Dateline Rice for June 3, 2022

Dateline Rice


'The Revenant': Harini Logan rallies for spelling bee title
An article quotes Jones College senior Grace Walters, who coached Harini Logan to the Scripps National Spelling Bee championship June 2. This is Walters' fifth win as a coach.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 600 other media outlets.)


n undelivered speeches, history's alternate paths
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, authored a book review.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.)

China attempts a victory lap in the South Pacific
An article mentions that David Satterfield has been named the new director of Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Foreign Policy

Disbanding police dept. doesn't raise crime level
An article features Rice research into the effects of disbanding city police departments and shifting law enforcement responsibilities to county governments. Richard Boylan, professor of economics, is cited.
Futurity (This article was also featured in the "Futurity Today" newsletter June 3, and it appeared in

Social justice, hate crimes, police killings increase mental strain on Black, Asian, Latino clergy
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 Grio (This Associated Press article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


Nonbinary, Muslim American artist Baseera Khan finds their voice in Moody Center exhibition at Rice
An article features the exhibit "Baseera Khan: Weight on History," which opens at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts June 3 with a reception.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
'The Boys,' Steely Dan are among the week's picks

Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the June 3 print edition and yesterday's Dateline.)

Business calendar: Upcoming events in the Houston area
Rachel Meidl, fellow for energy and environment at the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, will speak June 9 at the French-American Chamber of Commerce Texas.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Are we going to raise the COVID threat level again?
An article mentions that Rice has partnered with Houston to measure the viral load of COVID-19 in the city's wastewater. 
Off the Kuff
'RNN Local News'
KFWD-TV (Dallas)


'KHOU 11 News'
A broadcast features a "moment of Zen" from the Rice campus.
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/june-3-khou (This segment aired twice.)

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 aired on KFDM-TV in Texas and appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


Visible light triggers molecular machines to treat infections
An article features the latest iteration of nanoscale drills developed at Rice that can quickly kill bacteria. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering; alumni Ana Santos, Dongdong Liu, Anna Reed and John Li; graduate students Alexis van Venrooy and Jacob Beckham; undergraduate student Aaron Wyderka; researcher Victor Li; former postdoctoral fellows Mikita Misiura and Olga Samoylova; research scientist Ciceron Ayala-Orozco; Lawrence Alemany, adjunct lecturer in chemistry; and Anatoly Kolomeisky, professor of chemistry and of chemical and biomolecular engineering and the department chair of chemistry.
Science Daily (This and similar articles also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
Bacteria-killing nano-drills get an upgrade: Visible light triggers molecular machines to treat infections
'Fox 4 News'
WDAF-TV (Kansas City, Missouri)
http://dateline.rice/june-3-wdaf (This segment aired twice.)

NOPEC legislation isn't the answer to lowering gasoline prices
An article cites a March policy brief authored by experts at the Baker Institute for Public Policy about the possible economic and energy effects of the No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act, which would allow the Justice Department to sue OPEC over antitrust violations.
Real Clear Energy

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.
Honest Columnist (This Inside Climate News article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

After a few years apart, IEEE ICRA2022 reunited the robotics community again
An article mentions that Moshe Vardi, University Professor and Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and a professor of computer science, participated in the Future of Work Forum at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation May 26.

Meet the Grammy-winning Lebanese American tenor Karim Sulayman
Alumnus Karim Sulayman is featured.

Head-turners: Educator Britt Hawthorne on the power of identity
Rice is mentioned.


Loggers baseball: Home skid continues in 6-2 loss to St. Cloud
Rice baseball player Connor Walsh is mentioned.
La Crosse Tribune

Former NFL RB C.J. Anderson applies 'inquisitive nature,' leadership qualities as Rice University RBs coach
An article features Rice running backs coach C.J. Anderson.

Friendswood sweeps Lake Creek, advances to state semifinals
An article mentions that regional finals for local high school baseball teams are being held at Rice's Reckling Park.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the June 3 print edition, and it appeared online in The Courier of Montgomery County.)

Kelvin Sampson says Houston forward Reggie Chaney out 3-5 weeks
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play the University of Houston next season. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

GAME PREVIEW: Oral Roberts
An article mentions that Rice hosted Houston Regional in the 2004 NCAA baseball tournament. (This article also appeared in KAGS Online and KBTX Online.)