Dateline Rice for Aug. 2, 2022

Dateline Rice


Mixed-reality headset helps measure forests
An article features Rice research developing VegSense, a Microsoft HoloLens set up as a mixed-reality sensor to measure understory vegetation. Co-authors quoted include Lydia Beaudrot, assistant professor of biosciences, and graduate student Daniel Gorczynski.

Creepy breakthrough? US scientists reanimate dead spiders to use them as claw-like 'grippers'
An article features collaborative Rice research that repurposed deceased spiders as mechanical grippers. Co-author Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is quoted. A Rice video is included.
MSN India (This article originally appeared in The Print, and similar articles appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

The Permian Basin is America's largest oil basin, but alone couldn't fuel US for 200 years

Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Yahoo! News (This PolitiFact article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Princeton No. 1, but public universities also do well in new college ranking based on economic returns
An article mentions that DegreeChoices ranks Rice No. 14 in the country for economic returns for its graduates. 

Università di Perugia, prestigiosa nomina per il professor Barchi
An article featuring Massimiliano Rinaldo Barchi mentions that he had a research stay at Rice in 1988.
Perugia Today (An English translation is not available.)


To avert a COVID crisis, Dallas must test more poop, experts say
An article mentions that Rice has partnered with Houston to measure the viral load of COVID-19 in the city's wastewater. 
The Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared in MSN Health.)

AIA Houston has announced winners its 2022 Design Awards. Here's who made the list.
An article mentions that CONTENT Architecture won an American Institute of Architects Houston 2022 Design Award for its work on the Will Rice Magister House project. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the Aug. 2 print edition and yesterday's Dateline.)

From the Capitol to now: Austin's tallest towers through the years

Rice is mentioned.
Abortion laws, anti-LGBT rhetoric could drive students away from Texas colleges
Texas Metro News (This article originally appeared in The Dallas Morning News and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Stevenson MS names Margaret Randall as new principal

An article featuring Margaret Randall mention that she completed an executive leadership program at Rice.
Houston Independent School District's News Blog


'KPRC Channel 2 News'
Richard Stoll, the Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science at Rice, is interviewed about the recent announcement that Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri was killed in a U.S. strike in Afghanistan.
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/aug-2-stoll (This segment aired three times.)

Additional monkeypox vaccines coming to Texas, why some say it's not enough
Rice is mentioned.
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)

'KHOU 11 News'
A broadcast mentions that a mobility clinic was held at Rice's Waltrip Indoor Training Center for more than 20 people with lower limb loss or limb difference.
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/aug-2-khou (This segment aired twice.)


Most but not all Texas coaches say they'll plan for climate change
An article features collaborative Rice research that surveyed coaches and athletic officials in Texas about how they are planning to address the risks their students face as the climate changes. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Sylvia Dee, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences; Mikki Hebl, the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Chair of Psychology and professor in Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business; alumna Christine Nittrouer; graduate student Ebrahim Nabizadeh; and undergraduates Chelsea Li, Lizzy Gaviria, Selena Guo, Karen Lu, Beck Miguel Saunders-Shultz and Gargi Samarth.

Tensions between employers, hospitals up with transparency push

Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Health and Biosciences, is quoted.
Bloomberg Law

The top in-house hires of July
An article features Omar Syed, who will become Rice's vice president and general counsel Aug. 22.
Law360 (Subscription is required.)

The scientists who managed to manipulate the flight of a fly
An article features Rice research creating a wireless technology to remotely activate specific brain circuits in fruit flies. Jacob Robinson, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering, is quoted.

The best and brightest executive MBAs of 2022

An article features alumni Pierre Aristide and Jason Johnson.
Yahoo! Finance (This article originally appeared in Poets & Quants.)

Mike Nasi briefs United Nations on CCUS as a solution to energy poverty and CO2 emissions
Alumnus Mike Nasi is featured.
Jackson Walker News

Bryan Hunsaker to lead Integrity Marketing Contact Centers: Executive changes
Alumnus Andrew Clifton is featured.
Think Advisor

Green infrastructure can protect ports from growing environmental risks. Here's how 
An article features the Galveston Bay Park Plan, a proposal to protect the region from hurricanes that was designed by researchers at Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center.
World Economic Forum


How Greg Abbott, Beto O'Rourke are mobilizing in race for Texas governor, 100 days out
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.
Finger Lakes Times (This Dallas Morning News article also appeared in the Texarkana Gazette, Gazette Xtra and a previous edition of Dateline.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/aug-2-jones (This segment aired five times.)

Berko selected as Morton Gould Young Composer
Alumnus Alex Berko is featured.
Cleveland Jewish News


Texans workout, USFL star, TE Ryan Izzo, 3 others: NFL tracker
An article mentions former Rice football player Austin Walter.
Sports Illustrated's Texans Daily (This article also appeared in Yard Barker.)

The Big 12 and Conference USA preview for 2022: Part 1
An article and podcast mentions Rice.
The Solid Verbal

'KETK News'
A broadcast features former Rice football player Khalan Griffin.
KETK-TV (Tyler)

College football: Realignment brings up more questions than answers
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Reflector (A similar article also appeared in The Commercial Appeal.)

2022 fall camp preview: Defensive line
An article mentions the 2021 football game between Rice and the University of Houston.

Razorbacks release 2022-23 men's golf schedule
An article mentions that Rice is slated to compete in the Cabo Collegiate golf tournament in the upcoming season.
Arkansas Razorbacks (This article also appeared in NWA Homepage.)

Hale, Renaud head up 15th annual Dream Team
An article mentions that Beau Barton has committed to Rice to play football.
Longview News-Journal (This article also appeared in the Tyler Morning Telegraph.)

'Luck' podcast, episode 1: Stanford coaches knew Andrew Luck was special early
Rice is mentioned.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
List of recruits who committed to P5 schools this week
With one commit in hand from Texas DB, Huskies await another
Sports Illustrated's Inside the Huskies (This article also appeared in Yard Barker.)
Joven boricua llega a un acuerdo verbal con el prestigioso programa de las Gators de Florida en el voleibol de la NCAA
El Nuevo Dia (An English translation is not available.)

Bijan Robinson, Xavier Worthy named to Walter Camp Player of the Year watch list
An article mentions the 2021 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.

25 days of high school football: Connally Cadets
An article mentions that Jamarie Wiggins has committed to play football at Rice.
KXXV Online

Why Notre Dame WR Avery Davis is no longer afraid of failure: 'I had to hit bottom'
An article mentions Rice football player Litchfield Ajavon.

Razorback roundtable: Assessing Arkansas' quarterbacks
An article mentions the 2021 football game between Rice and the University of Arkansas.
Whole Hog Sports

After enjoying first taste of NFL action, Myles Adams shooting for roster spot with Seahawks
Former Rice football player Myles Adams is featured.
Sports Illustrated's All Seahawks

Top 30 most important Trojans for 2022: No. 8
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Southern California Sept. 3.

UAB releases complete 2022-2023 basketball schedule
An article mentions that Rice's basketball team is slated to play home and away games against the University of Alabama at Birmingham Jan. 28 and Feb. 23, respectively.

Tech puts 5 on C-USA preseason watch list
An article mentions the 2021 football game between Rice and Louisiana Tech University.
Minden Press-Herald

Happy 100th birthday Vanderbilt Stadium! Here's a ranking of every season so far (90-81)
An article mentions the 2009 football game between Rice and Vanderbilt University.
SB Nation

Steelers signing K Chris Boswell to four-year, $20M deal
Former Rice football player Chris Boswell is featured.
NFL Trade Rumors (This article also appeared in Yard Barker.)
'Pittsburgh News'
WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh)
http://dateline.rice/aug-2-wpcw (This segment aired twice.)

Eight players from county recognized on TSWA all-state baseball
A slideshow mentions that a local high school baseball championship series was held at Rice in June.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)