Dateline Rice for Feb. 4, 2021

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Most US colleges drop SAT, ACT requirement this year
An article mentions that Rice has extended its test-optional admissions policies due to the ongoing pandemic.
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston and 10 other affiliate stations around the U.S.)

COVID-19 issues postpone Rice women's basketball games vs. Southern Miss
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball games against the University of Southern Mississippi Feb. 5-6 have been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. The team is next slated to play Western Kentucky University Feb. 12-13.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in a sports roundup in the Feb. 4 print edition.)


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.

Repairing the urban fabric ruined by highways
Bill Fulton, director of Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research, authored an essay.
Common Edge

Teaching: Students say their workload increased during the pandemic. Has it?
Rice’s Center for Teaching Excellence is mentioned.
The Chronicle of Higher Education


More than half of Texans believe no voter fraud occurred in 2020 presidential election
An article features collaborative research by 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, which found that 55% of Texans believe there was no widespread voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election.
University of Houston News (Jones was also cited on KTRH-FM in Houston.)

Greentown Labs gains support in guiding Houston to cleaner future

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 mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

TeamUP for Houston youth expands in 2021 to broaden MBK Houston reach
An article mentions that Rice is an educational partner with TeamUP for Houston, which aims to use sports and the sports industry to help develop youth in underserved communities.
Houston Health Department

The best time to visit Rice’s 'Twilight Epiphany' is ... you guessed it .... dusk
An article features James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.


'13 Eyewitness News'
An article features a new survey by Rice's Houston Education Research Consortium that found 1 in 6 Houston Independent School District families struggle to provide basic supplies for their children.
KTRK-TV (Houston)

'ABC 13 Eyewitness News on CW 39'
CW 39 (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/feb-4-herc (This segment aired twice.)

Making America last again (Feb. 4, 2021)
Rice is mentioned.
KTRH on Spreaker (This segment also aired on KTRH-AM in Houston.)


New model shows leak spread from failed tanks
An article features research by Rice engineers that combines the hydrology of storm surge scenarios with structural fragility studies 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; 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; and alumnus Sabarethinam Kameshwar. Padgett is quoted and interviewed by the Texas Standard.
Tank Storage

Texas lawmakers look to tighten rules for storage tanks in flood-prone areas to prevent chemical spills, fires
Texas Standard

Data-driven: How technology can improve psychiatric practice
Ashutosh Sabharwal, the Ernest Dell Butcher Professor of Engineering and professor of electrical and computer engineering, co-authored an article.
Psychiatric Times

Qatari flag raised at Qatar Embassy in Riyadh -- GCC updates week 190
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

Much of Earth’s nitrogen was locally sourced
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-authors Rajdeep Dasgupta, professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, and graduate student Damanveer Grewal are quoted.
Science Bulletin

Hance Scarborough hires former Congressman Pete Olson
Former Congressman and alumnus Pete Olson is featured.
Law360 (Subscription is required.)


Biden continues filling out Interior Dept. with Democrat campaign operatives, environmental extremists
An article mentions that alumna Ruchi Jain has been named Deputy Solicitor for General Law in the Department of the Interior.
Must Read Alaska

Governor Whitmer appoints 14 to Council on Climate Solutions
An article mentions that alumnus Justin Onwenu has been named to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Council on Climate Solutions.

CSU music student wins 1st place in 2021 Sphinx Competition’s senior division
Rice is mentioned.


Rice looks for home win vs. Southern Miss
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play the University of Southern Mississippi Feb. 5-6. Owls Max Fiedler and Quincy Olivari are mentioned.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

'Houston's Morning Show'
Former Rice football player Nick Leverett is interviewed.
KRIV-TV (Houston)

ODU men's basketball back in action after extended COVID-19 pause
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated Old Dominion University Jan. 15-16.

Old Dominion ready to resume after multiple COVID-19 positives forced basketball season pause'
Daily Press

Four prospects moving up on the Yankees’ farm
Former Rice baseball player Glenn Otto is featured.
SB Nation

Signing Day Throwback: How scouts rated Chiefs players coming out of high school
Rice is mentioned.
Fox 4 Online (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

MU finalizes '21 recruiting class, local players sign on National Signing Day
Former Rice football player Blaze Alldredge is mentioned.
Missourian (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

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

2021 football season ticket deposits on sale now
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 18, 2021.

SLU men’s cross-country team garners No. 4 ranking in South Central Region
An article mentions that Rice's cross-country team is ranked fifth in the NCAA South Central Region.

Raymond James Stadium hosts third Bowl game
An article mentions that Super Bowl VIII was held at Rice Stadium.

Houston defeats Rice on Senior Day
An article mentions that Rice's swim team was defeated by the University of Houston 168.5-91.5 Feb. 3.

Houston welcomes HBU for season opener
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team was defeated by the University of Houston 1-0 in an exhibition game Jan. 30.

Houston hosts PVAMU for Thursday contest
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.

Recruiting live updates: Strake Jesuit's Robert Smith, son of former Texan GM, signs with Maryland
Numerous articles mentions high school athletes who have signed letters of intent to join teams at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: MCS celebrates 6 athletes heading to play in college
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Diverse class of Houston-area students lead National Signing Day

MSN (This ABC 13 Online article also appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

High schools: National signing day list
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 4 print edition.)

'News 4 San Antonio'
WOAI-TV (San Antonio)

SE Texas athletes sign with college programs
Beaumont Enterprise

National Signing Day: OC athletes who signed and where they’re going
The Orange County Register

Spring ISD student athletes participate in annual National Signing Day
The Paper

Cooper athletes commit to compete at the college level on National Signing Day
Woodlands Online

National Signing Day 2021 in The Woodlands area
Woodlands Online

National Signing Day across the area
WBRC Online

Texas football signs three on National Signing Day
KVUE Online

KTRH-AM (Houston)


US must do its fair share for refugees, says Baker Institute expert
Increasing the number of refugees resettled to the U.S. is critical for the well-being of refugees across the globe, according to an expert from Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy. Kelsey Norman, fellow for the Middle East and director of the Baker Institute’s Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program, is available to speak to the news media about immigration and refugee policy.