Dateline Rice for Feb. 10, 2021

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Arianna Rosenbluth dies at 93; pioneering figure in data science
An article featuring the late alumna Arianna Rosenbluth '46 mentions that she died of complications of COVID-19 Dec. 28 at 93.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

Some face-to-face classes continue as other Texas schools opt for online instruction
An article mentions that Rice has extended remote learning until at least mid-February.
The Daily Cougar


'Reckless and stupid': Security world feuds over how to ban wireless gear in voting machines
Dan Wallach, a Rice professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering, is quoted.

Turkey's student protests: Too far from Gezi
A.Kadir Yildirim, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Ahram Online

Abu Dhabi University and William Marsh Rice University sign MoU agreement to bolster joint research

An article mentions that Rice has partnered with Abu Dhabi University to facilitate direct contact and ties between students, faculty, administrative staff, departments, centers and related institutions. President David Leebron is quoted.



Historic home in Minute Maid Park's shadow on the move — again
An article features the house of Arthur Cohn, the university’s first business manager.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Sugar Land City Council recognizes former US Rep. Pete Olson for 12 years of service
Alumnus Pete Olson is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 9 print edition of the Chronicle's Katy Rancher, Sugar Land Sun and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Astrodome campaign ideas, MaX Lanes, pandemic migration, SV to TX, 4 post-pandemic predictions, superstar cities are in trouble and more
A roundup cites a recent Bloomberg article that mentions Rice.
Houston Chronicle

Houston’s ReelAbilities fest for those with disabilities shows 'all things are possible'
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech,” which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)


Houston law students and professors watch history in the making during second impeachment
Richard Stoll, the Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science at Rice, is interviewed and quoted.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)

Republicans, Democrats file dueling election bills during Texas legislative session
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 and quoted.
KWTX Online (This segment also aired on KWTX-TV in Waco, Texas.)

Texas Legislature to once again consider bills to clarify eight-liner rules

C.O.B. Tuesday Ep. 50 Ranked choice voting featuring Harriet Wasserstrum and Mark Jones, Ph.D
Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. on Vimeo

Austin’s top news — Feb. 10, 2021
KLBJ Online

Teen gives up college savings to help her mom pay rent
A broadcast featuring Alondra Carmona mentions that she completed a research internship at Rice in 2019.
ABC News (This article appeared in over 20 other media outlets, and it aired on more than 150 affiliate stations across the U.S. This story also appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


New CRISPR tech targets human genome's complex code
An article features Rice research into a programmable gene editing tool called dCas9-dMSK1 that may lead to new therapies for cancer and other diseases. Co-authors Isaac Hilton, assistant professor of biosciences and bioengineering, and postdoctoral researcher Jing Li are quoted.

'Defective' carbon simplifies hydrogen peroxide production
An article features Rice research that created a "defective" catalyst that simplifies the generation of hydrogen peroxide from oxygen. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering; Boris Yakobson, the Karl F. Hasselmann Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering and a professor of chemistry; and graduate student Qin-Kun Li. Previous research by Haotian Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair, is mentioned.


VB: Feb. 9 Players of the Week
Rice volleyball player Nicole Lennon has been named Conference USA's Offensive Player of the Week. Owl Carly Graham has been named Setter of the Week.
Conference USA

Rice football schedule 2021, analysis
An article features Rice football's 2021 schedule.
College Football News

National Signing Day: 10 Kinkaid athletes ink letters of intent
An article mentions that David Shaw has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 10 print edition of the Chronicle's Bellaire Examiner and Memorial Examiner and a previous edition of Dateline.)

National Signing Day: Spring Branch ISD holds three signing ceremonies
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 10 print edition of the Chronicle's Memorial Examiner and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Mariners add a right-handed reliever in former second-round pick JT Chargois
Former Rice baseball player J.T. Chargois is featured.
The Seattle Times (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Renegades RB/KR Austin Walter signs one-year extension with 49ers
Former Rice football player Austin Walter is featured.
XFL News Hub

2021 NCAA swimming conference championships primer — Division I
An article mentions that Rice's swimming team will compete in the Conference USA championships Feb. 24-27.

Collins named Big 12 women’s tennis Player of the Week
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Feb. 20.

Houston's Sacha, SMU's Stambo win season's final AAC swim and dive weekly awards
An article mentions that Rice's swim team was defeated by the University of Houston Feb. 3.

Ioanna Sacha tabbed the American swimmer of the week

Anthony Rendon gives back, cracks jokes for a good cause
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon is featured.
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)

Southland stalemate: Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston State, Abilene Christian locked in thrilling title race
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team was defeated by Sam Houston State University Dec. 19.
SB Nation


Expert says celebrations at home will sweeten America’s pandemic Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day consumer spending will look different this year, according Constance Porter, assistant clinical professor of marketing at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, who suggests more people will opt for alternative ways to celebrate at home like cooking a restaurant-style meal or at-home spa treatments.

Better transit, emergency response, broadband access top post-pandemic priorities
The United States must focus on improving infrastructure as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the top priorities include increasing broadband access, expanding public transportation, and improving emergency response and health care facilities, according to a new survey and report from Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

'Defective' carbon simplifies hydrogen peroxide production
Rice researchers have created a "defective" catalyst that simplifies the generation of hydrogen peroxide from oxygen. The research by Rice chemist James Tour and materials theorist Boris Yakobson appears in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Catalysis.