Dateline Rice for June 18, 2020


Rice University to commemorate Juneteenth with annual lecture series
An article mentions that Rice will present “Reflections on Juneteenth and America’s Racial Legacy Lectures” June 19. The webinar will feature eight presentations from Rice professors, including Jenifer Bratter, professor of sociology and director of Race Scholars at Rice, and Caleb McDaniel, associate professor of history. Roland Smith Jr., associate provost of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and adjunct professor of sociology, will moderate a talk with Paul Matthews, a former Army captain and the founder and chairman of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum. Rice Provost Reginald DesRoches is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the June 18 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
How to celebrate Juneteenth in Houston, Galveston and other nearby cities
KHOU Online

Read your way toward anti-racism with these 7 books
Anthony Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities, professor of religion and founding director of Rice’s Center for African and African American Studies, offers several reading recommendations.

The rage unifying boomers and Gen Z
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.
The Atlantic

Guest View: LBJ’s words on race reflect in today’s world
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
Lebanon Democrat (This article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

According to these experts, the war on drugs has contributed to making police more violent
Conflicts between black communities and police forces can be traced back to slavery, according to Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Dead white men get their say in court as Virginia tries to remove Robert E. Lee statues
An article mentions that Rice’s original charter was changed in 1963 to integrate the university.
The Conversation (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

Why black people are being displaced from Houston’s Third Ward
An article cites a study by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy that surveyed residents of Houston’s Third Ward.
U.S. News & World Report


Hidalgo mulls new mask order after Abbott OKs mandate on businesses, not individuals
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 in the Houston Chronicle, and he is interviewed by KRLD on how the pandemic has affected international relations.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the June 18 print edition.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/june-18-jones (This segment aired twice.)

‘Never in my wildest dreams’: Another oil bust cripples workforce today and for the future
Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Duarte: As COVID-19 cases emerge, UH’s leadership remains silent
An article mentions that Rice is testing all of its student athletes before they begin training.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Sports section in the June 18 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in the June 18 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News. This story also appeared in yesterday’s Dateline.)

After chaotic March primary, new Harris County clerk seeks to avoid same mistakes in July runoff
An article cites Rice research that surveyed poll workers and potential voters in Harris County to gauge their willingness to participate during a pandemic.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the June 18 print edition and yesterday’s Dateline.)

Moody Center’s series is where the arts meet on and offline
An article mentions that Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts has commissioned local artists, writers, musicians and dancers to create new works for a summer series that melds the physical and the virtual. Alison Weaver, executive director of the Moody Center, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Japanese startups harness cloud health care to tackle COVID-19 and clinical trials
Alumna Kamakura Chiemi is featured.

The massive health effort behind getting kids back to school in an era of coronavirus
A roundup mentions that Steve Currall started the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship in 2000.
Florida Trend

Coronavirus in Texas — June 17
Rice is mentioned.
The Kerrville Daily Times

UL Lafayette geology students again stake claim among world’s best at finding oil
An article mentions that a team from Rice competed in an international competition sponsored by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
KADN Online


Thomas Freeman, renowned debate coach in Texas, 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.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the June 17 print edition of the Times, and it appeared in the June 18 print and online editions of the Texarkana Gazette. This story also appeared in yesterday’s Dateline.)


Houston medical school presents inaugural class as construction begins on new building
An article mentions that a graduate of Rice will be part of the University of Houston College of Medicine’s inaugural class.

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: WHS Class of 2020 graduates
An article featuring Connor Bezio, valedictorian of Weatherford High School, mentions that he plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Cleburne Times-Review (This article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)


TNA webinar video: ‘The Blockade of Qatar 3 Years On’
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, participated in the June 11 panel discussion “The Blockade of Qatar 3 Years On.”
The New Arab


10 new self-help books explained in two sentences or less
A roundup features the 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.”
Yahoo! Lifestyle (This article originally appeared in PureWow.)

How to beat loneliness
Angie LeRoy, postdoctoral research fellow at Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative, is quoted.

Other materials stories that may be of interest
A roundup features Rice research that developed an easy and affordable tool to count and characterize nanoparticles.
The American Ceramic Society

How companies identify talent with Niamh Graham of Workhuman & Kage Spatz
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Thrive Global

Case Farms announces 2020 recipients of J. Leroy Cook Memorial Scholarship
Jesus Estrada, recipient of the J. Leroy Cook Memorial Scholarship, plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Poultry Producer


Greyhound grad celebrates her 100th birthday
An article mentions Martel College senior Noah Johnson and Martel College junior Ava Johnson.
Eastern New Mexico University News
Washington Leadership Program announces latest crop of interns of Indian American and South Asian origin
An article featuring Jones College senior Krithika Shamanna mentions that she has been selected to participate in the Washington Leadership Program.
News India

Puzzling ‘excess events’ may be pointing to dark matter, scientists say
An article mentions that researchers from Rice are one of the five U.S. collaborators in the international XENON1T dark matter detection experiment.
Purdue University News


CWS top teams bracket: 2003 Rice vs. 2018 Arkansas
An article features Rice baseball’s road to the 2003 College World Series championship. Former head coach Wayne Graham is mentioned.
D1 Baseball

Denton Ryan three-star LB/DB Ty Marsh commits to Houston
An article mentions that D.J. Arkansas has committed to play football at Rice.
The Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared in the Denton Record-Chronicle.)

Broncos roster review: Offensive lineman Calvin Anderson
Former Rice football player Calvin Anderson is featured.
SB Nation

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


Rice expert available to discuss Supreme Court decision on DACA
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is available for comment following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

About Stefan De La Garza

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