Dateline Rice for June 14, 2022

Dateline Rice


Rice student to appear on NBC's new TikTok-inspired TV show 'Dancing with Myself' tonight

Sid Richardson junior Sydney Ying is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Music.)

College track: Determined Grace Forbes overcomes ailment to earn NCAAs silver medal
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.
DelCo Daily Times (This article also appeared in the June 14 print edition, and it appeared online in MSN.)


What's the better inflation strategy, raising prices little by little or all at once?
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at the Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Fortune (Subscription is required.)

Summit of the Americas: Biden's attempt to unite the region on migration gets off to a shaky start
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.
The Conversation (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)

A passport to work
Ivette Mekdessi, assistant director of career development at Rice, is quoted.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Subscription is required.)

How 'trustless' is bitcoin, really?
An article features collaborative research by Erez Lieberman Aiden, adjunct professor of computer science, and data scientist Alyssa Blackburn.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Tech section in the June 14 print edition of The Straits Times and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Plastic from old trucks becomes graphene for new cars
A roundup features collaborative Rice research that may provide a path to upcycling huge amounts of waste plastic from the millions of cars scrapped each year.
Futurity (This article was featured in the “Futurity Today” newsletter June 14.)

Morning Open Thread: Music swifter than a sword — nine poets
A roundup featuring writer Joyce Carol Oates mentions that she formerly studied at Rice.
Daily Kos


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Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the June 14 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

ExxonMobil named founding partner of Houston innovation hub
An article mentions that ExxonMobil has joined as a founding partner of the Ion, a Houston tech hub managed by the Rice Management Co. Jan Odegard, executive director of the Ion, is quoted.

So you're leaving Houston. Where do you go to say goodbye?
An article mentions Valhalla, Rice's graduate student pub.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

The best places to celebrate Juneteenth in Houston and Galveston this weekend
A roundup mentions that Rice will host "Juneteenth 2022: Freedom Work," a panel discussion on freedom, pathways to a Ph.D. for Black students and Black entrepreneurship, on June 17.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (This article also appeared in MSN Travel.)

Houston's best art events make a splash with dazzling, immersive displays, European treasures and more
An article features the exhibit "Baseera Khan: Weight on History," which is on view at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts through Aug. 27.
CultureMap Houston


Could Delco get a major LNG export terminal? How Biden's plans to increase LNG exports could clash with its environmental justice goals in Chester
Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. 
WHYY Online

The market for liquified natural gas and Fort Bend Co. Judge KP George (June 14, 2022)
Steven Miles, fellow in global natural gas for the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about the explosion at the liquified natural gas plant in Freeport, Texas.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

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. 
Fox 43 Online

'WDSU News Early This Morning'
Meteorologist Damon Singleton mentions that he formerly participated in ROTC at Rice.
WDSU-TV (New Orleans)

Nashville has a new Black symphony

A broadcast featuring Xayvion Davidson mentions that he plans to attend Rice in the fall.
WPLN Online's "This is Nashville" (This segment also aired on WPLN-FM in Nashville, Tennessee.)


Stressful events can take big toll on those struggling most with death of spouse
An article features collaborative Rice research into the body inflammation of widowed individuals experiencing intense grief. Co-authors Christopher Fagundes, associate professor in psychological sciences, and alumna Ryan Linn Brown are quoted.
Medical Xpress

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.
Powergrid International (This op-ed originally appeared in The Conversation.)

Aspect Biosystems appoints five new scientific advisers
Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering and Aspect Biosystems scientific adviser, is quoted.

Fayetteville has been accepted to host a Creative Mornings chapter
An article features Regina Buono, nonresident scholar in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy. 
Northwest Arkansas Business Journal

Crypto billionaires can't sit back yet
Alumnus Brian Armstrong is featured.
Ruetir (This article also appeared in NRC.)

UMass Amherst strikes gold for the 10th time in collegiate culinary competition
An article mentions that a team from Rice Housing and Dining competed in the American Culinary Federation's collegiate competition.
University of Massachusetts Amherst News

Other materials stories that may be of interest
A roundup features Rice research into nanoscale crystal dynamics.
The American Ceramic Society


Company creates Columbus Museum of African-American History and Culture
Rice is mentioned.
The Columbus Dispatch (Subscription is required.)

Chandler, Tempe take steps to combat ongoing 110-degree heat that remains in forecast
Alumnus Lee Shappell authored two columns.
Wrangler News 


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 appeared in the June 14 print edition of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

FTRS (hypothetical) head coach mock draft
An article mentions that John Heisman is a former Rice head football coach.
SB Nation

Aggies, Longhorns on collision course at College World Series
An article mentions that the 2014 regional game was held at Rice's Reckling Park.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Taylor Fogleman named LSU women's tennis head coach
An article features Taylor Fogleman, former Rice women's assistant tennis coach. (This article also appeared in

Texas DL Trey Wilson names Stanford in top 8 schools
Rice is mentioned.
Coquese Washington secures first high school recruit commitment for RU WBB
'I'm going to give it my all': Tyler Hudson has something to prove at Louisville
WHAS 11 Online

Chuck Landon: Ulmer has song in his heart
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.

Tops announce 2022 volleyball schedule
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play Western Kentucky University next season.
Bowling Green Daily News (This article also appeared in

Arkansas' KJ Jefferson is not just a Hog who can run
An article mentions that Rice's football team played the University of Arkansas last season.

College baseball super regionals 2022: Results, highlights and bracket from Monday
An article mentions that Rice's 1999 baseball team is one of three in history to score eight or more runs in all three of its super regional games. 
Bleacher Report

Christian McCaffrey net worth: A closer look at his personal life, career and more updates
An article mentions Rice football player Luke McCaffrey.


Leadership expert Stefanie Johnson named director of Doerr Institute
Stefanie Johnson, acclaimed leadership author, professor and keynote speaker, has been named the new director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice. She will take over for outgoing director Tom Kolditz July 1.