Dateline Rice for Oct. 8, 2021

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NASA's Perseverance rover finds signs of epic ancient floods on Mars
Kirsten Siebach, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is quoted.
Scientific American


Matthew McConaughey's big risk (and opportunity) if he runs for Texas governor
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.
The Hollywood Reporter (This article also appeared in MSN and ET Canada.)
'It's obscene': Lubbock lawmakers want change in higher ed funding tilted heavily toward UT, A&M
The Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Researchers developing cap that monitors how brain is flushed clean during sleep
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.
MSN IN (This article originally appeared in CoverNews, and it appeared in Yahoo! Sports UK.)
US Army grants $2.8M for a portable skullcap that cleans brain during sleep

Secret wife of Jamal Khashoggi on murder, courage and complicated love life of slain Saudi journalist
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN NZ (This article originally appeared in The Independent.)
US completes withdrawal of anti-missile batteries from Saudi Arabia
Watch Jerusalem
BBC Radio 4 


Daily on Energy: European energy problems give Russia an advantage

Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Washington Examiner.)

Exclusive: HUD unveils plan to tackle climate change, protect homeowners and low-income renters

Collaborative research by Rice and the University of Pittsburgh that determined natural disasters widen racial wealth gaps is cited.

MSN (This USA Today article appeared in yesterday's Dateline, and it appeared in Yahoo! News.)


Insight: Innovation economy taking shape in Houston
An article about energy and clean-tech innovations developed in Houston mentions Rice research converting electronic waste into rare earth elements such as cobalt and lithium, and a caption highlights the work of graduate student Steven Williams at the Carbon Hub.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

UHD's Chuck Jackson, scholar of the terrifying and frightening

Alumnus Chuck Jackson is featured.
University of Houston Downtown

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. This article appeared on the front of the City/State section in Oct. 8 print edition and a previous edition of 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. This article appeared in Oct. 8 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Business journal interview with Victor Pierson, CEO, Moody National Bank
An article mentions that Rice has received a $100 million grant from the Moody Foundation to build the Moody Center for Student Life and Opportunity, which will replace the existing Rice Memorial Center, and create a new endowment for student opportunity programs.
Houston Business Journal

Houston rabbi competing for nat'l chess championship
Alumnus Rabbi Danny Horwitz is featured.
Jewish Herald-Voice (This article also appeared on the front of the Oct. 7 print and digital editions.)

Texas struggled to teach students learning English before COVID-19. The pandemic made it worse.
An article cites Rice research.
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

'Don't Mess with Texas' dinner hosted by Republican Party of Navarro County on Oct. 22
An article mentions the Rice University Lib-Con Scores of members of the Texas House of Representatives.
The Freestone County Times

Clearing the air: CHP systems reduce harmful emissions
An article mentions that Rice uses combined heat and power (CHP) technology to deliver power to buildings on campus.
Houston Advanced Research Center


CDC excess mortality data reveals troubling trend during the COVID pandemic
Rice humanities computing researcher John Mulligan is interviewed about his research into excess mortality data during the pandemic.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired twice on KHOU-TV in Houston.)


Francisco Monaldi: 'Venezuela won't even get to exploit 5% of its oil reserves'
Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, the Center for the United States and Mexico and the Latin America Initiative at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a lecturer in energy economics at Rice, is quoted and pictured.
Caracas Chronicles (This article also appeared in La Patilla.)

Consumers see diverse organizations as moral ones, study shows

An article features Rice research that found consumers perceive diverse organizations to be moral ones, according to co-author Ajay Kalra, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Marketing at the Jones Graduate School of Business.
The National Tribune

'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.

Wait, this isn't sushi! It's a blood-sucking sea parasite
Kory Evans, assistant professor of natural sciences, is quoted.
ZME Science

Main Street Theater offers streaming on demand for 'Darwin in Malibu' 
An article from Broadway World mentions that Scott Solomon, associate teaching professor in biosciences, will give a lecture Oct. 10 as part of Houston's Main Street Theater's "Part of the Art Series." Solomon is quoted in Astronomy.
Broadway World
Colonizing Mars could speed up human evolution

Discussions occur to strengthen ties between Prestwick Spaceport, Scotland, and Houston Spaceport, US
David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy, is featured.
Satnews (This article also appeared in Scottish Business News.)

Taylor, Wabash to inaugurate presidents
D. Michael Lindsay, a former sociologist at Rice, is featured
Inside Indiana Business 

Houston's coolest and most romantic fall date ideas
A roundup features James Turrell’s "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion. 

6 skills to help your child succeed in college and beyond
Lovett College junior Mignote Tadesse is mentioned.
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth's "Bright Now" on Medium


Student snatches BYU TikTok username
Rice is mentioned.
Brigham Young University's The Daily Universe
Student snatches BYU TikTok username
Universe Live on YouTube

5 questions with Lydia Kisley, physics and chemistry faculty member
Alumna Lydia Kisley is featured in a Q&A.
Case Western University's The Daily


Week 6 preview: C-USA play in full swing
An article mentions that Rice football has a bye week.
Conference USA
Craven's Wagers: Temptation awaits in the Week 6 slate of games
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

UTEP volleyball meets Louisiana Tech this weekend
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team defeated the University of Texas at El Paso twice Oct. 2-3.
The Prospector
Rice volleyball takes down the Miners

Soccer boasts five players on Top Drawer Soccer's Midseason Top 100 lists
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team played the University of Texas at Austin earlier this season.

Assessing Arkansas' special teams in 2021: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Arkansas 38-17 Sept. 4.
Kiffin not shy using analytics
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and it appeared in the Oct. 8 print editions of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
Clay Henry's Top 10 Keys: Arkansas vs. Ole Miss
Whole Hog Sports

Cougars, Aggies meet in fall exhibition
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team will play a fall exhibition game against the University of Houston Oct. 15.

Engulfed in tradition, Texas LB Luke Brockermeyer embodies Red River showdown
Rice is mentioned.
Sports Illustrated's Longhorns Country (This article also appeared in YardBarker.)
Future Nebraska Cornhusker? Thomas Paasch shines despite difficult season for Green Bay Southwest
Green Bay Press-Gazette (Subscription is required.)

The life and career of Blanton Collier (complete story)
An article features former Cleveland Browns quarterback and Owl Frank Ryan, who completed his doctorate in mathematics at Rice during offseasons and led the Browns to an NFL championship in 1964.
Browns Nation

Keeping up with C-USA: Owls take Shula Bowl, Roadrunners stay perfect
An article mentions last week's football game between Rice and the University of Southern Mississippi.
College Heights Herald
'We're getting closer.' USM looks to snap losing streak in homecoming game against UTEP
Sun Herald

Three years later, Casey Thompson finally gets his chance in 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.
Sports Illustrated
The Six Pack: Michigan vs. Nebraska, Penn State vs. Iowa among best Week 6 college football picks
CBS Sports
Top 12 questions heading into Week 6 of the Big 12 football season: Part I
Heartland College Sports
Oklahoma's challenge vs. Bijan Robinson, a familiar face and Red River in all its glory: Sooners Scene and Heard
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
Game prediction: No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 21 Texas
Sports Illustrated's Irish Breakdown
The Red River Rivalry, in the eye of the storm
The Ringer
Big 12 update: A broad look at the conference five weeks into the season
Pistols Firing
John Werner college picks: Bears should slip by WVU
Waco Tribune-Herald
It took years, but Oklahoma native Casey Thompson's time has arrived in Red River Showdown
Austin American-Statesman
What to watch for in Week 6 of the 2021 college football season
Sports Illustrated's Buckeyes Now

Southern not fooled by Tigers' losing ways
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated Texas Southern University 48-34 Sept. 25.
The Advocate

Three takeaways from Houston’s 40-22 victory over Tulane
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Houston 44-7 Sept. 11. 
SB Nation