Dateline Rice for Sept. 15, 2022

Dateline Rice


Texas governor busing migrants to various US states. Why?
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science, fellow in political science at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Andalou Agency
Texas candidates spend millions on TV ads
Spectrum News (This segment also aired on Spectrum News in Austin.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/sept-15-jones (This segment aired five times.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/sept-15-jones (This segment aired twice.)

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Winter in America?
President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Daily Kos
It's not just NASA: Space agency leaders at the Artemis 1 launch attempt
The Planetary Society's Planetary Radio (This segment also aired on more than 120 affiliate stations around the world.)
The CHIPS Act can fuel an American blockchain revolution
The National Interest
NASA's JPL launches first female leader
South Pasadena Review
Cross your fingers: NASA reschedules Artemis 1 launch, again
Extreme Tech
'Scegliamo di andare sulla Luna': Sessant'anni dal discorso di Kennedy a Houston (An English translation is not available.)
'Houston Life'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-15-kprc (This segment aired twice.)


Rice University, partners awarded $15M grant to form NSF Innovation Corps Hub
An article mentions that Rice is part of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Southwest Region and received a $1.2 million grant from the NSF to expand a program that helps faculty members, researchers and doctoral students commercialize STEM-oriented technology. Rice community members quoted include President Reginald DesRoches, Kerri Smith, executive director of the Clean Energy Accelerator at the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Kaz Karwowski, executive director of the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership, and Jessica Fleenor, assistant director of programs at the Rice Alliance.

Why does Texas have so many elections, and why do few people vote in them?
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

Kelsey-Seybold launches new plan to have clinics no further than 10 minutes from most Houstonians
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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Business section in the Sept. 15 print edition and yesterday's Dateline.)

Opera Arts Guide: Houston Grand Opera celebrates heroines in its new season
A roundup mentions that "Street Scene" will be performed at Rice's Brockman Hall for Opera Nov. 4 and 6.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Riverside Terrace residents fight townhome builders in battle over Third Ward community's identity
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the Sept. 15 print edition.)

Visual Arts Guide: Museums and galleries feature Gordon Parks, Philip Guston, Selena exhibits for fall
A roundup mentions that the exhibit "Jillian Conrad: 'Hydras'" — a Houston-based artist's site-specific collaboration with Rice's nanotechnology lab — will be on view at the Moody Center for the Arts through Sept. 30. The article also mentions that "Urban Impressions: Experiencing the Global Contemporary Metropolis" will be exhibited at the Moody Center Sept. 16-Dec. 17. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. A similar article also appeared in Community Impact Newspaper.)
Houston's 11 best free museums to visit this fall

The ultimate guide to free museums in Houston
A roundup features James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.


Possible railway worker strike could mean more shortages, higher inflation
David Gantz, the Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)

Mexico's president is unlikely to reopen the country's energy sector to private investment, even if he loses a trade dispute with the US
Lourdes Melgar, nonresident fellow at the Center for Energy Studies at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston, and this article also appeared in the Texas Standard.)
Today on Texas Standard: Latest on Corpus Christi's troubled Harbor Bridge project
Texas Standard (This segment also aired on more than 40 stations across Texas.)

The college pricing game
Rice is mentioned.
The New York Times' The Daily podcast (This podcast also aired on more than 900 American Public Media-affiliated radio stations across the U.S.)

'TWC News All Morning'
A broadcast cites research by Rice into the number of Afghan refugees who have settled in Texas. 
Spectrum News Austin (This segment aired three times.)


Interwoven: How charge and magnetism intertwine in kagome material
An article features collaborative Rice research into the charge density waves of pure iron-germanium crystals. Co-authors Pengcheng Dai, the Sam and Helen Worden Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Ming Yi, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, are quoted.

Rice researchers' formula identifies materials for virtual reality, 3D displays
An article features collaborative Rice research on manipulating light at the nanoscale level in a way that breaks the Moss rule, which describes a trade-off between a material's optical absorption and how it refracts light. Gururaj Naik, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and alumna Chloe Doiron are quoted.

Light-activated molecular machines combat antimicrobial resistance
An article features Rice research into nanoscale drills that punched holes in the membranes of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Co-author James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
Advanced Science News

It's a planet: New evidence of baby planet in the making
An article mentions that Andrea Isella, associate professor of physics and astronomy, collaborated on the featured research.
Science Daily

Franci Neely and the lessons she's learned traveling the world
An article features Franci Neely, a member of the Baker Institute for Public Policy Board of Advisors.
Nature World News

Kent State University seeks to bridge academia and practice by hiring a director for design entrepreneurship and inclusion
An article mentions that Rice students have participated in community initiatives to tackle homelessness.

Astros set for four-game set against the Oakland A's, Sept. 15-18
An article mentions that Rice's Mariachi Luna Llena will perform at the Hispanic Heritage Day hosted by the Houston Astros Sept. 17.

Smarter than Einstein? These people have the highest IQs in the world
An article mentions that William Sidis taught at Rice in 1916 when he was just 17 years old.
Interesting Engineering


Muslims in US still living under Islamophobia decades after 9/11: US experts
Zahra Jamal, associate director for community engagement at Rice's Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance, is quoted.
The Malaysia Star (This Xinhua article also appeared in 10 other media outlets and a previous edition of Dateline.)


Underdog Pawdcast: C-USA Week 2 recap and Week 3 preview with Sam Doughton
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Sept. 17.
SB Nation
Cajuns' KC Ossai emerges at linebacker
KATC Online

UTSA's Harris earns weekly Earl Campbell award
An article mentions that Rice football players T.J. McMahon and Bradley Rozner received honorable mention for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week. 
Longview News-Journal (This article also appeared in The Marshall News Messenger.)

Offense stuck in neutral, Goff looks under the hood
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated McNeese State University 52-10 Sept. 10.
American Press
Sunflower Showdown start time adjusted
An article mentions that the Rice Adidas Invitational II volleyball tournament will be held at Tudor Fieldhouse Sept. 16-18.

Houston's Sedrick Williams is back, thriving and appreciative after football career was once in peril
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and the University of Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 15 print edition.)

Before the snap: Is USC a serious College Football Playoff contender?
An article mentions the Sept. 3. football game between Rice and the University of Southern California.
USA Today's For The Win (A similar article also appeared in,, The Daily Gazette, YardBarker and FBSchedules.)
Red Flags: 5 college football teams on upset alert in Week 3
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in FanSided.)
Pat's POV: Week 3 predictions for the top matchups
USA Today's Auburn Wire

MLB celebrates Latino culture and community during Hispanic Heritage Month
An article mentions Rice head baseball coach Jose Cruz Jr.

XFL 2023: Washington, DC complete staff breakdown/analysis
An article mentions that Caleb Studivant is a former Rice video assistant.
XFL News

The True Freshman Report: Week 2 standouts and early season leaders
An article mentions Rice football player Demone Green.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)

They meet again: Texas Tech squares off with defensive coach who solved Patrick Mahomes
An article mentions former Rice football player Kurt Roper and former assistant coach Joe DeForest.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

College football: Massive change now highlights challenges for universities
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 15 in the nation according to the 2022 U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges" list.

Well-traveled Tech volleyball team home for Red Raider Classic
Articles mention that Rice's volleyball team defeated Texas Tech University Sept. 11.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Similar articles also appeared in Sports Illustrated and YardBarker.)
Tech welcomes four teams to Lubbock for Red Raider Classic (This article also appeared in 
Last nonconference tournament this weekend in Texas

Cross-country treks to Bryan-College Station
Rice's women's cross-country team is mentioned.

This week in TXHSFB recruiting presented by Chicken Express
A roundup featuring Landon Ransom mentions that he has committed to play football at Rice.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

SEC REPORT: Motivation not needed facing No. 1
An article mentions the 1977 football game between Rice and Louisiana State University. 
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (This article also appeared in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)

Today in sports history: Week ahead, Sept. 16-22
An article mentions the 1988 football game between Rice and Notre Dame University. 

HPU volleyball travels to No. 1 Texas, Houston for weekend action
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team defeated the University of Houston Aug. 26.

What's new at TDECU Stadium in 2022
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston Sept. 24.


Texas must tackle stem cell misinformation, say experts
Medical treatments that use stem cells have the potential to benefit patients facing serious diseases and injuries, but patients are not always aware that most treatments they are offered are experimental and can carry high risks, according to a report by Baker Institute for Public Policy experts Kirstin Matthews and Akshaya Venkatesh.

Physicists demo method for designing topological metals
U.S. and European physicists have demonstrated a new method for predicting whether metallic compounds are likely to host topological states that arise from strong electron interactions. Physicists from Rice, leading the research and collaborating with physicists from Stony Brook University, Austria's Vienna University of Technology, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Spain's Donostia International Physics Center and Germany's Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, unveiled their new design principle in a study published online in Nature Physics.