Dateline Rice for Nov. 10, 2021

Dateline Rice


Two acclaimed writers on the art of revising your life
A podcast features Kiese Laymon, who will be the Libby Shearn Moody Professor of Creative Writing and English starting Jan. 1, 2022.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)
Transcript: Tressie McMillan Cottom interviews Kiese Laymon for 'The Ezra Klein Show'
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

Trust is hard to find at the UN climate summit in Glasgow
An article mentions that former President Barack Obama spoke at the Baker Institute for Public Policy in 2019.
The New Yorker


Opinion: Innovation district will benefit not only the immediate neighborhood but all Houstonians
Alumnus Bobby Tudor '82, former Rice Board of Trustees chair, co-authored an op-ed about Rice Management Co.'s redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into the Ion tech hub. The Ion is mentioned in several additional media outlets.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared in the Nov. 10 print edition.)

City council considers $15.3M Ion District community agreement, Third Ward activists push back over gentrification concerns
Houston Business Journal
'6 p.m. newscast for Nov. 9, 2021'

Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
'6 a.m. newscast for Nov. 10, 2021'
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Houston could be 'most consequential city in America' as it rapidly diversifies, raising questions CRE must answer
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, is quoted.
Houstonian News (This article originally appeared in Bisnow and yesterday's Dateline.)

UH's 'Hobby Hour: The Census and Redistricting' looks at controversial redrawing of state voting lines

An article mentions that 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, participated in the University of Houston's "Hobby Hour: The Census and Redistricting" Nov. 10.
University of Houston News

US Rep. Louie Gohmert considers opposing Texas AG Ken Paxton in GOP primary

An article cites a voter survey conducted by the Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 10 print editions of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)
In bid for governor's mansion, Allen West will have to win over the Texas GOP
Dallas Observer

Governor Abbott names new general counsel, principal deputy

An article mentions that alumnus James Sullivan has been named General Counsel to the Governor by Gov. Greg Abbott. 
Office of the Texas Governor

Upper Kirby business Honey Art Cafe brings together passion, joy for art
Alumnae Lulu Fang and Amy Lin are featured.
Community Impact Newspaper

Innovation at the point of care is closing the loop in bench-to-bedside medicine
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
Texas Heart Institute

Roundup: Houston startups announce new partnerships, crowdfunding campaigns and more
An article mentions the Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator.


Dems push Biden to act on gas prices, but experts say options are limited
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
News Channel 12 Online (This Sinclair Broadcast Group article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)


Renewable energy transition requires forward-looking fiscal policies to maintain education funding
An article features collaborative Rice research that found that the funding model for Texas K-12 education relies heavily on the fossil fuel industry. Baker Institute for Public Policy co-authors include Jorge Barro, fellow in public finance; John Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance and director of the Center for Public Finance; and Richard Evans, Advisory Board Visiting Fellow.

Baker Hughes invests in 'turquoise' hydrogen production
An article cites a recent report about how the classification of turquoise hydrogen might affect its regulation that was co-authored by Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies (CES) at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Rachel Meidl, the fellow for energy and environment at the CES.

The syntax of worlds
An article features the work of Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
Classical Music Daily

Many scientists are atheists, but that doesn't mean they are anti-religious
Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, professor of sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program, co-authored an article.
Religion Unplugged (This article originally appeared in The Conversation and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Diane Yoo tells how winning beauty pageants revealed to her that she is a born entrepreneur
Alumna Diane Yoo is featured.
Grit Daily

Rutgers MBA program climbs to No. 10 in the world for entrepreneurship in Poets & Quants ranking
Rice is mentioned.
Rutgers Business School News

Products of Tomorrow: November 2021

A roundup features Rice research that developed a woven nanotube fiber-enhanced flexible cotton fabric that turns heat into enough energy to power an LED.

Tech Briefs


American Physical Society honors nine with MIT ties for physics research

A roundup featuring alumna Nikta Fakhri mentions that she has received the Early Career Award for Soft Matter Research from the American Physical Society.
MIT News

VIDEO: World at his fingertips: Boy born without hand gets 3D-printed prosthetic
An article features Rice students who 3D-printed a prosthetic hand for a 5-year-old patient. Quoted or mentioned include Martel College junior Arinze Appio-Riley, alumna Chinwe Appio-Riley and Deirdre Hunter, lecturer at Rice's Brown School of Engineering's Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen.
Birmingham Times (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)


Evee scores 24 to lead Rice over Pepperdine 82-63
An article mentions that Rice's basketball team defeated Pepperdine University 82-63 Nov. 9. Owls Travis Evee and Carl Pierre are highlighted.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more 30 other media outlets, and it appeared in the Nov. 10 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)

Rice notebook: Owls to face former HBU star Bailey Zappe
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to host Western Kentucky University Nov. 13. Rodrigo Barnes, who was one of the first Black athletes at Rice, will be at Rice Stadium signing his book "The Bouncing Football: Life Lessons on the Gridiron."
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 10 print edition.)
Sparky Notes: Defense building incredible story arc, Zappe and Sterns still best in the nation
College Heights Herald
'Kaz's Fearless Forecast'
The Record
'NBC 40 News'
WNKY-TV (Bowling Green, Kentucky)
http://dateline.rice/nov-10-wnky (This segment aired twice.)

This Houston Realtor is the calm in the real estate storm for her clients
An article featuring Stormy Hayes-Knipe mentions that she is the president of We Give A Hoot, an organization of Rice football player parents, families and friends. 
CultureMap Houston

No. 15 Houston rallies to beat Hofstra 83-75 in overtime
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play the University of Houston Nov. 12.
News 12 Brooklyn
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)

Here are all the Cubs minor league free agents
Former Rice baseball player Jon Duplantier is featured.
SB Nation (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Sivori: 'It's only up' in second season with Lady Tops
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team played Western Kentucky University Feb. 13.
Bowling Green Daily Times

2021-2022 North Texas Mean Green men's basketball preview
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play the University of North Texas Feb. 12.
Mean Green Nation

Blake Anderson hit reset at Utah State and has the Aggies eyeing a championship, plus realignment updates: G5 Drive
Rice is mentioned.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)


Rice tapped to develop 3D-printed 'smart helmets' for the military
Rice researcher Paul Cherukuri, executive director of the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, and collaborators have received $1.3 million from the Office of Naval Research through the Defense Research University Instrumentation Program to create the world’s first printable military "smart helmet" using industrial-grade 3D printers.