Dateline Rice for Sept. 8, 2022

Dateline Rice


Tiny 'drug factory' quickly destroys tumors in mice
An article features a collaborative study using cytokine "drug factory" technology that found it can eradicate advanced-stage mesothelioma tumors in mice in just a few days. Co-authors Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, and graduate students Amanda Nash and Samira Aghlara-Fotovat are quoted.

Scientists create coldest matter in the universe in a lab
An article features collaborative Rice research into quantum magnetism. Kaden Hazzard, associate professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in

Las Vegas valley among most diverse areas in US, new survey shows
Alumna Stefanie Johnson, director of Rice's Doerr Institute for New Leaders and a professor of psychological sciences, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in KLAS Online, and it also appeared in 8 News Now Online.)

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 appeared in the Sept. 8 print edition of the Houston Chronicle and yesterday's Dateline.)

Are men prone to riskier money moves? A fortune-teller suggests why in new study
An article with a "further reading" section links to the study "Double Dare: Why Are Male Investors More Inclined To Take Financial Risks than Female Investors?" authored by experts at Rice.

Where to find the best boba tea in the DC area
An article mentions that alumni Dillon Chai, David Cooper and Glenn Baginski started an on-campus boba shop while students at Rice.
The Washington Post 
Doctors take long COVID into their own hands
A roundup mentions the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Politico "Pulse" newsletter
Remembering JFK's moon goals: 60 years later, NASA still lives by its aims and aspirations
Tech Times
'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-8-ktrk (This segment aired four times.)


Texas races are tight, but a UH-TSU election survey predicts few shifts in state's Republican leadership
An article features collaborative Rice research by 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. Jones is interviewed about the race for Harris County Judge by Houston Public Media.
University of Houston News
Actor Kevin Bacon, and former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (Sept. 8, 2022)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Beto O'Rourke campaign for Texas governor tackles border issues
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
El Paso Times (Subscription is required.)

Wells Fargo grants millions to help Houston initiative expand homeownership opportunities for people of color
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. Luis Guajardo, research manager at the institute, is quoted.
Houston Business Journal (This article also appeared in KHOU Online, and similar articles appeared in News Direct and Yahoo! Finance.)

Mom says Katy ISD failed to intervene when fans made monkey noises at Black volleyball players
Richard Baker, executive director for institutional equity and Title IX coordinator at Rice, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 8 print edition.)

Former Texans cheerleader scores Business Hall of Fame distinction
An article featuring alumna Takeya Green mentions that she was awarded the AT&T Future Executive Leader of Distinction Award in Honor of Randall Stephenson from the Texas Business Hall of Fame.
CityBook Houston

'End of the Road,' 'Brahmastra' top the list of new films
A roundup mentions that Rice Cinema will screen the film 'Kiss Me Deadly' Sept. 9. 
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)


FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT: 22 of the panels coming to the 2022 Texas Tribune Festival
A roundup mentions that Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, will participate in the panel discussion "Political Climate: Finding common ground on extreme weather" at the 2022 Texas Tribune Festival Sept. 23. 

Billionaire survivalism and spiritual phenomena
A broadcast mentions Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice and author of "The Flip: Epiphanies of Mind and the Future of Knowledge."
Coast to Coast AM (This segment also aired on more than 700 affiliate stations across the U.S. and Canada.)

Niche: Vanderbilt ranked No. 13 best college in America
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 6 in the nation according to Niche.
Fox 17 Online

CKQQ-FM (British Columbia, Canada)
A broadcast mentions Rice research into remotely controlling fruit flies.
http://dateline.rice/sept-8-ckqq (This segment aired three times.)


Sfatare il mito dell'LSD 'terapeutica'
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is cited.
Rec News (An English translation is not available.)

Study shows geothermal could be an ideal energy storage technology
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
Tech Xplore
Lo studio mostra che il geotermico potrebbe essere una tecnologia di accumulo di energia ideale
Barletta Web (An English translation is not available.)

Bangladeshi youth faculties in world's top universities
Rice is mentioned.
The Financial Express
'I can't pay a stupid price anymore': Bessemer's Levine on new $4 billion fund, 'Stalemate' with founders, crypto bets
The Information (Subscription is required.)

Business and tech correspondent Kent departs NBC News
Alumna Jo Ling Kent is featured.
Talking Biz News

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.
Datanami (This article also appeared in InsideHPC.)


Perry World House and Foreign Affairs announce winners of 2022 Emerging Scholars Policy Prize
An article mentions that Kelsey Norman, fellow for the Middle East and director of the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Women's Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program, was the 2021 recipient of the Emerging Scholars Policy Prize, which is awarded annually by the University of Pennsylvania's Perry World House and Foreign Affairs.
University of Pennsylvania's Perry World House

Election activists are seeking the 'cast vote record' from 2020. Here’s what it is and why they want it.
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.
Arizona Mirror (This article also appeared in Raw Story.)

Campus dining, libraries launch new capacity-monitoring system to improve student experience
An article mentions that Rice uses Occuspace technology to provide real-time occupancy data in buildings across campus to students. 
Vanderbilt University News 


A picture-perfect Houston moment: Lovie Smith, Dusty Baker and Stephen Silas come together
An article mentions Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren and head basketball coach Scott Pera.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Sept. 8 print edition.)

Rice to wear 'Artemis 1' space-themed uniforms against McNeese State
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.
ESPN FPI predicts every Week 2 game
Following in friend's footsteps, former Cowboy pitched McNeese to Willis-Dalton
American Press

Bobcats and Owls face off Thursday night
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is slated to play Texas State University Sept. 8.

Soccer hosts FGCU before heading to Rice
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is slated to play Florida State University Sept. 11. (This article also appeared in WTXL Online.)

Houston treks across town to Rice
An article mentions the Rice Invitational cross-country meet Sept. 9

Texas' Keilan Robinson now wants to make some noise against Alabama
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
Austin American-Statesman

What happened to Texas? A lot changed in 12 years since Alabama broke Longhorn hearts
An article mentions the 2010 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.

No. 1 Alabama faces nemesis Texas
An article mentions that Rice's football team was defeated by the University of Southern California 66-14 Sept. 3.
Spectrum News
College football picks: Future Big 12 showdown, USC's test
WHEC Online

Houston releases 2022 fall competition schedule
An article mentions the Rice Invitational tennis tournament will be held at the George R. Brown Tennis Center Nov. 3-5.

Houston Cougars defensive players to watch vs. Red Raiders
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
Sports Illustrated's Red Raider Review (This article also appeared in YardBarker.)

Cougars set for Texas showdown against Red Raiders
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team was defeated by the University of Houston 3-1 Sept. 4.
Reports: Rangers to purchase Jung's contract from Triple A
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Tech soccer set to take on Houston in battle of future Big 12 opponents
Daily Toreador
PREVIEW: Texas Tech returns home for Houston

VYPE Houston helmet stickers: Week 2 (Sept. 7, 2022)
An article featuring Chase Jenkins mentions that he has committed to play football at Rice.
Click2Houston (This article originally appeared in VYPE.)

Why will Alabama football have a Million Dollar Band against the Texas Longhorns?
An article mentions that the 1960 Bluebonnet Bowl was held at Rice Stadium.

Despite the loss to Houston, UTSA gives AAC fans hope for the future
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Hero Sports

The ROF Week 2 preview: CFB headlines, top matchups in the state and lightning round
Rice football is mentioned.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football (Subscription is required.)
About and around East Texas: The tax man cometh!
The Huntsville Item
Texas Tech leaders press UT on future of nonconference schedule
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal


Three NSF grants support future of wireless
Three collaborative National Science Foundation grants to Rice electrical and computer engineer Ashu Sabharwal promise to make the coming months very productive as his lab invents tools and techniques to improve next-generation wireless communications. Sabharwal and his colleagues will pursue wireless remote sensing platforms, better power efficiency and advanced resilience in the event of natural or "human-induced" disasters. 

Fossil fuel trade must be considered in carbon border adjustment plans, says Baker Institute report
As the European Union develops a carbon border tax and the United States considers its own as part of their respective climate policies, a new report by Mark Finley, an expert at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, and graduate student Joon Ha Kim presents the first effort to track cross-border carbon trade comprehensively — including fossil fuels.

New Rice study: When it comes to military intervention, Americans prefer to 'give peace a chance'
A new collaborative Rice study on Americans' attitudes about military intervention finds the public prefers when the U.S. works with other military powers, protects civilians and resolves conflicts peacefully. The paper authored by Songying Fang, an associate professor of political science at Rice, and alumnus Jared Oestman appears in a recent edition of Armed Forces & Society.