Dateline Rice for Sept. 6, 2022 (Weekend Edition)

Dateline Rice


Legal work-related immigration has fallen by a third since 2020, contributing to US labor shortages
Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez, research scholar for the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an article.
The Conversation (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
La concesión de menos visas de trabajo le cuesta miles de millones a EEUU, según estudio
Voz de America (An English translation is not available.)

Blockbuster US diesel demand belies recessionary worries
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.

Drug 'factories' kill cancer in 6 days
An article features collaborative Rice research that eradicated advanced-stage ovarian cancer in mice in as little as six days with a treatment that could be ready for human clinical trials later this year. Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in WAFB Online.)
'WAFB 9 News This Morning'
WAFB-TV (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

Em meio à seca histórica, China usa tecnologia para fazer chover
Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Affairs at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Epoca Negocios (An English translation is not available.)

Algorithmus offenbart Ausmaß des Artensterbens seit der Eiszeit
An article features collaborative Rice research into food webs by Evan Fricke, Faculty Fellow in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Lydia Beaudrot, assistant professor of biosciences.
National Geographic Germany (An English translation is not available.)

Carifesta at 50: Reflections and futures (Part two)
Graduate student Adrienne Rooney co-authored a column about the 50th anniversary of Guyana's Caribbean Festival of Arts.
Stabroek News (This article also appeared in the Sept. 5 print edition.)

Twitter Circle is finally live … and other small business tech news this week
A roundup features Rice research developing a low-memory technique for deep learning, which may help small companies use artificial intelligence.

Scientists control these cyborg cockroaches with solar-powered backpacks
An article mentions Rice research that repurposed deceased spiders as mechanical grippers.

Solution to Evan Birnholz's Sept. 4 crossword, 'College Admissions'
A clue to a puzzle mentions Rice.
The Washington Post 

Excelsior Charter School valedictorian Eunice Chae is Ivy League-bound
Rice is mentioned.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Victorville Daily Press, and it also appeared in Yahoo! Sports.)


Essay: Houston, it's time to turn our un-city into a city
Bill Fulton, former director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, authored an essay.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This essay also appeared on the front of the Outlook section in the Sept. 4 print edition.)

Lone Star College Honors College students present research projects at Rice University
An article features the Research Experiences for Undergrads symposium hosted by Rice. The program is part of Rice's Take Flight STEM Pathway, a partnership between Rice, Lone Star College and San Jacinto College to expand education access and increase the number of students who complete STEM degrees.
Woodlands Online (This article appeared in the Sept. 4 print edition of the Houston Chronicle and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Texas celebrity chef's shutter of his 3 Houston restaurants leads week's top stories
An article mentions that Rice is ranked the No. 6 university in the nation overall and No. 1 in Texas according to Niche.
CultureMap Houston

3 Houston innovators to know this week
Alumna Joanna Nathan is featured.

Houston sports tech startup is enhancing performance metrics for runners and athletes
Alumnus Anton Galvas is featured.

NCAA men's Final Four inaugurates college internship course in Houston
An article mentions that representatives from Rice will participate in the two-semester course The Business of Major Sporting Events for 60 local university students to engage with the planning for the 2023 NCAA men's Final Four and its ancillary events. Rice will co-host the Final Four April 1-3.

Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County announces new board members and director of strategic partnerships
A roundup features alumnus Michael Bradbury.
Woodlands Online

Free things to do in Houston near you: 25 fun activities and stuff to enjoy with kids, family and friends!
Rice is mentioned.
Houston on the Cheap

Texas-Squared Startup newsletter No. 365
A roundup features several Rice news stories from the past week.
Texas-Squared Startup on Medium

Harris County housing groups to use $7.5 million to help 5,000 minority renters become homeowners
An article cites research by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research into the homeownership rate for Black households in Harris County.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)


'CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto'
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed about classified documents seized at former President Donald Trump's home last month. Northern Star mentions that Brinkley will speak at Northern Illinois University's Rebuilding Democracy Lecture Series Sept. 15.
CNN (This segment aired three times.)
Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley to speak at NIU
Northern Star

KOMO-AM (Seattle)
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about a proposed wind farm off the coast of Galveston, and he is quoted in Carbon Herald.
http://dateline.rice/sept-6-krane (This segment aired on 100 affiliate stations across the U.S.)
Research: CO2 emissions 'social cost' significantly higher than previously thought
Carbon Herald

Texas Matters: Why can't Texas have a green grid?
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed by Texas Public Radio about his new book "Confronting Climate Gridlock." 
Texas Public Radio's "Texas Matters" (This segment re-aired twice on seven affiliate stations.)

'Destination Texas'
A broadcast features James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion. Alison Weaver, executive director of the Moody Center for the Arts, is interviewed.
KCIT-TV (Amarillo, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/sept-6-weaver (This segment aired three times.)

Arab Voices archives for 2022
A broadcast airs a lecture by Ussama Makdisi, the Arab American Education Foundation Professor in Arabic Studies, given at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy in 2017. Allen Matusow, the William Gaines Twyman Professor Emeritus of History and the academic affairs director at the Baker Institute, provides the introduction to the lecture.
Arab Voices Radio Talk Show (This segment aired on more than 25 affiliate stations across the U.S.)

'CNN Newsroom with Pam Brown'
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
CNN (This segment aired twice.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
The Big Broadcast: Sept. 11, 2022
WAMU Online
Community: Events at Deer Pond Farm in Sherman, more news
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Brother of boat disaster victim shares 3-year healing journey: 'Some days it feels like yesterday'
Alumnus Brett Harmeling is quoted.
ABC 13 Online

'Basketball changed my life,' Gov. Youngkin says at Armando Bacot's back-to-school basketball camp
An article features alumnus Glenn Youngkin, governor of Virginia.
WTVR Online (This article also appeared in WTKR Online.)

Heads up: There's more West University Place construction on the way
Rice is mentioned.


8 big questions as colleges start fall 2022
President Reginald DesRoches is mentioned. McMurtry College freshman Essence Ratliff is pictured.
Higher Ed Dive
Federal student loan forgiveness applications to begin in early October
NBC 24 Online

2022 AGU section awardees and named lecturers
A roundup features Melodie French, assistant professor of Earth, environment and planetary sciences, who won the American Geophysical Union's Mineral and Rock Physics Early Career Award.

Physicists cool particles to less than a billionth of a degree above absolute zero to probe quantum magnetism
An article features collaborative Rice research into quantum magnetism. Kaden Hazzard, associate professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
La materia más fría del universo está ahora en Japón
El Confidencial (An English translation is not available.)

Meet Yale Internal Medicine: Dennis Shung, MD, MHS, Ph.D.
Alumnus Dennis Shung is featured.
Yale School of Medicine News

Jeff Uphues
Alumnus Jeff Uphues is featured.

Susanne Mentzer announces retirement from the opera stage
An article featuring Susanne Mentzer mentions that she is a former faculty member of Rice's Shepherd School of Music.

All about Indian Matchmaking's Aparna's job, age, IG, past and more
Alumna Aparna Shewakramani is featured.
Screen Rant


If only busing migrants would spur reform at border
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.
Lewiston Sentinel

Getting the word out on election security
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.

UA Fayetteville chancellor search narrowed to final four
Alumnus Charles Robinson is featured.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (This article also appeared on the front page of the Sept. 3 print edition.)
Four finalists selected for chancellor position
University of Arkansas News

UNK student from West Point is finalist for national journalism award
An article mentions that the Rice Thresher is a finalist for the College Media Association's Pinnacle Award for best editorial.
News Channel Nebraska Central (This article also appeared in the Kearny Hub and Norfolk Daily News.)

Despite usage decline, students still see blue light system as necessity
An article cites a Rice study that found campus crime fell 67% after blue lights were installed.
The Daily Orange

McMurry makes bestselling chemistry text free in memory of son
An article features OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources. 
Cornell University's Chronicle


No. 14 USC routs Rice 66-14 in big debuts by Williams, Riley
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Southern California 66-14 Sept. 3.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in the Sept. 4 print edition of the Houston Chronicle, and similar articles appeared in more than 200 other media outlets.)
Rice at No. 14 USC: 5 things to watch in opener
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 3 print edition.)
Texas college football rankings: Let's hear it for UH at No. 1
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
The best college football fan moments
New York Post
'One Piece Film: Red' sets sail for US release in October 2022
MSN Entertainment Singapore (This article originally appeared in Geek Culture, and it appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
USC and Rice are 2 of only 13 FBS programs with a special place in football history
USA Today's Trojans Wire
Best in Texas poll (Sept. 5): Baylor edges A&M for No. 1, Texas, SMU on the rise and more
The Dallas Morning News
'KCAL 9 News'
KCAL-TV (Los Angeles)
KNX-AM (Los Angeles)
http://dateline.rice/sept-6-knx (This segment aired four times.)

Three goals propel Cougars to Sunday victory
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team was defeated by the University of Houston 3-1 Sept. 4. (This article also appeared in The Daily Cougar.)
Cougars prepare for Sunday match against Rice

VB: Sept. 5 Players of the Week
An article features Rice volleyball player Nia McCardell, who has been named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week.
Conference USA 

No. 18 Ducks pass five-set test vs. Rice
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team defeated the University of California 3-0 and lost to the University of Oregon 2-3 in the Oregon Invitational Sept. 1-3.
No. 18 Ducks dominate home opener
Colyer named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week
UC Davis swept by No. 18 Oregon
Aggies swept by Rice to close out Oregon Invitational

VB: Cowgirls begin their week with a Tuesday match at Rice
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play McNeese State University Sept. 6.

Bobcats battle Mean Green to draw
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is slated to play Texas State University Sept. 8.

Texas Southern at Prairie View A&M: 5 things to watch in season opener
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and Texas Southern University. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 3 print edition.)

Alief Taylor shuts out Westside for first win of season
An article featuring Chase Jenkins mentions that he has committed to play football at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Texas vs. Louisiana-Monroe: 5 things to watch in season opener
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and University of Texas at Austin. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Texas vs. ULM: 5 things to watch in the season opener
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Sept. 3 print edition.)

Myles Adams secures spot on Seahawks roster in front of family and friends
Former Rice football player Myles Adams is featured.
The Seattle Times

Cooper, Sauer reach 500 career kills at Bulldog Classic
An article mention that Rice's volleyball team will host a tournament Sept. 9-11.

Brother of Commanders legend Sean Taylor reveals an emotional goal for his NFL dreams
An article features Rice football player Gabe Taylor.
BroBible (This article also appeared in The Shadow League.)

Tom Allen: OT Matthew Bedford tears ACL, out for the season
Rice is mentioned.
Indiana HQ
WBBR-AM (New York)
http://dateline.rice/sept-6-wbbr (This segment aired twice.)

Defensive tackle Kelton Moss striving to improve
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and the University of Texas at El Paso.
The Prospector

No. 10/10 Baylor travels to take on No. 25 BYU in Provo
An article mentions that Rice football has won 49 games since 2011.

Baxa, Tune earn American honors
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston Sept. 24.


Cello meets multimedia in world premiere by Rice Shepherd School composer
A dynamic multimedia music experience awaits concertgoers at the Sept. 18 world premiere of a cello work by Shih-Hui Chen, a professor of composition at Rice's Shepherd School of Music. Chen's "Guojun Is Not Coming Home To Dinner" will be performed at 2 p.m. in Alice Pratt Brown Hall's Wortham Theater.

Can fungi help Texas' grasses cope with climate change?
For Rice biologist Tom Miller, the sharp divide between East Texas' humid piney woods and West Texas' parched desert is a living laboratory where he and his students can learn about boundaries that aren't found on maps.