Dateline Rice for June 10, 2020


‘BBC World News’
Demographic research conducted by Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, that shows that Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the nation is cited in the funeral service for George Floyd. A book review from the Houston Chronicle features Klineberg’s new book, “Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America.”
KOAB-TV (Bend, Oregon)
http://dateline.rice/june-10-klineberg (This segment aired on more than 250 television and radio stations across the U.S.)
Review: Stephen Klineberg’s ‘Prophetic City’ is a long-overdue Houston biography
Houston Chronicle’s “Preview” (Subscription is required. This article appeared in more than 10 print editions of the Houston Chronicle’s neighborhood papers June 10.)
http://dateline.rice/june-10-klinebergChurches were crucial to the civil rights movement — what’s their role now?

An article quotes postdoctoral fellow Rachel Schneider and academic visitor Cleve Tinsley IV, experts at Rice’s Religion and Public Life Program.
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/june-10-schneider-tinsleyThe problem is complex, urgent
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted. (This article appeared in 10 other media outlets and a previous edition of Dateline.)


Pandemic may be a turning point for oil business, executives and analysts say
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.)

What the top 25 colleges and universities in the US have said about their plans to reopen in fall 2020, from postponing the semester to offering more remote coursework
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 and Seiichi Matsuda, dean of graduate and postdoctoral studies, are quoted. Rice is ranked No. 21 in the nation according to Quacquarelli Symonds’ university rankings.

Business Insider

Some states have embraced online voting. It’s a huge risk.
Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Yahoo! Money (This Politico article also appeared in Yahoo! Sports, Field Office America and yesterday’s Dateline.)

Debt shakeout to make biggest tech firms, retailers even bigger
An article cites a 2018 paper co-authored by Gustavo Grullon, the Jesse H. Jones Chair of Finance at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, that determined more than three-fourths of American industries have grown more concentrated since 1980.
Bloomberg (This article appeared in more than 10 other media outlets and in the June 10 print edition of Business Day, and it appeared in yesterday’s Dateline.)

Anant Agarwal: Blended learning is the ‘new normal’ and here’s why
An article mentions that Rice will have more hybrid courses in the fall.

MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in LinkedIn.)

COVID-19 | AMD se une a outras empresas para fornecer equipamentos a cientistas

An article mentions that AMD has partnered with Rice and will provide supercomputing power for COVID-19 research.
Yahoo! Noticias (An English translation is not available.)


New 3D printing technique could make shapeshifting robots more practical

MSN News features Rice research that developed a 3D printing technique to create soft robots and biomedical implants that automatically change shape when subjected to an electric current, changes in temperature or simple stress. Quoted in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News include Rafael Verduzco, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and graduate student Morgan Barnes.
MSN News (This Engadget article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
4D printing may lead to biomedical implants that reconfigure themselves upon demand
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/june-10-verduzcoSportswashing is not new — but has never been more insidious
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

Doctors. Vets. Executives. Many are getting online MBAs today
Mike Narvaez and Heather Price, graduate students at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, are quoted.


Rice lab’s egg-based coating extends shelf life of perishable 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. 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, is mentioned.
MSN Espanol (An English translation is not available.)


Rice University research looks into corporate responsibility for compassion
Jennifer George, the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor Emeritus of Management in Organizational Behavior at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an article based on her research.
InnovationMap (This article originally appeared in Rice Business Wisdom.)
http://dateline.rice/june-10-georgeWhat’s the best running trail in Houston?
A roundup features the exercise path circling Rice’s campus.


War on drugs causes aggressive policing, says expert
The war on drugs has provided police with cover for aggressive tactics and unnecessary encounters with citizens, according to Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
http://dateline.rice/june-10-harris6 ways positive thinking can boost health and help us cope
Rice research into how optimism may help people cope with setbacks is featured.




Cracks of Don: For a day or two, MLB draft can distract from frustrations of the game
An article mentions Rice baseball player Trei Cruz.
National Post (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets, and similar articles appeared in the June 10 print editions of the Ottawa Sun, Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)
Players from Houston expected to go in 2020 MLB draft
Houston Chronicle
A escena el sorteo de novatos de MLB con menos oportunidades para la Clase 2020
El Nuevo Dia (An English translation is not available. Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the June 10 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/june-10-cruzLarry Izzo: I’ll eat the mustard
Former Rice football player Larry Izzo is featured.
Miami Dolphins’ podcast “The Fish Tank”

LSU baseball’s Hal Hughes, Eric Walker transfer to other universities
An article mentions that Hal Hughes plans to transfer to Rice to play baseball.
MSN (This article originally appeared in WAFB Online.)

Much smaller Major League Baseball draft that opens Wednesday likely not to hurt LSU
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in the Daily Advertiser.)

About 50-50 chance player Detroit Tigers take first overall in MLB draft will become All-Star
Former Rice baseball player Matt Anderson is mentioned.
SportsLine (Similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Marshall football 2020 Game 5: Rice has huge upside in C-USA
An article features Rice football.
The Herald-Dispatch

College baseball games to re-air on Facebook and Twitter
An article mentions that Game 1 of the 2003 College World Series finals between Rice and Stanford University will re-air June 16.

Brewers MLB draft prospect profile: Texas Tech RHP Clayton Beeter
Rice baseball is mentioned.

Sideline View by Dale McKee

An article mentions that the 2023 Conference USA baseball tournament will take place at Rice’s Reckling Park.
WTOK Online

Longhorns Profile Snapshot: No. 5 D’Shawn Jamison
The 2018 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin is mentioned.
Longhorns Wire

Where LSU’s 2020 opponents are ranked with Lindy’s Sports
An article mentions that Rice’s football team is slated to play Louisiana State University Sept. 19 at NRG Stadium in Houston.

About Stefan De La Garza

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