Dateline Rice for Dec. 13, 2022

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Douglas Brinkley and America's third environmental revolution
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, discusses his newest book "Silent Spring Revolution: John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson and the Great Environmental Awakening."
1A (This segment also aired on more than 475 National Public Radio-affiliated stations across the U.S.)

Texas border crossings could go into overdrive as Abbott faces pressure
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

Germany foiled a far-right coup attempt. It still has a right-wing problem.
Jonathan Homola, assistant professor of political science, co-authored an article.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.)

E-waste could become a 'gold mine' for rare-earth elements
An article featuring Rice research into using flash Joule heating as a way to process electronic waste quotes James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering. Tech Xplore features a study into using flash Joule heating to produce graphene from rechargeable lithium-ion batteries by Tour and graduate student Weiyin Chen. CompositesWorld features Rice research turning asphaltenes, a byproduct of crude oil production, into graphene and quotes or mentions co-authors Tour; Muhammad Rahman, assistant research professor and adjunct lecturer in materials science and nanoengineering; Pulickel Ajayan, chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering and a professor of chemistry; and graduate student M.A.S.R. Saadi.
Scientific American
Flashing new life into lithium-ion anodes
Tech Xplore (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
Rice University turns asphaltene into graphene for composites

They're taking jigsaws to infinity and beyond
Jordan Miller, assistant professor of bioengineering, is quoted.
The Seattle Times (This article originally appeared in The New York Times and in a previous edition of Dateline.) 

Student loan forgiveness could fall through for 30 million borrowers. If it does, consider these 4 relief options
An image depicts students at Rice's Fondren Library.

¿Qué le espera a México en el 2023?
An article features the Mexico Country Outlook 2023 symposium recently hosted by the Center for the U.S. and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Detona (An English translation is not available.)


Early Houston architect Birdsall Briscoe gets his due in new Stephen Fox book
An article features Stephen Fox, lecturer of architecture and author of "The Architecture of Birdsall P. Briscoe."
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Star section in the Dec. 13 print edition, and it appeared in MSN Money.)

How landlords are converting Houston, Harris County into a rental region
Steve Sherman, research fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Odd traditions and superstitions at Texas' biggest colleges and universities
A roundup of campus traditions from Texas universities features two from Rice and quotes Student Association President Gabby Franklin. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

How NRG is preparing for the transition to a low-carbon economy
An article mentions the Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator.
Greater Houston Partnership

Houston restaurant royalty's retro-styled eatery opens in Midtown
An article mentions the Ion, a Houston-based tech accelerator owned by the Rice Management Co.
CultureMap Houston


Some local lawmakers undermining voter-approved marijuana decriminalization measures
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Texas Public Radio

'13 Eyewitness News'
A broadcast mentions Rice research into possible storm surges of Category 4 hurricanes along the Houston Ship Channel.
KTRK-TV (Houston)


Pathogenic sensor's surprising capabilities revealed
An article features collaborative Rice research into the first high-throughput method to study peptide-receptor interactions in bacteria. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Jeffrey Tabor, associate professor of bioengineering and of biosciences, alumna Kathryn Brink and graduate students Maxwell Hunt, Andrew Mu, Kevin Lorch and Brett Pogostin.
Medical Xpress

Engineers go further with the flow to model moving cars and tires
An article features collaborative Rice research into a complex new method of fluid modeling. Co-authors Tayfun Tezduyar, the James F. Barbour Professor of Mechanical Engineering, research associate Takashi Kuraishi and alumnus Kenji Takizawa, adjunct professor in mechanical engineering. 
Current Science Daily

The Latine tradition of dominoes isn't just for abuelos
Sarah Bruno, postdoctoral associate at Rice's Humanities Research Center, is featured.

Thermal management, l'esperienza di un ricercatore italiano all'estero
Graduate student Lorenzo Castelli is featured.
Green Planner Magazine (An English translation is not available.)


Texas edges Rice 87-81 without suspended coach Chris Beard
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin 87-81 in overtime Dec. 12.
The Associated Press (This and similar articles also appeared in more than 1,700 other media outlets online, and in the print editions of 250 media outlets.)
Carr lifts Texas over Rice after coach Chris Beard suspended
The Associated Press 
Monday's sports in brief
The Associated Press 
Texas suspends basketball coach Chris Beard after arrest for domestic assault
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Dec. 13 print edition of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)
No. 7/8 men's basketball tops Rice, 87-81, in OT
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/dec-13-kriv (Similar segments aired on more than 700 other TV or radio stations across the U.S.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)

WBB: Dec. 12 Players of the Week
An article features Rice basketball player Destiny Jackson, who has been named the Conference USA Player of the Week.
Conference USA

'Houston's Morning Show'
Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren is interviewed ahead of the Owls' matchup against the University of Southern Mississippi in the LendingTree Bowl Dec. 17 in Mobile, Alabama.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
College football pre-Christmas bowls: Picks and preview

Detroit Tigers: Trei Cruz carries strong season into Winter League performance
Former Rice baseball player Trei Cruz is featured.

Vandegrift wide receiver Miles Coleman named player of the year
Rice Stadium is mentioned
Austin American-Statesman (Subscription is required.)

Black collects first career Southland Conference Player of the Week honor
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play Northeastern State University Dec. 17.
KALB Online

Baseball announces 2023 schedule
An article mentions that Rice is slated to host the Conference USA baseball championship tournament May 24-28.

Boys basketball top performers: Horton, Dawes reach career milestones
A roundup mentions that Keanu Dawes has committed to play basketball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)


Rice's Houston Jewish History Archive to become Joan and Stanford Alexander South Texas Jewish Archives
The Houston Jewish History Archive, a joint project of Rice University’s Program in Jewish Studies in the School of Humanities and the Woodson Research Center in Fondren Library, will be renamed the Joan and Stanford Alexander South Texas Jewish Archives thanks to a generous gift from the Alexander family of Houston.

Rice flashes new life into lithium-ion anodes
How many rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are you wearing? How many are in your general vicinity? Probably more than a few, and they’re great for powering all the things important to modern lives: cellphones, watches, computers, cars and so much more. But where they go when they fail is a growing problem. Rice scientists believe they have a partial solution that relies on the unique "flash" Joule heating process they developed to produce graphene from waste.