Dateline Rice for Nov. 22, 2022

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World's most-crucial fuel heads for shortage touching everything
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
Bloomberg (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Is the US running out of diesel fuel? Here's what we found
11 Alive Online (This segment also aired on WXIA-TV in Atlanta.)
As some grain has shifted to rail from river, railroad strike looms, diesel fuel supply a concern
University of Illinois' Farm Policy News

Saudi Arabia's green agenda: Renewables at home, oil abroad
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Financial Times (Subscription is required.)

Engineers bring MRI contrast agents into better view
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; and graduate student Thiago Pinheiro dos Santos. 
Futurity (This article was featured in the "Futurity Today" newsletter Nov. 22, and it appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)
Rice refines analysis of MRI contrast agents
Imaging Technology News

How the Huxleys electrified evolution
An article about the late Julian Huxley mentions that he taught at Rice.
The New Yorker (This article will also appear in the Nov. 28 print edition.) 


Texans approved $35 billion in construction projects, the most of any state
John Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of its Center for Public Finance, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Money and on the front of the Metro section in the Nov. 22 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News.)

Please do not touch the 'toxic toupee,' aka the 'mortal mustache,' aka Texas' most venomous caterpillar
Scott Egan, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, is quoted.
Texas Monthly

Researchers develop algorithm to identify microbial contaminants in low microbial biomass microbiomes
An article features collaborative Rice research by Todd Treangen, assistant professor of computer science.
Baylor College of Medicine

Guardian of the Human Spirit Luncheon honors power couple, raises $680,000+
An article features former president David Leebron and Y. Ping Sun, former University Representative, who were honored with the Guardian of the Human Spirit Award by Holocaust Museum Houston Nov. 10.
Jewish Herald-Voice

Strange stories and shopping safety
A roundup features collaborative Rice research that repurposed deceased spiders as mechanical grippers.
Patch (Houston)

Ultrafine particles can change defense against lung cancer
An article features collaborative Rice research.
Baylor College of Medicine

Houston-based academic group names top entrepreneurship programs in the world
An article mentions that Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business is a member of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in American business and business schools. 
InnovationMap (This article was featured in the "Daily Digest" newsletter Nov. 22, and it appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


Roller-coaster day at the global oil market
Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy and minerals in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed.
World Business Report on BBC Sounds (This segment also aired on more than 40 affiliate stations.)

A miracle in Channelview: Residents reflect upon 30th anniversary of Houston's only F4 tornado
Rice is mentioned.
ABC 13 Online (The video segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in MSN.)


Rice bioengineer receives support for brain cancer research
An article features Kevin McHugh, assistant professor of bioengineering, who has earned a Distinguished Scientist Award for 2022 from The Sontag Foundation, which helps launch the careers of scientists expected to make a significant impact in the fight against brain cancer.

Covering Black Friday and winter holiday shopping: Research and resources
An article cites a study into what consumers paid for 2016's "hot toy" by Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.
Editor & Publisher

Des cellules photovoltaïques à pérovskite plus durables
An article features collaborative Rice research by Aditya Mohite, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering.
Pour la Science (An English translation is not available.)

Petrofac chief executive to step down next year, replacement named
Articles featuring Tareq Kawash and Marcus Shumacher, respectively, mention that they have attended executive leadership programs at Rice. 
Energy Voice
Spotlight on Dr. Marcus Shumacher, CEO at Jubaili Bros
Middle East Solar Industry Association

Democrats switch sides along Texas border as GOP gains ground  
An article cites Rice's Lib-Con Scores of members of the Texas House of Representatives.
Courthouse News Service

New 3D printing materials for carbon systems introduced at Formnext
An article features an image of a printable smart helmet by Rice researchers.
3D Printing Industry

7 self-healing materials expand the limits of engineering design
A roundup features Rice research into a sulfur-selenium alloy that is flexible, insulating and corrosion-resistant.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

The unstable housing situation of many felons
An article features Rice research that found individuals with felony convictions face difficulties accessing stable housing. 
The Horizons Tracker


Of note: 317,793 people were arrested for marijuana possession in 2020
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an article.
The Lockhaven Express (This article originally appeared in The Conversation, and it appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

Moving toward a clean energy future
An article cites collaborative Rice research that found Texas could entirely phase out the use of coal in the state.
Daily Inter Lake
Securing elections is a goal we must achieve before 2024
An article cites election security research by the Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Bluefield Daily Telegraph


Mason scores 25 as Rice downs Houston Christian 76-67
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated Houston Christian University 76-67 Nov. 21.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets, and it appeared in the Nov. 22 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
MBB: Rice comeback downs Huskies in Darius Lee Memorial Classic

'NBC 40 News'
A broadcast mentions that Rice's volleyball team won the Conference USA tournament, which was held Nov. 18-20 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
WNKY-TV (Bowling Green, Kentucky)
http://dateline.rice/nov-22-wnky (This segment aired twice.)

UNT to face desperate Rice on Saturday in a meeting of teams with a ton on the line
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of North Texas Nov. 26.
Denton Record-Chronicle
Hilltoppers conclude regular season at Florida Atlantic (This article also appeared in the College Heights Herald and Bowling Green Daily News.)
College football TV schedule 2022: Dates, times and networks
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)

UTSA football to host Conference USA championship, tickets on sale now
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Texas at San Antonio 41-7 Nov. 19.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Best in Texas poll (Nov. 21): TCU still on top; SMU drops out of top 5
Rice football is mentioned.
The Dallas Morning News

Volleyball head coach Kuhn relieved of duties
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team was defeated by Texas A&M University in the third round of the NCAA Tournament in 2019. (This article also appeared in TexAgs,, KBTX Online and WTAW Online.)

Stanford releases 2023 schedule
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play Stanford University Feb. 24-26.

Football preview: Baylor
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.