Dateline Rice for May 28, 2020

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Opinion: Four reasons Houston’s budget is a bust. Here’s how our options stack up against other Texas cities
Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, authored an op-ed. Additional articles mention Fulton and alumnus Ed Emmett ’71, senior fellow at the Kinder Institute, and feature Rice’s collaborative COVID-19 Registry, which aims to compile a demographic portrait of the pandemic’s impact on Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared in the May 28 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-fulton
Ed Emmett, Fort Bend’s KP George call on residents to complete Rice’s COVID-19 registry
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-fulton-emmett
Houston coronavirus updates: What you need to know for May 27
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-fulton-emmett
Rice University, Fort Bend County partnering on COVID-19 registry
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-fulton-emmett
http://dateline.rice/may-28-fulton-emmett

Colleges considering learning ‘cocoons,’ where students learn and live in same building
Several stories mention that Rice plans to reopen campus this fall with substantial changes, including classes held simultaneously in-person and online, flexible start dates for international students and a shortened fall semester. President David Leebron is interviewed by MSNBC.
MSNBC.com (This segment also aired on MSNBC, and the story appeared in Yahoo! News and MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-leebron
Universities begin to announce campus scenarios with the fall semester on the horizon
The Villanovan
http://dateline.rice/may-28-fall-restart
Fifteen shades of fall
MSN International (This article originally appeared in The News International.)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-fall-restart
Six big decisions colleges are wrestling with as they weigh whether to bring back students this fall
Boston Globe
http://dateline.rice/may-28-fall-restart
The surest step toward normalcy
Inside Higher Ed
http://dateline.rice/may-28-fall-restart
Caution needed if colleges and schools reopen this fall
Daily Kos
http://dateline.rice/may-28-fall-restart

‘Anderson Cooper 360’
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, discusses the U.S. surpassing 100,000 deaths from COVID-19.
CNN 
http://dateline.rice/may-28-brinkley

How consumer behavior will change after the pandemic
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an article.
Psychology Today
http://dateline.rice/may-28-dholakia

Political roundup: Mask-wearing as a political symbol and Texas as a backup RNC site
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 Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-jones
Republican Stan Stanart accidentally announces bid to reclaim Harris County Clerk job
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 28 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and Connecticut Post.)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-jones

How can science strengthen churches? A free conference will tackle the question
An article features the June 5 conference “How Science Can Strengthen the Faith of Your Church,” hosted by Rice’s Religion and Public Life Program, which transitioned to a virtual format. Elaine Howard Ecklund, professor of sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program, is quoted and pictured.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle, and it appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-ecklund

4 tips for turning your home into a productive work space, according to tidying expert Marie Kondo
A review features the new book by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, titled “Joy at Work: The Career-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.”
CNBC (This article also appeared in MSN Malaysia.)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-sonenshein

Making local elections matter
Richard Boylan, professor of economics at Rice, authored an article.
City Journal
http://dateline.rice/may-28-boylan

The coronavirus crisis is forcing business schools to bolster their online learning environments, but remote study may involve a trade-off between flexibility and networking
George Andrews, associate dean of degree programs at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Find MBA
http://dateline.rice/may-28-andrews

Is it better to buy a mattress online or in a store?
Constance Porter, clinical assistant professor of marketing, is quoted.
Credit Donkey
http://dateline.rice/may-28-porter

Coronavirus live updates: A timeline of COVID-19 in San Antonio
An article features Rice research that shows Texas benefits economically from undocumented immigrants.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-rice-study

Rice University COVID-19 fund awards final grants
An article features Rice’s COVID-19 Research Fund Oversight and Review Committee’s nine final grants to faculty working to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus.
Community Impact Newspaper (This article also appeared in Consulting-Specifying Engineer.)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-covid-research

A new kind of team-building shapes UH football
An article mentions that Rice’s football team is slated to play the University of Houston Sept. 3.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the May 28 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and Connecticut Post.)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-hc

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Honoring the Class of 2020: Humble, Quest grads prepare to enter their next phase
An article featuring Katie Impelman, valedictorian of Quest Early College High School, mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article appeared in yesterday’s Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-msn

Cheerful persistence in space | Opinion
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Newsweek
http://dateline.rice/may-28-kennedy
Can SpaceX launching astronauts into orbit make Americans care about space as much as they used to?
BroBible
http://dateline.rice/may-28-kennedy

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Gaby Rowe leaves as director of Ion tech hub
Gabriella Rowe resigned as executive director of the Ion, Rice’s redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into the centerpiece of a local innovation district. Jan Odegard, senior director of industry and academic partners at the Ion, was named its interim executive director.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Business section in the May 28 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in MSN, the San Antonio Express-News, Connecticut Post and San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-the-ion-odegard

Opinion: Michael Moore documentary ‘Planet of the Humans’ unveils flaws with renewable energy
Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, nonresident scholar at the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, co-authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared in the May 28 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-correa-cabrera

In the money May 25: More than $14M in deals reported 
A roundup features graduate student Adam Berman, CEO of Alleviant Medical, a startup that began at Rice.
Austin Business Journal
http://dateline.rice/may-28-berman

Rodeo is like religion in West Texas
Alumnus Michael Poynter is quoted.
Texas Highways
http://dateline.rice/may-28-th

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Nonmetallic sandwich enhances detection technique
An article features research from Rice’s Brown School of Engineering that determined a two-dimensional Janus compound could be an effective platform for improving the detection of biomolecules. Co-author Jun Lou, associate chair and professor of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted. Postdoctoral fellow Jia Liang is mentioned.
Materials Today
http://dateline.rice/may-28-lou

Perth-based Talga strikes deal with European lithium-ion battery giant
An article mentions Rice research into lithium-ion batteries.
PV Magazine
http://dateline.rice/may-28-pvm

This week in green tech: Massive wind, hydrogen from perovskite solar, microgrid-powered gold mine, AI-derived fuels
An article mentions Rice research into perovskite-based solar cells.
Engineering.com
http://dateline.rice/may-28-eng

Luke welcomes new commander
Alumnus Brig. Gen. Gregory Kreuder is featured and pictured.
Air Education and Command Training (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-kreuder

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

They rose to academic heights at Hillsborough private schools
A pair of articles feature two recent high school graduates who plan to attend Rice in the fall: Jeremy Hurtado, valedictorian of Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School; and Vipin Suren, salutatorian of International Baccalaureate Program at Palm Harbor University High.
Tampa Bay Times
http://dateline.rice/may-28-tbt
Pride of Pinellas: They made their mark in the county’s public schools.
Tampa Bay Times
http://dateline.rice/may-28-tbt

How racism affects self-employment rates among black people
An article features Rice research that suggests African Americans who believe racism has had a major impact on their lives are more likely to seek self-employment.
The Horizons Tracker
http://dateline.rice/may-28-ht

Stanley ‘Stan the Man’ Curtis, of Germantown, dies at 91
An article about the death of Stanley Curtis mentions that he volunteered with Houston Friends of Music at Rice.
Germantown Patch 
http://dateline.rice/may-28-germp

New Jersey Policy Perspective adds two new analysts to lead health care and immigrants’ rights research
Alumna Vineeta Kapahi is featured.
Insider NJ
http://dateline.rice/may-28-inj

SPORTS

Minnesota Lynx waive Linnae Harper and Erica Ogwumike
Former Rice basketball player Erica Ogwumike is featured and pictured.
FanSided
http://dateline.rice/may-28-ogwumike

VYPE AWARDS: Private school volleyball
An article featuring Sahara Maruska, a 2020 VYPE High School Sports Awards player of the year finalist in volleyball, mentions that she plans to join Rice’s team in the fall.
VYPE
http://dateline.rice/may-28-maruska

Kansas football: John Hadl a star both in college and in the pros
An article mentions that Rice’s football team was defeated by the University of Kansas 33-7 in the 1961 Bluebonnet Bowl.
FanSided
http://dateline.rice/may-28-bbowl

NEWS RELEASES

Rice U. physicist Ming Yi wins coveted Moore Foundation grant
Rice experimental physicist Ming Yi has received a $1.6 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Initiative to research the quantum nature of exotic materials.
http://dateline.rice/may-28-news-release-yi

Pompeo playing politics with Hong Kong statement, says Baker Institute expert
Following Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s declaration that “no reasonable person can assert today that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy from China,” Steven Lewis, the C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is available to discuss the situation with the news media.
http://dateline.rice/may-28-news-release-lewis

COVID-19 crisis hits Houston harder than other Texas cities
Revenue losses related to COVID-19 will hinder city services in Houston, San Antonio and Dallas, with Houston likely to be the hardest hit of the three, according to a new report from Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
http://dateline.rice/may-28-news-release-kinder-study

About Stefan De La Garza

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