Dateline Rice for June 22, 2022

Dateline Rice


Rice University event on gun violence showcases local efforts to address public health crisis
An article features the Baker Institute for Public Policy's symposium on preventing firearm-related injury and death June 21. Bindi Naik-Mathuria, fellow in firearm injury prevention and safety at the Baker Institute, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle, and it appeared on the front of the City/State section in the June 22 print edition of the Chronicle. This story also appeared online in Healthy Duck.)
Senate advances gun safety bill after deal struck
Kaiser Health News
'KHN Morning Briefing'
Kaiser Health News
'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)

Texas Republicans tried to insert support for Jan. 6 Capitol rioters into official party platform
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.
Salon (This article also appeared in MSN.)
Recount shows Rep. Henry Cuellar beat Jessica Cisneros by 289 votes
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Metro section in the June 22 print edition.)

Biden names former DARPA leader Arati Prabhakar as science adviser
Neal Lane, senior fellow in science and technology policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

Kleenex reducing the number of tissues in a box latest example of shrinkflation
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at the Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Suggest.)

Emissions from agriculture threaten health and climate
An article features collaborative Rice research into agricultural pollution. Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and graduate student Lina Luo are quoted.
Futurity (This article was featured in the "Futurity Today" newsletter June 22, and it appeared in 10 other media outlets and yesterday's Dateline.) 


Houston may help fund study of 'Galveston Bay Park' storm barrier to complement Ike Dike
An article mentions that the Galveston Bay Park Plan, a proposal to protect the region from hurricanes, was designed by researchers at Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center (SSPEED). Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of SSPEED, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the June 22 print edition.)

School in Oak Ridge North to launch drone program
An article mentions that the robotics and drone programs at All Nations Community School in Oak Ridge North are funded by a grant from Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the June 22 print edition of the Chronicle's Woodlands Villager and a previous edition of Dateline.)

In her first board meeting, new Denton ISD trustee's first vote is a 'nay'
An article mentions that Accelerate Learning's STEMscopes, a suite of science, technology, math and engineering curricula for teachers and parents, has partnered with Rice.
Denton Record-Chronicle (This article also appeared in News Break.)

Solar and wind aid Texas in the greater need for A/C
An article cites Rice research into the wind and solar power makeup of Texas' energy grid. 
Brownwood News


SeqScreen can reveal 'concerning' DNA
An article features collaborative Rice research developing SeqScreen, a program to improve the detection and tracking of a wide range of pathogenic DNA sequences. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Todd Treangen, an assistant professor of computer science; Santiago Segarra, assistant professor of computer science; graduate students Advait Balaji and Bryce Kille; postdoctoral fellow Leo Elworth; and alumni Zhigin Qian and Dreycey Albin.
Science Daily

What leaders get wrong about resilience
Danielle King, an assistant professor of psychological sciences, co-authored an article, which is cited in
Harvard Business Review
3 questions to boost resilience at your organization

Explosive new tectonic discovery may help explain location of silver and gold ore deposits
Cin-Ty Lee, the Harry Carothers Wiess Professor of Geology and chair of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, is quoted.

Unconventionals' role as a bridge to the future
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
Journal of Petroleum Technology
Execs: In an uncertain future, natgas still needed
Hart Energy (Subscription is required.)

Ted Cruz and wife Heidi Cruz has been married for 21 years: Meet his family and children
An article mentions that Ted Cruz's mother, Eleanor, attended Rice.
Special Edition Podcast: Ted Cruz at the Texas GOP Convention
The Texan

A guide for the business development manager
An article features alumnus Mark Lamb, who participated in the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Masters of Global Affairs Program.
Maritime Professionals

Gravitational wave 'radar' could help map the invisible universe
Graduate student Asa Stahl authored an article. 

Frisches graphen aus alten autoteilen
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. Graduate student Kevin Wyss is quoted. (An English translation is not available.)


Music festival starts early for youngsters
Jerry Hou, artist teacher of orchestras and ensembles at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
Jackson Hole News & Guide

Missouri S&T hosts second annual critical minerals workshop
An article mentions that Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy and minerals in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, will give a keynote address at Missouri University of Science and Technology's annual virtual workshop Aug. 4-5.
Phelps County Focus


Arch Manning's Texas visit and decision timeline, Texas Tech's big task: Texas recruiting notebook
A roundup featuring Rice's football program highlights new additions to its coaching staff. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted. 
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)

Tuesday's transactions
Rice head basketball coach Scott Pera is mentioned. 
The Porterville Recorder (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 20 media outlets online, and it appeared in the June 22 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)

Tigers' Chris Fetter withdraws from Michigan coaching search
Rice head baseball coach Jose Cruz Jr. is mentioned. (This article also appeared in MSN Sports.)

From ESL to Rice University, how one Dekaney HS student overcame the odds
An article featuring Enock Gota mentions that he has committed to Rice to play football. This article is highlighted in a roundup by The Paper.
News Blog (This article originally appeared in The Paper and a previous edition of Dateline.)
Spring ISD wins 26 national awards for outstanding print and digital communications
The Paper

NCAA Division I baseball teams with the most College World Series success
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team has made seven appearances in the College World Series. Saturday Down South mentions that the Owls won in 2003.
NBC Sports (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
2022 NCAA baseball: College World Series schedule (Updated June 22, 2022)
Saturday Down South

Fort Bend ISD sends impressive class to college athletics
An article mentions Rice volleyball player Lademi Ogunlana.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the June 22 print edition of the Chronicle's Sugar Land Sun and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Bupa Tour Championship all set for exciting season finale in Mexico
Former Rice golfer Mitchell Meissner is featured.

Change is on the horizon for the AAC
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
The East Carolinian (A similar article also appeared in the Herald Democrat.)

Conference USA football 2022 predictions
Rice football is mentioned.
Athlon Sports


Houston's hot housing market has decreased inventory and widened affordability gap
Houston's housing market is hotter than ever, people are paying skyrocketing prices for a declining inventory of homes and apartments and the affordability gap is getting worse, according to a new report from Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research. And for those who rent, nearly half a million properties in lower-income communities are at high risk when the next disaster strikes.