Dateline Rice for July 29, 2020

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

CBC Radio One 
Zahra Jamal, associate director for community engagement at Rice’s Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance, is interviewed about a scaled-back Hajj pilgrimage.
http://dateline.rice/july-29-jamal (This segment aired on more than 500 stations across Canada and the U.S.)
BBC News
http://dateline.rice/july-29-jamal (This segment aired on 19 stations across the U.K.)

Greider: Overhaul of Harris County elections administration may improve participation
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the July 29 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/july-29-stein

GCC Railway: A train across a fractured Gulf?
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Vestnik Kavkaza (This Al-Monitor article appeared in yesterday’s article.)
http://dateline.rice/july-29-ulrichsen

OP-ED | Throwback teaching: Outside classes amid a pandemic
An article mentions Rice’s plan to reopen campus with changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which includes holding some classes outdoors in tents
CT News Junkie
http://dateline.rice/july-29-tents

LNG Exec: Gas market could see post-COVID supply crunch
An article mentions the July 22 webinar featuring Meg Gentle, president and CEO of Tellurian Inc., and hosted by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Hart Energy (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/july-29-baker-talk

More than 6,300 coronavirus cases have been linked to US colleges
An article about coronavirus cases at universities and their athletics departments mentions Rice.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/july-29-nyt

Living out a father’s dream
Rice is mentioned.
Baylor University Athletics News
http://dateline.rice/july-29-bbears

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Education’s tie to income gap goes back 100 years
An article features research from the Houston Education Research Consortium at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research that examined the link between education and income dating back to the early the 20th century. Brian Holzman, research scientist at HERC, is quoted.
Futurity (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/july-29-holzman

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Rice research team gets $1.4M to study retention of K-12 STEM teachers
An article mentions a $1.4 million National Science Foundation grant to a team led by Rice researchers who are studying STEM teacher education to help school districts lower teacher turnover and drop-out rates.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Money and the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/july-29-rice-stem-research

BROADCAST

‘KHOU 11 News This Morning’
A broadcast about CNBC’s Make It 2020 list of the top U.S. colleges that pay off the most mentions that Rice is ranked No. 15.KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/july-29-no-15 (This segment aired twice.)

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Path to net zero: European oil majors outpace US companies on climate goals
Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
S&P Global Platts
http://dateline.rice/july-29-medlock

The US sanctions beckon as Nord Stream 2 gets Danish support
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
ObserwatorFinansowy.pl
http://dateline.rice/july-29-mikulska

Graphene helps wrap up treatment of antibiotic resistance
An article features collaborative Rice research that designed a “shield” made of graphene oxide that destroys antibiotic-resistant bacteria and free-floating antibiotic resistant genes in wastewater treatment plants. Pedro Alvarez, director of Rice’s Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment Center and the George R. Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and postdoctoral research associate Pingfeng Yu are quoted.
Materials Today
http://dateline.rice/july-29-alvarez

How COVID-19 could impact our outdoor habits
Sandy Parsons, assistant teaching professor in social sciences, is quoted.
REI.com
http://dateline.rice/july-29-parsons

USBE Magazine features leading Black educators at top universities
Provost Reginald DesRoches is mentioned.
U.S. Black Engineer Magazine
http://dateline.rice/july-29-desroches

Abundant, but not. Australia’s gas policy problem
Kelly Neill, graduate fellow at the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an article.
Natural Gas News
http://dateline.rice/july-29-neill

Chinese intel asset describes his LinkedIn addiction: Every day it served up new targets
Alumnus Stephen Preston is quoted.
Clearance Jobs
http://dateline.rice/july-29-preston

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

CBD boom hits Houston as authorities grapple with new hemp law enforcement
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Blogarama
http://dateline.rice/july-29-harris

Aunties are fueling my campaign: Texas Congressional candidate Sri Preston Kulkarni
An article mentions that Sri Preston Kulkarni, son of the late Venkatesh Kulkarni, a novelist who taught in Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, is running for Congress.
IndiaWest
http://dateline.rice/july-29-kulkarni

SPORTS

Fort Bend area alumni recognized for academic performance
An article mentions that the following Rice student-athletes were named to the Conference USA Honor Roll: Garrett Grammar (football), Chike Anigbogu (football), Bradley Rozner (football), Madison Kent (soccer) and Brittany Bui (swimming and diving).
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/july-29-cusa-honor-roll

Safety Trevor Woods breaks down his decision to join the herd
An article mentions that Trevor Woods’ father is a former Rice football player.
247Sports.com
http://dateline.rice/july-29-woods

FBCA Magazine feature: Gimme the rock
An article featuring Owen LaRocca mentions that his father, Josh LaRocca, was the quarterback during the 1994 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin, which saw the Owls defeat the Longhorns 19-17 and snap their 27-year winning streak.
Click2Houston (This article originally appeared in VYPE.)
http://dateline.rice/july-29-larocca

NFL: Winfield Jr. signs first contract with Buccaneers
Former Rice football player Buddy Dial is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/july-29-dial

LSU beach volleyball adds graduate transfer Grace Morgan
Former Rice volleyball player Grace Morgan is featured.
AcadiaParishToday.com
http://dateline.rice/july-29-apt

NEWS RELEASE

To help hard-hit nonprofits, first fix existing relief programs, Rice expert says
Nonprofits are struggling to survive during the pandemic’s economic downturn. But before Congress appropriates more relief money to help them out, Rice expert Joyce Beebe, fellow in the Center for Public Finance at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, says lawmakers should first fix what’s holding up federal funds they’ve already allocated for everything from museums to universities to food banks.
http://dateline.rice/july-29-news-release-beebe

About Stefan De La Garza

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