Dateline Rice for Oct. 7, 2021

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UAE sets 2050 net-zero goal, first among Gulf petrostates
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Bloomberg (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

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. 7 print edition of the international edition, and it appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


Climate change and housing: HUD plans to advance climate
Collaborative research by Rice and the University of Pittsburgh that determined natural disasters widen racial wealth gaps is cited.
USA Today (Subscription is required.)


Climate change is making Texas hotter, threatening public health, water supply and the state's infrastructure
Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Texas Tribune

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. This article appeared in the Oct. 7 print edition and yesterday's Dateline.)

'A Doll's House Part 2,' Marcia Kure among the fine arts picks this week
A roundup 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.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)

Rice Village brewery founders to open a new taproom at The Ion
An article mentions Rice's redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into the Ion tech hub.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)

The Ion innovation hub to add Houston-focused taproom
Houston Business Journal

New craft beer house brews up in buzzy Midtown innovation hub
CultureMap Houston


With redistricting underway, here's how partisan gerrymandering impacts Texans
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
KERA Online (This segment also aired on KERA-FM in Dallas, and this article also appeared in Texas Standard and aired on its more than 20 affiliate radio stations.)

WATCH: GOP governors join Abbott for Texas border tour

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.
KVIA Online 
Texas and the Constitutional right to abortion
The Cengage Blog

A look into how the world’s economy and supply chain impact American wallets
David Gantz, the Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed. 
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)


'Self-destructing plastic' wins top prize in Create the Future contest
A roundup of winners of the SAE Media Group's Create the Future contest features a team from Rice recognized for their project "Sustainable Technologies/Future Energy," which developed a protein-based nanocomposite coating made from readily available inexpensive or waste biomaterials that dramatically increases the shelf life of perishable foods. Team members include Pulickel Ajayan, chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering and a professor of chemistry; research scientist Muhammad Rahman; alumnae Sylvia Jung and Nancy Cui; and graduate student Neetu Pottackal.
Robotics Tomorrow

Houston, we have liftoff! Prestwick Spaceport sets sights on stars as it welcomes US director 
David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy, is featured.

US completes withdrawal of anti-missile batteries from Saudi Arabia
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Trumpet

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.

Talking to the great, prolific Wayne White about his 'Radio Magic Eightball'
A Q&A with artist Wayne White mentions that he exhibited a large head as a tribute to George Jones at the former Rice Gallery in 2009. 
Nashville Scene

Lion Elastomers names new president, CEO
Alumnus Kho Irani is featured.
European Rubber Journal (Subscription is required.)

Samaritan welcomes pediatrician Leah Swift, DO
Alumna Leah Swift is featured.
Samaritan Health Services

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.
Wright-Patterson AFB (This article also appeared in Edwards AFB.)


Alumni notebook: Oak Ridge alumna Graham picks up weekly award for Rice
An article features Rice volleyball player Carly Graham, who has been named Conference USA's Setter of the Week.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Guerin Emig: Bonded ADs Joe Castiglione and Chris Del Conte unify OU and Texas way beyond Saturday's football game
Former Rice Athletics Director Chris Del Conte is featured.
Tulsa World

Tramel's ScissorTales: Why these are the OU glory days of the Red River Rivalry
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin 58-0 Sept. 18.
The Oklahoman ( This article also appeared in the Austin American-Statesman.)

Texas lands huge commitment from four-star wide receiver Brenen Thompson
Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in Longhorns Wire.)

WATCH: Four-star WR Brenen Thompson dishes on why he chose Texas
Longhorns Wire
Elite WR Brenen Thompson commits to Texas
SB Nation (This article also appeared in FanSided and
Threat Assessment: 4 dangerous Longhorns the Sooners will face in the Red River Showdown
Sooners Wire

Collins falls in final round of singles qualifying 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.

Undefeated D-I women's volleyball teams: We're tracking all remaining unbeatens
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team was defeated by the University of Pittsburgh 3-2 Aug. 27.

Tulane vs. Houston: Guerry's keys to the game
Rice football is mentioned.

UAB homecoming 2021, 'We Built This City on Green & Gold,' is Oct. 17-23
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Alabama at Birmingham Oct. 23.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham News

Pittman has favor of 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 in the Oct. 7 print editions of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)


Rice University's OpenStax welcomes nine new educational technology partners
OpenStax, Rice's educational technology initiative offering free and flexible textbooks and other resources, has added nine new technology partners to its OpenStax Ally program, which enhances textbook content with low-cost learning technology. 

Dr. Rola El-Serag named director of Baker Institute's Center for Health and Biosciences
Dr. Rola El-Serag will join Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy Oct. 18 as the L.E. and Virginia Simmons Senior Fellow in Health Policy and director of the institute's Center for Health and Biosciences.

Consumers see diverse organizations as moral ones, study shows
When people see diversity in a corporate team, they're more likely to believe the team behaves in a moral fashion, according to collaborative research conducted by Ajay Kalra, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Marketing at the Jones Graduate School of Business.