Dateline Rice for Aug. 30, 2023

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'BBC World Service Radio'
A broadcast features Rice research into a fabric-based wearable device that "taps" a user's wrist with pressurized air, silently helping them navigate to their destination. Co-author Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is interviewed. Tech Xplore quotes Preston and co-authors Marcia O'Malley, the Thomas Michael Panos Family Professor in Mechanical Engineering, and graduate student Barclay Jumet. This research is featured in a roundup by MSN Great Britain and a broadcast from BBC Somerset.
http://dateline.rice/aug-30-preston (This segment also aired on more than 1,400 affiliated radio stations around the world.)
A lightweight wearable device helps users navigate with a tap on the wrist
Tech Xplore
Dead leopard on A646 was 'some tart's coat'
MSN Great Britain (This article originally appeared in The Week.)
BBC Somerset
http://dateline.rice/aug-30-bbc (This segment also aired twice in Newcastle.)

Bidenonomics and kitchen-table issues are strong campaign issues — especially among noncollege voters
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
Daily Kos

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 MSN, and University of Houston News features collaborative research by Jones.
MSN (This Dallas Morning News article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)
New survey suggests general society not willing to allow more rights for transgender people
University of Houston News (This article also appeared in

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.
MSN (This Religion News Service article also appeared The Washington Post and was in yesterday's Dateline.)
Ambition can get a bad rap. Here's how to keep it in check to drive sustainable outcomes
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
The Globe and Mail (Subscription is required.)


Report: Rice University again ranks among the top schools in nation
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 1 in Texas, No. 9 in the U.S. and the No. 12 "best value college" according to Niche. Houston Business Journal also mentions that Rice is ranked No. 13 on the most diverse colleges list; No. 11 on the best college campuses list; and No. 1 on the Best Colleges for Kinesiology and Physical Therapy and Best Colleges for Sports Management lists. President Reginald DesRoches is quoted in two articles.
Rice University again scores top-10 rank in new best college in US list
CultureMap Houston
Rice University ranks in top 10 of Niche's 2024 Best Colleges in America list
Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)

New exhibit on an ancient culture has lessons for Houstonians
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 is located next to the Moody Center for the Arts and will open to the public Sept. 9. 

Baylor College of Medicine names new board members
Alumnus James Lomax is featured.
Baylor College of Medicine News (This article also appeared in Mirage.)


Rice University's Pride organization offers membership, resources to LGBTQ+ students impacted by Senate Bill 17
An article mentions that Rice PRIDE has extended honorary memberships to LGBTQ students at public colleges and universities across Texas to attend events or utilize resources provided by Rice's Queer Resource Center.
Houston Public Media

Happy birthday Houston
A roundup mentions that the first classes at Rice began in 1912.


Low-cost HPV test increases access to cervical cancer screening
An article features collaborative Rice research developing a human papillomavirus DNA test, which may make cervical cancer screening more accessible to women in countries with fewer resources. Co-author Rebecca Richards-Kortum, the Malcolm Gillis University Professor, professor of bioengineering and director of the Rice360 Institute for Global Health, is quoted.
Physics World (This article also appeared in Express Healthcare Management.)

This year's housing market continues to favor sellers
Nikhil Shah, adjunct professor in management at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
DSNews (This article also appeared in MReport.)

For Emirati Women's Day 2023, here's to shaping a future that knows no bounds
Alumna Abeer Alshaali authored an article.
Entrepreneur Middle East
A disturbing AI phenomenon could completely upend the internet as we know it
An article mentions Rice research into artificial intelligence.

Introducing AN's 2023 Best of Design Awards jury
A roundup features alumnus Jack Murphy.
The Architect’s Newspaper

America's top 25 colleges
A roundup features Rice.
Becker's ASC Review

Wide horizons: NVIDIA keynote points way to further AI advances
An article mentions that experts at Rice and NVIDIA are researching runtime programmability.

Who is Dan Friedkin owner of AS Roma, net worth, bio, age, family, wife and son
Alumnus Dan Friedkin is featured.
The SportGrail (This article also appeared in Cronaca Live.)

Universities are asking applicants about race even after affirmative action ruling
Rice is mentioned.
Campus Reform
Talea Ensemble announces 2023-2024 season


Karimnagar: 'Warranty Me' founder becomes most promising entrepreneur
Alumnus Rohit Chetla is featured.
The Hans India

College hosting NextProf Nexus to support engineering faculty talent
Graduate student Marquise Bell is quoted.
Georgia Tech University News


No. 11 Texas kicks off season of high expectations with Rice
An article features Rice football ahead of its season-opening game against the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 2. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is mentioned.
CBS Sports
Rice's Mike Bloomgren on Steve Sarkisian, 'unbelievable offensive mind that's surgical'
On 3
Owls say they won't be scared of Longhorns on this trip to Austin
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Aug. 30 print edition.)
The Flagship: State of Texas as Longhorns prepare for 2023 season opener against Rice
Ranking all 133 college football head coaches for 2023
Athlon Sports
2023 Week 1 game preview: Rice Owls at Texas Longhorns
SB Nation
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/aug-30-bloomgren-kprc2 (This segment aired three times.)

Louisiana sweeps No. 18 Rice for ranked road victory
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team lost to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette 3-0 Aug. 29. (This article also appeared in KATC Online.)
NCAA volleyball: UCLA, Miami win; reshuffled AVCA Poll; POWs
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
'TV 3 News'
KATC-TV (Lafayette, Louisiana)

Quarterback Trey Owens has unfinished business with Cy-Fair
An article mentions that Owen Carter has committed to play football at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Aug. 30 print edition of the Chronicle's Cypress-Creek Mirror and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)
UTSA vs. Houston preview
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio Nov. 11.
WOAI Online
Get to know UTSA's new conference opponents in the AAC
San Antonio Report

Liam Coen named top five offensive coordinator in college football by ESPN
Former Rice assistant football coach Jeff Grimes is featured.
KY Insider

Cross-country season preview
An article mentions that the Rice Invitational cross-country meet will be held Sept. 8.

Mustangs look to continue strong start this week in Texas
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team defeated Southern Mississippi University 3-1 Aug. 25.

Southern Miss vs. Alcorn State prediction football picks 
An article mentions that Rice's football team lost to the University of Southern Mississippi in the LendingTree Bowl Dec. 17.
Sports Chat Place
Wates elevated to associate head baseball coach
An article mentions former Rice baseball player Cody Staab.
2023 NCAA women's volleyball schedule: Times, channels, more
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 11.
ESPN (This article also appeared in ESPN's Australia, Singapore, Africa and Philippines sites.)

Will UConn take another step in Jim Mora's second season as coach? 'Excited about our football team'
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Connecticut Oct. 7.
CT Insider (Subscription is required.)

From the sidelines to life's playbook: Get to know FAU head football coach Tom Herman
Former Rice assistant football coach Tom Herman is featured.
Boca Magazine
Xavier soccer's fast start is no lie
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is slated to play Xavier University Sept. 17.
Xavier Newswire

What will 2023 bring for Temple football?
An article mentions that Rice is part of the American Athletic Conference.
AAC heading West
Sports Illustrated's TMG Sports