Dateline Rice for Oct. 5, 2021

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Up, up, up. Gas prices keep rising across the country to highest levels since 2014
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
USA Today (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)


Edward Djerejian built Rice University's Baker Institute into a world-class think tank. Now he's set to retire

An article features Edward Djerejian, director of the Baker Institute for Public Policy, who will retire June 30, 2022. The article quotes or mentions James Baker III, honorary chair of the Baker Institute and former U.S. secretary of state; Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities; and Peter Hotez, adjunct professor of bioengineering and fellow in disease and poverty at the institute.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Oct. 5 print edition.)

5 winners of Houston's 2021 Hispanic Heritage Award revealed
An article features Hispanic Heritage Award recipients Ana María Martínez, artist in residence at Rice's Shepherd School of Music; alumna Cecilia Ballí; and David Dzul, who is participating in the Rice University Youth Civic Engagement Research and Advocacy Internship.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Mayor Sylvester Turner honoring five exceptional Houstonians during Hispanic Heritage Month
Mayor's Office of Special Events

OutSmart's 2021 Readers' Choice Awards Winners
A roundup mentions that Rice was a finalist for "Favorite Local College or University" in OutSmart's 24th annual Gayest & Greatest Readers' Choice Awards.
OutSmart (This article also appeared in the October print and digital editions.)
Gayest & Greatest 2021: Community

Gayest & Greatest 2021: Entertainment and nightlife, Part I
An article featuring Queen Persephone, OutSmart's 2021 Most Divine Drag Queen, mentions that she has hosted charity events at Rice.
OutSmart (This article also appeared in the October print and digital editions.)

Houston brewery Southern Yankee opens offshoot bar in Montrose
Alumnus Alex Porter is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Very artsy news: Chinati Weekend, EBONY Power 100 and more
A roundup mentions that Rice Gallery will release the book "One Thing Well: 22 Years of Installation Art" Oct. 8.


Texas Standard for Oct. 5, 2021
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.
Texas Standard (This segment also aired on more than 20 stations across Texas.)

'6 News at Sunrise'
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.
KRIS-TV (Corpus Christi, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/oct-5-blackburn (This segment aired five times, and it appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

'Engines of Our Ingenuity' episode No. 2881: Racial mythologies — Günther vs. Huxley
A broadcast mentions that Julian Huxley established Rice's biology department in 1915.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)


Texas Public Radio
Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, visiting scholar at Rice's Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, is interviewed in a story about racial disparities in testing for and diagnosing autism.
KSTX-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/sept-30-onaiwu (This segment also aired on more than 20 stations across Texas.)

'KHOU 11 News'
A broadcast features a live shot overlooking Rice's campus.
KHOU-TV (Houston)


Renewable energy will increase security and lower geopolitical risk, study shows
An article features Rice research co-authored by Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and graduate fellow Robert Idel, who are quoted.
Tech Xplore

Flash Joule process recovers precious metals from e-waste
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-authors James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, and postdoctoral research associate Bing Deng are quoted.
The Engineer

Hispanic scientists among decorated AAAS award winners

A roundup features Richard Tapia, University Professor and the Maxfield-Oshman Professor in Engineering and a professor of computational and applied mathematics.
American Associations for the Advancement of Science

The US Army is funding a new sleeping cap — and it works by cleaning your brain
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. Paul Cherukuri, executive director of Rice's Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, is quoted.
Wonderful Engineering

Best colleges in Texas 2021
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 1 in Texas according to University Magazine.
University Magazine

Guide to graduate programs in philosophy based on job placement and student experience
Rice is mentioned.
Daily Nous


Vanderbilt Peabody professors honored with prestigious McGraw Prize

An article mentions that Richard Baraniuk, the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was awarded the McGraw Prize in Higher Education.

Vanderbilt University News

B-schools for high-paying finance, accounting jobs
A roundup mentions that Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business is ranked No. 25 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.

Meet the seven members of the 2022 Tournament of Roses Royal Court
Rice is mentioned.
Pasadena Now
'On the order of hundreds of students': WashU's path to need-blind admissions
Washington University in St. Louis' Student Life


Mud Hens season recap: 10 things to remember about pro baseball's return to Toledo

Rice head baseball coach José Cruz Jr. is mentioned.
The Toledo Blade

Collins earns pair of wins on opening day at ITA All-American Championships
An article mentions that Rice tennis player Federica Trevisan was defeated in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Women's All-American Championships singles qualifying round Oct. 4.

Legendary Angelo State football coach Hess remembered fondly
An article features the late Jim Hess, a Rice assistant football coach from 1967-70, who died Oct. 3 at 84.
San Angelo Standard-Times (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Robinson the engine behind the offense for No. 21 Texas
An article mentions the Sept. 18 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
Texas coach Steve Sarkisian seeks improvement in the red zone
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 5 print edition, and it appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Oct. 5 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News.)
5 takeaways from Texas media Monday: Sarkisian 'fired up'; Coburn reflects on trolling Mayfield
The Dallas Morning News
Tramel's ScissorTales: OU rises atop Big 12 power rankings even after rough defensive outing at K-State
The Oklahoman
How do Oklahoma and Texas stack up statistically heading into the Red River Showdown?
Sooners Wire

UH defense returning to its ball-hawking ways
An article mentions the Sept. 11 football game between Rice and the University of Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 5 print edition.)

UNT in fourth entering final round in Dallas
An article mentions that Rice is in 13th place after Day 1 of the Trinity Forest Invitational golf tournament.

UH tennis struggles in fall tournament
An article features the results of the Oct. 1-2 Cougar Classic tennis tournament.
The Daily Cougar

Herd women seek toughness with practice, schedule
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team was defeated by Marshall University 56-68 Feb. 21.
The Herald-Dispatch


Manganese makes its mark in drug synthesis
Rice chemist Julian West and graduate student Yen-Chu Lu found that an Earth-abundant salt of manganese further simplifies the process of synthesizing fluoroketones, precursor molecules for drug design and manufacture.