Dateline Rice for July 27, 2020 (Weekend Edition)


Behind Trump’s push to shift Americans’ campaign-year fears from coronavirus to crime
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
NBC News (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

How to keep the recovery going in Dallas and beyond? It’s all about the virus
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.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the July 26 print edition, and it appeared online in MSN.)
Special Edition: Dr. Vivian Ho, Dr. Peter Hotez and Dr. Dietrich von Biedenfeld (July 24, 2020)
Houston Public Media

HCC Chancellor Dr. Maldonado on reopening plans amid the pandemic
An article and broadcast feature Quianta Moore, fellow in child health policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, whose research determined that low-income women and children are at high risk of facing long-term challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/july-27-moore (Scroll down to “COVID long-term impacts for low-income women and children.”)

Texas Standard for July 27, 2020
A broadcast features Brian Holzman, research scientist at the Houston Education Research Consortium at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, whose new study suggests only 50% of Texas residents between the ages of 25 and 34 will have a postsecondary education by 2030 if new policies or practices aren’t implemented to help meet the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s goal of 60%. Houston Public Media mentions that HERC has partnered with the Houston Independent School District to conduct a comprehensive study on educational equity across the district.
Texas Standard (This segment also aired on more than 20 stations across Texas.)
http://dateline.rice/july-27-holzman (Holzman’s interview begins at 26:36.)
HISD to begin ambitious study on districtwide inequity
Houston Public Media 

Making the most of low prices: A short guide for natural gas importers
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, co-authored an article in Natural Gas World, and she is quoted in Deutsche Welle.
Natural Gas World
Ukraine skeptical of American LNG gas pipe dreams
Deutsche Welle  (This article appeared in the July 27 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

COVID-19 gave the planet a break. Now’s the time to keep up the momentum
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
CNET (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Election security experts expect ‘chaos’ unless action taken quickly
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.

Public restrooms are evolving due to COVID-19
E. Susan Amirian, research scientist at the Texas Policy Lab at Rice’s School of Social Sciences, is quoted.
The Science Times

What is cancel culture?
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an article.
Psychology Today

Undocumented Latinx migrants ‘have endured so much trauma’

An article cites research by Luz Garcini, adjunct assistant professor of psychological sciences and former Rice Faculty Scholar at the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Medical News Today

Ante el riesgo de perder las elecciones, Donald Trump da un fuerte giro en su discurso de campaña
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.
MSN Noticias Argentina (An English translation is not available. This Clarín article also appeared in the July 26 print edition, and it appeared online in 10 other media outlets.)

University of Houston’s first new medical school in nearly half a century begins classes today
An article features alumna Breanna Chachere, who was accepted into the University of Houston College of Medicine’s inaugural class.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the July 27 print edition.)

Winners announced of LSO Keston MAX Program, Fast Pitch Awards and Digital Challenge
An article about new fellows at the Music Academy Remote Learning Institute (formerly Music Academy of the West) mentions that Duncan College junior Vincent Igusa and graduate student Gustavo Leite, both studying at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, are slated to perform in London with the London Symphony Orchestra in April 2021 as part of the Keston MAX Program.
Broadway World

Apollo to Apple store: The American dream | Op-ed
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Eurasia Review

College under the big top?
An article features Rice’s plan to reopen campus with changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which includes holding some classes outdoors in tents.
Post-Gazette (This article also appeared in the July 26 print edition.)
Opening campuses is risky, but the alternative is worse, says Andrea Gabor
The Press of Atlantic City (This Bloomberg article also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
‘KHOU 11 News at 10’
KHOU-TV (Houston)

Governments could stop future pandemics via conservation
An article mentions that researchers from Rice have collaborated on a study that found curbing wildlife trafficking and the destruction of tropical forests may help prevent future pandemics.
Futurity (This article was featured in the July 27 edition of the Futurity Today newsletter.)

Calpine’s Andrew Novotny on fine-tuning to generate every extra megawatt
Alumnus Andrew Novotny is featured in a Q&A.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

The 50 most important college players in Texas in 2020
A roundup features Rice football players Mike Collins and Blaze Alldredge and former players Kylen Granson and Miklo Smalls. Alldredge is featured in SB Nation.
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football
Under the radar no more: All eyes on Blaze Alldredge to be one of FBS’s best linebackers
SB Nation

C-USA players on opening day MLB rosters

A roundup of former Conference USA players on opening day rosters for the shortened Major League Baseball season features former Owls Anthony Rendon, Tyler Duffey and Brock Holt.
Conference USA 

MG: GCAA announces team academic awards
The Rice men’s golf team received Golf Coaches Association of America President’s Special Recognition for finishing the season with a team GPA above 3.5. Owls named as GCAA All-Academic Scholars, who must maintain a minimum cumulative career GPA of 3.2 and participate in 40% of the team’s competitive rounds, include Jake Benson, Nicholas Duggan, Campbell Gibson, Harrison Hineline and Rishi Kejriwal.
Conference USA 

Episode No. 35: ‘Big Cities’
Audio from a podcast plays an excerpt from a television broadcast citing a study by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Munk Debates (This segment aired on 1,000 affiliate iHeartRadio stations.) 

‘How can we recover that’: $14 million at stake if Louisiana schools don’t play nonconference games
An article mentions that Rice’s football team is slated to play Louisiana State University Sept. 19 at NRG Stadium in Houston, and the Owls will play the Tigers again at NRG in 2024.
Daily Comet

Quentin Grimes ‘looks and acts like a veteran’ heading into second season at UH, Kelvin Sampson says
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of Houston last season.
The Daily Cougar


Essay: Mama, save our cities — America’s streets and parks are revealing our best and worst futures
Ernesto Alfaro, lecturer in architecture, authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared in the July 26 print edition.)

Black Lives Matter march proceeds through rain in Dickinson
An article mentions that Hanszen College sophomore Andrea Rivas organized the Black Lives Matter march in Dickinson, Texas.
Galveston County Daily News

First responders, active-duty members and veterans can score a 67-cent meal at this Houston restaurant
An article mentions that the late Nelson Mandela spoke at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy in 1999.

At Nicholls State, a university reckons with its namesake while embracing other changes
An article mentions that Rice is named for William Marsh Rice.
The Advocate (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)

Osborne named to task force on Anti-Racism, Equity And Inclusion
Former Rice basketball player Malik Osborne is featured.

ICE directive rescinded
An article mentions that Rice was the only Texas university that submitted an amicus brief, a document by non-litigants who have a special interest or expertise in a legal case, supporting a lawsuit against guidelines issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement requiring international students to take at least one in-person class during the fall semester or risk deportation.
University of Texas at Dallas’ The Mercury


Groundbreaking method to make graphene from garbage is modern-day alchemy
An article features pioneering research from Rice scientists that can create flash graphene from any carbon source. Co-author James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted. Tour’s research into artificial enzymes made from treated charcoal is featured in Gilmore Health News.
Charcoal nanoparticles are effective antioxidants, according to researchers
Gilmore Health News 

How ultra-black fish disappear in the deepest seas
Kory Evans, assistant professor of natural sciences, is quoted.
The Baltimore Sun (This New York Times article appeared in the July 25 print edition of The Straits Times, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)


Condo Life: Mid-rise Museum BLVD has central location, access to venues
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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the July 26 print edition and in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Voices of Texas: George P. Bush talks Texas, Trump, family
An article features Texas land commissioner and alumnus George P. Bush.
Spectrum News


Visions of the unexplained
Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice, is interviewed.
Coast to Coast AM (This segment also aired on more than 500 affiliate stations across the U.S.)


Retooling technology for cloud native means upgrading people, too
Klara Jelinkova, vice president for international operations and information technology and chief information officer at Rice, is quoted and pictured.
Silicon Angle


What does it take?
Alumna Pamela Scott is featured.
Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business

Inside Eugenia Williams House with the new owners before restoration begins
An article mentions that architect John Franz Staub designed the Wiess President’s House.
Knoxville News Sentinel (Subscription is required.)


Four-star defensive tackle Keithian ‘Bear’ Alexander transfers again, enrolls at Denton Ryan
An article mentions that D.J. Arkansas will play football at Rice.
The Dallas Morning News
4-star Bear Alexander heads to Denton Ryan, joins loaded defense

Duke’s record against Conference USA
An article mentions Rice’s record in football games against Duke University. The Owls are 1-5 against the Blue Devils, with their only win coming in 2001.
Sports Illustrated’s BlueDevilCountry

Power ranking the SEC defenses for 2020
Rice football is mentioned.
Saturday Down South

Where are they now? | Drone working on a different bank shot
Former Rice basketball player Andrew Drone is featured. The article also mentions former head coaches Ben Braun and Mike Rhodes.
The Southern Illinoisan

Lawson announces coaching staff
Former Rice assistant women’s basketball coach Winston Gandy is featured.
Duke University Athletics News

High school roundup
Former Rice basketball player Ako Adams is mentioned.
Inside Nova


Rice receives NSF grant to boost STEM education
A multi-institutional team led by Rice has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a collaborative project studying persistence and retention of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers across the nation.

‘Zero bias’ in retirement investments may shortchange you
Target Retirement Funds are touted as a simplified investment option for people saving money for their golden years, but retirees can be shortchanged by a curious behavioral phenomenon known as “zero bias,” according to new research from Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.

About Stefan De La Garza

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