Dateline Rice for Sept. 20, 2022

Dateline Rice


A new Kennedy Center exhibition shows JFK's love of the arts
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
The Washington Post (This article also appeared in MSN.)

La violación a una suspensión judicial: ¿Delito o deleite? El Cenace e Iberdrola
Miriam Grunstein, contributing expert and scholar in the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an article.
MSN (An English translation is not available. This article originally appeared in Expansión.)


Massive methane leak discovered in Gulf of Mexico as Biden admin tries to hold oil companies accountable
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Business section in the Sept. 20 print edition.)

Queen of Netherlands visits with Texas A&M-Galveston faculty to discuss climate
An article mentions that Rice participates in the National Science Foundation Partnerships for International Research and Education exchange program.
Texas A&M Today

ROCO launches eclectic new season on a grateful, fun note
Two articles mention Rice's Brockman Hall for Opera at the Shepherd School of Music. 
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Sept. 20 print edition and yesterday's Dateline.)
'A tower of mansions' comes to Houston's Tanglewood area in new $300 million high rise
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Star section in the Sept. 20 print edition.)

Houston-based clean energy tech company reaches commercialization with latest partnership
An article features Syzygy Plasmonics, a photo-catalytic technology startup that was founded at Rice.

Fort Worth's TCU makes the grade on list of top Texas schools for 2022
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 6 in the nation according to Niche.
CultureMap Fort Worth


Queen Elizabeth II laid to rest
Aysha Pollnitz, associate professor of history and co-director of the Program in Politics, Law and Social Thought, is quoted.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

What blind people wish you understood about their lives
A broadcast featuring writer M. Leona Godin mentions that she formerly visited a class at Rice.
KERA's "Think" (This segment aired on 70 stations across the U.S.)

Statue of limitations: Sept. 20, 2022
A broadcast mentions that the Archives of the Impossible, a collection of writings about paranormal experiences, are housed at Rice.
The Other Side of Midnight with Frank Morano (This segment also aired on 10 affiliate stations.)

National Voter Registration Day: This is where you can register across the Houston area on Sept. 20
A roundup mentions that Rice's Fondren Library is holding a 2022 National Voter Registration Day event Sept. 20.


Bird's enzyme points toward novel therapies
An article features collaborative Rice research that shows the rare crested ibis is the only bird known to naturally produce sulfotyrosine, a mutant of the standard amino acid tyrosine. Co-authors quotes or mentioned include Han Xiao, the Norman Hackerman-Welch Young Investigator and assistant professor of chemistry, biosciences and bioengineering; Peter Wolynes, the D.R. Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Science, professor of chemistry, of biochemistry and cell biology, of physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering; former research assistant Yuda Chen; graduate students Shikai Jin, Mengxi Zhang, Kuan-Lin Wu and Yixian Wang; Lovett College senior Anna Chung; postdoctoral researchers Yu Hu, Shichao Wang and Zeru Tian. 

New faculty: Rice Architecture
An article features new faculty joining the Rice School of Architecture: assistant professors Shantel Blakely and Maggie Tsang; lecturers Luis Barajas, İpek Mehmetoğlu and Falon Mihalic; Bárbara Barreda, visiting scholar in technology and culture; and visiting critics Adam Frampton, Ali Karimi and Nicola Springer.
The food chain is about to collapse, scientists warn
An article features collaborative Rice research into food webs by Lydia Beaudrot, assistant professor of biosciences.

Cristian Măcelaru extends contract with Orchestre National de France
An article features alumnus Cristian Măcelaru.
Classical Music UK

World-renowned Professor Farès el-Dahdah comes to Lebanon from the US as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut
Farès el-Dahdah, professor and director of Rice's Humanities Research Center, will join the American University of Beirut effective Jan. 1, 2023.
The Bulletin

The 53 prettiest college campuses in America
A slideshow features Rice.
MSN Travel (This article originally appeared in Architectural Digest.)

Data mining, AI spearhead energy ESG solutions at Rice University event
An article features the 19th annual Energy Tech Venture Forum hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship.
Yahoo! Finance (This article originally appeared in Hart Energy.)

Tenor Eric Ferring to release 'No Choice But Love: Songs of the LGBTQ+ Community'
Alumna Madeline Slettedahl, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured.

How sewage surveillance is helping spot disease outbreaks early
An article mentions that Rice has partnered with Houston to measure the viral load of COVID-19 in the city's wastewater. 
Association of American Medical Colleges

Research Bits: Sept. 20
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research. 
Semiconductor Engineering
Neue quantenmaterialien am computer entworfen
Informationsdienst Wissenschaft (An English translation is not available)

La giacca robot (morbido) di Dan Preston
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. (An English translation is not available.)


FSU geologist available to discuss earthquake that hit Mexico's Pacific coast
Alumnus James Tull is featured.
Florida State University News


VB: Sept. 19 Players of the Week
An article features Rice volleyball player Carly Graham, who has been named the Conference USA Setter of the Week.
Conference USA 

Oregon State's Jonathan Smith on a dwindling list of coaches hired in 2018 after Herm Edwards' firing
Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren is mentioned.

Up next for UH: Rice. An early look at the Owls.
An article previews the Rice football team's Sept. 24 game against the University of Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
For UH, Bayou Bucket clash with Rice becomes 'pivotal' game
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Family Weekend events to not miss
The Daily Cougar

Kirk Herbstreit reveals his 8 'Top Performing' college football teams in Week 3
An article mentions that Rice's football team was named as one of Kirk Herbstreit's "Top Performing" football teams of the week for its win against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Sept. 17. Additional articles also mention the game.
Athlon Sports
The 411 after Week 3: Offensive crisis continues for Jimbo Fisher; Bijan or bust in Austin for Longhorns
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Sun Belt notebook: Eight teams open league play this weekend
The Herald-Dispatch
Louisiana football player ejected for kicking Rice player
Yahoo! Finance (This article originally appeared in the Daily Advertiser.)
Ragin' Cajun LB details racist comments directed at him by Rice player
ESPN Lafayette
Coach Desormeaux talks play-calling, QBs, Rice players taking things too far and more
ESPN Lafayette
College football misleading box scores: Unexpected results from Maryland vs. SMU, Kansas vs. Houston, more Week 3 games
Action Network
'News 15 at 9'
KADN-TV (Lafayette, Louisiana)
http://dateline.rice/sept-20-kadn (This segment aired four times.)

DeWayne McBride and Noah Wilder named C-USA Players of the Week
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Alabama at Birmingham Oct. 1.

AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco: 'We have lost three teams, but they are not irreplaceable.'
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Hero Sports

OSU football: Beavers prepare for final home game against USC
An article mentions the Sept. 3 football game between Rice and the University of Southern California.
Albany Democrat-Herald
Anthony on LA: Slow down on USC football
Daily Trojan


Sixth annual energy summit to examine security, transition
Balancing security needs with meeting sustainability goals will be the focus of the sixth annual energy summit from Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy and Baker Botts LLP. Held across two days and hosted by the Baker Institute's Center for Energy Studies, the conference will address how the energy industry is responding to recent geopolitical and market events, how those developments will impact energy transition efforts and what it all means for domestic and foreign energy policy.