Dateline Rice for June 7, 2022

Dateline Rice


Mexico president will not attend Americas summit in blow to Biden
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.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the June 7 print edition of the Times and Texarkana Gazette, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the San Diego Union-Tribune. This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets online.)
White House promises 'deliverables' amid predictions of gloom
Border Report (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Mayor: Juarez safe despite multiple drug massacres
Border Report (This article also appeared in 20 other media outlets.)
Elections in Mexico could have possible impact on Valley, experts say
KRGV Online (This segment also aired on KRGV-TV in Harlingen, Texas.)
Summit of the Americas seeks to address migration crisis, but can it overcome regional divisions?
MSN (This El País article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)
Biden, 'maniatado' para controlar armas
El Diario de El Paso (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared on the front page of the June 7 print edition, and it appeared on the front of the El Paso section in the June 6 print edition of the Chihuahua issue.) 

How 'trustless' is bitcoin, really?
An article features collaborative research by Erez Lieberman Aiden, adjunct professor of computer science, and data scientist Alyssa Blackburn.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the June 7 print edition, and it appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)

Dubai's resurrected 'World' archipelago gets its first hotel
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Financial Times (Subscription is required.)
Saudi Arabia sits on its oil-boom windfall as it seeks to diversify economy
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required.)

Light powers nano-drills that kill bacteria
An article features the latest iteration of nanoscale drills developed at Rice that can quickly kill bacteria. Co-authors quoted are 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.

The unwritten laws of physics for Black women
Alumna Tonia Venters is featured.

The Provost Files: In search of the right mix of manager and leader
Rice is mentioned.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Subscription is required.)


Things to know about San Antonio's National Spelling Bee winner Harini Logan
An article mentions 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.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in 25 other media outlets.)

3 Houston innovators to know this week

An article features alumna Kelly Avant.  

Veterans become next-door neighbors after receiving mortgage-free homes in Hockley
An article featuring James Ford mentions that he plans to attend Rice in the fall to pursue a doctoral degree. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Pickleball fever will play out at PKL Social, a new Houston sports bar
Alumnus and former Rice tennis player Jason Mok is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
New pickleball paradise with massive patio swings into Washington Avenue
CultureMap Houston

FM Kitchen & Bar team to open new pickleball sports bar
Houston Business Journal

Houston is the low-carbon, energy-abundant future
An article mentions Rice research and Houston's energy transition.
Greater Houston Partnership (This article also appeared in Hart Energy.)

Houston Cinema Arts Festival artistic director Jessica Green is leaving
Rice Cinema is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the June 7 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Dallas ISD announces 2022 valedictorians and salutatorians
A roundup featuring Bryce Gibson, valedictorian of Hillcrest High School, and Chloe Serna, valedictorian of Woodrow Wilson High School, mentions that they plan to attend Rice in the fall.
Dallas Independent School Districts' News Hub

Upgrade your Texas getaway with these Blossom Hotel Houston deals
Rice is mentioned.
CultureMap Houston (This article also appeared in CultureMap Dallas.)


Can the power grid withstand record energy demand? (June 7, 2022)
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

'WGEM Live at Five'
A broadcast features collaborative Rice research that eradicated advanced-stage ovarian and colorectal cancer in mice in as little as six days with a treatment that could be ready for human clinical trials later this year. Co-author Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, is interviewed. 
WGEM-TV (Quincy, Illinois)
http://dateline.rice/june-7-veiseh (This segment also aired on WALB-TV in Albany, Georgia.)

San Marcos 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. 
CBS 8 Online (This segment also aired on WFAA-TV in Dallas and four times on KFMB-TV in San Diego, and similar articles appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

'KXAN News'
A broadcast cites a collaborative Rice study that found 12% of uninsured people delayed seeking mental health care when they felt they needed it, compared with 6% of those who were insured.
KXAN-TV (Austin)

'Channel 5 News'
A broadcast 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.
KRGV-TV (Harlingen, Texas)


South Texas Democratic races take another turn, with calls of victories and recounts
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.
Latino Rebels

Bumps could smooth quantum investigations
An article features collaborative Rice research that posits 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. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Boris Yakobson, the Karl F. Hasselmann Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering and a professor of chemistry, and graduate students
Sunny Gupta and Henry Yu.

NOMA's professional development program for architecture students at HBCUs is propelling the field forward
Anzilla Gilmore, director for project management and engineering at Rice's Department of Facilities Engineering and Planning, is quoted.
The Architect's Newspaper

Hospitals not meeting CMS price transparency rules are slapping patients in the face
An article cites collaborative research by the Baker Institute for Public Policy that found many of the nation's most prominent hospitals are blatantly violating federal mandates requiring transparency in pricing.
MSN Health (This post originally appeared on the Michael Krivich Blog.)

Matthew Knowles net worth, his career, early life, etc.
An article featuring Matthew Knowles mentions that he has spoken at Rice.
Finance Rewind 

Can genetics tell us if dog behavior really varies by breed?
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
Even giants started out small: Cooperation and the early days of bitcoin
Nasdaq (This article also appeared in MSN, Coindesk, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! Finance and Yahoo! Finanza.)

New research unearths insights into Satoshi and bitcoin's early days

Yahoo! Finance (This article originally appeared in Coindesk, and it also appeared in Yahoo! Finanza.)

LA Opera announces members of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program for the 2022/23 season
Alumna Madeleine Lyon is featured.


Poor hardware utilization puts squeeze on AI compression
An article mentions that experts at Rice conduct research on hardware efficiency gains for deep learning.
Next Platform

EDsmart releases 2022's best private universities in Texas ranking

A roundup mentions Rice.


Ancient DNA helps reveal social changes in Africa 50,000 years ago that shaped the human story
An article features collaborative Rice research that found the earliest DNA on the African continent from human remains buried in archaeological sites in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. Co-author Mary Prendergast, associate professor in anthropology, is cited.
The Roanoke Times (This article originally appeared in The Conversation and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Gary Clyde Hufbauer: 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.
Florida Daily

Opinion: New D.C. streetlight tech can let neighborhoods dim the lights — for the health and safety of all
An article cites 2015 research by Rice that found that more streetlights in an area did not lead to fewer crimes.
Forest Hills Connection

Indiana holds graduation ceremonies for Class of 2022
An article featuring Melanie Navaratna, salutatorian of Indiana Area High School in Pennsylvania, mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
The Indiana Gazette

What defines art?
An op-ed cites the late Thomas McEvilley, former distinguished lecturer in the Department of Art History.
Palo Alto High School's The Campanile (This article also appeared in the May 17 print and digital editions.)

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 Free Press

LaSertoma scholarship recipient
An article featuring Afton Fults mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.

New Carleton College policy hurts many potential students
Rice is mentioned.
County News Review


Ranking college football coaches 1-131 for 2022 season
Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren is mentioned.
The Sporting News

Ten years later, a look back at how 2012 draft shaped Twins, past and present
An article quotes former Rice baseball player Tyler Duffey and mentions former Owl J.T. Chargois.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Twin Cities Pioneer Press and Recently Heard.)

Four fringe prospects making moves on the Tigers farm
An article features former Rice baseball player Dane Myers.
MSN (This article originally appeared in SB Nation.)

88 days until Texas Longhorns football kicks off vs. ULM
An article mentions the 2021 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
Texas 2022 season preview: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
Sports Illustrated's Longhorns Country

The NFF announces the 2023 College Football Hall of Fame class ballot headlined by Ray Lewis, Luke Kuechly
An article mentions that former Rice football player Jarett Dillard is on the 2023 College Football Hall of Fame ballot. 
Pro Football Network

Conference USA football 2022 All-Conference team
An article features Rice football players included on Athlon Sports' 2022 All-Conference USA Teams.
Athlon Sports

Sasnouskaya and Starodubtseva named ITA All-Americans
An article mentions that a doubles tennis team from Old Dominion University defeated a team from Rice last season.

Melendez becomes first NCAA baseball player in 9 years to eclipse 30 home runs
Former Rice baseball player Lance Berkman is mentioned.
KTSM Online

Hahnville alum helps drive Cajuns to NCAA regional
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team was defeated by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette last season.

Former Florida State basketball player completes several pre-draft workouts
An article features former Rice basketball player Malik Osborne.
Sports Illustrated's NoleGameday (This article also appeared in YardBarker and MSN.)

Parker commits to App State out of portal
An article mentions the 2021 football game between Rice and the University of Arkansas.

12 former SEC stars on College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023 ballot
An article mentions that John Heisman is a former Rice head football coach.

Former Rice LHP David Shaw commits to Texas
Former Rice baseball player David Shaw is featured.
SB Nation

Inside James Madison football's FBS move to Sun Belt: 'The possibilities are endless'
Rice's football program is mentioned.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)

Recapping a historic 2022 baseball campaign
An article mentions the 2014 Conference USA Tournament championship game between Rice and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

How Cris Collinsworth achieved a net worth of $25 million
An article mentions that Rice's football team played the University of Florida in 1977. 
Money Inc.

USC football schedule for 2022 season
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Southern California Sept. 3.


New members elected to Baker Institute Board of Advisors
The Baker Institute Board of Advisors added five new members in April, with expertise ranging from business and health to energy, finance and software. The new members are Greg Armstrong, Paul Hobby, Rob Kaplan, Arshad Matin and Wade Rakes.