Dateline Rice for Oct. 9, 2020


‘NBC News Radio’
A broadcast mentions that experts at Rice’s Texas Policy Lab have proposed creating a grading system to rate businesses on their COVID-19 safety measures. Jen Leveille, public health consultant, and Megan Rafferty, health data analyst, are interviewed.
KEX-AM (Portland, Oregon)
http://dateline.rice/oct-9-tpl-leveille-rafferty (This segment aired on over 900 affiliate radio stations across the U.S.)

6 feet may not keep musicians safe during the pandemic
An article features collaborative Rice research into how far a musician’s or vocalist’s droplets are pushed into the environment during live performances, which found that robust ventilation systems, air currents and other social-distancing measures will be needed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Robert Yekovich, the Elma Schneider Professor of Music and dean of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music; Ashok Veeraraghavan, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and of computer science; postdoctoral research associate Vivek Boominathan; and graduate students Ankit Raghuram and Sean Farrell.

3 Houston research groups dive into game-changing COVID-19 projects
A roundup mentions that experts from Rice have partnered with officials from Houston to test wastewater to track the spread of the coronavirus, and Todd Treangen, assistant professor of computer science, is collaborating with a molecular diagnostics company to optimize the design and computational evaluation of molecular detection assays for viral RNA of SARS-CoV-2.
Innovation Map

Becoming a leader in a pandemic: Lauren Biegel
Wiess College senior Lauren Biegel authored an article.
Zillennial Women on Medium

Daines and Arkansas Sen. Cotton meet creators of Montana Mask
An article features Apollo ABVM, an automated bag valve mask device developed by Stewart & Stevenson Healthcare Technologies that 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.
Billings Gazette (This article also appeared in KPVI Online.)


Evidence-based strategies for better teamwork
A Q&A features Eduardo Salas, chair and professor of psychological sciences, who is a co-author of the new book “Teams That Work: The Seven Drivers of Team Effectiveness.”

Foreign policy experts rebuke Trump administration for policies that emboldened rivals, alienated allies

An article mentions that Brett Ashley Leeds, professor of political science and chair of the department, signed an open letter to the Trump administration.
Yahoo! News (This article also appeared in Yahoo! Sports and Yahoo! Sports Canada.)

It only takes minutes for Earth to grow gems
Rice researchers have created a mathematical model that could transform the chemical profiles of the growth rates of pegmatites, veinlike formations of crystals that include aquamarine, emerald, garnet, zircon and topaz. Co-authors quoted and pictured include Cin-Ty Lee, the Harry Carothers Wiess Professor of Geology and chair of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, and graduate student Patrick Phelps.
Crystals might grow up to 3 feet per day in cooling magma, study says
Interesting Engineering
Earth grows fine gems in minutes
Science Bulletin on Medium
Earth takes minutes to form precious gems — latest study
An Idea on Medium

Venezuela recurre a empresa asiática para eludir sanciones
An article quotes Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Energy Studies, Center for the United States and Mexico, and Latin America Initiative and a lecturer in energy economics.
The Associated Press (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)


How long could election night last in 2020?
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.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in KIII Online.)
2nd and 3rd debates in doubt as Trump, Biden fight over details
WJLA Online (This Sinclair Broadcasting Group article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

UH professor and Spanish-language fiction writer Cristina Rivera Garza named Houston’s latest ‘genius’


‘KPRC Channel 2 News’
A broadcast about the social inequities of public transit in the Houston area features interviews with Christof Spieler, senior lecturer of architecture; Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research; and Ed Emmett ’71, fellow in energy and transportation policy at the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Shelton is quoted in Bisnow.
KPRC-TV (Houston)
Historic Houston Heights continues to grow in popularity as the old becomes new again
Bisnow (Subscription is required.)

‘Design Your Life with Roman Mars’
A pair of broadcasts mention Rice research that found clean environments lead to more ethical behavior.
Intelligence for Your Life podcast on Stitcher 
‘John Tesh Radio Show’
KPLA-FM (Columbia, Missouri)
http://dateline.rice/oct-9-rice-research (This segment aired on more than 300 affiliate stations across the U.S. and Canada.)

Harris County clerk plans to open a record 122 early voting centers
An article mentions that Rice will have an on-campus early voting and Election Day polling station at Rice Stadium and an alternate station at Reckling Park for when the stadium is hosting a football game.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston.)

‘Houston’s Morning Show’
A broadcast mentions James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.
KRIV-TV (Houston)


Poland fines Gazprom, others $8B-plus over Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipe
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Natural Gas Intelligence

ACM names recipients of 2020 ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships
An article mentions that graduate student Keren Zhou was awarded a 2020 Association for Computing Machinery-Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship.

The changing face of business graduate success
An article features Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business and quotes student Lemboye Ayovaughan.
Study International

Veterans urge 9th Circuit to hear challenge to DEA’s pot status
An article mentions that the Drug Policy Program at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy joined an amicus brief supporting a lawsuit filed by veterans challenging the DEA’s marijuana classification.

12 college vocal programs you should know
An article featuring Rice’s Shepherd School of Music highlights the Margaret C. Pack Language Institute for Singers, the Aleko Master Class/Recital Series, the Rice Chorale and alumni Meghan Kasanders and Thomas Glass.

22 women geneticists who should be famous!
A roundup features the late alumna Helen Redfield 1920, and mentions her mentors at Rice, Hermann Muller and Edgar Altenburg.
An Injustice! on Medium

RT/ Researchers develop versatile robotic fabric
A roundup mentions Rice research into 3D-printed bioscaffolds that may help heal injuries.
Paradigm on Medium

I grew tomatoes with the heat from my crypto-mining PC
An article mentions that Rice’s HVAC condensate recovery program has captured 14 million gallons of water per year for over a decade.
Debugger on Medium

Pursuing research with impact: Johannah Palomo
Alumna Tay Jacobe authored a profile of alumna Johannah Palomo. Brian Riedel, associate director of Rice’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, is mentioned.
Zillenial Women on Medium

Your career can’t wait — advice from a Humanities student
Alumnus Travis San Pedro is featured in a Q&A.
Rice University Center for Career Development on Medium

Artistas que aman la ciencia
A photo of a 1971 exhibit at the former Rice Art Gallery is featured.
Dextra Mex on Medium (An English translation is not available.)

Un biochip impiantabile finanziato dalla DARPA per rilevare il C0VID
A photo depicts Rice research that developed a tangled, 3D-printed network of vessels that mimics a human lung.
Smartonno on Medium (An English translation is not available.)


San Diego Opera’s drive-in ‘La boheme’ has new lead singer and conductor
An article features Ana María Martínez, artist-in-residence at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Rancho Santa Fe Review (This article also appeared in the Encinitas Advocate and a previous edition of Dateline.)

From architect to intern: How one South Dakotan is continuing her education
A Q&A features alumna Sara Lum.
Sioux Falls Argus Leader


‘Houston’s Morning Show’
Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard is featured in an interview. Rice’s football team is slated to start its season Oct. 24 by hosting Middle Tennessee State University.
KRIV-TV (Houston)

UH 49, Tulane 31: By the numbers
A pair of articles mentions that Rice’s football team was defeated by the University of Houston in 2007.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Oct. 9 print edition.)
Cougars shake off early rust, cruise past Tulane in season opener
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

FBISD football squads kicking off season
An article mentions that Kenny Seymour has committed to play football at Rice.
Fort Bend Star


Week 6 college football schedule: How to watch all 30 FBS games
An article mentions that Rice football’s postponed game against the University of Alabama at Birmingham has not yet been rescheduled.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Daily Noontime (Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020)

Noontime Sports

‘Houston’s Morning Show’
A broadcast features former Rice football player Bert Emmanuel.
KRIV-TV (Houston)

About Stefan De La Garza

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