Dateline Rice for July 1, 2020


Texas Republicans face dilemma on stimulus with COVID-19 surge
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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

’13 Eyewitness News’
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 interviewed about the security of voting by mail.
KTRK-TV (Houston)

The persistent struggle over freestanding EDs

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.
Emergency Medicine News

New data shows nearly $29M in lost rent, grim housing outlook for Houston
An article features a new study by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research that shows Houston’s housing costs are rising. Bill Fulton, director of the Kinder Institute, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the July 1 print editions of the Chronicle’s Cypress Creek Mirror-Champions/Klein and Lake Houston Area Observer, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

New realignment idea to give Southwest Conference a rebirth
Rice football is mentioned.
USA Today’s Longhorns Wire
Oklahoma football: Remember when realignment reimagined college sports?

MU athletics facing tough financial times
Rice is mentioned.
The Herald-Dispatch

Mimir Chamber Music Fest takes the digital stage
Alumnus Curt Thompson is quoted and alumnus Johan Fröst is mentioned.
MSN Entertainment (This Houston Chronicle appeared in yesterday’s Dateline.)


Trump’s Twitter feed reads like a local crime blotter as he stokes a culture war
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)

Houston woman creates networking group to help women of color hit their career goals
Alumna Christa Clarke is featured in an article and television broadcast.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired four times on KHOU-TV in Houston.)

Black Columbia GSAPP faculty and students push school for comprehensive reforms
An article mentions that Black student associations across the county, including at Rice, have written open letters to their university administrators calling for greater equality.

Letters: Should Rice University take down the statue of its namesake?
Several letters to the editor mention a petition calling for the removal of the statue of William Marsh Rice from the university’s academic quadrangle. Alumna Roswitha Mohs Firth authored a letter.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. These letters also appeared in the July 1 print edition.)


The most beautiful college campus in every state
Rice is featured in a slideshow.
MSN International (This article originally appeared in Espresso, and it appeared in MSN Travel.)

Cybersecurity figures into House Intel split
A roundup mentions that Rice researchers are collaborating on an open source vote-by-mail system, which should be ready by November.


Rice research on why fighting workplace discrimination of LGBTQ+ employees boosts business
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, authored an article on her research.

Experts: National visa suspension could affect workforce in top Houston-area industries
An article quotes Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of the institute’s Center for the United States and Mexico.
Community Impact Newspaper

TCU EMBA scores high in Economist ranking
An article mentions that Rice is No. 44 in the world according to The Economist’s list of executive MBA programs.
Fort Worth Business Press


China faces refinery consolidation challenge
Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Petroleum Economist

Blood vessel networks made by 3D-printing powdered sugar
An article features collaborative Rice research that created complex blood vessel networks from templates of 3D-printed sugar, capable of feeding a constructed organ. Co-authors Jordan Miller, assistant professor of bioengineering, and graduate student Ian Kinstlinger are quoted.

The Wall Street Journal featured Pace Counseling Center director Richard Shadick
An article quotes Elizabeth Plummer, clinical director of Rice’s Wellbeing and Counseling Center.
Pace University News

Assistant GM Joe Branch is helping the Wolves rebuild, in more ways than one
An article featuring Joe Branch mentions that he is a former lecturer at Rice.
The Athletic

This pro triathlete is just getting started
Rice alumna Laura Matthews is featured.
Memphis Health+Fitness


2019-20 Michael L. Slive Athletes of the Year
An article featuring former Rice basketball player Erica Ogwumike mentions that she has been named the 2019-20 Conference USA Female Athlete of the Year.
Conference USA

Rice’s Hannah Jackson named Academic All-American
An article features Rice track and field athlete Hannah Jackson, who was named an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Conference USA

ODU women’s basketball 2020-21 schedule set
A pair of articles mention that Rice’s women’s and men’s basketball teams are slated to play Old Dominion University Feb. 20, 2021. Additional articles mention Rice men’s basketball.
WTKR Online
ODU men’s basketball 2020-21 schedule released
WTKR Online
The Rise: Vol. 1
SB Nation

247Sports picks LSU football’s “most dangerous game” in 2020
An article mentions that Rice’s football team is slated to play Louisiana State University Sept. 19 at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Bohls: The NBA all about money, sequestering … kinda
Former Rice head baseball coach Wayne Graham is mentioned.
Austin American-Statesman

Sweet! Spinners receive professional aid to recover from sour stretch
An article mentions Rice baseball player Brayden Combs.
Mooresville Tribune

Broncos CB Bryce Callahan breaks silence on 2019’s disappointment and what he’s out to prove
Former Rice football player Bryce Callahan is featured.
Sports Illustrated’s Mile High Huddle


Emmett joins Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies
Former Harris County Judge Ed Emmett has been named a fellow in energy and transportation policy in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and will serve as the lead of the inaugural Houston Global Freight Summit.

About Stefan De La Garza

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