Dateline Rice for June 14, 2021 (Weekend Edition)

Dateline Rice


NCAA women's outdoor track and field championships: Rice's Michelle Fokam sets program mark
Michelle Fokam placed third in the triple jump at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships, earning first-team All-American honors. Fokam's performance was the best by an Owl in any event since Krystal Robinson placed third in the discus in 2006. Fellow Owls Grace Forbes and Tara Simpson-Sullivan also earned All-American honors.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. An excerpt of this article also appeared in the June 13 print edition.)
Mu, Gittens help Texas A&M women's track and field team finish second at NCAA meet
The Eagle
Oregon Ducks have rough final day in women's NCAA track and field meet
The Register-Guard
2021 NCAA DI Outdoor T&F championships — final site | Day 4 coverage


My life-changing autism diagnosis

Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, visiting scholar at Rice's Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, is interviewed.
BBC World Service's "The Conversation" (This segment also aired on more than 1,400 affiliated stations around the world.)

Experts urge preparedness for extreme weather on Gulf Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, is quoted.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in ABC 13 Online, and this segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)

Energy relations are a sign of Russia's declining global standing
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed, and she is quoted in Natural Gas Intelligence.
The Hill (This article also appeared in MSN.)
Nord Stream 2 readies first line for natural gas, but startup still in the offing
Natural Gas Intelligence

New research identifies essential leadership skills for resilient and effective team members
An article features collaborative Rice research into what makes employees more resilient and fosters learning in the workplace. Co-author Danielle King, an assistant professor of psychological sciences, is quoted.

Here's how to build a resilient team at the workplace

SocialNews.XYZ (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)

Time to move: Plans coming together for Neale House rescue
An article mentions that the late Ruth Young McGonigle '24 was the first woman to graduate from Rice's School of Architecture.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in The Brownsville Herald.)


Opinion: Packing poverty into schools is costing America and we know how to fix it


14-day rule on human embryo research — why do scientists want it lifted?
Kirstin Matthews, fellow in science and technology policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured in a podcast.
Science Friction with Natasha Mitchell on ABC (Australia)
http://dateline.rice/june-11-matthews (This segment aired on more than 60 affiliate stations and appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Houston's 'Disco Kroger' latest demolition project in Montrose
An article cites the 2018 study "Neighborhood Gentrification across Harris County: 1990 to 2016" authored by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
ABC 13 Online

'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)

'Our American Stories with Lee Habeeb'

A broadcast mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
KRLD-AM (Dallas )
http://dateline.rice/june-14-kennedy (This segment aired on more than 200 affiliate stations.)

'TWC News All Morning'
A broadcast mentions that Rice announced COVID-19 vaccination policies and recommendations for students, faculty and staff returning to campus.
Spectrum News Austin
http://dateline.rice/june-14-twc (This segment aired 14 times.)

'Straight Talk'
A broadcast featuring Nicholas Kristof discusses the commencement address he gave to Rice graduates.
KGW-TV (Portland, Oregon)
http://dateline.rice/june-14-kristof (This segment aired three times.)

'Fox 29 News Mid-day'
A broadcast featuring Lindsey Ran, salutatorian of San Antonio's Health Careers High School, mentions that she plans to attend Rice next semester.
KABB-TV (San Antonio)


Expert: Energy-hungry emerging economies need and want oil
Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Hart Energy (Subscription is required.)
In postpartum women, negative relationships impact physical, mental health

An article features collaborative Rice research that found postpartum women in bad romantic relationships are not only more likely to suffer symptoms of depression, they are also at greater long-term risk of illness or death. Co-author and graduate student Ryan Linn Brown is quoted.
Yahoo! Life India (This article originally appeared in ANI, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Nobel laureate Ei-ichi Negishi dies at 85
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 quoted.

Simulations could help molecular engineers enhance creation of semiconducting nanomaterials
An article features Rice research detailing how molybdenum disulfide, a popular 2D material, flashes into existence during chemical vapor deposition. Co-authors or mentioned include Boris Yakobson, the Karl F. Hasselmann Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering and a professor of chemistry, graduate student Jincheng Lei and alumnus Yu Xie.

Best and Brightest Online MBAs: Class of 2021

An article features S. Ryan Newcomb, who is studying at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.
Poets & Quants

'Wasted: How We Squander Time, Money and Natural Resources — and What We Can Do About It,' reviewed
Rice is mentioned.
Irish Tech News

U of C business plan competition now nation's riches
An article mentions the Rice Business Plan Competition.
Crain's Chicago Business (Subscription is required.)

UK/US partnership launches first farmer soil carbon credits scheme
An article features BCarbon, developed by a working group led by the Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Farmers Guardian

Aún es temprano para suponer que remesas se envíen en criptomonedas: Western Union
An article cites the June 9 webinar "The Economic Effect of Remittances: Powering Economic Prosperity and Inclusion" hosted by Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
El Economista (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in



Girl, intrigued by farm, is now family historian
An article featuring Anne Prichard mentions that she formerly audited classes in architecture and philosophy at Rice.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

UNM’s College of Arts and Sciences announces Regents’ Professors
An article featuring Jennifer Rudgers mentions that she is the former James H. and Deborah T. Godwin Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Rice.
UNM Newsroom

Provost appointments aim to strengthen university roles
An article features alumna Sandhya Dwarkadas.
University of Rochester News

2021 distinguished professor in bioengineering and C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor of Engineering
An article features alumna Mili Shah.
The Cooper Union News

More than 400 academics and political scientists from around the world demand that repression cease and release political prisoners
An article mentions that Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, the Center for the United States and Mexico and the Latin America Initiative at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a lecturer in energy economics at Rice, signed an open letter to the Nicaraguan government calling for the end of political repression in the country.


FB: 2020-21 CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees
An article about College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District honors features Rice football players Shea Baker, Trey Schuman and Clay Servin and former Owl Blaze Alldredge. Alldredge is mentioned in The Examiner.
Conference USA
Mizzou football 'on the rise': Eli Drinkwitz gives Tigers swagger and momentum | Toppmeyer
The Examiner

'Too old to fight that fight,' Bryan Price happily stepped away
An article mentions that former Owl Jose Cruz Jr. has been named the new head baseball coach at Rice.
USA Today (Subscription is required. This and similar articles also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Hessman promoted to assistant hitting coach

Luke McCaffrey announces his new transfer destination

An article mentions that Luke McCaffrey plans to transfer to Rice next semester to play football.
The Spun (Similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Eric Hammond, Keller overpower Houston Strake Jesuit in 6A state semifinal, advance to first title game in school history
An article mentions that Garrett Stratton has committed to play baseball at Rice.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)

The Spring League unveils Mega Bowl logo
An article mentions that The Spring League is holding football games at Rice Stadium.
XFL News Hub

Chancellor White announces decommitment from ECU
Rice is mentioned.
Football recruiting: Weekly commitment recap
Texas A&M camp notebook: Swedish tight end Theodor Melin Öhrström lands offer, Kam Dewberry works out
The Athletic

Three Huskers named to the volleyball U-20 National Training Team
An article mentions that Shaylee Shore has signed to play volleyball at Rice.
SB Nation

Tramel: OU-Iowa State ranks No. 1 among the 75 Big 12 football games in 2021
An article mentions that Rice is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 18.
The Oklahoman (Subscription is required.)

Ty Madden leaves lasting impression in likely final home start as a Longhorn
An article mentions former Rice assistant baseball coach David Pierce, who was the pitching coach when the Owls won the 2003 College World Series.

'Final Score with Wes Moore'
A broadcast mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Arkansas Sept. 4.
KLRT-TV (Little Rock, Arkansas)


US and Mexico must work together on asylum, say Baker Institute experts
A strong, well-functioning Mexican asylum system is in the best interest of both Mexican and United States governments, but it requires increased coordination from both sides, according to the findings of a new study from Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Refugee Solidarity Network.