Dateline Rice for Jan. 10, 2023

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Analysis: Biden's Mexico visit comes amid tension on immigration, fentanyl, energy
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.
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Jan. 10 print edition and in 10 other media outlets.)
Biden, visiting Mexico, will highlight rising fentanyl deaths and record migrant crossings
USA Today (This article appeared on the front page of the Jan. 9 print edition of the USA Today's International issue, and it appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)
Impact of President Biden's trip to Mexico
KRGV Online (This segment also aired on KRGV-TV in Weslaco, Texas.)

Houston-area legislators to watch in the 2023 session
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.
No 'dynamic duo': Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick have forged separate roles
Killeen Daily Herald (This Dallas Morning News article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Europe's gas prices face uncertain future
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Deutsche Welle (This article appeared in the Jan. 10 print edition and was in yesterday's Dateline.)
Los precios del gas en Europa se enfrentan a un futuro incierto
Noticias del Mundo (An English translation is not available.)

Saudi Arabia to address energy transition and supply chain challenges in the minerals industry
An article mentions that Saudi Arabia's Future Minerals Forum has partnered with the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy to help drive innovation and thought leadership.
Arab News (This article also appeared on the front of the Business section in the Jan. 10 print edition, and it appeared online in Al Khaleej Today.)

Biden's student loan forgiveness plan faces a Supreme Court decision. Here's where things stand.
An image depicts students at Rice's Fondren Library.
Yahoo! News (This article also appeared in EMEA Tribune.)
End of student loan payment pause could lead to more credit card debt
Yahoo! Finance (This article also appeared in AOL.)


Texans can see a recently discovered comet this month with binoculars, and maybe the naked eye
Patrick Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Houston tech company launches app to upgrade mobile ordering
An article mentions Rice's Valhalla Investment Group.


The latest COVID subvariant's effect on Houston (Jan. 10, 2023)
A broadcast mentions that President Reginald DesRoches will be a featured speaker at the Ten Across Summit Jan. 10-12 in Houston. A later segment features Christopher Sperandio, associate professor of visual and dramatic arts, discussing a rare collection acquired by Rice's Comic Art Teaching and Study Workshop and housed within the Woodson Research Center. 
Houston Public Media

Concertgoer running from robbers shot near Toyota Center despite decrease in crime, ABC 13 data shows
Rice is mentioned.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired three times on KTRK-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in MSN, Naija on Point and News Break.)

Resurrecting spiders
An article features collaborative Rice research that repurposed deceased spiders as mechanical grippers. Graduate student Faye Yap is mentioned.
The Loh Down on Science (This segment also aired on 150 affiliate stations across the U.S.)


The problem with Silent Spring environmentalism
A book review features "Silent Spring Revolution: John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson and the Great Environmental Awakening," authored by  Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities.
The New Republic

Too many ligands can spoil the electron transfer
An article features collaborative Rice research into hybrid nanomaterials. Co-author Peter Rossky, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Chair in Natural Sciences and professor of chemistry and of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is quoted.
Materials Today

How to raise prices without losing customers
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Vehicle Service Pros

UAE hired lobbyists to promote itself at green energy hub ahead of COP28
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

TX governor signals support for legalization of fentanyl test strips
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN Health (This Public News Service article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

Rediffusion du colloque 'Beyond the Crisis: Re-thinking the Design of Power Markets'
An article mentions that Peter Hartley, the George A. Peterkin Professor of Economics and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, participated in roundtable discussions at recent symposium in France. (An English translation is not available.)
Caen las exportaciones de petróleo de Venezuela pese a la ayuda iraní
Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, the Center for the United States and Mexico and the Latin America Initiative at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a lecturer in energy economics at Rice, is quoted.
World Energy Trade (An English translation is not available.)
Analistas consideran que existe capital humano en Venezuela requerido por Chevron para operar
El Pitazo (An English translation is not available.)

Houston Contemporary Dance Company continues its fourth season with 'Due' at Heights Ironworks
An article featuring choreographer Joe Celej mentions that he has been a guest instructor at Rice. 

Jack Shainman Gallery opens an exhibition of new work by Odili Donald Odita
An article mentions that Odili Donald Odita has exhibited site-specific work at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts.
Art Daily


Scott Sonenshein: Americans are taking more control over their work lives — because they have to
Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an article. (This article originally appeared in The Conversation and was included in yesterday's Dateline.)

Diverse Minds Seminar Series: Dr. Hans Renata
An article featuring Hans Renata, associate professor of chemistry, mentions that he will give the talk "Combining Synthetic Chemistry and Biology for Streamlining Access to Complex Molecules" Jan. 13 as part of the California Institute of Technology's Diverse Minds Seminar Series.
The Pasadena Now Weekender
International Shakespeare troupe returning to Rice Feb. 2-4
An article mentions that Actors From The London Stage will perform "Romeo and Juliet" at Rice Feb. 2-4.

Why are students paying so much for textbooks?
An article mentions OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
The Mirror News

New UCF-developed battery could prevent post-hurricane electric vehicle fires
Research from former postdoctoral fellow Yang Yang is featured.
University of Central Florida News

Nonprofit helps top students from low-income families realize elite college dreams
Rice is mentioned.
Inaugural Ethan Miller Song Foundation Memorial Blood Drive announced


Evee leads Rice against Middle Tennessee after 28-point game
An article mentions that Rice's men's and women's basketball teams are slated to play Middle Tennessee State University Jan. 11.
Fox Sports (This Associated Press article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
Houston moves into top spot in college hoops coaches poll
WOAI Online
NOTEBOOK: Women's basketball highlights packed week of MTSU athletics

TCU's run to the national title game started by contemplating dropping football
Rice is mentioned.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (This article appeared on the Jan. 10 print edition and was included in yesterday's Dateline.)
Waco man reminisces on creating official TCU Horned Frogs hand sign as football team plays for a national championship
KWTX Online (This segment also aired on KWTX-TV in Waco, Texas, this article also appeared in KLTV Online.)

Stetson Bennett shares thing that scared him last season
An article mentions that J.T. Daniels plans to transfer to Rice to play football. 
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in Larry Brown Sports.)
SEC, Georgia are still on top of rapidly changing college football landscape
The Riverside Press-Enterprise (This article also appeared in the Orange County Register, Whittier Daily News, Los Angeles Daily News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, Pasadena Star-News, Redlands Daily Facts, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and San Bernardino Sun.)

UNT offseason questions: Can the Mean Green compete in the American?
An article mentions that Rice's football team lost to the University of North Texas last season.
Denton Record-Chronicle (This article also appeared in

Texas players say Beard firing won't derail their season
An article mentions the Dec. 12 men's basketball game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
Longhorns trio details feelings from Chris Beard departure: 'Shock and surprise'
Sports Illustrated's Longhorns Country (This article also appeared in The State.)

Catalon commits to Longhorns out of portal
A caption mentions the 2021 football game between Rice and the University of Arkansas.
Whole Hog Sports

UTEP women's basketball is soaring to a hot start
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team defeated the University of Texas at El Paso earlier this season.
KROD Online