Dateline Rice for May 11, 2020 (Weekend Edition)

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The US is at war with coronavirus, but we lack two key military principles required to win
Tom Kolditz, director of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, authored an op-ed.
The Dallas Morning News (This op-ed also appeared in the May 10 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-kolditz

Health care field lost 1.4 million jobs in April
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 interviewed.
NBC News (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston, and it appeared in MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-ho
Illegal haircuts and an especially generous tip: ‘The Good, Bad and Ugly of the News’
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-ho
Incoming at hospitals: Financial distress
Albany Times-Union (This article also appeared in the May 10 print edition, and it appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-ho

Trump’s new 2020 message — it’s not my fault
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-brinkley
Trump dismantles environmental protections under cover of coronavirus
The Guardian (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-brinkley
David M. Shribman: A little help from their ‘friends’
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-brinkley

Botched overthrow attempt is least of Maduro’s problems
Francisco 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, is quoted in the Financial Times, and he is interviewed in a podcast by Altamar.
Financial Times (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-monaldi
Navigating the high seas of global politics
Altamar (This podcast also appeared in Oilman Magazine.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-monaldi
The end of oil?
Altamar
http://dateline.rice/may-11-monaldi

Survey: Harris County poll workers willing to show up amid pandemic, voters’ reaction mixed
Research conducted by Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, which surveyed poll workers and potential voters in Harris County to gauge their willingness to work polls and vote during a pandemic, is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, Connecticut Post and San Francisco Chronicle.) 
http://dateline.rice/may-11-stein
Poll workers willing to brave coronavirus with precautions, survey finds
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-stein
HPM local newscast for 6 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2020
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-stein
Houston coronavirus updates: May 9, 2020
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 10 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.) 
http://dateline.rice/may-11-stein

Houston officials use poop to track the spread of COVID-19
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.
U.S. News & World Report (This Houston Chronicle article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets, and it appeared in the May 11 print editions of USA Today and The Oklahoman. This story also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-hopkins
Hollywood sign hikes, water parks, hair salons: News from around our 50 states
USA Today
http://dateline.rice/may-11-poop
‘Good Morning San Antonio’
KSAT-TV (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-poop

Special Edition: Sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund (May 8, 2020)
Elaine Howard Ecklund, professor of sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program at Rice, is interviewed about how to connect for Mother’s Day.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-ecklund

Texas leaders say you should wear a mask, but you don’t have to, muddling public health message
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.
The Dallas Morning News 
http://dateline.rice/may-11-jones

Oil price boom expected following pandemic crash
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Washington Examiner (This article also appeared in Watts Up With That?)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-krane

Business has reopened in Texas, but the economy won’t be back anytime soon, experts say
Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Longview News-Journal (This Texas Tribune article also appeared in Defender and The Eagle, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-rodriguez

Marie Kondo still wants to tidy up
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 Wall Street Journal (This article appeared in the May 9 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-sonenshein

De la casa al trabajo: Marie Kondo ahora quiere ordenar el mundo corporativo

Yahoo! Finanzas (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in the May 9 print and online editions of La Nacion.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-sonenshein

COVID-19 shutdowns are clearing the air, but pollution will return as economies reopen

Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, authored an article.
Air Quality News
http://dateline.rice/may-11-cohan

Tesla to Texas: City leaders throw in their support for headquarters moving to Houston area
Fred Higgs, vice provost for academic affairs, is quoted.
KHOU Online
http://dateline.rice/may-11-higgs

Episode 57: Dan Crenshaw with John Diamond — saving the American economy
John Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of its Center for Public Finance, is featured in a podcast.
Hold These Truths’ YouTube page (This podcast also appeared in Apple Podcasts.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-diamond

WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about a possible increase in drug abuse during the pandemic.
http://dateline.rice/may-11-harris

For working moms, long-term school and child care closures may force an ‘impossible’ balancing act
Quianta Moore, fellow in child health policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Daily Kos (This article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-moore

Sheltering in Place: Reading Marilynne Robinson’s ‘Gilead’ during the pandemic
Burke Nixon, lecturer in the Program in Writing and Communication at Rice, authored a column.
Commonweal Magazine
http://dateline.rice/may-11-nixon

During uncertain times: How to keep your emotions in check
Christopher Fagundes, associate professor in psychological sciences, is quoted.
The Startup on Medium
http://dateline.rice/may-11-fagundes

HPM local newscast for 8 a.m., Monday, May 11, 2020
John Park, the Urban Development, Transportation and Placemaking Research Fellow at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is interviewed about recent collaborative research into the disconnect between public transportation and affordable housing in Houston.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-park

3 Houston innovators to know this week
Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, is featured and pictured.
InnovationMap
http://dateline.rice/may-11-burke

The engineers taking on the ventilator shortage
An article mentions design plans developed at Rice for an open-source emergency ventilator, which are now online and freely available to everyone in the world.
The New Yorker
http://dateline.rice/may-11-ventilator

Summer in the great indoors: Here’s a list of Houston-area camp programming offered online
An article mentions that Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Education will have a writing program this summer for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Click2Houston
http://dateline.rice/may-11-glasscock-school

As Houston quiets, the magic of fireflies’ return
An article mentions coyote sightings on the Rice campus.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Coronavirus section in the May 10 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and San Francisco Chronicle.) 
http://dateline.rice/may-11-hc

Smith: How Houston-area trainers keep top pros in shape during coronavirus pandemic
Former Rice football player Christian Covington is mentioned and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 10 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News.) 
http://dateline.rice/may-11-covington

UH baseball taking hard look at travel budget
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team competes annually in the three-game Silver Glove Series against the University of Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 9 print edition.) 
http://dateline.rice/may-11-hc

Health care workers live 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 Texas Medical Center.
High Plains Public Radio
http://dateline.rice/may-11-hppr

Local colleges and universities receive portion of federal $12.5 billion stimulus package
An article mentions that Rice will receive $3.4 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to help students affected by the pandemic complete their education.
Woodlands Online
http://dateline.rice/may-11-wo

How 25 major US colleges plan to reopen for the fall semester
An article reports that Rice plans to reopen campus this fall with substantial changes, including classes held simultaneously in-person and online, flexible start dates for international students and a shortened fall semester.
MSN Money (This Business Insider article also appeared in Business Insider Netherlands and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-fall-restart
College in a post-COVID-19 world: Counselor Q&A
CollegeXpress
http://dateline.rice/may-11-fall-restart

The silver lining behind the COVID threat
Alumnus Allen Simon co-authored an article.
Universal Enlightenment Forum on Medium
http://dateline.rice/may-11-medium

‘Eyewitness News Extra’
Rice is mentioned.
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-ktrk

‘Everything is on the table.’ ODU AD Wood Selig says major changes could be coming to Conference USA.
An article mentions that athletic directors from universities in Conference USA, including Rice, are part of the Future Planning Committee, which has been meeting virtually to reduce expenses for C-USA member schools.
The Virginian-Pilot
http://dateline.rice/may-11-c-usa

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

What can you do to make your lab greener?
Dan Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is quoted.
Nature
http://dateline.rice/may-11-preston

New era for AAPG as executive committee has potential to achieve equal representation
Martha Lou Broussard, alumni liaison and departmental historian in Rice’s Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences and the first woman to receive a degree from that department, is mentioned.
Forbes
http://dateline.rice/may-11-forbes

Texas history: Readers relive the horrors of the 1947 Texas City Disaster
An article quoting Maureen Scheevel mentions that her mother was a freshman at Rice in 1947.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-msn

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Earth-like ‘Goldilocks’ planets might be less common than scientists think
An article quotes graduate student Alison Farrish, whose research focuses on modeling stars’ magnetic fields and radiation based on how fast they spin.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the May 11 print edition of the Chronicle and was in the May 9 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News. This story also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-farrish

Rice professor, Houston biographer earn Pulitzers
An article features 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.”
Houston Chronicle “Preview” (This article also appeared in the May 10 print edition of the Chronicle’s “Extra: Week in Review.”) 
http://dateline.rice/may-11-mcdaniel
Hannah-Jones receives Pulitzer Prize for personal commentary, not historical writing
WSWS.org
http://dateline.rice/may-11-mcdaniel

Crosby’s all-state trumpet player eyes symphonic career
An article featuring graduating high school student Demetrius Sheats mentions that he hopes to complete a master’s degree at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-shep-school
http://dateline.rice/may-11-shep-school

100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago: 1995, Golden Crescent CASA program holds first community reception
An article mentions that when Henry J. Hauschild III was a student at Rice in 1970, he was a finalist in a summer political internship program sponsored by then-U.S. Rep. George H.W. Bush.
Victoria Advocate
http://dateline.rice/may-11-va

Texas Squared Startup Newsletter #245
A roundup highlights research from Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy that suggests regulatory hurdles make HIV research less effective.
Texas Squared on Medium
http://dateline.rice/may-11-baker-study

Reading Austin: Elizabeth Crook’s ‘The Which Way Tree’
Alumna Elizabeth Crook is featured and pictured.
365 Things Austin
http://dateline.rice/may-11-crook

BROADCAST

KGO-AM (San Francisco)
An article mentions OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
http://dateline.rice/may-11-openstax

‘Fox 13 News at Noon’
A broadcast featuring Jeremy Hurtado mentions that he plans to attend Rice in the fall.
WTVT-TV (Tampa Bay, Florida)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-wtvt

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

New administrative positions in higher education for three African Americans
A roundup featuring Ronica Smucker mentions that she has been named associate vice president of development at Rice effective June 1.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
http://dateline.rice/may-11-smucker

‘Roberto Rossellini’s War Trilogy Criterion Collection’ Blu-ray review: Intro to Italian neorealism 101
James Blue, former director of the Rice Media Center, is mentioned.
Cinema Sentries
http://dateline.rice/may-11-blue

Meet the ‘MomBAs’ of the COVID Class Of 2020
Rice Jones Graduate School of Business student Mercede Barnes is featured.
Poets & Quants
http://dateline.rice/may-11-barnes

2020 Best and Brightest MBAs: Norma Torres Mendoza, Rice University (Jones)

Rice Jones Graduate School of Business student Norma Torres Mendoza is featured.
Poets & Quants
http://dateline.rice/may-11-mendoza

2020 Best and Brightest MBAs: Doug Fiefia, Rice University (Jones)

Rice Jones Graduate School of Business student Doug Fiefia is featured.
Poets & Quants
http://dateline.rice/may-11-fiefia

Best of Last Week: Global warming hot spots already here, fastest robot yet, and vitamin D deficiency worsens COVID-19
A blog features Rice research that created an efficient, low-cost device that splits water to produce hydrogen fuel.
ScienceX (A similar article also appeared in Science Alert.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-sciencex

Meet the art community of the US Southwest: Christina Beatty wants artists in leadership roles and decision-making circles
Alumna Christina Beatty is featured in a Q&A.
Hyperallergic
http://dateline.rice/may-11-hyper

Experience: The Musee Atelier Audemars Piguet in Le Brassus. A watch museum like no other.
An article featuring Bjarke Ingels mentions that he is a former visiting professor at the Rice School of Architecture.
Watch Collecting Lifestyle
http://dateline.rice/may-11-ingels

Moody Center for the Arts in Houston, Texas, by Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc.
An article features Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts.
AECCafe
http://dateline.rice/may-11-moody-center

How to identify and retain fantastic talent with Niamh Graham of Workhuman
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Authority Magazine on Medium
http://dateline.rice/may-11-kennedy

Contrary’s Class of 2020
McMurtry College junior Leah Hamann is featured and pictured.
Contrary on Medium
http://dateline.rice/may-11-hamann

16 fun, free things to do in Houston with kids
An article features James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.
TravelingMom.com
http://dateline.rice/may-11-skyspace

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Professional Achievers: Jett receives accreditation
A roundup featuring Erik Larsen mentions that he is a former director of student professional development at Rice.
Salisbury Independent (This article also appeared in the May 7 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-si

GPS seniors inducted into Cum Laude
An article featuring graduating high school student Astra Silver Burke mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
The Chattanoogan
http://dateline.rice/may-11-chatt

SPORTS

Ogwumike declares interest to star for D’Tigress
Former Rice basketball player Erica Ogwumike is featured.
The Nation
http://dateline.rice/may-11-ogwumike

College coaches share recruiting secrets
Rice swimming and diving coach Seth Huston is quoted.
SwimSwam
http://dateline.rice/may-11-huston

Rhett Bonner will write next chapter of West Stokes boys basketball program
Rhett Bonner, former head of basketball operations at Rice, is featured.
High School OT
http://dateline.rice/may-11-bonner

Pitching talent abounds for the Yankees in the middle of the system
Former Rice baseball player Glenn Otto is mentioned.
SB Nation
http://dateline.rice/may-11-otto

Long-range plan: Randolph’s Evee makes a move to Rice

An article featuring Travis Evee mentions that he plans to transfer to Rice to play basketball.
Wicked Local Randolph
http://dateline.rice/may-11-wlr

NEWS RELEASES

Miah Im named new opera studies director at Rice
Canadian-born pianist Miah Im will take the helm as director of opera studies for Rice’s Shepherd School of Music July 1.
http://dateline.rice/may-11-news-release-im

State revenue declines lead to cuts in children’s Medicaid benefits, education spending, Rice experts say
States facing sudden drops in tax revenue amid the pandemic are announcing deep cuts to their Medicaid programs just as millions of newly jobless Americans are surging onto the rolls. Children could be disproportionately affected, because the percentage of Medicaid spending that states have to bear for adults is much lower, according to health economics experts at Rice.
http://dateline.rice/may-11-news-release-boylan-ho

About Stefan De La Garza

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