Dateline Rice for Dec. 20, 2022

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Why the Gulf's oil powers are betting on clean energy
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Economist (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in Yahoo! Finance.)

How to spend a secular Christmas in Houston
A roundup features James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.)

Hospital monopolies are destroying health care value 
An article cites 2019 Rice research into physician-hospital integration.
The Hill (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Principal Tiffany Guillor removed from Jack Yates High School
Rice is mentioned.
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


Houston Endowment gifts $1M to Rice Kinder Institute to expand research consortium with school districts
An article features the news that the Houston Education Research Consortium at Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research has received a $1 million gift from the Houston Endowment to increase staff and expand communication infrastructure. Erin Baumgartner, director of HERC, is quoted, and Ruth López Turley, director of the Kinder Institute, is mentioned.
Houston Business Journal

Essay: Remembering Paul Burka and his lessons on Texas politics
Late alumnus Paul Burka is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Houston Endowment's new HQ is pioneering eco-friendly architecture
Alumnus Kevin Daly is quoted.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art welcomes new class of community artists
Alumna Rebecca Shewmaker is featured.
Fort Worth Report


'The National Weather Desk'
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about how an expected cold snap may affect Texas' energy grid..
WWHO-TV (Columbus, Ohio)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-cohan (This segment aired on 15 stations across the U.S.)
Can Texas' power grid handle this week's arctic blast? Energy experts weigh in
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired five times on KTRK-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in MSN Weather.)
Why Christmas week sub-freeze isn't expected to be a repeat of February 2021 storm
CBS Austin (This segment also aired five times on KEYE-TV in Austin, and this article also appeared in MSN Weather.)
KLBJ-AM (Austin)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-cohan (This segment aired three times.)

Everyone wants a slice of the state's $27B budget surplus
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.
Spectrum News Austin (This segment also aired four times on Spectrum.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/dec-20-jones (This segment aired five times.)

'TWC News All Night'
Paul Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science, is interviewed about the Jan. 6 committee's criminal referrals of former President Donald Trump to the Department of Justice.
Spectrum News Austin (This segment aired twice.)


Daylong wastewater samples yield surprises
An article features collaborative Rice research that found that composite samples taken over 24 hours wastewater plants provide more accurate levels of antibiotic-resistant genes in the water. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Lauren Stadler, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, graduate students Esther Lou, Priyanka Ali and Prashant Kalvapalle and Sid Richardson College senior Karen Lu.
Science Daily

US must disconnect strategic supply chains from China, say experts
An article features a new report by Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy that argues that the U.S. and its allies must divorce strategic industries from Chinese rare-earth elements. Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy and minerals in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute, and alumnus Jacob Koelsch are cited.

Battery anodes recycled in a flash
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.
Materials Today

IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Kharagpur hold 3rd edition of Indian symposium on machine learning
An article features remarks made by Anshumali Shrivastava, assistant professor of computer science, of electrical and computer engineering and of statistics, at IndoML, an India-based symposium on machine learning. 
Careers 360

Researchers discover how 'explosive percolation' turns GO paint extremely conductive
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.

The Ion innovation district, Houston, Texas
An article mentions the Ion, a Houston-based tech accelerator owned by the Rice Management Co. 
World Construction Network

Early decision results are in for college applicants — was it a bloodbath again?
Rice is mentioned.
Town & Country

#InformacionConfidencial: José Antonio Murillo, de regreso a casa
Alumnus José Antonio Murillo is featured.
El CEO (An English translation is not available.)


Indian American Zohaib 'Zo' Qadri becomes first Muslim elected to Austin City Council
An article features alumnus Zohaib Qadri, who won a runoff election last week for a seat on the Austin City Council.
American Kahani

Drew Peabody publishes article in Research in International Business and Finance
An article featuring Drew Peabody mentions he is a former campus minister at Rice.
Elon University's Today at Elon

Il famoso canto di Natale 'Carol of the Bells'? 'Ha origini in Ucraina e non negli Stati Uniti'
An article cites research by alumnus Anthony Potoczniak about the Ukrainian origins of the song "Carol of the Bells."
Il Mattino (An English translation is not available.)


MBB: Dec. 19 Players of the Week
An article features Rice basketball player Quincy Olivari, who was named Conference USA's Player of the Week. The Associated Press highlights Olivari's performance in the Owls' 109-64 win against Jarvis Christian University Dec. 19.
Conference USA
Richards earns second straight C-USA Freshman of the Week award
Olivari scores 17; Rice routs Jarvis Christian, 109-64
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)

True freshman QB A.J. Padgett rose to unlikely stardom on Rice's biggest stage in years
An article mentions that Rice football team's lost 38-24 to 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 is quoted.
SB Nation

Conference USA play begins at Rice for Lady Raiders
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play Middle Tennessee State University Dec. 20.

Houston moves up to No. 3 in AP basketball poll after win at Virginia
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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Texas men's basketball climbs one spot in latest coaches poll
USA Today's Longhorns Wire (A similar article also appeared in Heartland.)
Longhorns' Marcus Carr named Big 12 Player of the Week
Sports Illustrated's Longhorns Country (Similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Where Houston's top football recruits are committed as early signing period approaches
An article mentions that Ty Morris, Peyton Farmer and Ashton Ojiaku have committed to play football at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

KTXX-AM (Austin)
Rice is mentioned.

Prospect watch from the UIL Texas high school football state championships
An article mentions that Jamarion Clark has committed to play football at Rice.

Former Nebraska OL reveals C-USA transfer destination
An article mentions that Brant Banks plans to transfer to Rice to play football.
Saturday Down South
Readying for Big 12 play, No. 11 Baylor set to face Northwestern State
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated Northwestern State University 110-73.
KNBR Online (This article also appeared in WGN Online.)

Assistants join Lions
An article features former Rice assistant football coach Samie Parker.
Courier Journal
Miami places fourth in the country at the College National Open Water Championships
An article mentions that a team from Rice recently won the women's College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America College National Open Water Championships.

Rams at Packers NFL DFS picks: Oh how the mighty have fallen | Aaron Rodgers vs. Baker Mayfield on MNF
A roundup features former Rice football player Austin Trammell.