Dateline Rice for Sept. 2, 2022

Dateline Rice


Opinion: Going back to school shouldn't just be for kids anymore
Rice is mentioned.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman.)
Collins Aerospace opens its doors at Houston Spaceport
Houston Business Journal


3 Dallas-Fort Worth universities make the grade on list of top Texas schools for 2022
An article mentions that Rice is ranked the No. 6 university in the nation overall and No. 1 in Texas according to Niche.
CultureMap Dallas

Houston's Apollo Chamber Players brings the world together with a mandala
An article mentions that "Returning Souls" by Shih-Hui Chen, professor of composition and theory at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, will be performed as part of the Apollo Chamber Players' "Silk Threads" concerts Sept. 9-10 at Rice's Edith Bates Old Recital Hall.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Sept. 2 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Meet 5 of HBJ's 2022 Most Admired CEOs: Albert Bothe Jr., John Cangelosi, Jason Delgado, Sandhya Ganapathy, Claudia Gee Vassar
An article features alumni Albert Bothe Jr., Claudia Gee Vassar and Matthew Goldsby, recipients of the Houston Business Journal's 2022 Most Admired CEOs award. 
Houston Business Journal (This article also appeared in the Sept. 2-8 print and digital editions.)
Meet 5 of HBJ's 2022 Most Admired CEOs: Matthew Goldsby, Russell Hillenburg, Isaac Johnson, John Johnson, Melanie Johnson
Houston Business Journal

Meet 5 of HBJ’s 2022 Most Admired CEOs: Barry Mandel, Christopher Masters, Ryan McGrath, Alexander Melgar, Feras Moussa
An article mentions Rice's Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives.
Houston Business Journal

NASA sets new launch date for historic return to the moon
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
CultureMap San Antonio (This article also appeared in CultureMap Austin.)

Art imitates life
An article featuring Fernando Dovalina mentions that he has taken continuing education courses at Rice. 
OutSmart (This article also appeared in the September print and digital editions.)

Harry Styles 101 and memes? Texas colleges are adding pop culture classes to course loads
An article mentions that Rice's Jones College will offer the student-taught class "Memes from a Linguistic Perspective."
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Houston startup expands nationally, teams win DOE prize, and more local innovation news
An article mentions the Rice Business Plan Competition.


5 years after Harvey: Exploring the racial inequities in disaster relief distribution
James Elliott, professor and chair of sociology, is quoted.
ABC 13 Online (This article also appeared in MSN Money.)
'Live at Five'
KTRK-TV (Houston)

What can these images tell us about the universe?
A video features Rice research developing VegSense, a Microsoft HoloLens set up as a mixed-reality sensor to measure understory vegetation in forests. Graduate student Daniel Gorczynski is mentioned.
Twig Science Reporter on YouTube


Textile-based pneumatic computers

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-authors Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and Anoop Rajappan, a Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in mechanical engineering, are quoted.

Innovation in Textiles

A quantum magnet is 3 billion times colder than interstellar space, scientists discover
An article features collaborative Rice research into quantum magnetism. Kaden Hazzard, associate professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Interesting Engineering

American Composers Orchestra announces 2022 EarShot Readings Commission for Elijah Daniel Smith
Alumnus Tommy Dougherty, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured.

A structure of French style and American proportion
An article mentions that the late architect Ralph Adams Cram designed Rice's Lovett Hall.
The American Conservative

Can recycled tires make durable concrete?
An article mentions Rice research that optimized a process to convert waste from rubber tires into graphene that can reinforce concrete.
MSN Lifestyle

Yale in Houston
Rice is mentioned.
Inside Higher Ed


Rachel Daley '21 to clerk for US Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch
Alumna Rachel Daley is featured.
University of Virginia's News & Media 

What other newspapers are saying: If only busing migrants would spur reform

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. 

Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Music department hosts a free concert
An article featuring alumnus Manuel Molina mentions that he studied under Brian Connelly, artist teacher of piano at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
The Farmville Herald

Variation matters: Genetic effects in interacting species jointly determine ecological outcomes
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
Utah State University News

'PLACE AND PROSPERITY': Auburn native's new book provides playbook for downtown, community growth
Bill Fulton, former director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is featured.

Joseph Cooper, professor emeritus and former provost, dies at 88
An article features the late Joseph Cooper, former dean of social sciences and the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor and Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Social Sciences, who died Aug. 20 at 88.
Johns Hopkins University's Hub


Smith: The ultimate modern-day underdog, Rice isn't backing away amid upheaval in college athletics
An article by the Houston Chronicle features how Rice is adapting to the changing landscape of college athletics, which includes joining the American Athletic Conference next year and crafting a plan to modernize Rice Stadium. The article also mentions that Rice's baseball team won the College World Series in 2003 and the football team won the Texas Bowl in 2008. Additional articles mention that Rice football's season begins with a game against the University of Southern California Sept. 3. President Reginald DesRoches, head football coach Mike Bloomgren and Athletics Director Joe Karlgaard are quoted and pictured; Rice trustee emeritus and former Owl football player Bucky Allshouse, current football players Wiley Green and Sam Crawford, and alumnus and former baseball and football player Michael Wilson are quoted; and head men's basketball coach Scott Pera and former head football coach David Bailiff are mentioned. Crawford is mentioned in a second Houston Chronicle article.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Sept. 2 print edition and yesterday's Dateline.)
USC vs. Rice: Here are five things to watch for in Lincoln Riley's debut
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.)
Tailgate tips: Acing the first gameday
Daily Trojan
What to watch for in the Trojans' opening game
Daily Trojan
5 defensive keys for USC vs. Rice
USA Today's Trojans Wire
'KPRC Special: Fall Football Guide'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-2-kprc (This segment aired twice.)
KTRH-AM (Houston)
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
Rice WR Sam Crawford announces he is 'medically disqualified'
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 2 print edition.)

WSOC: Huskies come up short at Rice, fall 1-0
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team defeated the Houston Baptist University 1-0 Sept. 1.

Solomon: 25 years in, Houston Sports Authority has exceeded expectations
An article mentions that the Houston Oilers played three seasons at Rice Stadium in the 1960s.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Sept. 2 print edition.)

Opinion: Examining UTSA's path back to the C-USA title game
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio Nov. 19.
SB Nation

Cougars fall on opening night
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is slated to play the University of Houston Sept. 4.

Adjustments coming for LSU volleyball following up-and-down Tiger Classic
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team defeated Louisiana State University 3-2 Aug. 27.
Reveille (This article also appeared in
Penn State women's volleyball looks to stay undefeated against Iowa State, Troy and LSU in Tiger Challenge
Penn State University's Daily Collegian


Research teams win Dunn Awards to fight cancer
Two Rice researchers will team with counterparts at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to improve cancer therapy with the support of seed funding from the John S. Dunn Foundation. The organization’s 2022 Collaborative Research Awards are intended to kick-start projects by Rice bioengineers Kevin McHugh and George Lu and their partners. The teams are expected to progress enough on their projects to apply for further funding.