Dateline Rice for Sept. 22, 2020


How employers can soften the blow of furloughs and layoffs
A study by Rice researchers offers ways employers can ease the emotional impact when they deliver layoff news to employees. Co-authors mentioned or quoted include Mikki Hebl, the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Chair of Psychology at Rice’s School of Social Sciences and professor of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business; Eden King, associate professor of psychological science; Abby Corrington, lecturer at the Jones School; and graduate students Isabel Bilotta, Shannon Cheng, Linnea Ng and Ivy Watson.

Yet-to-play UH hopes 4th opener is the charm
Articles mention that Rice has postponed its football season through mid-October.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Sept. 22 print edition.)
BREAKING: North Texas athletic department reports 4 active COVID-19 cases, 26 recoveries
North Texas Daily
UNT dealing with four active cases of COVID-19
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
‘You can’t hang on to it’: UH football not letting postponements derail season’s start
The Daily Cougar

Some Virginia college leaders expect a similar spring semester
Rice is mentioned.
The Daily Progress


Third parties could play a lesser role in 2020 campaign
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 200 other media outlets.)

Race to watch: Iranian American activist faces Texas conservative
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, is quoted.


Former Fiesta store to get new life as Greentown Labs Houston
An article mentions Rice’s redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into the Ion, the centerpiece of an innovation district slated to open in the first quarter of 2021. Ryan LeVasseur, Rice Management Co.’s managing director of direct real estate, is quoted in the Houston Chronicle.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Greentown Labs selects former Midtown Fiesta site as its Houston home 

Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)

How Rice AD Joe Karlgaard educated himself on systemic racism
Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard is featured in a Q&A.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Our beachfront dunes will return
An article mentions a collection of research studies titled “Lessons from Hurricane Ike” was edited by Phil Bedient, the Herman Brown Professor of Engineering and director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center.

13 tips for virtual schooling at home
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Star section in the Sept. 22 print edition.)

Op-ed: International students help keep Houston’s economy strong


Celebrating Houston’s Latino icons: Dorothy Caram, a lifelong advocate for Latino culture and education
Alumna Dorothy Caram is featured.
Texas Standard (The audio segment also aired on more than 20 stations across Texas, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)


Engineers use machine learning to speed bioscaffold development
An article features Rice research that found artificial intelligence can speed the development of 3D-printed bioscaffolds that help injuries heal. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Lydia Kavraki, the Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science, professor of bioengineering and professor of mechanical engineering, and director of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology at Rice; Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; graduate students Anja Conev, Marissa Perez and Eleni Litsa; and postdoctoral fellow Mani Diba. The article also mentions Rice’s new Welch Institute, which aims to accelerate the discovery, design and manufacture of new materials.
TechXplore (This article also appeared in Health IT Analytics, and Nanowerk.)

Bootstrap first, raise money later from Houston: Onit CEO Eric Elfman (Part 1)
Alumnus Eric Elfman is featured.
One Million by One Million Blog

Ep. 48: Capturing the songs of a changing climate
Alumna Shannon Carter is featured in a podcast.

Washington State researchers develop cancer-fighting, soy-based 3D bioprinted scaffolds
An article mentions that scientists from Rice and the University of Maryland developed a proof of concept for 3D-printed artificial bone tissue in April 2019.
3D Printing Industry


Texans-Ravens rewind: 5 up, 5 down
Former Rice football player Phillip Gaines is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

BenFred: Newest member of STL’s NFL fraternity is Ladue quarterback turned rookie punting sensation
Former Rice football player Jack Fox is featured.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Los Angeles Angels: Anthony Rendon’s patience is added bonus
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon is featured.

Most famous football play; I will never forget ‘not’ seeing it
An article features a play in the 1954 Cotton Bowl in which Rice running back Dicky Maegle was awarded a touchdown after being tackled by a University of Alabama player who had been standing on the sidelines.
Fillmore County Journal

VYPE 2020 Preview: Class 5A No. 3 Fort Bend Marshall Buffs
An article mentions that Kenneth Seymour Jr. has committed to play football at Rice.
VYPE (This article also appeared in Click2Houston.)


State’s top policy researchers to collaborate on Texas Blueprint for Urban Policy
A coalition of the state’s top public policy research institutions, including Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, will work together to create the Texas Blueprint for Urban Policy, an outline for the future focused on a comprehensive suite of new plans for economic development, housing, land use and transportation.

How employers can soften the blow of furloughs and layoffs
New research by Rice experts suggests behavior-based policies leaders can apply when implementing furloughs or layoffs.

About Stefan De La Garza

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