Dateline Rice for Oct. 27, 2023

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To foster a free election in Venezuela, the US is offering the Maduro regime a deal
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.
NPR's "All Things Considered" (This segment also aired on more than 900 other radio stations across the U.S.)

Mayor Sylvester Turner pushes back after new budget report cites issues within Houston
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 Greater Houston Partnership's budget task force.
MSN (This article originally appeared in ABC 13 Online, and this segment aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)

The evolving 2024 Senate landscape
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science and fellow in political science at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
U.S. News & World Report (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Transitions: New president breaks gender and race barriers at Boston U; MacArthur Fellows announced
A roundup mentions that Sherwin Bryant will be the new director of Rice's Center for African and African American Studies effective Jan. 1. 
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Saudi Arabia is mysteriously absent in 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 (Subscription is required.)


What if Texas runs out of water? Vote 'for' Prop 6 so we won't find out. (Editorial)

Qilin Li, professor of civil and environmental engineering and co-director of Rice's Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This editorial also appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the Oct. 27 print edition.)

What Houston startups are hiring, new high tech athletics facility, and more trending innovation news
A roundup features the Houston Methodist-Rice University Center for Human Performance, a joint venture between Houston Methodist's Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Rice's Department of Kinesiology and Rice Athletics that will be housed at Rice's Tudor Fieldhouse. Thomas Killian, dean of the Wiess School of Natural Sciences and E. Dell Butcher Professor of Physics and Astronomy, is quoted.

New Hope Housing breaks ground on new community in Houston's Third Ward
Daniel Potter, senior director of research at Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)

CAMH celebrates 75th anniversary with an exhibit that looks at the future and past
An article mentions that the exhibit "The Younger Set" by Lisa Lapinski, associate professor of visual and dramatic arts, is part of the Contemporary Art Museum Houston's 75th anniversary show.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Southern Jewish Historical Society makes history in Bayou City
An article mention that Rice's Program in Jewish Studies co-hosted the Southern Jewish Historical Society conference Oct. 20-22. Joshua Furman, founder and curator of the Joan and Stanford Alexander South Texas Jewish Archives at Rice and associate director and lecturer in Jewish studies, is quoted.
Jewish Herald-Voice

Texas Lottery Veteran Recognition: Stan M. Brooks
An article mentions alumnus Raymond Johnson, adjunct professor of mathematics, who was one of Rice's first African American graduate students.

'The Killer,' 'Five Nights at Freddy's' top the list of the week's new films
A roundup mentions that Rice Cinema will screen "Robot Monster" Oct. 27-28.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 27 print edition.)

CenterPoint promotes exec to CEO to replace David Lesar
An article featuring Jason Wells mentions that he is on the advisory board of Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research. 
Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)

Archaeology Now presents 'Culinary Adventure: An Ancient Meal' Nov. 5
An article mentions that Archaeology Now will host "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.
The Leader

Top things to do in Houston this weekend: Must-see opera, a sultry soiree, wine-fueled yoga, and more
A roundup features The Concert Truck, which provided a performance by students from Rice's Shepherd School of Music Oct. 26. 
CultureMap Houston

Partnership members making news — August and September
A roundup mentions that Rice engineers have developed a record-breaking scalable photoelectrochemical cell that converts sunlight into clean hydrogen.
Greater Houston Partnership

VC investor: Houston's energy tech ecosystem grows as Bay Area activity seemingly slows
An article mentions the Ion, a Houston-based tech hub owned by the Rice Management Co. and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship.


'KHOU 11 News'
A broadcast mentions that Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy hosted its 30th anniversary gala with a moderated discussion between James Baker III, honorary chair of the Baker Institute and former U.S. secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Henry Kissinger Oct. 26. 
KHOU-TV (Houston)


Breakthrough synthesis method improves solar cell stability
An article features collaborative Rice research reliably producing 2D perovskite-based semiconductor layers at scale by controlling the temperature and duration of the crystallization process. Co-authors Aditya Mohite, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and graduate student Jin Hou are quoted.
Technology Networks
Taylor Swift called '1989' her 1st 'official pop album.' Why experts say it was the right time for her to leave country music
An article quotes Hanszen College senior Katherine Jeng, who is teaching a course on the lyrical evolution of Taylor Swift at Rice this fall.  
Yahoo! Entertainment

The ethical investor: ASX-listed Dotz Nano develops tech to capture multi-billion dollar carbon market
An article mentions that Dotz Nano is based on research by James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering.
MSN Money (Australia; this article originally appeared in Stockhead.)

Plastic waste becomes clean hydrogen goldmine
Alumnus Kevin Wyss is quoted.

Atlanta researchers score $119M in federal health care grants
An article mentions that a Rice-led team has been awarded $45 million from the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health to develop an implantable cancer treatment technology.
Atlanta Business Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

New report proves the gig economy is not just for delivering dinner
An article cites Rice research.
Crain's Cleveland Business

McFarland, Price join board of trustees at Rose-Hulman
Alumna Carla McFarland is featured.
Yahoo! Finance (This article originally appeared in The Tribune-Star.)
Orioles announce scouting promotions in baseball operations
An article features alumnus Chad Tatum.

UK survey reveals support for extending 14-day embryo research rule
An article cites 2020 research into national human embryo and embryoid research policies.
Laboratory Equipment

Adventure: A aventura mágica de Warren Robinett
An article features alumnus Warren Robinett. (An English translation is not available.)
Master in magia all’Università di Exeter: Aie, 'arcaico e oscuro'
An article mention that Rice's Department of Religion offers the Certificate in Gnosticism, Esotericism and Mysticism. 
Agenzia d'Informazione (An English translation is not available.)


Celebrating life and legacy of Richard Smalley
An article features the late Richard Smalley, the former Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry, who shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of buckyballs, a new form of carbon.
Observer Voice

Willoughby Hills mayor candidate November 2023: Virginia 'Jenna' Bing
Alumna Virginia Bing is featured.
The News-Herald

Work by Stuckeman professors featured in Carnegie Museum of Art exhibition
Rice is mentioned.
Pennsylvania State University


No. 22 Tulane looks to extend winning streak to six games in visit to Rice
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Tulane University Oct. 28.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in 50 other media outlets.)
Tulane-Rice has a history that goes back decades. The Green Wave are looking to end a skid.
Viewers guide and picks Week 9: Oregon-Utah, Ohio State-Wisconsin, Duke-Louisville
Bob's picks: Forecasting games getting tougher each week
The Davis Enterprise
Stats Corner: Ranking who gets NY6 bid
SB Nation
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/oct-27-kriv (This segment aired twice.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/oct-27-kprc2 (This segment aired twice.)
'Eyewitness Morning News'
WWL-TV (New Orleans)

College football coaches on the hot seat after Week 8
Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren is mentioned.
Athlon Sports

Kedon Slovis brings experience to the BYU offense from years of being around 'really good schemes and coaches'
An article mentions Rice football player J.T. Daniels.

Rice keeps football players fueled, one gummy worm at a time
An article features Rice Athletics intern Daniel Domian. Hans Straub, Rice football's strength and conditioning coach, and Morgen Cote, assistant strength and conditioning coach, are quoted.
Sports Illustrated
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
'Fox 6 News'
WITI-TV (Milwaukee)
http://dateline.rice/oct-27-domian (Similar segment also aired on seven affiliate stations across the U.S.)

UTSA secures defensive records in putting away Rice, 2-0
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team lost to the University of Texas at San Antonio 2-0 Oct. 26.

Army addresses shifting collegiate landscape by joining American, which maintains 14-team structure
An article mentions that Rice is part of the American Athletic Conference.

How Texas' Michael Taaffe went from walk-on to Arch Manning recruiter to defensive playmaker
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Oct. 27 print edition.)

2023-24 season preview: Women's basketball
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play Abilene Christian University Nov. 9.

SMU QB Preston Stone, Mustangs offense want to up their own expectations vs. Tulsa
An article mentions the 1984 football game between Rice and Southern Methodist University.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)

Maalik Murphy to start for Texas: Second-year QB gets nod over Arch Manning to replace Quinn Ewers vs. BYU
An article mentions that Rice's football team played the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 2.
CBS Sports
Texas' Watts, Catalon needed back on the field
Austin American-Statesman (Subscription is required.)
Maalik Murphy to start for Texas vs. BYU; Steve Sarkisian unsure if Arch Manning will play
Jahdae Barron stars at Star for the Texas defense

Game preview: Kansas State
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated the University of Houston Sept. 9.

Tarleton State tennis heads back to ACU for final fall tournament
Rice tennis is mentioned.
The Daily Sweat: Rangers are World Series Game 1 favorites over the Diamondbacks
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Florida Atlantic University Nov. 25.
Yahoo! Sports

Tops get shot at C-USA leader Liberty at home
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and Western Kentucky University.
Bowling Green Daily News