Dateline Rice for Aug. 31, 2023

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Solar a bright spot in slow progress toward US renewable energy goals
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal (This segment aired on more than 600 affiliate stations across the U.S.)

New wearable device uses touch to tell you where to go
An article 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-authors quoted include Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, Marcia O'Malley, the Thomas Michael Panos Family Professor in Mechanical Engineering, and graduate student Barclay Jumet.
Futurity (This research was also featured in the "Futurity Today" newsletter Aug. 31.)
New textile-based mechanism designed to help disabled people
MSN (This article originally appeared in The Jerusalem Post.)
New wearable device could bring hands-free navigation to your clothing
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in The Messenger.)
KCLR-FM (Ireland)
BBC Guernsey

Mexico says, 'no way,' as Trump, others vow to send US military to fight cartels
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.
MSN (This Dallas Morning News article also appeared on the front page of the Aug. 31 print edition.)
'The Answer' 
WIND-AM (Chicago)

Rice University students open space to University of Houston LGBTQ population after anti-DEI law
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. McMurtry College junior Jorge Arnez Gonzales is quoted in Click2Houston.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)
Rice University's PRIDE organization offers honorary membership to students at public colleges impacted by SB17 banning
Click2Houston (This segment also aired twice on KPRC-TV in Houston.)
'NBC News Daily'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
Texas Public Radio
KSTX-FM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/aug-31-rice.pride (This segment aired on seven affiliate stations across Texas.)


Ken Paxton allies seek to influence impeachment trial, vow retribution if he's convicted
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.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
Why Ken Paxton was impeached and what to watch for during his trial
KRLD's "Texas Wants To Know" on Audacy

Harris County leads state in fentanyl deaths in 2023, data show
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Team's new AI technology gives robot recognition skills a big lift
An article mentions that Kaiyu Hang, assistant professor of computer science, has contributed to the featured research.
The University of Texas at Dallas 

UT Austin earns No. 6 ranking on new list of best public universities in US
An article mentions that Rice is No. 1 in Texas according to Niche.
CultureMap Austin (This article also appeared in CultureMap San Antonio.)

Cary Darling's new films: 'The Equalizer,' 'Bottoms' lead list of releases
An article mentions that Rice Cinema will screen "My Duty to Not Stay Silent" Sept. 7.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Apollo Chamber Players' upcoming season tackles censorship
An article mentions that the Apollo Chamber Players will perform "Muted" at Rice's Shepherd School of Music May 24, 2024.
Houston Press


National Book Foundation announces 2023 fall season of NBF Presents
An article mentions that Tomás Morín, assistant professor of creative writing, will moderate a "An Evening with the National Book Awards" at Sam Houston State University Sept. 19.
National Book Foundation News

Exploring Alzheimer's in women
An article features Rice Academy Junior Fellow Hannah Ballard, who plans to study Alzheimer's risk among women.
The Medicine Maker

Gold nanoparticles grow from buckyball seeds
An article features Rice research by Matthew Jones, the Gene and Norman Hackerman Assistant Professor of Chemistry, and former postdoctoral researcher Liang Qiao that found that tiny gold "seed" particles are one and the same as gold buckyballs, 32-atom spherical molecules that are cousins of the carbon buckyballs discovered at Rice in 1985. The article also mentions that late alumnus and former Professor Emeritus Robert Curl, the late Richard Smalley, the former Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry, and the late Sir Harold Kroto, the former Hackerman chair in chemistry at Rice, shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of buckyballs.

Idrogeno dalla luce solare con efficienza record
An article features collaborative Rice research into next-generation halide perovskite semiconductors. Co-authors quoted include Aditya Mohite, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of materials science and nanoengineering; Michael Wong, the Tina and Sunit Patel Professor in Molecular Nanotechnology, a professor and chair of chemical and biomolecular engineering and a professor of chemistry, materials science and nanoengineering and of civil and environmental engineering; and graduate student Austin Fehr. This research is also featured in a roundup by (An English translation is not available.)
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Leading the way to cyber safety on roads and highways
An article mentions that Rice is part of the Transportation Cybersecurity Center for Advanced Research and Education.
Tech Briefs

Florida Citrus Sports names Simon Dover its new CFO
An article featuring Simon Dover mentions that he formerly worked at Rice.
Orlando Business Journal (Subscription is required.) 


Arrowhead Arts presents 'Bach to the Future' with Riverside Philharmonic
Alumnus Tomasz Golka is featured.
Mountain News

The Parisian School teaching future American leaders
Rice is mentioned.
Study in USA without IELTS and TOEFL in 2024


'Houston's Morning Show'
Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren is interviewed by KRIV and mentioned in several media outlets ahead of the Owls' season-opening game against the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 2. Football player J.T. Daniels is also mentioned or featured in several media outlets below. 
KRIV-TV (Houston)
A can't-miss quarterback prospect's last chance
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
'It's just a great opportunity': Rice QB to make history for Owls' season opener vs. Texas
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired twice on KTRK-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
Owls say they won't be scared of Longhorns on this trip to Austin
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
For the third time and in his fourth uniform, Rice quarterback J.T. Daniels leads a team into DKR
On 3
Rice's WR duo will be a good test for Texas secondary
USA Today's Longhorns Wire
Texas vs. Rice preview: Experienced Owls look to hang with the Horns
SB Nation
College football coaches on the hot seat preseason rankings for 2023
Athlon Sports
Rice visits No. 11 Texas to open season in old but lopsided rivalry
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
Leaner and lighter QB Quinn Ewers ready to lead No. 11 Texas against Rice and into 2023
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
Big 12 opens with No. 17 TCU hosting Deion's debut with Colorado, and all 4 newcomers at ho
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
College football best bets: LSU-Florida State could be a shootout
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.)
5 things to watch as Texas college football teams kick off season (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
The Texas Longhorns football players poised for a breakout season in 2023
Bill Little commentary: Passing through history
Flagship Cut: Take it or Leave it: Does Texas cover 35-point spread vs. Rice?
CBS Sports (This article also appeared in
Rice Owls defensive players to watch vs. Texas Longhorns
Sports Illustrated's Longhorns Country
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/aug-31-kriv (This segment aired three times.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)

The Frank Walker Law/PSN Daily Notebook — Aug. 30
An article mentions Rice football player Coleman Coco.

No. 18 soccer preview: UTRGV
Rice soccer player Grace Collins is mentioned.

Heading into 8th college football season, Bradley Rozner appreciates his 'crazy journey'
An article features former Rice football player Bradley Rozner.
USA Today

Houston and UTSA meet in opener for second straight season after 3 OT thriller last year
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston Sept. 9.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
When will UH football's wins come in 2023? Predicting Cougars' most to least likely victories
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Noted Carlsbad track and field coach said upbringing made him successful on world stage
An article mentions that Patrick Pyle was a volunteer coach for Rice pole vaulters.
Carlsbad Current Argus

University of South Florida set to kickoff 2023 season
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of South Florida Sept. 23.
The Observer News
5 burning questions: USF heads in a new direction
Orlando Sentinel

USC women's volleyball heads to Honolulu for two with Hawaii
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team defeated the University of Southern California 3-0 Aug. 26.
Pac-12 women's volleyball weekly rundown  — Aug. 30, 2023

North Texas, Temple pick up Tuesday sweeps
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team lost to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette 3-0 Aug. 29. (A similar article also appeared in WGNO Online.)
Tech hosts Red Raider Classic this weekend
NCAA: Florida, Texas, ULL score upsets; WKU wins; WMU tops Michigan
Statewide burn ban creates new guidelines for UL tailgating for Saturday's season opener
The Acadiana Advocate
'TV 3 News'
KATC-TV (Lafayette, Louisiana)
http://dateline.rice/aug-31-katc (This segment aired twice.)

WSU football conference realignment: Cougars could see future in Mountain West or AAC
An article mentions that Rice is part of the American Athletic Conference.
HERO Sports
UTSA announces 2023-24 men's basketball non-conference schedule
AAC can become a new contender for Pac-12 teams after ACC fails to flip votes for Stanford, Cal and SMU
Bill Haisten's TU prediction: Hurricane go 7-5
Tulsa World (Subscription is required.)

Aggies ready for matchup with Incarnate Word
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team lost to the University of the Incarnate Word 2-0 Aug. 17.

Soccer set to face Rice on Thursday
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is slated to play the University of Houston at Holloway Field Aug. 31.

District 28-6A season preview
An article mentions that Bailey Fletcher has committed to Rice to play football.
Texas HS Football
The opening drive: Auburn vs. UMass
Rice is mentioned.
Houston football coach Dana Holgorsen fires shot at Texas, Texas A&M (This article also appeared in, The Score and SB Nation.)

Texas Tech seeks fast start to season in Wyoming
An article mentions former Rice assistant football coach Craig Bohl.
Lindy's Sports

UConn football team opens 2023 season Thursday at Rentschler Field. Breaking down the schedule
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Connecticut Oct. 7.
CT Insider (Subscription is required.)

Houston high school football: Games to watch in Week 2
An article featuring Taji Atkins mentions that he committed to Rice to play football.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Countdown to kickoff: Kevin Faulk helped LSU bring back the magic with his special talent
An article mentions the 1977 football game between Rice and Louisiana State University.

Former Park basketball star Noah Hutchins returns home to D'Youville
An article mentions former Rice basketball player Noah Hutchins.
The Buffalo News


Energy Tech Venture Forum set for Sept. 21 at Rice
The 20th Annual Rice Alliance Energy Tech Venture Forum will see industry leaders showcase energy tech innovations for the shift toward a more sustainable, reliable and lower carbon future on Sept. 21 at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business. 

Rice University Shepherd School of Music's 2023–2024 season schedule includes six guest conductors, numerous world premieres, expanded livestreaming and more
For the first time in the Shepherd School of Music's history, a comprehensive listing of key performances is being announced today to coincide with the release of a new season brochure and redesigned events website.