Dateline Rice for Nov. 9, 2023

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The Houston mayoral race is headed into a runoff: What this means for voters
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.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Click2Houston.)
Governor Abbott calls another special session after school vouchers, tougher border security fail to pass
MSN (This article originally appeared in KRLD Online.)
Houston mayoral battle underway between Whitmire, Jackson Lee
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
My initial thoughts on the 2023 election
Off the Kuff
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)

Qatar pursues oil deal after brokering end to Venezuela sanctions
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.
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Money.)
Oil traders are flocking to sanctions-free Venezuela
The Economist (Subscription is required. This article will also appear in the Nov. 11 print edition.)

Obama Presidential Center museum director aims for history, context
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities and professor of history, is quoted.
Chicago Tribune (This article also appeared on the front page of the Nov. 9 print edition, and it appeared in MSN.)
'A City on Mars' is a reality check for anyone dreaming about life on the Red Planet
An article quotes Kelly Weinersmith, adjunct assistant professor of biosciences and co-author of the new book "A City on Mars." 
Yahoo! News (This article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)
Should astronauts be allowed to eat each other if they're starving?
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in Futurism.)

Robert L. Moody, of titanic Galveston family, dies at age 88
An article features Robert Moody, former executive director of the Moody Foundation, who died Nov. 7 at 88. The Moody Foundation helped establish Rice's Moody Center for the Arts.
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)


Report: Texas remains a top state for Black entrepreneurs
An article cites a collaborative Rice study into post-pandemic Black-owned startups in Houston.

'The Marvels,' 'The Holdovers' top the list of new films this week
A roundup mentions that Rice Cinema will screen "AEIOU: A Quick Alphabet of Love" Nov. 12.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Best Bets: Terence Blanchard, Houston Cinema Arts Festival and Frostival
Houston Press

Founded on innovation, Texas Medical Center continues to drive life sciences and biotech discovery in Houston
Alumna Emily Reiser is quoted.
Houston Business Journal 


How the Gaza war impacts MBS's plans to transform Saudi Arabia
A podcast features Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Globely News

Centre for engineering in medicine opens at IIT-Kanpur
Gang Bao, the Foyt Family Professor of Bioengineering and department chair, professor of chemistry, mechanical engineering, materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
Times of India

Scientists develop technology to 'zap' pollutants out of soil rapidly: 'An incredibly promising technique'
An article features collaborative Rice research into soil remediation. Postdoctoral research associate Bing Deng is cited.
MSN Weather (This article originally appeared in The Cool Down.)

Virtual power plants: balancing supply and demand
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an article.
T&D World

USF, UT among best entrepreneurship programs in the nation
An article features the news that the graduate entrepreneurship program at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business in partnership with the Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. according to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur. 
Tampa Bay Business Journal

Ucross gala unites Houston arts, energy leaders in support of artists
An article mentions that Rice's Shepherd School of Music has partnered with the Ucross Foundation, which awards two-week fellowship residencies at the foundation's 20,000-acre Wyoming ranch. 

The best private colleges in America in 2023
A slideshow features Rice.
MSN Money


A breath of fresh air keeps drug-producing cells alive longer
Omid Veiseh, associate professor of bioengineering and faculty director of the Rice Biotech Launch Pad accelerator, is quoted.
Northwestern Now

Klein discusses Buddhism's role in everyday life at McMullen Lecture 
An article 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."  
Boston College's The Heights
News from the Art Center of Estes Park
An article featuring Diana Wade mentions that she takes continuing education courses at Rice.
Estes Park Trail Gazette

Editorial: More girls should be engineers, on STEM Awareness Day this pro weighs in
Alumna Grace Wilson is featured.
Gila Herald


North Texas, Rice earn season openers
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated the University of St. Thomas 101-57 Nov. 7. (This article also appeared in, and an excerpt appeared in the Nov. 9 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)

Men's basketball travels to Rice on Friday for first road game of 2023-24
An article mention that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play Harvard University Nov. 10.

Checking on Georgia football transfers ahead of Week 11
Rice football player J.T. Daniels is featured.
USA Today's UGA Wire

Cross country heads to NCAA South Central Regional
An article mentions that Rice runners will compete in the NCAA South Central Regional cross country meet at the University of Arkansas' Agri Park Nov. 10.

How UH's Sam Brown has matured into Big 12's leading receiver
An article mentions that Rice's football team played the University of Houston Sept. 9.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Nov. 9 print edition and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

Women's soccer announces 16-member signing class
An article mentions Rice basketball player Sussy Ngulefac.

High Fives: New La Marque youth football team headed to title game
An article mentions that the South Texas Youth Football Association's Super Bowl game will be held at Rice Nov. 12.
The Galveston County Daily News
Super Bowl awaits two Baytown youth football teams at Rice
The Baytown Sun (Subscription is required.)

Scottsdale student-athletes sign NCAA letters of intent
An article features students who have recently committed to Rice Athletics.
Scottsdale Independent
Arizona high school early signing day
Barry Lewis: Jenks' Rachel Cornell goes extra mile to sign with Arkansas; ORU golf adds 'hidden gem'
Tulsa World (Subscription is required.)

First-place Roadrunners host Rice in Saturday's Military Appreciation Game
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio Nov. 11.
UTSA Today
Wyoming vs. UNLV Week 11 college football prediction and preview
Group of Five underdog of the week: Sam Houston +8 at La Tech
HERO Sports
Air Force's loss to Army could have a major impact on the G5 New Year's Six bowl picture
HERO Sports

No. 23 Tulane chasing eight in a row, clashes with Tulsa
An article mentions that Rice's football team lost to Tulane University 30-28 Oct. 28.
CBS Sports (This Field Level Media article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Aggies ink seven standouts for the 2024 campaign
An article mentions former Rice football player John Mims. (This article also appeared in KBTX Online and WTAW Online.)

Big game in November with Texas still in CFP talk is what Sarkisian envisioned, like TCU last year
A slideshow caption mentions the football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 2. 
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in 20 other media outlets.)

No. 20 Baylor volleyball leans on young talent throughout senior-less season
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team lost to Baylor University earlier this season.
Baylor Lariat

Price-Torok inks three on National Signing Day
An article mentions former Rice baseball player Philip Tribe.

If Preston Stone can't start vs. UNT, SMU's confident in South Oak Cliff QB Kevin Jennings
An article mentions that Rice's football team lost to Southern Methodist University 36-31 Nov. 4.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
Everything SMU head coach Lashlee said ahead of UNT game
SMU vs. North Texas odds, line, spread: 2023 college football picks, Week 11 predictions from proven model
CBS Sports

ECU visits South Florida for first-place showdown
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team defeated East Carolina University 3-2 Oct. 27.

GAME NOTES: Charlotte vs. Memphis
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Tennis takes on Big 12 individual championships
An article mentions the Rice Fall Invitational tennis tournament Nov. 3-5.

Mark Pope provides skinny on signees Isaac Davis, Brooks Bahr, says BYU in hunt for one more prospect
Rice is mentioned.
Deseret News

The pick-it line: previews and predictions for 10 of the area's top high school football games
An article featuring Drew Devillier mentions that he has committed to play football at Rice.
Star Local Media

Women's basketball unveils promotional schedule
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play the University of Houston Dec. 20.
Bowl projections: Will there be enough eligible 6-win teams to fill all the bowl spots?
Rice football is mentioned.
Yahoo! Sports


Rice to host International Workshop on AI-Powered Space
Rice's AI Houston Institute, in collaboration with NASA, will host the two-day International Workshop on AI-Powered Space from Nov. 13-14, covering the latest advances in artificial intelligence theory and practice in core space and extended space at the university’s tech hub, the Ion.

Rice Biotech Launch Pad announces rechargeable oxygenator in development to improve cell-based therapies
Rice and its Biotech Launch Pad today announced a peer-reviewed publication in Nature Communications detailing the development of a novel and rechargeable device — an electrocatalytic on-site oxygenator that produces oxygen to keep cells alive inside an implantable "living pharmacy," potentially improving the outcomes of cell-based therapies.