Dateline Rice for Sept. 12, 2022 (Weekend Edition)

Dateline Rice


Numerous articles mention the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962. Below is a sampling of articles that appeared in more than 400 other media outlets and broadcasts that aired on more than 500 stations across the U.S. 

Crowd poses to mark 60th anniversary of JFK moon speech
A roundup of events celebrating the anniversary features a satellite image of fans in Rice Stadium and mentions that NASA Administrator Bill Nelson gave a keynote speech at the stadium followed by talks from President Reginald DesRoches, alumna and astronaut Shannon Walker and others.

Reflecting on JFK's moon speech in Houston 60 years later (Sept. 12, 2022)
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

JFK's moon speech at Rice Stadium was 60 years ago. Has the US lived up to it?
Alumna and former Rice Centennial Historian Melissa Kean is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Sept. 12 print edition of the Chronicle and on the front of the Metro section in the print edition of the San Antonio Express-News. This article also appeared online in the Express-News and MSN.)

Several broadcasts feature the uniforms for the Rice football team's Sept. 10 game against McNeese State University, which were created in partnership with NASA to commemorate the anniversary. The Owls defeated the Cowboys 52-10.
ESPN (This segment aired twice.)
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-khou (This segment aired twice.)
'Fox 26 Morning News Weekends'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-kriv (This segment aired four times.)

How space exploration has changed, 60 years since JFK's 'We Choose the Moon' speech
Numerous articles and broadcasts mention the anniversary.
NPR (This article appeared in more than 100 affiliated websites.)
Rice University celebrates 60th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's famous moon speech
MSN (This article originally appeared in ABC 13 Online, and this segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston. This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)
Today in History: Sept. 12, Steve Biko dies in custody
The Associated Press (This roundup appeared in more than 50 media outlets online and in more than 50 print editions of media outlets across the U.S.)
FACT SHEET: President Biden details cancer moonshot progress and new initiatives on 60th anniversary of President Kennedy's moonshot address
The White House
Remarks by Vice President Harris at National Space Council meeting
The White House
Press gaggle by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre
The White House
Thousands celebrate 60th anniversary of moon speech at Rice Stadium
Community Impact Newspaper
Looking back on JFK's historic speech at Rice Stadium, 60 years later
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
60 years ago: JFK's famous 'we choose to go to the moon' speech
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in 25 other media outlets.)
On this day 60 years ago, President John F. Kennedy pledged the US would land a person on the moon. Decades later, NASA has a plan to go back.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Business Insider.)
Why go back to the moon? (This article originally appeared in Agence France-Presse.)
Can humans go back to the moon?
MSN South Africa (This article originally appeared in The South Africa, and it appeared in the Sept. 12 print edition of the Cape Argus, Daily News, Pakistan Today, The Star Early Edition and The Star Late Edition.) 
How to beat China in the new space race
The Wall Street Journal
President Joe Biden to detail 'moonshot' plan to end cancer on 60th anniversary of iconic JFK speech
MSN (This article originally appeared in UPI News.)
Biden to sign order boosting biotech as part of cancer moonshot update
The Hill
NASA and America's space program are becoming a running joke
The Hill
Biden returns to Boston to relaunch cancer moonshot initiative
The Boston Globe (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 12 print edition.)
Cancer moonshot: Biden to give speech on push to cure cancer from JFK Library
Boston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)
Here's what to expect from Biden's 'cancer moonshot' speech in Boston
MSN (This article originally appeared in WCVB Online.)
President Biden to visit JFK Library at Columbia Point to deliver 'cancer moonshot' speech on 60th anniversary of Kennedy's moonshot speech
Boston Herald
Why did NASA pick Houston?
KHOU Online (This segment also aired three times on KHOU-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in MSN.)
On this day 60 years ago, President John F. Kennedy gave his historic address at Rice University
KHOU Online
NASA, Rice University mark 60th anniversary of JFK’s ‘Moonshot’ speech
CW 39
Biden names biotech pro as director of new health research agency in a cancer moonshot speech
The Washington Times
FYI This Week highlights upcoming science policy events and summarizes news from the past week.
American Institute of Physics
Daily calendar for Monday, Sept. 12, 2022
What's happening in space policy Sept. 11-17, 2022
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-spo Joe's 'cancer moonshot': Biden leaves White House for Boston to unveil plan to slash cancer deaths in half within 25 years on 60th anniversary of JFK's speech
Daily Mail
Parents satisfaction with K-12 public education is at a 20-year low
KTRH on Spreaker (This segment also aired on KTRH-AM in Houston.)
'The Big Broadcast': Sept. 11, 2022
WAMU Online (This segment also aired on WAMU-FM in Washington, D.C.)
'CBS Radio News'
WWJ-AM (Detroit)
WCBS-AM (New York)
KXNT-AM (Las Vegas)
ABC Radio (Australia)
'Today in New York'
WNBC-TV (New York)
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-wnbc (This segment aired on more than 50 affiliate stations across the U.S.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News at Noon'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
'Fox 26 News'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-kriv (This segment aired three times.)
'Fox 26 News at Noon'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
'KHOU 11 News at Noon'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
'The Noon Show'
KYTX-TV (Tyler, Texas)
'ABC 13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-ktrk (This segment aired three times.)
NASA 60th anniversary of JFK speech at Rice
KTBS Online
'KPRC Channel 2 News Today'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-kprc (This segment aired twice.)
'Fox 26 Morning News Weekends'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-kriv (This segment aired four times.)
'Texas Public Radio'
KSTX-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-kstx (This segment aired on seven affiliate stations.)
KTRK-TV (Houston)
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-kriv (This segment aired twice.)
'Wake Up with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-kriv (This segment aired twice.)
'CW 39 Weather &Traffic'
KIAH-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-kiah (This segment aired four times.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-kprc (This segment aired three times.)
'Boston 25 Morning News'
WXFT-TV (Boston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-wxft (This segment aired twice.)
'Fox 29 News First'
KABB-TV (San Antonio) 
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-kabb (This segment aired twice.)
'Fox 29 News Mid-Day'
KABB-TV (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-kabb (This segment aired twice.)
'Good Day Rochester'
WHAM-TV (Rochester, New York)
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-wham (This segment aired twice.)
'Morning Express with Robin Meade'
Headline News
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-hn (This segment aired twice.)
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-ktrh (This segment aired twice.)
WLS-AM (Chicago)
WPTF-AM (Raleigh, North Carolina)
WFLA-AM (Tampa Bay, Florida)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
VOCM-AM (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
KOMO-AM (Seattle)
WIOD-AM (Miami)


Columbia University drops from No. 2 to No. 18 in US News ranking after admitting mistake
An article about the 2022 U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges" list mentions that Rice is ranked No. 1 in Texas, No. 15 in the nation, No. 5 for "Best Value," No. 3 for "Best Undergraduate Teaching among National Universities" and No. 3 in "Least Debt." 
CBS News
US News & World Report ranks University of Texas as No. 10 public university in nation — again
MSN (This article originally appeared in Austin American-Statesman.)
See which Texas colleges made US News & World Report's new ranking of best universities in 2022-23
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. Similar articles also appeared in Becker's Hospital Review, The Vanderbilt Hustler, UT News, Baylor University News and Elon University News.)

Forget silicon. This computer is made of fabric
An article features collaborative Rice research fabricating textile-based computers from stacked textile sheets that incorporate pneumatic push-buttons, valves and resistors to form interconnected logic modules. Co-author Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is quoted. Textile Evolution features Preston's collaborative research developing a mechanical limb powered only by compressed air.
Wired (This article also appeared in Wired UK, and a similar article also appeared in Medgadget.)
Rice University develops textile-based lifting device
Textile Evolution (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in Today's Medical Developments.)

Decades after 9/11, Muslims battle Islamophobia in US
Zahra Jamal, associate director for community engagement at Rice's Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance, is quoted.
Al Jazeera (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)

Queen Elizabeth witnessed the crumbling of British power in the Middle East
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

Tiny 'drug factory' implants can eradicate tumors in mice in just days
An article features a collaborative study using cytokine "drug factory" technology that found it can eradicate advanced-stage mesothelioma tumors in mice in just a few days. Co-author and graduate student Amanda Nash is quoted.
MSN Australia (This article originally appeared in Science Alert.)

'Sisters in the Mirror' deconstructs the concept of 'oppressed Muslim women'
Elora Shehabuddin, professor emerita of transnational Asian studies, is quoted.
The Daily Star

'Broń to moja tożsamość.' Amerykanie mają problem i muszą zacząć się leczyć
Ryan Brown, managing director for measurement at Rice's Doerr Institute for New Leaders and adjunct professor in psychological sciences, is featured. (An English translation is not available.)

Opinion: Why America keeps re-living the 1990s
An image depicts former President George H.W. Bush attending the inaugural conference at the Baker Institute for Public Policy Nov. 13, 1995.

En EE.UU. ven a Massa como 'la última bala y opción creíble' del Gobierno
An article mentions that Sergio Massa, Argentina's minister of economy, held a meeting with global leaders in the oil and gas sector at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.  
Clarin (An English translation is not available. This and similar articles also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)

Nearly two dozen GOP governors pen letter to Biden, criticize him for taxpayer-funded student loan handouts
A photo depicts a student at Rice's Fondren Library.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Fox News.)


An 11th-hour, Hail Mary climate remedy
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Texas Observer

Business continues amidst Juárez violence
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
El Paso Inc.
ChurchSpace, Enrichly chosen for 2022 Google for Startups Black Founders Fund
An article mentions the Rice Veterans Business Battle. 
Houston Business Journal

Memories reignited: Angleton honors educators and alumni
Alumna Wendy Valka Hoenig is featured.
The Facts

New craft beer bar taps into Rice University's Midtown innovation district
An article mentions the Ion, a Houston-based tech hub owned by the Rice Management Co. 
CultureMap Houston

'Tree of life' beguiles at Houston Botanic Garden
An article featuring artist Gerardo Rosales mentions that he painted "¡Displaced Mundo!" at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts in 2021.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 11 print edition.)

Plan Your Weekend: Sept. 15-18, 2022
A roundup mentions that Rice's Moody Center for the Arts will hold an opening reception for the exhibit "Urban Impression: Experiencing the Global Contemporary Metropolis" Sept. 16.
365 Things To Do in Houston

Funding wrap: H.O. Maycotte's Molecula raises $10M, rebrands; UT snags $15M to lead regional innovation hub
An article mentions that Rice is part of the National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps Southwest Region.
Austin Inno

Cypress Christian School focuses on developing students to their max potential
Rice is mentioned.
Community Impact Newspaper


Houston Newsmakers — 'I still have work to do!': US Rep. Kevin Brady to retire from Congress after 26 years
John Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of its Center for Public Finance, is quoted.

'KPRC Channel 2 News'
Aysha Pollnitz, associate professor of history and co-director of the Program in Politics, Law and Social Thought, is interviewed about the British monarchy and its future after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
KPRC-TV (Houston)

'KHOU 11 News'
An article mentions that officials from Rice testified before the Texas House Appropriations Committee on the future role of the Johnson Space Center.
KHOU-TV (Houston)


Simple sanding technique makes superhydrophobic surfaces
An article features collaborative Rice research that found sanding a surface with a powder can make it superhydrophobic. Co-authors quoted include James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering, and C. Fred Higgs III, the vice provost for academic affairs, director of the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership and the John and Ann Doerr Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
Physics World

ACS 2023 National Award winners
A roundup featuring Hans Renata, associate professor of chemistry, mentions that he is the recipient of the American Chemical Society's Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award.

Scientists grow lead-free solar material with built-in switch
An article mentions that Ramamoorthy Ramesh, vice president for research, contributed to the featured research.
Clean Technica

Brasil ganha nova cadeira na Pontifícia Academia das Ciências
An article features José Onuchic, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy.
Vatican News (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in Gaudium Press.)

2022 MBA To Watch: Quy Le, Rice University (Jones)
A trio of articles feature alumni Quy Le, Alex Williams and Olaniyi Dada, graduates of Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.
Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)
2022 MBA To Watch: Alex Williams, Rice University (Jones)
Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)
2022 MBA To Watch: Olaniyi Dada, Rice University (Jones)
Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)
2022 MBA To Watch: Melanie Zook, Yale School of Management
Alumna Melanie Zook is featured.
Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)
4 conversations that will inspire employees
An article cites 2021 research by the Jones Graduate School of Business. 
HR Morning
Perkins & Will new design director
An article features alumnus Wyatt Frantom.
Commercial Construction Renovation
Scientists created creepy living cyborg cockroaches that can be remotely controlled
An article mentions Rice research that repurposed deceased spiders as mechanical grippers.


Hurricane Harvey's hardest-hit survivors five times as likely to experience anxiety from COVID-19 pandemic
Articles mention that experts at Rice are collaborating on the featured research.
Notre Dame News
Virginia Tech research institute highlights for fiscal year 2022
Virginia Tech University News

Finding ourselves in the extremes of the universe | Ron Colone
A column features collaborative Rice research into quantum magnetism.
Santa Ynez Valley Times (This article also appeared in the Lompoc Record and Santa Maria Times.)

Eastwood names 2022 Hall of Fame class
An article features the late Jim Kurfess and mentions he is a former Rice research associate. 

Hillsborough school board election 2022: Josh Gamse
Alumnus Josh Gamse is featured.
Patch (Hillsborough, New Jersey)

Faces in new places
Alumnus Tim Young is featured.
Idaho Press


McMahon accounts for 5 TDs, Rice beats McNeese 52-10
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated McNeese State University 52-10 Sept. 10.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
TJ McMahon leads Rice to blowout win over McNeese State
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 11 print edition.)
McNeese at Rice: 5 things to watch in Week 2
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 10 print edition.)
Texas college football rankings: Longhorns 'best' of the 'losers'
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 10 print edition.)
Turnovers costly in loss to Rice
Best in Texas poll (Sept. 12): Texas ranked No. 1 after loss to Alabama; Texas A&M exits top 3
The Dallas Morning News

Volleyball topped by Rice, drops five-set nail-biter to Brown
Several articles mention that Rice's volleyball team defeated Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Brown University and Texas Tech University in the Adidas Invitational volleyball tournament at Tudor Fieldhouse Sept. 9-11.
A&M-Corpus Christi falls to Texas Tech in tournament opener
Volleyball comes from behind to earn five-set win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Volleyball falls in straight sets to Rice
Tech falls to Rice at Adidas Invitational (This article also appeared in Everything Lubbock.)
Red Raiders sweep Bears at Adidas Invitational
Undefeated Red Raiders set for Adidas Invitational
'Fox 34 Sports OT'
KJTV-TV (Lubbock, Texas)

Soccer shuts down Rice 5-0
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team was defeated by Florida State University 5-0 Sept. 11. (This article also appeared in WTXL Online and Spot on Florida.)
FSU vs. Rice

Another big day for Williams leads No. 10 USC past Stanford
Several articles mention Rice football's loss to the University of Southern California Sept. 3.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
After further review Week 2: Texas A&M has some serious problems
MSN (This article originally appeared in Yahoo! Sports.)
'Eyewitness News'
KABC-TV (Los Angeles)
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-kabc (This segment aired twice.)
KTXX-AM (Austin)

Cougars Extra Points: Texas Tech 33, No. 25 Houston 30 (2OT)
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated the University of Houston in 2000.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

10 best signs at ESPN's College Gameday before Texas-Alabama game
A roundup mentions that Rice's football team has a 3-0 record against the University of Alabama.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Houston posts solid results at 46th Rice Invitational
An article mentions the Rice Invitational cross-country meet Sept. 9.

Kickoff, network set for Bayou Bucket
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston Sept. 24.

Men's golf in 2nd after Jim Rivers Intercollegiate first round
An article mentions that Rice's golf team is in sixth place after the first round of the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate tournament Sept. 11-13 in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.


Rice rises to No. 15 in US News rankings
Rice has risen to No. 15 among the nation's top universities ranked in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" guidebook. Rice moved up from No. 17 in last year's rankings to tie with Washington University in St. Louis at No. 15 in this year's annual survey of more than 300 colleges and universities. Rice has routinely rated among the nation’s top 20 universities since first appearing on the list in 1988.

Rice anthropologists available to discuss ongoing impact of world's first memorial to a lost glacier
Three years after Rice anthropologists Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer received worldwide media attention for hosting a funeral for Iceland's first major glacier lost to climate change, their project has inspired a Belgian performance artist to replace 1 ton of ice on the site of the former glacier. The researchers are available to discuss the ongoing impact of the memorial.

Optical rule was made to be broken
Gururaj Naik, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rice's George R. Brown School of Engineering, and Applied Physics Graduate Program alumna Chloe Doiron found a way to manipulate light at the nanoscale that breaks the Moss rule, which describes a trade-off between a material’s optical absorption and how it refracts light.

Drug testing programs reduce overdose deaths, says expert
Drug testing programs can reduce overdose deaths, but politics are getting in the way, according to a new brief from Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy. Every five minutes, on average, someone dies of a drug overdose in the United States. More than 100,000 Americans will fatally overdose in 2022, the second consecutive year with a death toll in six figures, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.