Dateline Rice for Nov. 12, 2021

Dateline Rice


Next president of Rice 'breaking barriers'
Rice's Board of Trustees has selected Reginald DesRoches to be the eighth president of the university. DesRoches, the current provost, will be the first immigrant, first Black person and first engineer to lead Rice when President David Leebron steps down next year. Robert Ladd, chair of the Rice Board of Trustees, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Nov. 12 print edition, and it was featured in the Chronicle's "Afternoon Report" newsletter. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
Rice University breaks barriers, appointing 1st-ever Black, immigrant president
Click2Houston (This segment also aired nine times on KPRC-TV in Houston.)
Rice University names school provost Reginald DesRoches as next president
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in 30 other media outlets.)
Rice University names next president
Houston Business Journal 
Rice University names Reginald DesRoches as next president
MSN (This article originally appeared at KHOU Online.)
Rice University names provost as new president
MSN Money (This article originally appeared at ABC 13 Online and appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Reginald DesRoches has been named Rice University's 8th president
Houston Public Media
Rice University breaks with tradition in naming its next president
Houston Press
Rice University makes historic selection for its eighth president
CultureMap Houston
Dr. Reginald DesRoches named president of Rice University
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Rice University provost named next president
Inside Higher Ed
Rice University names Reginald DesRoches as its next president
'Fox 26: The News Edge'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/nov-12-kprc (This segment aired six times.)
'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/nov-12-ktrk (This segment aired 10 times.)
'Fox 26 News'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/nov-12-kriv (This segment aired four times.)
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/nov-12-kriv (This segment aired twice.)
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/nov-12-kriv (This segment aired twice.)
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/nov-12-khou (This segment aired twice.)


Pump pain: What can Biden do to ease soaring gasoline prices?

Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Al-Jazeera.)

H-E-B dominates Austin-area grocery stores
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Axios (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)

In Travis Scott's old neighborhood, residents wonder whether he is still a hometown hero

An article cites 2018 Rice research into the average income of residents in Houston's Sunnyside neighborhood.
MSN (This Washington Post article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)


New 10,000-strong migrant caravan would leave for US the day North American leaders' summit starts
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Border Report (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)

Mathematics professor teaming up with biologists to model bacterial divisions
An article mentions that Matthew Bennett, associate professor of biochemistry and cell biology, and Oleg Igoshin, professor of bioengineering and of biosciences and chemistry, are collaborating on the featured research.
University of Houston News

Shift to renewables could slash school funding, study finds

An article features research by the Baker Institute for Public Policy that found the funding model for Texas K-12 education relies heavily on the fossil fuel industry. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Business section in the Nov. 12 print edition.)

Houston filmmaker Jenny Waldo screens first feature at Cinema Arts Festival
A roundup of Houston Cinema Arts Festival screenings include those at Rice Cinema. 
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Nov. 12 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
'Tick, Tick … BOOM!,' 'Belfast' among the 15+ top film releases
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Nov. 12 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

The friends of Cloyce Box
Alumnus David Ownby is mentioned.
Texas Monthly


I SEE U, Episode 25: Troublesome legacies
A broadcast features Alexander Byrd, associate professor of history and Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Caleb McDaniel, the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Humanities, discussing recent results and future objectives of Rice's Task Force on Slavery, Segregation and Racial Injustice.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

WTMJ-AM (Milwaukee)
A broadcast cites Scott Solomon, associate teaching professor in biosciences.
KFI-AM (Los Angeles)


Study: Conservative customers are more satisfied than liberal ones
Across industries, conservatives are more satisfied than liberals with the products and services they consume, according to a new collaborative Rice study. Co-author Vikas Mittal, professor of marketing at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.

The 28th HPC Connection Workshop at SC21: HPC Open Architectures and AI Innovations
Anshumali Shrivastava, assistant professor of computer science, will speak Nov. 15 at the 28th HPC Connection Workshop Digital at SC21, the international conference for high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis.

Wistar scientists discover sugar molecule on HIV-infected cell plays role in evading immune system — they exploit as weakness to make more effective 'natural killers' against HIV
An article mentions that Han Xiao, assistant professor of biosciences and bioengineering, and graduate student Chenfei-Yu collaborated on the featured research.

A strategy to refine genetic base editors
An article features Rice research into reducing gene-editing errors by fine-tuning specific CRISPR-base editing strategies. Xue Sherry Gao, the T.N. Law Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Anatoly Kolomeisky, professor of chemistry and of chemical and biomolecular engineering and the department chair of chemistry, are quoted.

Rice 3D-prints smart helmet for military
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." Paul Cherukuri, executive director of Rice's Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, is quoted.
World Industrial Reporter

Mind the gap: How the US Coast Guard can navigate the window of vulnerability in the Indo-Pacific
An article cites Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Affairs at the Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Mueller presents different perspectives of mentorship
Alumna Jenna Mueller is featured.
NIH Record

November 2021 editor's letter: Beyond the ivory tower
An article quotes architect Frank Barkow, whose firm Barkow Leibinger built Rice's Sid Richardson residential college.
Architectural Record

Rice University's anti-corrosion coating protects steel
An article features collaborative Rice research into an anti-corrosive coating for steel.
Engineering 360


Cleveland Orchestra announces six musician appointments for 2021-22 Severance season
Alumnus Charles Paul, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured. (This article also appeared in Broadway World.) 


Chirchir finishes near top of pack at NCAA South Central Regional Championships
An article mentions that Owl Grace Forbes won the individual women's race at the NCAA South Central Regional Championships Nov. 12. NCAA mentions that Rice's women's cross-country team qualified for the NCAA Championships by placing second overall, while the men's team placed fifth overall in the race.
South Central results: Both Arkansas teams qualify, Texas men win

Men's basketball faces Rice on Friday in Fertitta Center
An article mentions that Rice's basketball team is slated to play the University of Houston Nov. 12.
College basketball preview: Houston vs. Rice
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Hilltoppers can become bowl eligible with win at Rice
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to host Western Kentucky University Nov. 13. 
Bowling Green Daily News
Event roundup: What to look forward to this weekend
The Buzz Magazines

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Yale set to face UMass, former Harvard foe now at Seton Hall, in first weekend of DI action
Former Rice basketball player Carl Pierre is mentioned.
Yale Daily News

Horns247 staff predictions: Texas vs. Kansas
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Arkansas 38-17 Sept. 4.

Texas' Steve Sarkisian delays naming starting QB vs. Kansas
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin 58-0 Sept. 18.
Sports Illustrated

Fort Bend high school athletes sign letters of intent
An article mentions that Lademi Ogunlana has committed to play volleyball at Rice.
The Fort Bend Star


Rice lab details conditions to decontaminate disposable masks
Engineers at Rice, through extensive experimentation and modeling, determined that proper heating will eliminate the virus that causes COVID-19 from a standard disposable surgical mask without degrading the mask itself.