Dateline Rice for Dec. 8, 2022

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Wind of political change blowing in Argentina's Vaca Muerta?
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, authored an article in Forbes, and he is quoted or interviewed in several additional media outlets.
Texas House Dems pick new leader, while Dallas lawmaker to head Mexican American caucus
The Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared in MSN.)
Harris County GOP announces 2nd petition challenging election results
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in MSN.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
Texas Public Radio
KSTX-FM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/dec-8-jones (This segment also aired on seven affiliate stations.)
KLBJ-AM (Austin)
http://dateline.rice/dec-8-jones (This segment aired seven times.)

How capitalism crushed the environment, according to historian Douglas Brinkley
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities and author of the new book "Silent Spring Revolution," is featured.
The Boston Globe (This article also appeared on the front of the Business section in the Dec. 5 print edition.)

How viable is the new plan to stop Medicare cuts?
Elena Marks, nonresident fellow in health policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is mentioned.

Xi and Saudi crown prince sign agreements on Vision 2030 and Belt and Road Initiative
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The National
No zoning: Is Houston an affordable housing model or morass?
An article cites a 2021 study by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Luis Guajardo, senior policy specialist at the institute, is quoted.
The Christian Science Monitor (This article appeared in the Dec. 5 print edition and in a previous edition of Dateline.)

'As welcoming as the shadow under a tree': The new home for the man who built Houston
Alumnus Kevin Daly is quoted.
The Guardian (This article appeared in the Dec. 6 print edition and in a previous edition of Dateline.)


Festive concert puts a new twist on Shepherd School of Music's beloved holiday tradition
An article features the "Spirit of the Season" concert at Rice's Brockman Hall for Opera, which showcased students at the Shepherd School of Music. Rice community members appearing in the slideshow include President Reginald DesRoches and his wife, Paula, Rice University associate; Board of Trustees Chairman Robert Ladd; former chair Jim Crownover; Matthew Loden, the Lynette S. Autrey Dean of the Shepherd School; Provost Amy Dittmar and her husband, Robert, professor of finance at the Jones Graduate School of Business; trustees emeriti Susanne Glasscock and Scott Wise; Monique Shankle, former president of the Association of Rice Alumni; and trustee Claudia Gee Vassar.

Bach Society Houston, Kyle Stegall present 'Majestic' Christmas Oratorio, celebrate 'The Spirit Within'
An article mentions that the Houston Symphony will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Parts 1-3 at Rice's Brockman Hall for Opera Dec. 10.
CityBook Houston

Beautiful pianist who gave bedside concerts to isolated COVID patients says music is medicine
An article features Mei Rui, artist collaborator at the Shepherd School of Music, who will perform at Duncan Recital Hall Dec. 10.
CityBook Houston

Best Bets: What-A-Christmas!, Islamic Arts, and Elvis Presley
A roundup mentions the Emerson String Quartet will perform Dec. 8 at Stude Concert Hall.
Houston Press

Looking back: Top 5 most-read Houston research-focused stories of 2022
A roundup featuring Rice mentions that the university's Office of Technology Transfer awarded $25,000 grants to faculty members interested in commercializing their research in 2021.

Common Desk expands lease at Houston's the Ion
An article mentions the Ion, a Houston-based tech accelerator owned by the Rice Management Co. 
The Real Deal

Rice students made this 1950s salon an institution. Now, university development plans force them out.
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Chronicle's "Morning Report" newsletter.)
Blossom Hotel Houston: Get into the swing of the season
New developments weighed in case of man who's spent nearly 40 years behind bars for crime he says he never committed
Click2Houston (This segment also aired twice on KPRC-TV in Houston.)

Irán 8 estudiantes de EPISD a universidades prestigiosas
An article mentions that Lajward Zahra plans to attend Rice on the QuestBridge National Match scholarship. 
El Diario El Paso (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in the Dec. 8 print edition.)


A coral reef? Near HTX? Yes, really.
Adrienne Correa, assistant professor of biosciences, is featured.
City Cast Houston on Google Podcasts 

How do prisoner swaps work?
Richard Stoll, the Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science at Rice, is interviewed.
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in The Cairns Post and Townsville Bulletin.)

'KPRC Channel 2 News'
A broadcast cites a recent analysis of COVID-19 levels from Rice's collaborative effort monitoring viral load in Houston's wastewater. 
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/dec-8-kprc (This segment aired four times.)


Baker Institute: EU gas market to remain 'precarious' through next winter
An article features a report co-authored by Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute, and graduate student Luke (Leelook) Min.
World Oil

How becoming proficient in English earlier can improve outcomes for students
An article features research into the educational outcomes of long-term English learners by Rice's Houston Education Research Consortium. Lizzy Cashiola, research scientist at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.

Implantable drug delivery system may revolutionize HIV care
An article features Rice research toward developing a once-a-year treatment for patients with HIV and other infectious diseases. Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, is quoted.
Pharmacy Times

A social network analysis of Mexico's dark network alliance structure
An article mentions that Nathan Jones, nonresident scholar in drug policy and Mexico studies in the Center for the United States and Mexico the Baker Institute for Public Policy, collaborated on a study of the organizational structures of two of the most powerful cartels in Mexico.
Small Wars Journal

A virulent antisemitism: An interview with Dr. Peter Hotez
An article features Peter Hotez, adjunct professor of bioengineering and fellow in disease and poverty at the Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Why can't they produce graphene at usable (industrial) scales?
A blog post cites an article authored by graduate student Kevin Wyss.
FrogHeart blog

Robotics: French fries, dead spiders and Gen Z users
A roundup mentions Rice research that repurposed deceased spiders as mechanical grippers.
The Tech Panda

BioNJ names 3 winners at health equity-focused case competition (slideshow)
An article mentions that students at Rice were part of a team that took third place in the inaugural Health Equity in Clinical Trials MBA Business Plan Case Competition Dec. 3.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can support racial equity in homeownership and environmental justice efforts
An article cites a collaborative study by researchers at Rice and the University of Pittsburgh that found natural disasters widen the racial wealth gap.
Center for American Progress


Historian's new book examines modern Chinese feminism
Tani Barlow, the George and Nancy Rupp Professor of Humanities and author of "In the Event of Women," is featured.
The Observer

Sandia scientist charts journey from rural Nepal to national labs
Alumnus Bishnu Khanal is featured.
Albuquerque Journal (This article appeared in the Dec. 5 print edition and in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Nava Dance Theatre turns real-life stories into mythical-style bharatanatyam
Alumna Nadhi Thekkek is featured.
San Francisco Chronicle's Datebook (This article appeared on the front of the Datebook section in the Dec. 6 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Royals celebrate climate progress in Boston, but Earthshot is still out of reach
An article features the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962. 
The Tufts Daily

Future Minerals Forum enlists think tanks for innovation
An article mentions that Saudi Arabia's global conference Future Minerals Forum has partnered with the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy to help drive innovation and thought leadership.
GDN Online

Following antitrust expiration, merit and athletic scholarships become an option for the Ivy League
An article mentions that Rice is ranked the No. 15 university in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report.
Yale Daily News

Acreditan a la UDLAP por sus altos estándares educativos, pese a conflictos
Rice is mentioned.
El Sol de Puebla (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)


REVEALED: 2022 DCTF All-Texas College teams
An article mentions that Rice football players Josh Pearcy and Gabe Taylor have been named to Dave Campbell's Texas Football's All-Texas College second team.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

2022-23 college bowl games: Confidence football pool picks, schedule, predictions, rankings by proven model
An article mentions that Rice's football team will play the University of Southern Mississippi in the LendingTree Bowl Dec. 17 in Mobile, Alabama.
CBS Sports
The ROF: 2022 Bowl Breakdown Edition
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

9 defining moments in Houston sports in 2022 we won't ever forget
A roundup mentions that Rice's women's basketball team defeated Texas A&M University Nov. 27.  

Jones, Louisville face round of 16 NCAA volleyball test
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team was defeated by Baylor University in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Dec. 2. 
The Jamaica Gleaner
College Park grad, Houston Cougars continue in NCAA Tournament
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Marlins preach patience after quiet Winter Meetings
Former Rice baseball player Dane Myers is featured.

Broncos sign DL Elijah Garcia off Rams' practice squad
Former Rice football player Elijah Garcia is featured.
MSN (This article originally appeared in USA Today's Rams Wire.)

Former Loper Edwin Hooper uses his multimedia skills to reach the NFL
Former Rice football player Edwin Hooper is featured.
News Channel Nebraska

Cuero, Wimberley connected in many ways
Former Rice football player Wesley Kubesch is mentioned.
Victoria Advocate

Cal Poly men's tennis releases 2023 spring schedule
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team is slated to play California Polytechnic State University March 24.

A&M-Commerce names Clint Dolezel new football head coach
An article features former Rice head football coach David Bailiff.
KETR Online

2023 track and field indoor and outdoor season schedules 
An article mentions Rice's Victor Lopez Classic track and field meet March 23-25.
Texas Border Business

Cougars cruise past Retrievers
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play the University of Houston Dec. 10.

Guerin Emig: TU football future hinges on new coach navigating new-looking conference
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Tulsa World

Soccer signs seven NLIs
A roundup featuring Charlotte Richardson mentions that her father, Chad, is a former Rice football player.

Where did Patrick Mahomes go to college? All you need to know about his college career
Rice is mentioned.
Media Referee

HS football: Players to watch in 6A semifinals
Rice Stadium is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 8 print edition.)
Underrated North Shore O-line ready to shine in state semifinals
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. A similar article also appeared in
KTXX-AM (Austin)


EU natural gas market to remain 'precarious' through next winter, says Baker Institute report
Europe is facing high natural gas prices and high uncertainty due to the substantial reduction in Russian imports, and this winter is only the beginning, according to a new report from Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy. The report, from experts at the Baker Institute's Center for Energy Studies, analyzes three scenarios for Germany this winter, through next year and into next winter — and all show the gas market balance as "precarious" throughout.