Dateline Rice for Aug. 5, 2020

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

National Public Radio
Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about the news that BP plans to cut oil production by 40% over the next decade, a decision that has more to do with climate change than the oil crash caused by the pandemic.
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-medlock (This segment aired on more than 950 stations across the U.S.)
Texas Public Radio
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-medlock (This segment aired on more than 20 stations across Texas.)
‘6 p.m. newscast’
Houston Public Media on Stitcher (This Houston Public Media podcast appeared in 10 other media outlets, and the segment aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.) 
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-medlock
‘6 a.m. newscast’
Houston Public Media on Stitcher (This Houston Public Media podcast appeared in 10 other media outlets, and the segment aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.) 
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-medlock
‘8 a.m. newscast’
Houston Public Media on Stitcher (This Houston Public Media podcast appeared in 10 other media outlets, and the segment aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.) 
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-medlock
KERA-FM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-medlock

Updated version of Rice University’s DIY ventilation unit gets FDA emergency use authorization
An article featuring the Apollo ABVM, an automated bag valve mask device developed by Stewart & Stevenson Healthcare Technologies, mentions that it has been approved by the FDA as an emergency resuscitator for COVID-19 patients. A team of Rice engineering experts and students designed the original open-source plans. Amy Kavalewitz, executive director of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen, and Rohith Malya, adjunct assistant professor of bioengineering at Rice and associate of the Rice 360° Institute for Global Health, are quoted.
TMC News (A similar article also appeared in Medical Device Technology.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-kavalewitz-malya
’13 Eyewitness News’
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-apollobvm

When collegiate sports are sidelined, schools and local economies take a hit
Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard is quoted.
Marketplace
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-karlgaard

How families are finding God, grace and faith outside a house of worship
Carrie Willard, associate director of student judicial programs, is quoted.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in World 24 News.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-willard

Blood plasma flows but little else on once-vibrant Texas border
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of the institute’s Center for the United States and Mexico, is quoted.
Bloomberg (This article appeared in the Aug. 5 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared online in more than 30 other media outlets and in yesterday’s Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-payan

Oil donors flock to Trump as Biden hardens climate stance
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 and interviewed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Aug. 5 print edition, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-jones
Is Texas becoming a presidential battleground state?
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-jones
La fórmula contra Trump
El Economista (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-jones

Visual essay July 2020 Houston Chronicle top images
A slideshow caption mentions collaborative research between Rice postdoctoral research associate Vivek Boominathan and the Houston Symphony, funded in part by Rice’s COVID-19 Research Fund, to determine how far a musician or vocalist’s droplets are pushed into the atmosphere when they perform.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-boominathan

C-USA hosts annual SAAC meetings
An article mentions that Rice student-athletes Jasmine Smith (basketball) and Evan Marshman (football) were part of the virtual Conference USA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Meetings July 30-Aug. 1 to discuss current events affecting collegiate athletics.
Conference USA
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-smith-marshman

NFL: Winfield Jr. signs first contract with Buccaneers
Former Rice football player Buddy Dial is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Aug. 5 print edition of the Chronicle’s Woodlands Villager, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-dial

How LA’s sewers could be an early warning system for coronavirus outbreaks
An article mentions that experts from Rice have partnered with officials from Houston to test wastewater to track the spread of the coronavirus.
NBC 4 Online (This article also appeared in MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-poop

Report: John Bel Edwards coy about Tiger Stadium hosting fans
An article mentions that Rice’s football game against Louisiana State University, which was slated for Sept. 19, has been canceled after the Southeastern Conference’s decision to limit its teams to 10 conference games because of the pandemic.
247Sports.com
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-conf-only

Look: Jake Smith shows off new jersey number for 2020 season
Former Rice assistant football coach Tom Herman is quoted.
247Sports.com
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-247

UTEP home football game against Texas Tech canceled
An article mentions that Rice’s football team is slated to play Army Sept. 12.
KROD Online
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-rice-football

Online platform Canvas says these 6 tips can help students thrive during on remote learning
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN and in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-hc
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-chron

Lack of marquee non-conference game a rare occurrence for Texas
Rice is mentioned.
247Sports.com
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-247

RACE IN THE U.S.

Olin College president Gilda Barabino in forging her path as a Black woman in chemical engineering
An article featuring alumna Gilda Barabino mentions that she is only the fifth woman in the nation to obtain a doctorate in chemical engineering.
WGBH (This segment also aired on WGBH-TV in Boston.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-barabino
Greater Boston Full Show: Aug. 4, 2020
WGBH
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-barabino

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Houston considers a plan to make the city more ‘walkable’
Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Aug. 5 print edition, and it appeared online in Mass Transit, MSN and the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-fulton

‘It is a real shocker’: How the Chronicle originally reviewed ‘Psycho’
The original “Psycho” movie review, which was published Aug. 4, 1960 and authored by late alumna Mildred Stockard, is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-stockard

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Stirred-up planet factory captured by the revolutionary ALMA Telescope
An article mentions that Andrea Isella, assistant professor of physics and astronomy and of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, was part of a team researching planet formation with the use of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array.
SciTechDaily
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-isella

China’s energy infrastructure mapped by Baker Institute
An article mentions that Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy released an open-source, interactive chart of China’s energy infrastructure. Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Elsie Hung, Energy Forum research analyst at the Baker Institute, are quoted.
Asian Surveying & Mapping
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-collins

Storing medical information below the skin’s surface
Kevin McHugh, assistant professor of bioengineering and lead researcher into “quantum-dot tattoos,” a novel way to accurately record a person’s vaccination history, is quoted.
Republic Broadcasting Network
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-mchugh

Trap-and-zap degradation: Photocatalysis techniques for destroying antibiotic resistant bacteria and genes
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, is quoted.
The American Ceramic Society
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-alvarez

Ghasempour receives 2020 Marconi Society Young Scholar Award
An article featuring Rice postdoctoral research associate in electrical and computer engineering Yasaman Ghasempour mentions that she has been named a 2020 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar for her innovative research in ultra high-speed wireless networking. Edward Knightly, the Sheafor-Lindsay Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is quoted.
Bioengineer.org (This article also appeared in Scienmag.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-ghasempour-knightly

Jeffrey Kruk Helping the World See the Big Picture in the Sky

Alumnus Jeffrey Kruk is featured in a Q&A.
NASA.com
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-kruk

O CiTIUS organiza a finais de agosto, en formato online, o evento de IA máis relevante de Europa: o ECAI2020
Moshe Vardi, University Professor and Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and a professor of computer science, is mentioned.
Codigo Cero
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-vardi

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Local kids who made a difference: Moapa Valley native recalls his role in historic Apollo missions
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
The Progress
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-kennedy
America2020, campagna marziana per Trump: immagini retrò e discorso come Kennedy nel 1962, spazio nuovo dominio Usa
Prima Online (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-kennedy

7 reasons to move to Houston
Rice is featured.
Our Community Now
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-ocn

SPORTS

Texas Tech basketball: Scouting incoming 7-foot center Vlad Goldin
Former Rice basketball player Malik Ondigo is mentioned.
FanSided
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-fs

NEWS RELEASES

Religious hate crimes will increase, says Rice expert
A first-of-its-kind virtual forum from the Department of Justice will discuss hate crimes committed against places of worship, hosted by the American Jewish Committee, the Community of Conscience, the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council and Rice’s Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance.
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-news-release-boniuk-jamal

Seeing is believing: Role models at church could lead Black, Latinx Christians to STEM careers
Having role models in STEM fields may encourage more Black, Latinx and other underrepresented Christians to pursue education and careers in such professions, according to a new study from researchers at Rice.
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-news-release-ecklund

About Stefan De La Garza

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