Dateline Rice for Nov. 3, 2021

Dateline Rice


Close race for governor in NJ, GOP's Youngkin takes Virginia
Articles mention that alumnus Glenn Youngkin has been elected governor of Virginia.
The Associated Press (This and similar articles also appeared in more than 900 other media outlets.)
Glenn Youngkin's journey from the heights of finance to the top tier of GOP politics
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

Saudi Arabia says it will plant millions of trees and capture carbon to combat climate change
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed by The World, and he is quoted in two additional media outlets.
The World (This segment aired on more than 500 PRX-affiliated stations across the U.S. and Canada.)
Gulf states push for net zero but warn 'we can't just switch off the tap'
Financial Times (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Gulf Arab states, squeezed by climate change, still tout oil
MSN (This article originally appeared in The Independent.)

This fish loses 20 teeth each day, then grows them all back
Kory Evans, assistant professor of natural sciences, is quoted.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

'The Five' on if Biden's woke policies will haunt him in Virginia race

Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
Fox News 


Why a 97-year-old billionaire's giant windowless dorm became a viral sensation

An article quotes architect Frank Barkow, whose firm Barkow Leibinger built Rice's Sid Richardson residential college.
MSN (This article originally appeared in The Dallas Morning News.)


Advocates say Rice, city are leaving community out of Ion 'community benefits agreement'

An article mentions Rice Management Co.'s redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into the Ion tech hub. Sam Dike, Rice Management Co.'s manager of strategic initiatives, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the Nov. 3 print edition.)
Houston council delays vote on Ion investments amid community organizers' opposition
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Sugar Land 95 could become Sugar Land 300; researcher says convict-leasing program had more victims
An article features the research of Serena Barbieri, graduate student and Medical Futures Lab fellow, to determine the number of bodies in unmarked graves from the Sugar Land convict-leasing program.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Nov. 3 print edition of the Chronicle's Sugar Land Sun, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Supply chain crunch affecting local restaurants
David VanHorn, associate professor in the practice of management at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
The Leader

Democrat Rochelle Garza to run for Texas attorney general, ditching congressional campaign
An article cites a voter survey conducted by the Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Nov. 3 print edition and yesterday's Dateline.)
Fox 7 discussion: Abbott, Beto in virtual tie for Texas governor
Fox 7 Online
KLIF-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/nov-3-klif (This segment aired twice.)
'The Noon Show'
KYTX-TV (Tyler)
WGJD-AM (Albany, New York)

Taylor: Pandora Papers puts international light on US discussion of wealth, fairness and taxation
An article mentions that the Baker Institute for Public Policy hosted a webinar with Mexican journalists about the Pandora Papers.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)

Houston's new mega food hall prepares to open — your guide to Post Market, a chef-driven foodie paradise
Alumnus Ope Amosu is featured.

13th annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival around Houston
A roundup of Houston Cinema Arts Festival screenings include those at Rice Cinema. 
365 Things To Do in Houston


'Houston's Morning Show'
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 interviewed about Texas election results.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
Recapping the World Series and results from Election Day (Nov. 3, 2021)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Election day in Texas: What you need to know — Rice University professor Mark Jones
KTRH on Spreaker (This segment also aired on KTRH-AM in Houston, and this article also appeared in KTRH on iHeart Radio.)
Voters in The Woodlands decide against becoming a city
KTRH Online

CW 39
Bill Fulton, director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is interviewed about Texas election results.
KIAH-TV (Houston)

'Great Day Houston'
Alumnus Alan Green is featured.
KHOU-TV (Houston)

Tillis' claim that NC had the highest increase in gas prices was true, fact-checker says
An article cites a Rice energy expert about the rise of gas prices in North Carolina.
WFAE Online (This segment also aired twice on WFAE-FM in Charlotte, North Carolina, and this article also appeared in Blue Ridge Public Radio.)

KMOX-AM (St. Louis)
Rice is mentioned.


Texas-India vaccine diplomacy announces COVID-19 vaccine for $1.50 per dose
An article mentions that President David Leebron was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston gala Oct. 30.

Turning trash into treasure: A new tech bringing urban mining closer to fruition
An article features Rice research on using flash Joule heating, which was initially developed to produce graphene from carbon sources including waste food and plastic, to recover rhodium, palladium, gold and silver from electronic waste. Co-author 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.

Suspended students more likely to get caught up in juvenile justice system, and vice versa
Students who are suspended from school even once are much more likely to have contact with the juvenile justice system, according to new research from Rice's Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC). Former HERC researcher Horace Duffy is quoted.
The Good Men Project

A day in the life of aerospace engineer Rochelle Mellish
An article featuring Rochelle Mellish mentions that she participated in the undergraduate summer research opportunity Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate hosted at Rice.
All Together (This article also appeared in Medical Health News.)


Today's students need hybrid learning models
An article mentions that Rice transitioned to virtual learning for two weeks earlier this semester amid a surge in local COVID-19 cases.
World News Era

Sean Speer: Climate policy needs more growth and innovation, less red tape and self-righteousness
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
The Hub
KTSA-AM (San Antonio)

Roy Hofheinz and the Houston Astrodome
An article feature late alumnus Roy Hofheinz.
The Daily Advance

KAWSE to host Career Chat with Leslie Wren
An article mentions that alumna Leslie Wren will give a talk at Kansas State University as part of its Career Chat series.
K-State Today


Rice notebook: Jake Constantine back at starting quarterback
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of North Texas 30-24 Oct. 30. Owl Jake Constantine is featured, and head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 3 print edition.)
Football ends six-game skid versus Rice Saturday afternoon
North Texas Daily
Will Hall previews North Texas
WLOX Online (This segment also aired on WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi.)
Confident Mean Green prepare for Southern Miss
Q&A: Seth Littrell reflects on Rice win, need for growth

The hidden link between physical exercise and workplace performance
Tanner Gardner, senior associate athletics director, is quoted.
CEO Magazine

Report: Conference USA to add 4 new schools including Liberty, New Mexico State
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Conference realignment: Conference USA eyeing Liberty, New Mexico State, Jacksonville State, Sam Houston State

Undefeated college football teams in 2021

An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Texas at San Antonio 45-0 Oct. 16.
No. 16/18 UTSA to face UTEP in nationally televised Saturday night matchup


Rice student helps fans make World Series memories
How many part-time college jobs put you smack-dab in the middle of the World Series? Thomas Avalos, a Lovett College junior, is working in ticket sales for the Houston Astros as they take on the Atlanta Braves in the Fall Classic — while balancing his sport management studies at Rice and being a husband and father of three. On game days at Minute Maid Park, the former Marine who transferred to Rice in the spring can be found helping fans and processing tickets.