Dateline Rice for Nov. 17, 2022

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UA System trustees unanimously approve UA-Fayetteville interim chancellor as university's next leader
Several articles feature alumnus Charles Robinson, who has been named as the chancellor of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and it appeared on the front page of the Nov. 17 print editions of both newspapers.)
University of Arkansas names Charles F. Robinson next chancellor
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in 11 News Online.)
University of Arkansas selects new chancellor
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in KNWA Online, and similar articles also appeared in 5 News Online, KARK Online and Fox 16 Online.)
Trustees elect University of Arkansas' first Black chancellor
Fayetteville Flyer (A similar article also appeared in the
Robinson named UA chancellor
Whole Hog Sports
Charles Robinson named UA chancellor
Arkansas Business (Similar articles also appeared in Arkansas Money & Politics and Talk Business & Politics.)


Why fixing methane leaks from the oil and gas industry can be a climate game-changer — one that pays for itself
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an article.
The Conversation (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

Why some Latinos remain wary of the COVID vaccine
An article features Rice research into COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the Latino community. Luz Garcini, assistant professor of psychological sciences and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

Copa do Mundo do Catar 2022: Oportunidade econômica perdida para o Bahrein?
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Monitor do Oriente Medio (An English translation is not available.)

Migrazione planetaria, ecco perchè mancano dei pianeti
An article features Rice research co-authored by André Izidoro, the Welch Postdoctoral Fellow in Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences. (An English translation is not available.)

These are the top 20 schools students love the most
A roundup of The Princeton Review's "The Best 388 Colleges" list, which is based on a survey of 160,000 students, mentions Rice is ranked No. 17.
New York Post

Do your homework to find the perfect college
An article mentions that Rice is No. 5 for "Best Value" on the 2022 U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges" list.
New York Post

Ukrainian energy exec details how Russia is targeting the electric grid in Baker Institute talk
An article mentions that Dmytro Sakharuk, executive director of DTEK, spoke at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy Nov. 16.
MSN (This Houston Chronicle also appeared on the front of the Business section in the Nov. 17 print edition.)


Houston universities maintain top spots on best entrepreneurship program rankings
Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business is ranked No. 1 among graduate entrepreneurship programs on the 17th annual Top Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies list released by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. Yael Hochberg, the Ralph S. O'Connor Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, is quoted.

Opinion: With more marijuana legalization, a lot has changed — and a lot hasn't
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed originally appeared in The Conversation, and it appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

Editorial: One of the worst Democratic judges just got reelected. So much for accountability.
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This editorial also appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the Nov. 17 print edition.)
Election investigations and fighting antisemitism (Nov. 17, 2022)
Houston Public Media

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 appeared on the front of the City/State section in the Nov. 17 print edition of the Chronicle and on the front of the Metro section in the print edition of the San Antonio Express-News. This article also appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Aldine ISD board of trustees holds monthly meeting
An article featuring Remelia Arpino mentions that she is a Texas Leadership Initiative for Inquiry Science Teaching Master Teaching Fellow in the Office of STEM Engagement at Rice.
Aldine Independent School District News

Rep. Toth backs investigation of Harris County elections, refiles election audit bill
An article cites Rice's Lib-Con Scores of members of the Texas House of Representatives.
Woodlands Online


'She triggered a revolution': Douglas Brinkley on Rachel Carson's environmental legacy
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities and author of the new book "Silent Spring Revolution," is featured.
'Katy Tur Reports'

Advocates call for creative solutions as Houston region fails to meet decade-old federal ozone standards
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Public Media

Hispanic voters tipped races in battleground states, Latino groups say
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Fox 2 Now Online
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)


Syzygy Plasmonics raises $76 million Series C led by Carbon Direct Capital to accelerate delivery of low-carbon hydrogen technology
An article mentions that Syzygy Plasmonics' technology is based on research pioneered by 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, and Peter Nordlander, the Wiess Chair in Physics and Astronomy, professor of electrical and computer engineering and professor of materials science and nanoengineering.
Hydrogen Central

Participants in the Gulf Scholars Program gather for the first time to share ideas and make connections
An article about the fall forum of the Gulf Scholars Program quotes President Reginald DesRoches and Hanszen College senior Valentina Osorio. 
National Academies
Is the online MBA now for career changers?
An article mentions Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.
Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)


Fighting for kids brings hope for all
An article cites a study by Rice's Houston Education Research Consortium.
The Vindicator

'Four Hands on Piano' set for Nov. 20 concert
Alumnus Scott Cuellar, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post


'Golf Today'
Lovett College freshman Alexa Vela is interviewed about her golf career.
The Golf Channel 

Rice faces Georgia Southern in nonconference matchup
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play Georgia Southern University Nov. 18.
Fresno Bee (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
Men's basketball stifles Trinity Baptist for 53-32 win

College football predictions: ESPN FPI predicts every Week 12 game
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio Nov. 19.
Roadrunners roll past Louisiana Tech on Saturday
The 411: Quinn Ewers deserves a short leash; will Texas A&M actually consider firing Jimbo Fisher?
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
Bob's picks: Once-great contest has less interest
Davis Enterprise
'KSAT 12'
KSAT-TV (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/nov-17-ksat (This segment aired four times.)

Four Wind Surge players make 40-man roster for MLB team
An article features former Rice baseball player Matt Canterino.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in KSNW Online.)

Card Back Q&A: Bert Emanuel talks transition from QB to WR, being drafted in MLB twice, father's NASA career
An article features former Rice football player Bert Emanuel.
Sports Collectors Daily
The 2022 DI women's volleyball bracket predicted, less than two weeks from selections
Rice volleyball is mentioned.

Brian Hainline, who helped guide the US Open through the pandemic, to become USTA president
A roundup featuring Emily Schaefer mentions that she is a former Rice assistant tennis coach.
World Tennis (This article also appeared in Tennis Now.)

2022 signing day extravaganza
An article mentions that Stephanie Gutierrez has committed to play volleyball at Rice.

Seven things atop Gloria Nevarez's to-do list as she becomes Mountain West commissioner
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Nevada Sportsnet

Air Force in store for big weekend in Houston
An article mentions that Rice's swim team is slated to compete in the University of Houston's Phill Hansel Invitational Nov. 17-19.

Auburn aims to ride momentum vs. high-powered Western Kentucky
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by Western Kentucky University Nov. 12.
National Football Post

UTEP faces FIU in must-win game in order to keep bowl game hopes alive
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated the University of Texas at El Paso Nov. 3.
KTSM Online

Thompson inks 13 to BSB's 2023 signing class
A roundup featuring Michael Herndon mentions that his father and uncle, Adam and Allen Herndon, respectively, played baseball at Rice.

Baker Mayfield age, height, ethnicity, family, college, 40 time, draft, trade, net worth, Instagram
Rice is mentioned.


Businesses backing #BlackLivesMatter are more attractive to workers, have better bottom lines
Businesses that offer public declarations of support for the Black community after violent events like the murder of George Floyd and other serious incidents are more attractive to prospective employees and have bigger bottom lines, according to new research from Rice.

Drought in China could devastate global supply chains, energy transition efforts, experts warn
Following a record-breaking drought over the summer, China is on the brink of a water catastrophe that could have devastating consequences for global food security, energy markets and supply chains, according to a report co-authored by Gabe Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Affairs at the Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Rice refines analysis of MRI contrast agents
You can keep your best guesses. Engineers at Rice's George R. Brown School of Engineering are starting to understand exactly what goes on when doctors pump contrast agents into your body for an MRI scan. In a new study that could lead to better scans, a Rice-led team digs deeper via molecular simulations that, unlike earlier models, make absolutely no assumptions about the basic mechanisms at play when gadolinium agents are used to highlight soft tissues.

Rice U. technology startup Syzygy Plasmonics raises $76 million in latest funding round
Syzygy Plasmonics, a Houston-based startup fueled by technology developed at Rice, has announced $76 million in Series C financing led by Carbon Direct Capital — one of the largest rounds of funding for a venture spun out of a Rice lab.