Dateline Rice for Nov. 3, 2022

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Fact Check: As voter registration mailers trigger claims of 'dead voters' in Texas, officials and experts say there are safeguards in place against voter impersonation
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Worsening climate change could make it harder to vote

China is burning more coal, a growing climate challenge
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

High energy prices dog Democrats heading into midterms
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.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)
Harris County Latino voters rank the economy, education and safety among their top priorities
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston, and this article also appeared in the Texas Standard.)

Ingenious one-step method turns sewer gas into clean hydrogen fuel
An article features collaborative Rice research using gold nanoparticles to convert hydrogen sulfide into high-demand hydrogen gas and sulfur in a single step. 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, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Anthropocene Magazine.)

Scientists engineer bacteria to detect pollutants in water
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. Co-authors Caroline Ajo-Franklin, professor of biosciences, and Jonathan Silberg, the Stewart Memorial Professor of BioSciences and director of the Systems, Synthetic and Physical Biology graduate program, are quoted and pictured.
Yahoo! News UK (This article originally appeared in PA Media, and it appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)

US-Gulf relations after OPEC+ production cuts
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored a pair of articles.
Arab Center Washington D.C.
Insight 289: Envisioning the steps toward a 'net zero' Saudi Arabia
Middle East Institute

Will US-Saudi rift benefit China and Russia? — Opinion
An op-ed cites a study by the Baker Institute for Public Policy. 
The Jerusalem Post (This article also appeared in the Nov. 3 print edition.)


CenterPoint promotes CFO to president and COO
An article features Jason Wells, advisory board member of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Houston Business Journal

'Aftersun,' 'Banshees of Inisherin' among the 20+ new films this week
A roundup mentions that Rice Cinema will screen the film "Corazón Azul" Nov. 8.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)

Greentown Labs launches new entrepreneurship initiative for Houston-area universities
An article mentions that Rice is collaborating with TEX-E, an initiative aimed at creating a student-driven entrepreneurship ecosystem in Houston.
Houston Inno

This Houston Diamond Duo's marriage is built upon mutual interests and common goals
Rice is mentioned.

This month's must-see exhibits in Houston: November 2022
An image depicts "Urban Impressions: Experiencing the Global Contemporary Metropolis," on view at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts.
365 Things To Do in Houston


Astros even the World Series with a combined no-hitter (Nov. 3, 2022)
A broadcast re-airs a 2020 interview with Jamie Jones, former executive director of Rice's Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)


Making sense of grapheme
An article features research by James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering.
NS Medical Devices
'A Trail of Marvels' offers visually stunning look at Day of the Dead celebrations
An article features "A Trail of Marvels/Sendero de Maravillas, A Memoir of Mexico and Days of the Dead," authored by Geoff Winningham, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Humanities in visual and dramatic arts.
iWay Magazine

Artist Rana Begum blurs boundaries between sculpture, painting and architecture
An article features Rice's Moody Center for the Arts and mentions the exhibit "Learning from Houston" by Atelier Bow-Wow and Jesús Vassallo, the Gus Wortham Assistant Professor of Architecture.

Trailblazing women in space — a gallery of firsts
A roundup features alumna Peggy Whitson.
MSN Travel Great Britain (This article originally appeared in

FEMA flood maps are misleading, blocking insurance uptake, report shows
An article cites a 2020 Rice study into the accuracy of FEMA flood maps in Houston.
Insurance Journal

LBS well-placed in MBA entrepreneurship ranking
An article mentions that the entrepreneurship program at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business is No. 7 on Poets & Quants' World's Best MBA Programs for Entrepreneurship rankings.
London Business School News
The world's best MBA programs for entrepreneurship in 2023
Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)

Unlocking peak performance: A perspective on what health care delivery can learn from Formula One racing
Alumnus Feby Abraham authored an article.
Becker's Hospital Review

Have technological advances like ride-sharing services increased the number of fatal accidents?
An article cites Rice research into ride-sharing.

16 cool things to do in Houston this fall
A roundup features James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion. Rice's Shepherd School of Music is mentioned.
MSN Travel (This article originally appeared in Thrillist.)

The hardest colleges to get into
Rice is featured.
24/7 Wall St.


NASA makes 'one of the most surprising observations' on Mars — 'impossible'
Kirsten Siebach, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is quoted.
The Limited Times

Recycling events, writing workshop at Fairfield Library in November
A roundup featuring Chris Rogers mentions that he is a former continuing education instructor at Rice.
The Freestone County Times

Most top universities have inadequate due process protections as Title IX changes loom, report finds
Rice is mentioned.
The Christian Post


Rice vs. UTEP: 5 things to watch in Week 10
The Rice football team's Nov. 3 game against the University of Texas at El Paso is previewed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 3 print edition.)
Astros even the World Series with a combined no-hitter (Nov. 3, 2022)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
How they match up: UTEP Miners at Rice Owls
El Paso Times
UTEP vs. Rice prediction, game preview
College Football Network
UTEP looks for win at Rice to strengthen bowl game hopes
KTSM Online (This segment also aired 10 times on KTSM-TV in El Paso, Texas.)

Marco Regalado plays sweet tune at Rice
Marco Regalado, Rice football executive director of player personnel and recruiting innovation, is featured.
Our Esquina

WSOC: 2022 C-USA Championship quarterfinal recap
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team was defeated by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 4-1 in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Championship Nov. 2.
Conference USA
Charlotte knocks off top-seeded Rice to advance in C-USA tournament
Trio of Niners garner all-conference recognition
Charlotte begins C-USA tournament on Wednesday against Rice (This article also appeared in

From The Citadel to medical sales to UNT: Safety's unique path to success on the field
An article depicts Rice football player Ari Broussard during last season's game against the University of North Texas.
Denton Record-Chronicle

Women's tennis concludes play at the Texas A&M invite
An article mentions that Rice tennis players Diae El Jardi and Marte Lambrecht competed in the Texas A&M Fall Invitational Oct. 23.
Underwhelming performance for Utah tennis last weekend
The Daily Utah Chronicle

BSB announces complete 2023 schedule
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play Baylor University March 14.

Two younger siblings making their mark on the brotherhood that fuels LBJ football team
Rice is mentioned.
Austin American-Statesman
Blue and Orange Madness festivities return to Malibu
Pepperdine University's Graphic

'H-Town High School Sports'
A broadcast features a local high school football game held at Rice Stadium.
AT&T SportsNet Southwest (Houston)


Rice expert: GOP road to House control runs through South Texas
The Republicans' path to winning control of the U.S. House passes through South Texas, according to Rice political scientist Mark Jones, who is able to discuss the stakes of the 2022 midterm elections. Only three of the state's congressional districts are competitive, Jones says — and they’re all in South Texas.

Bacterial sensors send a jolt of electricity when triggered
A team led by Rice synthetic biologists Caroline Ajo-Franklin and Jonathan (Joff) Silberg has engineered bacteria that can be programmed to identify chemicals in settings like rivers, farms, industry and wastewater treatment plants and report them within minutes by releasing a detectable electrical current.