Dateline Rice for Nov. 18, 2021

Dateline Rice


Companies bid $192 million in 1st Gulf oil sale under Biden
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 200 other media outlets, and it appeared in the print editions of 20 media outlets across the U.S.)
Shell, BP among bidders for new oil, gas leases across 2,700 square miles of Gulf of Mexico
COP26 Climate Change Conference: Is Saudi Arabia's net zero pledge a breakthrough, or just a mirage?
South China Morning Post

At summit, US, Canada and Mexico will address migration
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.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)
Live updates: Biden to meet with Canada's Trudeau and Mexico's López Obrador
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

Beto O'Rourke promises unity in new Texas governor bid

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.
The Washington Times
Federal report points finger at natural gas sector in February power outages
Austin American-Statesman (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Pain at the pump drives Biden's suffering in the polls
Yahoo! News (This Politico article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

El debate energético llega sin fuerza a la cumbre trilateral
Adrian Duhalt, postdoctoral fellow in Mexico energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for the United States and Mexico and Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
El País (An English translation is not available.)

This Texas county shows exactly how Republicans are rolling back the clock on voting rights
An article mentions alumnus Stephen Holmes, Galveston County Commissioner Precinct 3.
Mother Jones

BCR: ¿Quiénes son los candidatos propuestos por el Congreso para el directorio?
An article mentions that Inés Choy Chong formerly taught at Rice. (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in the Nov. 18 print edition of El Comerico)


Editorial: The Ike Dike can’t do it all. Houston should explore Galveston Bay barrier proposal

An editorial cites Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, and his research into protecting Galveston Bay from future hurricanes.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This editorial also appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the Nov. 18 print edition.)

Expert View: College textbook prices have gotten out of hand. This Texas nonprofit is all over it.
A Q&A features Richard Baraniuk, the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and founder of OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
Houston Business Journal

City begins task of adjusting council boundaries
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted. 
The Baytown Sun

Love of math the common denominator for Papakonstantinou duo
An article features Anne Papakonstantinou, clinical assistant professor and director of the Rice University School Mathematics Project, and her daughter, alumna Joanna Papakonstantinou.
Village News (This article appeared on the front page of the print and digital editions of the Nov. 16 issue.)


The notorious Mrs. Mossler
An article mentions late alumnus Barnett Garrison.
Texas Monthly (This article will also appeared in the December print edition.)

Border travel restrictions were 'a nightmare' for some Juárez-based artists and musicians
An article mentions Rice radio station KTRU.
El Paso Matters

Yes, Texas: There is a Beto run for governor
An article mentions the Rice University Lib-Con Scores of members of the Texas House of Representatives.
The Huntsville Item (This research was also cited on two broadcasts by Newsmax.)

Marshall Optimists give thanks for November Young Texans
Rice is mentioned.
Marshall Messenger


COVID and the holidays, and the importance of being uncomfortable (Nov. 18, 2021)
Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, is interviewed about being uncomfortable.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

'Isiah Factor Uncensored': Rice University appoints first Black, immigrant president
A broadcast features Provost Reginald DesRoches, who will take over as university president July 1, 2022.
Fox 26 (This segment aired on KRIV-TV in Houston and appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

'16 News Now'
Kaiyuan Yang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Jacob Robinson, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering, are interviewed about their research into wireless implants that may be used for spinal cord injuries.
WNDU-TV (South Bend, Indiana)


US researchers develop affordable method for big data privacy
An article features Rice research on 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.

Roswell Biotechnologies launches molecular electronics chip, pulls focus to binding assays
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.

Researcher works for diversity, inclusion in sciences, one journal at a time
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
Lab Manager
Magnetene: Graphene-like 2D material leverages quantum effects to achieve ultra-low friction


New mask data for those who care to know
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.
The Island News


Rice women's basketball downs Texas Southern
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team defeated Texas Southern University 59-47 Nov. 17.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. An excerpt also appeared in the Nov. 18 print edition.)
Rice pulls away late to hand women's basketball road loss Wednesday night

UTEP offense seeks to turn good fourth quarters into full-game consistency
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at El Paso Nov. 20.
El Paso Times (Subscription is required.)

Rice squares up against UNO
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play the University of New Orleans Nov. 19.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
St. Hilaire drops 27 in men's basketball's hard-fought loss to Northwestern

UH has fearsome freshman in running back Alton McCaskill
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Houston 44-7 Sept. 11. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 18 print edition.) 
Breaking down Week 12 of the 2021 college football schedule

JC BASEBALL: Seven Chaps sign with four-year schools
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Anthony Rendon net worth
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon is featured.
Wealthy Gorilla

24 Seconds presented by Ibotta: Trey Murphy III 
Former Rice basketball player Trey Murphy III is featured.

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 Miami Herald article appeared in the Nov. 17 print edition and yesterday's Dateline.)

Catching up on the college conference realignment wave
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.

Robinson named 2021 Doak Walker Award semifinalist
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin 58-0 Sept. 18.

Tulane men's tennis competes in Birmingham, Houston
An article mentions the Rice Invitational tennis tournament earlier this season.
The Tulane Hullabaloo

Cowgirls rally back to beat Missouri State in basketball
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play Oklahoma State University Nov. 20.
The Oklahoman

Women's basketball set for first road test at ULL
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team was defeated by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette 73-69 Nov. 13.

Keeping up with C-USA: UTSA fends off Southern Miss, Marshall loses grip on division lead
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by Western Kentucky University 42-21 Nov. 13.
College Heights Herald
Sparky Notes: WKU is bowl-bound. Which bowl would be the most fun?
College Heights Herald

Ducks face top-25 tests in Washington
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team was defeated by the University of Oregon Sept. 2.

Women's swim and dive travels to Phill Hansel Invite
An article mentions that Rice's swimming and diving team will compete in the University of Houston's Phill Hansel Invitational Nov. 18-20.

Ten thoughts: Texas A&M vs. Prairie View A&M
A roundup features the 1990 football game between Rice and Texas A&M University.