Dateline Rice for April 14, 2023

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Texas lawmakers want to allow civilians to patrol the border
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.
Huffington Post (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
The eyes of LGBTQ Texans are upon Dade Phelan and the House
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
95% of all homes in Harris County saw a property value increase
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in MSN Money.)
Abbott busca perdonar a asesino convicto: Historial de clemencia del gobernador de Texas
The Dallas Morning News' Al Día Dallas (An English translation is not available.)

Parents tend to choose their children's schools based on their own educational experience
An article co-authored by Anna Rhodes, assistant professor of sociology, and graduate student Julia Szabo features collaborative Rice research on patterns of school enrollment and their implications for educational inequality.
The Conversation (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

Syria, Saudi Arabia move toward restoring embassies, flights
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
Why Morocco is investing heavily in long-range fires
Breaking Defense

Texas House passes bill decriminalizing fentanyl test strips
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
AOL (This article originally appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.)

Coral-eating fish feces may act as 'probiotics' for reefs, says study
An article features research by alumnus Carsten Grupstra. This research is also featured in a broadcast by ABC Radio.
The Guardian (This article also appeared in the April 14 print edition.)
ABC Radio (Australia)

21-year-old's arrest exposes larger classified documents problem
An article mentions comments made by CIA Director William Burns at the Baker Institute for Public Policy April 11.
Putin is receiving chemo for cancer with his top general planning to 'throw' the war while he undergoes treatment, according to wild rumor detailed in leaked US documents
Daily Mail


Rice, UH among growing number of colleges creating academic partnerships with India
An article mentions Rice's joint research venture with the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Ramamoorthy Ramesh, vice president for research, and Caroline Levander, vice president for global and digital strategy, are quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Money and CNX Today, and a similar article appeared in Head Topics.)

Queen Sofia of Spain is coming to Houston in May. Here's why and what to expect
An article mentions that Paula Gilmer DesRoches, Rice University associate, is part of the local host committee for Queen Sofia of Spain's visit to Houston May 14-19. President Reginald DesRoches is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

How real is the threat of public charging stations stealing your phone’s data?
Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

University of Houston early-music concert features period instruments — and fencing
An article featuring Deborah Dunham mentions that her husband is a viola professor at Rice.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)

FM Kitchen & Bar team's pickleball sports bar to open in the summer
Alumnus and former Rice tennis player Jason Mok is featured.
Houston Business Journal

5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week
A roundup mentions that there are five startups named as finalists in Rice's Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship's H. Albert Napier Rice Launch Challenge championship April 19.

Harpist with Texas roots returns for premiere of improvisatory, 'important' piece
Alumna Megan Conley is featured.
Houston CityBook

Queer things to do in Houston this weekend: April 13-16, 2023
A roundup mentions that Rice's art history department and the university's Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality are co-hosting the conference "Where Are Our Women Artists?" April 14, and it mentions that Rice's 31st annual KTRU Outdoor Show will be held April 15. The Outdoor Show is also featured in KHOU Online.
Houston happenings, April 13-16
KHOU Online


How Houston's population and opinions have changed (April 14, 2023)
A "Houston Matters" segment features Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, discussing the Kinder Houston Area Survey in 2013. The segment also features Dan Potter, senior director of research at the institute, discussing changes in Houston in the decade since.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Houston's population and attitudes continue to transform
Houston Public Media

'Dragonfly TV'
A broadcast features Michael Wong, the Tina and Sunit Patel Professor in Molecular Nanotechnology, a professor and chair of chemical and biomolecular engineering and a professor of chemistry, materials science and nanoengineering and of civil and environmental engineering.
KTBY-TV (Anchorage, Alaska)

'Great Day Houston'
Rice is mentioned.
KHOU-TV (Houston)


New report highlights resiliency of women refugees
An article features Rice research on women refugees that found displacement can create gender-specific hardships or exacerbate existing inequalities, but it can also create new opportunities and transform gender relations. Kelsey Norman, fellow for the Middle East and director of the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Women's Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program, is quoted.

Low-profile design could aid treatment of rib flaring — and patients' mental health
An article features Rice research that may help those suffering from rib flaring associated with congenital deformations of the chest wall. The undergraduate team includes Jaden Roberts, Jose Castillo, Shelby DesRoches and Brandon Zimmer. Their mentor was Sabia Abidi, assistant teaching professor in bioengineering.
Medical Xpress

Engineering students design a sock for treating diabetic neuropathy with TENS and vibration therapy
An article features Rice research developing a smart insole with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and vibration therapy, which may help with pain and balance issues in individuals with diabetic neuropathy. The undergraduate team includes Abby Dowse, Yannie Guo, Kelly Xu, Andrei Mitrofan and Sarah Park.

Sensor system can save adults from falling
An article features Rice research developing a fall-risk assessment system that would allows clinicians to construct individualized risk-management plans for patients based on their specific home mobility patterns. The undergraduate team includes Vanessa Garlepp, Charlie Gorton, Chris Heuser, Fadeel Khan and Ahalya Lettenberger. 
The Print

Economists have a message about Biden's economic policies
An article mentions that James DeNicco, lecturer of economics at Rice, signed an open letter to Congress concerning President Joe Biden's proposed federal budget.
Real Clear Markets

This technology could enable time-released drug delivery
An article features 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. 
Medical Design & Outsourcing

Beauty in the limits: An interview with Berlin Prize for Young Artists winner Adam Woodward
Alumnus Adam Woodward is featured.
VAN Magazine

'Sex and the City': Where did Carrie Bradshaw go to college?
"Sex and the City" author Candace Bushnell is featured in an article that mentions she attended Rice.
Showbiz CheatSheet (This article also appeared in MSN.)


Physics and astronomy faculty member Sidong Lei honored with Dean's Early Career Award
An article features alumnus Sidong Lei.
Georgia State University News Hub
GWPD to arm 'specially trained' officers with handguns by fall
An article features former Rice University Police Department Chief James Tate.
The GW Hatchet


OTF: April 11 Athletes of the Week
An article features Rice track and field athletes Tara Simpson-Sulliivan and Sam Welsh, who have been named Conference USA's Female and Male Athletes of the Week, respectively. Simpson-Sullivan is also featured in the News & Star.
Conference USA
Tara Simpson-Sulliivan 'one of best athletes ever' at Rice University
News & Star

TEN: April 12 Athletes of the Week
An article features Rice tennis player Santiago Navarro, who has been named Conference USA's Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week.
Conference USA

CLT travels to Rice for C-USA series
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team will play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte April 14-16 at Reckling Park.
Charlotte clips Eagles, 4-3, in midweek matchup (This article also appeared in Niner Times.)
Niners finish homestand on Tuesday with Winthrop

Austridge becomes three-time Southland Conference Athlete of the Week
An article mentions that Rice's J. Fred Duckett Invitational track meet will be held April 22.

Tigers are trained authentically in the United States of America
Rice assistant football coach Pete Alamar is featured.
World Nation News

'How was he not starting in the NFL?': Nathan Rourke, Luke Willson bond over Adam Bighill's 'dominance'
Former Rice football player Luke Willson.

Williams, Alexander Central blank Newton-Conover in EBC finals
An article featuring Caleb Williams mentions that he has committed to Rice to play baseball.
Hickory Record

Cougars take on Bulls in conference series
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost to the University of Houston April 5.

WBB hires Winston Gandy to fill out coaching staff
Former Rice assistant women's basketball coach Winston Gandy is featured.

NFL Combine prospects reflect on high school experiences
An article mentions Rice football player Juma Otoviano.
National Federation of State High School Associations

Aggies reveal 2023 schedule
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is slated to play Texas A&M University Sept. 10. (This article also appeared in KBTX Online.)

Texas hoops stifles panic meter with positive transfer portal news
An article mentions former Rice basketball player Quincy Olivari.
USA Today's Longhorns Wire
Texas basketball transfer portal: Rodney Terry, Longhorns searching for perfect fits

The annual Texas Longhorns football Orange-White game — how to watch
An article mentions Rice football team's season will begin Sept. 2 with a game against the University of Texas at Austin.
Sports Illustrated's Longhorns Country

Tulsa's 2023 season opener moved to Thursday night
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.

'KPRC Channel 2 News'
A broadcast featuring the late Frank Hicks mentions that he formerly called Rice football games.
KPRC-TV (Houston)


Richard Fisher to discuss economic issues facing US April 19
Former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Richard Fisher will discuss economic uncertainty and prospects for growth at an April 19 event hosted by Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Sensor system could decrease fall risk for older adults
A team of Rice engineering students designed a fall-risk assessment system that enables doctors to create personalized risk-management strategies for patients based on their individual movement patterns at home.

Rice U. engineering students' brace puts patients first
Body image can have a significant impact on a person’s life, especially in their youth. For those suffering from rib flaring associated with congenital deformations of the chest wall that cause it to jut out or cave in, a team of Rice engineering students has come up with a potential solution.

Rice U. students engineer socks for on-the-go neuropathy treatment
Need a little spring — or buzz — in your step? A wearable electrical-stimulation and vibration-therapy system designed by Rice engineering students might be just what the doctor ordered for people experiencing foot pain and balance loss due to diabetic neuropathy.