Dateline Rice for June 7, 2021 (Weekend Edition)

Dateline Rice


Biden stays mum on state abortion laws with major test ahead for Roe
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted in CNN, and his book review of "Mercury Rising" appeared in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
CNN (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Hidden Gems: America needed space race hero, and John Glenn was obvious choice
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (This Washington Post article also appeared in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and last week's Dateline.)

As warming fuels disasters, relief often favors white people
An article cites a study by Jim Elliott, a professor and chair of sociology at Rice and a fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, which detailed FEMA buyouts around the country from 1990 to 2015.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

Why presenteeism wins out over productivity
Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
BBC's "Worklife"

Being autistic may amount to a language difference — not an impairment
Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, visiting scholar at Rice's Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, is quoted.

New wave of migrants

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.

Albuquerque Journal (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the June 6 print edition.)
Conservatives battle populists in Chihuahua election; fringe candidates resort to theatrics
Border Report (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)

Special session required in order for Senate Bill 7 to pass

Paul Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in ABC 13 Online, and this segment aired three times on KTRK-TV in Houston.)

Coexistences in the Holy Land
Ussama Makdisi, the Arab American Education Foundation Professor in Arabic Studies at Rice, authored an essay.
Los Angeles Review of Books

Can your employer require you to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Here's what to know
Larry Stuart, lecturer of management at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Health.)

Pastors have power when it comes to convincing congregants to get COVID vaccine
Elaine Howard Ecklund, professor of sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program at Rice, is quoted.
MSN (This Columbus Dispatch appeared in the June 7 print edition of the Dispatch and a previous edition of Dateline.)
Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum series continues Wednesday
The Los Alamos Reporter (This article also appeared in the Los Alamos Daily Post.)

Critical race theory: My Texas public school sanitized history, facilitated injustice
An article cites a study by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
USA Today (Subscription is required.)

Small businesses have surged in Black communities. Was it the stimulus?
An article mentions that economists from Rice collaborated on an analysis of startup activity that examined more than two years' worth of business registration records from eight states.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the Jun 7 print editions of the Hamilton Journal News, Dayton Daily News and Springfield News-Sun. This story also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)


Rice hosting database with extensive records of slave trade


Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush visits PSJA ISD
An article features alumnus George P. Bush, the Texas land commissioner.
KRGV Online (This segment also aired on KRGV-TV in Harlingen, Texas.)


Study suggests negative relationships impact physical, 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.
Yahoo! Finance (This article originally appeared in ANI, and it appeared in Yahoo! Style India and Yahoo! Sports Canada.)

Donald Judd's architecture office in Marfa severely damaged by fire
Troy Schaum, associate professor of architecture, is quoted.
The Architect's Newspaper

Levesque and Vardi receive Newell Award
An article features Moshe Vardi, University Professor and Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and a professor of computer science, who was honored with the ACM-AAAI Allen Newell Award for career contributions in computer science.

Researchers make critical finding about novel semimetal
An article mentions that Qimiao Si, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy, collaborated on the featured research.
Materials Today

Behavioral addiction: What we know and what we don't
Alumnus Cameron Johnson co-authored an article.
Psychology Today

The superforecasters
An article mentions that experts from Rice collaborated on the Good Judgment Project, which aimed to improve predictions for businesses and governments.
Daily FX


Mysterious protein morphs human DNA into different shapes
An article features collaborative research by experts at Rice's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics. Former postdoctoral fellow Olga Dudchenko is quoted.
Nagaland Post

Kiwanis Club awards scholarships to five graduating seniors
An article mentions that Raphael De la Cruz plans to attend Rice next semester.
Harker Heights Herald

Education notebook
An article featuring Anthony Tan mentions that he plans to attend Rice next semester.
Tulsa World (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the June 7 print edition.)

Belmont taps two for VP roles
Rice is mentioned
Nashville Post

Getting ahead
Alumnus Ryan Kiefer is featured.
Missoulian (Subscription is required.)


Conference USA preseason position previews: Quarterback
An article previews Rice football's quarterbacks.
SB Nation

2021 soccer schedule announced
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is slated to play Texas State University Sept. 2.
San Marcos Corridor News (This article also appeared in California News Times.)

Countdown to Kickoff: No. 91 Blake Kuithe
Rice is mentioned.
Sports Grind Entertainment

Yankees top 30 prospects updates: Anthony Volpe on fire, Ken Waldichuk dealing like Sandy Koufax
Former Rice baseball player Glenn Otto is featured.

Seahawks 90-man roster primer: Myles Adams
Former Rice football player Myles Adams is featured.
Sports Illustrated's Seahawk Maven

Oklahoma girls hammer Texas in Faith 7 Bowl
An article featuring Trinity Gooden mentions that she has signed to play basketball at Rice.
The Shawnee News-Star (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Challenges await Rockwall-Heath and Keller in Class 6A baseball state semifinals
An article mentions that Garrett Stratton and Trey Duffield have committed to play baseball at Rice.
The Dallas Morning News

Dr. Sam Harrison discusses his family's unique legacy at Texas A&M
A football game between Rice and Texas A&M is mentioned.

'WFMY News 2'
A broadcast mentions that a former Rice baseball pitcher plays for the Carolina Disco Turkeys.
WFMY-TV (Greensboro, North Carolina)

The Spring League: Week 5 Generals-Sea Lions game recap/highlights
An article mentions that The Spring League is holding football games at Rice Stadium.
XFL News Hub

'Spring League Football'
Rice is mentioned.
Fox Sports


NIH grant boosts computational search for cancer drugs
Computer scientist Lydia Kavraki of Rice's Brown School of Engineering has won a prestigious National Institutes of Health U01 grant to develop a new approach to model and analyze protein-ligand interactions in cancer research.

Webinar to examine remittances' impact on the global economy
Western Union President and CEO Hikmet Ersek will present new research on remittances — money sent home by migrants working abroad — and their impact on the global economy in a webinar hosted by Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy on Wednesday.

Popularity runs in families
A Rice study shows that the evolution of social structures and the positions of individuals within those structures are based partly on genetics. Cloned fruit flies played a starring role in the study that researchers jokingly likened to "The Truman Show," with video cameras observing how the flies behaved in a controlled environment.