Dateline Rice for Sept. 21, 2022

Dateline Rice


What if carbon border taxes applied to all carbon — fossil fuels, too?
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, and Joon Ha Kim, graduate fellow at the institute, co-authored an article. 
The Conversation (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

Election officials confront waves of public records requests from Trump supporters
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.
CNN (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)

Conservative 'takeover' of North Texas schools start of new playbook to expand GOP power?
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.
MSN (This Dallas Morning News article also appeared in the Lawton Constitution, Finger Lakes Times, the Union-Bulletin and a previous edition of Dateline.)
Texas judge rules people under felony indictment have right to buy guns under Second Amendment
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired three times on KTRK-TV in Houston.)


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 appeared in the Sept. 21 print edition of the Chronicle's Memorial Examiner and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Rabbi Jimmy Kessler led a legendary Texas life: Jewish historian, author, recounter of midrashim
Joshua Furman, founder and curator of the Houston Jewish History Archive at Rice and associate director and lecturer in Jewish studies, is quoted.
Jewish Herald-Voice

'Blonde,' 'Don't Worry Darling' are the top new films released this week
A roundup mentions that Rice Cinema will screen the film "Neptune Frost" Sept. 23 and 24.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)

United Way of Greater Houston marks a century of service, helping families achieve a sustainable financial future
An article cites research by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research that found that 30% of area residents surveyed could not come up with $400 to meet an emergency expense.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Expert: How recent inflation legislation could affect Texas energy startups, investors
An article mentions that 17 of the Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator's early- to mid-stage startups had raised more than $54.5 million this year as of August. 

Spotlight: 3 nonprofits enriching the lives of local students
An article mentions that the Rice Early Literacy Center has partnered with Writers in the Schools.

'On Racism,' by Angela Valenzuela, Ph.D., KVUE News Austin
A blog post featuring Angela Valenzuela mentions that she formerly taught at Rice.


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.
KXXV Online (This Texas Tribune article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

'Houston's Morning Show'
A broadcast about the Houston Brick Club featuring Tim Howell mentions that both he and his wife attended Rice.
KRIV-TV (Houston)


Designing new quantum materials on the computer
An article features collaborative Rice research by Qimiao Si, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy.
Tech Xplore

An introduction to Space Force: The newest branch of the armed forces
President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Defence Therapeutics applauds US president's anti-cancer initiative
Health Europa
Bright Ideas — Artemis approaches liftoff, JWST sees CO2, and optical tweezers to control drug delivery
Photonics Online
Bill Nelson (NASA): 'La Chine est le premier concurrent des Etats-Unis dans l’espace'
L'Opinion (An English translation is not available.)

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra welcomes new musicians during its centenary
Alumna Lucia Ticho is featured.

AP Access for ALL enters second year of providing free, online college-level classes while celebrating first-year results
An article mentions that the Niswonger Foundation provided scholarships for nearly 600 teachers to attend AP Summer Institute Training through Rice and two other institutions across 27 subjects.
Tennessee Department of Education

Brookhaven's Brandenburg named 2022 Blavatnik Regional Awards finalist
Alumnus James Brandenburg is featured.

Chef Profile: Michelle Wallace
An article features alumnus and former Rice football player Greg Gatlin, owner of Gatlin's BBQ.
Quench Magazine

Ethnic minorities are paid less, even in the same firm
An article cites Rice research into racial slights in workplaces, which can result in declines in job satisfaction and burnout. (This Forbes article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)


Rice Alliance Energy Tech Venture Forum selects most promising new companies
Ten new ventures were named the "Most Promising Companies" at the 19th annual Rice Alliance Energy Tech Venture Forum, which was held at the Jones Graduate School of Business Sept. 15. A roundup of businesses highlights Syzygy Plasmonics, a photo-catalytic technology startup that was founded at Rice.

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 the Baker Institute for Public Policy Sept. 28-29.

Researching 'The Vegan Chinese Kitchen' cookbook, author Hannah Che explored her history
An article features alumna Hannah Che.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (This article also appeared in MSN Food and Drink.)

Waiting for the traveling teacher: Remote rural schools need more hands-on help
McMurtry College freshman Malcom Lovejoy is featured.
The Hechinger Report (This article also appeared in High Country News.)

Quaff On! Executive chef brings experience to Big Woods Restaurant Group
An article featuring Kathy Jones mentions that she has earned a certificate in diversity, equity and inclusion at Rice.
The Herald-Times (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)

UW Symphony Orchestra to open 2022-23 season Sept. 22
An article features alumnus August Ramos.
University of Wyoming News


Rice ready to get out of Houston's football shadow
An article previews the Rice football team's Sept. 24 game against the University of Houston. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Sept. 21 print edition.)
Incoming Big 12 teams and how they fared in Week 3
The 15 best things to do in Houston this weekend: Sept. 23-25, 2022
365 Things To Do in Houston
Roy Exum: Penalize foul mouths
The Chattanoogan
Cincinnati football: Week 4 schedule, spreads for each AAC school

XC: Sept. 20 Athletes of the Week
An article features Rice runner Grace Forbes, who has been named the Conference USA Female Athlete of the Week.
Conference USA

WSOC: Sept. 20 Players of the Week
An article features Rice soccer players Serena Pham and Bella Killgore, who have been named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week and Goalkeeper of the Week, respectively.
Conference USA

Oak Ridge alum Graham honored as Setter of the Week in CUSA
An article features Rice volleyball player Carly Graham, who has been named the Conference USA Setter of the Week.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award: Washington WR Ja'Lynn Polk named National Player of the Week
An article mentions that Rice football player Luke McCaffrey received honorable mention for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week. 
Tyler Morning Telegraph

For 12 Texas natives on Boise State football team, playing in home state Friday a 'big deal'
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Boise State University in 2032. 
Bronco Nation News

TCU cross-country: Women finish second at Texas A&M Invite
An article mentions that Rice's women's cross-country team earned third place in the Texas A&M Invitational Sept. 16.
Sports Illustrated's Killer Frogs (This article also appeared in YardBarker.)

Conference journey starts at Tulane
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team competed in the 2021 NCAA tournament.

Week 4 Sun Belt Power Poll: Regression arrives in the Fun Belt
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated the University of Louisiana at Lafayette 33-21 Sept. 17.
Hero Sports


Rice Alliance Energy Tech Venture Forum selects most promising new companies
Ten new ventures were named the "Most Promising Companies" at the 19th annual Rice Alliance Energy Tech Venture Forum. More than 90 energy ventures, 70 investor groups and 40 speakers connected at the forum Sept. 15 at the Jones Graduate School of Business.