Dateline Rice for Dec. 20, 2021 (Weekend Edition)

Dateline Rice

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

No, tardigrades have not been quantum entangled with a qubit
Doug Natelson, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in CNET, and it appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-natelson

Texas primary draws contenders in more partisan House districts
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.
Bloomberg Government
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-jones
Houston Newsmakers: Critical race theory used for advantage
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-jones
Harris County redistricting maps draw criticism as representation changes for Tomball
Community Impact Newspaper
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-jones
Spring's decennial redistricting maps draw criticism, change local representation
Community Impact Newspaper (This article also appeared on the front page of the Dec. 17-Jan. 20 print and digital editions of the Spring/Klein issue.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-jones
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-jones (This segment aired twice.)

Why not a freelance/solopreneur track at university?
An article mentions that graduates of Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business have raised more than $5.5 billion in funding for their companies in the last 10 years.
Forbes (This article also appeared in Invest Money UK.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-forbes
 

Biomass plant near Bakersfield would bury or seal carbon in concrete

An article featuring Mote, a firm developing carbon-negative biomass gasification factories to supply customers with hydrogen, mentions it is one of 13 startups that comprise Class 1 of the Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Bakersfield Californian, and this article also appeared in World-Energy.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-yahoo

Who gets help after a hurricane or flood? FEMA will start tracking it by race
An article cites collaborative Rice research into the racial disparity of federal recovery funding following a disaster.
Salon (This Grist article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-salon

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Rice University's departing president and new president both spotlighted at mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards night
An article features President David Leebron and University Representative Y. Ping Sun, who received mayoral proclamations in honor of their ongoing contributions to Houston and its diversity. The article also mentions and pictures Provost Reginald DesRoches, who will take over the presidency next July, alumna Sofia Adrogué and Rice's Mariachi Luna Llena.
PaperCity (A similar article also appeared in Dallas Art Dealers Association.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-leebron-sun-desroches-adrogue

Rice University expands debt-free financial aid
An article features 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. President David Leebron, Anne Walker, assistant vice president and executive director of university financial aid services, and Yvonne Romero da Silva, vice president for enrollment, are quoted in the Houston Chronicle.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City/State page in the Dec. 18 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-leebron-walker-dasilva
5 things to know today, including updates on the vaccine mandate and COVID cases
Houston Business Journal (A similar article also appeared in Compsmag.com.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-walker

Why NASA's new James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble, has 'perfectly misshaped' mirrors
Patrick Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Dec. 19 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-hartigan

La Estrella de Belén: La guía para conocer al niño Jesús
RadioHouston.hn (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-hartigan

Houston ISD moves to sever contract with vendor amid investigation into possible conflict of interest
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Dec. 18 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-stein

Kinder Institute housing survey results reveal Harris County's needs
An article cites the Kinder Institute for Urban Research's Harris County Housing Survey, which aims to help officials develop a 10-year equitable housing plan. Luis Guajardo, research manager at the Kinder Institute, is quoted.
Community Impact Newspaper (This article appeared in the Nov. 20-Dec. 22 print and digital editions of the Tomball/Magnolia edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-guajardo

Shazam! Land speed champ
Gary Gray, geology lecturer in Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is featured.
The Buzz Magazines (This article was featured on the cover of the December Bellaire print edition, and it appeared in the Memorial, Tanglewood-River Oaks and West University print issues.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-gray

Opinion: Nature can store more carbon than Exxon’s sequestration scheme
An article authored by Randall Morton mentions that he is part of a working group at the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, which created the nonprofit BCarbon to certify quality soil carbon credits for reliable trading.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared in the Dec. 19 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-hc

Flood insurance or graduation dress? As costs go up, Houston families face tough choices
An article cites research by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research that found almost 40% of Harris County residents did not have $400 in savings to cover an unexpected cost.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Dec. 18 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-kinder-study

Colleges tightening safety measures
An image features Rice's Lovett Hall.
Houston Chronicle (This image was featured on the front of the Coronavirus section in the Dec. 19 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-hc

 

A look back at higher education in 2021: The year of the 'haves and have-nots'
An article mentions that Rice saw an 8% increase in enrollment over last year. 
Houston Business Journal

http://dateline.rice/dec-20-hbj
  Clutched it
An article features Sydney, a Rice student who has been named to the Houston Rockets Clutch City Dancers.
The Buzz Magazines
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-buzz

BROADCAST

KBUU-FM (Los Angeles)
A broadcast mentions collaborative Rice research that found discarded polystyrene broken down into microplastics may contribute to a growing resistance to antibiotics.
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-kbuu (This segment aired twice.)

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

US energy infrastructure mapped
An article features a new, interactive energy map for the United States that provides an open-source visualization of the country's energy infrastructure and demography. Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Shih Yu Hung, a research manager at the Baker Institute, are quoted.
Tech Xplore
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-medlock-hung

Newcastle vs. Manchester City — two English football teams, two Middle Eastern allies
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-ulrichsen

A show of holiday cheer, in spite of it all
A roundup features Rice's virtual holiday card.
Inside Higher Ed
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-ihe

Quantum effects make magnetene surprisingly slippery
An article mentions that experts from Rice collaborated on the featured research.
Physics World
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-pw

Cellist Clare Monfredo performs Caroline Shaw's 'In Manus Tuas'
Alumna Clare Monfredo, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
The Strad
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-monfredo

Roden Crater
An article mentions James Turrell’s "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion. 
The Point
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-turrell

The 20 hardest colleges to get into in the United States
A roundup features Rice.
MoneyInc.com
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-mi
 

Top 10 Energy Institute blog posts of 2021

Alumnus Andrew Campbell authored an article.
Energy Institute at Haas

http://dateline.rice/dec-20-campbell

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

GSSM students earn full scholarships
An article featuring Guadalupe Frias mentions that she plans to attend Rice on the QuestBridge National Match scholarship. 
The Times and Democrat
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-td

Readers flock to the adventures of a birding Big Year
Alumnus Scott Vanderpoel is mentioned.
Left Hand Valley Courier
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-vanderpoel

SPORTS

COVID surge cancels Houston theater performances, basketball games and holiday parties
Several articles mention that because of COVID-19 protocols, Rice's men's basketball team postponed its game against the University of St. Thomas and the women's team canceled its game against Texas A&M University; both were scheduled for Dec. 19. Chuck Pool, assistant athletics director, is quoted. Additional articles mention that Rice's men's team is still slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Dec. 22.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the Dec. 20 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-pool
Rice postpones college basketball games due to COVID-19 issues
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the in the Dec. 19 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-hc
Chris Beard focuses on getting Texas ready for Big 12 basketball
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the in the Dec. 19 print edition of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-hc

Harris County DA Kim Ogg (Dec. 20, 2021)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-hpm
Sunday's Rice men's and women's basketball games wiped out by COVID-19
Click2Houston
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-c2h
No. 17 Texas uses second-half surge to top Stanford, 60-53
ESPN (A similar article also appeared in TexasSports.com, Click2Houston, KXAN Online, SB Nation and Spectrum News.)

http://dateline.rice/dec-20-espn
Mark Berman's new AP Top 25 men's basketball ballot
The Roanoke Times
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-trt

Wondering how many of the Orioles' gang will join Showalter in New York
Rice assistant baseball coach Paul Janish is mentioned.
BaltimoreBaseball.com
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-janish

Texas QB Casey Thompson enters NCAA transfer portal
Articles mention that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin 58-0 Sept. 18.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the in the Dec. 18 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-hc

Hodge helps Team USA to World Cup softball title
A slideshow mentions Rice Stadium.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-hc
MVP Davis leads 13 Katy first-team picks in 19-6A
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-hc

UNT brings 5-game win streak into bowl matchup with Miami (Ohio)
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of North Texas 30-24 Oct. 30.
National Football Post
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-nfp

No. 3 Purdue tinkers with lineup, faces Incarnate Word
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated the University of the Incarnate Word 85-55 Dec. 16.
WGN
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-wgn

Women's basketball to wrap up nonconference play at the West Palm Beach Invitational
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team defeated the University of Mississippi in last year's Women's National Invitation Tournament final.
OleMissSports.com
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-om

Jumbo package: Stopping Jerome Ford will be key in the Cotton Bowl
An article mention the late Rice football player Dicky Maegle, who was well known for being awarded a touchdown in the 1954 Cotton Bowl after he was tackled by an Alabama player who was not in the game.
SB Nation
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-maegle

NEWS RELEASE

Winter freeze power resources charted in time-lapse video
What happened to electrical power in Texas during last February's freeze? A new time-lapse video of electricity generation created by experts at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy offers an hour-by-hour picture of power plant and customer outages across the state during the devastating storm.
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-news-release-baker-study