Dateline Rice for April 6, 2023

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Why Poland is taking so long to build floating gas terminal
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Deutsche Welle (This article also appeared in MSN International and Taiwan News.)

The awkward handshake that sums up Saudi Arabia's lurch towards China
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in The Telegraph, and it appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Iran and Saudi Arabia restore ties in Beijing: The decades-old rivalry and significance of talks
Oil price rise following OPEC+ production cut announcement underscores volatility of fossil fuels

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 San Antonio Express-News article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle, and it was in yesterday's Dateline.)

Surging oil prices could again frustrate inflation fight
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Spokesman-Review (This Washington Post article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

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.
The News Tribune (This McClatchy article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
'Chris Jansing Reports'

L'image de Trump égratignée par la ville qui en a fait une icône
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. 
LeDevoir (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in News Day Fr and Leiria Economica.)

Grunstein: CFE invirtió en generación, pero hay urgencia en transmisión y distribución | Entérate
Miriam Grunstein, contributing expert and scholar in the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed.
Aristegui Noticias (An English translation is not available.)
Venta de plantas eléctricas 'fue una decisión comercial de Iberdrola': Grunstein
Aristegui Noticias (An English translation is not available.)

What has TCO done in 30 years to support the Kazakhstani oil and gas industry?
An article mentions that the Kazakhstani oil company Tengizchevroil implemented a digital scholar program that allows local employees to enroll at Rice for a one-year master's program in engineering, management and digital technology. 
Forbes Kazakhstan

New Zealand teenager accepted into seven prestigious US colleges
Rice is mentioned.
MSN New Zealand (This article originally appeared in, and it appeared in MSN Australia.)


Houston isn't in the path of October's partial eclipse, but here's where you can get the best view
Alumna Patricia Reiff, professor of physics and astronomy and associate director for outreach programs at the Rice Space Institute, is quoted. The article also mentions that experts at Rice developed the Texas Nexus website, which aims to help people find the best locations to see the 2023 and 2024 eclipses.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Travel.)

Coal-fired electricity generation to be slashed by 2026, report finds
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the April 6 print edition of the and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Gov. Abbott visits only Christian schools on Texas tour touting education savings accounts
David Brockman, nonresident scholar in the Religion and Public Policy Program at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Dallas Morning News

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. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the April 6 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Skinny Puppy, Nnamdi among the critics' picks this week
An article mentions that Rice Cinema will screen "A House Made of Splinters" April 12.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)

Spring ISD Board of Trustees to meet in work session April 6 and regular session April 11
An article mentions that the Spring Independent School District Board of Trustees will vote to renew a memorandum of understanding with Rice when it meets April 11.
The Paper


Rice is the answer to a clue on "Jeopardy!"
KGO-TV (San Francisco)


Coral viruses worsening because of increasing ocean temperatures, three-year study finds
An article features collaborative Rice research that found viruses may increase their attacks on photosynthetic algae that live inside corals during marine heat waves. Co-authors quoted include Adrienne Correa, assistant professor of biosciences, and alumna and temporary postdoctoral associate Lauren Howe-Kerr.
Boom di epidemie virali fra i coralli a causa del caldo: la conferma in uno studio rivoluzionario (An English translation is not available.)

Peptide-based inks for 3D printing may boost regenerative medicine
An article features collaborative Rice research into 3D-printing cell scaffolds with small chains of amino acids known as peptides. Co-authors quoted include Jeffrey Hartgerink, professor of chemistry and bioengineering, and graduate student Adam Farsheed.
Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry

New delivery system releases drugs and vaccines over weeks and months
An article features Rice research developing an encapsulation technology for time-released drugs. Co-author Kevin McHugh, assistant professor of bioengineering, is quoted. A Rice video is included in
Medizin: Nie wieder eine Medikamenten-Dosis vergessen dank fortschrittlicher Nanopartikel (An English translation is not available.)

Double lung transplant survivor adds climbing Rice University stadium to her inspiring journey
An article mentions that the 2023 Houston Fight For Air Climb stair-climbing challenge will be held at Rice Stadium May 20.
American Lung Association

1 in 4 college applicants avoids entire states for political reasons
Will Rice College senior Kavya Sahni is quoted
Equal Opportunity Today

The Houston Texans 2023 draft: A business decision as much as a football decision
Rice is mentioned.
SB Nation


Opinion: Stanford graduate students should back unionization effort
An article mentions that Rice is among several universities increasing their graduate student stipends. 
The Mercury News (This article also appeared in the East Bay Times, and it appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the April 6 print editions of both newspapers.)

Meet the Shreveport filmmakers presenting at the second annual StorytellHERS event at RFC
A roundup features alumna Christine Chen.
Shreveport Times (This article also appeared in MSN Movies.)

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida partner with Red Sox for inaugural Spring Training Girl Scout Day
An article features Autumn Pepper Rhodes mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Cape Coral Breeze

Students oppose bills limiting Board of Regents' power; bill adding affordable housing advances in state legislature; UM gets biomedical research grant
An article mentions that Rice houses the only Quantum X 3D bioprinter in the country.
Montana Kaimin


Baseball prepped for Wichita State series
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost to the University of Houston 14-13 April 5. (A similar article also appeared in The Daily Cougar.)
Baseball preview: Houston

Quentin Millora-Brown enters transfer portal
An article features former Rice basketball player Quentin Millora-Brown.
Tiebreaker Times

Why Penn State men's basketball could be back in NCAA Tournament sooner rather than later
Former Rice men’s basketball coach Mike Rhoades is featured.
Centre Daily Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Sports.)

Scopel accepts new strength and conditioning position 
An article featuring Spenser Scopel mentions that he is a former Rice strength and conditioning intern.

Kittiphong Phaithuncharoensuk leads Texas A&M-Commerce golfers
An article mentions that Rice co-hosted the Huntsville Toyota Walden Invitational golf tournament April 3-4.

Honoring a champion: Cougars host Cameron Burrell meet
An article mentions that Rice's track and field team will compete in the Cameron Burrell Alumni Invitational at the University of Houston April 7.

Best case, worst case for 2023: UTEP Miners
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

T&F: Three records fall at Rice Victor Lopez Classic
An article mentions that Rice hosted the Victor Lopez Classic track and field meet March 24-25.
Lewis wins 100 meters at Prairie View Relays, Tigers have 9 top-10 marks this past weekend

Student drank beer at an FAU football tailgate. Now he's accused in a 92-year-old man's death
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and Florida Atlantic University.
The Palm Beach Post (This article also appeared in MSN.)

2024 Texas QB prospect Noah Lugo set to visit Indiana
Rice is mentioned. (Subscription is required.)
Big change? Hugh Freeze and Bob Stoops pushing for spring football shift
Sports Illustrated's All Aggies (This article also appeared in YardBarker.)


CIA director to speak at Rice U. on foreign policy
CIA Director William Burns will discuss Russia's invasion of Ukraine, China's aggressive posturing, Iran's nuclear enrichment and other pressing foreign policy issues April 11 at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.