Dateline Rice for July 14, 2021

Dateline Rice


Why did Texas Democrats flee the state? And what does it mean?
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science, fellow in political science at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted and interviewed.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the July 14 print edition.)

Breaking down the Texas voting bill that Democrats fled the state to block

Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Washington Examiner.)
Editorial: Yes, the walk-out is a mess. But the Republicans created this circus by peddling the Big Lie

Former President Trump wins CPAC 2024 presidential nomination straw poll
Fox 26 Online (This segment appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)
Ask the Expert: Texas House democrats flee the state
KRLD on Audacy (This segment also aired on KRLD-AM in Dallas, and this article also appeared in MSN.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/july-14-jones (This segment aired four times.)
http://dateline.rice/july-14-jones2 (This segment aired twice.)
Texas House Dems threaten to stay in DC till end of special session
East Texas Radio

3 tips for international students to avoid scams
Adria Baker, associate vice provost for international education, is quoted.
U.S. News & World Report (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News and WTOP News.)
A shot in the arm for internationalization
NAFSA: Association of International Educators (This article also appeared in the print and digital editions of the July issue.)

Look into a fish's mouth … and there might be eyes staring back
Kory Evans, assistant professor of natural sciences, is quoted.
The Atlantic

Cierre de fronteras entre Estados Unidos y México ha generado pérdidas de hasta $10,000 millones de dólares desde el inicio de la pandemia
An article cites research into the economic cost to Texas' border counties from pandemic-related crossing restrictions between the U.S. and Mexico.
La Opinión (An English translation is not available.)


Houston Chamber Choir announces 'hybrid' season of in-person, virtual performances
An article mentions that Brian Connelly, Artist Teacher at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, will join the Houston Chamber Choir for next season's performances, including "All-Night Vigil" slated for April 24, 2022 at the Shepherd School.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

The Future 5 of Austin tech
An article mentions the Rice Veterans Business Battle.
Built in ATX


'Don Lemon Tonight'
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed about new books about former President Donald Trump.

'KPRC Channel 2 News'
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is interviewed about Texas Democrats leaving the state to stall voting during the Texas Legislature's special session.
KPRC-TV (Houston)

Kudlow: Biden tax hike 'seven times' as large as Trump tax cut
An article cites collaborative Rice research into the possible effects of increasing the corporate tax rate to 28%.
Fox Business (This segment aired six times on Fox Business Network.)
The ghost who said 'Boo' to Janet Yellen
The New York Sun


Speaking of psychology: Can a personality test determine if you're a good fit for a job? with Fred Oswald, PhD
Fred Oswald, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Psychology, is featured in a podcast.
American Psychological Association

8 psychological affordances of price
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an article.
Psychology Today

Extreme heat chips away at effectiveness of ozone air standards

Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted and interviewed.
Bloomberg Law
ERCOT releases new 'roadmap' for power grid success
NBC DFW 5 Online (This segment also aired on KXAS-TV in Dallas, and this article also appeared in

Study: Oil demand likely to grow despite pandemic
An article features collaborative Rice research that found global oil demand will likely continue to grow through 2030. Co-author Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
Tech Xplore

How technology is making the next phase of recruitment more human
Alumnus Chris Hyams, global chief executive of Indeed, is featured.
Financial Post (This article appeared in the July 14 print edition of the National Post and yesterday's Dateline.)

Big Lots appoints chief technology officer
Alumnus Gurmeet Singh is featured.
Retail Info Systems

Reforming global fossil fuel subsidies: How the United States can restart international cooperation
An article cites a report by Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy that outlines how the U.S. can promote the reformation of fossil fuel subsidies.
Brookings Institution

Conjuring love: A conversation with Kiese Laymon
A Q&A features Kiese Laymon, who will be the Libby Shearn Moody Professor of Creative Writing and English starting Jan. 1, 2022.
Los Angeles Review of Books

Aim high: How can we prepare students of all races to achieve greatness?
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.


US border closure has caused big losses on one side, some gains on the other
Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez, research scholar for the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Mexico News Daily

Estudiantes duales recibieron mas de $2.5 millones en becas
Rice is mentioned.


2021 Houston 10: Fresh faces dominate city's sports scene
A roundup features Rice head baseball coach José Cruz Jr.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Bohls: Maegle, Djokovic, Ohtani were and are among the all-time greats
An article features the late Rice football player Dicky Maegle, who died July 4 at 86. Maegle was well known for being awarded a touchdown in the 1954 Cotton Bowl after he was tackled by an Alabama player who was not in the game.
Austin American-Statesman

Area briefs: Royals' Bulman named VBL Hitter of the Week
Rice baseball player Austin Bulman is featured.
The Winchester Star

Jackrabbits earn WBCA academic honors
Former Rice head women's basketball coach Tina Langley is featured.
Rapid City Journal

How MLB scout rates Yankees' top 20 prospects for trade-deadline deals: 'They've got players anybody would want'
Former Rice baseball player Glenn Otto is mentioned. (Subscription is required.)

Top 10 Arkansas football fall camp storylines
An article mentions that Rice football's 2021 season is slated to start Sept. 4 with a road game against the University of Arkansas.


Vicente Ordóñez joins Rice with CAREER Award
Vicente Ordóñez, a newly minted associate professor of computer science at Rice’s Brown School of Engineering, is taking it on with the help of a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award, given to promising faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers.