Dateline Rice for May 16, 2022 (Weekend Edition)

Dateline Rice


Texas Gov. Abbott's migration crackdown hasn't exactly gone as he planned
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.
NPR (This segment aired on more than 950 affiliate stations across the U.S. and more than 50 on ABC Radio Australia, and this article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)

Biden's battling one energy price nightmare. Here comes another.
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 several articles, and he is interviewed on an episode of "Houston Newsmakers" about the political landscape ahead of midterm elections. Rola El-Serag, the L.E. and Virginia Simmons Senior Fellow in Health Policy and director of the institute's Center for Health and Biosciences, is interviewed in the same episode of "Houston Newsmakers" about possible health implications if Roe v. Wade is struck down. She is also quoted in The Texas Tribune. 
Politico (This article also appeared in MSN.)
Officials react to baby formula controversy at McAllen migrant processing center
KRGV Online (This segment also aired three times on KRGV-TV in the Rio Grande Valley.)
'CBS Radio News'
KCBS-AM (San Francisco)
http://dateline.rice/may-16-jones (This segment aired on 100 affiliate stations.)
Texas used federal aid meant for coronavirus relief to offset costs of controversial border mission
KVUE Online (This article originally appeared in KENS Online and a previous edition of Dateline.)
Houston Newsmakers: Political fallout amid Roe v. Wade
Click2Houston (This segment was also featured on Click2Houston's YouTube page.)
Houston Newsmakers EXTRA: Dr. Rola El-Serag, director of the Center for Health and Biosciences, Rice University
Click2Houston on YouTube 
Baby formula shortage is making low-income mothers struggle to pay for a product usually covered by the state
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)

How Hollywood and the media fueled the political rise of J.D. Vance
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

OPEC is ignoring its mission statement — has it lost its way?

Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the institute, co-authored an article in The Hill, and Krane is quoted in The New York Times.
The Hill

The West's scramble for gas could enrich and empower tiny Qatar
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

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

Come usare il campo gravitazionale della Terra per rilevare i terremoti
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.
Wired (An English translation is not available.)

Graduation is chaotic this season. Blame the supply chain.
An article quotes and pictures recent Rice graduates Sherry Yue Qiu and Nia Teague. 
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Here's how this top-rated small-cap manager finds oil and materials stocks to beat the market
Alumnus Scott Barbee is featured.

Job insecurity will increase if Indian firms don't tackle rising employee dissatisfaction
An article co-authored by Tanmay Devi mentions that he plans to pursue a doctoral degree at Rice starting this fall.
MSN (This article originally appeared in The Print.)

This is the best private college in America, according to data — and no, it's not Harvard
A slideshow features Rice.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Stacker.)

La música viva
An article mentions that the "Monsters of Rock Tour" was held at Rice Stadium in 1988.
La Lista (An English translation is not available.)


Did you catch a glimpse of the 85-minute total lunar eclipse? Here's the view from Houston.
Patrick Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
Looking for a supermoon? See an 85-minute total lunar eclipse this weekend in Houston
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the City/State of the May 14 print edition of the Chronicle and the front of the Metro section in the San Antonio Express-News. This article also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Rare lunar eclipse in Columbia Sunday won’t return until 2050. Here's the best time to see it
The State (This article appeared on the front page of the May 14 print edition, and it appeared in the May 15 print edition of the Rock Hill Herald and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Republicans Martinez, Mealer vie in runoff to face Lina Hidalgo ahead of pivotal November race
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the May 16 print edition.)

Rice University, University of Houston rank among best value schools in Texas, analysis shows
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 10 the U.S. for "best value" according to SmartAsset.
Houston Business Journal (This article also appeared in Austin Business Journal.)

Two sets of top-ranked twins aim to blaze new trails after Shadow Creek graduation
An article featuring Nimah and Samah Haidar mentions that they plan to attend Rice in the fall.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Ictero Medical plans first human studies after raising $6M from MedTex, S3
Alumnus Matthew Nojoomi is featured.
Houston Inno

Houston's Sunnyside solar farm aims to transform neighborhood with job training, clean power for community

An article cites a 2020 report from the Kinder Institute for Urban Research that found residents in the Sunnyside neighborhood had the lowest median household income of any ZIP code in Houston.
Houston Business Journal

Ellison, Schwander earn top spots in Dayton High School's graduating Class of 2022
An article featuring Jaclynn Schwander, salutatorian of Dayton High School, mention that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Bluebonnet News

IDEA College Signing Day in RGV for 15th year May 17-19
Rice is mentioned.
Texas Border Business


Many Texans worried about power grid after being asked to conserve power this weekend
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Fox 4 News Online (This segment also aired six times on KDFW-TV in Dallas.)
Calling for stricter pollution control, advocates urge JEA to phase out Northside Generating Station
JAX Today

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.
CBS 8 Online (This segment also aired twice on KFMB-TV in San Diego.)

Kiese Laymon bears the weight of a difficult past in his powerful memoir, 'Heavy'
A broadcast from 2019 featuring Kiese Laymon, the Libby Shearn Moody Professor of Creative Writing and English, was re-aired.
CBC Radio One's Writers & Company with Eleanor Wachtel (This segment aired on more than 500 stations across the U.S. and Canada.)

'Second Opinion with Joan Lunden'
Danielle King, an assistant professor of psychological sciences, is interviewed about organizational stressors.
WPBS-TV (Watertown, New York)
http://dateline.rice/may-16-king (This segment aired twice.)

‘Electric Eye’: Georgia State researchers tread toward development
A Q&A features alumnus Sidong Lei and mentions that he studied under Pulickel Ajayan, chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering and a professor of chemistry.

Close to a T1D cure: New insulin-regulating implant
An article 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 quoted. 
WGEM Online (This segment also aired on WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.)

BBC Merseyside
A broadcast mentions that Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, professor of sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program, will give a talk titled "Why Science and Faith Need Each Other" May 18.

Total lunar eclipse takes over night sky in Houston
A broadcast about the May 16 Super Flower Blood Moon takes place from Rice's observatory.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston.)

Commentary: Linda Coffee and the Roe v. Wade decision
An article features alumna Linda Coffee, who wrote the brief for Roe v. Wade.
KERA Online (This segment also aired on KERA-FM in Dallas.)

'WSLS 10 Virginia Today'
A broadcast mentions that Rice researchers are developing the first printable smart helmet. McMurtry College senior Mac Carr is interviewed.
WSLS-TV (Roanoke, Virginia)
http://dateline.rice/may-16-wsls (This segment aired twice.)

'Houston's Morning Show'
A broadcast featuring Ananya Rao mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
KRIV-TV (Houston)

May 13, 2022: File 13 — From CIA to see-I-told-ya-so with Whitley Strieber and Caroline Cory
A broadcast featuring Whitley Strieber mentions that some of his writings are archived at Rice.
Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis
http://dateline.rice/may-16-gzero (This segment also aired on 100 affiliate radio stations across the U.S.)


Researchers design process to extract ammonia and fertilizer from industrial wastewater
An article features collaborative Rice research that developed a high-performance catalyst for complete water denitrification. Co-authors quoted include Haotian Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair, and graduate student Feng-Yang Chen.
Water Technology

Engage and interact with the ATD Forum
Marie Wehrung, human resources program manager, is quoted.
Association for Talent Development

Meg Brigman: Empowering innovation by enabling entrepreneurs
An article featuring alumna Meg Brigman mentions that she was part of the club water polo team and utilized Rice's Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen to help improve the aeration system for the pool.

Creating the equitable encyclopedia
An article mentions that Rice students in the Poverty, Justice and Human Capabilities class wrote articles about medical racism in the United States.
Inside Sources

City Council passes discipline-focused San Antonio police contract
An article cites a 2020 study by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research into San Antonio's police oversight board.

Womble Bond expands IP practice in Texas, NC
An article mentions alumnus Kevin Davis.
Law360 (Subscription is required.)

Houston: Una usina para las oportunidades de negocios
An article mentions that a contingent from Neuquén, Argentina, toured Rice.
Más Energia (This article also appeared in Zapala Noticias and Energias Patagonicas.)


Meza honored for scholarship, contributions to diversity
An article featuring alumnus Juan Meza, former Rice lecturer and research associate, mentions that he is the recipient of the 2022 Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science and Diversifying Computing. Tapia is a University Professor, the Maxfield-Oshman Professor in Engineering and a professor of computational and applied mathematics.
University of California at Merced News

College of Engineering faculty receive multimillion-dollar research grant from United States Air Force
An article mentions that Rice, Boise State University and Penn State University won a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to establish Phase 2 of the Center for Atomically Thin Multifunctional Coatings Industry University Cooperative Research Center.
Boise State University News

UB surgeon wins hearts and minds teaching combat care in war zones
Alumnus Aaron Epstein is featured.
The Buffalo News (This article also appeared in Stars and Stripes.)

Local government feature: Denise Fenton
Alumna Denise Fenton is featured.
Lawrence University's The Lawrentian

Hometown inspires Trimble's debut novel
Alumnus Curtis Trimble is featured.
The Paducah Sun

Feature: Why Hispanics in the US state of Texas are more likely to contract and die from COVID-19
An article cites a Rice study into the early reporting of COVID-19 infections and deaths in Texas. (This article originally appeared in Xinhua.)

Puranik Foundation flourishes at inaugural Lotus Innovation Awards gala
An article mentions that Rice's Energy Association and CleanTech Association are part of the Puranik Foundation's Energy Project, an internship that allows high school students to co-create alternative energy innovations to benefit Houston.
Indo American News

Government should keep hands off higher education
Alumnus Bruce Anderson authored a column.
The Ledger


OTF: Charlotte sweeps men's and women's championships
Several articles from Conference USA about the 2022 Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 13-15 mention the following Rice results: Grace Forbes repeated as the 10,000-meter champion, the first to do so since former Owl Cali Roper won it three straight times from 2014-16, and she was the high point scorer of the meet; Grant Levesque was the Freshman of the Meet; James McNaney won the javelin; Elian Ahmar placed second in shot put; Erna Gunnarsdottir repeated as shot put champion; Josie Taylor earned second place in the high jump; Sam Woodley and Nick Hicks placed second and third in discus, respectively; Julie Perez placed second in discus; Alex Slinkman, Levesque and Nathan Rivera swept the podium in the pole vault; Ese Amata earned first place in high jump; Hicks won his second straight hammer throw title, with Cal Abdulky finishing third; and Tara Simpson-Sullivan broke her own C-USA championship record in hammer throw, repeating as winner of the event. Additional articles also mention the meet.
Conference USA
OTF: Eight more champions crowned on Day Three of championships
Conference USA
OTF: Six champions crowned on Day Two of championships
Conference USA
OTF: Multis highlight Day One of C-USA championships
Conference USA
MT places three podium finishes on Saturday
Abdullahi, Miller strike gold on final day of C-USA Outdoor
Adebayo grabs bronze in hammer throw

Blue Raiders complete sweep with beatdown of Rice
An article mentions that the Rice baseball team was swept by Middle Tennessee State University May 13-15. The Owls next play a road game against the University of Houston May 17.
Blue Raiders escape late Rice rally to clinch series
Complete performance gives MT series-opening win at Rice
Knights even series with comeback victory
Knights spoil Senior Day
Top 15 festivals, events and things to do this week in Houston: May 16 to 22, 2022
365 Things To Do in Houston

MGOLF: Charlotte's Park named Golfer of the Year, all-conference teams announced
An article featuring Rice golfer Raghav Chugh mentions that he has been named Conference USA's Freshman of the Year.
Conference USA  (This article also appeared in India Golf Weekly.)

Applications now open for 2023 Men's Final Four Legacy Project
An article mentions that Rice will co-host the NCAA Division I Final Four men's basketball tournament April 1-3, 2023.

Who is Giannis Antetokounmpo's girlfriend? All about the NBA player's personal life
Former Rice volleyball player Mariah Riddlesprigger, girlfriend of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, is featured. (This article also appeared in Ceng News.)

Matt Canterino continues to dominate minor league hitters
Former Rice baseball player Matt Canterino is featured.
Twins Daily

Get to know new UK safety Zion Childress
Rice is mentioned.

Talk of WNBA expansion should always start with Houston
An article mentions the WNBA's Houston Comets held their first scrimmage at Rice's Autry Court 25 years ago.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 15 print edition.)

Track & field: Smithson Valley girls set area relay record at state
An article featuring Saniya Friendly mentions that she has committed to join Rice's track and field team. The second article mentions that Hailey Adams has committed to join the basketball team.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the May 16 print edition.)
Girls soccer: 2022 Express-News All-Area teams
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 15 print edition.)

No. 12 men's tennis preview: NCAA round of 16
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin Jan. 11.

What to Watch: Texas (UIL) 5A/2A track and field state championship preview
An article mentions Rice's Victor Lopez Classic track and field meet March 24-26.
Scorebook Live

Kevin Graham, Reece Ewing prove how one player can make all the difference for college baseball teams
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team played the University of Southern Mississippi April 22-24.
Mississippi Today

Memphis football gets first 2023 commitment in Horn Lake CB Trevor Walton
An article mentions former Rice football player Andrew Mason.
Commercial Appeal

Nevada basketball roster updates: Grant Sherfield lone player left in transfer portal
An article mention that Alem Huseinovic plans to transfer to Rice to play basketball.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Reno Gazette-Journal.)


Eavesdroppers can hack 6G frequency with DIY metasurface
Crafty hackers can make a tool to eavesdrop on some 6G wireless signals in as little as five minutes using office paper, an inkjet printer, a metallic foil transfer and a laminator. Researchers from Rice and Brown University will present their findings and demonstrate the attack this week in San Antonio at ACM WiSec 2022, the Association for Computing Machinery’s annual conference on security and privacy in wireless and mobile networks.