Dateline Rice for April 12, 2023

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What we know so far on the leaked Pentagon documents
Articles feature comments made by CIA Director William Burns during a Baker Institute for Public Policy event on campus April 11.
The Associated Press (This article appeared in more than 250 other media outlets.)
US will ‘turn over every rock’ to find source of leak, says Pentagon chief
Reuters (This article appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
Russia risks becoming an 'economic colony of China' following its invasion of Ukraine, says CIA director
Business Insider (This article appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
Russia-Ukraine war live: Russia risks becoming China’s ‘economic colony,’ CIA chief says; US faces angry allies over leaks
CNBC (This article appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Latest in Ukraine: Ukrainian leaders condemn alleged decapitation of captive
Voice of America (This article appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Leaked Pentagon documents: What are the major takeaways?
Al Jazeera
WSB-AM (Atlanta)
http://dateline.rice/april-12-burns-cbsnewsradio (This CBS News Radio segment aired on more than 500 other radio stations.)
WHBL-AM (Green Bay, Wisconsin)
http://dateline.rice/april-12-burns-foxnewsradio (This Fox News Radio broadcast aired on more than 20 radio stations.)
‘Today in the Bay’
KNTV-TV (San Francisco; a similar broadcast aired on Fox News.)
WCBD Midday News
WCBD-TV (Charleston, South Carolina)
WTOP-FM (Washington, D.C.)
WIND-AM (Chicago)
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/april-12-burns-ktrh (This segment aired twice.)
WKCF-TV (Orlando, Florida)
‘KTSM 9 News Today’
KTSM-TV (El Paso, Texas)
Kiev: ‘I russi preparano l'evacuazione forzata della centrale nucleare di Energodar’
RAI (This article also appeared in Tutto Notizie.)


Steve Murdock, Texas scholar who headed Census Bureau, dies
Former U.S. Census Bureau Director Steve Murdock, an emeritus professor of sociology at Rice, died April 7 at 75.
The Associated Press (This article appeared in more than 70 other media outlets.)
KIAH-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/april-12-murdock-2 (This broadcast aired twice.)
KERA-FM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/april-12-murdock-3 (This broadcast aired on 30 other radio stations.)
Leaked US intel: Russia operatives claimed new ties with UAE
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Associated Press (This article appeared in the April 11 print editions of The Financial Express and Naharnet and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)
This morning's top headlines: Tuesday, April 11
The Buffalo News (This Associated Press roundup appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
DNA confirms oral history of Swahili people
Jeffrey Fleisher, a professor of anthropology who co-authored the featured study, is quoted. He is mentioned in The Archaeologist.
The New York Times (This article appeared in the April 12 international print edition and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Harvard-affiliated researchers analyze ancient DNA to explore history of Swahili Coast
The Harvard Crimson
Archaeologists discover first ancient African/Asian
The Archaeologist
Beyond AI, our cyborg future
An op-ed mentions collaborative Rice research that repurposed deceased spiders as mechanical grippers.
Creators Syndicate (This article appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Research group develops commercially viable sodium batteries
Rice is mentioned.
The Times of India (This article appeared in the April 11 Mumbai and April 12 New Dehli print editions and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Rechargion energy desarrolla unas asequibles baterías de sodio para electrificar mercados emergentes como India
Forococheseléctricos (An English translation is not available.)


Texas GOP senators, representatives calling shots in Washington
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science and fellow in political science at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Austin American-Statesman (This article also appeared in the April 11 print edition.)
Abbott’s push to pardon man who murdered Austin protester ‘inherently political’
KERA Online (This article also appeared in KUT Online.)
In wake of James Webb controversy, NASA plans to avoid naming future missions after people
George Abbey, senior fellow in space policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Jae Chung, assistant professor of marketing at the Jones Graduate School of Business, are quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
6-story mass-timber project planned in west Houston aims to become example for sustainable office design
An article mentions that Rice has a mass-timber building on campus.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the April 12 print edition and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Katy ISD weighs bond for new schools and renovations that wouldn't include tax hike
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the April 12 print edition and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Tootsies gathers the ladies of Houston Grand Opera to highlight the organization’s efforts
Anne Chao, an adjunct lecturer in the humanities, a Rice School of Humanities advisory board member and manager of the Houston Asian American Archive, is featured.
Paper City
‘Renfield,’ ‘Mafia Mamma’ top the list of films opening this week
An article mentions that “Rewind & Play” will screen April 14-15 at Rice Cinema.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
America’s democracy is being tested, cautions LDF president during UH Law Center’s Rosenberg Lecture
Late alumnus Yale L. Rosenberg is mentioned.
University of Houston Law Center
Garry Merritt presents Great Springs Project goals to Rotary Club
Alumnus Gary Merritt is featured.
San Marcos Daily Record


Fay Yarbrough, professor of history and associate dean of programs and special projects in the School of Humanities, discusses her book “Choctaw Confederates: The American Civil War in Indian Country.”
‘Texas Standard’
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 in a story on fentanyl.
KUT-FM (Austin, Texas; this broadcast aired on 30 radio stations.)
‘NBC Charlotte at 5’
A broadcast and articles feature Rice research developing an encapsulation technology for time-released drugs. Co-authors Kevin McHugh, assistant professor of bioengineering, and graduate student Tyler Graf are quoted. 
WCNC-TV (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Tiny cylinders for controlled drug release
Forget to take your pills? Engineers create time-delayed drugs that could replace prescriptions
Study Finds
KOPB-FM (Portland, Oregon)
A broadcast mentions that Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, will discuss his book "Silent Spring Revolution: John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson and the Great Environmental Awakening" April 18 as part of the Hatfield Lecture Series.
http://dateline.rice/april-12-brinkley (This segment aired five times.)
Spectrum News North Carolina (Charlotte)
Graduate student John Crum is mentioned.
http://dateline.rice/april-12-crum (This broadcast aired twice.)
CKQQ-FM (Kelowna, British Columbia)
A broadcast mentions a recording of “La Bamba” by Rice’s Marching Owl Band.


Association Of American Universities names members to task force on expanding US-India university partnerships
Vice President for Research Ramamoorthy Ramesh is mentioned.
India Education Diary (This article also appeared in News Patrolling.)
Society For Biomaterials announces its 2023 award recipients
Graduate student Hannah Pearce has been awarded the Society for Biomaterials’ Student Award for Outstanding Research. Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of the Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering and the J.W. Cox Laboratory for Biomedical Engineering, is quoted.
Society for Biomaterials
Engineering students developing automated operating room lighting system
Rice engineering students on the OR Lights team have built a tunable lighting system that allows surgeons to better illuminate their working area without having to handle equipment or wear headlamps. Team members Ellice Gao, Bryn Gerwin, Justin Guilak, Rosemary Lach, Renly Liu and Hemish Thakkar are mentioned. Gao, Gerwin, Guliak and David Trevas, a Rice mechanical engineering lecturer, are quoted.
Medical Design and Development
2023 Process Automation Hall of Fame: W. Harmon Ray
Alumnus W. Harmon Ray is featured.
How dynamic is God?
Alumnus Roger Olson authored an op-ed.


Local light field fusion
Graduate student Cameron Wolfe authored an article.
Towards Data Science on Medium
Best places to travel in April: Where to hit up in spring
Rice is mentioned.
The Discoveries Of


Riedel keys Owls’ surge past Lamar
An article features the Rice baseball team’s 7-3 victory over Lamar University April 11 at Reckling Park. Owls Jack Riedel and Garrett Stratton are mentioned.
BVM Sports
’12 News at 10 p.m.’
KBMT-TV (Beaumont, Texas; this broadcast also aired twice on KJAC-TV in Beaumont.)
Brandon Ennis: Is locked in
Rice women’s basketball player Dominique Ennis is mentioned.
Basketball Buzz (This article also appeared in
KTXX-AM (Austin, Texas)
Rice football player J.T. Daniels is mentioned.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame: Puerto Rico's Cruz found new home in Houston with Astros
An article on Jose Cruz mentions that children Enrique Cruz, a former Rice baseball player, and Jose Cruz Jr., Rice’s head baseball coach and a former Owls player, graduated from the university.
Waco Tribune-Herald
Opinion: Local ties to two top coaching positions
Former Rice men’s basketball coach Mike Rhoades is featured.
Times News Online


New report highlights resiliency of women refugees
Women refugees tend to be seen as vulnerable, but a new collaborative report shows their resilience in the face of unequal resources. Displacement can create gender-specific hardships or exacerbate existing inequalities, but it can also create new opportunities and transform gender relations, according to the report from Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Houston Grand Opera’s Patrick Summers to lead Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra in final concert of the season
Rice’s Shepherd School Contemporary Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra will wrap up their 2022-2023 performing seasons with concerts on April 19 and 21, respectively. Both concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Stude Concert Hall.