Dateline Rice for Feb. 27, 2020


Amid virus, Saudis close Islam’s holiest sites to foreigners
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 950 other media outlets.)

Trump tries to cut Maduro’s umbilical cord with Moscow
Two articles quote Francisco J. Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Energy Studies, Center for the United States and Mexico and Latin America Initiative and a lecturer in energy economics. World Energy Trade mentions that Monaldi will moderate a talk, “Perspectives on Colombia: Opportunities in the Hydrocarbon Sector,” March 4 at the Baker Institute.
Thousands of jobs stand to be generated for Guyanese
Guyana Chronicle on Issuu (This column appeared in the Feb. 13 print edition.) 

Rice’s Baker Institute se enfoca en el sector petrolero de Colombia


US not prepared for coronavirus: Baker Institute’s Ho (Radio)
A broadcast features Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, discussing the economics of the United States’ coronavirus preparedness.
Bloomberg (This segment also aired on more than 60 Bloomberg-affiliated radio stations across the U.S.)
Don’t see more than 50bp emergency cut: Amundi’s Todd (Podcast)


How the Democratic primaries could affect down-ballot races in Austin
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.
Austin Chronicle

Varner-Hogg’s formerly enslaved honored in remembrance
Molly Morgan, lecturer in anthropology, is quoted.
The Facts (Subscription is required.)

World War II veteran of Dayton, councilwoman of Liberty picked as L-D Chamber’s Citizens of the Year
An article mentions that alumnus Ed Emmett ’71, senior fellow at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, spoke at the Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual gala Feb. 25.
Bluebonnet News

Here are the top 8 things to do in Houston this weekend
An article features the Feb. 28 Spring Fling at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts. The exhibit “Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present” will be on view through May 16.
CultureMap Houston
Best bets this weekend: Brunch, Overwatch and the Downtown Rodeo Parade
Houston Press
Top five: Feb. 27, 2020 with Leslie Moody Castro
Houston Happenings: February 27 — March 1
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston.)

Published author Mr. LaVohn makes campus seriously fun
Alumnus Rob LaVohn is featured and pictured.
Fort Bend Christian Academy Magazine on Issuu (This article appeared in the January 2020 print edition.) 

Bartenders provide an update on their East End project, Night Shift
Rice is mentioned.


Rep. Dan Crenshaw talks gun violence and health care
A broadcast mentions that the second annual Health Care Innovation Summit was held at Rice Feb. 20. The interview with Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, was conducted at Rice.
Amanpour & Co. on PBS (This segment also aired on more than 25 affiliate stations across the U.S.)
Feb. 26, 2020 (Full Episode)
Amanpour & Co. on PBS

Thursday’s show: Bloomberg campaigning in Texas and representation of women on Wikipedia (Feb. 27, 2020)
Melissa Weininger, the Anna Smith Fine Lecturer in Jewish Studies, is interviewed about her research.
Houston Public Media (This “Houston Matters” segment also aired twice on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

As Texas becomes more diverse, GOP invests in voter registration for first time in years
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is interviewed.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)


Data Science Convention 2020
A special events roundup mentions that Richard Baraniuk, the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and founder of OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources, will speak at the Gulf Coast Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Data Science Convention April 2 in Houston; alumnus Luke Allen will present “The Permian Today: Midstream Challenges & Opportunities” March 5 in Houston; and graduate student Eric Vavra is the Rice SPE student chapter contact.
SPE International’s Connect on Issuu (These articles will appear in the March 2020 print edition.)

Magnet-controlled bioelectronic medical implant
An article features Rice research into the first neural implant that can be both programmed and charged remotely with a magnetic field. Rice community members mentioned include Kaiyuan Yang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; Jacob Robinson, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering; and graduate students Zhanghao Yu and Joshua Chen.
Today’s Medical Developments

Alumna Annette Fierro is featured and pictured.
University of Pennsylvania Department of Architecture’s “Pressing Matters 8” on Issuu
http://dateline.rice/feb-27-upenn (Scroll to page 20.)

Stop talking corporate speak, cybersecurity trends for 2020, preparing for an economic downturn and other things entrepreneurs need to know
An article cites a 2016 Rice study into the negative effects of overusing business jargon.
SmallBizDaily (this article also appeared in BlogLikes.)

Brianne Donaldson is named to endowed chair in Jain studies
An article features Brianne Donaldson, the former Bhagwaan Mahavir/Chao Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Jain Studies at Rice.
UCI School of Humanities News
Beyond the human
UCI School of Humanities News

GW launches Fintech Bootcamp in Arlington
An article mentions that Rice offers a financial technology boot camp.

On Nigerian immigrant restriction
An article cites Rice research into the education levels attained by Nigerian Americans.
Business Day on Issuu (This article appeared in the Feb. 5 print edition.)

Optical Society names Kei May Lau as recipient of 2020 Nick Holonyak Jr. Award
An article featuring alumna Kei May Lau mentions that she is the 2020 recipient of the Optical Society’s Nick Holonyak Jr. Award.
Semiconductor Today


‘Goldilocks Planets and the Search for Habitable Worlds’ to be presented
An article mentions that David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy, will give the talk “Goldilocks Planets and the Search for Habitable Worlds” March 7 as part of Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series.
The World

NASA selects Maine’s first small research satellite for launch in next three years
An article mentions that OwlSat, a research satellite that may help reduce the amount of space junk orbiting Earth, will be the first satellite built by Rice students to be launched. OwlSat is one of 18 research satellites NASA selected to launch and has an expected liftoff date in January 2022.
The University of Maine News

Violinist performs in festival’s preview concert
Alumnus Gabriel Anker, graduate of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured and pictured.
South Valley (This article also appeared in the Feb. 14 print edition.)

50 US colleges with the most effective relaxation installations
A roundup mentions ways for Rice students to de-stress.
New Kerala

Dr. Pam Avila, ‘always on duty’
Rice is mentioned.
The Porterville Recorder (This article also appeared on the front page of the Feb. 27 print edition.)

5 smart ways to protect your data on social media
Alumnus Scott Reif authored an article.
Lake Oconee Boomers


Texas State ravages Rice for 9-2 home win
Several articles mention that Rice’s baseball team was defeated by Texas State University 9-2 Feb. 26 in San Marcos.
San Marcos Daily Record
‘Fox 7 News Edge at 9’
KTBC-TV (Austin, Texas)
Rice baseball: Owls extend losing streak at Texas State
The Roost
Bobcats take down Owls 9-2
Texas State University Athletics News
Bobcats freeze the Owls in win
The University Star

TEN: Feb. 26 Athletes of the Week
An article featuring Rice’s Anna Bowtell mentions that she was named the Conference USA Female Tennis Athlete of the Week. Fellow Owl Victoria Smirnova is mentioned.
Conference USA

SWIM: C-USA Championship day one recap
A recap of the first day of competition in the 2020 Conference USA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships mentions that Rice placed second in both the 200-meter medley relay and the 800-meter freestyle relay.
Conference USA
2020 Conference USA Championships day 1: FIU sweeps opening relays
Swimming World Magazine

Longhorns get first true test of season at Minute Maid Park
Former Rice assistant baseball coach David Pierce is mentioned.

Dana Holgorsen quickly ‘flushed’ away his first season, eager to ‘crank up’ spring practice
An article mentions that Rice’s football team will play the University of Houston Sept. 3.
The Daily Cougar
Keith Law’s prospect rankings: Minnesota Twins
Former Rice baseball player Matt Canterino is featured.
The Athletic
Future Arkansas schedules taking shape
An article mentions that Rice’s football team will play the University of Arkansas Sept. 4, 2021.
KARK Online 

Florida named CBI Team of the Week (2/26)
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.
College Baseball Insider

College baseball: Wood hits go-ahead homer in Missouri State win
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team will play Missouri State University Feb. 28-March 1.
News Tribune

PLAY BALL: VYPE’s public school baseball sleepers
An article mentions that Guy Garibay committed to play baseball at Rice.

Men’s and women’s tennis capture commanding home wins
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s tennis team was defeated by Harvard University 7-0 Feb. 2.
The Harvard Crimson (This article also appeared in the Feb. 7 print edition.)

Steelers Throwback Thursday: Byron ‘Whizzer’ White was the NFL’s first ‘big money’ contract in 1938

An article mentions that Rice’s football team defeated the University of Colorado at Boulder in the 1937 Cotton Bowl.
Steel City Underground

About Stefan De La Garza

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