Dateline Rice for June 6, 2022 (Weekend Edition)

Dateline Rice


Jones Act ships competitive for US fuel exports as freight soars
Alumnus Ed Emmett, fellow in energy and transportation policy in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. A roundup in the Houston Chronicle mentions that Emmett will give the keynote address at the Katy Area Infrastructure Summit June 9. 
Bloomberg (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Katy area calendar of events
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
USA. L'aumento delle tariffe delle petroliere rende un caso interessante per la flotta Jones Act
Farodi Roma (An English translation is not available.)

Biden wants to get out more, seething that his standing is now worse than Trump's
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
'People are questioning if he's the man of the moment': As crises mount, Biden struggles to show he can solve them.
Boston Globe

China's energy nationalism means coal is sticking around
Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts fellow in energy and environmental affairs at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, co-authored an essay.
Foreign Policy (Subscription is required.)

Summit of the Americas seeks to address migration crisis, but can it overcome regional divisions?
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.
El País
Critican postura de gobierno federal con Texas
El Diario MX (An English translation is not available.)

'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. It was Walters' fifth win as a coach. Walters is also interviewed by "Houston's Morning Show."
The Associated Press (This article appeared in more than 200 other media outlets online and more than 30 print editions since being included in Dateline last week.)
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)

Ambassador meets Rice University president
An article mentions that Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang visited Rice June 2. President David Leebron is quoted and pictured. (This and similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Chinese ambassador sees China-US university exchanges as important bond between young people
MSN International (This article also appeared in Xinhua.)

How to build a well-rounded Direct Medical Program college list
An article mentions that Rice offers a Direct Medical Program where students can simultaneously apply to an undergraduate program and its partnering medical school.   
Forbes (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Abbott wanting to bar undocumented kids from school echoes failed past policies
An article cites a 2020 study by the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy that found the economic benefits to Texas of illegal immigration are greater than the costs of the public services utilized.
The 74

Bacterias que parecen obras de arte
An article features collaborative Rice research that found that an overexpression of two proteins in a predatory bacteria made them self-organize into circles.
Expreso (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in 20 other media outlets.)


Opinion: How Texas farmers can profit while pumping carbon into the soil
Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and co-director of Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, authored an op-ed. Blackburn highlights BCarbon, a system to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in the soil as organic carbon, which originated from research by the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy in 2020.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the June 5 print edition.)

Challenger Mike Olcott requests recount after 300-vote loss to Rep. Glenn Rogers

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 Texan (Subscription is required.)

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. This roundup appeared in the June 6 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Texas Music Festival returns for first time in three years
Rice's Shepherd School of Music is mentioned.
University of Houston News

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 opened at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts June 3 with a reception.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the June 5 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

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. An excerpt of this article appeared in the June 5 print edition of the Chronicle's "Week in Review" and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Houston Cinema Arts Festival artistic director Jessica Green is leaving
Rice Cinema is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)

What we learned when astronaut Stuart Roosa took tree seeds to space
An article about NASA's Moon Trees, saplings germinated from seeds aboard the Apollo 14 lunar mission in 1971, mentions that Rice has two Half-Moon Trees planted on campus.
Abilene Reporter-News (This article also appeared in MSN.)


Energy experts expect power grid to hold up this week during hot triple-digit days
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
CBS Austin (This segment also aired twice on KEYE-TV in Austin, and this article also appeared in WOAI Online.)

'16 News Now'
An article mentions that Rice researchers are 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.
WNDU-TV (South Bend, Indiana)

Rice is mentioned.
WMUR-TV (Manchester, New Hampshire)


Engineers model nanoscale crystal dynamics in easy-to-view system
An article features Rice research into nanoscale crystal dynamics. Co-authors quoted include Sibani Lisa Biswal, the William M. McCardell Professor in Chemical Engineering and a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of materials science and nanoengineering, and graduate student Dana Lobmeyer

Visible light activates molecular machineries to treat infections: Study
An article features the latest iteration of nanoscale drills developed at Rice that can quickly kill bacteria. Co-authors quoted James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering, and alumni Ana Santos and Dongdong Liu.
Big News Network

Challenging times: In the US, 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.
Sight (This article also appeared in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette and a previous edition of Dateline.) 

El Festival Iberoamericano del Siglo de Oro de la Comunidad de Madrid. Clásicos en Alcalá celebra su 21a edición desde el 9 de junio
An article mentions that Esther Fernández, associate professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures, will speak at the Festival Iberoamericano del Siglo de Oro de la Comunidad de Madrid 2022.
Cinema Gavia (An English translation is not available.)


Editorial: Proposed state budget could make some southwest Virginia wishes come true
An article mentions alumnus Glenn Youngkin, governor of Virginia.
The Roanoke Times

Supercomputer software subject of award winner's FORNL talk
Jack Dongarra, adjunct professor of computer science, is featured
Oak Ridger (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)

Class of 2022: Broward County high school vals and sals | PHOTOS
A caption mentions Rice.
South Florida Sun Sentinel


Trevor Cobb's 'Helping Hands' gives back to injured athletes
Former Rice football player Trevor Cobb is featured.
CW 39

Rox return for summer baseball season in St. Cloud
Rice baseball player Carter Petron is mentioned.
St. Cloud Times

Clock ticking on AAC, C-USA realignment
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Action News 5 Online

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders preview 2022: Season prediction, breakdown, key games, players

Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in College Football News.)

Ridge Point knocks off Strake Jesuit in baseball playoffs
An article mentions that Trey Duffield plans to play baseball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the June 4 print edition. )

Texas clinches Austin Regional, advances to super regional with win over Air Force, 10-1
Former Rice assistant baseball coach David Pierce is quoted.

Runs mark broken in Stillwater
Former Rice baseball player Lance Berkman is mentioned.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Whole Hog Sports.)

89 days until Texas Longhorns football kicks off vs. ULM
An article mentions that Rice's football team played the University of Texas at Austin in 2019.

Three-star SF Gehrig Normand setting three official visits
Rice is mentioned.
Five prospects who commanded our attention at the Grapevine SQT
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

2022 NCAA baseball tournament schedule
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team won the College World Series in 2003.
Saturday Down South

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

Never forget when Case Keenum threw nine (!!) TDs in 35 minutes (!!) of one game at Houston
An article mentions the 2011 football game between Rice and the University of Houston.

Ashley McCord added to women's basketball staff
An article featuring Ashley McCord mentions that she formerly served as sports chaplain for Athletes in Action at Rice. (This article also appeared in KAGS Online and KBTX Online.)

Athlon Sports' preseason FCS top 25 for 2022
Former Rice football player Antonio Montero is featured.
Athlon Sports

'H-Town High School Sports'

A broadcast mentions that regional finals for local high school baseball teams were held at Rice's Reckling Park.
CW 39

'Good Morning San Diego Weekend'
A broadcast mentions former Rice football player Charlie Stone.
KUSI-TV (San Diego)


Grain boundaries go with the flow
Rice engineers who mimic atom-scale processes to make them big enough to see have modeled how shear influences grain boundaries in polycrystalline materials. That the boundaries can change so readily was not entirely a surprise to the researchers, who used spinning arrays of magnetic particles to view what they suspect happens at the interface between misaligned crystal domains.

Bumps could smooth quantum investigations
Atoms do weird things when forced out of their comfort zones. Rice engineers have thought up a new way to give them a nudge. Materials theorist Boris Yakobson and his team at Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering have a theory that changing the contour of a layer of 2D material, thus changing the relationships between its atoms, might be simpler to do than previously thought.