Dateline Rice for Jan. 6, 2022

Dateline Rice


'Dark day on the calendar of American history': Historian explains how Jan. 6 will be remembered
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed.
WBUR (This "Here and Now" segment also aired on more than 400 affiliate stations across the U.S.)
'Craig Melvin Reports'

UT Austin resumes COVID-19 wastewater testing after funding pause
An article mentions that Rice has partnered with Houston to measure the viral load of COVID-19 in the city's wastewater.
MSN (This article originally appeared in KXAN Online, and a segment featuring Rice's COVID-19 dashboard aired on KXAN-TV in Austin, Texas.)
Wastewater COVID testing shows massive jump in presence of the virus
KHOU Online

'Super trees' may be key to helping save Houston and other US cities
An article features 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.

Color these (new) Tennessee former blue-staters red | Opinion

An article mentions that experts at Rice analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data to determine the net migration to Texas from California.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in The Knoxville News-Sentinel.)

Warren Gerds, critic-at-large: Classical music 'February Fest' returning to Egg Harbor
An article featuring Terry Everson mentions that he has taught masterclasses at Rice.

Reconocen al líder deportivo Víctor López al Salón de la Fama de Pista y Campo de Texas
An article features former Rice women's track and field coach Victor Lopez, who will be inducted into the Texas Track and Field Hall of Fame. 
El Nuevo Dia (An English translation is not available.)


Moody kicks off 2022 with incredible new slate of programs
An article features Rice's Moody Center for the Arts, which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. Allison Weaver, executive director of the Moody Center, is quoted.

Janavi Mahimtura Folmsbee and other Texas artists commissioned to create public art at Bush Intercontinental Airport
An article featuring artist Janavi Mahimtura Folmsbee mentions that she has worked with Adrienne Correa, assistant professor of biosciences.

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.)
Racing for impact: Emanu El Runners group honoring HMH at Houston Marathon
Jewish Herald-Voice

Fred Baldwin's life was worth 1,000 pictures
An article mentions that Dominique de Menil organized an exhibition at Rice of 300 photographs of Frederick Baldwin and Wendy Watriss.
Texas Monthly

Recapping Performa 2021: Art and oil and gas
A Q&A featuring Melissa Noble mentions that she formerly taught at Rice's Shepherd School of Music. 

Beto O'Rourke blames Abbott for COVID-19 hospitalizations of fewer than 300 minors

An article mentions that Rice will require all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated and boosted and wear masks indoors in the wake of the spread of the omicron COVID-19 variant in Houston. 
The Texan (Subscription is required.)
'NBC 5 Today'
KXAS-TV (Dallas)

Building a top-tier university to serve a binational community
An article mentions that Rice has Carnegie Tier One designation.
El Paso Times (Subscription is required.)


'13 Eyewitness News'
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 Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
KTRK-TV (Houston)
'7 a.m. newscast for Jan. 6, 2022'
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired twice on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Harris County sheriff nominated — again — to lead ICE
KTSA Online

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


Earth isn't 'super' because the sun had rings before planets
An article features collaborative Rice research that suggests that before the solar system had planets, the sun had rings that likely played a role in Earth's formation. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include André Izidoro, the Welch Postdoctoral Fellow in Earth, environment and planetary science, Andrea Isella, associate professor of physics and astronomy, and Rajdeep Dasgupta, the Maurice Ewing Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences.
Science Daily

The best colleges in America 2022
A roundup features Rice.
University Magazine

Why access to computer science education should be the new space race
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Recon: Pfizer, BioNTech to develop mRNA shingles shot; French court backs class action over Sanofi's Depakine drug
A roundup mentions that a Rice faculty member co-founded Avenge Bio, an immunotherapy research company.
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society

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

When will Glenn Youngkin take office?
An article features alumnus Glenn Youngkin, governor-elect of Virginia.

Other materials stories that may be of interest
A roundup features Rice research into the strength of nanotube fibers.
The American Chemical Society

New Jersey’s best colleges for 2022: Niche
An article mentions that Rice's ranked No. 7 in the nation according to
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in Patch.)

Pesquisa revela que ingerimos cerca de 40 mil pedaços de microplásticos por ano
An article mentions collaborative Rice research that found discarded polystyrene broken down into microplastics may contribute to a growing resistance to antibiotics.


Jan. 6 Capitol riot vigil and George Floyd's niece latest

An article mentions that Rice's women's and men's basketball teams are slated to play Middle Tennessee State University Jan. 6.
Yahoo! News
Blue Raiders begin Conference USA play in Texas
Viewing picks for Jan. 6, 2021
Awful Announcing

Riddell's Axiom could be breakthrough helmet for football
An article mentions that Rice football players have been testing Riddell's new Axiom helmet.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

Which Texas team will make a Baylor-like jump in 2022? Who has the best situation at QB? Ask the Texpert
Rice football is mentioned.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)

UNT guard Rubin Jones meeting challenge of taking over for program legend Javion Hamlet
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team was defeated by the University of North Texas 75-43 Jan. 1.
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
North Texas basketball chalk talk — UNT to take on UAB in key Conference USA game
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
UNT hosts UAB Thursday in a top 50 showdown

CFP Foundation, Dr Pepper award student athletes pursuing teaching careers with tuition assistance
An article mentions that Rice football player Kebreyun Page has been awarded $2,500 in tuition through the College Football Playoff Foundation's 2021 Go Teach Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway.
Conference USA

Baseball alumni game set for Feb. 5
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Feb. 18.

Privateers tennis schedules for 2022 released
An article mentions that Rice's tennis team is slated to play the University of New Orleans Feb. 20.

3 things to watch: Cowgirls searching for first conference win
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team was defeated by Oklahoma State University 68-48 Nov. 20.
The O'Colly

Women's basketball treks to Florida to begin SEC play
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team won the Women’s National Invitation Tournament last season.
Picayune Item

Aggie women, Vanderbilt reschedule postponed game
An article mentions that a game between Rice's women's basketball team and Texas A&M University was canceled earlier this season due to COVID-19 protocols.
Sports Illustrated's All Aggies

USF AD Michael Kelly preaches patience with future of athletics department
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Orlando Sentinel (Subscription is required.)

OPINION | WALLY HALL: Second-half elixir works nicely for Hogs
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Arkansas 38-17 Sept. 4.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
LBs relish seeing field all at once
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
Arkansas beats Penn State to cap first 9-win season in a decade
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
Jefferson shines as Razorbacks defeat Nittany Lions
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared online in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)

Conoce a la bella jugadora Julia Grosso de los Texas Longhorns
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin last season.
Debate (An English translation is not available.)