Dateline Rice for May 4, 2022

Dateline Rice


News analysis: Biden, a reluctant culture warrior, may see court’s abortion ruling define his presidency
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 4 print edition, and it also appeared online in 10 other media outlets.) 
'The News with Shepard Smith'
CNBC (This segment aired four times.)

Are pipeline companies too powerful? Texas' unusual gas market faces fight over winter storm costs
Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)

'The hate is just too much': Threatened by neighbors and trolled on social media, Minnesota School Board members are quitting in record numbers
Melissa Marschall, professor of political science, is quoted.
The 74 (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)

Poland and Bulgaria gas cutoff: 'Closing time' for Gazprom's Eurozone cash flows
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, co-authored an article.

Embargo na rosyjską ropę? Potencjalne alternatywy też jeżą włosy na karku
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. (An English translation is not available.)
Why not drill?
Hampshire Review (Subscription is required.)


Houston's nightlife, lack of zoning spark surge of noise complaints. Here's how officials hope to fix that.

Bill Fulton, director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the May 4 print edition.)

Houston school board races emerge as 'new battleground' over critical race theory, book bans
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Why everyone should visit Miller Outdoor Theatre
William Ward Watkin, the founding director of Rice’s architecture department, is mentioned.

Houston beauty startup raises $1M, medtech accelerator opens apps and more local innovation news
A roundup features Durre Muhammad, a Rice Academy postdoctoral fellow who won a National Institutes of Health award to pursue her research into the molecular processes of plants. The roundup also mentions that Moonshot Compost is a partner of Rice's food waste diversion program.

Katy ISD announces 2021-2022 valedictorians and salutatorians
An article featuring Arman and Ronak Saxena, valedictorian and salutatorian of Katy High School, respectively, mentions that they plan to attend Rice in the fall.
The Katy News

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 Marshall News Messenger (This article also appeared in the May 3 print edition of the Sweetwater Reporter.)

All Nations Community School expands offerings to high school grades 9-10 in Oak Ridge North
A caption mentions that Rice co-funds the Applied Math Program grant for science and math teachers.
Community Impact Newspaper


What a potential overturn of Roe v. Wade could mean for Houston and Texas (May 4, 2022)
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, participates in a roundtable discussion of the week's political news by Houston Public Media, and he is quoted in two additional media outlets.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Riding the wave: GOP predicts big gains this fall
KTRH Online
POLL QUESTION: Is a red wave really coming?
KTRH Online

ERCOT positioning for potential record demand as Texas temperatures expected to soar 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 in ABC 13 Online. PV Magazine features an accessory dwelling unit designed and built by Rice architecture students in partnership with PearlX; its energy performance data will be made available to Cohan's class "Energy and the Environment" for students to learn about distributed energy generation projects.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)
Rice University architecture students design affordable dwelling that will operate as part of a synchronized solar and battery plant
PV Magazine

'It's just got to stop' | Heights residents say 11th Street bike lanes will push traffic into neighborhoods
An article cites a study by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research into the health and economic benefits of adding mobility options, like trails and bike lanes, across Houston. 
KHOU Online (This segment also aired twice on KHOU-TV in Houston.)

'The Chase'
A trivia show mentions that President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech" was delivered at Rice on Sept. 12, 1962.
ITV (Yorkshire, U.K. Regional TV)
http://dateline.rice/may-4-the-chase (This segment aired on 19 affiliate stations.)


New environmentally friendly way to turn wastewater into valuable ammonia.
An article features collaborative Rice research that developed a high-performance catalyst for complete water denitrification. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Haotian Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair, and graduate student Feng-Yang Chen. Pedro Alvarez, director of Rice's Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment and the George R. Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is cited.
Rice process aims to strip ammonia from wastewater (This article also appeared in
Rice researchers create process to extract ammonia from wastewater
AZo Materials

Carbon nanotubes benefit from a gentle separation
An article features collaborative Rice research that developed an acid-based solvent that may simplify carbon nanotube processing. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Matteo Pasquali, the A.J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, a professor of materials science and nanoengineering and of chemistry, and director of Rice's Carbon Hub; alumni Robert Headrick and Lauren Taylor; and graduate student Steven Williams.
Materials Today
Un paso más cerca de producir industrialmente el material del futuro
La Razón (An English translation is not available.)

When did early humans begin to hunt?
An article features Rice research into the remains of sabertooth cat kills. Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo, a visiting professor of anthropology, is quoted.
Archaeology Post Online Media

Tarrkarri's architect
An article mentions that alumnus Charles Renfro designed Rice's Sarofim Hall arts building, which will house the Visual and Dramatic Arts department and break ground later this year.
Aboriginal Art Directory

StudyFinds blotter: Other notable health studies and research from May 3, 2022
A roundup features Rice research that found "race-blind" automatic admissions policies at Texas' state universities boosted diversity in highly segregated school districts.

Biden finally met with parents of Austin Tice after mom attends WHCA dinner
An article mentions that Austin Tice, a journalist who was abducted in 2012 while reporting in Syria, was honored with the James A. Baker III Prize for Excellence in Leadership. His parents accepted the award on his behalf April 13. 
Hot Air (This article also appeared in the Marine Corps Times.)

Ucross announces a special residency for Black poets
An article mentions that Rice has partnered with the Ucross Foundation, which awards two-week fellowship residencies at the foundation's 20,000-acre Wyoming ranch. 

Outstanding seniors in the College of Science: Justin Hink
Rice is mentioned.
The University of Arizona College of Science News

LyondellBasell's Lara: Small Edison site has huge effect
Alumnus Armando Lara is featured.
Business & Industry Connection Magazine


Forensics team makes history once again
An article mentions that a debate team from Rice competed in the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence March 27.
El Camino College's The Union


Silver Glove Series at Schroeder Park
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play road games against the University of Houston May 4 and 17.

Preview: Longhorns host Houston Baptist in Tuesday matchup at The Disch
An article mentions former Rice baseball player Lance Berkman, manager of Houston Baptist University's baseball team.

Pasadena ISD Athletics Hall of Fame inducts large contingent
Rice Stadium is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the May 4 print edition of the Chronicle's Pasadena Citizen and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Houston takes a seat at Big 12 spring meetings
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the May 4 print edition.)
Here's how much Cincinnati, Houston and UCF will reportedly pay to enter the Big 12 early
Deseret News (Similar articles also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)

Kennedy's Valent excited for opportunity at Rice

An article featuring Patrick Valent mentions that he has committed to play football at Rice.

The Vindicator (This article also appeared in the Tribune Chronicle.)

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi beach volleyball, women's tennis head to NCAA tournament
Rice's J. Fred Duckett Invitational track and field meet is mentioned.
Corpus Christi Caller-Times

CFL 2022 draft results: Toronto Argonauts draft review and recap
An article features former Rice football player Gregor MacKellar.
CFL News Hub (This article also appeared in Toronto Argonauts News.)
'2022 CFL Draft'
http://dateline.rice/may-4-tsn (This segment aired twice.)
CKRM-AM (Saskatchewan, Canada)