Dateline Rice for Dec. 22, 2022

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To track drug resistance, test wastewater over 24 hours
An article features collaborative Rice research that found that composite samples taken over 24 hours at wastewater plants provide more accurate levels of antibiotic-resistant genes in the water. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Lauren Stadler, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and graduate students Esther Lou and Priyanka Ali.

Early decision results are in for college applicants — was it a bloodbath again?
Rice is mentioned.
Yahoo! News (This Town & Country article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)


The best books, film, TV, art and more coming to Texas this winter
Alumnus Nicholas Newson is featured.
Texas Monthly

Collin College partners with Rice University to open tax initiative to provide students with free textbooks, resources
An article features OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
North Dallas Gazette (This article also appeared in the Dec. 22-28 print and digital editions.)

Evergirl Vintage Boutique gives Houston's East End a '60s shine
An article mentions that Dawn Bell has co-taught a course at Rice on costume design.
Texas Highways 


Arctic freeze: Why there could be a dip in gas production
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
KXAN Online (This segment also aired three times on KXAN-TV in Austin.)
5 steps to prepare now for San Antonio's Christmas freeze
MSN Lifestyle (This article originally appeared in WOAI Online, and it appeared in News 4 San Antonio.)


The James Webb Space Telescope's early-release image of the Cosmic Cliffs is revealing growth spurts in young stars
An article quotes Megan Reiter, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, and mentions she is leading the study of the Carina Nebula's Cosmic Cliffs with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
Sky & Telescope

Researchers turn asphaltene into graphene for composites
An article features collaborative Rice research turning asphaltenes, a byproduct of crude oil production, into graphene. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering; Muhammad Rahman, assistant research professor and adjunct lecturer in materials science and nanoengineering; Pulickel Ajayan, chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering and a professor of chemistry; and graduate student M.A.S.R. Saadi.
Plastics Today

How employers can achieve a fair price in hospital negotiations
An article cites Rice research into hospital price transparency.
Health Payer Intelligence

The art world is changing, and here's what you need to know
An article mentions that Clifford Singer has given a talk at Rice.
INSC Magazine

No. 8 in 2022: 'The Mr. & Mrs. degree: Which colleges have the highest marriage rates?'
Rice is mentioned.
Institute for Family Studies


Claudine Gay to head Harvard
President Reginald DesRoches is mentioned.
The Bay State Banner (This article also appeared on the front page of the Dec. 22 print and digital editions.)

Perlman winter residency for string players returns after two-year COVID break
An article features graduate student Rinat Erlichman.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune (This article also appeared in MSN Music.)

L’hydrogène sera-t-il la véritable énergie verte de demain?
An article mentions Rice research using catalysts on copper and iron to produce hydrogen.
L'Obs (An English translation is not available.)


Rice coach Mike Bloomgren gets his man, QB J.T. Daniels, at last
Several articles feature athletes who have committed to play football at Rice. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted in two articles.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Dec. 22 print edition.)
College football signing day: How local colleges, players fared
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

J.T. Daniels on his college football journey, age jokes and why he chose Rice
ESPN (This and similar articles also appeared in 100 other media outlets.)

Ranking the top Texas college football signing classes after early NSD
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in 25 other media outlets.)
Where Texas schools rank in recruiting after first day of early signing period
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
See where Houston-area football recruits have signed during the early period
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Inside the numbers of national signing day across the state of Texas
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
National signing day tracker: Austin-area athletes commit to college football and other athletic programs
Austin American-Statesman
National signing day: See who is headed where from East Texas
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Nine members of state champion South Oak Cliff's football team sign with college programs
Scorebook Live
Signing Day list: Tennessee high school football seniors ink with college programs during the early period
Main Street Preps
Everything is bigger in Texas: Kennedy's Patrick Valent officially commits to Rice University

The Vindicator (This article also appeared in the Tribune Chronicle and WKBN Online.)

Longhorns, Ponies and Horned Frogs, oh my! South Oak Cliff celebrates early signing day
Oak Cliff Advocate
South Oak Cliff fortunate to have TCU signee, Texas signee as part of state title teams
The Dallas Morning News 
South Oak Cliff 4-star CB Jayvon Thomas sticks with Texas A&M after flirting with TCU
The Dallas Morning News 

Houston-area athletes take next step in careers on signing day
Former Rice football player N.D. Kalu is mentioned in ABC 13 Online.
ABC 13 Online (This article also appeared in MSN Sports.)
Athletic defensive lineman D.K. Kalu is officially a Baylor Bear
Sports Illustrated's Inside the Bears

Texas basketball cruises past Louisiana for fourth straight win
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team was defeated by the University of Texas at Austin 87-81 in overtime Dec. 12.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Offensive explosion by No. 7 Texas buries Louisiana, 100-72
No. 7 Texas lights up Louisiana for fourth straight win
Sam Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)
College basketball power rankings: UConn is now the best team in the country
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
Texas basketball vs. Louisiana: Prediction and odds 

New USF head coach Golish has a good first day of early signing, landing 16 recruits with plenty of local talent
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Sports Talk Florida

Lady Toppers fall to California Baptist
An article mentions that Rice's women's team is slated to play Western Kentucky University Dec. 29. (This article also appeared in College Heights Herald.)

Bob Hill: The Christmas assignment that made me a writer
Former Rice basketball player Bob Hill authored a column.
Courier Journal (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Sports and Yahoo! Entertainment.)

Jordan Sanford committed to Texas Tech
Rice is mentioned.
Last Word on Sports
Signing day profile — Elishah Jackett

Dylan Hernandez: Lincoln Riley keeps raising the bar, expecting his first USC team to be his weakest
A caption mentions the Sept. 3 football game between Rice and the University of Southern California.
The Free Lance-Star (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Western Kentucky too much for South Alabama in R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
An article mentions the 2006 New Orleans Bowl between Rice and Troy University.
Crescent City Sports

MTSU women pull out win at Rice
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team lost its first game of the season against Middle Tennessee State University 74-68 Dec. 20. 
Murfreesboro Post

'KDKA News'
A broadcast mentions that Super Bowl VIII was held at Rice Stadium.
KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh)