Harris avoids controversy, pushes Biden immigration agenda during 'safe' trip to El Paso
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Border Report (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
COVID relief, unemployment benefits are going away — and struggling Houstonians are worried
Luis Guajardo, research manager at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the June 27 print edition.)
The pandemic's effect on the cruise industry (June 28, 2021)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Cypress Creek activist advocates moving to avoid repeat flooding
Alumnus David Taylor authored an article quoting Phil Bedient, director of Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Opinion: How video conferencing raised awareness of trans and nonbinary people
Brian Riedel, associate director of Rice's Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared in the June 27 print edition.)
Tomlinson: Medical bills keep going up, but our health doesn't get any better
Anaeze Offodile II, a nonresident scholar in the Center for Health and Biosciences at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the June 28 print edition, and it appeared on the front of the Business section in the San Antonio Express-News. This story was also featured in the Chronicle's "Morning Report" newsletter.)
Clean energy dreams bump against economic realities of oil and gas
Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the June 27 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
'Public health crisis' — San Antonio drivers are killing greater numbers of pedestrians
Bill Fulton, director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the June 28 print edition.)
Small cities can't manage the high cost of old infrastructure
Leaders say Texas has power reserves to meet summer electricity demands; experts not as optimistic
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the June 27 print edition and in the June 27 print edition of the Texarkana Gazette, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Houston's heat wave has many wondering how the Texas grid will handle the rest of the summer
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Fact-check: Downstate Republican blowing smoke with claim Prairie State is nation’s 'cleanest' coal plant
Chicago Sun-Times (This article also appeared in the June 28 print edition.)
No, southern Illinois' Prairie State is not the nation's 'cleanest' coal plant
PolitiFact (This article also appeared in Better Government Association.)
Some Texas power plants unexpectedly went offline last week. The grid operator says it still doesn't know why
Rice Task Force to consider relocation of William Marsh Rice statue
A report by Rice's Task Force on Slavery, Segregation and Racial Injustice is featured. Student Shifa Rahman is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the June 27 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News and previous edition of Dateline.)
Texas-Squared Startup newsletter No. 303
A roundup features several Rice news stories from the past week.
Texas-Squared Startup on Medium
Moser announces retirement in open court
Alumnus Tom Moser is featured.
Hill Country Community Journal
The Buzz Magazines 2021 Photo Contest
A photo contest entry features James Turrell’s "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.
The Buzz Magazines (This article appeared in the July print editions of the West University, Memorial, Bellaire and Tanglewood/River Oaks issues, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
BROADCAST Why scientists want long-standing '14-day rule' for human embryo research changed
Kirstin Matthews, fellow in science and technology policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
ABC News (Australia)
Only four Texas colleges required vaccines (so far)
An article mentions that Rice announced COVID vaccination policies and recommendations for students, faculty and staff returning to campus.
'KPRC Local 2 News Weekend'
A broadcast cites a study by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research into home prices in Harris County. The second segment mentions the study will be discussed on next week's episode of "Houston Newsmakers."
TRADE/PROFESSIONAL Rice University engineers create seeds for growing 2D perovskite crystals
An article features Rice research that created microscopic seeds to grow crystals that are highly efficient at converting sunlight into electricity. Co-authors Amanda Marciel, the William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair and assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Aditya Mohite, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, are quoted.
Renewable Energy Magazine
Nightside radio could help reveal details of exoplanets in distant solar systems
An article features collaborative Rice research that developed a numerical model to enhance the analysis of radio signals from exoplanets. Alumnus Anthony Sciola and Frank Toffoletto, a professor of physics and astronomy, are quoted.
What fruit flies can teach us about popularity
An article features Rice research that determined social structure is likely heritable. Julia Saltz, assistant professor of biosciences, is quoted.
Original teen musical 'The Quest' to have virtual debut this weekend
An article featuring "The Quest" mentions that it was co-written by alumnus Kieren MacMillan.
2021 MBAs to Watch: Matthew Manriquez, Rice University (Jones)
Graduate student Matthew Manriquez is featured.
Poets & Quants
Pros and cons of including discount codes in your business
An article cites Rice research into how discount coupons may attract new customers.
Visual artist Mark Hirsch named 2021 Fermilab artist-in-residence
An article features alumnus Mark Hirsch.
Breast implants: Is there an ideal smoothness to prevent immune reactions?
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
Egresados Tec acreedores a la beca Fulbright-García Robles 2021
A roundup mentions that Sandra Emi Sato Imuro will pursue a master's degree at Rice on a Fulbright Scholarship.
Conecta (An English translation is not available.)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST Behind Total's name change
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Theodore Roosevelt and the riddle of the 'trigger-happy' conservationist
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is featured.
Grand Forks Herald
Binhi at Ani awarding 21 scholarships to the Class of 2021 on Maui
An article featuring Michael Wong mentions that he plans to attend Rice next semester.
College grad prefers rodeo circuit
Alumnus Wyatt Imus is featured.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the June 25 print edition.)
Notre Dame students spending summer in South Dade, mentoring high schoolers in MAC’s Summer CCP
Rice is mentioned.
South Dade News Leader
Bengal institutes shine in Nature Index
An article quoting Kuntal Chatterjee mentions that he is a former UGC-Raman Fellow at Rice.
SPORTS Olympic track trials: Strath Haven's Forbes makes name for herself at trials
An article features Rice's Grace Forbes, who competed in the 10,000-meter race at the U.S. Olympic Trials June 26.
Delco Daily Times (Subscription is required.)
Bor wins steeplechase title, qualifies for Tokyo Olympics
Iowa State Daily
NCAA declares NC State out of CWS because of COVID-19 issues
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament this year because of COVID-19 protocols.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets, and it appeared in the June 27 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
NC State players confused, angry over their removal from CWS
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
NC State has been ruled out of the College World Series due to COVID-19 protocols, advancing Vanderbilt to the finals
5-at-10: Weekend winners (Harris and Shohei) and losers and, of course, the NCAA gonna NCAA
Times Free Press
Mike Hessman's journey back to the majors, a story of perseverance, patience and triumph
A roundup mentions that former Owl Jose Cruz Jr. is now the head baseball coach at Rice.
The Detroit News (This article also appeared in the June 26 print edition.)
Walker commits to Rice
An article mentions that Braylen Walker plans to play football at Rice.
Dartmouth roundup: Mann named AD at William & Mary
Former Rice senior associate athletics director and chief development officer Brian Mann is featured.
Detroit has a checkered past with No. 1 picks, but there have been big hits, too
Former Rice baseball player Matt Anderson is mentioned.
Detroit Free Press (This article also appeared in Sports Grind Entertainment.)
100 days of Kansas City-area Olympians: Thane Baker, track
An article mentions former Rice track and field athlete Catherine Baker Nicholson.
Volleyball announces trio of signees
A roundup featuring Audrey Smith mentions that her grandfather played football at Rice.
2021 Conference USA standings predictions
A roundup features Rice football.
Last Word on Sports
Tramel: Where do Cowboys, Sooners rank among Power 5 non-conference football schedules?
A roundup mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 18.
The Oklahoman (Subscription is required.)
2022 F Braeden Moore calls Nebraska 'a great spot' after official visit
Rice is mentioned.
Good morning, Irinination: Added another name to the '22 Recruiting Committee
Illinois News Live
NEWS RELEASES Keck backs Rice bid to 'build a brain'
Rice electrical and computer engineer Jacob Robinson and collaborators have won a $1 million Keck Foundation grant to advance the team’s synthetic neurobiology effort to define the connections between neurons and muscles that drive programmed behaviors in living animals.
RAMBO speeds searches on huge DNA databases
Rice computer scientists presented RAMBO, which is short for "repeated and merged bloom filter," last week at the Association for Computing Machinery data science conference SIGMOD 2021. RAMBO may be used to drastically reduce the wait times for researchers using enormous DNA databases.