Dateline Rice for Aug. 3, 2020 (Weekend Edition)

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

‘New Day Weekend with Victor Blackwell and Christi Paul’
Several broadcasts and articles feature Rice’s plan to reopen campus with changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which includes conducting tests, requiring face masks and holding some classes outdoors in tents. President David Leebron is interviewed by CNN.
CNN (This segment aired seven times.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-leebron
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-leebron
‘CNN International’
CNN (This segment aired twice.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-leebron
POLITICO Nightly | Coronavirus Special Edition: Four colleges on the fall semester
Politico
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-fall-restart
Less than half of US colleges are now planning for in-person classes
Business Insider (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-tents

Re-re-approaching Stanford: Update on fall quarter plans

The Stanford Daily
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-tents

Certainty for hospitals and uncertainty for health insurers
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, authored an op-ed in The Hill, and she is interviewed by Houston Public Media.
The Hill (This article also appeared in MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-ho
Special Edition: Dr. Vivian Ho, Heath Racela and Dr. Dietrich von Biedenfeld (July 31, 2020)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-ho

Not quite a ghost town, here’s how downtown Fort Worth could change after coronavirus
Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Aug. 2 print edition of the Star-Telegram, and it appeared online in MSN Money.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-fulton

Texas Supreme Court lets coronavirus orders stand, despite outcry by conservatives 
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.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Metro & Business section in the Aug. 1 print edition, and it appeared online in MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-jones
Oil donors flock to Trump as Biden hardens climate stance
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-jones
SCOTX rejects multiple Hotze petitions
Off the Kuff
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-jones

NRG mothballs carbon capture project at coal plant
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Business section in the Aug. 1 print edition, and it appeared online in MSN Money.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-cohan

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.
Newsy (This segment aired on WTXL-TV in Tallahassee, Florida, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-wallach

College students discuss challenges of COVID-19 when returning to campus

Incoming freshman Sachi Kishinchandani is quoted and interviewed.
DFW 21 (This article also appeared in MSN Sports, and this segment aired on KTXA-TV in Dallas.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-kishinchandani

Essay: Latino street vendors ‘fight to live’ in pandemic
An article authored by Ken Lopez mentions that his grandmother, Margarita Martinez, worked as a custodian at Rice for 35 years.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Outlook section in the Aug. 2 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-martinez

Editorial: Texas is off track on its college graduate rates. And likely to get worse.
An editorial mentions research from the Houston Education Research Consortium at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research that 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%.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 2 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-herc-kinder-study

UT tops list for most COVID-19 cases on a college campus, report says
An article about coronavirus cases at Texas universities mentions Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Coronavirus section in the July 31 print edition, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-covid-cases

AAC teams expected to play eight conference football games in 2020
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 also appeared in the Aug. 1 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-rice-football
Read the fine print: Breaking down UH’s nonconference football contracts
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-hoot-owls

 

SEC contenders must navigate 10 games versus league foes
An article mentions that Rice’s football game against Louisiana State University, which was slated for Sept. 19, has been canceled after the Southeastern Conference’s decision to limit its teams to 10 conference games because of the pandemic.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-conf-only
‘WGNO News at 10’
WGNO-TV (New Orleans)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-conf-only (This segment aired twice.)

 
Seahawks have two roster spots open after waiving Emmanuel Ellerbee
Former Rice football player Emmanuel Ellerbee is featured.

MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in SB Nation.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-ellerbee

La campagna marziana di Trump
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Yahoo! Notizie (This AGI article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

http://dateline.rice/aug-3-kennedy

RACE IN THE U.S.

‘These are my people’: Investor buys Fifth Ward block to seek preservation, not gentrification
An article cites a study by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research into Houston’s housing affordability.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Aug. 2 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-kinder-study

Opinion: How to be a good friend to your Black colleagues during traumatic times
Otilia Obodaru, former assistant professor of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Outlook section in the Aug. 2 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-jones-school

Interview on launching a venture capital firm (in Nigeria): Maya Horgan Famodu, founder of Ingressive Capital
An article cites Rice research into the education levels attained by Nigerian Americans.
Forbes
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-forbes

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Oil-rich UAE opens the Arab world’s first nuclear power plant. Experts question why
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
CNN (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-krane

Qué cambió en Kuwait en los 30 años desde la invasión de Irak comandada por Saddam Hussein
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
BBC Mundo (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-ulrichsen

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Former San Antonio Symphony Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing’s new master class venture connects students with classical music stars
Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is quoted.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-parker

Bob Newhart made comedy history in Houston
An article mentions that the Tidelands Motor Inn was turned into Rice graduate housing in the 1980s, but razed in the late 1990s.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 2 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-hc

BHS scholarships
An article mentions that incoming freshman Sarah Birenbaum was awarded an Alumni and Friends of Bellaire High School Scholarship.
The Buzz Magazines
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-birenbaum

BROADCAST

Wolf Blitzer blasts ‘ridiculous’ RNC decision
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed about the Republican National Committee’s decision to bar journalists from covering its upcoming national convention.
CNN
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-brinkley
‘Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer’
CNN
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-brinkley

‘BBC News’
A broadcast mentions that Rice contributed to research into Okjökull, Iceland’s first glacier lost to climate change, which was remembered with a monument unveiled at the site of the former glacier Aug. 18, 2019.
BBC News
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-bbc (This segment aired 50 times across the U.K.)

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

How investors’ ‘zero bias’ could be hindering their retirement wealth
An article features collaborative Rice research studying how investors in Target Retirement Funds are more likely to select funds labeled with retirement years ending in zeros rather than fives. Co-author Ajay Kalra, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Business and professor of marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is cited.
Benefits Pro
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-kalra

Detroit Symphony Orchestra appoints new full-time musician, African American Orchestra Fellows
An article features alumnus Brandon Mason, who will join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as an African American Orchestra Fellow.
School Band & Orchestra Magazine
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-mason

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Steve Currall has been USF president for a year. He’s very busy.
An article mentions that Steve Currall formerly worked at Rice.
Tampa Bay Times (This article appeared on the front page of the Aug. 2 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-tbt

SPORTS

Escamilla rallies to win 2nd Men’s City Championship
Rice golfer Austin Escamilla won the Star Electric Men’s City Golf Championship Aug. 2 in Midland, Texas.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-escamilla
Houston maintains grasp on City Golf Championship lead
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-escamilla

50th Texas State Open: Meissner captures first professional win
An article featuring former Rice golfer Mitchell Meissner mentions that he won the 50th Texas State Open July 31 in Tyler. Fellow alumnus Nick Duggan is mentioned.
Tyler Morning Telegraph (A similar article also appeared in the Kilgore News Herald.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-meissner
ET Golf: Meissner holds on to claim title by one stroke
News-Journal.com
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-meissner
Meissner captures title at 50th Texas State Open
North Texas PGA
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-meissner

Kyle Tucker leads Astros past Angels
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Aug. 1 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in the Aug. 1 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-rendon

Hogs in the middle of several historic college football changes
Former Rice head football coach Ken Hatfield is mentioned.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (This article also appeared in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-adg

Elite Girls 50: Counting down best Arizona high school girls basketball players in 2020-21
Rice is mentioned.
AZ Central
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-azc

Constellation Energy League Player and Pitcher of the Week (7/20-7/26)
Former Rice baseball player Ford Proctor is featured.
Sugar Land Skeeters
http://dateline.rice/aug-3-proctor

About Stefan De La Garza

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