Dateline Rice for Jan. 4, 2022 (New Year's Edition)

Dateline Rice

FEATURED ITEMS

Taking a step back: US colleges returning to online classes
Numerous 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. The first two Houston Chronicle articles cite a letter to the Rice community by President David Leebron and Provost Reginald DesRoches, and Hanszen College senior Savannah Kuchar, editor-in-chief of the Rice Thresher, is interviewed by KHOU.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in 650 other media outlets, and it appeared in the print editions of more than 20 media outlets around the world.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ap
Muchas universidades de EEUU regresan a clases ... en línea
The Associated Press (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ap
COVID news: US daily record for cases is broken
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 29 print edition of the Hamilton Journal-News, Springfield News-Sun and Dayton Daily News, and it appeared online in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-nyt (Scroll down to "Many universities, citing the omicron surge, push start dates back or move to online instruction.")
Houston-area universities reviewing return-to-campus plans amid COVID-19 surge
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the Dec. 31 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-leebron-desroches
Rice University announces booster requirement, online classes due to omicron variant
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-leebron-desroches
Campus changes | Rice University lays out plan to stop COVID spread
KHOU Online (This article also appeared in the Houston Business Journal, and the video segment also aired four times on KHOU-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kuchar
Texas colleges go remote, encourage jabs to begin spring semester
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in MSN and more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-hc
COVID surge causes college campuses to readjust ahead of spring semester
Click2Houston (This segment also aired twice on KPRC-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-c2h
Do you need a booster to be considered 'fully vaccinated' against COVID?
CNET (This article also appeared in MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-cnet
Despite omicron spread, all but one San Antonio university will open as scheduled
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Metro section in the Dec. 31 print edition, and a similar article also appeared in the San Antonio Current.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-saexpnews
Here's what Texas universities are planning for the spring semester as new COVID variant spreads
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-tdmn

Texas unemployment improved steadily in 2021, but obstacles remain

The Texan
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-thetexan
Rice University to start spring semester online and require vaccine boosters for employees, students
ABC 13 Online (This article also appeared in InnovationMap, CultureMap Houston, Yahoo! News and MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-abc13
Rice University says vaccine boosters will be required for employees, students in spring semester
Click2Houston
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-c2h
COVID-19 vaccine developed in Houston could have global impact
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired 10 times on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-fox26
CDC's new guidance: No one is fully vaccinated without a booster shot
Hot Air
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-hotair
Baylor to return to campus in person as scheduled
Baylor Lariat
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-bl
'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ktrk (This segment aired 10 times.)
'KVUE News Daybreak'
KVUE-TV (Austin, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kvue (This segment aired seven times.)
'Newswest 9 at 5'
KWES-TV (Odessa, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kwes
'East Texas News'
KLTV-TV (Tyler, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kltv
'KCEN News'
KCEN-TV (Waco, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kcen (This segment aired four times.)
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ktrh (This segment aired seven times.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ktrh2
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ktrh3
WBAP-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-wbap
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-krld (This segment aired three times.)
Texas Public Radio
KSTX-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-tpr (This segment aired on 10 affiliate channels.)
'RNN Local News'
KFWD-TV (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kfwd
'Fox 61 Morning News'
WTIC-TV (Hartford-New Haven, Connecticut)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-wtic (This segment aired more than 60 times on affiliate stations across the U.S.)
'News All Weekend'
NY1-TV (New York)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ny1 (This segment aired 12 times.)
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-khou (This segment aired three times.)
'Univision Nueva Mexico'
KLUZ-TV (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kluz

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Max Cleland: A veteran who kept fighting from a wheelchair
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, authored an article.
Politico (This article also appeared in MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-brinkley

How Venezuela pulled its oil production out of a tailspin
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.
Reuters (This article also appeared in 20 other media outlets, and it appeared in the Dec. 29 print edition of StarBiz.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-monaldi
Deer Park: What is Mexico looking for when it buys its first refinery outside the country in the United States
CVBJ.biz
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-monaldi

Cómo sacó Venezuela su producción petrolera del letargo

Yahoo! Finanzas (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-monaldi

US inflation continues to rock Mexico's economy forcing more migrants to the border
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.
Newsweek (This article also appeared in MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-payan
Border agents shot at on New Year's Day while arresting migrant crosser at Texas border
Newsweek (This article also appeared in MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-payan
'Anti-corruption' referendum is publicity stunt by Mexican president, critics say
KXAN.com (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-payan

Nord Stream 2: Who wins, who loses?
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Deutsche Welle (This article also appeared in MSN and Ziarul Financiar, and it appeared in German- and Polish-language editions and English and German print editions.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-mikulska
Putin's gas weaponization hits a hot spot in Berlin
Deutsche Welle (This article also appeared in MSN and Interia.pl, and it appeared in the Jan. 3 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-mikulska

A year in, Biden's Middle East policy brings little change
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Al-Jazeera (This article also appeared in MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ulrichsen
Petroball: How human rights abusers and carbon emitters hide behind soccer
Brown Political Review
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ulrichsen
The price of happiness
The Intercept
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ulrichsen

How to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie, according to a scientist
An article features Lesa Tran Lu, associate director for educational programs at the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering and adjunct lecturer in chemistry.
CBC
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-lu
 

Humans on Mars like Elon Musk could 'age faster from voyage and become cannibals if farming systems fail'

Scott Solomon, associate teaching professor in biosciences at Rice, is quoted.
The Scottish Sun
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-solomon

A powerful Chinese navy is ready to flex its muscles
An article cites a study co-authored by Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Affairs at the Baker Institute for Public Policy. Collins co-authored an article in Defense One.
India Economic Times (This article also appeared in WebIndia123.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-collins
Bear, meet porcupine: Unconventional deterrence for Ukraine
Defense One
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-do

Deer Park una compra irónica: Miriam Grunstein
Miriam Grunstein, contributing expert and scholar in the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
W Radio (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-grunstein

México ante el alza del precio internacional de los fertilizantes
Adrian Duhalt, postdoctoral fellow in Mexico energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for the United States and Mexico and Center for Energy Studies, authored an article.
Expasión (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in MSN Noticias.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-duhalt

Stiamo imparando a conoscere il mondo con le fibre ottiche
Jonathan Ajo-Franklin, professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is quoted.
Domani (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in the Jan. 3 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ajofranklin

Top colleges in the South by size
An article mentions that Rice is No. 18 in the nation according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.
The Wall Street Journal 
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-wsj

Internet backs man who rejected woman for being too short
An article cites a collaborative 2014 Rice study that suggests some women are attracted to tall men.
Newsweek
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-newsweek
 

The Data Mine program at Purdue gives hands-on data science experience

An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Lafayette Journal & Courier.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-yn

Estos son los mejores árboles en la lucha contra el calentamiento global y la contaminación
An article mentions a collaborative Rice study that identified 17 "super trees" that can help make Houston more livable by improving the climate and the health of residents in vulnerable urban areas.
Muy Interasante (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-mi

Mercè Crosas: 'Volem potenciar les consultes populars no referendàries'
Alumna Mercè Crosas is featured.
Nació Digital (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-crosas

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Meet the 34 most fascinating, controversial and notorious Houstonians of 2021
A roundup from the Houston Chronicle features Provost Reginald DesRoches, who will take over for David Leebron as Rice president in July. Both are featured in an episode of KPRC's "Houston Newsmakers."
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. Scroll down to "Fascinating: Reginald DesRoches." This article also appeared in the Jan. 2 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-desroches
Rice University's historic change at the top
Click2Houston (This segment also aired six times on KPRC-TV in Houston, and it appeared in Oakland News Now and Click2Houston's YouTube page.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-leebron-desroches
 

Year in Review: The year of the pandemic — again
A year-end roundup features the following news from Rice in 2021: the university announced that it had received a $100 million grant from the Moody Foundation to build the Moody Center for Student Life and Opportunity; Rice Athletics will join the American Athletic Conference; "Be Bold: The Campaign for Rice" aims to raise $2 billion by 2025; and Provost Reginald DesRoches will take over the presidency from David Leebron in July. The new Moody Center for Student Life is mentioned in the second article.

Houston Business Journal
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-hbj
6 developments to watch in 2022 in the Bellaire, Meyerland and West University areas
Community Impact Newspaper
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-cin

If the oil and gas industry shrinks, what will that mean for Texas education funding?
John Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance and director of the Center for Public Finance, and Jorge Barro, fellow in public finance, co-authored an op-ed.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared in the Dec. 26 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-diamond-barro

The COVID vaccine was the story of 2021, and it won't end in 2022
Yousif Shamoo, Rice's vice provost for research and a professor of biochemistry and cell biology, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Dec. 26 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-shamoo

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 also appeared in the Denton Record-Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-rodsan

'Big year' for birding in Harris County
An article quotes Cin-Ty Lee, the Harry Carothers Wiess Professor of Geology and chair of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, and Mark Kulstad, a professor emeritus of philosophy. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Dec. 31 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-lee-kulstad

COVID, freezing temperatures, business growth highlight events in 2021
A roundup features the research of Serena Barbieri, graduate student and Medical Futures Lab fellow, to determine the number of bodies in unmarked graves from the Sugar Land convict-leasing program.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-barbieri

Year in review: The classical music performances we cherished in 2021

A roundup mentions the late Miah Im, professor of opera and director of opera studies at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, who died Sept. 30 at 47.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (This article also appeared on the front of the Zest section in the Dec. 26 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-im

Heights property owners picked for Good Brick Awards
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.
The Leader
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-leader

Ode to a fact-checker
An article features alumnus Chester Rosson and mentions fellow alumni Bill Broyles, Greg Curtis, Griffin Smith, Paul Burka and Anne Dingus.
Texas Monthly
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-rosson-et-al

For a song: Composer pens concerto for Guyer High student
Rice is mentioned.
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-drc

You probably haven't heard of Houston's huelga schools. This longtime educator wants to change that.
Sid Richardson College senior Jacob Tate is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the Dec. 28 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-tate

Why you are seeing more public art in League City
An article mentions the late alumnus Walter Hall '28.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Dec. 29 print edition of the Bay Area Citizen and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-hall

Houston region's businesses survive another year defined by the coronavirus pandemic
An article mentions Rice's redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into the Ion tech hub.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Business section in the Dec. 30 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-hc
The new Houston
Think Realty (This article also appeared in Tittle Press.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-tr
HX Venture Fund sees traction with venture capital fund-of-funds
Houston Inno
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-hi

Year in Review: Houston's suburbs going strong
An article cites demographic research by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Houston Business Journal
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kinder-study
 

Report: Houston top Texas city for hiring remote software engineers
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. The article also highlights Rice's Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Houston Business Journal
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-jones-school

 

These Nobel Prize winners, politicians and celebrities went to San Antonio's Jefferson High School
An article mentions that Professor Emeritus Robert Curl and the late Richard Smalley shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of buckminsterfullerenes, or “buckyballs,” a new form of carbon.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-smalley-curl

Roundup: 10 local business and nonprofit features from 2021
Alumnae Lulu Fang and Amy Lin are featured.
Community Impact Newspaper
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-fang-lin

Our favorite art books of the year
A roundup features the recently released book "One Thing Well: 22 Years of Installation Art," published by Rice Gallery. The article mentions Kim Davenport, the former gallery's director and chief curator, and Joshua Fischer, former gallery curator.
Glasstire
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-gt

Congressional GOP candidate Atholi seeks small government
An article featuring alumnus Aditya Atholi mentions that he will be seeking to represent Texas' 1st Congressional District.
The Paris News
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-atholi

Winter Storm Uri and a favorite Houston TV weather personality top our 2021 city life headlines
An article mentions that Rice is ranked the No. 1 university in Texas and No. 7 in the nation according to Niche.com.
CultureMap Houston (This article also appeared in the Fort Bend Independent and The Moore County News-Press.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-cmh
The 10 stories Houstonians buzzed over most in 2021
CultureMap Houston
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-cmh

Ann Harithas, 1941-2021
An article features late alumna Ann Harithas, who died Dec. 23 at 80.
Glasstire
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-harithas

Top exhibitions in Houston this month: January 2022
A roundup features "Soundwaves: Experimental Strategies in Art + Music," an exhibit that will open at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts Jan. 21. 
365 Things To Do in Houston
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-moody-center

5 can't-miss Houston business and innovation events for January
A roundup mentions that the Baker Institute for Public Policy will host the "Innovation, Science Education, and the Enhancement of Americans' Quality of Life" symposium Jan. 14, and that the Rice Alliance's 19th Annual Energy Tech Venture Forum is slated for Jan. 27.
InnovationMap
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-innomap

December 31
A roundup mentions that Rice's Shepherd School of Music will host the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition Jan. 8, and that Chamber Music Houston is slated to perform at Stude Concert Hall Jan. 18.
Texas Classical Review
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-tcr

BROADCAST

The year in review
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 interviewed about the year ahead in Texas politics by the Texas Standard, and he is quoted on Texas politics in numerous other media outlets.
Texas Standard (This segment also aired on more than 20 other media outlets, and it aired three times on Texas Public Radio and its affiliates.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-jones

In 2021, Texas politics took a sharp right turn
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Jan. 2 print editions of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-jones
Biden re-ups nomination of Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to lead ICE
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-jones
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez will have to restart process if he remains Biden's pick for ICE director in 2022
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Jan. 3 print editions of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-jones
Sheriff Gonzalez's status
Off the Kuff
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-jones
Gov. Abbott lashes out at President Biden over lack of omicron drug

KRLD on Audacy (This segment also aired six times on KRLD-AM in Dallas, and this article also appeared in MSN.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-jones
Rice Professor Mark Jones: 'Democrats could lose control of the House in 2022'
KTRH on Spreaker (This segment also aired on KTRH-AM in Houston, and it appeared in iHeart.com.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-jones
Fire at a Baytown ExxonMobil plant
KTRH on Spreaker
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-jones
Has political polarization hit a tipping point?
KTRH Online 
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-jones

Board reverses course in George Floyd pardon

KRLD on Audacy (This segment also aired seven times on KRLD-AM in Dallas.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-jones
North Texas will see crop of new leaders as veteran lawmakers leave Legislature in droves
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-jones
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-jones (This segment aired five times.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-jones2
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-jones3 (This segment aired 12 times.)

The new Harris County precinct map sets up a three-way Democratic primary to challenge Commissioner Jack Cagle

Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Houston Public Media
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-stein
'6 a.m. newscast for Dec. 28, 2021'
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-stein
'8 a.m. newscast for Dec. 28, 2021'
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-stein
Texas Public Radio
KSTX-TV (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-stein (This segment aired twice on Texas Public Radio and its affiliates.)

US Rep. Crenshaw on Capitol riot investigation: 'I don't know what mystery is trying to be solved'
A broadcast features Tom Kolditz, director of Rice's Doerr Institute for New Leaders, and Paul Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science.
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kolditz-brace

'Latina Voices'
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, is cited.
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-klineberg

Classical 89.5 (Salisbury, Maryland)
Ken Cowan, professor of organ, is featured.
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-cowan

Houston history: The major historical anniversaries coming in 2022
A roundup of Houston history features Rice and mentions that it opened Sept. 12, 1912.
Click2Houston
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-c2h

'KHOU 11 News'
A broadcast features graduate students Clara Saitkoulov, James Palmer and Alex Garde performing their version of "Jingle Bells." Saitkoulov is the first student to play a Stradivarius violin recently lent to Rice for student use.
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-khou (This segment aired three times.)

'13 Eyewitness News'
A broadcast about the spread of the omicron variant across Houston features Rice's COVID-19 dashboard, which measures the viral load in the city's wastewater.
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ktrk (This segment aired four times.)

'KHOU 11 News'
A broadcast features a shot overlooking Rice's campus. 
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-khou
'CW 39'
KIAH-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kiah

'NBC 5 Today'
A broadcast cites a 2018 Rice study about the positive economic impact of Texas' immigrant populations.
KXAS-TV (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kxas

'6 p.m. newscast for Dec. 29, 2021'
A broadcast cites a study by Rice's Kinder Institute of Urban Research that found that 50% of Houston residents are renters.
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kinder-study
'5 a.m. newscast for Dec. 30, 2021'
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kinder-study
'7 a.m. newscast for Dec. 30, 2021'
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kinder-study

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Assembling Houstonians to spur the energy transition

President David Leebron is quoted.
Yahoo! Finance (This article originally appeared in Hart Energy.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-leebron

Top international tax cases of 2021
Joyce Beebe, fellow in public finance at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Law360
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-beebe

Materials and nanotechnology: Highlights of 2021
A roundup features collaborative research by James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, into flash Joule heating to recover rhodium, palladium, gold and silver from electronic waste. Two additional articles mention this research.
Physics World
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-tour
Graphene stocks to invest in
Investment U (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-invu
Il riscaldamento istantaneo come metodo efficiente di riciclo dei rifiuti elettronici
Tio.ch (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-tio

Carbon nanotube fibers stand strong — but for how long?
An article features collaborative Rice research into the development of a computational model that shows nanotube length and the friction between them are equal contributors to a nanofiber's strength. Co-authors quoted include Boris Yakobson, the Karl F. Hasselmann Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering and a professor of chemistry, research scientist Evgeni Penev and graduate student Nitant Gupta.
Nanowerk
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-yakobson

Last chance to vote for the BroadwayWorld Houston Awards; Playhouse 1960's 'Gypsy' leads best musical!
An article about the 2021 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, which honor regional productions that had their first performance between Oct. 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2021, lists the following nominees from Rice's streamed play "The Importance of Being Earnest": Christina Keefe, head of the Rice Theatre Program, for best direction and best choreography; Heather Breikjern, lecturer and costume shop manager in the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, for costume design; Thomas Murphy for lighting; Lovett College sophomore Emma Korsmo and Wiess College sophomore Matthew Alter for best performers in a streaming play; Martel College junior Cole Thompson for sound design; and Wiess College senior Elise Gibney for best supporting performer in a streaming play.
BroadwayWorld
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-bw

Seven ways open educational resources grew in 2021
A roundup mentions that OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources, received $1.13 million from the U.S. Department of Education to develop computer science materials. Daniel Williamson, managing director of OpenStax, is quoted.
EdScoop
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-williamson

Let the Virgin Mary bring Christians and Muslims together at Christmas
Zahra Jamal, associate director for community engagement at Rice's Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance, authored an article.
Religion News Service
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-jamal

A new way to visualize the importance of energy infrastructure
An article features a new, interactive energy map for the United States that provides an open-source visualization of the country's energy infrastructure and demography. Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Shih Yu Hung, a research manager at the Baker Institute, are quoted. Medlock is also interviewed in two broadcast segments.
Energy Infrastructure
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-medlock-hung
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-medlock (This segment aired twice.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-baker-research
KERA-FM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-medlock

Tiny tardigrades walk like insects 500,000 times their size
Doug Natelson, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
ArsTechnica (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-natelson
Scientists identify first 'quantum entangled' animal in history
WIONews.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-natelson
Scientists claim to entangle entire animal in quantum state
Futurism
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-natelson

Cosmic history can explain the properties of Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars
André Izidoro, the Welch Postdoctoral Fellow in Earth, environment and planetary science, is cited.
Phys.org (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-izidoro
Ciencia — La historia cósmica puede explicar Mercurio, Venus, la Tierra y Marte
Infobae (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-izidoro

Why STEAM needs the humanities to understand science
A Q&A features Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice, who authored "The Flip: Epiphanies of Mind and the Future of Knowledge."
Psychology Today
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kripal

Six top-read stories from 2021
A roundup featuring Rice's Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center mentions that it has won the "Outstanding Sports Facilities" award from the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association and the "Facilities of Merit" award from Athletic Business Magazine. Tina Villard, senior associate athletic director and director of the recreation center, is quoted.
Campus Rec Mag
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-villard

How the face of Rio de Janeiro radically changed over five centuries
An article mentions that the digital atlas imagineRio, which details how Rio de Janeiro evolved from its 16th-century roots to the present day, was a project first undertaken by Farès el-Dahdah, professor and director of Rice's Humanities Research Center, and Alida Metcalf, the Harris Masterson Jr. Professor of History.
Hyperallergic
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-eldahdah-metcalf

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.
GreenBiz (This article originally appeared in Yale Environment360 and a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-gunel

Army, Navy lend muscle to new 2D perovskite solar cell that's 18% more efficient
An article features collaborative Rice research that found sunlight itself contracts the space between atomic layers in 2D perovskites enough to improve the material's photovoltaic efficiency by up to 18%. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Aditya Mohite, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and graduate students Wenbin Li and Siraj Sidhik. This reseaarch is also cited in Kalkine Media.
CleanTecnica
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-mohite
10 biggest scientific breakthroughs in 2021
Kalkine Media
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-km

USA sends back more than 900 stolen artifacts to Mali
Susan McIntosh, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Anthropology, is quoted.
MENAFN
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-mcintosh

Talent firm flags best US cities for hiring remote tech workers
Rice is mentioned.
TechNewsWorld (This article also appeared in Linux Insider.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-tnw
3D-Druck auf dem Mond und Quanten auf dem Vormarsch
Pro-Physik.de (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ppde

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
New Jersey Business
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-njb
Thought-to-text brain-computer interface: Interview with Florian Solzbacher, chairman of Blackrock Neurotech
Medgadget
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-med

World's first carbon removal plant converting wood waste to hydrogen
An article featuring Mote, a firm developing carbon-negative biomass gasification factories to supply customers with hydrogen, mentions it is one of 13 startups that comprise Class 1 of the Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator.
Renewable Energy Magazine
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-rem

Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin talks 2022 priorities
An article features alumnus Glenn Youngkin, governor-elect of Virginia.
Virginia Business
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-youngkin
WHKT-AM (Norfolk, Virginia)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-youngkin

What is a Consortium MBA?
An article mentions that the Jones Graduate School of Business is part of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, which aims to increase enrollment of underrepresented students. 
BusinessBecause
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-jones-school

Caroline Shaw on writing classical music 'Fan Fiction' and her top 4 desert-island songs
Alumna Caroline Shaw is featured.
Daily Beast
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-shaw

The accidental entrepreneur: How a former Citi exec quietly built a retail trifecta
Alumnus Cameron Simoneau is featured.
Cincy Inno
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-simoneau
 

Poets & Quants 2021-2022 MBA ranking: It's Stanford again at the top!

An article mentions that the Jones Graduate School of Business is No. 24 according to Poets & Quants' 2021-2022 ranking of the best MBA programs in the U.S.
Poets & Quants
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-jones-school

Tratado cognitivo
An article mentions that former President Barack Obama spoke at the Baker Institute for Public Policy in 2019.
CubaEncuentro.com (An English translation is not available.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ce

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Air bubbles 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.
Eurasia Review
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-yan

Kickstarting 'NEW JXN': Violinist Shellie Brown Kemp named symphony concertmistress
Alumna Shellie Brown Kemp is featured.
Mississippi Free Press (This article also appeared in the Jackson Free Press.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kemp

Astronaut candidate has White Mountains ties
An article features alumna Nichole Ayers, one of 10 people to be named to NASA's 2021 astronaut candidate class.
White Mountain Independent (This article also appeared on the front page of the print and digital editions.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ayers

Small country, big dreams: Israel's moon lander 2.0
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
The Jerusalem Post (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kennedy
Where 10 game studios got their unique names
The Gamer
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kennedy
KKFT-AM (Reno, Nevada)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kennedy
Newstalk (Ireland)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kennedy (This segment aired twice.)
'Spacetime'
Welt TV (Germany)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kennedy (An English translation is not available.)

Great Decisions announces 2022 events
A roundup mentions alumnus Guinn Unger.
The Pagosa Springs Sun
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-unger

Top writers who died in 2021
A roundup features the late Larry McMurtry, alumnus and former Rice lecturer, who died March 25 at 84. 
Liberty Voices
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-mcmurtry

St. Louis standards: Now in Clayton, Tony's still reigns supreme 
Rice is mentioned.
Riverfront Times
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-rt

Stephanie Wu offers acupuncture with neon lighting and pop art basketball prints
Alumna Stephanie Wu is featured.
San Francisco Examiner
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-wu

Fruits, veggies to last longer
An article features Rice research that developed a way to use eggs that would otherwise be wasted as the base of an inexpensive coating to protect fruits and vegetables. 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, and research scientist Muhammad Rahman are quoted.
The Daily Star
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ajayan

MBC Group partners with new social media app FAYVO
An article mentions that alumnus Ali Al-Hammadi is one of 15 winners of MIT Technology Review Arabia's Innovators Under 35 Awards.
Arab News
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-alhammadi

SPORTS

Area colleges year in review: Big-name baseball hires for Rice, HBU
A roundup features the following Rice Athletics news in 2021: Jose Cruz Jr. was named the Owls' head baseball coach; head football coach Mike Bloomgren led his team to a 4-8 season, its best record since 2015; Lindsay Edmonds was named head women's basketball coach; Rice's women's basketball team won the Women’s National Invitation Tournament; and Rice will join the American Athletic Conference. The second article mentions Cruz and Rice's football season.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 26 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-owls
Houston sports in 2022: What to expect from Astros, Rockets, Texans and more
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Jan. 2 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-cruz
Seven bold predictions for Ragin' Cajuns football, Michael Desormeaux in 2022
Daily Advertiser
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-4and8

Perry leads North Texas over Rice 75-43 in C-USA opener
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team was defeated by the University of North Texas 75-43 Jan. 1. Owl Quincy Olivari is highlighted.
ESPN (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets, and it appeared in the Jan. 2 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-olivari
Men's basketball wins sixth straight
MeanGreenSports.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-mgs
Men's basketball begins conference slate
MeanGreenSports.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-mgs
Men's basketball: Rice vs. North Texas Jan. 1, 2022
MeanGreenSports.com on YouTube
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-mgs

Scott voted C-USA Freshman of the Week
MeanGreenSports.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-mgs
MBB: Jan. 3 Players of the Week
Conference USA
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-cusa

Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders vs. Rice Owls Jan. 6 preview, game time, matchup statistics

An article mentions that Rice's women's and men's basketball teams are slated to play Middle Tennessee State University Jan. 6.
ESPN
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-wbb-espn
'Fox 17 This Morning'
WZTV-TV (Nashville, Tennessee)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-wbb-wztv (This segment aired twice.)
MTSU men's basketball postpones start of conference play due to COVID-19
Daily News Journal
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-mbb-dnj
  Smith 11th double-double for No. 10 Baylor women to beat UNT
Several articles mentions that Rice's men's and women's basketball teams canceled or postponed games in late December due to COVID-19 protocols.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ap
Rice women's basketball postpones New Year's Day game with North Texas due to COVID-19 issues
Click2Houston
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-c2h
WBB Rice game postponed
MeanGreenSports.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-mgs
No. 10 Baylor drops North Texas, 86-65
MeanGreenSports.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-mgs
UNT women's basketball team set for high-profile game at Baylor 
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-drc
Baylor WBB runs away from North Texas 86-65
SB Nation (A similar article also appeared in the Daily Journal.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-sbn
Texas A&M won't play in Gator Bowl due to COVID-19 outbreak
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Dec. 23 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared on the front of the Sports section of the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-hc
No. 16 Texas overcomes slow start to beat Alabama State
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 23 print edition of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-hc
Investing action plan: The stock market holiday edition
Investor's Business Daily
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ibd
North Texas basketball chalk talk — Rice at UNT
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-drc
Aggies women remain in AP Top 25 as SEC play approaches
Sports Illustrated's All Aggies
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-siaa
Aggie women hang in AP Top 25 despite LSU loss
Sports Illustrated's All Aggies
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-siaa
SEC opener for Texas A&M women's basketball team postponed
The Eagle
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-te

The rise of Black-owned gear brands
A roundup features former Rice football players Chad Price and Nehemiah Heard.
Men's Health
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-price-heard
 

Tramel's ScissorTales: How Homer Rice's five-minute decision could have changed Sooners football

An article features former Rice head football coach Homer Rice.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in The Oklahoman.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-rice

Stories of the Year 2021, a look at some of the area's defining storylines
Rice Stadium is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Dec. 29 print edition of the Memorial Examiner.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-hc
Paetow earns three awards, 15 first-team spots in 10-5A
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-hc
Texas Bowl notebook: Despite challenges, coach says LSU bowl experience 'worth its weight in gold'
The Advocate
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ta
Houston vs. Auburn: Birmingham Bowl preview and prediction
Heartland
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-heartland
The worst college football stadiums
MoneyWise
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-mw

Spring Branch ISD athletic director Paige Hershey receives national recognition
Alumna and former Rice basketball player Paige Hershey is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 29 print edition of the Memorial Examiner.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-hershey

Notable people of Walker County: Gus Wortham
An article featuring Gus Wortham mentions his role in the building of Rice Stadium.
The Huntsville Item
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-hi

Katy ISD sends another strong group to college athletics
An article featuring Matthew Kumar mentions that he has committed to join Rice's track and field team. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 29 print edition of the Katy Rancher.) 
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-hc

Alisa Blair announced as next ACU volleyball coach
A roundup features Rice head volleyball coach Genny Volpe.
Big Country Homepage
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-volpe

2021 Year in Review: Glenn Otto
An article features former Rice baseball player Glenn Otto.
SB Nation
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-otto

Cy-Fair school notebook: Fireworks prohibited on Cy-Fair ISD property during the New Year's holiday
An article mentions that Chibi Nwajuaku and Bryce Simpson have committed to play football at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-hc
CFISD athletes ink letters on early signing period
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-hc

Inland college notebook: COVID-19 issues disrupt UCR basketball schedules
An article mentions that Dean Connors will transfer to Rice to play football.
The San Bernardino Sun (This article also appeared in the Dec. 30 print and online editions of The Sun, The Riverside Press-Enterprise and The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-sanb

5 North Texas players who exceeded expectations in 2021: WR Roderic Burns among breakout offensive contributors
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of North Texas 30-24 Oct. 30.
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-drc

Nonconference opponents update: Dec. 29
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated the University of the Incarnate Word 85-55 Dec. 16.
SB Nation
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-sbn

Aztecs at Fresno State New Year's Eve
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team won the Women’s National Invitation Tournament last season.
GoAztecs.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-goaz

McClain: Former Texans star DeMeco Ryans on path to NFL head coaching job
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports page in the Dec. 31 print edition.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-hc
Wagstaff Classic: Brook Hill, Brownsboro, Arp pick up wins
Tyler Morning Telegraph
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-tmt

Matt Canterino is gearing up: 'It's all systems go'
An article features former Rice baseball player Matt Canterino.
Twins Daily
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-td

In memoriam: Remembering those in the sports world we lost in 2021
An article mentions that former Rice football player Dicky Maegle was awarded a touchdown in the 1954 Cotton Bowl after he was tackled by an Alabama player who was not in the game.
Sports Illustrated's Bama Central
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-maegle

2021 NFL power rankings —Week 17
A roundup features former Rice football player Jack Fox.
Culver City Observer
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-cco

How to watch Alabama football against Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl Classic
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Sports Illustrated's Bama Central
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-sibc

Oregon Ducks targeting New Mexico's Drew Mehringer as tight ends coach, per report
Former Rice football player Drew Mehringer is featured.
Oregon Live (This article also appeared in MSN, 247Sports.com, Saturday Tradition and Sports Illustrated's Ducks Digest.)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ol

Ole Miss' Jake Gibbs earns a Sugar Bowl honor, decades after his final game
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Mississippi in the 1961 Sugar Bowl. 
Nola.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-nola

Lamar women's tennis bolsters lineup on Christmas Eve
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team is slated to play Lamar University Jan. 21
12NewsNow.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-12news

MBB: Huskies open the new year against Ecclesia
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated Houston Baptist University 88-73 Dec. 11.
HBUHuskies.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-hbu

Clements, Duffie, Hammerschmidt to combine for Fiesta Bowl playcalling
An article features former Rice assistant football coach Dan Hammerschmidt. 
PistolsFiringBlog.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-pfb

How Nebraska's football transfers have fared since leaving Lincoln
Rice football player Luke McCaffrey is featured.
Husker Online
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-mccaffrey

2022 NFL Draft prospect interview: Naeem Smith, DB, Rice University
Rice football player Naeem Smith is featured.
NFL Draft Diamonds
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-smith

UAB women fall to UTSA in overtime thriller
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play the University of Alabama at Birmingham Jan. 8.
ABC3340.com
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-abc3340

UL women open defense of Sun Belt crown against dangerous UTA squad
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team was defeated by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the University of Texas at Arlington earlier this season.
The Advocate
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-ta

'Inside High School Sports'
A broadcast featuring Jazzy Owens-Barnett mentions that she plans to play basketball at Rice.
KXAS-TV (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-kxas (This segment aired twice.)

NEWS RELEASE

Rice experts available to discuss anniversary of Jan. 6 attack on US Capitol
As the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol approaches, Rice political scientists Mark Jones and Paul Brace are available to discuss how the insurrection has impacted American politics.
http://dateline.rice/jan-4-news-release-jones-brace