Dateline Rice for June 9, 2022

Dateline Rice


Blazing heat to test Texas grid with record-breaking demand
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Texas under threat of rolling blackouts amid heatwave
Fox Business

'This is uncomfortable': Saudi Arabia upends genteel world of pro golf
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

Black and Hispanic vet mental health improved after Obama's election
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.
Futurity (This article was also featured in the "Futurity Today" newsletter.)

Bumpy surfaces may give 2D materials new tricks
An article features collaborative Rice research that posits 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.

Il compromesso al ribasso sul petrolio del Venezuela
Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, the Center for the United States and Mexico and the Latin America Initiative at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a lecturer in energy economics at Rice, is quoted.
La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana (An English translation is not available.)


A Texas entrepreneur is creating a woolly mammoth-like Arctic elephant to fight climate change
Amy Dunham, associate professor of biosciences, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN.)

50 fantastic things to do in Houston this summer
A roundup features James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion and mentions Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

What's new in food this week: Pickleball, CBD and new menu items
Alumnus and former Rice tennis player Jason Mok is featured.
Bring your A-game to Houston's newest pickleball sports bar this fall 
Eater Houston

Smith succeeds retiring Alaniz at Harvard Elementary

An article featuring Laura Alaniz mentions she has partnered with the Rice Oral and Written Language Lab.
The Leader

Houston tech company's venture studio names new partner and cohort
An article mentions the Rice Business Plan Competition.

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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the June 9 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Celebrate the 157th Juneteenth at concerts and events in Houston and Galveston
A roundup mentions that Rice will host "Juneteenth 2022: Freedom Work," a panel discussion on freedom, pathways to a Ph.D. for Black students and Black entrepreneurship, on June 17.
365 Things To Do in Houston

Roadside oddity: The metal art of the Eclectic Menagerie in Houston
Rice is mentioned.
Texas Highways


Gymnasts sue the FBI and returning to the office (June 9, 2022)
An episode of "Houston Matters" interviews Luis Guajardo, research manager at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, about the challenges of getting around Houston, and Lacy Johnson, assistant professor of creative writing, about the book "More City Than Water: A Houston Flood Atlas," a collection of essays and maps she co-edited.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

National spelling bee champ from San Antonio given warm welcome home at airport
An article mentions Jones College senior Grace Walters, who coached Harini Logan to the Scripps National Spelling Bee championship June 2. 
KHOU Online (This article also appeared in WFAA Online.)

WPTF-AM (Raleigh, North Carolina)
A broadcast mentions that experts at Rice co-authored the study "N.C. Nonprofit Hospitals Bill the Poor."
http://dateline.rice/june-9-wptf (This segment aired twice.) 


How one paper just blew up bitcoin's claim to anonymity
An article features collaborative research by Erez Lieberman Aiden, adjunct professor of computer science, and data scientist Alyssa Blackburn.

Ford, Rice University turn end-of-life auto plastic waste into new parts
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. Co-authors James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering, and graduate student Kevin Wyss are quoted.
Plastic News
Come trasformare la plastica del cruscotto in grafene: Uno studio
La Repubblica (An English translation is not available.)

New faculty members
An article features Shantel Blakely and Maggie Tsang, who will join the Rice School of Architecture in the fall as assistant professors.
e-Flux Architecture

Lawrence Bacow to step down as Harvard president
Rice is mentioned.
Times Higher Education

Shaping light enables 2D microscopes to capture 4D data
An article features Rice research into super temporal resolution microscopy. 
Tech Briefs


COLUMN: New Carleton College policy hurts many potential students
Rice is mentioned.
The Gazette


Photos: Day One of the 2022 NCAA Track and Field Championships
A roundup features a photo of Rice pole vaulter Alex Slinkman competing in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships June 8.
Daily Emerald

Cougars post high marks in turnaround season
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team played the University of Houston last season.

In their words: 2022 Black Student-Athlete Summit
An article mentions that Rice recently hosted the Black Student-Athlete Summit.
Parham, Thaxton enjoy Black Student-Athlete Summit

White earns Freshman All-American nod
An article mention the March 13 baseball game between Rice and Texas Tech University. (This article also appeared in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.)

WHAT A RUN: SBS football advances to first title game since 1999
An article mentions a 2021 Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Division II football state semifinal game held at Rice Stadium.
Click2Houston (This article originally appeared in VYPE.)

Brazosport DB Randon Fontenette high on Texas Tech following OV
Rice is mentioned.