Dateline Rice for March 7, 2018

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March 7, 2018

FEATURED ITEMS

Democrat turnout rise in Texas could help bid to retake House
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, discusses the March 6 Texas primary elections and is quoted in multiple articles on the subject. Jones also is quoted on the national political landscape in an article focused on adult film star Stormy Daniels filing a lawsuit against President Donald Trump. He was mentioned on the New York Times’ Texas primary results webpage Tuesday night as the votes were being tallied, but that page is no longer available.
Reuters (This article appeared in more than 20 media outlets.)
http://reut.rs/2oPi577
Texas Democrats think the unthinkable: Can they win deep in the heart of Trump country?
CBC News (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)
http://bit.ly/2oOq6Jo
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2tndNZj (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
http://bit.ly/2tnhSwB (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
Poll: Texas primaries have some surprises
KTRH.com
https://ihr.fm/2oPhQJc
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2tmMY7A (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)
KUT-FM (Austin, Texas)
http://bit.ly/2oQyJ6B (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)
Democrats Valdez, White head into runoff for governor, but beating Abbott will be tough
Houston Public Media (This article also appeared at KERANews.org.)
http://bit.ly/2oOmibg
Valdez, White heading to May 22 runoff for Democratic nod
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2oPi8Qf
Bush wins in a 4-way race for land commissioner
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2oSJd5h
Sid Miller prevails in 3-way GOP race for Texas agriculture commissioner
Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in The Eagle, KCBD.com, Glen Rose Reporter, Stephenville Empire-Tribune, Sherman Denison Herald Democrat and Fort Worth Business Press.)
http://bit.ly/2oOQy5U
The DCCC’s scorched-earth campaign against Texas Democrat Laura Moser backfired
Vox
http://bit.ly/2tnVnYC
Texas primary 2018: Key results
Vox
http://bit.ly/2trDOa2
Far-right groups spend big for small gains in Texas GOP primaries
Austin American-Statesman (Subscription is required.)
https://atxne.ws/2oPkrmp
Larson prevails, LaHood loses big in local, state primary races
WOAI.com
https://ihr.fm/2oPMSkh
Seliger hangs on to narrow lead in SD 31 race with results trickling in
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (This article also appeared in the Amarillo Globe-News.)
http://bit.ly/2oMBC8s
Dems flood Texas primary as Cruz, Abbott rout
One News Now
http://bit.ly/2oPH6iz
KSAN-TV (San Angelo, Texas)
http://bit.ly/2toaBwB (Click the video button to watch the broadcast, which aired on KLBK-TV and KAMC-TV in Lubbock, Texas; KTAL-TV in Shreveport, La.; KFDX-TV in Wichita Falls, Texas; KETK-TV and KFXK-TV in Tyler, Texas; KWKT-TV in Waco, Texas; and KRBC-TV in Abilene, Texas.)
KLBJ-AM (Austin, Texas)
http://bit.ly/2tntwHZ (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://bit.ly/2tmJTEy (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)
Adult film star sues Trump over ‘invalid’ hush agreement
The National
http://bit.ly/2oVeKDR
Sylvia García, una latina rumbo a hacer historia en el Congreso con su triunfo en las primarias demócratas de Texas
Univision (An English translation is not available.)
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Doug Foshee and Lisa Hyland elected to Marathon Oil Corp. board of directors
Rice trustee Douglas Foshee ’92 was named to Marathon Oil’s board.
CNBC (This article appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
http://cnb.cx/2tsFdgE


NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Saudi crown prince woos British to bring business back home
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article on Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s first foreign tour as heir to the throne.
Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required.)
http://on.wsj.com/2tvJLD5


‘Daesh is attempting to establish a local no-go zone’ — author
David Cook, associate professor of religion, participates in a Q&A on the Islamic State.
Sputnik News (This article also appeared in Yerepouni News.)
http://bit.ly/2oQOp9X


Bun B makes trill return with Slim Thug, Lil Keke on ‘KnowhatImSayin’
Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice, and Anthony Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and professor of religion and fellow at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, are quoted.
Vibe
http://bit.ly/2oMJhne


HOUSTON/TEXAS

Report: Houston needs more ‘growth’ venture capital to reach its ambitious goals
For Houston to spur a high-growth, high-technology startup ecosystem, the city needs to attract more so-called growth venture capital investments, according to an issue brief from Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “Growth vs. Transactional Venture Capital in Houston, Texas” was co-authored by Ed Egan, fellow of the Baker Institute and director of the institute’s McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Diana Carranza, graduate researcher at the McNair Center.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://bit.ly/2oOSpHF
http://bit.ly/2oMnn3u



Room for 1: Houston millennials feel right at home alone
Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted in an article on the percentage of households occupied by one person in Houston outpacing the national percentage.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the March 7 print edition of the Pasadena Citizen, Deer Park Broadcaster, Bay Area Citizen, Friendswood Journal and Pearland Journal, and it was included in a previous edition of Dateline when it was posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2F7hvfh


Academy stands pat as Dick’s, Walmart restrict gun sales
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business and a marketing and consumer behavior expert, is quoted in an article on Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart adding restrictions to gun sales in the wake of a school shooting in Florida.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the March 7 print edition of the Examiner with a different headline, “As Dick’s and Walmart add restrictions on gun sales, Katy-based Academy won’t change policy,” and was included in a previous edition of Dateline when it was posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2CRNo5j


Photos: Tree planting competition in Tomball
Will Rice College sophomore Lea Godret-Miertschin is pictured, and Rice’s Green Dorm Initiative is mentioned in the cutline.
Houston Chronicle (A photo of Godret-Miertschin appeared on the front page of the March 7 print edition of the Potpourri, and the article was included in a previous edition of Dateline when it was posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2BVR89f


People in business
Alumnus Marilyn Lee ’00 was named executive director of nonprofit Loving Houston. Her Rice affiliation is mentioned in a slideshow.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://bit.ly/2oULwF9
http://bit.ly/2oSezZN



Memorial Hermann Katy announces new VP of operations
An article on Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Vice President of Operations Vivien Bond mentions she holds a certificate in health care management from Rice.
Katy Rancher
http://bit.ly/2oOguPc


BROADCAST

Wyatt Imus
Dodge for a Cure, a dodgeball tournament hosted by the Rice Department of Sport Management to raise money for the Chance for Hope Foundation, is featured. Lovett College sophomore Wyatt Imus is mentioned.
Imus in the Morning
http://bit.ly/2oPa2aj


Music in the Making: Dancing with the stars
Performances by Rice’s Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra are featured.
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/2oQLQoh


Film series seeks the ‘Rational Middle’ on the immigration debate
Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy will host screening of short films from the “Rational Middle of Immigration” series March 7.
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/2oOUu6E


KPRC-TV (Houston)
A story on high school senior Hasham Dhakwala mentions he plans to attend Rice.
http://bit.ly/2toW7wr (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Rice joins international ‘Credit for MOOCs’ program
Rice has an agreement with other elite universities around the world that will allow students from the participating schools to enroll in select online courses from the other member schools and receive transfer credits for them.
Campus Technology
http://bit.ly/2oPuBni
Edible electronics? Writing graphene patterns on toast with lasers
Rice scientists who introduced laser-induced graphene have enhanced their technique to produce what may become a new class of edible electronics. 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 graduate student Yieu Chyan are quoted in a Rice video.
Tech Briefs
http://bit.ly/2oPstvz
Will edible electronics catch on?
Tech Briefs
http://bit.ly/2oRR1Eg
Flat lens-free microscope could work inside body as an endoscope
Lenses are no longer necessary for some microscopes, according to Rice engineers developing FlatScope, a thin fluorescent microscope whose abilities promise to surpass those of old-school devices. Ashok Veeraraghavan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Jacob Robinson, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering, are quoted. Richard Baraniuk, the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is mentioned.
The Engineer (A similar article appeared in NewsDog.)
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ASU team develops new solution for mitigating Li dendrite growth by tackling plating-induced residual stress
Rice materials scientist Ming Tang is quoted in an article on a new method to mitigate dendrite formation in lithium-metal batteries, which could extend battery life and diminish safety risks.
Electronic Component News (Similar articles appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2oPY2p9


The state of dining in Texas
A study by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research that found Houston was the most ethnically diverse major city in the United States is mentioned.
Eater
http://bit.ly/2tvTYzp


Oil industry pushes back on electric vehicles
A presentation by BP chief economist Spencer Dale at “Energy Outlook 2018,” an event hosted by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is mentioned.
E&E News
http://bit.ly/2oQVk2R


Colburn School hosts tribute to retired faculty member Ron Leonard
Graduate student Ben Manis will conduct a cello ensemble April 9 in Los Angeles.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2oO14u6


Electronic circuits are 3-D printed with silver nanowire ‘ink’ for variety of flexible devices
Rice research that found metallic borophene used on an elastic surface could preserve its stretchability while maintaining electronic properties is mentioned.
American Ceramic Society
http://bit.ly/2oSBAMb


OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Ruth Graham opens up about the late Billy Graham’s death: ‘My father is finally free’
William Martin, the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article on the late Rev. Billy Graham.
Closer
http://bit.ly/2tqLzNz


The 7 C’s of teamwork from Eduardo Salas, PhD
Eduardo Salas, the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Chair of Psychology and professor and chair of the Department of Psychology, is featured.
Internet Do (This article also appeared in Ezine Articles.)
http://bit.ly/2tvTAkr


Bayfield resident announces bid for Coram’s seat
Alumnus Guinn Unger ’71 is running for a Colorado State Senate seat.
The Journal (A similar article appeared in the Durango Herald and Pagosa Daily Post.)
http://bit.ly/2oP8X2f


ASG executive candidates rally for final student votes
OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources, is mentioned in an article on student elections at the University of Arkansas.
Arkansas Traveler
http://bit.ly/2tlMS09


SPORTS

Rice savoring its moment at C-USA tournament
The Rice women’s basketball team, which faced Old Dominion University in the first round of the Conference USA tournament March 7 in Frisco, Texas, is featured. Rice Athletics Director Joe Karlgaard, head coach Tina Langley and player Olivia Ogwumike are quoted. Players Erica Ogwumike and Nicole Iademarco are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the March 7 print edition with a different headline, “Owls savoring their moment,” and it was included in a previous edition of Dateline when the article was posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2oPCOaZ


Texas State baseball posts triumph over Rice
The Rice baseball team lost to Texas State University 6-2 March 6 in San Marcos. Owls head coach Wayne Graham is mentioned in a Spectrum News Austin report.
San Marcos Corridor News
http://bit.ly/2tryOlM
Spectrum News Austin
http://bit.ly/2tp3ynq (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)




Bins named to Johnny Bench Award watch list
Rice baseball player Dominic DiCaprio was named to the watch list for the Johnny Bench Award, which honors the nation’s top collegiate catcher.
GoBulldogs.com
http://bit.ly/2oO95iG


Baylor men’s golf takes 10th in Mexico
An article on the Baylor University men’s golf team mentions Rice competed in the Querencia Cabo Collegiate in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Waco Tribune-Herald (This article also appeared in The Eagle.)
http://bit.ly/2tlGkP7
Men’s golf finishes in 10th place at Querencia
BaylorBears.com
http://bit.ly/2tnnNBQ





Baylor women’s tennis sweeps Rice
The Rice women’s tennis team lost to Baylor University 4-0 March 6 at the George R. Brown Tennis Center.
The Eagle
http://bit.ly/2tsel0m
Sports briefs
Waco Tribune-Herald
http://bit.ly/2tjLMCc
No. 38 WT wins 3rd straight dual
BaylorBears.com
http://bit.ly/2tno3AO








Look ahead: LSU’s 2018 schedule
An article on Louisiana State University football mentions the Tigers face Rice Nov. 17 in Baton Rouge, La.
247Sports.com
http://bit.ly/2tkSbNg


NEWS RELEASES

Slow-release hydrogel aids immunotherapy for cancer
An immunotherapy drug embedded in a slow-release hydrogel invented at Rice in collaboration with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) appears to be highly effective at killing cancer cells. STINGel was developed by the Rice lab of chemist and bioengineer Jeffrey Hartgerink and Rice alum Simon Young, an assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at UTHealth.
http://bit.ly/2oOYvrM

Rice U.’s Campbell Lecture Series March 20-22 to feature MacArthur Fellow artist and sculptor Josiah McElheny
Josiah McElheny, a sculptor and glassblower whose work examines everything from Utopian literature to the intersection of the Big Bang Theory and modernist design, will headline Rice’s Campbell Lecture Series March 20-22. McElheny’s lectures will focus on six essential figures from the histories of art, architecture and music across the 20th and 21st centuries.
http://bit.ly/2tqIAVn

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