Dateline Rice for Oct. 6, 2021

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Technological leap for 'urban mining' could recover precious metals from electronic waste in seconds

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.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in The Independent, and similar articles also appeared in 20 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-tour-deng
'Flash' method could get precious metals from e-waste
Futurity (This article was also featured in the "Futurity Today" newsletter Oct. 6.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-tour-deng

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 appeared in the Oct. 6 print edition, and it appeared online in 10 other media outlets and yesterday's Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-finley

Have US natural gas exports exceeded their imports?

PolitiFact
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-finley

China's coal habit will be hard to kick
Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Barron's (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-medlock

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Researchers counted the days Houston had worse than 'good' air quality
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-cohan

$40B federal energy loans program is back, deputy director says at Houston event
An article cites the Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office's deputy director Dong Kim, who spoke at an energy summit hosted by Rice Sept. 30.
Houston Business Journal
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-hbj

Activists fight back against proposal to turn Tarrant County House district blue
An article mentions the Rice University Lib-Con Scores of members of the Texas House of Representatives.
Texas Scorecard
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-ts

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. This article appeared in the Oct. 6 print edition of the Chronicle's Bellaire Examiner and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-ehlers


Houston brewery Southern Yankee opens offshoot bar in Montrose
Alumnus Alex Porter is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Oct. 6 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-porter

University of St. Thomas esports team aims to redefine 'gamers'
An article mentions Rice's Glasscock School of Continuing Studies' esports management certificate.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the in the Oct. 6 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-glasscock-school

BROADCAST

Texas redistricting maps move through Legislature despite high-profile opposition
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
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-jones
Gov. Abbott, 10 state governors to hold press conference in Mission
KRGV Online (This segment also aired on KRGV-TV in Weslaco, Texas.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-jones
Texas Public Radio
KSTX-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-jones (This segment aired on more than 20 stations across Texas.)

Happening today: Mayor Turner to honor Hispanic Heritage Award winners
An article features Hispanic Heritage Award recipients Ana María Martínez, artist in residence at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, and David Dzul, who is participating in the Rice University Youth Civic Engagement Research and Advocacy Internship.
CW 39 Online
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-cw39

AC Music Department features accomplished musicians in Art Force Piano Series
A roundup features alumna Rachel Li McDonald, who will perform "Dances and Romances" Nov. 9 as part of the 2021-22 Art Force Piano Series in Amarillo.
MyHighPlains.com
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-mcdonald

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Manganese makes its mark in drug synthesis
An article features Rice research into using salt of manganese to further simplify the process of synthesizing fluoroketones, precursor molecules for drug design and manufacture. Co-authors quoted include Julian West, assistant professor of chemistry, and graduate student Yen-Chu Lu.
Phys.org
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-west-lu

Explained: Why does Saudi Arabia want to buy Newcastle United?
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-ulrichsen

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.
420 Intel
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-harris

Greenberg: What's keeping Rick Hahn up at night before the White Sox playoff run?
Martel College freshman Jake Hahn is mentioned.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-hahn

Kho Irani named as president and CEO of Lion Elastomers

Alumnus Kho Irani is featured.
RubberWorld
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-irani

The venture capital diversity gap and why it matters
An article mentions the Rice Business Plan Competition.
Blackfox
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-rbpc

In Los Angeles, Tima Bell is an artist and an architect
Alumnus Tima Bell is featured.
Architects and Artisans
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-bell

CAG launches new conductor's program
An article features Ben Manis, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
Colin's Column
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-manis

CelloBello honors founder Paul Katz with gala concert, and hosts first charity auction
An article featuring Paul Katz mentions that he formerly taught at Rice.
Broadway World
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-bw

AFRL nano team takes lead in building stronger ties with India
An article mentions that Air Force Research Laboratory Chief Technologist Tim Bunning met experts at Rice July 29 with fellow collaborators from India's Defense Research and Development Organization and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur to establish a yearlong study on how to leverage India's scientific and manufacturing expertise to increase the availability of nanomaterials.
Air Force Material Command
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-afmc

A new edition of 'Art:LIVE' features Bjarke Ingels, Idris Khan and Anicka Yi
A roundup featuring Bjarke Ingels mentions that he formerly taught at Rice.
Frieze
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-frieze

Windfall at WashU! Endowment gains lead to $1 billion in financial aid to students
Rice is mentioned.
University Business
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-ub
Lemons into lemonade, or how the kid got into college
Ricochet
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-ricochet
WATCH HERE: Live keynote with Mark Dankberg at Satellite Innovation 2021
SatNews
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-sat

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

National Academies selects Tulane for new undergraduate Gulf Scholars Program
An article mentions that Rice is part of the inaugural cohort of the Gulf Scholars Program, a five-year, $12.7 million pilot program that prepares graduates to address the most pressing environmental, health, energy and infrastructure challenges in the Gulf of Mexico region.
Tulane News
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-tn

Deciding factors | Cover Story | Style Weekly
Alumnus Glenn Youngkin, who is running for governor of Virginia, is featured.
Tidewater
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-youngkin

Dothan native, celebrated educator, receives historic honor
Alumnus James Earl McLeod is featured.
Dothan Eagle
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-mcleod

Emory's John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition expands in second year
An article mentions that Rice is a partnering institution in Emory University's Goizueta Business School's John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition, which seeks student leaders to investigate how companies can address racial injustice within their organizations.
Emory News Center
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-emc

Check it out: Cellist to perform free concert at The Grove
Alumna Jenaesha Iwassa Browder is featured.
The Wenatchee World
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-browder

SPORTS

Al Avila outlines offseason: Will Detroit Tigers sign All-Star shortstop, trade prospects?

Rice head baseball coach José Cruz Jr. is mentioned.
Yahoo! News (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-cruz

C-USA football: What they're saying — Week 6
An article mentions that Rice football has a bye week.
Conference USA
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-cusa

VB: Oct. 4 players of the week
An article features Owl Carly Graham, who has been named Conference USA's Setter of the Week.
Conference USA
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-graham

Swimming and diving opens 2021-22 season on Thursday
An article mentions the Rice Invitational swim meet Oct. 15-16.
UHCougars.com
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-uhc

FB: Oct. 4 players of the week
An article mentions last week's football game between Rice and the University of Southern Mississippi.
Conference USA
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-cusa

WSOC: Oct. 5 players of the week
An article mentions last week's soccer game between Rice and Western Kentucky University.
Conference USA
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-cusa

Once again, the Texas Longhorns pose a significant challenge to Oklahoma's Big 12 crown
An article mentions the Sept. 18 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.

Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in Sooners Wire.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-yn
Red River Showdown: Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley sounds off on Texas star RB Bijan Robinson
247Sports.com
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-247
Texas WR target Brenen Thompson to announce commitment on Wednesday
SB Nation
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-sbn
Around CFB: BYU or Cincinnati, which 'Group of Five' team is more impressive?
TexAgs
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-texags
How Steve Sarkisian's quietly mending Texas' season, proving he was a better choice than Urban Meyer
The Dallas Morning News
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-tdmn
5 things OU fans should know about Texas: Longhorns bring new coach, QB to classic rivalry
The Dallas Morning News
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-tdmn

No. 12 VB set for midweek matchup with North Texas
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team played the University of North Texas earlier this season.
BaylorBears.com
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-bb

Volleyball prepares for home showdown with No. 12 Baylor
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team was defeated by Baylor University 3-0 Sept. 16.
MeanGreenSports.com
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-mgs

Marshall women's basketball: Backcourt growth a key for Thundering Herd
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team was defeated by Marshall University in one of the teams' two regular-season matchups last season.
Charleston Gazette-Mail
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-cgm

Throwback Tulsa: Big 12 makes move, invites TCU to join 10 years ago today
Rice is mentioned.
Tulsa World
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-tw

SEC pair try not to let losses linger
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. 5 print editions of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-adg
Pittman: 2 mistakes on block
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-6-adg