Dateline Rice for Jan. 23, 2020

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Mike Harris' 'common sense' attack on Ontario schools is back — and so are teachers' strikes
Linda McNeil, professor and co-director of Rice's Center for Education and author of "Contradictions of School Reform," is cited.
MSN Canada (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar and what tensions between Iran and USA mean for football
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Football London

How I learned to stop worrying and love CO2
An article mentions collaborative Rice research into an easier, greener way to create "synthesis gas," a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen gases.
Spectator Australia


Creative coastal resiliency solutions stressed at environmental conference
An article mentions that 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, gave a talk at the San Antonio Bay Partnership's 10th Anniversary Conference. Blackburn is quoted in the Austin Monitor.
Victoria Advocate

Monetizing the carbon cycle may lead to ecological solutions
Austin Monitor

Katy-area voters are increasingly diverse and changing local political outcomes, experts say
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is quoted.
Community Impact Newspaper (This article also appeared in the Jan. 23-Feb. 19 digital and print editions of the Katy "Annual Community Guide" issue.)

Rice alum Frank William Miller Jr. promotes Houston hip-hop
Alumnus Frank William Miller Jr. is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Attention artists! Some spring 2020 open calls
An Houston-area art submission roundup mentions that Allison Hunter, artist in residence at Rice's Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, will judge a cellphone photo competition.

The lines hum in Telegraph Quartet’s crackling Chamber Music Houston set
An article about Chamber Music Houston's Jan. 21 presentation of San Francisco-based Telegraph Quartet at Stude Concert Hall at Rice's Shepherd School of Music features alumni Joseph Maile and Pei-Ling Lin, both graduates of the Shepherd School. The article also mentions that Chamber Music Houston will present the Vienna Piano Trio Feb. 27 at Stude Concert Hall.
Texas Classical Review

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 from Jan. 24-May 16.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

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 also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

25 awesome free things to do in Houston
A roundup of free things to do in Houston suggests a walking a tour of Rice's campus, visiting Rice's Moody Center for the Arts and visiting James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.
Houston on the Cheap

Tied the knot
Alumnus Kirby Taylor is featured and pictured in a wedding announcement.
The Buzz Magazines

Where to run in Houston
An article features the exercise path ringing Rice and quotes alumna Haley Kurisky.
The Buzz Magazines

Former Rockets player's mansion, 1920s landmark among Houston's most expensive homes sold in 2019
An article mentions that the late architect Ralph Adams Cram is credited with designing Rice's campus.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)


How a local election in Ft. Bend Co. could impact political balance in D.C.
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.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also appeared on KTRK-TV in Houston.)

Heart of the primaries 2020, Republicans — Issue 2 (Jan. 22, 2020)

New study reveals concerns with electronic voting machines
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.
Spectrum News

CBD boom hits Houston as authorities grapple with new hemp law enforcement
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

'The Bigger Picture': A closer look at 1917 -- the movie and the year in Houston
Charles Dove, professor in the practice of visual arts and film and director of Rice Cinema, is interviewed.
Houston Public Media (This "Houston Matters" segment also aired twice on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Houston Rodeo announces new grand marshals for 2020 parade
Alumnus Ryan Levy is featured.
KHOU Online (A similar article also appeared in The Katy News, The Paper Magazine and Click2Houston.)


Cars are regulated for safety — why not information technology?
Moshe Vardi, University Professor and Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering, a professor of computer science and director of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology at Rice, authored an article.

Would you pay $30 for Domino's pizza in Times Square on New Year's Eve?
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored two articles.
Psychology Today
Why are resort fees so popular when consumers hate them?
Psychology Today

Climate change 'a strategic dilemma' for Persian Gulf, expert says
Persian Gulf states can address the physical and economic risks of climate change by diversifying their economies, according to a new Rice study. Lead author Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute, is quoted.

CPRIT grant bolsters Rice biosciences
An article mentions that a $6 million grant to Rice by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has succeeded in bringing a new faculty member to the university’s bioscience initiative. Caroline Ajo-Franklin, professor of biosciences, is featured and pictured.

Illusory truths, lies and the psychology of propaganda
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
Psychology Today

New computer system will detect bad ballot design before it reaches the voting booth
An article features the research of Michael Byrne, professor of psychology and computer science, who plans to use a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to detect poorly designed ballots before they reach the voting booth.
Tech Xplore

Troy Schaum on challenging architecture studio pedagogy through 'Totalization'
Troy Schaum, associate professor of architecture, is featured.

SCHAUM/SHIEH builds practice through agreement
The Architect's Newspaper

Chicken poop improves graphene catalysts
An article cites research into graphene electrocatalysis by metals 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.

The dangers of pushing batteries too hard
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.
Control Engineering (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Spencer Fane again expands Houston office with addition of 7 attorneys
An article mentions that E. Dale Burrus earned a graduate certificate in health care management from Rice.
Kinney Recruiting

'Saving America’s Cities: The Past, Present, and Future of Urban Revitalization' with Lizabeth Cohen, Shaun Donovan and Sarah Whiting
Sarah Whiting, former dean of Rice’s School of Architecture and former William Ward Watkin Professor of Architecture, is featured.
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Senior Loeb Scholar Lecture: 'Words Build Worlds' with Nicolai Ouroussoff, Florencia Rodriguez and Thomas Weaver
Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Medish dossier opslaan in onderhuidse 'tattoo'
An article features collaborative Rice research into a novel way to accurately record a person's vaccination history. Co-author Kevin McHugh, assistant professor of bioengineering, is quoted.
ICT & Health (An English translation is not available.)

Mit Echtzeit-Bildgebung um die Ecke sehen

Collaborative research involving Rice, led by alumnus Christopher Metzler, is featured. (An English translation is not available.)


Haiti’s 2010 earthquake killed hundreds of thousands. The next one could be worse
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.
Daily Interlake (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

6 reasons that explain the Venezuelan oil decline
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.

LU positioned to lead research on carbon nanotubes
An article features collaborative Rice research into synthesized single-walled carbon nanotubes by research scientist Varun Gangoli.
Lamar University News
From touchscreen to 5G: Carbon nanotube production gets green light
Swansea University News

Could a 'syringe watch' end the hassle of carrying EpiPens?
Martel College senior Justin Tang, Brown College senior Alex Li and Wiess College senior Jacob Mattia are quoted in an article about their wearable device for allergy sufferers.
News Amed

To the moon, powered by oratory
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.

Synapse Summit 2020 in Tampa will feature over 350 speakers Feb. 11-12
An article featuring Steve Currall mentions that he started the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship in 2000.

Quintet to celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven and that other guy
Alumna Yuh-Pey Lin is featured.
Herald Net

Sparrow names new chief of staff
Alumna Robin DeMuth is featured and pictured.
Fox 47 Online

Memorial United Methodist Church to present ‘Magical Duos and Trios’
Alumnus Aaron Rosenthal is featured.
Wicked Local Needham

UGA Concerto Competition Concert brings cultures together

Alumna Kelly Mozeik, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured.

Athens Banner-Herald

Brown welcomes 57 midyear transfer and visiting students
Rice is mentioned.
Brown University News


Peterson, Rice host UTEP
Several articles mention that Rice's men's and women's basketball teams will play the University of Texas at El Paso Jan. 23. The men's teams will play at Tudor Fieldhouse, while the women will play in El Paso. Owls Drew Peterson, Robert Martin and Ako Adams are mentioned in the Associated Press. Head women's coach Tina Langley and Owls Erica Ogwumike and Nancy Mulkey are mentioned in the El Paso Times. A pair of articles mention Langley was nominated for the 2020 Houston Sports Awards' Coach of the Year.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

Miners continue road swing at Rice on Thursday night
El Paso Herald-Post

Miners take on first-place Rice in pivotal conference matchup
The Prospector

UTEP men's and women's basketball: One on top and one on bottom
KROD Online

Winning UTEP women's basketball team takes aim at Rice's 25-game C-USA victory streak

El Paso Times

Women's hoops is set to host North Texas and Rice
UTSA Athletics News

Men’s basketball gameday: UConn at No. 25 Houston
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Astros: Jim Crane, Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve win Houston Sports Awards

Top 10 college football games to get excited about in 2020
An article mentions that Rice's football team will play Louisiana State University next season.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

PH tennis players impress US NCAA Division I coaches at DreamBig Gold Tennis Camp

Rice men's volunteer tennis coach Ezequiel Gils is quoted and pictured.
Fox Sports

Report: Ex-Texas Tech QB Jett Duffey headed to Central Michigan
Former Rice football player Jackson Tyner is mentioned.

Arizona State, Chase Field paving way for expanded NCAA, MLB ballpark partnerships
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team has competed in the annual Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic tournament.
Front Office Sports

Video: Jackets Without Borders reunion
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team competed in the Puerto Rico Coqui Classic Dec. 20-21, 2019.
Georgia Tech University News

Bears seek revenge, head to Auburn for doubleheader
The Rice Invitational tennis tournament is mentioned.
UCA Sports News

Coaching carousel: The latest on Nevada football's coach vacancies
Former Rice assistant football coach Bill Best is mentioned.
Nevada Sagebrush

Todd Graham hired as UH's new head football coach
Former Rice head football coach Todd Graham is featured.
Ka Leo (Similar articles appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

WKU preps for schedule wrinkle of back-to-back games vs. Marshall
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team played Western Kentucky University earlier this season.
Bowling Green Daily News

Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Is there much left to say about Texas’ loss to West Virginia?
Two articles mention that Rice's football team played the University of Texas at Austin last season.
SB Nation (A similar article also appeared in

Texas vs. Texas A&M: The tale of two 8-5 records in 2019
FB Schedules

VYPE San Antonio girls soccer scene: 2020 UIL and TAPPS teams to watch
An article featuring Jen Jackson mentions that she plans to play soccer at Rice.

Smith Wills Stadium to host 9 La. Tech baseball games
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team will play Louisiana Tech University April 9-11.
WLBT Online

Baseball season around the corner
An article mentions Rice baseball player Garret Zaskoda.
The Sealy News

How should BYU football approach running back grad transfers?
Former Rice football player Emmanuel Esukpa is mentioned.
Deseret News (This article also appeared in USA Online Journal.)

Bearkat men hold off ACU in overtime
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team played Sam Houston State University earlier this season.
KBTX Online

Aggie women's basketball team looking for another SEC win without Carter
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team was defeated by Texas A&M University earlier this season.
The Eagle

Texas Tech basketball: Why this year’s roster is so undersized
Rice basketball player Malik Ondigo is mentioned.


Chalk talk -- UTSA at North Texas

An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team was defeated by the University of North Texas earlier this season.

Denton Record-Chronicle

College Football Playoff: Meet the new committee members
Former Rice head football coach Ken Hatfield is mentioned.
The Oklahoman

Blue Jays reportedly showing interest in free agent Brock Holt
Former Rice baseball player Brock Holt is featured.


Climate change ‘a strategic dilemma’ for Persian Gulf, Baker Institute expert says 
Climate change poses a strategic dilemma for oil-exporting states of the Persian Gulf, according to a new paper by Jim Krane, an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Fear of wildfires inspires forward-thinking communities
Rice graduate architecture student Vivian Schwab is thinking hard about the problem humans have with fire and how future dwellers at risk could consolidate resources for their own protection while retaining a sense of community.