Dateline Rice for Sept. 23, 2021

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FEATURED ITEMS

Rice University receives $100 million gift from Moody Foundation
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. Forbes mentions that this gift matches that of last year's donation by the Robert A. Welch Foundation to develop the Welch Institute, aimed at accelerating the discovery, design and manufacture of new materials. Alumna and Rice Trustee Elle Moody and President David Leebron are quoted in several media outlets.
Forbes
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-moody-grant-welch-inst

Rice gets $100M grant for future student center, new endowments
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 23 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-leebron


Rice University gets $100M from Galveston-based foundation
Houston Business Journal
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-leebron


Rice University rises with massive $100M gift for innovative new student center
CultureMap Houston
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-leebron


Moody Foundation grants Rice $100 million to build transformative new student center
KHOU Online
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-leebron

Moody Foundation grants $100 million to Rice University

The National Tribune
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-leebron


The Campus Roundup: Sept. 23, 2021
The Business Journals (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-bjs


Big gifts fuel big plans for 3 institutions
Inside Higher Ed
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-ihe


'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-kprc


'ABC 13 on CW39'
KIAH-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-kiah (This segment aired twice.)

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Blue, green … turquoise? Carbon-to-value and sustainability in the hydrogen palette
Rachel Meidl, fellow in energy and environment at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the institute, co-authored an article.
Forbes
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-meidl-medlock

HOUSTON/TEXAS

How much COVID is in Houston's sewage? See for yourself.
An article mentions that experts from Rice have partnered with officials from Houston to test wastewater to track the spread of the coronavirus. Loren Hopkins, professor in the practice of statistics, is quoted in several media outlets.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article was also featured in the Chronicle's Afternoon Report newsletter Sept. 22, and it appeared on the front of the City/State section in the Sept. 23 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-hc


New online dashboard displays COVID-19 levels detected in wastewater across Houston
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired twice on KTRK-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in Newsbreak.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-hopkins


Houston Health Department launches dashboard displaying wastewater virus levels
Click2Houston
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-hopkins


City health department launches wastewater COVID-19 levels dashboard
The Leader
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-hopkins


5 things for Houstonians to know for Thursday, Sept. 23
Click2Houston
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-c2h

Houston Exponential names executive director, changes board governance
An article mentions that President David Leebron is on the Houston Exponential board of directors.
Houston Business Journal
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-leebron

GOP aims to pick up one Texas Senate seat in new redistricting map
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.
Austin American-Statesman
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-jones


Austin state Rep. Celia Israel will not seek reelection as she nears bid for mayor
The Texan
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-jones


New Texas law bans abortion-inducing drugs after seven weeks pregnancy
Daily Magazine (This article originally appeared in The Guardian.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-jones


With Senate Bill 1, is Texas really trying to prevent minorities from voting?
Tek Deeps
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-jones


Avec le Senate Bill 1, le Texas essaie-t-il vraiment d'empêcher les minorités de voter?
Slate.fr (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in Free.fr, and a similar article also appeared in Newsbeezer.) 
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-jones


Beto O'Rourke considera lanzarse como candidato a gobernador de Texas, según reportes
Hecho en California (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-jones

The growing dilemma of oil refiners: Move to biofuels or stick with what they know?
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/sept-23-cohan

University of Texas receives low ranking from free speech nonprofit for campus climate
Rice is mentioned.
Austin American-Statesman (A similar article also appeared in The Dailywire and Clarion News.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-statesman

Trinity University, TXST make list of top US schools
An article mentions that Rice was featured in The Princeton Review's "Great Lists," a report that analyzed 30 years of reviews.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-expnews

After being censured, state Rep. Chris Paddie announces he won't run for reelection
An article mentions the Rice University Lib-Con Scores of members of the Texas House of Representatives.
Texas Scorecard
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-ts

College of Architecture receives prestigious Graham Foundation grant
An article mentions that the Rice School of Architecture has won a Graham Foundation award.
Texas Tech Today
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-textoday

BROADCAST

Deputies sue over working conditions in the Harris County Jail (Sept. 22, 2021)
Alumnus Ben Rhodes '00, former speech writer for President Barack Obama, is interviewed about his new book "After the Fall."
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-rhodes

'Houston Life'
A broadcast cites demographic research by Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology.
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-klineberg

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Many people swear by Vicks VapoRub. Is the love justified?
Christopher Fagundes, associate professor in psychological sciences, is quoted.
Consumer Reports
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-fagundes

Architecture designer thrills to a Venice vibe
Alumnus Tima Bell is featured.
The Argonaut (This article was also featured on the cover of the Sept. 23 print and digital editions.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-bell

Linux Foundation to host the PaSh Project, accelerating shell scripting with automated parallelization for industrial use cases
An article mentions that experts from Rice collaborated on the featured research.
Linux.com (This article also appeared in Linux Gizmos.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-linux

The Menils: The French art barons of Texas
Rice is mentioned.
France-Amérique
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-fa

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Other views
An article cites a 2017 report from the Baker Institute for Public Policy that found "Russian entities used price and physical volume manipulation of crude oil or natural gas supplies" to pressure consumers in Central and Eastern Europe and former Soviet countries.
Baker City Herald (This article originally appeared in The Dallas Morning News and appeared in a yesterday's Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-baker-study

Chesapeake Film Festival: Ted Adams and his 'Tyndall Typewriters'
Alumnus Ted Adams is featured, whose film "Tyndall Typewriters" will be screened at the Chesapeake Film Festival Oct. 2.
The Cambridge Spy (This article also appeared in The Chestertown Spy.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-adams

Speechless storytelling to the ear: The Jasper String Quartet

An article mentions that the Jasper String Quartet is a former Rice Graduate Quartet-in-Residence.
The Phoenix
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-jasper

SPORTS

New Rice baseball coach José Cruz Jr. gets down to business
An article mentions Rice head baseball coach and former Owl José Cruz Jr. Pitching coach Colter Bostick is quoted. The Owls will play a fall baseball game against Sam Houston State University Oct. 8 at Reckling Park.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 23 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-cruz


'Fox 26 News'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-cruz


'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-cruz (This segment aired twice.)

'Houston's Morning Show'
A broadcast mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Texas Southern University Sept. 25 at Rice Stadium. Rice community members interviewed include head coach Mike Bloomgren; Owls Antonio Montero and Jake Bailey; and Athletics Director Joe Karlgaard. Chuck Pool, assistant athletics director, is mentioned.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-kriv
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-bloomgren-montero-bailey
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-karlgaard-pool


Coogs vs. Navy, Pearland Ruff Runner among 14 things to do this weekend
Houston on the Cheap
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-hc

Runners have started wearing 'sauna suits.' Do they work?
Former Rice track and field athlete Becky Wade Firth authored an article.
Houston Chronicle (This article originally appeared in InsideHook, and it appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-firth

Steve Sarkisian sees progress in Texas' offensive line
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin 58-0 Sept. 18.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 23 print edition, and it appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Sept. 23 print and online editions of the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-hc


5 things Texas Tech fans need to know about Texas: A talented RB and a confused QB room
The Dallas Morning News
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-dmn


UT's Bevo hooks a spot on national list of most unique college mascots
CultureMap Austin
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-cm


Run game key in Texas Tech-Texas rivalry game
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-hc


ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Magnolia West alum Matocha leads Orediggers to highest poll ranking
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-hc
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-chron


The Republicans who are concerned about Big Tech censorship are censoring other Texans
Texas Public Radio (This article also appeared in Houston Public Media, and this segment aired on more than 20 affiliate stations across Texas.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-tpr


Did Abbott force the University of Texas to censor The Lincoln Project ad before the Longhorns game?
Reform Austin
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-ra

Anti-Trump group TV ad blasting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pulled before start of UT-Rice football game

MSN (This article originally appeared in The Dallas Morning News.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-msn

Texas vs. Texas Tech: Who the experts are picking to win

Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in Longhorns Wire.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-ys

With Trier and Pinder, no sophomore jinx on Braden River football team
An article mentions Rice football player Shawqi Itraish.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-itraish

UH makes its in-person visit with running back Alton McCaskill pay off
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Houston 44-7 Sept. 11.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Sept. 23 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-hc

No. 1 volleyball sweeps Rice
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin 3-0 Sept. 22.
TexasSports.com (This article also appeared in The Daily Texan.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-ts


NCAA volleyball: Utah upsets Washington, WSU thumps CU, Ole Miss, BC, Texas win
VolleyballMag.com
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-vm

ETSU gets a commitment from a 6'8" power forward out of North Carolina
Rice is mentioned.
WJHL Online 
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-wjhl


'WJHL News'
WJHL-TV (Tri-Cities, Tennessee)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-wjhl


AUSTIN BISHOP: Bucketful of teams, schools remain on 'to be seen' list
The Meridian Star
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-ms

No. 13 ducks host Oregon State in Pac-12 opener
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team lost to the University of Oregon Sept. 2.
GoDucks.com
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-gd

Men's basketball season tickets on sale now!

An article mentions that Rice's basketball team is slated to play the University of New Orleans Nov. 19.
UNOPrivateers.com
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-uno

Banking on backs: Unit shouldering the load for Hogs
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 Sept. 23 print editions of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-adg


Get to know: 2023 O-line target Joey Su'a
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-adg


Observer Roundtable Week 5: Aggies and Razorbacks duel in Fayetteville
The Observer
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-observer

No. 22 WKU volleyball set to host Marshall in C-USA opening series
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team was predicted to win its division by Conference USA coaches.
WKUSports.com
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-wku

NEWS RELEASE

Sex and the symbiont: Can algae hookups help corals survive?
Researchers at Rice University and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography already knew the importance of algae known as dinoflagellates to the health of coral as the oceans warm, and have now confirmed the tiny creatures not only multiply by splitting in half, but can also reproduce through sex.
http://dateline.rice/sept-23-news-release-correa