Dateline Rice for Aug. 2, 2021 (Weekend Edition)

Dateline Rice


A battle of green against green in this Texas community

Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.)

Foreign interference? Mysterious Shura election hashtag 'trends' on Twitter
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Doha News

Elon Musk's Neuralink wants to embed microchips in people's skulls and get robots to perform brain surgery

Jacob Robinson, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering, is quoted.
Yahoo! News (This Business Insider article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

What will Mexico's referendum on corruption achieve?
An article cites a 2018 report from Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy into the effects of corruption on
Mexico's gross domestic product.
Al-Jazeera (This article also appeared in MSN.)

A corporate tax hike would harm businesses and workers
An article cites collaborative Rice research into the possible effects of increasing the corporate tax rate to 28%.
Washington Examiner
WABC-AM (New York)


Exodus from Michoacan: Lime orchard workers flee Mexico cartel violence seeking asylum


Texas Republicans are entering 2022 races. Where are the Dems?
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science, fellow in political science at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy and fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Spectrum News
What's next for George P. Bush?
Houston Press
KTRH-AM (Houston)

¿Pedirán la vacuna a universitarios de Houston para el regreso a clases? Aquí está la respuesta
An article mentions that Rice may update its COVID-19 vaccination policies and recommendations for students, faculty and staff returning to campus ahead of the start of its fall semester Aug. 23.
Univision (An English translation is not available. This segment also aired on KXLN-TV in Houston.)

Newstalk (Ireland)
A broadcast mentions President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.


Wild horses and wicked problems
Eric Dane, distinguished associate professor of management at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
3 Quarks Daily

Hydrogel-based platforms help researchers by mimicking intestinal environments for pathogen research
An article features collaborative Rice research using hydrogel-based models of intestinal environments that may help in studying pathogens like E. coli. Co-author Jane Grande-Allen, the Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering and chair of the George R. Brown School of Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering, is quoted.
Bariatric News

Insulin-producing implant created for Type 1 diabetes
An article features Rice research on 3D printing an insulin-producing implant for Type 1 diabetics. Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, and Jordan Miller, assistant professor of bioengineering, are quoted.
Technology Networks

Scientists develop green method to make fertilizer from wastewater

An article features collaborative research by Haotian Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair.
Waste & Recycling (This article also appeared in Enviro Konnect and a previous edition of Dateline.)

In appreciation of AGU's outstanding reviewers of 2020
A roundup of 2020 reviewers for American Geophysical Union Publications features Melodie French, assistant professor of Earth, environment and planetary sciences; Kirsten Siebach, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences; and Cin-Ty Lee, the Harry Carothers Wiess Professor of Geology and chair of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences.


Pearson launches $14.99/month textbook subscription service An article features OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
EdScoop (This article also appeared in National Cybersecurity News Today.)

Scientists generate matter directly from light -- physics phenomena predicted more than 80 years ago
An article quotes Frank Geurts, professor of physics and astronomy, and mentions postdoctoral fellow Shuai Yang.

Best colleges for kinesiology 2021
A roundup features Rice's Department of Kinesiology.
University Magazine

An article mentions Rice research into nanocars.
A Medley of Potpourri


Science and technology research is critical infrastructure, says Baker Institute

An article features a new report co-authored by Kenneth Evans, a scholar in science and technology policy at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Kirstin Matthews, a fellow in science and technology policy at the institute.
The National Tribune

The woman who predicted global warming in the 1800s
Sylvia Dee, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, authored an article.
The Print (This Conversation article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

For the first time, CSUN Jewish Studies has two permanent faculty members
Melissa Weininger, former Anna Smith Fine Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies and associate director of Jewish Studies, is featured.
Jewish Journal

Delta variant hands setback to downtown Louisville recovery
An article cites research by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research into possible changes into cities' needs for downtown space.
Courier-Journal (Subscription is required.)

Symphony Digital Review: 'Equal Play' puts three contemporary women composers in the spotlight
An article features alumna Gabriela Lena Frank.
KDHX Community Media


Wuerffel Trophy unveils Watch List
An article mentions that Rice football player Ikenna Enechukwu is on the watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy, which honors college football players who serve others, celebrate their positive impact on society and inspire greater service in the world.
Northwest Florida Daily Times (This article also appeared in Sports Illustrated's Cowbell Corner and Yardbarker.)

The No Huddle Preview: Notre Dame at Stanford
Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren is mentioned.
SB Nation

Jalen Green becomes highest drafted player from Central Valley
An article mentions Rice basketball player Jaden Geron.
Bakersfield Now

Exclusive: Durham native Trey Murphy III lives dream as first-round pick in NBA Draft
Former Rice basketball player Trey Murphy III is featured.
ABC 11 (Similar articles also appeared in The Roanoke Times, The Cavalier Daily and Phenom Hoop Report.)

Marshall football opponents, game 12: Western Kentucky has plenty of turnover
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Western Kentucky University Nov. 13.
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Texas looking out for No. 1 in move to SEC
Former Rice Athletics Director Chris Del Conte is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 1 print edition, and it appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Aug. 1 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News.)

Brome, Markle, Stark voted to TXSWA first team
An article featuring Caleb Matthews and Graiden West mentions that they have committed to play baseball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

5 things I’ve learned as a pro runner that will help you
Former Rice track and field athlete Becky Wade Firth authored an article.
Runner's World

Top Indian boys head to US Colleges
An article featuring Raghav Chugh mentions that he has committed to play golf at Rice.
India Golf Digest

Milton-Jones announces 2021-22 women's basketball schedule
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play Old Dominion University Jan. 20, 2022.
ODU Athletics News

Countdown to Kickoff: 36 days away with fullback Mason Barta, defensive back Hunter Henry
An article features former Rice football player Hunter Henry.
Kansas State's The Collegian (A similar article also appeared in SB Nation.)

SEC football preview: Arkansas Razorbacks on the rise
An article mentions that Rice's football team will play an away game against the University of Arkansas Sept. 4.
KBTX Online
BREAKING: Jordan Crook commits to Arkansas
SB Nation

College football recruiting: Top-10 quarterback prospects in Colorado prep history
An article features Rice football player Luke McCaffrey.
Denver Post

Blazing Bulldog: LCCP's Jackson commits to La. Tech
Former Rice football player Braylen Walker is mentioned.
American Press

Our 13th annual preseason Top 25: No. 1 Alabama looks primed to bust out of the gate

Former Rice assistant football coach Drew Svoboda is mentioned.
Hooke 'Em

Moore named to NABC Honors Court
An article features former Rice basketball player Payton Moore.
University of Denver Athletics News

Men's basketball to play in 2021 Gulf Coast Showcase
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to compete in the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Florida Nov. 22.
The City-County Observer

The Texas conference: A plan to save college football in our state
Rice is mentioned.
Texas Monthly

Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC: The history, the drama and why it's happening now

College football conference rankings group of five: 21 for 2021 preview
College Football News
North Texas and realignment in 2021 and beyond
Mean Green Nation
Goodbye college conferences
The Monroe Times
Texas A&M vs Texas: How a hot war went cold (Part 1)
Texas athlete Jadarius Brown was amazed on trip to Boulder


How headless hydra feel, react to prodding
Rice electrical and computer engineer Jacob Robinson and lead author and alumna Krishna Badhiwala are taking advantage of the transparency of the hydra vulgaris, a freshwater cnidarian that looks like a miniature jellyfish polyp, to learn how they sense touch.