join NFL staff
A 2001 NCAA Super Regional baseball game between Rice and the University of Nebraska is mentioned in a caption.
Star Local Media (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)

Tom Krasovic: Courtney Hall, center on Chargers Super Bowl team, joins a presidential campaign
Former Rice football player Courtney Hall is featured and pictured.
Myrtle Beach Online

About Stefan De La Garza

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