Dateline Rice for Dec. 2, 2022

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Volleyball: Colorado Buffs fall to Rice in first round of NCAA tourney
Several articles mention that Rice's volleyball team defeated the University of Colorado Boulder 3-1 Dec. 1 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Owls next face Baylor University Dec. 2.
The Denver Post (This article originally appeared in, and a similar portion appeared in the Dec. 2 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
VB: WKU, Rice advance to NCAA second round
Conference USA
Colorado's NCAA hopes ended by No. 20 Rice
NCAA volleyball tournament 2022: Scores, schedule, bracket
No. 17 VB rolls to first-round win over SFA
First round win, ‘Sczech!’: No. 17 Baylor volleyball sweeps SFA
Baylor Lariat
Career for CU Buffs volleyball's Brynna DeLuzio comes full circle with NCAA tourney berth
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Daily Camera.)
Live updates for the 2022 DI women's volleyball championship
2022 DI women's volleyball championship — second round
6 NCAA volleyball tourney round-of-16 bids on the line; 20 first-round matches on tap
All-business Bears swat aside Stephen F. Austin, 3-0
Waco Tribune-Herald (This article also appeared in Fox 44 News.)
No. 23 Gonzaga women beat SFA in homecoming for Truong twins
WRAL SportsFan
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)


Fort Bend County is becoming an economic powerhouse. Does it even need Houston?
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)
An economic powerhouse is emerging in Southeast Texas
Houston Chronicle's "Morning Report" newsletter

University of Houston, Texas Tech systems to ask Legislature for their own permanent endowment
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.
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article also appeared on the front page of the Dec. 2 print edition.)

Four years after his inauguration, why is Mexico’s leader still campaigning?
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.
The Guardian

Kiese Laymon on book bans, white supremacy and the US South
Kiese Laymon, the Libbie Shearn Moody Professor of Creative Writing and English, is featured.
Al Jazeera (This segment also aired on Al Jazeera, and it appeared on Al Jazeera on YouTube and The Global Herald.)

The IRS routinely lets right-wing churches break tax law & endorse political candidates
David Brockman, a nonresident scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in LGBTQ Nation.)

At Qatar World Cup, Middle East tensions spill into stadiums
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Sunday Times (South Africa)

A crise do diesel está se tornando global
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
Click Petroleo (An English translation is not available.)

Menyingkap pola aktivitas harian satwa liar tropis di seluruh dunia
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 scholar Andrea Vallejo-Vargas.
National Geographic Indonesia (An English translation is not available.)

Will and Kate are in Boston! Here's why the Earthshot Prize awards are so important and how you can watch
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Parade (Similar article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
'ABC 7 News'
WZVN-TV (Fort Myers, Florida)


UH's Khator discusses new challenges and big achievements during State of Education
An article mentions Rice's Carnegie Tier One designation.
Greater Houston Partnership

Jayaraman awarded $3.5M grant to study glutamate receptors involved in learning, memory and other neurological processes
An article mentions collaborative Rice research from 2017 into NMDA receptors.
UT Health Houston (This article also appeared in Newswise and

Burger Friday: Alison Cook finds Houston's next classic at Burger Bodega
An article quotes the Rice Thresher, the university's student-run newspaper.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)


Fentanyl vaccine and climate refugees (Dec. 2, 2022)
Kelsey Norman, fellow for the Middle East and director of the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Women's Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program, is interviewed about climate refugees.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

HIDDEN GEM: Rice University Moody Center for the Arts
An article features the exhibit "Urban Impressions: Experiencing the Global Contemporary Metropolis" at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts. Frauke Josenhans, curator at the Moody Center, is quoted.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired four times on KHOU-TV in Houston.)


Precious metals no longer needed in reactions to produce hydrogen fuel — study
An article feature 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 new Brain & Life podcast puts patients at the center of the story
Alumna Audrey Nath is featured.
Brain & Life

WHIMS webinar: 'Connecting Reproductive Rights & Justice to Health Equity' 
Alumna Michelle Debbink is featured.
University of Utah Health


Westminster alumna makes Broadway history for role in ‘Phantom’
An article featuring Kanisha Feliciano mentions that she earned an Artist Diploma for Opera Performance at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
Rider University News

Candlelight walk and memorial service planned tonight in honor of World AIDS Day
An article features alumnus Rev. Chase Danford.
TAP Into Asbury Park


FB: 2022 All-Academic Team announced
An article featuring Rice football player Trey Schuman mentions that he has been named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team.
Conference USA

Doors appear finally closed on Michigan State’s slim bowl hopes
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of North Texas 21-17 Nov. 26.
MSN (This article originally appeared in
UTSA vs. North Texas: Prediction, pick, spread, football game odds, live stream, TV channel, watch online
CBS Sports
North Texas gameday: UNT aims to send program into era of change on high note
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Conference USA Championship: North Texas at UTSA odds, picks and predictions
USA Today's SportsBook Wire (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Louisville baseball's 2023 schedule revealed
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team will compete in the Shriners Children's College Classic March 3-5.
MSN (This article originally appeared in FanNation, and it appeared in YardBarker.)

Florida Atlantic hires Tom Herman as football coach
An article features former Rice assistant football coach Tom Herman, and a second article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
Former Houston, Texas coach Tom Herman lands Florida Atlantic job
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 2 print edition.)

Volleyball begins NCAA Tournament against South Dakota
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team competed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament.

Senior Spotlight: James Tupou
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated the University of Texas at El Paso Nov. 3.
The Prospector

Senior Spotlight: Alianza Darley
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team defeated the University of Texas at El Paso Nov. 19 in the semifinals of the Conference USA tournament.
The Prospector
These 18 stars and billionaires played college football before hitting it big — see how much they're worth now
A roundup featuring wrestler Steve Austin mentions that his father is a former Rice football player.
AOL (This article originally appeared in Go Banking Rates.)

That time TCU had a Heisman Trophy winner, dominating defense and a national championship
An article mentions the 1938 football game between Rice and Texas Christian University.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Subscription is required.)

Here are UTSA football's top 5 plays of the season as the Roadrunners prepare for the Mean Green
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Texas at San Antonio Nov. 19.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)