Dateline Rice for Sept. 12, 2023

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Inside Rice University's new engineering science building, one of its largest projects in a decade
An article features Rice's O'Connor Building for Engineering Science, which will house the Rice Advanced Materials Institute and have space for research laboratories, classrooms, a café and meeting and event areas. The building is named for the late Ralph O'Connor, a former member of the Rice Board of Trustees. Community members quoted include Thomas Killian, dean of the Wiess School of Natural Sciences and professor of physics and astronomy; James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering; Brad Thacker, O'Connor Building director of operations; Angie Chen, senior project manager at Rice's facilities, engineering and planning department; and graduate student Lucas Eddy. 
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)

Study shows racial component in US flood program
An article features research by James Elliott, professor and chair of sociology, which found that even after suffering flood damage, homeowners in mostly white communities prefer to accept higher risk of disaster repeating itself than relocate to areas with more racial diversity and less flood risk.
'KVUE News Daybreak'
KVUE-TV (Austin)

New Houston mayoral campaign attack ads signal the time for pleasantries is over
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 the Houston Chronicle.)

Florida Southern lecture series opens in Lakeland with author of book on Rawlings
An article mentions that Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, will speak at the Florida Lecture Series at Florida Southern College March 28, 2024. Brinkley is quoted in Spiegel.
MSN (This article originally appeared in The Ledger.)
Biden versucht's noch einmal
Spiegel (An English translation is not available.)

Pemex pide otros 4 mil 63 mdp para extraer vía fracking
Miriam Grunstein, contributing expert and scholar in the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN Mexico (An English translation is not available. This article originally appeared in El Universal.)

Migrantes que trabajan en la recuperación de desastres temen venir a la Florida por ley estatal
Sergio Chavez, associate professor of sociology, is quoted.
El Nuevo Herald (An English translation is not available.)

A shady, secret presidential perk
Former Rice President David Leebron is mentioned.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Subscription is required.)

Today in History: Sept. 12, Voyager 1 becomes first man-made object to leave the solar system
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets both online and in print, and an excerpt also appeared in the Sept. 12 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
Isolated showers and cool
WCBS-FM (New York)
http://dateline.rice/sept-12-wcbs (Similar segments aired on more than 30 stations across the U.S.)


Rice University launches research innovation grant program with VC fund in the works
An article mentions that Rice's Office of Innovation has established the One Small Step Grant initiative, which will provide funding of up to $100,000 to five faculty members working on projects with commercial potential. Paul Cherukuri, vice president for innovation and associate research professor of electrical and computer engineering, is quoted.
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)

Westbury Square was supposed to be a quaint touch of Europe in Houston. Now it's an eyesore.
Mike Vessels, receiving coordinator for Rice's Fondren Library, is quoted. The article also mentions a 2005 essay from Rice's Cite magazine. 
Houston Press

Mudhif on Rice campus tells the story of Marsh Arabs and a dying ecosystem
An article mentions that a mudhif, a large structure made of reeds that serves as a community center in the Iraqi marshes, will be constructed on Rice's campus and used for some classes. The project is located next to the Moody Center for the Arts and celebrated a grand opening Sept. 9. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Star section in the Sept. 12 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

UT recognizes another group of incredible faculty members through promotion and tenure process
Alumna Shalene Jha is featured.
UT News

Zine Fest Houston's nebulous history is all part of its legacy
Alumna María-Elisa Heg is featured.

This college was just ranked the best in Texas
An article mentions that Rice is No. 64 in the U.S. according to The Wall Street Journal.
News Break


Adapting to climate change in Houston (Sept. 12, 2023)
A "Houston Matters" broadcast features discussions with Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law, co-director of Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, about coastal flood mitigation and Cymene Howe, professor of anthropology, about how to adapt to a changing climate.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
This won't be Houston's last extremely hot summer. Are you ready for what's next?
Houston Public Media

9/11 survivor Houston's Billy Forney talks about being on the 85th floor of tower one when terror struck
Alumnus Billy Forney, who was on the 85th floor of 1 World Trade Center the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, is featured. Forney threw out the first pitch at a charity baseball game between Houston fire and police departments hosted by Rice's Reckling Park Sept. 11.
Click2Houston (This segment also aired five times on KPRC-TV in Houston.)
HPD, HFD face off in annual 'Battle of the Badges' baseball game
KHOU Online (This segment aired three times on KHOU-TV in Houston.)

Composting companies help keep your food waste out of landfills
An article mentions that Moonshot Compost is a partner of Rice's food waste diversion program.
Fox 26 Online (This segment aired twice KRIV-TV in Houston.)


Virus-searing gloves may one day replace disposables
An article features collaborative Rice research developing a composite textile with an electrically conductive layer that may replace single-use nitrile gloves widely used in health care settings. Graduate student Marquise Bell is quoted and pictured in New Atlas. quotes or mentions co-authors Bell, Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, Yizhi Jane Tao, professor of biosciences, and graduate student Kai Ye.
New Atlas
You can leave your gloves on: Self-decontaminating fabric enables multiuse personal protective equipment

Antidepressants may reduce negative memories, improve memory in depressed individuals
An article features collaborative Rice research that found that antidepressants may reduce negative memories in individuals suffering from depression while improving overall memory function. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Stephanie Leal, assistant professor of psychological sciences; graduate students Madelyn Castro and Lorena Ferguson; alumni Taylor Phillips and Rishi Vas; and former lab manager Amritha Harikumar. This research is also featured in a roundup by WGN.
Women treated for cancer as a child face increased risk for breast cancer — and more
WGN Online (This segment also aired on WGN-TV in Chicago, and this article also appeared in MSN Health.)

Demystifying the synthetic drug menace: India's struggles and strategies
An article cites research co-authored by Nathan Jones, nonresident scholar in drug policy and Mexico studies in the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Small Wars Journal

Mikulska: Na szlaku transformacji należy pamiętać o drobiazgach wartych miliardy (ROZMOWA)
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured. (An English translation is not available.)

Between the ears with Courtney Cooper
Alumna Courtney Cooper is featured.
Eventing Nation

Electrochemical processes for advancing carbon capture efficiency
An article features Rice research into carbon capture technology.


Scholarship Corner: Environmental leadership earns awards for Pleasanton students from Go Green Initiative
Duncan College sophomore Victoria Liu is featured.
Pleasanton Weekly
UConn law faculty adds experience and expertise
Alumna Casey Faucon is featured.
UConn Today

EU se beneficiaría con 14 mil mdd anuales si otorgara ciudadanía a migrantes: Estudio
An article cites a new study by Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy into migrant amnesty.

3 ways Christian nationalism redefined American politics after 9/11
Zahra Jamal, former associate director for community engagement at Rice's Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance, is quoted. (This article also appeared in, Jordan News and


Kirk Herbstreit ranks top college football coaches from Week 2
An article features Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren following the Owls' win over the University of Houston 43-41 Sept. 9. Owl J.T. Daniels, who has been named the American Athletic Conference's Offensive Player of the Week, is featured in three additional media outlets
On 3 (This article also appeared in Saturday Down South.)
J.T. Daniels, Trey Moore sweep AAC Players of Week for state of Texas
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
American Athletic Conference keeps the football honors in Texas with Rice and UTSA
Former USC Trojan J.T. Daniels leads Rice over Houston in double OT
Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in USA Today's Trojans Wire.)

No. 6 volleyball sweeps Rice
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team lost to the University of Texas at Austin 3-0 Sept. 11.
Sweeps for Louisville, Tennessee; UCLA upsets UH; GT, Baylor, Creighton win
Texas volleyball sweeps Rice but will be tested as they host ranked teams later this week

De La Fuente leads all at Argent Financial Classic
An article mentions that Rice's golf team is tied for third after the second day of competition in the Argent Financial Classic tournament Sept. 10-12.

Texas defense emerging as a dominant group for No. 4 Longhorns after 2 games
An article mentions that Rice's football team lost to the University of Texas at Austin 37-10 Sept. 2.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

Rice postgame: G. Guerrieri
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team lost to Texas A&M University 4-0 Sept. 10.
The Eagle
Highlights: A&M 4, Rice 0
The Eagle

Cardinal women win Rice meet; men take fourth
An article mentions the Rice women's cross country team placed second in the Rice Invitational meet Sept. 8.
University Press

Pac-12 women's volleyball weekly awards — Sept. 11, 2023
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team lost to Stanford University 3-0 Sept. 5.

College football TV schedule 2023: Dates, kickoff times, networks and streaming
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Texas Southern University Sept. 16.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)

Rice adds Prairie View A&M to 2025 football schedule
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Prairie View A&M in 2025.

CBS Sports ranks all 133 college football teams from best to worst
Rice football is mentioned.

Pac-12 Performance Awards, presented by Nextiva — football Week Two
An article mentions the 2012 football game between Rice and the University of California at Los Angeles.

From the archives: September in UH history
An article mentions that the University of Houston's football team played its home games at Rice Stadium between 1952-1965.
The Daily Cougar

Stratton's Stand: Assessing UConn football's chances against their 10 remaining opponents 
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Connecticut Oct. 7.
The Daily Campus

Can Boise State regain its mojo? Did SMU buy the last power conference spot? G5 mailbag
An article mentions that Rice is part of the American Athletic Conference.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)


Rice Biotech Launch Pad accelerator aims to rapidly turn medical and health discoveries into cures
Rice today introduced the Rice Biotech Launch Pad, a Houston-based accelerator focused on expediting the translation of the university's health and medical technology discoveries into cures. Supported by federal grants and philanthropic gifts, the new accelerator will bring together local researchers with a national network of industry executives, additional funding sources and about 15,000 square feet of accelerator space.

Rice to celebrate Our Heritage Month
Rice is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, by spotlighting the history, contributions and achievements of Latino communities, especially as they relate to the campus community. Rice's Hispanic Heritage Month planning committee has titled the event "Our Heritage Month" in an effort to delve deeper into the ways that Hispanic identity is represented in the United States.