Dateline Rice for Nov. 2, 2023

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The Hamas-Israel conflict: The War of 1000 Bees?
Richard Sindelar, nonresident scholar in global diplomacy at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed. 
MSN (This op-ed originally appeared in

Students walk out of Hillary Clinton's class to protest Columbia 'shaming' pro-Palestinian demonstrators
An article mentions that Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy Oct. 26. James Baker III, honorary chair of the Baker Institute and former U.S. secretary of state, is mentioned on KRIV.
The Guardian
Hillary Clinton's remarks against a cease-fire show incredible cruelty
DUP MLA warns Queen's University 'must not bow to bullies' over Chancellor Hillary Clinton's Israel stance
Belfast Telegraph
'Fox 26 News'
KRIV-TV (Houston)

'Free Palestine' is just another sport in the college oppression Olympics | Opinion
Rice is mentioned.
Newsweek (This article also appeared in MSN.)


Rice University taps 11 Houston business leaders for new entrepreneurship council
An article features the inaugural cohort of the 11-member Leadership Council at Rice's Liu Idea Lab for Innovation, which includes alumnus Frank Liu; Board of Trustees Chairman Robert Ladd; Sandy Aron, Jones Partnership at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business; alumnus John Chao; and alumna and former Houston Mayor Annise Parker.

Rice University teams up with national foundation to battle Houston flooding
An article mentions that Rice has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation grant that may help reduce catastrophic flooding in Houston. Dominic Boyer, professor of anthropology, is quoted. Albert Pope, the Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture; and Phil Bedient, the Herman Brown Professor of Engineering and co-director of the Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, are mentioned.
CultureMap Houston
Is Gov. Greg Abbott's proposal for school choice really a done deal?
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.
Houston Press
Trump shows solid polling lead in Texas ahead of his latest visit
Houston Public Media
How much does it cost to be the mayor of Houston? — Mark Jones, Rice University
KTRH on Spreaker (This segment also aired on KTRH-AM in Houston.)
How much does it cost to be the mayor of Houston?
KTRH Online 
The Fed is leaving interest rates alone for now
KTRH on Spreaker (This segment also aired on KTRH-AM in Houston.)
Watch live: Trump speaks today in Houston, Texas (Nov. 2)
Election Central
KTRH-AM (Houston)
Texas Public Radio
KSTX-FM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/nov-2-jones (This segment aired twice on seven affiliate stations across the U.S.)
Houston officials acknowledge fiscal challenges, push back on 'inaccuracies' in GHP report
An article quotes John Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance and director of Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Public Finance, who authored a report on Houston's finances commissioned by the Greater Houston Partnership's budget task force.
Community Impact

Top 20 festivals and events in Houston this month: November 2023
A roundup mentions that Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan, assistant professor of English, will be in conversation with writer Zadie Smith at Congregation Emanu El Nov. 13.
365 Things To Do in Houston

'Priscilla,' 'Rustin,' 'Persian Version' top new film releases this week
A roundup mentions that Rice Cinema will screen "Collapsed Walls" Nov. 4.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

7 hospitalized, 24 others treated at Rice University's underwear-themed student party
Jeff Falk, director of news and media relations at Rice, and Rice University Police Department's Chief of Police Clemente Rodriguez are quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Health.)

Longtime Italian restaurant relocates as Rice University reshuffles properties
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in MSN and 10 other media outlets.)

Hear from Houston's mayoral candidates on why they chose to run, top priorities
An article features alumni Annie Garcia and M.J. Khan.
Community Impact (This article appeared in the Oct. 11-Nov. 6 print and digital editions of the Heights/River Oaks/Montrose issue, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)


Problems at the Harris County Jail (Nov. 2, 2023)
A segment on "Houston Matters" features The Concert Truck, which provided performances by students from Rice's Shepherd School of Music around Houston last week. Emily Wells, senior assistant dean of the Shepherd School, Lovett College sophomore Najee Greenlee and Hanszen College senior Riley Barker are interviewed.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

'23 ABC News'
A broadcast features collaborative Rice research into soil remediation. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering, is interviewed. This research is featured in GlobalSpec.
KERO-TV (Bakersfield, California)
http://dateline.rice/nov-2-tour (This segment aired on 13 affiliate stations across the U.S.)
New remediation process zaps pollutants from soil

'KPRC Channel 2 News'
A broadcast mentions that Archaeology Now will host the "Culinary Adventure: An Ancient Meal" at Rice's 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.
KPRC-TV (Houston)


RANKING: the world's best MBA programs for entrepreneurship In 2024
An article mentions that Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business is ranked No. 3 on Poets&Quants' list of the world's best MBA programs for entrepreneurship. Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jones School and professor of strategic management, is quoted in The Star News Today.
All of the data behind P&Q’s 2024 top MBA programs for entrepreneurship
Poets&Quants (This article also appeared in Yahoo! Finance.)
Rice Business entrepreneurship program ranks third globally with Poets&Quants
The Star News Today
Rice Business-entreprenørskapsprogrammet er rangert som tredje i verden med Poets&Quants | Ris Nyheter | Nyheter og medierelasjoner
Digiter (An English translation is not available.)

Literary experiments and Black Southern time travel with Kiese Laymon
An article features Kiese Laymon, the Libbie Shearn Moody Professor of Creative Writing and English.
Public Books

'No More Fossils' by Dominic Boyer
A book review features "No More Fossils," authored by Dominic Boyer, professor of anthropology.
The Earthbound Report

Tarpley discusses recapturing the narrative on energy
An article mentions that Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, moderated a discussion for the concluding panel at the North American Gas Forum in Washington D.C. last week.
Energy Workforce & Technology Council

'Surprises' expected at COP28 amid Middle East conflict, climate contention
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists' Explorer (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the November print edition.)

Insects evolved 'instantly' due to climate havoc
An article features collaborative Rice research that found species can evolve when they move in response to a climate catastrophe. Co-authors Scott Egan, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and alumnus Mattheau Comerford are quoted.
The Good Men Project

The 7th annual US-Mexico Natural Gas Forum takes place Nov. 13-15, in San Antonio, TX
An article mentions that 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, will give a keynote address at the U.S.-Mexico Natural Gas Forum in San Antonio Nov. 13-15. 
Utility Dive

Researchers unveil catalyst to convert CO2 into methane
An article features collaborative Rice research into carbon dioxide-to-methane conversion. Co-authors Pulickel Ajayan, chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering, professor of chemistry and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, and research scientist Soumyabrata Roy are included in the story.

ARL board of directors 2024 elected by ARL membership
An article mentions that Sara Lowman, vice provost and university librarian, is an Association of Research Libraries board member.
Association of Research Libraries

November short fuses — materia critica
An article features Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory at Rice's Shepherd School of Music
The Arts Fuse

Sherwin K. Bryant to lead the Center for African and African American Studies at Rice University
An article mentions that Sherwin Bryant will be the new director of Rice's Center for African and African American Studies effective Jan. 1. 
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Magical realism in miniature: Caroline Shaw
Alumna Caroline Shaw is featured.

Which is the best online MBA provider in the United States?
An article mentions Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.
India Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility

Can Sun Belt cities go from danger zones to pedestrian-friendly?
An article cites a 2020 study by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research into the demographic makeup of Sun Belt metropolitans.
Smart Cities Dive

'B-Schooled' podcast episode No. 184: How personal should you get in your MBA essays?
A podcast features Lisa Anderson, former director of admissions at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.
Stacy Blackman Consulting

A quarter of all homeowners could lose insurance due to climate change
An article cites Rice research into where people may relocate following a flood event.
Nonprofit Quarterly

Tom C. Nguyen, M.D. named chief medical executive of Baptist Health Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute
Alumnus Tom Nguyen is featured.
South Florida Hospital News

Between Swords of Iron and the Al Aqsa deluge: the regional politics of the Israel-Hamas war
An article mentions that Prince Turki bin Faisal spoke at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy Oct. 17.
Foreign Policy Research Institute

Summer interns gain hands-on experience with Argonne supercomputers
Graduate student Yumeng Liu is quoted.

UniSC researchers to explore human-AI teamwork
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
Technology Decisions

Top 10 best colleges in Texas 2023
Rice is featured.

Is Houston the energy capital of the world?
Rice is mentioned.
Energy Portal
The IMF is wrong — and right — about crypto
An article authored by Thomas Hogan mentions that he is a former fellow at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
American Institute for Economic Research


Can AI help boost accessibility? These researchers tested it for themselves
An article features research by Momona Yamagami, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering.
University of Washington News

Next gen geothermal could inject $2 billion in Central Utah economy
Rice is mentioned.
Millard County Chronicle Press


Florida Atlantic, Rice earn swimming and diving weekly awards
An article features Rice swimmer Ella Dyson, who has been named as the American Athletic Conference's Swimming Athlete of the Week.
Rice's Dyson, FAU's Mora earn American swimming and diving weekly awards

Volleyball set to take on Rice
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play Tulane University Nov. 3.
Skyers earns a spot on the AAC Weekly Honor Roll

'No Fun League' to Houston Cougars: Drop the Oilers uniforms
An article mentions that Rice's football team wore jerseys with a "Luv Ya Blue" color scheme to honor the former Houston Oilers, who played at Rice Stadium from 1965-67. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted.
Texas Monthly (Subscription is required.)

'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
A broadcast features Rice's men's and women's basketball teams ahead of the start of their seasons next week. Head coaches Scott Pera and Lindsay Edmonds are interviewed.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)

Miami's Condit to retire after 40 years; AVCA poll, POW; NCAA volleyball recaps
A roundup features Rice head volleyball coach Genny Volpe.

2023 Week 10 game preview: SMU Mustangs at Rice Owls
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Southern Methodist University Nov. 4.
SB Nation
Everything SMU head coach Lashlee said ahead of Rice game
'ALL-American' — season 2, episode 8
College football TV schedule and times
College football TV schedule: Week 10 games, TV info for Saturday
The Tennessean
Week 10 college football schedule: How to watch all 65 FBS games
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Subscription is required.)
FBC glance
ESPN's Pat McAfee and Rece Davis to host NFL RedZone-style college football broadcast Saturday
Awful Announcing

Big 12 doesn't give UH protected football rivalry, but there are plenty of games versus in-state foes
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston in 2024.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Nov. 2 print edition.)
UH football's opponents through 2027 announced as new members join Big 12
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Steve Sarkisian 'very encouraged' by Ethan Burke injury recovery: Texas Longhorns CFB tracker
An article mentions that Rice's football team played the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 2.
Sports Illustrated's Longhorns Country
Morning brew: what to make of Texas at No. 7 in first CFP rankings

Texas and Texas A&M's season-shaping tests, and SMU's NY6 shot; Texpert takeaways
Rice football is mentioned.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
Do latest bowl projections see Louisiana football winning Sun Belt Conference?
Daily Advertiser

Reversal of fortune: Tulane, East Carolina football bear no resemblance to their 2021 meeting
An article mentions that Rice's football team lost to Tulane University 30-28 Oct. 28.
Tulane is winning, but not dominant — should there be concern?
HERO Sports
NCAA football: Tulane at Rice
Tulsa World (Subscription is required.)
2023 Week 10 game preview: Tulane Green Wave at East Carolina Pirates
SB Nation

25 storylines for the 2023-24 college basketball season
An article mentions that Rice is part of the American Athletic Conference.

Ranking every men's college basketball team, from No. 1 Kansas to No. 362 VMI
Rice's men's basketball program is mentioned.
Sports Illustrated (Subscription is required.)
USF basketball schedule takeaways
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play the University of South Florida Feb. 10.
The Oracle

CLT battles top-seeded Memphis in AAC semifinals
An article mentions last season's soccer game between Rice and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

East Carolina set for test against AAC leader SMU
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team defeated East Carolina University 3-2 Oct. 27.

Volleyball closes out four-match road stand with pair of matches at Temple
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team defeated Temple University 3-0 Oct. 29.

No. 17 volleyball hosts DePaul and No. 25 Marquette this weekend
An article mentions last season's volleyball match between Rice and Creighton University.


Rice Business entrepreneurship program ranks third globally with Poets&Quants
The Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice ranks third globally for its entrepreneurship program, according to Poets&Quants' fifth annual ranking of such programs announced today. Just 5.66 total points separated the top five finishers in the 2024 MBA entrepreneurship ranking, according to Poet&Quants' news release. "MBA programs are increasingly sought after in today’s environment, and our focus on entrepreneurship sets us apart," Rice Business Dean Peter Rodriguez said.