Dateline Rice for June 15, 2020 (Weekend Edition)

RACE IN THE U.S.

‘Bloomberg Markets: Americas’
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, discusses how Houston’s demographics will reflect much of the U.S. in the next two decades.
Bloomberg TV
http://dateline.rice/june-15-klineberg (This segment aired four times.)
‘Bloomberg Markets: Americas’
Bloomberg TV
http://dateline.rice/june-15-klineberg (This segment aired nine times.)

Opinion: Houston is right to choose Juneteenth over Dick Dowling Confederate monument
Caleb McDaniel, associate professor of history and winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for History, authored an op-ed about the removal of Confederate statues in Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared on the front of the Outlook section in the June 14 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-mcdaniel

For these Texas organizers and officials, defunding the police means remedying effects of racism
Conflicts between black communities and police forces can be traced back to slavery, according to Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-harris

Editorial: Want to be an ally in the fight against racism? Here’s how.
Tony Brown, professor of sociology, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared in the June 14 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-brown

Ronnie Lillard of Fort Myers reconciles death of friend, mentor George Floyd
Christian hip-hop artist and alumnus Ronnie Lillard is quoted and pictured.
Naples Daily News (This article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-lillard

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

‘Pomp Under the Circumstances: A Virtual Commencement’
Nicholas Kristof, who was slated to give Rice’s May 16 commencement address before the pandemic, gives a virtual address to recent graduates across the nation. Alumnus Shree Kale is featured in the Rice video “Uncertainty.”
WTTW-TV (Chicago)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-kale

What’s the plan for this fall? Texas colleges are still working out the logistics.
An article featuring Rice’s plans to reopen campus this fall with substantial changes, including classes held simultaneously in-person and online, quotes Caroline Levander, vice president for global and digital strategy; Kendall Vining, vice president of internal affairs for the Rice Student Association; and Martel College sophomore Nia Howze. Graduate student William Jon Weintraub is pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the June 14 print edition, and it appeared online in the San Antonio Express-News and San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-fall-restart

The worrying consequences of cutting energy subsidies

Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Yahoo! Finance (This article originally appeared in Oilprice.com.)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-krane

Dramatic shift in economy underway as Houstonians adapt to new normal
An article quotes 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, and Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the June 14 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-ho-rodriguez

Stress-management strategies can boost health care teams during pandemic
An article features Rice research into steps health care leaders can take to improve teamwork during the pandemic. Eduardo Salas, chair and professor of psychological sciences, is quoted.
Medical Xpress
http://dateline.rice/june-15-salas

Biometric payment card timelines move up, tech giants pause facial recognition sales to US police
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.
Biometric Update
http://dateline.rice/june-15-wallach

Asian American groups band together for COVID relief
Kendall Burnett, support specialist at Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative, is pictured in a slideshow.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-burnett

Athletes returned at UH without COVID testing, and now six are positive
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 appeared on the front of the Sports section in the June 13 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-hc

Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts announced its summer 2020 season. Here’s what you need to know.
Alison Weaver, executive director of Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts, is quoted.
Click2Houston
http://dateline.rice/june-15-moody-center-weaver

Cancer survivors celebrate virtual high school graduation
An article featuring Luke Weber mentions that he plans to attend Rice in the fall.
NY1 Spectrum News 
http://dateline.rice/june-15-sn
‘News All Day’
NY1 (New York)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-ny1 (This segment aired seven times.)

Bill Gates had this to say about those coronavirus conspiracy theories
An article mentions collaborative Rice research into a novel way to accurately record a person’s vaccination history.
MSN (This Best Life article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-quantum-dot

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

11 things we learned from Bob Dylan’s new rare interview
Articles feature a Q&A with Bob Dylan authored by Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
http://dateline.rice/june-15-brinkley
Reading Dylan: You, me and the quest for a masterpiece
The Telegraph (India)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-brinkley

Goofs, gaffes and brain farts: Trump sets sights on Biden’s Achilles’ heel

Crude Oil Brokers
http://dateline.rice/june-15-jones

Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030: Can Saudi Arabia afford it?
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Middle East Eye
http://dateline.rice/june-15-ulrichsen

The 24-year-old mystery of whether a Martian meteorite harbored microbial life is still unsolved
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Salon
http://dateline.rice/june-15-kennedy

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Texas Southern to host public visitation, memorial service for late debate coach Dr. Thomas Freeman
An article featuring the late Thomas Freeman, who died recently at 100, mentions that he taught in Rice’s Department of Religion for more than 20 years.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the June 15 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-freeman

BROADCAST

Call to action answered to fix dangerous intersection near Rice University
An article features upcoming safety changes to an intersection outside Rice’s main entrance.
Click2Houston (This segment aired on KPRC-TV in Houston, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-c2h

 

‘YOLO, Texas’
Rice is mentioned.
WOAI-TV (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-yolo

‘Salute to Seniors’
A broadcast featuring Maximo Estrada, valedictorian of Travis Early College High School, mentions that he plans to attend Rice in the fall.
WOAI-TV (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-woai

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Newly observed phenomenon could lead to new quantum devices
Pengcheng Dai, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Nanowerk (This article also appeared in Tech Explorist.)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-dai

4D printing to create shapeshifting robots that could swim like jellyfish or jump like crickets
An article features Rice research that developed a 3D printing technique to create soft robots and biomedical implants that automatically change shape when subjected to an electric current, changes in temperature or simple stress. Quoted are Rafael Verduzco, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and graduate student Morgan Barnes.
Design Products & Applications
http://dateline.rice/june-15-verduzco

MIT CSAIL: If transistors can’t get smaller, then coders have to get smarter
Moshe Vardi, University Professor and Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and a professor of computer science, is quoted.
SciTech Daily
http://dateline.rice/june-15-vardi

The 30 top colleges in the US, and how much you might be earning 6 years after graduating
An article featuring Rice mentions that the university is ranked No. 10 in the nation according to Niche’s list of the best U.S. colleges.
Business Insider
http://dateline.rice/june-15-bi

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Case Farms announces 2020 recipients of J. Leroy Cook Memorial Scholarship
Jesus Estrada, recipient of the J. Leroy Cook Memorial Scholarship, plans to attend Rice in the fall.
The National Provisioner
http://dateline.rice/june-15-np

SPORTS

Marshall football opponent preview: Rice has serious upside in Conference USA
An article featuring Rice’s football team ahead of fall season mentions head coach Mike Bloomgren.
Charleston Gazette-Mail
http://dateline.rice/june-15-bloomgren

McClain’s Mailbag: Which Texans receiver will best fill DeAndre Hopkins’ shoes?
A Q&A mentions that a 1961 Houston Oilers football game was held at Rice Stadium.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-hc

History of the powerhouse: UH men’s basketball program
Alumnus Alden Pasche is featured.
Daily Cougar
http://dateline.rice/june-15-dcoug

S.A. area athletes who finished top of their classes
An article featuring Morgan Fey mentions that she has signed to join the track and field team at Rice.
San Antonio Express-News (This article also appeared in the June 14 print edition of the Express-News, and it appeared online in the San Francisco Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-sa
‘Salute to Seniors’
WOAI-TV (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-woai

FROM THE BLEACHERS: Football programs increase college enrollments
Rice football is mentioned.
Herald Banner
http://dateline.rice/june-15-hb

CWS top teams bracket: 2006 Oregon State vs. 2009 Texas
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team was defeated twice by Oregon State University in the 2006 College World Series.
D1 Baseball
http://dateline.rice/june-15-d1b

‘News 12 at 6’
Former Rice football player Jordan Taylor is featured.
KXII-TV (Sherman, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/june-15-taylor (This segment aired six times.)

NEWS RELEASES

Excitons form superfluid in certain 2D combos
Mixing and matching computational models of 2D materials led scientists at Rice to the realization that excitons — quasiparticles that exist when electrons and holes briefly bind — can be manipulated in new and useful ways.
http://dateline.rice/june-15-news-release-yakobson

Stress-management strategies can boost health care teams during pandemic
Celebrating successes, admitting mistakes and encouraging honest communication among employees are some of the steps health care leaders should take to improve teamwork during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Eduardo Salas, chair in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Rice.
http://dateline.rice/june-15-news-release-salas

Ana María Martínez to join Rice Shepherd School as professor of voice
Grammy Award-winning soprano Ana María Martínez will join Rice’s Shepherd School of Music beginning July 1, 2021, as a professor in the Department of Voice.
http://dateline.rice/june-15-news-release-martinez

About Stefan De La Garza

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