Dateline Rice for Dec. 14, 2021

Dateline Rice

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

SUSTech gathers global academics to discuss development
President David Leebron is quoted.
China Daily (This article also appeared on the front of the World section in the Dec. 14 print editions of China Daily, the China Daily global edition and the China Daily Hong Kong edition.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-leebron

Los riesgos que enfrentan los países petroleros de América Latina por la transición energética
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, is quoted.
BBC Mundo (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-monaldi
The risks faced by the oil-producing countries of Latin America due to the energy transition
The Saxon
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-monaldi

To improve city life, plant these 17 'super trees'
An article and several broadcasts feature a collaborative Rice study that identified 17 "super trees" that will help make Houston more livable by improving the climate and the health of residents in vulnerable urban areas.
Futurity (This article appeared in the Dec. 14 edition of the "Futurity Today" newsletter and yesterday's Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-futurity
'5 a.m. newscast for Dec. 14, 2021'
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired twice on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-hpm
'7 a.m. newscast for Dec. 14, 2021'
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-hpm
'6 p.m. newscast for Dec. 13, 2021'
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-hpm

Sears, struggling to sell goods, markets a valuable asset: Real estate
An article mentions Rice's redevelopment of Houston's historic Midtown Sears building, which added two window-lined floors.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-nyt
 

New associate superintendent relishes his role

Alumnus Anthony Sorola is featured.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Odessa American and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-sorola

The toll bad sleep takes on your body and mind and what to do about it
An article cites a 2019 study by Rice and Northwestern University that found grieving spouses who reported sleeping poorly had high levels of chronic, bodywide inflammation, which can increase their susceptibility to heart disease and cancer.
The Independent (This New York Times article also appeared in the Dec. 14 print edition, and it appeared online in The Irish Times.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-ti
¿Qué precio tiene el mal sueño en su cuerpo y mente?
Loving Valencia (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-lv

UI, NEST360° hold first design competition to stir innovation, entrepreneurship among students
An article mentions the NEST360 initiative, an international collaboration between the Rice 360° Institute for Global Health and 11 other institutions around the world, to develop critical neonatal technologies for low-resource environments. 
Nigerian Tribune
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-nt

HOUSTON/TEXAS

12 Hidalgo challengers among dozens who filed for Harris County races

Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science, fellow in political science at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the Dec. 14 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-jones
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-jones

CALENDAR: Children's Museum Houston weather forecast predicts real snow days
A roundup mentions that the Houston Children’s Chorus' "Kids & Christmas" Pops Concert will be held at Rice's Alice Pratt Brown Hall Dec. 18.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-hc

Volunteers need help replacing stolen ghost bikes in Houston
An article mentions Marjorie Corcoran, a professor of physics and astronomy at Rice who was killed in 2017 at a nearby intersection.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-corcoran

BROADCAST

Conservative challengers make gains on HISD Board of Trustees, but the effect on the district is unclear
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Houston Public Media
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-stein

'Good Morning Brazos Valley'
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
KRHD-TV (Waco, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-kennedy (This segment also aired four times.)
'WPBF 25 News'
WPBF-TV (West Palm Beach, Florida)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-kennedy

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

2021's Most Caring Cities in America
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, is featured.
WalletHub
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-klineberg

Ces super-arbres, champions dans la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique, la pollution et les inondations
Loren Hopkins, professor in the practice of statistics, is quoted.
Futura Planète (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-hopkins

Don't trash it! Plastic junk is making microbes more resistant to antibiotics
An article features collaborative Rice research that found discarded polystyrene broken down into microplastics may contribute to a growing resistance to antibiotics.
SYFY
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-syfy

The Sociable presents the top 20 female cloud leaders in 2021
A roundup features alumna Sara Baack.
The Sociable
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-baack

Honda researchers synthesize nanoribbons that can enable more energy-efficient quantum devices
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
Green Car Congress (This article also appeared in Total Motorcycle.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-gcc

A fund for underrepresented entrepreneurs
Rice is mentioned.
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-aacsb

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

National Council of Negro Women honors ​'she-roes' — and 1 ​'he-ro'
Rice is mentioned.
New Haven Independent
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-nhi

UCF researchers' ethanol fuel cells offer new alternative to power cars, technology
Research from former postdoctoral fellow Yang Yang is featured.
University of Central Florida
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-ucf

SPORTS

WBB: Dec. 13 Players of the Week
An article featuring Rice basketball player Malia Fisher mentions that she has been named Conference USA's Freshman of the Week.
Conference USA
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-fisher
Hebron Christian grad Malia Fisher named Conference USA Freshman of the Week
Gwinnett Daily Post
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-fisher

C-USA announces Fall Spirit of Service Awards
An article features Rice volleyball player Nicole Lennon, who is a Conference USA Fall Spirit of Service Award winner. The awards honor student athletes who perform significant community service and are in good academic standing. 
Conference USA (This article also appeared in GoBlueRaiders.com.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-lennon

Women headline San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2022
An article features former Rice football player N.D. Kalu, who will be inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame April 23.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports page in the Dec. 14 print edition, and it appeared in MSN, WOAI Online and News 4 SA Online.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-kalu
Sophia Young-Malcolm, Natalie Nalepa headline S.A. Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2022
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-kalu
'News 4 San Antonio'
WOAI-TV (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-kalu
 

Sam Houston Bearkats vs. Rice Owls Dec. 16 preview, game time, matchup statistics

An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play Sam Houston State University Dec. 16.
ESPN
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-espn

Katy ISD lands 114 scholar athletes on THSCA all-state teams
A caption mentions Rice Stadium.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-hc

SIGNING DAY CENTRAL: Malatesta's Houston Hot 100
A roundup mentions that Chibby Nwajuaku and Reece Sylvester have committed to play football at Rice.
Click2Houston (This article originally appeared in VYPE.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-c2h
 

College basketball realignment tracker: Keeping track of NCAA Division I conference changes

An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
ESPN
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-espn

2022 Baylor football signing day primer
Rice is mentioned.
247Sports.com
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-247

Former Texas LB Terrence Cooks II commits to TCU
An article mentions that Rice's football team played the University of Texas at Austin earlier this season.
SB Nation
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-sbn
TCU's Sonny Dykes on team's pursuit of Quinn Ewers: 'We just felt it was a better fit somewhere else'
247Sports.com
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-247

Texas drops to No. 17 in latest Associated Press top 25 poll
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Dec. 22.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-sa

Aggie women tumble in latest AP top 25 poll
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play Texas A&M University Dec. 19.
Sports Illustrated's All Aggies (A similar article also appeared in TexAgs.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-si
From the desk of Ross Bjork
12thMan.com
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-12

The early signing period is here. Take a look at DFW football players who are signing
An article mentions that Quinton Jackson has committed to play football at Rice.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-ftst

Dave Campbell made Texas Football the juggernaut it is today
Rice is mentioned.
Texas Monthly 
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-tm
It's all about the Pittmans, baby
Sports Illustrated's All Hogs
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-si

Detroit Pistons: 12 potential deals on the eve of NBA trade SZN
Former Rice basketball player Trey Murphy III is featured.
SB Nation
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-sbn

NEWS RELEASE

Swirling bacteria mimic Van Gogh's 'The Starry Night'
Scientists discovered a way to transform millions of predatory bacteria into swirling flash mobs reminiscent of painter Vincent Van Gogh's "The Starry Night" as the unexpected result of experiments on a genetic circuit the creatures use to discern friend from foe.
http://dateline.rice/dec-14-news-release-igoshin