Dateline Rice for Oct. 5, 2020 (Weekend Edition)

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Urban planning experts share 3 characteristics of an ideal neighborhood to live in during a pandemic

An article cites a March article authored by Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, about the future of cities after the pandemic. 

MSN (This Insider article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-fulton

Results from poop sampling show it may help with detection of COVID-19
An article mentions that experts from Rice have partnered with officials from Houston to test wastewater to track the spread of the coronavirus. Lauren Stadler, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
Reform Austin
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-stadler

Houston COVID-19 expert says President Trump should stay under observation for 5 days
Paul Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science, is quoted in multiple stories.
ABC 13 Online
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-brace
After a summer of unrest, Texas police are preparing for possible election night protests
KTSA (This Texas Tribune article appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-brace
’13 Eyewitness News’
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-brace (This segment aired twice.)

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

From gloating to tears, Americans confront Trump’s COVID illness amid mounting crises
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 3 print edition of the Times and 10 other print editions of media outlets across the U.S., and it appeared online in 10 other media outlets.) 
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-brinkley
Concerns about presidential succession: Who is on ballot if President Donald Trump’s health worsens
People
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-brinkley
President tests positive for coronavirus
BBC Sounds
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-brinkley

What a $300,000 college might cost a $200,000 family
Vice President for Enrollment Yvonne Romero da Silva is quoted.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 3 print and digital editions.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-da-silva

Fact check: False claim that Trump wearing neural stimulator device in resurfaced photo from 2016
Jacob Robinson, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering, is quoted.
USA Today
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-robinson

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.
Futurity (This article was featured in the Futurity Today newsletter, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-kelly

The international Artemis Alliance to return to the moon takes shape
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
The Hill (This article also appeared in MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-kennedy
Browsing at pavement bookshops in the good old BC (Before Corona) days
The Economic Times Blog
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-kennedy

Dia Mundial do Professor: Famosos que deram aulas
Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice, is mentioned.
MSN Noticias (An English translation is not available. This article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-bun-b

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Gov. Abbott: New criminal allegations against Texas AG Ken Paxton ‘raise serious concerns’
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 in several stories.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-jones
Police union lawyer Huffman cites rising crime in uphill battle to replace Ogg as district attorney
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City & State section in the Oct. 4 print edition, and it appeared online in MSN and 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-jones
As Dallas’ case count climbs, Trump’s diagnosis inspires COVID-19 conspiracies
Dallas Observer
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-jones

’13 Eyewitness News’
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-jones
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-jones
Los casinos de ladrillo y mortero de Buenos Aires aprobados para su lanzamiento en línea

Sigma (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-jones

Opinion: How James Baker III’s loss in Texas was America’s gain
An op-ed about James Baker III, honorary chair of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and former U.S. secretary of state, mentions that he will join the authors of the book “The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III” for a webinar hosted by the Baker Institute Oct. 7.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. An excerpt of this op-ed also appeared in the Oct. 4 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-baker

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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Oct. 5 print edition, and online in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-wallach

Why is American Airlines so infuriating?
Anastasiya Zavyalova, associate professor of strategic management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Texas Monthly
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-zavyalova

Essay: Take a break from work to prevent a breakdown
Jennifer Latson, editor of Rice Business Wisdom, authored an essay. Minjae Kim, assistant professor of organizational behavior at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This essay also appeared in the Oct. 5 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-latson-kim

Q&A: Harris County Commissioner for Pct. 3 candidates discuss the issues
A Q&A mentions 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.
Katy Times (This article also appeared in the Oct. 1 print and digital editions.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-blackburn

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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. A similar article appeared in the Oct. 5 print edition of the Chronicle’s “Texas Inc.,” and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-1-the-ion
‘5 a.m. newscast’
Houston Public Media on Google podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-the-ion
‘6 a.m. newscast’
Houston Public Media on Google podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-the-ion
‘7 a.m. newscast’
Houston Public Media on Google podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-the-ion

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 educate students about the democratic process.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the City & State section in the Oct. 5 print edition, and it appeared online in MSN, the San Antonio Express-News and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-rice-voting-station

Student survey: University of Texas-Austin among worst environments for free speech on campus, Texas A&M among best
Rice is mentioned.
The Center Square (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-cs

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.
Brownwood Bulletin
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-bb

OutSmart’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards winners
An article mentions that Rice was a finalist for “Favorite Local College or University” in OutSmart’s 2020 Gayest and Greatest Readers’ Choice Awards.
OutSmart Magazine 
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-outsmart

Making waves in the conservative suburbs
An article mentions that Sri Preston Kulkarni, son of the late Venkatesh Kulkarni, a novelist who taught in Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, is running for Congress.
OutSmart Magazine 
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-outsmart

Qian awarded scholarship
Martel College sophomore Howard Qian was awarded the Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-qian

Where you can find Houston’s best shaded walking trails
An article mentions the exercise path ringing Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Oct. 4 print edition of the Chronicle’s “Extra: Week in Review,” and in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-exer-path

Real estate and development firm Midway promotes exec to leadership team
An article mentions that Bryson Grover is an investment manager with the Rice Management Co.
Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-grover

Liberty Masonic Lodge recognizes Cynthia Smith with Community Builder Award
Alumna Cynthia Smith is featured and pictured.
Bluebonnet News
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-smith

Months after George Floyd, Black Lives Matter Houston keeps fighting for a better Bayou City
Brandon Mack, associate director of admissions, is quoted and pictured.
Houston Press
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-mack

Houston Chronicle best photojournalism September 2020
A slideshow features the Rice football team’s Sept. 4 protest against systemic racism. Owl Ikenna Enechukwu is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-enechukwu

The work is all of us
An article cites research by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy about the economic benefits from undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
Texas Observer
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-baker-study

On the move: The North Texas tech and startup hires and departures in September
An article featuring alumna Wendy Hoenig mentions that she is on the external advisory board for Rice’s Brown School of Engineering.
The Business Journals | North Texas
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-hoenig

BROADCAST

Indigenous Peoples Day in Houston and a flock of swearing parrots: ‘The Good, Bad and Ugly’ of the week’s news
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, participated in a roundtable discussion about last week’s top news stories.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-ho
Friday’s ‘Houston Matters’: Arkema case ends without a prosecution and Gov. Abbott limits ballot drop-off locations (Oct. 2, 2020)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-ho
Column: Trump says insulin is now so cheap, it’s ‘like water.’ It isn’t
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the Oct. 2 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-1-ho

‘Fox 26 News Special: What’s Your Point?’
Duncan College sophomore Ashley Pena is quoted.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-pena

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

OpenStax to double its textbook library
OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources, plans to double its catalog of textbooks with $12.5 million in new grants. Richard Baraniuk, the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and founder of OpenStax, is quoted.
Campus Technology
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-baraniuk

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.
Nanowerk
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-miller

2020 first-generation MBAs: Casey Sherrod, Rice University (Jones)
Casey Sherrod, graduate student at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is featured.
Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-sherrod

Miah Im appointed head coach of New Aspen Opera Theater and VocalARTS Program
An article features Miah Im, director of opera studies for Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
OperaWire
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-im

NASA and SpaceX to launch first Commercial Crew rotation mission to International Space Station

An article features astronaut and alumna Shannon Walker.
Tech News Vision
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-walker

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Does the gig economy promote entrepreneurship?
An article cites collaborative research by Yael Hochberg, the Ralph S. O’Connor Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
Chicago Booth Review
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-hochberg

It looks like Robert Foye is continuing to expand the Australian wine industry globally
Alumnus and former Rice basketball player Robert Foye is featured.
London Daily Post
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-foye

From Manship School student to dean: Remembering the life of Dean Martin Johnson
An article featuring alumnus Martin Johnson mentions that he died recently at 50.
Reveille
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-johnson

Louisiana literature: Baton Rouge native authors short story collection
An article featuring author Jacqueline Simon mentions that she has taught at Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.
The Advocate 
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-glasscock-school

Jacobs School surgery resident wins ACS/Pfizer award for volunteerism
Alumnus Aaron Epstein is featured and pictured.
University of Buffalo News
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-epstein

SPORTS

Texas college football rankings: Mustangs are the one
Rice football is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-owls
Who’s still alive in the chase to get into the 2020-2021 College Football Playoff?
College Football News
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-hoot
Strange circumstance: Tulane’s Thursday night game at Houston will be Cougars’ opener
Nola.com
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-hoot
Taking stock in Mississippi, Tennessee
Sports Grind Entertainment
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-hoot

5 notable moments from Octobers in Houston’s history
A roundup mentions that Rice’s football team was defeated by Baylor University in the first-ever Southwest Conference game Oct. 8, 1915.
Houston Chronicle 
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-hc

Denton Guyer, Ryan both nationally ranked and face off Friday
An article mentions that D.J. Arkansas has committed to Rice to play football.
247Sports.com
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-247

Texas vs. TCU: Five key matchups
Rice is mentioned.
Austin American-Statesman
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-statesman
Behind the Ballot: In a season of uncertainty, Alabama’s dominance is a constant
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-athletic
The Athletic 77: Why it’s time to start paying close attention to BYU
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-athletic

‘Texas Sports Nation’
Former Rice football player Robbie Beck is featured.
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-beck

NEWS RELEASES

Deep learning gives drug design a boost
A new deep learning-based technique created at Rice may soon get a better handle on how drugs in development will perform in the human body. The Rice lab of computer scientist Lydia Kavraki has introduced Metabolite Translator, a computational tool that predicts metabolites, the products of interactions between small molecules like drugs and enzymes.
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-news-release-kavraki

Gemini South’s high-def version of ‘A Star is Born’
Using a wide-field adaptive optics camera that corrects for distortion from Earth’s atmosphere, Rice’s Patrick Hartigan and Andrea Isella and Dublin City University’s Turlough Downes used the 8.1-meter telescope to capture near-infrared images of the Carina Nebula with the same resolution that’s expected of the NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, which is still more than a year from launching.
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-news-release-hartigan-isella

Musicians may need more than social distancing to stay safe on stage
Keeping musicians safe while they’re on stage during the pandemic may require more than just social distancing, according to a study of exhaled aerosols conducted by Rice engineers and musicians from Rice’s Shepherd School of Music and the Houston Symphony. Rice researchers working on the study used a high-speed camera to track the movements of exhaled air released by singers and musicians who play wind instruments.
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-news-release-shepherd-school

About Stefan De La Garza

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