Dateline Rice for Sept. 19, 2023

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These are the top colleges and top 'value schools,' according to US News & World Report's latest rankings
Several articles about U.S. News & World Report rankings mention that Rice is No. 17 in the nation overall and No. 5 for best value. The Houston Business Journal also mentions that Rice is ranked No. 27 for research/creative, No. 31 for most innovative and No. 184 for social mobility, and it lists the following rankings of undergraduate programs: No. 6 for teaching; No. 21 for business; No. 31 for entrepreneurship; No. 33 for computer science; and No. 34 for psychology. President Reginald DesRoches is quoted in the Houston Business Journal and KHOU Online.
The Boston Globe (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Money.)
University of Houston jumps up US News & World Report's 2024 ranks; Rice still No. 1 in Texas
Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)
UH and Rice celebrating rankings on list of top universities by US News & World Report
KHOU Online (This article also appeared in MSN Money.)
Here's how Texas' universities fared in the US News & World Report rankings
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Money.)
New ranking places UT-Austin, UH among nation's best colleges
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in MSN and 10 other media outlets.)
Rice leads Texas schools in 2024 US News & World Report's college rankings
Houston Public Media
Where the University of Texas ranks among public universities
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in Axios.)
Texas A&M enters nation's top 20 public universities in US News rankings
The Eagle
Baylor undergraduate first-year experiences, learning communities jump into national top 10 in latest US News rankings
Baylor University's Media and Public Relations
University of Texas moves up 6 spots among best public colleges in new US News ranking
Austin American-Statesman (This article appeared on the front of the Metro & State section in the Sept. 19 print edition, and it was in yesterday's Dateline.)
Three Dallas-Fort Worth universities crack top 10 in US News 'best colleges in Texas' list
UT ranks No. 9 among US public universities
Austin Business Journal
2024 US News & World Report — national universities
'CBS 4 This Morning'
KDBC-TV (El Paso, Texas)
'Good Day Lubbock'
KJTV-TV (Lubbock, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/sept-19-kjtv (This segment aired four times.)

Acquitted by the Texas Senate, Ken Paxton still faces legal problems
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. Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute, is interviewed by KIAH-TV.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 19 print edition.)
Senate's Paxton acquittal wasn't based on conscience — only calculation (Opinion)
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the Sept. 19 print edition, and it was in yesterday's Dateline.)
Texas AG Ken Paxton cleared of all 16 charges in impeachment trial
Denver 7 Online
'Newswest 9'
KWES-TV (Odessa, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/sept-19-jones (This segment aired twice.)
KLBJ-AM (Austin)
http://dateline.rice/sept-19-jones (This segment aired twice.)
Ken Paxton wurde vom texanischen Senat freigesprochen und hat immer noch mit rechtlichen Problemen zu kämpfen (An English translation is not available.)
'ABC 13 Eyewitness News on CW 39'
KIAH-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-19-stein (This segment aired four times.)

US-Venezuela relations at a tipping point: investors bet on possible sanctions relief
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. (This article also appeared in MSN International and Africa News.)

Cele mai bizare realizări științifice, premiate la ediția a 33-a a Premiului Ig Nobel
A roundup features collaborative Rice research that repurposed deceased spiders as mechanical grippers. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow; Anoop Rajappan, research scientist and a Rice Academy Junior Fellow; and graduate students Faye Yap, Zhen Liu and Trevor Shimokusu. 
Euro News (Romania; an English translation is not available.)
Najbizarnija naučna dostignuća nagrađena i ove godine: Koliko je dlačica u nozdrvi i zašto naučnici ližu kamenje 
Euro News (Serbia; an English translation is not available.)
Watch: Ig Nobel Prize winners include smart toilet, reanimated robot spiders
Yahoo! News UK (This article originally appeared in UPI.)
Lécher des cailloux, l'activité sexuelle des anchois ... Ces recherches scientifiques récompensées aux anti-Nobel (An English translation is not available.)
BBC Guernsey
WGN-AM (Chicago)

Column: Billie Jean King's 'Battle of the Sexes' triumph still inspiring 50 years later
An article mentions that members of the Rice track and field team carried Billie Jean King on a throne to her match against Bobby Riggs at the Astrodome in 1973.
Los Angeles Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in and MSN.)


Wastewater researchers: Houston COVID levels are high. Take care. (Opinion)
Lauren Stadler, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at Rice' Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Kathy Ensor, the Noah G. Harding Professor of Statistics and director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research's Urban Data Platform, co-authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Rice marching band mocks Houston ISD superintendent with Austin Powers-inspired halftime show
An article features a recent performance by the Rice Marching Owl Band. Duncan College junior Ethan Goore is quoted in several articles; Chuck Throckmorton, director of university bands, is quoted in Houston Public Media and the second Houston Chronicle article; and Duncan College junior Dasseny Arreola also is quoted in KHOU Online. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Sept. 19 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Rice University band trolls Mike Miles with halftime show criticizing actions since Houston ISD takeover
Houston Public Media
Rice marching band lampoons 'Dr. Evil' HISD leader Mike Miles at halftime
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Rice band mocks HISD Superintendent Mike Miles during performance
KHOU Online (This segment also aired four times on KHOU-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in MSN Entertainment.)
Rice University band performs satirical take on changes within HISD
KHOU Online 
The MOB versus Mike Miles
Off the Kuff
Houston: Rice University marching band parodies Mike Miles in halftime show
Diane Ravitch's blog
Texas Public Radio
KSTX-FM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/sept-19-kstx (This segment also aired on seven affiliate stations across Texas.)

Half of Houston renters struggle to pay for housing. Will the next mayor take notice?
An article cites a study by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research into Houston housing affordability.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Sept. 19 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Houston's Eldorado Ballroom restoration earns prestigious national award
An article about the Eldorado Ballroom, a Third Ward building that has served its community with music and culture and received a 2023 Modernism In America Award from Docomomo US, mentions that it was designed by late alumnus Lenard Gabert Sr., who was part of Rice's first graduating class of architecture students in 1917.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Star section and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

Sports sponsorship roundup: Latest deals with Houston's pro teams and colleges
An article features the news that Rice Athletics signed a multiyear sponsorship deal with Amerant Bank.
Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)

Drake says he's about to officially call Houston home
An article mentions that Rice's mascot is an owl.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)


The slow energy transition (Sept. 19, 2023)
An article features artist Laure Prouvost, whose exhibit "Above Front Tears Nest in South" is on view at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, and this Houston organization wants to make sure you’re ready
Rice is mentioned.
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-19-kprc (This segment aired twice.)


DOE backs Rice study of how soils store carbon
An article features Mark Torres, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, and Evan Ramos, postdoctoral fellow and a Rice Academy Junior Fellow, who won a 3-year grant from the Department of Energy to investigate soil as a form of carbon storage.
Environmental News Network

Novel process affordably turns waste plastic into 'green' hydrogen
An article features Rice research that developed a low-emissions method of harvesting hydrogen from plastic waste. Co-authors James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering, and alumnus Kevin Wyss are quoted.
Plastics Engineering

Cone Health names Brian Boies as chief academic officer
Alumnus Brian Boies is featured.
Triad Business Journal
Boies to lead education and research at Cone Health
Cone Health

Floods, superbugs and lessons from Texas
An article cites Rice research measuring pathogenic bacteria from homes flooded by Hurricane Harvey.
Future of Personal Health

Motif conducts human trials for brain implant to treat depression
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
Manufacturing Business Technology


Business leader, philanthropist Robert Addison Day dies at 79
An article featuring the late Robert Day mentions that he was a Founders Circle Member of Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
The Orange County Register (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets online and in 10 other media outlets in print.)
Business giant, philanthropist Robert Day dies at 79
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in MyNewsLA.)

Juilliard Quartet at Howland Music Chamber Circle
Karim Al-Zand, professor of composition and theory at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
The Millbrook Independent

Dover String Quartet — Sept. 27, 2023
An article mentions that some members of the Dover Quartet studied at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
The Montrealer


Football players of the week: SMU, South Florida, North Texas players honored
An article mentions that Rice football player J.T. Daniels has been named to the American Athletic Conference's Weekly Honor Roll list. (This article also appeared in BCSNN.)

Tulsa's Cassaday, Pecalli repeat volleyball weekly honors
An article mentions that Rice volleyball player Danyle Courtley has been named to the American Athletic Conference's Weekly Honor Roll list.

USF's Daquan Evans earns AAC Defensive Player of Week
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of South Florida Sept. 23.
MSN (This article originally appeared in WFLA Online.)
Bulls take No. 10 Alabama to the limit before falling 17-3
USF football's Evans earns American Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor
College football TV schedule 2023: Dates, kickoff times, networks and streaming
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
WUSF-FM (Tampa Bay, Florida)
http://dateline.rice/sept-19-wusf (This segment aired three times.)

ECU, Rice set for evening kickoff in Houston on Sept. 30
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play East Carolina University Sept. 30.

Mustangs tie AAC record in 6-3 win over Rice
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team lost to Southern Methodist University 6-3 Sept. 15.
Mustangs travel to Rice | Thursday 7PM
Nyah Rose, Emma Alvord earn AAC weekly honors
UAB, East Carolina, SMU earn weekly honors

SMU sweeps LSU in Sunday finale
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play the University of Alabama at Birmingham Sept. 20.

No. 3 Texas a dominant second half team as Longhorns head into Big 12 play
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.)
College football rankings: CBS Sports 133 features new top five ahead of Week 4 action 
Will No. 3 Texas' sudden fourth-quarter dominance pay off in Big 12 play?
Fox Sports
Kansas at Texas matchup to air on ABC at 2:30 p.m.
Texas needs Alabama version of Quinn Ewers going forward, not the Wyoming version
Austin American-Statesman
No. 3/6 football preview: At Baylor
Baylor head coach Dave Aranda offers quote that states importance of Texas game
On 3
FB hosts No. 3/6 Texas in final matchup as league foes
Sherrington: Josh Jung, Adolis Garcia can't get back on Rangers roller coaster soon enough
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
Kirk Herbstreit ranks his top four teams in college football following Week 3
On 3

Welcome home, Cougars: Big 12 bids welcome with reality check
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated the University of Houston 43-41 Sept. 9.
The Daily Cougar
For now, UH's Dana Holgorsen stands pat on offensive changes; challenges backups to compete
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Sept. 19 print edition.)
Ranking the Big 12, with the incoming Pac-12 football schools, through Week 3
Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in Trojans Wire.)
WVU is not the bottom of the Big 12
MSN (This article originally appeared in VOM.)
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)

SWAC notebook: Grambling getting good quarterback play from transfer Myles Crawley
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated Texas Southern University 59-7 Sept. 16.
The Advocate (Subscription is required.)

No. 11 volleyball opens Big East play with road trip to Butler and Xavier
An article features former Rice volleyball player Ellie Bichelmeyer.

Cal faces No. 5 Stanford with undefeated record to defend
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team lost to Stanford University 3-0 Sept. 5.
The Daily Californian

2023 HERO Sports G5 top 25 rankings: Week 4
A roundup mentions Rice football.
HERO Sports


Rice to host 'Go! ENTREPRENEUR TOUR Experience' with Damon Dash Sept. 23

Rice's Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning is partnering with DiverseCiti Houston to celebrate the influence and impact that 50 years of hip-hop has made on the world of business and entrepreneurship. The Go! ENTREPRENEUR Experience P.O.M - P.O.M Lifestyle Tour featuring New York hip-hop entrepreneur and record executive Damon Dash kicks off Sept. 23 at Rice.

Hospital prices vary for those who call to ask, report shows
Hospitals in the United States may quote vastly different prices for their services – depending on how you find that information, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine. In this cross-sectional study of 60 U.S. hospitals, there was a significant difference in prices found online and those given over the phone to "secret shoppers."

Rice to host BLAC Fall 2023 Virtual Symposium Sept. 22-23
Rice will host the Black Leadership Across Campuses Fall 2023 Virtual Symposium Sept. 22-23. This two-day symposium is part of a series of conferences addressing a range of themes that explore the mission and cultural worlds framed by historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The goal is to develop and nurture strategies for fostering generations of academic leadership equipped to address issues of justice demanding attention, and to do this in ways that entail collaboration across HBCUs and predominantly white institutions.