Dateline Rice for April 28, 2023

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Texas Republicans push wind law developers call industry-killer
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.
Bloomberg (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Republicans find their 'wedge issue' heading into 2024
KTRH Online (This segment also aired on KTRH-AM in Houston, and it appeared in KTRH on Spreaker.)

Malign actors could 'hyper-charge' Sudan conflict, say ex-envoys
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Guardian (This article also appeared in the April 28 print edition.)
Sudan crisis live: UN urges both sides to stop targeting civilians; Turkey says evacuation plane shot at
MSN Great Britain (This article originally appeared in The Guardian.)
Oriente-Médio — Crise no Sudão ao vivo: Frágil cessar-fogo estendido por 72 horas enquanto luta para evacuar continua | Sudão (An English translation is not available.)


With upgrades galore, Harris County hopes to go error-free for the May 6 elections
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 Press

10 companies joining or expanding at the Ion
An article mentions three Rice-based ventures that are joining the Ion, a Houston-based tech hub owned by the Rice Management Co.: Rice's Office of Innovation, which aims to commercialize Rice-developed research and technology, and its Nexus Lab, which will focus on prototyping and scaling up technologies, and OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
Community Impact Newspaper

Larry McMurtry in the Whole Foods Cafe: Three recent books from Texas photographers
An article features the late alumnus and former Rice lecturer Larry McMurtry

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 appeared in the April 28 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Diplomats gather at Rice University to mark 75th anniversary of Israel's statehood
An article mentions that the Baker Institute for Public Policy hosted the conference "Israel at 75" April 27. George Webb, scholar for entrepreneurship at the Baker Institute's McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth, industry relations director at the Center for Engineering Leadership and adjunct lecturer at Rice's George R. Brown School of Engineering, and Brown College senior Zachary Katz are quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the April 28 print edition, and it appeared in MSN.)
Israeli-Palestinian progress requires mutual recognition of nationhood (Opinion)
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the April 28 print edition.)

Folklore is the family tradition with 'Lomax on Lomax'
An article featuring John Lomax III mentions that he performed cowboy, folk and work songs at Rice's Fondren Library, which houses the Houston Folk Music Archive, last October.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Chabad at Rice enhances students Passover experience
An article about campus Passover Seder quotes Rabbi Shmuli Slonim and Nechama Slonim, co-directors of Chabad at Rice, and Sid Richardson senior Becca Zadeck.
Jewish Herald-Voice

How Cooper prepared them for college
Rice is mentioned.
Woodlands Online

5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week
A roundup features Goldie, the winner of Rice's Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship's H. Albert Napier Rice Launch Challenge championship April 19.


Justin Cronin, bestselling Houston author of 'The Passage' trilogy and 'The Ferryman'
An article features Rice writer-in-residence Justin Cronin.
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston.)


US road deaths keep rising
An article cites a study by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research into how lower speed limits reduce traffic fatalities.
Scientists propose theory of sigma bond resonance in flat boron materials
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research. (This article also appeared in Mirage.)

Composer Reiko Füting releases the world premiere recording of opera 'Mechthild' 
An article features alumnus Reiko Füting

Ware Malcomb announces leadership news in Oak Brook office
A roundup features Charles Swanson.
RE Journals

Nuovi materiali sostenibili: Arriva il legno che cattura l’anidride carbonica
An article features collaborative Rice research developing a sustainable wood composite that absorbs carbon dioxide. (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in Pianeta Design.)

What percentage of college students are in Greek life?
Rice is mentioned.


Fairmont State University's 154th commencement ceremony set for Saturday at Feaster Center
William Jaco, adjunct professor of mathematics, is featured.

KU School of Music welcomes new director of orchestral activities
An article features alumnus Creston Herron, conductor of Rice's Campanile Orchestra.
KCTV Online (This article also appeared in WIBW Online and MSN Money.)

UVA Wise sees record number of applicants; more ...
An article mentions that Carson Gilmore plans to attend Rice next fall.
Cardinal News

The hardest US colleges and universities to get into
A roundup features Rice.
South Florida Sun Sentinel (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
El ranking de las 30 mejores universidades de Estados Unidos


No. 17 DBU returns to C-USA play with three-game series at Rice
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play Dallas Baptist University April 28-30.

Former Corpus Christi-area high school athletes finding college success
Rice baseball player Ben Royo is mentioned.
Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Subscription is required.)

2023 NFL Draft prospect interview: Ikenna Enechukwu, DE, Rice University
An article features former Rice football player Ikenna Enechukwu.
NFL Draft Diamonds

A look back at Southeast Texas' recent NFL Draft history
A roundup features former Rice football player Vance McDonald.
Beaumont Enterprise (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Texas QB Arch Manning took 'zero money from NIL' despite high-profile commitment, says Steve Sarkisian
An article mentions that the Rice football team's season will begin Sept. 2 with a game against the University of Texas at Austin.
CBS Sports (Similar articles also appeared in KXAN Online, Sports Illustrated and The Dallas Morning News.) 

NFL Draft No. 1 selections
A roundup mentions former Rice football player King Hill.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
Las 1ras selecciones en la historia del draft de la NFL
The Associated Press (The English translation of this article is above. This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)

UTSA to head to Austin for Texas Invitational
An article mentions that Rice's track and field team will compete in the Texas Invitational meet in Austin April 28-29.


Study unlocks potential breakthrough in Type 1 diabetes treatment
For the over 8 million people around the globe living with Type 1 diabetes, getting a host immune system to tolerate the presence of implanted insulin-secreting cells could be life-changing. Rice bioengineer Omid Veiseh and collaborators identified new biomaterial formulations that could help turn the page on Type 1 diabetes treatment, opening the door to a more sustainable, long-term, self-regulating way to handle the disease.