Dateline Rice for Nov. 20, 2020

Dateline Rice


With a little help from science, musicians at the Houston Symphony made their return to the stage
An article and broadcast mention collaborative research between Rice and the Houston Symphony to determine how far a musician or vocalist's droplets are pushed into the atmosphere when they perform. Co-author Ashok Veeraraghavan, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and of computer science, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Re-imagining real estate in a global pandemic
Bill Fulton, director of Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Houston Agent Magazine (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Texas colleges encourage testing before sending students home for the holiday break
An article mentions that Rice has a shortened fall semester to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the City/State section in the Nov. 20 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)


A spectacularly rare ‘Christmas star’ is coming in December as two worlds align after sunset
Patrick Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted in an article about the Dec. 21 event in which Jupiter and Saturn will appear so close to each other in the sky they will look like a “double planet” for the first time since the Middle Ages.

How Sidney Powell inaccurately cited Venezuela’s elections as evidence of US fraud
Dan Wallach, a Rice professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering, is quoted.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 20 print edition.)

Biden's Day 1 challenges: Trust in science
Neal Lane, senior fellow in science and technology policy at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

Biden nears record 80m votes as Trump persists in trying to overturn result
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted and cited.
The Guardian
Newstalk ZB Christchurch (New Zealand)
http://dateline.rice/nov-20-brinkley (This segment aired on 20 affiliate stations.)

Hand recount, audit results in Georgia confirm Biden won state
An article cites a Rice study into the error rate of county recounts.
The Center Square (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
Georgia SOS says statewide audit of paper ballots upholds result of presidential race
All on Georgia


Houston Ensemble makes lunch for the needy part of its set list
Alumnus Chad Wesselkamper, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured. President David Leebron is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle's Preview (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Nov. 20 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

The thrills of Houston’s 1970s-era Friday night wrestling spectacles come alive in a stunning photo book
A review features the book “Friday Night at the Coliseum” by Geoff Winningham, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Humanities in visual and dramatic arts.
Texas Monthly

Offshore driller Talos Energy 'staying the course' through waves of challenges
Adrian Duhalt, postdoctoral fellow in Mexico energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for the United States and Mexico and Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Montgomery County names Woodlands bridge after longtime resident, developer

Alumnus Alex Sutton is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Live Oak National Merit honorees named
Rice is mentioned.
Waco Tribune-Herald

Throughput at freestanding and hospital-based emergency rooms
An article cites Rice research into the costs of freestanding and hospital emergency departments.
Baylor College of Medicine

Houston’s Apollo Chamber Players reflect cultural reckoning in new season
An article features alumnus Matthew Detrick and mentions his former teacher Richard Lavenda, professor of composition and theory at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
Houston Chronicle's Preview (Subscription is required.)

Rice University, Houston Hillel language program cruises Tel Aviv streets in virtual tour
An article mentions that Rice's Jewish Studies Program and Houston Hillel co-hosted a virtual linguistic tour of Tel Aviv, Israel, Nov. 4. Melissa Weininger, the Anna Smith Fine Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies and associate director of Jewish Studies, is mentioned.
Jewish Herald-Voice


'NBC News Radio'
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 about the possibility of actor Matthew McConaughey running for Texas governor. Jones is quoted in Econo Journal.
WDEL-AM (Philadelphia)
http://dateline.rice/nov-20-jones (This segment aired on over 900 affiliate radio stations across the U.S.)
Tiempos de cambio: Biden, inversiones y transición energética
Econo Journal (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in Bank Magazine Argentina.)

'Fox 26 News'
A broadcast features research by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research on police oversight groups in Texas' major cities and how closely they align with the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement‘s guiding principles. Steve Sherman, staff researcher at the Kinder institute, is interviewed.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/nov-20-sherman (This segment aired twice.)
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
Texas Public Radio
http://dateline.rice/nov-20-kinder-study (This segment aired six times.)
On police oversight and union obstructionism: Houston and SA oversight systems
Grits for Breakfast Blog

VERIFY: Will a Biden presidency mean higher gas prices?
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Center for Energy Studies at Rice's Baker Institute Public Policy, is interviewed. (This segment aired five times on WXIA-TV in Atlanta and appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

'KPRC Channel 2 News'
Rice is mentioned.
KPRC-TV (Houston)


Iran, Venezuela sanctions relief low priority for Biden
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Andalou Agency Energy

2020 Moskowitz Prize awarded to research that demonstrates shareholders can influence a firm’s real environmental impact
An article mentions that the paper “The Real Effects of Environmental Activist Investing,” co-authored by Kunal Sachdeva, assistant professor of finance at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, won the Moskowitz Prize, which is awarded annually for research in sustainable finance.

Gentle to join Ovintiv board
Alumna Meg Gentle is featured.

At the crossroads of technology: How artificial intelligence web development will change in the future
An article cites Rice research into a computer code search engine.

Five fellowship opportunities currently featured on Archinect Jobs
A roundup mentions the Rice School of Architecture's Wortham Fellowship.


Temple Emanu-El presents 'The Empires of Israel' with Moses Glickman
An article featuring Martel College senior Moses Glickman mentions that he will present the virtual talk “The Empires of Israel” Dec. 6.


2020 week 12 preview: Rice Owls at North Texas Mean Green
Several articles mention that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of North Texas Nov. 21.
SB Nation
How North Texas survived 35 days without football games
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
North Texas vs. Rice prediction and game preview
College Football News
On TV/Radio: CBS' James Lofton says Texans should've made exception for DeAndre Hopkins
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Where to watch Week 12
Conference USA

Who leads the Aggies next?
A roundup features former Rice graduate assistant football coach Jeff Grimes and former assistant coach Major Applewhite.
SB Nation

Vanderbilt men’s basketball roster preview
Former Rice basketball player Quentin Millora-Brown is featured.
Vanderbilt Hustler

Baylor volleyball aiming to finish with a flourish
Rice volleyball is mentioned.
Waco Tribune-Herald

'KLBK 13 News'
A broadcast mentions that M.J. Singleton has committed to Rice to play football.
KLBK-TV (Lubbock, Texas)


2020 presidential election in focus at Rice’s Baker Institute
Leading academics, political experts and journalists from around the country will headline the third annual Presidential Elections Program conference hosted by Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy. The conference, titled “A Presidential Election During the Time of COVID-19,” will be split into events over three consecutive days, Dec. 1-3.

Luay Nakhleh, Rice’s computer science chair, named dean of engineering school
Luay Nakhleh, the J. S. Abercrombie Professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science at Rice, will become the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of the university’s George R. Brown School of Engineering on Jan. 1, 2021.

Rice Space Institute, Canada agree to collaborate
The Rice Space Institute (RSI) and the Consulate General of Canada in Dallas have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on science and technology related to the space industry. The agreement will facilitate Canada’s participation in the already strong connections between Rice, NASA and its international partners, and the burgeoning commercial space industry.