Dateline Rice for Feb. 5, 2021

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Rice health expert paints grim picture of your doctor's visit in a post-pandemic world
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 featured in a Q&A and a podcast.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

As universities across the country adopt different COVID-19 testing strategies, here is how WU’s plan stacks up
An article mentions that Rice has extended remote learning until at least mid-February.
Washington University in St. Louis' Student Life

USM-Rice women’s basketball games postponed
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.
MSN (This article originally appeared in WDAM Online.)

'Fox 47 Morning News'
An article mentions that Rice has extended its test-optional admissions policies due to the ongoing pandemic.
WSYM-TV (Lansing, Michigan)
http://dateline.rice/feb-5-wsym (This segment aired on more than 20 affiliate stations across the U.S., and it appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


The manipulative, little-known billionaire who nearly ruined the country's richest Black man
An article features Robert Brockman, a Rice trustee emeritus.


Winners and losers: Texas House Speaker shakes up chamber’s leadership with emphasis on new faces

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 quoted.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Metro & Business section in the Feb. 5 print edition.)

¿Por qué la industria petrolera en Texas se ha visto duramente afectada en materia económica por la pandemia?
Univision (An English translation is not available. This segment aired on KXLN-TV in Houston.)

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. This article appeared in the Feb. 5 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Opinion: Let's unite around COVID independence day and drive down the pandemic by July 4
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech,” which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

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. This article appeared in the Feb. 5 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary hosting 'Seaside Chats'
An article mentions that Adrienne Correa, assistant professor of biosciences, will present the virtual lecture "Gulf Coast Reefs: Weathering the Storm" Feb. 17 as part of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary’s "Seaside Chats" series.

Here’s why the Hermann Park railroad tunnel now looks like a comic book
Rice is mentioned.


'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
A broadcast features a live shot of Rice Stadium.
KRIV-TV (Houston)

'Houston's Morning Show'
A broadcast features a live shot of the exercise path ringing Rice's campus.
KRIV-TV (Houston)


US carbon capture plant that shut down — the consequences were worse than the solutions
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.

48 finalists named for the 2021 Hertz Fellowships
An article mentions that graduate student Joshua Samba and Lovett College senior John Tianci Li have been named as Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship finalists in applied science, mathematics and engineering.

First came JuicyCampus, then Yik Yak. Now new anonymous apps are growing on campuses
Rice is mentioned.

Seawater battery is safer for people and environment
Research from former postdoctoral fellow Yang Yang is featured.


School of Architecture announces spring 2021 visiting critics
Alumnus Liang Wang is featured.
Syracuse University News


Rice Owls season opener at McNeese canceled
An article mentions that Rice soccer's season-opening match against McNeese State University Feb. 4 was canceled in the eighth minute due to field conditions. Head coach Brian Lee is quoted.

Johnson wins region girls swimming championship for second straight year
An article mentions that Morgan Bartley has committed to join Rice's swim team.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 5 print edition.)

Alvin, Manvel, Shadow Creek athletes sign national letters of intent
Numerous articles mention high school athletes who have signed letters of intent to join teams at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Five football players sign with Texas teams

Lampasas Dispatch Record

Committing to the future
Katy Times
Cooper athletes commit to compete at college level on National Signing Day
Hello Woodlands

National Signing Day: Spring Branch ISD holds three signing ceremonies
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

RECRUITING: Aggies winning H-Town recruiting battle in a landslide
Click2Houston (This article originally appeared in VYPE.)

PREP SWIMMING: Regionals this weekend
An article mentions former Rice swimmer Carly Miller.
Muskogee Phoenix (This article also appeared in the Crossville Chronicle.)

Yankees news/rumors: Yankees have money to spend, prospects move on up, and more
Former Rice baseball player Glenn Otto is featured.
Empire Sports Media

No. 2 volleyball announces spring slate
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin March 23. (This article also appeared in Horns Illustrated.)

UH swimming and diving edges out 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. Owls Ellery Parish, Madison Howe, Nicole Limberg, Phillis Range and Erin Vance are highlighted in SwimSwam.
The Daily Cougar
Seniors shine as Houston sweeps all 14 events against Rice

Find out which country stars have performed the national anthem during the Super Bowl
An article mentions that Super Bowl VIII was held at Rice Stadium.

Charley Pride's list of firsts includes first country star to perform at the Super Bowl
Wide Open Country

Chalk talk — Louisiana Tech at North Texas: Two of C-USA's hottest teams face off in series
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team was defeated by the University of North Texas 79-74 Jan. 29 and 79-53 Jan. 31.
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required. A similar article also appeared in SBD.)
Louisiana Tech forward Lofton presents UNT unique challenge in C-USA series
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Westlake duo heads to Texas as Steve Sarkisian makes UT's walk-on program a 'big priority'
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 18, 2021.

An article mentions a 2017 men's basketball game between Rice and Texas Tech University.

2021 Conference USA preview: Southern Miss remains team to beat
The Rice baseball team is mentioned. (Subscription is required.)