Dateline Rice for June 13, 2022 (Weekend Edition)

Dateline Rice


US pledges $300 million in migration support at Americas Summit
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about Saudi Arabia's LIV Golf tournament.
PRX's The World (This segment also aired on 300 affiliate stations around the world, and it aired on more than 500 CBC Radio One affiliate stations.)
'CNN Newsroom'
CNN (This segment aired twice.)

Can Joe learn from Jerry?

Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted. The Savannah Business Journal mentions that Brinkley gave the keynote address at the seventh annual Raising Hope fundraiser in Savannah, Georgia.
Politico's "West Wing Playbook" newsletter
Similarities, differences between Watergate and Jan. 6 eras
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
June 13 — Union Mission hosts annual Raising Hope event to benefit emergency housing programs
Savannah Business Journal

Public school parents had a harder time with home learning during COVID
An article features collaborative Rice research that found the type of schooling students received pre-pandemic had a direct impact upon parents' perceived resilience. Laura Kabiri, assistant teaching professor of kinesiology, and alumna Annie Chen are cited.

Plastic from old trucks becomes graphene for new cars
An article features collaborative Rice research that may provide a path to upcycling huge amounts of waste plastic from the millions of cars scrapped each year. Co-authors James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering, and graduate student Kevin Wyss are quoted. Freethink featured Tour's nanodrill research. 
Recycling waste car parts into graphene
AZo Materials
Tiny nanoscale drills can bore holes right through bacteria

Biden just declared heat pumps and solar panels essential to national defense — here's why and the challenges ahead
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.
The Conversation (This article appeared in the June 12 print edition of the Houston Chronicle and a previous edition of Dateline.) 

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 June 11 print edition of the Regina Leader-Post, the June 13 print edition of the National Post and a previous edition of Dateline.)


In 18 years, Rice University president transformed the campus while preserving its culture
An article features the legacy of President David Leebron, who will step down from his role at the end of the month. Provost Reginald DesRoches will take over as president in July. The article highlights the following projects Leebron oversaw during his tenure: expanding the Rice Investment, a needs-based tuition plan; expanding the student body and its diversity; redevelopment of the historic Midtown Sears building into the Ion tech hub; construction of the "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace, the Moody Center for the Arts, Brockman Hall for Opera and the upcoming Sarofim Hall for Visual and Dramatic Arts; establishing the Kinder Institute for Urban Research; and increasing investment in the BioScience Research Collaborative. Community members quoted or mentioned include University Representative Y. Ping Sun; alumnus Ed Emmett, fellow in energy and transportation policy in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy; alumna and former Houston Mayor Annise Parker; Kevin Kirby, vice president for administration and chair of the Crisis Management Advisory Committee; Trustee Emeritus Jim Crownover; Board of Trustees Chairman Robert Ladd; Kathy Collins, vice president for finance; and Aaron Pathak, president of Jones College.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the June 12 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Houston couple races to find fallen space rocks that are 4.5 billion-year-old time capsules
Linda Welzenbach-Fries, science writer in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, who discovered remnants of a meteor that recently fell over Mississippi, is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the June 11 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News and a previous edition of Dateline.)

A Texas entrepreneur is creating a woolly mammoth-like Arctic elephant to fight climate change
Amy Dunham, associate professor of biosciences, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Metro section in the June 12 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Texas-Squared Startup newsletter No. 353
A roundup features several Rice news stories from the past week.
Texas-Squared Startup on Medium

Could gold nanoparticles help treat cancer?
An article mentions that researchers at Rice have collaborated with those at MD Anderson Cancer Center to use gold nanoshells for photothermal cancer therapy. 
MD Anderson Cancer Center News

La lista de los 'valedictorians y salutatorians' del Dallas ISD este 2022
A roundup featuring Bryce Gibson, valedictorian of Hillcrest High School, and Chloe Serna, valedictorian of Woodrow Wilson High School, mentions that they plan to attend Rice in the fall.
Hoy Dallas (An English translation is not available.)


Inflation, simplified: Rice University fellow explains what's happening with your money
Joyce Beebe, a fellow in public finance at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired three times on KTRK-TV in Houston.)
The average gas prices reach up to $5 a gallon across the United States
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired twice on KTRK-TV in Houston.)

'Donald Trump was at the center of this conspiracy,' says Jan. 6 House Committee Chair Benny Thompson
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is interviewed.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

A woman is struck by lightning. Did she meet God?
Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice, is interviewed about religious experiences.
To the Best of Our Knowledge (This radio segment aired on more than 400 affiliate stations across the U.S., and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

'9 & 10 News'
A broadcast mentions that Rice researchers are developing the first printable smart helmet. Paul Cherukuri, executive director of Rice's Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Grant Belton, design specialist at the institute, and McMurtry College senior Mac Carr are interviewed.
WWTV-TV (Traverse City, Michigan)
http://dateline.rice/june-13-cherukuri-belton-carr (This segment aired four times.)

High school senior completes 2,353 days of school with perfect attendance
An article featuring Lindsey Frost mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall. 
KTVB Online (This article also aired 12 times on stations across Idaho, and it appeared in 11 Alive Online and CBS 19 Online.)

'KPRC Local 2 News'
A broadcast mentions that Silvia Giorguli Saucedo, president of El Colegio de México, will speak on challenges testing the United States-Mexico relationship at the Baker Institute for Public Policy June 15. 
KPRC-TV (Houston)


George McGovern's policy views in the '70s speak to shifting extremes
Allen Matusow, the William Gaines Twyman Professor Emeritus of History and the academic affairs director at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Real Clear Markets

Good News: Monarch butterfly populations are thriving in North America
An article mentions that Jeffrey Glassberg, adjunct professor of biosciences, collaborated on the featured research.
Science Blog (This article also appeared in Sit News.)


Black and Hispanic vet mental health improved after Obama's election
An article features collaborative Rice research that found Black and Hispanic veterans, on average, experienced about two fewer poor mental health days per month after former President Barack Obama was elected. Co-authors Tony Brown professor and associate chair in the Department of Sociology and director of the Racism and Racial Experiences Workgroup, and graduate students Quintin Gorman Jr. and Julian Culver are cited.
Government Executive

Model system puts grain boundaries in a spin
An article features Rice research into nanoscale crystal dynamics. Co-authors quoted include Sibani Lisa Biswal, the William M. McCardell Professor in Chemical Engineering and a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of materials science and nanoengineering, and graduate student Dana Lobmeyer.
Materials Today

'Dropping By' No. 82 | Young Pros — Andres Rivas
Alumnus Andres Rivas is featured.
Storm Water Solutions

2022 Best & Brightest Online MBA: Cody Bass, Rice University (Jones)

Three articles feature Jones Graduate School of Business students Cody Bass, Juventino Uriarte and Melva Martin, respectively.
Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)

2022 Best & Brightest Online MBA: Juventino Uriarte, Rice University (Jones)

Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)

2022 Best & Brightest Online MBA: Melva Martin, Rice University (Jones)

Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)

2022 Fulbright NZ cohort announced
An article features Isabella Gregory, who plans to attend Rice in the fall to pursue a master's degree in flute performance.

What if there's a better way to collect neighborhood data?
An article mentions that Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research collaborated with FordMomentum!, a Black-owned communications firm in Harris County, to hire 15 local residents as neighborhood ambassadors.

'The unwritten laws of physics for Black women'
Alumna Tonia Venters is featured.
ScienceSprings (This article originally appeared in Wired.)

If you enjoy 'For All Mankind,' you should watch … 'For All Mankind'
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.


The 2022 cohort of Schmidt Science Fellows has been selected
An article mentions that graduate student Natsumi Komatsu has been named a Schmidt Science Fellow. 
The New Zealand Times

How anonymous is bitcoin, really?

An article features collaborative research by Erez Lieberman Aiden, adjunct professor of computer science, and data scientist Alyssa Blackburn.

Arts education thrives with community aid
An article cites a 2019 study by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research on the benefits of exposing students to arts education.
The Villages Daily Sun


Column: New Carleton College policy hurts many potential students
Rice is mentioned.
ABC Newspapers

Downs residents cite health risks in lawsuit opposing concrete plant

An article cites a 2020 Rice study into the health risks of concrete batch plants.
The Pantagraph

Eisenhower announces top 10 graduates
A roundup featuring Edgar Suarez mentions that he plans to attend Rice on the QuestBridge National Match scholarship. 
Patch (Oak Lawn, Illinois)

Class of 2022: Broward County high school vals and sals | PHOTOS
A caption mentions Rice.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel (This article appeared in the June 12 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)


NCAA track: Rice's Grace Forbes second in 10,000 meters
An article features Rice runner Grace Forbes, who finished second in the 10,000-meter race at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships June 9. The article also mentions that it is the highest finish at the meet by a Rice woman since Allison Beckford (400-meter hurdles) and Alice Falaiye (long jump) turned in second-place performances in 2001. Head coach Jim Bevan is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.) 

Rice next in line to set a date for conference move

An article mentions Rice's upcoming move to the American Athletic Conference. President David Leebron and Athletic Director Joe Karlgaard are quoted, and head football coach Mike Bloomgren is pictured. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the June 11 print edition.)

Cincinnati, Houston and UCF set to join Big 12 in 2023
USA Today (This and similar articles also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
UTSA sets 2023 date for move to American Athletic Conference
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)
How the University of Houston will profit quickly from move to Big 12
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Sports section in the June 11 print edition of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
UTSA to finally join American Athletic Conference after several teams make their exit
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in MSN and more than 25 other media outlets.)

Astros considering to hire local batting practice pitcher
Former Rice baseball player and assistant coach Connor Teykl is featured. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the June 12 print and digital editions of the San Antonio Express-News.)

Montgomery's Benge selected 20-5A Most Valuable Player
A caption in a slideshow mentions that regional finals for local high school baseball teams were held at Rice's Reckling Park.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

3 Forester pitchers combine for 18 strikeouts in home-opening victory, 10-2
Rice baseball player Parker Smith is mentioned.

W&M men's basketball adds Miles Hicks and Nick Evans
Former Rice basketball player Chris Mullins is mentioned.
WY Daily

Who is Mariah Riddlesprigger? Meet Giannis Antetokounmpo's girlfriend
Former Rice volleyball player Mariah Riddlesprigger, girlfriend of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, is featured.
The Teal Mango

TTU volleyball announces schedule for 2022
An article mentions that Rice will host a volleyball tournament next season. 
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared more than 25 other media outlets.)
Lady Raiders announce foreign trip to Greece
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Ryan Kapustka named UIC director of basketball operations
An article features Ryan Kapustka, former Rice men's basketball director of operations.

Every Georgia football player and coach in the College Football Hall of Fame
An article mentions that Super Bowl VIII was held at Rice Stadium.
USA Today's UGA Wire

Getting to know the newest FCS teams
Former Rice head football coach David Bailiff is featured.
SB Nation

Cedenio 5th at New York Grand Prix
An article mentions the Rice All Comers track and field meet. 
Daily Express

ESPN: USC's Caleb Williams put in Heisman tier for college football quarterbacks
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Southern California Sept. 3, 2022.

2022 NCAA baseball tournament: Super Regionals schedule (updated June 12, 2022)
An article mentions that Rice won the College World Series in 2003.
Saturday Down South

Gophers add Indiana lineman, Texas linebacker to 2023 class
Rice is mentioned.
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Jeff Gladney net worth, cause of death, girlfriend, bio, age
Regal Tribune
82 days till kickoff: Baylor's No. 82 Cody Mladenka

Aggies unveil challenging 2022 schedule
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is slated to play Texas A&M University Oct. 2. (This article also appeared in KBTX Online and KAGS Online.) 

Ohio Bobcats preview 2022: Season prediction, breakdown, key games, players

Former Rice football player August Pitre is mentioned.
Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in College Football News.)

Checking back in on the Yankees' 2017 draft class: The first five rounds
Former Rice baseball player Glenn Otto is featured.
SB Nation


Stressful events can take big toll on those struggling most with death of spouse
Widowed individuals experiencing intense grief after the loss of their spouse experience a significant increase in body inflammation following other stressful events, according to new research by alumna Ryan Linn Brown and Chris Fagundes, associate professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences.