Dateline Rice for Sept. 28, 2021

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Battle over how states redraw their districts begins
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
CBS News (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Texas Public Radio
KSTX-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/sept-28-stein (This segment also aired twice on more than 20 affiliate stations across Texas.)

Gas-starved Europe can't look West as US faces its own crunch
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Bloomberg (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)

Algae sex could save corals from climate change
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.

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.

MSN (This article originally appeared in The Florida Times-Union and yesterday's Dateline.)


Rice University to build new student center with historic $100 million grant
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. President David Leebron is quoted.
Community Impact Newspaper

GOP mapmakers draw a new US House district based in Austin

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 (Subscription is required.)

Abbott promete contratar a agentes fronterizos criticados por su trato a haitianos si Biden los despide
Univision (An English translation is not available.)

KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-28-jones (This segment aired three times.)

Historian Dr. Douglas Brinkley to visit SFA, discuss 'Discovering America from the Road'
An article featuring Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, mentions that he will present "Discovering America from the Road" Oct. 26 at Stephen F. Austin State University.
The Gilmer Mirror

Unprecedented space-themed virtual reality experience blasts into Houston for first US show
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
CultureMap Houston

Garcia wins top Barnhart award
An article featuring Lana Garcia mentions that she plans to attend Rice.
Beeville Bee-Picayune


Disruption in supply chain prompts early start to holiday shopping, experts suggest
David Gantz, the Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)

'KPRC Channel 2 News'
Paul Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science, is interviewed about Texas Republicans' upcoming congressional redistricting efforts.
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-28-brace (This segment aired twice.)

KERA-FM (Dallas)
Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, visiting scholar at Rice's Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, is interviewed in a story about disparities in testing and diagnosing autism.
http://dateline.rice/sept-28-onaiwu (This segment aired twice.)


Cells beat stress — so can you!
An article mentions that Bonnie Bartel, the Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor of BioSciences, will present "Peroxisomal Quality Control in Arabidopsis" at the 2022 annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology April 2-5.

NSF funds take 2D materials research center to next phase
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.
Materials Today

Latest smart device: Your shirt, which with new material could measure your heart rate
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. Graduate students Lauren Taylor and Oliver Dewey are quoted.
WRAL TechWire

Carbon dioxide could be used to make fuel — on Earth and beyond it
An article mentions that experts from Rice collaborated on the featured research.
ZME Science

Achieving justice globally starts locally
Alumna Atieno Odhiambo authored a column.
Inside Philanthropy


Maryland health care payment model reduces costs and complications, study shows

An article features collaborative research by Anaeze Offodile II, a nonresident scholar in the Center for Health and Biosciences at the Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Mirage News

Four inductees into the Walk of Honor
An article mentions that alumnus Jesse James was recently inducted into the Walk of Honor, which honor individuals from the city of Florence and Lauderdale County in Alabama who have achieved national or international acclaim.
Courier Journal

Debate team opens season in Rice University Classic
An article mentions the Rice University Classic debate tournament was held virtually Sept. 25-26.
Mercer University's The Den

Leyendas: La desaparicion de los Mayas
An article mentions that experts from Rice are researching the role of drought in the decline of the Mayan civilization.
Sol Quintana Roo (An English translation is not available.)


Texas' resurgence on offense starts up front
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. 28 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared on the front of the Sports page in the San Antonio Express-News.)

Texas offense clicking on all cylinders behind drastically improved o-line
The Dallas Morning News

Texas' depth at running back has been key in Steve Sarkisian's offense

Longhorns Wire

Texas releases TCU depth chart
SB Nation

Sex assault case against Lance Armstrong’s son dropped
An article reports that a sexual assault case against Rice football player Luke Armstrong filed in April has been dropped.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 250 other media outlets.)

Sports Take: Baylor fans need to support more than just football
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team was defeated by Baylor University March 19.
Baylor Lariat

Small college power poll: Major top 5 shakeup; ACU with week's biggest jump
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated Texas Southern University 48-34 Sept. 25.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football (Subscription is required.)

SWAC announces Week 4 football Players of the Week honors

SEC showdowns loom: Mississippi-Alabama, Arkansas-Georgia
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Arkansas 38-17 Sept. 4.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

Analyzing KJ Jefferson's play vs. Texas A&M
Whole Hog Sports (Subscription is required.)

Pittman revved up about recruits' excitement over 4-0 start
Whole Hog Sports (Subscription is required.)


Maryland health care payment model reduces costs and complications, study shows
Maryland's innovative health care reimbursement model that sets annual caps for hospital services has been shown to reduce costs as well as the incidence of avoidable complications patients experience while they're hospitalized, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Network Open.

NSF-backed 'team of teams' raises stakes for master's students
Jackson State University, Prairie View A&M University, Rice University and Texas Southern University will share a grant of nearly $5 million from the National Science Foundation to support scholarships for students seeking master’s degrees in engineering and related fields.