Dateline Rice for Nov. 2, 2022

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Moving beyond virtue signaling: ESG and the energy workforce of the future
Pablo Pinto, a nonresident scholar in the Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Latin America Initiative, co-authored an op-ed.
Forbes (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in Business Breaking News, Internewscast, WebsFeed and EIN News.)
‘Unmögliches material’ auf dem Mars entdeckt: Erklärung nach überraschendem fund von Nasa-rover
Kirsten Siebach, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is quoted.
Merkur (An English translation is not available.)


Latest election poll shows Abbott and other statewide Republicans with double-digit leads
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 in multiple outlets.
KTRH-AM (Houston)
Empowering trans adults
Research by graduate student Madeline Smith-Johnson is featured.
Atomic Wings hopes to break Wingstop's stranglehold on Houston with halal chicken wings
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)


WGBH-FM (Boston)
Kiese Laymon, the Libbie Shearn Moody Professor of Creative Writing and English, is mentioned.
WVON-AM (Chicago)
Joan Strassmann, professor emeritus of biosciences, is featured.
‘Young Sheldon’
An episode of the CBS show “Young Sheldon” mentions a fictitious lecture at Rice.
KECY-TV (Yuma, Arizona)


AERA past presidents Linda Darling-Hammond, Shaun R. Harper, and Carol D. Lee among AERA members appointed to National Board for Education Sciences
Ruth López Turley, director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is featured. She has been appointed to the National Board for Education Sciences.
American Educational Research Association
This scientist is trying to create an accessible, unhackable voting machine
Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MIT Technology Review (This article also appeared in the Quebec News Tribune, Exclusive Global News, Tech Exec and KNews.)
Aramco, Adnoc and the long road to decarbonization
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Arabian Gulf Business Insight
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. (Similar articles also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
November is for thankfulness
Kathy Ensor, the Noah G. Harding Professor of Statistics and director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research's Urban Data Platform, authored an op-ed.
The world’s best MBA programs for entrepreneurship in 2023
An article mentions Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
Poets and Quants (Subscription is required.)
New works from Rana Begum highlight interplay between light and form, nature and architecture
An article features installations “No.1187 Mesh” and “No. 1193 Mesh” by Rana Begum on Rice’s campus, commissioned by the Moody Center for the Arts. Frauke Josenhans, curator at the Moody Center, is quoted. The Rice School of Architecture is mentioned.
Art Daily
IFH 629: Watch this to survive on a film set with Christine Chen
Alumna Christine Chen is featured.
Indie Film Hustle (This article and podcast also appeared in Spreaker.)
This badass Nissan Frontier has the Titan’s 400-HP V-8
Alumnus Joey Capparella authored an article.
Car and Driver
Terry Papoutsakis of the Univ. of Delaware to receive AIChE’s Walker Award for Chemical Engineering Literature
An article featuring Terry Papoutsakis mentions he formerly taught at Rice.


Did you know ‘blood moonset-sunrise’ is expected to appear in America and concept of ‘Selenium Eclipse’? 
Patricia Reiff, professor of physics and astronomy and associate director for outreach programs at the Rice Space Institute, is quoted.
Bol News (A similar article appeared in Jagran Josh.)
Ken Cowan to perform organ recital Friday, Nov. 4
Ken Cowan, professor of organ at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
K-State Today
LBS wins for ‘outstanding student engagement and leadership’
An article features the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, which is headquartered at Rice.
Dragon Ink House
CenterPoint Energy announces promotion of EVP & CFO Jason P. Wells to president and chief operating officer; Dave Lesar to continue to serve as CEO
Jason Wells, a member of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research’s advisory board, is featured.
Le Lézard
ThoughtSpot’s Cindi Howson on best practices for driving impact from data & analytics (Ep. 26 refresh)
Cindi Howson, a graduate of Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is featured.
‘Army doctors diagnosed him with tachycardia’: Man beats mandatory Army duty by deliberately increasing his heart rate
Rice is mentioned.
Bored Panda


One-on-one with UTEP’s Dana Dimel; Miners prepare for Thursday showdown against Rice
The Rice football team’s Nov. 3 game against the University of Texas at El Paso is previewed.
‘ABC 7 News’
KVIA-TV (El Paso)
‘Inside College Football’
CBS Sports Network
https://dateline.rice/nov-2-football-5 (This broadcast aired three times.)
WKU soccer to battle North Texas in first round of C-USA tournament
Several articles mention that the Rice soccer team is the No. 1 seed in the Conference USA tournament. The Owls face the University of North Carolina at Charlotte today in the quarterfinals.
College Heights Herald
Does Giannis Antetokounmpo have a wife? All you need to know about his wholesome relationship with Mariah Riddlesprigger
Former Rice volleyball player Mariah Riddlesprigger, girlfriend of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, is featured.


Role of White House science advisers to be examined in Baker Institute webinar
The evolution of science policy and expert advice to the White House will be examined in a Nov. 9 webinar featuring a digitized collection of materials related to the history of presidential scientific advising. The Science and Technology Policy Program at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy created the “White House Scientist and Science Policy Dynamic Digital Archive” to collect and preserve materials about science policy advisers beginning with the George H.W. Bush administration through the Donald Trump administration — the only repository to collect this data and material from multiple administrations. 
Top university entrepreneurship centers, programs announced at annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Conference
The largest crowd in the history of the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Conference gathered last week in Las Vegas to celebrate creativity and innovation in university-based entrepreneurship education. The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is the global headquarters for the GCEC.