Dateline Rice for Jan. 10, 2022 (Weekend Edition)

Dateline Rice


Gov. Greg Abbott announces re-election campaign
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science, fellow in political science at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in KRLD Online.) 
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-10-jones (This segment aired 11 times.)
Gov. Greg Abbott's primary showing will settle whether he's 'undisputed leader' of Texas GOP
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Jan. 9 print edition of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)
Reflections on the Jan. 6 insurrection
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Sheriff Gonzalez re-nominated for ICE
Off the Kuff
Weekend brunch for Jan. 9, 2022

Earth is tiny because the sun had Saturn-like rings before it had planets, say scientists
André Izidoro, the Welch Postdoctoral Fellow in Earth, environment and planetary sciences, is cited.
Put a ring on it! The sun may have been surrounded by giant rings of dust similar to Saturn's that stopped our planet growing into a 'Super Earth,' study finds
Daily Mail
KFI-AM (Los Angeles)
Coast to Coast AM (This segment also aired on more than 500 affiliate stations across the U.S. and Canada.)

Fact-check: Did Texas turn down $100 billion when Republicans rejected Medicaid expansion?
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 quoted.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, and it appeared in Report Door.)

Yale, Georgetown, other top schools illegally collude to limit student financial aid, lawsuit alleges
Rice is mentioned.
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required.)
Yale, MIT sued for colluding to hold down financial aid packages
Bloomberg (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
Here are the 16 top universities accused of colluding to limit financial aid for students
Rice and 15 other universities accused of conspiring to limit financial aid
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)


SpaceCom was created as a Houston convention. Why is it moving from Space City?
David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Jan. 10 print edition.)

Does Texas spend more for services to undocumented immigrants than they yield in taxes?
Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez, research scholar for the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Jan. 9 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Houston-area colleges still firming up return-to-campus plans as omicron surges
Several articles and broadcasts mention that Rice will conduct virtual instruction through Jan. 24, and the university will require all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated and boosted and wear masks indoors.  
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the Jan. 8 print edition.)
As omicron cases soar, these Texas colleges are changing how (and when) students return to campus
KERA Online
'Fox 26 Morning News'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
Texas Public Radio
KSTX-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/jan-10-tpr (This segment aired twice on seven affiliate stations, and a similar segment aired twice on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

You're living history. Preserve it: Here's a how-to on archiving your family history

Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Star section in the Jan. 10 print edition.)

Early voting starts Monday in City Council District G special election. Here’s who is running.
An article features alumna Piper Madland, who is running to represent District G. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the Jan. 9 print edition.)

One step at a time: How faith and fitness blend to benefit congregants of one Houston synagogue
An article mentions the exercise path ringing Rice. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Jan. 9 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

2022 Good Brick Awards announced, honors residential and commercial spaces
A roundup mentions that Rice's rehabilitation of its Mechanical Laboratory, which was constructed in 1912, will receive a Preservation Houston Good Brick Award, which recognizes projects that have had an impact on honoring the city's architectural past.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Jan. 10 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)


Houston Newsmakers: Another groundbreaking leadership change at Rice University
A broadcast features Ruth López Turley, director of Rice's Houston Education Research Consortium, associate director of research at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and professor of sociology, who will become the Kinder Institute's director later this year.
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston, and it appeared in Oakland News.)
Houston Newsmakers EXTRA: Professor Ruth López Turley, Ph.D.

'The 11th Hour'
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed about President Joe Biden's Jan. 6 speech.

'The Nature of Things'
A broadcast features Lesa Tran Lu, associate director for educational programs at the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering and adjunct lecturer in chemistry.
CBC (This segment aired on 50 affiliate stations across Canada.)

Bloomberg Radio
Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, nonresident scholar at the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about the change in the demographic makeup of migrants heading to the U.S.
WBBR-AM (This segment aired on more than 70 affiliate stations across the U.S.)

Owning up to the dark history of America's housing industry
Alumnus Giorgio Angelini is featured in a Q&A. Angelini directed the film "Owned: A Tale of Two Americas," which explores the history of post-World War II U.S. housing policy, suburbanization and sprawl.


Insider tips: See the massive art collection at Houston's George Bush International Airport
A roundup mentions a series of eight large-format photographs of Texas landscapes by Geoff Winningham, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Humanities in visual and dramatic arts, on exhibit at Houston's George Bush International Airport.
MSN Travel (This article originally appeared in The Points Guy.)

Pheromone communication in insects
Scott Solomon, associate teaching professor in biosciences at Rice, authored the first article, and he is cited in the second article.
The Great Courses Daily
Pioneering entomologist Edward O. Wilson, 'The Ant Man,' dies at 92
The Great Courses Daily

Leo Elworth: Award-winning posters and pitches
An article features alumnus Leo Elworth.

Houston obituaries: Remembering lives lost this week 

An article features the late alumna Josephine Abercrombie, who died Jan. 5 at 95.

The Second Studio Podcast: Interview with Charles Renfro
An article features alumnus and former Cullinan Visiting Professor Charles Renfro.

Why the luster on once-vaunted 'smart cities' is fading
An article cites the book "Spaceship in the Desert: Energy, Climate Change and Urban Design in Abu Dhabi" authored by Göckcę Günel, assistant professor of anthropology.
Inside Climate News (This article originally appeared in Yale Environment360 and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Many bodies in one: The deep practice of Jasmine Hearn
An article mentions that Jasmine Hearn has performed at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts. 
Dance Magazine

Startup Avenge Bio nabs $45M for novel cell therapy approach to ovarian cancer
An article features Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, who co-founded Avenge Bio, an immunotherapy company that aims to treat recurrent refractory ovarian cancer. 
MedCity News

Ancient air bubbles trapped in Antarctic ice point to cause of oxygen decline
An article features collaborative Rice research that found glacial erosion in Antarctica may play a role in the declining levels of oxygen around the world. Co-author Yuzhen Yan, a postdoctoral research associate in Rice's Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, is quoted.

The Shearer Group naval architecture firm promotes two
Alumnus Harrison Bran is featured.
Marine Log


A look back at 2021 on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
A roundup mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on nanomaterials research.
Dayton Daily News

NASA announces new astronaut candidates
A roundup features alumna Nichole Ayers, who is one of 10 people to be named to NASA's 2021 astronaut candidate class.
Bellevue College's The Watchdog


Evee scores 25 to lead Rice over UAB 85-80
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated the University of Alabama at Birmingham 85-80 Jan. 8. Head coach Scott Pera is quoted in the Houston Chronicle and interviewed on KHOU.
ABC News (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
Rice comes up big against UAB
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Jan. 9 print edition.)
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-10-pera (This segment aired three times.)
'WVTM 13 News'
WVTM-TV (Birmingham, Alabama)

Lady Raiders earn win vs. Rice in C-USA home opener
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team was defeated by Middle Tennessee State University 87-63 Jan. 7. (An excerpt of this article also appeared in the Jan. 8 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
Dominant second half sparks Lady Raider win
'News 4'
WSMV-TV (Nashville, Tennessee)

Weekly look back at L-L League boys basketball at 50: Reliving Annville-Cleona's 1999 state title run
Rice head basketball coach Scott Pera is mentioned.
Lancaster Online

Rice 2021 season in review: Owls fall short of goals, bowl eligibility
An article recaps Rice football's 2021 season.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Rice Owls vs. Western Kentucky Lady Toppers Jan. 13 preview, game time, matchup statistics

An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play Western Kentucky University Jan. 13.
Lady Toppers extend winning streak to five at FIU
WNKY Online

Port Moody soccer goalie gets her shot for national team
An article mentions that Rice soccer player Ann Stephanie Fortin is one of three goalkeepers invited to the Canadian women's under-20 national team's tryouts. 
TriCity News (This article also appeared in Independent Sports News.)

Bob Dunning: Should college football playoffs expand?
Rice is mentioned.
Davis Enterprise (Subscription is required.)

NFL Draft: Tropical Bowl all-star game roster tracker
A roundup mentions Rice football players Naeem Smith and Jordan Myers.
Sports Illustrated (This article also appeared in MSN.)

The 13 worst coaching tenures in NFL history
The late Bill Peterson, a former Rice head football coach, is mentioned.
USA Today's Touchdown Wire

Second-half struggles doom UNT versus Middle Tennessee
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball game against the University of North Texas scheduled for Jan. 1 was postponed due to COVID-19 protocols.

Khalan Griffin commits to Lamar after playing two seasons with the Rice Owls
Former Rice football player Khalan Griffin is featured.
KETK Online (This segment also aired twice on KETK-TV in Tyler, Texas.)

Lady Raiders return home for primetime matchup with Oklahoma State
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team was defeated by Oklahoma State University 68-48 Nov. 20.


New book explores why mothers stay after their Houston neighborhoods flood over and over
A new book, "In Too Deep," from Rice sociologist Rachel Tolbert Kimbro, dean of the School of Social Sciences, explores the lives of a group of mothers in a small Houston neighborhood that has been repeatedly rocked by catastrophic flooding. 

Migrating holes help catalysts be productive
Dig this: Catalysis appears to function because of holes. They’re not the physical kind. These quasiparticles, also known as electron holes, can be viewed as effective positive particles in the absence of negative electrons. And according to Rice researchers, their action and propagation on heterogeneous catalyst particles allows the chemical reactions to happen.