Dateline Rice for April 5, 2023

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Explainer: How will OPEC's production cut affect US gasoline prices?
An article quotes Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute's Center for Energy Studies.
Reuters (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)

White House or jail? Historians see Trump arraignment as start of an uncertain chapter
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted.
Miami Herald (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the April 5 print edition, and it appeared in the online and print editions of more than other 10 other media outlets.)

Texas ranchers, farmers turn to carbon credits to keep fields, pocket books green
Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law, co-director of Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)

What to know about ex-Prairie View President Ruth Simmons and her take on A&M's 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.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)

Could a fentanyl vaccine breakthrough save people from overdoses?
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Discover (This article also appeared in MSN Health.)

My parents died years ago. This is my first Passover without them
An article features the late Edith Wyschogrod, the former J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice.

Drug delivery tech could make missed meds a thing of the past
An article features Rice research developing an encapsulation technology for time-released drugs. 
Futurity (This article was featured in the "Futurity Today" newsletter April 5.)


This Houston innovator is set on bringing more innovation off campus and into the world
An article features comments made by Paul Cherukuri, vice president for innovation, during an interview on the "Houston Innovators Podcast."

Harmony comes to Rice
Anne Papakonstantinou, clinical assistant professor and director of Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP), authored an article about a math tour of the campus provided to local ninth-graders by Papakonstantinou and Yetkin Yildirim, director of STEM projects at RUSMP and adjunct professor in Rice's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Tiffany King, manager of the Rice Welcome Center, is mentioned.
Village News (This article also appeared in the April 4 print edition, and it appeared in the print and digital editions of the Southwest News.)

Apollo 14 'Moon Trees' find a home outside Nassau Bay City Hall
An article mentions that Rice’s campus is home to a moon tree, a tree descended from seeds transported on the 1971 Apollo 14 lunar mission.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Chronicle's Bay Area Citizen, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Houston's most popular summer camps for kids, from arts and science to learning new languages
A creative writing camp at Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Chronicle's Cypress Creek Mirror-Champions/Klein, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

'Super Mario Bros.,' 'Air,' 'Jason Isbell' top new film releases this week
An article mentions that Rice Cinema will screen "A House Made of Splinters" April 12.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)


Historic week in politics (April 5, 2023)
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.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Presidential historian gives perspective on Trump criminal case
KHOU 11 Online (This segment also aired three times on KHOU-TV in Houston.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas) 
http://dateline.rice/april-5-jones (This segment aired five times.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/april-5-jones (This segment aired twice.)

Houston residents, analysts react to indictment of former President Donald Trump
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Fox 26 Online

Gun regulations could significantly help reduce firearm deaths among young people, study shows
Sandra McKay, the Huffington Fellow in Child Health Policy in the Center for Health and Biosciences at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. Research co-authored by McKay is featured in Mirage.
Houston Public Media
Youth gun violence in Texas can be reduced with safety training, waiting periods
Texas Public Radio
KSTX-FM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/april-5-mckay (This segment also aired on seven affiliate stations across Texas.)


FLEX Conference to spotlight latest innovations
An article mentions that Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy and minerals in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, will give the keynote address "The Very Big Picture on Materials — All of the Options Fit to Print" at the FLEX Conference July 11-13 in San Francisco.
Printed Electronics Now

Q5 moves Houston office to the Ion District
An article mentions the Ion, a Houston-based tech hub owned by the Rice Management Co.

200K SF mass timber office building planned for West Houston
An article mentions that Rice's new Hanszen College is a large-scale mass timber project.
Bisnow (Subscription is required.)

Believable tactile experience in VR made possible
An article features collaborative Rice research developing a haptic feedback device that keeps the hands and fingers free.
Electronics For You Express (This article appeared on page 6 of the April issue.) 

This 18-year-old Pinay just got offered a full-ride scholarship to 3 top US universities
Rice is mentioned. 
Cosmopolitan (Philippines)

Legislature eyes carbon capture, storage proposals to drive investment in growing industry
An article mentions BCarbon, a nature-based carbon credit certifier developed by a working group at Rice. 
Business & Industry Connection Magazine

The lunar lapse: Investigating why we haven't returned to the moon in 50 years
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.


Speaking Spanish on campaign trail: Help or hindrance for candidates?
An article cites Rice research that found speaking Spanish on the campaign trail may hurt the chances of Hispanic candidates who are not native speakers. Co-authors and graduate students Marques Zárate and Enrique Quezada-Llanes are cited. The study is also featured in a broadcast by KTRK.
'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)

New research could spur broader use of 2D materials
An article features collaborative Rice research meticulously adjusting the molecular structure of 2D polymers known as covalent organic frameworks. Jun Lou, associate chair and professor of materials science and nanoengineering, and graduate student Qiyi Fang are quoted.
Maryland Today
Strong interactions stack up for 2D polymers
Materials Today
In arrivo la pillola che ci protegge dalle basse temperature
An article features research by Jerzy Szablowski, assistant professor of bioengineering, who is developing a nongenetic treatment that can enhance adaptation to cold temperatures.
Commenti Memorabili (An English translation is not available.)

Why are prices rising more for lower-income college students than their higher-income peers?
Wiess College senior Chase Brown is quoted.

Researchers clarify health warnings against too much exercise only relevant to, like, 6 or 7 Americans tops
A satirical news outlet cites fake Rice research.
The Onion


OTF: April 4 Athletes of the Week
An article features Rice track and field athlete Alexander Slinkman, who has been named the Conference USA Male Field Athlete of the Week.
Conference USA
UTSA men's 4x200-meter relay collects C-USA weekly award

Cougars secure win on Nickens walk-off
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost to the University of Houston 14-13 April 5.

Men's golf moves up to finish in eighth at Huntsville Toyota Bearkat Invitational
An article mentions that Rice's golf team placed fourth in the Huntsville Toyota Walden Invitational April 3-4.
Phaithuncharoensuk ties for 20th at Walden Invitational
Marcus Wochner finishes sixth at Walden Invitational
Men's golf captures Bearkat Invitational

Seleção feminina de futebol sub23 em estágio na Batalha
An article features former Rice soccer player Ana Albuquerque.
Região de Leiria (An English translation is not available.)

UTSA reaches another program-high national ranking
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio April 8.

Several Longhorns veterans impress Steve Sarkisian in Saturday scrimmage
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

State champion WR Trey Jackson commits to Texas Tech
Rice is mentioned.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
South Oak Cliff wide receiver Trey Jackson commits to Texas Tech
The Dallas Morning News
Commit! Texas Tech lands 2024 TE Trey Jackson

Arkansas basketball transfer portal notebook
Former Rice basketball player Quincy Olivari is featured. (Subscription is required.)

'We want to work, we want to win': How UAB receivers became both teacher and student
An article mentions the 2020 football game between Rice and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

South Bend Cubs release 2023 roster
An article mentions a baseball game between Rice and Texas Tech University last season.
Our Sports Central

Houston announces additions to ECU staff
An article features former Rice assistant football coach Kyle DeWeen. (This article also appeared in WNCT Online.)

Former Stark quarterback becomes sports historian
An article mentions that a Rice freshman football squad played Stark High School in 1912.
The Record

Why is FAU's mascot an owl? And what are students doing after the team makes a free throw?
Rice is mentioned.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (This article originally appeared in The Palm Beach Post and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)