Dateline Rice for Nov. 9, 2022

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Essay: 4 reasons why Beto O’Rourke lost to Greg Abbott
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, authored an essay and is quoted in multiple articles and broadcasts about the midterm elections.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
With clear mandate in Texas, Abbott, GOP will continue rightward push
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
‘The Texas Standard’
KUT-FM (Austin; this broadcast also aired on 31 other radio stations in Texas.)
‘Houston’s Morning Show’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
What does the re-election of Greg Abbott as governor of Texas represent for Hispanics?
Univision Austin
Greg Abbott logra reelegirse como gobernador de Texas
El Tiempo (An English translation is not available.)
Elections in Texas: Greg Abbott wins re-election as governor
La Rancherita del Aire (An English translation is not available. This article originally appeared in Univision.)
‘Fox 26 News at 9’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
‘KPRC Channel 2 News at 6’
KPRC-TV (Houston)
https://dateline.rice/nov-9-jones-11 (This segment aired twice.)
Lina Hidalgo wins re-election bid for Harris County judge against Republican Alexandra Mealer
Harris County judge's race still too close to call as vote trickles in
‘ABC 13 Eyewitness News at 9 p.m. on CW39’
KIAH-TV (Houston)
Republicans on track to retain majority in Texas Legislature, early results show
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 9 print edition.)
Mixed results for city initiatives as local election results trickle in
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted in multiple articles and broadcasts on the midterm elections.
US midterm elections: First polls close as exit polls show economy is top concern to third of voters
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted. 
New York Folk (This article originally appeared the Daily Mail, and it also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
How Texas counts ballots and keeps elections secure
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.
Fox West Texas (This Texas Tribune article also appeared in KAGS and KCEN, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)


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. This article appeared in the New York print edition Nov. 9 and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Herman Daly, 84, who challenged the economic gospel of growth, dies
Alumnus Herman Daly died Oct. 28 at 84.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This obituary also appeared in the New York print edition Nov. 9.)
Swift action could save corals from warming oceans
An article features collaborative Rice research into the future of coral reefs. Co-authors Adrienne Correa, assistant professor of biosciences, and Sylvia Dee, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, are quoted.
Futurity (This article was featured in the Futurity Today newsletter Nov. 9.)
How to live in a catastrophe
Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, is quoted.
New York Magazine
Critics pick 7 best things for the week: 'Motown Christmas,' Joy Harjo
A roundup of events mentions that poet Joy Harjo will discuss her collection "Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light: Fifty Poems for Fifty Years” Nov. 14 at Rice’s Brockman Hall for Opera.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)
House Armed Services Democrat Slotkin wins, Luria loses, as ‘red ripple’ leaves control of House and Senate to be determined
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


Rice University president receives outpouring of support following prostate cancer surgery
President Reginald DesRoches is featured. He is also mentioned in an article on the Rice Chorale that quotes Thomas Jaber, professor of music and director of choral ensembles at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, students Taylor Stowers and Hannah Frampton and alumna Mars Steyer.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Nov. 9 print edition and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)
‘Possibly more volatile’: Rice Chorale finds joy in music
Get About Columbia (This article originally appeared in the Rice Thresher.)
Mayor Turner names two new executive team members to his administration
Alumna Olivia Lee, Houston’s new director of boards and commissions, is featured.
Bayou Beat
Teens' research highlights lasting heart health effects of redlining
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle
15 best wineries in Fredericksburg, Texas
Alumnus David Kuhlken is mentioned.
A Taste of Koko


Piano virtuoso Jon Kimura Parker injects energy into Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety”
Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano at the Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
BHA Podcast & Blast, Ep. 144: Author and historian Douglas Brinkley
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is featured.
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
2022 Create the Future Design Contest: Manufacturing/Robotics/Automation winner - Large-scale 3D printing with tubes
A roundup of award winners mentions that a team from Rice received honorable mention for its damage-tolerant anticorrosion coating for steel. Mentioned are Muhammad Rahman, assistant research professor and adjunct lecturer in materials science and nanoengineering; alumnae Sandhya Susarla and Nancy Cui; graduate student Md Abid Shahriar Rahman Saadi; and Pulickel Ajayan, chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering and a professor of chemistry.
Tech Briefs
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.
Tech and Science Post (Similar articles appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
The Hydrogen Stream: Hydrogen production from industrial byproducts
An article features collaborative Rice research using gold nanoparticles to convert hydrogen sulfide into high-demand hydrogen gas and sulfur in a single step.
PV Magazine (This article also appeared in FocusTechnica.)
Testing for lead exposure: KU finds lessons from Flint
Derek Jenkins, a postdoctoral scholar in health economics, is mentioned.
Michigan Ag Connection (This article also appeared in Kansas Ag Connection.)
Nonprofit and government-run health care systems are reporting high earnings and small benefit percentages.
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Health and Biosciences, is quoted.
Legal Reader
Arruolati batteri biotech come sentinelle contro gli inquinanti
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.
ANSA (An English translation is not available.)
Jack Lee appointed president, Key Technology Americas
Alumnus Jack Lee is featured.
Food Engineering Magazine (This article also appeared in Powder/Bulk Solids Online.)


Clockwork timing behind epileptic seizures explored
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. Alumna Sharon Chiang and Marina Vannucci, the Noah Harding Professor of Statistics at Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering, are quoted. Alumna Emily Wang is mentioned.
Technology Networks (This article also appeared in Knowledia, and similar articles appeared in Scienmag, Medical Xpress and Finanz Nachrichten.)
Once the backbone of RI's economy, these industrial sites are at risk of flooding, contamination
Jim Elliott, professor and chair of sociology, is quoted.
Breaking US News (This article originally appeared in The Providence Journal and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Waiting for the traveling teacher: Remote rural schools need more hands-on help
McMurtry College freshman Malcom Lovejoy is featured.
The Hechinger Report (This article also appeared in The Daily Yonder.)
Open-source software in higher education
Rice is mentioned.
Mogul (Subscription is required.)
University of Chicago obituaries
A roundup mentions alumnus Wendall Wilson died July 25 at 79.
University of Chicago Magazine
How Lyndon Johnson made us walk on the moon
An op-ed mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Signs of the Times


Rice football notebook: Goals still in reach
The Rice football team is featured ahead of its Nov. 12 game against Western Kentucky University. Mentioned or quoted in the Houston Chronicle are head coach Mike Bloomgren; players Bradley Rozner, Luke McCaffrey, Isaiah Esdale, Wiley Green, George Nyakwol, Christian VanSickle and T.J. McMahon; and head athletic trainer Deanna Doheny.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 9 print edition.)
Third-place Hilltoppers look to keep title game hopes alive against Rice
College Heights Herald
‘CBS 40 News at 6’
WNKY-TV (Bowling Green, Kentucky; this segment aired three times.)
WKU volleyball to end regular season against ranked rival Owls
The Rice volleyball team’s Nov. 10 match against Western Kentucky University is previewed.
College Heights Herald
‘CBS 40 News at 6’
WNKY-TV (Bowling Green, Kentucky; this segment aired three times.)
‘Fox 14 Your Morning News’
The Rice volleyball team’s Nov. 6 victory over Louisiana Tech University.
KARD-TV (Monroe, Louisiana)
https://dateline.rice/nov-9-volleyball-3 (This segment aired twice.)
Cris Collinsworth net worth: His pro football focus!
An article mentions that the University of Florida’s Cris Collinsworth set the NCAA record for longest pass in a 1977 football game against Rice.
New Business Herald


Ukrainian energy CEO to discuss energy security at Baker Institute webinar
Imagine running the biggest private energy company in a nation fighting a war for its survival. Maxim Timchenko, CEO of Ukraine’s largest private energy provider, DTEK, will discuss the company’s efforts to maintain operations during war and continue to provide energy for the Ukrainian people at a Nov. 16 webinar presented by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Investors, leaders recognize 11 companies at annual Texas Life Science Forum
Life science innovators, academics and investors – including those specializing in health tech, medical devices and therapeutics – convened at Rice this week to discuss Houston’s role in the future of health care and give awards to top early-stage life science companies.