Dateline Rice for July 8, 2020


At this university, any student can sign up to get professional leadership coaching — for free
An article features leadership training by Tom Kolditz, director of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, which is provided as a free service to Rice students. Rice Board of Trustees member Ann Doerr ’75 and her husband John Doerr ’73, for which the institute is named, are quoted. Alumni Mary Natoli, former president of Rice’s Cycling and Triathlon Club, and Tim Harrison, former president of the Black Male Leadership Initiative at Rice, are pictured and quoted.


How a small Arab nation built a Mars mission from scratch in six years
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

Mexico president heads to Washington for meeting with Trump
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, is quoted or interviewed in numerous media outlets.
The Associated Press (This article appeared in 250 additional media outlets since appearing in yesterday’s Dateline, and this story appeared in the July 8 print edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
López Obrador heads to DC to court Trump, an immigrant basher he needs as Mexico’s economy flails
The Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared in the July 8 print edition.)
Mexico said to be facing ‘triple crisis’ amid pandemic response
Natural Gas Intelligence

‘KSAN 5 p.m. News’
KSAN-TV (San Angelo, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/july-8-payan (This segment aired three times.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/july-8-payan (This segment aired 10 times.)

As Gov. Greg Abbott leads state through COVID-19 pandemic, where is the Texas Legislature?
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. Jones also is interviewed by WOAI about the expected filing by the Trump administration to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.
The Dallas Morning News
Retail politicking a ‘new frontier’ in time of pandemic
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/july-8-jones (This segment aired three times.)

Parents’ pandemic-induced stress can do long-term harm to children, says expert
An article features Rice research that suggests that additional stress on parents caused by the pandemic may harm the development of their children. Quianta Moore, fellow in child health policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Medical Xpress

ICE says international students must leave US if their schools go online only
Seiichi Matsuda, dean of graduate and postdoctoral studies, is quoted in the Houston Press.
Houston Press
ICE says international students must leave the US if they do only online classes in the fall
KHOU Online (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Pandemic pastime: Online home shopping surges as non-buyers browse listings just for fun
An article quotes Laura Schaefer, professor of mechanical engineering and the Burton J. and Ann M. McMurtry Chair in Engineering.
Realty News Report

In Sugar Land, baseball season starts Friday
Former Rice baseball player Trei Cruz is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the July 8 print edition.)

Hitting chops will help sort out Tigers’ fresh-faced logjam of position prospects
The Detroit News (This article also appeared in the July 8 print edition.)

Boise State freshmen athletes began moving in this weekend following a negative COVID-19 test
Former Rice football player Ozuma Osuji is mentioned.
Idaho Statesman (This article also appeared in the July 8 print edition, and it appeared online in

Opinion: Cancel University of Houston football this fall to keep players safe from pandemic
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 in the July 8 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
AAC college football preview: Can the UC Bearcats challenge Memphis Tigers for AAC crown?
Cincinnati Enquirer

‘ABC 13 Eyewitness News on CW 39’
A broadcast cites results from Rice’s collaborative COVID-19 Registry, which aims to compile a demographic portrait of the pandemic’s impact on Houston, that found a quarter of respondents were feeling moderate or severe anxiety related to the pandemic. Marie Lynn Miranda, former provost and professor of statistics at Rice, is interviewed.
‘Live at 5’
KTRK-TV (Houston)


Houston PD dealing with cop’s racist post…I’ve been assured
Rapper Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice, interviewed.
TMZ (This article also appeared in Fox 22 Online.)

I agree, Black lives do matter
An article cites Rice research into the education levels attained by Nigerian Americans.
Business Day Nigeria (This article also appeared in the July 8 print edition.)


Danish nod gives Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline fresh traction
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Deutsche Welle (This article also appeared in MSN.)

MIL-OSI Australia: Statement on indulgence — first moon landing 50th anniversary
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Foreign Affairs 

I record della Normale di Pisa nelle scienze naturali
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 5 in the world for natural sciences, according to a list compiled by Round University Ranking.
La Stampa (An English translation is not available.)


Fort Bend County community activist, historian Reginald Moore dies at 60
An article mentions the July 3 death of activist Reginald Moore, whose research is collected and housed as the Reginald Moore Sugar Land Convict-Leasing System Research Collection at the Woodson Research Center at Rice’s Fondren Library.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the July 8 print edition of the Chronicle’s Sugar Land Sun, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Midtown neighborhood favorite supermarket announces imminent closure
An article mentions Rice’s redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into the Ion, the centerpiece of an innovation district slated to open in the first quarter of 2021.
CultureMap Houston

How Austin Art League has lasted more than a century

Alumna Kathleen Davis Niendorff is quoted.
Austin American Statesman (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)


‘Wrong pipeline in the wrong place’ — nationwide litigation could affect Permian Highway Pipeline
Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, is quoted and interviewed.
Houston Public Media (This Texas Public Radio segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston, and it appeared in yesterday’s Dateline.)

Remembering the G7 Summit held at Rice University 30 years ago
An article features the G7 Economic Summit hosted at Rice in 1990.


Rice engineers find efficient catalyst for destroying PFAS ‘forever’ chemicals
An article features collaborative Rice research that found that boron nitride destroyed perfluorooctanoic acid at a faster than any previously reported photocatalyst. Michael Wong, the William M. McCardell Professor in Chemical Engineering, is quoted and graduate student Bo Wang is mentioned. (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Is Houston the American city of the future?
An article features Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, author of “Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America.”

6 advances in 3D bioprinting of living tissue
A roundup features Rice research into the use of grooved plastic threads to seed sophisticated, tissue-engineered scaffolds with living cells to help heal injuries is featured. Co-author Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is quoted.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Rice Jones is latest B-school to join ranks of STEM MBAs
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is fatured.

Poets & Quants

Recipients of the 2019 Acta Student Awards
Alumna Kelsea Hubka is featured.
Materials Today

Watch: 3D-printed blood vessels are sugar-based
An article features collaborative Rice research that created complex blood vessel networks from templates of 3D-printed sugar, capable of feeding a constructed organ. A Rice video is included.
Engineering 360

Jonathan H. Brinsden appointed as ULI Americas chairman
An article featuring Jonathan Brinsden mentions that he is a former guest lecturer at Rice.
RE Journals


Boise flutists takes 1st in Runnicles competition
An article mentions that Jerry Hou, associate conductor at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, was a judge for the 2020 Grand Teton Music Festival scholarship competition.
Jackson Hole News & Guide


Conference USA football 2020 predictions
Rice football is mentioned.
Athlon Sports

411OnTheForty: Soccer releases 2020 fall schedule
An article mentions that Rice’s soccer team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Aug. 30.
Horns Illustrated

About Stefan De La Garza

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