Dateline Rice for Sept. 6, 2023

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America's small towns are disbanding police forces, citing hiring woes. It's not all bad
An article cites 2022 research by Richard Boylan, professor of economics, into disbanded police departments.
The Associated Press (This article appeared in more than 450 other media outlets since it was in yesterday's Dateline, and it appeared on the front page of the Sept. 6 print edition of the Houston Chronicle and in the print edition of 28 other media outlets across the U.S.)

Why a blockbuster superconductivity claim met a wall of skepticism
Doug Natelson, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Watch former Prairie View A&M President Ruth Simmons talk about her new memoir
An article features Rice President's Distinguished Fellow Ruth Simmons, author of the memoir "Up Home: One Girl's Journey," who discussed her work at Prairie View A&M University Sept. 4.
Yahoo! News (This Texas Tribune article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Sept. 6 print edition of the Chronicle's Bellaire Examiner, Memorial Examiner, Tomball Potpurri, Cypress Creek Mirror, and it was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Hundreds of abandoned oil wells are rotting away in Texas bays
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, is quoted.
Texas Monthly

Dallas Contemporary to host talk about book honoring literary titan Larry McMurtry
An article mentions alumni Bill Broyles, Gregory Curtis and the late Larry McMurtry, a former Rice lecturer.
The Dallas Morning News

Lone Star College students earn top honors at Rice University symposium
An article about the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium at Rice quotes sophomore Cade Sellers.
Woodlands Online (This article also appeared in The Paper.)

Chevron buys 77 acres in Cypress for possible research and development campus
An article mentions the Ion, a Houston-based tech hub owned by the Rice Management Co.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Business section in the Sept. 6 print edition, and it appeared in MSN Weather.)

3 Houston innovators to know this week
A roundup mentions that Rice will host Capital Connect Sept. 6 and Venture Houston Sept. 7.

4 Dallas-Fort Worth universities earn top spots on new list of best US colleges
An article mentions that Rice is No. 1 in Texas according to Niche.
CultureMap Dallas (This article also appeared in CultureMap Fort Worth.)

Things aren't always as they seem
An article mentions that chef Jacques Pepin formerly gave a cooking demonstration at Rice.
Victoria Advocate

University of Houston reveals $35 million campus redesign project
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)


Texas AG Ken Paxton pleads not guilty at impeachment trial then leaves as arguments get underway
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.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)
The week in politics (Sept. 6, 2023)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Texas senators vote to continue Paxton's impeachment trial
Houston Press
The latest on the impeachment trial of TX AG Ken Paxton
KTRH on Spreaker (This segment also aired on KTRH-AM in Houston.)
The latest on the impeachment trial of TX AG Ken Paxton — Mark Jones, Rice University
KTRH on Spreaker
Is Paxton impeachment already a done deal?
KTRH Online
Juicio político contra Ken Paxton: procurador de Texas busca no perder su cargo tras ser acusado por corrupción
Univision Houston (An English translation is not available. This segment also aired on KXLN in Houston.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/sept-6-jones (This segment aired four times.)

David Satterfield — Baker Institute for Public Policy, director
David Satterfield, director of the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about Russia's war on Ukraine. 

Science zero plasmon
A broadcast features Naomi Halas, University Professor and the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, chemistry, physics and astronomy and the director of Rice's Smalley-Curl Institute.
NHK on Vimeo (An English translation is not available. This segment also aired on NHK in Japan.)
http://dateline.rice/sept-6-halas (Scroll to 18:15.)

'Today with Hoda & Jenna'
Rice is mentioned.
KPRC-TV (Houston)

'13 Eyewitness News'
A broadcast cites a survey by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research into the top priorities of Houston residents.
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/sept-6-ktrk (This segment aired three times.)

An answer on "Jeopardy" mentions Rice research that led to the discovery of buckminsterfullerenes, or "buckyballs," a new form of carbon.
KJUD-TV (Juneau, Alaksa)


Baker Institute gala co-chair Franci Neely prepares for fall event featuring Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger
An article mentions that Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy will hold its 30th anniversary gala Oct. 26 with moderated discussions that feature Henry Kissinger, Hillary Rodham Clinton and James A. Baker III, honorary chair of the Baker Institute and former U.S. secretary of state. The article quotes or mentions Baker Institute Board of Advisors members Franci Neely, Ann Stern and John Eddie Williams Jr.; Edward Djerejian, former director of the Baker Institute; and David Satterfield, director of the Baker Institute. Neely is quoted in Vents Magazine.
Franci Neely sings the praises of Jake Heggie's new opera
Vents Magazine

UAE sets up federal gaming regulator, paving way for casinos and gambling
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Investment Monitor

Slavery reparations in the Caribbean: What to expect?
An article mentions SlaveVoyages, a digital repository of ship voyages along the trans-Atlantic and intra-American routes that is currently housed at Rice.
Americas Quarterly

Rice University Shepherd School of Music announces 2023-24 season
An article features the 2023-24 season of Rice's Shepherd School of Music.

Your Daily Phil: Hillel launches Talmud-inspired mental health fellowship
An article mentions Rice's Joan and Stanford Alexander South Texas Jewish Archives.


Five Texas cities rated in top 10 of real estate study
Nikhil Shah, adjunct professor in management at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Oakdale Leader (This article also appeared in Riverbank News, Off Plan Property Exchange and the Clayton County Register.)

Johanna Dunaway named research director for the Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship
Alumna Johanna Dunaway is featured.
Syracuse University News

10 new faculty join Cornell
Alumna Bing Yuan is featured.
Cornell College News Center


Rice turns attention to UH and Bayou Bucket after loss to Texas and positive signs against Longhorns
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston Sept. 9. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 6 print edition.)
Top 15 sports and games in Houston this month: September 2023
365 Things To Do in Houston
'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)

Family beckoned Georgia hero Adonai Mitchell home to Texas. The Longhorns are loaded at receiver
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.)
Big 12 football power rankings: TCU shows it's not ready for Prime Time
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Kelvin Banks looks to recreate strong performance versus Alabama knowing Texas must communicate to make it happen
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Stanford sweeps Rice
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team lost to Stanford University 3-0 Sept. 5. (This article also appeared in BVM Sports.)
NCAA volleyball: Stanford sweeps Rice; big wins for Abilene Christian, Portland State

AAC standing pat on realignment — for the time being
An article mentions that Rice is part of the American Athletic Conference.
Sports Business Journal

Volleyball squares off against UL-Lafayette
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team lost to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette 3-0 Aug. 29.

In the web: What 'they' are saying about Baylor in Week 2
Rice is mentioned.

DCTF's recruiting tales from the road — Week 2
A roundup mentions that Rhys Phillips has committed to play football at Rice.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
Game preview: UTSA vs. Texas State
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio Nov. 11.
WOAI Online

No. 14 VB set for road match with SMU
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team lost to Baylor University 3-1 Sept. 1.

No. 7 volleyball's O'Neal named Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 11.


Rice University political expert available to discuss how impeached Texas attorney general, 'thorn in side of Biden Administration,' hopes to avoid removal from office
As Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's impeachment trial begins, Rice political scientist Mark Jones is available to discuss how the state's chief law enforcement officer hopes to avoid conviction and removal from office. "No other state attorney general has represented a greater thorn in the side of the Biden Administration than Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton," said Jones, a professor of political science at Rice and expert on Texas state politics.