People, papers and presentations for Oct. 18, 2021

people, papers, presentations

Casley Matthews, a health sciences major, will present her research, "Food Insecurity and Dietary Behaviors Among Houston College Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” at the Texas Society for Public Health Education 2021 virtual conference this month. Matthews’ advisers are Cassandra Diep, an assistant teaching professor, and Augusto Rodriguez, an associate teaching professor, both in kinesiology.

Nicholas Iammarino, professor emeritus and lecturer of kinesiology, has co-authored a commentary, “The COVID-19 Challenge Now Is Getting Into Heads, Arms Will Follow,” that appears in the American Journal of Health Education. The piece, co-authored by Thomas O’Rourke, a professor emeritus of kinesiology and community health at the University of Illinois, suggests health educators and professionals can play a critical role in convincing resistors of the vaccines’ value through “behaviorally oriented messages that are factually accurate, persuasive and relevant, and culturally and linguistically appropriate.”

PLAT, the journal produced by Rice Architecture students, has won the 2021 Haskell Award for student journals presented by the Center for Architecture, shared with a team from Northeastern University. “PLAT 9.0, Commit,” led by editors-in-chief Sebastián López Cardozo and Lauren Phillips, won $1,750 for “stimulating conversations between design, production and theory. … PLAT is a speculative catalyst for architectural discourse, a platform on which important issues in architecture can be addressed and advanced.” The students, including design director Carolyn Francis, managing editor Mai Okimoto, development director Elina Chen and lead copy editor Harish Krishnamoorthy, are advised by Reto Geiser, an associate director of architecture.

Neal Lane, senior fellow in science and technology policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and professor emeritus of physics and astronomy, is a 2022 Research!America Advocacy Awards honoree. He received the Herbert Pardes Family Award for National Leadership in Advocacy for Research in recognition of his distinguished leadership and sustained commitment to public engagement and advocacy for research.

Peter Brown, photographer and instructor at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, has received the Callanan Excellence in Teaching Award from CENTER, a nonprofit that supports socially and environmentally engaged lens-based projects through education, public platforms, funding and partnerships. The award honors a high school, college or postgraduate teacher for their dedication and commitment to their students and field. Brown was nominated by his students for his “down-to-earth” and “contagious” passion for photography and teaching.