Dateline Rice for Oct. 2, 2020


‘Live at Five’
A broadcast features Rice’s plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which includes conducting tests, requiring face masks and holding some classes outdoors in semipermanent structures. Jerusha Kasch, director of institutional crisis management, is interviewed.
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/oct-2-kasch (This segment aired twice.)

Hundreds of HISD students are homeless and COVID-19 is complicating matters. How the district is trying to help
An article and broadcast mention a study by the Houston Education Research Consortium at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research on homeless students in the Houston Independent School District.
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)

College football schedule 2020: The 24 games already postponed or canceled due to COVID-19
Several articles mention that Rice’s football games were postponed through mid-October.
CBS Sports
UNT set to enter intriguing race for C-USA title
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Looking at Houston and Temple’s respective situations
SB Nation

Kevin Tubbs, Ph.D., SVP Strategic Solutions Group at Penguin Computing — interview series
A Q&A mentions that AMD has partnered with Rice and will provide supercomputing power for COVID-19 research.


61 years after RBG graduated from law school, the gender bias she faced is less obvious — but just as prevalent
An article cites a 2016 Harvard Business Review article about subtle gender bias co-authored by Eden King, associate professor of psychological science.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Business Insider.)


Democrats frantically move away from pushing mail-in voting to in-person
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.

MSN (This article originally appeared in the Washington Examiner.)

Hyperspectral stripe projector creates 4D views
An article features Rice research into the Hyperspectral Stripe Projector, which may allow for real-time 3D spectroscopy. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Kevin Kelly, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, alumna Yibo Xu and graduate student Anthony Giljum.

These celebrities could be your next professor
A slideshow features rapper Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice.
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in Stars Insider.)


How 8 Missouri high school seniors got to college
Rice is mentioned.
MSN Money (This U.S. News & World Report article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)


Rice University polling site to be all student-run on Election Day
An article mentions that Rice will have an on-campus early voting and Election Day polling station at Rice Stadium and an alternate station at Reckling Park for when the stadium is hosting a football game. Rice community members quoted include: Elizabeth Vann, director of programs and partnerships at Rice’s Center for Civic Leadership; Hanszen College junior Mason Reece; Wiess College senior Lauren Biegel; J.P. Abercrumbie, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer for Rice’s athletics department; and Martel College junior and track and field athlete Ace Castillo. The article also mentions that the campuswide initiative RICEngaged, a coalition of students, faculty and staff, has been working to engage students and educate them about the democratic process.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

‘This is bad policy’: Trump administration proposes restrictions for international students — again
An article quotes President David Leebron; Adria Baker, associate vice provost for international education and executive director of Rice’s Office of International Students and Scholars; and Duncan College sophomore Andrei Mitrofan.
Houston Press

After a summer of unrest, Texas police are preparing for possible election night protests


How we might fix election security
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 mentioned.
KERA’s “Think” (This segment aired on 70 stations across the U.S.)


Water conflict, feud with Chihuahua governor behind president’s visit to Juarez, border expert says
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Border Report (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Miah Im joins Aspen Opera Program as head coach
An article features Miah Im, director of opera studies for Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Broadway World

Researchers discover thermoelectricity response can be changed by factors in nanoscale gold wires
An article features Rice research into 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.
Element 14

Continuing education: Environmental inequity
An article mentions the urban and watershed advocacy-through-design effort led by Rice’s Present/Future program.
Architectural Record


Student ensembles tie for top prize at music competition
An article mentions Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Lake Country Journal

Wolfeboro Friends of Music to present Boston Brass Oct. 18
An article mentions that the Boston Brass has conducted masterclasses at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
The Conway Daily Sun

Debate team opens season with Octofinals appearance in Rice University tournament
An article mentions a Sept. 26-27 virtual debate competition was hosted by Rice.
Mercer University News


NOTEBOOK: Fox named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month
Former Rice football player Jack Fox, who now plays for the Detroit Lions, is featured.

Loaded with talent, ‘Q-ston’ is the new hotbed for QBs
An article mentions former Rice football player Bert Emmanuel.

Aaron Glenn picked off Texas and celebrated his way into the end zone
An article mentions that Rice’s football team was defeated by Texas A&M in 1992.

About Stefan De La Garza

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