Dateline Rice for Oct. 1, 2020


Despite delayed start, Rice football ‘in a good place’
Several articles and broadcasts mention that Rice postponed its football games through mid-October. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted and interviewed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Oct. 1 print edition and yesterday’s Dateline.)
‘Houston’s Morning Show’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
COVID-19: Cal testing results still encouraging as football camp approaches
Sports Illustrated’s Cal Sports Report
CBS Sports releases bowl projections after Week 4
‘NewsWatch at 6’
WOAY-TV (Bluefield, West Virginia)

‘On the precipice’: How the cratering economy became a second public health crisis
An article cites a study by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research that found that over half of Houston’s Black residents spent 30% to more than 50% of their income on rent.
Politico (This article also appeared in MSN.)

US, Israeli researchers go for simplicity in fighting coronavirus (audio interview)
An article mentions that Israeli startup LIGC licensed technology from Rice to develop an air filter with graphene.
The Medialine


A surprise in the presidential debate
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted in the New York Times, and his Sept. 29 virtual talk hosted by Elon University is featured in the second article.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)
Historian Douglas Brinkley details role of presidential debates through history during Elon lecture
Elon University News

Column: Trump says insulin is now so cheap, it’s ‘like water.’ It isn’t
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.
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN. )

How to read BP’s projection of energy rationing
An article cites a 2019 talk given by David Daniels at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s annual energy summit.


Ion tech hub lands $1.5 million grant for its accelerator program
An article mentions that 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, received a $1.5 million grant from the Economic Development Administration to fund the Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator, the Ion Smart and Resilient Cities Accelerator and the DivInc Accelerator, which helps minority- and women-led startups. Jan Odegard, interim executive director of the Ion, is quoted in two articles, and Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance, is quoted in the Houston Business Journal.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
The Ion, Houston’s future innovation hub, receives federal grant for accelerator programs


Young voters ‘turned off’ by ugliness of presidential debate
McMurtry College junior Nathan McCoslin, Duncan College sophomore Ashley Pena and Anton Mayer, graduate intern with the Baptist Student Ministry at Rice, are interviewed about the Sept. 29 presidential debate following a watch party on campus.
Fox 26 (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)

‘CW 39’
A broadcast mentions that a student team from Rice has earned a place in the finals of the Collegiate Investors Competition for their project that aims to simplify radiation therapy for those with cervical cancer.
KIAH-TV (Houston)

‘Houston Life’
Alumnus Greg Carter, creator and director of the TV show “5th Ward,” is interviewed.
KPRC-TV (Houston)


America’s innovation edge now in peril, says report
An article features a study between Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences that urges significant policy and funding actions to ensure the U.S. does not lose its preeminent position in discovery and innovation. Neal Lane, senior fellow in science and technology policy at the Baker Institute, is quoted.

The heat is on for building 3D artificial organ tissues
An article features collaborative Rice research into a new technology to remotely control the positioning and timing of cell functions to build artificial, living tissues. Co-author Jordan Miller, assistant professor of bioengineering, is quoted.
University of Washington Medicine’s Newsroom (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Celebrate the Nobel Prize-winning immigrant scientists — but not at the expense of the greater immigrant community
Graduate student Melody Tan co-authored a blog post.
Union of Concerned Scientists Blog

ABQ businesses wait for full impact of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit system
An article cites transit research by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Albuquerque Business First

Orlando shuttle service Beep plans to add jobs as it enters new market
Orlando Business Journal

Financial investment training courses

An article mentions that Rice is offering the class “Portfolio Selection and Risk Management” on Coursera.


College football top 25 game predictions week 5
An article mentions that Rice is No. 16 in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report university rankings.
The Clarion

From a booming ninja warrior gym to a cancer diagnosis after a hunch something wasn’t right: One woman’s story
An article featuring Karen Madaras mentions that her daughter attends Rice.


Eight C-USA players named Campbell Trophy semifinalists
An article mentions that Rice football player Blaze Alldredge was named as a semifinalist for the 2020 William V. Campbell Trophy, which honors the best football scholar athlete in the nation for combined academic success, on-field performance and exemplary leadership.
Conference USA

Top 30 honorees named for 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award
An article mentions that former Rice basketball player Erica Ogwumike is a nominee for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which honors graduating female college athletes for excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.
Ogwumike celebrates representation as NCAA Woman of the Year top 30 candidate
Conference USA

Players from Houston high schools in the MLB playoffs
Former Rice baseball player Tyler Duffey is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle

Games across Texas: Huge matchups in Week 2 of big schools
An article mentions that D.J. Arkansas has committed to Rice to play football.

2023 247Sports top 50: Analyzing the top five players in Texas
Rice is mentioned.


America’s innovation edge now in peril, says Baker Institute, American Academy of Arts and Sciences report
A sweeping new report urges significant policy and funding action to ensure the United States does not lose the preeminent position in discovery and innovation it has built since the end of World War II. “The Perils of Complacency: America at a Tipping Point in Science and Engineering” was released by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

About Stefan De La Garza

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