Dateline Rice for Aug. 12, 2020


CBS Evening News
A broadcast mentions that Rice football’s season-opening game is now slated for Sept. 26 against Lamar University.
CBS (This segment aired on affiliate stations across the U.S., and the audio aired three times on more than 500 CBS News Radio-affiliated stations across the nation.)  
’13 Eyewitness News’
KTRK-TV (Houston)
Big Ten and Pac-12 cancel their 2020 football seasons, Big XII and SEC forge ahead
Houston Press
4 p.m. newscast | Aug. 11, 2020
Houston Public Media on Stitcher (This segment also aired on KUHF-AM in Houston.)
5 a.m. newscast | Aug. 12, 2020
Houston Public Media on Stitcher (This segment also aired on KUHF-AM in Houston.)
A third of Americans would say ‘no’ to a COVID vaccine — even if it was free | Aug. 12, 2020
KTRH News on Spreaker (This segment also aired on KUHF-AM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-12-delayed-start (Segment begins at 89:35.)

The politics we don’t see matter as much as those we do
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

Some US colleges to reopen in-person despite doubts, pushback
An article mentions Rice’s plan to reopen campus with changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which includes staggering the return of students to campus, conducting tests, requiring face masks and holding some classes outdoors in tents. President David Leebron is quoted in the second article, and Susann Glenn, communications manager for Housing and Dining, and Larry Vossler, senior project manager at Rice’s Facilities, Engineering and Planning, are quoted in the third article.
Al-Jazeera (This article also appeared in MSN.)
Rice University will test all undergraduates, restrict class sizes
Community Impact Newspaper (This article appeared in the Aug. 4-Sept. 2 digital and print editions of the Bellaire/Meyerland/West University issues.)
http://dateline.rice/aug-12-leebron (Scroll to page 11.)
Rice University’s temporary outdoor campus expansion on track for Aug. 21 opening
Community Impact Newspaper

How two coronavirus drugs for cats might help humans fight COVID-19
E. Susan Amirian, research scientist at the Texas Policy Lab at Rice’s School of Social Sciences, is quoted.
A Finance Broker (This Science Times article also appeared in the Mat-Su Frontiersman and Anchorage Press, and it appeared in yesterday’s Dateline.)

Regional advantages will define future energy transitions, says Baker Institute expert
An article features the new study “Energy Transition, COVID-19, Comparative Advantage and a World of Uncertainty,” authored by Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Informed Infrastructure

DSHS needs to better explain its COVID-19 data
Yousif Shamoo, Rice’s vice provost for research and a professor of biochemistry and cell biology, is quoted.
Victoria Advocate

Who needs testing?
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.
Off the Kuff

Online platform Canvas says these 6 tips can help students thrive during on remote learning
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front pages of the Chronicle’s Aug. 12 print edition of the Bellaire Examiner and Memorial Examiner, and it appeared in print editions of the Lake Houston Observer and Katy Rancher. This story also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Rise in coronavirus cases further delays LU fall sports
A sports roundup mentions that Rice’s soccer team is slated to play Lamar University Sept. 10.
Beaumont Enterprise

Give and take during the pandemic
An article mentions that Carolyn Graverson plans to pursue a graduate degree in chemistry at Rice in the fall.


‘Fox 26 News’
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 interviewed by KRIV about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden recently announcing Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, as his running mate.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Homeschooling in a pandemic, the week in politics and making Houston prettier (Aug. 12, 2020)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Texas Sen. Pat Fallon’s bid for Congress could leave opening for bid by salon owner Shelley Luther
The Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared on the front page of the Aug. 12 print edition.)


Historian Douglas Brinkley: Trump speech at Gettysburg ‘would be a terrible blunder’
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted about the possibility of President Donald Trump giving a Republican National Convention speech at Gettysburg.
‘Can’t think of a worse idea’: History professor knocks Trump teasing speech at Gettysburg
Washington Examiner
Trump has never even read a ‘children’s book’ about Abraham Lincoln: Presidential historian
Raw Story


TTUHSC joins Texas Universities to negotiate their future
An article mentions that Rice is a member of the Texas Library Coalition for United Action and quotes Sara Lowman, vice provost, university librarian and chair of the coalition’s Steering Committee.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center News

Texas high school law clinic program receives 2020 Rather Prize
An article mentions that the Rather Prize, a $10,000 cash award that goes to the student, teacher or administrator in Texas who provides the best idea to improve Texas Education, was developed in 2016 by Rice alumnus Martin Rather and his grandfather, journalist Dan Rather.
State Bar of Texas’ Texas Bar Blog

Houston Tennis Association awards 19 scholarships to area graduates
An article mentions that Hanszen College freshman Noah Elzner was the recipient of a Houston Tennis Association scholarship.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Aug. 12 print edition of the Chronicle’s Sugar Land Sun and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Kalyn Norwood to leave KVUE 24
A blog post features alumna Kalyn Norwood.


Proposal would help protect Houston area from hurricanes, create 10,000-acre public park
An article mentions that Rice researchers have collaborated with an architecture firm and a civil engineering firm to design the Galveston Bay Park Plan, a proposal to protect the region from hurricanes. 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.
Houston Public Media


Meet the ‘vampire’ parasite that masquerades as a living tongue
An article features research by Kory Evans, assistant professor of natural sciences, who discovered that a “vampire” crustacean had devoured, then replaced, its host’s tongue.

MBS is stamping out the final threat to his rule, bringing an end to his 3-year coup marked by power grabs, forced disappearances, and assassinations
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

Business Insider

The Roboticist Chronicles: How Arc helps engineering students get hands-on experience
Peter Loos, professor in the practice of materials science and nanoengineering, is featured in MarketScale’s “The Roboticist Chronicles” podcast.

Nord Stream 2: ‘Nobody understands Ted Cruz’s deeper motivation’
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured in a Q&A.
Teller Report

Rising Star: Latham’s Dean W. Baxtresser
Alumnus Dean Baxtresser is featured.
Law360 (Subscription is required.)

The hardest college to get into in every state
Rice is featured.
24/7 Wall St.


The Shale Daily Update — Aug. 11, 2020
An article mentions that former President Barack Obama spoke at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s 25th anniversary celebration.
The World News Monitor


2020 NCAA Woman of the Year conference-level nominees named
An article mentions that former Rice basketball player Erica Ogwumike has been named as one of Conference USA’s nominations for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year award, which honors graduating female college athletes for excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.
NCAA (This article also appeared in SwimSwam.)
Manser, Ogwumike nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year
Conference USA

Second Baptist School Magazine feature: Iron sharpens iron
An article features former Rice assistant baseball coach Rayner Noble. Former head coach Wayne Graham is mentioned.

Tyler Duffey moved to the bullpen, replaced his curveball with a slider and has become one of the Minnesota Twins’ best relievers
Former Rice baseball player Tyler Duffey is featured.
Zone Coverage


Racial, social factors contribute to mental health inequity, says Baker Institute experts
Inequities throughout society influence mental health research, where they can become self-perpetuating and contribute to persistent disparities in mental health services, according to new research from Quianta Moore, fellow in child health policy at the Baker Institute, and Patrick Tennant, project manager for child mental health at the institute.

About Stefan De La Garza

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