Dateline Rice for Aug. 25, 2023

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Reginald DesRoches on cultivating openness and embracing politics
President Reginald DesRoches is featured in the "Trusted Voices" podcast. In the conversation, DesRoches mentions Rice President's Distinguished Fellow Ruth Simmons; Athletics Director Tommy McClelland; and the Rice Investment, an initiative offering full-tuition scholarships and grants to students from low- and middle-income families. Co-host Teresa Valerio Parrot mentions that her daughter attends Rice.
Volt (This podcast also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)


The long game of tenure
Todd Treangen, associate professor of computer science, and Moshe Vardi, University Professor and Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and a professor of computer science, co-authored an op-ed.
Nature (Subscription is required.)

US talks with Venezuela offer faint hope for tattered oil fields
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.
Windsor Star (This Bloomberg article appeared in 10 other media outlets, and it was in yesterday's Dateline.)
US may weigh broader Venezuela sanctions relief
Energy Intelligence
EUA negociam com Venezuela alívio das sanções: Mudanças poderiam impactar mercado de petróleo?
InfoMoney (An English translation is not available.)

Discovery débloque la technologie Terahertz pour la détection quantique
An article features collaborative Rice research into the terahertz portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Hanyu Zhu, William Marsh Rice Chair and assistant professor of materials science and nanoengineering; graduate students Rui Xu, Elizabeth Blackert, Tong Lin and Jiaming Luo; postdoctoral researcher Xiaotong Chen; alumna Alyssa Moon; and Baker College senior Khalil JeBailey. (An English translation is not available.)


Nominations open for innovation awards, Houston gains unicorn, and more trending news
A roundup features alumnus Adrian Trömel, lecturer in management at the Jones Graduate School of Business, who has been named as assistant vice president for strategy and investments at Rice's Office of Innovation. Trömel will oversee the creation of the Rice Nexus, an innovation hub within the Ion, a Houston-based tech hub owned by the Rice Management Co., that aims to bridge the gap between the university and Houston's innovation ecosystem.

Shaped by Baylor
Amani Dotson, institutional review board compliance administrator in the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance, is mentioned.

Top five: Aug. 24, 2023
A roundup features the exhibit "Love and Wondervision," on view at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts through Aug. 26.

Mallard Bay platform for hunting, fishing trips moves half of staff to Houston
An article about Mallard Bay, a startup focused on booking guided fishing and hunting trips, mentions that it competed in last year's Rice Business Plan Competition.


'Bent, but didn't break' | The grid was put to the test Thursday, but kept the power on
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired twice on KHOU-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in MSN Weather.)
ERCOT calls for conservation, warns tight grid conditions could lead to energy emergency
NBC DFW (This segment also aired on KXAS-TV in Dallas.)
'CBS 19 News'
KYTX-TV (Tyler, Texas)

Slinging punches and taking jabs, Ramaswamy makes splash in first GOP debate
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.
Spectrum News New York (This article also appeared in more than 10 Spectrum News sites.)

Talks of nuclear disarmament take on added importance amid Russia’s war with Ukraine
Peter Caldwell, the Samuel G. McCann Professor of History and director of Rice's Program in Politics, Law and Social Thought, is quoted.
Houston Public Media 

Thank you to a Rice University employee's random act of kindness
The father of a new student authored a column thanking Vicente, a Rice Facilities, Engineering and Planning Department employee, for helping him earlier this week.
KICKS Online (This article also appeared in KSFA Online.)

'Our American Stories with Lee Habeeb'
A broadcast features President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
KEX-AM (Portland, Oregon)
http://dateline.rice/aug-25-kex (This segment aired on more than 200 affiliate stations.)
BBC Merseyside


Any Saudi-Israeli normalization requires clearing major security, defense roadblocks: Experts
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Breaking Defense

Space Coast League of Cities awards $7,500 in service scholarships to Brevard students
Will Rice College freshman Torrin Gordon is featured.
Space Coast Daily

Women in Government FY24 calendar of events
An article co-authored by Jenna Lynn Henderson mentions that she completed a Certificate in Leadership Development for Engineers at Rice.
Society of Women Engineers


College football coaching tiers 2023: Smart, Swinney chasing Saban. What about the rest?
 An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 2. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is mentioned. Joe Karlgaard, former Rice athletics director, is quoted in the Houston Business Journal.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
As college football season begins, all eyes are on Houston — and the future
Houston Business Journal
Closer to home, Adonai Mitchell brings championship experience to Texas
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 25 print edition, and it appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
Bohls, Golden: At least the Texas Longhorns can't blame their schedule this season
Austin American-Statesman
Projecting the Texas depth chart vs. Rice
SB Nation

Soccer earns 5-1 road victory over Stephen F. Austin
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is slated to play the University of Houston at Holloway Field Aug. 31

Ally Challenge updates
An article features former Rice football player Jack Fox.
The Lasco Press
BREAKDOWN: MacEwan's resurgence the focus in Canada West Prairie Division
An article mentions Rice soccer player Erin Van Dolder.

2023 ECU football preseason analysis
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play East Carolina University Sept. 30.
The East Carolinian

3 unanswered NC State football questions we have as UConn week arrives
An article features former Rice football player Bradley Rozner.
The Fayetteville Observer

NSU unable to overcome early deficit in loss to Mississippi State
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is slated to play Northwestern State University Aug. 27.

VB heads to Minnesota for Big Ten/Big 12 challenge
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play Baylor University Sept. 1.

No. 22 USC women's volleyball opens season in H-Town
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball is slated to play the University of Southern California Aug. 26.
Women's volleyball faces first challenge
Daily Trojan
Texas looms large, what a slate and more: Notes, nuggets as NCAA opens season
Loaded Stanford 'ready to get after it' as NCAA season begins

Season preview: Navy football kicks off new era in Annapolis
An article mentions that Rice is part of the American Athletic Conference.
College football: Tech opens season Saturday against C-USA foe FIU at home
Bossier Press-Tribune
Jax State enters new era with first FBS game vs. UTEP on Saturday
Wildcats begin 50th season on Friday in Oregon
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play Kansas State University Sept. 16.

Community, hard work forge a golden era for South Oak Cliff football
Rice is mentioned.
KERA Online (This segment aired twice on KERA-FM in Dallas.)
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