Dateline Rice for Nov. 17, 2021

Dateline Rice


Analysis: Will gasoline prices drop in 2022? It depends on OPEC and US shale
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.
Reuters (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

Democrats shouldn't panic. They should go into shock.
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted. 
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

Pain at the pump drives Biden’s suffering in the polls
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.
Politico (This article also appeared in MSN Money.)
New poll shows most Americans oppose Texas' abortion law, other states' abortion clinic restrictions
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in MSN.)
GOP leaders sue Lina Hidalgo, Harris County over redistricting plan they say violates voting rights
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 17 print edition.)
New poll suggests Americans oppose Texas' abortion law
The East County Gazette
Republicans sue over new Commissioners Court map
Off the Kuff
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/nov-17-jones (This segment aired nine times.)

This fish loses and regrows 20 teeth each day
Kory Evans, assistant professor of natural sciences, is quoted.
Smithsonian Magazine


Editorial: First Black president at Rice proves transformative change is possible
An editorial features Provost Reginald DesRoches, who will lead Rice when President David Leebron steps down next year. Raymond Johnson, adjunct professor of mathematics and Rice's first Black graduate, and Martel College junior Kendall Vining, president of the Rice Student Association, are quoted in the first Houston Chronicle article. Robert Ladd, chair of the Rice Board of Trustees, is quoted in two additional media outlets.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This editorial also appeared on the front of the Opinion page in the Nov. 17 print edition, and it was featured in the Chronicle's "Morning Report" newsletter.)
Next president of Rice 'breaking barriers'
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Nov. 17 print edition of the Chronicle's Bellaire Examiner and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Rice University names Reginald DesRoches school's first Black president
Defender Network

Rice University to break ground on fine arts building in 2022, to be designed by alumnus
An article features Rice's plans for its Susan and Fayez Sarofim Hall arts building, which will break ground in 2022. The design will be led by alumnus and former Cullinan Visiting Professor Charles Renfro. President David Leebron is quoted.
Houston Business Journal

Rice, University of Houston top Princeton Review lists for entrepreneurial programs for third year in a row
An article mentions that the Jones Graduate School of Business' program in entrepreneurship is ranked No. 1 in the nation according to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur. Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jones School, is quoted, and Rice's Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is mentioned.
Houston Business Journal
2 prestigious Houston colleges score No. 1 rankings for entrepreneurship
CultureMap Houston
8 prestigious Texas colleges score top rankings for entrepreneurship
CultureMap Dallas
UT Austin hooks top rankings for entrepreneurship in prestigious national report
CultureMap Austin
2 prestigious Dallas-Fort Worth universities score top rankings for entrepreneurship
CultureMap Fort Worth

How to see an 'almost total' lunar eclipse Friday morning in Houston
Patrick Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Nearly 40 percent of pastors 'seriously' considered quitting ministry this year, survey finds
Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, professor of sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Beto is off to an aggressive start

An article mentions the Rice University Lib-Con Scores of members of the Texas House of Representatives.
The Eagle (Subscription is required.)


East Texas veteran battling muscular dystrophy uses golf as therapy, chance for quality time with children
Alumnus Timothy Masters is featured.
Tyler Morning Telegraph (This article appeared on the front page of the Nov. 17 print edition and yesterday's Dateline.)


'Sideways' episode No. 19: Is this what success looks like?
Gwen Bradford, associate professor of philosophy, is interviewed.
BBC Sounds

Vivienda asequible para familias de bajos y medianos recursos en Houston está escaseando, según estudio
An article cites the Kinder Institute for Urban Research's Harris County Housing Survey, which aims to help officials develop a 10-year equitable housing plan. Luis Guajardo, research manager at the Kinder Institute, is interviewed.
Univision (An English translation is not available. This segment also aired on KXLN-TV in Houston.)

'KCEN News'
Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy and minerals in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed in a story about the potential affects of bitcoin mining on Texas' power grid.
KCEN-TV (Waco, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/nov-17-foss (This segment aired four times.)

Candidate Beto O'Rourke kicks off gubernatorial campaign
An article cites a voter survey conducted by the Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation.
KHOU 11 Online

Student of the Week: Sidney Jimenez
A broadcast featuring high school senior Sidney Jimenez mentions that she hopes to attend Rice.
KRGV Online (This segment also aired on KRGV-TV in Harlingen, Texas.)


Big data privacy for machine learning just got 100 times cheaper
An article features Rice research inexpensive ways for tech companies to implement a rigorous form of personal data privacy when using or sharing large databases for machine learning. Co-authors Anshumali Shrivastava, associate professor of computer science, and graduate student Ben Coleman are quoted.
Tech Xplore

Researchers have come up with a new way to quickly turn plastic waste into graphene
An article features research by James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering.
Wonderful Engineering

Engineers detail conditions to decontaminate disposable masks
An article features Rice research that found that proper heating will eliminate the virus that causes COVID-19 from a standard disposable surgical mask without degrading the mask itself. Co-authors Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and graduate student Faye Yap are cited.
Laboratory Equipment
Masker medis kini bisa dipakai berulang kali
Republika (An English translation is not available.)

Michael Wolf appointed school of mathematics chair
Michael Wolf, Milton B. Porter Professor in Mathematics, is featured.
Georgia Tech College of Sciences News

OpenStax gets federal funding for computer science OER
An article features OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources. 
Campus Technology

Meet the MBA class of 2023: Phyo Shwe Yee Win, Wharton School

Alumna Phyo Shwe Yee Wi is featured.
Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)

Quanex names Kim Garcia new chief human resources officer

Alumna Kim Garcia is featured.
USGlass News Network

How does cloning work?
An article cites a 2007 study by Rice into countries that ban human cloning experiments.
MSN Entertainment (This article originally appeared in Live Science.)

Other materials stories that may be of interest
A roundup features Rice research that suggests a method to synthesize borophene, the 2D version of boron, in a way that could make it easier to free up or manipulate.
The American Ceramic Society

The money and prestige in higher ed
Rice is mentioned.
LinkedIn (This article also appeared in Open Campus.)


URI researcher works for diversity, inclusion in sciences, one journal at a time
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
The University of Rhode Island News

Engineering professor Cynthia Sung featured in Miranda Cosgrove's TV show
Alumna Cynthia Sung is featured.
The Daily Pennsylvanian

Chandler thinks 'inside the box' with new signage as part of W. Chandler neighborhood branding
Alumnus Lee Shappell authored a column.
Wrangler News


Rice notebook: Improving offense must reduce mistakes
An article featuring Rice football quotes head coach Mike Bloomgren and mentions assistant coach Marques Tuiasosopo. The Owls are slated to play the University of Texas at El Paso Nov. 20.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 17 print edition.)
Three things learned at UTEP's Tuesday football practice
El Paso Times
'ABC 7 News'
KVIA-TV (El Paso, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/nov-17-kvia (This segment aired twice.)

Pierre scores 20 to carry Rice past Southern 81-63
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated Southern University 81-63 Nov. 16.

Yahoo! News (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
Second-half run helps Rice men cruise past Southern
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. An excerpt also appeared in the Nov. 17 print edition.)
Second half surge not enough at Rice
Close call: Men's basketball escapes Tulane
Southern University's Student Media
'Fox 26 News'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)

Despite late start in football, Rice's Gabe Taylor steps out of his late brother's shadow
Rice football player Gabe Taylor is featured.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in Miami Herald.)

UH basketball notebook: Tramon Mark out for Virginia game
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team was defeated by the University of Houston 79-46 Nov. 12.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Rice and SMU are highly ranked … in an analysis of who pays more for houses near stadiums
Rice Stadium is mentioned.

Huntley's playoffs hot list for the CIF-SS football semifinals
Rice is mentioned.
The Orange County Register

Concordia Lutheran: Where are they now?
Former Rice baseball player Glenn Otto is featured.