Dateline Rice for April 18, 2023

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A political earthquake in Argentina's Vaca Muerta: The 2023 Neuquén gubernatorial election
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, authored an article in Forbes, and he is quoted in Yahoo! News.
Forbes (Subscription is required.)
Texas: 'The Issue Is' — school choice legislation 
Yahoo! News (This Fox 4 Online article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

Slaton faces calls for resignation as new allegations of sexual misconduct arise
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This KEYE Online article also appeared in WOAI Online and KABB Online, and this segment aired on KEYE-TV in Austin.)
The latest in politics: Who will run for president, Trump's legal troubles and more
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Analysis: Should Biden run again? From a foreign policy perspective, the answer is clear
An article quotes CIA Director William Burns, who spoke at the Baker Institute for Public Policy April 11.
Haaretz (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Israel.)

Colorado Springs-based STEM team wins statewide Science Olympiad for 2nd time in 3 years
Alumna Cindy Puhek is featured.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in The Colorado Springs Gazette.)


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. This article appeared in the April 16 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

ChatGPT: AI that gives you a break from the routine or takes your job away?
Moshe Vardi, University Professor and Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and a professor of computer science, is quoted.
Houston Press

Cy-Fair ISD taps Matt Morgan for COO role ahead of Roy Sprague's June retirement
An article featuring Matt Morgan mentions that he is a former associate director of food operations at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Midland Moments: MHS presents 2023 Catoico Court
A roundup featuring Lillian Caroline mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Midland Reporter-Telegram (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

HOU in ATX: Legislative update — Week 14
Rice is mentioned.
Greater Houston Partnership


Texas Senate bill would add oversight, regulations to wind and solar power
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
ABC 13 Online (The video segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.) 

Saudi Arabia turns off the tap: Will gas prices spike?
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed.
On Shifting Ground with Ray Suarez (This podcast also aired twice on KQED-FM in San Francisco, and it appeared in Spotify and Apple Podcasts.)

How flood prevention in Houston has changed in the past decade (April 18, 2023)
A broadcast features Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center co-directors Phil Bedient, the Herman and George R. Brown Professor of Civil Engineering, and Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Is Houston ready for that next big storm?
Houston Public Media


Physicists find unusual waves in nickel-based magnet
An article features collaborative Rice research into excitation states of nickel-based magnets. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Pengcheng Dai, the Sam and Helen Worden Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Emilia Morosan, professor of electrical and computer engineering and of chemistry and astronomy; Andriy Nevidomskyy, associate professor of physics and astronomy; postdoctoral research associates Bin Gao and Tong Chen; and research scientist Chien-Lung Huang.

Hermann Park's $52 million Commons project includes innovative playground, new picnic pavilions and shady rest areas
Carlos Jimenez, professor of architecture, is mentioned.
MSN Money (This Houston Chronicle article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

Hey Percy, look at those boulders
Graduate student Eleanor Moreland authored a post in Mars Daily, and she is quoted in Curiosmos.
Mars Daily
Perseverance explores boulders in Jezero Crater, unraveling Mars' past

Nobel Prize winner Dr. Robert Wilson featured guest at Thursday, April 27 ChamberCast at Bell Works
An article features alumnus Robert Wilson, who shared the 1978 Nobel Prize for his work building Holmdel's Horn Antenna.
MSN Travel (This TAP Into article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

Del Doherty: A step toward value: Management across the continuum of care
Alumnus Del Doherty is featured.

15 best online courses to learn and develop life skills
A roundup mentions that Rice offers online mindfulness courses.

Vulneravelmente Humano [Vulnerably Human], da artista plástica Clarissa Tossin continua em cartaz na Galeria Luisa Strina
An article featuring Clarissa Tossin mentions that she is exhibiting her artwork "The 8th Continent" in Rice's Brochstein Pavilion. (An English translation is not available.)


Rogers recognized for service to educational organizations
An article mentions that Roland Smith Jr., associate provost and adjunct professor of education and sociology, is a former winner of the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education Award for Professional Achievement.
East Carolina News Services

Sherman Bloomer named new leader of Oregon State University-Cascades
Alumnus Sherman Bloomer is featured.
Oregon State University News (This article also appeared in KTVZ Online.)


MTEN: 2023 championship bracket released
An article mentions that Rice will host the 2023 Conference USA Men's Tennis Championship April 21-23.
Conference USA
Blue Raiders receive the No. 1 seed in the C-USA Tournament
NOTEBOOK: Softball takes the series against WKU in thrilling pitcher's duel

Big 12 QB rankings: Texas' Quinn Ewers, Kansas' Jalon Daniels names to watch as spring practice winds down
A roundup features Rice football player J.T. Daniels.

Arch Manning's spring game performance fails to reflect quarterback hype
An article mentions Rice football team's season will begin Sept. 2 with a game against the University of Texas at Austin.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in TAG 24.)
Texas lands Minnesota transfer DL Trill Carter
Heartland College Sports
Texas picks up transfer portal commitment from defensive lineman Trill Carter

MLB world roasts team's hideous new uniforms
Rice is mentioned.
The Comeback

USF women's tennis defeats Houston  
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team lost to the University of South Florida 4-3 March 31.
The Crow's Nest

How Brett Favre achieved a net worth of $100 million
An article mentions the 2011 football game between Rice and the University of Southern Mississippi.
Money Inc.

Women's tennis closes out home schedule with win over Southern on Senior Day
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team played Prairie View A&M University April 16.


Physicists find unusual waves in nickel-based magnet
Perturbing electron spins in a magnet usually results in excitations called "spin waves" that ripple through the magnet like waves on a pond that’s been struck by a pebble. In a new study, Rice physicists and their collaborators have discovered dramatically different excitations called "spin excitons" that can also "ripple" through a nickel-based magnet as a coherent wave.