Dateline Rice for Jan. 5, 2022

Dateline Rice


The promises and perils of psychedelic health care
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

Rich countries cannot outsource their migration dilemmas
Kelsey Norman, fellow for the Middle East and director of the Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program, authored an essay, which was awarded a 2021 Emerging Scholars Global Policy Prize by the University of Pennsylvania's Perry World House and Foreign Affairs.
Foreign Affairs

Texas is trying to create the next research triangle for biotech. Will it work?
Paul Cherukuri, executive director of Rice's Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, is quoted.
STAT (Subscription is required.)


Rice University deploys grant funding to 9 innovative Houston research projects
An article mentions that Rice's Technology Development Fund has awarded grants to the following community members: Kevin McHugh, assistant professor of bioengineering; Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; Geoff Wehmeyer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; Matteo Pasquali, the A.J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, a professor of materials science and nanoengineering and of chemistry, and director of Rice's Carbon Hub; Junichiro Kono, the Karl F. Hasselmann Professor in Engineering and a professor of electrical and computer engineering, of physics and astronomy, and of materials science and nanoengineering; Glen Irvin, research professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering; Xia Ben Hu, associate professor of computer science; Bruce Weisman, professor of chemistry and of materials science and nanoengineering; Satish Nagarajaiah, professor of civil and environmental engineering and of mechanical engineering; Aditya Mohite, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering; Michael Wong, the Tina and Sunit Patel Professor in Molecular Nanotechnology, a professor and chair of chemical and biomolecular engineering and a professor of chemistry, materials science and nanoengineering and of civil and environmental engineering; Rebekah Drezek, a professor of bioengineering; Richard Baraniuk, the C. Sidney Burrus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a professor of statistics and computer science; Fathi Ghorbel, professor of mechanical engineering and of bioengineering; Yuji Zhao, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; and research scientist Kai Fu.

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. This article appeared on the front page of the Jan. 5 print edition of the Sugar Land Sun and yesterday's Dateline.)

Biden re-ups nomination of Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to lead ICE
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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the City/State section in the Jan. 5 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in the print edition of the San Antonio Express-News and yesterday's Dateline.)

Best private colleges in America
A slideshow features Rice.
Houston Chronicle (This article originally appeared in Stacker, and it appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

EHS students introduced to data science at Rice
An article features Rice's Center for Transforming Data to Knowledge Fall 2021 D2K Showcase and quotes McMurtry College sophomore Gloria Ni.
Village News (This article appeared on the front page of the print and digital editions of the Jan. 4 issue.)


'CW 39'
A broadcast features a shot overlooking Rice's campus. 
KIAH-TV (Houston)
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)


Taking notes from MD Anderson and Rice University, Avenge Bio uncloaks with $45M and a slate of immunotherapies
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. 
Endpoint News

Did scientists really quantum entangle tardigrades?
Doug Natelson, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.

SWJ-El Centro announces new slate of fellows/associates for 2022
Nathan Jones, nonresident scholar in drug policy and Mexico studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured.
Small Wars Journal
How the woke mob captured business schools
Alumnus Fergus Hodgson, a graduate of the Jones Graduate School of Business, authored a column.
The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal

UCF researchers develop ethanol fuel cells
Research from former postdoctoral fellow Yang Yang is featured.
Ethanol Producer


Q&A: Pro-Trump George P. Bush looks to become Texas attorney general
An article features alumnus George P. Bush, the Texas land commissioner.
The Denver Gazette (This article originally appeared in The Washington Examiner.)

Vice president for administration Kyle Cavanaugh to retire in September
An article featuring Kyle Cavanaugh mentions that he formerly held senior positions at Rice.
Duke University's The Chronicle
VHS seniors earn full-ride scholarships
An article mentions that Oluwatoni Salami plans to attend Rice on the QuestBridge National Match scholarship.


Remembering a legend as Birmingham enters a banner year
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play the University of Alabama at Birmingham Jan. 8.
Five things to know about the 2021-22 UAB men's basketball student tailgate

CFISD athletes ink letters on early signing period
An article mentions that Chibi Nwajuaku and Bryce Simpson have committed to play football at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Jan. 5 print edition of the Cypress Creek Mirror and yesterday's Dateline.)

Aspen High School girls basketball continues rebuild under coach Peck
Former Rice basketball player Annie Peck is featured.
The Aspen Times

2023 and beyond West Texas recruits to keep an eye on
Rice is mentioned.

Who really had the nation's toughest schedule?
An article mentions that Rice's football team played the University of Arkansas last season.
Sports Illustrated's All Hogs

Drew Mehringer hired as tight ends coach
Former Rice football player Drew Mehringer is featured.

Interesting facts that may shock you about Texas especially if you aren't from here
An article mentions that John Heisman is a former Rice head football coach.


Earth isn't 'super' because the sun had rings before planets
Before the solar system had planets, the sun had rings — bands of dust and gas similar to Saturn’s rings — that likely played a role in Earth’s formation, according to a new study. "In the solar system, something happened to prevent the Earth from growing to become a much larger type of terrestrial planet called a super-Earth," said Rice astrophysicist André Izidoro.