Dateline Rice for March 2, 2020 (Weekend Edition)

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Oil prices plummet as coronavirus outbreak, quarantines soften China’s demand
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed by NPR and quoted in Al-Jezeera.
NPR (This segment aired on more than 950 affiliated radio stations across the U.S., and the transcript appeared online on more than 50 affiliated station websites.
http://dateline.rice/march-2-krane
Before OPEC meeting, Russia is cagey about more oil cuts
Al-Jazeera
http://dateline.rice/march-2-krane

‘Not over yet’: Biden-Sanders on Super Tuesday collision course as biggest trove of delegates awaits
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 several media outlets. Jones authored an op-ed in The Hill.
USA Today (This article also appeared on the front page of the March 2 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-jones
Pierce Bush: A second heir to the Bush legacy shifts right to win
The Hill
http://dateline.rice/march-2-jones-op-ed
In Houston, job losses would kill support for Green New Deal, poll shows
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 29 print editions of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-jones
2 Texas incumbents face primary test

Austin American-Statesman (This article also appeared in InsuranceNews.net.)

http://dateline.rice/march-2-jones
Harris Co. commissioner spends $316,000 on mail ahead of primary
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-jones

The second choices of Pete Buttigieg supporters in Texas polls

The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Politics Project
http://dateline.rice/march-2-jones

Houston-area state House race a focal point for Republicans and Democrats in 2020
The Texas
http://dateline.rice/march-2-jones

Which Democrat will take Texas on Super Tuesday?
The National Tribune
http://dateline.rice/march-2-jones
Give up the funk: Bernie isn’t going to be president
PJ Media (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-jones
Pierce Bush walks a delicate political line in Houston Republican primary
Jewish Insider
http://dateline.rice/march-2-jones
El apoyo a Sanders en Texas se ha duplicado en seis meses impulsado por los hispanos: encuesta Univision
Univision (An English translation is not available. This segment also aired on KXLN-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-jones
¿Por qué Sanders es favorito este Supermartes en la conservadora Texas a pesar de llamarse socialista?
Univision (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-jones

CERAWeek energy conference in Houston scrapped over coronavirus worries
An article quotes 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.
Reuters (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-monaldi

Will online MBAs boost diversity in business schools?
An article about online MBA programs mentions MBA@Rice, which was launched by the Jones Graduate School of Business in 2018. Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jones School, is quoted. Lizette Melendez, who is part of the first cohort of the MBA@Rice program, is quoted and pictured.
Financial Times
http://dateline.rice/march-2-rodriguez

Why the sun’s mysteries could soon be revealed
David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted in an article about a trio of new solar observatories.
Christian Science Monitor (This article will appear in the March 9 print edition, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-alexander

Diverse suburbs have reliably red Texas losing its GOP hue
An article mentions that Sri Preston Kulkarni, son of the late Venkatesh Kulkarni, a novelist who taught in Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, is running for Congress.
Al-Jazeera (This article also appeared in Up News Info.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-al-jazeera 

Bitcoin’s guardian angel: Inside Coinbase billionaire Brian Armstrong’s plan to make crypto safe for all
Alumnus Brian Armstrong is featured and pictured.
Forbes Kazakhstan 
http://dateline.rice/march-2-forbes-kz

Rice University fears possible coronavirus exposure

An article mentions that a small group of employees and students from Rice has been asked to self-quarantine due to possible exposure to the novel coronavirus.
Yahoo! News (This video originally aired on KTRK-TV in Houston. Below is a sampling of articles that appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-yahoo
Coronavirus fears disrupt Rice University, cancel CERAWeek
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the March 2 print editions of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared online in the Express-News, the Connecticut Post, the San Francisco Chronicle and in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-hc
http://dateline.rice/march-2-hc
Coronavirus fears cancel major Houston oil and gas conference and send Rice University staff into self-quarantine
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-hc
Rice University asks ‘small group’ to self-quarantine due to employee’s possible exposure to coronavirus
Texas Tribune
http://dateline.rice/march-2-textrib
Patient with ‘weakly positive’ test for coronavirus was released for a time in San Antonio
Texas Tribune
http://dateline.rice/march-2-textrib
Coronavirus: A Texas Medical Center continuing update
TMC News
http://dateline.rice/march-2-tmc
Rice University employee to be tested for coronavirus
KHOU Online (This article also appeared in Houston Business Journal.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-khou
Rice says group under ‘self-quarantine’ amid COVID-19 concerns
Houston Public Media
http://dateline.rice/march-2-hpm

HPM local newscast for 7 a.m., Monday, March 2, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-hpm
Self-quarantined Rice University employee being tested for coronavirus
ABC 13 Online
http://dateline.rice/march-2-abc13

Group of Rice students and employees asked to self-quarantine amid coronavirus concerns
KHOU Online
http://dateline.rice/march-2-khou
Rice students, employees under self-quarantine amid coronavirus concerns
KHOU Online
http://dateline.rice/march-2-khou
This interactive map shows all reported coronavirus cases in the world
KHOU Online
http://dateline.rice/march-2-khou
Galveston ISD modifies handshake greetings amid coronavirus concerns
KHOU Online
http://dateline.rice/feb-28-khou
Update: Rice University says research employee being self-quarantined due to possible coronavirus exposure
KSAT Online
http://dateline.rice/march-2-ksat
H-E-B is limiting how many germ prevention products customers can buy
KVUE Online
http://dateline.rice/march-2-kvue
Houston legal links 3/2/2020
Houston Chronicle
http://dateline.rice/march-2-hc

Rice University self-quarantines

KTRH.iheart.com
http://dateline.rice/march-2-ktrh

Texas is becoming very cautious

KTRH.iheart.com

http://dateline.rice/march-2-ktrh
Zero cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in Houston, Health Department says
ABC 13 Online
http://dateline.rice/march-2-abc13
Coronavirus quarantines and more
Inside Higher Ed
http://dateline.rice/march-2-ihe
Houston mural changed to read ‘Wash Ur Hands’ amid coronavirus outbreak 
Boston 25 News Online (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-b25
‘News 10 at 11’
KTVL-TV (Medford, Oregon)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-ktvl (This segment aired on more than 50 affiliate stations.)
‘KPRC Channel 2 News at 10’
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-kprc
‘Houston’s Morning Show’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-kriv
Texas Public Radio
http://dateline.rice/march-2-tpr (This segment aired twice on more than 20 affiliate stations across Texas.)
KLBJ-AM (Austin, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-klbj (This and similar segments aired 15 times.)
Rice University anuncia medidas tras posible exposición de empleado a coronavirus
Telemundo Houston (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-telemundo

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Tidying guru Marie Kondo says you can spark joy in the workplace, too
An article features an upcoming book by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, titled “Joy at Work: The Career-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.”
Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the March 1 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-sonenshein

March’s perfect party: The rah-rah-Dash edition
Anthony Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities, professor of religion and founding director of Rice’s Center for African and African American Studies, is featured.
Houstonia (This article also appeared in the March 2020 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-pinn

Are accelerators becoming a trap for startups?
An article about startup accelerators mentions Rice’s redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into the Ion, the centerpiece of an innovation district slated to open in the first quarter of 2021. Gabriella Rowe, executive director of the Ion, and Yael Hochberg, the Ralph S. O’Connor Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, are quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the March 1 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the Connecticut Post. This story appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-ion-rowe-hochberg

K-pop group NCT 127 comes to Rodeo Houston
Haejin Koh, associate director of Rice’s Chao Center for Asian Studies, is quoted.
Houstonia (This article also appeared in the March 2020 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-koh

Texas Democrats brace for a not-so-Super Tuesday
An article mentions that Josée Larsen teaches French at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the March 1 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-hc

UH expands Cougar Promise program to help low-income students with tuition
An article mentions the Rice Investment, an initiative offering full-tuition scholarships and grants to students from low- and middle-income families.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the March 2 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-rice-investment

University of Houston increases cap on tuition assistance program
Houston Business Journal
http://dateline.rice/march-2-hbj
University of Houston promises tuition support to students with families earning up to $65K
ABC 13 Online
http://dateline.rice/march-2-abc13

The geek-centric events in Houston you cannot miss in 2020
A roundup mentions the Feb. 28-March 1 Owl Con event, Rice’s 40-year-old gaming convention run by student-gaming club FastWarp.
Houstonia (This article also appeared in the March 2020 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-owl-con

 

It took Houston’s leap-year centenarian 100 years to reach his 25th birthday
A slideshow caption mentions that the 2000 Senior Olympics were held at Rice Stadium.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Feb. 29 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-hc

Veteran investor Jason Calacanis headlining Houston Tech Rodeo
A Q&A featuring Jason Calacanis mentions that he will be participating in Founder Office Hours at Rice March 4.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 29 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-hc

Houston native Julia Guez frames hope with poetry collection
A book review features the new poetry collection “In an Invisible Glass Case Which Is Also a Frame” by alumna Julia Guez.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the March 1 print editions of the Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared online in the San Francisco Chronicle and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-hc

This Houston designer is mixing work wear with comfort
An article features alumna Kristina Haag.
Houstonia (This article also appeared in the March 2020 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-houstonia

What to do and see this month, from Post Malone to Paw Patrol
An events roundup mentions that Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts is exhibiting “Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present,” on view through May 16.
Houstonia (This article also appeared in the March 2020 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-moody-center

Finding home a world away: Central America
Alumna Gislaine Williams is featured.
Houstonia (This article also appeared in the March 2020 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-houstonia

Texas Super Tuesday: What Travis County voters need to know
Alumna Annie Garcia, who is running for U.S. Senate, is featured.
Austin Patch
http://dateline.rice/march-2-ap

Vienna Piano Trio’s reticence underserves the music
An article features Chamber Music Houston’s presentation of the Vienna Piano Trio at Stude Concert Hall at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music Feb. 27. The Pavel Haas Quartet will perform at Rice March 17.
Texas Classical Review
http://dateline.rice/march-2-tcr

BROADCAST

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 quoted.
Texas Public Radio
http://dateline.rice/march-2-stein
¿Por qué Sanders es favorito este Supermartes en la conservadora Texas a pesar de llamarse socialista?
Univision (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-stein

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

How to build trust in science within the black church
An article features research by Cleve Tinsley IV, academic visitor in the Religion and Public Life Program at Rice.
Christianity Today
http://dateline.rice/march-2-tinsley

ACSA announces 2020 Architectural Education Award winners
An article mentions that Dawn Finley, associate professor and director of graduate studies at Rice’s School of Architecture, was on the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s 2020 Architectural Education Awards Creative Achievement Jury.
Architect
http://dateline.rice/march-2-finley

BP’s net-zero pledge: A sign of a growing divide between European and US oil companies? Or another marketing ploy?
Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy and minerals in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Inside Climate News
http://dateline.rice/march-2-foss

Latest research on physics of the brain to be presented at 2020 APS March Meeting
Graduate student Melia Bonomo is is quoted.
News-Medical.net
http://dateline.rice/march-2-nmn

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Music review: Music masters meet at Middlebury College
Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
Rutland Herald
http://dateline.rice/march-2-jalbert

For Houston percussionist, Tucson chamber fest offers break from busy life
Matthew Strauss, associate professor of percussion at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
Tucson.com
http://dateline.rice/march-2-strauss

BAMA-1, you are go for liftoff on NASA Cubesat mission
An article mentions that OwlSat is one of 18 research satellites NASA selected to launch and has an expected liftoff date in January 2022. It will be the first satellite built and launched by Rice students.
AL.com (This article also appeared in The Bridgton News.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-al

The best colleges in America 2020
Rice is featured.
University Magazine
http://dateline.rice/march-2-um

Off to Texas!
Rice is mentioned.
DailyMercury.com.au (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the March print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-merc

SPORTS

Martin, Murphy, Peterson spark Rice comeback in 77-66 win
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team defeated Middle Tennessee State University 77-66 March 1 at Tudor Fieldhouse in Conference USA bonus play. Owls Robert Martin, Drew Peterson and Trey Murphy III are highlighted in the Associated Press. Head coach Scott Pera is quoted in the Houston Chronicle. The last two articles mention that Rice will play the University of Southern Mississippi March 4.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-mbb
Rice rallies to defeat Middle Tennessee
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the March 2 print edition, and it appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-hc
http://dateline.rice/march-2-hc
Rice 77, Middle Tennessee 66
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-hc
Rice downs Raiders with second-half outburst
MTSU Athletics News (This article also appeared in the Murfreesboro News.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-mtsu
Middle Tennessee vs. Rice basketball highlights (2019-20)
WatchStadium.com
http://dateline.rice/march-2-ws
Conference USA top dunks of the week
WatchStadium.com
http://dateline.rice/march-2-ws
‘Sports Sunday’
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-kprc
UTEP peels away from S. Mississippi for 75-56 win
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-mbb
UTEP rolls past USM 75-56 in C-USA men’s play
WDAM Online
http://dateline.rice/march-2-mbb

Baylor routs Kansas State to remain undefeated in Big 12
A roundup mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team defeated Louisiana Tech University 73-60 in overtime Feb 29. Owls Nancy Mulkey and Erica Ogwumike are highlighted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the March 1 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-wbb
‘NBC 10 News at 10’
KTVE-TV (Monroe, Louisiana)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-wbb

SWIM: FIU wins record-setting sixth straight championship
A pair of articles mentions that Rice finished second at the 2020 Conference USA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Owls mentioned include Kate Nezelek, Nicole Limberg, Lindsay Mathys, Hannah Sumbera, Madison Howe, Sara Nowaski and Marta Cano-Minarro, who was named the Swimmer of the Meet.
Conference USA (This article also appeared in Swimming World Magazine.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-cusa
SWIM: C-USA Championship day three recap
Conference USA (This article also appeared in Swimming World Magazine.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-cusa

ITF: 2020 Performers of the Meet
An article about the 2020 Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships mentions that Rice’s Grace Forbes was High Point Scorer of the Meet, Female Track Performer of the Meet and Freshman of the Meet. Fellow Owl Michelle Fokam was the Female Field Performer of the Meet. Rice’s women’s team won the meet for the first time since 2009.
Conference USA
http://dateline.rice/march-2-cusa

Rice baseball 2020: Owls notch series win over Missouri State
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team earned a 2-1 series win over Missouri State University Feb. 28-March 1.
The Roost
http://dateline.rice/march-2-roost

2020 NFL draft prospect interview: Myles Adams, DT, Rice University
Former Rice football player Myles Adams is featured.
NFL Draft Diamonds
http://dateline.rice/march-2-nfl

Minnesota Twins: Interview with Twins prospect Matt Canterino
Former Rice baseball player Matt Canterino is featured in a Q&A.
FanSided
http://dateline.rice/march-2-fs

Anteaters take the second game of the three-game series against the Owls with a 2-1 score
An articles mentions that Rice’s baseball team was swept by the University of California, Irvine, in a three-game series Feb. 21-23.
New University
http://dateline.rice/march-2-nu

Aggie golf tied for eighth at Cabo Collegiate
An article mentions that Rice’s golf team is competing in the Cabo Collegiate tournament in Los Cabos, Mexico.
KBTX Online
http://dateline.rice/march-2-kbtx
Razorbacks host Cabo Collegiate in Mexico
Arkansas Razorbacks News
http://dateline.rice/march-2-arn
Men’s golf prepares for Cabo Collegiate
Seminoles.com
http://dateline.rice/march-2-sem
Ole Miss men’s golf heads to Cabo fresh off impressive finish in Puerto Rico
SB Nation
http://dateline.rice/march-2-sbn

No. 19 Baylor women’s tennis downs Rice, 5-2
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s tennis team was defeated by Baylor University 5-2 March 1 at the George R. Brown Tennis Center.
Waco Tribune-Herald
http://dateline.rice/march-2-wth

Missouri edges Texas in College Classic
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team will compete in the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic in 2021.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-hc
http://dateline.rice/march-2-
Bearkat baseball to return to Minute Maid Park in 2021
KBTX Online (This article also appeared in 247Sports.com.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-kbtx

Oklahoma’s Acker no-hits LSU to finish off impressive weekend
Former Rice baseball player Dane Acker is mentioned.
D1Baseball.com
http://dateline.rice/march-2-d1b

Girls postseason basketball: Springboro downs Lakota West in district final, 71-43
An article mentions that Jordan Hobbs plans to play basketball at Rice.
Cincinnati.com
http://dateline.rice/march-2-cinn
No. 24 ASU uses three-ball to coast past Cal 77-54
An article mentions Derek Glasser, former Rice men’s basketball player and current video coordinator.
The State Press
http://dateline.rice/march-2-glasser

Three rallies to win game three: Cajuns take series over Sam Houston State
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team will play the University of Louisiana at Lafayette March 3.
KLFY Online
http://dateline.rice/march-2-klfy
UL baseball hits the road with renewed resolve but still plenty of issues to address
The Acadiana Advocate (This article also appeared in KATC Online.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-aa

Bobcats overcome Houston for first road series win
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team was defeated by Texas State University 9-2 Feb. 26 in San Marcos.
The University Star (This article also appeared in ESPN1420.com and The Advocate.)
http://dateline.rice/march-2-us

WATCH: Zach Zubia launches home run against Arkansas
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.
USA Today’s Longhorns Wire
http://dateline.rice/march-2-usatoday

NEWS RELEASES

Deep learning rethink overcomes major obstacle in AI industry
Rice computer scientists have overcome a major obstacle in the burgeoning artificial intelligence industry by showing it is possible to speed up deep learning technology without specialized acceleration hardware like graphics processing units.
http://dateline.rice/march-2-news-release-shrivastava

‘Smart water’ may aid oil recovery
Scientists at Rice’s Brown School of Engineering show that microscopic saltwater droplets emulsify crude oil when each has the right composition. Understanding how they combine is important to enhanced oil recovery. The researchers found that high-salinity brine clearly inhibited water droplets from emulsifying in crude, unlike the low-salinity samples.
http://dateline.rice/march-2-news-release-biswal

About Stefan De La Garza

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