Dateline Rice for May 5, 2020

FEATURED ITEMS

Pulitzer Prize: 2020 winners list
Numerous articles and broadcasts feature Caleb McDaniel, associate professor of history, who won a Pulitzer Prize for History for his book “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution.” McDaniel is the first Rice faculty member to win a Pulitzer.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 5 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-mcdaniel
Editorial: Palestine Herald-Press editor Jeffery Gerritt wins Pulitzer as pandemic forces cutbacks
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the May 5 print edition, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and Connecticut Post.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-mcdaniel
‘The last thing I thought would happen’: Editor of small East Texas newspaper wins Pulitzer Prize
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Connecticut Post and San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-mcdaniel
Rice professor, Houston biographer earn Pulitzers
Houston Chronicle “Preview”
http://dateline.rice/may-5-mcdaniel
Rice University history professor wins Pulitzer Prize
ABC 13 Online
http://dateline.rice/may-5-mcdaniel
Rice professor wins the Pulitzer Prize for History
Houston Press
http://dateline.rice/may-5-mcdaniel
HPM local newscast for 5 p.m., Monday, May 4, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-mcdaniel
HPM local newscast for 5 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-mcdaniel
HPM local newscast for 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-mcdaniel
’13 Eyewitness News’
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-mcdaniel
http://dateline.rice/may-5-mcdaniel
http://dateline.rice/may-5-mcdaniel
‘Fox 26 News at 9’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-mcdaniel
‘Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-mcdaniel

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.
USA Today (This article appeared on the front page of the May 5 print edition of USA Today, and it appeared in the May 5 print edition of the Memphis Commercial Appeal. This story also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-brinkley

Texas oil regulator throws in the towel on supply cut
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Energy Studies, is quoted and interviewed.
Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal (This segment aired on more than 450 affiliate stations across the U.S.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-finley

Special edition: Dr. Vivian Ho, Dr. Kirstin Matthews and professor Ryan Marquez (May 4, 2020)
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, and Kirstin Matthews, fellow in science and technology policy at the Baker Institute, are interviewed by Houston Public Media. Ho is quoted in Yahoo! News and interviewed in additional broadcasts from Houston Public Media.
Houston Public Media (This “Houston Matters” segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-ho-matthews

Health care spending plummets
Yahoo! News (This Fiscal Times article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-ho
HPM local newscast for 6 p.m., Monday, May 4, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-ho
HPM local newscast for 7 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-ho

Saudi Ramadan TV dramas spark debate about ties with Israel
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
NBC News
http://dateline.rice/may-5-ulrichsen

Houston has among most ‘newly poor’ neighborhoods in nation, report shows
An article features Houston demographic research by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Bill Fulton, director of the Kinder Institute, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Business section in the May 5 print edition, and it appeared in the May 5 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared online in the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-fulton

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. This op-ed appeared in the May 5 print edition, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-djerejian

A week after Abbott’s reopening decision, let’s look at Dallas County’s coronavirus numbers
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 in the Dallas Observer and KLBJ Online. He is interviewed by Houston Public Media and Texas Public Radio about the nomination of Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, as Director of National Intelligence.
Dallas Observer
http://dateline.rice/may-5-jones
Austin top news — May 5, 2020
KLBJ News
http://dateline.rice/may-5-jones
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-jones (This segment aired twice.)
HPM local newscast for 5 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-jones
Texas Public Radio
http://dateline.rice/may-5-jones (This segment aired twice on 20 affiliate stations across Texas.)

PATH FORWARD: Energy industry expert says US oil cuts could help shale’s reputation
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted and interviewed.
Hart Energy
http://dateline.rice/may-5-krane

KOGO-AM (San Diego)
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.
http://dateline.rice/may-5-jones 
KOGO-AM (San Diego)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-hale (This segment aired three times.)

Research Unit for Architectural Typology and Design, Institute of Architecture and Design
An article mentions that Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, will participate in a virtual symposium, “Re-Thinking Tourism for a Planet in Crisis,” May 7.
e-Flux
http://dateline.rice/may-5-morton

Health care workers are living in treehouses, RVs and hotels to protect their families from coronavirus
An article mentions that Wiess and Hanszen colleges were opened as temporary housing for front-line medical workers at the TMC.
Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-tt

‘The Morning Loop on CBS 19’
A broadcast mentions that experts from Rice have partnered with officials from Houston to test wastewater to track the spread of the coronavirus.
KYTX-TV (Tyler, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-poop (This segment aired four times.)

Letter to the editor: We have been to the moon. We will beat the coronavirus
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
The Daily Chronicle
http://dateline.rice/may-5-kennedy

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

‘Artificial leaf’ splits water to make sustainable power
An article features Rice research that created an efficient, low-cost device that splits water to produce hydrogen fuel. Co-authors Jun Lou, associate chair and professor of materials science and nanoengineering, and postdoctoral fellow Jia Liang are cited.
Futurity (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-lou-liang

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Grant fuels study of Superfund impact on preterm births
An article mentions that Baylor College of Medicine and collaborators from Rice and the University of Texas Medical Branch received a Superfund Research Program grant of nearly $10 million from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study how toxicity of environmental chemicals emanating from Superfund sites impacts preterm births.
Baylor College of Medicine
http://dateline.rice/may-5-bcm

Real Simple Energy CEO Trent Crow says he has a better way to buy power
Alumnus Trent Crow is featured in a Q&A.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-hc

BROADCAST

Health beat: Killing superbugs with a tiny tool
A broadcast features Rice research into developing motorized molecules that can kill antibiotic-resistant microbes. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is interviewed.
WFMZ Online (This segment also aired on WFMZ-TV in Allentown, Pennsylvania.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-tour

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Hydrogen and nanomaterials may transform energy industry
The production of hydrogen must benefit the environment if it is to transform the global energy landscape, according to a study by co-authors Rachel Meidl, fellow in energy and environment at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, and graduate student Emily Yedinakis.
TechXplore (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-meidl-yedinakis

Rice scientist wins federal grant for eye research
A Rice researcher has won a prestigious federal grant to study how a recently identified protein in the cornea aids development, homeostasis and wound healing in the eye. Peter Lwigale, associate professor of biochemistry and cell biology, is quoted.
News-Medical.net
http://dateline.rice/may-5-lwigale

Rice University gets $2.45M NIH grant to improve CRISPR/Cas9 treatment for SCD
The Rice lab of Gang Bao, the Foyt Family Professor of Bioengineering, professor of chemistry and of materials science and nanoengineering, won a National Institutes of Health grant worth $2.45 million to pursue gene-editing research that may lead to a cure for sickle cell disease.
Sickle Cell News
http://dateline.rice/may-5-bao

Syracuse University names Liang Wang as Boghosian Fellow for 2020
Alumnus Liang Wang is featured.
Archinect
http://dateline.rice/may-5-wang

Harry Potter’s closet near UBC listed as a short-term rental
Rice is mentioned.
Vancouver Urbanized
http://dateline.rice/may-5-vu

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Check out our 2020 salute to valedictorians
An article featuring Andrew Bough mentions that he plans to attend Rice.
Billings Gazette (This article also appeared in the May 5 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-bg

SPORTS

Southwest’s Morgan Fey looks ahead after season’s cancellation
An article featuring Morgan Fey, the 2019 San Antonio Express-News Girls Field Athlete of the Year, mentions that she has signed to join Rice’s track and field team.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 5 print edition of the Express-News, and it appeared online in the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/may-5-exp-news

Photos: NFL hall of fame coach Don Shula, 1930-2020
An article mentions that Super Bowl VIII was held at Rice Stadium.
Tucson.com
http://dateline.rice/may-5-rice-stadium

Wisconsin basketball recruiting: Thank you, next
Former Rice basketball player Drew Peterson is mentioned.
SB Nation
http://dateline.rice/may-5-sbn

Bonner picked as Wildcats’ next coach
Rhett Bonner, former head of basketball operations at Rice, is featured.
The Stokes News
http://dateline.rice/may-5-sn

NEWS RELEASES

Rice history professor wins Pulitzer Prize
Caleb McDaniel, associate professor and incoming chair of the Department of History, won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America.”
http://dateline.rice/may-5-news-release-mcdaniel

Houston must address housing and transportation affordability jointly
Only 44% of rental housing units in Houston are affordable for families with average income, and only 1 out of every 3 of those dwellings is near reliable and affordable transportation, according to a new joint report by researchers from Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and LINK Houston.
http://dateline.rice/may-5-news-release-park

Hydrogen and nanomaterials may transform energy industry, according to Baker Institute
Hydrogen as a zero-carbon energy carrier has the potential to fundamentally transform the global energy landscape — but the production must benefit the environment, according to Rachel Meidl, the fellow in energy and environment at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Energy Studies, and graduate student Emily Yedinak.
http://dateline.rice/may-5-news-release-meidl-yedinak

Federal grant bolsters Rice eye research
Peter Lwigale, associate professor of biochemistry and cell biology, has been awarded a four-year, $1.5 million National Institutes of Health R01 grant to study nephronectin, a protein recently identified by his lab to be abundantly expressed in the eye’s extracellular matrix.
http://dateline.rice/may-5-news-release-lwigale

About Stefan De La Garza

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