Dateline Rice for July 16, 2021

Dateline Rice


An obsession with sports turned into a career as an NBA data analyst
A Q&A features alumnus Sergio Santamaria and mentions Tom Stallings, professor in the practice of sport management.
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required.)


Retired teachers become political football in battle over Texas Democrats' walkout
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.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
Texas Standard for July 16, 2021
Texas Standard (This segment also aired on more than 30 stations across Texas.)
'A real mess': Lege Democrats stay away and Republicans hold firm
Texas Standard
Battle over border wall construction in Rio Grande Valley continues
KRGV Online (This segment also aired on KRGV-TV in Weslaco.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/july-16-jones (This segment aired three times.)
KTSA-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/july-16-jones (This segment also aired on KFYI-AM in Phoenix.)

New Caney resident among Archway Gallery exhibition winners


VERIFY: Meme claiming electric car charged by diesel generator gets 5.6 miles per gallon is false
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.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston.)

KNX 'In Depth': Face masks are back in LA County, Trump's coup fantasies and more
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed about new books about former President Donald Trump's presidency and the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
KNX on Audacy (This segment also aired twice on KNX-AM in Los Angeles.)
http://dateline.rice/july-16-brinkley (Segment begins at 35:50.)

Thinking ecologically with Timothy Morton
Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, is featured in a podcast.
ABC Radio Australia
Timothy Morton, potstickers part two, zoot suits and a trip to London's urban spaces
ABC Radio Australia

What we know about the delta variant in Greater Houston (July 16, 2021)
A broadcast featuring Casey Fleming mentions that she formerly worked at Rice.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)


MD: MARC will return to normal this fall. But what's the new normal for Maryland's commuter rail riders?
Christof Spieler, senior lecturer of architecture, is quoted.
Mass Transit

'Iron man of 2D materials' defies century-old description of fracture mechanics
An article features Rice research that involved conducting fracture tests on hexagonal boron nitride. Co-authors Jun Lou, associate chair and professor of materials science and nanoengineering, and Hua Guo, assistant research professor of materials science and nanoengineering, are cited.
Physics World

Alicia Konstantinovich
A Q&A features alumna Alicia Konstantinovich.
St. Louis Business Journal (Subscription is required.)


Visual artist Stan Douglas named chair of graduate art
Bruce Hainley, the David and Caroline Minter Professor of Humanities Arts, is mentioned.
Pasadena Now

Countdown has begun: Israel redoubles efforts for second attempt to land on moon
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
The Algemeiner (This article also appeared in Cleveland Jewish News and Jewish News Syndicate.)

800 jobs to be created in Leeds as technology firm UtterBerry sets up massive manufacturing and innovation base in the region
An article featuring Heba Bevan mentions that she formerly worked at Rice.
Yorkshire Evening Post (This article also appeared in The Yorkshire Post.)

A Humberto Márquez le pasa lo mismo que a usted
An article mentions Rice radio station KTRU.
Cuidad CCS (An English translation is not available.)


Ariana Ince: Wide receiver, cornerback, pole vaulter and now Olympic javelin star
Former Rice track and field athlete Ariana Ince is featured. Head coach Jim Bevan is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Alabama, Clemson atop college football win totals; 7 best bets

A roundup mentions Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren and Owl Luke McCaffrey. An article by FanSided previews Rice's football team.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Rice football: Is 2021 when Owls return to the postseason?

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. This article appeared in the July 16 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Glen Ellyn swimmer Ahalya Lettenberger prepares for Tokyo Paralympics
Rice swimmer Ahalya Lettenberger is featured.
CBS 2 Online (This segment also aired on WBBM-TV in Chicago.)

Bentwood Country Club partnership full of San Angelo Central storylines
Colby Meeks, assistant women's tennis coach, is mentioned.

The 4 most educated NFL football players
An article features former Cleveland Browns quarterback and Owl Frank Ryan, who completed his doctorate in mathematics at Rice during off-seasons and led the Browns to an NFL championship in 1964.
NFL Draft Diamonds

COLUMN: Football is king in Texas: It's time for the Mean Green to play like it
Rice football is mentioned.
North Texas Daily (This article also appeared in the July 15 print and digital editions.)
49 days until Kansas football: Reasons for pessimism
SB Nation

UTEP soccer releases complete 2021 schedule

An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is slated to play an away game against the University of Texas at San Antonio Sept. 16.
KVIA Online (This article originally appeared in UTEP Athletics.)

Selección nacional realiza jornada de entrenamiento en Rice University

An article mentions that Panama's men's national soccer team is preparing for the Gold Cup tournament at Rice.
TV Max (An English translation is not available.)

Five former San Diego State Aztecs looking to impress NFL, CFL, USFL and USA Rugby scouts

Former Rice football player Emmanuel Ellerbee is mentioned.
Box Score News

Bearkats' 2021 volleyball schedule includes several marquee matchups
An article mentions that Rice will host a volleyball tournament Sept. 11-12.
The Huntsville Item

Charlottesville, Strasburg, Woodstock dominate Valley Baseball League
Rice baseball player Austin Bulman is mentioned.
The Shepherdstown Chronicle