Dateline Rice for March 4, 2020


Joe Biden sweeps the South on Super Tuesday, building on South Carolina win
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.
USA Today (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Joe Biden wins Texas, taking Super Tuesday’s second-biggest prize and nine states overall
USA Today (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Joe Biden wins Texas primary battle, with slim lead over Bernie Sanders
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the March 4 print edition.)
Did Pierce Bush’s family name doom his congressional run, or did his campaigning?
Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Super Tuesday in Texas: House and Senate race matchups, plus long lines at the polls
Texas Standard (This segment also aired on more than 20 affiliate stations across Texas.)
George H. W. Bush’s grandson Pierce loses Republican primary in Texas
Rising GOP star George P. Bush would do well to ‘remember the Alamo’
Communities Digital News
What you missed when you were watching Biden and Sanders
Dallas Observer
In Dallas County and around Texas, election day is kind to Joe Biden
Dallas Observer
Texans don’t want their land taken for Trump’s border wall — and that’s playing into Bernie Sanders’ hands
Independent (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Joanna Cattanach wins Democrat primary in Dallas area district for rematch against Morgan Meyer
The Texan
Rep. Dan Flynn headed to runoff against challenger Bryan Slaton after pair’s third matchup
The Texan
Lacey Hull victorious in GOP primary, Democrats head to runoff in contest to replace Bohac
The Texan
Former State Rep. Mike Schofield will seek to reclaim seat in November
The Texan
The black vote shows its political strength on Super Tuesday
Black Enterprise
‘Fox 26 News’
KRIV-TV (Houston)

The coronavirus threatens to upend higher ed. Here are the latest developments.
An article mentions that a small group of employees and students from Rice has been asked to self-quarantine due to a Rice employee’s possible exposure to the novel coronavirus while on overseas travel. Rice has also cancelled all university-sponsored international spring break trips and other official international student travel in accordance with CDC travel restrictions to countries experiencing outbreaks.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (This article was also featured in the CHE’s March 4 Acadame Today newsletter.)
Texas colleges ramp up coronavirus travel restrictions, cancellations
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the March 4 print edition.)
Houston, here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and the San Francisco Chronicle.)
Texas universities recall students, clean doorknobs as coronavirus safeguards
Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in The Eagle, Click2Houston and KSAT Online.)
Rice University suspends all university-sponsored international spring break trips, student travel
Fears over COVID-19 cause change in travel plans
HPM local newscast for 12 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
HPM local newscast for 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
‘KPRC Channel 2 News’
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-4-kprc (This segment aired four times.)
‘Fox 26 News’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-4-kriv (This segment aired five times.)
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-4-ktrh (This segment aired five times.)

Hours-long Super Tuesday voting lines in Texas county lead to accusations of ‘voter suppression’
Rice architecture student Madeleine Pelzel is quoted.

Indian-origin Democrat Preston Kulkarni wins Texas House Democratic primary
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.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in ANI News, and it appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Descendant of Sam Houston hopes to be the first Indian American elected to Congress from Texas
Rome News-Tribune (This article originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times, and it appeared in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.)


Houston companies place limits on travel as coronavirus spreads
Haiyang Li, professor of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the March 4 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News.)

Texas A&M Hagler Institute inducts 2019-2020 Faculty Fellows, Distinguished Lecturers
An article featuring Ned Thomas, the Ernest Dell Butcher Professor of Engineering, professor of materials science and nanoengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering and chemistry, mentions that he has been inducted to Texas A&M University’s Hagler Institute for Advanced Study as one of nine Hagler Fellows for 2019-2020.
Texas A&M Today

Houston among Travelers Choice winners, see the ‘secrets’ that make it stand out
Rice’s graduate student pub Valhalla is featured in a slideshow of Houston’s secret spots.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.) 

2020 Houston summer camp guide: The best discounted, free and cheap camps
An article about summer camps mentions that iD Tech camps for children and the Scott Pera Basketball Camps will be held at Rice.
Houston on the Cheap

Love is bipartisan
An article features alumni Kal and Karen Silverberg.
TCU 360


Director with Rice University talks Super Tuesday results
Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is interviewed.
CW 39


Vaping bans are ineffective, experts report
An article features Rice research that determined vaping products have contributed to a decline in cigarette smoking but have increased the number of middle and high school students who are addicted to nicotine. Co-authors Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, and William Martin, the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at the institute and director of its Drug Policy Program, are quoted.
Medical Xpress

‘Smart water’ may aid oil recovery
An article features Rice research that determined high-salinity brine inhibits water droplets from emulsifying in crude oil, unlike low-salinity samples. Co-authors Sibani Lisa Biswal, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, alumnus Jin Song and research scientist Wenhua Guo are cited. (This article also appeared in the March 4 print and digital editions of Iran Daily, and it appeared online in Ocean News.)
‘Intelligentes wasser’ kann bei der Ölrückgewinnung helfen (An English translation is not available.)

El ‘agua inteligente’ puede mejorar la recuperación de petróleo


Magnetically controlled implant helps relieve neural pain
An article mentions Rice research into neural implants that can be programmed and charged remotely with a magnetic field. Kaiyuan Yang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is quoted.

Combining AI and analog forecasting to predict extreme weather

Rice engineers have created a deep learning computer system that taught itself to accurately predict extreme weather events, like heat waves, up to five days in advance using minimal information about current weather conditions. Pedram Hassanzadeh, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, and graduate student Ashesh Chattopadhyay are quoted.


Top college essay tips from admission insiders
Tamara Siler, deputy director of admissions, access and inclusion and coordinator of minority recruitment, is quoted.
College Xpress

Rice University’s OwlSat smallsat to collect ultraviolet radiation data
An article mentions that OwlSat is one of 18 research satellites NASA selected to launch and is expected to lift off in January 2022. It will be the first satellite built and launched by Rice students. McMurtry College senior Ryan Udell, president of Rice’s chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, is quoted.

Another VR gaming review: Apollo 11 HD
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.


Why are textbooks so expensive?
An article mentions OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
Teen Vogue

ProMusica presents
An article mentions that the Jasper String Quartet is a former Rice Graduate Quartet-in-Residence.
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce’s newsletter on Issuu (This article appeared in the March 1 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/march-4-jop (Scroll to page 12.)

SGA ‘hammocks project’ begins planning phase following passing vote
An article mentions that Rice has hammocks on campus.
College Heights Herald

Elizabeth Baldwin Park in Houston is incredible!
William Marsh Rice is mentioned.
UM faculty in 2015 warned of need to tell David Daniels to ‘keep his hands off’ students
An article mentions alumnus Samuel Schultz ’09, who has accused David Daniels and Scott Walters of sexual assault.

Recomiendan atacar crimen con inteligencia patrimonial
Rice is mentioned.
El Norte (Subscription is required. An English translation is not available.)


SWIM: 2020 all-conference teams announced
An article mentions the following Rice swimmers who were named to the 2020 Conference USA Swimming and Diving All-Conference teams: Marta Cano-Minarro, Madison Howe, Ellery Parish, Claire Therien, Lindsay Mathys, Kate Nezelek, Hannah Sumbrera, Nicole Limberg and Sara Nowaski and the Owls’ 200-meter medley relay, 800-meter freestyle relay, 200-meter freestyle relay and 400-meter freestyle relay teams.
Conference USA

UL’s bats collect 13 hits and starting pitching dominates again in road win over Rice
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team was defeated by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette 11-2 March 3.
The Acadiana Advocate (Similar articles also appeared in KATC Online.)
Cajuns take advantage of Rice errors, win third in a row
Tuesday’s college baseball scores
San Diego Union Tribune (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Shriners Hospitals For Children College Classic names 2020 all-tournament team
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team will compete in the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic in 2021.

Making the turn: Significant area golfing events approaching
An article mentions that Rice will compete in the Louisiana Classics golf tournament March 16-17. 
Daily Advertiser

WBB: Where to watch — March 3
An article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team will play the University of Texas at El Paso March 5 and Old Dominion University March 7.
Conference USA

Rain chances move up Tech baseball game time
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team will play Texas Tech University March 6-8.
KCBD Online

Miners look to clinch spot in C-USA tourney at Middle Tennessee Wednesday night
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of Texas at El Paso 77-66 March 1.
El Paso Herald-Post

Texas A&M’s Lee matches course record in Cabo Collegiate victory
An article mentions that Rice’s golf team competed in the Cabo Collegiate tournament in Los Cabos, Mexico, March 1-3.
KBTX Online

Stat roundup: Tuesday, March 3, top performers
Rice baseball is mentioned.


A small step for atoms, a giant leap for microelectronics
A Rice scientist and his collaborators in Taiwan and China have successfully grown atom-thick sheets of hexagonal boron nitride as two-inch diameter crystals across a wafer.

About Stefan De La Garza

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