Dateline Rice for Feb. 21, 2023

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Jimmy Carter, the president who tried to save the planet
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted in The Washington Post, and he is interviewed by MSNBC and cited by German Radio about President Joe Biden's visit to Ukraine.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.)
Why Jimmy Carter was one of the greenest US presidents
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.)
'All In with Chris Hayes'
German Radio
http://dateline.rice/feb-21-brinkley (An English translation is not available; this segment aired on 25 stations across Germany.)

Manchester United takeover: Sheikh Jassim, Qatar and just enough separation
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
UAE minister calls for 'phase out' of oil and gas
Climate Home News


Dallas Democrat Colin Allred ponders Senate bid against Ted Cruz
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.
The Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared on the front page of the Feb. 21 print edition.)
Harris County officials consider paying staff to assist with elections
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)

Biden's census changes could be complicated, but worth it, Texas experts say
Gabriela Sánchez-Soto, research scientist at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Metro section of the Feb. 21 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Houston startup gears up to deliver geothermal energy
Alumni Sean Marshall and Danny Rehg, graduates of the Jones Graduate School of Business, are featured.

Striking a chord at this year's Acapalooza
An article mention that an a cappella group from Rice participated in Texas A&M University's Acapalooza Feb. 18.
The Battalion

Greentown Labs and Browning the Green Space's new accelerator program selects first cohort
An article mentions that Rice is a founding member of the Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange for Energy consortium.
Houston Inno

Ashes-to-go programs at Houston-area churches fit busy lifestyles
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 19 print edition.)


Dr. Michael L. McFrazier to serve as acting president at Prairie View A&M University
An article mentions that Trustee Emerita Ruth Simmons, president of Prairie View A&M University, has been named a President's Distinguished Fellow at Rice effective April 1.
Fox 26
Prairie View A&M University names dean of education new acting president
Click2Houston (This segment also aired three times KPRC-TV in Houston.)

'One of the worst taxes': Texas business owners discontent with inventory tax amid rising costs
An article mentions that Pieper-Houston Electric has done work on Rice's campus.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in MSN Money.)

NCAA recognizes 5 Houstonians for positive effect on community
An article features Bernard "Bun B" Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice, who has been named a NCAA 2023 Legends and Legacy Community Award recipient.
KHOU Online 


Engineered wood absorbs carbon dioxide and gets stronger
An article features collaborative Rice research developing a sustainable wood composite that absorbs carbon dioxide. Research scientist Soumyabrata Roy is quoted. 
Tech Explorist

Carbon nanotubes and other hybrid nanomaterials can be made from plastic waste and yet profitable
An article features Rice research that used flash Joule heating to turn plastic waste 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, and graduate student Kevin Wyss.
Nature World News

STEM curriculum provider Accelerate Learning secures investment from Providence
Rice is mentioned.
PE Hub (Subscription is required.)
Doyle outstanding athletics coach with ability to build successful teams


Water treatment innovations earn Fulton Schools professor place in National Academy of Engineering
Pedro Alvarez, director of Rice's Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment and the George R. Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is quoted.
Arizona State University News


MBB: Feb. 20 Players of the Week
An article features Rice basketball player Mekhi Mason, who has been named Conference USA's Freshman of the Week.
Conference USA

Harrison paces UTSA on opening day of Bayou City Collegiate Classic
An article mentions that Rice's golf team was tied for sixth place after the first day of competition of the Bayou City Collegiate Classic, which concludes today. Owl Jay Kirchdorfer is mentioned.
Men's golf in 13th after first day of Bayou City Collegiate Classic

Re-ranking the length of FBS head coaching tenures from 1-to-133: 2023 edition
A roundup mentions Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren.

MBB escapes with 83-78 win at UTSA
An article mentions that Rice's men's and women's basketball teams are slated to play the University of Alabama at Birmingham Feb. 23.
Last-minute comeback lifts UAB over UTSA 67-64 on Senior Day

UL baseball is still trying to figure out roles on pitching staff after a series win at Rice
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team won one of its three season-opening games against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Feb. 17-19.
The Acadiana Advocate

Baseball preview: A&M-Corpus Christi
Former Rice baseball player David Shaw is mentioned.

Top 10 FBS instant impact freshmen in Texas for the 2023 season
A roundup featuring Ty Morris mentions that he has committed to Rice to play football.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

College football schedule 2023: Next season's toughest slates, per Phil Steele's opponents' winning percentage
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston Sept. 9.

UTSA vs. Florida Atlantic women's basketball predictions and picks — Feb. 23
An article features Rice's women's basketball team's 66-53 loss to the University of Texas at San Antonio Feb. 16.
KBTX Online

Charlotte vs. North Texas women's basketball predictions and picks — Feb. 23
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team lost to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 66-61 Jan. 26.
WITN Online

'NBC 40 News'
A broadcast mentions that Rice's women's and men's basketball teams defeated Western Kentucky University Feb. 18.
WNKY-TV (Bowling Green, Kentucky)
http://dateline.rice/feb-21-wnky (This segment aired three times.)


Rice U.'s Taiyun Chi wins NSF CAREER Award
Rice's Taiyun Chi has won a $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award for research that will focus on two key areas: developing an implanted neural interface with neural recording channel counts more than 10 times higher than current state-of-the-art technology, and creating a noninvasive deep-brain-stimulation system based on temporally interfering electromagnetic waves.