Dateline Rice for May 2, 2022 (Weekend Edition)

Dateline Rice


Texas plans a Texas-sized response to rising seas
Phil Bedient, the Herman and George R. Brown Professor of Civil Engineering and director of Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, is quoted.
Bloomberg (This article also appeared in Bloomberg BNN, Bloomberg Quint, The Washington Post, Honest Columnist, World Era News, Reporter Wings and Wealth Management Real Estate.) 

Paper ballots are making a comeback
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.


Mind-bending optical illusion forces brain to think identical pictures of a road look different

An article features an optical illusion co-developed by Jim Pomerantz, professor of psychological sciences, which won third place in the Best Illusion of The Year Contest in 2014.
The Sun (This article also appeared in The Scottish Sun, The U.S. Sun and The Irish Sun.)

The people who teach us history aren't always historians
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, authored a book review.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the May 1 print edition of the Miami Herald and on the front of the Books section in the May 1 print edition of The Bakersfield Californian. This review also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline. )

Why US oil companies aren't riding to Europe's rescue
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the May 1 print edition of the Houston Chronicle, East Bay Times, Mercury News, Las Vegas Review-Journal and a previous edition of Dateline.)
The energy industry is undergoing a transformation. To see it, look toward the Gulf of Mexico.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 2 print edition.)

La convenienza trasforma il despota in amico. USA-Venezuela. Maduro e il petrolio anti russo
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. (An English translation is not available.)

Fra oljeindustriens mekka til verdens energihovedstad
An article quotes Kerri Smith, executive director of the Clean Energy Accelerator at the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship. (An English translation is not available.)

Krueger, ex-Texas congressman and diplomat, dies at 86
An article about the death of former Texas congressman Robert Krueger mentions that he formerly taught at Rice.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 350 other media outlets.)
'TWC News All Night'
Spectrum News Austin (This segment aired 11 times.)
KERA-FM (Dallas)


Oil majors Exxon and Chevron yield hefty profits despite a world of chaos

Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy and minerals in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the April 30 print edition.)

North Texas school board candidates tout their Christianity
David Brockman, nonresident scholar in the Religion and Public Policy Program at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the May 2 print edition.)

Gov. Greg Abbott asks for private donations to bus migrants to D.C. after criticism for using taxpayer money
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, and 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, are quoted. Jones also is quoted in two additional media outlets and interviewed by WOAI.
The Texas Tribune (This article appeared in the April 30 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News and a previous edition of Dateline.)
When Washington, D.C., comes to Tarrant County: How a national endorsement could change local races
Patch (Arlington; this article also appeared in the Fort Worth Report, KERA Online and Zaman.)
As the Department of Homeland Security comes under fire for its handling of immigration, Mark Kelly says that border states should be heard.
Ceng News
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
Pide Abbott 'coperacha' para enviar migrantes a Washington
El Diario MX (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in El Tiempo Latino, El Diario Chihuahua, Hecho en California and

Baseera Khan opens a solo exhibition at Moody Center for the Arts
An article features artist Baseera Khan, whose show "Baseera Khan: Weight on History" will be on view at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts starting June 3. Alison Weaver, executive director of the Moody Center, is quoted.

Soaring property taxes make preserving affordable housing tougher. Fifth Ward is trying to combat that.
An article mentions that Rice students and professors have provided free design services to the nonprofit Fifth Ward CRC, which purchases homes to keep their rents affordable.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the May 1 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Essay: You can see all of Houston from POST
President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Outlook section in the May 1 print edition.)

Texas-Squared Startup newsletter No. 347
A roundup features several Rice news stories from the past week.
Texas-Squared Startup on Medium

Exclusive: 6 years after Ashby high-rise controversy, a new luxury apartment tower planned for site
A caption mentions that the designs for the proposed apartment building The Langley uses brick colors and columns similar to those found on Rice's campus. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

UT Austin extends 'test-optional' policy through fall 2023

Rice's test-optional policy is highlighted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the May 2 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

10+ can't-miss Houston business and innovation events in May
A roundup features the May 3 Rice Alliance Energy Venture Day at the 2022 Offshore Technology Conference.

The unofficial local mural guide
A roundup features a mural designed by Houston street artist GONZO247 painted on one of Rice's semipermanent structures.
Community Impact Newspaper (This article appeared in the May 1-June 2 print edition of the Bellaire/Meyerland/West University issue.)


Europe importing Texas oil and Houstonian pet peeves (May 2, 2022)
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is interviewed.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Texas Standard for May 2, 2022
An article features Cin-Ty Lee, the Harry Carothers Wiess Professor of Geology and chair of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, who has been recording the calls of birds migrating over Rice's campus. Chris Bick, a former Rice University Police Department officer, also is quoted.
Texas Standard (This segment also aired on more than 40 affiliate stations across Texas.)
Houston birders are helping researchers uncover the secret night life of migratory birds
Texas Standard

'Second Opinion with Joan Lunden'
Danielle King, an assistant professor of psychological sciences at Rice, is interviewed about organizational stressors.
KHET-TV (Honolulu)

'The Ben Shapiro Show'
A broadcast cites 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.
KABC-AM (Los Angeles)
http://dateline.rice/may-2-payan (This segment aired on 10 affiliate stations.)

'Closing Bell'
A broadcast mentions that Rice is an educational partner of PlannerDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization aimed at developing a wealth-creating digital asset index.
Cheddar Business 

'Latina Voices'
A broadcast mentions that Rice hosted the "BARK for BARC" pet walk.
KHOU-TV (Houston)

'This Week with Bob Mueller'
Rice’s masking policies are mentioned.
WKRN-TV (Nashville)

WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
A broadcast featuring Arman and Ronak Saxena, valedictorian and salutatorian of Katy High School, respectively, mentions that they plan to attend Rice in the fall.


Poll finds the public doesn't favor affirmative action
Richard Anthony Baker, executive director for institutional equity and equal opportunity at Rice, is quoted.
Inside Higher Ed (Subscription is required.)

Academics blast HKU proposal to punish students for 'disrepute'
Steven Lewis, the C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and associate director of the Chao Center for Asian Studies, is quoted.
Times Higher Education (Subscription is required.)

Chromatography displays bioprocessing's 'colors' more vividly
A caption mentions research by Christy Landes, the Kenneth S. Pitzer-Schlumberger Chair and a professor of chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, and chemical and biomolecular engineering.
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Research reveals that hiring relatives and friends may be beneficial to a company's bottom line
An article mentions that Rick Wilson, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Political Science and professor of statistics and psychology, co-conducted the featured research.
Pirate Press

Orchestrating a plan with Cody Garrett
An article mentions that Rice offers a Certified Financial Planner certificate program. 
Insurance News Net

What CO2-EOR has already taught us about upscaling permanent carbon sequestration
Alumnus Larry Lake authored an article.
Journal of Petroleum Technology

Philips' 3G licensing case flops at int'l trade commission
An article mentions Michael Brogioli, adjunct professor of electrical and computer engineering.
Law360 (Subscription is required.)


Crystal Bridges, UA emphasize collaboration on art history degree program
Graham Bader, associate professor of art history, is quoted.  
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and it appeared in the May 1 print edition of both papers.)

LSU students and alumni win $200,000 in startup competition
An article mentions the Rice Business Plan Competition.
The Reveille

Taking flight toward the future
An article featuring Elizabeth Loughry mentions that she plans to attend the Rice University Aerospace and Aviation Academy.
The Marietta Times

Guyana shows out again at Houston Offshore Technology Conference
An article mentions that Guyana Minister of Natural Resources Vickram Bharrat will give an address at the Baker Institute for Public Policy May 3.
Newsroom Guyana


Pedrie Wannenburg honored in rugby tournament, remembered as ambassador for the sport
An article on the death of Pedrie Wannenburg mentions he was the head coach of the Rice club rugby team during the 2021-22 season. Will Rice College senior Jacob Koelsch, Rice Rugby Alumni President Patrick Hayes, Rice Rugby President Will Miles and former coach Ed Brown are quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the May 1 print edition.)

Garcia hits home run in series finale against Rice
An article mention that Rice's baseball team won two in its three-game series against Western Kentucky University April 29-May 1.
Hilltoppers' comeback effort falls short against Rice
Terbrak tosses gem in series-opening win over Rice (This article also appeared in College Heights Herald.)
'CBS 40 News'
WNKY-TV (Bowling Green, Kentucky)

Third inning plagues Cougars again
An article on University of Houston softball mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play UH May 4. Two other articles mention the game.
Baseball sweeps Bulls with 9-2 victory
Top 5 games and sports events in Houston this week: May 2-8, 2022
365 Things To Do in Houston

San Antonio-area football players selected in 2022 NFL draft in Las Vegas
An article mentions that former Rice football player Elijah Garcia joined the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent. (This article also appeared in Fantasy Guru.)

Devon Allen gets a quick jump on being an Eagles fan favorite while running at Penn Relays
An article features Rice runners Maddie, Grace and Maggie Forbes.
Delco Daily Times (This article also appeared in The Reporter, and it appeared in the May 1 print edition of the Primos Daily Times.)

Track and field: Motivated Friendly wins two regional golds
An article featuring Saniya Friendly mentions that she has committed to join Rice's track and field team.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the May 1 print edition.)
Track and field: Clemens' Friendly, Reagan's Opara named E-N Athletes of the Week
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)

Rice Owls' highest NFL draft picks since 1970
An article features former Rice football players who have been selected in the NFL draft.
Concho Valley Homepage

Houston Dynamo FC kickoff City of Soccer weekend against Austin FC
An article featuring alumna Jen Cooper mentions that she is a booster for Rice's soccer team.
Houston Dynamo FC News

Roadrunners to head to College Station for Alumni Muster on Saturday
An article mentions that Rice competed in the Alumni Muster track and field meet in College Station on April 30.

Hall, Jones picked on NFL draft day 2
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston Sept. 24.
Williams selected by Baltimore, three Cougars drafted

2022 NFL draft: Jacksonville Jaguars select Montaric Brown in seventh round
An article mentions that Rice's football team played the University of Arkansas last season.
Cowboys draft John Ridgeway in 5th round
Whole Hog Sports (This article also appeared in Rivals.)

Conference realignment: Cincinnati, Houston, UCF expecting 2023 Big 12 entry amid negotiations, per report
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.

UW softball's Baylee Klingler has mashed this season. Here's a look at just how good she's been.
An article mentions former Rice football player Cory Klingler.
The Seattle Times

Buccaneers land quality, depth with OL, DL and a stud RB
An article mentions that Rice's football team played the University of Houston last season.
Bucs Report

Patriots 3rd-round pick CB Marcus Jones: 5 things to know

Patriots draft quarterback Bailey Zappe in fourth round of NFL draft

An article mentions that Rice's football team played Western Kentucky University last season.
WBZ 4 Online

Detroit Lions HC Dan Campbell adds new coach to his staff
Former Rice assistant football coach Cameron Davis is featured.
Detroit Sports Nation

Alabama Roots: 2022 NFL draft picks
An image shows former Rice football player Shawn Stankavage.

'Fox 26 News'
A live broadcast features riders at Rice picking up their packets for the MS150 bike ride.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-2-kriv (This segment aired twice.)

Around the Tigers' farm: Catcher Dillon Dingler shows signs of heating up for Erie
Rice is mentioned.
The Detroit News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 2 print edition.)
'Almost killed him' — 20-year-old Texas tennis prodigy suffers gruesome injuries in an accident as family prays for a miracle
Essentially Sports
Can Corpus Christi find state-level success in high school basketball?
Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Subscription is required.)


Dogtrot destined to help solve housing issues
Dogtrot dwellings are a Texas classic, but this one has a thoroughly modern bent. Rice architecture students have introduced their Auxiliary ADU, a curvy accessory dwelling unit in Houston’s First Ward. The project, underway for three years, is ready for prime time.

Automatic admissions policies increased diversity at rural Texas high schools, says report
A Rice University study found "race-blind" automatic admissions policies at Texas’ state universities boosted diversity in highly segregated school districts, especially in rural areas of the Lone Star State.

Study of ancient predators sheds light on how humans did — or didn't — find food
A new Rice-led analysis of the remains of ancient predators reveals new information about how prehistoric humans did — or didn't — find their food. "Sabertooth carcass consumption behavior and the dynamics of Pleistocene large carnivoran guilds" was published today in Nature Scientific Reports.

Rice U. students reverse engineer drug-smuggling drone for US Coast Guard
An award-winning team of Rice engineering students that includes three Rice football players has reverse engineered a robotic drug-smuggling semi-submersible to help the U.S. Coast Guard fight foreign drug cartels.

Rice U. students develop sleek, hands-free electric longboard that accelerates, brakes as riders shift weight
Inventing a hands-free electric longboard was a passion project for the graduating Rice seniors on Team "Breadboard," all avid longboarders and skateboarders.

Rice process aims to strip ammonia from wastewater
A dash of ruthenium atoms on a mesh of copper nanowires could be one step toward a revolution in the global ammonia industry that also helps the environment. Collaborators at Rice, Arizona State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed the high-performance catalyst that can, with near 100% efficiency, pull ammonia and solid ammonia from low levels of nitrates that are widespread in industrial wastewater and polluted groundwater.