Dateline Rice for June 3, 2021

Dateline Rice


This 2D material is way tougher than graphene, and scientists are excited

An article features Rice research into the strength of hexagonal boron nitride, which has been identified as the toughest among 2D materials. Jun Lou, associate chair and professor of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
MSN (This Science Alert article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Larry McMurtry obituary
The late Larry McMurtry, alumnus and former Rice lecturer, is featured.
The Times (UK)

US Treasury yields rise slightly as labor market data improves
An article mentions that Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan will speak at a webinar hosted by Rice June 3.
CNBC (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

DHS, southern border states face economic hurdle as Biden admin stays mum on lifting travel restrictions
An article cites a study by Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy into the economy of Texas counties bordering Mexico.
Fox News

The 10 most populous college towns in America
Rice is mentioned.


Arts picks: Children's Museum of Houston reopening a highlight this week


Firefighters union proposes a new way forward in contract dispute (June 3, 2021)
An article and broadcast mention that Rice has collaborated on the development of a radar-based flood assessment and early warning system in Houston. Phil Bedient, director of Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, is interviewed.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Beto O'Rourke begins 'Democracy' tour seeking Texans' needs on voting rights
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.
ABC 13 Online
What's really in the Texas voting reform bill that Democrats are fighting
The Denver Gazette (This Washington Examiner article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

AMSET to exhibit 'David Cargill: The Lighter Side'
An article featuring David Cargill mentions that he formerly studied at Rice.
12 News Now Online (This article also appeared in MSN.)


NIH supports a new strategy to reduce side effects of head and neck cancer treatment
Andrew Schaefer, the Noah Harding Chair and a professor of computational and applied mathematics and computer science at Rice’s Brown School of Engineering, won a four-year R01 grant for $1.2 million to develop a personalized approach to adaptive radiation therapy for head and neck cancers.

Mysterious protein makes human DNA morph into different shapes
An article features collaborative research by experts at Rice's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics. Former postdoctoral fellow Olga Dudchenko is quoted.

Piazzolla Music Competition finalists announced
Arthur Gottschalk, professor of composition and theory at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
Broadway World

AMLO energy agenda faces test in midterm elections
Lourdes Melgar, nonresident fellow at the Center for Energy Studies at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Natural Gas Intelligence
Mexico's upcoming midterm elections and the implications for the energy sector
Natural Gas Intelligence's "Hub & Flow" podcast

Bun Bo Hue and vinyl in the heart of Houston
Rice is mentioned.


Sunrise Rotarians award scholarships
An article featuring Kevin Barry mentions that he plans to attend Rice next semester.
Coastal Breeze (This article also appeared in the June 3-9 print and digital editions.)

Decoding DNA may hold clues to how life on earth began
An article mentions that Rice's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics is part of the international consortium DNA Zoo, which analyzes DNA from different species to help researchers and policy-makers.
The University of Western Australia News

Pasadena Unified seniors to graduate at Rose Bowl

Colorado Boulevard

Dover Quartet hits DeSoto stage Sunday
An article mentions that members of the Dover Quartet graduated from Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
Rome News-Tribune


Local golfer Mario Carmona qualifies for US Open
An article features former Rice golfer Mario Carmona, who has qualified for the 2021 U.S. Open.
Click2Houston (This broadcast also appeared in KPRC-TV in Houston.)

Jon Duplantier: Starter or reliever?
Former Rice baseball player Jon Duplantier is featured.
SB Nation

Clemson LB Kirkland, Carolina coach Carlen on ballot for hall of fame
An article mentions that former Rice football player Jarett Dillard has been included on the 2022 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
The Times and Democrat (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets, and excerpts appeared in the June 3 print editions of the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.)

A look back at Andrew Luck of Houston Stratford
Rice is mentioned.
Texas HS Football


OpenStax Institutional Partner Program expands for next academic year
OpenStax, Rice's educational technology initiative, will welcome a dozen new colleges and universities serving diverse students across the United States to its Institutional Partner Program, which has helped over 70 colleges and universities expand the use of open educational resources on their campuses.

Bad romance: Negative relationships linked to worse physical and mental health in postpartum women
Postpartum women in bad romantic relationships are not only more likely to suffer symptoms of depression, they are also at greater long-term risk of illness or death, according to new research from Rice University, Ohio State University and the University of California, Irvine.