Dateline Rice for Dec. 16, 2022

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Chinese companies are flocking to Indonesia for its nickel
Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy and minerals in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Bloomberg (Subscription is required.)

Harvard's next president will be Haitian American Claudine Gay 
President Reginald DesRoches is mentioned.
The Haitian Times (Subscription is required.)

Hard, not easy
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.

As grad student unionizing effort grows, universities raise stipends, benefits
An article mentions that Rice is among several universities increasing their graduate student stipends. 


Mark Cuban has Vegas-like vision for Dallas, new Mavs arena if Texas OKs casino gambling
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science and fellow in political science at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared in MSN Sports.)

Here are Houston's top health tech innovation stories of the year
A roundup features the 10th annual Texas Life Science Forum hosted by BioHouston and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship. 

New York City mission highlights Houston's leading role in energy transition
Alumnus Matt Harrigan is featured.
Greater Houston Partnership

TSU to lead aviation at Ellington Airport, gifted $1M in funds from city for health equity
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Business Journal


Inflation's effect on rural hospitals (Dec. 16, 2022)
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 interviewed about Texas' rural hospitals, and she participates in a roundtable discussion of "The Good, Bad and Ugly" of the week's news. A later segment features Doug Miller, former director of media relations at Rice, reflecting on his experience of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Banning Texas youth from social media: 'The Good, Bad and Ugly' of the week
Houston Public Media

'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
A broadcast features a video of a Dallas high school student finding out she was accepted to Rice.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/dec-16-kriv (This segment aired twice.)

'Houston's Morning Show'
A broadcast features a collaborative study of 33 Rice football players to determine the diagnostic potential of the gut's microbiome to track the impact of concussions.
KRIV-TV (Houston)


NASA's Webb Space Telescope unveils young stars in early stages of formation
An article quotes Megan Reiter, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, and mentions she is leading the study of the Carina Nebula's Cosmic Cliffs with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.

Green graphene: Recycling spent lithium-ion batteries to recover valuable metal resources
An article features Rice research into using flash Joule heating to produce graphene from rechargeable lithium-ion batteries by James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering, and graduate student Weiyin Chen.
AZo Cleantech

Lame duck energy bill threatens international relations
An article cites 2019 research by the Baker Institute for Public Policy into the No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act.
Global Security Review

Major Texas storm surge project included in defense bill
An article cites Rice research into possible storm surges of Category 4 hurricanes along the Houston Ship Channel.
Insurance Journal


Freshman QB A.J. Padgett embraces chance to start in Rice's bowl
An article previews the Rice football team's matchup against the University of Southern Mississippi in the LendingTree Bowl Dec. 17 in Mobile, Alabama. Owl A.J. Padgett is featured, and head coach Mike Bloomgren and assistant coach Marques Tuiasosopo are quoted in the first article. The second article features Greg Liberty, recruiting coordinator and assistant coach, and mentions assistant coach Brian Smith. Player Trey Phillippi is highlighted in a roundup in the third Houston Chronicle article. WKRG Online mentions that the Owls volunteered their time in the Mobile community with Feeding the Gulf Coast. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Dec. 16 print edition.) 
Rice's bowl game marks a 'Hail Mary' comeback for assistant coach after a lung and kidney transplant
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Three keys for Southern Miss football vs. Rice in LendingTree Bowl
Hattiesburg American
USM, Rice spend the day in the Mobile community ahead of LendingTree Bowl
WKRG Online
Rice Owls 2022 LendingTree Bowl notebook and storylines
SB Nation
LendingTree Bowl preview: Southern Miss prepares for old friend in Rice Owls
Miami Herald
FB: Bowl season kicks off with two C-USA tilts on Friday
Conference USA
'Fox 10 News'
WALA-TV (Mobile, Alabama)
http://dateline.rice/dec-16-wala (This segment aired six times.)
A Montgomery County bowl game guide for 2022
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
2022-23 college football bowl game schedule, scores, TV channels, times
2022-23 college bowl games: Top confidence football pool picks, predictions, schedule, computer model rankings
CBS Sports
Try not to laugh as we roll through another year of college football bowl jokes
Delaware Online

Rice defeats North American 92-54
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated North American University 92-52 Dec. 15. BVM Sports and KPRC-TV mention that Quincy Olivari scored his 1,000th career point as an Owl.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
Olivari scores 1,000th point as Rice defeats North American, 92-54
BVM Sports (This article also appeared in the Dec. 16 print edition.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
Black leads Northwestern State against Rice after 31-point game
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play Northwestern State University Dec. 17.
Toronto Star (This Associated Press article also appeared in 100 other media outlets.)
Texas Tech holds off Kats in Lubbock
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play Sam Houston State University Dec. 16.

Recruiting: 2023 cornerback Javien Toviano commits to LSU
An article mentions Rice football player Juma Toviano.
Crescent City Sports

Former North Shore coach David Aymond to be inducted into THSCA Hall of Honor
Rice Stadium is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

UTSA aims for first bowl victory and taking next step
An image depicts Rice football player Wiley Green during a game against the University of Texas at San Antonio Nov. 19.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
UTSA veterans prepare for final sendoff in Cure Bowl 
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 17 print edition.)

WKBN announces 5 Blocks of Granite: Valley's top linemen award revealed
An article featuring Patrick Valent mentions that he has committed to play football at Rice.
WKBN Online (This segment also aired on WKBN-TV in Youngstown, Ohio.)

College basketball power rankings: Kendric Davis dethrones Terrence Shannon Jr. in top 10 transfers update
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.
Texas, Baylor basketball play in Dallas this weekend. Here's what you need to know
The Dallas Morning News

Soccer adds high-profile transfers Mia Justus, Abby Allen and Éabha O’Mahony
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team lost to the University of Texas at Austin last season.

We charted all 999 Vikings games ever played. Here’s a portrait of that joy and pain.
An article mentions that Super Bowl VIII was held at Rice Stadium.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune (Subscription is required.)

Blizzard add two offensive additions
Former Rice football player Jovaun Woolford is featured.


Webb Space Telescope reveals previously shrouded newborn stars
Rice astronomer Megan Reiter and colleagues took a "deep dive" into one of the first images from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and were rewarded with the discovery of telltale signs from two dozen previously unseen young stars about 7,500 light years from Earth. The study offers a glimpse of what astronomers will find with Webb's near-infrared camera, which is designed to peer through clouds of interstellar dust that have previously blocked astronomers' view of stellar nurseries, especially those that produce stars similar to Earth's sun.