Dateline Rice for July 11, 2022 (Weekend Edition)

Dateline Rice


'Fox 26 News: Isiah Factor: Uncensored'
President Reginald DesRoches is featured.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
Texas Startup news, opinion and events in the Lone StartUP State 
Texas-Squared Startup on Medium


Democrats have a Hispanic problem
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.
The Economist (Subscription is required.)
How could Texas Republicans further restrict abortion next year?
MSN (This article originally appeared in The Dallas Morning News and yesterday's Dateline, and it appeared in The Register-Herald.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/july-11-jones (This segment aired three times.)

Border Patrol proposes disciplinary action for horse-mounted agents who clashed with Haitians
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.
USA Today (This article also appeared in Yahoo! Sports Canada and 10 other media outlets.)

What overturning Roe v. Wade means for pregnant people in pollution hotspots
An article cites Rice research into the communities in Houston's high-risk flood zones. 


Houston unveils City Council redistricting map to reflect growth

Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the July 10 print edition.)

Increasing investor purchases of single-family homes contributing to rise in rentals across Houston
Alumna Rachel Carlton authored an article that quotes Steve Sherman, research fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Community Impact Newspaper 

Five Texans tell the stories of how their abortions changed their lives
An article mentions that Jeana Nam formerly attended Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the July 10 print editions of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)

Exclusive: Axelrad developers to turn East End site into a walkable, socially conscious district
An article mentions that Nonya Grenader is a retired Rice architecture professor.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the July 10 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

'Sad Girls' exhibit at Art League Houston offers surreal look at today's anxieties
An article featuring artist Jasmine Zelaya mentions that she painted the mural "Detroit Red" on the side of one of Rice's semipermanent structures.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the July 10 print edition, and it appeared online in MSN.)

Finalists announced for 4th annual WC International Piano Competition
A roundup mentions that graduate student Xu Peng is an alternate to compete in the Junior Division of the fourth annual Weatherford College International Piano Competition July 29-30.
The Weatherford Democrat

Top 15 festivals, events and things to do this week in Houston: July 11-17, 2022
A roundup mentions that representatives from Rice will take part in The MBA Tour at Hilton Americas-Houston July 12.
365 Things To Do in Houston


We don't think of Houston as a nature hotspot. But it is.
Alumna Lisa Gray hosts a podcast discussion, which mentions that Cin-Ty Lee, the Harry Carothers Wiess Professor of Geology and chair of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, has documented over 1,300 species of birds on Rice's campus.
City Cast Houston on Google Podcasts

'Wake Up Central'
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is interviewed about gas prices.
KTHV-TV (Little Rock, Arkansas)

'Destination Texas'
A broadcast features James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion. Alison Weaver, executive director of the Moody Center for the Arts, is interviewed.
KCIT-TV (Amarillo, Texas)

From Houston to Broadway: Rice student plays iconic role in 'The Phantom of the Opera'
An article featuring Kanisha Feliciano, student in the Artist Diploma for Opera Performance program at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, mentions that she is the first Latina to sing the role of Christine Daaé in "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway. 
KHOU Online (This segment aired twice on KHOU-TV in Houston and appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

High school student wants to pay his own way through college
An article mentions that high school sophomore Devyn Stewart is considering attending Rice.
KTSM Online (This segment also aired three times on KTSM-TV in El Paso, Texas.)

'Action 7 News'
A broadcast mentions that KOAT-TV newscaster Kalyn Norwood is a recent Rice graduate. 
KOAT-TV (Albuquerque, New Mexico)


Ecklund named director of Boniuk Institute
Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, professor of sociology and director of the Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance at Rice, is featured. The article also mentions that Rachel Schneider is the new director of the Religion and Public Life Program.
Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology (This article also appeared in News Central Site.)
Covalence for July 2022: When faith and science collide for the greater good
Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology

Rice University to open international campus in Paris
An article features the establishment of the Rice University Paris Center, an international campus that will serve as a hub for European research. Former president David Leebron is quoted.
StudyTravel Network

Scientists hijack bacteria to ease drug manufacturing
An article mentions that Ross Thyer, assistant professor of chemistry and biomolecular engineering, collaborated on the featured research.
Lab Manager

Bitcoin, quanto possiamo fidarci? Ecco cosa c'è sotto il velo dell'anonimato
An article features collaborative research by Erez Lieberman Aiden, adjunct professor of computer science, and data scientist Alyssa Blackburn.
Agenda Digitale (An English translation is not available.)

Becarios Rice y dignatarios se reúnen con becarios Fulbright antes del viaje a Argentina
Adria Baker, associate vice provost for international education and executive director of the office of international students and scholars, is quoted.
Infancia Deportiva (An English translation is not available.)

Espiritualidad y chamanismo: Cómo validar otras formas de conocimiento más allá de la ciencia occidental
Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought, is quoted.
Suma Politica (An English translation is not available.)

The Dover Quartet plays another beach
An article mentions that members of the Dover Quartet graduated from Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Justice Department weighs in on antitrust lawsuit against elite universities
An article mentions that a federal lawsuit names Rice among 16 universities and colleges accused of working together to reduce the financial aid they give to students.
Insight Into Diversity

'If I could start over': A real-world coder on how to learn
Alumnus Namanh Kapur is featured.
The New Stack

Conservationism and its need to be strengthened for the future: Importance and local case story
An article cites Rice research into how plants may adapt to climate change by migrating.
The Indian Wire

Summer thunderstorms are getting more violent. Is something supercharging them?
An article mentions that experts at Rice are collaborating on the Tracking Aerosol Convection Interactions ExpeRiment study.

Yorkshire farm generates first carbon credits in pioneering new Net Zero approach from agriculture
An article mentions BCarbon, a system to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in the soil as organic carbon, which originated from research by the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy in 2020.
Business Live (This article also appeared in MSN Money UK.)

MIT scores 100, but where does your college rank as best value?
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 10 in the nation for return on investment according to SmartAsset.
University Business

Un nuovo solvente per una stampa industriale 3D più sostenibile
An article features Rice researching into simplifying the processing of carbon nanotubes.
Meccanica News (An English translation is not available.)


UC Berkeley alumnus, Nobel laureate Robert Curl dies at 88
An article featuring alumnus and former Professor Emeritus Robert Curl mentions that he died July 3 at 88. Curl was part of the research team that shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of buckminsterfullerenes, or "buckyballs," a new form of carbon. Anatoly Kolomeisky, professor of chemistry and of chemical and biomolecular engineering and the department chair of chemistry, is quoted. 
The Daily Californian

The Gabe Collins bookshelf: China energy, strategic resources, security implications and more!
An article features publications by Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts fellow in energy and environmental affairs at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Finholt recommended as vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs
An article mentions Amy Dittmar, who will be Rice's new provost beginning Aug. 1
University of Michigan's Record

BUSINESS MONDAY: New locals, new businesses
An article mentions Rice's Brockman Hall for Opera at the Shepherd School of Music.
The Berkshire Edge
SITE Santa Fe will host a collaborative stage performance excerpt
Albuquerque Journal (This article also appeared in the July 10 print edition.)

Artist and printmaker Joseph Zirker passes away at age 97
An article mentions that late artist Joseph Zirker held workshops at Rice.

Richland Academy of the Arts appoints Michael Benson as new executive director
An article featuring alumnus Michael Benson, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music, mentions that he studied under Robert Roux, professor of piano and chair of keyboard.
Richland Source


RGV Sports Hall of Fame celebrates eight new members
An article featuring former Rice football player Larry Caldwell mentions that he was inducted into the Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame July 9.
My RGV News

Analysis: Will Toledo be involved in conference realignment?
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
The Toledo Blade
Rick Dickson: TU in 'greatest era of stability' during conference realignment turmoil
Tulsa World

Woodchucks top Mallards for first win of the second half
An article mentions Rice baseball player Benjamin Rosengard.
WSAU Online (This article also appeared in

10 most undervalued Cleveland Browns of all time
An article features former Cleveland Browns quarterback and Owl Frank Ryan, who completed his doctorate in mathematics at Rice during offseasons and led the Browns to an NFL championship in 1964.

Analyzing the defensive linemen in SportsDay's Top 100 area recruits for the Class of 2023
Rice is mentioned.
The Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared in MSN.)

These 4 UDFAs have the best chance at making the Rams roster
An article mentions that former Rice football player Elijah Garcia joined the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent.
SB Nation

Top college quarterback rankings 2022: C.J. Stroud, Bryce Young, Clayton Tune round out the top three
A roundup mentions Rice football players Wiley Green, T.J. McMahon, JoVoni Johnson and Luke McCaffrey.
Pro Football Network

Breaking down Pitt basketball's nonconference schedule
An article mentions former Rice basketball player Chris Mullins.
Pittsburgh Sports Now

Ranking the opponents on ECU's 2022 schedule
An article mentions that Rice's football team played the University of Houston last season.

Ranking the easiest Sun Belt nonconference schedules
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Louisiana at Lafayette next season.


Hidden genes may be tapped for new antibiotics
Rice bioscientists have designed novel on and off switches to control the "silent" genes in a strain of bacteria. Their strategy could boost the perpetual search for new antibiotics. The work was led by James Chappell, an assistant professor of biosciences whose lab studies bacteria and ways to engineer them, and graduate student Andrea Ameruoso.