Dateline Rice for April 3, 2023 (Weekend Edition)

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Saudis, other oil giants announce surprise production cuts
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Associated Press (This and similar articles also appeared online in more than 750 other media outlets, and it appeared in the print editions of more than 10 media outlets.)

'BBC World Service Radio'
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed about former President Donald Trump's indictment.
BBC Sounds (This segment also aired on more than 1,400 BBC World Service-affiliated stations; the interview begins at 45:10.)

Lt. gov. says the Texas Senate 'doesn't have the votes' to legalize casinos, sports betting
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 KFDX Online, and it appeared in KXAN Online.)
'Big 2 News'
KMID-TV (Odessa, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/april-3-jones (This segment aired 12 times.)
KLBJ-AM (Austin, Texas)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)

1 in 4 college applicants avoids entire states for political reasons
Will Rice College senior Kavya Sahni is quoted in The Hill, and Rice is mentioned in Diverse Issues in Higher Education.
The Hill (This article also appeared in more than 80 other media outlets.)
Survey: 1 in 4 applicants avoided applying to certain colleges due to state's politics and laws
Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Acceptance rates by the Ivies, other elite colleges stay at historic lows
An article mentions that Rice's 2022-23 admissions rate was 7.7%

Since Bill Daniels brought a championship to Utah in 1971, his giving to the state has been unending
Rice is mentioned.
Deseret News (This article also appeared in KSL Online.)


Former Prairie View president Ruth Simmons blasts Texas A&M system over its handling of the HBCU
An article mentions that Trustee Emerita Ruth Simmons, former president of Prairie View A&M University, is a President's Distinguished Fellow at Rice. President Reginald DesRoches is quoted. Click2Houston mentions that DesRoches will participate in a roundtable discussion with Sen. Ted Cruz.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the April 2 print edition.)
Sen. Ted Cruz to speak at NASA Artemis II crew unveiling in Houston

Surge of clean energy manufacturing projects in Texas, US
Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. Medlock is featured in "Energy Switch" discussing global energy markets.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the April 2 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)
'Energy Switch'
WSWP-TV (Bluefield, West Virginia) 

10+ can't-miss Houston business and innovation events for April
A roundup mentions the following Rice stories: Rice will host the HAN Angel Academy April 5; Yael Hochberg, the Ralph S. O'Connor Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the Jones Graduate School of Business, will give a talk on the challenges of commercializing university research as part of Rice's "Betterment of the World" Scientia Lecture Series April 11; and Rice's Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will host the "AI Powered Renewable Energy Workshop" April 17-18 and host the H. Albert Napier Rice Launch Challenge Championships April 19.

Third Ward's historic Eldorado Building reopens after $9.7 million restoration
Late alumnus Lenard Gabert, who designed the Eldorado Ballroom, is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Zest section in the April 2 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

The storied past and ever-evolving future of Houston's Rothko Chapel
An article mentions that John and Dominique de Menil helped establish the art department at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Common Desk expands coworking space at the Ion in Houston by nearly 50%
The Rice Management Co. is mentioned. WOAI mentions the Ion, a Houston-based tech hub owned by the Rice Management Co.
Houston Business Journal
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)

Texas-Squared Startup newsletter No. 394
A roundup features Rice news stories from the past week.
Texas-Squared Startup on Medium

6-story mass-timber project planned in West Houston aims to become example for sustainable office design
An article mentions that Rice has a mass timber building on campus.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

TCC publications win multiple awards in statewide competition
An article mentions that Rice is part of the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association.
Tarrant County College News


'Al Jazeera English'
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about rising oil prices.
Al Jazeera
http://dateline.rice/april-3-krane (This segment aired 12 times.)

As dozens march to oppose takeover of Houston ISD, ACLU files complaint against TEA
Duncan College sophomore Jaquelyne Bardales is quoted.
Houston Public Media

Harris County is booming!
An article cites demographic research by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
KTRH Online
Will migration fizzle out in 2023? History points to existential shift
Santa Fe Beautiful Homes

US citizen charged with death threats targeting Justin Trudeau makes court appearance from London, Ontario
Rice is mentioned.
iHeart Radio
'CTV News London'
CFPL-TV (Ontario, Canada) 
http://dateline.rice/april-3-cfpl (This segment aired twice.)

WTGS-TV (Savannah, Georgia)
Alumnus Edwin Breeden is interviewed about South Carolina state historical markers.

CKNI-FM (New Brunswick, Canada)
A broadcast mentions that researchers at Rice have developed a sustainable, low-cost, egg-based coating to extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables.


A new method to improve motion planning for robots
An article features collaborative Rice research that developed a method that allows humans to help robots "see" their environments and carry out tasks. Co-authors cited include Lydia Kavraki, the Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science and director of Rice's Ken Kennedy Institute, and graduate students Carlos Quintero-Peña and Constantinos Chamzas.
Tech Briefs
A surprising food may have been a staple of the real Paleo diet: rotten meat
Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo, visiting professor of anthropology, is quoted.
Science News

10 shocking facts about electricity
Gary Woods, distinguished professor in the practice of electrical and computer engineering, is quoted.
MSN Money Great Britain (This article originally appeared in Live Science.)

David Eagleman: Biography of a brain expert
Alumnus David Eagleman is featured.
Exploring Your Mind

Hunton Andrews Kurth promotes 10 to partner
Alumnus Carleton Goss is featured.
Hunton Andrews Kurth


UM earns research award for submicroscopic 3D printer
An article mentions that Rice houses the only Quantum X 3D bioprinter in the country.
University of Montana News

School of Engineering welcomes new faculty
Alumna Katya Arquilla is featured.
MIT News (This article also appeared in India Education Diary.)

Wizards and Jedi with John Williams — April 11-12, 2023
Alumnus Austin Howle is featured.
The Montrealer


OTF: March 28 Athletes of the Week
An article features Rice track and field athlete Mckyla Van der Westhuizen, who was named the Conference USA Female Field Athlete of the Week.
Conference USA
No. 25 A&M sweeps Saturday doubleheader
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team lost to Texas A&M University 4-2 April 1. (This article also appeared in The Battalion and KBTX Online.)
No. 25 men's tennis hosts Saturday doubleheader

No. 48 Rice slashes No. 36 FIU women's tennis streak in Houston
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team defeated Florida International University 4-2 April 2.

Men's golf set to compete at Huntsville Toyota Walden Bearkat Invitational on Monday
An article mentions that Rice's golf team will compete in the Huntsville Toyota Walden Invitational April 3-4.
Privateer golf heads to Huntsville Toyota Walden Invitational
Three Cougars to tee off at Huntsville Toyota Walden Invitational

Owl you need to know about Owl mascots
Rice's Sammy the Owl is featured.

No. 65 women's tennis opens Ivy play with win over Yale
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team defeated Brown University 4-1 March 26.

Razorbacks win relay, finish second twice on final day of Texas Relays
An article mentions that a squad from Rice's women's track and field team earned second place in the 4x800-meter race at the Texas Relays track meet.
Report: Texas basketball reaches out to Rice transfer Quincy Olivari
An article features former Rice basketball player Quincy Olivari.
Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in Longhorns Wire.)
3 players Auburn basketball and coach Bruce Pearl can look to add via the transfer portal
Montgomery Advertiser

Cougars sink No. 8 Pirates, secure series
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Houston April 4. (A similar article also appeared in BCSNN.)

Pelicans' Trey Murphy glad to see San Diego State's Lamont Butler make Final Four history
An article features former Rice basketball player Trey Murphy III.

Final Four notebook: Matt Bradley emerges from slump at perfect time; Aztecs dominate boards in tight win
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team lost to San Diego State University in 1974 and 1998. 
The San Diego Union-Tribune

How a visit from Kyle Shanahan could help Longhorns' offense in 2023
An article mentions the Rice football team's season will begin Sept. 2 with a game against the University of Texas at Austin.
Sports Illustrated's Longhorns Country (This article also appeared in
Texas football: Steve Sarkisian admires maturity of Longhorns basketball team in Elite Eight run

Texas A&M women's club water polo B-team finishes home meet 2-2
An article mentions that Rice's club water polo team lost to Texas A&M 10-6 March 25. The article also mentions that Rice will host the conference tournament April 21-22.
The Battalion

Colonels score two late runs to escape with win
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play Lamar University April 11. (This article also appeared in 

1998 Diamond Dawgs enjoy return
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost to Mississippi State University in an NCAA regional in 1998.
The ACC is not Conference USA
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
The Barking Cow
North Texas basketball: Could Mean Green win the AAC in its first year?
Hotline mailbag: The problem with partial shares for Oregon and UW (in the Big Ten), pondering Tulane and Rice, a Pac-8 and more
The Mercury News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Pac-12 insider makes the case for Tulane and Rice to join the Pac-12
Sports Illustrated's All Cardinal (This article also appeared in YardBarker.)

Bill Haisten: Joe Castiglione's 25 years at OU. Part 1: The first 207 days An article mentions that Rice's football team defeated the University of Tulsa in 1996.
Tulsa World

23 numbers to know from a very unusual Final Four
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team made it to the quarterfinals of this year's College Basketball Invitational.
Conference USA is wiping out the competition — and then getting wiped out?
SB Nation

NCAA Final Four 2023: Where will the March Madness Final Four be played?
An article mentions that Rice is co-hosting the NCAA men's Final Four April 1-3.

South Florida women's tennis extends win streak to seven
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team lost to the University of South Florida 4-3 March 31.

MLB investigating video of fan altercation involving Houston native Anthony Rendon
An article features former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Anthony Rendon siblings: Meet his brother, David Rendon

Dallas Baptist clips Dogs Sunday, wins series
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play Louisiana Tech University April 6-8. (This article also appeared in Crescent City Sports.)

Texas long snapper Isaiah Koonce recaps visit to Durham and offer status
Rice is mentioned. (Subscription is required.)


A 21st-century remedy for missed meds
Missing crucial doses of medicines and vaccines could become a thing of the past thanks to Rice bioengineers' next-level technology for making time-released drugs. "This is a huge problem in the treatment of chronic disease," said Kevin McHugh, corresponding author of a study about the technology published online in Advanced Materials.

Doerr Institute, Carnegie Foundation launching classification program to evaluate leadership training in higher ed
Higher education institutions across the country have a few more months to begin applying for the Carnegie Elective Classification for Leadership for Public Purpose within Rice's Doerr Institute for New Leaders. The program aims to improve the practice of leadership education and development.

Ocean warming intensifies viral outbreaks within corals
The breathtaking colors of reef-building corals come from photosynthetic algae that live inside the corals. A groundbreaking three-year study has found that viruses may increase their attacks on these symbiotic algae during marine heat waves.

Report: Youth gun violence in Texas can be impacted with safety training, waiting periods
Over the last 10 years, Texas has experienced the most school shootings in the country. This trend makes effective laws more important than ever, according to a new brief from the Center for Health and Biosciences at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.