Dateline Rice for June 5, 2020


News analysis: Racism, riots, police brutality. Is America living 1968 all over again? Yes, and no
Allen Matusow, the William Gaines Twyman Professor Emeritus of History and the academic affairs director at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the June 5 print edition, and it appeared online in the Free Press of Jacksonville. This story also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
1968 fait écho à la violence et aux protestations d’aujourd’hui
Nouvelles du Monde (An English translation is not available.)

2020 will mark us all, for the rest of our lives
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Boston Globe.)
Coronavirus masks set the tone in fashion, politics and industry
USA Today (This article appeared in the June 5 print edition of the International issue, and it appeared online in MSN and in yesterday’s Dateline.)
10 most green environmentally friendly countries are in Europe, US lags
Fire ekspræsidenter forsøger at forene amerikanerne mod racismen i skarp kontrast til den nuværende
Politiken (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in the June 5 print edition.)

What the pushback of military leaders against President Trump can teach us about leadership
Tom Kolditz, director of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, is quoted.

Houston protests have been peaceful compared to other cities. Why?
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Liberal love incoming for former President George W. Bush
KUHF Online (This segment also aired on KUHF-AM in Houston and appeared online on KUHF’s Spreaker page and KPRC Online.)
When small businesses can’t access PPP, local governments struggle to close the gap
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in ProPublica.)

Houston protests peacefully and social distancing shoes: ‘The Good, Bad and Ugly’ of the week’s news
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, participates in a panel discussion.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
After taking a financial beating during coronavirus, health care providers are adapting
Community Impact Newspaper (This article appeared in yesterday’s Dateline.)


Houston colleges, universities prepare for an uncertain fall semester 

The Houston Business Journal mentions 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 pictured. Leebron is also quoted in an article on Rice naming 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. Lawson also was honored with the Kinder Institute for Urban Research’s 2020 Klineberg Award.
Houston Business Journal
Rice names campus grove in honor of Rev. William Lawson
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Texas Supreme Court rejects push to expand voting by mail during coronavirus
An article cites Rice research that surveyed poll workers and potential voters in Harris County to gauge their willingness to participate during a pandemic.
Community Impact Newspaper (This article appeared on the front page of the June 3-July 7 print and digital editions of the Heights/River Oaks/Montrose issue. This story also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Pandemic impacting many students’ college plans
Rice is mentioned.
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)

Westchester County Executive George Latimer, Sarah Lawrence College President Cristle Collins Judd to host Facebook Live discussion on colleges and the COVID-19 pandemic
An article mentions that Shepherd School alumna Cristle Collins Judd, president of Sarah Lawrence College, held a webinar June 5.
Somers’ Hamlethub


Review: Stephen Klineberg’s “Prophetic City” is a long-overdue Houston biography
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, is interviewed about his new book, “Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America.”
MSN  (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)

Coating made from eggs protects fresh produce
An article features Rice research that developed a way to use eggs that would otherwise be wasted as the base of an inexpensive coating to protect fruits and vegetables. Co-authors quoted include Pulickel Ajayan, chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering and a professor of chemistry; research scientist Muhammad Rahman; Hanszen College senior Seohui Jung; and Sid Richardson College senior Yufei Cui.
Egg-based coating preserves fresh produce
Science Daily (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Scientists create egg-based coating that extends life of produce
KHOU Online
Rejected eggs can keep fruits and vegetables fresh

As graduations go virtual, are yard signs exposing kids to scammers?
An article mentions that Amelia Spring plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Fast Company


LU awards three University Merit Awards
An article features alumna Stephanie Chadwick, recipient of a 2020 University Merit Award from Lamar University.
Lamar University News


‘Cheddar Business’
A broadcast features Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business and co-author of “Joy at Work: The Career-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.”


A new federal bill would empower farmers, ranchers and foresters in the fight against climate change
An article mentions that Audubon Texas has partnered with experts at Rice to develop national carbon sequestration and storage protocols.

Texas A&M researchers use 3D-printed biomaterials to create facial bone grafts
An article mentions that scientists from Rice and the University of Maryland developed a new proof-of-concept for 3D-printed artificial bone tissue in April 2019.
3D Printing Industry

Trump campaign pulls ‘Make Space Great Again’ video that may have violated NASA regulations
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned. (This article also appeared in the Times of India.)


Sullivan’s Travels: Park Street Ice Cream opens for season
An article mentions a virtual lecture series by Scott Solomon, associate teaching professor in biosciences at Rice.
Wicked Local Natick

Track the cash: How Vanderbilt’s summer session tuition stacks up against peer institutions
Rice is featured.
Vanderbilt Hustler


Conference USA preseason position reviews: Running backs
An article features Rice’s football program ahead of the 2020 season.
SB Nation

Ennis Rakestraw’s arrival at Missouri comes courtesy of a mother’s love
Rice football player Tre’shon Devones is mentioned.
AJ News

ZOOMTIME: Cape Fear Academy junior Trey Clucas
An article featuring Trey Clucas mentions that he has committed to play baseball at Rice.

‘Rush’ of flight fuels Michigan-bound diver Taylor Peters
Rice is mentioned.
Toledo Blade

Boise State football snags another late 2020 commit from ‘bear cub’ with big upside
Former Rice football player Uzoma Osuji is mentioned.
Idaho Statesman 

About Stefan De La Garza

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