Dateline Rice for Oct. 26, 2023


Rice University’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders hires new director from Northwestern
An article features the news that Bernard Banks will be the new director of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders effective Jan. 1. Community members quoted or mentioned include Howard R. Hughes Provost Amy Dittmar, professor of economics; alumni John and Ann Doerr, a Board of Trustees Emerita; and alumna Stefanie Johnson, former director of the Doerr Institute. The article also mentions that Sherwin Bryant will be the new director of Rice’s Center for African and African American Studies effective Jan. 1. 
Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)


Texas lawmakers still fighting over school vouchers
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.
Axios (This article also appeared in MSN.)
Gov. Greg Abbott, House at impasse over school voucher bill as special session winds down
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in MSN and 10 other media outlets.)

Students protest Baker Institute gala featuring Kissinger, Clinton
An article mentions that Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy will host its 30th anniversary gala with a moderated discussion between James Baker III, honorary chair of the Baker Institute and former U.S. secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Henry Kissinger Oct. 26. David Satterfield, director of the Baker Institute and U.S. Department of State’s Special Envoy for Middle East Humanitarian Issues, is quoted.
Axios (This article also appeared in MSN.)
‘KHOU 11 News’
KHOU-TV (Houston)

A regional government faces calls for reform in Houston
Graduate student Alec Ajnsztajn is quoted.
Bloomberg (Subscription is required.)
11 North Carolina schools are among the best colleges in the US, WalletHub says
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 7 in the nation according to WalletHub.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in Star News.)
Groundbreaking study makes huge discovery about recycled lithium-ion batteries: ‘[This is] increasingly needed’
An article features Rice research into developing a lithiated coating that effectively prevents the formation of dendrites on lithium batteries.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in The Cool Down.)

Is there a paradigm shift in the Muslim world? — opinion
An article mentions that Prince Turki Al-Faisal spoke at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Oct. 17.
The Jerusalem Post
There is no way Saudi’s ex-intel chief truly believes ‘civil disobedience’ will liberate Palestine
Middle East Monitor


RUSMP Pledges: A blueprint for successful schools
An issue of Village News published two articles about Rice. The first was authored by alumna Anne Papakonstantinou, clinical assistant professor and director of the Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP), about RUSMP’s Fall Networking Conference Oct. 14. Papakonstantinou’s article mentions or quotes community members Arthur Howard, former RUSMP Master Teacher; Brenda Rangel, assistant dean of the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies’ Rice Center for Education; alumna Patricia Reiff, professor of physics and astronomy and associate director for outreach programs at the Rice Space Institute; and Tiffany King, Rice’s Welcome Center manager. The second article (page 2) features a study by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research that found that Houston’s parks department receives the least public funding on a per-resident basis among the nation’s 13 most populous cities.
Village News (This article also appeared on the front page of the Oct. 17 print edition, and it appeared in the print and digital editions of the Southwest News.)

UH economist dragged into trademark fight with University of Wisconsin mascot
An article mentions late alumnus and former Professor Emeritus Robert Curl, and the late Richard Smalley, the former Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry, who shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of buckyballs, a new form of carbon.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the Oct. 26 print edition, and it was in MSN Money and yesterday’s Dateline.)

Bucky Badger trademark dispute: University of Wisconsin’s legal tussle with a Houston economist
Sports Illustrated’s All Badgers

VC investor: Houston’s energy tech ecosystem grows as Bay Area activity seemingly slows
An article mentions the Ion, a Houston-based tech hub owned by the Rice Management Co., and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship.

Dance magic comes to the Moody Center
An article features choreographer Oliver Halkowich, whose dance will be performed at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts as part of the “Laure Prouvost: Above Front Tears Nest in South” exhibit Oct. 27.

Oct. 27
A roundup mentions that Chamber Music Houston will perform at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music Nov. 14
Texas Classical Review


SCOTUS considers gun ownership for domestic abusers (Oct. 26, 2023)
A segment of “The Bigger Picture” interviews Charles Dove, professor in the practice of visual arts and film and director of Rice Cinema, about the new film “Killers of the Flower Moon.”
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
‘The Bigger Picture’: ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ and Texas’ own indigenous history
Houston Public Media

As Texas bans diversity and equity offices at public colleges, Rice University’s inclusion efforts march on
An article features Alexander Byrd, vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and associate professor of history, and highlights Rice’s DEI office. Community members quoted include Howard R. Hughes Provost Amy Dittmar, professor of economics; Luziris Pineda Turi, associate vice provost for DEI and associate teaching professor of Spanish; Catherine Clack, associate vice provost of DEI and director of Rice’s Multicultural Center; Alan Russell, executive director of Rice’s Disability Resource Center; Brooke Johnson, DEI office staff member and preceptor in chemistry; and Brandy Edmondson, DEI office postdoctoral associate.
Houston Public Media (This Texas Tribune article appeared in yesterday’s Dateline.)

‘KHOU 11 Morning News’
A broadcast features the The Concert Truck, which provided a performance by students at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music on campus Oct. 25. Matthew Loden, the Lynette S. Autrey Dean of the Shepherd School, and Sid Richardson freshman Holt Klineberg are interviewed. The second broadcast mentions that The Concert Truck will provide a performance in Houston Oct. 26.
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/oct-26-loden-klineberg (This segment appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://dateline.rice/oct-26-khou (This segment aired three times.)

Turning pain to purpose: 19-year-old cancer survivor strives to become oncologist
Sid Richardson sophomore Rehan Siddiqui is featured.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston.)


No one knows Sheila Jackson Lee like Houston does
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The American Prospect

Reaping the whirlwind: How China’s coercive annexation of Taiwan could trigger nuclear proliferation in Asia and beyond
A policy recommendation co-authored by Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured.

Sostenibilità — Impulsi elettrici per bonificare i terreni inquinati grazie alla tecnologia HET
An article features collaborative Rice research into soil remediation. Co-author James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted. (An English translation is not available.)

The story behind Splay, a revolutionary 2-in-1 monitor and projector that folds up like an umbrella
An article mentions Rice’s OwlSpark tech startup program.

BMOP/Sound releases 95th album: ‘Samuel Jones Three Concerti’
An article features Samuel Jones, former dean of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.

How better bargaining and collaboration can win the day
An article features Kathleen O’Connor, a former Rice professor.
London Business School

Thornton hired as principal financial consultant with engineering firm
Alumnus Tim Thornton is featured.
Idaho Business Review


Biden says India-Middle East-Europe corridor reason for Hamas attack: What is it?
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

What could be the effects of lifting sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry?
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.
The Vermilion
LatAmFocus: Venezuela’s energy sector primes for a thaw

People on the move
Alumnus Dajuan Eubanks is featured.
Portland Press Herald

Board of trustees add more expertise with Carla McFarland, Dan Price
Alumna Carla McFarland is featured.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology News

NC A&T professors receive TMCF Medtronic Research and Development Program award
Rice is mentioned.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Computer science program once again ranked among nation’s best
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology News


Everything you need to know about Rice’s ‘gummy worm guy,’ Daniel Domian
An article features Rice Athletics intern Daniel Domian. Hans Straub, Rice football’s strength and conditioning coach, and Morgen Cote, assistant strength and conditioning coach, are quoted.
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football
‘Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/oct-26-domian (This segment aired four times.)

College football picks: Brutal stretch run in Pac-12 is obstacle to breaking CFP drought
An article mentions that Rice’s football team is slated to play Tulane University Oct. 28.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in 50 other media outlets.)
2023 Week 9 game preview: Tulane Green Wave at Rice Owls
SB Nation
Record alert: See what Tulane can accomplish for the first time in its history if it beats Rice
AAC football rankings, standings and predictions for Week 9
HERO Sports
AAC football scoop: Race for the conference title still wide open
NGSC Sports
AP Top 25 schedule
College football 2023: Week 9 predictions for every game
Bleacher Report
College football Group of 5 parlay for Week 9: Picks for Tulane vs. Rice, San Jose State vs. Hawaii and more (Oct. 28)
Action Network
Arnold against the spread Szn 2: Week 9
SB Nation
College football: Week 9 Top 25
NBC Sports

Roadrunners travel to Houston to face Rice on Thursday
An article mentions that Rice’s soccer team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio Oct. 26.

One question for each of the 13 FBS programs in Texas
An article features Rice football.
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football

Astros Crawfish Boil: Oct. 26, 2023
Former Rice baseball player Philip Barzilla is featured.
SB Nation

Maalik Murphy gets his chance at QB for No. 7 Texas vs. BYU after Ewers shoulder injury
An article mentions the Sept. 2 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 2.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
BYU faces 3rd consecutive Big 12 backup QB at No. 7 Texas. OSU’s Gordon goes for another 10
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
With Quinn Ewers hurt, it’s up to Maalik Murphy to protect Texas’ championship hopes
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)
Texas football: Will Quinn Ewers’ injury spur Arch Manning’s UT debut?
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
WATCH: Several highlights of Texas QB Maalik Murphy
Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in Longhorns Wire.)
Marshall: Week 9 technical edges
Major Wager
How to watch BYU football versus No. 7 Texas Longhorns

Who are the imports of the 2023-24 PBA Commissioner’s Cup?
Former Rice basketball player Suleiman Braimoh is featured.

Volleyball continues conference play in the state of Texas
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team is slated to play Temple University Oct. 29.

East Carolina fights past Memphis in four
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team is slated to play East Carolina University Oct. 27.
East Carolina travels west to Rice and Tulsa

Timeout with Seahawks defensive tackle Myles Adams
An article features former Rice football player Myles Adams.
From peewee to the pros: Get to know Seahawks defensive tackle Myles Adams
BVM Sports

Cowboys news: Dak to run? Dallas trades? Sam Williams miffed over snaps?
A roundup mentions former Rice football player Will McClay.

2023-24 college football bowl projections: Michigan, Oregon in a Rose Bowl showdown?
Rice football is mentioned.
Fox Sports
Michigan holds strong at No. 1 in Sports Top 25 Fan Poll in Week 8
‘FBC Glance’
WTOP Online

2023 Week 9 game preview: Tulsa Golden Hurricane at SMU Mustangs
An article mentions that Rice’s football team defeated the University of Tulsa 42-10 Oct. 19.
SB Nation
SMU vs. Tulsa picks, best bets and prediction — Oct. 28
Athlon Sports

Red-hot Roadrunners battle East Carolina in homecoming showdown
An article mentions that Rice’s football team defeated East Carolina University Sept. 30.
UTSA Today
What UTSA coach Jeff Traylor said about ECU

Season preview: The transfer guards
An article mentions former Rice basketball player Quincy Olivari.
SB Nation

Volleyball preview: Florida Atlantic, Memphis
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team lost to Southern Methodist University 3-2 on Oct. 21.

No. 17 volleyball visits Villanova and Georgetown this weekend
An article mentions last season’s volleyball match between Rice and Creighton University.

South Florida concludes 2023 regular season at home against FAU
Rice soccer is mentioned.

Army football will forego independent status, joining the American Athletic Conference
An article mentions that Rice is part of the American Athletic Conference.
Record Online

Texas men’s basketball 2023-24 basketball schedule analysis
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Nov. 15. 
Heartland College Sports

Kansas State vs. Houston: How the Cougars rated as recruits
An article mentions that Rice’s football team defeated the University of Houston Sept. 9.


Breakthrough synthesis method improves solar cell stability
Solar cell efficiency has soared in recent years due to light-harvesting materials like halide perovskites, but the ability to produce them reliably at scale continues to be a challenge. A process developed by Rice University chemical and biomolecular engineer Aditya Mohite and collaborators yields 2D perovskite-based semiconductor layers of ideal thickness and purity by controlling the temperature and duration of the crystallization process.

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