Dateline Rice for April 27, 2023

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Tensions rise between Texas' top leaders as legislative session rolls toward finish line
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.
MSN (This article originally appeared in The Dallas Morning News.)

Taking parental leave may make dads less sexist
An article features collaborative Rice research that found parental leave for fathers can decrease sexist attitudes and gender bias. Jonathan Homola, assistant professor of political science, is quoted. 

The crucial difference between labor and work
George Alliger, lecturer in psychological sciences, co-authored an article.
The Boston Globe (Subscription is required.)


Houston weather inspires Musiqa's final concert of the season at MATCH
Sam Wu, a graduate student at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Houston project will transplant reeds from ancient Iraqi marsh culture to Rice University
An article mentions that a mudhif, a large structure made of reeds that serves as a community center in the Iraqi marshes, will be constructed on Rice's campus. Luis Duno-Gottberg, professor of modern and classical literatures and cultures, is quoted.
Houston Landing
Texas blog roundup for the week of April 24
Off the Kuff

Katy ISD's board race turns political, as candidates accept GOP endorsements, flyers blast opponents
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.)
3 Houston universities score top spots for gra​d programs in Texas, new national report says
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. 2 in Texas and No. 24 in the nation; Rice's George R. Brown School of Engineering is No. 3 in Texas and No. 30 in the nation; and Rice's Department of Psychological Sciences' industrial and organizational psychology program is No. 1 in the nation.
CultureMap Houston

Maria Shriver channels the warrior spirit in Houston Alzheimer's Evening of Hope
Alumna Laura Baker is featured.

Dr. Thomas Lloyd named chair of the Department of Neurology
Alumnus Thomas Lloyd is featured.
Baylor College of Medicine

Texas-Squared Startup newsletter No. 397
A roundup features Rice news stories from the past week.
Texas-Squared Startup on Medium

Why renters, particularly in Texas, should have protections after natural disasters
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on research into the wealth gap between homeowners and renters after natural disasters.
The Dallas Morning News

Katy ISD trustees to consider $840.6 million bond for placement on November ballot
Alumnus Alejandro Avendano is featured.
Katy Times (This article also appeared in the April 27 print and digital editions.)

UT Tyler debate finishes 2022-23 season strong 
An article mentions that a team from Rice competed in the 2023 National  Parliamentary Debate Association's National Championship at the University of the Pacific.
The Gilmer Mirror

NASA director shares updates on space exploration efforts
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Community Impact Newspaper

Superb woman: Dr. Monica G. Williams 
An article featuring Monica Williams mentions that she is the former director of development at Rice.
Texas Metro News (This article also appeared in the Garland Journal.)


Houston's final frontier: Exploring and understanding the human brain
An article mentions that Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy will host a webinar to examine the health and economic benefits of a proposed Texas brain research institute April 28. The following Rice community members will be participating: President Reginald DesRoches; David Satterfield, director of the Baker Institute; Rola El-Serag, the L.E. and Virginia Simmons Senior Fellow in Health Policy and director of the Baker Institute's Center for Health and Biosciences; Trustee James Hackett; Trustee Emerita and Baker Institute Board of Advisors member Huda Zoghbi; Harris Eyre, fellow in brain health at the Baker Institute's Center for Health and Biosciences; and Stephen Wong, adjunct professor of bioengineering. mentions that DesRoches was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for engineering and technology.
KTRH Online
Americká akademie umění a věd udělila členství profesoru Bártovi z UK (An English translation is not available.)

Texas Standard for April 26, 2023: The questions on local ballots across Texas this election  
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about changes to federal emissions regulations.
Texas Standard (This segment also aired on more than 40 stations across Texas.)

'Houston Matters' 10th Anniversary (April 26, 2023)
A "Houston Matters" segment re-airs a 2017 conversation about climate warnings that featured Carrie Masiello, the W. Maurice Ewing Professor of Biogeochemistry and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute; Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English; and Dominic Boyer, professor of anthropology.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Elaine H. Ecklund and David R. Johnson, 'Varieties of Atheism in Science' (Oxford UP, 2021)
Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, director of the Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance, a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, is featured in a podcast discussion about a book she co-authored.
New Books Network on Player FM

The new Rockets coach and his baggage (April 27, 2023)
A segment of "The Bigger Picture" interviews Charles Dove, professor in the practice of visual arts and film and director of Rice Cinema, about the new film "Air."
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
'The Bigger Picture': 'Air' and the evolution of brands
Houston Public Media

Symphony preview: Just folks
An article authored by alumnus Chuck Lavazzi features alumna Gabriela Lena Frank.
KDHX Online


Women in STEM Program at Rice University — cooperation between the US, Japan, and Taiwan
An article features the TOMODACHI- and MACHI-STEM@Rice programs, five-week research programs for female Japanese and Taiwanese undergraduates. The article mentions that Junichiro Kono, the Karl F. Hasselmann Professor in Engineering and a professor of electrical and computer engineering, of physics and astronomy, and of materials science and nanoengineering, created the programs in 2016.
Republic of China (Taiwan) Ministry of Education 

How to feel more hopeful, with Tomás Morín (The Science of Happiness podcast)
A podcast features Tomás Morín, assistant professor of creative writing.
Greater Good Magazine

MD Anderson's Hagop Kantarjian, M.D., awarded highest honor from American Society of Clinical Oncology
Hagop Kantarjian, nonresident fellow in health policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured.

Heat carried by electron waves
Alessandro Alabastri, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is quoted.

The problem with valuing resilience as a skill in the workplace
Danielle King, an assistant professor of psychological sciences at Rice, is quoted.

School welcomes new faculty members
Alumna Suguman Bansal is featured.
Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing News

Energy from your steps
An article features Rice research developing shoes that generate power. A Rice video is included.
Simple English News


La Russia aumenterà la fornitura di gas alla Cina per rivenderlo all'Europa (Vladimir Volcic)
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. (An English translation is not available.)

IUP student wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
An article featuring Renallan Neckles, a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, mentions that he plans to use his award to pursue a master's degree in environmental engineering at Rice.
The Penn

UF announces Levin College of Law interim dean
Alumna Merritt McAlister is featured.
The Independent Florida Alligator


MGOLF: LA Tech's James Swash captures individual title, match play set
An article mentions that Rice's golf team placed sixth in the stroke play portion and did not qualify for the match play portion of the Conference USA Championship in Texarkana, Arkansas.
Conference USA
Roadrunners wrap up C-USA Championship play on Wednesday
Men's golf advances to match play at C-USA tourney
UTEP men's golf finishes 10th at C-USA Championship
Middle Tennessee climbs atop C-USA leaderboard
Texarkana Gazette (Subscription is required.)

'Stay humble.' Before NFL Draft, some advice from Chiefs' Noah Gray, former players
Former Rice football player Ikenna Enechukwu is featured.
AOL (This Kansas City Star article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
'KMBC 9 News'
KMBC-TV (Kansas City, Missouri)
http://dateline.rice/april-27-enechukwu (This segment also aired three times.)

Amendt named to NCBWA Stopper of the Year midseason watch list
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play Dallas Baptist University April 28-30.

Texas A&M football position analysis: Offensive line
An article mentions former Rice football player Derek Ferraro.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

What will it take for Roger Goodell to turn NFL Draft boos to cheers?
Former Rice football player David Grenardo is quoted.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)

Texas coach Steve Sarkisian focused on Big 12 and 2023 season
An article mentions that the Rice football team's season will begin Sept. 2 with a game against the University of Texas at Austin.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the April 27 print edition.)
Sarkisian: Quinn Ewers is QB1, but Texas has backup options in Maalik Murphy, Arch Manning
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, and similar articles also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News,, Heartland College Sports and FanSided.)

2009 NFL Draft results: Order and picks for rounds 1-7
An article mentions former Rice football player Jarett Dillard.
Pro Football Network


Parental leave for fathers can reduce sexist attitudes and gender bias
Parental leave for fathers can decrease sexist attitudes and gender bias, according to new collaborative Rice study. The researchers, including Jonathan Homola, an assistant professor of political science, were interested in how parental leave for nontraditional caregivers impacts individuals’ deeply ingrained attitudes about stereotypical gender roles and sexism — which can have adverse consequences when it comes to personal socioeconomic status and politics.