Dateline Rice for May 5, 2022

Dateline Rice


Explainer: Why NOPEC, the US bill to crush the OPEC cartel, matters
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
Reuters (This article also appeared in more than 60 other media outlets.)

A rare look at ancient African societies
Mary Prendergast, associate professor in anthropology, is quoted.

Rep. Cuellar attacked on his anti-abortion stance by opponent Jessica Cisneros in Texas Democratic runoff
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.
NBC News (This article also appeared in Receive and Yahoo! News.)

The $10 million Bob Dylan Center opens up his songwriting secrets
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

Central TX braces for possible triple-digit heatwave, ERCOT urges power plants to prepare
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in CBS Austin, and this segment also aired on KEYE-TV in Austin.)

Meteorites in Mississippi reported after loud fireball overhead
Linda Welzenbach-Fries, science writer in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, is quoted.
MSN Great Britain (This article also appeared in Balkan Travelers and Askahyo.)

Stanford University announces largest gift in its history — $1.1 billion from John and Ann Doerr
Several articles feature former Rice Board of Trustees member Ann Doerr '75 and her husband, alumnus John Doerr '73.
Forbes (Similar articles also appeared in more than 60 other media outlets online and more than 10 print editions across the U.S.)
Silicon Valley venture capitalist gifts $1.1 billion to Stanford for new climate school
The Independent (Subscription is required.)
Billion-dollar donation launches Stanford climate school
San Francisco Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 5 print edition.)
John and Ann Doerr are giving $1.1 billion to Stanford U. to create a school for sustainability
The Chronicle of Philanthropy (Subscription is required.)

Best no-penalty CD rates of May 2022
Alumnus Ben Gran co-authored an article.

This teenager found a way to control mosquitoes using essential oils and baker's yeast
Rice is mentioned.
Smithsonian Magazine


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. This article appeared on the front page of the May 5 print edition, and it appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

You can remove personal info from Google searches, but you'll have to work at it
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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Business section in the May 5 print edition.)

How CEOs can get strategic business planning right, according to this Houston expert
Vikas Mittal, a professor of marketing at the Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an article.
InnovationMap (This article originally appeared in Rice Business Wisdom.)

Texas leaders must close the digital divide
An article mentions that the nonprofit Texas 2036 commissioned a study by the Center for Public Finance at the Baker Institute for Public Policy into broadband inequities in the state. Jorge Barro, fellow in public finance at the Baker Institute, is cited.
San Antonio Report

Houston investors, mentors name 9 most promising energy startups at Rice Alliance event
An article features the results of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship's startup pitch event at the Offshore Technology Conference May 3. Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance, is quoted.

In a Houston suburb, book bans fuel a bitter school board race

Alumnus Lance Redmon, Katy ISD Position 2 board member, is mentioned.
Texas Monthly

This day in Houston history, May 5, 1979: Is it art or is it trash? It was the latter to UH crews.
An article mentions that Houston sculptor James Surls' work can be viewed at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Cherished Night For Guy celebration returns
An article mentions that the Night For Guy tribute concert, which will benefit KPFT-FM radio in Houston and the Houston Music Foundation, will be held at Rice's Duncan Recital Hall May 11. The article also mentions that Rice's Fondren Library houses the Houston Folk Music Archive.
Houston Press

Texas History Minute: Edgar Lovett founder, original supporter of Rice University
An article features Edgar Odell Lovett, Rice's first president.
The Anna Melissa Tribune

Top exhibitions in Houston this month: May 2022
A roundup features "Soundwaves: Experimental Strategies in Art + Music," on view at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts.
365 Things To Do in Houston

UT Austin seeks to hook status as 'most impactful' public research university
Rice is mentioned.
CultureMap Austin


Researchers working on first printable smart helmet for the military
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, is quoted. McMurtry College senior Mac Carr is interviewed.
KSAT Online (This segment also aired three times on KSAT-TV in San Antonio.)

'WMBF News'
An article features Rice research on 3D printing an insulin-producing implant for Type 1 diabetics. Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, is interviewed.
WMBF-TV (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)

10-year-old with terminal cancer sworn in to nearly 400 police agencies
An article featuring Devarje Daniel, a 10-year-old battling terminal cancer, mentions that he became an honorary officer with the Rice University Police Department in February. A Rice video is included.
KIRO 7 Online (This article also appeared in WSB Online.)


Subtle racial slights at work cause job dissatisfaction, burnout
An article features collaborative Rice research into job dissatisfaction of Black employees due to subtle verbal, behavioral and environmental slights. Co-authors quoted or mentions include Danielle King, an assistant professor of psychological sciences, graduate student Elisa Fattoracci and alumni Elliot Stahr and Melinda Nelson.
Lab Manager

Why consumer response to high inflation matters
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an article.
Psychology Today

Rice architecture students design and build ADU with a nod to Texas' architectural past
An article features the unveiling of an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) that 63 Rice students designed, drew, permitted and built over five semesters and two summers as part of the School of Architecture's Construct program, which focuses on a design-build education with social engagement. Community members quoted or mentioned include Igor Marjanović, dean of the School of Architecture, and alumni Madeleine Pelzel and Kati Gullick. The team will now begin constructing an additional ADU designed by graduate students Siobhan Finlay and Adam Berman. Construct co-director Andrew Colopy, associate professor of architecture, is quoted in Houston Agent Magazine.
PearlX, Rice University unveil sustainable housing unit in Houston
Houston Agent Magazine
Rice students tackle climate change, affordable housing crisis
Houston Chronicle's "Prime Property" newsletter

News about cities daily
A newsletter roundup features Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology.
The Overhead

Process removes ammonia pollution from wastewater and provides useful chemicals
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.

Kantar names Moriarty SVP of analytics practice in North America
Alumnus Patrick Moriarty is featured.

Zumwalt hired as WISPA's next CEO
An article features alumnus David Zumwalt.
Light Reading (This article also appeared in Fierce Wireless and ChannelVision Magazine.)


2022 Arkansas Times Academic All-Stars team
A roundup featuring Caroline Huynh and Louis Wenger mentions that they plan to attend Rice in the fall. 

Arkansas Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in

Charlie's beat
An article features alumni Joseph Maile and Pei-Ling Lin, members of the Telegraph Quartet.
Madison Courier (Subscription is required.)


College baseball: Houston beats Rice, clinches Silver Glove series
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team was defeated by the University of Houston 8-2 May 4. The Owls next play an away game against the University of North Carolina at Charlotte May 6.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 5 print edition.)
Silver Glove Series champions
Niners fall in extras at UNC
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)

OTF: May 3 Athletes of the Week
An article features Rice track and field athlete Grace Forbes, who has been named the Conference USA Female Track Athlete of the Week, and fellow Owl Erna Gunnarsdottir, who was named the C-USA Female Field Athlete of the Week.
Conference USA 

Pedrie Wannenburg: Texas university grateful for tragic ex-Ulster star's time and expertise
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. Rice Rugby President Will Miles is quoted.
Belfast Telegraph

Rams sign 17 undrafted free agents, including Cameron Dicker
An article mentions that former Rice football player Elijah Garcia joined the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent.
NBC Sports (Similar articles also appeared in 40 other media outlets.)

Chargers bolster secondary with addition of Bryce Callahan
Former Rice football player Bryce Callahan is featured.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in 150 other media outlets.)

Why doesn't Texas play UH? And will that change?
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 Sports section in the May 5 print edition, and it was featured in the Chronicle's "Morning Report" newsletter.)

Big 12 format for 2023 keeps UH football schedule in limbo
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston in 2023.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Western standout Deionte Knight one of nine Canadians added to Argos roster in 2022 CFL draft
Former Rice football player Gregor MacKellar is featured.
3 Down Nation

UCF exploring joining Big 12 as soon as 2023
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Sports Illustrated's NoleGameday

2022 college football schedule
An article mentions that Rice’s football team is slated to play the University of Southern California Sept. 3.
Sports Illustrated's College Football HQ (This article also appeared in YardBarker.)

'Iowa's News Now'
A broadcast features a high school tennis player who plans to attend Rice next fall.
KGAN-TV (Iowa City, Iowa)


Rice creates major in sport analytics to offer training in rapidly expanding field
Sport analytics has transformed the way professional and college teams scout and evaluate potential players. Now, Rice students will have the chance to earn a degree in this rapidly expanding field. Rice's Department of Sport Management in the School of Social Sciences, in partnership with the School of Engineering, has created one of the nation's only standalone sport analytics majors.

Rice 'metalens' could disrupt vacuum UV market
Rice photonics researchers have created a potentially disruptive technology for the ultraviolet optics market. By precisely etching hundreds of tiny triangles on the surface of a microscopic film of zinc oxide, nanophotonics pioneer Naomi Halas and colleagues created a "metalens" that transforms incoming long-wave UV into a focused output of vacuum UV radiation.

Rice U. launches new small-business accelerator
Rice has a new resource for entrepreneurs: BlueLaunch, an accelerator for consumer product companies and other small businesses. BlueLaunch, the latest initiative from the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, provides hands-on training and mentoring designed to support the success of Rice-affiliated small-business entrepreneurs in any industry.