Dateline Rice for Nov. 22, 2021 (Weekend Edition)

Dateline Rice

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Will Thanksgiving's pandemic-era gratitude last?
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
USA Today (This article also appeared in Yahoo! Life.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-brinkley

TAMUQ professor elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
An article mentions that Edward Brothers held a postdoctoral fellowship at Rice from 2004 to 2008
Gulf Times (This article also appeared in the Nov. 22 print edition of the Gulf Times and the Qatar Tribune, and it appeared in Zawya.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-gt

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Baytown native reveals architectural plans for new Sarofim Hall at Rice University
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 Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-sarofim-hall-leebron-renfro

'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. This article appeared on the front of the City/State section in the Nov. 22 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-rileys-hunter


Mexican shoppers have returned along the border, but not in the massive numbers expected
Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez, research scholar for the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Nov. 22 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-sanchez

Hard questions at Deer Park go unanswered

An article mentions the Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 22 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-bipp

As federal eviction moratorium ends, more Spring residents seek housing assistance
An article cites a study by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research that found 53% of Harris County residents worry about staying in their homes due to financial burdens.
Community Impact Newspaper (This article appeared on the front page of the Nov. 19-Dec. 21 print and digital editions and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-kinder-study

McNeely: Yes, Texas, there is a Beto run for governor
An article cites a voter survey conducted by the Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation.
Longview News-Journal
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-lnj

Former staff member for Gohmert seeking 1st Congressional District seat
An article featuring alumnus Aditya Atholi mentions that he will be seeking to represent Texas' 1st Congressional District.
Tyler Morning Telegraph
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-atholi

BROADCAST

Beto O'Rourke kicks off gubernatorial bid in Houston that could be the most expensive race ever
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.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired six times on KTRK-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-jones
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-jones (This segment aired four times.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-jones2 (This segment aired twice.)

'Texas Matters'
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about rising gas prices.
Texas Public Radio (This segment aired twice on more than 20 stations across Texas.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-krane

'Six in the Morning'
A broadcast featuring Payton Mayberry mentions that she hopes to attend Rice.
KOTV-TV (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-kotv

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

New approach improves avoidance of 'bystander' edits in CRISPR-base editor treatments
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.
Drug Target Review
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-gao-kolomeisky

Many scientists are atheists — but are not anti-religious
Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, professor of sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program, co-authored an article.
Business Mirror (This The Conversation article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-ecklund

How UN, US Supreme Court, celebs hail Islam and peace
Craig Considine, lecturer in sociology, is quoted.
MENAFN (This article also appeared in Lokmat.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-considine

JFK in his own words: A selective sampler from his speeches
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Who What Why
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-kennedy
Nov. 22, 1963, and the frontiers of Lewis, Huxley and Kennedy
National Catholic Register
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-kennedy

Best of Last Week — Camera sees around corners, cold traps on the moon, how vitamin D reduces inflammation
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
Science X
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-scix

Colleges with the best ROI in Texas
A roundup features Rice.
Stacker (This article also appeared in KVIA Online and the Tyler Morning Telegraph.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-stacker

 

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

International team to drill deep through Antarctic ice into ancient sediments
An article mentions that experts from Rice are collaborating on the featured research.
Columbia Climate School News (This article also appeared in Columbia Climate School's State of the Planet.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-ccsn

SPORTS

Hardison’s career high leads UTEP past Rice 38-28
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Texas at El Paso 38-28 Nov. 20. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted in the Houston Chronicle.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-ap
Rice falls to UTEP, extends losing streak to 4 games
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 21 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-bloomgren
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-kprc
'CBS 4 News'
KDBC-TV (El Paso, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-kcbc
UTEP Miners rally past Rice Owls
The Prospector
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-tp
Rice at UTEP: 5 things to watch
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 20 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-hc
'Good morning El Paso Weekend'
KVIA-TV (El Paso, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-kvia (This segment aired twice.)

Evee, Pierre lead Rice over New Orleans 83-78
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated the University of New Orleans 83-78 Nov. 19.
ABC News (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets, and an excerpt appeared in the Nov. 20 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-abc
Men's basketball rally falls just short in loss to Rice
UNOPrivateers.com
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-unop

Cowgirls roll past Rice, 68-48
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team was defeated by Oklahoma State University 68-48 Nov. 20.
OKState.com (A similar article also appeared in the Nov. 21 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-oks
Oklahoma State at Rice women's basketball: How to watch, three things to know for Cowgirls-Owls
The Oklahoman
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-ok

Maui Invitational turns to Vegas for second mainland stop
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team was defeated by the University of Houston 79-46 Nov. 12.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-ap

Saturday's Week 12 regional college football previews
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of North Texas 30-24 Oct. 30.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 20 print editions of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-hc

Texas college football rankings: Whose state? Coogs' state
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated the University of Alabama at Birmingham 30-24 Oct. 23. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-hc

WKU volleyball wins seventh C-USA tournament championship in eight years, clinches NCAA automatic bid
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team was defeated by Western Kentucky University 3-1 in the Conference USA Championship Nov. 21.
College Heights Herald
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-chh
VB: WKU wins third straight C-USA title 3-1 over Rice
Conference USA
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-cusa
'SoKY Sunrise'
WNKY-TV (Bowling Green, Kentucky)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-wnky

Rays add four players to 40-man roster
A roundup features former Rice baseball player Ford Proctor.
MLB
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-proctor

Edwardsville's Elle Evans signs with North Dakota State University for women's basketball, looks forward to making contributions to Bison program
Rice is mentioned.
RiverBender.com
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-rb

NEWS RELEASES

Ultrathin solar cells get a boost
Rice engineers have achieved a new benchmark in the design of atomically thin solar cells made of semiconducting perovskites, boosting their efficiency while retaining their ability to stand up to the environment. The lab of Aditya Mohite discovered that sunlight itself contracts the space between atomic layers in 2D perovskites enough to improve the material’s photovoltaic efficiency by up to 18%, an astounding leap in a field where progress is often measured in fractions of a percent.
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-news-release-mohite

AI technology no silver bullet for hiring the best employees, says new Rice research
Artificial intelligence technology is now used by a growing number of companies looking to hire the best employees, but new research from Rice warns how it can incorporate biases and overlook important characteristics among job applicants.
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-news-release-oswald