Dateline Rice for May 20, 2020

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Saudi Arabia raises taxes at home while making big investments abroad
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed.
PRI’s “The World” (This segment aired on more than 700 stations around the world.)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-kraneCollege calendars in the pandemic: No fall break and home by Thanksgiving
Two media outlets mention 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. President David Leebron is quoted and interviewed in several media outlets. Martel College senior and incoming Student Association president Anna Margaret Clyburn also is interviewed by KRIV and KGO.
The New York Times (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-leebron
As of Wednesday, every state will be somewhere along the road toward a full reopening
CNN (This article also appeared in 100 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-leebron
‘Coronavirus Pandemic’
CNN
http://dateline.rice/may-20-fall-restart
http://dateline.rice/may-20-leebron (This segment aired twice.)
‘Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-leebron-clyburn (This segment aired five times.)
KGO-AM (San Francisco)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-clyburn
‘CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto’
CNN
http://dateline.rice/may-20-sa-pres
‘KTVU Mornings on 2 at 6 a.m.’
KTVU-TV (San Francisco)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-fall-restart (This segment aired twice.)
WIBX-AM (Utica, New York)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-fall-restart
‘Action News’
WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-fall-restart
‘The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer’
CNN
http://dateline.rice/may-20-rice-pres

Record-low share of Houstonians think Bible is God’s actual word, new survey finds
Several articles feature the results of the 39th annual Kinder Houston Area Survey, which was completed just days before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 20 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-klineberg
Survey finds many Houstonians unprepared for economic crisis
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the May 20 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.) 
http://dateline.rice/may-20-klineberg
New Houston Area Survey finds more tolerance, but rising inequality
Houston Public Radio (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-klineberg
New Rice study reveals what Houstonians cared about most before COVID-19
CultureMap Houston
http://dateline.rice/may-20-klineberg
Calm before COVID-19: Survey reveals growing sense of solidarity, empathy ahead of pandemic
Medical Xpress
http://dateline.rice/may-20-klineberg
How does Houston see the world? Data shows it’s changed a lot in 38 years
Houston Chronicle
http://dateline.rice/may-20-kinder-survey

Texas Medical Center leaders support latest phase of Abbott’s reopening of Texas
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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the May 20 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and Connecticut Post.)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-ho

The future of oil field services, part deux
Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy and minerals in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored a Q&A.
Forbes
http://dateline.rice/may-20-foss

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 appeared in the May 20 print editions of the Chronicle’s Bay Area Citizen, Friendswood Journal and Deer Park Broadcaster.) 
http://dateline.rice/may-20-stein

Pandemic could change how we migrate for work, health
Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is interviewed and quoted.
KTRH News on Spreaker (This segment also aired on KTRH-AM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-shelton
Pandemic could change how we migrate for work, health
KTRH Online (This article also appeared in KPRC Online.)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-shelton
The pandemic isn’t just going to change how we live — it’s going to dictate where we live, too.
KTRH News on Spreaker (This segment also aired on KTRH-AM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-shelton

The development crisis behind Mexico’s green revolution
Dominic Boyer, professor of anthropology, is quoted.
Devex
http://dateline.rice/may-20-boyer

How ‘Passage’ author Justin Cronin became a lifelong catastrophist
Justin Cronin, Rice writer-in-residence and author of the best-selling trilogy of novels “The Passage,” authored an article.
Texas Monthly
http://dateline.rice/may-20-cronin

Mouzoon, Lakshmanan: Texas Legislature can join fight against COVID-19
Rekha Lakshmanan, contributing expert at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Health and Biosciences, co-authored an article.
Rio Grande Guardian
http://dateline.rice/may-20-lakshmanan

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences continues scholarly community through virtual conversations
An article mentions Dara Shifrer, academic visitor at Rice’s Houston Education Research Consortium.
Portland State University’s Vanguard
http://dateline.rice/may-20-shifrer

Rice D2K Lab takes student project showcase virtual
An article features Rice’s annual Center for Transforming Data to Knowledge showcase, which was in a virtual format this year. Sid Richardson College senior Nicole Tan and Martel College senior Connor Rothschild are quoted.
Campus Technology
http://dateline.rice/may-20-tan-rothschild

COVID-19: La contamination fécale est-elle possible?
Viral RNA can be detected in fecal matter, but more research is needed to determine if coronavirus can be spread through human waste. E. Susan Amirian, research scientist at the Texas Policy Lab at Rice’s School of Social Sciences, is quoted.
SanteBlog (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-amirian

River Oaks fitness owner says pandemic is best time to reopen two-story Define headquarters
Alumnus Henry Richardson is featured.
Houston Chronicle’s “Renew” (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-richardson

MIT student applies her doctoral research to the COVID-19 emergency
Alumna Junli Hao is featured and pictured.
MIT News
http://dateline.rice/may-20-hao

Groups call for extension of tenant relief measures
An article cites Rice research.

Nashville Patch
http://dateline.rice/may-20-rice-study

What we know about this potential COVID-19 treatment drug — by Dr. Hasnain Hyder Karan MBBS
An article cites OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
You & I
http://dateline.rice/may-20-openstax

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

What books best capture the immigrant experience?
A roundup of the top books portraying the immigrant experience includes “Lost in Translation,” authored by alumna Eva Hoffman.
The Wall Street Journal
http://dateline.rice/may-20-hoffmanEntfaltet Mexikos Windkraft ähnlich zerstörerische Kraft wie die Gewinnung fossiler Brennstoffe?
Cymene Howe, associate professor of anthropology, is quoted.
Deutche Welle (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in the May 20 print edition of the German issue, and similar articles appeared online in Enjeux Energies and Voice of Mother Earth Blog.)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-howe

HOUSTON/TEXAS

NASA’s head of human spaceflight resigns one week before historic launch
An article quotes David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 20 print editions of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-alexanderAfter years of suffering, Heights woman finds remedy for migraines
Jennifer Latson, editor of Rice Business Wisdom, is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle’s “Renew” (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-latson

‘Mrs. America’ spotlights 1977 women’s conference in Houston
The Rice Design Alliance is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle’s “Preview”
http://dateline.rice/may-20-rda

Boerne ISD names new principal at Kendall Elementary
An article featuring Shelene Livas mentions that she was a Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program Business Fellowship for School Leaders recipient.
KSAT Online
http://dateline.rice/may-20-ksat

Katy ISD celebrates 16 exceptional seniors
An article featuring Sriya Kakarla, salutatorian of Seven Lakes High School, mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the May 20 print edition of the Chronicle’s Katy Rancher and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-hc

BROADCAST

‘Live at Five’
Several broadcasts mention that Rice named part of its central quadrangle the Reverend William A. Lawson Grove in honor of the esteemed community leader’s contributions to the university and Houston.
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-lawson-grove
’13 Eyewitness News at 11 a.m.’
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-lawson-grove
‘KPRC Channel 2 News’
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-lawson-grove

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

The 50 best American colleges and universities of 2020
An article about Quacquarelli Symonds’ first-ever ranking of the best colleges and universities in the United States mentions that Rice is No. 21.
Business Insider (This article also appeared in Business Insider Malaysia, Pulse Ghana and Pulse Nigeria.)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-biNew programs: Counseling, management, sports psychology, creative writing, entrepreneurship
A roundup mentions that Rice will offer a minor in entrepreneurship for undergraduate students.
Inside Higher Ed
http://dateline.rice/may-20-ihe

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Volcanic activity does not contribute to El Ninos, hard evidence says
Sylvia Dee, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is quoted.
Georgia Tech New Center (This article also appeared in Georgia Tech Research Horizons and Science Blog.)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-deeBloomingdale High School: Tribune Scholars profiles and essays
Rice is mentioned.
Tampa Bay Times
http://dateline.rice/may-20-tbt

Bendall remembered for teaching philosophy 29 years at Wesleyan
Alumnus L. Kent Bendall died May 15 at age 88.
News at Wesleyan
http://dateline.rice/may-20-bendall

RICH KIPER: One soldier who made a difference

Alumnus Rich Kiper authored an op-ed.
Leavenworth Times (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-lt

SPORTS

LSU infielder Hal Hughes transfers to Rice
An article mentions that Hal Hughes plans to transfer to Rice to play baseball.
ESPN 1420
http://dateline.rice/may-20-espnAstros: Revisiting the 2001 MLB amateur draft hits, misses
Former Rice baseball player Philip Barzilla is mentioned.
FanSided
http://dateline.rice/may-20-fs

Ripley track and field records date back to the ’70s
Former Rice track and field athlete Amaris Easter is featured.
Jackson Newspapers
http://dateline.rice/may-20-easter

GREATEST ATHLETES: Final Four: Larry Izzo
Former Rice football player Larry Izzo is featured.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-izzo

NEWS RELEASE

Online conference to focus on how science and church communities can cooperate amid COVID-19
Strengthening the faith of churches through science will be the focus of a virtual conference June 5 hosted by Rice’s Religion and Public Life Program. The event will cover a variety of topics related to Christianity and science in today’s world.
http://dateline.rice/may-20-news-release-ecklund

About Stefan De La Garza

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