Dateline Rice for Sept. 1, 2023

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Sewing: Ruth Simmons' memoir traces her journey from poverty to Prairie View A&M president
An article features Rice President's Distinguished Fellow Ruth Simmons, author of the memoir "Up Home: One Girl's Journey."
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)


'Newsday' on BBC World Service Radio
A broadcast features Rice research into a fabric-based wearable device that "taps" a user's wrist with pressurized air, silently helping them navigate to their destination. Co-author Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, is interviewed.
BBC Sounds (This segment also aired on 1,400 affiliate radio stations around the world.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-1-preston (Scroll to 18:30)

Three states' polls show why Republicans are all-in on transgender legislation
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, authored an op-ed in The Hill, and he is quoted in several other media outlets.
The Hill (This op-ed also appeared in MSN.)
'Death Star law' to abortion: The new rightwing laws taking effect in Texas
The Guardian
How Paxton's impeachment trial may have a huge impact on Texas' most powerful Republican leaders
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.) 
Ken Paxton allies seek to influence impeachment trial, vow retribution if he's convicted
MSN (This Dallas Morning News article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)
John Whitmire may miss multiple Houston mayoral forums for Ken Paxton impeachment trial
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.) 
Travis County judge declares 'Death Star' bill unconstitutional
Houston Press
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/sept-1-jones (This segment aired 12 times.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/sept-1-jones (This segment aired four times.)

Harris County leads state in fentanyl deaths in 2023, data show
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This Houston Chronicle also appeared on the front page of the Sept. 1 print edition and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

Rice University offers LGBTQ+ services to other colleges in Texas amid new anti-DEI law
An article mentions that Rice PRIDE has extended honorary memberships to LGBTQ students at public colleges and universities across Texas to attend events or utilize resources provided by Rice's Queer Resource Center. PRIDE co-presidents McMurtry College junior Jorge Arnez Gonzales and Martel College senior Cole Holladay are quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in ABC 13 Online, and this segment also aired twice on KTRK-TV and twice on CW 39 in Houston.)


Houston Methodist opens in Ion, Italian space startups to accelerate, and more trending innovation news
A roundup mentions that Rice is No. 9 in the U.S. according to Niche. President Reginald DesRoches is quoted.

Rice Jewish history archives welcomes new program administrator
An article features Melissa Cohen-Nickels, program administrator of the Joan and Stanford Alexander South Texas Jewish Archives at Rice. Joshua Furman, founder and curator of the archives and associate director and lecturer in Jewish studies, is pictured.   
Jewish Herald-Voice

A courtroom drama about feeding unhoused Houstonians
An article features alumnus Nick Cooper.
Texas Observer

Cary Darling's new films: 'The Equalizer,' 'Bottoms' lead list of releases
An article mentions that Rice Cinema will screen "My Duty to Not Stay Silent" Sept. 7.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Sept. 1 print edition and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

10+ can't-miss Houston business and innovation events for September
A roundup mentions that the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship will host the Energy Tech Venture Forum Sept. 21.


KTRH-AM (Houston)
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, is interviewed about criminal organizations involved in human smuggling along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Dragonfly TV
A broadcast features Michael Wong, the Tina and Sunit Patel Professor in Molecular Nanotechnology, a professor and chair of chemical and biomolecular engineering and a professor of chemistry, materials science and nanoengineering and of civil and environmental engineering.
WPGX-TV (Panama City, Florida)

Teacher pay lawsuit (Sept. 1, 2023)
A "Houston Matters" broadcast mentions that Rice is co-hosting the Quark Matter conference, which brings theoretical and experimental physicists from around the world to discuss new developments in high energy heavy ion physics, Sept. 3-9.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Why hundreds of Sheldon Coopers are descending on Houston next week
Houston Public Media


Chemicus daagt tien topwetenschappers uit om ontstaan leven aan te tonen
Research by James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering, is featured.
Reformatorisch Daglad (An English translation is not available.)

EPA awards $25,000 to Rice University for research on PFAS waste in landfills
An article mentions that a team of students from Rice has received a Phase I grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's People, Prosperity and the Planet program to develop a proof of concept for their project to degrade PFAS in landfill leachate.
American Recycler

Duravant appoints group president, food sorting and handling solutions
Alumnus Jack Lee is featured.
Powder & Bulk Solids (This article also appeared in Fresh Plaza.)

Week in review: Auto, security, pervasive computing
An article features the paper "Remote Direct Memory Introspection," which was co-authored by experts at Rice and two other universities and won a distinguished paper award at the USENIX Security Symposium.
Semiconductor Engineering

'The Author's Corner' with Thomas Blake Earle
A Q&A features alumnus Thomas Blake Earle.

It's all about the people: Revolutionizing industrial services
An article features alumnus Tony Hopkins.
BIC Magazine

Best college for English 2024
A roundup features Rice.
University Magazine


LSU names Anzilla Gilmore associate vice president for facility and property oversight
Anzilla Gilmore, interim associate vice president of facilities engineering and planning, is featured.
LSU Media Center
Roundup: Trash collection / LSU facilities oversight / Livingston Parish schools 
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report


College football's biggest challenge is remembering where everybody transferred
An article mentions that Rice's football season will begin with a game against the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 2.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.)
Where college football's 133 starting quarterbacks come from
Depth chart talk dominates Steve Sarkisian's final media availability before No. 11 Texas battles Rice
Big 12 Week One football preview
SB Nation
What to watch for against the Rice Owls
On 3
Texas vs. Rice weekend live thread
On 3
Shedeur Sanders, Marvin Harrison Jr. among stars on NFL scouts' radar in Week 1
Fox Sports
'TWC News All Morning'
Spectrum News Austin
http://dateline.rice/sept-1-sn (This segment aired 12 times.)
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-1-kriv (This segment aired twice.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)

All American — Aug. 30
An article features Rice volleyball player Danyle Courtley.

'Good Morning El Paso'
A broadcast features former Rice track and field athlete Grant Levesque, who recently won a gold medal in the Thorpe Cup, an annual international decathlon and heptathlon meet between the U.S. and Germany.
KVIA-TV (El Paso, Texas)

Hill Happenings
An article mentions Rice basketball player Anthony Selden.
Mission Hill Gazette (This article also appeared in the Sept. 1-Oct. 5 print and digital editions.)

Cross country begins season with trip to Lamar for Early Bird Opener
An article mentions the Rice Invitational cross-country meet Sept. 8.

UTSA to open 2023 season on Saturday night at Houston
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio Nov. 11.

Maddox leads soccer to 2-1 victory against Rice
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team lost to the University of Houston 2-1 Aug. 31.

No. 16 VB gears up for home opener with No. 18 Rice
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play Baylor University Sept. 1.
Baylor volleyball anticipates home opener
Baylor Lariat
No. 15 VB couldn't outlast No. 7 Minnesota in Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge

UH football nearing its first sellout in nearly 7 years
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston Sept. 9.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Houston Cougars reveal sick NFL-themed throwback uniforms for season opener (PHOTOS)

The Gamecock guru
An article features former Rice assistant football coach Pete Lembo.
Columbia Metropolitan

Charlotte football game-by-game preview
A roundup mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Nov. 18.
Niner Times
What to look for in year one under Biff Poggi
Niner Times

Arkansas starts season with Cowboy preview in Stillwater
An article mentions that Rice's cross-country program is No. 9 on the South Central region preseason poll.

No. 18 soccer caps Thursday night's action with Byars' fourth hat trick
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team lost to the University of Texas at Austin 6-0 Aug. 20.

K-State set for opening weekend at Morgan Family Arena
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play Kansas State University Sept. 16.

Cal TE Asher Alberding to face best friend in return to North Texas
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and the University of North Texas.
Sports Illustrated's Cal Sports Report

Razorback MBB announces nonconference schedule
An article mentions the 2019 basketball game between Rice and the University of Arkansas.
5 News

Texas Tech seeks fast start to season in Wyoming
An article mentions former Rice assistant football coach Craig Bohl.
National Football Post

LOOK: Florida arrives for Gator Walk in Salt Lake City
An article mentions the 1953 football game between Rice and the University of Florida.
NCAA 2023: College football realignment tracker
An article mentions that Rice is part of the American Athletic Conference.
ESPN (This article also appeared in ABC 7 Online.)
Conference outlooks for FAMU, B-CU, Stetson, FAU, FIU
Orlando Sentinel (A similar article also appeared in

NC State vs. UConn Week 1 preview
An article mentions former Rice football player Bradley Rozner.
Last Word on Sports
Anae and Armstrong look to make statement with revitalized offense

UConn football's 2023 season preview
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Connecticut Oct. 7.
Fox 61

Utah vs. Florida reaction: 5 quick thoughts
An article mentions the 1977 football game between Rice and the University of Florida.
College Football News

'WLBT News'
A broadcast mentions that Rice's football team played the University of Southern Mississippi in the LendingTree Bowl last December.
WLBT-TV (Jackson, Mississippi)
http://dateline.rice/sept-1-wlbt (This segment aired three times.)

Weekly rankings notes: Scouting insight on three 5-stars and several more prospects
Rice is mentioned.
College football strength of schedule: Phil Steele's 2023 rankings