Dateline Rice for July 10, 2018

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Correction: Victor Lopez is the former women’s track and field coach from Rice who has been selected for the 2018 Southwest Conference Hall of Fame. The wrong name was listed in the July 9 Dateline, due to incorrect punctuation in the original article. We apologize for the error.
The extreme leadership that got the Thai soccer boys out of the cave aliveTom Kolditz, a leadership scholar and executive director of Rice University’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, is interviewed about “in extremis” leadership in reference to the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped in a cave in Thailand.The Washington Post (This article also appeared in the Daily Herald Online, Register Citizen, New Haven Register Online and the San Francisco Chronicle.)
Fluorescent fish genes light path to neuroblastomaA new type of zebrafish that produces fluorescent tags in migratory embryonic nerve precursor cells could help a Rice neurobiologist and cancer researcher find the origins of the third-most common pediatric cancer in the U.S. Rosa Uribe, assistant professor of biosciences, is quoted.Futurity (This article also appeared in, TDNews, Science Daily, Science Codex,, SciCasts and Infosurhoy.)
New Mexican president can’t succeed without nation’s oil giantAdrian Duhalt, postdoctoral fellow in Mexico energy studies at Rice’s Baker Institute’s Mexico Center and Center for Energy Studies, authored an op-ed about the strategies Mexico’s President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador can implement to reform Mexico’s national oil company. Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies at the institute and director of the Mexico Center, is quoted in an article from El Paso Inc. about the lack of specifics from López Obrador to fight corruption and lower crime rates in Juárez, Mexico.The Hillhttp://bit. …

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