Dateline Rice for July 8, 2021

Dateline Rice


Coal use rises as natural gas prices spike
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal (This segment aired on more than 700 affiliate stations across the U.S.)
Texas power grid that failed in winter storm already has 1,280 summer outages
Newsweek (This article also appeared in MSN.)
Gov. Greg Abbott draws fire for leaving Texas power grid off special session agenda
Austin American-Statesman (Subscription is required.)
Abbott tells PUC to incentivize fossil fuel, nuclear generation
The Facts
ERCOT report shows where electric power grid failed in June
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
'News Channel 6'
KAUZ-TV (Wichita Falls, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/july-8-cohan (This segment aired seven times.)

How to fix apartments

An article quotes Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, who conducts the annual Kinder Houston Area Survey.
Gizmodo (This article also appeared in Gizmodo Australia.)

The unknown winners of Mexico's energy reform
Adrian Duhalt, postdoctoral fellow in Mexico energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for the United States and Mexico and Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
El Pais

AI job interview software can't even tell if you're speaking English, tests find
Fred Oswald, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Psychology and professor of management, is quoted.
Gizmodo (This article also appeared in Gizmodo Australia.)

Soft polymer shell keeps 3D-printed ceramics from cracking
An article features collaborative Rice research into ceramics made with 3D printers and covered in a soft polymer, which keeps the ceramic from shattering. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Pulickel Ajayan, chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering and a professor of chemistry, research scientist Muhammad Rahman and graduate student Seyed Mohammad Sajadi.
Futurity (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra CEO Matthew Loden announces resignation, returns home to Texas
An article featuring Matthew Loden mentions that he will be the new Lynette S. Autrey Dean of Rice's Shepherd School of Music effective Oct. 1.
The Globe and Mail
Toronto Symphony Orchestra CEO Matthew Loden to depart company
Broadway World
THE SCOOP | Toronto Symphony Orchestra CEO Matthew Loden to step down
Ludwig van Toronto
Zoomer Radio (Ontario)
http://dateline.rice/july-8-loden (This segment aired seven times.)

Dicky Maegle, football star remembered for a bizarre tackle, dies at 86
An article features the late Rice football player Dicky Maegle, who died July 4 at 86. Maegle 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.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

45 MBA programs that train well-paid consultants
Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business is featured.
U.S. News & World Report (This article also appeared in WTOP Online.)


Talos' loss is a cautionary tale of operating in Latin America
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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the July 8 print edition and yesterday's Dateline.)

This Houston university pays best for new graduates, says new report

365 Thing To Do in Houston

Best Bets: Lady Day, Sabrina, and Pancakes & Booze
An article mentions that the "Ribbon Pavilion" was made on Rice's campus in March by remote instructions given by the Dutch art collective We Make Carpets. Hope Stone Dance will respond to the work with "in the stillness of July" on July 14, hosted by Rice's Moody Center for the Arts.
Houston Press


Texas power grid missing from special legislative session agenda
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 and interviewed.
Fox 26 Online (The video segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
Texas special session agenda includes trans athletes, CRT, social media
KTRH Online (This segment also aired four times on KTRH-AM in Houston, and this segment appeared in KTRH on Spreaker.)
Letters to the Editor — Redistricting, freedom, Dallas shootings, Texas leaders, guns
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
Gobernador de Texas convoca a sesiones legislativas extraordinarias para debatir temas controversiales
Univision Houston (This segment also aired on KXLN-TV in Houston.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/july-8-jones (This segment aired 10 times.)

Texas special legislative session begins today: Bond reform, election law changes on the agenda
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in NewsChant.)


Phage display-based gene delivery: A viable platform technology for COVID-19 vaccine design and development
An article features collaborative research by experts at Rice's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics. Co-author José Onuchic, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy, is quoted in Newswise.
Newswise (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Inhalable COVID-19 vaccine? Rice University scientists developing vaccine spray in fight against coronavirus

Surging US LNG puts Biden in climate bind
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
E&E News

Christopher Rizk, MD, a dermatologist with Elite Dermatology
Alumnus Christopher Rizk is featured.
York Pedia

GEM Fellowship opens a new path to potential research careers
Graduate student Caira Anderson is featured.
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory


Harvard names Klara Jelinkova as new chief information officer
An article features Klara Jelinkova, vice president for international operations and information technology and chief information officer at Rice, who has been named vice president and chief information officer at Harvard University effective Sept. 13. President David Leebron and Sarah Whiting, former dean of Rice’s School of Architecture and former William Ward Watkin Professor of Architecture, are quoted.
The Harvard Crimson

Q&A: The word of the day is opportunity
A Q&A features former Rice biochemistry professor Jennifer West.
University of Virginia News

Q&A: New Victaulic CEO focused on innovation as demand for company's products bounces back
Alumnus Rick Bucher is featured in a Q&A.
The Morning Call (This article also appeared in MSN.)


Rice basketball coach Scott Pera agrees to extension through 2024
Rice's head men's basketball coach Scott Pera has agreed to a contract extension through 2024. Athletics director Joe Karlgaard is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Lindsay James supported husband Ricky Hague while he played MLB — but a country career awaited her
Former Rice baseball player Ricky Hague is featured.
People (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Damon Stoudamire to join Boston Celtics coaching staff; Leonard Perry named Pacific coach
An article features Damon Stoudamire, former director of player development at Rice.

Celtics to hire former NBA Rookie of the Year with ties to Udoka: Report

2021 Marshall football opponents: WKU brings new look for 2021
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Western Kentucky University next season.
The Herald-Dispatch

Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike listed on Nigeria’s provisional roster for the Olympics
Former Rice basketball player Erica Ogwumike is mentioned.
MSN (This article originally appeared in SB Nation, and similar articles appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

What if the Mariners had taken Francisco Lindor in the 2011 draft?
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon is mentioned.
The Ringer


Rice, Rutgers developing inhalable COVID-19 vaccine spray
Scientists at Rice's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP) are part of a study to develop an inhalable COVID-19 vaccine. The project led by Rutgers University and CTBP scientists at Rice and Northeastern University has produced two vaccine strategies. Both are scalable and adaptable and can be transported and stored at room temperature.

Soft shell makes hard ceramic less likely to shatter
A thin shell of soft polymer can help keep knotty ceramic structures from shattering, according to materials scientists at Rice. Ceramics made with 3D printers crack under stress like any plate or bowl. But covered in a soft polymer cured under ultraviolet light, the same materials stand a far better chance of keeping their structural integrity, much like a car windshield’s treated glass is less likely to shatter.