Dateline Rice for Aug. 10, 2022

Dateline Rice


Never before in American history: The FBI searches a former president's home
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Aug. 10 print edition of the Times and Houston Chronicle.)

Did U-Haul run out of trucks as Californians fled the state?
Bill Fulton, former director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
MSN (This Sacramento Bee article also appeared in The Fresno Bee, Merced Sun-Star and San Luis Obispo Tribune.)

Americans feel pain at gas pumps, sticker shock amid soaring inflation
Jorge Barro, fellow in public finance at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Andalou Agency

Congreso de EU pone la mira en cárteles de la droga en México; alerta por creciente violencia
An article cites research by Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Publimetro (An English translation is not available.)


Articulate Storyline: RUSMP's new course on numeracy, literacy and technology integration
Carolyn White, director of mathematics programs at Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP), authored an article about the program's Articulate Storyline teacher workshop, which was led by RUSMP postdoctoral researcher Mahtob Aqazade.
Village News (This article also appeared in the Aug. 9 print edition.)

David Medrano selected as city auditor
An article featuring David Medrano mentions that he earned an executive accelerated development certification from Rice.

Why this new San Jacinto College building is getting plenty of attention
An article mentions that Rice's new Hanszen College is a large-scale mass timber project designed by Kirksey Architecture. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Aug. 10 print edition of the Chronicle's Pasadena Citizen and Bay Area Citizen, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)


Larry Rachleff, longtime Interlochen guest conductor, dies at 67
An article features the late Larry Rachleff, former Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestral Conducting at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, who died Aug. 8 at 67.
Interlochen Public Radio

Houston gasoline prices fall to their lowest levels in nearly half a year, thanks to lower crude prices and a decline in demand
Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy and minerals in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Public Media

KNX-AM (Los Angeles)
A broadcast features collaborative Rice research that repurposed deceased spiders as mechanical grippers. Co-authors Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and graduate student Faye Yap are interviewed.
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-preston-yap (This segment aired twice.)

KLBJ-AM (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 interviewed about the planned debate between Gov. Greg Abbott and challenger Beto O'Rourke Sept. 30.
http://dateline.rice/aug-10-jones (This segment aired five times.)


Research team models moving 'washers' that help DNA replicate
An article features collaborative Rice research modeling a key mechanism by which DNA replicates. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Peter Wolynes, the D.R. Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Science, professor of chemistry, of biochemistry and cell biology, of physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering; Yang Gao, assistant professor of biosciences; and graduate student Shikai Jin.

What influences vaccine hesitancy among Black and Hispanic populations?
Luz Garcini, assistant professor of psychological sciences and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Medical News Today (This also appeared also appeared in List 23.)

This month in physics history
Doug Natelson, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
American Physical Society News

Flood maps show US vastly underestimates contamination risk at old industrial sites
James Elliott, professor and chair of sociology, co-authored an article.
What's Up Newp (This article originally appeared in The Conversation and appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Early lung cancer screening
Martel College senior Priyanka Senthil co-authored an article.
The Hippocratic Post

What happened when the FBI tried to decipher The Kingsmen's 'Louie Louie'
An article mentions that a recording by Rice's Marching Owl Band was included in the 1983 compilation album "The Best of Louie, Louie" released by Rhino.

Texas and Louisiana industry news: August 2022
A roundup mentions Rice's Ralph S. O'Connor Building for Engineering and Science, which is set to open in 2023. The article mentions that O'Connor's estate was the lead donor for the building.
Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana

A new vibe resonates in Rice Village
An article mentions the Rice Management Co.
Realty News report

Where do technological innovations come from?
An article mentions that a high-resolution transmission electron microscopy team at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
Tech Briefs

The end of Roe creates new challenges in higher education
Rice is mentioned.
Brookings (This article also appeared in Health Econ Bot blog.)


Cornell-led team among DOE's lithium-extraction finalists
An article mentions that a research team from Rice is a finalist in the Department of Energy's $4 million competition to develop direct lithium extraction technologies.
Cornell Chronicle 
Leyuan Li appointed Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture
An article features alumnus Leyuan Li, a former Wortham Fellow at Rice's School of Architecture.
CU Denver News


Justin Verlander leads Astros into tilt vs. Rangers
An article mentions former Rice baseball player Glenn Otto.
National Post
Rangers 3B prospect Josh Jung homers in Round Rock debut
The Dallas Morning News

Volleyball opens fall camp
An article mentions that Rice is slated to compete in the Tiger Classic volleyball tournament Aug. 26-27 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Houston football 2022 season prediction, preview, awards, 2022 bowl game
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston Sept. 24.

Meet Lance Armstrong's five children as ex-cyclist marries girlfriend Anna Hansen
An article features former Rice football player Luke Armstrong.

Southern WRs hungry to prove themselves
An article mentions former Rice football player August Pitre.
WAFB Online
'WAFB 9 News'
WAFB-TV (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

USC football's donor-run NIL group set to make stunning move amid $75 million obstacle
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Southern California Sept. 3.
Clutch Points

Tuesday afternoon Cardinal news and notes
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Louisville in the Shriners Children's College Classic tournament March 4.
SB Nation

Bijan Robinson named to Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.

UTEP's Awatt named to Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Watch List
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and the University of Texas at El Paso.
KTSM Online


Remembering Larry Rachleff, beloved conductor of Rice's symphony and chamber orchestras
Larry Rachleff, the longtime conductor of the Rice Shepherd School of Music symphony and chamber orchestras who was renowned throughout the classical music world for his deep musical understanding, powerful interpretation of scores and rapport with performance ensembles, died Aug. 8 after a long battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 67.

Rice models moving 'washers' that help DNA replicate
Rice researchers have modeled a key mechanism by which DNA replicates. Combining structural experiments and computer simulations, bioscientist Yang Gao, theoretical physicist Peter Wolynes, graduate student Shikai Jin and their colleagues have uncovered details about how helicases, a family of ringlike motor proteins, wrangle DNA during replication. 

Mental health policy, destigmatization to be examined during Baker Institute webinar focused on midterms
An Aug. 17 webinar from Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy — the first in a three-part series on health policy and how it will impact this year's midterm elections — will examine what policymakers can do to destigmatize mental illness and improve access to care.