Dateline Rice for Feb. 24, 2020 (Weekend Edition)

FEATURED ITEMS

ITF: Charlotte, Rice win 2020 championships
An article features and pictures Rice’s women’s track and field team, which won the 2020 Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championship Feb. 22-23 for the first time since 2009. Head coach Jim Bevan was named C-USA Indoor Coach of the Year. Owl Grace Forbes, who won the mile and the 3,000-meter run, was named Freshman of the Year and was High Point Scorer of the Meet. Fellow Owl Michelle Fokam won the triple jump, and Hannah Jackson won the 200-meter run. The second Conference USA article mentions that Owl Zinedine Russell won the heptathlon and Tara Simpson-Sullivan won the women’s weight throw. The article also mentions that Rice’s men’s distance runners won the medley relay for the third year in a row, while the team placed fifth overall at the championships.
Conference USA 
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-track-women
ITF: 2020 championships day one recap
Conference USA 
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-track-women
ITF: Feb. 11 Athletes of the Week
Conference USA
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-forbes
Women earn three medals during day two of C-USA Indoor Championships

UTSA Athletics News
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-track-women

UTSA men earn runner-up finish at C-USA Indoor Championships
UTSA Athletics News
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-track-men
Trio of Roadrunners medal on day one of C-USA Indoor Championships

UTSA Athletics News
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-track-men

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Excessive academic focus limits business schools’ contribution to society
Bill Glick, the H. Joe Nelson III Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Financial Times
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-glickClaudia Leon, Becca Loftis
A wedding announcement features alumnae Claudia Leon and Rebecca Loftis. Rice Coffeehouse is mentioned.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 23 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-nytEx-Rice football player pleads guilty in opioid death
An article mentions the late Blain Padgett and Stuart Mouchantaf, both former Rice football players.
The Associated Press
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-ap
Ex-Rice football player pleads guilty in Blain Padgett’s opioid death
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 22 print edition, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-hc
Houston Legal Links for Feb. 21, 2020
Houston Chronicle
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-hc
DeChambeau putts way to lead in Mexico
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-hc

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Beware the hospital ads: Let’s get to the root of the fight with insurers [Opinion]
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Health and Biosciences, authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 24 print edition, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-ho
Viewpoint: Beware Methodist Hospital ads in UnitedHealthcare feud
Becker’s Hospital Review
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-hoOpinion: Oil and gas companies are dead last in trust update
Vikas Mittal, the J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, co-authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared in the Feb. 24 print edition of the Chronicle’s “Texas, Inc.” and more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-mittal
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-mittalGrieder: Democratic push for fracking ban has Texans on edge
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 quoted or interviewed in numerous media outlets.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 23 print edition, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and the Connecticut Post.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-jones
Bad blood? Texas Democratic Senate hopefuls MJ Hegar, Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez ratchet up criticisms
The Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared in the Feb. 24 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-jones
It’s ‘impersonation’: Fort Worth area resident finds voter mailer misleading. It’s legal
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Feb. 24 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-jones
‘Fort Worth is only about 40% of the vote’: Putnam plays outsider vs. Granger
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 23 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-jones
Dan Flynn and Bryan Slaton set for third showdown
Transparency Texas
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-jones
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-jones (This segment aired 12 times.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-jones

‘Kassandra’ and ‘The Leader’ take on real-world problems through opera
An article features Opera in the Heights’ presentation of “The Leader” by Karim Al-Zand, associate professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, and “Kassandra” by Anthony Brandt, professor of composition and theory, Feb. 23 and 29.
Houstonia
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-al-zand-brandt
New opera: ‘The Leader’ may go the distance
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/37ZHZbX

Marshall ISD students hear from NASA rep for Black History Month
Alumnus Willie Lyles, a NASA engineer who recently spoke to students at the Price T. Young Elementary School as part of its Black History Month programming, is featured and pictured.
The Marshall News Messenger
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-lyles

Robert Eury, longtime president of Central Houston Inc., on homelessness, transit and bridging gaps
A Q&A features alumnus Robert Eury.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 24 print edition of the Chronicle’s “Texas, Inc.” and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-hc

Meet the developer behind Houston’s ubiquitous 3-story urban townhomes
Alumnus Frank Liu, whose philanthropic efforts helped found Rice’s Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is featured and pictured. The article mentions that Liu and his college roommate started Lovett Homes, which is named after their dormitory at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Feb. 24 print edition of the Chronicle’s “Extra: Week In Review,” and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-liu

Ready for rodeo? Here’s what you need to know
An article mentions that Rice will have spring break March 16-20.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 24 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-hc

ATEC kudos — February 2020
An article mentions that Juan Llamas-Rodriguez is a featured faculty guest at the 2020 Ethnographic Salon organized by the Ethnography Studio at Rice.
The University of Texas at Dallas
http://dateline.rice/feb-21-utd

David Cargill’s long way
Rice is mentioned.
Texas Monthly
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-tm

BROADCAST

Chicago and the largest slavery reparations settlement in US history
A television broadcast features Caleb McDaniel, associate professor of history, who discusses his book “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution.”
WGN Online (This segment also aired on WGN-TV in Chicago.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-mcdanielRice students to pitch ideas to improve criminal justice system to Harris County DA, sheriff and judges
An article mentions that the 2020 Houston Policy Challenge, which will focus on criminal justice reform, will be held Feb. 26 at Rice. Elizabeth Vann, director of programs and partnerships at Rice’s Center for Civic Leadership, and Duncan College sophomore Emma Donnelly are quoted and interviewed. Donnelly’s interview is featured in Houston Public Media’s local newscasts.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-hpc
HPM local newscast for 5 a.m., Monday, Feb. 24, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-hpc
HPM local newscast for 7 a.m., Monday, Feb. 24, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-hpc

Early voting turnout solid in Harris County
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is quoted and interviewed.
KTRH Online (This article also appeared in KPRC Online.)

http://dateline.rice/feb-24-stein
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-stein (This segment aired three times.)

HPM local newscast for 7 a.m., Monday, Feb. 24, 2020
The federal flood buyout program disproportionally benefits the whitest communities of America’s largest cities, according to Jim Elliott, professor of sociology and fellow at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-elliott
HPM local newscast for 8 a.m., Monday, Feb. 24, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-elliott

A guide to farmers markets in Houston
An article mentions the Rice Farmers Market.
Houston Public Media
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-hpm

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

The Batch
Collaborative research involving Rice, led by alumnus Christopher Metzler, is featured.
DeepLearning.ai (This research was also featured in the Feb. 19 newsletter of the same name.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-metzlerHow can molecular drills annihilate the deadly superbugs?
An article features Rice research into developing motorized molecules that can kill antibiotic-resistant microbes.
Pharma Tech Outlook
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-ptoNew experimental process turns food waste into graphene for batteries
An article features pioneering research from Rice scientists that can create flash graphene from any carbon source.
Ride
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-ride

615th ASB major speaks at Women in Leadership Conference
An article mentions the Women in Leadership Conference that was held at Rice Feb. 14.
Defense Visual Information Distribution Service
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-dvids

OPINION: There’s a black-student-loan-debt crisis and it needs an urgent solution. How about reparations?
Rice is mentioned.
Hechinger Report
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-hr

The hardest college to get into in every state
Rice is mentioned.
24/7 Wall St.
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-247

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Hyman Bloom at MFA
An article mentions that Marcia Brennan, the Carolyn & Fred McManis Professor of Humanities and professor of religion and art history, was a guest speaker at the Feb. 9 “Hyman Bloom: Spirituality in Art” symposium at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The Bay State Banner
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-brennan2020 chamber fest puts spotlight on Chinese pipa
Matthew Strauss, associate professor of percussion at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
Tuscon.com
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-straussULM Mock Trial team advances to national championship for 6th year
An article mentions that a team from Rice competed in a American Mock Trial Association regional tournament Feb. 8-9 in Houston.
The Ouachita Citizen
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-oc

The fight against climate change: What can Princeton learn from other top American institutions?
An article mentions that by 2019, Rice had converted over 75% of its campus cars to electricity-powered vehicles.
The Daily Princetonian
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-dp

Faculty vote to change weight of A+ to 4.00
Rice is mentioned.
The Williams Record
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-wr

SPORTS

After slow start UTEP snaps 5-game slide, beats Rice 68-62
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of Texas at El Paso 68-62 Feb. 22 in Conference USA bonus play. Owls Drew Peterson, Robert Martin and Josh Parrish are highlighted in the first Associated Press article. Click2Houston features and pictures Owl Trey Murphy III. Peterson is featured in The Roost. The final pair of articles mention that Rice will play Middle Tennessee State University March 1.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-ap-mbb
UTEP storms back from 19 down versus Rice, Edwards has career night
The Prospector
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-mbb
Ramey, defense lead Texas to blowout of Kansas State
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 22 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-mbb
UTEP 68, Rice 62
Houston Chronicle
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-mbb
Rice enters bonus play looking to earn spot in C-USA tournament
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 22 print edition, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-mbb
Trey Murphy III on pace to become Rice basketball great
Click2Houston
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-murphy-III
Rice basketball: Glue guy Drew Peterson has become one of Owls’ leaders
The Roost
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-peterson
Jones leads Middle Tennessee past Southern Miss 61-53
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-ap-mbb
Men’s basketball: Blue Raiders deliver best performance of the season in win vs. USM
MTSU Sidelines
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-mbbBaylor extends Big 12 winning streak
A college sports roundup mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team defeated the University of Alabama at Birmingham 74-65 Feb. 22. The article mentions that Erica Ogwumike is one of two active Division I players to reach 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds, and head coach Tina Langley recorded her 100th career victory. The last two articles mention that the Owls defeated the University of North Texas 69-66 Feb. 20 and highlight Ogwumike.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 22 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-wbb
Women’s basketball drops seventh straight at Rice
North Texas Daily
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-ogwumike
UT Arlington men heating up with back-to-back wins over Sun Belt’s top two teams
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Subscription is required.)
https://bit.ly/2vZpffxRice spring football: Five things to watch
An article featuring Rice’s football program mentions head coach Mike Bloomgren.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 24 print edition, and it appeared online in the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-bloomgren

UCI men’s baseball blows out Rice University 10-1 in game one of their three-game series
Articles mention the Rice baseball team, which was swept by the University of California, Irvine, in a three-game series Feb. 21-23.
NewUniversity.org
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-nu
D1 Digest: Friday, Feb. 21
D1Baseball.com
http://bit.ly/2Tf6fl4
Rice baseball 2020: Previewing the UC Irvine series
The Roost
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-roost

ODU women’s hoops earns 65-54 road victory over Marshall
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team is tied for first place in the Conference USA standings.
WTKR Online
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-wbb

Lady Techsters fight off FIU’s late rally for win to stay in C-USA tourney contention
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team will play Louisiana Tech University Feb. 29.
News Star
http://bit.ly/2HQDPZp

Texas State notebook: Seniors spark Bobcats against Georgia State

A roundup mentions that Rice’s baseball team will play Texas State University Feb. 26 in San Marcos, Texas.
Austin American-Statesman
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-statesman

‘KGNS News at 10’
An article mentions that Rice is competing in the Border Olympics University Golf Tournament Feb. 24-25.
KGNS-TV (Laredo, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-kgns
UTSA to travel to Laredo for Border Olympics

UTSA Athletics News

http://dateline.rice/feb-24-utsa

Wildcats hand Baylor women’s tennis team first loss of season, 4-3
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s tennis team will play Baylor University March 1 in Houston.
Waco Tribune-Herald
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-wth

Second Baptist School women’s hoops team ready for a run at TAPPS Final Four
John Herndon, former men’s basketball administrative assistant, is quoted.
VYPE
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-vypeRivals Camp Series: Houston combine draws 1,400
Rice is mentioned.
Rivals
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-rivals

Cleveland Browns: 30 greatest draft day steals of all-time
Former Rice football player Ryan Pontbriand is featured.
Browns Nation
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-bn

Play ball: RGV baseball teams set for opening day
An article mentions that Manny Garza plans to play baseball at Rice.
The Monitor
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-monitor

Bohls: Cam comes through to keep Texas unbeaten
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team was swept by the University of Texas at Austin in their three-game, season-opening series Feb. 14-16 at Reckling Park.
Austin American-Statesman
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-statesman
Boise State’s return to the field memorable for many
Post Register
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-pr
Pitching carries the Tigers for series win over EKU
SB Nation
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-sbn

How did Boise State end up on the Texas baseball team’s schedule?
Rice is mentioned.
Austin American-Statesman
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-statesman

Charlie Fischer lifts Southern Miss over UCA with 10th-inning game-winning hit

An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team was defeated by the University of Southern Mississippi in the 2019 Conference USA Tournament.
Clarion Ledger
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-cl

 

College football transfer rules could be changing soon
Rice’s football program is featured.
The Roost
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-roost

NEWS RELEASES

Best Boards Conference helps nonprofits maximize impact
Nonprofit board members and executives are invited to attend Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies annual Best Boards Conference. The one-day program offered March 5 is designed to help nonprofit board members and staff work together more effectively.
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-news-release-glasscock-schoolRice scientists simplify access to drug building block
In one pot, at room temperature, chemists at Rice are able to make valuable pharmaceutical precursors they say could change the industry. The Rice group of chemist László Kürti introduced an inexpensive organic synthesis technique that catalyzes the transfer of nitrogen atoms to olefins, unsaturated organic compounds also known as alkenes.
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-news-release-kurtiColombia’s oil and gas sector in focus at Rice’s Baker Institute
Colombia’s hydrocarbons industry will be the focus of a discussion among experts gathering at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. The president of the country’s hydrocarbons agency will present a keynote speech on new investment opportunities in this sector.
http://dateline.rice/feb-24-news-release-baker-talk

About Stefan De La Garza

Stefan De La Garza is a news analyst in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.