Dateline Rice for Jan. 25, 2024

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Thinking about work as a calling can be meaningful, but there can be unexpected downsides as well
Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair and Professor of Sociology, director of the Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance, Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, and graduate student Brenton Kalinowski co-authored an article.
The Conversation (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)

Big deal or small beer? Saudi debates first store for booze
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (Great Britain; this AFP article also appeared in 40 other media outlets.)
Saudi Arabia to allow first alcohol sales in 72 years, dividing opinion
The Guardian (This and similar articles also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)

Your health care costs went up in 2023. It won't stop in 2024, experts say
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.
The Spokesman-Review (This Dallas Morning News article appeared in 10 other media outlets and was in yesterday's Dateline.)


Rice startup Motif Neurotech lands $18.7M Series A round to fund depression-treating device
An article features Jacob Robinson, professor of electrical and computer engineering and bioengineering and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow; Sameer Sheth and Sunil Sheth, adjunct associate professors of electrical and computer engineering; and Kaiyuan Yang, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. Omid Veiseh, associate professor of bioengineering and faculty director of the Rice Biotech Launch Pad accelerator, is mentioned. The article also mentions that Rice and Woodside Energy have partnered to create the Woodside-Rice Decarbonization Accelerator, which aims to bring decarbonization technology from Rice labs to market. Philanthropy News Digest features the decarbonization accelerator and quotes President Reginald DesRoches.
Rice University medical device spinout secures nearly $19M series A
Rice University receives $12.5 million for decarbonization initiative
Philanthropy News Digest

2024 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Engineering: Ashok Veeraraghavan, Ph.D.
An article features Ashok Veeraraghavan, professor of electrical and computer engineering, who will receive the 2024 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Engineering from the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology.
Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology on YouTube

Jewelry brand Gorjana ready to open 3rd Houston store in Rice Village
The Rice Management Co. is mentioned.
Houston Business Journal


Despite hundreds of signatures, Dickinson's attorney says three things invalidated a mayoral recall
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.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV, and this article also appeared in MSN.)
Will Biden's EV push cost him come election time?
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the Jan. 25 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Lobbying at the Texas Capitol
DC Report
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/jan-25-jones (This segment aired twice.)

'Performed very well': Civil engineer says levee system protects Fort Bend County homes, but there are still risks
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.
Click2Houston (This segment also aired three times on KPRC-TV in Houston.)

Health Spotlight: Inflammatory bowel disease
An article features Rice research into a new treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. Jeffrey Tabor, associate professor of bioengineering, is quoted. (This segment aired 11 times on WISH-TV in Indianapolis.)

KUT-FM (Austin)
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about frequent calls to conserve energy by Texas' power grid operator ERCOT.
http://dateline.rice/jan-25-cohan (This segment aired twice.)
Modeling the potential for geothermal electricity in the United States
Bureau of Economic Geology on YouTube

'KHOU 11 News'
A broadcast features a "moment of Zen" from the Rice campus.
KHOU-TV (Houston)


Reducing newborn deaths across Africa enters phase 2 with $65 million
An article mentions that the Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST360) international alliance launched Phase 2 of its initiative to reduce newborn mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. NEST360 co-founder Rebecca Richards-Kortum, the Malcolm Gillis University Professor, professor of bioengineering and director of the Rice360 Institute for Global Health Technology, and President Reginald DesRoches are quoted.

Study unlocks new immunological pathway for treating breast cancer bone metastases
An article mentions collaborative Rice research that identified a new immunological pathway to treat bone tumors. Han Xiao, the Norman Hackerman-Welch Young Investigator and assistant professor of chemistry, biosciences and bioengineering, and graduate student Yixian Wang are quoted.
ReachMD (A similar article also appeared in MSN Health and Medical Xpress.)


Peter Blair Henry's Ph.D. Excellence Initiative, now at Hoover, celebrates 10th year
Brandy Edmondson, postdoctoral associate in the office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Emerging Leaders Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Jones Graduate School of Business and a Rice Academy Junior Fellow, is featured.
Hoover Institution News


No. 22 Florida Atlantic wins 5th straight with 69-56 victory over Rice
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team lost to Florida Atlantic University 69-56 Jan. 24.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
No. 22 FAU rolls over Rice, grabs share of AAC lead
Reuters (This Field Level Media article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
Top 25 roundup: Alabama pulls off upset of No. 8 Auburn
MSN Sports (This Reuters article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
No. 22 Owls win two straight in Texas
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-25-kprc (This segment aired three times.)
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
'CBS 12 News'
WPEC-TV (West Palm Beach, Florida)
'NewsChannel 5'
WPTV-TV (West Palm Beach, Florida)
WFTL-AM (West Palm Beach, Florida)

Tulsa women hold off Rice 70-65
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team lost to University of Tulsa 70-65 Jan. 24.

Frogs sweep home opener
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team is slated to play Texas Christian University Jan. 27.

'He is class': New Oklahoma State DL coach Paul Randolph brings experience, character
Paul Randolph, former Rice assistant football coach, is featured.
The Tennessean

Glimpse into Tulane women's basketball season
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team defeated Tulane University 61-44 Jan. 20.
The Tulane Hullabaloo

UConn football announces finalized 2024 schedule
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Connecticut Oct. 26.