Dateline Rice for Sept. 24, 2021

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Top-ranked private universities that aren't Ivy League

An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 17 in the nation according to the 2022 Best Colleges rankings from U.S. News & World Report, and Pennsylvania News Today mentions that Rice is No. 5 for best value.
MSN (This article originally appeared in U.S. News & World Report.)

According to the US News & World Report — Daily Local, the best universities in the country
Pennsylvania News Today

How to spend it in ... Houston
Rice is mentioned.
Financial Times

Finding common ground in the South, San Francisco and South India
Alumnus Sandheep Surendran is featured.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

NASA vindt een zondebok voor de vertraagde terugkeer van de mens naar de maan: Blue Origin
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
MSN Netherlands (An English translation is not available.)


Rice University rises with massive $100M gift for innovative new student center
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. 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.

5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week
A roundup mentions that David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy, moderated a panel discussion at the Greater Houston Partnership's annual State of Space event.

Turner orders legal review of housing deal at center of 'charade' claims by fired housing director

Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Sept. 24 print edition.)

Commentary: Why immigrants are flocking to caravans

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, authored an op-ed in the San Antonio Express-News, and he is quoted in two other media outlets.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)
The Back Mic: Attorney general candidates' ratings compared, GOP member files heartbeat act exception, national group scores 2021 Legislature

The Texan
'Tenemos que cruzar 14 países': Así fue la travesía de un inmigrante haitiano de Chile a Austin
Univision Austin (An English translation is not available. This segment also aired on KAKW-TV in Austin.)

OPINION: The election integrity bill excludes the votes of people of color

An article cites a Rice survey into how voters in Harris County rated their experience with drive-thru voting.
The University Star (This article also appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the Sept. 21 print and digital editions.)

Movers Project Classes to give dance classes for those with Parkinson’s
An article featuring Heather vonReichbauer mentions that she has served as a dance director at Rice.
Jewish Herald-Voice

I want to make Galveston's public schools better
Alumna Elizabeth Beeton authored an op-ed.
The Galveston County Daily News

Dr. Yvette E. Pearson
An article features Yvette Pearson, former associate dean for accreditation, assessment and strategic initiatives at Rice's George R. Brown School of Engineering.
North Dallas Gazette

Amid rising evictions Houston schools set plans to educate homeless students
An article cites a study by Rice's Houston Education Research Consortium into the Houston Independent School District's homeless student population.
Defender Network

Accidental Aggie
Rice is mentioned.
The Battalion


Issues that led to catastrophic winter power outages similar to 2011, regulators say
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
NBC DFW Online


Sex and the symbiont: Can algae hookups help corals survive?
An article features collaborative Rice research that found the first proof that algae symbionts, when they're sequestered in coral cells, reproduce sexually. Co-authors Adrienne Correa, assistant professor of biosciences, and graduate student Lauren Howe-Kerr are quoted.
Science Daily

'Darwin in Malibu' comes to Main Street Theater
An article 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."
Broadway World

What drives makerspaces on campus

An article features Amy Kavalewitz, executive director of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen, who participated in the virtual event "Campus Makerspaces: A Discussion with Managers and Educators" Sept. 22. Video of the discussion is included.

Canadian College of Performing Arts announces 2021-22 in-person season
An article features alumnus Kieren MacMillan.
Broadway World

Carbon dioxide reactor makes Martian fuel
An article mentions that experts from Rice collaborated on the featured research.

Presenting: The 25 hardest colleges to get into in America
Rice is featured.


Tempe violinist's rise to concertmaster called inevitable by those who've watched his growth
Alumnus Julian Nguyen is featured.
Wrangler News

US President Biden appoints members to United Service Organizations Inc. board of governors

An article featuring Gil Kerlikowske, nonresident fellow at the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, mentions that he has been appointed by President Joe Biden to the board of governors of USO.
Mirage News


How schools are handling COVID (Sept. 24, 2021)
A broadcast features Rice swimmer Ahalya Lettenberger, who won a silver medal in the 200-meter individual medley at the Paralympics in Tokyo.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Game day around the state: TX college football forecast
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Texas Southern University Sept. 25 at Rice Stadium, the first meeting between the two programs.
CW 39 Online (This segment also aired on KIAH-TV in Houston.)

'CW 39'
KIAH-TV (Houston)

Week 4 Preview: Several big nonconference contests highlight busy week
Conference USA

HBCU Football Rundown — Week 4
HBCU Gameday

Xavier Worthy makes himself at home with Longhorns
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 appeared in the Sept. 24 print edition, and it also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the San Antonio Express-News.)

Texas Standard for Sept. 24, 2021
Texas Standard (This segment also aired on more than 20 affiliate stations across Texas.)

PODCAST: Week 4 preview — a rivalry weekend in Texas
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Scouting Report: Texas Tech Red Raiders

Keeping up with C-USA: UAB steamrolls Mean Green, Bulldogs drop heartbreaker to SMU
College Heights Herald

John Werner's college picks: Baylor has shot to upset No. 14 Cyclones
Waco Tribune-Herald

Navy football is looking to move beyond offensive drama and just score some points

An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Houston 44-7 Sept. 11.

MSN (This article originally appeared in The Washington Post, and it appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Orioles and Rangers lineups
Former Rice baseball player Glenn Otto is featured.

Battalion sports staff makes predictions for Week 4 against Arkansas
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Arkansas 38-17 Sept. 4.
The Battalion

Arkansas' defense gets much more of challenge this week with Aggies
THV 11 Online

History! UTEP volleyball squad off to best start ever after win over UTRGV
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play the University of Texas at El Paso Oct. 2-3.
El Paso Herald-Post

UTEP soccer returns home to face UTSA Friday night
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team defeated the University of Texas at El Paso 2-1 Sept. 16.
El Paso Herald-Post

Cross-country at Texas A&M Invitational
An article mentions that Rice will compete in the Texas A&M Invitational cross-country meet Sept. 25.

Texans look to carry fast start east at Texas A&M Invitational on Saturday