Dateline Rice for Feb. 3, 2021

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Vaccine distribution in Fort Bend Co. and the best Black-owned restaurants (Feb. 3, 2021)
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, discusses the week in politics on "Houston Matters," and he is interviewed about his collaborative research on Texans' views on getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Jones is quoted and interviewed by KWTX Online and Houston Press about Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's recent State of the State address.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

New study says more than 40% of Texans don’t want or aren’t sure about a COVID-19 vaccine
Houston Public Media (This article also appeared on KERA Online.)

6 a.m. newscast (Feb. 3, 2021)
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

6 p.m. newscast (Feb. 2, 2021)
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

5 p.m. newscast (Feb. 2, 2021)
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

One-third of Texans likely to refuse a COVID-19 vaccine
University of Houston News

Gov. Abbott strays from 'bread and butter' legislative priorities this session
KWTX Online (This segment also aired on KWTX in Houston.)

Abbott charts a right-wing path toward re-election in primetime speech
Houston Press

CDC numbers show women, white people most likely to be vaccinated after first month of rollout
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, is quoted and interviewed.
Click2Houston (This segment also aired twice on KPRC-TV in Houston.)

Houston Food Bank still in high demand almost 1 year into the COVID-19 pandemic
An article cites a new survey by Rice's Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) that found 17% of Houston Independent School District students were routinely hungry due to a lack of food at home. Co-author and HERC research scientist Kori Stroub is quoted.
Fox 26 Online


Mars' Gale Crater 3 billion years ago resembled Iceland in terrain, temperature: Study
An article features collaborative Rice research that compared data from an ancient Martian crater to places on Earth where similar geologic formations have experienced weathering in different climates. Co-author and alumnus Michael Thorpe is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Firstpost.)

Why I was wrong about Willie and Houston
Bill Fulton, director of Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research, authored an essay.

Aligning education with a changing world
Former Rice professor Siva Kumari is featured in a Q&A.

Looking for the American Dream
Rice is mentioned and pictured.
The McGill International Review

Genaro habla de García Luna: 'Me gusta la adrenalina. Aprendí de coerción, secuestros'

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. (An English translation is not available.)

Los desafíos del arbitraje internacional ante los retos de la energía
Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
CIAR Global (An English translation is not available.)


Four Houston-area universities team up to elevate African and African American studies

An article mentions that the Southeastern Texas African and African American Studies Consortium, a collaboration between Rice's Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) and programs at other local universities, will hold a panel discussion including Nicole Waligora-Davis, associate professor of English, Feb. 19. Anthony Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities, professor of religion and founding director of CAAAS, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the Feb. 3 print edition.)

The Basics Houston provides tools to support brain development
An article mentions that Quianta Moore, the Huffington Fellow in Child Health Policy at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, conducts research for the Houston Health Department's The Basics Houston, which aims to teach parents and caregivers how to help children reach their full potential.
Houston Health Department


Today on Texas Standard, Feb. 3, 2021
A broadcast about aboveground storage tanks in the Houston Ship Channel, which are unregulated and prone to chemical spills or fires from heavy rain or storm surge, features Jamie Padgett, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a researcher at Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center.
Texas Standard (This segment also aired on more than 20 affiliate stations across Texas.)

Mayor Sylvester Turner to host ceremony for new incubator in Midtown
Several broadcasts and articles feature Rice's redevelopment of Houston's historic Midtown Sears building into the Ion, the centerpiece of an innovation district slated to open in the first quarter of this year. Sam Dike, the Rice Management Co.’s manager of strategic initiatives, is quoted.
ABC 13 Online

'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)

Greentown Labs unveils Midtown space, seeks $1.7M to complete build-out
Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)

Houston must diversify its economy for post-pandemic success, Greater Houston Partnership chair says

Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 3 print edition of the Katy Rancher and a previous edition of Dateline.)

'Keloland Living'
A broadcast features alumna Laura Renee Chandler.
KCLO-TV (Rapid City, South Dakota)

'CBS 4 Valley Central'
Rice is mentioned.
KVEO-TV (Harlingen, Texas)


How GameStop demonstrates the phenomenon of ideological investing
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an article.
Psychology Today

Research could dramatically lower cost of electron sources
An article features Rice research detailing the first process for making electron sources from halide perovskite thin films that efficiently convert light into free electrons. Aditya Mohite, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is quoted.
Science Bulletin on Medium

Engineering a new brand
Alumnus Devon Fanfair authored an article in Happi, and he is featured in Authority Magazine.

Devon Fanfair of Just Wipes: The power of flexibility; how I was able to pivot to a new exciting opportunity because of the pandemic
Authority Magazine on Medium

NASA researcher finds solutions using questions

An article features alumna Natalia Alexandrov.

Young change-makers: How Pranav Pattatathunaduvil, Angela Wang and Alyssa Nie of Be the Light Youth Association are helping to make a difference in our world
Duncan College senior Neha Kalakuntla is quoted.
Authority Magazine on Medium

This math guy spoke 25 languages but had his life ruined
An article mentions that William Sidis taught at Rice when he was just 17 years old.
History of Yesterday on Medium

Committing to evidence-based policymaking

Alumnus Andrew Campbell authored an article.

Energy Institute at Haas

Conservation biologist Shalene Jha and her passion
Alumna Shalene Jha is featured.
Bug Squad

'B-Schooled' episode 33: Avoid oversharing with the AdCom
A podcast featuring Lisa Anderson mentions that she is the former director of MBA admissions at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.
Beat the GMAT


Bass Fest expands master classes, goes virtual
Paul Ellison, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Music and professor of double bass at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, will hold a master class Feb. 11 as part of Bass Fest.

Meteoric success
An article featuring Myriam Telus mentions that she "found her passion" while completing a summer research internship at Rice's Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences.
UC Santa Cruz News

2021 Great Decisions International Affairs Discussion Program
An article mentions that alumnus Guinn Unger will present "Fight over the melting Arctic" April 20 as part of the 2021 Great Decisions International Affairs Discussion Program.
The Pagosa Springs Sun

Pianists Benjamin and Christina Krause to perform on Feb. 4
Alumni Benjamin Krause and Christina Giuca Krause are featured.
Hope College News


Cinco Ranch HS graduate continues to excel, setting standard for Rice Owls
A broadcast features Rice volleyball player Nicole Lennon. Head coach Genny Volpe is quoted.
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)

'NBA GameTime'
Rice head basketball coach Scott Pera is interviewed.

Mulkey named to Naismith Defensive Player of the Year watch list
An article mentions that Rice basketball player Nancy Mulkey has been named to the Naismith Women’s Defensive Player of the Year watch list.
Conference USA

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.)

'KPRC Channel 2 News'
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon is featured.
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/feb-3-rendon (This segment aired twice.)

Razorbacks win 4th straight SEC game
An article mentions last season's basketball game between Rice and the University of Arkansas.
Arkansas Razorbacks News

UTEP wants Bieniemy to become more aggressive scoring the ball
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team split a pair of games against the University of Texas at El Paso earlier this season.
KTSM Online

Report: New Mexico to hire FAU assistant Drew Mehringer to offensive staff
Former Rice football player Drew Mehringer is featured. (This article also appeared in University Press.)

Which historical Auburn team would be most fun in new EA Sports NCAA Football?
Rice football is mentioned.
Auburn Wire

No. 24 Red Raiders set to take on LSU in neutral site matchup
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team was defeated by Louisiana State University 4-1 Jan. 31.

Full Texas Longhorns baseball schedule revealed
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin May 18.
Sports Illustrated's Longhorns Country

From the desk of Hunter Yurachek: Feb. 2
A roundup mentions Rice football's 2021 schedule, which is slated to start Sept. 4 with a road game against the University of Arkansas.
Arkansas Razorbacks News

Houston returns home for Senior Day
An article mentions that Rice's swim team is slated to compete against the University of Houston Feb. 3.

Diverse class of Houston-area students lead National Signing Day
An article mentions that Elijah Lawrence has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Rice.
ABC 13 Online