Dateline Rice for Oct. 4, 2021 (Weekend Edition)

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

What happened to Texas' tilt from red to blue? That's a gray area
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.
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Oct. 3 print edition, and it appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-jones

Texas House gets closer to redrawing its 150 districts
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in Daily Texas News.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-jones
Gov. Abbott adding to third special session agenda

KRLD Online (This segment also aired on KRLD-AM in Dallas.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-jones
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-jones (This segment aired twice.)

Colonizing Mars could speed up human evolution
Scott Solomon, associate teaching professor in biosciences, is quoted.
Discover (This article also appeared in Jioforme.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-solomon

Gas-starved Europe can't look West as US faces its own crunch
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Bloomberg (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Oct. 4 print editions of the Boulder Daily Camera, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Inquirer's South Jersey issue, and it appeared online in the Lincoln Journal Star.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-mikulska

How did universities get so woke? Look to the administrators
Rice is mentioned.
Newsweek (This article also appeared in MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-nw

Qatar: al via oggi le prime elezioni legislative della storia dell’emirato
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Nova.news (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in Agenzia Nova.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-ulrichsen

6 aplicativos para ajudar PMEs a construir boas marcas online
An article quotes Brooklyn Holt, digital communications and marketing specialist at Rice's Doerr Institute for New Leaders.
Exame.com (An English translation is not available. This article originally appeared in Bloomberg.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-holt

Modigliani, mythes et fantômes
An article mentions that a technique to examine the texture of painted canvases was developed by experts at Rice.
La Gazette Drouot (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-lgd

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Founder of Rice University's famed Baker Institute to retire after 28 years of building the world's No. 1 think tank
An article features Edward Djerejian, director of the Baker Institute for Public Policy, who will retire June 30, 2022. The article includes statements by James Baker III, honorary chair of the Baker Institute and former U.S. secretary of state, and President David Leebron.
PaperCity
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-djerejian-baker-leebron

Director of Baker Institute announces retirement
The National Tribune
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-djerejian-baker-leebron
 

Rice researchers hope to turn trash into earth elements — in less than a second
Researchers at Rice will develop more ways to extract rare earth elements like cobalt and lithium, which are used to produce key components of transmission lines and electric vehicle batteries, with a four-year, $5.2 million grant by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the Oct. 4 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-tour

Moody Center’s immersive Kiwanga exhibition meditates on sand and time
An article features the exhibit "The Sand Recalls the Moon's Shadow," which is on view at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts through Dec. 19. Ylinka Barotto, associate curator at the Moody Center, is quoted. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Oct. 4 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-barotto

¡Extraordinarios! 10 Houston Latinos who are making a difference
Richard Tapia, University Professor and the Maxfield-Oshman Professor in Engineering and a professor of computational and applied mathematics, and Ruth López Turley, director of Rice's Houston Education Research Consortium, associate director of research at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and professor of sociology, are profiled.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Oct. 4 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-tapia-turley

Wings Over Houston soars with living legends and high-flying acts
An article mentions that George Abbey, senior fellow in space policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, will sign autographs at the Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Houston Airshow Oct. 9-10.
CultureMap Houston
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-abbey

COVID Help Desk: Can I mix shots to get a booster?
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Health and Biosciences, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Coronavirus section in the Oct. 4 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-ho

Historian Brinkley to visit SFA on Oct. 26
An article mentions that Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, will present "Discovering America from the Road" Oct. 26 at Stephen F. Austin State University.
The Daily Sentinel
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-brinkley

Prosecutions for marijuana possession have plummeted since hemp legalization
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Reform Austin
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-harris

Bellaire City Council candidates look ahead to Nov. 2 election
A roundup features alumna Andréa Ehlers, who is running for Bellaire City Council Position 5.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

http://dateline.rice/oct-4-ehlers

Dallas Federal Reserve chief Rob Kaplan to retire
A roundup features alumnus Christian Chen.
D Magazine
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-chen

BROADCAST

Texas Public Radio
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is interviewed about Texas Republicans' congressional redistricting efforts.
KSTX-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-stein

'KHOU 11 Special: Energizing Texas'
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about the worth of installing solar panels on a home.
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-cohan

KCSO-TV (Sacramento, California)
Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, is interviewed in a story about rising flood insurance rates.
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-blackburn

KDKA-AM (Pittsburgh)
An article mentions that former President Barack Obama spoke at the Baker Institute for Public Policy in 2019.
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-obama

ABC Radio (Australia)
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-kennedy (This segment aired on more than 60 affiliate stations.)

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Obituary: Music director and pianist Miah Im passes away at 47
An article mentions that Miah Im, professor of opera and director of opera studies at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, died Sept. 30 at 47.
Opera Wire
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-im

The Ion — a podcast with Ryan LeVasseur of Rice Management
Ryan LeVasseur, Rice Management Co.'s managing director of direct real estate, is featured in a podcast about Rice's redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into the Ion tech hub.
Realty News Report
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-levasseur

US Army backs 'sleeping cap' that monitors brain-cleaning fluid
An article features collaborative Rice research to develop a "sleeping cap" to analyze the cleansing flow of fluid that drains the brain of common metabolic waste during sleep.
Slash Gear
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-sg

Every family should have an emergency 'go bag' — here's what to put in it
James Elliott, professor and chair of sociology, is quoted.
Scary Mommy
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-elliott

The future of cities after the pandemic
Bill Fulton, director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
UrbanLand
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-fulton

Back by operator demand
An article mentions that Jamie Padgett, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a researcher at Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, will give the talk "Planning for Resilience: Terminal Facilities and Natural Disasters" at the International Liquid Terminals Association's 2021 International Operating Conference and Trade Show Oct. 4-6.
Bulk Transporter
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-padgett

The Buddhist traveler in Houston
A roundup features Anne Klein, professor of religion.
Tricycle
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-klein

Lihong Wang: Early cancer detection with photoacoustic tomography
An article features the research of alumnus Lihong Wang.
Advanced Imaging Pro
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-wang

Retirements, hiring/promotions and an obituary
A roundup features alumna Trish Weisberg.
The Wire Association International
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-weisberg

'Networking and connecting are two arts that every leader should master'
Graduate student Ajinkya Keskar is mentioned.
ElectronicsB2B.com
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-keskar

Ask Father Tom: Do you see this person?
An article mentions that Marian Krzyzaniak formerly taught at Rice.
The Central Minnesota Catholic
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-cmc

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST  

A gas station on Mars? Researchers envision the possibilities
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
TunisieSoir.com
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-ts

University of Arizona workers rally, call for stronger pandemic  protocols
Rice is mentioned.
Tucson.com
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-tucson

SPORTS

Constantine, Rice dispose of S. Mississippi in 24-19 win
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated the University of Southern Mississippi 24-19 Oct. 2. Owls Jake Constatine and Robert French are highlighted by The Associated Press. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted in the Houston Chronicle.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-constatine-french
Rice opens C-USA play with win over Southern Miss
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 3 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-bloomgren
Texas college football rankings: Pony Up. SMU's turn at No. 1
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-bloomgren
Rice vs. Southern Mississippi: 5 things to watch in Week 5
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 2 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-hc
The 411: The good, bad and ugly from Week 5 in college football
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-dctf
Rice holds off USM, 24-19
WDAM Online (This segment also aired on WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-wdam
Event roundup: What to look forward to this weekend
The Buzz Magazines
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-buzz
WTOK-TV (Meridian, Mississippi)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-wtok (This segment aired five times.)
'WLBT News'
WLBT-TV (Jackson, Mississippi)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-wlbt

No. 3 Oregon melts down at Stanford (college football winners and losers)
An article mentions the Sept. 18 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-washpo
Longhorns Extra Points: Texas 32, TCU 27
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Oct. 4 print edition of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-hc
Texas at TCU: 5 things to watch in Week 5
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 2 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Oct. 2 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-hc
Texas rejoins AP Top 25 following third straight win
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-exp-news
Week 5 Big 12 preview
SB Nation
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-sbn

McCaskill with 3 TDs as Houston dominates Tulsa 45-10
An article mentions the Sept. 11 football game between Rice and the University of Houston.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in 50 other media outlets, and it appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Oct. 4 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-ap

WKU shuts out Rice 2-0, remains perfect in conference play
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team was defeated by Western Kentucky University 2-0 Oct. 2.
College Heights Herald
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-chh

How much patience does Zion Williamson have for Pelicans?
Former Rice basketball player Trey Murphy III is mentioned.
CGTN
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-cgtn

Houston tennis concludes weekend tournament
An article featuring the results of the Oct. 1-2 Cougar Classic tennis tournament mentions Owls Anna Bowtell, Allison Zipoli, Saara Orav, Diae El Jardi and Maria Budin. 
UHCougars.com
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-owls
Hummel ends Cougar Classic perfect
MeanGreenSports.com
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-mg
Tennis finishes Day 1 at Cougar Classic
MeanGreenSports.com
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-mg

Men's golf set to tee it up at Trinity Forest Invitational Monday
An article mentions that Rice will compete in the Trinity Forest Invitational golf tournament Oct. 4-5. 
GoUTRGV.com (Similar articles also appeared in MeanGreenSports.com, GoBlueRaiders.com and GoUTSA.com.) 
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-goutrgv

How will the NCAA's NIL licensing change affect high school recruiting?
Rice is mentioned.
KUER Online (This segment aired twice on KUER-FM in Salt Lake City.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-kuer

Georgia on the mind: Pittman has fond memories of Bulldogs, Smart
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Arkansas 38-17 Sept. 4.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and it appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Oct. 2 print editions of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-adg
Blocked punt goes for score
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and it appeared in the Oct. 3 print editions of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-adg
Razorbacks fall 5 spots in AP poll
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-adg
Penalties bedeviling to Hogs
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-adg
Few saw Hogs-Dawgs being key game
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-adg
THE RECRUITING GUY: Trio of Razorback linebackers leaving a mark
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-adg
Sully Says: Bully ball
KATV Online
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-katv

NEWS RELEASES

Renewable energy will increase security and lower geopolitical risk, study shows
The transition to renewable energy will make the U.S. energy supply significantly more secure not only by decreasing the mining and materials required to build fossil fuel systems, but also by avoiding the political risks that threaten fossil fuel supply chains, according to new research from Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-krane-idel

Urban mining for metals flashes forward
In what should be a win-win-win for the environment, a process developed at Rice to extract valuable metals from electronic waste would also use up to 500 times less energy than current lab methods and produce a byproduct clean enough for agricultural land.
http://dateline.rice/oct-4-news-release-tour