Dateline Rice for May 6, 2022

Dateline Rice


Turning lunar dirt into fuel
A news roundup quotes Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies.
The Hill's "Equilibrium/Sustainability" newsletter (This article also appeared in MSN.)
US Senate committee passes bill likely to expose Nigeria, OPEC nations to lawsuits for collusion
This Day (Nigeria; this article also appeared in the May 6 print edition, and it appeared in 10 other media outlets online.)

'I've been dug up!' — The dazzling rebirth of 'architectural terrorist' John Outram
An article featuring architect John Outram mentions that he designed Rice's Duncan Hall.
The Guardian (This article also appeared in the May 5 print edition.)

Can Alondra Nelson remake the government's approach to science and tech?
Rice is mentioned.

Murtaza Syed to head SBP after gov't denies extension to Baqir
Alumnus Aasim Husain is featured.
The International News


With piles of campaign cash, Christian activists make North Texas school board races a state battleground
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 Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
Beto O'Rourke, Democrats bring abortion, Roe v. Wade into Texas governor’s race
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
Rep. Cuellar attacked on his anti-abortion stance by opponent Jessica Cisneros in Texas Democratic runoff
The Black Chronicle
The crazies are protesting the Catholic church
KTRH on Spreaker (This segment also aired on KTRH-AM in Houston.)

Sides wrap up in judicial vote districting case
John Alford, professor of political science, is quoted.
Texarkana Gazette

Spend World Labyrinth Day at Discovery Green in Reginald Adam’s new art installation
An article featuring artist Reginald Adams mentions that his "Art of Sound & Healing" was exhibited at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Opinion: 'Midland, not Moscow!' — Texas offers a global antidote to Moscow's aggression


Ike Dike legislation moves forward and Huma Abedin steps out of the shadows (May 6, 2022)
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 interviewed about plans to protect the Galveston Bay area from storm surge. 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, participates in a roundtable discussion of "The Good, Bad and Ugly" of the week's news.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

'Channel 5 News This Morning'
An article features Rice research on 3D-printing an insulin-producing implant for Type 1 diabetics. Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, is interviewed.
KRGV-TV (Harlingen, Texas)

'KPRC Channel 2 News Today'
A broadcast mentions that Rice's commencement ceremony will be held May 7.
KPRC-TV (Houston)

Not just an after-school activity: LA teens call for climate action
An article quoting Paola Hoffman mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
KCRW Online (This segment also aired twice on KCRW-FM in Los Angeles.)


'Metalens' could disrupt vacuum UV market
An article features collaborative Rice research into a new high-throughput manufacturing process of vacuum UV radiation. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, bioengineering, physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering and the director of Rice's Smalley-Curl Institute; Peter Nordlander, the Wiess Chair in Physics and Astronomy, professor of electrical and computer engineering and professor of materials science and nanoengineering; graduate student Catherine Arndt; and alumni Michael Semmlinger and Ming Zhang.

Winners announced for Houston Design Research Grant 2022
An article mentions that Brittany Utting, assistant professor of architecture, and graduate student Rae Atkinson have won this year's Rice Design Alliance Houston Design Research Grant, which funds research on Houston-specific urban conditions that need urgent attention. Igor Marjanović, dean of the Rice School of Architecture, is quoted.
e-Flux Architecture

OTC 2022: Advancements in robotics offering faster, safer and more predictable performance
Marcia O'Malley, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Mechanical Engineering, professor of computer science and professor of electrical and computer engineering, is quoted. She is also mentioned in an article featuring Rice research into developing the first printable smart helmet. The latter article also quotes or mentions Paul Cherukuri, executive director of Rice's Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering; Ashok Veeraraghavan, a professor of electrical and computer engineering; Provost Reginald DesRoches; and James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering.
Hart Energy
3D-printed 'smart helmets' for the military
FrogHeart Blog

IRS can't bar anti-abortion Facebook expert from tax trial
Yael Hochberg, the Ralph S. O'Connor Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is mentioned.
Law360 (Subscription is required.)

'NOPEC' legislation moves closer to passage
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Energy Intelligence

A glimpse at Dell's future
Alumnus Anthony Charles Whitten is featured.
Block & Files

Rice University launches accelerator program
An article features BlueLaunch, an accelerator to support the success of Rice-affiliated small-business entrepreneurs.
Textile Evolution (Subscription is required.)


Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra to host concert season finale
An article featuring alumna Genevieve Smelser, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music, mentions that she studied under Paul Kantor, the Sallie Shepherd Perkins Professor of Violin.
Shaw Local News Network

Meteorites in Mississippi reported after loud fireball overhead
Linda Welzenbach-Fries, science writer in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, is quoted.
Look: Explosive fireball leaves behind meteorites in Mississippi

Krueger, ex-Texas congressman and diplomat, dead at 86
An article about the death of former Texas congressman Robert Krueger mentions that he formerly taught at Rice.
Antelope Valley Press (This article


Charlotte welcomes Rice for weekend series
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play a road series against the University of North Carolina at Charlotte May 6-8.

One thing to know about each of the Rams' 17 undrafted rookies
Rice football player Elijah Garcia is featured.
Rams Wire

Where did the Oklahoma Sooners land in USA Today Sports latest 2022 power rankings?
A photo shows Rice football player George Nyakwol in last year's game against the University of Houston.
Yahoo! Sports (This Sooners Wire article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Why doesn't Texas play Houston? And will that change?
President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the May 6 print edition.)

Tigers ready for first round of NCAA Tournament
An article mention that Rice's men's tennis team was defeated by Louisiana State University in the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

Florida International becomes the latest C-USA departure to place sports in the AAC
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
FIU leads four schools joining AAC, spelling possible end to Conference USA swimming
Swimming World Magazine

No. 12 men's tennis preview: NCAA first round
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin Jan. 11.

Our post-spring practice top 25 football rankings: Alabama on top as three Pac-12 teams make the cut
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Southern California Sept. 3.
The Mercury News

Ranking the SEC's most feared defenders of 2022
An article mentions that Rice's football team played the University of Arkansas last season. (A similar article also appeared in NWA Homepage.)


Rice University commencement media advisory
Rice's commencement ceremonies for conferral of degrees to undergraduate and graduate degree candidates will be held Saturday, May 7.