Dateline Rice for Aug. 10, 2020 (Weekend Edition)

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

‘This is dangerous’: Faculty at Houston-area colleges worried by return to campus
Several articles mention Rice’s plan to reopen campus with changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which includes staggering the return of students to campus, conducting tests, requiring face masks and holding some classes outdoors in tents. Martel College senior and incoming Student Association President Anna Margaret Clyburn is quoted in the Houston Chronicle. The Chronicle also cites op-eds recently published in the Rice Thresher authored by Moshe Vardi, University Professor and Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and a professor of computer science, and Helena Michie, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor in Humanities and director of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality at Rice. Vardi also is cited in the second Chronicle article and in China Daily. President David Leebron is quoted in China Daily.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Aug. 10 print edition, and it appeared online in MSN and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-clyburn-vardi-michie
US universities tread warily
China Daily (This article also appeared in the Aug. 10 print editions of China Daily and the China Daily Hong Kong issue.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-vardi-leebron

Higher education during a pandemic: Giving it the old college try

CBS News (This article also appeared in MSN and News on 6 Online, and the video segment aired nationwide on CBS-affiliated television stations. The audio aired on KIRO-AM in Seattle; NewsRadio 680 in Raleigh, North Carolina; and NewsRadio 840 in Las Vegas.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-fall-restart
How bad is COVID-19 where your child goes to college? Here’s where to look
Los Angeles Times (This article also appeared in the Aug. 8 print edition of the Times, and it appeared online in Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Sports and MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-fall-restart
As kids go off to college, what’s safe and unsafe?
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Aug. 9 print edition of the Baltimore Sun and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-7-tents
Coronavirus live updates: Houston-area deaths near 2,000
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.) 
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-vardi
These are the COVID-19 safety protocols for 17 Texas universities and colleges for fall
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN and more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-fall-restart
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-fall-restart

‘An impossible situation’: US colleges backtrack on reopening for in-person classes

Yahoo! Finance
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-tents ‘KCAL 9 News’
KCAL-TV (Los Angeles)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-fall-restart

Trump and the suburbs: Is he out of tune with America’s increasingly diverse voters?
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, is quoted.
The Guardian (This article also appeared in the Aug. 10 print editions of The Guardian and The Guardian USA, and it appeared online in MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-klineberg

Former Harris County Judge Ed Emmett: More transparency is needed in pandemic response
An article and broadcast features alumnus Ed Emmett ’71, fellow in energy and transportation policy at the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-emmett

Special Edition: Dr. Vivian Ho, AMA President Dr. Susan Bailey and Dr. Dietrich von Biedenfeld (Aug. 7, 2020)
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 interviewed.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-ho

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. 10 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-jones
Former Vice President Biden leads in several polls, can he win Texas | ‘What’s Your Point?’
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-jones

Houston families split on whether or not kids should go back to school this fall
Ruth López Turley, director of the Houston Education Research Consortium, associate director of research at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and professor of sociology, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Aug. 9 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-turley

‘Federal Drive with Tom Temin’
A radio broadcast cites research from Joyce Beebe, a fellow in the Center for Public Finance at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, which suggests that almost $850 million meant to help nonprofits and food banks from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act passed in March remains unspent.
WTOP-AM (Washington, D.C.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-beebe (This segment aired 12 times.)
Lawmakers hope to secure more funding for NIH’s coronavirus efforts
Federal News Network
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-beebe

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 appeared on the front page of the Aug. 8 print edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and on the front of the Religion section in the Aug. 8 print edition of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. This story also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-willard

Plasma, but little else, flows on once-vibrant Texas-Mexico 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.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (This Bloomberg article appeared in the Aug. 10 print editions of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-payan

Ukraine skeptical of American LNG gas pipe dreams
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Oil & Gas 360
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-mikulska

Rice University’s COVID-fighting device gets green light with FDA approval

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. Rice community members quoted include Maria Oden, a full teaching professor in bioengineering, director of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen and co-director of the Rice 360° Institute for Global Health; and Rohith Malya, adjunct assistant professor of bioengineering at Rice and associate of Rice 360°.
CultureMap (This InnovationMap article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-oden-malya

Getting retirement saving back on track after job loss  
An article features collaborative Rice research studying how investors in Target Retirement Funds are more likely to select funds labeled with retirement years ending in zeros rather than fives. Co-author Ajay Kalra, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Business and professor of marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is interviewed and quoted.
Fox 26 Online (This segment aired three times and appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-kalra

C-USA leaves nonconference football games at school discretion
An article mentions that Rice’s football team is slated to play the University of Houston Sept. 3. Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard is mentioned in the first Houston Chronicle article.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 9 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-karlgaard
UH will limit seating to 25% for football
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Aug. 8 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-rice-football
‘Sports Sunday’
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-rice-football

Opinion: Private tutor, pod or petri dish? I don’t think this is what they mean by ‘school choice.’
Alumnus D. Andrew Johnson authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 9 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-johnson

The ‘indirect’ costs at college can involve nasty surprises
OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources, is mentioned.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Aug. 10 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-openstax

Field Notes: How about some good news?
A roundup 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.
TMC News
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-stem-grant

UH, Rice to offer collaborative course on 2020 election in fall
An article mentions that Rice and the University of Houston will collaborate to provide the class “The 2020 Elections: Pandemic, Polarization and the Future of the United States.”
The Daily Cougar
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-rice-uh

Local couple’s marriage spans eras of war, peace and now a pandemic
Alumna Marguerite Garrett is featured.
MSN (This KWTX Online article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-garrett

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Scientists peer inside Mars to measure layers of Red Planet
An article features research by Rice seismologists that used data from NASA’s InSight Lander to make the first direct measurements of three subsurface boundaries from the crust to the core of Mars. Graduate student Sizhuang Deng is quoted.
MSN (This Space.com article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-deng

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Space race? America’s new path to the ISS could affect relationship with Russia
George Abbey, senior fellow in space policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Aug. 9 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-abbey

Reporter’s Notebook: What would man-made islands do to Houston Ship Channel?
An article mentions that Rice researchers have collaborated with an architecture firm and a civil engineering firm to design the Galveston Bay Park Plan, a proposal to protect the region from hurricanes.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 10 print edition of the Chronicle’s “Texas, Inc.,” and it appeared online in MSN, the San Antonio Express-News and Connecticut Post.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-park-plan

Texas Democratic Party targets big counties with mail-in voting outreach
An article cites a Rice survey conducted in May about the likelihood of Democrats and Republicans voting by mail if the presidential election had been held then.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-hc

Colleges with the warmest weather
Rice is featured in a slideshow.
Houston Chronicle (This Stacker article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-hc

BROADCAST

‘Friday August 7 — Full Show’
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
The Dana Show with Dana Loesch on Stitcher
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-kennedy (This segment aired on 150 stations across the U.S.)

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Study uncovers long correlation between income inequality and access to education
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 20th century. Brian Holzman, research scientist at HERC, is quoted.
Mental Daily
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-holzman

Wendy-Kay Logan of Google is a 40 Under 40 honoree for 2020 

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Hoo-rizons: Pioneering runs in this former football player’s family
A Q&A mentions alumnus Louis Cunningham.
University of Virginia Today
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-cunningham

SPORTS

Marathon Kids launches 25th year with virtual run around the world
Former Rice track and field athlete Elle Moody is quoted.
Austin American-Statesman (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-moody

Which of these ‘Official Offer’ graphics is the best in Texas?
Rice is featured.
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-rice-football

2020 offseason tracker: Falcons sign safety J.J. Wilcox
Former Rice football player Justin Gooseberry is mentioned.
USA Today’s Falcons Wire
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-gooseberry

NEWS RELEASES

Engineers enlist fungi to advance against disease
Rice scientists have won federal support for their pursuit of novel drugs to treat human disease. A five-year National Institutes of Health grant will allow the lab of biomolecular engineer Xue Sherry Gao of Rice’s Brown School of Engineering to use advanced gene-editing technology to help discover new drugs that stay one step ahead of diseases’ frustrating ability to become resistant.
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-news-release-gao

Regional advantages will define future energy transitions, says Baker Institute expert
Different countries will respond in different ways to the challenges of economic growth and environmental sustainability based upon their regional advantages, according to a new paper by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-news-release-medlock

Rice historian available to discuss 75th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in WWII
Aug. 14 marks the 75th anniversary of the announcement of Japan’s surrender to the Allies in World War II, effectively ending the deadliest conflict in history. Sayuri Guthrie Shimizu, professor of history and the Dunlevie Family Chair in History at Rice, is available to comment on the significance of the anniversary, United States-Japanese relations since the war and origins of the U.S.’s permanent military presence in postwar Asia.
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-news-release-shimuzu

About Stefan De La Garza

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