Dateline Rice for Jan. 3, 2020

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

America won’t give up its hackable wireless 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.
Bloomberg (This article also appeared in Bloomberg Quint and BNN Bloomberg.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-wallach

Proteins writhe like snakes to help fold up DNA
An article features Rice research into the dynamics of essential proteins that help DNA fold. Co-authors quoted are José Onuchic, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Peter Wolynes, the D.R. Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Science, professor of chemistry, of biochemistry and cell biology, of physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering; and postdoctoral fellow Dana Krepel.
Futurity (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-futurity

Transitions: Oregon State U. selects new president, new provost at U. of Michigan at Dearborn
An article mentions that 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, was named Rice's new provost effective July 1, 2020.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-desroches

Our melting planet, in photos
A slideshow caption mentions that Iceland’s first glacier lost to climate change was remembered with a monument installed at the site of the former glacier by members of Rice, the Icelandic Hiking Society and the general public Aug. 18, 2019.
Discover (This article also appeared in the January/February print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-discover (Scroll through the slideshow to "Death of a glacier.")

This quartet plays everything from bluegrass to Beethoven -- and its Toronto program is another sort of surprise

Rice is mentioned.
Toronto Star (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-ts

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Marijuana prosecutions in Texas have dropped by more than half since lawmakers legalized hemp
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in The Eagle, Marijuana Moment, KTSA Online, KUT Online and Click2Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-harris

Richard Parker: Slowing economy means politicians need to do what’s best for Texas cities [Opinion]
An op-ed mentions that Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan spoke at an energy conference at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business last year.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-jones-school

What’s up at Houston galleries this week
An arts roundup mentions that Rice's Moody Center for the Arts will exhibit “Story Lines,” a large drawings group show, through May 17.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Jan. 3 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-hc

Book a Marfa, Texas, ranch made famous by Beyonce, built by renowned Houston architect
An article featuring “Ranch 2810” mentions that it was designed by Carlos Jiménez, professor of architecture.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-jimenez
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-jimenez

2020 concerts: Who will be playing in Houston this year
A roundup of upcoming concerts mentions that Richard Goode will perform the works of Mozart and Beethoven at Rice's Shepherd School of Music March 24.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Jan. 3 print edition and in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-shepherd-school
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-shepherd-school

BROADCAST

Bloomberg campaigns for Markowitz In Texas HD-28
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is interviewed about local politics.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-stein


HPM local newscast for 7 a.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-stein


HPM local newscast for 6 a.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-stein


HPM local newscast for 5 a.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-stein

'Houston's Morning Show'
Richard Stoll, the Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science at Rice, is interviewed about Iran's former top general Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-stoll


'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-stoll


'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-stoll

KLBJ-AM (Austin, Texas)
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.
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-jones (This segment aired eight times.)

New census numbers show Texas continues to grow while California falters

WOAI.iheart.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-jones

'Fox 26 News'
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, is mentioned.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-the-ion

'Operation Avalanche'
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
BBC 2 (This segment aired on more than 30 stations around the U.K.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-kennedy
Life on Mars?
i4biz.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-kennedy

'News Channel 6 @ 6'
Rice is featured.
KAUZ-TV (Wichita Falls, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-kauz

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

3D printing industry review of the year: April 2019
A 3D printing innovations roundup mentions that scientists at Rice and the University of Maryland outlined a new proof-of-concept for 3D printing artificial bone tissue. Graduate student Sean Bittner is pictured.
3D Printing Industry
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-bittner (Scroll down to "Medical advances using additive manufacturing.")

Whitley Penn announces new partners
Alumnus John Williamson is featured.
CityBizList (This article also appeared in Dallas CityBizList.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-williamson

Hospital mergers and acquisitions not linked to better care, study finds
An article cites research from Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Healthcare Finance (This article also appeared in Medical Practice Insider.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-baker-institute

January 2020 on Knowitall.org
Alumna Vivian Ayers Allen is featured.
eTV
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-allen

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Thursday night open thread
A blog comment written by a Rice alumnus mentions that he saw the band They Might Be Giants perform in the Rice Memorial Center's Grand Hall as a student.
IMAO.us
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-tmbg

SPORTS

Kinsey leads Marshall past Rice 89-69 in C-USA opener
Several articles mention that Rice's men's basketball team was defeated by Marshall University 89-69 Jan. 2. Owls Drew Peterson, Robert Martin and Trey Murphy III are highlighted in the Associated Press.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-ap


Marshall 89, Rice 69
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-hc


Marshall basketball: D'Antoni taking it one day at a time
Charleston Gazette-Mail (This article also appeared in MetroNews.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-cgm


'NewsWatch at 11'
WOAY-TV (Bluefield, West Virginia)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-mbb (This segment aired twice.)


Thundering Herd men’s basketball faces first conference game
WOWK Online
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-wowk


Thursday's college basketball
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-hc


Former Cinco Ranch star Lennon nominated for College Athlete of the Year
Rice volleyball player Nicole Lennon is featured in a Q&A. The article mentions that Lennon and basketball player Erica Ogwumike have been nominated for the 2020 Houston Sports Awards’ College Athlete of the Year, and head basketball coach Tina Langley is nominated for Coach of the Year. Ogwumike is featured in the Herald and News.
Katy Times
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-lennon


Ionescu headlines AP mock WNBA draft
Herald and News (This Associated Press article also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-ogwumike


No. 11 Texas A&M travels to No. 20 Arkansas to open SEC play
Articles mention that Rice's women's basketball team was defeated by Texas A&M University earlier this season.
KBTX Online
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-wbb


Cessna: Aggie women have work to do to earn good seed for NCAA Tournament
The Eagle
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-wbb

XFL 2020 fantasy football player rankings, each position ranked
Former Rice football player Austin Walter is featured.
XFL News Hub
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-walter

Portal possibilities: Potential transfer options for FSU
Rice football player Anthony Ekpe is featured.
247Sports.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-ekpe

Five key plays: Texas 38, No. 11 Utah 10
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin last season.
Austin American-Statesman
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-statesman

League play looms for SEC’s four new basketball coaches
Articles mention that Rice's men's basketball team was defeated by the University of Arkansas earlier this season.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Jan. 3 print edition of the Chronicle and it appeared in the print and online editions of the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-hc


Hogs (11-1) expect noisy homecoming
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-mbb

HawgBeat decade in review: 10 most memorable baseball wins of the 2010s
The 2012 Rice Regional baseball tournament is mentioned.
HawgBeat.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-hb

Bearkats ride wave of momentum into new year
Articles mention that Rice's men's basketball team was defeated by Sam Houston State University Dec. 29.
The Huntsville Item
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-mbb


McNeese resumes conference play
American Press
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-mbb

High school football rocked by loss of high-profile programs
Former Rice football player Luke Willson is featured and pictured.
Windsor Star
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-willson

Anderson leads W. Kentucky past North Texas 93-84
Articles mention that Rice's men's and women's basketball teams will play Western Kentucky University Jan. 4.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-ap


Lady Tops head to Texas to begin C-USA play
Bowling Green Daily News (This article also appeared in WNKY Online.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-wbb


Lady Toppers fall short at North Texas, open C-USA play with 2nd straight defeat
College Heights Herald
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-chh


Hilltoppers come from behind to defeat North Texas 93-84WKU vs North Texas
WKBO Online
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-wkbo


Hilltoppers storm back to beat North Texas in C-USA opener
Bowling Green Daily News
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-bgdn

2020 Crystal Ball: Jeff Duncan forecasts another wild year in Louisiana sports
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by Louisiana State University in 2018.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-athletic

Elite Hoops State Eight: Tennessee and Vanderbilt are after NCAA bids, while Memphis and others chase league titles
Rice's men's basketball team is mentioned.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-athletic

NEWS RELEASES

Snake-like proteins can wrangle DNA
A Rice research team led by physicists José Onuchic and Peter Wolynes and postdoctoral fellow Dana Krepel are taking a deep dive into the dynamics of essential proteins that help DNA fold into its compact, functional form in chromosomes.
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-news-release-onuchic-wolynes

Trump 'playing a high-stakes game with Iran,' says Baker Institute expert
“Trump is playing a high-stakes game with Iran in Iraq,” according to Joe Barnes, foreign policy expert and the Bonner Means Baker Fellow at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, after the U.S. took preemptive military action against Iran.
http://dateline.rice/jan-3-news-release-barnes