Dateline Rice for Nov. 17, 2023

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There's a reason a killer money-saving app still doesn't exist
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Chair of Marketing and professor of management at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal (This article also appeared in MSN Money and Mint.)

Atomic 'hula' turns rare-Earth crystal into magnet
An article features collaborative Rice research exposing cerium fluoride to ultrafast pulses of light. Co-authors Hanyu Zhu, assistant professor of materials science and nanoengineering and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, and Boris Yakobson, the Karl F. Hasselmann Professor of Engineering and a professor of materials science, nanoengineering and chemistry, are quoted. A Rice video is included.
Futurity (This research was also featured in the "Futurity Today" newsletter Nov. 17.)


Harris County election shows progress. But challenges remain ahead of 2024.
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Rice University student combines science and art by showcasing gall-covered shoes
An article features a sculpture by Liliana Abramson, who covered high-heeled shoes with galls — plant-based outgrowths induced by insects. Scott Egan, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.) 
Need to know: What's covering those shoes? Student says insects' homes. 
Houston Chronicle's "713" newsletter for Nov. 17

Capitalist fears unlocked in Rice Players' 'That Thing in the Bathroom'
An article features The Rice Players' production of "That Thing in the Bathroom," which will be performed Nov. 17-18. McMurtry College junior Alayne Ziglin and Sid Richardson College sophomore Paola Hoffman are quoted, and Hoffman and Duncan College sophomore Edith Ibeke are pictured.
Houston Press

Don't blame the kids for not voting. Help them. (Opinion)
Hanszen College senior Katherine Jeng is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the Nov. 17 print edition.)

New 'Hunger Games,' 'Napoleon,' 'Maestro' lead the lineup of new films
An article mentions that Rice Cinema will screen "Eiffel Towers and Hoover Dams: New Experimental Films" Nov. 19.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 17 print edition.)

The Houston Rodeo parking lot is a window into the city's land use
An article mentions the Houston Area Survey completed annually by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

Top 25 holiday theater shows and performances in Greater Houston
A roundup mentions that Chamber Music Houston will present "The King's Singers" at Rice's Stude Concert Hall Dec. 12.
365 Things To Do in Houston

UT Austin 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 Austin

Two in one year? NEISD seniors earn perfect scores on SAT, ACT college exams.
Rice is mentioned.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher highlights nearly $1 billion in Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funding allocated for Houston region
An article mentions that Rice is part of the Transportation Cybersecurity Center for Advanced Research and Education.

Top life science startups revealed, recapping the Houston Innovation Awards, and more top stories
A roundup mentions that the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship co-hosted the Texas Life Science Forum Nov. 7.

Groundbreaking prosthesis device designed at UH earns international 'luminary' award
An article mentions that Rice researchers developed a haptic feedback device that keeps the hands and fingers free.


'We're all just best friends': The Kodan Quintet on music, friendship and storytelling
An article featuring the Kodan Quintet mentions that they formed while studying at Rice.
Interlochen Public Radio

$63M grant funds OK'd to bring cancer research, treatment to Texas
An article mentions that Rice has received a $2 million grant by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, which will help add neural engineering researcher Christina Tringides to the university's faculty next summer.
KXAN Online

'Fronteras': The McNay Art Museum's first curator of Latinx art talks 'renaissance' of Latino artists and art
Alumna Mia Lopez is featured.
Texas Public Radio's "Fronteras" (This segment aired on seven affiliate stations across Texas.)

Are you ready for it, Coogs? Taylor Swift-themed class to be offered at University of Houston
An article mentions that Rice is offering a course on the lyrical evolution of Taylor Swift.  
New Taylor Swift college course at UH schools Swifties — and haters — on Tay's biz genius
CultureMap Houston

Milhaud: 'The Ox on the Roof'
A broadcast features a performance of the Balourdet Quartet, which formed at Rice in 2018. (This Performance Today segment also aired on more than 400 stations across the U.S.)
Chamber Music America announces 2024 Cleveland Quartet Award
The Violin Channel


International Union of Pure and Applied Physics honors Rice University's Evelyn Tang
An article features Evelyn Tang, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, who is the inaugural recipient of the Interdisciplinary Early Career Scientist Prize from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.
Women in Academia Report

Sonic glory of 1929 Grand EM Skinner Organ returns to Cincinnati Museum Center
An article features Ken Cowan, professor of organ at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
Cincinnati Business Courier

Rice researcher scans tropical forest with mixed-reality device
An article features collaborative Rice research using a mixed-reality headset to discover that mammal diversity increased with forest floor habitat surface area in Tanzania's Udzungwa Mountains National Park. The study's co-authors Lydia Beaudrot, assistant professor of biosciences, and alumnus Daniel Gorczynski are quoted.
Terra Daily

National Trust for Historic Preservation taps new leader
An article features Carol Quillen, former vice provost for academic affairs at Rice.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Cathedral of St. John The Divine to present John Adams' 'El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered'
An article mentions that the work "Music for New Bodies" was co-commissioned by Rice and DaCamara and will be premiered at Rice's Shepherd School of Music April 20. 

Curtis appoints trumpeter Michael Sachs to its faculty
An article featuring Michael Sachs mentions that he formerly taught at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
The Violin Channel

Genialis: Machine learning-driven biomarker discovery in an over $15 billion market
Rice is mentioned.
Pulse 2.0

Breakthrough synthesis method improves solar cell stability 
A roundup features Rice research into halide perovskite synthesis.

Metformin use lowers dementia risk in patients with Type 2 diabetes
An article mentions that Rice collaborated on a study about how the treatment with metformin affected dementia risk.
Neurology Advisor

Qual o material mais forte na indústria da Engenharia?
An article features Rice research into carbyne, a chain of carbon atoms held together by either double or alternating single and triple atomic bonds. (An English translation is not available.)


Vanderbilt hosts Nature Bioengineering for Global Health conference
An article features remarks by Rebecca Richards-Kortum, the Malcolm Gillis University Professor, professor of bioengineering and director of the Rice360 Institute for Global Health, who spoke at Nature's Bioengineering for Global Health conference, which was held at Vanderbilt University Nov. 13-15.
Vanderbilt Hustler

WesCeleb: Jessica Luu '24 discusses chemicals, trees and chairs
An article featuring Jessica Luu mentions that she spent a summer in the lab of Naomi Halas, University Professor, professor of electrical and computer engineering, chemistry, bioengineering, physics, astronomy and materials science and nanoengineering and director of Rice's Smalley-Curl Institute.
The Wesleyan Argus

Senior investigates how the Appalachians formed
An article mentions Rice's Electron Probe Microanalysis Lab.
Furman University News

HHMI awards six driving change grants to institutions committed to equity, inclusion
An article mentions that Rice will receive a grant worth $2.5 million over five years as part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Driving Change initiative — a multi-institution program designed to connect research universities that work to build inclusive learning environments for students in STEM.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute News

The speech JFK never gave: 60 years after assassination, his wisdom still teaches us
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Daily Journal


'Houston's Morning Show'
A broadcast features Rice assistant football coach Marques Tuiasosopo, who has been nominated for the Broyles Award, which honors college football’s top assistant coach.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/nov-17-tuiasosopo (This segment aired twice.)
2023 Broyles Award nominees
Football's Shiel Wood named nominee for the 2023 Broyles Award
Symons named 2023 Broyles Award nominee
Memphis football offensive coordinator Tim Cramsey is Broyles Award nominee for top assistant
Commercial Appeal
All the G5 nominees for the 2023 Broyles Award
Sports Illustrated's G5 Football Daily

Tyrese Hunter scores 18 points, powers No. 19 Texas past Rice 80-64
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team lost to the University of Texas at Austin 80-64.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets, and this article also appeared in the Nov. 16 print edition.)
Kadin Shedrick, at 6' 11", is fitting in nicely for Texas
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Video: No. 19/17 men's basketball highlights vs. Rice
No. 19/17 men's basketball preview: vs. Louisville
Charlotte defeats Utah Valley in Wednesday action
Men's college basketball top photos from 2023-24
USA Today
NCAA basketball: game picks for Day 10 of the 2023-24 season
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
KTRH-AM (Houston)

Jackets storm back at Rice, 78-75
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team lost to the Georgia Tech University 78-75. (An excerpt also appeared in the Nov. 17 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
Women's basketball visits Rice Thursday
North Texas defeats SFA in Nacogdoches

2023 Week 12 game preview: Rice Owls at Charlotte 49ers
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Nov. 18.
SB Nation
GAME NOTES: Charlotte vs. Rice — Senior Day
2023 NCAA college football season: How to watch tonight's games, full TV schedule, ways to stream and more
Yahoo! Sports 
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
Democrats keep winning elections: Voters vote, polls don't
KTRH on Spreaker (This segment also aired on KTRH-AM in Houston.)

WBB | Gaels finish strong to defeat UC Irvine 52-37
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play Saint Mary's College Nov. 19.

Annapolis Christian Warriors ready for battle, chasing fourth state championship
An article mentions that a Texas Christian Athletic League championship football game will be held at Rice Stadium Nov. 17.
KRIS Online (This segment also aired on KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi.)
Statewide Texas high school football playoff scores and pairings 2023
Waco Tribune-Herald

Which bowl game will the RedHawks play in?
An article mentions that Rice's football team lost to the University of Southern Mississippi in the LendingTree Bowl last year.
The Miami Student

Simple plan of Gorgan against Sagesse: 'Take the crowd out of it'
An article features former Rice basketball player Arsalan Kazemi and mentions former Owl Ahmad Ibrahim.

'Weird' and exciting: Emotions, memories flow as ASU basketball prepares to move to Big 12 after 46 years in the Pac-12
An article quotes former Rice assistant basketball coach Derek Glasser.
Cronkite News

One pill kills
An article mentions former Rice football player Blain Padgett, who died in 2018 of an accidental overdose.
East Texas News

Astros Crawfish Boil: Nov. 17, 2023
An article features former Rice baseball player Philip Humber.
SB Nation

Men's basketball opens back-to-back weekend at UMass on Friday
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team lost to Harvard University 89-76 Nov. 10.

UTSA to host South Florida for Friday night matchup
An article mentions that Rice's football team lost to the University of Texas at San Antonio 34-14 Nov. 11.

Game preview: No. 23 Oklahoma State
An article mentions that the University of Houston's football team played at Rice Stadium Nov. 24, 1951.

2023 Week 12 game preview: Tulane Green Wave at Florida Atlantic Owls
An article mentions that Rice's football team lost to Tulane University 30-28 Oct. 28.
SB Nation

Tilman Fertitta: UH football not far off from expectations in first Big 12 season
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated the University of Houston Sept. 9.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

'13 Eyewitness News'
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/nov-17-ktrk (This segment aired four times.)

Randy Peterson's Iowa State football vs. Texas game preview, prediction
An article mentions that Rice's football team lost to the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 2.
Des Moines Register

No. 9 Virginia Tech women to host Houston Christian
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team won their season-opening game against Houston Christian University 70-38 Nov. 6.

PEN TO PAPER: Pearland's Mader-Cooper and Castañeda sign to Rice
An article mentions that Isaiah Castaneda and Jake Mader-Cooper have committed to play baseball at Rice.

Updated stock watch on 2023 Year 1 college football coaches
Former Rice assistant football coach Tom Herman is featured.
Bleacher Report