Dateline Rice for Dec. 1, 2022

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How creative and compassionate reforms can expand US work permits
Catherine Glazer, contributing scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for the United States and Mexico, authored an op-ed.
The Hill (This article also appeared in Clarion News and News Break.)
Eased US sanctions on Venezuelan oil provide weak supply boost
Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, the Center for the United States and Mexico and the Latin America Initiative at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a lecturer in energy economics at Rice, is quoted.
Financial Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in UK Today News, Public News Time and
Venezuela’s Maduro calls for ‘complete lifting’ of oil sanctions
Yahoo! News (This Agence France-Presse article also appeared in Nach Welt, News Break, Breitbart, Club of Mozambique and Energy World.)
Que gagne le Venezuela avec l’autorisation américaine de Chevron?
News Day Fr (An English translation is not available.)
5 ways to adjust to a new life after becoming a widow
An article features collaborative Rice research into the body inflammation of widowed individuals experiencing intense grief. Co-author Christopher Fagundes, associate professor in psychological sciences, is cited.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Glam and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)


ERCOT acknowledges possibility of rolling blackouts this winter in 'extreme risk scenarios'
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
ERCOT report: Power grid will hold up this winter (in most conditions)
WFAA (This article originally appeared in KHOU and was included in a previous edition of Dateline, and it also appeared in CBS 19.)
‘CBS 19 News at 6’
KYTX-TV (Tyler)
State Sen. John Whitmire displays bipartisan support while launching bid for Houston mayor
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Houston Public Media
Expert: Graphene is a super material. Why isn't it in wider use?
Graduate student Kevin Wyss authored an article.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article originally appeared in The Conversation and was included in a previous edition of Dateline, and it also appeared in Raw Story and on the opinion page in the Dec. 1 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
Houston bakery beats diabetes through healthy lifestyle and cookies
Alumnus David Downing is featured.
CW 33 Online (This article originally appeared in CW 39 Online, and it also appeared in and
Critics pick 7 best things to do this weekend: Blind Boys of Alabama, ‘Gangs of London’
A roundup mentions the Emerson String Quartet will perform Dec. 8 at Stude Concert Hall.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)


A broadcast mentions a Baker Institute for Public Policy report on drought in China and its potential global impacts.
The Weather Channel
WSCL-FM (Salisbury, Maryland)
Alumna Jennifer Johnson Cano, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured.


Novel nanomaterial catalyst swaps heat for light
An article features collaborative Rice research by Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, bioengineering, physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering and the director of Rice's Smalley-Curl Institute; Peter Nordlander, the Wiess Chair in Physics and Astronomy, professor of electrical and computer engineering and professor of materials science and nanoengineering; and alumnus Hossein Robatjazi. The research is also featured in AZoCleantech. Halas and Nordlander are also mentioned in an ESG Review article featuring Syzygy Plasmonics, a photo-catalytic technology startup that was founded on Rice research. Syzygy is also mentioned in an article by Tech Transfer Central.
Materials Today (Similar articles appeared in Innovation America, Automagazin, Business Mayor and
Auf sanftem weg zu grünem wasserstoff
Frankfurter Allgemeine (An English translation is not available.)
Funding for emissions reductions in chemical manufacturing
ESG Review
Rice University startup raises $76M to commercialize novel decarbonization technology
Tech Transfer Central
Iridium-free electrolysis demonstrated for stable hydrogen production
An article features collaborative Rice research developing a catalyst that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Co-author Haotian Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair, is quoted.
Chemical Engineering
Robotics controlled by bursts of air
Robotics researchers, engineers and materials scientists from Rice University and Harvard University showed it is possible to make programmable, nonelectronic circuits that control the actions of soft robots by processing information encoded in bursts of compressed air. Lead author Colton Decker is quoted, and a Rice video is featured.
Tech Briefs TV
ARL statement on Texas Library Coalition for United Action agreement with Elsevier
Sara Lowman, vice provost and University Librarian, is quoted.
Association of Research Libraries
Library coalition agreement with Elsevier results in lower costs, greater access
University of Texas Libraries
Library collaboration reaches historic deal, saving Texas universities millions
Texas Tech Today
Texas universities reach historic deal with Elsevier: TLCUA saves Texas universities millions collectively
Library Technology Guides
Texas Library Coalition for United Action (TLCUA) announces historic deal with Elsevier
Library Journal
Other materials stories that may be of interest
Rice research is featured in a roundup.
American Ceramic Society
Jan. 20 deadline for abstracts for Energy HPC Conference at Ken Kennedy Institute, Rice Univ.
Next year’s 16th annual Energy High Performance Computing Conference hosted by the Ken Kennedy Institute is featured.
Inside HPC (This article also appeared in Techie Mag.)
10 shocking facts about electricity
Gary Woods, professor in the practice of electrical and computer engineering, is quoted.
Live Science
Carbon ultrafine particles accelerate lung cancer progression
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
eCancer (This Newswise article also appeared in Knowledia.)
Tech transfer veterans apply their lessons learned to build Baptist Health Innovations
An article mentions that Nila Bhakuni formerly worked at Rice.
Tech Transfer Central
A self-regulatory organization is the best way to advance crypto while protecting the public
Articles mention President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Nasdaq (This article also appeared in Markets Insider.)
A few lessons from space travel
Illumination on Medium
The commercial space age is here: Where businesses should invest to make their mark
Investment Monitor
GAMA SOSA: Big government is what America gets for its complacency
Daily Caller
WGBH-FM (Boston)
http://dateline.rice/dec-1-moon-speech-5 (This broadcast aired twice.)


Tropical wildlife follow the same daily patterns worldwide
An article features collaborative Rice research into the relationship of mammal activities to body sizes and feeding routines to find common characteristics among diverse populations. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Lydia Beaudrot, assistant professor of biosciences, and visiting scholars Andrea Vallejo-Vargas and Asunción Semper-Pascual.
Science Daily (Similar articles appeared in, Times of News and News Leaflets.)
Fliesler wins international award for retina research
Alumnus Steven Fliesler is featured.
University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


Career for CU Buffs volleyball’s Brynna DeLuzio comes full circle with NCAA tourney berth
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is the No. 5 seed in the Louisville Region of the NCAA Tournament and will play the University of Colorado Boulder Dec. 1 in Waco, Texas. Owls mentioned are players Anota Adekunle, Carly Graham and Nia McCardell and head coach Genny Volpe. Graham is also mentioned in the first Houston Chronicle article.
Daily Camera (This article also appeared in the Dec. 1 print edition, and it also appeared online in the Denver Post and BuffZone.)
As NCAA tourney begins, Montgomery grad Talbert honored by Big 12
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
UH eyes extended stay in NCAA volleyball tournament
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 1 print edition.)
Rice defeats Prairie View A&M 70-62
Rice’s men’s basketball team defeated Prairie View A&M University Nov. 30. Owls mentioned are Quincy Olivari, Travis Evee, Cameron Sheffield and Max Fiedler.
Houston Chronicle (This Associated Press article appeared in more than 20 other media outlets, and a portion of it appeared in the Dec. 1 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
‘KPRC Channel 2 News at 10’
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/dec-1-mens-basketball-2 (This broadcast aired twice.)
College football bowl primer: What teams are eligible, how will conferences fill spots?
An article mentions that Rice's football team, which has the highest Academic Progress Rate in the country, may be chosen to play in a bowl game.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
The Sports Network
Former Rice basketball player Trey Murphy III, who now plays for the New Orleans Pelicans, is featured.
Longtime NFL quarterback, Kansas star John Hadl dies at 82
An article mentions that the Rice football team lost to the University of Kansas in the 1961 Bluebonnet Bowl.
Houston Chronicle (This Associated Press article appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
Bartee Haile: Kyle Rote takes over for Doak Walker
An article mentions football games between Rice and Southern Methodist University in 1948 and 1949.
Houston Chronicle
Jay Uhlman: Los Angeles, Uptown, everywhere in between
The Rice baseball team is mentioned.
The Tulane Hullabaloo