Dateline Rice for Dec. 17, 2021

Dateline Rice

FEATURED ITEMS

Rice University announces no-debt financial aid for more students
Several articles and broadcasts feature the news that Rice will provide all students who qualify for need-based financial aid with assistance without taking out student loans, and full-tuition scholarships will be awarded to eligible undergraduates. Anne Walker, assistant vice president and executive director of university financial aid services, is quoted. CultureMap Houston also mentions that Provost Reginald DesRoches will take over as president in July; the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine ranked Rice Business as the No. 1 graduate program in entrepreneurship; and that the university is ranked No. 1 in Texas and a No. 6 in the nation according to WalletHub.
CultureMap Houston
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-walker-desroches

Rice now offers loan-free financial aid to certain families

Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in ABC 13 Online.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-yahoo
Rice University offering loan-free financial aid to certain families
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired six times on KTRK-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-walker
Rice University da buena noticia a sus futuros alumnos
MSN Noticias (An English translation is not available. This article originally appeared in Telemundo Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-walker
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-khou
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-kprc (This segment aired four times.)

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

'They're shooting in the dark': Why the NCAA is looking into BYU football's tuition deal for walk-ons, and why experts say it was inevitable
Steven Rackley, professor in the practice of sport management, is quoted.
The Salt Lake Tribune (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Sports.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-slt

Bryan Washington
Bryan Washington, Scholar-in-Residence for Racial Justice at Rice and the George Guion Williams Writer-in-Residence in the Department of English, is featured in Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Media.
Forbes
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-washington

Sid Bhattacharya
Alumnus Sid Bhattacharya is featured in a profile in Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Energy.
Forbes
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-bhattacharya

La subtile danse diplomatique des Émirats entre l’Iran et Israël
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
L'Orient-Le Jour (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-ulrichsen

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Federal appeals court: Dallas police in Tony Timpa case not shielded by qualified immunity
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.
Dallas Observer (This article also appeared in Washington News Post.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-jones
INSIGHT: Argentina faces another default in '22

Independent Commodity Intelligence Services
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-jones

Abbott is not playing it safe and turns hard right for the upcoming elections
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Reform Austin
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-stein

COVID Help Desk: Has a vaccinated person ever died from the omicron variant?
A photo depicts research technician Kyle Palmer working in the lab of Lauren Stadler, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, which has partnered with officials from Houston to test wastewater to track the spread of the coronavirus. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-stadler
A broader look at the Houston project to track COVID in wastewater
Off the Kuff
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-wastewater

UT-San Antonio and Baylor become the latest Texas universities to achieve Carnegie Tier One research status
An article mentions that Rice has a Carnegie Tier One designation.
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-textrib
Baylor, UTSA receive country's highest research classification
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. A similar article also appeared in the San Antonio Report, KENS Online, Baylor News, UTSA Today and the Waco Tribune-Herald.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-hc
Achieving a long-running goal, UT San Antonio now is a 'Tier One' university
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Dec. 17 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-expnews
UTSA secures coveted national Carnegie research designation
San Antonio Business Journal (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-sabj
Texas Public Radio
KSTX-FM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-kstx (This segment aired on seven affiliate stations.)

WTAMU MBA program scores highest ranking ever from Princeton Review
Rice is mentioned.
The Amarillo Pioneer
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-ap

Houston Children's Chorus
A caption mentions that the Houston Children’s Chorus' "Kids & Christmas" Pops Concert will be held at Rice's Alice Pratt Brown Hall Dec. 18.
The Galveston County Daily News
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-gdn

BROADCAST

Actor Jaston Williams and how traditions can help define our lives
Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, professor of sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program, is interviewed. 
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-ecklund

'6 p.m. newscast for Dec. 16, 2021'
Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, is interviewed about a feasibility study to build a giant drainage tunnel under Houston to help mitigate flooding.
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-blackburn
'5 a.m. newscast for Dec. 17, 2021'
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-blackburn
'7 a.m. newscast for Dec. 17, 2021'
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-blackburn

Is the omicron variant triggering another COVID wave in Houston? (Dec. 17, 2021)
A broadcast about Space City!, a Houston underground newspaper in the 1960s and 70s, mentions that students from Rice contributed to reporting on a series of articles about local universities and their boards of trustees.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-hpm

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas announces branch board appointments
An article features Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jones Graduate School of Business, who has been appointed to the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Houston branch for a three-year term.
Bankers Digest
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-rodriguez

Swarms of mutant bacteria look just like Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'
An article features collaborative Rice research that found that an overexpression of two proteins in a predatory bacteria made them self-organize into circles. Co-authors Oleg Igoshin, professor of bioengineering and of biosciences and chemistry, is quoted.
Live Science
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-igoshin

Impactful Veterans in Energy: Kevin Doffing
An article featuring Kevin Doffing, a student at the Jones Graduate School of Business, mentions that he has been a judge of Rice's Veterans Business Battle and participates in the university's Veterans in Business Association.
Hart Energy
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-doffing

Researchers create synthetic version of scarce compound found in poppies
An article features chemists at Rice who have developed a synthetic version of a rare molecule extracted from poppies that could become a component used in painkillers and other drugs. Juha Siitonen, lecturer and postdoctoral research associate, is quoted.
Medical Xpress
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-siitonen

Collisions of light produce matter/antimatter
An article quotes Frank Geurts, professor of physics and astronomy, and mentions postdoctoral fellow Shuai Yang.
Light Now Blog
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-geurts

Catalyst Quartet to release 'Uncovered Vol. 2'
An article featuring the Catalyst Quartet mentions that it is a former quartet-in-residence at Rice.
Broadway World
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-bw

Human Resources Update — Staff movements throughout the logistics-related professions
A roundup features alumnus James Harris.
Handy Shipping Guide
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-harris

Luminescent windows generate energy from inside and out
An article features Rice research into using luminescent solar concentrators in windows for next-generation energy collection. 
Tech Briefs
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-tb

Best of Last Year: The top Tech Xplore articles of 2021
A roundup of the year's top stories at Tech Xplore features Rice-demonstrated artificial intelligence software that runs on commodity processors and trains deep neural networks 15 times faster than platforms based on graphics processors. 
24HTech.asia
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-24ht

Designworks: Future-facing design
Alumnus Robert Mankin is featured.
Business Breaking News
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-mankin

Honda Research Institute synthesizes nanomaterials — a breakthrough for quantum electronics?
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
CleanTechnica
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-ct
Study highlights role of disordered protein interactions in gene expression
The Ritz Herald
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-rh

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Purdue's Data Mine is making data science accessible for all
An article mentions that Katherine Ensor, the Noah G. Harding Professor of Statistics, collaborated on the featured research.
The Lafayette Leader (This article also appeared in the Herald Journal and NewsZF.com.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-ensor

'Pure joy': 24.1% of early decision I applicants admitted to Class of 2026
An article mentions that Rice, ranked No. 17 in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges list, had a 22% early decision acceptance rate for the class of 2026. College Confidential mentions that Rice saw a 6% increase in early decision applicants this fall.
Vanderbilt Hustler
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-vh
Will it be another record-setting year for college applications?
College Confidential
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-cc

Movers & Shakers: Gary Ratkin
An article features alumnus Gary Ratkin.
Laude News
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-ratkin

Samuel Pierre: Un Pierre précieux!
Rice is mentioned.
Rezo Nodwes (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-rn
ELSA Speak-President University Tingkatkan Keterampilan Bahasa Inggris Mahasiswa
Investor.id (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in Republika and Kabarindo.com.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-id

SPORTS

Evee scores 24 to lead Rice over Incarnate Word 85-55
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated the University of the Incarnate Word 85-55 Dec. 16. Owls Travis Evee, Carl Pierre and Mylyjael Poteat are highlighted.
ABC News (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets, and it appeared in the Dec. 17 print editions of the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-mbb
UIW falls to Rice University
University of the Incarnate Word
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-uiw
Cardinals travel to Rice
University of the Incarnate Word
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-uiw
Rice vs. Incarnate Word chances, propagation: Choix de basketball universitaire 2021, prédictions du 16 décembre à partir d’un modèle éprouvé
News.Ebene-Magazine.com (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-nem

High school scoop — Friday, Dec. 17, 2021
A roundup links to an article by X&O Labs analyzing Rice football assistant coach Sanders Davis' offensive line training. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is mentioned.
MSN Sports
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-bloomgren-davis
Strength scoop — Friday, Dec. 17, 2021
MSN Health
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-bloomgren-davis
OL eyes discipline in 'no chase' tight zone principles
X&O Labs
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-bloomgren-davis

Third quarter dooms Kats vs. Rice
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team defeated Sam Houston State University 74-64 Dec. 16.
GoBearkats.com
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-gb

Just 4 years after opening, Paetow is now playing for state football title
A slideshow mentions Rice Stadium.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-hc

COLLEGE SIGNING: Trinity's Escamilla to join sister on LCU women's golf team
An article mentions Rice golfer Austin Escamilla.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-escamilla

USC 2022 football schedule includes favorable cushion for new coach Lincoln Riley
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Southern California Sept. 3, 2022.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times, and it appeared in Yahoo! Finance.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-msn

Pac-12 football schedule 2022 composite, every team's schedule

Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in CollegeFootballNews.com.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-ys
 

Cowgirls back in action against UT Arlington

An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team was defeated by the University of Texas at Arlington 73-65 Dec. 4.
OKState.com
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-oks

Cortney VanLiew named Senior CLASS Award Second Team All-American
An article mentions that Rice volleyball player Nicole Lennon has been named a Senior CLASS Award Second Team All-American for excellence in the community, classroom and competition.
FGCUAthletics.com
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-lennon
 

Texas A&M Aggies vs. Rice Owls Dec. 19 preview, game time, matchup statistics

An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play Texas A&M University Dec. 19.
ESPN 
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-espn

All-American Skylar Fields to transfer from Texas volleyball program
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin 3-0 Dec. 3 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Hook 'Em (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-he

Ceaser, Morgan fuel Texas State's 67-47 win over Lamar
An article mentions that Rice's basketball team was defeated by Texas State University 80-69 Nov. 30.
San Marcos Daily Record
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-smdr

3 reasons why Texas could be better in 2022: Deadly trio may take Longhorns offense to new heights
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin 58-0 Sept. 18.
The Dallas Morning News
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-tdmn

Razorbacks report: Smith accepted his role
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Arkansas 38-17 Sept. 4.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-adg
UA special teams see improvement
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-adg

Crimson Tide Roll Call: Dec. 17, 2021
An article mentions that the 1960 Bluebonnet Bowl was held at Rice Stadium.
Sports Illustrated's Bama Central
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-si

4 young NY Jets that should see more playing time in 2021
Former Rice football player Austin Walter, who now plays for the New York Jets, is featured.
FanSided
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-walter

Notes from signing day: Baylor Bears 2022 recruiting class
Rice is mentioned.
247Sports.com
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-247

NEWS RELEASES

Rice Business makes top 10 in multiple categories of Princeton Review rankings
Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business ranks in the top 10 in five categories in The Princeton Review's Best Business Schools 2022 rankings. Rice Business' online MBA program, MBA@Rice, is ranked No. 4 in just its second year of eligibility. 
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-news-release-jones-school

US energy infrastructure mapped by Baker Institute
A new, interactive energy map for the United States has just been released by Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, providing an open-source visualization of the country’s energy infrastructure and demography designed to highlight the intersection of energy, environment, policy and society.
http://dateline.rice/dec-17-news-release-baker-study