Dateline Rice for July 13, 2022

Dateline Rice


Putin's oil war with the West comes at his allies' expense
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.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the July 13 print edition.)
Jockeying in oil markets may strain Russia's relations with Venezuela — and Iran.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott leads Beto O'Rourke by 5 points, UH poll finds 
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 The Dallas Morning News.)
ERCOT calls for conserving power in heat wave
Energy Central (This Austin American-Statesman article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

Houston religious, nonprofit leaders mourn death of Rev. Betty Adam, a compassionate force for interfaith work
An article features late alumna Rev. Betty Adam. Anne Klein, professor of religion, is quoted.
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article also appeared on the front of the City/State section of the Chronicle in the July 13 print edition.)

NASA's Webb telescope from high perch gives deepest look at universe
Christopher Johns-Krull, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
MSN (This Bloomberg article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

Expert în energie: 'Prin explorarea gazelor din Marea Neagră, România devine un furnizor mult mai credibil şi mai serios decât Rusia' INTERVIU
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. (An English translation is not available.)

El impacto de Calderón en el mundo a lo largo del último siglo reúne a más de ochenta estudiosos de su obra de veinticinco universidades
An article mentions that Esther Fernández, associate professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures, will participate in the Jornadas de Teatro Clásico de Almagro conference beginning July 15.
Lanza (An English translation is not available.)

From physicist to machine learning engineer
A Q&A features alumnus Justin Chen.


5 things to know today, including the latest COVID-19 surge
A roundup mentions that Rice has partnered with Houston to measure the viral load of COVID-19 in the city's wastewater. 
Houston Business Journal

Fort Bend working to increase public transportation offerings
An article cites a Rice study that found Houston Metro's ridership fell 6.7% in the first quarter of 2020.
The Fort Bend Star

Texas road building plan tops $85 billion — with $2.5 billion of it for San Antonio area
An article cites a study by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research that found 45 percent of registered voters in Houston want more state funding for urban mass transit.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)

Investor purchases of single-family homes grow in The Woodlands area
An article cites a study by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research into the institutional investment of homes in Montgomery County.
Community Impact Newspaper (This article also appeared in the July 13-Aug. 16 print edition.)

J. Alberto Maldonado
A Q&A features alumnus J. Alberto Maldonado.
The Galveston County Daily News


'Anderson Cooper 360'
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed about the Jan. 6 insurrection hearings.
CNN (This segment aired twice.)

'Capital Tonight'
Paul Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science, is interviewed about the Jan. 6 insurrection hearings.
Spectrum News Austin (This segment aired three times.)

Houston's challenges lead the way for America's solutions
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research and professor emeritus of sociology, is featured.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston.)
What does it mean to be Hispanic?
KHOU Online 
As more corporations change their address to Texas, they bring change with them
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired twice on KRIV-TV in Houston.)

Taking a closer look at the Texas power grid and how much wind and solar come into play
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
KHOU Online (this segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston.)
Texas grid breaks power record amid blistering heat wave
ClimateWire (Subscription is required.)


More 2022 MOSAIC scholars
A roundup features Rice Academy Fellow DurreShahwar Muhammad, who has been awarded the National Institute of Health's Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers grant. Muhammad is completing research in the lab of Bonnie Bartel, the Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor of BioSciences.
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Rice lab makes boron nitride in a flash
An article features Rice research that uses flash Joule heating to produce flakes of boron nitride with different carbon contents. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering; 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; and graduate student Weiyin Chen.
The Engineer

Hidden genes may be tapped for new antibiotics
An article features Rice research designing novel on and off switches to control the "silent" genes in a strain of bacteria. Co-authors quoted include James Chappell, assistant professor of biosciences, and graduate student Andrea Ameruoso.

Creating places that express brands and values
An article mentions the Ion, a Houston-based tech owned by the Rice Management Co.
Realty News Report

Hardest universities to get into 2022: 7 most difficult
A roundup features Rice.


US Department of Justice files statement of interest in financial aid lawsuit
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.
The Daily Northwestern

Liberty High student attends Urban Sustainability Academy
An article mentions that Rice hosted the Urban Sustainability Academy, a 10-day academic development experience for high school students from across the nation.
Coastal Courier

Projeto VivaMúsica da UFMG apresenta palestra sobre violoncelo solo no século XX
An article features alumna Elise Pittenger, who studied under Norman Fischer, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Cello at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Rosa Ávalos-Warren: La peruana que de niña vendía higos en la calle y hoy trabaja en la NASA
Alumna Rosa Ávalos-Warren is featured.
La República (An English translation is not available.)


C-USA announces Scholar Athletes of the Year
An article mentions that the following Owls have been awarded Conference USA Scholar Athlete of the Year Awards, which honors student-athletes based on academic achievement, athletic achievement and service: Maria Budin (tennis), Max Fiedler (basketball), Corbett Fong (track and field), Grace Forbes (cross-country), Hociel Landa (cross-country), Sumit Sarkar (tennis) and Delaney Schultz (soccer.)
Conference USA

Louisiana football schedule 2022: Ranking all 12 Ragin' Cajuns opponents by difficulty
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Louisiana at Lafayette next season. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is mentioned.
Daily World

Week 1 college football predictions: USC vs. Rice
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Southern California Sept. 3.
Sports Illustrated's All Trojans (A similar article also appeared in The Post Star and YardBarker.)

Jace LaViolette, Justin Vossos headline SBLive's 2022 All-East Texas Baseball teams, awards
A roundup mentions that Garrett Stratton has committed to play baseball at Rice.

45 minority coaches under 45 to watch for future Division I head-coaching jobs
A roundup features former Rice assistant football coach Jerry Mack.

Texas adds RHP Charlie Hurley from transfer portal
Former Rice baseball player David Shaw is mentioned.