Dateline Rice for April 7, 2022

Dateline Rice


UT Austin acquires archives that give insight into the 1960s
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, authored an article about the archives of Richard Goodwin, a speechwriter to presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and his wife Doris Kearns Goodwin, a presidential historian.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

Who's to blame for high gas prices? Democratic lawmakers point the finger at oil companies
Allen Matusow, the William Gaines Twyman Professor Emeritus of History and the academic affairs director at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times (This article appeared on the front page of the April 7 print edition of the Times and Marysville Appeal-Democrat, and it appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

Heating trick gets plastic waste to suck up CO2
An article features Rice research that found heating plastic waste in the presence of potassium acetate produces particles with nanometer-scale pores that trap carbon dioxide molecules. 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.
Futurity (This article was also featured in the "Futurity Today" newsletter April 7.)
Plastic that is hard to decompose can now capture carbon dioxide from atmosphere
MSN Lifestyle (This article originally appeared in India Times.)

White House announces new sanctions against Putin's regime, family
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
Boston Herald

Climate change ravaged America's oil capital. Can it lead on clean energy?
A roundup quotes Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Los Angeles Times' "Boiling Point" newsletter 

New Tesla factory another win for business-friendly Texas
Rice is mentioned.
MSN (This Agence France-Presse article appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Allowayne Wilson: Math whiz, future engineer and record-smasher

Yahoo! News
Le Texas prend le contrepied de la Californie et devient un eldorado pour les entreprises (An English translation is not available.)


Primavera silenziosa, il manifesto antesignano del movimento ambientalista
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962. (An English translation is not available.)

La guerra fa un'altra vittima: Il Consiglio NATO-Russia
An article mentions that Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke at Rice in 2001. (An English translation is not available.)


Here are the top 15 things to do in Houston this weekend
An article mentions that Rice's Moody Center for the Arts will host a virtual discussion April 7 between Anthony Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and founding director of Rice's Center for African and African American Studies, and artist Jamal Cyrus on where art, music and the history of the Black church overlap in America. Alison Weaver, executive director of the Moody Center, will moderate. Cyrus has work featured in the Moody Center's exhibition "Soundwaves: Experimental Strategies in Art + Music."
CultureMap Houston

The Ion tech hub unveils Eye On Art installations by two Houston artists
An article features the Eye On Art program at the Ion, a tech hub in Houston's historic Midtown Sears building redeveloped by Rice. Lina Dib, lecturer in Rice's Program in Writing and Communication, has her work "Self-Portrait in the Garden" featured in the inaugural exhibition.

Retail wrap: Gucci, Three Brothers Bakery, Allbirds, Sixty Vines plan new locations
An article mentions the Rice Management Co.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Baylor's international reach brings students across seas
An article featuring Catharina Park Dos Santos mentions that her sister attends Rice.
Baylor Lariat

University of St. Thomas offers free tuition for eligible incoming freshmen
An article mentions the Rice Investment, an initiative offering full-tuition scholarships and grants to students from low- and middle-income families.
Houston Business Journal


Local experts weigh in on Gov. Abbott's plan to bus undocumented immigrants to DC
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.
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)
KSL-AM (Salt Lake City)
http://dateline.rice/april-7-jones (This segment aired twice.)
Das bevorstehende ende der politischen dynastie Bush
Mein News (An English translation is not available.) 

'Houston Life'
Several broadcasts mention that Rice's Brockman Hall for Opera will host an open house for a behind-the-scenes look April 9.
KPRC-TV (Houston)
'Great Day Houston'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
KPRC-TV (Houston)

Will a 'smart gun' finally make it to market?
Rice is mentioned.
NBC 4 Online (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
'It's going to be so transformational' | Hermann Park breaks ground on next phase of master plan
KHOU Online (This segment also aired twice on KHOU-TV in Houston.)
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)


Building a team with more diverse personalities leads to greater creativity
Jing Zhou, the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management and Psychology at the Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Study Finds

Untangling why knots are important
A Q&A mentions Shelly Harvey, professor of mathematics.
Quanta Magazine

B2B sales training free?
An article mentions Rice management courses on Coursera.

Religious discrimination in the workplace
An article cites Rice research into workplace discrimination among Muslim, Jewish, Christian and nonreligious employees.


Why we need to decolonize the search for extraterrestrial life
President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
National Observer

Research excellence: 16 Aggies honored in NSF grad research fellow search
A roundup features graduate student A.J. Walters.
Utah State University News

Speech and debate team excels at Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament
An article mentions that a team from Rice competed in the Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament March 13 in Orlando, Florida.

The College of Idaho News

Editorial: Blue Light System on campus
An article mentions that Rice installed blue light emergency systems across its campus.
Clemson University's The Tiger

International High School senior accepted into Harvard University
An article mentions Hanszen College sophomore Jalen Hargrove.
TAP into Paterson


Episode 195: Mike Craven's interview with Rice head coach Mike Bloomgren and 2022 expectations for the Owls
Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren is featured.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Racist flyers turning up around the city and a conversation with The Suffers (April 7, 2022)
A broadcast features Rice baseball's new high-tech pitching lab. Head coach Jose Cruz Jr. and pitching coach Colter Bostick are interviewed.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Louisiana Tech loses early lead in loss to Louisiana-Lafayette
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play Louisiana Tech University April 8-10.
LA Tech splits the midweek series with UL-Lafayette
'Fox 14 News'
KARD-TV (Monroe, Louisiana)
http://dateline.rice/april-7-kard (This segment aired six times.)

Opinion: A Georgia writer thinks Buc-ee's is too big? Bless his heart
A letter to the editor mentions Rice baseball.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. These letters also appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the April 7 print edition.) 

Entering a contract year, Miles Sanders understands availability will be key
Rice is mentioned.
Sports Illustrated's Eagles Today (This article also appeared in YardBarker.)

Miles Sanders sends strong message to Eagles amid contract talk

UW Huskies add from transfer portal, get commitment from former Nebraska receiver
Yakima Herald-Republic


Kaiyuan Yang wins NSF CAREER Award
Kaiyuan Yang, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rice's George R. Brown School of Engineering, has won a $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award to study the reliability and security of wireless, batteryless, minimally invasive bioelectronics.