Dateline Rice for April 26, 2023

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2024 election: Biden announces re-election campaign, political expert weighs in
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.
Yahoo! News (This Fox 26 Online article also appeared in The Cairns Post, The Chronicle, Townsville Bulletin and this segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
Americans divided over age as factor in Biden's 2024 reelection bid
Andalou Agency
Potential for Biden-Trump rematch increases: What are the prospects?
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
KOGO-AM (San Diego)
http://dateline.rice/april-26-jones (This segment aired on 13 stations across the U.S.)

Trump-era border policy set to expire in May. New rules may be no easier on border crossers
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.
USA Today (This article appeared on the front page of the April 26 print edition.)
Wie profiteert van de lithium-boom?
Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, the Center for the United States and Mexico and the Latin America Initiative at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a lecturer in energy economics at Rice, is quoted.
Der Standard (Subscription is required. An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in the April 24 print edition.)

These Rice student entrepreneurs want to help you find the perfect jeans
An article features Goldie, the winner of Rice's Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship's H. Albert Napier Rice Launch Challenge Championships. The project, which is co-founded by graduate students Viviane Nguyen, Stephanie Zhou and Samantha Wong, also won the Frank Liu Jr. Prize for Creative Innovations in Music, Fashion and the Arts. Alumnus Omair Tariq, one of three judges, is quoted.
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article appeared on the front of the Business section in the April 26 print edition and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

American views of China have plummeted in recent years. Here's what the Chinese think of the US
An article cites a study co-authored by Rice experts into the how the Chinese have diverging views between European countries and the U.S.
MSN (This MarketWatch article also appeared in Morningstar.)

Insights from the 2022-23 BS/MD admissions cycle
Rice is mentioned.


See which Houston-area universities rank on US News & World Report's 2023-24 Best Grad Schools lists
An article about U.S. News & World Report's 2023-24 Best Grad Schools list mentions that Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business is ranked No. 24 in the nation, its entrepreneurship program is No. 10 and the part-time MBA is ranked No. 15. The article also highlights Rice's George R. Brown School of Engineering, which is ranked No. 30 nationally and has seven departments in the top 25, and Rice's Wiess School of Natural Sciences, which has eight departments in the top 25.
Houston Business Journal

5 reasons Texas didn't totally get its act together on state parks
An article cites a study by alumna Joyce Beebe, fellow in public finance at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, into the economic power of Texas' outdoor recreational activities. 
The Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared in MSN Travel.)

Moody Center for the Arts hosts book signing and launch party for Francis Picabia catalogue raisonné
An article mentions that Rice's Moody Center for the Arts will host a book signing and launch party for William Camfield, the Joseph and Joanna N. Mullen Professor Emeritus of Art History, April 26.

EHS students explore the Rice Engineering Design Showcase
An article mentions that local high school students attended Rice's Engineering Design Showcase April 13.
Village News (This article also appeared in the April 25 print edition, and it appeared in the print and digital editions of the Southwest News.)

To help reduce crime, Harris County plans to beautify Alief with 1,200 new trees
An article cites a 2021 study by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research into the canopy coverage of Houston neighborhoods.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the April 26 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Texas Medical Center Orchestra to play Sunday concert for Houston's Menninger Clinic
Alumna Clara Saitkoulov is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Music.)

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. This article appeared in the April 26 print edition of the Chronicle's Cypress Creek Mirror-Cy-Fair issue and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Stop and smell the poppies
Rice is mentioned.
Southwestern University News

Pro-Palestine students press Rice's Baker Institute to cancel Israel conference with Thursday protest
An article mentions that the Baker Institute for Public Policy will host the Director's Lecture Series Conference "Israel at 75" April 27.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the April 26 print edition, and it appeared in MSN.)
Why I won't be celebrating Israel's 75th anniversary (Opinion)
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared in the April 26 print edition.)


KUT-FM (Austin)
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about federal changes to emissions regulations.


Weebit Nano raises $40M to break ReRAM resistance
An article mentions that Weebit Nano has commercialized technology pioneered by James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering.
Blocks & Files

Cancer cells may sense immune surveillance and actively adapt
An article mentions that Herbert Levine, adjunct professor of bioengineering, co-authored the featured research.
Medical Xpress
Reclamation awards $4 million for new and innovative water treatment technologies
An article mentions that Rice has been awarded more than $300,000 from the Bureau of Reclamation's Desalination and Water Purification Research program to improve the performance of electrodialysis technologies for desalination applications. 
Coyote Gulch blog

Michael Petry explores forgotten gods, resurrected rituals and queer desire
Alumnus Michael Petry is featured.


First-year chemistry students learn data analytics in new lab curriculum
An article features collaborative Rice research developing a low-cost method for teaching community college students the basics of instrument assembly and data analysis. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Christy Landes, the Kenneth S. Pitzer Schlumberger Chair and a professor of chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, and chemical and biomolecular engineering; Christopher Barr, director of assessment and evaluation of STEM programs in the Office of Research Development and Infrastructure at Rice; Lawrence Tauzin, research scientist and adjunct lecturer in chemistry; and postdoctoral associate Subhojyoti Chatterjee.
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's News Bureau

School of Music announces new director of orchestral activities
An article features alumnus Creston Herron, conductor of Rice's Campanile Orchestra.
The University of Kansas News

All that jazz
An article featuring the Boston Brass jazz ensemble mentions that they have formerly given master classes at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.

Schubladen im Kopf ausfindig machen
Alumna Heather Hofmeister is featured.
Ruhr Universität Bochum (An English translation is not available.)

Il compositore americano Daniel Knaggs si racconta a pochi giorni dalla messa in scena di 'Zita di Lucca'
An article featuring Daniel Knaggs mentions that he formerly taught Spanish at Rice.
La Gazzetta Di Lucca (An English translation is not available.)

'Unmögliches Material' auf dem Mars: NASA erklärt überraschenden fund
An article mentions that a team from Rice has provided NASA with an explanation for the existence of tridymite, a high-temperature polymorph of silica, on Mars. (An English translation is not available.)


MGOLF: Middle Tennessee climbs on day 2 of C-USA Championships
An article mentions that Rice's golf team was in seventh place after two days of competition in the Conference USA Championship in Texarkana, Texas, which runs through April 27.
Conference USA
UTEP men's golf sits in 9th after round 2 at the C-USA Championship Tuesday
Kahanek paces UTSA on second day of C-USA Championship

Ruskin graduate hopes to hear his name announced during NFL Draft in hometown
An article features former Rice football player Ikenna Enechukwu.
KSHB Online (This segment also aired twice on KSHB-TV in Kansas City.)

TCU's 8th-inning surge ends No. 17 Patriots' program-record win streak
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play Dallas Baptist University April 28-30.
No. 17 DBU looks for 15th straight win on Tuesday at TCU

A STAR IS BORN: Is Grand Oaks' Smith the next big thing?
Rice is mentioned.

Houston running back Alton McCaskill enters transfer portal
An image depicts the 2021 football game between Rice and the University of Houston.
Houston Chronicle 

UH track and field hurdlers shine at J. Fred Duckett Twilight
An article mentions that Rice's J. Fred Duckett Invitational track meet was held April 22.
The Daily Cougar
Townsend hurdles to conference award
Williams earns ASC top hitter honors
Longview News-Journal (Subscription is required.)

Is Arch Manning learning from his mistakes at Texas football's spring game?
An article mentions that the 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.)
Feeling the momentum of Texas football
Michigan, Texas swap host stadiums for home-and-home series

How new Texas A&M transfer Jerry Johnson III went from walk-on center at Rice to scholarship SEC fullback
An article features former Rice football player Jerry Johnson.

Terry named Clarence 'Big House' Gaines Division 1 national coach of the year
The Rice men's basketball team's Dec. 12 loss to the University of Texas at Austin is mentioned.

Why the Pac-12 is struggling to make a media deal: Part 5 – Would SDSU and SMU (or Tulane/Rice) be dilutive to media value?
Rice is mentioned.
ESPN 960

Mr. Irrelevant history in NFL Draft: Every final pick since 1976
A roundup mentions that former Rice football player Cheta Ozougwu was drafted by the Houston Texans in 2011.
ABC 30 Online (This ESPN article also appeared in ABC 7 Online and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)


China's logistics data management platform could give it unmatched power in global market, experts argue
Chinese companies may have an extreme advantage in the global market thanks to the country's impressive logistics data management platform, according to a new report from Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy. Beijing seeks to minimize its foreign dependencies while making trade partners more dependent on China, and superior logistics data tools represent an opportunity to advance those efforts, argues Gabe Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs at the Baker Institute, and Jack Bianchi, fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.