Dateline Rice for Jan. 27, 2021

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Biden pledges surge in vaccine to states
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.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front page of the Jan. 27 print edition of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)

'Numbers are starting to come down' | Wastewater continues to help track COVID-19 spread in Houston
An article mentions that experts from Rice have partnered with officials from Houston to test wastewater to track the spread of the coronavirus.
KHOU Online (The video segment also aired twice on KHOU-TV in Houston.)

Study reveals how much time Houstonians gained back from less pandemic traffic
An article features research by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research that found traffic in Houston dropped 33% in 2020 over 2019 due to the pandemic.
ABC 13 Online (The video segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)

New study drives home how drastically Houston traffic dropped in 2020
CultureMap Houston

KTRH-AM (Houston)

World-renowned virus expert still cherishes Kansas roots
Alumnus Barney Graham '75, deputy director of the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health’s Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is featured.
The Miami County Republic

Colleges closed many campus services during pandemic ... but still charged students for them
An article mentions that a lawsuit was filed against Rice Jan. 11 seeking prorated tuition refunds after the university moved to remote learning when the pandemic broke out last year.
Campus Reform


Chinese innovation is surging — we must fund science to compete
Neal Lane, senior fellow in science and technology policy at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, co-authored an op-ed in The Hill, which is cited in two additional outlets.
The Hill (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Biden administration urged to reverse 'China Initiative'
China Daily

Reversal of 'China Initiative' urged
China Daily

Does business school research deliver real-world benefits?
A 2018 article co-authored by Bill Glick, the H. Joe Nelson III Professor of Management at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is cited.
Financial Times (Subscription is required.)

Millionaire investor joins Virginia governor contest

Alumnus Glenn Youngkin is featured.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)


Former Carlyle executive Glenn Youngkin joins race for Virginia governor

The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in 30 other media outlets.)


Today in D.C.: Headlines to start your Wednesday in D.C., Maryland and Virginia
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.)


Houston must diversify its economy for post-pandemic success, Greater Houston Partnership chair says
An article mentions Rice's redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into the Ion, the centerpiece of an innovation district slated to open in the first quarter of this year.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Criminal records impact potential homeowners, Rice University study shows
Getting arrested even once can keep a millennial from buying a home as quickly as peers with no arrest history, according to new research by Rice. Brielle Bryan, assistant professor of sociology, is interviewed.
ABC 13 Online (The video segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)

Stopping storm surge: Coastal barrier aims to protect Greater Houston area
An article about the Galveston Bay Park Plan, a proposal to protect the region from hurricanes, quotes Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center.
Community Impact Newspaper

Houston Ballet's strings section gets together for 'A Little Night Music'
An article featuring Rice Shepherd School of Music graduate Natalie Gaynor mentions she studied under Paul Kantor, the Sallie Shepherd Perkins Professor of Violin.
Houston Press

Girls on the Run Greater Houston gets girls moving
An article mentions that a Girls on the Run Greater Houston 5K race will take place at Rice in May.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)


'CNN Newsroom'
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed by CNN about the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump, and he authored an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle about baseball great Hank Aaron, who died Jan. 22 at 86.

'Firing Line with Margaret Hoover': Mary Frances Berry and Douglas Brinkley
PBS (The video segment aired on more than 100 affiliate stations across the U.S.)

Opinion: A final interview with Hank Aaron: 'I recognized that I had a gift’
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This New York Times article also appeared in the Jan. 27 print edition and more than 25 other media outlets, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)


'13 Eyewitness News'
A broadcast features a new Rice survey that found that 17% of Houston Independent School District students were routinely hungry due to a lack of food at home and 30% said they were sad, lonely or anxious.
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-27-rice-hisd-study (This segment aired twice.)

'Spotlight on the News'
A broadcast mentions that Rice is working with the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to develop a classification for leadership education.


Turning pyrolyzed ash into graphene for improving concrete, other compounds
An article cites Rice research into developing turbostratic graphene flakes that can be directly added to other substances for better water resistance and increased strength. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, and graduate student Kevin Wyss are quoted.
Revolution Green

Atlas shows way to colorful carbon nanotube films
An article mentions that the lab of Junichiro Kono, professor of electrical and computer engineering, of physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering, made nanotubes that were used to calibrate and verify the model used to develop a color atlas for 466 unique varieties of single-walled carbon nanotubes.
Materials Today

Much of Earth’s nitrogen — a life-essential element — 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.

Inaugural Piazzolla Music Competition launches today
An article mentions that Arthur Gottschalk, professor of composition and theory at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, will be one of the judges for the Piazzolla Music Competition.
Broadway World

Announcing the Brooke Owens Fellowship Class of 2021
An article mentions that Duncan College senior Alisa Webb was honored with a 2021 Brooke Owens Fellowship, which recognizes exceptional undergraduate women and other gender minorities through space and aviation internships and mentorship.

Rice endowment returns -0.7% for fiscal year
An article features a report by the Rice Management Co. about the university's endowment.
Pensions & Investments

Best online MBA programs: US News ranking 2021
An article mentions that Rice's online MBA program, MBA@Rice, is ranked No. 9 in the nation on U.S. News and World Report's 2021 Best Online Programs Rankings.
Business Because


Alumna's big plans were seeded in the U of A counseling program
Alumna Brittany Massengale is featured.
University of Arkansas News

Shifting the narrative: USC professor explores Arab American identity
Rice is mentioned.
Daily Trojan (This article also appeared on the front page of the Jan. 27 print and digital editions.)


Spring 2021 C-USA preseason team and poll announced
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is picked to finish second in Conference USA's West Division by the league's coaches. Owls Mijke Roelfsema and Delaney Schultz were voted to the preseason all-conference team.
Conference USA (This and similar articles appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Texas A&M forward N'dea Jones named to defensive player of year watchlist
An article mentions that Rice basketball player Nancy Mulkey has been named to the Naismith Women’s Defensive Player of the Year watchlist.
The Eagle (A similar article appeared in

Hall of Famers Will Shields, Joe Taylor among five new College Football Playoff committee members
Former Rice Athletics Director Chris Del Conte is featured.
ESPN (This and similar articles appeared in 10 other media outlets.)


Bay Area 2022 CB Michael Artmore Jr. drawing college interest
Rice is mentioned.

Green Bay’s intentional offside penalty against Tampa Bay could’ve led to a peculiar rule rarely seen in the NFL
An article mentions that former Rice football player Dicky Maegle was awarded a touchdown in the 1954 Cotton Bowl after he was tackled by an Alabama player who was not in the game.

Houston soccer unveils spring schedule
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is slated to play an exhibition match against the University of Houston Jan. 30 and a regular season match against the Cougars March 3.

Buffaloes receiving votes in AVCA coaches poll

An article mentions that Rice received votes in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll.

Texas adds transfer DE Ovie Oghoufo from Notre Dame
Former Rice football player Calvin Anderson is mentioned.

2021 NCAA top 25 preview: No. 12 Texas
The Rice baseball team is mentioned.
Baseball America


From Trump to Biden: Experts to discuss tumultuous presidential transition
Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy will present the free webinar “From Trump to Biden: The Presidential Transition Process” Jan. 29 to discuss how the transition from Donald Trump to Joe Biden may affect the new administration.

Rice’s Baker Institute receives $4M gift from Huffington Foundation to endow fellow in child health policy
Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy has received a $4 million gift from the Huffington Foundation to endow a fellow in child health policy and advance the research of the institute’s Child Health Policy Program. Dr. Quianta Moore, who currently holds a fellowship in child health policy at the Baker Institute, has been named the first Huffington Fellow in Child Health Policy.