Dateline Rice for July 19, 2022

Dateline Rice


ThirdAI founder works to make artificial intelligence more efficient
Anshumali Shrivastava, assistant professor of computer science, of electrical and computer engineering and of statistics, is featured. 
The Wall Street Journal

Many states are looking toward abortion bans with no exceptions for rape, incest
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 in several media outlets, and he authored an op-ed in La Política.
Most Texans don't want to make medication abortion a felony, poll finds
The Dallas Morning News
Democrat Rochelle Garza outraises GOP incumbent Ken Paxton in Texas AG race
The Dallas Morning News
Los latinos y la reelección de Abbott
La Política (An English translation is not available.)

Pharma giant Eli Lilly experimenting with 3D printing pills that more efficiently deliver medication to a person's GI tract
An article mentions that Rice research into using "drug factories" implanted in the body to treat cancer could be ready for human clinical trials later this year. 
Daily Mail (This article also appeared in MSN Lifestyle GB.)


This day in Houston history, July 19, 1953: City mourns loss of 10 Rice cadets
An article featuring the front page of the July 19, 1953, issue of the Houston Chronicle highlights the story of 10 members of the Rice naval reserve ROTC who died in a plane crash in Florida two days earlier.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Houston research: It's time to upgrade how you think about where and how consumers shop
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, authored a column.
InnovationMap (This column originally appeared in Rice Business Wisdom.)

Key takeaways from Future of Global Energy virtual sessions
An article mentions that 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, spoke at the talk "Next Generation of Hydrogen Technology Development" at the Future of Global Energy symposium last month.
Greater Houston Partnership

Birth control demand is expected to grow in post-Roe Texas. Is the state ready?
Rola El-Serag, the L.E. and Virginia Simmons Senior Fellow in Health Policy and director of the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Health and Biosciences, is quoted.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Metro section in the July 19 print edition.)


Investors driving rise in single-family rentals in Conroe, Montgomery
Steve Sherman, research fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Community Impact Newspaper

Partnership members making news — July 2022
An article features collaborative research between Rice and MD Anderson that discovered potential new drugs that work in concert with established drugs to treat leukemia.
Greater Houston Partnership


'News at 6:30 p.m.'
Bill Fulton, former director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is interviewed about Texas' demographic changes.
KYTX-TV (Tyler, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/july-19-fulton (This segment aired five times.)

Rep. Lizzie Fletcher on new abortion legislation (July 19, 2022)
A "Houston Matters" broadcast mentions that Anna Rhodes, assistant professor of sociology, will be on tomorrow's episode to discuss "Soaking the Middle Class: Suburban Inequality and Recovery from Disaster," a recently published book she co-authored.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about Texas' electric grid.
http://dateline.rice/july-19-cohan (This segment aired six times.)

Rare recyclables
An article features Rice research that uses flash Joule heating to extract rare earth elements from industrial waste. Postdoctoral researcher Bing Deng is mentioned.
The Loh Down on Science (This segment aired on 150 affiliate stations across the U.S.)

Fei Xie plays Mozart's bassoon concerto
A broadcast features a performance by alumnus Fei Xie, principal bassoonist of the Minnesota Orchestra. (This Performance Today segment also aired on more than 400 stations across the U.S., and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Growing muscles in the lab
An article features Rice research into decellularized skeletal muscle. Graduate student Katie Hogan is interviewed. (This article also appeared in WNDU Online, and this segment aired three times on WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana.)

'Fox 17 Morning News'
A broadcast features Rice and alumna Anoosha Moturu. 
WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
http://dateline.rice/july-19-moturu (This segment aired eight times and appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


Synthetic tools conduct messages from station to station in DNA
An article features collaborative Rice research that used deactivated proteins of the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 to synthetically trigger the transcription of human genes. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Isaac Hilton, assistant professor of bioengineering and biosciences, graduate student Kaiyuan Wang, postdoctoral researchers Jing Li and Barun Mahata, graduate students Mario Escobar and Jacob Goell, and Will Rice College senior Spencer Shah and Wiess College senior Madeleine Cluck.

GHG tracking positions US to catch up in world's EV race, say feds
Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy and minerals in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Natural Gas Intelligence

US researchers 'hack' fly brains and control them remotely
An article features Rice research creating a wireless technology to remotely activate specific brain circuits in fruit flies. Jacob Robinson, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering, is quoted.
Interesting Engineering

What does it cost to attend a top MBA program? Here are all the latest numbers
A roundup features Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.
Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)

Researchers discover novel light-gated potassium channel in neurons
An article mentions that graduate student Xiaoyu Lu collaborated on the featured research.
Medical Xpress

Bjarke Ingels: Dobbiamo saper interpretare e progettare il cambiamento
An article featuring Bjarke Ingels mentions that he formerly taught at Rice.
Il Giornale dell' Architettura


Indo-Guyanese academics, performers have been excluded from Guyana Folk Festival's celebration of 50th anniversary of Carifesta
A letter to the editor mentions that Rice is a co-organizer of the 2022 Guyana Folk Festival symposium.
Stabroek News (This article also appeared in the July 19 print edition, and it appeared in the Guyana Chronicle.)


Odom following his father's path
An article features Rice football graduate assistant coach Trey Odom.
The Facts

Ashtin Zamzow-Mahler finishes 11th at World Athletics Championships
An article mentions that former Rice track and field athlete Ariana Ince will compete in javelin at the World Athletics Championships July 20 in Eugene, Oregon.
Victoria Advocate

Kentucky golfer Kremer captures Boone
An article mentions that Jay Kirchdorfer plans to join Rice's golf team as a graduate transfer in the fall.
The State Journal

Washington State quarterback Cameron Ward named to watch list for Maxwell Award
Marco Regalado, Rice football executive director of player personnel and recruiting innovation, is mentioned.
The Spokesman-Review (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Greeny in front after first day of WJGA district tourney
Moscow-Pullman Daily News (This article also appeared in The Lewiston Tribune.)

Tech recognized with NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, Honors Court
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team has been honored with the National Association of Basketball Coaches Team Academic Excellence Award, which recognizes programs that earn a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Houston earns USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play the University of Houston in Louisiana State University's Tiger Classic tournament Aug. 26.

Rams' Bobby Brown suspended six games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances
An article mentions that former Rice football player Elijah Garcia joined the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent.
CBS Sports

Conference USA preseason predictions for every game: Preview 2022

An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in College Football News.)
Conference realignment, 2022 predictions and more: Group of 5 college football fan survey
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)

BYU calls Notre Dame game a 'win, win' — even if it's not at home
An article mentions that the 1979 football game between Brigham Young University and Texas A&M University was held at Rice Stadium.
Deseret News

The Washington Nationals' future could hinge on this week
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon is mentioned.
SB Nation

Cincinnati Reds 2022 MLB draft tracker: Day 2
A roundup mentions a baseball game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin last season.
WLWT Online

Toronto Blue Jays pick Louisiana Tech baseball's Ryan Jennings in 2022 MLB draft
An article mentions the April 9 baseball game between Rice and Louisiana Tech University.
News Star

Don’t expect much hoopla from Pittman, UA this week
An article mentions former Rice head football coach Ray Alborn.
The Sentinel-Record

Ranking the easiest AAC nonconference schedules
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston Sept. 24.

Rick Woodson finishes first in Texas State Open qualifier at The Oaks Country Club
An article quotes former Rice golfer Scott Wagoner.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in The Herald Banner and yesterday's Dateline.)