Dateline Rice for Nov. 7, 2022 (Weekend Edition)

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Will rain affect turnout tomorrow? The answer is cloudy.
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted in multiple articles and broadcasts on the midterm elections.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in Truthout.)
‘Chris Jansing Reports’
MSNBC (A portion of this broadcast aired more than 10 times across the country on NBC News Daily.)
Houston-area school districts requesting $3.8 billion in major bonds
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 6 print edition.)
Fact Check: No evidence of intentional widespread effort to miscalibrate voting machines in Texas, experts tell Reuters
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.
Opinion: Complaints about migrants’ costs don’t add up
Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez, research scholar for the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.
MarketWatch (This op-ed originally appeared in Barron’s.)
Why slave descendants want the Benin Bronzes to stay in US
An article cites the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, part of SlaveVoyages, a repository housed at Rice.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in BBC News and also appeared in Canada News Today, Daily Magazine and Aktualnosci News.)
Youngkin wants to push for more curbside recycling
Alumnus Glenn Youngkin, governor of Virginia, is featured.
Richmond Times-Dispatch (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Herman Daly, professor who introduced ecology to economics, dies at 84
Alumnus Herman Daly died Oct. 28 at 84.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Boston Globe and Honest Columnist.)


Greg Abbott, Beto O’Rourke both ask: Who’s more terrible for Texas?
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 multiple articles and broadcasts about the midterm elections.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
‘Houston Newsmakers’: Focus on the biggest issues this upcoming Election Day
‘Houston Newsmakers’
KPRC-TV (Houston)
KHOU-TV (Houston)
Black and young voters missing from Harris County polls
ABC13 (This article also appeared in NewsBreak.)
KTRK-TV (Houston) (This broadcast aired twice on KRTK and twice on KIAH-TV in Houston.)
KTRH-AM (Houston)
Most Texas likely voters don’t believe either voter fraud or voter suppression are problems close to home, poll finds
Houston Public Media
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
What the early voting turnout totals tell us about who will win Tuesday
Tuesday: The day for Harris County voters to come out to the polls for the midterms 2022
Houston Press
Guide into US’s most polarized midterm elections
Al Mayadeen (This article also appeared in Uprooted Palestinians.)
Houston-area universities tally low voter turnout, signaling concerns over youth vote
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
'Give back to a natural world that has given us everything.' Historian Douglas Brinkley tells the story of an ecological 'Revolution'
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is featured in the Houston Chronicle and C-SPAN. A Citizens Environmental Coalition Houston article mentions three Rice-related events: Brinkley will discuss his new book "Silent Spring Revolution" Nov. 10 at Houston’s Congregation Emanu El; the exhibition “Creosote Stories” opened Nov. 4 at Rice’s Solar Studios; and the TEDxRiceU Countdown is Nov. 12 at the Moody Center for the Arts.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Nov. 6 print edition and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)
C-SPAN (This broadcast aired twice.)
Houston environmental news update Nov. 2, 2022
Citizens Environmental Coalition Houston
Axiom Quartet, known for playing Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift, to honor Polish music
An article about Axiom Quartet mentions that three of its members — Dominika Dancewicz, Patrick Doyle and Katie Carrington — are graduates of Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Nov. 5 print edition and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)
To shine, to appear, to show: J. R. Roykovich at the Galveston Artists Residency
Photography lecturer Justin Raphael Roykovich is featured.
Moody Center offers exploration of Urban Nights
Articles and a broadcast mention that Rice's Moody Center for the Arts hosted "Urban Nights: A Communal Art Experience" Nov. 5-6. Frauke Josenhans, curator at the Moody Center, is featured.
KHOU (This article also appeared in USA News Lab and Vietnam Explorer.)
‘Houston Life’
KPRC-TV (Houston) (This broadcast aired twice.)
Rice University's Moody Center commissions talented Nigerian artist to craft special new beer
CultureMap Houston


KJAC-TV (Beaumont, Texas)
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, discusses the “Ike Dike.”
WJCT-FM (Jacksonville, Florida)
Kiese Laymon, the Libbie Shearn Moody Professor of Creative Writing and English, is featured. (This broadcast aired twice, and it also aired on WUSF-FM in Tampa Bay, Florida.)
KHOU-TV (Houston)
Rice’s Marching Owl Band is featured during a broadcast of the Houston Astros’ championship parade.
‘The David Rubenstein Show’
James A. Baker III, honorary chair of the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed.
BNN Bloomberg (Canada)


Meet Avalon Hogans: Houston’s Youth Poet Laureate
Sid Richardson College freshman Avalon Hogans is featured. She spoke at the 60th anniversary celebration of President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962. Kennedy’s speech is also mentioned in an article by News at Northeastern and on CSPAN.
Black News Portal
US Sen. Edward Markey tells Northeastern students they are leaders in fight against global warming
News at Northeastern
‘In Depth’
C-SPAN (This broadcast aired twice.)
Breakthrough method to generate hydrogen gas in one-step process
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.
Michigan Tech News (Similar articles appeared in News Deutschland and World Energy Trade.)
Rice University: Rice’s Luz Garcini named to American Psychological Association’s board of directors
Luz Garcini, assistant professor of psychological sciences and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured.
India Education Diary
Rice University: Bacterial sensors send a jolt of electricity when triggered
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 quoted or mentioned include Caroline Ajo-Franklin, professor of biosciences; Jonathan Silberg, the Stewart Memorial Professor of BioSciences and director of the Systems, Synthetic and Physical Biology graduate program; postdoctoral researcher Xu Zhang; alumni Josh Atkinson and Lin Su; George Bennett, the E. Dell Butcher Professor Emeritus and a research professor in biosciences; Rafael Verduzco, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of materials science and nanoengineering; Kirstin Matthews, fellow in science and technology policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy; and Lauren Stadler, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering.
India Education Diary
Rice University: First annual Rice Business DEI report shows action toward fostering culture of respect, opportunity
Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice Business, and Constance Porter, senior associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion and associate clinical professor of marketing, are quoted.
India Education Diary
Flint water crisis affected timing of pediatric lead testing but not quantity, study finds
Derek Jenkins, a postdoctoral scholar in health economics, is a co-author of the featured study.
Science NewsNet (This article also appeared in NewsWise, Doonited News and Eurasia Review.)
Overdose response startup receives $2.8M fast-track grant
Vy Le, a student at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is mentioned.
Building Indiana Business
Today’s Global — Harvard Design Magazine 50: Sarah Whiting and Nicolai Ouroussof
Sarah Whiting, former dean of Rice Architecture, is featured.
American Institute of Architects
Inspirational Woman: Dr. Lindsey Zuloaga, chief data scientist, HireVue
Alumna Lindsey Zuloaga is featured.
We Are Tech Women
Dangerous assumptions
Alumnus John Mauldin authored an article.
Advisor Analyst (This article also appeared in Howe Street.)
Judd Foundation exhibits two large, polychromatic paintings by David Novros
An article mentions Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts.
Art Daily


Elon Musk's futuristic Hyperloop prototype tube has been removed from its place near SpaceX's California headquarters
Jacob Robinson, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering, is quoted.
Press Review 24
‘Undocumented Motherhood’ and ‘Mothercoin’
Elizabeth Cummins Munoz, a lecturer in Rice’s Program in Writing and Communication, is featured in a C-SPAN broadcast and an article.
Care, commodified
WNBA player and medical student shares advice with TWN
Alumna Erica Ogwumike, a former Rice basketball player, is featured.
Johns Hopkins News-Letter
Virtual tour of remodeled 1930s Rice Residence
An article mentions Rice founder William Marsh Rice and former President David Leebron.
Laura U Design Collective
Guest opinion: Folwell issues new report on hospital profits
An op-ed mentions that experts at the Baker Institute for Public Policy co-authored a study of North Carolina hospitals. 
The Coastland Times
DIY kit can turn manual face masks into automatic ventilators
An article features the Apollo ABVM, an automated bag valve mask device that can serve as an emergency resuscitator for COVID-19 patients. A team of Rice engineering experts and students designed the original open-source plans.
Mixing Bowl Savings
New York State Assembly District 15 race
Alumnus Jake Blumencranz is featured.
The Nassau Observer
People of faith have played a longtime role in encouraging civic participation
Rice research is mentioned.
Sutherland Institute
Star of the show: Fredonia opera singer finds success, passion
Alumnus Michael Hawk, a graduate of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
UA trustees make right move, but another decision looms
Alumnus Charles Robinson is featured.
Whole Hog Sports
Inside TV host Jedediah Bila's private life with husband Jeremy Scher and their only son
Alumnus Jeremy Scher is featured.
Amo Mama
University of Maryland Strategic Partnership announces prestigious MPower Professorships
Alumnus John Fisher is featured.
University of Maryland Right Now
Faculty recital: Dr. Paula Chipman, soprano, retirement recital
An article featuring Paula Chipman mentions she formerly taught at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Frederick News-Post


Rozner’s clutch touchdown reception lifts Rice past UTEP, 37-30
The Rice football team’s Nov. 3 victory against the University of Texas at El Paso is featured.
Underdog Dynasty
Miners unable to complete win against Rice
The Prospector
UTEP’s Calvin Brownholtz shines in relief appearance against Rice
KLAQ Online (This article also appeared in KISS El Paso Online.)
WFXR-TV (Roanoke, Virginia) (This broadcast also aired on WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Missouri.)
Texas college football rankings: TCU is still the team to beat
The Rice football team is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Pepperdine starts season at home against Rice
The Rice men’s basketball team’s Nov. 7 game against Pepperdine University is previewed.
The Porterville Recorder (This Associated Press article appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Pepperdine Waves vs Rice Owls preview, live, scores
Spectrum News Louisville
The Rice football team’s Nov. 12 game against Western Kentucky University is mentioned. (This broadcast aired 18 times.)
Hoops and hopes
The Rice men’s and women’s basketball teams are previewed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Football clinches bowl eligibility with homecoming win over Florida International
The Rice football team’s Nov. 26 game against the University of North Texas is mentioned.
North Texas Daily
No.22 WKU volleyball delivers dominant victory in final road game
The Rice volleyball team’s Nov. 10 match against Western Kentucky University is mentioned.
College Heights Herald
Miners take the gold against Middle Tennessee
The Rice volleyball team’s Oct. 30 victory over the University of Texas at El Paso is mentioned.
The Prospector
Up next for Houston men's basketball: Season opener vs. Northern Colorado
Former Rice basketball player Riley Abercrombie is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Texas A&M falls to Florida for fifth straight loss
Articles mention that Texas A&M University’s football team lost to Rice as part of a five-game losing streak in 1980.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 6 print edition.)
Texas A&M vs. Florida: 5 things to watch in Week 10
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 5 print edition.)


Why some Latino communities fear the COVID-19 vaccine, and what can be done to help
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some people in medically underserved Latino communities avoided getting vaccinated due to fears of side effects, mistrust of health officials and vaccine manufacturers and discrimination from health care workers, according to a new study from Rice.
Early planetary migration can explain missing planets
A new model that accounts for the interplay of forces acting on newborn planets can explain two puzzling observations that have cropped up repeatedly among the more than 3,800 planetary systems cataloged to date.
Rice, Baylor to study how screen use affects young children
Children are captivated by the electronic screens of televisions, laptops, smartphones and other devices, and researchers from Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine and Northern Illinois University have begun an innovative study of young children’s screen use and its potential effects on their physical and cognitive development. The research is funded by a $6.2 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, a part of the National Institutes of Health.
Could state-sponsored retirement plans help workers save more? Maybe, says Baker Institute report
State-sponsored retirement plans could help workers save more and help retirees rely less on social services — as long as the cost-effectiveness of such plans aren’t bogged down by fees — according to a new report from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.