Dateline Rice for Sept. 24, 2020


Watch Dr. Peter Hotez on the nation’s COVID-19 battle and more at 11:30 a.m. at The Texas Tribune Festival
Peter Hotez, adjunct professor of bioengineering and fellow in disease and poverty at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured in a webinar.
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in The Eagle.) 

YOUR HEALTH: COVID’s frightening impact on ‘superbugs’
A broadcast features Rice research into developing motorized molecules that can kill antibiotic-resistant microbes. 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 interviewed.
WQAD Online

Houston, FAU still waiting after virus disrupts 3 more games
Several articles mention that Rice has postponed its football season through mid-October.
The Associated Press (Below is a sampling of articles that appeared in more than 150 other media outlets.)
Houston has 5th game impacted by COVID-19 with cancellation of North Texas opener
USA Today
Houston season opener canceled for 4th time after North Texas COVID-19 tests
Sports Illustrated
Timeline of how UH has had 5 games wiped out by COVID-19
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Sept. 24 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in the Sept. 24 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News.)
Smith: Hard-luck UH won’t be seen in September
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 24 print edition.)
UH football game with North Texas canceled by COVID-19
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)  
Houston Cougars football game against North Texas canceled due to COVID-19 related issues, UH says
Another one: 5th UH football game postponed or canceled this season
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)

Your poop is helping predict COVID-19 outbreaks in Austin
A broadcast mentions that experts from Rice have partnered with officials from Houston to test wastewater to track the spread of the coronavirus.
KXAN Online (This segment aired four times on KXAN-TV in Austin, and this article also appeared in CW 39 Online, KETK Online and Concho Valley Homepage.)
‘KPRC Channel 2 News’
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-24-poop (This segment aired twice.)

New Israeli-US Technology Filters COVID-19 Particles From the Air
An article mentions that Israeli startup LIGC licensed technology from Rice to develop an air filter with graphene. (This article also appeared in The Jerusalem Post and Printed Electronics Now.)

My pandemic business story: ‘It would have been fine if COVID wouldn’t have hit’
An article featuring Karen Madaras mentions that her daughter attends Rice.
KSAT Online (This article also appeared in WKMG Online.)


When going green collides with the free market
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
The American Prospect


The wasteland underwater
An article quotes 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, and Phil Bedient, the Herman Brown Professor of Engineering and director of the SSPEED Center. Blackburn also is quoted in Inside Climate News.
Texas Observer
Battered, flooded and submerged: Many superfund sites are dangerously threatened by climate change
Inside Climate News

Women in the Suburbs Reckon With Trump, the Pandemic, and the Movement for Racial Justice
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Texas Monthly

Where you can find Houston’s best shaded walking trails
An article mentions the exercise path ringing Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)


Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Monitoring air pollution during storms and the week in politics (Sept. 23, 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 interviewed in a political news roundup.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Don’t expect any surprises in the judicial races
Off the Kuff

Clean energy tech incubator to move into former midtown Houston Fiesta
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. Ryan LeVasseur, Rice Management Co.’s managing director of direct real estate, is quoted and interviewed.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Houston’s office market is down. But life sciences, health care buck the trend, JLL broker says 
Houston Business Journal


BioWorld MedTech’s Orthopedics Extra for Sept. 23, 2020
An article features Rice research that found artificial intelligence can speed the development of 3D-printed bioscaffolds that help injuries heal. Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is quoted in BioWorld. Mikos and Lydia Kavraki, the Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science, professor of bioengineering and professor of mechanical engineering, and director of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology at Rice, are quoted in
AI algorithms can enhance the creation of bioscaffold materials and help heal wounds

Houston sets its sights on a more equitable park system
An article quotes Jim Elliott, professor of sociology and fellow at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
SmartCities Dive


WU climbs 3 spots to 16th in new US News & World Report rankings
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 16 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings.
Washington University in St. Louis’ Student Life

MSU’s Center for Biofilm Engineering celebrates 30 years of practical, interdisciplinary research

An article mentions that William Characklis formerly taught at Rice.

Montana State University News

As a hostile atmosphere grows, Chinese students in America are reacting — and fighting back
Rice is mentioned.


Winter juniors-qualifying sprinter Morgan Bartley verbally commits to Rice
An article featuring Morgan Bartley mentions that she plans to join Rice’s swimming and diving team.

49ers place Nick Bosa, Solomon Thomas on injured reserve, sign Ziggy Ansah, announce other roster moves
Former Rice football player Austin Walter is featured.
49ers WebZone

About Stefan De La Garza

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