Dateline Rice for April 25, 2022 (Weekend Edition)

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Former rugby star Pedrie Wannenburg killed in Texas crash by teen fleeing traffic stop
An article on the death of Pedrie Wannenburg mentions he was the head coach of the Rice club rugby team during the 2021-22 season.
New York Post
Rugby star Pedrie Wannenburg killed after pursuit ends with multi-vehicle crash in Harris County
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Pedrie Wannenburg: This is what we know about the former South African rugby player killed in major crash in NW Harris County
‘KPRC Channel 2 News at 10 p.m.’
KPRC-TV (Houston; similar segments aired multiple times throughout the day.)
‘ABC13 Eyewitness News at 9 p.m. on CW39’
KIAH-TV (Houston; this broadcast also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston, and similar segments aired multiple times throughout the day.)
‘KHOU 11 News at 6 p.m.’
KHOU-TV (Houston; similar segments aired multiple times throughout the day.)
‘Fox 26 News at 9’
KRIV-TV (Houston; similar segments aired multiple times throughout the day.)
Pedrie Wannenburg: Rice University rugby club raises nearly $15K for head coach's family (This article also appeared in and
Pedrie Wannenburg, former Austin Elite Rugby coach, player killed in Harris County pursuit
Pedrie Wannenburg: Loved ones reeling after elite rugby player killed in crash
Fox 29 Philadelphia (Similar articles appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
LATEST: Teen who crashed into Wannenburg charged with murder; son critical
The Citizen
Former rugby star Pedrie Wannenburg killed in Texas crash by teen fleeing traffic stop
India Times Post (Similar articles appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
‘KTBS 3 News at 10’
KTBS-TV (Shreveport, Louisiana; similar segments aired on more than 10 other stations across the country.)
‘Major League Rugby’
AT&T SportsNet Southwest

With us or with them? In a new Cold War, how about neither.
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. He is also featured in a radio broadcast about Mexico-Texas relations.
New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
KERA-FM (Dallas) (This broadcast also aired on KUT-FM in Austin and KSTX-FM in San Antonio.)

Mask mandates return to US college campuses as cases rise
Rice’s masking policies are mentioned.
Associated Press (This article appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
‘Good Morning America’
WABC-TV (New York; this broadcast aired on hundreds of ABC affiliates across the country.)
‘ABC World News Tonight With David Muir’
SBS One (Australia; this broadcast also aired on hundreds of ABC affiliates across the United States.)
‘10 News at 11 p.m.’
KGTV-TV (San Diego; similar segments aired on hundreds of ABC affiliates across the country.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas) (Similar segments aired on hundreds of radio stations across the country.)

To get into the Ivy League, ‘extraordinary’ isn’t always enough these days
Rice is mentioned.
Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required.)
Did middle-class roots keep this high-achieving Texan out of Ivy League schools?
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (This article also appeared in News Break.)

The people who teach us history aren’t always historians
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, authored a book review.
Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Houston Chronicle and Prestigious Scholarships.)

BeReal: Hype or hit? What to know about the Gen Z photo-sharing app climbing the charts
A story on the app BeReal cites an article in the Rice Thresher.
TechCrunch (This article appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)

10 must-read books to understand climate change and how you can make a difference
“Being Ecological,” a book by Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, is featured.
The Better India
Timothy Morton on the hyper-object and thinking ecologically
Blueprint for Living on PlayerFM
‘ABC Radio National’

Why hiring friends and family might be good for business
An article mentions that Rick Wilson, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Political Science and professor of statistics and psychology, co-conducted the featured research.
Raidió Teilifís Éireann

The most beautiful college campus in every state
Rice is mentioned in a slideshow.
MSN (This Espresso Communication article also appeared in MSN New Zealand and MSN Australia.)


I SEE U, Episode 45: A higher power to the people
Victoria Massie, assistant professor in anthropology and a faculty affiliate in the Medical Humanities Program, the Center for African and African American Studies and the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, is featured.
Houston Public Media

Housing increasingly unaffordable in Houston, researchers say
Research by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research is cited. (This article also appeared in Tip Sale Tips.)
‘13 Eyewitness News at 10 p.m.’
KTRK-TV (Houston)

Soaring property taxes make preserving affordable housing tougher. Fifth Ward is trying to combat that.
An article mentions that Rice students and professors have provided free design services to the nonprofit Fifth Ward CRC, which purchases homes to keep their rents affordable.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

As Florida rejects dozens of math textbooks, Rice-affiliated publisher approved as sole K-5 provider
An article mentions that Accelerate Learning's STEMscopes Florida math book was created in partnership with Rice. Alumnus Glenn Youngkin ’90, governor of Virginia, is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
‘Eyewitness News at 10 p.m.’
WRDQ-TV (Orlando, Florida)

OnlySky has a singular mission: Unite the nonreligious
Anthony Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and founding director of Rice's Center for African and African American Studies, is mentioned.
Zenger (This article also appeared in Religion Unplugged.)

Early voting starts for May 7 elections
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 on Texas politics in multiple media outlets.
KTRH-AM (Houston) (This segment aired twice.)
‘Houston’s Morning Show 9 a.m.)
KRIV-TV (Houston)
Dems want probe of alleged GOP voter disinformation


WNYC-FM (New York)
A collaborative study by researchers at Rice and the University of Pittsburgh that found natural disasters widen the racial wealth gap is cited. (This broadcast also aired on more than 20 other National Public Radio affiliate stations.)

WGBY-TV (Springfield, Massachusetts)
Danielle King, an assistant professor of psychological sciences at Rice, is interviewed.

‘Getting Results: A News 6 Production’
Bill Fulton, director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is featured.
WKMG-TV (Orlando, Florida)

‘Zoomer Radio’
Ph.D. student William Sikkema is featured.
CFZM (Ontario, Canada)


Houston Public Media suspends Chevron partnership after backlash over sponsored content
Rice Board of Trustees Chairman Bobby Tudor and Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, are mentioned.

Rice trains postdocs for nano-cancer future
Gang Bao, department chair and Foyt Family Professor of Bioengineering, a professor of chemistry and of materials science and nanoengineering, and Konstantin Sokolov, adjunct professor of bioengineering, are quoted.
Scienmag (This article also appeared in Bioengineer and Mirage News.)

The No. 1 ‘dream school’ for college applicants
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business’ undergraduate major is featured. Quoted are Rice Business Dean Peter Rodriguez; Natalia Piqueira, director of undergraduate business programs; Yvonne Romero da Silva, vice president of enrollment; and students Austin Tran and Abhi Gorjala.
Poets and Quants

Origins national classical dance competition held for college teams
An article mentions that a team from Rice competed in the Origins Classical Dance Championship.
Indo American News

The Mr. and Mrs. degree: Which colleges have the highest marriage rates?
Rice is mentioned.
Institute for Family Studies

The Consortium: Member schools, application process and an amazing scholarship opportunity
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is mentioned.
Beat the GMAT


What’s driving and why police worry about clandestine pot farms, illegal grow houses
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Klamath Falls Herald and News (This article also appeared in Wild Sage.)

Christian scholar: Hospitality of the Prophet Muhammad toward Christians is true freedom
Craig Considine, lecturer in sociology, is quoted.

Physics and astronomy lecture: Illuminating the extreme cosmos through astroparticle astronomy
Alumnus Tonia Venters is featured.
The World Link

OKC’s MOST POWERFUL YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: Power shifts as chamber exec remains No. 1
Alumnus Travis Mason is featured.
OKC Friday

Formazione contro molestie e discriminazioni: in azienda si fa nella realtà virtuale. Pro e contro
Eden King, associate professor of psychological sciences, is quoted.
La Nazione (An English translation is not available.)

‘Reach for The Stars’ festival STEM dari Houston
An article features "Reach for the Stars: An outdoor STEM festival for middle school girls,” which was held April 9 at Rice.
Kompasiana (An English translation is not available.)


USM ties school for consecutive baseball wins, sweeps Rice with 7-run, 7th inning Sunday
The Rice baseball team was swept in a three-game series against the University of Southern Mississippi April 22-24.
USM rallies to win 13th consecutive game, seize baseball series from Rice (This article also appeared in

WTEN: Semifinal coverage
An article mentions that the Rice women’s tennis team reached the semifinals of the Conference USA Championship over the weekend in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Players mentioned are Diae El Jardi, Maria Budin, Anastasia Smirnova, Allison Zipoli, Saara Orav, Federica Trevisan and Anna Bowtell.
Conference USA
WTEN: Quarterfinal coverage
Conference USA

Lincoln Riley feels momentum gathering for USC in spring
Articles mention that Rice will open its season against the University of Southern California Sept. 3.
Associated Press (This article appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
USC’s offense shines in spring game
Daily Trojan
Lincoln Riley gauges the quarterback play in USC's spring game
On3 (This article also appeared in NewsBreak.)

‘News 4 San Antonio Sports Sunday’
Former Rice football player N.D. Kalu is featured.
WOAI-TV (San Antonio)

Former Concordia Lutheran High School teammates Glenn Otto, Adam Oller featured in Rangers-A's pitching matchup
Former Rice baseball player Glenn Otto is featured.
Houston Chronicle
Rangers place RHP Jon Gray on 10-day injured list, recall RHP Glenn Otto From Round Rock (AAA) (This article also appeared in Boxscore World Sportswire.)

‘Top 10’
A segment on Hurricane Harvey features former Rice football player Paine Matiscik.
KSMO-TV (Kansas City, Missouri; this broadcast also aired on more than 10 other TV stations.)


Rice University geobiologist tapped for Antarctic drilling mission
Rice geobiologist Jeanine Ash is participating in an Antarctic mission that aims to recover the first direct evidence that can answer one of the biggest questions about 21st-century climate change: How much will sea level rise and how fast?

Baker Institute to host discussion with Nuevo León governor
Samuel García Sepúlveda, governor of Nuevo León, will speak about Mexico’s future at the Baker Institute for Public Policy’s inaugural “Mexico 2025 and Beyond” lecture. Sepúlveda will address his vision for the post-President Andrés Manuel López Obrador era and the role of Nuevo León in building Mexico’s future.

NSF-backed project to examine ‘electrifying everything’ in Houston, LA
A new National Science Foundation-funded study from a Rice anthropologist will explore how two of the nation’s largest cities are embracing an electric future. The 18-month research project will be the world’s first major anthropological study of the politics surrounding “electrify everything” movements. Dominic Boyer, a professor at Rice and a University of Southern California Berggruen Institute fellow for 2021-22, is principal investigator on the project.

Study: Chinese public’s opinion of US plummeted during Trump presidency
A survey of public opinion in China conducted by researchers at Rice, the National University of Singapore and the University of British Columbia shows the country’s perceptions of the U.S. plummeted during the presidency of Donald Trump.