Dateline Rice for Feb. 2, 2021

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What will Houston look like in a post-pandemic world?
A Q&A about how Houston may change due to the pandemic features Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

County medical director succumbs to COVID complications
An article features late alumnus Kent Rogers, who died of COVID-19 Jan. 30 at age 75.
Corsicana Daily Sun


For Texans, renewables are the future and coal and fracking the past
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, co-authored an article in Forbes, and he is quoted and interviewed by KBLJ about the possibility of legalized gambling in Texas.

Austin’s top news — Feb. 1, 2021
KLBJ Online

KLBJ-AM (Austin, Texas)

The only carbon capture plant in the US just closed

Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.


Violinist Connor Chaikowsky’s work takes viewers across Houston
An article features Shepherd School of Music sophomore Connor Chaikowsky, whose performance titled "Le Boeuf en Concert" — part of which will take place on the roof of his residential college, McMurtry — will be livestreamed Feb. 12-13. The article also mentions the performance will be conducted by Jerry Hou, associate conductor at the Shepherd School, and that Martel College junior Ling DeBellis collaborated on the visual art.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)

27 ways to celebrate Black History Month this February
A roundup mentions that the Southeastern Texas African and African American Studies Consortium, a collaboration between Rice's Center for African and African American Studies and programs at other local universities, will hold a panel discussion titled "The History of African and African American Studies in Southeastern Texas" Feb. 19.

Prize at Houston Grand Opera’s Concert of Arias could be a career
An article mentions that four of the nine finalists in Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers are studying at Rice's Shepherd School of Music. Alumnus Brian Speck, director of Houston Grand Opera’s Studio program, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)

Firebrand roots contrast legislative hopes as the Texas Freedom Caucus enters third session

An article mentions the Rice University Lib-Con Scores of members of the Texas House of Representatives.
The Texan

GHP's new 2021 board chair and Deloitte leader Amy Chronis: 'We all need to sell Houston'
Rice's Welch Institute for Advanced Materials is mentioned.
Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)


'Houston's Morning Show'
A broadcast mentions that Christopher Fagundes, associate professor in psychological sciences, is collaborating on research into using music therapy to help improve the moods of Alzheimer's patients.
KRIV-TV (Houston)


Failed storage tanks pose atmospheric risks during disasters
An article features research by Rice engineers that combines the hydrology of storm surge scenarios with structural fragility models to create a predictive model of the atmospheric consequences of chemical spills or fires at aboveground storage tanks. Co-authors mentioned or quoted include Rob Griffin, professor of civil and environmental engineering and of chemical and biomolecular engineering; Phil Bedient, director of Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center; Jamie Padgett, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a researcher at SSPEED; alumnus Sabarethinam Kameshwar; and alumna Hanadi Rifai. Padgett is quoted in Houston Public Media.

Texas lawmakers look to tighten rules for storage tanks in flood-prone areas to prevent chemical spills, fires
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Small War Journal's 'El Centro Book Review': 'Las Cinco Vidas de Genaro García Luna'
A review features the new book "Las Cinco Vidas de Genaro García Luna," which is co-authored by 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.
Small War Journal

Troubles paying rent or being forced to move linked to lower levels of sleep
An article quotes Robert Bozick, senior fellow and associate director of the Houston Area Survey at Rice's Kinder Institute for Public Policy.
Medical Xpress (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Insights into the acquisition of life-essential elements on rocky bodies
An article features collaborative Rice research that shows the isotopic signatures of nitrogen in iron meteorites reveal that Earth likely gathered its nitrogen not only from the region beyond Jupiter’s orbit but also from the dust in the inner protoplanetary disk. Co-author and graduate student Damanveer Grewal is quoted.
Planetary News

The architects of glamour
Alumnus James Mischka is featured.
Palm Beach Illustrated


'Masterworks for Strings' concert scheduled for Feb. 6
An article mentions that Shepherd School of Music graduate Johanna Lamb will play the solo in Tomaso Albinoni's "Oboe Concerto in C Major" during a Feb. 6 performance.
Naugatuck Patch

Bethel alumnus J.J. Wahlquist '20 excels as a creative in the sports industry
An article featuring J.J. Wahlquist mentions that he formerly interned with Rice's athletic department.
Bethel University News

Joanna Mendoza named recipient of MoASTA Artist Teacher Award for 2021
Rice is mentioned.
UMSL Daily


No. 9 baseball releases 2021 schedule
Several articles mention the Rice baseball team, which begins its season Feb. 19.
Texas Sports

Lamar baseball announces 2021 schedule
12 News Online

K-State reveals 2021 baseball schedule

K-State Sports News


2020 NCAA DI men’s cross-country regional rankings — week 4
An article mentions that Rice's cross-country team is ranked fifth in the NCAA South Central Region.
U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association

Westlake football players Michael Taaffe, Zane Minors to walk on with Texas
Rice is mentioned.
Austin American-Statesman

Chuck Landon: Herd suffering from one-sided C-USA schedule
Rice's men's basketball team is mentioned.
The Herald-Dispatch

Notre Dame offer report: Three-star RB Zach Evans
Rice is mentioned.

No. 6 volleyball reveals spring schedule
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play Baylor University March 19.

How close UH came to setting up a game against No. 1 Gonzaga
An article mentions that a men's basketball game between Rice and the University of Houston was canceled earlier this season.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)


‘Untapped potential’: Rice partners with area universities in new African and African American Studies consortium
Rice and its Center for African and African American Studies have partnered with the University of Houston, Texas Southern University and Prairie View A&M University to form a new collaboration committed to African and African American Studies scholarship, the Southeastern Texas African and African American Studies Consortium.