Dateline Rice for Dec. 9, 2022

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Critics bash Brittney Griner prisoner swap for excluding Whelan, experts say there's little wiggle room
Richard Stoll, the Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science at Rice, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)
'History in the Frame'
Ask the Expert: How did the US manage to finally get Brittney Griner freed?
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 article originally appeared in KRLD Online.)
http://dateline.rice/dec-9-jones (This segment also aired twice on KRLD-AM in Dallas.)
Texas hits 1,000 days under Greg Abbott's public health disaster as a new COVID-19 wave and legislative session loom
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)

Qatar extends its natural gas dominance at Russia's expense
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

Billions in oil riches vanish in Latin America as Pemex stumbles
Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, the Center for the United States and Mexico and the Latin America Initiative at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a lecturer in energy economics at Rice, is quoted.
Bloomberg (Subscription is required.)

Mourning has broken: View expressions of ecological grief from around the world
Dominic Boyer, professor of anthropology, is quoted.
MSN India (This article originally appeared in the Hindustan Times.)

How to commit to lifelong learning for leadership success
Alumnus Flint Brenton authored an article.

Rice students made this 1950s salon an institution. Now, university development plans force them out.
Rice is mentioned.
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


These elite Houston researchers were named among the most-cited in their fields
An article about the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list mentions that the following Rice community members have been named among the most-cited researchers in the world: 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; Pedro Alvarez, director of Rice's Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment and the George R. Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; 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; Jun Lou, associate chair and professor of materials science and nanoengineering; Aditya Mohite, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering; Peter Nordlander, the Wiess Chair in Physics and Astronomy, professor of electrical and computer engineering and professor of materials science and nanoengineering; Ramamoorthy Ramesh, vice president for research; James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering; Robert Vajtai, research professor in materials science and nanoengineering; Haotian Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair; Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; and postdoctoral associate Zhen-Yu Wu.

Partnership members making news — November
An article mentions that the Jones Graduate School of Business is ranked No. 1 in the nation among graduate entrepreneurship programs by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine, and the MBA@Rice program at the Jones Graduate School of Business is No. 5 in the nation according to Poets & Quants.
Greater Houston Partnership

Houston Hillel hosts Israel on Campus Coalition
Rice is mentioned.
Jewish Herald-Voice
Top reasons to move to Houston
Jewish Herald-Voice


More challenges could be coming after another Republican contests Election Day loss in Harris County
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Houston Public Media 


Scientist invent new way to convert ammonia into hydrogen
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.
Yahoo! Finance (This article originally appeared in

Just in: LA Opera loses top guy to Texas
An article featuring Joshua Winograde mentions that he will join Rice's Shepherd School of Music as professor of opera and director of opera studies. Matthew Loden, the Lynette S. Autrey Dean of the Shepherd School, is quoted.
Slipped Disc (A similar article also appeared in News Break, Musical America and Mirage.)

Dancer Press: Geoff Winningham: 'A Trail of Marvels/Sendero de Maravillas'
"A Trail of Marvels/Sendero de Maravillas, A Memoir of Mexico and Days of the Dead" by Geoff Winningham, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Humanities in visual and dramatic arts, is featured.
The Eye of Photography

5 ways to adjust to a new life after becoming a widow
An article features collaborative Rice research into the body inflammation of widowed individuals experiencing intense grief. Co-author Christopher Fagundes, professor in psychological sciences, is cited.
MSN Health Canada (This article originally appeared in Glam.)

Meadowmount School of Music announces 2023 session, June 26-Aug. 11
Paul Kantor, the Sallie Shepherd Perkins Professor of Violin, is featured.

The Green Finance Podcast Ep. 15: Why climate AI is essential to reach net zero
Alumnus Mike Lyons is featured.

UH researchers investigate how traumatic experiences affect mental and physical health of migrants
An article mentions that psychologists from Rice will be part of a team investigating how inflammation contributes to poor health outcomes in migrants.

Impactful insights: Health Equity in Clinical Trials case competition brings new ideas
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.

Ethnic minorities are paid less, even in the same firm
An article cites Rice research into racial slights in workplaces, which can result in declines in job satisfaction and burnout.
The Horizons Tracker

Are you leading while bleeding?
An article cites Rice research that found Black and Latino churchgoers often rely on their pastors for mental health care, but that clergy feel limited in their ability to help them.
Christianity Today


Ramamoorthy Ramesh elected to the National Academy of Inventors
An article featuring Ramamoorthy Ramesh, vice president for research, mentions that he has been elected to the 2022 National Academy of Inventors Fellows.
University of California, Berkeley News

Navy Band announces winner of inaugural composition award  
An article featuring Sid Richardson College sophomore Jaylin Vinson mentions that he has won the United States Navy Band's inaugural Alton Augustus Adams Sr. Award for Emerging Composers. His work, "Afrophilia," will be premiered by the U.S. Navy Band Woodwind Quintet on Feb. 9 at Howard University's Childers Recital Hall.


College football bowl game predictions, picks by computer 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.
Sports Illustrated's College Football HQ
2022 LendingTree Bowl preview
College football bowl schedule for 2022-23
Athlon Sports

Tompkins' Tchouangwa, Titley named MaxPreps All-Americans
An article mentions that Cindy Tchouangwa has committed to play volleyball at Rice.
Katy Times

Paton out, Payton in? Addressing the latest speculation on the future of the Broncos
Former Rice football player Elijah Garcia is mentioned.
SB Nation

UNA football continues to add to new head coach Brent Dearmon's staff
Former Rice assistant football coach Samie Parker is featured.
WHNT Online

USC quarterback Caleb Williams named 2022 Walter Camp Player of the Year
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Southern California Sept. 3.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

OSU flashback: Dan Bailey wins Lou Groza Award on this day in 2010
A caption mentions the 2009 football game between Rice and Oklahoma State University.
Tulsa World

Sark's priorities at Texas? TCU in CFP shakes up in-state recruiting? Ask the Texpert
Rice is mentioned.
The Athletic

Texas State notebook: Top Bobcats Pare, Hawkins change their minds, will return in 2023
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated Texas State University 83-71 Dec. 4.
Austin American-Statesman

Six Roadrunners named to Dave Campbell's Texas Football All-Texas College team
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Texas at San Antonio Nov. 19.

Track and field announces 2023 schedule
An article mentions Rice's J. Fred Duckett Twilight track meet April 22.

University of Houston introduces seven-member 2023 recruiting class
A roundup featuring Charlotte Richardson mentions that her father, Chad, is a former Rice football player.

Where to find Texas commits in action this weekend
Rice Stadium is mentioned.

Elon women's tennis releases 2023 schedule
A pair of articles mention that Rice's men's and women's tennis teams are slated to play Elon University Jan. 27 and 28, respectively.
Elon men's tennis releases 2023 schedule