Dateline Rice for June 8, 2020 (Weekend Edition)

PROTEST IN THE U.S.

Opinion: Houston confronts the ‘Spirit of the Confederacy’
James Sidbury, the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Humanities, authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Outlook section in the June 7 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-sidbury

Churches, once crucial to the civil rights movement, face a new ‘challenge’ after George Floyd
An article quotes postdoctoral fellow Rachel Schneider and academic visitor Cleve Tinsley IV, experts at Rice’s Religion and Public Life Program.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the June 8 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-schneider-tinsley

KRLD-AM (Dallas)
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 interviewed about Houston’s preparations for George Floyd’s funeral services.
http://dateline.rice/june-8-jones (This segment aired five times.)

David M. Shribman: LBJ’s words, 55 years old, could help America heal
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (This article also appeared in the June 7 print editions of the Post-Gazette, Porterville Recorder, Santa Clarita Signal, and it appeared online in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-brinkley

2020 reminiscent of 1968
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.
Gulf Times (This Los Angeles Times article appeared in 10 other media outlets and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-matusow

George Floyd: ‘I’m gonna change the world’
Alumnus Ronnie Lillard is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the June 7 print editions of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-lillard

Cornell Students for Black Lives quickly amasses support, launches fundraiser
An article mentions that Cornell Students for Black Lives was inspired by the Rice for Black Life student group.
The Cornell Daily Sun
http://dateline.rice/june-8-rice-for-black-life

Op-ed: Houston business leaders have a responsibility to listen
An article cites a study by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Houston Business Journal
http://dateline.rice/june-8-kinder-study

Dallas curfew lifted; thousands march peacefully through downtown on 9th day of protests
Former Rice student and Black Student Association president Drew Carter is quoted.
The Dallas Morning News
http://dateline.rice/june-8-tdmn

George Floyd: Mengapa demonstrasi damai memprotes kematian George Floyd bisa berubah menjadi kerusuhan
Marlon Mooijman, assistant professor of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
BBC Indonesia (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-mooijman

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations spiking in Houston
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 also appeared on the front of the Coronavirus section in the June 7 print edition, and it appeared on the front of the Coronavirus section in the June 8 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News. This story also appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-ho

Economy shows fragile seeds of recovery sparked by stimulus, reopening
Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the June 6 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared on the front of the Business section in the June 6 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News. This story also appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News, San Francisco Chronicle and Crypto Commentary.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-rodriguez

Tropical Storm Cristobal not currently headed for Texas, forecasters say
Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the June 6 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-blackburn

COVID-19 may mean end to brick-and-mortar offices and stores, experts foresee
Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted and interviewed.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-fulton

Transparency and trust seen as critical to battle
An article mentions the June 4 webinar “Overcoming Challenges of COVID-19 and Evolving Opportunities in the Post-Pandemic Era,” organized by Rice and Zhejiang University. University Representative Y. Ping Sun is quoted.
China Daily (This article also appeared the June 8 print editions of China Daily and the China Daily Hong Kong issue, and it appeared online in NewsDay24.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-sun
Multination online conference held on COVID-19
China Daily
http://dateline.rice/june-8-sun

COVID-19 halted arctic refuge bird research, but oil leasing may continue
Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Surfbirds
http://dateline.rice/june-8-medlock

Already an uphill battle, fundraising for startups gets tougher in the pandemic
An article mentions that Skylark Wireless, which aims to bring broadband internet access to rural communities, started at Rice in 2012. Alumnus Clayton Shepherd, chief technical officer of Skylark Wireless, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the June 8 print edition of the Chronicle’s “Texas, Inc.,” and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-shepherd

Moral marketing: Startups offer free services to the unemployed

An article mentions that Rice is offering “Introduction to Data Analysis Using Excel” on Coursera.
Yahoo! Finance (This article originally appeared in PitchBook.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-yahoo!

College students count on their schools for mental health help, but now many can’t get it
Alumna Grace Wickerson is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This Washington Post article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-hc

When small businesses can’t access PPP, local governments struggle to close the gap
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This Texas Tribune article also appeared in Route Fifty, The Eagle, Gilmer Mirror, KPRC Online and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-stein

MADS, Woodland Heights, Milieu reschedule 2020 home tours
An article mentions the Rice Design Alliance’s modern home tour.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, San Francisco Chronicle and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-rda

Nebraska lowers tuition costs despite other schools raising theirs
Rice is mentioned.
Campus Reform
http://dateline.rice/june-8-cf

Pandemic, economy create higher education crisis
Rice is mentioned.
The Times-Tribune (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-times-trib

Pandemic impacting many students’ college plans
Rice is mentioned.
Fox 26 Online (This segment aired twice on KRIV-TV in Houston and appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-fall-enrollment

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

New US sanctions for Nord Stream 2? What’s at stake.
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, co-authored an article in Forbes, and she is quoted in Natural Gas Intelligence.
Forbes (This article also appeared in BQ Magazine.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-mikulska
US lawmakers push more Nord Stream 2 sanctions as Russia searches for workarounds
Natural Gas Intelligence (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-mikulska

Scientists create egg-based coating that extends life of produce
A video and several articles feature 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.
MSN Canada (This video originally appeared in Amaze Lab.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-eggs
Coating made from eggs protects fresh produce
Futurity (This article was featured in the June 8 edition of the Futurity Today newsletter.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-eggs
Bioprotection for food waste: Eggs bound for landfills may protect fruit and vegetable produce
Food Ingredients First (This and similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-eggs
Ernährung: Eier-Beschichtung hält Obst und Gemüse frisch
Heilpraxis (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-eggs

Tiny Love Stories: ‘Why aren’t you happy?’
Alumna Julie Thamby authored a Tiny Love Story.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the June 8 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-thamby

Trump campaign makes ‘disturbing’ space video that breaks NASA rules, takes it down 24 hours later
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Forbes (This article also appeared in Elexonic.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-kennedy
‘Space Force’ falls flat in times like these 
Memphis Flyer
http://dateline.rice/june-8-kennedy
2020 Graduates: This is your moonshot
Metropolis
http://dateline.rice/june-8-kennedy

5 predictions for wearable technology: From fitness trackers to ‘Humans 2.0’
An article mentions Rice research into 3D bioprinting.
Forbes (This article also appeared in Digital Munition.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-3d

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Thomas Freeman, celebrated TSU debate coach, dies at 100
An article featuring the late Thomas Freeman, who died recently at 100, mentions that he taught in Rice’s Department of Religion for more than 20 years.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the June 7 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-freeman

Rice names campus grove in honor of Rev. William Lawson
An article mentions 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. Lawson also was honored with the Kinder Institute for Urban Research’s 2020 Klineberg Award. President David Leebron is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the June 8 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-lawson-leebron

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.”
Houston Chronicle’s “Preview” (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the June 6 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-klineberg
Klineberg plugs Houspitality, cool IAH-BeSomeone T-shirt, HTX outbuilds NYC, escape from New York, and more
Houston Chronicle
http://dateline.rice/june-8-klineberg

Lost history: Architecture pioneer’s house demolished
Stephen Fox, lecturer of architecture, is quoted.
The Brownsville Herald
http://dateline.rice/june-8-fox

Remembering Bobby Morrow, the Texas sprinter who was once the world’s fastest man
William Martin, the Harry & Hazel Chavanne Professor Emeritus of Religion and Public Policy and Sociology, is quoted.
Texas Monthly
http://dateline.rice/june-8-martin

Startup funding stages
An article includes a rendering of the Ion, Rice’s redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into the centerpiece of a local innovation district.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the June 8 print edition of the Chronicle’s “Texas, Inc.”)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-the-ion

Texas history: Reading Mexican American literature as history

A roundup includes an excerpt from alumna Cecilia Ballí’s “All About My Mother,” which was included in Dagoberto Gilb’s “Hecho en Tejas,” an anthology of Mexican American literature written in or about Texas.
Brownwood Bulletin
http://dateline.rice/june-8-bb

STEPHEN HEMELT — Port Arthur grad completes Harvard Medical School with honors
An article features alumnus George Romar.
Port Arthur News
http://dateline.rice/june-8-romar

Awty’s Class of 2020 and a year to remember
A roundup featuring Karen Martinez mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
The Buzz Magazines
http://dateline.rice/june-8-buzz

Name that tune: Ian Donovan
An article featuring Ian Donovan mentions that he plans to pursue a master’s degree in music at Rice.
The Buzz Magazines
http://dateline.rice/june-8-buzz

Class of 2020
A roundup of recent high school graduates mentions that Pavithr and Puneetha Goli and Emily Madaras plan to attend Rice in the fall.
The Buzz Magazines (This article appeared in the June 2020 print editions of the West University, Tanglewood/River Oaks, Memorial and Bellaire issues.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-buzz

BROADCAST

Deportación de inmigrantes representaría una perdida millonaria para Texas
An article cites Rice immigration research.
Radio La Primerisima Online (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in El Manana.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-rpo

‘Salute to Seniors’
Rice is mentioned.
WOAI-TV (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-woai

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Beneath the ocean’s surface, a virus is hijacking the most abundant organism on Earth
An article features Rice research into how phages may affect electron transfer in ocean-dwelling, photosynthetic bacteria that produce oxygen and store carbon. Co-authors quoted include Joff Silberg, professor of biosciences and bioengineering and director of Rice’s Systems Biology graduate program; George Phillips, the Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology; and postdoctoral researcher Ian Campbell.
FocusTechnica (This article also appeared in SciTech Daily.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-silberg

Why you should absolutely never touch the fish at a buffet
An article cites a Psychology Today article authored by Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
Mashed
http://dateline.rice/june-8-dholakia

Fluorescing boron nitride nanotubes provide look at material’s motion in solution
An article features Rice research that developed a way to study the real-time dynamics of boron nitride nanotubes as they move in liquids. Co-authors quoted include Matteo Pasquali, the A.J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, a professor of materials science and nanoengineering and of chemistry, and director of the Carbon Hub; and graduate student Ashleigh Smith McWilliams.
The American Ceramic Society
http://dateline.rice/june-8-pasquali

World Environment Day: A time to consider the planet we’ll return to, and decide how to care for it going forward
An article quotes Lisa Lin, transportation demand management manager at Rice.
Enjeux energies et environment
http://dateline.rice/june-8-lin

States with Medicaid expansion have lower overall cancer mortality, study finds
An article featuring Fumiko Chino mentions that her husband died of neuroendocrine carcinoma in 2007 while he was a graduate student at Rice.
The Cancer Letter
http://dateline.rice/june-8-cl

Could ultracapacitors replace batteries in future electric vehicles?
An article cites research into graphene-based supercapacitors.
Interesting Engineering
http://dateline.rice/june-8-ie

Tatiana Bilbao: ‘Dare risposte alla povertà è il contesto degli architetti messicani’
An article mentions that architect Tatiana Bilbao formerly taught at Rice.
DomusWeb.it
http://dateline.rice/june-8-bilbao

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

If transistors can’t get smaller, then coders have to get smarter
Moshe Vardi, University Professor and Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and a professor of computer science, is quoted.
MIT News (This article also appeared in TechXplore.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-vardi

Differences between Saudi Arabia and Emirates delay reconciliation with Qatar
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Explica.co
http://dateline.rice/june-8-ulrichsen

LISA West says 2 share top honor
An article mentions that Robert Henry, co-valedictorian of LISA Academy West High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (This article also appeared in the June 8 print edition, and it appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-adg

Hamilton Class of 2020: See list of high school graduates, meet 2 top students
A roundup featuring Timmy Mansfield, valedictorian of Hamilton Central School in Hamilton, New York, mentions that he plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Syracuse.com
http://dateline.rice/june-8-syracuse

Four new endowed professors named
Alumnus Robert Erlewine is featured and pictured.
Illinois Wesleyan University News
http://dateline.rice/june-8-wesu

SPORTS

‘Fox 43 News at 10’
Rice head basketball coach Scott Pera is featured.
WPMT-TV (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-pera  (This segment aired three times.)

Detroit Tigers: 2020 MLB draft profile SS Trei Cruz
Rice baseball player Trei Cruz is featured.
FanSided
http://dateline.rice/june-8-trei
2020 MLB draft: 30 fun facts about some of the top prospects in this year’s class
CBS Sports (This article also appeared in NewsBeezer and Vaaju.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-cbs

Football: Leverett prepares for his big chance with Bucs 
An article features former Rice football player Nick Leverett.
Salisbury Post (This article also appeared in Ex Bulletin.)
http://dateline.rice/june-8-leverett

Pitcher Mitchell Holcomb to transfer to Rice in Texas homecoming
An article mentions that Mitchell Holcomb plans to transfer to Rice to play baseball.
The Daily Pennsylvanian
http://dateline.rice/june-8-dp

This date in history: June 8
An mentions that Rice’s baseball team advanced to the College World Series in 2008 by defeating Texas A&M University on a two-run homer by former Owl Adam Zornes.
The Eagle
http://dateline.rice/june-8-eagle

NEWS RELEASE

Rice team makes tiny, magnetically powered neural stimulator
Rice neuroengineers have created a tiny surgical implant that can electrically stimulate the brain and nervous system without using a battery or wired power supply.
http://dateline.rice/june-8-news-release-robinson-kemere

About Stefan De La Garza

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