Dateline Rice for July 14, 2022

Dateline Rice


New Rice University president Reginald DesRoches marks first days with tradition
An article features President Reginald DesRoches and mentions his daughter, Rice soccer player Shelby DesRoches, alumna Lynorra Grant and former president David Leebron. It highlights Reginald DesRoches' accomplishments as provost, which included overseeing the establishment of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and numerous partnerships and programs across Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the July 14 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)


Is it up to employees to fix the remote-work promotion gap?
An article quotes Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.

NASA telescope reveals never-before-seen details, heralding new era of astronomy
Christopher Johns-Krull, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Buenos Aires Times (This Bloomberg article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

'For All Mankind' reminds us that little changes can have big consequences
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962. Late alumnus Jerry Woodfill is featured in El Actual.
National Post (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Kennedy Center Crowns 50th anniversary season with permanent new JFK exhibit, Bernstein's MASS and continued investment in social impact
Recordando al ingeniero de la NASA Jerry Woodfill, la inspiración detrás de '13 cosas que salvaron al Apolo 13'
El Actual (An English translation is not available.)

This device may nudge your brain into deep sleep
An article mentions that Rice is collaborating on a "brain-clearing" device.
The Washington Post (This article appeared in the July 14 print edition of the Windsor Star and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Oil and gas investor's happy place, brought to you by the letters M and A
An article mentions that Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy hosted a talk about recent quarterly oil markets.
Yahoo! News (This Hart Energy article also appeared in Yahoo! Finance.)

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.
MSN Noticias Perú (An English translation is not available. This La República article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


Has Texas finally found its William Faulkner
Kiese Laymon, the Libby Shearn Moody Professor of Creative Writing and English, is mentioned.
Texas Monthly

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

Smog levels in Texas surge during heat wave, bringing worst summer air quality in a decade
An article cites a 2017 Rice study that found that Houston pollution disproportionately affected Black and Latino children.
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)


Here's how Houstonians can submit their own redistricting plans for council to consider
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.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in MSN.)
Abbott leads Beto O'Rourke by 5 points, poll finds
Texarkana Gazette (This Dallas Morning News article also appeared in the July 14 print edition, and it appeared in 10 other media outlets and yesterday's Dateline.)
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)

ERCOT makes second call for conservation this week, issues energy 'watch' for projected shortage Wednesday
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
NBC DFW (This segment also aired on KXAS-TV in Fort Worth, Texas.)

As inflation hits 9.1%, bigger rate hikes are possible, economists say
John Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of its Center for Public Finance, is quoted.
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)

Architectural historian Stephen Fox to speak at Brenham Heritage Museum lecture July 25
An article featuring Stephen Fox, lecturer of architecture, mentions that he will give the talk "A Journey through Texas: Interpreting a State through its Architecture" as part of the Brenham Heritage Museum's Seth McMeans Lecture Series July 25. 
KWHI Online

Get plugged into Houston's art scene: These are 8 places to bring out the creative in you
A roundup features James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.

'John Tesh Radio Show'
A broadcast mentions Rice research that found clean environments lead to more ethical behavior.
KPLA-FM (Columbia, Missouri)
http://dateline.rice/july-14-tesh (This segment aired on more than 300 affiliate stations across the U.S. and Canada.)


Best advice for online MBAs
A roundup features alumnus Juventino Uriarte, a graduate from at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.
Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)

DOE announces finalists of Geothermal Lithium Extraction Prize
An article mentions that a research team from Rice developing a highly selective electrodialysis for lithium extraction is a finalist in the Department of Energy's $4 million competition to develop direct lithium extraction technologies for application to geothermal brines in California's Salton Sea and Imperial Valley.
Green Car Congress (This article also appeared in Think Geoenergy.)

Protesters take demand for justice for Jalen Randle to Houston PD headquarters
An article cites Rice research on police oversight groups in Texas' major cities.


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 (This article appeared in the July 14 print edition of the Shelby Daily Globe and a previous edition of Dateline.)


'Full Court 21' 
Broadcaster and alumna Rosey Edeh interviews former Rice basketball player Will Strickland about his program Full Court 21.
CTV News Live Ottawa (This segment also aired on CTV in Canada.)

Preseason All-C-USA teams
A roundup features Rice football players Ari Broussard, Ikenna Enechukwu and Gabe Taylor.
Game Haus

Houston-area players to watch in MLB draft
An article features former Rice baseball player Brandon Deskins.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

The Oaks Country Club to hold Texas State Open qualifying tournament
An article quotes former Rice golfer Scott Wagoner.
Herald Banner

2023 NFL draft prospect \interview: Antonio Montero, LB, Villanova University
Former Rice football player Antonio Montero is featured.
NFL Draft Diamonds

Hard fought road to the sweet 16 at the USTA National Clays in Delray Beach
An article featuring Kabeer Kapasi mentions that he has committed to play tennis at Rice. (This article also appeared in

Dylan Ennis officially joins Galatasaray
An article features former Rice basketball player Dylan Ennis.

Saban wants Alabama balance, not competitive balance
Rice is mentioned.
Sports Illustrated's All Hogs
Michigan dips into Texas to add Rivals250 EDGE Enow Etta to 2023 class
This week in TXHSFB recruiting presented by Chicken Express
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
Alex Rychwalski | Money trumps tradition, and it's nothing new
Cumberland Times-News

2022 SEC Media Days: When each team will take the podium
A caption mentions the 2021 football game between Rice and the University of Arkansas.
Roll Tide Wire

Sam Houston to play at UCF in 2024
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Sam Houston State University Aug. 31, 2024.


SARS-Arena reveals hidden hooks in virus
Vaccines may need to dig a little deeper to stop SARS-CoV-2. Rice researchers are providing a new shovel. The lab of computer scientist Lydia Kavraki at Rice's George R. Brown School of Engineering has introduced a program to look for conserved parts of proteins of the virus that causes COVID-19. These parts could help develop future vaccines.