Dateline Rice for Aug. 29, 2023

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Paxton's alleged affair tests limits of Christian conservative support ahead of impeachment trial
David Brockman, nonresident scholar in the Religion and Public Policy Program at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)

Racial diversity surged at Johns Hopkins in the last decade. Will it last?
Rice is mentioned.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.)

The race to mine the moon: How India, Russia, Europe, the US and China are battling it out to mine precious water, helium and metals beneath the lunar surface — estimated to be worth quadrillions
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Daily Mail
MobiusPay COO Jonathan Corona masterminds processing, compliance
WTMJ-AM (Milwaukee)


Is Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in a losing battle regardless of the impeachment trial outcome?
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science and fellow in political science at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in The Dallas Morning News, and Mirage features collaborative research by Jones.
The Dallas Morning News 
Survey indicates society resists more trans rights

Baylor biochemist unravels the secrets of a novel DNA enzyme linked to infertility and certain cancers
An article mentions that Yang Gao, assistant professor of biosciences, and postdoctoral research associate Chuxuan Li contributed to the featured research.
Baylor University News (This article also appeared in Editor's note: A change to Gao's name has been requested.)

Photos: Ion Houston's latest art installations tackle tech, social issues
An article features new artwork displayed at the Ion, a Houston-based tech hub owned by the Rice Management Co.

Top 10 book and author events in Houston: September 2023
A roundup mentions that author Lauren Goff will give a reading at Rice's Brockman Hall for Opera as part of Inprint's Margaret Root Brown Reading Series Sept. 18.
365 Things To Do in Houston


NASA legend Gene Kranz (Aug. 29, 2023)
A broadcast mentions that Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy will host the "How New Legislation in Texas will Impact Children's Health and Safety" conference Aug. 30.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
How new state laws taking effect this week might impact Texas children
Houston Public Media


Women found to be just as corrupt as men in Mexican politics
An article features collaborative Rice research that found women in Mexican municipal politics are just as corrupt as men and perhaps even more so. Co-authors quoted to mentioned include Leslie Schwindt-Bayer, the Thomas Cooke and Mary Elizabeth Edwards Chair in Government and Democracy at Rice, and graduate student Gustavo Guajardo. (This article also appeared in

ISU, Rice University and NASA's JSC to host SSP24
An article mentions that Rice will partner with the International Space University and NASA's Johnson Space Center to host the 2024 Space Studies Program on its campus June 8-Aug. 3, 2024. President Reginald DesRoches is quoted.

White Christians think too many people see racism when it's not there, new survey finds
An article cites research by Michael Emerson, the Chavanne Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Religion News (This article also appeared in Sight and Word & Why.)

Houston skyline surprise
An article mentions that a mudhif, a large structure made of reeds that serves as a community center in the Iraqi marshes, will be constructed on Rice's campus and used for some classes. The project will open to the public Sept. 9. 
Archaeological Institute of America

Security research: Technical paper roundup
An article features the paper "Remote Direct Memory Introspection," which was co-authored by experts at Rice and two other universities and won a distinguished paper award at the USENIX Security Symposium.
Semiconductor Engineering


Dutrow begins inaugural endowed Swearingen chemical engineering professorship
Alumna Sharon Dutrow is featured.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology News

Eastman welcomes 12 new faculty members
A roundup features Patrick Diamond, a former professor at Rice's Shepherd School of Music. 
University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music News


Temple's Davenport, Rice's McCardell earn first volleyball weekly honors
An article featuring Rice volleyball player Nia McCardell mentions that she has been named as the American Athletic Conference's (AAC) Defensive Player of the Week. The article also highlights Owl Emilia Weske on the AAC's Weekly Honor Roll list.

10 years of GameTimeCT: Connecticut high school athletes who've made the biggest impact, 2013-23
A roundup features Rice tennis player Petro Kuzmenok.
CT Insider

Texas coach Sarkisian says Yormark likely won't get holiday invite before Big 12 exit
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 2.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
Texas coach Steve Sarkisian questions Big 12 commissioner's comments and says 'embrace the hate'
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 29 print edition.)
Texas preparing to face quarterback J.T. Daniels for third time
USA Today's Longhorns Wire
Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian addresses Rice QB J.T. Daniels ahead of opener
Here is the latest Big 12 Conference sports news from The Associated Press
Lancaster Online

Louisiana meets nationally ranked Rice on Tuesday in Houston
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Aug. 29.
Mississippi State sneaks StarkVegas Classic title away from Louisiana

2023 ACC football predictions: Projected standings and players to watch preview
Former Rice football player Bradley Rozner is mentioned.
Fox Sports
Scouting Connecticut

POLLS: Arkansas vs. Western Carolina score, predictions, top performers
An article mentions the 2021 football game between Rice and the University of Arkansas.

Baylor football opens 2023 season with Texas State
A roundup features former Rice assistant football coach A.J. Steward.

Florida — Utah pregame notes
An article mentions the 1953 football game between Rice and the University of Florida.

Which Longhorn football rosters had the most UT Hall of Honor inductees?
An article mentions the 1962 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
SB Nation

Labor Day Classic gives TSU, PV big game out of the chute
Rice Stadium is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 29 print edition.)

Newness permeates UH as season opener beckons
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston Sept. 9.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Aug. 29 print edition.)
Cougar Confidential: Why UH's top freshmen aren't projected for major roles early on
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

UTSA's jump to new conference brings bigger opportunities, expectations
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio Nov. 11.
San Antonio Report

In case you missed it: Aug. 25-27
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play Baylor University Sept. 1.
Baylor Lariat

USC dealt mixed results in Houston
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team defeated the University of Southern California 3-0 Aug. 26.
Daily Trojan


Smart fabrics' informed touch can tell you where to go
Personal devices feed our sight and hearing virtually unlimited streams of information while leaving our sense of touch mostly … untouched. A wearable, textile-based device developed by Rice engineers could help declutter, enhance — and, in the case of impairments — compensate for deficiencies in visual and auditory inputs by tapping this underused sensory resource.