Dateline Rice for Aug. 9, 2018

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The Parker Solar Probe will give NASA its closest look ever at the sunDavid Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted in an article by ABC News and interviewed by Third Rock Radio about NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, which will study the sun’s 1 million-degree atmosphere in hopes of shedding light on solar wind, a fundamental aspect of sun-Earth interaction.ABC News (This article also appeared in more than 15 other media outlets.)https://abcn.ws/2KFcx7p (Editor’s note: A correction on Alexander’s name has been requested.)Third Rock Radiohttp://bit.ly/2KFXI4q
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After assassination attempt, Maduro likely to ratchet up repressionChristopher Sabatini, non-resident fellow with the Mexico Center and the Latin America Initiative at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed about the recent assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.Axioshttp://bit.ly/2KFrWVa
Florida wants to help bullied kids — unless they’re gayDavid Brockman, nonresident scholar in the Religion and Public Policy Program at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about how a Florida program designed to help victims of bullying places some of them in private schools that don’t accept LGBTQ students and/or use prejudiced curricula and textbooks.The Huffington Posthttp://bit.ly/2M6Su7w
Not every student gets into their dream school. What should they do next?Rice’s Lovett Hall is pictured in two articles.Forbeshttp://bit.ly/2KHVSQCDouthat: How long must we wait for a revival of the humanities? [opinion]Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)http://bit.ly/2KF4GXB
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Art daybook: A ‘Landscape with Skull’An article featuring artist Earl Staley mentions that he first came to Houston to teach at Rice.Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)http://bit.ly/2OkBS8X

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