Dateline Rice for Sept. 29, 2020


More doctoral programs suspend admissions. That could have lasting effects on graduate education.
An article about how the pandemic has affected admissions in doctoral humanities programs around the country, including those at Rice, quotes Kathleen Canning, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of History and dean of the School of Humanities, and Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought and associate dean of humanities.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Subscription is required.)

Embracing blended learning in order to manage uncertainty
Caroline Levander, vice president for global and digital strategy, is quoted.
Times Higher Education

Rice returns to practice, will start football season Oct. 24
Two articles mention that Rice has postponed its football games through mid-October. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted in SB Nation.
SB Nation
Postponed Houston-Memphis matchup rescheduled for December
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football

WU launches COVID dashboard monitoring cases in the Danforth campus community
An article and broadcast mention that Rice has a coronavirus dashboard tracking tests and positivity rates.
Washington University in St. Louis’ Student Life


Kuwait’s ruler, a giant of Arab diplomacy, dies at 91
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required.)

What is a jumbo CD?
Alumnus Ben Gran co-authored an article.

How 8 Missouri high school seniors got to college
Rice is mentioned.
U.S. News & World Report

Novos painéis movidos a energia solar transformam vapor em água potável
An article mentions Rice research into solar-powered panels that transform steam into drinking water.
Click Petroleo e Gas (An English translation is not available.)


South Main Innovation District workshop series to address economic opportunity, housing affordability
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 in Houston. The article features a three-part community workshop series aimed at discussing project opportunities and potential impacts of the Ion beginning Sept. 29.
Community Impact Newspaper

Texas-Squared Startup Newsletter #264
A news roundup highlights the following Rice stories: The university is ranked No. 16 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report; new research into real-time 3D spectroscopy; a new program to identify and foster innovation on campus; and new research into 3D-printed bioscaffolds that may help heal injuries. The bioscaffold research is also mentioned in Data Driven Investor.
Texas Squared Startup on Medium
Improving tissue-healing process using machine learning
Data Driven Investor on Medium

Texas History: Rediscovering a mural as big as all outdoors

An article featuring the late artist James Buchanan “Buck” Winn Jr. mentions that he formerly taught at Rice.



How will the first presidential debate sway 2 million new Texas voters?
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.
KHOU Online (This article also appeared in KIII Online and KENS Online, and this segment also aired twice on KHOU-TV in Houston.)
Trump, Biden go head-to-head on debate stage tonight
KTRH Online (This article also appeared on KPRC Online.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/sept-29-jones (This segment aired 10 times.)

Low-income families more likely to choose virtual learning, data shows
Dan Potter, associate director of regional research at the Houston Education Research Consortium at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted and interviewed.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston.)

‘3 News’
A broadcast featuring astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz mentions that he is a former Rice adjunct professor.
KIII-TV (Corpus Christi, Texas)


Online voting
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 quoted.
Political Campaign Communication on Medium

Slowdown landscapes: Small pieces, loosely joined
Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Slowdown Papers on Medium

BP says oil is on the ropes. Is it really?
Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. (This article originally appeared in E&E News.)

ID-Pal and Zenus each raise nearly $1.2M to grow facial biometrics business
Rice is mentioned.


The potential of the ‘token’ woman
Danielle King, assistant professor of psychological sciences, co-authored an article.
The University of Melbourne Pursuit

Electoral psychology: Why people vote … or do not vote
An article quotes Lyn Ragsdale, the Radoslav A. Tsanoff Professor of Public Affairs and professor of political science, and Jerrold Rusk, professor of political science.
South Florida Reporter (This article appeared in yesterday’s Dateline.)

Forging the path
Rice is mentioned.


Three Cowgirls commit to Div. 1 programs
An article mentions that Bailey Peek has committed to play soccer at Rice.
Coppell Gazette

Astros, Twins intersect despite not playing each other this season
Former Rice baseball player Tyler Duffey is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 29 print edition.)

KU Alumni Association honors John Hadl with the 2020 Fred Ellsworth Medallion
An article mentions that Rice’s football team was defeated by the University of Kansas 33-7 in the 1961 Bluebonnet Bowl.
The University of Kansas News (This article also appeared in KU Athletics News.)

Tackling troubles concern Packers, Matt LaFleur despite overcoming misses in win over Saints
An article mentions Rice recruited Green Bay Packers linebacker Ty Summers as a quarterback.
Wisconsin State Journal (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

Texas QB Sam Ehlinger earns national and Big 12 recognition
Rice football is mentioned.
The Best College Sports News Network

KPRC-TV (Houston)
A broadcast featuring Gaby Mansfield mentions that she has committed to Rice to play volleyball.


Future of American innovation to be assessed in report from Baker Institute, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
“The Perils of Complacency: America at a Tipping Point in Science and Engineering,” a report by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, will be released in a virtual presentation Sept. 30.

About Stefan De La Garza

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