Dateline Rice for May 10, 2022

Dateline Rice


Soaring fuel costs cast shadow for the US economy this summer
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
Bloomberg (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the May 10 print edition of the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared in more than 10 other media outlets online.)

Murder hornets and monkey cannibals: 10 times nature freaked us out
A slideshow features a research image from Kory Evans, assistant professor of natural sciences.
MSN Great Britain

How abortion rights were won — and may soon be lost again
Diana O’Brien, the Albert Thomas Associate Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Yahoo! News.)

These celebrities could be your next professor
A slideshow features  Bernard "Bun B" Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Stars Insider.)


Looking for a supermoon? See an 85-minute total lunar eclipse this weekend in Houston
Patrick Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

From Odessa to Odesa, there's a model for broadband in Texas

Jorge Barro, fellow in public finance at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, co-authored an article.
The Gilmer Mirror

Accolades pour in for Bob Krueger — East Coast academic, Texas politician, American diplomat
An article about the death of former Texas congressman Robert Krueger mentions that he formerly taught at Rice.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)
Robert Krueger, ex-Texas congressman and diplomat, dies at 86
KVUE Online

Editorial: We recommend Lesley Briones in Democratic runoff for Harris County Commissioner, Precinct 4
An editorial mentions that alumnus Ben Chou is running for Harris County Precinct 4 commissioner.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Opinion page in the May 10 print edition.)

Meet the members of the Houston Chronicle's Editorial Board
A roundup of the Houston Chronicle's editorial board members features Leah Binkovitz, graduate student and former senior editor of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and its Urban Edge blog.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

This day in Houston history, May 10, 1986: HISD students get failing grade on TEAMS test
An article featuring the front page of the May 10, 1986, issue of the Houston Chronicle mentions a story about the murder of former student Cindy Rounsaville.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Spicy fire crackers are an easy homemade treat for any time of the year
An article mentions that Little Kitchen HTX has a location at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)


We're No. 1! More people move to Texas from California than any other state. But ... why?
Bill Fulton, director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
WFAA Online (This segment also aired twice on WFAA-TV in Dallas, and this article also appeared in CBS 19 Online.)

WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
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 interviewed about the possibility of former President Donald Trump running for a second term in 2024.
http://dateline.rice/may-10-jones (This segment aired on six affiliate stations.)

'13 Eyewitness News'
A broadcast mentions that former Vice President Mike Pence will speak on energy security at the Baker Institute for Public Policy May 10.
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-10-ktrk (This segment aired twice.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)


Crystal study may resolve DNA mystery
An article features Rice research that identified a central metal ion critical to DNA replication also appears to be implicated in the faulty ordering of nucleotides on new strands. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Yang Gao, assistant professor of biosciences, graduate student Caleb Chang and alumna Christie Lee Luo.
Science Daily

Rice University's 'dogtrot' dwelling intended to help solve housing issues
An article features the unveiling of an accessory dwelling unit that 63 Rice students designed, drew, permitted and built over five semesters and two summers as part of the School of Architecture's Construct program, which focuses on a design-build education with social engagement. Community members quoted or mentioned include Igor Marjanović, the William Ward Watkin Dean of architecture; alumni Madeleine Pelzel and Kati Gullick; and Construct co-directors Andrew Colopy, associate professor of architecture, and Danny Samuels, professor in the practice of architecture.
The Construction Specifier

The Ion innovation hub is ready for its close-up
An article features the Ion, a tech hub in Houston's historic Midtown Sears building redeveloped by the Rice Management Co. Jan Odegard, executive director of the Ion, is quoted.
Realty News Report

Opera America awards opera grants for women stage directors and conductors
An article features alumna Emily Senturia. 

Direct lithium extraction — a 21st-century dot-com boom or bust?
An article mentions that a research team from Rice developing a highly selective electrodialysis for lithium extraction will move onto phase two of the Department of Energy's $4 million competition to develop direct lithium extraction technologies for application to geothermal brines in California’s Salton Sea and Imperial Valley.
Journal of Petroleum Technology

MOMA is raging against the machine with $150M in new funds
An article features Rice research developing molecular motors that drill holes in specific cells to kill them. 

Is Google stock a buy, sell or hold before or after the stock split?
An article cites a 1996 study about stock splits by David Ikenberry, a former Rice associate professor.
Seeking Alpha

How Charlotte startup for student athletes is expanding beyond college sports
An article mentions that former Rice basketball player David Chadwick founded RealResponse, an anonymous reporting platform for athletic teams, organizations and athletes. 
Charlotte Inno


Minnesota school board members quitting in record numbers
Melissa Marschall, professor of political science, is quoted.
The Mankato Free Press

Rockford Symphony welcomes conductor Alastair Willis
An article features alumnus Alastair Willis, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
Beloit Daily News

Virtual music at noon Wednesday: Mankiko Hirata and Ryusel Kobayashi, piano four-hands
An article featuring pianist Mankiko Hirata mentions that she formerly taught at Rice.
Pasadena Now's Weekendr

Physics and astronomy lecture, 'Illuminating the Extreme Cosmos through Astroparticle Astronomy'
An article features alumna Tonia Venters.
The World


Rice Owls win three events at the final meet of the regular season in Houston
An article mentions that the following Rice track and field members won their events at the University of Houston's Tom Tellez Invitational May 6: Ari Broussard (javelin), Ese Amata (high jump) and Elian Ahmar (shot put).
Senior Day set for Friday at Tom Tellez Invite

'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
A broadcast mentions that Rice's Reckling Park will undergo a renovation later this year to install synthetic turf, which was made possible by lead donor and former Owl Anthony Rendon.
KRIV-TV (Houston)

Cajuns take 'must-win' approach into midweek series at Rice Owls
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated the University of Louisiana at Lafayette at Reckling Park May 10-11.
The Acadiana Advocate

Blue Raiders set to take on Tennessee Tech and Rice
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team will play home games against Middle Tennessee State University May 13-15.

New Texas college coaches utilize transfer portal to replenish ranks
An article mentions former Rice football player Jake Bailey.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Texas baseball's walk-up songs, from worst to best
An article mentions Rice baseball's game against the University of Texas at Austin earlier this season.
The Daily Texan

Argos sign 11 from 2022 CFL draft class
Former Rice football player Gregor MacKellar is featured. (This article also appeared in and CFL News Hub.)

Capping Sanders Cup in Sugar Land
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team was defeated by the University of Houston 8-2 May 4.
Hernandez earns weekly honors

BASE: WKU's Meyer, Charlotte's Sims take home C-USA POTW honors
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team was defeated by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte May 6. 
Conference USA

Five reasons for optimism heading into next Texas football season
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
The Dallas Morning News 

Rams add 'The Kicker,' sign Texas' Cameron Dicker
An article mentions the 2019 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
Sports Illustrated's Ram Digest (This article also appeared in The Black Chronicle.)

Razorbacks get top 10 ranking in first post-spring poll
An article mentions that Rice's football team played the University of Arkansas last season.
Sports Illustrated's All Hogs

Husker offer hypes up 2024 CB Blocker
Rice is mentioned.
Where does Mizzou turn next in QB search?
BenFred: After 3 strikes in transfer QB search, Drinkwitz may be best off maximizing roster he has
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Four-star safety Jordan Sanford talks Texas Tech past and future visits


Crystal study may resolve DNA mystery
When cells reproduce, the internal mechanisms that copy DNA get it right nearly every time. Rice bioscientists have uncovered a tiny detail that helps understand how the process could go wrong. Yang Gao, graduate student Caleb Chang and alumna Christie Lee Luo used time-resolved crystallography to analyze the flexible enzymes called polymerase as they bend and twist to rapidly reassemble complete strands of DNA from a pool of C, G, A and T nucleotides.

Rice to release 41st annual Kinder Houston Area Survey
Houstonians' views on the economy, crime, the pandemic and other issues related to the city's demographic transformations will be revealed in the 2022 Kinder Houston Area Survey, which will be released at a May 17 at a luncheon at the Marriott Marquis Houston. The 41st annual survey is the last conducted by Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research and professor emeritus of sociology. 

​​​​​​​Computational sleuthing confirms first 3D quantum spin liquid
Computational detective work by U.S. and German physicists has confirmed cerium zirconium pyrochlore is a 3D quantum spin liquid. While a number of 2D or 3D materials have been proposed as possible quantum spin liquids, Rice physicist Andriy Nevidomskyy said there's no established consensus among physicists that any of them qualify.