Dateline Rice for July 22, 2021

Dateline Rice


How Trump and conservative media are cashing in on disinformation
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Mother Jones

Texas Dem doubles down on statement that economy is ‘wide open’ as Biden extends border restrictions
Rice research on the economic impact of U.S.-Mexico COVID-19 border closings is cited. Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez, research scholar for the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and author of the research mentioned, is mentioned in NSS Oaxaca, ANSA Latina and El Periódico de México.
Fox Business (This article also appeared in Wealth Creation Investing.)
EE UU aplaza la reapertura de la frontera con México hasta el 21 de agosto
NSS Oaxaca (An English translation is not available.)
Frontera México-EEUU seguirá cerrada
ANSA Latina (An English translation is not available.)
Los comercios de la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos agonizan a la espera de la reapertura
El Periódico de México (An English translation is not available.)


Scientists understood physics of climate change in the 1800s — thanks to a woman named Eunice Foote
Sylvia Dee, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, authored an article.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article originally appeared in The Conversation.)

Best Of: How do we find innovative solutions and tap into creativity in times of crisis?
The Apollo ABVM, an automated bag valve mask device designed by a team of Rice engineers and students for use on COVID-19 patients, is featured.
Houston Public Media

Government examining plastic containers' connection to 'forever chemicals'
Michael Wong, the William M. McCardell Professor in Chemical Engineering, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Hazardous chemical leak in La Porte
Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, is featured on "Houston Matters."
Houston Public Media

Democrats who stayed behind as colleagues fled to DC quietly try to take care of business in Texas
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.
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required. This Dallas Morning News article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

New LGBTQIA+ exhibit unveiled at Texas A&M’s Cushing Memorial Library
Rice is mentioned as a partner on the featured exhibit.


'Newscenter 25 @ 6'
A broadcast features OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
KAVU-TV (Victoria, Texas) (This segment also aired on five other KAVU newscasts.)

'Chasing the Moon: American Experiences'
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech,” which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
KUHT-TV (Houston)
'WCPO 9 News at 5:30 p.m.'
WCPO-TV (Cincinnati)
Great American Stories: Stellar endeavors
Fairfield Sun Times


Creating seeds to grow near-perfect perovskite crystals
An article features Rice research that created microscopic seeds to grow crystals that are highly efficient at converting sunlight into electricity. Amanda Marciel, the William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair and assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Aditya Mohite, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and graduate students Siraj Sidhik and Mohammad Samani are mentioned or quoted.
New Energy and Fuel (This article also appeared in Before It's News.)

How to support staff's creativity
Research by Jing Zhou, the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management and Psychology at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is featured. She is quoted.

You should take these free courses on personal finance
A Coursera offering by Rice, Finance for Non-Finance Professionals, is featured.

Split expert steps up to Shoe Carnival
Rice research on stock splits is cited.


More on James Tour's abiogenesis YouTube series
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is featured.

Legatus Christi Award
Rice students Zachary McCray and Robin Kim received Legatus Christi Awards.
Ratio Christi

Henkel North America continues commitment to educate the next generation
An article mentions that incoming Rice student Daniel Bacuyag received a Henkel Scholarship.
WRDE (This article appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

Rice University graduate supports community through her business skills
Alumna Merinda Watkins-Martin ’91 is featured.

Thursdays @ Three: Fifth Mirror
Alumna Lucia Atkinson, a member of the violin duo Fifth Mirror, is featured.
All Classical Portland

Arianna Rosenbluth changed the world before leaving science behind
The late alumna Arianna Rosenbluth ’46 is featured.
Leisure Guy

Syntellis Performance Solutions appoints Flint Brenton as new chief executive officer
Alumnus Flint Brenton ’84 is featured.
Le Lézard

Microsoft: 5 ways to make open source a reality at your company
Alumna Stormy Peters authored an article.
The New Stack


Allstate: Community champions nominated for Allstate's 30th AFCA Good Works Team
Rice football player Ikenna Enechukwu is an Allstate/American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team nominee. The award honors players who demonstrate exceptional leadership on and off the field.
AFCA recognizes Empey as Good Works Team candidate
Keating Allstate AFCA Good Works Team nominee

'Texas 2 Tokyo'
Former Rice track and field athlete Ariana Ince is featured.
KPRC-TV (Houston)

CFISD alumni to participate in 2020 Summer Olympics
Former Rice women’s basketball player Erica Ogwumike is featured.
KPRC (This article originally appeared in VYPE.)

In 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Texas athletes made their mark
Former Rice track and field athletes and Olympic medalists Fred Hansen and Dave Roberts are featured. Former assistant track and field coach Augue Erfurth is mentioned.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Rockets name Julian Duncan chief marketing and strategy officer
Former Rice football player Julian Duncan is featured.
Forward Times

ALL ABOUT HER: Who is Giannis Antetokounmpo’s girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger?
Former Rice volleyball player Mariah Riddlesprigger, girlfriend of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, is featured.
The Sun (A similar article appeared in VidMid.)
Η αφοπλιστική σύντροφος του Γιάννη Αντετοκούνμπο, Μαράια: «Δεν είμαι και δεν πρόκειται να γίνω ποτέ super model»
The Newspaper (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in The World News, LadyLike, TikiTakas and Iefimerida.)

Suleiman Braimoh refuerzo interior para San Pablo Burgos
Former Rice basketball player Suleiman Braimoh, who has signed to play for Hereda San Pablo Burgos in Spain, is featured.
NoticiasDe (An English translation is not available. Similar articles appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)


US should fully reopen Mexican border, vaccinate people on both sides, says expert
The United States-Mexico border should be fully reopened — with people on both sides given easier and expanded access to vaccines in the U.S. — according to a new brief from Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy. Banning Mexican citizens and residents from crossing the border while allowing U.S. citizens to pass back and forth freely has not stopped the virus from spreading, writes Tony Payan, director of the Baker Institute’s Center for the United States and Mexico, but it has depressed economic activity on both sides.

Pathogens get comfy in designer goo
Researchers who want bacteria to feel right at home in the laboratory have put out a new welcome mat. Rice bioengineers and Baylor College of Medicine scientists looking for a better way to mimic intestinal infections that cause diarrhea and other diseases have built and tested a set of hydrogel-based platforms to see if they could make both transplanted cells and bacteria comfy.