Dateline Rice for Feb. 16, 2023

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Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, testified at a U.S. Senate Energy Committee hearing on the impact a year of Russia's war on Ukraine has had on global energy security.
LIVE NOW: Senate Energy Committee holds hearing on the impact of Russia-Ukraine war
Barrasso: President Biden hasn't learned from Putin's war of aggression and the energy crisis in Europe
Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources


Miriam Adelson leads billionaires' push for gambling in Texas
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 in several articles, and he is interviewed by KRIV about school voucher proposals.
Bloomberg (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Gov. Abbott to outline legislative priorities in State of the State address
KERA (This article also appeared in Texas Public Radio.)
Majority of Texans back shift to solar energy
Tech Xplore
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)

Eni, Repsol push Maduro for more control in Venezuela oil fields
Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy and director of the Latin America Energy Program at the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Bloomberg (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Eni, Repsol presionan para más control sobre campos en Venezuela
Bloomberg (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

State treasurer challenges NC health system executive pay as medical costs rise
Several articles mention that experts at the Baker Institute for Public Policy collaborated on a study of North Carolina's hospital system. Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute's Center for Health and Biosciences, is quoted in three articles and interviewed by WXII.
AOL (This article originally appeared in The News & Observer, and it appeared in the Observer's print edition and online in The Johnston County Report.)
NC hospital CEO salaries doubled in the last five years
The Carolina Journal
Report: Nonprofit hospitals paid top executives over $1.75 billion in past decade
The Daily Record
'WXII 12 News'
WXII-TV (Greensboro, North Carolina)
http://dateline.rice/feb-16-ho (This segment aired twice.)
Treasurer Folwell criticizes nonprofit hospitals after report shows over $1.75 billion paid to top executives over 11 years
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in WECT Online.)
North Carolina treasurer study blasts jump in pay for nonprofit hospital execs
Charlotte Business Journal (Subscription is required.)
NC nonprofit hospital execs made over $1.75B since 2010, report shows
Medpage Today (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in Becker's Hospital Review.)
WPTF-AM (Raleigh, North Carolina)
http://dateline.rice/feb-16-wptf (This segment aired twice.)
Denison University series to highlight the best in fiction, poetry, journalism
Tomás Morín, assistant professor of creative writing, will give a reading Feb. 27 at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Granville Sentinel.)


After early exit from Prairie View A&M, Ruth J. Simmons named presidential fellow at Rice University
Several articles report that Trustee Emerita Ruth Simmons, president of Prairie View A&M University, has been named a President's Distinguished Fellow at Rice effective April 1. She will work with a variety of programs across campus, including the Center for African and African American Studies. President Reginald DesRoches is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the City/State section in the Feb. 16 print edition and was in yesterday's Dateline.)
PVAMU president to join Rice University
KWHI Online
#ICYMI: Police look for armored car shooting suspects, former Bellaire HS student enters school with gun

Rice University kicks off new program for student startup founders
An article mentions that Rice's Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Lilie) has established the Summer Venture Studio, a new startup accelerator program for students and recent graduates. Kyle Judah, executive director of Lilie, and Yael Hochberg, the Ralph S. O'Connor Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the Jones Graduate School of Business, are quoted.

Midtown ripe for development following McDonald's closure, Greyhound station hitting market
William Cannady, professor emeritus of architecture, is quoted.
Houston Business Journal

'Crouching Tiger,' 'Marlowe,' 'Sharper' among the top films releasing this week
A roundup mentions that Rice Cinema will screen "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" Feb. 17 and 18.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)

Victoria surgeon inspires local youth with weekly science club
Rice is mentioned.
Victoria Advocate

Best Bets: Bach, 'Mekong: SOUL' and 'My Year of Dicks'
A roundup mentions that ROCO's concert series will feature a performance of "Friends" at Rice's Brockman Hall for Opera Feb. 18.
Houston Press


'Good Day CenLa'
Rice is mentioned.
KALB-TV (Alexandria, Louisiana)


Rice Business ranks best in Texas according to Financial Times
An article features the news that Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business is ranked No. 1 in Texas, No. 17 in the nation and No. 28 in the world according to the Financial Times. Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jones School, is quoted.
Financial Times 2023 MBA ranking: The biggest bombshell is Wharton's disappearance
Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)

Understanding molecular mechanisms behind breast cancer
An article features Rice research into new strategies for regulating estrogen. Co-author Peter Wolynes, the D.R. Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Chemistry, professor of biosciences, materials science and nanoengineering, and of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Drug Target Review

Roomful of Teeth announces concert at Rice University
An article mentions that Grammy Award-winning vocal band Roomful of Teeth will perform at Rice's Brockman Hall for Opera Feb. 24. Alumna Caroline Shaw, a graduate of the Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned. Anthony Brandt, professor of composition and theory, is quoted.

The United States is rich in languages
Suzanne Kemmer, associate professor of linguistics and cognitive science, is quoted.
Share America

American Statistical Association praises bipartisan introduction of data science and literacy education bill
Kathy Ensor, the Noah G. Harding Professor of Statistics and director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research's Urban Data Platform, is quoted.
Science X

2023 LibLearnX wrap-up
Julia Kress, senior electronic resources assistant at Fondren Library, is quoted.
American Libraries

Multidomain peptides: 3D-printing cell scaffolds for regenerative medicine
An article features collaborative Rice research into 3D-printing cell scaffolds with small chains of amino acids known as peptides. Co-author and graduate student Adam Farsheed is quoted. A Rice video is included in Medgadget.
Self-assembling peptides as a bioink

Catch birth-flickers of budding suns in Orion
An image is credited to Robert O'Dell, the Andrew Hays Buchanan Professor Emeritus of Astrophysics and former chief scientist on the Hubble Space Telescope.
Sky & Telescope

Get the lightbulb moment today: The science behind creativity
An article cites research by experts at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business on brainstorming. 


NSF and ARDC grants support HamSCI Workshop
An article mentions that Patricia Reiff, professor of physics and astronomy and associate director for outreach programs at the Rice Space Institute, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Scranton's HamSCI Workshop 2023 March 17.
The University of Scranton's Royal News

Electroacoustic harpist Grace Scheele shares bold release
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Patch (Across America)


Golf: Feb. 15 Golfers of the Week
An article features Rice golfer Raghav Chugh, who has been named Conference USA's Men's Golfer of the Week.
Conference USA

FIU, SMU both win three events on Day 3 of American Swimming and Diving Championships
Articles mention that Rice's swimming team is competing in the American Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships Feb. 13-18. mentions that Rice placed second in the 200-yard medley relay and second in the 800-yard freestyle relay. SwimSwam highlights Owl Lauren McDougall's performance in the 800 freestyle relay.
FIU women, SMU men sweep relays to open swimming at 2023 AAC champs
Farris takes second on third day of American Championships, earns Most Outstanding Diver Award

Rice hosts UTSA after Olivari's 28-point game
Articles mention that Rice's men's and women's basketball teams are slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio Feb. 16.
WTOP (This Associated Press article also appeared in 50 other media outlets.)
Watch Rice vs. Texas-San Antonio: How to livestream, TV channel, start time for Thursday's NCAAB game
CBS Sports
Roadrunners to face Rice in weeknight road trip
UTSA hosts Rice in Thursday showdown
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)

TEN: Feb. 15 Athletes of the Week
An article mentions Rice tennis doubles tandem Santiago Navarro and Campbell Salmon.
Conference USA

Elon University freshman tennis recruit inspired by hometown hero
An article mentions that Rice's tennis team played Elon University Jan. 27.
Elon News Network

Catalina Foothills state champion Martz named Gatorade Arizona Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year
An article featuring Brandon Martz mentions that he has committed to join Rice's track and field team.

GM Jeremy O'Day: It's 'highly unlikely' Dan Clark will be back with Riders in 2023
Former Rice football player Peter Godber is featured.
3 Down Nation

Blue Raiders fall at UAB
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball played Middle Tennessee State University Jan. 11.

UAB WBB begins homestand with UTEP
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.

De La Fuente named the American Golfer of the Week
An article mention the Rice Intercollegiate golf tournament, which will be held at Westwood Golf Club Feb. 20-21.

Hilltoppers hoping to perpetuate momentum
An article mentions that Rice's men's and women's basketball teams are slated to play Western Kentucky University Feb. 18.
Lady Toppers return home to face Charlotte

ESPN Radio (New York)
Rice is mentioned.
http://dateline.rice/feb-16-espn (This segment aired three times.)


Engineered wood grows stronger while trapping carbon dioxide
Rice scientists have figured out a way to engineer wood to trap carbon dioxide through a potentially scalable, energy-efficient process that also makes the material stronger for use in construction. Structural materials like steel or cement come at a high cost both in dollars and carbon dioxide emissions; building construction and use accounts for an estimated 40% of emissions.