Dateline Rice for April 28, 2022

Dateline Rice


Mexico to unveil inflation plan next week targeting lower food prices
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 in two articles. 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 Dallas Morning News, and he is quoted in two other media outlets. 
Reuters (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
'Political circus': Democrats taunt Greg Abbott after he asks for donations to keep bussing migrants
Salon (This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune, and it appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
Latinx? Not in Texas. We are Hispanics and Latinos.
The Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared in the April 28 print edition.)
Texas gambling proposal may earn challenger some votes in governor's race

3 Houston-area men arrested in north Texas for edibles during road trip, mom of 2 of the men says
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in ABC 13 Online, and this segment aired three times on KTRK-TV in Houston.)

Venus and Jupiter won't collide, but they will appear to this weekend. Here's how you can see it.

Patrick Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.) 

Why US oil companies aren't riding to Europe's rescue
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the April 27 print edition of The Denver Post, San Antonio Express-News and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and it appeared on the front of the Nation & World section in the print edition of the Santa Fe New Mexican and yesterday's Dateline.)

Warsaw and Budapest split over Russian energy ties
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in April 28 print edition of Deutsche Welle, and it appeared in yesterday's Dateline.) 
Global natural gas prices surge and uncertainty reigns after Russia cuts supplies to Poland, Bulgaria
Natural Gas Intelligence

In China, opinion of the US tanked during Trump presidency
An article features research by Songying Fang, associate professor of political science.

Permian celebrates top 10 with breakfast
An article featuring Swetha Kesavan mentions that she plans to attend Rice.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Odessa American.)

Petersburg wants to use vacant housing at an abandoned mental health facility for the homeless
An article cites a 2015 study by Rice and Harvard University that found evictions have mental and material effects on low-income single mothers.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in The Progress-Index.)

Texas residents sue over public library's book ban
An image shows books lining the shelves of Rice's Fondren Library. 
The Huffington Post

Germán Issa Pfister participó de un encuentro de trabajo sobre energía en Estados Unidos
An article featuring Germán Issa Pfister, secretary of the economy and finance of the Comodoro Rivadavia municipality in Argentina, mentions that he participated in an energy meeting at Rice. (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in El Comodorense and ABC Diario.)


Renewed calls for Brittney Griner's return emerge after Russia releases former US Marine
Richard Stoll, the Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science at Rice, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Republicans have their knives out for Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo
Alumnus Ed Emmett, fellow in energy and transportation policy in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Texas Monthly

Opinion: Patrick Lyoya's parents won't forget. Say their names too.
Tony Brown, professor and associate chair in the Department of Sociology and director of the Racism and Racial Experiences Workgroup, authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed appeared in yesterday's Dateline.) 

University of Texas will not be requiring SAT or ACT scores for Fall 2023 applicants
Rice's test-optional policy is mentioned.
Austin American-Statesman


Twin brothers battle for valedictorian spot at Katy High School
An article featuring Arman and Ronak Saxena, valedictorian and salutatorian of Katy High School, respectively, mentions that they plan to attend Rice in the fall.
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in India Times.)


English learners more successful when they stick with one program, especially if it supports their home language
An article features collaborative Rice research from the Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research that found English learners have the most success when they stick with a single program type that incorporates skills from their home language. Co-authors quoted or mentioned from HERC include Daniel Potter, associate director of regional research; Lizzy Cashiola, research scientist; Camila Cigarroa Kennedy, junior research analyst; and McMurtry College senior Dylan Nguyen.

New solvent simplifies industrial 3D, roll-to-roll carbon nanotube printing
An article features collaborative Rice research that developed an acid-based solvent that may simplify carbon nanotube processing. Co-authors quoted or mentioned 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 Rice's Carbon Hub; alumni Robert Headrick and Lauren Taylor; and graduate students Steven Williams, Oliver Dewey and Cedric Ginestra.

Greener techniques could help find rare minerals for phones
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
Digital Trends

As animal seed dispersers go the way of the dodo, forest plants are at risk
An article cites Rice research that suggests climate change may accelerate a decrease of ecosystem biodiversity due to a loss of seed-hauling animals that help move plants over time. Rice ecologist Evan Fricke is quoted.

Ad Astra: The past, present and future of spacecraft
President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Interesting Engineering


Russian escalation today could increase future demand for US natural gas
Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Affairs at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Casper Star-Tribune (This article also appeared in KPVI Online.)

5 finalists named in UW-Madison chancellor search
Marie Lynn Miranda, former provost and professor of statistics at Rice, is featured. (This article also appeared in The Daily Cardinal, La Crosse Tribune, and Fox 47 Online.)

Keynote speakers announced for upcoming 9th annual Hawaii Energy Conference
An article featuring Amy Myers Jaffe mentions that she formerly taught at Rice.
Maui Now

Mathematics: Sarah Ruth Nicholls
An article featuring Sarah Ruth Nicholls mentions that she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics at Rice.
Old Gold & Black


From the sidelines to the front lines: DOD considers enlisting college athletes

Tanner Gardner, chief operating officer for athletics at Rice, is quoted.
Rolling Stone (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News, Sportico, Yahoo! Entertainment and 10 other media outlets.)

UNT wraps up play at Conference USA Championship
An article mentions that Rice's golf team placed 10th in the Conference USA Championship April 27.

Baseball visits USF in American action
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Houston May 4 and 17.
Top 12 games and sports events this month: May 2022
365 Things To Do in Houston

Quite the reunion: Concordia Lutheran teammates Glenn Otto, Adam Oller face each other in majors
Former Rice baseball player Glenn Otto is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports page in the April 28 print edition, and this article also appeared in Lindy's Sports.) 

Biloxi High alum Weston Kropp signs with Rice
An article featuring Weston Kropp mentions that he has committed to play football at Rice.
WXXV Online (This segment also aired on WXXV-TV in Gulfport, Mississippi, and this article also appeared in Spot On Mississippi.)

UIW community support tennis player after April crash leaves him hospitalized
Rice tennis is mentioned.
KENS 5 Online

2022 Orange Blazer Club inductees
An article featuring alumna Jen Cooper mentions that she is a booster for Rice's soccer team.
Houston Dynamo FC News

Rice Owls' highest NFL draft picks since 1970
An article features former Rice football players who have entered the NFL draft.

Two recent visits stood out to Texas defensive end Lorenzo Diggs
Rice is mentioned.
Top NFL prospects, Baylor's title chances, Texas' offensive potential: Ask the Texpert
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)

The Insider: What level of confidence should there be in each position at Texas right now?
An article mentions the 2021 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.

Region/state roundup: ODU's Gustav Fransson finishes tied for fifth in C-USA Golf Championship
Former Rice basketball player Chris Mullins is mentioned. 
Daily Press (This article also appeared in The Virginian-Pilot.)

Conference realignment: Cincinnati, Houston, UCF expecting 2023 Big 12 entry amid negotiations, per report
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.


Houston birdwatcher turned to listening in the pandemic
When COVID-19 limited Cin-Ty Lee's options for watching migratory birds by day, the Rice professor began recording them at night. Cataloging the species that call to one another on the recordings is now a serious pastime for Lee, a geology professor who has watched, photographed and drawn birds at Rice for two decades.

Energy Venture Day back in-person at the Ion
Rice Alliance's Energy Venture Day will host 40 new energy businesses at an energy pitch and networking event May 3 at the Ion. The event will coincide with the 2022 Offshore Technology Conference and offer entrepreneurs, researchers, investment professionals and business executives an opportunity to network and learn about emerging technologies and promising companies.