Dateline Rice for Aug. 30, 2022

Dateline Rice


America's top colleges 2022: Why former No. 1 Harvard is no longer in the top 10
An article mentions that Rice is ranked the No. 12 university in the nation by Forbes. Additional articles mention that Niche ranks Rice No. 6 overall and No. 7 for best value in the U.S., and No. 1 overall Texas. President Reginald DesRoches is quoted in InnovationMap.
Forbes (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Rice University scores No. 6 rank among best colleges in the US and No. 1 in Texas
Rice University ranked among top 10 colleges in America
New list of 'best value' colleges released: Is your alma mater on it?
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in KXAN Online.)
Rice University makes top 10 of 'best value' colleges
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Opinion: Assessing student loan forgiveness plan
John Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of its Center for Public Finance, authored an analysis in a roundup of experts' insights into President Joe Biden's student debt relief program. 
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (This article originally appeared in The Conversation, and it appeared on the front of the Atlanta Forward section in the Aug. 30 print edition of the Journal-Constitution and the front of the Business section in the print edition of the Arab Times. It also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Time to vote on the most Texan food of all
Rice's former Institute for the Arts is mentioned.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman.)


'Houston's Morning Show'
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 by KRIV about President Joe Biden's student loan debt relief program, and he is interviewed by KYW about Beto O'Rourke, a candidate for Texas governor, temporarily pausing his campaign due to a bacterial infection. 
KRIV-TV (Houston)
KYW-AM (Philadelphia)
http://dateline.rice/aug-30-jones (This segment aired on 25 times on affiliate stations across the U.S.)

Rice University alumni helped design new SoFi Stadium that can house 70,000 football fans
An article features alumni Niel Prunier and Michelle Stevenson, who helped design SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. 
ABC 13 Online

'Fox 26 News'
An article mentions that Rice will host events Sept. 10-12 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962. Several additional articles mention Kennedy's speech.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/aug-30-kriv (This segment aired twice.)
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/aug-30-kriv (This segment aired twice.)


Scientists grow lead-free solar material with a built-in switch
An article mentions that Ramamoorthy Ramesh, vice president for research, contributed to the featured research.

Rice team's extra limb powered by compressed air
An article features collaborative Rice research developing a mechanical limb powered only by compressed air. Mentioned or quoted are Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, alumna Rachel Shveda and Anoop Rajappan, a Rice Academy Fellow in mechanical engineering. A Rice video is included. A roundup by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences features research by Rajappan fabricating textile-based computers from stacked textile sheets incorporating pneumatic push-buttons, valves, resistors and their interconnections to form interconnected logic modules.
The Engineer
Wearable textile-based logic devices
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (This article also appeared in the print edition.)

ROBE Array could let small companies access popular form of AI
An article features Rice research developing a low-memory technique for deep learning, which may help small companies use artificial intelligence. Co-authors quoted include Anshumali Shrivastava, assistant professor of computer science, of electrical and computer engineering and of statistics, graduate student Aditya Desai and former postdoctoral researcher Li Chou.
Tech Xplore

2022 Google Ph.D. scholarship list announced, 17 Chinese Ph.D. students selected
A roundup mentions that graduate student Jiarong Xing has been awarded the 2022 Google Ph.D. Fellowship and is studying under Ang Chen, assistant professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering.

LOTTE, Sumitomo of Americas and Syzygy Plasmonics to partner on photocatalytic cracking of ammonia to produce hydrogen
An article featuring Syzygy Plasmonics, a photo-catalytic technology startup, mentions that it was founded on Rice research.
Green Car Congress


From a silent film star to Iranian general: Who's buried in Scottsdale cemeteries?
A roundup features the late Wesley Du Charme, a former Rice professor. (This article also appeared in the Austin American-Statesman.)


No. 14 USC football kicks off Lincoln Riley era with 2022 season opener vs. Rice
Several articles feature Rice football ahead of its season-opening game against the University of Southern California Sept. 3. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted. (Similar articles also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
5 things for USC fans to know about Rice
The Sun
USC football game 1: Quick look at the Rice Owls
College football TV schedule 2022: Dates, times and networks
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)

VB: Aug. 29 players of the week
An article features Rice volleyball player Nia McCardell, who has been named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week.
Conference USA

Nate McGill hired as Maryland Made program director
Nate McGill, former director of the R Association, is featured.

Top 15 college football rivalries
A roundup highlights the football rivalry between Rice and Southern Methodist University.
Houston Chronicle (This Stacker article also appeared in 30 other media outlets.)

No sneak attack: Bearcats a challenge to Razorbacks for starters
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and the University of Arkansas.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and it appeared on the front of the Editorial page in the Aug. 30 print editions of both papers.)
Razorbacks can't overlook opener against ranked team
Sports Illustrated's All Hogs

MBB: Huskies release full 2022-23 schedule
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team will co-host the Owl Invitational with Houston Baptist University (HBU) beginning Nov. 18. The tournament will close with the Owls facing HBU in Tudor Fieldhouse Nov. 21 in the Darius Lee Memorial Classic. (This article also appeared in Daily Texas News.)
More home games on the way for Houston Baptist basketball in 2022-23
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Best in Texas poll (Aug. 29): Baylor, Texas A&M fight for top spot in state rankings
A roundup of football programs in Texas features Rice. 
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in The Dallas Morning News.)

Football opens the 2022 season on Saturday at McLane
An article mentions that Rice football has won 49 games since 2011.

Utah State travels to SEC country to play No. 1 Alabama Saturday night
Rice is mentioned.

Eastern Washington hosts Tennessee State to open 2022
An article mentions former Rice football player Jaren Banks.

Ranking the states that have produced the most Texas Longhorns
A roundup mentions former Rice football player Fred Brechtel.
SB Nation

TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE FOOTBALL: Lions hosts Lincoln (Calif.) to begin DI era
An article mentions former Rice head football coach David Bailiff.
The Gilmer Mirror