Dateline Rice for Jan. 26, 2024

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Texas companies reported releasing 1 million pounds of excess pollution during recent cold snap
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Yahoo! News (This Texas Tribune article also appeared in MSN Money, Inside Climate News and more than 10 other media outlets.)


More solar installers are stranding local consumers as businesses go belly-up
Ramamoorthy Ramesh, executive vice president for research and professor of materials science and nanoengineering and physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Houston Press

The Texas Heart Institute and Texas Children's Hospital partner with Rice University's new health care innovation program
An article mentions that Rice has partnered with The Texas Heart Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital to address inequities in health care and expose students to complex clinical settings. The curriculum is being developed by Kirsten Ostherr, the Gladys Louise Fox Professor of English, director of Rice's Medical Humanities Program and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, and Sabia Abidi, assistant teaching professor of bioengineering.
The Texas Heart Institute

Houston Nightlife: The best bars near Rice University
A roundup features Rice's graduate student bar Valhalla.
365 Things To Do in Houston

Oscar-nominated 'Anatomy of a Fall,' 'Zone of Interest' lead list of new films on area screens
An article mentions that Rice Cinema will screen "The Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour" Jan. 26-27.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Jan. 26 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

History AAR & History Adventures Storytime with Tara Ross
Alumna Tara Ross is featured.
Insite Brazos Valley Magazine

Potential lawsuit seeks to halt concrete crushing plant construction near LBJ hospital
An article cites a study by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research into the air pollutants emitted by concrete batch plants.

A cold day filled with warm hearts: The Friendship Circle 5K/1-mile walk sets records
An article mentions that Randy Katzke's son attends Rice.
Jewish Herald-Voice


WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
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 interviewed about Texas' border security.
http://dateline.rice/jan-26-jones (This segment aired seven times.)
3 stocks to bet on for the growth in gambling markets
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in Investorplace News.)

FREE: YES Fest family festival at Rice University Saturday
An article mentions that Rice will host YES Fest Jan. 27. 
CW 39
'KHOU 11 Morning News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
Primera Edición
KXLN-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-26-kxln (This segment aired three times.)

13 MCPS seniors win full-tuition scholarships from QuestBridge
An article features Djenabou Bokoum, who plans to attend Rice on a QuestBridge National College Match scholarship.

'John Tesh Radio Show'
A broadcast mentions Rice research that found clean environments lead to more ethical behavior.
CHYM-FM (Ontario, Canada)
http://dateline.rice/jan-26-chym (This segment aired on more than 300 affiliate stations across the U.S. and Canada.)

Queen's Contest winner shows us the true meaning of success
A broadcast featuring Laila Charlton mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall. (This segment also aired on KIII-TV in Corpus Christi, Texas.)

'The National Desk'
A broadcast cites 2022 Rice research into disbanded police departments.
KBFX-TV (Bakersfield, California)
http://dateline.rice/jan-26-kbfx (This segment aired on 76 affiliate stations across the U.S.)


Ars Lyrica Houston presents soprano Lauren Snouffer in an all-French concert
Alumna Lauren Snouffer is featured.

LNG stakeholders have something new to worry about now
An article about the process to extract hydrogen from ammonia mentions that the technology is based on Rice reseach. (This article also appeared in the Financial Press.)

New data enhances hospital cost tool
An article mentions that Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy co-developed the National Academy for State Health Policy's Hospital Cost Tool.

USTDA to host South African delegation in the US to accelerate green hydrogen collaboration
An article mentions that a delegation of South African clean energy sector professionals will visit with experts at Rice next week.
Engineering News

Carbon Management Dialogue: Greater Houston Region sizzle reel
An article mentions that Rice co-hosted the Carbon Management Dialogue.
Climate Now on YouTube

Always a school girl at heart
Rice is mentioned.


John Kilkenny to leave Chattanooga Symphony to take New York post
Rice's Shepherd School of Music is mentioned.

Weekender: Guitar, comets, a dinosaur and art all come to life
A roundup featuring artist Josiah McElheny mentions that he has exhibited work at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts.
UC Davis News

Thursday, Jan. 25: Good news roundup, election madness and MSM watch
A roundup mentions that experts at Rice co-authored a recent article in Nature Communications about chirality in carbon nanotube films.
Daily Kos

TMU music grad wins big in composition competitions
Rice is mentioned.

How we treat animals: Is it really a personal choice?
Alumnus Rainer Ebert authored an article.
New Telegraph


Ladue HS alum punts for Lions
An article features former Rice football player Jack Fox, who will play in the NFC Championship game with the Detroit Lions Jan. 28. (This segment also aired on KTVI-TV in St. Louis, and this article also appeared in MSN and Yahoo! News.)

Haggerty and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane take on conference foe Rice
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team will play the University of Tulsa Jan. 27.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)

PREVIEW: Swimming and diving hosts Rice, Miami (Fla.)
An article mentions that Rice's swim team will compete in a tri-meet at the University of Houston Jan. 26.

Home teams sweep Wednesday women's basketball action
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team lost to University of Tulsa 70-65 Jan. 24.

UH, Rice renew Bayou Bucket series starting in 2024
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston in the 2024-25 seasons.
Houston Chronicle
Houston, Rice renew Bayou Bucket games for 2024, 2025
CW 39
'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-26-ktrk (This segment aired five times.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-26-kprc (This segment aired four times.)
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/jan-26-khou (This segment aired twice.)
'Fox 26 News'
KRIV-TV (Houston)

Memphis State throwback game set for Jan. 31 against Rice
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play Memphis State University Jan. 31.

Preview: ITA Kickoff Weekend
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team will compete in the ITA Kickoff Weekend Jan. 27-28.

Alexis sisters leading the way for Cypress Lakes
An article mentions that Aniah Alexis has signed to play basketball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle 

That's the latest
An article features former Rice football player Tommy Kramer.
West Concord Messenger

25th anniversary of 1999's NCAA basketball tournament
An article mentions the 1999 basketball game between Rice and Weber State.
The Sign Post


Rice study shows coal-based product could replace sand in concrete
The world’s reliance on concrete, the second most consumed material after water, is leading to an environmental and resource crisis, with sand mining rates outstripping natural replenishment. A study by Rice researchers found that graphene derived from metallurgical coke, a coal-based product, could serve not only as a reinforcing additive in cement but also as a replacement for sand in concrete.

Denva Gallant's new book illuminates intersection of visual culture and spirituality in medieval Italy
Drawing upon scholarship on the history of psychology, eastern monasticism, gender and hagiography, a new book from Denva Gallant, assistant professor of art history at Rice, explores a deeper understanding of the intersection of visual culture and spirituality in medieval Italy.