Dateline Rice for April 26, 2022

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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 quoted in the Texas Standard on Mexico-Texas relations, and he will moderate a Baker Institute conversation with Nuevo León Gov. Samuel García Sepúlveda April 26.
New York Times (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the April 25 print edition and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)
KSTX-FM (San Antonio) (This broadcast aired twice.)
KLIF-AM (Dallas) (This segment broadcast aired on more than 10 other radio stations across the country.)
Governors of Mexican border states work to strengthen ties with Gov. Abbott to prevent another costly slowdown of commercial truck traffic
Texas Standard (This article also appeared in
Baker Institute to host discussion with Nuevo León governor
Mirage News

Some American colleges return to COVID-19 restrictions
An article mentions that Rice ordered the cancellation of large parties in response to a rise in COVID-19 cases.
Voice of America

Black women in sports media are winning on their own terms
Rice assistant women’s basketball coach Lakevia Boykin is featured.
PopSugar (This article also appeared in Health & Beauty News and Quick Telecast.)

'We are ready to welcome the Disney family': Texas judge invites 'woke' firm to relocate to Fort Bend after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stripped them of 55-year-old tax and land privileges
Rice is mentioned in a Daily Mail article focused on Disney, and Doug Schuler, associate professor of business and public policy at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted in a Houston Chronicle story on recent corporate controversies.
Daily Mail
Why do companies flip-flop on social issues? Explaining Exxon Mobil's and Disney's LGBTQ controversies
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)


The pandemic showed some Texas universities that they didn’t need the SAT. They might never go back.
Rice’s test-optional policy is highlighted.
Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in the Houston Chronicle,, and Prestigious Scholarships.)

Storm defense: County OKs study of bay island plan
An article mentions that Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center (SSPEED) is coordinating a study on the viability of building an island in the middle of Galveston Bay to protect the Houston Ship Channel and western shore of the bay from hurricanes.
Baytown Sun (Subscription is required.)

Lawmakers, experts react to Elon Musk purchasing Twitter for $44 billion
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.

Rice University student startup challenge names winning teams
The H. Albert Napier Rice Launch Challenge is featured. The Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is mentioned.
InnovationMap Houston

Events and activities in Houston this week of April 25, 2022 include nature-focused bike tour, ‘Encanto’ at Miller Outdoor and more!
Scott Solomon, associate teaching professor in biosciences, will discuss the importance of insects during an April 27 gardening class at Houston’s Hermann Park.
Houston on the Cheap

Inprint Brown Reading Series presents in-person acclaimed Latinx writers Hernan Diaz and Alejandro Zambra on May 9
An Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series event will be held May 9 at the Shepherd School of Music’s Brockman Hall for Opera.
The Katy News


‘ABC World News Tonight With David Muir’
Rice’s masking policies are mentioned.
KESQ-TV (Palm Springs, California; this and similar segments aired on ABC affiliates across the country.)

‘Houston’s Morning Show 8 a.m.’
Sandra McKay, nonresident fellow in the Center for Health and Biosciences at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about firearms safety.
KRIV-TV (Houston)

A Kansas judge rejected a GOP-drawn congressional map for violating Black voters' rights
John Alford, professor of political science, is quoted.
Kansas Public Radio (This article also appeared in,, the Shawnee Mission Post and High Plains Public Radio.)

KSTX-FM (San Antonio)
President John F. Kennedy’s "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned. (This broadcast also aired on KERA-FM in Dallas and KUT-FM in Austin.)


Rice lab turns waste plastic into sustainable carbon-capture master
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
EOG Asia

Rice University: Stroke analysis project wins Spring D2K Showcase
Rice students mentioned are Artun Bayer, Josue Casco-Rodriguez, Justin Cheung, Samantha Fuentes, Nick Glaze, Michael Sprintson, Liangying Huang, Anthony Minsuk Kang, Hanna Yin, Brian Hoepfl, Haijilao Lu, Min Hung Shih, Cynthia Chen, Nathan Powell and Tasfia Azim. Faculty members mentioned are Arko Barman, an assistant teaching professor at Rice’s Data to Knowledge (D2K) Lab; Todd Treangen, an assistant professor of computer science; Huw Ogilvie, an assistant research professor computer science; Genevera Allen, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, statistics and computer science and founder and faculty director of the D2K Lab; and Ray Simar, a professor in the practice in electrical and computer engineering.
India Education Diary (This article also appeared in

Lithium takes narrow path to battery cathode
An article features Rice research into how various particles in an electrode interact with lithium during use. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Ming Tang, assistant professor of materials science and nanoengineering, and alumni Fan Wang and Kaiqi Yang.
Materials Today (A similar article appeared in Advanced Batteries and Energy Storage Research.)

NIH grant to help future medical professionals translate nanotechnology advances to the clinic
Gang Bao, chair of the Department of Bioengineering and a professor of chemistry and of materials science and nanoengineering, and Konstantin Sokolov, adjunct professor of bioengineering, are quoted.

Rice University geobiologist tapped for Antarctic drilling mission
Jeanine Ash, research scientist in Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, is featured.
Environmental News Network (Similar articles appeared in Scienmag, Mirage News Australia and EcoTopical.)

B-school journalists discuss the future of the MBA
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is featured.
Beat the GMAT

Would you urge a young person to go into teaching? What teachers say
Alumna Jenny Vo is quoted.
Education Week (this article also appeared in National Cybersecurity News.)

Op-Ed: If all government is local, so are elections
Melissa Marschall, professor of political science, is quoted.
The Center Square

Expert opinions: How to draw more traffic to your site
Chris Ferris, lecturer in management and digital marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
24HTech Asia

Worldwide Oilfield Machine CFO Rani Puranik on addressing supply chain woes
Alumnus Revati “Rani” Puranik is featured.
Hart Energy

Latham grows mergers and acquisitions practice with energy and infrastructure partner
Alumnus Ethan Schultz is featured.
EQ International

Monica Czausz-Berney, Chicopee native, presents anniversary organ concert
Monica Czausz-Berney, a graduate of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured.

Znamy nazwiska pierwszych prelegentów konferencji „Bezpieczeństwo energetyczne
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured.
EnergetyKacieplna (An English translation is not available.)

Linarejos Moreno, nueva directora artística del Máster PhotoEspaña en Fotografía
Linarejos Moreno, former visiting professor at Rice, is featured.
Revista de Arte — Logopress (An English translation is not available.)


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.
VN Explorer (This article appeared in the Houston Chronicle and was included in yesterday’s Dateline.)

NSF-backed project to examine ‘electrifying everything’ in Houston, LA
Dominic Boyer, professor of anthropology, is featured.
Mirage News

‘In Conversation With Professor Nicolas Shumway on the Challenges of Contemporary Populism’ (in Spanish)
Nicolas Shumway, the Frances Moody Newman Professor Emeritus, Spanish and Portuguese, is featured.
Yale International Alliance

Assista à gravação do evento: Segurança da água para abastecimento público
Alumnus Paulo Afonso da Mata Machado is featured.
Instituto de Engenharia (An English translation is not available.)


Rice 2022 NFL draft scouting report for Elijah Garcia
Rice football player Elijah Garcia is featured.
Pro Football Network

UH track and field earn podium finishes at J. Fred Duckett Invitational
Rice’s J. Fred Duckett Invitational track and field meet is featured.
The Daily Cougar (This article also appeared in UWire.)


Texas leads Afghan refugee resettlement but challenges remain, say Baker Institute experts
Texas has led American efforts for resettling Afghan evacuees, but arriving in the United States is merely the beginning of the process, and integration challenges are especially pronounced for women, according to a new brief by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. The future of Afghan refugees in the U.S. will also be the focus of an April 28 event hosted by the institute’s Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program.