Dateline Rice for June 17, 2022

Dateline Rice


TF: C-USA 2022 Athletes of the Year announced
An article features Rice runner Grace Forbes, who has been named as C-USA's Women's Track Athlete of the Year. Forbes recently earned first-team All-American honors after finishing second in the 10,000-meter race at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships June 9.
Conference USA


How grief harms the body after a spouse's death
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.
U.S. News & World Report (This article originally appeared in HealthDay News and it appeared in 50 other media outlets.)

Biden coup buoys Saudi crown prince after five years at helm
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
France 24 (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)

3 ways to raise profits without raising prices
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at the Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Fortune (Subscription is required.)

Method lets humans help robots 'see' to get around stuff
An article features collaborative Rice research that developed a method that allows humans to help robots "see" their environments and carry out tasks. Co-authors cited include Lydia Kavraki, the Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science and director of Rice's Ken Kennedy Institute, and graduate students Carlos Quintero-Peña and Constantinos Chamzas.

Look up at Houston's morning sky, and you might be able to spot 5 planets.
Patrick Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared in the June 17 print edition of the Express-News.)


Extreme droughts on the Arabian peninsula paved the way for the rise of Islam in the seventh century, study reveals
André Droxler, professor emeritus of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is quoted.
Daily Mail


Despite Texas GOP's rhetoric, renewables are keeping the lights on amid state's sweltering summer
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
San Antonio Current

Houston named one of host cities for 2026 World Cup
An article mentions that Rice is on the list of five possible training venues in the Houston area for teams competing in the 2026 World Cup.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the June 17 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared on the front of the Sports page in the print edition of the San Antonio Express-News.)

Houston-based FlightAware has collected flight data for years. Here's how it's shaking up travel.
Alumnus James Sulak is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Travel.)

5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week
An article mentions that Rice is one of seven area institutions receiving grants for chemical research from the Welch Foundation.

Two candidates remain in search for Harris County elections administrator
Alumna Rachel Carlton authored an article.
Community Impact Newspaper

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 appeared in the June 17 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
Juneteenth — 'Freedom Work' at Hudspeth Auditorium, Rice University
CW 39
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/june-17-kriv (This segment aired three times.)

Two Presidential Scholars win $100 Eckman Awards
An article mentions that Will Rice College senior Jordan Whelchel is a former Eckman Award winner.
The Gilmer Mirror


'Juneteenth 1865-2022: The Pursuit of Economic Equality'
A broadcast features SlaveVoyages, a digital repository offering extensive details on ship voyages along the trans-Atlantic and intra-American routes, which is housed at Rice's Fondren Library. Daniel Domingues da Silva, associate professor of history, and alumnae Katelyn Landry and Victoria Zabarte are interviewed.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston.)
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)

January 6 Hearing Day 3: Did Trump's pressure on Pence contribute to the attack on the Capitol?
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 or interviewed by several media outlets.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
More than 9,000 Texas Republicans come to downtown Houston for Texas GOP Convention
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
Republicans react to Mayra Flores' historic win (This segment also aired on KRGV-TV in Harlingen, Texas.)
TLC Live! Junes 15, 2022
Texas Latino Conservatives podcast on
Choctaw Nation holds groundbreaking ceremony for Choctaw Landing casino
WTVN-AM (Columbus, Ohio)
http://dateline.rice/june-17-jones (This segment aired on 100 affiliate stations.)

'TWC News All Day'
Paul Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science, is interviewed about the Jan. 6 committee hearings.
Spectrum News Austin

The legacy of Watergate at 50 (June 17, 2022)
Charles Dove, professor in the practice of visual arts and film and director of Rice Cinema, is interviewed about the film "All The President's Men."
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Are we close to entering a recession?
Jorge Barro, fellow in public finance at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
KHOU Online (This article originally appeared in KVUE Online, and the video segment aired on KVUE-TV in Austin.)

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. 
9 News Online

Texas Standard for June 16, 2022: Water restored in Odessa but still not drinkable
A broadcast featuring John Tsung mentions that his mother runs an archive at Rice about Texas Asian immigrants.
Texas Standard (This segment also aired on more than 40 stations across Texas.)
John Tsung's new album 'Empire Postcards' tells the stories of immigrants he's interviewed about their lived experiences
Texas Standard


Quantum simulator delivers new insight
An article features collaborative Rice research using quantum simulators to analyze the spin-charge separation of electrons. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Randy Hulet, the Fayez Sarofim Professor of Physics, research scientist Ruwan Senaratne and graduate students Danyel Cavazos, Ya-Ting Chang and Aashish Kafle.
Quantum simulator shows how parts of electrons move at different speeds in 1D

Sticking points stall gun talks, cast doubt on deal
An article mentions that the Baker Institute for Public Policy will hold a symposium on preventing firearm-related injury and death June 21. 
Kaiser Health News
'KHN Morning Briefing'
Kaiser Health News

Physiology educators to discuss inclusive teaching, mentoring and assessment at the APS Institute for Teaching and Learning
An article features alumna Beth Beason-Abmayr.

East River signs retailers to redevelopment
An article mentions William Marsh Rice.
Realty News Report

Renewables ride to the rescue as Texas bakes under withering heat
An article cites collaborative Rice research that found Texas could entirely phase out the use of coal in the state.

Bling-Free: These rappers live a surprisingly simple and modest life
A roundup features  Bernard "Bun B" Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice.
The Things (This article also appeared in MSN Music.)
'Good Day L.A.'
KTTV-TV (Los Angeles)


Presentation: Susan Wynn
An article mentions that Nyeva Agwunobi, executive director of programs and strategic initiatives at the School of Humanities, co-presented a session at the National Association of College and University Business Officer's 2022 Annual Meeting. 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas News Center

Regents Roundup — June 2022
A roundup features alumnus Gerald Serwer.
University of Michigan's Record

International cello school coming to QC this summer
Rice is mentioned.

Opinion: The turmoil surrounding college admission
An article mentions that Rice has a current acceptance rate of 8.56%. 
The Northside Sun


Bartee Haile: Freddie Wolcott flew over the hurdles
An article features Rice runner Freddie Wolcott, who won two NCAA championships in the low and high hurdles on June 17, 1938.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in 25 other media outlets.)

Spartans attend Black Student-Athlete Summit

An article mentions that Rice recently hosted the Black Student-Athlete Summit.
San Jose State Spartans

Lights, camera ... hut: FBCA'S Haralson a man of the stage
An article mentions that a high school state semifinal football game was held at Rice.
Click2Houston (This article originally appeared in VYPE.)

How Eric Singletary and Tamika Dudley are building a powerful hoops culture at Sidwell Friends
An article features former Rice basketball player Eric Singletary.

2022 NCAA baseball: College World Series schedule, TV info (updated June 17, 2022)
An article mentions that Rice won the College World Series in 2003. Former head baseball coach David Pierce is quoted in the second article.
Saturday Down South
College World Series: Texas coach David Pierce, players preview Game 1 vs. Notre Dame
College World Series: 10 things to know about the 2022 field
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)

Top 31 schools with the most College World Series appearances
A roundup features Rice's baseball program.
USA Today's Sooners Wire

Razorbacks draw Baylor for SEC/Big 12 challenge
An article mentions that Rice's basketball team has played the University of Arkansas 144 times.
5 News Online

K-State reveals entire 2022 volleyball schedule
An article mentions that the Rice Invitational volleyball tournament will be held Sept. 16-17.
KMAN Online

Second at-bat Ardoin, UT take another run at CWS title
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team played the University of Texas at Austin last season.
American Press

The 3+6 model for Texas programs: Who are the biggest rivals for each FBS team?
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston next season.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football


Rice lab's quantum simulator delivers new insight
A quantum simulator at Rice is giving physicists a clear look at spin-charge separation, the quantum world's version of the magician's illusion of sawing a person in half. Published this week in Science, the research has implications for quantum computing and electronics with atom-scale wires.

What's up with oil? Impact on consumers, policy focus of upcoming Baker Institute event
Oil industry experts will discuss market response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, investor reluctance to fund shale operations and OPEC's production decisions during a June 22 event at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.