Dateline Rice for Nov. 29, 2022

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MoneyWatch: US gives Chevron temporary approval to pump oil in Venezuela
Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, the Center for the United States and Mexico and the Latin America Initiative at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a lecturer in energy economics at Rice, is interviewed.
CBS News (This article also appeared in Yahoo! Finance.)

Texas bill would cut tax breaks for firms that pay for abortions
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 in Bloomberg, and he is interviewed by Houston Public Media about the next session of the Texas Legislature, which begins in January. 
Boil water notice lifted (Nov. 29, 2022)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Graphene is a proven supermaterial, but manufacturing the versatile form of carbon at usable scales remains a challenge
Graduate student Kevin Wyss authored an article.
The Conversation (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

At Brazos Bend, counting alligators is a family affair
Scott Solomon, associate teaching professor in biosciences, authored an article.
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

Why fixing methane leaks from the oil and gas industry can be a climate game-changer
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an article.
Japan Today (This article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

New course at Stanford University teaches students about Islamophobia in the US
An article cites Rice research that found that Muslims are five times more likely to experience police harassment because of their religion, compared to those of other faiths.
Middle East Eye


'It's just not enough': Nearly 25 years later, UT's auto admit rule struggles to diversify
Jeremy Fiel, assistant professor of sociology, is quoted.
The Daily Texan

Get a nightlife this week: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2022
A roundup mentions that Rice's Moody Center for the Arts will screen "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Dec. 4.
365 Things To Do in Houston

Another look into the legacy of Juan Cortina, Dec. 4
Alumna Marie Theresa Hernández is featured.
Texas Border Business

Carbon ultrafine particles accelerate lung cancer progression
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
Baylor College of Medicine


Town Square answers your questions about Houston's boil water notice
Pedro Alvarez, director of Rice's Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment and the George R. Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is interviewed.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/nov-29-alvarez (This segment aired three times.)

'King 5 News'
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is interviewed about the recent diesel shortage.
KING-TV (Seattle)
Diesel shortages loom as energy crisis enters 'perfect storm'

Boil water notice lifted (Nov. 29, 2022)
A broadcast mentions that Rice is part of Greentown Labs' Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange for Energy consortium.
Houston Public Media


Theorists' method can predict shapes of crystals that lack symmetry
An article features collaborative Rice research by Boris Yakobson, the Karl F. Hasselmann Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering and a professor of chemistry, and alumnus Luqing Wang.

Revolutionary photocatalyst is huge news for green hydrogen and ammonia
An article features collaborative Rice research 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. A Rice video is included.
New Atlas
A further step toward hydrogen adoption
Lexology (Subscription is required.)
Can hydrogen-fueled engines be the next big leap in aviation?
Hindustan Times (Subscription is required.)

JLLT launches new services to help real estate leaders implement technology
Kathy Jones, associate vice president for Facilities Engineering and Planning, is quoted.
Commercial Construction & Renovation

These next-generation engineered bacteria can detect water contaminants in real time
An article features Rice research into cells that can be programmed to identify chemicals and report them within minutes by releasing a detectable electrical current.
Interesting Engineering

Learning from pangolins and peacocks: Researchers explore next-gen structural materials
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
Newswise (This article also appeared in


Two CU Denver graduate students named National Science Foundation fellows
An article mentions that former graduate student Barathwaj Murali studied under Marcia O'Malley, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Mechanical Engineering, professor of computer science and professor of electrical and computer engineering.
University of Colorado Denver News

Honors for service: Asianet News US health care excellence awards announced
A roundup features alumna Andrea Augustine, who was honored with Asianet News' Youth Icon award.
Asianet News


MBB: Nov. 28 Players of the Week
An article features Rice basketball player Mekhi Mason, who has been named Conference USA's Freshman of the Week.
Conference USA

Prairie View A&M visits Rice after Mason's 25-point outing
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play Prairie View A&M Nov. 29.
Fox Sports (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
Men's basketball gives valiant effort in loss to Oklahoma State

Bowl projections for every Texas school
An article mentions that Rice's football team, which has the highest Academic Progress Rate in the country, may be chosen to play in a bowl game.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Bowl projections for all 41 games ahead of conference championships
Sports Illustrated
Week 13 Mountain West football bowl projections
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in USA Today's Mountain West Wire.)
Texas 47: Trio of sub-FBS schools in national title hunt as regular season ends for FBS programs
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

UNT's run to C-USA title game shows value of culture Seth Littrell emphasizes
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of North Texas 21-17 Nov. 26.
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Best in Texas poll (Nov. 28): TCU finishes season on top; Texas, Texas Tech round out top 3
The Dallas Morning News
C-USA championship game: North Texas at UTSA preview

With Brenden Brady, Gavin Sharp ruled out, UTSA adds to growing injury list
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Texas at San Antonio Nov. 19.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 29 print edition.)

In case you missed it: Thanksgiving break edition
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is the No. 5 seed in the Louisville Region of the NCAA Tournament and will play the University of Colorado Boulder Dec. 1 in Waco, Texas.
Baylor Lariat

Five offensive coordinator options for Texas A&M, Jimbo Fisher
A roundup features former Rice assistant football coach Tom Herman.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
Report: Tom Herman not interested in 1 job despite rumors
Larry Brown Sports (This article also appeared in YardBarker.)

Archives: UC football seek new coach after Watson Brown bolts for Rice
An article features former Rice athletic director Watson Brown.
WLWT Online

Joni Taylor takes Aggies to 'The Phog' for battle with unbeaten Kansas
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team defeated Texas A&M University 66-58 Nov. 27.