Dateline Rice for Nov. 1, 2023

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Hillary Clinton and James Baker III give the Baker Institute's 30th anniversary extreme relevance amid worldwide turmoil — Houston finds a global stage
An article features the Baker Institute for Public Policy's 30th anniversary gala with a moderated discussion between James Baker III, honorary chair of the Baker Institute and former U.S. secretary of state, and Hillary Rodham Clinton Oct. 26. Community members quoted or mentioned include President Reginald DesRoches; David Satterfield, director of the Baker Institute and U.S. Department of State's Special Envoy for Middle East Humanitarian Issues; Edward Djerejian, founding director of the institute and a Life Member of the institute's Board of Advisors; Linnet Deily, chair of the Baker Institute's Board of Advisors; Board of Advisors members Ann Stern, Franci Neely and John Eddie Williams; trustee emeriti Bucky Allshouse, Bobby Tudor and Scott Wise; Board of Advisors Life Members Hushang Ansary, Jim Crownover, and Marc Shapiro; alumnus Ed Emmett, fellow in energy and transportation policy in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute; and Anne Chao, adjunct lecturer in the humanities and a School of Humanities Advisory Board member.


The unmasking of the narcissistic, conspiracy-spreading baby-boomer rock star
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities and professor of history, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Music.)

Why Iran is gambling on Hamas
Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.
Foreign Affairs

¿Cada vez te sientes más imbécil en el súper? No eres el único: Billetes que vuelan sin enterarte
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Chair of Marketing and professor of management at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Yahoo! Finanzas (An English translation is not available.)
Bridging the Gulf: How World Cup is key to Saudi revamp
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Straits Times


Tony Buzbee is more famous than ever. So why is he running for Houston City Council?
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science and fellow in political science at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Texas Monthly
Almost half of Texas voters support some form of school vouchers
University of Houston News
Gov. Greg Abbott claims to have reached school voucher deal
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired twice on KTRK-TV in Houston.)
UH-TSU survey shows how Texans feel about school vouchers
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston.)
Ask the Expert: Could we see an end to the STAAR Test? What's the deal with the special session in Austin?
KRLD on Audacy (This segment also aired nine times on KRLD-AM in Dallas, and this article also appeared in MSN.)

For first time in half-century, urban part of metro Houston about to cross a county line
An article mentions Stephen Klineberg, professor emeritus of sociology and founding director of Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Chronicle's Nov. 1 print editions of the Cypress Creek Mirror, Memorial Examiner, Sugar Land Sun, Katy Rancher, Pasadena Citizen and Pearland Journal. This article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Yoga business founder launches wellness-focused apartment firm with first project in West Houston
Alumnus Henry Richardson is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Money.)

The 15 best things to do in Houston this weekend: Nov. 3-5, 2023
A roundup mentions that Rice's Moody Center for the Arts will host "Culinary Adventure: An Ancient Meal" at its mudhif, a large structure made of reeds that serves as a community center in the Iraqi marshes, Nov. 5. The event replicates a meal from a 5,000-year-old tavern discovered at excavations in Iraq last summer.
365 Things To Do in Houston


Houston's Prego Italian restaurant relocating in summer 2024
Rice is mentioned.
KHOU Online (This article also appeared in MSN Travel.)


Dumped, not recycled? Electronic tracking raises questions about Houston's drive to repurpose a full range of plastics
Rachel Meidl, fellow in energy and environment at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, and Dominic Boyer, professor of anthropology, are quoted.
Inside Climate News (Subscription is required.)

Texas economy shows 'tepid' industrial growth, mixed services outlook: surveys
Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy, minerals and materials in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
S&P Global

Magnetoelectric implants enable remote restoration of nerve function
An article features Rice research developing the first self-rectifying magnetoelectric material. Co-authors Jacob Robinson, professor of electrical and computer engineering and bioengineering and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, and alumnus Joshua Chen are quoted.
Physics World

Using waste plastic to simultaneously make graphene and hydrogen
An article features Rice research that developed a low-emissions method of harvesting hydrogen from plastic waste. Co-author of the study James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
Chemical Engineering

Thinking outside of the cube
An article mentions Rice research that repurposed deceased spiders as mechanical grippers. Co-author Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, is mentioned.
Panay News (This article also appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the Nov. 1 print edition.)

Public corruption prosecutions rise where nonprofit news outlets flourish, research finds
Erik Peterson, assistant professor of political science, is quoted.
The Good Men Project
Científicos de la Universidad Rice desarrollan wearables hápticos
An article features Rice research into a fabric-based wearable device that "taps" a user's wrist with pressurized air, silently helping them navigate to their destination. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, Marcia O'Malley, the Thomas Michael Panos Family Professor in Mechanical Engineering, and graduate student Barclay Jumet. (An English translation is not available.)

Cinco impresionantes imágenes que el Telescopio Espacial James Webb nos ha regalado del universo
Megan Reiter, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy who is leading the study of the Carina Nebula's Cosmic Cliffs with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, is mentioned.

Supercharging large language models: DEJAVU's Inference Time surpasses FasterTransformer by 2×
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
New research for AI and human teams
Manufacturers' Monthly


Harding approved for coach program
Rice is mentioned. 
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and it appeared in the Nov. 1 print edition of both papers.)

A String Fort Smith presents Chamber Music for Strings
An article features alumnus Ben Henderson, who studied under Ken Cowan, professor of organ at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, and alumna Lori Fay.
Resident News Network


Rice notebook: Saturday's matchup with SMU is the first since 2012 and the last for a while
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Southern Methodist University Nov. 4. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 1 print edition.)
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
Everything SMU OC Woods said ahead of Rice game
ESPN platforms present a dozen ranked teams on Statement Saturday presented by Eckrich
ESPN Press Room
VSiN analytics college football report for Week 10
SMU and Rice set for Mayor's Cup showdown (This article also appeared in BVM Sports.)
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)

NFL slaps Houston with rare punishment over popular throwback jerseys
An article mentions that Rice's football team will wear jerseys with a "Luv Ya Blue" color scheme to honor the former Houston Oilers, who played at Rice Stadium from 1965-67. Chuck Pool, assistant athletic director for sports communications, is quoted.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in The Mirror.)
NFL sends cease-and-desist letter to Houston Cougars over Oilers-inspired uniforms

Salter named to Davey O'Brien QB class of 2023
An article mentions that Rice football player J.T. Daniels is one of 35 quarterbacks named to the Davey O'Brien QB Class of 2023. (Similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Ranking top 25 quarterbacks in college football after Week 9
Bleacher Report

Return of the back: State of Texas leading charge for individual rushers in FBS
An article mentions Rice football players J.T. Daniels and Luke McCaffrey.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Best in Texas poll (10/31): Little movement in top 5; Houston plummets
An article mentions that Rice's football team lost to Tulane University 30-28 Oct. 28.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
Tulane is winning football games, but this problem keeps nagging the Green Wave
Tulane gains road win with 30-28 victory at Rice
The Tulane Hullabaloo
No. 21 Tulane's Michael Pratt named candidate for Davey O'Brien Award
Crescent City Sports
NCAA football: Tulane at Rice
Islander News
The first college football playoff rankings have dropped!
The Forkball (This article also appeared in YardBarker.)
College football, NFL TV schedule: Oct. 31 — Nov. 6 
The Vicksburg Post
Xavier Musketeers notebook: Sean Miller's need for speed, women's soccer wins Big East
An article features former Rice basketball player Quincy Olivari.
Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer.)
2023-24 Big East college basketball previews

Preseason analysis for ECU MBB
An article mentions that Rice is part of the American Athletic Conference.
The East Carolinian

Texas makes history by checking in at No. 7 in initial release of College Football Playoff rankings
Rice football is mentioned.

One of Houston's best coffee shops is hidden away, but it has free coffee
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
WOS cheerleaders and Stallionettes attend event
The Record

Checking in on the freshmen after Texas' 35-6 win over BYU
An article mentions that Rice's football team played the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 2.

UTSA soccer dominates Rice 2-0 in final game of the season
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team lost to the University of Texas at San Antonio 2-0 Oct. 26. 
The Paisano

Men's basketball promotions schedule set
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play the University of Houston Dec. 6.

2023-24 AAC college basketball previews
Rice basketball is mentioned.

UTSA Athletics' 'Tickets for Troops' program set to make history in 2023
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio Nov. 11.