Dateline Rice for Oct. 25, 2022

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Transitions: U. of North Carolina at Asheville chancellor to step down; MacArthur Fellows announced
Kiese Laymon, the Libbie Shearn Moody Professor of Creative Writing and English, who has been awarded a 2022 MacArthur Fellowship, is featured.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (This article also appeared in News AKMI.)


New poll shows heated race for Harris County judge is too close to call
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.
KHOU Online (This article also appeared in Vietname Explorer.)
'Crime and public safety is the dominant issue': Poll reveals a tight race for Harris County judge (This article also appeared in NewsBreak.)
‘ABC13 Eyewitness News at 9 p.m.’
KTRK-TV (Houston)
‘ABC13 Eyewitness News at 9 p.m. on CW39’
KIAH-TV (Houston) (This segment aired twice.)
KTRH-AM (Houston) (This segment aired six times.)
Texas Public Radio
KSTX-FM (San Antonio) (This segment aired twice.)
US midterm elections 2 weeks away, could determine shift of power in Congress
Anadolu Agency
Gagal kendalikan inflasi AS, Biden terancam kalah dalam pemilu paruh waktu 2022
VNExplorer (An English translation is not available This article originally appeared in MSN.)
A guide to early voting
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, participates in a panel discussion for Houston Public Media and is quoted on the Texas Standard.
Houston Public Media
‘Texas Standard’
KUT-FM (Austin; this segment also aired on KERA-FM in Dallas.)
Texas colleges are seeing class sizes grow, despite a bleak national trend of low enrollment
An article mentions that Rice’s enrollment rose by 4% from last fall to this fall.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, Houstonian News and EIN News, and it was on the front page of the Oct. 25 print edition of the Chronicle.)
Seven events to attend in Bellaire, Meyerland, West University during the month of November
The Moody Center for the Arts’ “Urban Nights: A Communal Art Experience,” set for Nov. 5 in conjunction with the exhibition “Urban Impressions: Experiencing the Global Contemporary Metropolis,” is mentioned.
Community Impact Newspapers
Top book and author events in Houston: November 2022
An article mentions that Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, will discuss his latest book, “Silent Spring Revolution: John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the Great Environmental Awakening, Nov. 10 at Congregation Emanu El, and 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.
365 Things To Do in Houston


Association for Psychological Science announces Lifetime Achievement Awards
Eduardo Salas, chair and professor of psychological sciences, has been honored with a 2023 Association for Psychological Science Lifetime Achievement Award.
Newswise (This article also appeared in Science Newsnet.)
Hospitals said they lost money on Medicare patients. Some made millions, a state report finds.
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.
Kaiser Health News (This article also appeared in and Today News Post.)
Latin America can’t solve Europe’s energy crisis in the short term
Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, the Center for the United States and Mexico and the Latin America Initiative at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a lecturer in energy economics at Rice, is quoted.
Hart Energy (This article also appeared in E&P Online.)
Making hydrogen more economical and practical with ruthenium
Creating a hydrogen economy is no small task, but Rice engineers have discovered a method that could make oxygen evolution catalysis in acids, one of the most challenging topics in water electrolysis for producing clean hydrogen fuels, more economical and practical. Haotian Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair, and postdoctoral associate Zhen-Yu Wu and graduate student Feng-Yang Chen are featured.
Fuel Cell Works (A similar article appeared in
Senior editor of Communications of the ACM, Moshe Vardi, shares concern over lack of incentive structure in cybersecurity
Moshe Vardi, University Professor and Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and a professor of computer science, is featured.
Computing Community Consortium blog
Houston Methodist's Michelle Stansbury enjoys thinking outside the boundaries
The Ion, a Houston-based tech accelerator owned by the Rice Management Co., and the Houston Methodist-Rice University Center for Human Performance are mentioned.
Health Leaders


CRISPR-Cas9: Even good gene edits can go bad: Finding large deletions, other anomalies in ‘on-target’ CRISPR-Cas9 editing
A Rice lab is leading the effort to reveal potential threats to the efficacy and safety of therapies based on CRISPR-Cas9, the Nobel Prize-winning gene editing technique, even when it appears to be working as planned. Gang Bao, chair of the Department of Bioengineering and a professor of chemistry and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted. Study co-authors mentioned are alumni Julie Park, Yidan Pan and Timothy Davis, graduate students Mingming Cao and Yilei Fu, research specialist Lavanya Saxena, microscopist/bioinstrumentation specialist Harshavardhan Deshmukh and Todd Treangen, an assistant professor of computer science.
Reporter Wings (Similar articles appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
Même les bonnes modifications génétiques peuvent mal tourner
FR Postsus (An English translation is not available.)
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. Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and alumnus Matthew Bernhard are quoted.
Mirage News Australia
Breaking an optical rule — engineers manipulate light at the nanoscale
An article features collaborative Rice research on manipulating light at the nanoscale level in a way that breaks the Moss rule, which describes a trade-off between a material's optical absorption and how it refracts light. Gururaj Naik, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is quoted, and alumna Chloe Doiron is mentioned.
Reporter Wings (This article also appeared in Industry Update, Timworld, News Explorer, 24HTECH and Quick Telecast.)
New study to examine effectiveness of antidepressants by analyzing brain MRIs
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. Stephanie Leal, assistant professor of psychological sciences, is quoted.
Mirage News Australia
NASA makes 'one of the most surprising observations' on Mars — 'impossible'
Kirsten Siebach, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is quoted in an article about NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover.
The Limited Times (This article originally appeared in Merkur.)

'Drug factory' beads destroy advanced-stage cancers in a few days
Collaborative Rice research that eradicated advanced-stage ovarian and colorectal cancer in mice in as little as six days with a treatment that could be ready for human clinical trials later this year is featured. Co-author Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, is quoted, and graduate students Amanda Nash and Samira Aghlara-Fotovat are mentioned. 
The Brighter Side of News (This article also appeared in Flipboard.)
Shepherd School fall opera, ‘Street Scene,’ set for Nov. 4 and 6
“Street Scene,” the fall opera production from the Rice University Shepherd School opera program, set for Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. in Brockman Hall for Opera’s Morrison Theater, is featured.
Mirage News Australia
Book Nook: ‘A Trail of Marvels/Sendero de Maravillas, A Memoir of Mexico and Days of the Dead’
“A Trail of Marvels/Sendero de Maravillas, A Memoir of Mexico and Days of the Dead” by Geoff Winningham, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Humanities in visual and dramatic arts, is reviewed.
Motherhood Moment
North Carolina has some of the most expensive colleges in the nation
An article mentions that Rice is No. 15 on Niche’s rankings of the hardest universities to get into.
Country 103.7 FM (Similar articles appeared in Delco Today and MONTCO Today.)
STEMscopes Math Texas for grades 6-8 and Algebra I receive top marks from Learning List for TEKS alignment
An article mentions that STEMscopes was developed in partnership with Rice.
Le Lézard

Firefly Aerospace adds former NASA Administrator James Bridenstine to its advisory board
Alumnus Jim Bridenstine '97 is featured.
Parabolic Arc (This article also appeared in SpaceRef and Citybiz Chicago.)
Nashville’s most inspiring stories
Alumnus Nicholas Oldham is featured.
Nashville Voyager
NY 15th Assembly District: 2 Newcomers face off for open seat
Alumnus Jake Blumencranz is featured.
Patch (Hicksville, New York)
Your voting guide
Syosset-Jericho Tribune
MedTechVets appoints Patrice Sutherland, enterprise executive director at Integra Life Sciences, as new board chairperson
Patrice Sutherland, a graduate of Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is featured.
Le Lézard


C-USA Week 9 college football games: Livestream and TV channel info
The Rice football team’s Oct. 29 game against the University of Alabama at Birmingham is mentioned.
USA Today (This article also appeared in USA Online News.)
College football Week 8: PFF Team of the Week and player awards
An article mentions that Rice football player Luke McCaffrey was named to the Pro Football Focus Team of the Week for his performance in the Owls’ victory over Louisiana Tech University Oct. 22.
Ask By Geeks (This article also appeared in Carsalad.)
College basketball odds, picks, futures: 2022-23 Conference USA betting preview
Men’s basketball coach Scott Pera and players Quincy Olivari, Travis Evee and Max Fiedler are mentioned.
Action Network
Pepperdine’s Mallette shooting for more wins
An article mentions last season’s men’s basketball game between Rice and Pepperdine University.
The Malibu Times


Rice University hosts first Black Leadership Across Campuses symposium
Rice will host the Fall 2022 Black Leadership Across Campuses symposium in Farnsworth Pavilion Oct. 28 and 29. The symposium will be the first in a series of conferences addressing a wide range of themes that explore the mission and cultural worlds framed by historically Black colleges and universities.
Community-based Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton project debuts Oct. 27 at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts
The latest project led by noted Houston-based artist Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, former Houston poet laureate and current artist in residence at Rice’s Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning, opens to the public at the Moody Center for the Arts Oct. 27. An opening reception will take place at the Moody from 6 to 8 p.m. that evening. Titled “_____ as Myth,” the exhibition is the latest installation in the Moody Project Wall series and runs through Jan. 14.
Rice Shepherd School to celebrate life and legacy of late conductor Larry Rachleff Oct. 29
Rice’s Shepherd School of Music will celebrate the life and legacy of late conductor Larry Rachleff Oct. 29 with a musical tribute from those who knew and loved him best. The special concert will take place at 5 p.m. in Stude Concert Hall during Rice’s “OwlTogether” homecoming weekend, and a number of Rachleff’s former students from the Houston Symphony Orchestra will perform on the program.