Dateline Rice for May 27, 2022

Dateline Rice


How FEMA helps white and rich Americans escape floods
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.
Politico (This article also appeared in Missouri News.)

Despite pain at the pump, Americans are hitting the road
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Al Jazeera

Biden is running out of options to tame soaring gasoline prices
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
Bloomberg (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Biden officials meet with Saudis ahead of possible presidential visit
Annelle Sheline, nonresident fellow at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East, is quoted.
Washington Examiner


Texas election results reveal what mattered to GOP, Dems
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.
The Dallas Morning News 
O'Rourke's standoff with Gov. Abbott over Uvalde mass shooting marks the new era in Texas politics
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Fort Bend County poised to elect Suleman Lalani as state representative
Indo American News
'Fox 26 News at 9'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
'Fox 26: The News Edge'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
Other voices: True reform, not Title 42, the solution
Longview News-Journal (This San Antonio Express-News article appeared in the May 27 print edition of The Maui News and a previous edition of Dateline.)
Gobernador Abbott señala la salud mental en respuesta al tiroteo: Un experto asegura que no hay conexión
Univision (An English translation is not available.)

In Uvalde's wake, Houston doctors stress need for more research funding, bipartisan policy change
Rola El-Serag, the L.E. and Virginia Simmons Senior Fellow in Health Policy and director of the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Health and Biosciences, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Rational Middle of Immigration video: The shadow workforce and the path to a stronger economy
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.
Texas GOP Vote

Major local academic institutions, companies growing Houston's advanced materials sector

An article mentions that Professor Emeritus Robert Curl and the late Richard Smalley shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with British chemist Sir Harold Kroto for the discovery of buckminsterfullerenes, or “buckyballs,” a new form of carbon. The article also mentions that Rice received a $100 million donation in 2020 for the university to establish the Welch Institute, which aims to accelerate the discovery, design and manufacture of new materials
Greater Houston Partnership

Meet the 2022 Van Cliburn competitors
A roundup featuring Jonathan Mak mentions that he plans to pursue a doctoral degree at Rice and study under Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano at the Shepherd School of Music.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the May 27 print edition.)

5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week
A roundup features Kerri Smith, executive director of the Clean Energy Accelerator at the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship. 

Texas nonprofit cancer research funder doles out millions to health professionals moving to Houston
An article mentions that Hans Renata, Mingjie Dai and Samantha Yruegas will join the Rice faculty thanks to $8 million in recruitment grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

Timely 'Bonnie & Clyde' dance production takes on gun violence, prison reform
A roundup mentions that Open Dance Project will perform "Bonnie & Clyde" at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts May 27-June 4.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)


Houston Exponential enters new chapter, as Houston continues its pursuit of tech ecosystem
An article mentions the Ion, an innovation tech hub developed by Rice.  
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Business section in the May 27 print edition.)

PulteGroup debuts 2 mortgage-free homes for veterans in Hockley
An article featuring James Ford mentions that he plans to attend Rice in the fall to pursue a doctoral degree. 
Community Impact Newspaper

UH Cougar Medics seek approval for student-run EMS service
An article mentions that Rice has a student-run EMS service.
The Daily Cougar


Health Beat: T1D insulin pump
An article features Rice research on 3D-printing an insulin-producing implant for Type 1 diabetics. Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, is quoted.
WFMZ Online (This segment also aired twice on WFMZ-TV in Philadelphia.)

WT scores high 2022 best college listings in Texas
An article mentions that Rice is ranked the No. 17 university in the nation according to Money magazine.
'ABC 7 News'
KVII-TV (Amarillo, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/may-27-kvii (This segment aired five times.)


Top hospitals are blatantly violating price-transparency mandate, says new report
An article features collaborative Rice research that found many of the nation's most prominent hospitals are blatantly violating federal mandates requiring transparency in pricing. Co-author Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Health and Biosciences, is quoted.
Medical Xpress

Brinkley delivers keynote at Sarah Lawrence commencement
An article features Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, who delivered Sarah Lawrence College's commencement address May 13.
Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals

Ford teams with Rice University researchers to recycle plastic from old vehicles

An article features collaborative Rice research that may provide a path to upcycling huge amounts of waste plastic from the millions of cars scrapped each year. Co-authors James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering, and graduate student Kevin Wyss are quoted.
Auto Remarketing

Magma beneath tectonic collision zones is wetter than previously thought
Cin-Ty Lee, the Harry Carothers Wiess Professor of Geology and chair of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, is quoted.

The whitest specialty: Bias
David Schneider, professor emeritus of psychological sciences, is quoted.
MedScape (Subscription is required.)

Extraterrestrial civilizations may colonize the galaxy even if they don't have starships
Alumna Irina Mullins authored an article.

Ballet Hispánico School of Dance announces best practices: We support learning!
An article featuring Michelle Manzanales mentions that she formerly taught at Rice.

Domus Diagnostics to launch point-of-care infectious disease molecular diagnostics test system
Rice is mentioned.
360DX (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in


Notes from a fellow Buckeye
An article mentions that President David Leebron participated in a panel discussion on reducing student debt at the American Association of Universities' spring membership meeting.
Ohio State University's Office of the President

NC House bill aims at protecting consumers from being financially ruined by medical debt

An article mentions that experts at the Baker Institute for Public Policy co-authored the study "N.C. Nonprofit Hospitals Bill the Poor."

The Carolina Journal (This article also appeared in Triangle News Hub.)

What is Bun B net worth? Everything you need to know
An article features  Bernard "Bun B" Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice.
The Alt Web

Harrison, McCutcheon high school valedictorians named for their 2022 graduation class
Rice is mentioned.
Lafayette Journal & Courier (This article also appeared in MSN.)
Our graduates are off to prestigious colleges
Class of 2022 to graduate Friday night
The Lakelander
Erin Mongen eyes studies in chemical engineering
Nogales International

Trailblazing Atlanta symphony violinist defies cultural norms for career and marriage; poised to launch concerts for a cause
An article mentions that Julia Anjali received a merit scholarship in 2019 to attend Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
NRI Pulse

World War II vet Ken Lindow celebrates 100th; 'I've had a good life'
An article featuring the 100th birthday celebration of Ken Lindow mentions that he attended Rice and ran track for two years before enlisting in the Navy and serving in World War II.


San Jac bringing another contender to GJ
An article mentions former Rice head baseball coach Wayne Graham.
The Daily Sentinel

'I wanted to coach.' Adam Cohen's journey to Xavier basketball
An article features former assistant basketball coach Adam Cohen.
Cincinnati Enquirer

THE 'CH' STYLE: Herndon leans on decades of collegiate, high school coaching experience to lead SBS women's basketball
An article features former Rice assistant basketball coach John Herndon and mentions former head coach Willis Wilson.

Louisiana men's tennis ranked in final ITA poll of 2022 dual match season
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team was defeated by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette earlier this season.
The Daily Iberian

FB: C-USA announces 2022 broadcast schedule
Numerous articles mention the Rice football team's 2022 schedule.
Conference USA (This article also appeared in,,
UTSA announces broadcast info, kickoff times for 2022 football season
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 27 print edition.)
Kick times, networks announced
Sun Bowl to return to noon kick; 3 UTEP games on national television
El Paso Times
USC-Rice in Week 1 will be on Pac-12 Network — and that's a good thing
USA Today's TrojansWire
WKU football announces broadcast plans, kickoff times for 11 games (This article also appeared in the Bowling Green Daily News and WAVE Online.)
Louisiana football to play five games on ESPN family of networks
The Daily Iberian (This article also appeared in KATC Online and
UTEP football announces kickoff times, broadcast networks for 2022
KTSM Online (This segment also aired on KTSM-TV in El Paso, Texas.)