Dateline Rice for Oct. 31, 2022 (Weekend Edition)

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Churches are breaking the law by endorsing in elections, experts say. The IRS looks the other way.
David Brockman, a nonresident scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
ProPublica (This article also appeared in co-publisher The Texas Tribune as well as more than 20 other media outlets.)
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.
PolitiFact (This article also appeared in the Austin American-Statesman.)
Nurses' union says LCMC acquisition of Tulane hospitals will lead to higher prices, worse care
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.
Atrium, Novant refute Medicare payment claims made in state treasurer-commissioned report
Winston-Salem Journal
Atrium Health claims they lost money from Medicare patients
Benefits Pro
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.
Inside Edition (Similar articles appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
WINS-AM (New York)
Pushing the Saudis into China’s & Russia’s arms — opinion
A report by the Baker Institute for Public Policy is mentioned.
The Jerusalem Post (This article also appeared in MSN.)
Delaware DMV unveils lottery to win low-digit tags
A Rice study on the potential economic benefits of having a coveted license plate number is cited.
Town Square Delaware
Kramer named managing editor
An article mentions that Daniel Kramer has taught photography classes at Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.


No, Texas voting machines aren’t switching your votes
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.
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Turnout down in Harris County as first week of early voting wraps up
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 on politics in multiple media outlets. (This article also appeared in VNExplorer.)
Poll: Harris County Precinct 4 commissioner's race is neck and neck (This article also appeared in VNExplorer.)
Harris County voters deciding three bond proposals totaling $1.2 billion
KTRH-AM (Houston)
Texas Public Radio
KSTX-FM (San Antonio; these broadcasts also aired on KUT-FM in Austin and KERA-FM in Dallas.)
‘CBS News Bay Area Now’
KBCW-TV (San Francisco; this broadcast also aired on more than 10 other CBS affiliate stations.)
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. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the Oct. 29 print edition and was included in a previous edition of Dateline when it first appeared online.)
From the World Series to Halloween, here's what's happening in Houston this weekend
A roundup mentions Rice’s homecoming weekend. (This article also appeared in VNExplorer.)
‘KHOU 11 News at 6 p.m.’
Top performing arts events this week: Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, 2022
A roundup features a Nov. 1 concert by Voces8 at Rice’s Stude Concert Hall.
365 Things To Do in Houston
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 opened Oct. 27, and Rice Theatre’s production of “Pride and Prejudice,” which ran through Oc. 29.
Greentown Labs launches student-driven entrepreneurship program in Texas
An article mentions that Rice is a partner in the Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange for Energy.
InnovationMap Houston
5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week
An article mentions that Paul Cherukuri, vice president for innovation and an adjunct professor in management and entrepreneurship, was a judge for the Houston Innovation Awards.
InnovationMap Houston
Heritage of Odessa: 2022 Community Statesman Awards
Alumna Trudy Lewis is featured.
Odessa American
The 16 coolest and most romantic fall date ideas in Houston
An article features James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.
Thrillist Houston (This article also appeared in MSN.)
ArCH Walking and Bicycle Tour fall/winter 2022-2023 dates announced
An article mentions that a walking and bicycling tour of the Rice campus will be held Dec. 3.
Houston Intown


‘Houston Newsmakers’: Abuse, neglect affecting Texas children — What can we do?
President Reginald DesRoches is featured on the Oct. 30 episode of "Houston Newsmakers."
‘CNN Newsroom’
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed about the upcoming midterm elections.
WVXU-AM (Cincinnati)
Kiese Laymon, the Libbie Shearn Moody Professor of Creative Writing and English, who was awarded a 2022 MacArthur Fellowship, is featured.
‘KHOU 11 News at 10 p.m.’
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
KHOU-TV (Houston)
KEX-FM (Portland, Oregon)
Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought, is interviewed. (This broadcast aired on more than 10 other radio stations.)
‘Latina Voices’
Alumna Sofia Adrogué ’88 is featured.
KHOU-TV (Houston)


ArtDaily Newsletter: Friday, Oct. 28, 2022
Ylinka Barotto, associate curator at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts, is featured.
Arts Grid
The winner’s circle: here are the winners and standouts from our inaugural Amazing Maker Awards
An article mentions that Matthew Wettergreen, director of the Global Medical Innovation program and a lecturer in Rice’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen, was a judge for the Amazing Maker Awards.
David Abramson to deliver Nov. 10 Ken Kennedy Institute lecture on translational research computer science
An article features the Nov. 10 Ken Kennedy Institute Distinguished Lecture to be given by David Abramson of the University of Queensland.
Bach Society Houston presents Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
An article mentions that Bach Society Houston will perform the Christmas Oratorio Dec. 10 at Rice’s Brockman Hall for Opera.
Early Music America
Turning bullish on energy
Alumnus John Mauldin mentions his time as a student at Rice.
Mauldin Economics (This article also appeared in Advisor Analyst, and
Interior Department welcomes new Biden-Harris administration appointees
An article mentions that Roque Sánchez formerly worked in the Rice School of Engineering.
Indian Gaming
25 best college towns
Rice is mentioned.
Faith-based investing: Economics for the greater good
Alumnus Duane Roberts authored an op-ed.
Green Money


‘Religion and HBCUs: History, Mission and Impact’
An article mentions that Black Leadership Across Campuses, a joint project including Rice’s Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning, hosted its fall symposium at Rice.
University of Oregon: NSF grant boosts UO efforts to support STEM teachers
Adem Ekmekci, director of research and evaluation for the Rice University School Mathematics Project, is mentioned.
India Education Diary
OpenStax announces 10 schools participating in this year’s Institutional Partner Program
An article features OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
Mario Götze: The Borussia Dortmund wunder years
An article on soccer player Mario Götze mentions that his father formerly worked at Rice.
Who is Tatiana Schlossberg? How JFK inspired a granddaughter he never met to wage war on climate change
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.


Rice's defense falters in loss to Charlotte
The Rice football team lost to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 56-23 Oct. 29. Quoted in the Houston Chronicle are head coach Mike Bloomgren and player Trey Schuman. Mentioned are players T.J. McMahon, Bradley Rozner, Christian VanSickle and Luke McCaffrey. McCaffrey is also mentioned in 49ers Web Zone. Several other articles preview the Owls’ Nov. 3 game against the University of Texas at El Paso.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sports section in the Oct. 30 print edition.)
Reynolds’ 5 TDs, new coach leads Charlotte past Rice 56-23
Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
Texas college football rankings: TCU has that playoff look
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
‘WCCB News at 10:30 p.m.’
WCCB-TV (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Rice vs. Charlotte: 5 things to watch in Week 9
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sports section in the Oct. 29 print edition.)
Preview: Charlotte football begins post-Healy era with road test against Rice
Niner Times
The story behind 49ers RB Christian McCaffrey’s touchdown pass and catch during his landmark game against the Rams
49ers Web Zone
C-USA Week 10 college football games: Livestream and TV channel info
USA Today’s For The Win (This article also appeared in USA Today’s Sportsbook Wire.)
Week 10 picks: Watch FBS football games streaming online and TV
Sports Illustrated
UTEP Miners vs. Rice Owls picks, predictions, previews
Tony’s Picks
‘CBS4 News at 10’
KDBC-TV (El Paso; a similar segment aired on KFOX-TV in El Paso.)
RECAP: Soccer secures second seed after a last-minute goal on senior night
The Rice soccer team, which won the Conference USA regular season championship, is mentioned.
North Texas Daily
‘NBC 5 Today at 5:30’
Former Rice tennis player Blair Henley is interviewed.
KXAS-TV (Dallas)
Two in a row for Nick Leverett
Former Rice football player Nick Leverett is featured.


New catalyst can turn smelly hydrogen sulfide into a cash cow
In a published study in the American Chemical Society’s high-impact journal ACS Energy Letters, Rice engineer, physicist and chemist Naomi Halas and collaborators describe a method that uses gold nanoparticles to convert hydrogen sulfide into high-demand hydrogen gas and sulfur in a single step. Better yet, the one-step process gets all its energy from light.
Expanding immigration work permits recognizes essential jobs, says Baker Institute report
Expanding work permits for undocumented immigrants could fix the United States immigration system’s “large, overlooked and often invisible crack” that fails to account for essential workers, according to a new report from Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.