Dateline Rice for Oct. 28, 2022

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How colleges can adapt to a shape-shifting economy, with Rice University's new president
President Reginald DesRoches is featured in an interview about how Rice navigates some of the challenges facing higher education. An article by Click2Houston features DesRoches, who will be on the Oct. 30 episode of "Houston Newsmakers."
Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio (This segment aired multiple times on over 800 affiliate radio stations across the U.S.)
It's not exactly straight A's for two Big Tech titans; and a chat with the new president of Rice University
Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio
http://dateline.rice/oct-28-desroches (Scroll to 3:15.)
National Public Radio
http://dateline.rice/oct-28-npr (This segment aired on 100 stations across the U.S.)
'Houston Newsmakers': Abuse, neglect affecting Texas children — what can we do? Also: New Rice University president ready to get to work

President Biden announces key appointments to boards and commissions
An article mentions that Ruth López Turley, director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, has been appointed to the National Board for Education Sciences by President Joe Biden. 
The White House


Helmets like Iron Man's and a smart shirt that calls for help: Inside the Pentagon's wearable tech revolution
An article features Rice research developing the first printable smart helmet. Paul Cherukuri, vice president for innovation and an adjunct professor in management and entrepreneurship, is quoted.
Forbes (This article also appeared in MSN.)

No kissing in Qatar? Fears grow of crackdown on LGBTQ fans at World Cup
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
NBC News (This article also appeared in MSN Sports.)

One scientist's quest for an accessible, unhackable voting machine
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.
Mother Jones (This article originally appeared in Undark.)

Fentanyl deaths are up, but GOP ads mislead by blaming 'open borders,' migrants crossing illegally
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

Living legacy: How JFK's eco-warrior granddaughter Tatiana, 32, was 'inspired' by late president she never met to continue his fight against climate change 
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Daily Mail

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.
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


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. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the Oct. 28 print edition, and it appeared online in MSN Money and in yesterday's Dateline.)

Emanu El sisterhood to hold community-wide Women's Day
An article mentions that Elena Marks, nonresident fellow in health policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, will participate in the panel discussion "Navigating the Future: Challenges Facing Nonprofits" Nov. 17 at Congregation Emanu El Sisterhood in Houston.
Jewish Herald-Voice

State leaders got it right with voter-verified paper ballots
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted in an op-ed.
The Galveston County Daily News (Subscription is required.)

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. This article appeared in the Oct. 28 print edition and in a previous edition of Dateline.)

ELN Q&A: Region to get new state school board representative
An article mentions that Daniel Hochman was selected for three-year fellowships at Rice to study and create best practices for cultural inclusion in STEM classrooms.
The Facts

Queer things to do in Houston, Oct. 27-31
A roundup 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.

As fertilizer shortages continue, Texas Tech launches new center to advance fertilizer production
An article mentions that Rice has Carnegie Tier One designation.
The Center Square


Texas Standard for Oct. 27, 2022: What's next for detained WNBA star Brittney Griner?
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.
Texas Standard (This segment also aired on more than 40 stations across Texas.)
Why is immigration such a big deal in the governor's race? Because it helps win elections
Texas Standard
Austin-area electric bills up since 2021 power grid disaster
Austin American-Statesman (Subscription is required.)
'CBS 2 News'
WLNY-TV (New York)
http://dateline.rice/oct-28-jones (This segment aired on 20 stations across the U.S.)

Dead spiders successfully turned into creepy claw machines, experiment shows
An article features collaborative Rice research that repurposed deceased spiders as mechanical grippers. Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is quoted. A Rice video is included.
Fox 4 Online (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
'Central Oregon Daily News'
KOHD-TV (Bend, Oregon)
http://dateline.rice/oct-28-kohd (This segment aired on more than 30 stations across the U.S.)

Looking ahead to the World Series and David Brancaccio of the Marketplace Morning Report (Oct. 28, 2022)
A broadcast features Nobel laureate Thomas Sargent, who will give a talk at Rice Oct. 28. 
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Houston Halloween events and things to do this weekend, October 28 to 31
An article mentions that Rice will celebrate homecoming Oct. 28-29.
Fox 26 Online

'Houston's Morning Show'
A broadcast features alumnus and former Rice professor Cesare Wright.
KRIV-TV (Houston)


Q&A: Douglas Brinkley rates presidents for their environmental records, calling Nixon a 'reluctant environmentalist' and Donald Trump 'a zero on this issue'
A Q&A features Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities.
Inside Climate News

Modular, tunable, living materials engineered for self-assembly
An article features collaborative Rice research on engineering bacteria that self-assemble from the bottom up. Co-authors Caroline Ajo-Franklin, professor of biosciences, and alumna and postdoctoral researcher Sara Molinari are quoted.
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News


State treasurer says hospitals profited millions on Medicare
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.
Washington Daily News

FSU Winthrop-King Institute presents 'Global Africas' symposium on history and culture of Senegal
Alumnus Ibrahima Thiaw is featured.
Florida State University News


Brock Holt, former Red Sox utility player and fan favorite, retires
An article features former Rice baseball player Brock Holt.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in The Boston Globe, and it appeared in the Boston Herald and YardBarker.)

College football predictions, picks, odds: Utah, Iowa among teams on upset alert in Week 9
An article previews the Oct. 29 football game between Rice and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
CBS Sports
'Spectrum News 1 North Carolina'
Spectrum News

UTSA to host No. 21 Rice in Friday night action
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio Oct. 28.
Volleyball set for pair of C-USA home contests

Houston vs. South Florida: 5 things to watch in Week 9
Rice football is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Would Arch Manning decommit from Texas? Respect for TCU? Ask the Texpert
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)

Volleyball starts second half of conference play by hosting Temple, ECU
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team competed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament.

Tennis prepared for Baylor Invite
An article mentions the Rice Invitational tennis tournament will be held Nov. 3-5 at the George R. Brown Tennis Center.

Tech baseball reveals 2023 schedule
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team will compete in the Shriners Children's College Classic March 3-5. (This article also appeared in SB Nation, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, KCBD Online, Sports Illustrated and Fox 34 Online.)

Louisiana Tech vs. FIU prediction, odds, line: 2022 Week 9 college football picks, best bets by proven model
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated Louisiana Tech University 42-41 Oct. 22.
CBS Sports

New Canaan's Jack Conley, Boston College ready for UConn football
An article mentions Rice football player Garrett Braden.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

UT football history: That time a Longhorn guard was mistakenly reported dead
An article mentions the 1918 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
SB Nation

Texas safety CJ Johnson taking official visit to Louisville
Rice is mentioned.

Pelicans exercise 2023-24 team options on Kira Lewis, Trey Murphy
Former Rice basketball player Trey Murphy III is featured.


Biden appoints Rice's Ruth López Turley to National Board for Education Sciences
President Biden has appointed Ruth López Turley, director of Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research and professor of sociology, to the National Board for Education Sciences. The nonpartisan, 15-member board advises and approves priorities for the Institute of Education Sciences, the research, statistics and evaluation arm of the Department of Education.

OpenStax announces 10 schools participating in this year's Institutional Partner Program
OpenStax, Rice's educational technology initiative, will see 10 colleges and universities join its Institutional Partner Program for the 2022-2023 school year. All of those institutions will receive support from OpenStax experts as they work to save students money by increasing the use of free, openly licensed textbooks on their campuses.