Dateline Rice for June 4, 2020


Several Rice community members appear in articles related to the death of George Floyd and subsequent national unrest.

Opinion: Dear well-meaning white people: You have 8 minutes, 46 seconds to make a change. The clock is ticking.
Tony Brown, professor of sociology, authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the June 4 print edition.) 

I can’t breathe and this is why
Yvette Pearson, associate dean for accreditation, assessment and strategic initiatives at Rice’s Brown School of Engineering, authored an op-ed.

News analysis: Racism, riots, police brutality. Is America living 1968 all over again? Yes, and no
Allen Matusow, the William Gaines Twyman Professor Emeritus of History and the academic affairs director at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN.)

Rice group raises more than $90K for Houston advocacy groups
An article features the efforts of Rice for Black Life, a coalition of university students, alumni and affiliates, to raise money for Houston-area advocacy groups. Quoted are alumnae Summar McGee, Sonia Torres and Bilal Rehman, Duncan College sophomore Zahrah Butler and Jones College junior Martina Faciane.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the June 4 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

‘Prophetic City’ says the future of America will look a lot like Houston
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, is interviewed about his new book, “Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America.”
Houston Public Media
Review: Stephen Klineberg’s ‘Prophetic City’ is a long-overdue Houston biography
Houston Chronicle’s “Preview” (Subscription is required.)


COVID-19 leaves imprint on local providers
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 quoted.
Community Impact Newspaper (This article appeared on the front page of the June 2-July 6 digital and print editions of the Bellaire/Meyerland/West University issues.)
http://dateline.rice/june-4-hoAMD delivers COVID-19 research associate groups
An article mentions that AMD has partnered with Rice and will provide supercomputing power for COVID-19 research. José Onuchic, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Peter Wolynes, the D.R. Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Science, professor of chemistry, of biochemistry and cell biology, of physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering, are mentioned. Peter Rossky, the Harry C. & Olga K. Wiess Professor of Chemistry, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and dean of the Wiess School of Natural Sciences at Rice, is quoted.
iGames News (This and similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Coronavirus masks set the tone in fashion, politics and industry
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
USA Today (This article appeared in the June 4 print edition, and it appeared in yesterday’s Dateline.)

County partners with Kinder Institute on coronavirus survey
Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, and alumnus Ed Emmett ’71, senior fellow at the Kinder Institute, are quoted in an article that features Rice’s collaborative COVID-19 Registry, which aims to compile a demographic portrait of the pandemic’s impact on Houston.
Fort Bend Star

An accelerated COVID-19 vaccine? Not so fast
A May 28 webinar about the challenges of developing a vaccine for the novel coronavirus featured the following experts from Rice’s Baker Institute of Public Policy: Peter Hotez, adjunct professor of bioengineering and fellow in disease and poverty; Rekha Lakshmanan, contributing expert and director of public policy at The Immunization Partnership in Houston; and Kirstin Matthews, fellow in science and technology policy.
Brinkwire (This article also appeared in yesterday’s Dateline.)

70% not ready to dine out yet
James DeNicco, lecturer of economics at Rice, is quoted.
KTRH Online (This article also appeared in KPRC Online.)

With 50% of Houston’s performing arts groups in danger of shuttering, the city’s arts advocates look to help
An article features Vicki West, a member of the advisory board for Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.

Study Texas launches promotional video

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.
The PIE News

Open but different

‘You could see the train wreck coming’: Inexperienced, dubious companies among many aiming to cash in on coronavirus antibody tests
Alumnus Zach Bielak is quoted.
USA Today (This article appeared on the front page of the June 4 print edition of the International issue, and it appeared in yesterday’s Dateline.)

MCGILL: Q&A with director of athletics Mike Hamrick
A Q&A mentions that Conference USA suspended all sports competitions as Rice’s women’s basketball team, which was the top-seeded team in the league tournament, was set to play in the quarterfinals March 12.


D.C. lets voters submit ballots by email after mail problems
Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/june-4-wallachSaudis bought shares of Canadian energy companies as price war sent markets plunging
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN Canada (This Financial Post article also appeared in 20 other media outlets, and it appeared in yesterday’s Dateline.)


Former student wins 2020 Pulitzer Prize in History
An article features Caleb McDaniel, associate professor of history, who won a Pulitzer Prize for History for his book “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution.”
Texas A&M Today
http://dateline.rice/june-4-mcdanielStoried tower overlooking Hermann Park, The Parklane, transforms as high-end condos
An article mentions that The Parklane has a shuttle that will take its residents to Rice.
RE Journals


‘Great Day Houston’
Alumnus Jerry Woodfill ’65, who was part of NASA’s Apollo Warning System engineering team, is featured.
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/june-4-woodfill‘CBS 4 Valley Central’
A broadcast featuring Adam Castaneda mentions that he plans to attend Rice in the fall.
KVEO-TV (Harlingen, Texas)


Kenneth Andrews wins AIA Young Architects Award
Alumnus Kenneth Andrews is featured.
Colorado Real Estate Journal


Exotic nanotubes move in less mysterious ways
An article features Rice research that developed a way to study the real-time dynamics of boron nitride nanotubes as they move in liquids. Co-authors quoted include Matteo Pasquali, the A.J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, a professor of materials science and nanoengineering and of chemistry, and director of the Carbon Hub; Angel Martí, associate professor of chemistry, of bioengineering and of materials science and nanoengineering; and graduate student Ashleigh Smith McWilliams.
http://dateline.rice/june-4-pasquali-martiFrom HackDuke to EUvsVirus, a Duke alum’s journey working on hackathons for social good
An article mentions that Rice has hosted hackathons.
Duke University’s The Chronicle

Tracking Title IX: Sexual violence by the numbers
An article mentions that Rice participated in the Association of American Universities’ survey on efforts to prevent sexual misconduct on college campuses.
The Chicago Maroon


Sports video group unveil finalists for 2020 SVG College Sports Media Awards
Rice volleyball is mentioned.
Sports Video Group News
http://dateline.rice/ ranks SEC’s strength of schedules
An article mentions that Rice’s football team is slated to play Louisiana State University Sept. 19 at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Chuck Landon: C-USA making some knee-jerk reactions
An article mentions that the 2023 Conference USA baseball tournament will take place at Rice’s Reckling Park.
The Herald-Dispatch (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

It’s past time for radical change in Conference USA
Rice is mentioned.
Daily Journal

Senior Spotlight Athlete: Union-Endicott’s Ese Amata
An article featuring Ese Amata mentions that he plans to join Rice’s track and field team in the fall.
WICZ Online (This segment also aired four times on WICZ in Binghamton, New York.)

Vanderbilt football’s top scorer gets back the record-breaking ball he lost five years ago
An article mentions the 2008 football game between Rice and Vanderbilt University. 
http://dateline.rice/june-4-tenn411 on the Forty — Part one: Baseball pitcher enters transfer portal
Rice is mentioned in a caption.
Horns Illustrated

Tigers’ 1st round draft picks over past 20 years: Hits, misses and wait-and-see
Former Rice baseball player Kenny Baugh is featured.

MLB draft: The best and worst No. 1 picks over the last 25 years
Former Rice baseball player Matt Anderson is featured.


Egg-based coating preserves fresh produce
Eggs that would otherwise be wasted can be used as the base of an inexpensive coating to protect fruits and vegetables, according to researchers in the Brown School of Engineering lab of materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan and colleagues.

About Stefan De La Garza

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