Dateline Rice for Feb. 22, 2023

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When war in Ukraine threatened its energy security, Germany weaned itself off Russian gas
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio (This segment aired multiple times on over 800 affiliate radio stations across the U.S.)

The battle for control of the Vaca Muerta is formally underway: Neuquén 2023
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, authored an op-ed in Forbes, and he is quoted in MSN. Jones mentions James Baker III, honorary chair of the Baker Institute and former U.S. secretary of state, in a discussion of the week's political stories by Houston Public Media.
Forbes (Subscription is required.)
Dallas Democrat Colin Allred ponders Senate bid against Ted Cruz
MSN (This Dallas Morning News article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)
Gov. Abbott's legislative priorities (Feb. 22, 2023)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Iran may tempt a world looking for more oil
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.
Barron's (Subscription is required.)
North American Morning Briefing: Fed minutes eyed
MarketScreener (This article also appeared in Morningstar.)

Jimmy Carter, the president who tried to save the planet
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
Boston Globe (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 22 print edition.)
'The Story with Martha MacCallum'
Fox News (This segment also aired on Fox News.)

US fails to get Middle East allies to take sides one year into the Ukraine war
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
In the Persian Gulf, a sharp increase in interest in military equipment of the Russian Federation is possible
Weekly Blitz

They finally found meteorites in the Rio Grande Valley. Here's what it looks like.
Linda Welzenbach-Fries, science writer in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared in the Feb. 22 print edition.)

Geothermal energy: Texas can tap into the heat beneath our feet
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the study "The Future of Geothermal in Texas: The Coming Century of Growth and Prosperity in the Lone Star State."
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the San Angelo Standard-Times.)


After early exit from Prairie View A&M, Ruth J. Simmons named presidential fellow at Rice University
Several articles report 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. She will work with a variety of programs across campus, including the Center for African and African American Studies. President Reginald DesRoches is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 22 print editions of the Chronicle's Katy Rancher and Bellaire Examiner, and it was in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Prairie View A&M University names acting president to succeed Ruth Simmons
Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required. A similar article also appeared in KWHI Online.)
Educators, scholars remember lives of Lani Guinier, bell hooks at recent symposium
The Brown Daily Herald

Bun B among 5 Houstonians recognized by NCAA for positively impacting their 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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 22 print edition.)

Partnership members making news — January 2023
An article mentions that Rice's Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has established the Summer Venture Studio, a new startup accelerator program for students and recent graduates. 
Greater Houston Partnership

Prairie View A&M University first HBCU to lead national-tier University Transportation Center
An article mentions that Rice is part of the Transportation Cybersecurity Center for Advanced Research and Education.
Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)

'Jesus Revolution,' 'Cocaine Bear' among the 20+ films opening this week
An article mentions that Rice Cinema will screen "Letters2Maybe" Feb. 25.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)


'TWC News All Night'
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about drug policies being considered in Texas' legislative session.
Spectrum News (Austin)
http://dateline.rice/feb-22-neill.harris (This segment aired four times.)

Mattress Mack asks Harris County voters to dish details about 'bad' experiences on Election Day 2022
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 Public Media 

KTRH-AM (Houston)
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 interviewed about a surge of illegal immigration from Canada.
http://dateline.rice/feb-22-payan (This segment aired on 10 stations across the U.S.)
KFYI-AM (Phoenix)

Texas college manipulating dead spiders to pick up objects in weird video
An article features collaborative Rice research that repurposed deceased spiders as mechanical grippers.
106.3 The Buzz

'News 8'
A broadcast mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
WFAA-TV (Dallas)


2023's most and least ethnically diverse cities in the US
A Q&A features Tony Brown, distinguished professor of sociology, associate chair in the Department of Sociology and director of the Racism and Racial Experiences Workgroup.

Texas in position to lead hydrogen energy economy, new report says
An article features Rice research into Texas' possible role in the hydrogen economy. Co-authors cited include Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies (CES) at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Shih Yu "Elsie" Hung, research manager at the CES. 
Tech Xplore

New sustainable wood for construction purposes also captures CO2
An article features collaborative Rice research into developing a sustainable wood composite that absorbs carbon dioxide. Co-author Muhammad Rahman, assistant research professor in materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
Nature World News
Sterker hout dat CO2 opneemt: Deze innovatie maakt het mogelijk
Change Inc. (An English translation is not available. A similar article also appeared in WinFuture.)

Do not trust your judgments about someone's reliability
An article features collaborative Rice research that suggests people's belief that they have the ability to judge trustworthiness merely based on appearance is unfounded. Rick Wilson, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Statistics and Psychology, is quoted.

Trial of Mexico's former top cop neglected US role in war on drugs
Nathan Jones, nonresident scholar in drug policy and Mexico studies in the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. 
The Intercept

Ars Lyrica Houston features three young opera stars in a gender-bending twist of Handel's cantata
An article features alumna Lauren Snouffer.

Advocate Aurora paid Dr. Nick Turkal $9.3M after he stepped down
An article cites Rice research into the North Carolina hospital system.
Milwaukee Business Journal (Subscription is required. A similar article also appeared in The Fayetteville Observer.)

63 amazing and free things to do in Houston
A roundup features James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion and Rice's Moody Center for the Arts.
MSN Travel (This article originally appeared in 365 Traveler.)

The 10 best colleges in Texas — ranked
Rice is featured.

Doyle outstanding athletics coach with ability to build successful teams
Rice is mentioned.
Stuff (This article appeared in the Feb. 22 print edition of the Manawatu Standard and was in yesterday's Dateline.)


Folwell slams hospital top execs' pay in new report
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Health and Biosciences, is quoted.
The Daily Advance
The decision of where to seek care is complicated by the multitude of options
The Good Men Project

University to host HamSCI sixth annual workshop
An article mentions that alumna Patricia Reiff, professor of physics and astronomy and associate director for outreach programs at the Rice Space Institute, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Scranton's HamSCI Workshop 2023 March 17.
The University of Scranton's Royal News

Silicon Valley talent is helping grow Vietnam's start-up hub
Alumnus Nguyen Nguyen is quoted.
The Malaysian Reserve (This Bloomberg article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)


BKB: Twenty-one Conference USA student-athletes named Academic All-District
An article mentions that Owls Max Fiedler, Cameron Sheffield, Katelyn Crosthwait and India Bellamy have been named to the 2022 College Sports Communicators' Academic All-District Men's and Women's Basketball Teams.
Conference USA

Three Cougars finish among top-10 leaders at Bayou City Collegiate Classic
An article mentions that Rice's golf team placed sixth in the Bayou City Collegiate Classic. Owl Jay Kirchdorfer tied for second place in the tournament.
Men's golf to tee off at Bayou City Collegiate Classic
Braden Hoisington leads SIU at Bayou City Collegiate Classic

Olivari leads Rice against UAB after 34-point outing
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.
Fox Sports (This article also appeared in 50 other media outlets.)
UAB WBB visits Rice

Peter Godber shares connection with Rider Nation from 2007 Grey Cup game
Former Rice football player Peter Godber is featured.
Regina Leader-Post (This article also appeared in MSN and 10 other media outlets, and it appeared on the front page of the Feb. 22 print edition of the Leader-Post and Saskatoon Star Phoenix.)

New-look AAC releases '23 football slate with 6 new schools
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
AAC releases 2023 football schedule: What are the biggest games for the revamped conference?
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
2023 AAC football schedule by team: Key games, dates as league gets new look by expanding to 14 teams
CBS Sports
UNT football to open first season in new conference against Navy
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

The developing roles of Charlotte women's basketball guards Aylesha Wade and Tamia Davis
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Feb. 25.
Niner Times

What we know about Houston Roughnecks after XFL's opening weekend
An article mentions former Rice football player Emmanuel Ellerbee.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 22 print edition.)

Baseball primed for road game in San Antonio
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Houston April 4.

2023 SMU football schedule: Takeaways from Mustangs' first run through new-look AAC
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Southern Methodist University Nov. 4.
Dallas Morning News

ECU Pirates release football schedule
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play East Carolina University Sept. 30.
WCTI Online (This article also appeared in WNCT Online.)

American Athletic Conference, UTSA unveil 2023 football schedule
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio Nov. 11.
UTSA Today (This article also appeared in KENS Online.)

Owls to host Tulsa in first-ever American Athletic Conference football game
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Florida Atlantic University Nov. 25.
WPTV Online
Will the FAU Owls make it to March Madness?
The Boca Raton Tribune

2023 Pro Day schedule | Daily Brew
An article mentions that Rice will host an NFL Pro Day March 10.
Houston Texans News

Navy 2023 football schedule finalized as American Athletic Conference announces game dates
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Navy in 2024.
The Baltimore Sun (Subscription is required.)

Texas bounces back from rough weekend as Lebarron Johnson Jr. gets his shot to start
An article mentions the 2020 baseball game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
Austin American-Statesman 

Texas smacks Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in home opener, 12-2
Former Rice baseball player David Shaw is mentioned.

Texas A&M LB outlook for 2023: How can unit improve after heavy losses?
Former Rice football player Aidan Siano is mentioned.
The Dallas Morning New

Joint statement from Pac-12 about media rights; best expansion candidates?
Rice is mentioned.
Pac-12 closer to inviting San Diego State, quiet on SMU, not interested in Rice; Fresno State and Big 12 talking
Write for California
Oklahoma's 2023 schedule one of the easier slates in the Big 12
Black Chronicle


Karine Jean-Pierre, White House press secretary and presidential adviser, announced as Rice's 2023 commencement speaker
Karine Jean-Pierre, White House press secretary and assistant to the president, will deliver the 2023 commencement address at Rice during the undergraduate commencement ceremony the evening of May 6. 

At work, bosses express religion more than subordinates, study says
How much individuals express their religious beliefs in the workplace depends on how much power they hold there, according to new research from the Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance's Religion and Public Life Program at Rice.

Hands-free tech adds realistic sense of touch in extended reality
With an eye toward a not-so-distant future where some people spend most or all of their working hours in extended reality, researchers from Rice, Baylor College of Medicine and Meta Reality Labs have found a hands-free way to deliver believable tactile experiences in virtual environments.

Rice acquires rare replica of William Blake printing press
Rice is the only place in North America where you can find an authentic, functional replica of the star-wheel copper-plate rolling press that famous Romantic poet and artist William Blake used to produce his masterworks. Fondren Library's recent acquisition was facilitated by Alexander Regier, professor of English and of modern and classical literatures and cultures in the School of Humanities, as well as Vice Provost and University Librarian Sara Lowman.