Dateline Rice for Jan. 19, 2023

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Why gas stoves matter to the climate — and the gas industry: Keeping them means homes will use gas for heating too
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an article in The Conversation, and he is quoted in MSN.
The Conversation (This article appeared in the Jan. 19 print edition of the Houston Chronicle and was in yesterday's Dateline.)
Hooking US households on natural gas
The Conversation's US Newsletter
Documentary movie related to power grid shown at Texas State Capitol, legislation filed
KEYE Online (This article also appeared in MSN, and this segment aired on KEYE-TV in Austin.)

Growing antisemitism in the US is seeping into the workplace
Rachel Schneider, director of Rice's Religion and Public Life Program, is quoted. (This Bloomberg News article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)
WEFore art thou, tanks?
A roundup mentions that Yasmine Farouk will be a nonresident fellow in the Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Early decision acceptance rate trends: What changed in 2022-23
An article mentions that Rice has an early decision admission option.

After months with no leader, Fayette County Health Department hires new commissioner
Alumna Sheila Owens-Collins is featured.
MSN (This Lexington Herald-Leader article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


Rice University rolls out hybrid MBA track
An article features the news that Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business will launch a new Hybrid MBA program this summer, the first of its kind in Texas. Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jones School, is quoted.

This weekend: Musiqa, the ballet and Pierre Jalbert deliver 'New Music, New Movement'
An article mentions that Houston contemporary music ensemble Musiqa will present "New Year, New Music, New Movement" Jan. 20 and 21, which will feature the world premiere of "All Is Now" by Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory at Rice's Shepherd School of Music. The article also mentions that the program will feature solo piano works by Rice composers including graduate student Badie Khaleghian, Duncan College junior Olivia Bennett and alumnus Alex Berko.
CityBook Houston

Harris County Public Library presents Holocaust Remembrance Day Concert
An article mentions that Richard Lavenda, professor of composition and theory at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, and Benjamin Kamins, professor of bassoon at the Shepherd School, will perform Jan. 28 at West University Branch Library as part of Holocaust Remembrance Day.
CultureMap Houston

'You People,' 'Missing,' 'Women Talking' among 15+ new films
A roundup mentions that Rice Cinema will screen "Jezebel" Jan. 20, "The Letter" Jan. 21 and "The Burning Child" Jan. 26. The second article mentions that Rice Cinema will screen films as part of the Festival of Films from Iran Jan. 21-Feb. 17. 
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)
Banned movies and jailed artists headline Houston's Iranian film festival
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Texas Medical Center names 2023 cohorts for HealthTech, Cancer Therapeutic accelerators
An article mentions that graduate student Rosa Selenia Guerra Resendez has been accepted to Texas Medical Center Innovation's 2023 Accelerator for Cancer Therapeutics, a program for startups.
Houston Inno

Meditations on life and death at Houston's Rothko Chapel
An article mentions that musicians from Rice performed at "A Time of Remembrance" at Houston's Rothko Chapel last November.
Texas Observer

Houston artist David Adickes behind massive JFK bust erected near IAH
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in MSN and 10 other media outlets.)


GOP claims of Election Day mismanagement, fraud don't explain Democrats' 2022 sweep of Harris County
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Texas Standard (This segment also aired twice on seven Texas Public Radio-affiliated stations.)

Rockvale High student Colton Sheets to take part in Envision's Aerospace and Aviation Academy at NASA and Houston Space Center in Texas 
An article mentions that high school student Colton Sheets plans to attend the Aerospace and Aviation Academy at Rice this summer.


Global computing association names 57 fellows for outstanding contributions that propel technology today
A roundup featuring Ashutosh Sabharwal, the Ernest Dell Butcher Professor of Engineering, mentions that he has been named as an Association for Computing Machinery Fellow for his development of full-duplex wireless and open-source wireless research platforms.
Association for Computing Machinery
ACM names 57 fellows for outstanding contributions 

Study finds organs of innermost ear that sense head position, movements in different directions
An article features collaborative Rice research into the speed of signal processing of synapses. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Rob Raphael, associate professor of bioengineering, graduate student Aravind Chenrayan Govindaraju and alumnus Imran Quraishi.

Nanoparticles make it easier to turn light into solvated electrons
An article features collaborative Rice research into novel ways to initiate chemical reactions in liquids. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Stephan Link, the Charles W. Duncan Jr.-Welch Chair and a professor of chemistry and of chemical and biomolecular engineering; Christy Landes, the Kenneth S. Pitzer Schlumberger Chair and a professor of chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, and chemical and biomolecular engineering; and graduate student Alexander Al-Zubeidi.
Space Daily

Michael Best adds ex-Texas official, Bush scion as partner
An article features alumnus George P. Bush, former Texas land commissioner. 

Virginia Chamber appoints Transurban exec as board chair
Alumna Lakshmi Williams is featured.
Virginia Business

Female politicians help to diffuse polarization, hostility and distrust, study shows
An article features collaborative research by former Rice professor Diana O'Brien.

All you need to know about Clifford Singer
An article mentions that Clifford Singer has given a talk at Rice.

What's the plan? Figuring out how to help your declining loved one
An article mentions that experts at Rice are developing a robot that can detect facial expressions, behavior and environment. 


Dr. Bernard M. Patten's memoir will be showcased at the 2023 LibLearnX
An article featuring Bernard Patten mentions that he has taught at Rice.
Shelby County Reporter


Rice freshman Ella Dyson goes 4:53/10:01 to help Owls sweep SMU, Tulane and North Texas
An article mentions that Rice's swim team won a meet at Southern Methodist University Jan. 13-14. Owls Ella Dyson won the 1,000- and 500-meter freestyle, Lauren McDougall won the 200- and 100-meter freestyle and Zoe Spitz won the 100- and 200-meter backstroke races. The article also highlights Owls Lily Cramer, Arielle Hayon and Sini Koivu.
Swim and dive wraps up triple dual at SMU
Swimming and diving finishes triple dual meet in Dallas
Tulane posts two top-four finishes in dual meet with SMU
Stambo earns third straight AAC weekly award
Mustangs win two of three in triple dual
Mustangs leading after night 1 of triple dual

Magnolia West alumna Jones continues to rise at UH
A roundup mentions that former Rice volleyball player Carly Graham has signed with professional team Galeb Liko Soho Group in Montenegro.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

North Texas vs. Rice: How to watch, schedule, livestream info, game time, TV channel
Rice's men's and women's basketball teams are slated to play the University of North Texas Jan. 19.
CBS Sports
Men's basketball hosts Rice Thursday
Jan. 19, 2023 UNT MBB game notes
Consistent defense has UNT ranked among nation's best again
Denton Record-Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Tyler Morning Telegraph and Inforney.)
Women's basketball travels to Rice looking for third straight win

How to watch Texas-San Antonio vs. Florida Atlantic: NCAAB livestream info, TV channel, time, game odds
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated the University of Texas at San Antonio 88-81 Jan. 16.
CBS Sports

Rangers spring training preview: Glenn Otto
Former Rice baseball player Glenn Otto is featured.
Sports Illustrated

Football adds Catalon to 2023 newcomers
An article mentions the 2021 football game between Rice and the University of Arkansas. (This article also appeared in Sports Illustrated's Longhorns Country and YardBarker.)

Shriners Children's College Classic alters schedule
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play in the Shriners Children's College Classic March 3-5 at Houston's Minute Maid Park.
Aggies schedule updated to accommodate 2023 Shriners Classic
Sports Illustrated's All Aggies

How the college football teams with the toughest and easiest schedules fared in 2022
Rice football is featured in FBSchedules and mentioned in
Recruiting Country: The latest recruiting news surrounding the Maroon and White

Texas QB commit Trey Owens showcases leadership qualities, earns MVP honors at NLA Top 100
Rice is mentioned.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football


Partnership to develop free education resources for nursing students
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Rice's OpenStax are building on their existing partnership to address staffing shortages in the nursing profession and reduce financial barriers for nursing students. In collaboration with postsecondary institutions in Texas and stakeholders nationwide, OpenStax will launch a comprehensive free online curriculum for nursing education in spring 2024.