Dateline Rice for April 29, 2022

Dateline Rice


Mark Kelly says listen to border states, as DHS draws fire on immigration
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.
Newsweek (This article also appeared in MSN.)
Abbott 'overwhelmed' with offers from non-Texans paying to bus migrants
Abbott 'abrumado' con las ofertas de no tejanos que pagan a los inmigrantes en autobús
Zona de Prensa (An English translation is not available.)
KFYI-AM (Phoenix)
http://dateline.rice/april-29-jones (This segment also aired on 20 stations across the U.S.)

How to watch 'cosmic kiss' of Venus and Jupiter in the sky this weekend
Patrick Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Cómo ver el ‘beso cósmico’ de Venus y Júpiter en el cielo este fin de semana
Zona de Prensa (An English translation is not available.)

Il gas 'sprecato' nei pozzi petroliferi usato per creare Bitcoin

Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Tiscali News (An English translation is not available.)

XXI Festival Iberoamericano del Siglo de Oro de la Comunidad de Madrid. Clásicos en Alcalá
Esther Fernández, associate professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures, is featured. (An English translation is not available.)

UT-Austin extends 'test-optional' policy through fall 2023

Rice's test-optional policy is highlighted.
Yahoo! News (This Austin American-Statesman article also appeared in the Houston Chronicle, and similar articles appeared in KXAN Online and MSN.)

Issa Pfister en la Rice University
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.
La Posta Comodorense (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in Radio Del Mar.)


Texas Republicans criticize Biden over border, end of Title 42
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.
Austin American-Statesman (Subscription is required.)

Multifamily development grows in Cy-Fair’s competitive housing market
An article cites the 2021 10-year Housing Needs Assessment by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Community Impact Newspapers

Reaching for the stars and beyond
An article mentions that Rice changed its charter to desegregate the university in 1962.
Hill Country Community Journal

5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week
An article mentions that Rice Management Co.'s Ion tech hub has been added to the Global Network of Innovation Districts. Bryson Grover, investment manager of real estate development at the management company, is quoted.


Houston birders are helping researchers uncover the secret night life of migratory birds
An article features Cin-Ty Lee, the Harry Carothers Wiess Professor of Geology and chair of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, who has been recording the calls of birds migrating over Rice's campus. Chris Bick, former officer at the Rice University Police Department, also is quoted.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston, and this article also appeared in KUT Online.)

'7 a.m. newscast for April 29, 2022'
Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Affairs at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed by Houston Public Media about a possible increase of liquefied natural gas exports from a Houston-based company to Europe to help ease the continent's dependence on Russian gas. Collins is quoted in two additional media outlets.
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
'9 a.m. newscast for April 29, 2022'
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
'6 p.m. newscast for April 28, 2022'
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
'3 p.m. newscast for April 28, 2022'
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Russian escalation today could increase future demand for US natural gas
Kilgore News Herald (This article also appeared in The Fairfield Sun Times.)
Energy Secretary Granholm struggles with EV charger: 'How does this work? Look, amazing!'
Legal Insurrection

'10 News This Evening'
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is interviewed in a story about gas tax holidays.
WTSP-TV (Tampa Bay, Florida)

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.
ABC 13 Online (This segment aired on KLTV-TV in Tyler, Texas, and it appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

Twin brothers named valedictorian, salutatorian at Texas 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.
Today (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)

6 decades of space and Houston: JSC celebrates anniversary with big bash
President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in

Mount St. Helens fast facts
An article mentions that Rice collaborated with the University of Washington and the University of Texas at El Paso to study Mount St. Helens.

Ramp connecting 59 with 610 set to close for two years and a farewell to Andrés Orozco-Estrada (April 29, 2022)
A broadcast mentions that the Houston Symphony held some performances at Rice following Hurricane Harvey.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)


Poland, Bulgaria receiving alternate natural gas supply as Russia cuts exports 
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Natural Gas Intelligence

Rice University researchers overcome 3D printed carbon nanotube spaghetti with solvent 'sauce'
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.
3D Printing Industry

Hiring friends and family might be good for business, research suggests
An article mentions that Rick Wilson, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Political Science and professor of statistics and psychology, co-conducted the featured research.
The Next Web

Albright's funeral: The sword and the cross come together
An article about the late Madeleine Albright mentions that she delivered a major policy speech at Rice in 1997, her first official trip as secretary of state.
CounterPunch (This article also appeared in Consortium News.)

21 Houston landmarks
A roundup features James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.


Former state Court of Appeals judge testifies about challenges of being Black attorney
John Alford, professor of political science, is quoted.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and it appeared in the April 29 print edition of both papers.)

Florida adds another publisher to elementary math textbook list, pulling it from reject list
An article mentions that Accelerate Learning's STEMscopes Florida Math book was created in partnership with Rice.
Winter Haven News Chief

Menlo Park council appoints two new planning commissioners
Alumnus Linh Dan Do is featured.
Almanac News

Citadelle Art Museum and Rice University's Shepherd School of Music present a musical museum experience
Alumnus Alex Moreno, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
The Canadian Record (Subscription is required.)


Former Auburn athlete proposes US military recruit college athletes to enlist
Tanner Gardner, chief operating officer for athletics at Rice, is quoted.

Pasadena ISD Athletics Hall of Fame inducts large contingent
Rice Stadium is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

NFL draft tonight; Carlson shines in Wednesday game
An article features Rice football player Gavin Reinwald.
Elk Grove Citizen

What to know about Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks' two-time MVP, his stats, brothers, parents and more

Former Rice volleyball player Mariah Riddlesprigger, girlfriend of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, is featured.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.)

De'Vion Harmon announces transfer to Texas Tech basketball
An article mentions that Seryee Lewis will transfer to Rice's basketball team next season. 
Heartland College Sports

These schools have produced every No. 1 pick in NFL draft history
A roundup mentions that former Rice football player King Hill was a No. 1 NFL draft pick in 1958.
NFL draft No. 1 selections
The Titusville Herald

Reports: Cincinnati, Houston and UCF expected to join the Big 12 in 2023-24
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
SB Nation (This article also appeared in

BYU football cancels game vs. USC, first Big 12 nonconference schedule coming into focus
Rice is mentioned.
Deseret News
'Like brothers.' Passing of former Phillips 66ers teammates unlocks memories
Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Subscription is required.)

Weather alters USF series
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Houston May 4 and 17.

Men's golf set to compete at WAC championships starting on Friday
An article mentions that Rice co-hosted the Bayou City Collegiate Classic golf tournament April 12.