Dateline Rice for Oct. 24, 2022 (Weekend Edition)

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Rice University inaugurates eighth president, Reginald DesRoches, in historic ceremony
Several articles feature President Reginald DesRoches, who was formally installed in an investiture ceremony Oct. 22. Rice Board of Trustees Chairman Robert Ladd and Student Association President Gabby Franklin are quoted. Former president David Leebron is mentioned. A broadcast of "Houston Newsmakers" mentions that DesRoches will be a guest on the show Oct. 30. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the Oct. 23 print edition, and it appeared in MSN.)
Houston news you missed this weekend: Trump teases 2024 run, Astros advance to World Series
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Sports.)
New president of Rice University reflects on the university's past and future
Click2Houston on YouTube
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/oct-24-desroches (This segment aired four times.)
'Houston Newsmakers'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
New presidents
Peterson Rudgers Group's "The Daily Scan" newsletter
Best of the rest
The Texas Tribune's "The Brief" newsletter


US executives are flocking to Saudi Davos in the Desert
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 24 print edition.)
Growing 'Davos in the Desert' a sign of Saudi clout
France 24 (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets, and it appeared on the front page of the Oct. 24 print edition of the Kuwait Times, the front of the Business section in The Borneo Post and the Post's Sabah issue, the front of the International section in The Business Times and the front of the Business section in Gulf Today.)
FII meet to unfold in Riyadh
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in The Manila Times, and it appeared on the front of the Foreign Business section in the Oct. 24 print edition of the Times.)
World Cup fans could bring political tensions to quiet Qatar
The Associated Press (This article appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Oct. 23 print edition of The Malta Independent and front of the Sports section of the Pawtucket Times, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Saudi deal to buy Qatar's beIN and what it could mean for PSG, Newcastle and football
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)

Texas Gov. Abbott tests whether conservative is enough in Trump GOP
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.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.)
Texas: 'The Issue Is': Breaking down the midterm elections
Yahoo! News UK
Texas: 'The Issue Is': The most important issues in the midterm elections
Yahoo! News UK
Texas midterm election: Expect strong showing from Republicans, polls say
Fox 4 News (This segment also aired on KDFW-TV in Dallas.)
Social justice warrior? Hardly, says this Democrat running for Tarrant County judge
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (This article also appeared in the Oct. 23 print edition.)
Can 'deep canvassing' change Texas voters' minds on abortion?
The Seattle Times (This Dallas Morning News article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
US midterm elections Nov. 8: What you need to know
Andalou Agency (This article also appeared in
Why is immigration such a big deal in the governor's race? Because it helps win elections
KERA Online (This article also appeared in KUT Online and Texas Public Radio.)
Hobby School poll: Harris County judge's race too close to call
University of Houston News (This article also appeared in Mirage.)
Harris County general election 2022
University of Houston News
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/oct-24-jones (This segment aired six times.)

Dispatches from the Sahara: Exploring Gadoufaoua, known as 'the place where camels fear to go'
An article quotes graduate student Robert Laroche, who was part of a recent fossil-hunting team in Niger.
Chicago Tribune (This article appeared in the Oct. 23 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

The curious case of green lightning
Arthur Few, professor emeritus of physics and astronomy and environmental science, is cited.
The Times (UK)

Op-ed: Are Californians fleeing en masse to Texas? The reality is complicated
Bill Fulton, former director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Opinion page in the Oct. 24 print edition of the Marin Independent Journal, and it appeared in the East Bay Times, The Mercury News, the Marysville Appeal-Democrat and in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Rover fa una scoperta sorprendente su Marte: 'Materia impossibile'
Kirsten Siebach, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is quoted.
ItalNews (An English translation is not available.)
Youth advocate program seeks advisory board members
Rice is mentioned.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Palestine Herald-Press.)

Tutti su Marte
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Doppiozero (An English translation is not available.)


Finalists named ahead of 2022 Houston Innovation Awards Gala
An article mentions that Paul Cherukuri, vice president for innovation and an adjunct professor in management and entrepreneurship, will be a judge for the 2022 Houston Innovation Awards.

For a Texas family, voting by mail meant 5 applications, 3 different outcomes and a 5-week wait
Julie Fette, associate professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures, is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Oct. 24 print edition and in a previous edition of Dateline.)

If you can type it, you can see it: Text2image AI turns words into pictures
Vicente Ordóñez-Román, associate professor of computer science, is quoted. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the Oct. 23 print edition and in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Houston's Two Star Symphony celebrates 20th anniversary at Continental Club
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Oct. 22 print edition and in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Texas-Squared Startup newsletter No. 372
A roundup features Rice news stories from the past week.
Texas-Squared Startup on Medium

New commission by Leo Villareal opens at University of Houston's College of Medicine
An article featuring artist Leo Villareal mentions that he has exhibited work at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts.

Lovett starts industrial project
Alumnus Frank Liu is featured.
Realty News Report

Top performing arts events this week: Oct. 24-30, 2022
An article mentions that Rice's Shepherd School of Music Contemporary Ensemble will perform at Stude Concert Hall Oct. 24.
365 Things To Do in Houston

Lone Star College alum reflects as system celebrates 50th anniversary
An article featuring Paul Cordova mentions that he is former captain of the Rice University Police Department. 
Woodlands Online


Crime and partisanship are likely to be the main factors deciding the Harris County judge’s race
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
'Texas Public Radio'
KSTX-FM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/oct-24-stein (This segment aired twice on seven affiliate stations.)

'The Turning Point: Shouting Down Midnight'
Rice undergraduate student Krithika Shamanna is featured.

Rice is mentioned.
WABC-TV (New York)

A broadcast mentions that the first episode of the "Buried Bones" podcast is about William Marsh Rice.
WFLA-TV (Tampa Bay, Florida)


Association for Psychological Science announces Lifetime Achievement Awards
An article features Eduardo Salas, chair and professor of psychological sciences, who has been awarded the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award, an Association for Psychological Science 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Cytokine 'drug factory' eliminates tumors in mice
An article features a collaborative study using cytokine "drug factory" technology that found it can eradicate advanced-stage mesothelioma tumors in mice in just a few days. Co-authors Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, and graduate student Amanda Nash are quoted.
Mesothelioma Hub

Fact check: Do climate policies raise energy bills?
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Energy Daily (This article appeared on the front page of the Oct. 24 print edition of the Kuwait Times and in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Wearable pneumatic actuators that assist human motion derive air from walking
An article features collaborative Rice research fabricating textile-based computers from stacked textile sheets that incorporate pneumatic push-buttons, valves and resistors. Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is quoted. This research is featured in ELE Times.
Pneumatic Tips
Are wearables the killer app for energy-harvesting technology?
ELE Times

Breaking an optical rule — engineers manipulate light at the nanoscale
An article features collaborative research by Gururaj Naik, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and alumna Chloe Doiron.

New motorcycle lighting design could improve visibility, save countless lives
An article features a collaborative Rice study that suggests a reimagined lighting configuration on motorcycles could help other motorists see them. Co-authors Pat DeLucia, professor of psychological sciences, and alumnus Bradley Weaver are quoted.
Study Finds
'NBC Charlotte'
WCNC-TV (Charlotte, North Carolina)
http://dateline.rice/oct-24-wncn (This segment aired twice.)
Video shows the heaviest bony fish ever discovered. 'The size of a hippopotamus.'
Kory Evans, assistant professor of natural sciences, is quoted.
Yahoo! Life (This article originally appeared in BestLife.)

Magloire's New Chamber Ballet to premiere at Mark Morris Dance Center this November
Alumna Reiko Fueting is featured.

French organist Johann Vexo to perform at St. Stephen's Beckerath Organ Recital in November
An article featuring organist Johann Vexo mentions that he has taught master classes at Rice.


What's behind that Social Security cost-of-living boost? 6 questions answered
John Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of its Center for Public Finance, authored an article.
Pennsylvania Capital-Star

NSF grant boosts UO efforts to support STEM teachers
An article mentions Adem Ekmekci, clinical assistant professor of mathematics and director of research and evaluation at the Rice University School Mathematics Project.
University of Oregon's Around the O

Historians look deeper at surrealist artist Dorothea Tanning
Alumnus Mark Rownd is quoted.
Red Rock News

Students get back on track at Mahoning Valley Community School
An article cites research by Rice's Houston Education Research Consortium.
The Vindicator

New leaders on campus: SBU trio shares their hopes and perspective
Rice is mentioned.
TBR Newsmedia

Singer brings innate passion, insight to 'Italian Girl' role
Alumna Allegra De Vita is featured.
Tulsa World


Rice outlasts Louisiana Tech 42-41 in overtime thriller
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated Louisiana Tech University 42-41 Oct. 22.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
Rice holds on in overtime for road victory over Louisiana Tech
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 23 print edition.)
Rice at Louisiana Tech: 5 things to watch in Week 8
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 22 print edition.)
Texas college football rankings: TCU makes a CFP case. A&M not so much.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
College football: Tech to face Rice in homecoming game
Bossier Press-Tribune
10 Texas-centric thoughts from Week 8 of the college football season
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
Texas college football recap: Texas Tech, Baylor top Big 12 rivals; Okla. State tops Texas
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
FB: Five C-USA games on tap in Week 8 schedule
Conference USA
'KHOU 11 News Extra'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
KTRK-TV (Houston)
'NBC 10 News'
KTVE-TV (Monroe, Louisiana)
http://dateline.rice/oct-24-ktve (This segment aired twice.)
WFTL-AM (West Palm Beach, Florida)

In what was Will Healy's final game at Charlotte, the Niners fall 34-15 to FIU
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Oct. 29.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in SB Nation.)
Charlotte hampered by turnovers in C-USA loss to FIU
'Spectrum News North Carolina'
http://dateline.rice/oct-24-spectrum-nc (This segment aired six times.)

Saturday's Week 8 Texas college football previews
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by Florida Atlantic University Oct. 15.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Jack Fox will become NFL's highest-paid punter
An article features former Rice football player and current Detroit Lions punter Jack Fox.
Morning Sun

Game primer: Navy
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston Sept. 24.

Men's golf finishes fourth at Williams Cup
An article mentions the Rice Intercollegiate golf tournament Feb. 20-21.
Men's golf finishes first round at the Williams Cup
Glawe leads men's golf in Williams Cup second round

Texas A&M-Commerce to celebrate homecoming versus Huskies
Former Rice head football coach David Bailiff is mentioned.
Herald Banner 
Sports Views: Defenses dominate in Caddo Mills-Quinlan Ford football game
Herald Banner (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)

College sports roundtable
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team defeated Western Kentucky University 1-0 Oct. 20.
WHOP Online
Lady Tops fall 1-0 on late goal at Rice
Bowling Green Daily News (Subscription is required.)

Volleyball moves to 8-0 in WAC play with sweep of California Baptist
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is undefeated in conference play.

Stats across Texas: Stars step up in Week 9
A roundup featuring Landon Ransom mentions that he has committed to play football at Rice.

Cowboys visit Colonels at 3 on Saturday
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated McNeese State University Sept. 10.

FIU volleyball falls to No. 21 Rice in sweep
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team defeated Florida International University 3-0 Oct. 21.
S. Dakota rallies, big win for UNLV, Fighting Camels roll on, SD faces BYU

College football bowl projections in Week 9: LSU, Oregon rise after wins over unbeatens
Rice football is mentioned.

Cindy Tchouangwa propels Tompkins volleyball to great heights
An article featuring Cindy Tchouangwa mentions that she has committed to play volleyball at Rice.
Just Women's Sports

Tony Cingrani: Baseball, wife, MLB, net worth!
Former Rice baseball player Tony Cingrani is featured.
Best Toppers

Christian McCaffrey net worth 2022: Carolina Panthers traded Christian McCaffrey to the San Francisco 49ers
Rice football player Luke McCaffrey is mentioned.
California Examiner

FAU defeats Middle Tennessee 3-0 on Senior Day
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is slated to play Middle Tennessee State University Oct. 26.

Leaving a legacy on UTSA soccer
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team was defeated in last year's conference tournament by the University of Texas at San Antonio.


Even good gene edits can go bad
Bioengineer Gang Bao of Rice's George R. Brown School of Engineering and his team point out in a paper published in Science Advances that while off-target edits to DNA from the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique have long been a cause for concern, unseen changes that accompany on-target edits also need to be recognized — and quantified.

Shepherd School fall opera, 'Street Scene,' set for Nov. 4 and 6
The year is 1946, and it’s an unbearably hot day on the east side of Manhattan. Drama abounds, from neighborhood gossip to romantic affairs to daily squabbles. Welcome to "Street Scene," the fall opera production from the Shepherd School of Music's opera program, set for Nov. 4 and 6 at Rice's Brockman Hall for Opera.

New study to examine effectiveness of antidepressants by analyzing brain MRIs
Antidepressants only have about a 30% rate of effectiveness, and it can take a month or longer for them to fully take effect in patients. In addition, patients often have to try several different drugs before finding one that works. A new study from Rice will use MRI brain imaging to determine the effectiveness of antidepressants in patients and how they affect mood and memory issues associated with depression.

Confirming election results possible with risk-limiting audits
Risk-limiting audits that effectively verify the results of an election are underutilized in the United States, according to a new study by a professor and an alumnus of Rice's George R. Brown School of Engineering who specialize in voting technology.