Dateline Rice for Nov. 18, 2021

Dateline Rice

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

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.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-krane
Shell, BP among bidders for new oil, gas leases across 2,700 square miles of Gulf of Mexico
Newsweek
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-krane
COP26 Climate Change Conference: Is Saudi Arabia's net zero pledge a breakthrough, or just a mirage?
South China Morning Post
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-krane

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.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-payan
Live updates: Biden to meet with Canada's Trudeau and Mexico's López Obrador
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-payan

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
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-jones
Federal report points finger at natural gas sector in February power outages
Austin American-Statesman (This article also appeared in MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-jones

Pain at the pump drives Biden's suffering in the polls
Yahoo! News (This Politico article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-jones
 

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.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-duhalt

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
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-holmes

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

HOUSTON/TEXAS

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.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-blackburn

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
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-baraniuk

City begins task of adjusting council boundaries
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted. 
The Baytown Sun
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-stein

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.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-papakonstantinou

 

The notorious Mrs. Mossler
An article mentions late alumnus Barnett Garrison.
Texas Monthly (This article will also appeared in the December print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-garrison

Border travel restrictions were 'a nightmare' for some Juárez-based artists and musicians
An article mentions Rice radio station KTRU.
El Paso Matters
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-epm

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.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-hi

Marshall Optimists give thanks for November Young Texans
Rice is mentioned.
Marshall Messenger
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-mm

BROADCAST

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.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-morton

'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.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-desroches

'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)
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-yang-robinson

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

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.
OpenGovAsia.com
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-shrivastava

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.
GenomeWeb
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-tour

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
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-lm
Magnetene: Graphene-like 2D material leverages quantum effects to achieve ultra-low friction
Phys.org
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-phys

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

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
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-in

SPORTS

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.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-hc
Rice pulls away late to hand women's basketball road loss Wednesday night
TSUSports.com
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-tsu

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.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-ept

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.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-stl
St. Hilaire drops 27 in men's basketball's hard-fought loss to Northwestern
UNOPrivateers.com
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-uno

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.) 
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-hc
Breaking down Week 12 of the 2021 college football schedule
FBSchedules
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-fbs

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.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-hc

Anthony Rendon net worth
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon is featured.
Wealthy Gorilla
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-rendon

24 Seconds presented by Ibotta: Trey Murphy III 
Former Rice basketball player Trey Murphy III is featured.
NBA.com
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-nba

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.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-taylor

Catching up on the college conference realignment wave
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Axios
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-axios

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.
TexasSports.com
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-ts

Tulane men's tennis competes in Birmingham, Houston
An article mentions the Rice Invitational tennis tournament earlier this season.
The Tulane Hullabaloo
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-th

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
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-to

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.
LSUSports.com
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-lsu

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
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-chh
Sparky Notes: WKU is bowl-bound. Which bowl would be the most fun?
College Heights Herald
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-chh

Ducks face top-25 tests in Washington
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team was defeated by the University of Oregon Sept. 2.
GoDucks.com
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-gd

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.
GoAirForceFalcons.com
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-af

Ten thoughts: Texas A&M vs. Prairie View A&M
A roundup features the 1990 football game between Rice and Texas A&M University.
247Sports.com
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-247