Dateline Rice for June 2, 2022

Dateline Rice


Why OPEC might decide to take a break from its alliance with Russia
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal (This segment aired on more than 600 affiliate stations across the U.S.)

Gun groups have their own ideas for preventing mass shootings
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.
The Economist (Subscription is required.)
'CBS News Radio'
KNX-AM (Los Angeles)
http://dateline.rice/june-2-jones (This segment aired on 200 affiliate stations across the U.S.)
Tras la masacre en Uvalde, Texas pide crear comités para hablar de seguridad escolar
Univision Austin (An English translation is not available.)
Padres del Valle preocupados por enviar a sus hijos a la escuela tras tiroteo en Uvalde
KRGV Online (An English translation is not available. This segment also aired on KRGV-TV in Harlingen, Texas.)

Clergy of color face unprecedented mental health challenges
An article cites Rice research that found Black and Latino churchgoers often rely on their pastors for mental health care, but that clergy feel limited in their ability to help them.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)


Toasting double anniversaries
An article features the marking of the 10th anniversary of James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion and the fifth anniversary of Rice's Moody Center for the Arts. Community members mentioned or pictured include Alison Weaver, executive director of the Moody Center; alumna Suzanne Deal Booth '77; alumna and Rice Trustee Elle Moody; President David Leebron; University Representative Y. Ping Sun; Kelsey Norman, fellow for the Middle East and director of the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Women's Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program; and Provost Reginald DesRoches.
PaperCity (This article appeared in the June print and digital editions.)

Houston's COVID cases are climbing again, wastewater data shows
An article mentions that Rice has partnered with Houston to measure the viral load of COVID-19 in the city's wastewater. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the City/State section in the June 2 print edition and yesterday's Dateline.)


Sugar Land-area calendar of events
A roundup mentions that alumnus Ed Emmett, fellow in energy and transportation policy in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, will give the keynote address at the Katy Area Infrastructure Summit June 9. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Houston Pride Guide: Celebrate with drag shows, parties, bars and other events all month long
A roundup mentions that Rice's Moody Center for the Arts will host performances by Pride Chorus Houston and DJ GNDRBNDR in the "Baseera Khan: Weight on History" exhibition space June 15. The second Houston Chronicle article mentions that the Khan exhibit will open June 3 with a reception.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)
Join the party with our guide to Houston's 2022 LGBTQ+ Pride events
365 Things To Do in Houston
'The Boys,' Steely Dan are among the week's picks
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)

Their long-shot California dream: Beating Gov. Gavin Newsom
Alumnus Shawn Collins, who is running for governor of California, is featured.
Killeen Daily Herald (This article originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Texas State names Alejandra Merheb assistant vice president for alumni relations
An article featuring Alejandra Merheb mentions that she formerly worked at Rice in alumni relations.
Texas State University Newsroom


Baker Institute report: Top hospitals violating price-transparency mandate
An article features collaborative Rice research that found many of the nation's most prominent hospitals are blatantly violating federal mandates requiring transparency in pricing. Co-authors Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Health and Biosciences, and Marah Short, scholar in health economics at the Baker Institute, are cited. Short is interviewed in the included segment. 
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)

'WRDE Coast TV News'
A broadcast features Rice research into 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.
WRDE-TV (Salisbury, Maryland)
http://dateline.rice/june-2-cherukuri-belton-carr (This segment aired twice.)

Twin brothers neck-and-neck for the title of valedictorian at Katy High School
An article featuring Arman and Ronak Saxena, valedictorian and salutatorian of Katy High School, respectively, mentions that they plan to attend Rice in the fall.
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)

New Texas flood simulation system could save lives when natural disasters strike
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on a project to simulate floods.
Fox 29 Online (This segment also aired on KABB-TV in San Antonio, and this article also appeared in News4SA Online, KFDM Online, CBS Austin Online and WOAI Online.)

'KPRC Local 2 Hurricane Survival Guide'
A broadcast mentions that experts at Rice monitor area bayous during possible flooding events.
KPRC-TV (Houston)


Inside Clean Energy: The US's new record in renewables, explained in three charts
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Inside Climate News

Study claims improved mental health of Black and Hispanic veterans during Obama administration
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.
Mental Daily

Mixed auto plastics turned into circular graphene
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.
Plastics Recycling Update

Fayez Sarofim, Texas investor known as 'The Sphinx,' dies at 93
An article featuring Fayez Sarofim, who died recently at 93, mentions that his firm has managed the Rice Endowment.
Pensions & Investments

Researchers identify alternative to lithium-based battery technology
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
Lab Manager

US universities reinstate indoor mask mandates
Rice is mentioned.
Security Magazine


New Carleton College policy hurts many potential students
Rice is mentioned.
Union-Times (This article also appeared in the Monticello Times.)

Black alumni criticize Cal Poly's use of their images on banners

An article cites a 2013 collaborative Rice study into the diversity represented in university recruitment brochures. 
Mustang News


Rice-bound placekicker Enock Gota goes through his journey alone to US from West Africa at 11
An article featuring Enock Gota mentions that he has committed to Rice to play football.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)

Big fourth inning lifts Friendswood over Lake Creek in Game 1
A pair of articles mention that regional finals for local high school baseball teams are being held at Rice's Reckling Park.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Baseball: Friendswood tops Lake Creek in opener of regional final
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the June 2 print edition.)

Wildcat Wednesday — Bear Down to OKC
An article mentions that Rice recently hosted the Black Student-Athlete Summit.
Arizona Wildcats 

Staples: It's obvious which regular-season scheduling option the SEC should choose
Rice's football program is mentioned.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)

A Jersey Guy: AAC could be trendsetter
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Sports Illustrated's TMG Sports


Rice U. research: Disbanding police departments doesn’t affect crime levels
Disbanding city police departments and shifting law enforcement responsibilities to county governments appears to have no effect on overall crime rates and leads to fewer police-related deaths, according to new Rice research. But the same study indicates those communities may be less likely to report their crime statistics to the FBI.

Bacteria-killing drills get an upgrade
The latest iteration of nanoscale drills developed at Rice are activated by visible light rather than ultraviolet, as in earlier versions. Six variants of molecular machines were successfully tested by Rice chemist James Tour and his team. All of them punched holes in the membranes of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria in as little as two minutes.