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Can President Petro crack Colombia’s reliance on oil and coal?
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.
Reuters (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

‘Oil Leaders’ by Ibrahim AlMuhanna — pulling OPEC’s strings
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored a book review.
Financial Times (Subscription is required.)

Sanding trick gets water to slide rights off surfaces
An article features collaborative Rice research that found that sanding a surface with a powder can make it superhydrophobic. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Fred Higgs, the vice provost for academic affairs, director of the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership and the John and Ann Doerr Professor of Mechanical Engineering; James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering; and graduate student Weiyin Chen.

Biden não decretou emergência energética em junho de 2022, invocou lei para promover energia limpa
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
AFP Checamos (An English translation is not available.)

Salman Khan and his zero-profit blockbuster Khan Academy
An article mentions former Rice Board of Trustees member Ann Doerr ’75.
Forbes India

Farmer goes to National Youth Leadership Forum
An article featuring Levi Farmer mentions that he attended the National Youth Leadership Forum in engineering at Rice.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Corsicana Daily Sun.)
Houston university names inaugural VP of innovation
Paul Cherukuri, executive director of the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, has been named Rice’s first vice president for innovation. President Reginald DesRoches is quoted. The article also mentions that Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, bioengineering, physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering and the director of Rice’s Smalley-Curl Institute, led the search committee.

Will Brittney Griner serve prison term? An expert explains why Russia might not want to cut a deal
Richard Stoll, the Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science at Rice, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Aug. 5 print edition, and it appeared in MSN Sports.)
5 things to know today, including Texas’ tax-free weekend and falling gas prices
Houston Business Journal
‘Houston’s Morning Show’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/aug-5-stoll (This segment aired twice.)

Opinion: Listen up lawmakers, Texans are united behind support services for pregnant women and babies
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science, fellow in political science at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, co-authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared in the Aug. 5 print edition.)

Texas’ grid holds up amid a brutal heat wave and record demand. But at what price?
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared in MSN Money.)
Democrats seek to reshape global supply chains for clean energy through spending bill
Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts fellow in energy and environmental affairs at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Aug. 5 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared on the front of the Business section in the San Antonio Express-News print edition and online in MSN Money. This article also appeared in yesterday’s Dateline.)

Researchers aim to make computer networks easier to change on the fly
An article features FlexNet, a collaborative Rice research project that received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop runtime programmable networks that can respond to real-time changes rapidly and without interruption of service. Ang Chen, assistant professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering, and T. S. Eugene Ng, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering, are mentioned. The article also mentions that the FlexNet team will hold a kickoff workshop at Rice Aug. 25-26. 
The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Natural Sciences News

Houston Jewish clergy highlight ritual items at MFAH
An article mentions that Joshua Furman, founder and curator of the Houston Jewish History Archive at Rice and associate director and lecturer in Jewish studies, moderated the “Object Stories: Judaica in Synagogue and Home” panel discussion July 28 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 
Jewish Herald-Voice

Almost no one thought George W. Bush was the real deal. Except Paul Burka.
Alumni Paul Burka, Bill Broyles Jr. and Greg Curtis are mentioned.
Texas Monthly

Houston to begin monitoring monkeypox case levels through wastewater
An article mentions that Rice has partnered with Houston to measure the viral load of COVID-19 in the city’s wastewater. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Aug. 5 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Asia Society Texas announces third cohort of ‘Artists on Site’ residents
A roundup featuring Lanecia Rouse Tinsley mentions that she served as the 2020-2021 Artist-in-Residence at Rice’s Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning.

Piping-hot pizzeria slinging signature, flavorful pies heats up Medical Center with sixth Houston location
Rice is mentioned.
CultureMap Houston

Apollo Chamber Players bridges cultures via music
An article mentions that Apollo Chamber Players is slated to perform at Rice’s Edith Bates Old Recital Hall Sept. 10 and at Rice’s Stude Concert Hall May 13.
Houston Press
Why Houston is still Space City
David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy, is interviewed.
City Cast Houston on Google Podcasts

‘Dublin South FM’
A broadcast mentions Tom Kolditz, former director of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders.
DSFM (Ireland)

‘KHOU 11 News’
A live shot overlooks the Rice campus.
KHOU-TV (Houston)
Eni Award winning researchers and scientists unveiled
An article mentions that Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, bioengineering, physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering and the director of Rice’s Smalley-Curl Institute, and Peter Nordlander, the Wiess Chair in Physics and Astronomy, professor of electrical and computer engineering and professor of materials science and nanoengineering, are recipients of the Eni Awards’ Energy Transition Award for the their innovations in decarbonizing the energy system. The award will be presented in Rome in the fall.
Rigzone (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

‘Higher Ed Issues Landscape Report’ for Aug. 4, 2022
A newsletter mentions Rice research on repurposing deceased spiders as mechanical grippers.
Association of American Universities (Scroll down to “Trending universities/colleges by % increase.”)

Top 10 crypto innovators
Alumnus Brian Armstrong is featured.

Joel Dejean: Turn the tide against the Texas Gulf wind farms
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech,” which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Executive Intelligence Review
Dickens Universe returns to campus
An article mentions that Helena Michie, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor in Humanities and director of the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality, was a guest lecturer at the Dickens Universe symposium at University of California, Santa Cruz.
UC Santa Cruz Newscenter

The only church on Church Street
Rice is mentioned.
The Daily News
Yankees Magazine: Three rivers
An article mentions former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon.
Rams announce roster decisions including adding ‘vertical threat’
An article mentions former Rice football player Austin Trammell.

A&M women’s tennis announces 2022-2023 schedule
An article mentions the Rice Invitational women’s tennis tournament slated for Nov. 3-5.
KAGS Online (This article also appeared in 12thMan.com and KTBX Online.)

American Athletic Conference football: Examining over/under win totals for the 2022 season
An article mentions that Rice’s football team is slated to play the University of Houston Sept. 24.
Athlon Sports

MGOLF promotes Bjerch-Andresen to associate head coach
An article mentions last season’s Rice Invitational golf tournament.

How an influx of talent since spring presents a unique challenge for SMU’s coaching staff
Former Rice football player Jake Bailey is mentioned.
The Dallas Morning News

Dooley’s Dozen: Florida football’s 12 most electric season-openers
A roundup features the 1953 football game between Rice and the University of Florida.
USA Today’s Gators Wire

Wisconsin lands 2023 SG Jack Janicki as a preferred walk-on
Rice is mentioned.
Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in Badgers Wire.)
Baseball: JUCO outfielder Daniel Young talks Husker commitment
Will Texas, Texas A&M or Oklahoma’s QB have the best 2022? Ask the Texpert
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)

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