Dateline Rice for Oct. 27, 2022

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Rice inaugurates its new leader with black-tie fun and drone magic — Reginald DesRoches makes history as college's first Black president
Two articles feature President Reginald DesRoches, who was formally installed in an investiture ceremony Oct. 22. Rice community members mentioned or pictured include: Paula Gilmer DesRoches, Rice University associate; Sid Richardson senior and soccer player Shelby DesRoches; Board of Trustees Chairman Robert Ladd; trustees emeriti and former chairs Jim Crownover and Bobby Tudor; trustees emeriti Bucky Allshouse, Susanne Glasscock, Scott Wise, Ann Doerr, Donald Bowers and Karen Ostrum George; Nancy Kinder and Rich Kinder, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research's advisory board president and advisory board chair, respectively; trustees Gloria Tarpley, Elle Moody, Elle Anderson, Patricia Kraft and Claudia Gee Vassar; trustee advisor Walter McReynolds; Provost Amy Dittmar; Ruth López Turley, director of the Kinder Institute; Fred Oswald, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Psychology; Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute and an emeritus professor of sociology; Alexander Byrd, associate professor of history and vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion; William Cannady, professor emeritus of architecture, adjunct professor at the Jones Graduate School of Business and founding member of the Rice Design Alliance; Scott Nyquist, senior advisor of Rice's Carbon Hub; former president David Leebron and Y. Ping Sun, former University Representative; alumni Ted Adams, Ryn Bowers, Ann Baillio, Merinda Watkins-Martin, chair of the School of Social Sciences' accessibility task force, and Monique Shankle, former president of the Association of Rice Alumni. Trustee emerita Ruth Simmons is quoted in The Grio.
Rice University inaugurates first Black president
The Grio


Voter rolls in neighboring GOP counties growing more than in Democratic Dallas County
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.
MSN (This Dallas Morning News article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)
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 appeared on the front page of the Oct. 27 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in the Oct. 26 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News and in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Candidates avoid talking about COVID on campaign trail
Spectrum News
Harris Co. Judge Lina Hidalgo COVID outreach campaign allegedly never returned money
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
Fox 26 calls 'B.S.' on extreme, inaccurate GOP border claims
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
US put pressure on Nicaragua by imposing economic sanctions
KCBS on (This article also appeared in KCBS on Audacy.)
Decision 2022: 'Straight Talk from the Candidates'
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)
US midterm elections two weeks away
Khmer Times (A similar article also appeared in En Son Haber and Akilli Gundem.)
Herschel Walker acusa sin base a 'gente de México y China' de querer envenenar a niños con fentanilo en Halloween
Univision (An English translation is not available. This segment also aired on Univision.)
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/oct-27-jones (This segment aired six times.)
Texas Public Radio
KSTX-FM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/oct-27-jones (This segment aired on seven affiliate stations across Texas.)

Who's to blame for exorbitant natural gas prices in Europe? Hint: Maybe not who you think.
Steven Miles, fellow in global natural gas in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the institute, co-authored an article.

The culture of 'we' before 'I': A chat with Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Antonio Neri
Rice is mentioned.
Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio


High oil prices continue to benefit oil field service sector despite fears of an economic slowdown
Vikas Mittal, a professor of marketing at the Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Can Alexandra del Moral Mealer save the Harris County GOP?
An article cites the book "Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America," authored by Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research and professor emeritus of sociology.
Texas Monthly

Beth Yeshurun officially designated Texas Historic Landmark
Joshua Furman, founder and curator of the Houston Jewish History Archive at Rice and associate director and lecturer in Jewish studies, is mentioned.
Jewish Herald-Voice

Houston brewery's 'art beer' collaboration is an ode to Nigerian culture
An article mentions that Rice's Moody Center for the Arts collaborated with artist Emeka Ogboh to develop a beer commemorating Houston's Nigerian community for the exhibit "Urban Impressions: Experiencing the Global Contemporary Metropolis," which will be available at an event hosted by the Moody Center Nov. 5.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets, and it appeared in MSN Travel.)

Top theater and performing arts events in Houston: November 2022
A roundup mentions that Chamber Music Houston will host a performance by Voces8 at Rice's Stude Concert Hall Nov. 1. 
365 Things To Do in Houston
How Houston-area schools rank on US News & World Report's Best Global Universities list
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 180 in the world according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Global Universities list.
Houston Business Journal

Cypress project will have new H-E-B store and one of Houston's first sustainable mass timber offices
An article mentions that Rice proposed Houston's first mass timber project in 2019.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.


'Houston Life'
Nusrat Ameen, visiting scholar at Rice's Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, is interviewed about Daya, a Houston-based organization that helps South Asian survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
KPRC-TV (Houston)

Jackson native Kiese Laymon awarded prestigious MacArthur Fellowship
An article features Kiese Laymon, the Libbie Shearn Moody Professor of Creative Writing and English, who was awarded a 2022 MacArthur Fellowship.
Super Talk 

Hospitals said they lost money on Medicare patients. Some made millions, NC 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.
WFAE Online (This Kaiser Health News article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

'KHOU 11 News'
A broadcast features collaborative Rice research that repurposed deceased spiders as mechanical grippers. Graduate student Faye Yap is interviewed.
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/oct-27-yap (Similar segments also aired on more than 20 stations across the U.S.)
What's trending: Repurposing dead spiders
KWCH Online


Explore architecture fellowship opportunities featured on Archinect Jobs
An image features a site visit of Brays Bayou by Maggie Tsang, assistant professor of architecture and Wortham Fellow.

Recording neurons to pinpoint synaptic links
An article features collaborative Rice research into developing a 3D electrode array that maps the locations and activity of up to 1 million potential synaptic links in a living brain. Co-authors Chong Xie, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and of neuroengineering; Lan Luan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; and graduate student Hanlin Zhu are quoted. 
Today's Medical Developments

Oilfield services CEOs say Latin America driving global oil, natural gas activity uptick
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.
Natural Gas Intelligence 
All the new MBA courses at the top US B-schools
An article mentions that Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business is offering 16 new classes including the History of Business, which is taught by Moramay Lopez-Alonso, associate professor of history and lecturer in management at the Jones School.
Yahoo! Finance (This article originally appeared in Poets & Quants.)

Water splitting on the cheap
An article features collaborative Rice research developing a catalyst that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Co-authors quoted include Haotian Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair, postdoctoral associate Zhen-Yu Wu and graduate student Feng-Yang Chen.
Materials Today


Student explores the biotechnology industry from many angles in the Brandeis master's program
Alum Frankie Zhao is featured.
Brandeis University News

Researchers to use $1.2 million grant to study early Alzheimer's detection
An article mentions that Rice is collaborating on a research project on improving early detection methods for Alzheimer’s disease through the use of highly sensitive memory tasks and brain imaging.
Penn State News (This article also appeared in The Daily Collegian.)

Yale doctoral student Lauren Mazurowski wins first in NSF Perfect Pitch Competition
An article mentions that Rice's Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment Systems Center has partnered with Yale University in a $18.5 million effort to provide clean water and streamline U.S. energy production. 
Yale Daily News

Treasurer: NC hospitals profiting, not losing money on Medicare
An article mentions that experts at Rice co-authored a study of North Carolina hospitals. 
The Richmond Observer
Are NC hospitals fleecing patients? 5 takeaways from the state treasurer's report
Spectrum News

UNCSA welcomes acclaimed jazz composer Omar Thomas as artist-in-residence
Alumna Lindsay Kesselman is featured.
University of North Carolina School of the Arts News

Candidate profile: Jake Blumencranz running for Assembly District 15
Alumnus Jake Blumencranz is featured.
Patch (Levittown, New York)

Flutist Martin Glicklich and pianist Valeria Morgovskaya to perform Glendale Noon Concerts
Rice is mentioned.
Crescent Valley Weekly
People with paranormal beliefs spooked by science and the COVID-19 vaccine, WVU sociologists suggest
WVU Today


WSOC: Oct. 25 Players of the Week
An article features Rice soccer player Bella Killgore, who has been named the Conference USA Goalkeeper of the Week. 
Conference USA

Golf: Oct. 26 C-USA Golfers of the Week
An article features Rice golfer Henry Daly, who has been named the Conference USA Men's Golfer of the Week. 
Conference USA

Tulsa's Prince wins weekly Earl Campbell award
An article mentions that Rice football players T.J. McMahon and Luke McCaffrey received honorable mentions for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week. 
Longview News-Journal

Middle Tennessee falls 3-1 to Rice in final home match of the season
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team defeated Middle Tennessee State University 3-1 Oct. 26.

GAME NOTES: Charlotte at Rice
An article previews the Oct. 29 football game between Rice and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Behind the scenes of the Charlotte 49ers' coaching change
SB Nation

Jack Fox goes from living on a friend's floor to highest-paid punter in NFL
Former Rice football player Jack Fox is featured.

Homer Rice, coach at all levels
An article featuring Homer Rice mentions that he is a former athletic director at Rice.
The Ledger Independent

UTSA wraps up fall team activity with Rice Fall Challenge
An article mentions that the Rice Fall Challenge tennis tournament will be held Oct. 27-29. (A similar article also appeared in Deseret News.)

UAB women's soccer falls short at Louisiana Tech, 2-1
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is slated to play the University of Alabama at Birmingham Oct. 29.
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team was defeated by Texas A&M University Oct. 2. (This article also appeared in KTBX Online AND KAGS Online.)

Final American Championships welcomes Houston
An article mentions the Rice Invitational cross-country meet Sept. 9.

Bob's picks: Man does not live by field goals alone
Rice football is mentioned.
Davis Enterprise
Bowl projections: The AAC champion looks set to make a New Year's Six bowl
Yahoo! Sports

5 Bucs to watch against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 8
Former Rice football player Nick Leverett is featured. (This article also appeared in HBCU Gameday.)

'WDSU News'
Former Rice basketball player Trey Murphy III is interviewed. 
WDSU-TV (New Orleans)
http://dateline.rice/oct-27-wdsu (This segment aired five times.)


US-Middle East relations to be examined at Baker Institute event
The future of relations between the United States and the Middle East – particularly Iran – will be the focus of a Nov. 1 conference at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy. The half-day conference, co-sponsored by the Baker Institute's Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East and the Middle East Institute, features two panels with experts examining how global energy, economic dynamics, regional security and geopolitical tensions impact the role of the Middle East and its significance to the U.S.