Dateline Rice for May 4, 2020 (Weekend Edition)

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Straight-talking Dr. Anthony Fauci is the voice Americans want to hear right now. So, who is he?
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted. The Houston Chronicle mentions that Brinkley will participate in the virtual panel discussion “Life After COVID-19: A Brave New World” May 17.
USA Today (This article also appeared in more than 75 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-brinkley
‘Life After COVID-19: A Brave New World’ slated
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-brinkley

Some states dabble in online voting, weighing pandemic against cybersecurity concerns
Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal
http://dateline.rice/may-4-wallach
Coronavirus boosts push for online voting despite security risks
Politico
http://dateline.rice/may-4-wallach

Historic financial decline hits doctors, dentists and hospitals — despite COVID-19 — threatening overall economy
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, is quoted.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-ho

Will COVID-19 bankrupt the health care system?
Radio Health Journal (This segment aired on WUTQ in Utica, New York, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.) 
http://dateline.rice/may-4-ho

Opinion: We have a responsibility to guide our leaders during pandemic response
Edward Djerejian, director of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-djerejian

Houston’s businesses tentatively reopen as stay-at-home order expires
Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted and interviewed.
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article also appeared on the front page of the May 2 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-rodriguez
’13 Eyewitness News at 4 p.m.’
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-rodriguez (This segment aired twice.)

WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
Drug cartels may start producing counterfeit prescription drugs purported to treat the coronavirus, according to experts Nathan Jones, nonresident scholar in drug policy and Mexico studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Gary Hale, nonresident fellow in drug policy and Mexico studies at the Baker Institute. Hale is interviewed by CKLW about how drug cartels may turn to smuggling heroin into the U.S. as exports of Chinese precursors for synthetic drugs have dried up.
http://dateline.rice/may-4-jones (This segment aired three times.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-hale (This segment aired four times.)
AM 800 CKLW (Ontario, Canada)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-hale (This segment aired twice.)

Houston officials are using your poop to track the spread of coronavirus
An article mentions that experts from Rice have partnered with officials from Houston to test wastewater to track the spread of the coronavirus. Loren Hopkins, professor in the practice of statistics, is quoted in the Houston Chronicle.
MSN Lifestyle (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle, and it appeared on the front page of the May 2 print edition of the Chronicle and the front of the Coronavirus section in the May 4 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News. This story also appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and the Connecticut Post.) 
http://dateline.rice/may-4-hopkins
Houston coronavirus updates: May 1, 2020
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This story also appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News.) 
http://dateline.rice/may-4-hopkins
Coronavirus updates in NYC and the world: The news on May 2
Daily News
http://dateline.rice/may-4-poop

‘Up with KREM’
KREM-TV (Spokane, Washington)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-poop (This segment aired twice.)
‘KVUE News Daybreak’
KVUE-TV (Austin, Texas; this segment aired twice.)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-poop
Trump letter to millions of Americans mailed from 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 American-Statesman
http://dateline.rice/may-4-jones

Texas Republicans can’t give in on mail-in ballots. Not yet, at least.
Dallas Observer
http://dateline.rice/may-4-jones

Can we live with coronavirus? Top officials provide no clear answers about risk reopening of economy
Craig Considine, lecturer in sociology at Rice, is interviewed and quoted about how Ramadan celebrations have changed amid the pandemic.
Click2Houston (This “Houston Newsmakers” segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-considine

Digital models: COVID-19 and the simulation of physical models in virtual classrooms
Wonne Ickx, the Cullinan Visiting Studio Professor at Rice’s School of Architecture, is featured.
Arch Daily
http://dateline.rice/may-4-ickx

Texas colleges plan virtual celebrations in lieu of postponed spring commencements
An article mentions that Rice will hold its virtual commencement ceremony May 16. Brandon Martin, manager of videography at Rice, is pictured and quoted. Duncan College senior Shree Kale is pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets, and it appeared in the May 4 print edition. )
http://dateline.rice/may-4-martin
http://dateline.rice/may-4-commencement
Texas colleges plan virtual graduations during pandemic
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-commencement

Marie Kondo is stuck at home, too. Here’s how she is sparking joy.
An article features a new 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.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer (This article appeared on the front of the Homes section in the May 3 print editions of the Regina Leader-Post and Windsor Star, and it appeared in the print editions of the National Post and Santa Fe New Mexican.)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-sonenshein

DIY ventilator plans are all over the internet, but is building one a good idea?

An article mentions that design plans for the open-source emergency ventilator developed by a team of Rice engineering experts and students are now online and freely available to everyone in the world.
Yahoo! Finance (This article originally appeared in Digital Trends.)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-ventilator

B&W survey shows 7 in 10 Lehigh students did not acquire required books due to cost in past year
An article mentions OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
The Brown and White
http://dateline.rice/may-4-openstax

Texas jobless claims near 2 million, Houston’s low-income neighborhoods among hardest hit
An article cites a new study by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research on Houston-area neighborhoods hit hardest with job losses.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-kinder-study

Rice University announced it is working to bring faculty, staff and students back to campus during the coming weeks and months
An article mentions that Rice plans a “phased return” to campus for nonessential staff members.
Click2Houston
http://dateline.rice/may-4-c2h
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-ktrh

‘Fox 26 News Special: What’s Your Point?’
A broadcast mentions the Ion, Rice’s redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into the centerpiece of a local innovation district.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-the-ion

As ‘Angel of West Dallas’ comes to her neighbors’ rescue, she worries that coronavirus will accelerate gentrification
Alumna Erica Solis is quoted.
The Dallas Morning News (This article appeared on the front of the Metro section in the May 3 print edition, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-tdmn

 
NPR’s From the Top: ‘Blanket Fort’ remote show (No. 387)
A broadcast featuring Cameron Chiu mentions that his brother studies cello at Rice.
From the Top (This article also appeared on NPR, and this segment also aired on more than 220 affiliate stations across the U.S.)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-npr

HOUSTON/TEXAS

The disappeared
An article features alumna Colleen Fitzpatrick, who co-founded the nonprofit DNA Doe Project, which aims to help identify Jane and John Doe deaths in the country through forensic genealogy.
Texas Observer
http://dateline.rice/may-4-fitzpatrick

Grammy-winning cellist known for technical mastery
An article about the death of Lynn Harrell mentions that he formerly taught at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Houston Chronicle (This Washington Post article appeared in the May 4 print edition of The Daily and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-shep-school

BROADCAST

‘Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline’
An article features Rice research that developed PulseCam, which can make high-resolution maps of flowing blood.
NewsRadio 680 WPTF (Raleigh, North Carolina)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-ox (This segment aired on 100 affiliate radio stations.)
  
‘Hope City’
Rice is mentioned.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-kriv

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Researchers discover hidden symmetry in chemical kinetic equations
Rice researchers have discovered a hidden symmetry in the chemical kinetic equations scientists have long used to model and study many of the chemical processes essential for life. Co-authors quoted or mentioned are Anatoly Kolomeisky, professor of chemistry and of chemical and biomolecular engineering and the department chair of chemistry; Oleg Igoshin, professor of bioengineering and of biosciences and chemistry; and former postdoctoral researcher Kinshuk Banerjee.
News-Medical.net
http://dateline.rice/may-4-kolomeisky-igoshin

Regulatory hurdles make HIV research less effective, experts say
Establishing a common set of rules for legally and ethically conducting HIV prevention research on minors is crucial to reducing the infection’s spread among young people, according to health experts Quianta Moore, fellow in child health policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Zeinab Bakhiet, a research associate for the Baker Institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences.
Medical Xpress
http://dateline.rice/may-4-moore-bakhiet

Obama’s 2008 election positively impacts black men’s mental health
President Barack Obama’s election in 2008 improved the mental health of black men, according to new research from Rice. Tony Brown, professor of sociology, is quoted.
Quintessential Gentleman
http://dateline.rice/may-4-brown

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

34th Annual Academic Excellence Awards to honor students Tuesday
An article mentions that Hadley Medlock plans to attend Rice in the fall.
The Sentinel-Record (This article also appeared in the May 3 print edition of the Record, and it appeared online in more than 30 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-medlock

SPORTS

Rice moves on from transfer losses with big recruiting class
An article featuring Rice’s men’s basketball program quotes and pictures head coach Scott Pera.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 4 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-mbb-pera

Carlin Hartman’s well-traveled college basketball path leads to Oklahoma, Tulane Hall of Fame
Former Rice assistant men’s basketball coach Carlin Hartman is featured.
The Buffalo News (This article also appeared in the May 4 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-bn

FROM THE BLEACHERS: Never give up
An article mentions that professional football tryouts have been held at Rice.
Herald-Banner
http://dateline.rice/may-4-hb

Legendary NFL coach Don Shula dead at 90
An article mentions that Super Bowl VIII was held at Rice Stadium.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-rice-stadium
http://dateline.rice/may-4-rice-stadium

‘5 Eyewitness News’
Former Rice basketball player Drew Peterson is featured.
KSTP-TV (Minneapolis)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-kstp

NEWS RELEASES

Regulatory hurdles make HIV research less effective, Baker Institute experts say
Establishing a common set of rules for legally and ethically conducting HIV prevention research on minors is crucial to reducing the infection’s spread among young people, according to Quianta Moore and Zeinab Bakhiet, health experts at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
http://dateline.rice/may-4-news-release-moore-bakhiet

Water-splitting module a source of perpetual energy
The lab of Rice materials scientist Jun Lou has created an efficient, low-cost device that splits water to produce hydrogen fuel.
http://dateline.rice/may-4-news-release-lou

About Stefan De La Garza

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