Dateline Rice for Sept. 27, 2021 (Weekend Edition)

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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

'CBS News Radio'
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 about Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's recent call to audit the 2020 presidential vote in four of his state's counties. Jones also authored an op-ed in the San Antonio Express-News, and he is quoted and interviewed by several other media outlets.
KCBS-AM (San Francisco)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-jones (This segment aired on 1,000 affiliate radio stations across the U.S.)
Commentary: Why immigrants are flocking to caravans
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This op-ed appeared in the Sept. 26 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-jones
Questions linger after state announces audit of 2020 election results in four Texas counties
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired four times on KTRK-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-jones
The Debrief: Harris Co. audited for the 2020 election
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in Flipboard.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-jones
Co-ops shine
Texas Co-Op Power
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-jones
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-jones (This segment aired twice.)
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-jones

Editorial: Incentives to restore Laura Street Trio could spur downtown economic development
An editorial cites Bill Fulton, director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
The Florida Times-Union 
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-fulton

Transitions: George Washington U. selects interim leader; new president named at Wheaton College, Mass.
A roundup features Yvette Pearson, former associate dean for accreditation, assessment and strategic initiatives at Rice's George R. Brown School of Engineering.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in News AKMI.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-che

La sfida del nuovo web tra esseri umani e macchine
An article quotes Jacob Robinson, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering.
La Repubblica (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-robinson

 

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Asian Americans are the fastest growing demographic in Houston's suburbs. Here's why.

Jie Wu, director of research management at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-wu

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. This article was featured on the front of the Business section in the Sept. 26 print edition and featured in the Chronicle's "Morning Report" newsletter. It also appeared online in TankTerminals.com and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-cohan
Deadly Texas winter storm: Biggest cause of power outage was due to freezing or lack of wintering, report finds
Knews.uk (This article also appeared in Lipstick Alley.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-cohan

Kylie Jenner says she would live in Houston in Vogue's '73 Questions' video
An article cites a study from Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research that found 90,000 Californians moved to Texas between 2018 and 2019.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in Houstonian News.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-kinder-study

Trump-backed audit, a hasty Senate and a sleepy House mark week one of Texas' third special session
An article cites the Rice University Lib-Con Scores of members of the Texas House of Representatives.
Houston Press
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-hp

TAMIU ranks high on social mobility, top public schools in 2022 US News and World Report rankings
An article mentions that Rice is No. 7 on Washington Monthly's "Best Bang for the Buck" list.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-hc

Editorial: 'Stay! Audit!' Trump commands — and Abbott obeys
An op-ed mentions Rice's Marching Owl Band.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the Sept. 27 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-hc

BROADCAST

US census: Liberty County shows greatest growth of Hispanics in Texas
A broadcast features demographic research by Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in KAGS Online.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-klineberg

'State of Texas': 'It’s about the voters' — lawmakers prepare to redraw Texas voting districts
A roundup featuring a story about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Texas Coastal Study quotes Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center. A video of Blackburn's interview is also included.
KXAN Online (This segment aired four times on KXAN-TV in Austin and appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-blackburn
Army Corps releases $29B Ike Dike study
Paint Square 
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-blackburn

No human has been to Mars. One UC researcher may have figured out a way to get astronauts back
An article mentions that experts from Rice collaborated on the featured research. 
WVXU Online (This segment also aired twice WVXU-FM in Cincinnati.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-wvxu
Carbon dioxide reactor makes Martian fuel
ChemEurope.com
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-ce
Eine tankstelle auf dem Mars? Kohlendioxid-reaktor macht Marstreibstoff
Chemie.de (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-chemie

Who is Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin?
Alumnus Glenn Youngkin is featured.
NBC 4 Online
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-youngkin

'Our American Stories with Lee Habeeb'
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
KKFT-FM (Reno, Nevada)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-kennedy (This segment aired on more than 200 affiliate stations.)

'Fox 10 News'
A broadcast cites a Rice survey of Texas residents on their support of or opposition to legal abortion in the state. 
KSAZ-TV (Phoenix)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-ksaz (This segment aired twice.)

Young Artist in Residence: Lauren Anker
Lauren Anker, a graduate student at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music and a Performance Today Young Artist in Residence, is featured.
YourClassical.org (This segment also aired on more than 400 stations across the U.S., and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-anker

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Moody Foundation awards $100 million gift to Rice University
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.
Philanthropy News Digest
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-moody-leebron


Stereotypes of atheist scientists need to be dispelled before trust in science erodes

Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, professor of sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program, co-authored an article.
Oxford University Press Blog
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-ecklund

Carbon nanotube thread acts as heart rate monitor
An article features Rice research into sewing nanotube fibers into athletic wear to monitor the heart rate and take a continual electrocardiogram of the wearer. Co-authors cited include Matteo Pasquali, the A.J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, a professor of materials science and nanoengineering and of chemistry and director of the Carbon Hub, and graduate students Lauren Taylor. 
Cool Business Ideas
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-pasquali-taylor

Black and white friends want to talk about race, but it's hard
An article features research by alumna Kiara Sanchez.
Greater Good Magazine
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-sanchez

AMERICA'S BEST COLLEGES FOR STUDENT VOTING: The schools doing the most to turn students into citizens.
A roundup features Rice.
The Free Library
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-tfl

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

National 2D materials research center wins funding: Boise State joins Penn State, Rice University
An article features the Center for Atomically Thin Multifunctional Coatings (ATOMIC), which focuses on designing and developing 2D materials with unique physical, optical, electrical and chemical properties. Jun Lou, associate chair and professor of materials science and nanoengineering and Rice's ATOMIC center director, is quoted.
Boise State University News
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-lou

Physicists probe light smashups to guide future research beyond the standard model
An article features Rice research into photon-photon collisions that produce matter from pure energy. Co-authors Wei Li, an associate professor of physics and astronomy, and postdoctoral researcher Shuai Yang are quoted.
Leak Herald (This article also appeared in Shouzy.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-li

Taja Mazaj | The pandemic isn't going away — and Penn isn't prepared
An article mentions that Rice's fall semester started remotely due to anomalous COVID-19 test results. 
The Daily Pennsylvanian (An excerpt of this article also appeared in Newsbreak.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-dp

College tuition prices static or higher despite pandemic impact
Rice is mentioned.
Richland Source
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-rs

SPORTS

Rice grabs first win of season with win over Texas Southern
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated Texas Southern University 48-34 Sept. 25. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted in the Houston Chronicle.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-ap
Rice downs Texas Southern to pick up first win of season
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 26 print edition of the Chronicle and the Sept. 27 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-bloomgren
TSU at Rice: 5 things to watch in Week 4
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 25 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-hc
Texas college football rankings: Baylor's turn at No. 1
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-hc
Rice vs. Texas Southern forecast
CW 39
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-cw
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-kprc

A&M cross-country dominates Texas A&M Invitational
An article mentions that Owl Grace Forbes set a course record while winning the women's 5K at the Texas A&M Invitational cross-country meet Sept. 25. The second article mentions that Rice's women's team finished in second place overall.
The Battalion
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-forbes
Casarez sets course record, women claim team title
12thMan.com
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-12man

Williams, No. 1 Alabama sprint by Southern Miss, 63-14
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Southern Mississippi Oct. 2.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-ap

STAT WATCH: Air Force TD was longest run by a QB since 2003
An article mentions that former Rice quarterback Kyle Herm ran for a 95-yard touchdown in 2003.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-herm

Cougars Extra Points: UH 28, Navy 20
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 in the Sept. 27 print edition of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, and an excerpt appeared in the Sept. 25 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-hc

Resurgent 4-0 Razorbacks up 8 spots to No. 8 in AP Top 25
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin 58-0 Sept. 18.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-ap
Texas routs Texas Tech in Big 12 opener
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 26 print edition of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, and an excerpt appeared in the Sept. 25 print edition of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-hc
Texas vs. Texas Tech: 5 things to watch in Week 4
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Sept. 25 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-exp-news

OLD SPORTS DUDE: Bucketful of teams, schools remain on 'to be seen' list
Rice is mentioned.
The Star-Herald
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-sh
UA alumni share college memories during university's 150th anniversary
The Arkansas Traveler
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-at

Volleyball falls to Rice on second day of C-USA play 
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball defeated the University of North Texas 3-0 twice over the weekend.
MeanGreenSports.com (This article also appeared in North Texas Daily and the Denton Record-Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-mgs
Mean Green drop conference opener against Rice
MeanGreenSports.com
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-mgs

Marco Greico, Lauren Hurt, David Shelton elected to USA Swimming AEC
An article features Rice swimmer Lauren Hurt.
SwimSwam
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-hurt
 

San Jose State Sports Hall of Fame welcomes seven more Spartan greats

Rice baseball's 2000 season is mentioned.
SJSUSpartans.com
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-sjsu

Ohio State Buckeyes Week 4 opponent: Akron's Arslanian named to Wuerffel Trophy Watch List
An article mentions that Rice football player Ikenna Enechukwu is on the watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy, which honors college football players who serve others, have a positive impact on society and inspire greater service in the world. 
Mega Sports News
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-enechukwu

Messed with Texas: After Horns' win, Hogs lower boom on Aggies
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. 26 print editions of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-adg
Hogs drop old SWC adversaries
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-adg
With Pittman, Razorbacks get their money’s worth
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-adg
Southwest champs: Arkansas beats Aggies for first time in 10 years
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-adg
Texas defensive end a leader on and off the field
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-adg
Arkansas-Texas A&M position analysis
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-adg
Keys to victory: Sagely would like Hogs' chances against Aggies
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-adg
All goals within reach for 4-0 Hogs
The Sentinel Herald
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-sh

NEWS RELEASES

NSF extends Physics of Living Systems network at Rice
The Physics of Living Systems graduate research network administered by Rice's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics has been renewed for five years by the National Science Foundation. The award to Rice of nearly $3 million will fund local expenses and training programs, forums for peer-to-peer learning and efforts to grow the numbers of faculty and students in the field at U.S. universities.
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-news-release-onuchic

American Chemical Society honors Gustavo Scuseria
Gustavo Scuseria, the Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and a professor of physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering at Rice, is the winner of the 2022 American Chemical Society Award in Theoretical Chemistry.
http://dateline.rice/sept-27-news-release-scuseria