Dateline Rice for Nov. 11, 2021

Dateline Rice


News Analysis: Inflation has sunk presidencies. Can Biden stay afloat?
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Nov. 11 print edition, and it appeared in the print edition of the Rome News-Tribune and online in more than 10 other media outlets.)

Kids born on Mars after Elon Musk's SpaceX missions would have brittle bones, weak eyesight and 'green' skin tone
An article quotes Scott Solomon, associate teaching professor in biosciences.
The Sun


Rice, city agree on $15M pact to invest in community around Ion, over organizers' opposition

An article mentions Rice Management Co.'s redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into the Ion tech hub. Sam Dike, Rice Management Co.'s manager of strategic initiatives, is quoted in several media outlets.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the Nov. 11 print edition.)
The Ion development agreement and a veteran helps resettle Afghan refugees (Nov. 11, 2021)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Houston City Council approves an agreement with Ion developers despite community pushback
Houston Public Media
Houston City Council approves community benefits agreement tied to Ion District
Community Impact Newspaper

City Council OKs $15.3M community benefits agreement for Ion District, despite community pushback
Houston Business Journal

KTRH-AM (Houston)
'6 p.m. newscast for Nov. 10, 2021'
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
'8 a.m. newscast for Nov. 11, 2021'
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

New President's Lecture Series receives $75,000 ECMC Foundation Grant
An article mentions that Danielle King, assistant professor of psychological sciences, will speak at the "Inclusive Excellence, The Way Forward: Creating Diverse Organizations" lecture series at the University of Houston Downtown.
University of Houston Downtown News

Photographer Geoff Winningham uncovers historic photographs of Houston's Buffalo Bayou
An article mentions that Geoff Winningham, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Humanities in visual and dramatic arts, is curating the exhibit "Buffalo Bayou: River of Life" at Houston's Flatland Gallery Nov. 13-28.

Sesame Street favorite helps a Houston charter school network raise $1 million
An article mentions that Ruth López Turley, director of Rice's Houston Education Research Consortium, associate director of research at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and professor of sociology, spoke at YES Prep Public Schools' recent "Luminaries Dinner" fundraiser.

'Tick, Tick … BOOM!,' 'Belfast' among the 15+ top film releases
A roundup of Houston Cinema Arts Festival screenings include those at Rice Cinema. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Embrace the Third Coast's film, music and more at the 13th annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival
365 Things To Do in Houston

Letters to the editor, Saturday, Nov. 6
A letter to the editor cites a study by the Baker Institute for Public Policy into carbon pricing.
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Harris County elections administrator: 'A lot of learned lessons' in Nov. 2 election
An article mentions that experts from Rice are working with Harris County Elections Administrator Isabel Longoria to survey election judges about voting concerns.
Community Impact Newspaper

Governor Abbott appoints eight to TexNet Technical Advisory Committee

An article mentions that alumnus Calvin Cooper has been appointed to the TexNet Technical Advisory Committee by Gov. Greg Abbott. 

Office of the Texas Governor

Nimitz student Anthony Daigle plans for a future in STEM
Rice is mentioned.
Irving Weekly


KTRK-TV (Houston)
A broadcast mentions that Rice will announce the successor to President David Leebron Nov. 11.

'9 News'
A broadcast mentions Rice research into the racial disparities of natural disaster recovery.
KUSA-TV (Denver)
http://dateline.rice/nov-11-kusa (This segment aired four times.)


Rice team developing 3D-printed military 'smart helmet'
An article mentions that a team of researchers from Rice has 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." Collaborators include Paul Cherukuri, executive director of Rice's Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering; 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; Provost Reginald DesRoches; Marcia O’Malley, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Mechanical Engineering, professor of computer science and professor of electrical and computer engineering; and James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering.
The Engineer

Miah Im, 1974-2021
An article features the late Miah Im, professor of opera and director of opera studies at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, who died Sept. 30 at 47.
Times Higher Education (Subscription is required.)

Venture capitalist: Supporting veteran-led startups is a proven investment strategy
An article mentions the Rice Veterans Business Battle.
WRAL TechWire

'Flying Over Sunset' returns to previews; meet the cast!
An article featuring Kanisha Marie Feliciano mentions that she earned an Artist Diploma at Rice.
Broadway World

On Veterans Day, FEMA remembers

An article mentions that George Yuck Yee Chan and his brother, Charles, were the first Chinese graduates of Rice in 1942.

India, US are natural allies, especially in field of education: Pradhan
An article mentions that representatives from Rice attended the recent virtual roundtable "Advancing India-US Education Partnership."
Business Standard


Whitman alumni continue to find joy in music
Alumnus Adam Lau, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
Whitman Wire

Andrews University names new director of innovation and entrepreneurship 
An article features alumnus Matías Soto.
Moody on the Market


No. 15 Houston finding the right mix, hosts banged-up Rice

An article mentions that Rice's basketball team is slated to play the University of Houston Nov. 12.

Yahoo! Sports (This and similar articles also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
ESPN FPI predicts every Week 11 game
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to host Western Kentucky University Nov. 13.

Middle Tennessee, Western Kentucky to remain in C-USA after considering joining MAC An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.

Big-time signings bountiful across Houston area
An article mentions that Trey Duffield and Garrett Stratton have committed to play baseball at Rice. The second article also mentions that Gabby Mansfield has committed to play volleyball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Signing Day Central: Houston-area athletes celebrate college commitments
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Chapel Hill's Kylei Griffin signs with Louisiana-Lafayette
An article mentions Rice football player Khalan Griffin.
Tyler Morning Telegraph

Bragga set to return as Tennessee Tech baseball head coach Thursday
An article features former Rice head baseball coach Matt Bragga.

Sports paved Lindsey Foster's path, which now has led back home

An article mentions former Rice basketball player Sarah Bracken.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Kitsap Sun.)

Card Back Q&A: Pat Combs talks meteoric rise for Phillies, BU strikeout king and umpire relative
Former Rice baseball player Pat Combs is featured.
Sports Collectors Daily

Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame announces 2022 inductees
An article mentions that the late Jack Patterson, a former Rice track and field athlete, will be honored with the Legends Award and inducted posthumously into the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame.

Austin area's 10 players and teams to watch for the 2021 girls high school basketball season
An article mentions that Shelby Hayes has committed to play basketball at Rice.
Austin American-Statesman

Feeling better, Osborne leads Florida State to rout of Penn
An article features former Rice basketball player Malik Osborne.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

Evans chooses NDSU after 'overwhelming' process
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

Cross-country set for NCAA South Central Regional Championships
An article mentions that Rice will compete in the NCAA South Central Regional Cross-Country Championships Nov. 12. (Similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

PODCAST: Week 11 preview — which games should you pay attention to?
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of North Texas 30-24 Oct. 30.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
Next two games will tell us a lot about UTEP football team
KROD Online

10 student athletes sign letters of intent at College Station
An article mentions that Ryland Urbanczyk has committed to play baseball at Rice.
KBTX Online (This segment also aired on KBTX-TV in Bryan, Texas.)


Rice University trustees to announce new president
Rice's Board of Trustees has selected the institution's next president, who will be introduced at an event on campus Thursday afternoon. A nationwide search was launched last May, when President David Leebron announced he plans to step down next summer after 18 years leading one of the nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning.

Conservative customers are more satisfied than liberal ones, according to new study
Across industries, conservatives are more satisfied than liberals with the products and services they consume, according to a study of more than 326,000 U.S. consumers by an international research team from Rice, the Catholic University of Portugal, Boston College, the University of Texas at San Antonio and Korea University.

Rice strategy refines genetic base editors
Rice chemical and biomolecular engineer Xue Sherry Gao and chemist Anatoly Kolomeisky and their labs combined theory and experimentation for a comprehensive approach to building better base editors, molecular machines that target and fix faulty DNA at single-base resolution.

Rice expert: Medical robots poised to become smaller, softer, smarter, more autonomous and more commercializable
Rice robotics expert Marcia O'Malley, co-author of a retrospective in this week’s Science Robotics about medical robotics advances of the past decade, is available for interviews to discuss how far the field has progressed and where it is headed.