Dateline Rice for June 4, 2021

Dateline Rice


Mexico midterms: Why AMLO still has voters' hopes on his side
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Christian Science Monitor

I don't understand a lot about Bitcoin. But as the mother of a son trying to become a crypto millionaire, there’s one thing I do know.
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Boston Globe (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Fed should talk about taking foot off policy pedal: Kaplan

An article features remarks made by Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan at a webinar hosted by Rice June 3.
Reuters (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)

Coronavirus: Fed's Kaplan says monetary policy not equipped to address structural problems -- as it happened
Financial Times (Subscription is required.)

DHS, southern border states face economic hurdle as Biden admin stays mum on lifting travel restrictions

An article cites a study by Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy into the economy of Texas counties bordering Mexico.
Yahoo! News (This Fox News article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


Rice University is working on an implantable device to help shake off jet lag


Denver Harbor residents relaunch efforts to curb gentrification
Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted and interviewed.
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)

Tropical storm Allison 20 years later -- lessons learned and missed (June 4, 2021)
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

New $38 million innovation hub opens in Houston's East End
An article features Rice's redevelopment of Houston's historic Midtown Sears building into the Ion, the centerpiece of an innovation district.
Houston Public Media


First major voting vendor, Hart InterCivic, partners with Microsoft on ambitious software security tool ElectionGuard

Dan Wallach, a Rice professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering, is quoted.

Texas gas companies to pay steep bill to avoid another power crisis
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

Bad romantic relationships may worsen physical and mental health in postpartum women
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.

Rice U's open resources program welcomes new cohort of universities
An article features OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources, which will welcome a dozen new colleges and universities into its technology initiative.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education

This senior federal scientist works to stop outsourcing
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Federal News Network
KTSA-AM (San Antonio)

What has COVID-19 taught us about disaster research and prevention?
An article mentions that experts from Rice have partnered with officials from Houston to test wastewater to track the spread of the coronavirus.
Prevention Web

Weird campus traditions at American colleges
An article features Rice's Beer Bike tradition.


Observing Houston through four decades of progressive changes
An article features the 40th Houston Area Survey, which is conducted annually by Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology.

Elizabethtown native retiring from Houston Symphony
John Barnhill, associate professor of trombone at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
Bladen Journal

Dover Quartet hits DeSoto stage Sunday
An article mentions that members of the Dover Quartet graduated from Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
Rome News-Tribune (This article appeared on the front of the Arts & Entertainment section in the June 3 print edition and yesterday's Dateline.)

Hellgate High School graduates
An article featuring Kelton Keck mentions that he plans to attend Rice next semester.
Missoulian (Subscription is required.)

Tuesday's primary to decide Democrat nominees for state
Alumnus Glenn Youngkin is featured.
The Gazette-Virginian

Carson High School graduate headed to Yale University
Rice is mentioned.
KTVN Online

William Gerlach joins Peabody Conservatory trumpet faculty
Alumnus William Gerlach is featured.
The Peabody Post


Astros: Lance Berkman named head baseball coach at HBU
An article featuring former Rice baseball player Lance Berkman mentions that he has been named head baseball coach of Houston Baptist University.

Cooper student-athletes honored
An article mentions that Amarachukwu Oguchi has signed to join Rice's track and field team.
Woodlands Online

Hang half-a-hundred on 'em: Looking back on OU's 50 conference titles, part 5
A roundup mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by Oklahoma University 7-6 in 1938. The article also mentions that Rice was part of the Southwest Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, which was formed in 1914.
Sports Illustrated's "All Sooners"