Dateline Rice for Sept. 7, 2022

Dateline Rice


Ice age 'weather balloon' probes ancient temperatures high in the atmosphere
An article features collaborative Rice research measuring rare oxygen isotopes that has allowed scientists to deduce long-ago global temperatures up to 10 kilometers into the atmosphere. Co-authors Laurence Yeung, the Maurice Ewing Career Development Associate Professor in Earth Systems Science, and graduate student Asmita Banerjee is quoted.

Oil boom falls flat in region with a fifth of world's reserves
Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, the Center for the United States and Mexico and the Latin America Initiative at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a lecturer in energy economics at Rice, is quoted.
Bloomberg (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Latin American national oil companies booming, but stymied by politics
Natural Gas Intelligence

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 appeared in the Sept. 7 print edition of the Houston Chronicle and yesterday's Dateline.)

Loss of land mammals decimated food webs over 130,000 years
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.

Biden to deliver 'cancer moonshot' speech on anniversary of famous JFK moon speech
An article mentions the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
CNN (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
Biden looks to channel JFK with a speech on ending cancer for good — on the 60th anniversary of the ex-president's 'moonshot' speech
Daily Mail
Today in history
The Sentinel (This article also appeared in Waterbury Republican-American.)


Houston women fear they were tracked by unknown Apple AirPods: 'No one prepares you for this'
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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in The Star.)


Addressing violent crime and Houston's best food halls (Sept. 7, 2022)
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, participates in a discussion of the week's political stories. A segment about the Apollo Chamber Players mentions that they will perform "Returning Souls" by Shih-Hui Chen, professor of composition and theory at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, in a concert at Rice's Edith Bates Old Recital Hall Sept. 10.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
'Ask the Expert': What should we expect in the upcoming midterm elections?
KRLD on Audacy (This segment also aired five times on KRLD-AM in Dallas, and this article also appeared in MSN.)

$7.5 million grant to help underserved achieve home ownership in Houston area
An article cites the homeownership rate for Black households in Harris County that was detailed in the 2022 State of Housing Report by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired eight times on KTRK-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in MSN Money.)

Krista Escamilla, anchor/producer
Alumnus Austin Escamilla is mentioned.
NewsWest 9 Online

WTAM-AM (Cleveland)
A broadcast mentions Rice research into remotely controlling fruit flies.
http://dateline.rice/sept-7-wtam (This segment aired three times.)


José Nelson Onuchic to receive Biophysical Society's 2023 Founders Award
An article features José Onuchic, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy, who has won the Biophysical Society's 2023 Founders Award and will be honored in San Diego Feb. 18-22.
Biophysical Society News
Biophysical Society names 2023 society award recipients

Can fungi help the grasses of Texas cope with climate change?
An article features collaborative Rice research studying range limits, invisible biological dividing lines between where a species can and cannot survive. Tom Miller, associate professor of biosciences, is quoted, and graduate students Joshua Fowler and Ali Campbell are pictured. A Rice video is included.

Pneumatic assistive device for people with disabilities
An article features collaborative Rice research developing a mechanical limb powered only by compressed air. Co-authors quoted include Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and Anoop Rajappan, a Rice Academy Fellow in mechanical engineering. A Rice video is included. 

Underwater robots are studying the 'Doomsday Glacier' in Antarctica. What can we learn?
An image is attributed to Linda Welzenbach-Fries, science writer in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences.
MSN Kids

Ian Foster to receive ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award
An article about the 2022 Association for Computing Machinery-Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award mentions it is named for the late Ken Kennedy, founder of Rice's computer science program.

Architecture school deans pass on participating in annual DesignIntelligence Schools Survey Program
An article mentions that the deans of more than a dozen architecture schools including Rice signed an open letter announcing that they will not participate in the 2022 edition of the DesignIntelligence (DI) Schools Survey Program. The article also mentions that Rice was one of the "Most Admired" undergraduate programs in the nation in the 2019 DI rankings.
Architect's Newspaper


McMurry makes bestselling chemistry text free in memory of son
An article mentions OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
The National Tribune

Waupaca hosts Bach Festival
An article features alumna Anna Cromwell and mentions that she studied under Kathleen Winkler, the Dorothy Richard Starling Chair in Classical Violin at the Shepherd School of Music. 
Waupaca County News

University of Arkansas selects four finalists for chancellor position
Alumnus Charles Robinson is featured.
Arkansas Money & Politics (This article also appeared in the Fayetteville Flyer.)


Rice notebook: In homage to historic JFK 'moon shot' speech, Owls to wear special NASA uniforms
An article mentions that Rice's football team will wear a special uniform created in partnership with NASA to commemorate the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Stadium Sept. 12, 1962. The Owls will wear them against McNeese State University Sept. 10. Head coach Mike Bloomgren and players Jack Bradley and Josh Pearcy are quoted. Comments during Bloomgren's press conference are featured in a roundup by Conference USA.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 7 print edition.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-7-bloomgren (This segment aired twice.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-7-kprc (This segment aired twice.)
'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
Rice football unveils slick moon mission-themed special edition uniforms
Saturday Down South (A similar article also appeared in Saturday Tradition.)
Rice football team to wear space-themed uniforms
C-USA football: What they're saying — Week 2
Conference USA
C-USA Week 2 college football games: Livestream and TV channel info
USA Today's For the Win

Framber Valdez let down by errors, lack of timely hits in Astros' loss to Rangers
An article mentions former Rice baseball player Glenn Otto.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Sept. 7 print edition.)

Correa earns Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors
An article mentions that Rice will host the Adidas Invitational volleyball tournament Sept. 9-11. (A similar article also appeared in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and Yahoo! News.)
Bears drop tough five-set match at Bryant
Islanders drop match to UTRGV

AP Top 25: Alabama and Georgia are Nos. 1 and 2 after Week 1

An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Southern California 66-14 Sept. 3.
Yahoo! Sports (This and similar articles also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
More left-tackle-by-committee for USC this week against Stanford? It could happen
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times, and similar articles also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.) 
Texas-Alabama, Wisconsin-Washington State: CFB Week 2 by the numbers
Fox Sports
LA heat wave stretches past the weekend
Daily Trojan
No. 10 USC scorches Rice in season opener
Daily Trojan

There is nothing like a good rivalry …
Rice football is mentioned.
Pleasanton Express

VB: Cowgirls fall 3-0 to Rice
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team defeated McNeese State University 3-0 Sept. 6.

Alabama has memorable (but mostly heartbreaking) football history with Texas
An article mentions that the 1960 Bluebonnet Bowl was held at Rice Stadium.

PHS introducing the Hall of Honor
An article mentions that former Rice football player Bill Howton will be inducted into Plainview High School's Athletics Hall of Honor.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Team preview: Loyola women's soccer
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team was defeated by Loyola University Maryland 1-0 Aug. 25.
The Greyhound 

How Taylor Fogleman can turn LSU into a national powerhouse
An article features Taylor Fogleman, former Rice women's assistant tennis coach.

41st US Mid-Amateur: Inside the field
Former Rice golfer Joey Gullion is featured.