Dateline Rice for Jan. 11, 2023

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Rice, with path-breaking leader, eyes new directions
President Reginald DesRoches is featured.
Times Higher Education (Subscription is required.)


Should you go to the ER or urgent care? The options can be complicated and costly
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.
CBS News (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)

Growing antisemitism in the US is seeping into the workplace
Rachel Schneider, director of Rice's Religion and Public Life Program, is quoted.
Bloomberg (Subscription is required.)


How to see the 'green' comet — that won't actually look green — over Houston this month
Patrick Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Jan. 11 print edition of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared in MSN and yesterday's Dateline.)

Firm hired to shape the vision for Fort Worth’s Panther Island entertainment district
An article mentions the Ion, a Houston-based tech accelerator owned by the Rice Management Co. A roundup by InnovationMap mentions that Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, will be a featured guest at the Jan. 25 workshop "How to Raise Venture Capital as a First-Time Founder," which is part of the Venture Capital for First Time Founders series at the Ion Jan. 11-Feb. 1.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram 
Houston VC launches founder-focused workshop series

Chabad at Rice: Closeness is what matters
Alumnus David Getter authored a column that mentions Rabbi Shmuli Slonim and Nechama Slonim, co-directors of Chabad at Rice.
Jewish Herald-Voice

Where did all the press-friendly Texas politicians go?
Late alumnus Paul Burka is featured.
Texas Monthly

Critics pick 6 things to do this weekend: 'The Last of Us,' Samantha Fish
A roundup mentions that Rice Cinema will screen the film "What Happened to My Sister?" Jan. 14. 
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Entertainment.)


Texas House Speaker lays out plan to use record surplus
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.
KTRH Online (This segment also aired on KTRH-AM in Houston, and it appeared in KTRH on Spreaker.)
Texas legislators begin the 2023 session with a wealth of money on their minds
Houston Press

'Al Jazeera English'
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 the recent North American Leaders' Summit.
Al Jazeera
Aseguran que México tiene que ayudar para solucionar el tema migratorio
KRGV Online (This segment also aired on KRGV-TV in the Rio Grande Valley, and a similar article appeared in KURV Online.)

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department appoints new Commissioner of Health
Alumna Sheila Owens-Collins is featured. (This article also appeared in WTVQ Online and LFC Health.)

'Montana This Morning'
A broadcast cites Rice research into the impact of the arts on elementary school children. 
KBZK-TV (Butte, Montana)
http://dateline.rice/jan-11-kbzk (This segment aired seven times, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

'Bloomberg Surveillance'
Alumnus Brian Armstrong is mentioned.
Bloomberg (This segment also aired on more than 60 Bloomberg Radio-affiliated stations across the U.S.)

US proposes changes that would cut payments for many student loan borrowers — here's who would benefit
Two images depict Rice's campus.
Fox 26 Online


Global reshuffle presents 2023 opportunities for risk-takers in Mexico's natural gas sector
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.
Natural Gas Intelligence
Reuters: Caen exportaciones de petróleo Venezolano pese a la ayuda iraní
Finanzas Digital (An English translation is not available.)
Petrolera estadounidense Chevron informó que desea contratar capital humano en Venezuela
Gossip Vzla (An English translation is not available.)

Warm winter in Europe eases natural gas restocking concerns, but 2023 still looks daunting
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Natural Gas Intelligence
Europe's gas prices face uncertain future
Hellenic Shipping News
El precio del gas en Europa se enfrenta a un futuro incierto
Deutsche Welle (An English translation is not available.)

Scientists used lasers to transform plastic into tiny diamonds
Matteo Pasquali, the A.J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, a professor of materials science and nanoengineering and of chemistry, and director of Rice's Carbon Hub, is quoted.

Lab lights way to simple chemical synthesis
An article features collaborative Rice research simplifying the manufacture of essential precursors for drugs and other chemicals. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Julian West, the Norman Hackerman-Welch Young Investigator and assistant professor of chemistry, and graduate students Kang-Jie (Harry) Bian and Shih-Chieh Kao.
Labor beleuchtet weg zur einfachen chemischen synthese (An English translation is not available.)

Women of clean energy honored with C3E Awards
Alumna Phoebe Wang is featured.
PV Magazine

Scientists test a potentially more stable EV battery solution
An article cites 2019 Rice research into how carbon nanotubes may improve lithium batteries.
MSN Money Great Britain (This article originally appeared in Ride Apart.)

Cryptocurrency in the modern world: Where do we stand?
An article cites Rice research into the differences between the risks taken by men and women for personal financial gain.
Irish Tech News

Houston Chamber Choir presents regional premiere of Sarah Kirkland Snider's 'Mass for the Endangered' with Loop38 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church
An article mentions James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.

Other materials stories that may be of interest
A roundup features collaborative Rice research into hybrid nanomaterials.
The American Ceramic Society

When America proved that anything is possible
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.


Mozart by Candlelight concert taking place Sunday at Church of the Holy Trinity
Alumna Shellie Brown Kemp, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
The Vicksburg Post

Marbury Ethics Lecture to feature award-winning documentarian Gregory Kallenberg
An article featuring Gregory Kallenberg mentions that he has spoken at Rice's Distinguished Speaker Series.
Louisiana Tech University News


Rice vs. Middle Tenn.: How to watch online, livestream info, game time, TV channel
An article mentions that Rice's men's and women's basketball teams are slated to play Middle Tennessee State University Jan. 11.
CBS Sports
Middle Tennessee hosts Evee and Rice
WTOP Online (This Associated Press article also appeared in 50 other media outlets.)
Blue Raiders head to Houston to complete season series with Rice
Lady Raiders face Rice for second time
Texas Tech falls to Iowa State
WOAI Online
The Weekly Fast Break: Tigers and Bears on the move in SEC, Big 12
The Next Hoops

ISU looks to cage the Bears on Wednesday
Rice men's basketball coach Scott Pera is mentioned.
Zheng Xiang named assistant volleyball coach
An article features former Rice associate head volleyball coach Zheng Xiang. Head coach Genny Volpe is mentioned. (This article also appeared in WDBM Online.)

From walk-on to bowl game starter
Rice football player Isaac Klarkowski is featured.
Green Bay Press Times

'Houston's Morning Show'
A broadcast features former Rice football player Taylor McHargue.
KRIV-TV (Houston)

Texas banding together in wake of Chris Beard's firing 
An article mentions the Dec. 12 men's basketball game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Jan. 11 print edition.)
Morning Brew: Why Arkansas transfer safety Jalen Catalon's commitment to Texas has a chance to be huge

Coming to terms with Jalen Catalon's big statement in light of Longhorns transfer
An article mentions the 2021 football game between Rice and the University of Arkansas.
Best of Arkansas Sports

Kelly Catholic baseball team to retire Ford Proctor's jersey
Former Rice baseball player Ford Proctor is featured.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

Canadians in the NFL: Panthers' Hubbard has season-high 21 touches in regular-season finale
Former Rice football player Christian Covington is featured.

North Texas basketball matchup breakdown: Louisiana Tech at UNT
An article mention that Rice's men's basketball team lost to Louisiana Tech University Jan. 5.
Denton Record-Chronicle

Former Rice linebacker Aidan Siano will transfer to Texas A&M as a preferred walk-on
Former Rice football player Aidan Siano is featured.
USA Today's Aggies Wire (This article also appeared in

Alex Grinch retained by Lincoln Riley: A reasonable, fair move which could become a total disaster
A caption mentions last season's football game between Rice and the University of Southern California.
USA Today's Trojans Wire

Dynasty rookie risers (2022 fantasy football)
An article mentions that Rice's football team lost to the University of Southern Mississippi in the LendingTree Bowl Dec. 17.
FBS bowl records: SEC leads Power Five conferences in 2022 postseason wins while Big 12 finishes last

A way-too-early college football ranking of all 133 FBS schools
A roundup mentions Rice football.
SB Nation