Dateline Rice for May 11, 2022

Dateline Rice


Imagination aviation: Red Bull gathers the world's best paper plane flyers
An article features Hanszen College junior and Rice distance runner Andrew Murray, who is the national champion in the distance competition of Red Bull Paper Wings, the world’s largest paper airplane contest. Murray, whose plane traveled 161.1 feet, will compete in the world championship May 13-14 in Salzburg, Austria.


Oil companies posted huge profits. Here's where the cash will go (Hint: Not climate)
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
Time (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)

Russia's energy sales crimped

Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Odessa American, and it appeared in Yahoo! Sports.)
'10 News Midday'
WTSP-TV (Tampa Bay, Florida)

Sen. Ted Cruz and Texas GOP Rep. Kenny Jackson go all in with Twitter, Gmail conspiracy claims
Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle, and it appeared on the front page of the May 11 print editions of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)

Fact Checker: J.D. Vance's claim that Biden is targeting 'MAGA voters' with fentanyl
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN.)

Rare lunar eclipse in Columbia Sunday won't return until 2050. Here's the best time to see it
Patrick Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in The State.)


Former VP Mike Pence criticizes Biden energy policy during speech at Rice University
An article features the May 10 talk by former Vice President Mike Pence at the Baker Institute for Public Policy. Edward Djerejian, director of the Baker Institute, is pictured in a slideshow, and alumna Sidney Phillips is quoted. 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 in ABC 13 Online. Jones also is quoted in several additional media outlets.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 11 print edition.)
'We need to unleash American energy now': Mike Pence spoke at Rice University's Baker Institute
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in MSN.)
Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Rice University
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston.)
Former VP Mike Pence speaks at Rice's Baker Institute about energy policy, increasing energy security
Former VP Pence speaks at Rice U. about American energy independence
KURV Online
'Live at 5'
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-ktrk (Similar segments aired five times.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-kprc (Similar segments aired six times.)
Former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence blames Biden for high gas prices
WIBC Online
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-woai (This segment aired eight times.)
With piles of campaign cash, Christian activists make North Texas school board races a state battleground

The 74 (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)

As runoff nears, Attorney General Ken Paxton attacks George P. Bush as a 'liberal' and 'RINO'
Dallas Observer
Trump to speak in Austin this weekend

The Ion celebrates grand opening in Houston's Midtown

President David Leebron is quoted in an article on the formal launch of the Ion, a tech hub in Houston's historic Midtown Sears building redeveloped by Rice.
Community Impact Newspaper

Houston energy entrepreneur recognized for 2 awards
An article features Craig Taylor, who was named the 2022 Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year by the Rice Business Veterans Association at the Jones Graduate School of Business. Charles Schrodel, graduate student and an officer of the Rice Business Veterans Association, is quoted.

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. This article appeared on the front of the Flavor section in the May 11 print edition, and it appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

Responders battle fire at county's Parish plant
An article cites Rice research into the carbon and sulfur dioxide emissions of Texas' power plants.
The Fort Bend Star

Houston cleantech company prepares to move into new facility, scale to meet global demand
An article features Syzygy Plasmonics, a startup founded on Rice research, and its CEO and co-founder, alumnus Trevor Best.


Mississippi Edition — Meteorites
Linda Welzenbach-Fries, science writer in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, is quoted.
Mississippi Public Radio (This segment also aired on eight affiliate stations.)

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 aired four times on KHOU-TV in Houston and appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


Computational sleuthing confirms first 3D quantum spin liquid
An article features collaborative Rice research that identified cerium pyrochlore as a 3D quantum spin liquids candidate. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Andriy Nevidomskyy, associate professor of physics and astronomy, Pengcheng Dai, the Sam and Helen Worden Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Han Yan, a Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in physics and astronomy.

Telltale signs of concussions may be found in the gut, study suggests
An article features a collaborative study of 33 Rice football players to determine the diagnostic potential of the gut's microbiome to track the impact of concussions. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Todd Treangen, an assistant professor of computer science; Sarah Schodrof, assistant athletic trainer and director of insurance services; graduate students Kristen Curry, Qi Wang, Elizabeth Reeves; and Michael Nute, a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow in computer science.

Crystal study may resolve DNA mystery
An article features Rice research that found 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.
Lab Manager

Revived Outram colours our world again

An article featuring architect John Outram mentions that he designed Rice's Duncan Hall.
The Royal Institute of British Architects Journal

An insider's guide to 12 of the greatest rooftop bars in Houston
An article mentions that Rice's campus can be seen from Terrace 54 Bar + Table in the Westin Houston Medical Center.
MSN Travel (This Houston Chronicle article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Researchers 3D-print self-sensing carbon nanotube materials with medical and aerospace promise
An article mentions Rice research that developed an acid-based solvent that may simplify carbon nanotube processing. 
3D Printing Industry

The Big Sur waterfall project is top secret
Rice is mentioned.

Andrea Gomes da Silva and Mitch Bainwol join Brunswick Group as senior advisors

A Q&A features alumnus Mitch Bainwol.


How plastic waste becomes a carbon scavenger
An article features Rice research that found heating plastic waste in the presence of potassium acetate produces particles with nanometer-scale pores that trap carbon dioxide molecules. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is cited.

9 UI students, recent alumni awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
A roundup featuring Nyah Davis mentions that she plans to pursue a doctoral degree in theoretical mathematics at Rice in the fall.
University of Iowa News

Lakes Area Music Festival presents 'The Glass Salon'
An article features alumna Patricia Ryan, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
Brainerd Dispatch


Louisiana rallies to win eighth straight over Rice, 7-3
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team was defeated by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette 7-3 May 10. The Owls host a second game against the Ragin' Cajuns May 11 at Reckling Park. (This article also appeared in KATC Online.)

Meissner closes the gap
Former Rice golfer Mitchell Meissner is featured.

Northern Colorado track breaks records, baseball wins and men's hoops inks transfer
Former Rice basketball player Riley Abercrombie is featured.
The Fort Morgan Times (This article also appeared in the Greeley Tribune and the Loveland Reporter-Herald.)

Texas football: Assessing the offensive line
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 11 print edition, and it appeared online in the Houston Chronicle.)

State track and field meet: Top Houston-area storylines to watch
An article mentions Rice's Victor Lopez Classic track and field meet March 24-26.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Post-spring outlook: SMU WRs and TEs have the depth to replace a lot of production
Former Rice football player Jake Bailey is mentioned.
The Dallas Morning News

Texas Rangers 2022 season-opening prospect rankings: Part 3 (Nos. 36 through 19)
Rice is mentioned.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)

'WDBJ 7 News'
A broadcast features former Rice basketball player Mylyjael Poteat.
WDBJ-TV (Roanoke, Virginia)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-wdbj (This segment aired twice.)


Rice experts available to discuss Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court leak
Following the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion regarding a Mississippi law challenging Roe v. Wade, Rice experts are available to discuss what to expect from the court regarding a decision on the landmark case.