Dateline Rice for Nov. 19, 2021

Dateline Rice


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 (This article also appeared on the front page of the Nov. 19 print edition and yesterday's Dateline.)

Biden probe of gas prices 'deflects' bigger problem of inflation, unpopularity
Fox 4 Beaumont (This Sinclair Broadcast Group article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
Texas Democrat changes parties to benefit from gerrymandering as redistricting maps face new lawsuit
Daily Kos
State Sen. John Whitmire announces he will run for mayor of Houston in 2023
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 19 print edition.)
Federal report points finger at natural gas sector in February power outages
Yahoo! News (This Austin American-Statesman article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.

Meet the Ted Lasso of Texas politics: The nice guy who banned abortion

As leaders meet in Washington, pressure mounts against AMLO
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.
Mexico News Daily

Así mutarían los humanos que lleguen a colonizar Marte, según un biólogo experto
Scott Solomon, associate teaching professor in biosciences, is quoted.
GQ Mexico (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in La Patilla and MSN Noticias.)

Texas voters have soured on Greg Abbott, but that doesn't mean they'll vote for Beto O'Rourke
An article cites a voter survey conducted by the Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation.
Beto launches run for Governor against Abbott
Gainesville Daily Register

Carlos Oliva, Inés Choy y Diego Macera son designados por el Congreso para el BCRP
An article mentions that Inés Choy Chong formerly taught at Rice.
La República (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in Peru 21, Infobae and La Razon.)


Reginald DesRoches named 8th president of Rice University
An article features Provost Reginald DesRoches, who will lead Rice when President David Leebron steps down next year. Robert Ladd, chair of the Rice Board of Trustees, is also quoted in NewsNation USA.
Houston Style Magazine (This article was also featured on the cover of the Nov. 18-24 print and digital editions.)
Dr. Reginald DesRoches named president of Rice University
NewsNation USA

Can we trust President Biden to reduce gasoline prices?
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 19 print edition.)

'A helping hand' — Rice club creates 3D printed prosthetic hand for 5-year-old

An article features Rice students who 3D-printed a prosthetic hand for a 5-year-old patient. Quoted or mentioned include Martel College junior Arinze Appio-Riley, alumna Chinwe Appio-Riley and Deirdre Hunter, lecturer at Rice's Brown School of Engineering's Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Houston Hillel supports student wellness at Rice
An article mentions that Houston Hillel's LGBTQ+ Religious Experience program aimed at increasing student wellness includes a panel discussion of students and religious leaders along with the purchase of materials for Rice's Queer Resource Center. Martel College senior and co-president of Rice Pride Moses Glickman is quoted.
Jewish Herald-Voice

LOCKED OUT: Houston's surging home prices are blocking Black and brown residents from home ownership.
An article cites a study by Kinder Institute for Urban Research into Houston's housing affordability for middle-income earners. 
Houston Business Journal

Trinity keeps mask mandate in place
An article mentions Rice's COVID-19 guidelines at the start of the fall semester.

Math professor named ROTA 2021 winner
Alumnus Josef Sifuentes is featured.
Texas Border Business


'Al-Jazeera English'
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 interviewed about the recent summit between leaders of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

KNX-AM (Los Angeles)
Patrick Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy, is interviewed about the Nov. 19 partial eclipse of the moon. 
http://dateline.rice/nov-19-hartigan (This segment aired twice.)


Prions may channel RNA’s messages
An article features Rice research into regulating the translation of RNA messages into new proteins. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Peter Wolynes, the D.R. Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Science, professor of chemistry, of biochemistry and cell biology, of physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering, graduate student Xinyu Gu and alumnus Nicholas Schafer.
Science Daily

Researchers calculate next steps for borophene
An article 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. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Boris Yakobson, the Karl F. Hasselmann Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering and a professor of chemistry, graduate student Qiyuan Ruan, alumnus Luqing Wang and research scientist Ksenia Bets.
Materials Today

Big data privacy for machine learning just got 100 times cheaper
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.
Design and Development Today

'Forty Under 40': John Fossum, Petrie Partners
Alumnus John Fossum is featured.
Oil and Gas Investor

The US center of population keeps shifting south and west
An article cites a 2020 Rice study into the growth of Sun Belt metro areas.

IEW: International students celebrated as US foreign policy imperative

An article mentions that Rice held a Mini World Cup Soccer Tournament for International Education Week.

The PIE News


University of West Florida student earns gold in prestigious nationwide Japanese language contest
An article mentions that Duncan College senior Angela Liu, who has studied under Hiromi Takayama, lecturer in Japanese, earned second place in the College Division I Intermediate category in The George Washington University's Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement Talk Nov. 13.
University of West Florida News (This article also appeared in English and Spanish in Miami Diario.)
J.LIVE Talk 2021 Live Stream
J.LIVE Talk on YouTube (Scroll to 1:14:33.)

Getting over period shame: Tips from menstrual activists
Jones College freshman Anisha Abraham is quoted.
Teen Vogue

Youngkin's victory should be a wake-up call to Democrats
An article mentions that alumnus Glenn Youngkin has been elected governor of Virginia.
The Hofstra Chronicle

Warming world: Antarctic drilling project to offer insight into climate future
An article mentions that experts from Rice will be collaborating on the featured research.
Binghamton University News

Independence Rotary honors two at Fort Osage High School
An article featuring Evan Funk mentions that he hopes to attend Rice.
The Examiner


VB: 2021 All-Conference Awards announced
An article mentions that Rice volleyball player Carly Graham has been named as Conference USA's Setter of the Year. Graham and fellow Owls Anota Adekunle and Nicole Lennon were named to First Team All-Conference USA; Ellie Bichelmeyer was named to the second team; and Shaylee Shore was named to the All-Freshman Team.
Conference USA

Bottomley and Zimmerman named CoSIDA Academic All-District
An article mentions that Owl Nicole Lennon has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District second team.

Curley, Deaton named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
An article mentions that Rice football players Ikenna Enechukwu and Trey Schuman are College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District nominees, and the first- and second-team honorees will be announced Dec. 15.

Volleyball looking to do damage in opening round of conference tournament
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Nov. 20 in the first round of the Conference USA Championship.
North Texas Daily

Week 12 preview: How the West can be won
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at El Paso Nov. 20.
Conference USA
Craven's Wagers: Houston vs. Memphis, SMU at Cincy, Tech vs. OSU
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Houston vs. Memphis: Five things to watch
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Houston 44-7 Sept. 11. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Over 30 Cy-Fair ISD student-athletes ink letters of intent during early signing period
A roundup mentions that Christian Salazar has committed to play baseball at Rice, and Gabriela Mansfield has committed to play volleyball.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

The Rays and the Rule 5 deadline
A roundup features former Rice baseball player Ford Proctor.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in SB Nation.)

Pac-12 Champ Chloe Larson breaks Wash. State team record at Phill Hansel Day 1
An article mentions that Rice's swimming and diving team is in third place after the first day of competition at the University of Houston's Phill Hansel Invitational Nov. 18-20.
SwimSwam (Similar articles also appeared in and 

Cowgirls set for road test at Rice

An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play Oklahoma State University Nov. 20.

Talented PG Amaree Abram decommits from Texas A&M
Rice is mentioned.
Sports Illustrated's All Aggies
Oregon State Beavers hosting big recruiting weekend, highlighted by bluechip quarterback prospect

Mark Story: Texas and Oklahoma moved to the SEC. The aftershocks have rocked Western Kentucky.
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference. (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Sonny Dykes saved SMU football. Will he stay to sustain it, too?
D Magazine

Zappe instrumental in WKU being bowl eligible
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by Western Kentucky University 42-21 Nov. 13.
The State Journal