Dateline Rice for Nov. 4, 2021

Dateline Rice


Murphy ekes out win in NJ, GOP's Youngkin upsets in 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 500 additional media outlets since yesterday's Dateline, and it appeared on the front of the Nation/World section in the Nov. 4 print edition of the Houston Chronicle, on the front of the Nation section in the Nov. 4 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News and in the print editions of more than 30 media outlets across the U.S.)
'Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer'
CNN (This segment aired four times.)
'The Sports Hub'
WBZ-AM (Boston)

When it comes to climate change, the Middle East is in a bind
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Middle East Monitor

This fish loses 20 teeth each day, then grows them all back
Kory Evans, assistant professor of natural sciences, is quoted.
The Baltimore Sun (This New York Times article also appeared in the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Morning Call PA, the Chicago Tribune and yesterday's Dateline.)


Analysis: After months of legislating, ranking the 2021 Texas House and Senate from right to left
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, authored an analysis of the Texas House of Representatives and Senate in The Texas Tribune, and he is quoted in several other media outlets.
The Texas Tribune 
Republicans aim to attract San Antonio-area Latino voters after John Lujan's win
KENS Online (This segment also aired on KENS-TV in San Antonio.)
Voters in The Woodlands decide against becoming a city
KPRC Radio Online
It's not that Democrats lost. It's that they lost everywhere.
WOAI-AM (San Antonio) 
http://dateline.rice/nov-4-jones (This segment aired three times.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/nov-4-jones (This segment aired six times.)

Opinion: Atheist scientists at church? It's not as rare as you may think.

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 op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared in the Nov. 4 print edition.)

Here's what you should see at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival
A roundup of Houston Cinema Arts Festival screenings include those at Rice Cinema. 
Houston Chronicle's Preview (Subscription is required. A similar article also appeared in CEC Houston.)
'Red Notice,' 'Eternals,' 'Spencer' among the 20+ films hitting screens
Houston Chronicle's Preview (Subscription is required.)


Capital Campaign Watch: Catholic U, Drake, Marietta, Rice, U of Miami, U of Rhode Island
A roundup features the "Be Bold: The Campaign for Rice" initiative, a $2 billion fundraising campaign to support endowments, research initiatives, campus enhancements, new programs and facilities, the hiring of more faculty and expansion of the student body.
Inside Higher Ed (This article also appeared in News Break.)

Researchers revise recipe for building a rocky planet like Earth
André Izidoro, the Welch Postdoctoral Fellow in Earth, environment and planetary science, is quoted.
Quanta Magazine

2022 national awards recipients
A roundup mentions that Gustavo Scuseria, the Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and a professor of physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering at Rice, has been honored with the American Chemical Society's Award in Theoretical Chemistry.
American Chemical Society 

OER: OpenStax and collaborators receive $1.13 million in US Department of Education funding to develop free textbooks
An article features OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources. 


Violinist Cho-Liang Lin performs in free virtual show starting Nov. 15
Cho-Liang Lin, professor of violin at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured. Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano at the Shepherd School, is mentioned.
Courier Express

Names in the News: People shaping the future of Lake Area business
Graduate student Daniel LeJeune is featured.
American Press


No. 3 seed Blue Raiders defeat No. 2 seed Rice 4-3 on PKs
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team was defeated by Middle Tennessee State University Nov. 3 in the quarterfinals of the 2021 C-USA Women's Soccer Championship.
WSOC: C-USA QF 4 - (1W) Southern Miss 2, (4W) Florida Atlantic 1
Conference USA

Seven Miners earn honors at C-USA Championship
An article features Grace Forbes, who won the individual title at the 2021 Conference USA Women's Cross-Country Championships Oct. 30.
The Prospector

UNT-Rice notebook: Mean Green do enough offensively to pull out win
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of North Texas 30-24 Oct. 30.
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Keeping up with C-USA: Mean Green snaps losing streak, Herd stampedes over Panthers
College Heights Herald

Drowning out the noise: UH football's belief never wavered
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Houston 44-7 Sept. 11. 
The Daily Cougar

Men's tennis wraps up fall season at Rice Hidden Dual
An article features the results of the Rice Hidden Dual tennis tournament Oct. 29-31. Owls Dylan Heap and Trinity Grear are mentioned.

PODCAST: Week 10 preview — The best game of the season is happening this week and it's UTEP vs. UTSA
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Texas at San Antonio 45-0 Oct. 16.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Report: Steve Sarkisian had 'heated exchange' with Texas player

An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin 58-0 Sept. 18.
The Spun
Sources: Texas LB Terrence Cooks enters transfer portal


Hand of kindness makes a child's day
Rice University students have teamed with a Texas Children’s Hospital doctor to help a 5-year-old boy take hold of his future. The project came to Arinze Appio-Riley, a sophomore kinesiology major who leads e-Nable, a Rice club that prints prosthetics for children and adults as part of a global network of volunteers. Appio-Riley and his sister, Rice alumna Chinwe Appio-Riley, co-founded the Rice e-Nable chapter.

OpenStax and collaborators receive $1.13 million to develop free textbooks
OpenStax and its 12 collaborators have received U.S. Department of Education funding to develop three new free, openly licensed textbooks for in-demand computer science courses. The books will be accompanied by comprehensive support, including educational technology and instructor training.

US future in astronomy subject of survey
The United States’ investment in astronomy is the subject of the long-awaited ASTRO2020 survey, an influential report issued every decade by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine to identify the nation’s most compelling astrophysics goals. Andrea Isella, associate professor of physics and astronomy, is available to comment on the survey results.