Dateline Rice for Aug. 9, 2022

Dateline Rice


Que Abbott no se confunda
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, authored an op-ed.
La Política (An English translation is not available.)

La necrorrobótica convierte cadáveres de arañas en pinzas mecánicas
An article 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 quoted.
Cinco Días (This research was also mentioned on Ground Zero radio on 100 affiliate stations.)

Robert Brockman, software developer who fought IRS, dies
An article featuring the late Robert Brockman, a former Rice trustee, mentions he died Aug. 5 at 81. He was the lead donor for Rice's Brockman Hall for Opera.
Bloomberg (This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the Aug. 9 print edition of the Houston Chronicle, and it appeared in the print edition of the San Antonio Express-News and yesterday's Dateline.)


3 Houston innovators to know this week
A roundup features Paul Cherukuri, executive director of the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, who has been named Rice's first vice president for innovation. President Reginald DesRoches is quoted.

Democrats' new spending package could make Texas health care cheaper. Here's how.
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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Business section in the Aug. 9 print edition.)

The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership partners with Rice Business Executive Education
An article mentions that Rice Business Executive Education has partnered with The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership on leadership programs. Brent Smith, associate professor of management and psychology and the senior associate dean for executive education at the Jones Graduate School of Business, will lead the program.
The Paper

Spring teen surprised with new prosthetic leg made just for running, which insurance doesn't pay for
An article 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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

5 Houston energy tech companies named to Rice accelerator
An article mentions that the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship has added 17 companies to its second accelerator program.

UTSA provost Espy recognized with a Women's Leadership Award from SA Business Journal
Alumna Kimberly Andrews Espy is featured.
UTSA Today

SGA to sponsor voting campaign, dubbed '2000 Voters 2022'
An article mentions that Rice is participating in a local initiative with other universities to register 2,000 new voters ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.  
The Daily Cougar

MC announces winners of Midland Young Leaders Challenge
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)


Five years after Harvey, a solution to the flood threat from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs remains a long way off
Alumnus Ed Emmett, fellow in energy and transportation policy at the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Public Media 

Health Beat: Growing muscles in the lab
An article features Rice research into decellularized skeletal muscle. Graduate student Katie Hogan is quoted.
WFMZ Online (This segment also aired twice on WFMZ-TV in Philadelphia.)

How the Inflation Reduction Act addresses climate change (Aug. 9, 2022)
A broadcast mentions that NASA will support the Ion, a Houston-based tech accelerator owned by the Rice Management Co.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)


Normandy-style house in Houston sports stunning art deco touches
An article features the house of late alumnus Lenard Gabert, a graduate of Rice's first class.

VegSense gathers forestry data in AR
A blog 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.
The Eponymous Pickle 

The night thread is living in the past!
A roundup of headlines from the satirical newspaper The Onion mentions Rice.
The Avocado blog

James Turrell, storia di una artista e maestro della luce
An article features James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.
Elle Decor (An English translation is not available.)


Aurora lawmaker: Move city council contests to general elections, reveal political parties
An article cites collaborative Rice research into down-ballot voting behavior.
Sentinel Colorado

Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra names Nathan Cook as principal cellist, cellist of the ASQ
Alumnus Nathan Cook, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured.

Group brings seismic imaging to climate-change conversations and beyond
An article features Ali Siahkoohi, postdoctoral associate in computational applied mathematics and operations research.
Georgia Tech News


Which coach voted Texas No. 1 in preseason college football poll?
An article mentions that Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren was a voter in the preseason college football coaches poll.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Ohio State football ranked No. 2 behind Alabama in preseason coaches poll
The Columbus Dispatch (Similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Cross-country releases 2022 fall schedule
An article mentions the Rice Invitational cross-country meet Sept. 9.
Concordia Athletics News

Success hasn't impacted Texas WR Xavier Worthy's work ethic
An article mentions last year's football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
SB Nation

Texas A&M women's basketball reveals nonconference schedule as Taylor era begins
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play Texas A&M University Nov. 27.
USA Today's Aggies Wire (This article also appeared in Yahoo! Sports.)

Expectations high amid changes for Bulldogs
An article mentions former Rice football player Chris Jammer.
The Facts

Longtime Minnesota Twins pitcher released
Former Rice baseball player Tyler Duffey is featured.
Sports Illustrated's Fastball

Are you for real? Surprising MLB pitcher starts from Week 18
Former Rice baseball player Glen Otto is featured.

College football's biggest potential upsets of 2022 season, ranked
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Southern California Sept. 3.

40 observations about the 2022 college football schedule
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Louisiana at Lafayette next season.
Sports Illustrated

Ranking the running backs: Hogs freshman rises high in pecking order
An article mentions the 2021 football game between Rice and the University of Arkansas.
Best of Arkansas Sports


Rice, Baylor developing implants to heal heart attack injuries
The inventors of Rice's tiny, cancer-killing "drug factory" implants are teaming with surgeons from Baylor College of Medicine to create a version of the technology that can heal injuries caused by heart attacks. The new treatment will target inflammation that can worsen the downward spiral of heart failure.

Halas, Nordlander win prestigious Eni Energy Transition Award
Rice professors Naomi Halas and Peter Nordlander have won the prestigious 2022 Eni Energy Transition Award for developing light-powered "antenna-reactor" catalysts that can substantially lower the temperatures required for industrial-scale hydrogen production. Sponsored by Eni, a global multibillion-dollar energy company headquartered in Rome, the Eni Awards are premier honors for scientific research in energy and the environment.