Dateline Rice for Sept. 29, 2021

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The plot against democracy: How Texas Republicans plan to steal power from minority voters
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, is quoted.
The Guardian

Six apps to help small-business owners build their brands online
An article quotes Brooklyn Holt, digital communications and marketing specialist at Rice's Doerr Institute for New Leaders.
Bloomberg (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Harvard Business School suspends most in-person MBA classes, networking after COVID-19 outbreak
An article mentions that Rice's fall semester started remotely due to anomalous COVID-19 test results. 
The Wall Street Journal


GOP-drawn Texas congressional map gives Wesley Hunt a new red seat for the taking
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.
Houston Press
Redrawn voting maps in Texas include 38 congressional districts
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)

Rice Cinema reopens with a taste of Danish
An article featuring Rice Cinema's new season quotes Charles Dove, professor in the practice of visual arts and film and director of Rice Cinema.

Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Rice Cinema, 'Rock of Ages' among the five pop culture picks this week
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)

Those were the days: This and that, cont.
Alumnus Gary Griffin authored an op-ed.
The Pampa News

Rice University ranks last among Texas schools in survey of free speech tolerance
Rice is featured.
The Texan (Subscription is required.)

NASA's new space program will take the first person of color to the moon
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Space-themed virtual reality experience blasts into Texas for first US show
CultureMap Dallas


Rice University study shows more sex for symbionts can help coral reefs
Adrienne Correa, assistant professor of biosciences, is interviewed about her research, which found the first proof that algae symbionts, when they're sequestered in coral cells, reproduce sexually. 
KPCW Online's "This Green Earth" (This segment also aired on KPCW-FM in Park City, Utah.)
Algae sex could save corals from climate change
Futurity (This article was featured in the "Futurity Today" newsletter and appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Houston woman still seeks DACA approval: 'This is the only country I know of'
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in MSN and Texas Breaking News.)

Solar energy experts have these tips on installing panels at home
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in News Chant.)

'Bloomberg Markets'
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about rising oil prices.
Bloomberg TV (This segment aired seven times.)

Battle over how states redraw their districts begins
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
WSGW Online (This CBS News article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)
Texas Public Radio
KSTX-AM (San Antonio)


Millennials never wanted pingpong tables at work — but it's all we got
An article quotes Eden King, associate professor of psychological sciences.
Refinery29 (This article also appeared in Yahoo! Life.)

Pemex, Braskem Idesa end ethane supply spat, to partner on import terminal
Adrian Duhalt, postdoctoral fellow in Mexico energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for the United States and Mexico and Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
Natural Gas Intelligence

Gates Foundation commits $922 million to fight hunger; BlackRock gives $100 million to advance clean energy
A roundup 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.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Regional experts: Training, flexibility key to recovery
An article mentions Rice's redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into the Ion tech hub.

People in composites: September 2021
An article features alumnus Clinton Metcalf, graduate of Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.
Composites World

Sewable carbon nanotube thread could spin a lot of awesome
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.


Cash is still king in Switzerland and it’s paying off
Rice is mentioned.
Troy Media

New faces of education: Meet the incoming teachers of Venice High
Alumna Sophie Lafferty is featured.
Venice High School's The Oarsman


Rice notebook: Owls know who they are as they enter C-USA play
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Southern Mississippi Oct. 2. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted. The article also mentions that former Owls Larry Izzo and Chase Clement will be inducted into the Rice Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 1. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 29 print edition.)

XC: Sept. 28 Athletes of the Week
An article features Rice runner Grace Forbes, who has been named as Conference USA's Cross-Country Female Athlete of the Week.
Conference USA

UT notebook: Backups don't get much better than RB Roschon Johnson
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. 29 print edition of the Chronicle and the print and online editions of the San Antonio Express-News.)

3 SWAC rivals make in-season quarterback moves

An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated Texas Southern University 48-34 Sept. 25.
MSN (This article originally appeared in HBCU Legends.) 

NCAA Division I women's soccer rankings: Sept. 28, 2021

An article mentions that Rice's soccer team received votes in the United Soccer Coaches poll.

Imagining the NFL's Shohei Ohtani: The best potential two-way players for all 32 teams, including Chase Young, Myles Garrett, Jalen Ramsey playing offense

Rice is mentioned.

Houston vs. Tulsa prediction, game preview
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Houston 44-7 Sept. 11. 
Yahoo! Sports

Houston has rich basketball, football traditions
An article mentions that Rice's football team first played the University of Houston in 1946.
The Ponca City News