Dateline Rice for Oct. 25, 2023

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As Texas bans diversity and equity offices at public colleges, Rice University’s inclusion efforts march on
An article features Alexander Byrd, vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and associate professor of history, and highlights Rice's DEI office. Amy Dittmar, Howard R. Hughes Provost and professor of economics and finance; Luziris Pineda Turi, associate vice provost for DEI and associate teaching professor of Spanish; Catherine Clack, associate vice provost of DEI and director of Rice's Multicultural Center; Alan Russell, executive director of Rice's Disability Resource Center; Brooke Johnson, DEI office staff member and preceptor in chemistry; and Brandy Edmondson, DEI office postdoctoral associate, are quoted.
Texas Tribune

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 on the front page of the Oct. 25 print edition.)


Sanctions relief won't save Venezuela's oil industry, analysts say
Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy and director of the Latin American Energy Program at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is mentioned.
International Business Times

Biden administration faces pressure to stem flow as influx of migrants overwhelms US southern border cities Channel News Asia
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, is quoted.

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ and my 100 years of healing
Randall Morton, a member of a working group at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.
The Frontier (This op-ed was in a previous edition of Datline.)

Bannock County Sheriff’s Office to provide law enforcement to Inkom after city disbands police force
An article mentions Richard Boylan, professor of economics.
Idaho State Journal

President Biden appoints Rice Baker Institute’s David Satterfield as special envoy to the Middle East
An article features news that David Satterfield, director of Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, was named Special Envoy for Middle East Humanitarian Issues by President Joe Biden Oct. 15.
India Education Diary


UH economist dragged into trademark fight with University of Wisconsin mascot
An article mentions former Rice scientists Richard Smalley and Robert Curl, who won the 1996 Nobel Prize in chemistry. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Rice University secures NSF support to look into Houston flooding
An article features news of a National Science Foundation-funded study at Rice. Dominic Boyer, professor of anthropology, is quoted. Albert Pope, Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture; and Phil Bedient, Herman Brown Professor of Engineering and director of Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, are mentioned.
Innovation Map

Sherwin K. Bryant appointed director of Rice University’s Center for African and African American Studies
An article features the news that Sherwin K. Bryant will take over as director of Rice's Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) and will join the faculty as an associate professor of history Jan 1.
India Education Diary

Rice-engineered material shows promise in reconnecting severed nerves
An article features Rice research into reconnecting severed nerves. Jacob Robinson, professor of electrical and computer engineering and bioengineering, doctoral alum Joshua Chen and former Rice research scientist Guari Bhave are quoted.
India Education Diary


Channel 2 News Today 10 a.m.
Nicholas Newton, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
KPRC-TV (Houston)

Rice University debuts 'The Concert Truck'
A segment features a performance of The Concert Truck at Rice Oct. 24.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV, KBMT-TV Beaumont and KJAC-TV Beaumont.)

SuperTalk 99.7 WTN
A segment mentions that U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke at Rice at an event sponsored by the Baker Institute for Public Policy Oct. 3.
WWTN-FM (Nashville, Tennessee; this segment also aired on WGDJ-AM in Albany, New York.)

America's Morning Headquarters
Rice is mentioned.
The Weather Channel


Rice Gustavo Scuceria wins Anisur Rahman Award
An article features Gustavo Scuceria, Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy and Materials Science and NanoEngineering, who recently won the Anisur Rahman Award for his work in computational physics.
Artyscount (This story also appeared in Indian Education Diary).

When it comes to ZTNA, buyer beware
Rice alum Denny LeCompete authored an op-ed.
Cyber Defense Magazine

These new celestial bodies baffle astronomers, and could be the missing key to how planets form
Rice is mentioned.
Popular Mechanics (Subscription is required.)


People and places, Oct. 23
The Rev. Beth Anne Nelson, interim missioner of Rice's Autry House, is mentioned.
The Living Church

The best colleges in Texas
Rice is mentioned.
MSN (This article originally appeared in My Money Chronicles.)
Elon faculty named best in the nation for undergraduate teaching — today at Elon

Events calendar
A lecture by Julian West, assistant professor of chemistry, titled "A Radical Approach to Organic Chemistry" and scheduled for Oct. 26 at the University of Utah is mentioned.
University of Utah Chemistry Department


Rice notebook: No. 22 Tulane will be first ranked opponent to play at Rice Stadium since 2016
Several articles and segments feature news of Rice's football game against Tulane University Oct. 28.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required; this article appeared in the Oct. 25 print edition.)
Rice seeking statement win against No. 22 Tulane
CBS Sports (This article appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
AAC game of the week: Tulane at Rice
Hero Sports
'Wake Up! with SallyMac and Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
'Eyewitness Morning News at 5 a.m.'
WWL-TV (New Orleans)
Video: Pratt talks comeback, upcoming game vs. Rice, Wave goes for 6 straight
WGNO Online 
Tulane vs. Rice: Promo codes, odds, spread, and over/under — Oct. 28
KBTX Online (This article appeared in several other media outlets including WIS Online and KNOE Online.)

Candyman on campus: Meet Rice football’s gummy guy
An article features Rice football.
SB Nation
Everyone is loving the gummy worm guy at the Rice football game
KLAQ Online (This segment also ran in several other media outlets.)

UTSA falls to South Florida in home finale, 1-0
An article mentions the Rice women's soccer team will play the University of Texas at San Antonio Oct. 26.

From tennis to football: Nick Salmon’s journey as an Australian athlete
Rice is mentioned.
Florida Atlantic University Press

Jaglan, 13-year-old Kartik among 7 Indians at Asia-Pacific Golf
An article mentions Raghav Chugh, who is a member of the Rice men's golf team.
The Pioneer


Rice University’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders names new director
Bernard “Bernie” Banks will join Rice University’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders as its director, effective Jan. 1. He is a noted expert on leadership and organizational change, a sought-after speaker and an Army veteran.

Rice experts available to discuss Nov. 7 election topics
As early voting kicks off in Texas this week, Rice University experts are available to discuss the Nov. 7 election.