Dateline Rice for Feb. 10, 2023

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This fake skin fools mosquitoes — to fight the diseases they spread
Articles feature collaborative Rice research that developed a fake skin to study how mosquitoes feed. Both articles quote co-author Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering. Newswise quotes graduate student Kevin Janson and mentions that the bioprinting techniques used for the fake skin were pioneered by Jordan Miller, adjunct associate professor of bioengineering.
Wired (This article was featured in the Wired Daily newsletter Feb. 9.)
Bite this! Mosquito feeding chamber uses fake skin, real blood


Stephen Klineberg honored by AJC Houston and its Community of Conscience
An article features Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, who was recently honored by local leaders. Mayor Sylvester Turner declared Feb. 1 Stephen Klineberg Day in Houston.
Jewish Herald-Voice
School showdown: HISD faces a takeover by the Texas Education Agency. Here's what it means for Houston.
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Business Journal (This article was also featured on the front of the Feb. 10-16 print and digital editions.)

A man called out Californians for hiking up Texas' house prices and locals love the blame game
An article cites demographic data from Bill Fulton, former director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Narcity Dallas

Rice's Jewish Studies hosts authority on racism, critical theory
An article mentions that Rice's Program in Jewish Studies will host a talk by Jonathan Judaken, a Rhodes College history professor, Feb. 16. Rice's Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance is co-sponsoring the lecture.
Jewish Herald-Voice

Danish delegation visits Houston seeking new opportunities in space sector
An article mention that a delegation of 35 Danish space professionals visited Rice.
Greater Houston Partnership

Bruce Springsteen, 'Somebody Feed Phil' Live among this week's critics' picks
A roundup mentions that Rice's Moody Center for the Arts will host its annual Spring Fling featuring outdoor concerts and after-hours viewing of the current exhibit Feb. 10.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 10 print edition and was in yesterday's Dateline.)
Queer things to do in Houston this weekend: Feb. 9-12, 2023
17 events to attend in the Houston area this weekend, Feb. 10-12
Community Impact Newspaper

Editorial: What Memorial Park can teach Texas' highway department
An article mentions that landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz has been selected for the redesign of Rice's Academic Quadrangle.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This editorial also appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the Feb. 10 print edition.)

Baylor University named a top producer of Fulbright US students
An article mentions that Rice had six students win Fulbright grants for the 2022-23 academic year.
Baylor University News

Lone Star College honors students 'Take Flight' at Rice University
An article features Rice's Take Flight STEM Pathway, a partnership between Rice, Lone Star College and San Jacinto College to expand education access and increase the number of students who complete STEM degrees.
Woodlands Online


Federal judge in Texas could rule to ban abortion pills nationwide Friday
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.
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
When's the best time to pick a president?
Por qué el lanzamiento de Nikki Haley beneficia a Trump y cómo puede repetirse la película de los republicanos
La Política (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in and El Noticiero Digital.)

'Second Opinion with Joan Lunden'
Danielle King, an assistant professor of psychological sciences at Rice, is interviewed about organizational stressors.
WSWP-TV (Bluefield, West Virginia)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-king (This segment aired twice.)


Researchers turn to tiny robots to fight antibiotic resistance
An article features Rice research that suggests that nanoscale drills activated by visible light may combat infectious fungi. 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, and alumna Ana Santos.

Mosquito's chromosomes organize as 'liquid crystals'
An article features collaborative Rice research that found that the DNA of the Aedes aegypti mosquito organizes as "liquid crystals," different from all other species, a finding that could provide clues on gene expression and regulation. Co-authors quoted include Peter Wolynes, the D.R. Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Chemistry, professor of biosciences, materials science and nanoengineering, and of physics and astronomy; José Onuchic, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy; and research scientist Vinícius Contessoto.
Technology Networks

Hominids used stone toolkits to butcher animals earlier than once thought
Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo, a visiting professor of anthropology, is quoted.

7 Texas college towns perfect for a weekend getaway
A roundup features Rice.
Travel Awaits (This article also appeared in MSN Travel.)

The endowment and the environment: Year 3
An article mentions that Rice has set a "net-zero" target for carbon emissions in endowment operations and investments by 2050.
Harvard Magazine

Dropping immunity claim can't stop elite schools discovery
Rice is mentioned.
Law360 (Subscription is required.)

Lost cosmonauts: The supposed victims of the Soviet Union's space endeavors
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
War History Online


Annual AISA conference highlights challenges face by Indigenous communities
An article mentions that alumna Angie Bautista-Chavez participated in a panel discussion at the American Indian Studies Association conference at Arizona State University Feb. 1-3.
The Arizona State Press


Goldin's 19 points spark Florida Atlantic past Rice 90-81
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team lost to Florida Atlantic University 90-81 Feb. 9.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets, and a portion of it appeared in the Feb. 10 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
FAU downs Rice to improve to 23-2, 13-1 in C-USA (This article also appeared in University Press.)
Top Florida Atlantic players to watch vs. Louisiana Tech — Feb. 11
ABC 7 Online (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Following loss to UAB, FAU looks toward end of season
'CBS 12 News'
WPEC-TV (West Palm Beach, Florida)
http://dateline.rice/feb-10-wpec (This segment aired twice.)

Owls fall at Rice
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team defeated Florida Atlantic University 85-64 Feb. 9. (A portion of this article also appeared in the Feb. 10 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)

Florida International hosts Rice following Olivari's 27-point performance
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play Florida International University Feb. 11.
WTOP (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
Jones leads FIU men's hoops in 66-62 victory over Louisiana Tech

FIU women's hoops falls to Louisiana Tech on the road, 76-65
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play Florida International University Feb. 11.
Rice vs. Florida International women's basketball predictions and Picks — Feb. 11
KTRE Online (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Top 10 FBS transfer portal pick-ups in Texas for the 2023 season
A roundup features Rice football player J.T. Daniels.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Split squad provides final tuneup
An article mentions that Rice's track and field team is slated to compete in the University of Houston's Howie Ryan Invitational Feb. 10-11.

UAB WBB visits Middle Tennessee on Saturday
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Busy offseason for Houston
Texas and Oklahoma will join the SEC in 2024, a year earlier than originally planned
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Louisiana State University in 2024.

UCLA women's tennis to face Rice led by former Bruin Elizabeth Schmidt
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team is slated to play the University of California, Los Angles Feb. 10.
Daily Bruin

LCU looks to finish strong at Jarvis Scott Open
An article mentions that Rice's track and field team competed in the New Mexico Collegiate Classic Feb. 3-4.

North Texas vs. Charlotte women's basketball predictions and picks — Feb. 11
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team lost to the University of North Texas 69-66 Feb. 4. 
KGNS Online (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

North Texas pregame — UAB at UNT: C-USA heavyweights face off tonight
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team lost to the University of North Texas 74-64 Feb. 4. 
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Tyler Morning Telegraph, Victoria Advocate, Kilgore News Herald, Longview News-Journal, KPVI Online and Port Lavaca Wave.)

Jones signs professionally with Alianza Lima
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team played Texas Tech University last season.

CMC's mom, Lisa, shares hilarious gender reveal story
An article mentions Rice football player Luke McCaffrey.
NBC Sports

2023 CFL free agent rankings: Offensive linemen
An article features former Rice football player Peter Godber.
3 Down Nation

2023 XFL season-opening rosters set
An article features former Rice football player Emmanuel Ellerbee.
Our Sports Central

Where did Patrick Mahomes go to high school? Chiefs QB's high school football stats explored
Rice is mentioned.


Mosquito's DNA could provide clues on gene expression, regulation
When it comes to DNA, one pesky mosquito turns out to be a rebel among species. Researchers at Rice's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics are among the pioneers of a new approach to studying DNA. Instead of focusing on chromosomes as linear sequences of genetic code, they're looking for clues on how their folded 3D shapes might determine gene expression and regulation.