Smith: The ultimate modern-day underdog, Rice isn’t backing away amid upheaval in college athletics
An article by the Houston Chronicle features how Rice is adapting to the changing landscape of college athletics, which includes joining the American Athletic Conference next year and crafting a plan to modernize Rice Stadium. The article also mentions that Rice’s baseball team won the College World Series in 2003 and the football team won the Texas Bowl in 2008. Additional articles mention that Rice football’s season begins with a game against the University of Southern California Sept. 3. President Reginald DesRoches, head football coach Mike Bloomgren and Athletics Director Joe Karlgaard are quoted and pictured; Rice trustee emeritus and former Owl football player Bucky Allshouse, current football players Wiley Green and Sam Crawford, and alumnus and former baseball and football player Michael Wilson are quoted; and head men’s basketball coach Scott Pera and former head football coach David Bailiff are mentioned. Former football player N.D. Kalu is featured in a segment on KRIV.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
No. 14 USC kicks off new era under Lincoln Riley vs. Rice
The Associated Press (This and similar articles also appeared in more than 75 other media outlets.)
2022 Week 1 preview: Rice Owls at USC Trojans
‘Houston’s Morning Show’
US is seriously underestimating the consequences of CO2 — study
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Inside Saudi Arabia’s plan to go green while remaining the world’s No. 1 oil exporter
To fight severe drought, China is turning to technology
Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Affairs at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Wired (This article also appeared in Wired UK.)
China’s drought threatens nation’s energy, food and economic security
43% of Americans believe civil war somewhat likely in next decade: Poll
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, is quoted.
Andalou Agency (This article also appeared in A News and Ariana News.)
If only busing migrants would spur comprehensive reform
Eni Award 2022: Tra i premiati anche ricercatori del Cnr
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.
Corriere Nazionale (An English translation is not available.)
Gasolinera G500 nombra a Guillermo Díez como su nuevo CEO
An article featuring Guillermo Díez Barroso mentions that he competed the Global Energy Leadership Program at Rice.
Forbes Mexico (This article also appeared in MSN Mexico and Oil & Gas Magazine.)
10+ can’t-miss Houston business and innovation events for September
A roundup features the Energy Tech Venture Forum hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, which will be held at McNair Hall Sept. 15.
Houston readies for historic return to moon with new NASA launch date
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech,” which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
CultureMap Houston (This article also appeared in CultureMap Dallas and InnovationMap.)
Editor’s take: Simmer down
http://dateline.rice/sept-1-komo (This segment aired five times.)
Politics from the pulpit, and lessons from a career in Texas politics (Sept. 1, 2022)
Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, professor of sociology and director of the Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance at Rice, is quoted.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed about the Department of Justice’s response to former President Donald Trump’s request for judicial oversight of classified documents seized from his home last month.
NewsNation (This segment aired twice.)
Safer America Plan: What this could look like in San Antonio
An article cites a 2020 Rice study into city police forces.
Fox 29 Online (This segment also aired on KABB-TV in San Antonio.)
Can Biden’s burden on taxpayers for student loan debt be stopped?
An article mentions that Rice is ranked the No. 6 university in the nation overall and No. 1 in Texas and is No. 7 for “best value” by Niche.
KTRH on Spreaker (This segment also aired on KTRH-AM in Houston.)
On the clock: Gulf of Mexico enters the offshore wind development race
Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Journal of Petroleum Technology
This ‘assistive garment’ hoodie hides a wearable fluidic logic circuit and pneumatic system
An article features collaborative Rice research fabricating textile-based computers from stacked textile sheets that incorporate pneumatic push-buttons, valves and resistors to form interconnected logic modules. Co-authors Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and Anoop Rajappan, a Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in mechanical engineering, are quoted. A Rice video is included.
Blog: Research could put AI in the hands of small companies
An article features Rice research developing a low-memory technique for deep learning, which may help small companies use artificial intelligence. Co-authors quoted include Anshumali Shrivastava, assistant professor of computer science, of electrical and computer engineering and of statistics, graduate student Aditya Desai and former postdoctoral researcher Li Chou.
The Business Journal
Ahana joins leading open source innovators in its commitment to the Velox Open Source Project created by Meta
Alumnus Deepak Majeti is featured.
Who’s who: Maritime movements for July/August 2022
Alumnus Miguel Hernandez is featured.
Green infrastructure can protect ports from growing environmental risks. Here’s how
An article features the Galveston Bay Park Plan, a proposal to protect the region from hurricanes that was designed by researchers at Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center.
Hellenic Shipping News
The NYU Abu Dhabi Institute returns to in-person programming with new season of inspiring talks
A roundup mentions that Craig Considine, lecturer in sociology, will give the talk “Prophet Muhammad’s Timeless Gifts to Humanity” Oct. 6 at New York University Abu Dhabi.
The fight to 53: Getting to know your initial 2022 Seahawks roster
Former Rice football player Myles Adams is featured.
UH’s 2022 football season: A guide from A to Z
A caption mentions last season’s football game between Rice and the University of Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Miami soccer 2022 season outlook: Approaching a breakthrough
An article features former Rice assistant soccer coach Courtney Sirmans.
The Miami Student
No. 9 Razorbacks open season at Oklahoma State
An article mentions that Rice received votes in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s preseason poll.
2022 NCAA DI women’s cross-country national coaches’ poll — preseason
As season opens, Texas is rebuilding its special teams from scratch
An article mentions last season’s football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
Austin American-Statesman (Subscription is required.)
Bijan Robinson to donate $3,000 worth of backpacks to Austin Harmony School of Excellence
Steve Sarkisian confident in explosiveness of Texas in all three phases
Men’s hoops announces 2022-23 schedule
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team is slated to play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Jan. 26 and Feb. 25.
Green on go after full spring and preseason
An article mentions last season’s football game between Rice and the University of Arkansas.
Whole Hog Sports
Quick reality check for Razorback fans before season opener
Sports Illustrated’s All Hogs
Houston hosts 11th annual Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team played the University of Houston Aug. 26.
No. 18 Ducks host UC Davis, Rice at MKA
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team is slated to play the University of California and the University of Oregon in the Oregon Invitational Sept. 1-3.
WSOC: Road games at Rice and Sam Houston up next for HBU
An article mentions that Rice’s soccer team is slated to play Houston Baptist University Sept. 1 at Holloway Field.
Women’s volleyball heads to Baton Rouge for Tiger Challenge
An article mentions that Rice’s volleyball team defeated Louisiana State University 3-2 Aug. 27.
Swimming and diving unveils 2022-23 slate
An article mentions that Rice’s swimming team is slated to compete against Texas A&M University Dec. 3.
LSU book excerpt: Record-breaking Kevin Faulk was key to LSU’s turnaround in 1990s
A roundup mentions the 1977 football game between Rice and Louisiana State University.
Best of the Big 12: OU’s Michael Turk, Texas’ D’Shawn Jamison lead special teams
An article mentions the 2019 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
SU(N) matter is about 3 billion times colder than deep space
Japanese and U.S. physicists have used atoms about 3 billion times colder than interstellar space to open a portal to an unexplored realm of quantum magnetism. “Unless an alien civilization is doing experiments like these right now, anytime this experiment is running at Kyoto University it is making the coldest fermions in the universe,” said Rice’s Kaden Hazzard.