Dateline Rice for Feb. 11, 2021

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COVID-19: Will kids fall behind under Cincinnati Public Schools’ hybrid learning model?
An article about how some students' education has been affected by the pandemic quotes Kate Hilton and mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall to study art history and neuroscience.
Cincinnati Enquirer

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. This article also appeared in the Antelope Valley Press and yesterday's Dateline.)


NASA wants to set a new radiation limit for astronauts
Jane Grande-Allen, the Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering and chair of the Brown School of Engineering's Department of Bioengineering, is quoted.


Flooding, violent crime top concerns of Harris County residents
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, contributed to the featured research, and he is quoted by Fox 26.
University of Houston News

Judge Hidalgo labeled most popular officeholder in Houston area
Fox 26 Online

Houston scientist settles grant fraud allegations
An article mentions that Rouzbeh Shahsavari is a former Rice assistant professor.
Woodlands Online

University remembers Dr. Louis 'Bob' Hunt, Jonsson School founding professor
An article featuring late alumnus Louis Hunt mentions that he died Jan. 28 at 78.
The University of Texas at Dallas News

10 vivid and eye-catching February art events no Houstonian should miss
A roundup mentions that the installation “Portal of Healing” will be exhibited at Rice's Fondren Library Feb. 15-March 30 and feature pieces by visual artist Rachal Gonzales commemorating the losses of 2020.
CultureMap Houston

Admission is now open for Stafford’s new STEM Magnet Academy
An article mentions that the Stafford STEM Magnet Academy has partnered with Rice and other local institutions.
Fort Bend Independent

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. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the Feb. 11 print edition and yesterday's Dateline.)


'Anderson Cooper 360'
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed about the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump.

'You made my dream come true': Strangers raise more than $125K for Houston teen who gave up college savings to help mom pay rent
A broadcast featuring Alondra Carmona mentions that she completed a research internship at Rice in 2019.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired three times on KHOU-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)

Student who put college savings toward mom's rent raises $145,000 thanks to strangers' generosity
People (This and similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)


Researchers use modified CRISPR tool to manipulate the epigenome
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.
The Science Advisory Board

Plasma processing of catalyst enables simple synthesis of hydrogen peroxide
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; graduate students Qin-Kun Li, Zhe Wang, Zhihua Cheng, Weiyin Chen and Emily McHugh; alumnus Chenhao Zhang; and Duncan College senior Robert Carter. Previous research by Haotian Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair, is mentioned.
AZo Materials

OpenStax expands OER content within tutor platform
An article reports that OpenStax, Rice's educational technology initiative, has added additional titles and new functionality to its tutoring application. Daniel Williamson, managing director of OpenStax, is quoted.
Campus Technology

Elon and Exxon agree: Carbon capture is set to explode in 2021
An article cites a Jan. 28 study by Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy detailing the potential for Texas to play a leading role in the development of the carbon capture sector. Baker Institute co-authors quoted include Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies, and research manager Keily Miller.
Journal of Petroleum Technology

Crestwood appoints energy industry leader to board
Alumna Frances Vallejo is featured.

Do academics know their own history?
An article mentions that Rice formalized its tenure policies in 1962.
Inside Higher Ed


Engineering dean search results in no hire, new search to start later this year
Laura Schaefer, the Burton J. and Ann M. McMurtry Chair in Engineering and professor of mechanical engineering, is mentioned.
CU Boulder Today

Hillsdale Mock Trial wins bid, awaits competition for second bid
An article mentions that a team from Rice competed in the opening round championship series at the University of Arizona's Cactus Classic Invitational mock trial Jan. 30-31.
The Hillsdale Collegian

On stage: Broussard takes unusual path to comedy
Alumnus Matthew Broussard is featured.
The Unionville Times


Haley Kostyshyn’s journey makes her success that much more impressive

Rice soccer player Haley Kostyshyn is featured.
Beautiful Game Network

Tulane swimming and diving completes regular season
An article mentions that Rice's swimming team defeated Tulane University Nov. 20-21.
The Tulane Hullabaloo

Two of football’s greatest meet in Super Bowl LV
Rice is mentioned.
University California, Irvine's New University

Can UTEP take the step from competing to winning?
Rice football is mentioned.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Ravenwood adds four-star QB transfer from Texas
An article mentions that Andrew Mason has committed to play football at Rice.
Nashville Post

Houston opens conference action at SMU
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team defeated the University of Houston 3-2 Jan. 23 and lost to the Cougars 3-0 Jan. 24.

Lady Toppers travel to Houston for matchup with Rice
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play Western Kentucky University Feb. 12-13.
College Heights Herald

7 forgotten college football rivalry trophies up for grabs on future schedules
An article mentions the Bayou Bucket, the trophy that goes to the winner of the football game between Rice and the University of Houston.
FB Schedules

Houston receives votes in CSCAA poll
An article mentions that Rice's swim team was defeated by the University of Houston Feb. 3.


The game’s afoot in virtual chemistry lab
Learning about chemistry is largely a hands-on experience. But the hands don’t necessarily need to be your own. Members of Rice's Department of Chemistry put forth a laboratory-based, “choose-your-own-adventure” video activity to help undergraduate students experience the decision-making process involved in experimentation after in-person labs were temporarily suspended.