Dateline Rice for Nov. 1, 2022

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Abbott's Texas business allies want a pivot from culture war
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.
POLL: Harris Co. Precinct 4 commissioner's race a dead heat
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
Texas Standard for Oct. 31, 2022: Why polling isn't always right, and what Texas has to do with it
Texas Standard (This segment also aired on more than 40 stations across Texas.)
How Texas voting laws compare to other states
Texas Standard (This article also appeared in KERA Online and Texas Public Radio.)
Hobby School poll finds Texas Republicans are gaining ground
University of Houston News

New Texas election poll watchers: Enhanced protections concern some of possible voter intimidation
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in ABC 13 Online, and the segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)
Harris County early voting trends after first week favor Republicans, analyst says
Houston Public Media

What is a 'selenium eclipse'? The weird 'blood moonset-sunrise' coming to America next week
Patricia Reiff, professor of physics and astronomy and associate director for outreach programs at the Rice Space Institute, is quoted.


Fentanyl deaths rising, but GOP ads mislead by blaming 'open borders'
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Austin American-Statesman (Subscription is required. This article originally appeared in PolitiFact, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Once a lifeline for Third Ward, shuttered Riverside Hospital to return as health care hub
An article cites a 2019 Rice study that found 68% of respondents in Houston's Third Ward had health insurance.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the Nov. 1 print edition.) 

Here's how many people have voted early at universities in Harris County
An article mentions that Rice does not have a polling station on campus.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN.)

10+ can't-miss Houston business and innovation events for November
A roundup mentions that the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship will co-host the Texas Life Science Forum Nov. 8, and the Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will host a community celebration Nov. 15.

Greentown Labs launches cross-collaboration with startups, universities to jump-start innovations
Rice is mentioned.
Greater Houston Partnership


'Great Day Houston'
A broadcast features Geoff Winningham, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Humanities in visual and dramatic arts and author of "A Trail of Marvels/Sendero de Maravillas, A Memoir of Mexico and Days of the Dead."
KHOU-TV (Houston)

Rice University among schools in jeopardy of losing affirmative action after justices raise doubts
Rice is mentioned.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)


New catalyst can turn smelly hydrogen sulfide into a cash cow
An article features collaborative Rice research using gold nanoparticles to convert hydrogen sulfide into high-demand hydrogen gas and sulfur in a single step. Co-authors quoted 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; and Hossein Robatjazi, adjunct professor of chemistry.

Rydberg atoms and atomic engineering
An article features research by Barry Dunning, the Sam and Helen Worden Professor of Physics.
Open Access Government

Scientists use dead spiders to create robotic claws
An article features collaborative Rice research that repurposed deceased spiders as mechanical grippers. Co-authors Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and graduate student Faye Yap are quoted.
Tech Smart

Mary Robinson: 'Moonshot mentality' needed to beat global warming
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Times Higher Education (Subscription is required.)

The Rice Purity Test on 'Big Mouth' is voiced by a prolific Broadway actress
Rice is mentioned.


Shepherd School student Alex Moreno-Gonzalez creates original composition 'New Dawn' for DesRoches investiture
An article featuring Wiess College junior Alex Moreno-Gonzalez, who is studying at the Shepherd School of Music, mentions that he created an original composition for President Reginald DesRoches' Oct. 22 investiture ceremony.
The Canadian Record (Subscription is required.)
Q&A: Offsets need more science, fewer hurdles
An article features BCarbon, a nature-based carbon credit certifier developed by a working group at Rice. Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, is featured.
Argus Media

Notre Dame alumna begins new ministry at Saint Mary's
An article featuring Nicole Labadie mentions that she is a former campus minister at Rice.
The Observer


Rice notes: Owls aim to bounce back quickly with Thursday game
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at El Paso Nov. 3. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 1 print edition.)
UTEP starts on quick run-in to Thursday game at Rice
El Paso Times
What to know: UTEP Miners football at Rice Owls
El Paso Times
UTEP drawing on experience of Boise State win for short week road trip to Rice
KTSM Online (This segment also aired on KTSM-TV in El Paso, Texas.)

VB: Oct. 31 Players of the Week
An article features Rice volleyball players Anota Adekunle, who has been named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week, and Carly Graham, who is the Setter of the Week.
Conference USA

College football hot seat watch: Taking the temperature of the coaches in the American Athletic Conference
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of North Texas Nov. 26. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is mentioned.
Athlon Sports
As November begins, we take stock of each conference championship race
Football Scoop

'Be sure you're right, then go ahead'— and cheat
A slideshow depicts a sculpture by the late William Mozart McVey, who played football at Rice under former head coach John Heisman.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

UNT soccer enters C-USA tournament on roll; volleyball team hopes to add another win
A roundup mentions that Rice's soccer team is the top seed in the Conference USA tournament, which begins Nov. 2. The article also mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play the University of North Texas Nov. 4.
Denton Record-Chronicle

By the numbers: Ole Miss 31, Texas A&M 28
An article mentions the 1974 football game between Rice and Texas A&M University.

FB travels to Norman to face off with Oklahoma
An article mentions that Rice football has won 53 games since 2011.

Best in Texas poll (Oct. 31): TCU unanimous No. 1 again; Baylor rises to No. 2
Rice football is mentioned.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)

Texas safety CJ Johnson sees 'something special' on Louisville visit
Rice is mentioned.