Dateline Rice for Nov. 5, 2021

Dateline Rice


'CBS News Radio'
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 the Department of Justice suing Texas over its new voting law. Jones authored an analysis of the Texas House of Representatives and Senate in MSN, and he is quoted in several other media outlets.
WCBS-AM (New York)
http://dateline.rice/nov-5-jones (This segment aired twice on more than 1,000 affiliate stations cross the U.S.)
'CBS News Radio'
WWJ-AM (Detroit)
Analysis: Ranking the 2021 Texas House and Senate from right to left

MSN (This Texas Tribune article also appeared in Yahoo! News, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, the Gilmer Mirror, the Brownwood Bulletin, the Abilene Reporter-Times, Times Record News, Click2Houston and yesterday's Dateline.)

Poll shows O'Rourke ties Abbott in hypothetical race for Texas gov. next year

The Back Mic: Special session partisan rankings released, Cyrier draws GOP challengers, crowded Williamson County primary grows

The Texan

This Pacific fish loses 20 teeth each day, then grows them all back
Kory Evans, assistant professor of natural sciences, is quoted.
The Seattle Times (This New York Times article also appeared in Express India and yesterday's Dateline.)

Northam welcomes Gov.-elect Youngkin to Virginia Executive Mansion as transition planning gets underway

An article mentions that alumnus Glenn Youngkin has been elected governor of Virginia.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This and similar articles also appeared in 300 additional media outlets since yesterday's Dateline.)

International collaboration study will accelerate global path to net zero
An article mentions that Rice's Carbon Hub is a member of the Net Zero Technology Center consortium.
The Scotland Herald


Rice University makes headway on $2B fundraising campaign
An article 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. The article also mentions the $100 million gifts to Rice from the Welch Foundation, to develop the Welch Institute, and the Moody Foundation, to build the Moody Center for Student Life and Opportunity and create a new endowment for student opportunity programs, and the Rice Investment, an initiative offering full-tuition scholarships and grants to students from low- and middle-income families. President David Leebron is quoted.
Community Impact Newspaper

Emanu El Sisterhood to hold virtual Women's Day event
An article featuring Rice University Representative Y. Ping Sun mentions that she will speak at the Emanu El Sisterhood's Women's Day virtual event "Inspiring Women Embracing Challenges" Nov. 17. President David Leebron is mentioned.
Jewish Herald-Voice

Houston Hillel engages 'a one-of-a-kind voice' on Jewish inclusiveness
An article quotes Hanszen College sophomore and Rice Hillel student board member Lily Primus.
Jewish Herald-Voice

'Red Notice,' 'Eternals,' 'Spencer' among the 20+ films hitting screens
A roundup of Houston Cinema Arts Festival screenings include those at Rice Cinema. 
Houston Chronicle's Preview (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Nov. 5 print edition and yesterday's Dateline.)

AC continues Art Force Piano Series with 'Dances and Romances'
Alumna Rachel Li McDonald is featured.
My High Plains


'13 Eyewitness News'
A broadcast features Rice students who 3D-printed a prosthetic hand for a 5-year-old patient.
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/nov-5-ktrk (This segment aired three times.)

'Good Morning El Paso'
A broadcast cites a voter survey conducted by the Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation.
KVIA-TV (El Paso, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/nov-5-kvia (This segment aired four times.)

'TWC News All Morning'
A broadcast mentions that Rice saw an 8% increase in enrollment over last year.
Spectrum News Austin
http://dateline.rice/nov-5-sna (This segment aired three times.)


Smart clothing gets close to your heart
An article features Rice research into sewing nanotube fibers into athletic wear to monitor the heart rate and take a continual electrocardiogram of the wearer. Co-authors cited include Matteo Pasquali, the A.J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, a professor of materials science and nanoengineering and of chemistry and director of the Carbon Hub; graduate students Lauren Taylor, Steven Williams and Oliver Dewey; and alumnus Stephen Yan.

Evolving education: Beneath our feet
An article features writing from the Rice School of Architecture's publication PLAT. Igor Marjanović, dean of the school, authored a "Words of Wisdom."

Talen Energy names new CEO ramping up digital infrastructure focus
James Baker III, honorary chair of the Baker Institute for Public Policy and former U.S. secretary of state, is quoted.
The Tech Capital

5 of the coolest college towns where you can buy a home for under $250,000
Rice is mentioned.
MarketWatch (This article also appeared in MSN Money.)
Top TX university employees donated nearly 10-to-1 Democrats over Republicans in 2020 cycle
Campus Reform

DOE announces 15 Phase 1 semifinalists of Geothermal Lithium Extraction Prize
An article about the U.S. Department of Energy's American-Made Geothermal Lithium Extraction Prize mentions that Rice's LiSED team is one of 15 semifinalists, each of which identified an impactful idea or solution to drive down costs of lithium extraction and will receive $40,000.
Green Car Congress (This article also appeared in AZo Cleantech.)


The relief wells are ahead of schedule … but will they work? 
George Hirasaki, the A. J. Harsook Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is quoted.
Before It's News

The Middle East is heating twice as fast as the rest of the world: How long will it be habitable?
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Informed Comment (This Middle East Monitor article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


The Charlotte 49ers can still make a bowl game. Three reasons they can get back on track
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Nov. 6.
The Charlotte Observer
College football TV schedule and time
'Good Day Charlotte'
WJZY-TV (Charlotte, North Carolina)
http://dateline.rice/nov-5-wjzy (This segment aired five times.)

Roadrunners wrap up regular season at Rice
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio Nov. 5-6.

Pittman, Hogs need a big November, and it starts with Bulldogs
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Arkansas 38-17 Sept. 4.
THV Online

UNT linebacker KD Davis aiming to build on monster performance in win over Rice
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)
KD Davis action vs. Rice
Denton Record-Chronicle

Ryan Williams seeks to build community as men's basketball manager
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play Pepperdine University Nov. 9.
Pepperdine University's Graphic

Baseball announces 2022 schedule
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Feb. 18-20. 
Texas baseball releases 2022 season schedule
KVUE Online (This segment also aired on KVUE-TV in Austin.)
Upcoming baseball season at Texas to feature future SEC foes, trip to Minute Maid Park
Hook 'Em

Houston tennis to complete fall schedule at Tulsa
An article features the results of the Rice Hidden Dual tennis tournament Oct. 29-31.