Dateline Rice for Nov. 15, 2023

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Editor's note: Dateline Rice will return Friday, Nov. 17.


Does Harris County have too many polling places? Here's what election day numbers tell us.
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)
Qatar's behind-the-scenes role in the Israel-Hamas war
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Globe and Mail
'The Decibel' podcast
The Globe and Mail

Zapping plastic waste can produce clean fuel
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
Scientific American

Opinión FT: El petróleo sigue pareciendo una apuesta más fácil para América Latina que las energías renovables
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.
DF Sud (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in the Nov. 15 print and digital editions of El Cronista.)

What happens when the boss invites you to Bible study?
An article features Rice research into how some religious Americans view their work as a spiritual calling.
The Seattle Times (This New York Times article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Hillary Clinton rebuts calls for ceasefire, says Hamas rule in Gaza must end
An article mentions that Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at Rice last month.
Politico (This article also appeared in MSN.)


Rice-led initiative looks to make cancer detection affordable, equitable
An article mentions that the Center for Innovation and Translation of Point of Care Technologies for Equitable Cancer Care will be led by co-principal investigators Rebecca Richards-Kortum, the Malcolm Gillis University Professor, professor of bioengineering and director of the Rice360 Institute for Global Health, and Tomasz Tkaczyk, professor of bioengineering.

Students hold nationwide demonstrations supporting Palestine
Richard Stoll, the Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science at Rice, is quoted.
The Shorthorn

Dallas university racks up 2 new rankings among top schools for entrepreneurship
An article mentions that the graduate entrepreneurship program at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. according to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur.
CultureMap Dallas

Longtime election judges offer skeptics a front row look at election security
An article features alumni Kal and Karen Silverberg.
The Fort Worth Report (This article also appeared in KERA Online.)

Dr. Peter Hotez wants you to help defend science against authoritarians and demagogues
A slideshow caption mentions that Dr. Peter Hotez had a book release and talk at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy Oct. 2.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Business section in the Nov. 15 print edition.) 


Anne C. Klein: 'Being Human and a Buddha Too' (No. 174)
A podcast features Anne Klein, professor of religion and author of the new book "Being Human and A Buddha Too: Longchenpa's Sevenfold Mind Training for a Sunlit Sky."  
Apple Podcasts

'Are you ready for it?' UH business college to offer course on Taylor Swift's expertise in marketing, branding
An article mentions that Rice is offering a course on the lyrical evolution of Taylor Swift.  
KHOU Online (This article also appeared in MSN Money and WKYC Online.)
A Taylor Swift-inspired class will take place at University of Houston in the spring
Houston Public Media


A cheap, flexible fluoroalkylation
An article features collaborative Rice research into a more economic and versatile way to add fluorinated groups to molecules. Co-author Julian West, the Norman Hackerman-Welch Young Investigator and assistant professor of chemistry, is quoted.

Top-ranked MBA programs struggle to reverse declining applications
Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business and professor of strategic management, is quoted.
BQ Prime (Subscription is required.)

2023 winners of Los Alamos National Laboratory's medals demonstrate steadfast commitment
An article featuring alumnus Juan Duque mentions that he has been awarded the Los Alamos National Laboratory's Global Security Medal. 
Los Alamos National Laboratory (This article also appeared in the Los Alamos Reporter.)

Pickard becomes contributor at FanSided
An article features alumnus Andersen Pickard.
Talking Biz News

First standings announced for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards; Theatre Southwest leads favorite local theatre!
An article mentions that several Rice theater productions have been nominated for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards.

La produzione di idrogeno da rifiuti di plastica potrebbe ripagarsi da sola
Alumnus Kevin Wyss is quoted. (An English translation is not available.)

Curtis appoints Michael Sachs to the trumpet faculty
An article featuring Michael Sachs mentions that he formerly taught at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.

Chamber Music America names Cleveland Quartet Award recipient
An article featuring Balourdet Quartet mentions that it formed at Rice in 2018.

American Heart Association honors Gladstone president Deepak Srivastava with Distinguished Scientist award
An article features alumnus Deepak Srivastava, recipient of the American Heart Association's Distinguished Scientist award.
Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology


Higher ed leader Ruth Simmons talks recent memoir, legacy in higher education with Harvard Radcliffe dean
Ruth Simmons, the Rice President's Distinguished Fellow and trustee emerita, is featured.
The Harvard Crimson

Ad UniPa, per la prima volta in Italia, il convegno internazionale dell’Engineering Mechanics Institute
Pol Spanos Lewis B. Ryon Professor in Mechanical & Civil Engineering and professor of materials science and nanoengineering, is featured.
Università degli Studi di Palermo (An English translation is not available.)

Mora: No hay industria para el cómic mexicano; el futuro está en los festivales
An article mentions that Christopher Sperandio, associate professor of visual and dramatic arts, organized the National Library of Latvia's exhibit of Mexican comic artist Julio Camarena.
La Jornada (An English translation is not available. This article appeared in the Nov. 12 print edition.)

Exploring the political identity of Houston: A city caught between liberalism and conservatism
An article cites a 2020 survey by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research into the political makeup of Houston.
Clayton County Register
What percentage of Houston is liberal?
Clayton County Register


Rice notebook: 'Playoff football' begins for Owls this week
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Nov. 18. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 15 print edition.)
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
Charlotte football: Week 12 Rice press conference
Your 2023 college football Week 12 announcing schedule
Awful Announcing
College football schedule, predictions, game previews, scoreboard, lines: Week 12
College Football News

Ranking top 25 quarterbacks in college football after Week 11
An article mentions Rice football player J.T. Daniels.
Bleacher Report
The Daily Sweat: 76ers and Celtics, the top teams in the East, meet again Wednesday
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Nov. 15.
Yahoo! Sports (This article also appeared in MSN Sports.)
Payne hoping for improvement before Cards' challenging Big Apple trip
Kentucky Today
Men's hoops begins four game road trip at No. 19 Texas
BVM Sports
The Breakfast Buffet: Hunter Dickinson, Kentucky looked the part, Caleb Foster
Top 25 college basketball picks and best bets: Nov. 15
Bleacher Nation
KTXX-AM (Austin)

Houston Fall ID: Data dive 
An article mention that Rice hosted the Houston Fall ID baseball tryout.
Prep Baseball

Tourney time: Conference-by-conference breakdown as NCAA bids on the line
An article mentions that Rice is part of the American Athletic Conference.

College football bowl projections: CFP field remains the same; Penn State, SMU earn NY6 bids
Rice football is mentioned.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
Best in Texas poll (Nov. 14): Tech strengthens top 3 hold; Longhorns' reign continues
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)

2023-24 preseason All-Texas men's basketball team
Several articles mention Rice's men's and women's basketball programs.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
2023-24 preseason All-Texas women's basketball team
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
An overview of the men's and women's basketball conference standings
The Sunflower

Men's tennis unveils 2024 spring schedule
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team is slated to play Wichita State University March 23.

No. 15 volleyball closes regular-season in search of Big East title
An article mentions last season's volleyball match between Rice and Creighton University.

Chris Carpenter catches TD pass in UTSA's 34-14 win over Rice
An article mentions that Rice's football team lost to the University of Texas at San Antonio 34-14 Nov. 11. 
Cleburne Times-Review (This article also appeared in the Jacksonville Daily Progress.)

Rex Nelson college football picks: Week 11
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated Texas Southern University Sept. 16.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

ACU to host field trip game Thursday morning
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team defeated Abilene Christian University Nov. 9.

Cy-Fair QB, Texas commit Trey Owens ready to make mark in playoffs
An article mentions that Owen Carter has committed to play football at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Nov. 15 print edition of Chronicle's Cypress Creek Mirror, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

2023 college football conference championship scenarios and bowl eligibility tracker
Rice football is mentioned.
Action Network
VSiN analytics college football report for Week 12

Loepp named Frank Broyles Award nominee
An article mentions that Rice's football team lost to the University of Texas at San Antonio 34-14 Nov. 11.
UTSA wideout De'Corian Clark undergoes second surgery, out '10 months at a minimum'
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)
How Tennessee's opponents fared in Week 11

News and notes ahead of Penn State hoops' home contest against St. Francis
Former Rice men’s basketball coach Mike Rhoades is featured.
Onward State

Georgia jumps over Ohio State to stand atop the CFP ranking
An article mentions that Rice's football team lost to Tulane University 30-28 Oct. 28.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.)

TSJ FC Virginia announces Class of 2024 college signings
An article mentions that Aleksia Christensen has committed to play soccer at Rice.
Loudon Times