Dateline Rice for Sept. 9, 2022

Dateline Rice


Three Rice faculty members comment on the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth II death: Talking the line of succession
Aysha Pollnitz, associate professor of history and co-director of the Program in Politics, Law and Social Thought, is interviewed.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in Fox 26 Online and appeared in Yahoo! Entertainment. This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston, and it appeared on Fox 26 Online's YouTube channel.)
Remembering Queen Elizabeth: Condolences pour in from Houston Brits, Texas leaders
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)

'Bloomberg Markets: The Close' (Sept. 8, 2022)
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed.
Bloomberg (This segment also aired three times on Bloomberg TV.)

'KHOU 11 Morning News'
David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy, is interviewed.
KHOU-TV (Houston) 
http://dateline.rice/sept-9-alexander (This segment aired twice.)


Study gauges Americans' views on military intervention
An article features collaborative Rice research into Americans' attitudes about military intervention. Co-authors Songying Fang, associate professor of political science, and alumnus Jared Oestman are quoted.

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.
Futurity (This article was featured in the "Futurity Today" newsletter Sept. 9 and appeared in a previous edition of 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.
Futurity (This article was featured in the "Futurity Today" newsletter Sept. 9 and appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Scientists used lasers to make the coldest matter in the universe
An article features collaborative Rice research into quantum magnetism. Kaden Hazzard, associate professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Popular Science

On the lawn: Biden to announce cancer moonshot initiative in Boston
An article mentions the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
The Hill
60 years ago: JFK's famous 'we choose to go to the moon' speech
MSN (This article originally appeared in WCVB Online.)
5 things to know today, plus more road construction in Memorial Park
Houston Business Journal
NASA's JPL launches first female leader
Outlook Pasadena
'Sulla Luna entro la fine del decennio': Perché dopo 60 anni il discorso di JFK è ancora così attuale (An English translation is not available.)
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
WIND-AM (Chicago)


HMH to honor Y. Ping Sun and David W. Leebron with Guardian of the Human Spirit Award
An article featuring former University Representative Y. Ping Sun and former Rice President David Leebron mentions that they  will be honored with the Holocaust Museum Houston's 2022 Guardian of the Human Spirit Award during a luncheon Nov. 10.
Jewish Herald-Voice

14th annual Rice University Jewish Studies Lecture Series features scholars from Texas universities
An article mentions that Matthias Henze, the Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism and founding director of the Program in Jewish Studies, and Joshua Furman, founder and curator of the Houston Jewish History Archive at Rice and associate director and lecturer in Jewish studies, will give talks as part of the 14th annual Rice University Jewish Studies Lecture Series, which begins Sept. 14 at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center. 
Jewish Herald-Voice

Art, poetry collide through new Michelson Museum of Art exhibit 'Vigil'
An article mentions that poetry by Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, will be part of the "Vigil" art exhibit at the Michelson Museum of Art in Marshall, Texas beginning Sept. 15.
The Marshall News-Messenger

WT’s Distinguished Lecture Series to launch for fall with focus on quinceañeras
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 and author of "Confronting Climate Gridlock," will give a talk as part of West Texas A&M University's Distinguished Lecture Series Nov. 8.
The Prairie News (This article also appeared in the Sept. 8 print edition of the Borger News-Herald.)

How Texas universities stack up in Forbes ranking
An article mentions that Forbes ranks Rice No. 12 in the nation.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Subscription is required.)

Discovery to Impact at UT Austin selected to lead National Science Foundation innovation hub with $15 million investment
An article mentions that Rice is part of the National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps Southwest Region.
University of Texas News (Similar articles also appeared in Arizona State University News, Louisiana State University News and Science X.)

UHD makes the grade as a standout among Texas colleges for low student debt
Rice is mentioned.
University of Houston Downtown News

'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. This article appeared in the Sept. 9 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Texas colleges pose barriers to low-income and minority students
An article about Texas university tuitions mentions Rice.
The Dallas Morning News

Meanwhile, in Texas: Twenty tons of pineapples spilled onto a freeway
A roundup mentions Rice research that repurposed deceased spiders as mechanical grippers.
Texas Monthly


Lina Hidalgo increases lead in Harris County Judge race two months ahead of Election Day, new poll finds
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.
Houston Public Media
'TWC News All Night'
Spectrum News Austin (This segment aired twice.)

Queen Elizabeth's visit to Houston and a unique perspective on 9/11 (Sept. 9, 2022)
A broadcast mentions that Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, will be a guest on Monday's "Houston Matters" show to discuss the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962. An article by Northern Illinois University (NIU) mentions that Brinkley will speak at NIU's Rebuilding Democracy Lecture Series Sept. 15.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Presidential Historian Douglas Brinkley joins NIU's Rebuilding Democracy Lecture Series on Sept. 15
Northern Illinois University's Today

HIV prevention drugs in jeopardy of being less accessible to people who use employer's insurance
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.
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm visits Houston to discuss potential of geothermal energy investment
An article mentions that U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm visited the Ion, a Houston-based innovation hub owned by the Rice Management Co.

'Houston's Morning Show'
A broadcast mentions William Marsh Rice.
KRIV-TV (Houston)


Global carbon capture institute opens in Masdar on net zero path
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Arabian Gulf Business Insight
UAE rallies private sector to realize 2050 net-zero pledge
Arabian Gulf Business Insight

Oil & Gas: se realizarán las IV Jornada de Corrosión e Integridad en Cipolletti
Alumnus Sergio Kapusta, lecturer in management at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, adjunct professor of materials science and nanoengineering and director of the Rice Energy and Environment Initiative, is quoted.
Más Energía (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in

Are school rankings a thing from the past? 16 architecture deans criticize these surveys in official statement
An article mentions that Igor Marjanović, dean of the School of Architecture, and the deans of 15 other institutions signed an open letter announcing that they will not participate in the 2022 edition of the DesignIntelligence Schools Survey Program.

Graham Foundation reveals awardees of 2022 organization grants
An article mentions that the Rice School of Architecture's student-led publication Plat is a recipient of the 2022 Graham Foundation organizational grant.
The Architect's Newspaper (This article also appeared in e-Flux.)

Candace Bushnell's 'Is there still Sex in the City' comes to the Ridgefield Playhouse in November
Former student Candace Bushnell is featured.

Sands Capital, Northpond Ventures join $41.5 million series B for Elephas Biosciences
A roundup features alumna Sharon Kedar.

Nuevo estudio demuestra que la geotermia podría ser una tecnología ideal para el almacenamiento de energía a gran escala
An article mentions that experts at Rice contributed to the featured research. (An English translation is not available.)

Inversiones en Vaca Muerta: Massa se encontrará mañana con las principales petroleras de EEUU
An article mentions that Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy organized meetings in Houston for Sergio Massa, Argentina's Minister of Economy.  
Ambito (An English translation is not available. Similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
En Houston, Massa present su plan energético: elogios y buina recepción de las principales petroleras de EEUU
Ambito (An English translation is not available.)
Inversión: Petroleras reciben hoy a Massa
Ambito (An English translation is not available.)


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.

Robinson to be featured in first Chancellor Finalist Forum
Alumnus Charles Robinson is featured.
University of Arkansas News

PEO awards prestigious STAR Scholarship to GHS graduate
Baker College freshman Izzie Driewer is featured.
The Daily Nonpareil (This article also appeared in

Leading US scientists and researchers, backed by The Rockefeller Foundation's Pandemic Prevention Institute, issue urgent call to scale up wastewater monitoring
An article cites the Wastewater Action Group, which includes experts from Rice.
The Rockefeller Foundation News

DEFA Film Library to participate in German Studies Association Conference
An article mentions that Rice's Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures is co-sponsoring German Studies Association Conference events.
University of Massachusetts Amherst News

Armando Bacot's hoops camps attract area students and Virginia's governor
An article features alumnus Glenn Youngkin, governor of Virginia.
Richmond Free Press (This article also appeared in the Sept. 8-10 print and digital editions.)


Week 2's best college football uniforms: Rice Owls sport 'Artemis I' threads and Arizona State Sun Devils don 'Sparky' helmets

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.
Back to the future: Cowboys part of Rice's JKF space-race celebration
American Press
Rice vs. McNeese prediction, game preview
College Football News
Week 2 matchup: Cowboys visit Owls on Saturday
Week 2 college football schedule: How to watch all 82 FBS games
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Big 12 success means recruiting Texas. Against Baylor, BYU can make a statement with Texas recruits
An article mentions Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren and Marco Regalado, Rice football executive director of player personnel and recruiting innovation.
The Salt Lake Tribune

What to watch: 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.
The Associated Press (This article and the ones below appeared in more than 1,500 other media outlets this week.)
QBs take center stage when No. 10 USC visits Stanford
The Associated Press
No. 10 USC at Stanford kicks off Pac-12 football season
The Associated Press
No. 10 Southern California visits Stanford in Pac-12 opener
The Associated Press
No. 10 Trojans' talented trio of runners has more to show
The Associated Press
College football picks: Future Big 12 showdown, USC's test
The Associated Press
AP top 25 reality check: Should Georgia be No. 1?
The Associated Press
No. 2 Ohio State beats No. 5 Notre Dame 21-10 in opener
The Associated Press
Caleb Williams shines in USC debut, Nix struggles for Oregon
The Associated Press
If you rebuild it, they will shun? UCLA's attendance hits new low under Chip Kelly
Los Angeles Times

Comeback victory continues unbeaten run and first over Owls in 20 years
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team was defeated by Texas State University 2-1 Sept. 8.
Texas State notebook: Together again, Cedar Park's Bell brothers making impact on Bobcats
Austin American-Statesman

Undefeated Red Raiders set for Adidas Invitational
Several article mention that Rice will host the Adidas Invitational volleyball tournament Sept. 9-11. (A similar article also appeared in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and Everything Lubbock.)
Volleyball heads to Texas for weekend tournament

WSOC: HBU opens SLC play Friday with home debut on Sunday
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team was defeated by the University of Houston 3-1 Sept. 4.

Mississippi trip challenges Houston
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team competed in the 2021 NCAA tournament.

KATC-TV (Lafayette, Louisiana)
Former Rice football player August Pitre is featured.
http://dateline.rice/sept-9-pitre (This segment aired twice.)

Rangers right-hander Glenn Otto goes in all directions
Former Rice baseball player Glenn Otto is featured.
Fan Graphs

Miles Sanders has 'more in the tank.' Will the Eagles hit the gas?
Rice is mentioned.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer.)

VB: Cowgirls open play at UTSA Invitational Friday
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team defeated McNeese State University 3-0 Sept. 6.

Texas, 6 other schools with winning records vs. Alabama
A roundup mentions that Rice's football team has a 3-0 record against the University of Alabama. The article also mentions that former Owl Dicky Maegle was awarded a touchdown in the 1954 Cotton Bowl after he was tackled by an Alabama player who was not in the game.

Tech graduate Burton scheduled for book signings on Saturday
An article mentions that Jack Dale called Rice football games in 1963 and 1966.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Gophers host Big Ten/Pac-12 volleyball challenge at Maturi Pavilion
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team was defeated by the University of Oregon 2-3 in the Oregon Invitational Sept. 1-3.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Golden Eagle football honors its legacy as Tech hosts Texas A&M-Commerce Saturday night
An article mentions former Rice head football coach David Bailiff.

Torchio continues Wisconsin's run of success with walk-ons
Rice is mentioned.
The Associated Press
Thoughts on TCU? Does Jimbo Fisher need to hire a play caller? Ask the Texpert
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
NFL top 100: Nos. 1-25 as high school recruits

Florida State soccer: Seminoles score five second half goals in win over Florida Gulf Coast
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is slated to play Florida State University Sept. 11.
Tallahassee Democrat

Men's golf set for season debut
An article mentions that Rice's golf team is slated to compete in the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate tournament Sept. 11-13 in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.

Longhorn football commits in action, Sept. 8-10
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated the University of Texas at Austin in 1931.
SB Nation

Bills quarterback Case Keenum grew up in Alpine, Texas with two siblings
An article mentions the 2011 football game between Rice and the University of Houston.
Louisville Mojo

WBZ-FM (Boston)
Former Rice football player James Hairston is mentioned.


NSF awards $15 million to Rice, partners to create southwest hub
The founding partners of the National Science Foundation Southwest I-Corps Node, co-established by Rice University, have been awarded a $15 million grant to form a hub that will expand the partnership to five additional universities.