Dateline Rice for Feb. 14, 2020

FEATURED ITEM

WBB: Ogwumike tabbed USBWA Player of the Week
An article featuring Rice’s women’s basketball player Erica Ogwumike mentions that she was named as the United States Basketball Writers Association’s Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week, the first Owl and fifth Conference USA player to win the award.
Conference USA
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-ogwumike

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Surge in Asian students has impact on Forsyth schools
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitutionand he authored an article in Psychology Today.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-dholakia
Can budgeting help us improve our personal finances?
Psychology Today
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-dholakia

Column: $32 trillion for ‘Medicare for All’? It’s a bargain
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Health and Biosciences, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 14 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-ho

People marry for politics, not looks
An article features collaborative Rice research from 2011 that determined most people choose partners with similar politics, religion and social activity rather than physique or personality. Co-author John Alford, professor of political science, is quoted.
Futurity (This article was featured in the Feb. 14 Futurity Today newsletter.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-alford

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Houston’s wrestling glory days immortalized in Rice exhibit
An article mentions that Rice Media Center will present “Friday Night at the Coliseum,” an exhibit based on the 1971 book of the same name by Geoff Winningham, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Humanities in visual and dramatic arts. The exhibit is part of the Rice Media Center’s 50th anniversary festivities; the exhibit will be on view from the opening reception Feb. 22 through March 30.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Chronicle’s “Preview.”)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-winningham-rice-media

Former Station Houston CEO says Capital Factory merger was about taking the organization ‘back to its roots’
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. Gabriella Rowe, executive director of the Ion, is featured in a podcast.
InnovationMap
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-the-ion-rowe

‘Kidnappers Foil’ exhibit revisits a pre-‘American Idol’ phenomenon
An article mentions that Lisa Lapinski, assistant professor of visual and dramatic arts, collaborated with the artist Gareth Long on “Tove & Melton & Lisa & Gareth & Charles & &c.”
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 14 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-lapinski

Outside the Megaplex: Here are the Houston arthouse films showing Feb. 14-20
An article mentions that Rice Cinema will screen “The Need to Grow” Feb. 19 and present “Low-Fi: Culinary Arts Docs,” a collection of unusual films from the Rice Cinema archive, Feb. 20.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 14 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-rice-cinema

Hardin-Jefferson student voices opioid concerns in D.C.
The late Blain Padgett, a former Rice football player who died in 2018, is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-padgett

Remembering Houston: When ‘My Best Friend Is a Vampire’ was shot here
The Rice Media Center is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 14 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-hc

What’s at Houston galleries this week
An arts roundup mentions that Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts is exhibiting “Story Lines,” a large drawings group show, 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 Feb. 14 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-rice-moody

Frank Liu’s big bets on urban living pay off

Alumnus Frank Liu, whose philanthropic efforts helped found Rice’s Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is featured and pictured. The article mentions that Liu and his college roommate started Lovett Homes, which is named after their dormitory at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and the San Francisco Chronicle, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.) 
http://dateline.rice/feb-13-liu

Travel + Leisure’s Houston weekend: What the magazine got right, wrong
An article mentions James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.) 
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-skyspace
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-skyspace

Del Rioan to attend leadership forum in Houston
An article featuring high school student Samantha Claudette Lopez mentions that she will attend the National Youth Leadership Forum at Rice this summer.
Del Rio Herald
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-drh

After strong finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire, Pete Buttigieg turns to Texas
A Rice student political group is mentioned.
Corpus Christi Caller-Times (This Texas Tribune article also appeared in the San Angelo Standard-Times, Longview News-Journal and NBC 5 Online, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-ccct
‘NBC 5 News at 6’
KXAS-TV (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-kxas

Garcia: Union protest targets Cuellar for vote against PRO Act
A slideshow caption mentions that Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, spoke at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy June 6, 2019.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-baker-talk

BROADCAST

Spectrum News Austin
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 interviewed about the Democratic presidential candidates ahead of the March 3 Texas primary. He is quoted in Community Impact Newspaper and interviewed by KRLD about Texas politics.
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-jones (This segment aired 16 times.)
19 candidates compete in contested District 22 race
Community Impact Newspaper (This article was also featured on the front page of the Feb. 14-March 12 digital and print editions of the Pearland/Friendswood issue.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-jones
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-jones (This segment aired 6 times.)

HPM local newscast for 5 pm, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, is interviewed about flood mitigation in Houston.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-blackburn

Why Rice University was named one of the toughest universities in the country to get into
Rice’s admission standards are featured.
Click2Houston
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-c2h

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Step by step there will be improvements to our deal with Exxon
Francisco J. Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Energy Studies, Center for the United States and Mexico and Latin America Initiative and a lecturer in energy economics, is quoted.
Stabroek News (This article also appeared in the Feb. 13 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-monaldi

US LNG-by-rail plan moves closer to reality
Rachel Meidl, fellow in energy and environment at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Natural Gas World
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-meidl

Graphene forms under microscope’s eye
An article features Rice research into developing a method to create laser-induced graphene with features more than 60% smaller than macro versions and almost 10 times smaller than typically achieved with an infrared laser. Co-authors James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, and postdoctoral researcher Michael Stanford are quoted.
ChemEurope.com
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-tour

20 stocks to buy from the law of accelerating returns
Gustavo Grullon, the Jesse H. Jones Chair of Finance at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
InvestorPlace
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-grullon

Delve into the drama of postmodern architecture
A roundup of postmodern architecture features a photo of Rice’s Duncan Hall.
Wallpaper*
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-duncan-hall

How states are battling other states’ travel bans
An article mentions that the 2019 Association for Women in Mathematics Research Symposium was held at Rice.
Route Fifty
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-r50

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Looking for an inclusive student body? These colleges are among the most diverse
Rice is mentioned.
The Oklahoman
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-ok

SPORTS

Rice baseball: Matt Bragga confident for Year 2
Rice’s baseball team is featured ahead of the start of its season-opening game against the University of Texas at Austin Feb. 14 at Reckling Park. Head coach Matt Bragga is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 14 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-bragga
Texas baseball: A major league influx of coaches
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 14 print editions of the Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-rhc
Texas enters its 2020 baseball season with a set rotation, but can the Longhorns find consistency?
Austin American-Statesman
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-aastatesman

Curry scores 25, Old Dominion edges Rice 73-70
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by Old Dominion University 73-70 Feb. 13. Owls Ako Adams, Robert Martin and Quincy Olivari are highlighted. Head coach Scott Pera is interviewed by WHKT. The third Houston Chronicle article mentions that Rice’s women’s team was defeated by the Monarchs 66-59 in overtime, ending the Owls’ 30-game Conference USA winning streak. Player Erica Ogwumike is highlighted.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-ap-mbb
Old Dominion holds off Rice 73-70
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 14 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-mbb
Old Dominion 73, Rice 70
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-mbb
Old Dominion vs. Rice basketball highlights (2019-20)
WatchStadium.com
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-mbb
Monarchs start Texas road trip with win
13 News Now
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-mbb
Malik Curry’s 25 points propel ODU men’s basketball to win at Rice
WTKR Online
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-mbb
WHKT-AM (Norfolk, Virginia)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-pera
Indiana tops Iowa in Big Ten battle 

Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Feb. 14 print edition.)

http://dateline.rice/feb-14-wbb
ODU women collect signature win against Rice in Conference USA showdown
The Virginian-Pilot
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-wbb
ODU women’s hoops beats Rice in OT, moves into 1st place in conference standings
WTKR Online (This segment also aired on WTKR-TV in Norfolk, Virginia.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-wbb
Colossal conference clash: ODU women’s hoops hosts defending champion Rice
WTKR Online
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-wbb
Old Dominion University’s women’s basketball rebound
WTKR Online
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-wbb
ODU Lady Monarchs get ready for first-place showdown against Rice
Wavy.com (This segment also aired on Cox News.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-wbb
’13 News at 11′
WVEC-TV (Norfolk, Virginia)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-wbb

Young, Charlotte visit Rice
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team will play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Feb. 15 at Tudor Fieldhouse. Rice’s women’s team will play the 49ers Feb. 15 in North Carolina. Owls Drew Peterson, Ako Adams, Robert Martin and Josh Parrish are mentioned in the first Associated Press article.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-ap-mbb
Gibson scores 20, North Texas beats Charlotte 81-72
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-mbb
UNT notebook: Mean Green set dates for spring practice, spring game
Denton Record-Chronicle
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-wbb
Women’s basketball: Mean Green fall to Charlotte
Denton Record-Chronicle
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-wbb

Texas A&M baseball: Aggies have an ace in Asa Lacy
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team will play Texas A&M University March 10.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 14 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News, the Connecticut Post and the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-hc

University of Houston baseball: Cougars want back in NCAA Tournament
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team will play the University of Houston March 31.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 14 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-hc

College baseball: HBU, TSU look to move up
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team will play Houston Baptist University March 24.

Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Feb. 14 print edition.)

http://dateline.rice/feb-14-hc

Go Texan Parade has been a Conroe tradition for 55 years
Former Rice football player Hal Husbands is pictured in a slideshow.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-hc

Shepard earns opening-day pitching nod for USM
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team was defeated by the University of Southern Mississippi in the 2016 Conference USA baseball tournament.
WDAM Online (This segment also aired on WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-wdam

NM State welcomes back 1969-70 Final Four squad and 1970-71 team
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by New Mexico State University 101-77 in the opening round of the 1970 NCAA Tournament.
NM State Athletics News
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-nms

Meet Duchess, the tidy terrier mix, CultureMap’s pet of the week
An article mentions that Rice’s tennis team recently competed in a tournament.
CultureMap Houston
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-cmh

NEWS RELEASES

Valentine’s Day gifts make men feel like heroes, expert says
A new survey finds men are more willing to rack up credit card debt if Valentine’s Day gifts are involved. In fact, research shows some behaviors tend to reinforce people’s gender identity — and that includes Valentine’s Day gift-giving behavior, according to a marketing and customer relationships expert at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-news-release-jones-school

Wrestling history revived at Rice Media Center
The Rice Media Center celebrates its 50th anniversary with an exhibition of longtime Rice professor Geoff Winningham’s 1970-71 photographs celebrating professional wrestling in the Houston Coliseum. The show will open with a reception Feb. 22 from 6-8 p.m. and will remain on view at the Rice Media Center through March 20.
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-news-release-winningham-rice-media

Flood buyouts benefit cities and their whitest at-risk neighborhoods
The federal flood buyout program disproportionally benefits at-risk homes in the whitest communities of America’s largest cities, according to a study by Jim Elliott, a professor and chair of sociology at Rice and a fellow at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
http://dateline.rice/feb-14-news-release-elliott

About Stefan De La Garza

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