Dateline Rice for Sept. 11, 2020


Town Square: The voting system and COVID (Sept. 10, 2020)
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted and interviewed.
Houston Public Media (The audio segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Massive jump in apps, enrollment for the Rice Jones MBA
An article featuring Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business reported a 63% jump in total applications for 2020. Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jones School, is quoted and pictured.
Yahoo! Finance (This article originally appeared in Poets & Quants.)

OpenStax to double OER textbooks
A pair of articles features OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources, which plans to double its catalog of textbooks. Richard Baraniuk, the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and founder of OpenStax, is quoted in Insider Higher Ed.
Inside Higher Ed
OER/textbooks: OpenStax to vastly expand open education library with support from national foundations

Low-wage workers feel the brunt of Harvey and COVID-19
Many of the populations most impacted by the pandemic are still reeling from Hurricane Harvey, according to Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
KERA Online (This article also appeared in Texas Standard and yesterday’s Dateline.)

Streaming Jewish programs (Sept. 13-17)               
A roundup mentions that Joshua Furman, temporary project manager in Jewish Studies and founder of the Houston Jewish History Archive at Rice, will present the virtual talk “Black-Jewish Relations in the Lone Star State” Sept. 16.
San Diego Jewish World

Klein’s Mansfield verbals to Rice University
An article featuring Gaby Mansfield mentions that she has verbally committed to Rice to play volleyball. Head coach Genny Volpe is mentioned.
Click2Houston (This VYPE article appeared in yesterday’s article.)

Researchers develop anti-bacterial graphene face masks
An article features research by alumnus Ruquan Ye.
Science Daily 

VYPE football 2020 preview: Class 6A No. 10 Ridge Point
A roundup featuring Bert Emanuel Jr. mentions that his father played football at Rice.

A new era for Seth Littrell and Mean Green football
An article mentions that Rice’s football team defeated the University of North Texas in 2019.
North Texas Daily (This article also appeared in the Sept. 10 print and digital editions.)

The clocklike regularity of major life changes
An article cites Rice experts’ definition of “liminality,” a time of personal transition in social roles and/or identities.
Route Fifty (This article appeared in yesterday’s Dateline.)

This New York Fashion Week, let’s reimagine fashion to ensure Black women lead in spaces where we’ve been shut out
An article cites a 2019 Rice study on the benefits of exposing students to arts education.
My Columbus Power Online

Fire service logistics in a COVID world
Alumnus Ruy Lozana authored an op-ed.
Fire Engineering

The latest on sports and COVID-19: Wrangler National Finals Rodeo leaves Las Vegas for Texas
An article mentions that Rice has postponed its football games against Marshall University on Oct. 3 and the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Oct. 10.
Sports Travel Magazine


Faces of power: 80% are white, even as US becomes more diverse
President David Leebron is pictured.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

Systemic equity in education
Alumna Gilda Barabino, the first Black woman to obtain a doctorate in chemical engineering from Rice and only the fifth woman in the nation to hold the degree, authored an op-ed.
Science (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 11 digital and print editions.) 

Nord Stream 2: Poland urges Germany to drop Russia’s gas pipeline project
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Deutsche Welle (This article appeared in the Sept. 10 print edition and yesterday’s Dateline.)


Report: Family incarceration negatively impacts mental health of Black women
An article features collaborative Rice research that shows about half of African American women in the United States report having at least one family member who is incarcerated, causing higher levels of depressive symptoms and psychological distress than previously understood. Co-author Tony Brown, professor of sociology, is quoted.
Defender Network

Playful ‘Huestone’ exhibit takes over River Oaks District
An article mentions that the immersive art experience Color Factory will partner with Rice for a future collaboration.
Houston Chronicle’s “Preview” (This article appeared in the Sept. 11 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Money Magazine ranks Texas A&M best in Texas
An article mentions that Rice is the only private university in Texas to make the “Best Buys” list in the 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges.
Texas A&M Today

Legendary restaurateur Tony Vallone dies unexpectedly at home in Houston, Tony’s to live on
An article mentions the G7 Economic Summit hosted at Rice in 1990.

Two Longview-area students chosen as National Merit Scholar semifinalists
Rice is mentioned.
Longview News-Journal


Austin’s top news — Sept. 10, 2020
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.
KLBJ Online
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)

KRLD-AM (Dallas)
A broadcast mentions collaborative Rice research that found that firms’ distinctive strategies are systematically linked to their CEOs’ uncommon names.
CJBX-AM (Ontario, Canada)
‘Carolina A.M.’
WFBX-TV (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
The Mighty 790
Fargo, North Dakota


How societal inequality and racism impacts health disparities in the United States
An article features research by Quianta Moore, fellow in child health policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Electricity generated by temperature differences
An article features Rice research into the electricity generated by temperature differences. Doug Natelson, professor of physics and astronomy, of electrical and computer engineering and of materials science and nanoengineering, and the department chair of physics and astronomy, and alumna Charlotte Evans are quoted.
Control Engineering

Anticipating the feeling economy
Moshe Vardi, University Professor and Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and a professor of computer science, is cited.
Communications of the ACM

James Tour: ‘Molecules don’t care about life’
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering.
Evolution News & Science Today

3D-printed porous magnesium scaffolds show potential as bone-substituting material
An article mentions that scientists from Rice and the University of Maryland developed a new proof-of-concept for 3D-printed artificial bone tissue in April 2019.
3D Printing Industry

Notre Dame provost named to BioCrossroads board
Marie Lynn Miranda, former provost and professor of statistics at Rice, is featured.
Inside Indiana Business


Tulsa-based Hogan Assessments part of study to help job-seeking adults on autism spectrum
An article mentions that Fred Oswald, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Psychology and professor of management, is partnering with Hogan Assessments on a study to identify the strengths and skills of adults on the autism spectrum to help those individuals find gainful employment.
Tulsa World (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 11 print edition.)


Rice Owls season preview
An article features Rice’s football team.
Texas HS Football

About Stefan De La Garza

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