Dateline Rice for May 12, 2022

Dateline Rice


2022 Ocean Shipping Reform Act: The cure is worse than the disease
Alumnus Ed Emmett, fellow in energy and transportation policy in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.
The Hill

An elusive gravity signal could mean faster earthquake warnings
Maarten de Hoop, the Simons Chair in Computational and Applied Mathematics and Earth Science, professor of computational and applied mathematics and professor of Earth, environmental and planetary science, is quoted.

Looking for a supermoon? See an 85-minute total lunar eclipse this weekend in San Antonio
Patrick Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)

Texas' governor wants to deny education to undocumented migrants
An article cites 2018 research by the Baker Institute for Public Policy that found that Texas spends less than 3% of the state's education outlays on undocumented migrants.
The Economist (Subscription is required.)

The week's good news: May 12, 2022
A roundup featuring Arman and Ronak Saxena, valedictorian and salutatorian of Katy High School, respectively, mentions that they plan to attend Rice in the fall.
The Week

What overturning Roe v. Wade means for pregnant people in pollution hotspots
An article cites Rice research into socially vulnerable communities that live in the Greater Houston area's high-risk flood zones.

Top 10 stroller hikes in Houston and the suburbs
A roundup features the exercise path ringing Rice. 
MSN (This article originally appeared in Mommy Poppins.)

Urgent: The energy sector must fix its gas flaring problem
An article features a talk by former Vice President Mike Pence at the Baker Institute for Public Policy May 10.
Financial Times (Subscription is required.)
Senate Republicans block abortion rights bill, Trump vs. wind and newly-leaked Lindsey Graham audio
Jimmy Kimmel Live! on YouTube
http://dateline.rice/may-12-jimmy (This segment aired on more than 100 affiliate stations across the U.S.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/may-12-woai (This aired on more than 100 affiliate stations across the U.S.)


Houston moms are struggling to find baby formula. How long will the shortage last?
David Gantz, the Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the May 11 print edition.)

Barro, Acuna: From Odessa to Odesa, there's a model for Texas broadband
Jorge Barro, fellow in public finance at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, co-authored an article.
Waxahachie Daily Light

Is Texas' GOP conspiring against Big Tech? Or vice versa?
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.
Reform Austin

Top WHS students announced

An article featuring Alina Nguyen, valedictorian of Wylie High School, mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
The Wylie News

Stake a spot at Houston's best 2022 summer camps for kids
A roundup mentions that Rice will host a creative writing camp for students in kindergarten to 12th grade June 13-July 29.
365 Houston Things To Do in Houston


Electricity prices spiking and new plans for the T-MEC corridor (May 12, 2022)
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 interviewed about political fights threatening the proposed T-MEC freight rail corridor that would connect Mexico's Sinaloa state with Winnipeg, Manitoba, via Texas.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

'KPRC Channel 2 News'
An article features Rice research on 3D-printing an insulin-producing implant for Type 1 diabetics. Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, is interviewed.
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-12-veiseh (This segment aired twice.)

Capturing carbon dioxide with plastic
A broadcast 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 in
Earth Wise (This segment also aired on more than 30 affiliate stations.)
Wie plastikmüll zu einem kohlendioxid-fänger wird (An English translation is not available.)

From behind barbed wire, a hopeful valedictory speech
A broadcast featuring Marion Konishi, who was held captive at the Camp Amache internment camp and was the valedictorian of Amache Senior High School in 1943, mentions that she gave a talk at Rice in 2016.  
Colorado Public Radio (This segment also aired on 27 affiliate stations across Colorado.)


Novel metalens shows up in UV light
An article features collaborative Rice research into a new high-throughput manufacturing process of vacuum UV radiation. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, bioengineering, physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering and the director of Rice's Smalley-Curl Institute; Peter Nordlander, the Wiess Chair in Physics and Astronomy, professor of electrical and computer engineering and professor of materials science and nanoengineering; graduate student Catherine Arndt; and alumnus Michael Semmlinger.
Materials Today

Microaggressions lead to burnout for Black employees

An article features collaborative Rice research into job dissatisfaction among Black employees due to subtle verbal, behavioral and environmental slights. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Danielle King, an assistant professor of psychological sciences, graduate student Elisa Fattoracci and alumni Elliot Stahr and Melinda Nelson.

HR Reporter

Telltale signs of concussions may be found in the gut
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 and Elizabeth Reeves; and Michael Nute, a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow in computer science. A roundup from Fitbook highlights the research.

Technology Times
Darm gibt offenbar Aufschluss über unentdeckte Gehirnerschütterung
Fitbook (An English translation is not available.)

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.

FAPESP reunirá bolsistas de pós-doutorado e pesquisadores de destaque
José Onuchic, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy, is quoted. (An English translation is not available.)

Where Pennsylvania US Senate candidates stand on energy, climate issues
An article cites a 2018 study by Rice and the University of Pittsburgh that found post-disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is distributed unevenly and white communities see higher levels of reinvestment.
State Impact Pennsylvania (This article also appeared in The Allegheny Front.)

Other notable health studies and research from May 10, 2022
A roundup 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.
Study Finds


Five things to do: Arijit Singh, Arlo McKinley and more ...
A roundup features graduate students Julia and Emma Churchill. 
Worcester Magazine

We spoke to Dr. Verduzco-Gutierrez about long COVID — this is what she had to say
Alumna Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez is featured.
Be Latina


Offense erupts as Louisiana run-rules Rice, 16-6
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team was defeated by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette 16-6 May 11. The Owls next host a home series against Middle Tennessee State University May 13-15.
Middle Tennessee defeats Tennessee Tech 8-4 behind Coker's 3-for-4 night

WSOC: Dodd announces 2022 schedule
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is slated to play Houston Baptist University Sept. 1.

Peak perspective: Examining Mountain West future OOC schedules
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Boise State University in 2027.
SB Nation

Marcus Jones film review: How ultra-versatile DB can help Patriots
An article mention that Rice's football team played the University of Houston last season.

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. This article appeared in the May 11 print edition and yesterday's Dateline.)

Texas OL Isaiah Hookfin finalizing medical scholarship
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
SB Nation


Sophisticated fluid mechanics model is on a roll
The complex aerodynamics around a moving car and its tires are hard to see, but not for some mechanical engineers. Specialists in fluid dynamics at Rice University and Waseda University in Tokyo have developed their computer simulation methods to the point where it’s possible to accurately model moving cars, right down to the flow around rolling tires.