Dateline Rice for Sept. 22, 2023

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Ken Paxton acquittal could quiet future whistleblowers, experts say
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.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune.)
Why Texas business shrugs at threat of government shutdown
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)
Texas districts mull school closures amid declining enrollment, competition from charters
MSN (This article originally appeared in The 74.)

French artist builds a bird's 'Nest' at Rice University using virtual reality and on-campus trash
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. Frauke Josenhans, curator of the Moody Center, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)

What happens when the boss invites you to Bible study?
An article features Rice research into how some religious Americans view their work as a spiritual calling.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.) 

'Fly Me to the Moon'
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
La Vanguardia


The origins of white, Christian supremacy
David Brockman, nonresident scholar in the Religion and Public Policy Program at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an article.
Texas Observer

Moody Center for the Arts commissions five temporary public artworks
An article mentions that Rice's Moody Center for the Arts has commissioned five large-scale works to be installed throughout the campus for its Tent Series, Off the Wall at Brochstein Pavilion and Platform installation programs. Alison Weaver, director of the Moody Center, is quoted.

Q&A: MJ Khan, Houston mayoral candidate, answers questions from the editorial board
Alumnus M.J. Khan is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Students find 'home' in Jewish campus community
An article about Chabad at Rice quotes co-director Nechama Slonim and Rice student Sam Farman.
Jewish Herald-Voice

United taps a Houston startup for business, award tickets go on sale, and more trending innovation news
A roundup mentions that Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business is ranked No. 19 according to Bloomberg Businessweek, and it features Rice's new O'Connor Building for Engineering and Science. 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, is quoted. 
Ten biggest surprises in Businessweek's 2023-2024 MBA ranking
Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)

3 Houston universities rise to the top in new list of best Texas schools for 2024
An article about U.S. News & World Report rankings mentions that Rice is No. 1 in Texas, No. 17 in the nation and that Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business is No. 2 in Texas. 
CultureMap Houston

What we found out about Houston 'Love is Blind' contestants
An article featuring James Johnson IV mentions that he attends Rice.
Who is James Milton Johnson? 'Love is Blind' Season 5 star to look for goal-oriented partner as he appears on Netflix show
MSN Entertainment (This article originally appeared in Meaww.)

Cary Darling's films include 'Expend4bles,' 'Dumb Money' 'Stop Making Sense'
An article mentions that Rice Cinema will screen 'Mandibles' Sept. 23.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 22 print edition.)


Outsiders' views of Texas (Sept. 22, 2023)
An article mentions the recent performance of the Rice Marching Owl Band. Chuck Throckmorton, director of university bands, is mentioned.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Drake becomes a Houstonian: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the week
Houston Public Media


Rice University psychologist Michelle Hebl wins Advancing Women in Leadership Award
An article featuring Mikki Hebl, the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Chair of Psychology, professor at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, mentions that she is the recipient of the Advancing Women in Leadership Award from the Academy of Management.
Women in Academia Report

Study finds peer religious discrimination harms mental health more than exclusionary organizational policies
An article features collaborative Rice research into the impact on an individual's mental health from religious discrimination. Co-author Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, professor of sociology, director of the Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, is quoted.
Medical Xpress

Split gene-editing tool offers greater precision
An article features collaborative Rice research developing a gene-editing tool that is more precise and easier to control. Co-authors Xue Sherry Gao, the Ted N. Law Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and an assistant professor of chemistry and bioengineering, and graduate student Hongzhi Zeng are quoted.

Regulating emotions during negative experiences may lessen troubling memories
An article features Rice research into training strategies for depressed individuals. Co-author Stephanie Leal, assistant professor of psychological sciences, is quoted.
Medical Xpress

Secret shopper investigation reveals differences in hospital price transparency over the phone and online
An article features collaborative Rice research into U.S. hospitals that found there was a significant difference in prices found online and those given over the phone. Co-author Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Health and Biosciences, is quoted.

European energy at risk of overdependence on unreliable supply: Report
An article features research into European liquefied natural gas contracts co-authored by Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Steven Miles, fellow in global natural gas in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute.
Tech Xplore (An excerpt of this article also appeared in Daily Tech Geek.)

Four women who have been appointed to endowed professorships
A roundup featuring Cynthia Reinhart-King mentions that she will be the John W. Cox Chair of Bioengineering and chair of the bioengineering department at Rice effective July 1, 2024.
Women in Academia Report

New milestones despite tricky boulders
Graduate student Eleanor Moreland authored an article.
Space Daily

Rice University PRIDE offers honorary membership to LGBTQ+ students impacted by Texas anti-DEI laws
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-president Martel College senior Cole Holladay is quoted.
Best Colleges

Alley Theatre launches Yo Soy Houston mariachi community project
An article mentions that Rice's Mariachi Luna Llena will perform at Alley Theatre Sept. 24 and Sept. 30.

The asthenosphere: The mysterious world beneath
Alumna Alana Semple is quoted.
ZME Science

Friday feature: Bridges to science
Rice is mentioned.
Cato Institute


A Houston l'Aperi-Networking del Comites con Andrea Bajani
Andrea Bajani, distinguished writer in residence in the Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures, is featured.
AISE (An English translation is not available.)

MontClairVoyant: Where the suburb meets toxicity
Rice is mentioned.
MontClair Local

Taking up residence
An article features art that is part of the collection of Rice's Moody Center for the Arts.


Dom Amore: UConn football in a familiar place, looking for a way up from the bottom
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Southern Florida Sept. 23.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Hartford Courant, and it appeared in KDH News.)
College football Week 4 guide: FSU, Deion Sanders and UCF's Big 12 debut
Tampa Bay Times (Subscription is required.)
Daquan Evans: The Bulls' quiet leader 'could've very easily been a statistic'
From Texas A&M to Houston, checking in on the state of Texas' hot seats: Ask the Texpert
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
USF Bulls open AAC play against Rice University Owls on Saturday
WFLA Online
Load management costs fans who paid big money to see Messi in Orlando | Commentary
Orlando Sentinel (Subscription is required.)
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-22-kriv (This segment aired twice.)

Soccer thrashes Rice, 6-0
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team lost to the University of North Texas 6-0 Sept. 21.
Florida Atlantic, Memphis, North Texas pick up wins on Thursday
UTSA falls just short in intense AAC battle with No. 12 Memphis
Wesco returns to UNT's lineup as Mean Green trounce rival Rice
The Banner-Press

NCAA volleyball: Pitt, BYU, GT, Tennessee, Penn St., A&M, Indiana, USC win
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team defeated the University of Alabama at Birmingham 3-0 Sept. 20. Owls Danyele Courtley and Saraha Maruska are highlighted.

Midway ISD to elevate Reed, Harlan, Farmer into Athletic Hall of Fame
An article featuring former Rice track and field athlete Ryan Harlan mentions that he will be inducted into the Midway ISD Athletic Hall of Fame Sept. 29.
Waco Tribune-Herald

No. 3 Texas at Baylor: 5 things to watch in Longhorns' Big 12 farewell tour
An article mentions that Rice's football team lost to the University of Texas at Austin 37-10 Sept. 2. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Hostile environment at Baylor will open the 'Embrace the Hate' tour for No. 3 Texas
MSN (This article originally appeared in SB Nation.)
Quinn Ewers and Caleb Williams among Heisman favorites
Sports Illustrated's Longhorns Country (This article also appeared in BVM.)
Steve Sarkisian optimistic about Isaiah Neyor coming off of injury
On 3
Texas football HC Steve Sarkisian gives huge CJ Baxter injury update
Clutch Points

How much do punters make in NFL? Ranking the Top 5 highest-paid punters
A roundup features former Rice football player Jack Fox.

Football searches for first win against Gardner Webb
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play East Carolina University Sept. 30.
The East Carolinian

Tigers top tough competition at UIW Invitational
An article mentions that Rice runners competed in the UIW Invitational cross country meet Sept. 16.

Air Force vs. San Jose State prediction game preview
Rice football is mentioned.
College Football News

6A football notebook: Future UTRGV QB takes field against Harlingen High
Rice is mentioned.

The right time
An article mentions that Rice was part of the Southwest Conference.

Game primer: Football hits road for No. 12 Alabama
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and the University of Mississippi.

NSU welcomes UIW for second SLC game
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team lost to the University of the Incarnate Word 2-0 Aug. 17.

Houston Cougars, off to 1-2 start, try to get back on track with visit from Sam Houston
An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated the University of Houston 43-41 Sept. 9.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
10 best college football predictions against the spread Week 4
College Football News
Texas Tech football: Next three games crucial for Red Raiders
Big 12 Week 4 football preview
SB Nation
2023 Week 4 game preview: Sam Houston Bearkats at Houston Cougars
SB Nation

Virginia vs. NC State game preview, score prediction
An article mentions Rice football player Bradley Rozner.
Sports Illustrated's Cavaliers Now

Key East Division matchup highlights opening week of Sun Belt volleyball slate
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team lost to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette 3-0 Aug. 29.


Rice trustee Terrence Gee and family donate $1M to university
Rice trustee Terrence Gee and family have donated $1 million to the university to help establish the Dr. Anthony B. Pinn Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Center for African and African American Studies. Gee '86, a member of the humanities advisory board and the Rice Board of Trustees, and his wife, Terri, are long-standing champions of the humanities at Rice. The Dr. Anthony B. Pinn Postdoctoral Fellowship is intended to recruit the best and brightest scholars from the humanities and social sciences whose research is pivotal to African and African American Studies.

Acclaimed conductor Robert Spano to lead Shepherd School chamber, symphony orchestras Sept. 28-30
Acclaimed conductor Robert Spano, music director of the Aspen Music Festival and School and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, will take the Stude Concert Hall stage later this month to kick off the Rice Shepherd School of Music's 2023-24 season as he leads the university's chamber orchestra Sept. 28 and its symphony orchestra Sept. 29-30. All three concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m.