Dateline Rice for May 31, 2022 (Weekend Edition)

Dateline Rice


Houston billionaire Fayez Sarofim dies at 93. 'The Sphinx' made a fortune betting on America's blue chip entrepreneurs
Several articles featuring Fayez Sarofim, who died recently at 93, mentions that his firm managed the Rice Endowment in the 1960s. The last two articles mention that Sarofim was the lead donor on Rice's Sarofim Hall arts building, which will house the Visual and Dramatic Arts department and break ground later this year.
Fayez Sarofim, Texas investor known as 'The Sphinx,' dies at 93
Bloomberg (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Fayez Sarofim, Buffett-style investor and art collector, dies at 93
Houston philanthropist, businessman Fayez Sarofim dies at 93
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the May 31 print edition.)

Houston billionaire philanthropist Fayez Sarofim reportedly dies at 93
Houston Business Journal

Pioneering Houston billionaire and financial titan Fayez Sarofim passes away in Houston at 93
CultureMap Houston
Fayez Sarofim's life well lived
Texas Monthly

3-pronged approach to adopting clean power
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and author of "Confronting Climate Gridlock: How Diplomacy, Technology, and Policy Can Unlock a Clean Energy Future," is featured.
Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio (This segment aired multiple times on over 800 affiliate radio stations across the U.S.)
Are we at the next electric vehicle charging station yet?
Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio
In a bid to save its coal industry, Wyoming has become a test case for carbon capture, but utilities are balking at the price tag
Inside Climate 

Healing the division in America
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed.
The 11th Hour with Stephanie Rhule on MSNBC (This segment aired three times.)
Miami Herald journalists receive top 2022 RFK journalism award
Miami Herald (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the May 29 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Future electric cars could be made from the remains of old petrol bangers
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.
Metro (This article also appeared in MSN, and it appeared in the May 30 print edition of the Daily Star.)
Científicos logran producir grafeno a partir de plástico reciclado
National Geographic España (An English translation is not available.)

Cómo las petroleras estadounidenses han usado la invasión rusa de Ucrania para desinformar con el objetivo de aumentar el consumo de combustibles fósiles
Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. (An English translation is not available.)

Ana María Martínez: 'La música es como el aire que respiro'
Ana María Martínez, professor of voice at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
El Nuevo Día (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared on the front page of the May 31 print edition.)

Their long-shot California dream: Beating Gov. Gavin Newsom
Alumnus Shawn Collins, who is running for governor of California, is featured.
Los Angeles Times (This article also appeared in MSN.)

This device may nudge your brain into deep sleep
An article mentions that Rice is collaborating on a "brain-clearing" device.
The Washington Post (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Harrison, McCutcheon high school valedictorians named for their 2022 graduation class

Rice is mentioned.
Yahoo! Entertainment (This Journal & Courier article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
How much will it cost to get an MBA in the USA?
Malaysian Digest


Houston couple races to find fallen space rocks that are 4.5 billion-year-old time capsules
Linda Welzenbach-Fries, science writer in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, who discovered remnants of a meteor that recently fell over Mississippi, is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the May 31 print edition.)

Proposed Riverside Terrace historic district has longtime residents fighting for their neighborhood
Shani Adia Evans, assistant professor of sociology, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the May 30 print edition.

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. This article appeared on the front of the City/State section in the May 28 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in the May 30 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News. This story also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Houston VC named to federal panel on innovation and entrepreneurship
Aziz Gilani, lecturer in management at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Alumni Success Story: 2016 alumnus achieves his dream with NASA, focusing on foundations of mission success
Stephen Mackwell, adjunct professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is mentioned.
Aldine Independent School District News

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. This article appeared in the May 29 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared online in MSN and a previous edition of Dateline.)


Houston, other large cities see populations decrease as metro areas expand

An article cites a March study by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research into demographic changes to some of Texas' largest counties.
Houston Business Journal

Houston innovator joins VC world to increase her social impact
A Q&A features alumna Kelly Avant.  

Introducing Spring ISD's class of 2022 valedictorians and salutatorians
A roundup featuring Teon Jamal Golden, Dekaney High School valedictorian, mentions that he plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Crude prices reach 11-week highs
An article cites a gasoline and diesel pricing webinar by Lutz Kilian, a senior economic policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, which was hosted by the Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Plan Your Weekend: June 2-5, 2022
A roundup features the exhibition "Baseera Khan: Weight on History," which will be on view at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts starting June 3.
365 Things To Do in Houston

Star Houston pitmaster reveals new fried chicken, seafood and comfort food restaurant
An article features alumnus and former Rice football player Greg Gatlin, owner of Gatlin's BBQ.
CultureMap Houston

Researchers develop sodium glassy electrolytes capable of supporting long-duration grid-scale energy storage

An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
University of Houston News (This article also appeared in Mirage News.)

'Crazy Rich Asians' author returns to hometown Houston for bookish Inprint Ball
Rice is mentioned.
CultureMap Houston


Our day of remembrance
Two recordings by Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano at the Shepherd School of Music, are featured. (This Performance Today segment also aired on more than 400 stations across the U.S.)

'New Day with John Berman and Brianna Keilar'
A broadcast about rising gas prices cites Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies. 
CNN (This segment aired twice.)
CNN correspondent says Biden can't do much about gas prices: 'Options are looking pretty bleak'
Fox News (This article also appeared in MSN.)
CNN business expert admits there is 'very little' Joe Biden can do to lower gas prices as network continues to insist the problem is 'global'
Daily Mail (This article also appeared in MSN.)

New insulin-regulating implant helps Type 1 diabetes patients
An article features Rice research on 3D-printing an insulin-producing implant for Type 1 diabetics. Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, is interviewed.
KSAT Online (This segment also aired on KSAT-TV in San Antonio.)

Saving our soldiers: World's first printable smart helmets
An article mentions that Rice researchers are developing the first printable smart helmet. Paul Cherukuri, executive director of Rice's Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Grant Belton, design specialist at the institute, and McMurtry College senior Mac Carr are interviewed.
WGEM Online (This segment also aired twice on KFVS-TV in Paducah, Kentucky.)

Classical music gets diverse: Part 2
Alumna Yaira Matyakubova is featured.
The Full Story with Tom Kuser (This segment aired three times on WSHU-FM in Westport, Connecticut, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

'TWC News All Day'
A broadcast mentions that Rice is the No. 1 university in Texas according to Money magazine. 
Spectrum News Austin (This segment aired 14 times.)


How will the war in Ukraine affect OPEC?
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Inside Arabia

Jeff Bishop '04 on clean energy and clear communication
Alumnus Jeff Bishop is featured. Alumnus Andy Karsner and Tracy Volz, professor in the practice at the George R. Brown School of Engineering and director of the Engineering Communications Program, are mentioned. The interview with Bishop also mentions that he is a former member of Spontaneous Combustion, a Rice improvisational comedy group.


Biden is running out of options to tame soaring gasoline prices
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.
Finger Lakes Times (This Bloomberg article also appeared in The Day, The Register-Herald and the print edition of the Boulder Daily Camera.)
Abortion rights groups have had a fundraising edge. Midterms to test if dollars can turn into votes.
Cincinnati Enquirer (Subscription is required.)
Grupo de maestros en Texas realiza manifestación contra el senador Ted Cruz y pide leyes para el control de armas
Univision Austin (An English translation is not available.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)

OPINION | REX NELSON: Forest for the trees
An article features late alumnus E. Fay Jones.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and it appeared on the front of the Editorial Page in the May 29 print editions of both papers.)

Hoover Belles honor 36 graduating seniors for community service
An article mention that Aanya Noorani plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Hoover Sun (This article also appeared in 280 Living.)

Keystone Class of 2022 reminded to be the joy in the world
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
The Chronicle-Telegram

New windfall taxes are a nightmare for West Virginia
An article features collaborative Rice research into the possible effects of increasing the corporate tax rate to 28%.
The State Journal

Folwell spurs bipartisan NC House medical debt overhaul bill
An article mentions that experts at Rice co-authored the study "N.C. Nonprofit Hospitals Bill the Poor."
Winston Salem-Journal


Recapping the 2022 DI outdoor track and field East and West preliminaries results
Several articles mention that Rice runner Grace Forbes won the 10,000-meter race at the NCAA West Preliminary meet, qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Conference USA mentions that the following Owls also qualified for the NCAA Championships: James McNaney (javelin), Alex Slinkman (pole vault), Tara Simpson-Sullivan (hammer throw) and Erna Gunnarsdottir (shot put).
OTF: 21 student athletes qualify for NCAA Championships
Conference USA
Razorbacks advance four to Eugene from NCAA West

10 instant impact summer transfers: Agiye Hall, Baylor Cupp, Camar Wheaton and more!
A roundup about Rice's summer football transfers mentions head coach Mike Bloomgren.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
'Sports Sunday'
KPRC-TV (Houston)

Crawley bows out at NCAA singles semifinals
An article mentions that the Rice women's tennis doubles team of Diae El Jardi and Maria Budin was defeated in the first round of the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships.

Green Bay Southwest offensive lineman Thomas Paasch commits to Northern Illinois
Rice football player Isaac Klarkowski is mentioned.
Green Bay Press Gazette

Anthony Rendon is out for 10 days with inflammation in his wrist
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon is featured.

Houston-area baseball regional championship pairings
A pair of articles mentions that regional finals for local high school baseball teams are being held at Rice's Reckling Park.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.) 
Pitching staff setting tone for Lake Creek during playoff run
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.) 

Bryan Blair: Youngest athletic director in FBS takes chair at Toledo
An article features Bryan Blair, former senior associate athletic director for sport administration and compliance at Rice.
Sports Business Journal

35 sports quotes to live by
An article featuring Homer Rice mentions that he is a former athletic director at Rice.
At the Buzzer

College notebook: Marsteller honored as repeat national player of the year
An article mentions that Rice recently hosted the Black Student-Athlete Summit.
The Free Lance Star

Rodríguez comes from behind to win in Guadalajara
Former Rice golfer Mitchell Meissner is mentioned.

Cincinnati soccer: Mackenzie Tucker and Vyviene Spaulding join program
An article features former Rice soccer player Vyviene Spaulding.

Former TCU cornerback Jeff Gladney passes away
Rice is mentioned. 
Sports Illustrated's Killer Frogs (Similar articles also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Baseball player of the week (5/29): Southlake Carroll's Ben Tryon
The Dallas Morning News
Wisconsin reaches out to a new wing in the 2023 recruiting class
Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in Badgers Wire.)

LSU opens NCAA regional play Friday in Hattiesburg
Rice's baseball program is mentioned.

Razorbacks will play regional away from Fayetteville
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team was defeated by the University of Arkansas in an NCAA regionals game in 2012.
Whole Hog Sports

Lakers draft workouts May 28, 2022
Former Rice basketball player Drew Peterson is featured.

TV slate set for 2022 UTSA football
An article mentions the Rice football team's 2022 schedule.
San Antonio Business Journal (Subscription is required.)

These basketball players from Wisconsin reached the NBA Finals and won rings
Former Rice basketball player Mike Wilks is featured.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Leading US diplomat David Satterfield named director of Rice’s Baker Institute
Ambassador David M. Satterfield, who has over four decades of diplomatic service and policy and management leadership experience in the United States and overseas in the Near East and Europe, has been named the new director of Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Rice Alliance seeks entrepreneurs for energy transition program
Entrepreneurs who are interested in running a startup that can impact the energy transition can apply to be matched with a novel technology in a new Chevron Studio program. Those selected will work with leading scientists and technologists to find solutions toward a lower-carbon future while developing the entrepreneurial skills and business acumen needed to scale up and commercialize the technology they're matched with. 

Mental health of Black and Hispanic veterans improved after Obama election, study finds
The mental health of Black and Hispanic veterans improved when Barack Obama was elected president, according to new research from Rice. Co-authors Quintin Gorman Jr., Tony Brown and Julian Culver found Black and Hispanic veterans, on average, experienced about two fewer poor days per month after Obama was elected.

Schneider selected to direct Religion and Public Life Program
Rachel Schneider has been named the new director of the Religion and Public Life Program (RPLP), which will now be housed in Rice's Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance. RPLP is dedicated to building common ground through research on religion, training the next generation of thought leaders and translating research for relevant communities and other diverse audiences.