Dateline Rice for Oct. 26, 2022

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'Everything’s at stake': How the midterms will shape Biden’s 2024 plans and his legacy
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
Time (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)
North Carolina hospitals cry poor at tax time but rake in millions billed to taxpayers
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. A Baker Institute study on North Carolina hospitals profiting from Medicare services is cited.
The Center Square (This article also appeared in more than 40 other media outlets.)
66% of NC hospital systems profit from Medicare services, study finds. Systems are misleading in reporting results, Folwell says
Winston-Salem Journal
‘On Your Side Tonight with Jamie Boll’
WBTV-TV (Charlotte, North Carolina; this segment aired three times, and it also aired three times on WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina, and WBTW-TV in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and once on WFXB-TV in Myrtle Beach.)
Scientists turn dead spiders into mechanical grabbers
Several broadcasts feature a collaborative Rice study that suggests a reimagined lighting configuration on motorcycles could help other motorists see them. 
ABC News
‘KARE 11 News Sunrise’
KARE-TV (Minneapolis)
‘Wake Up Central Arkansas’
Broadcasts and articles feature collaborative Rice research that repurposed deceased spiders as mechanical grippers.
KTHV-TV (Little Rock, Arkansas)
‘Eyewitness Morning News at 6 a.m.’
WWL-TV (New Orleans)
‘QC Morning’
WBTV-TV (Charlotte, North Carolina)
‘Wake Up KION’
KION-TV (Monterey, California)
This squishy octopus robot snatches up fragile objects with ease
Get a grip — with a dead spider
Tech Briefs TV
One of the hardest U.S. colleges to get into in 2023 is in Chicago, and it ranks ahead of Columbia and Brown
An article mentions that Rice is No. 15 on Niche’s rankings of the hardest universities to get into. (This article also appeared in Goodwordnews.)


How do Texas voting laws stack up against other states? Here are the details
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 article in the Dallas Morning News and is quoted in multiple other outlets on politics, and he is interviewed on KCBS-AM about U.S. sanctions against the Nicaraguan government.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
Gov. Abbott renews Texas COVID disaster order with no end in sight as 38 other states drop them
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
Why is immigration such a big deal in the governor's race? Because it helps win elections
High Plains Public Radio
Election Season: Combatting disinformation (This article also appeared in Houstonian News.)
Harris County COVID vaccine outreach funds went to Democratic campaign groups, $1.2 million not refunded
The Texan
WOAI-AM (San Antonio) (This broadcast aired three times, and it also aired on KTSA-AM in San Antonio and KTRH-AM in Houston.)
KCBS-AM (San Francisco) (This broadcast aired five times.)
‘Texas Standard’
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted in a story on the Harris County government and the race for county judge.
KERA-FM (Dallas; this segment aired twice on KERA and KUT-FM in Austin, and it also aired on KSTX-FM in San Antonio.)
With law enforcement funding in the spotlight, here's what to know about Harris County constables
A 2018 Kinder Institute for Urban Research report on overlapping services in Harris County law enforcement is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in HeadTopics.)
University of Texas maintains rank as No. 1 Texas university in 2023 US News global rankings
An article mentions that Rice is No. 180 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings.
Austin American-Statesman (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in NewsBreak.)
‘KVUE News Daybreak at 4:30 a.m.’
KVUE-TV (Austin)
New UH project examines hate speech ‘crisis’
An article mentions that Rice will host a summit on anti-semitic hate speech Nov. 3. Paula Sanders, the Joseph and Joanna Nazro Mullen Professor in Humanities, will participate.
University of Houston News (This article also appeared in Mirage.)
New films: Coldplay live, ‘Decision to Leave,’ ‘Prey for the Devil’ top list
A roundup mentions that “Mad God” will be screened at 7 p.m. Oct. 28-29 at Rice Cinema.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Houston energy company launches B2B carbon footprint calculator
An article mentions that Syzygy Plasmonics’ technology is based on Rice research.
InnovationMap Houston
Houston restaurant royalty reveals details of at new Ion eatery
The Ion, a Houston-based tech accelerator owned by the Rice Management Co., is mentioned.
InnovationMap Houston
Spirit Award Dinner highlights family legacy and community spirit by raising $375,000 in honor of Houston Hospice
An article mentions that musicians from Rice’s Shepherd School of Music performed at the 24th annual Laura Lee Blanton Community Spirit Award Dinner.
Houston Style Magazine
Fort Bend County Libraries announces 2022 Book Fest
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and professor emeritus of sociology, will be the keynote speaker at the Fort Bend County Libraries’ Book Fest Nov. 12.
Fort Bend Herald (This article also appeared in The Katy News.)
Houston Grand Opera unveils a forgotten work with ‘The Wreckers’
Alumna Sasha Cooke is featured.
Houston Press


Bad energy policy ideas never die
Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy and minerals in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, co-authored an op-ed.
Real Clear Energy
Procedure finds 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.
The Science Advisory Board
New procedure to find and quantify unintended errors in genome editing
Technology Networks (Similar articles appeared in ScienceDaily and News Concerns.)
Rice lab advances water-splitting catalysts
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.
Snøhetta, Rice University, Perkins Eastman, AUX Architecture and urban-gro are Archinect's featured employers this week
Job openings in the Rice School of Architecture are featured.


IU College of Arts and Sciences alumnus wins MacArthur Fellowship
Kiese Laymon, the Libbie Shearn Moody Professor of Creative Writing and English and a 2022 MacArthur Fellow, is featured.
‘Voter Confidence Tour’ of Florida supervisor of elections offices kicks off in St. Petersburg
The Baker Institute for Public Policy is mentioned.
Florida Phoenix
Community-based Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton project debuts Oct. 27 at Rice’s Moody Center for Arts
An article features the exhibition “_____ as Myth” by Houston-based artist Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, the latest installation in the Moody Center for the Arts’ Moody Project Wall series, which opens Oct. 27.
Mirage (This article also appeared in Trend Radars.)
What is kinesiology?
Rice is mentioned.


Rice football notebook: Juma Otoviano steps up at running back
Rice football player Juma Otoviano is featured. Also mentioned are head coach Mike Bloomgren, defensive line coach Cedric Calhoun, defensive coordinator Brian Smith and players Cameron Montgomery, Ari Broussard, Trey Schuman, Ikenna Enechukwu and Josh Pearcy. The Owls’ Oct. 29 game against the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is previewed in multiple other media outlets.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 26 print edition.)
‘KPRC Channel 2 News at 6 p.m.’
KPRC-TV (Houston)
Spectrum News North Carolina (Raleigh) (This broadcast aired twice, and it also aired twice on Spectrum News North Carolina in Greensboro and Charlotte.)
Charlotte makes football coaching change
WBTV-TV (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Week 8 NCAAF Team of the Week — Tennessee WR Jalin Hyatt in for second week running
Rice football player Luke McCaffrey was named The Sports Daily’s Week 8 Team of the Week Wide Receiver.
The Sports Daily
Blue Raiders host Rice for last home match of 2022
An article previews the Rice soccer team’s Oct. 26 match against Middle Tennessee State University.
Dexcom, Adam Schefter announce Dexcom U, the first NIL program for college athletes with diabetes
An article mentions that Rice volleyball player Carly Graham is one of 14 athletes taking part in Dexcom U, a name, image, likeness program for college athletes with diabetes.
Business Wire
ESPN Radio
A broadcast and articles mention that the Rice men’s basketball team will face Houston Christian University Nov. 21 in the Darius Lee Memorial Classic at Tudor Fieldhouse. (This broadcast aired on more than 200 affiliate stations, and it also aired on TSN Radio in Canada.)
Southland Conference honors deceased player with preseason award
Clayton News-Daily (This article also appeared in the News Tribune, Telegraph Online, Jackson Progress-Argus and Baseball Maven.)
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi picked as favorites in 2022-23 Southland Conference men’s basketball preseason poll
Crescent City Sports
‘It’s impressive’: Daniels wows Pelicans with breakout performance on Doncic in rousing win over Mavericks
Former Rice basketball player Trey Murphy is quoted.
'Tough and quiet' Daniels earns praise after top performance against Dallas
Bendigo Advertiser (Subscription is required.)