Dateline Rice for Nov. 15, 2022

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Qatar at World Cup pinnacle after years of Mideast turmoil
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)

Ants – with their wise farming practices and efficient navigation techniques – could inspire solutions for some human problems
Scott Solomon, associate teaching professor in biosciences, authored an article.
The Conversation (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

Model clarifies individual epilepsy seizure 'clock'
An article features collaborative Rice research into epileptic seizure cycles. Co-authors Marina Vannucci, the Noah Harding Professor of Statistics, and alumnae Sharon Chiang and Emily Wang are quoted.
Futurity (This article was also featured in the "Futurity Today" newsletter Nov. 15.)

Coral reefs in the Gulf need immediate action
An article features collaborative Rice research into the future of coral reefs. Co-authors Adrienne Correa, assistant professor of biosciences, and Sylvia Dee, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, are quoted.

IIT-Kanpur inks pact with Rice University of USA to enrich academic and research collaboration
An article mentions that Rice has signed an agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur to work towards collaborative teaching, training and research in areas of mutual interest.
MSN India (This article originally appeared in The Indian Express, and it appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

US colleges talk green. But they have a dirty secret
An analysis of university power plants mentions that Rice's has emission levels lower than its local grid.  

How Democrats quietly meddled in GOP senate recruitment
An article mentions that New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu spoke at Rice in October.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

Moon-vacation! Why would NASA go back there?!
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
The South African (This article also appeared in MSN South Africa.)
15 things kids should know about space travel
Op-Ed: Apprentices — the next generation of skilled workers to build our future
NJ Spotlight News


How accurate were Texas polls for the midterm elections? Here's what our report card shows
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science and fellow in political science at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
'Capital Tonight'
Spectrum News Austin (This segment aired three times.)
KRDL-AM (Dallas)

The number of Houston kids killed by gun violence is rising, data shows, reflecting a national crisis
An article cites research by the Baker Institute for Public Policy that found nonfatal firearm injuries are three times more common than firearm deaths among children in Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Cinema Crawl brings Japanese ramen Western 'Tampopo' to Houston
An article mentions that the radio show "Sounds of Cinema" airs every Thursday night on the Rice radio station KTRU.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Movies.)

Get a nightlife this week: Nov. 14 to 20, 2022
A roundup of events mentions that poet Joy Harjo discussed her collection "Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light: Fifty Poems for Fifty Years" Nov. 14 at Rice's Brockman Hall for Opera.
365 Things To Do in Houston

Why has cost of living in Dallas-Fort Worth increased? Economists talk inflation, demand
An article cites demographic research by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (This article appeared in the Nov. 15 print edition and in yesterday's Dateline.)


Green wave? Cannabis decriminalization passes in five Texas cities
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Texas Public Radio

'NewsRadio WPFT' (Raleigh, North Carolina)
A broadcast mentions that experts at Rice peer-reviewed a study of North Carolina hospitals. 
http://dateline.rice/nov-15-wpft (This segment aired twice.)


Carbon nanotubes could stretch for desired chirality
An article features collaborative Rice research that found putting constraints on growing nanotubes could help control their growth. Co-authors Boris Yakobson, the Karl F. Hasselmann Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering and a professor of chemistry, and research administrator Ksenia Bets are quoted.
Materials Today

The best online MBA programs of 2023
An article mentions that the MBA@Rice program at the Jones Graduate School of Business is No. 5 in the nation according to Poets & Quants.
Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)

Billionaire-funded 'anti-science' campaigns are causing unnecessary deaths
An article cites research released in September by the Baker Institute for Public Policy into COVID-19 vaccine policies in Texas.

Egg whites used to whisk away microplastics from water
An article mentions Rice research reprogramming cells to identify chemicals and report them within minutes by releasing a detectable electrical current.
Engineering & Technology

Dell Technologies co-COO Chuck Whitten: 'Our commitment to the channel is unwavering'
Alumnus Chuck Whitten is featured.
The Channel Co.

A local's guide to the 14 best outdoor activities in Houston
An article mentions the exercise path ringing Rice. 

National organization of university-based entrepreneur programs presents annual awards
An article mentions that the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers is headquartered at the Rice Alliance for Technology and Innovation.


Department of Modern Languages awarded $200,000 IIE Grant
An article mentions that Meng Yeh, teaching professor in the Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication at Rice, will be one of the mentors at Western Kentucky University's residential program workshop on the best practices to teach Chinese literacy May 31-June 4.
Western Kentucky University News

If all government is local, so are elections
Melissa Marschall, professor of political science, is quoted.
The Lockhaven Express

Biomedical Engineering Society inducts Raj Rao as 2022 fellow
Jane Grande-Allen, the Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering and professor of mechanical engineering, is pictured.
University of Arkansas News


Blue Raiders return home Tuesday for C-USA opener
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play Middle Tennessee State University Nov. 15.
NOTEBOOK: C-USA action tips off this week at the Murphy Center

Bamberger's hot start earns her Bay Alarm Student-Athlete of the Week
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play Saint Mary's College Nov. 16.

Traylor: 'I couldn't be more proud'
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio Nov. 19.

ICYMI: Football drops contest to Alabama-Birmingham Saturday afternoon
The Rice football team’s Nov. 26 game against the University of North Texas is mentioned.
North Texas Daily (A similar article also appeared in the Denton Record-Chronicle.)
The Texas 47: Handful of national title contenders remain in Lone Star State
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Cougars' Williams signs with Rice for baseball
An article mentions that Caleb Williams has committed to play baseball at Rice.
Hickory Daily Record

VB: Nov. 14 Players of the Week
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team was defeated by Western Kentucky University 3-2 Nov. 10.
Conference USA
Matthews and Vauer earn C-USA weekly nods

UTEP quiet on Gavin Hardison's availability for FIU game
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated the University of Texas at El Paso Nov. 3.
KTSM Online (This segment also aired on KTSM-TV in El Paso, Texas.)
UTEP gets ready for last stand against Florida International
El Paso Times

FB hosts No. 4 TCU in 2022 home finale
An article mentions the 1986 football game between Rice and Baylor University.

Tops excited for another opportunity vs. P5 foe
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by Western Kentucky University 45-10 Nov. 12.
Bowling Green Daily News
'I wouldn't want to be anywhere else'
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team played Kansas State University earlier this season.

College volleyball rankings: 6 B1G teams headline latest AVCA Coaches Poll
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is ranked No. 22 according to the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll.
Saturday Tradition

Volleyball remains at No. 23 in AVCA Coaches Poll
An article mentions the 2006 volleyball game between Rice and the University of Houston.

Best in Texas poll (Nov. 14): TCU, Texas still on top; A&M hits rock bottom
Rice football is mentioned.
The Dallas Morning News

Danbury's Lewis signs with A&M
Rice is mentioned.
The Facts


Rice Business No. 1 for entrepreneurship, No. 5 for online MBA
Rice Business received top billing on two prominent lists rating academic excellence that were announced today: Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine's entrepreneurship ranking (No. 1) and Poets and Quants' online MBA ranking (No. 5). For the fourth year in a row, the school is ranked the No. 1 graduate entrepreneurship program in the United States for 2023 by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. 

Mental, physical health support top list of needs for Houston Independent School District students and parents
Mental and physical health support tops the list of Houston Independent School District student and parent needs, according to a new survey from the Kinder Institute's Houston Education Research Consortium. The 2021-22 HISD Student Needs Survey identified needs across five categories: health, mental health, basic needs, home learning environment and enrichment activities.