Dateline Rice for Nov. 18, 2022

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Shelter from the storm: A plan to wall off Houston and nearby industry from flooding caused by hurricanes will cost tens of billions of dollars. Will it be enough?
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 quoted.
Science (This article also appeared in the November print and digital editions.)

Job seekers like companies that say Black Lives Matter
An article features collaborative Rice research by Mikki Hebl, the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Chair of Psychology and professor in the Jones Graduate School of Business.

Climate protesters are throwing soup at art. A Brooklyn psychologist is behind it
Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, is quoted.
Time (This article also appeared in the Globe Echo, Yahoo! News and Yahoo! News Canada.)

No zoning: Is Houston an affordable housing model or morass?
An article cites a 2021 study by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Luis Guajardo, senior policy specialist at the institute, is quoted.
The Christian Science Monitor (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)

UAE hired lobbyists to burnish green credentials ahead of COP28
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Middle East Eye
Natural gas-focused methane pact expands at climate summit, minus China
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in MarketWatch.)

Qatar at football pinnacle as Mideast's first World Cup finally arrives
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Daily Sabah

Saudi Arabia has a new green agenda. Cutting oil production isn’t part of it.
Gökçe Günel, assistant professor of anthropology, is quoted.
Grist (This article also appeared in MSN Money.)

Coinbase's Brian Armstrong: 'I'm just as bullish on crypto as ever'
Alumnus Brian Armstrong is featured.
Financial Times (This article also appeared in STL News.)


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.)

Exclusive: New 17-acre East End project aims to make cars obsolete with walkable, 'micro' living
Bill Fulton, former director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Money.)

Houston chemicals tech startup Syzygy Plasmonics raises $76M
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.
Houston company closes $76M series C round to fuel its mission of reducing carbon emissions

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 appeared in the Nov. 18 print edition and in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Disaster research looks to change disaster response in the Coastal Bend Region
An article mentions that Victoria County participated in Rice studies following Hurricane Harvey.
Victoria Advocate

HISD supports necessary commitment to mental and physical health support for HISD families
An article cites a study by the Houston Education Research Consortium at Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
HISD News Blog

People on the move: Madeline Harla
Alumna Madeline Harla is featured.
Dallas Business Journal


Texas Public Radio
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about ozone pollution in the Houston area.
KSTX-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/nov-18-cohan (This segment aired twice on seven affiliate stations.)
Houston Zougars
Patch (Houston)


State-sponsored IRA plans have potential to boost worker savings
An article features Rice research that found state-sponsored retirement plans could help workers save more and help retirees rely less on social services. Joyce Beebe, fellow in public finance at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

Analysis of MRI contrast agents
An article features collaborative Rice research into how gadolinium-based contrast agents work on a molecular level. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Philip Singer, assistant research professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering; Walter Chapman, the William W. Akers Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; former associate research professor Dilip Asthagiri; graduate student Thiago Pinheiro dos Santos; and alumnus Arjun Valiya Parambathu.
Science Daily (This article also appeared in and Crumpe.)

Drought in China could devastate global supply chains, energy transition efforts, experts warn
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 new report co-authored by Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Affairs at the Baker Institute for Public Policy.

New York starts to crack down on the legacy market
A roundup features an op-ed recently authored by Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Business of Cannabis

Women of Distinction 2022: Susan Kelliher, The Chemours Co.
Alumna Susan Kelliher is featured.
Philadelphia Business Journal (Subscription is required.)

The Electrochemical Safety Research Institute, part of UL Research Institutes, opens new lab in Houston
An article mentions that experts at Rice have partnered with the Electrochemical Safety Research Institute to study lithium-ion cell recycling.
Hydrogen Central (This article also appeared in Batteries News.)

Il mistero dei due pianeti scomparsi dal nostro Universo I La risposta degli scienziati spiega quale sarà il futuro
An article cites Rice research into how planets form. (An English translation is not available.)


Trustees elect UA's first Black chancellor
An article features alumnus Charles Robinson, who has been named as the chancellor of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Trustees approve request for funds to expand support for economy
Former Rice provost Marie Lynn Miranda is featured.
University of Illinois System News (This article also appeared in The News-Gazette.)

VSA orchestra conductor finalists to take baton at concerts
An article mentions the late Larry Rachleff, the former Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestral Conducting at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
Montrose Press

Rising profile of Nigerian and African immigrants in US elections
An article cites Rice research into the education levels attained by Nigerian Americans.
This Day Live


VB: All-Conference Awards announced
An article features Rice volleyball players Carly Graham, who has been named as Conference USA Setter of the Year, and Nia McCardell, who has been named as Libero of the Year. Graham, McCardell and Owl Anota Andekunle were also named to All-Conference USA's first team, and Owls Ellie Bichelmeyer and Danyle Courtley were named to the second team.
Conference USA (A similar article also appeared in 

No. 1 WKU set to open C-USA tournament against No. 8 Middle Tennessee
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is the second seed of the Conference USA championship tournament and slated to play Florida International University Nov. 18.
Volleyball set to begin C-USA tournament play
North Texas Daily

College football Week 12: Scott Van Pelt's winners
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio Nov. 19.
UTSA aims to clinch spot in conference championship game on road against Rice
San Antonio Report
'Good Morning San Antonio'
KSAT-TV (San Antonio)

Women's basketball hosts Rice in Friday affair
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play University of the Pacific Nov. 18.

Men's basketball headed to Houston for Owl Invitational
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play Western Michigan University Nov. 19.
Wolverines fall in Legends Classics Championship game — Friday morning reports

Swimming and diving in first place after day one at Phill Hansel Invitational
An article mentions that Rice's swim team is in second place after the first day of the University of Houston's Phill Hansel Invitational Nov. 17-19.
Air Force offers solid showing to start Phill Hansel Invitational

After UVA shooting, Pelicans' Trey Murphy shines with heavy heart: 'He had tears in his eyes' Former Rice basketball player Trey Murphy III is mentioned.

Is TCU's hand sign horns, or a claw? 10 things you need to know about the Horned Frogs
Rice football is mentioned.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Bevo's Fake Nuts: Lone Star playground rankings
The Barking Crow
The Opening Drive: Auburn vs. Western Kentucky

Bears tie school-record Graduation Success Rate
An article mentions that Rice has the highest student athlete Graduation Success Rate in Conference USA.

Volleyball pursues history on final regular-season home weekend
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team competed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament.


Expert available to discuss Twitter’s leadership
An expert in leadership and organizational change is available to speak on Twitter employees' exodus. "Leadership starts with a vision that inspires employees and sets expectations," said Scott Sonenshein, organizational behavior area coordinator and the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice Business and a New York Times bestselling author. "Employees need to feel valued, secure and open to express their ideas, and not handed an ultimatum to work hardcore for an unknown vision."