Dateline Rice for March 29, 2019

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Vice President Pence to give Venezuela speech in HoustonAn article mentions that Vice President Mike Pence will speak on the political turmoil and economic crisis in Venezuela April 5 at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.U.S. News & World Report (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 300 other media outlets.)http://bit.ly/2OxNhDA‘Fox News 26 News at 5 p.m.’KRIV-TV (Houston)http://bit.ly/2OyH4HA (This segment aired six times.)
Rice University president on innovation corridor: Rice is ‘engaging with and empowering the city of Houston’President David Leebron, who spoke March 28 at the Houston Open Innovation Conference, is featured and pictured. Leebron discussed Rice’s plan to redevelop the historic Midtown Sears building into The Ion, the centerpiece of an innovation district built in collaboration with other Houston agencies and institutions. The April 4-6 Rice Business Plan Competition at the Jones Graduate School of Business is mentioned.Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)http://bit.ly/2OxyPLV
A day in Ed Emmett’s new life: Former Harris County judge swaps politics for academia An article features alumnus Ed Emmett ’71, senior fellow at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. President David Leebron and Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, are mentioned.Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)http://bit.ly/2Oz27tm
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When JFK started us on a race that maybe wasn’t“American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race,” written by Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is featured in a book review.Boston Globehttp://bit.ly/2FK4tTF
The president wants NASA back on the moon by 2024 — a risky and unrealistic requestGeorge Abbey, senior fellow in space policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.Popular Science (This article also appeared in MSN IE, …

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