Dateline Rice for Nov. 8, 2022

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Biden’s future closely tied to midterm outcome
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted. He is also mentioned in a broadcast by RAI that features the Washington Post story.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Houston Chronicle and San Francisco Chronicle.)
RAI News (Italy)
https://dateline.rice/nov-8-brinkley-2 (This broadcast aired twice.)
Will rain affect turnout? 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 Seattle Times (This New York Times article also appeared in Washington Latest, Pop Culturally, World News Era, U.S. Today News, Dragonink House and World News Times, and it was included in yesterday’s Dateline.)
Worsening climate change could make it harder to vote
Truthout (This Prism article also appeared in Red Green and Blue and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Apollo Chamber Orchestra places censorship at centerstage with 'BANNED Music'
An article mentions that Erberk Eryilmaz is a former student at the Shepherd School of Music.
MSN (This story originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle, where it appeared in the Nov. 8 print edition.)
Cop27: Gulf states empowered by global scramble for fossil fuels
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Middle East Eye (This article also appeared in Yerepouni News.)
Election may well shift national security policy on Ukraine, Russia, China, defense spending, vaccines mandates and more
An article mentions that Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, will participate in an Arab Center virtual discussion Nov. 10. 
Washington Examiner (This article also appeared in MSN.)
US midterm elections: How could they impact Mexico?
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Mexico News Daily


Rice University president diagnosed in 'very early stages' of prostate cancer
President Reginald DesRoches is featured. He is also profiled in Le Nouvelliste, a newspaper in his native Haiti.
Houston Chronicle
Reginald DesRoches, d'origine haïtienne, élu président de Rice University aux États-Unis d'Amérique
Le Nouvelliste (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in the Haiti Gazette and Haiti Daily News.)
Gov. Abbott to watch election night returns in McAllen
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.
November midterm elections: What you need to know
Breaking U.S. News
Jill Biden campaigns with Harris County judge who will likely face federal indictment
Clarion News (This article originally appeared in Bongino Report and also appeared in Hot Air.)
'More City Than Water': Stories collected after Hurricane Harvey fill crucial flood atlas
Lacy Johnson, assistant professor of creative writing, is featured.
Austin American-Statesman (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in News Break.)
Houston tech startup raises $3.5M following industry expansion
An article mentions Valhalla Investment Group, which was founded at Rice.
InnovationMap Houston (Similar articles appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
WTAMU to host lecture series over ‘Forward-Looking Vision on Climate Gridlock’
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, will give a lecture Nov. 8 at West Texas A&M University in Canyon.
What did students think of Beto O’Rourke’s college tour? Read their articles
An article mentions Rice Thresher coverage of an off-campus rally by Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic nominee for Texas governor.
NowCast SA


KTRH-AM (Houston)
Alumnus Ed Emmett, fellow in energy and transportation policy in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in a broadcast on midterm elections.
‘Wake Up! With SallyMac and Lina’
Rice’s Marching Owl Band is featured during a recap of the Houston Astros’ championship parade.
KRIV-TV (Houston)


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. André Izidoro, the Welch Postdoctoral Fellow in Earth, environment and planetary science, is quoted. Rajdeep Dasgupta, the Maurice Ewing Professor in Earth Systems Science, and Andrea Isella, associate professor of physics and astronomy, are mentioned.
Space Daily (Similar articles appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
Cybersecurity front and center in voting innovation
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.
Election security: Simple mistakes outnumber fraud attempts, neither happen enough to affect election outcomes
‘23ABC News at 6’
KERO-TV (Bakersfield, California)
Study finds Black medical students publish less scholarly research than their white peers
Alumnus Dowin Boatright, a graduate of the Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
This light-powered catalyst can make profitable hydrogen from a stinky waste gas
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.
Wonderful Engineering (A similar article appeared in Hydrogen Fuel News.)
Dead spiders as grippers for micro-assembly tasks
Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and graduate student Faye Yap are quoted.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers


Researchers to study effects of screen use in young children
Children are captivated by the electronic screens of televisions, laptops, smartphones and other devices, and researchers Rice, 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.
Mirage (This article also appeared in National Tribune.)
Why some Latino communities fear COVID 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. Luz Garcini, assistant professor of psychological sciences and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Mirage (Similar articles appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Dezembro terá fenômeno astronômico que não ocorre desde a idade média
Patrick Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted in an article about the proximity of Jupiter and Saturn making them look like a double planet on Dec. 21. (An English translation is not available.)
Gilbert veteran has a storied legacy of service
An article mentions that Richard Neely Morrison formerly taught in Rice’s Navy ROTC program.
Gilbert Sun News (This article also appeared in the East Valley Tribune.)
Best of bootstrapping: Bootstrapped legal tech companies first, raised money later
An article features alumnus Eric Elfman, a graduate of the Jones Graduate School of Business.
One Million by One Million Blog


Lewis puts up 29 as Pepperdine defeats Rice 106-67
The Rice men’s basketball team was defeated by Pepperdine University Nov. 7. Owls mentioned are Quincy Olivari, Travis Evee and Cameron Sheffield.
Associated Press (This article appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
‘NBC 10 News at 11’
WJAR-TV (Providence, Rhode Island; this broadcast aired twice.)
WKU vs. Rice college football picks, predictions, odds
The Rice football team’s Nov. 12 game against Western Kentucky University is previewed.
Sports Chat Place
CFP roundup: Georgia is still Georgia
The Rice football team’s Nov. 3 victory over the University of Texas at El Paso is featured.
SoBros Network


Seizures happen like clockwork — but depend on the clock
For many who suffer from epilepsy, seizures come like clockwork. But everyone has a different clock. A new study co-led by Rice and the University of California, San Francisco researchers sought to formalize how those clocks tick to give people with epilepsy a better idea of how and why their seizures happen, and perhaps to better recognize the early warnings.