Dateline Rice for Feb. 17, 2023

dateline rice


An eagerly awaited opera, delayed by the pandemic, opens at last
"The Romance of the Rose," an opera composed by alumna Kate Soper that premieres Feb. 18 at Long Beach Opera after being delayed for almost three years by the COVID-19 pandemic, is featured.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 17 print edition.)


Chinese citizens in Texas are incensed over a proposal to ban them from buying property in the state
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.
NBC News
State of the State address (Feb. 17, 2023)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces legislative priorities in the State of State speech
Houston Press
Gov. Greg Abbott to outline legislative priorities in State of the State address
Texas Standard (This KERA article also appeared in High Plains Public Radio, Houston Public Media, KTTZ Online and KUT Online and was in yesterday's Dateline.)
WCBS-AM (New York)
http://dateline.rice/feb-17-jones (This segment aired on 30 stations across the U.S.)

Security drives US, Saudi efforts to overcome tensions
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Reuters (This article also appeared in 20 other media outlets.)

Engineers finally peeked inside a deep neural network
An article features collaborative Rice research into how deep neural networks learn to perform tasks involving complex physics. Co-author Pedram Hassanzadeh, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is quoted.
Popular Science


Texas Southern University gets $2M in federal funding to address health disparities in community
An article cites 2019 research by the Baker Institute for Public Policy into the health insurance rates of residents of Houston's Third Ward.
Houston Business Journal 
TSU receives $2 million federal grant to research health equity in Houston's Third Ward
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Houston's big blue house near Minute Maid is destined to move. Here's how it's been done before.
William Marsh Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Houston Film Critics' Movie Awards, Os Mutantes among critics' picks
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. This article also appeared in the Feb. 17 print edition.)
'Crouching Tiger,' 'Marlowe,' 'Sharper' among the top films releasing this week
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 17 print edition and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

ROCO ditches the conductor in 'Friends'
An article previews ROCO's performance of "Friends" at Rice's Brockman Hall for Opera Feb. 18.
Houston Press

'Immigration Reform and the Impact on Children: Town Hall Discussion' in Houston on Feb 23
An article mentions that the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy will co-host a town hall discussion on immigration reform Feb. 23.
Texas GOP Vote


WFAA-TV (Dallas)
A broadcast mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.


Haiti's heavy historical legacy
President Reginald DesRoches is mentioned.
Wilson Center News
'Fox 26 News: Isiah Factor: Uncensored'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/feb-17-desroches (This segment aired twice.)

Teamwork matters
Eduardo Salas, the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Professor of Psychological Sciences and department chair, authored a column. 
Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Engineered wood is stronger, fights climate change by capturing CO2
An article features collaborative Rice research developing a sustainable wood composite that absorbs carbon dioxide. Co-authors Muhammad Rahman, assistant research professor in materials science and nanoengineering, and research scientist Soumyabrata Roy are quoted.
New Atlas

3D printing takes a bite out of mosquito research barriers
Articles feature collaborative Rice research that developed a fake skin to study how mosquitoes feed. Co-author Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, and graduate student Kevin Janson are quoted. The article also mentions that the bioprinting techniques used for the fake skin were pioneered by Jordan Miller, adjunct associate professor of bioengineering. Janson is mentioned in 3D Natives, and the research is featured in a roundup by The Johns Hopkins News-Letter.
Plastics Today
3D printing is being used to research mosquito-borne diseases
3D Natives
Science news in review: Feb. 16
The Johns Hopkins News-Letter


Are hospital leaders paid too much? Dale Folwell thinks so. Maybe you do, too.
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Health and Biosciences, is quoted.
Winston Salem-Journal

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to build in Fayetteville
An article features alumni Tim and Karrie League.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Reno Jazz Orchestra hires Tim Young as new executive director
Alumnus Tim Young is featured.
This is Reno


Rice baseball preview: Owls look to win in Jose Cruz's 2nd season
An article features Rice baseball ahead of its season-opening series against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Feb. 17-19. Head coach Jose Cruz Jr. is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 17 print edition.)
Louisiana opens 2023 season at Rice
KATC Online (This segment also aired on KATC-TV in Lafayette, Louisiana.)

SMU sets two meet records on Day 4 of American Swimming and Diving Championships
An article mentions that Rice's swimming team is competing in the American Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, which run Feb. 13-18. The article also mentions that Owls Lauren McDougall and Ella Dyson finished second and third, respectively, in the 500-yard freestyle and that Rice finished second in the 200-yard freestyle relay. (Similar articles also appeared in and SwimSwam.)

Buggs scores 23 as UTSA knocks off Rice 84-79
Articles mention that Rice's men's basketball team lost to the University of Texas at San Antonio 84-79 Feb. 16.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in 100 other media outlets, and a portion appeared in the Feb. 17 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
UTSA upsets Rice to snap 11-game losing streak
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)
Scorching shooting lifts UTSA over Rice, 84-79 (This article also appeared in The Paisano.)

UTSA bounces back at home with victory over Rice
An article features Rice's women's basketball team's 66-53 loss to the University of Texas at San Antonio Feb. 16. (A portion appeared in the Feb. 17 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)

Houston Christian baseball preview: Lance Berkman goes with youth
A photo depicts a baseball game between Rice and Houston Christian University last season.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Six Houston Roughnecks players to watch when XFL's season kicks off Saturday
A roundup features former Rice football player Emmanuel Ellerbee.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Jon Williams named tight ends coach at the Naval Academy; Tommy Laurendine moves to slot backs
An article features Jon Williams, former director of recruiting and player development at Rice.
Navy Sports

Men's basketball club opens season in Wellness & Success Center
An article mentions that Rice's club men's basketball team will play the University of Houston-Downtown Feb. 17.
University of Houston-Downtown

Rice hosts Western Kentucky after Allen's 24-point performance
An article mentions that Rice's men's and women's basketball teams are slated to play Wester Kentucky University Feb. 18.
WTOP (This Associated Press article also appeared in 50 other media outlets.) 
WKU falls in overtime to Charlotte after second-half rally (This article also appeared in College Heights Herald and WBKO Online.)
Meredith's go-ahead layup leads WKU past Charlotte (This article also appeared in College Heights Herald.)
'NBC 40 News at 10'
WNKY-TV (Bowling Green, Kentucky)
http://dateline.rice/feb-17-wnky (This segment aired twice.)

Breaking barriers: Wendell Hudson integral in integrating college sports
An article features former Rice assistant men's basketball coach Wendell Hudson.

Volleyball adds grad transfer Ellie Bichelmeyer from Rice
An article features former Rice volleyball player Ellie Bichelmeyer.

Longhorns release spring football practice schedule
An article mentions Rice's football 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 SB Nation.)

Tulane adds Nicholls to 2023 football schedule
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.

Top 2024 football recruits set for UIL wrestling state championships
A roundup featuring Armstrong Nnodim mentions that he has committed to play football at Rice.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
Concordia Irvine wins big: MCLA lacrosse Week 3 rankings
An article mentions that Rice's club lacrosse team has a game this weekend.

Athletics announces partnership with RealResponse to benefit student athletes
An article mentions that former Rice basketball player David Chadwick founded RealResponse, an anonymous reporting platform for athletic teams, organizations and over 50,000 athletes.
Series preview: Seattle U
An article mentions a 2005 baseball game between Rice and Texas A&M University.
KBTX Online 

Baseball brings in Cal for opening weekend
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Houston April 4.


Potential for profits gives Rice lab's plastic waste project promise
Putting that soda bottle or takeout container into the recycling bin is far from a guarantee it will be turned into something new. Scientists at Rice are trying to address this problem by making the process profitable.

Texas in position to lead hydrogen energy economy, new report says
Texas' legacy energy economy and geology are ideal for developing a robust hydrogen market, which will play an important role in sustainability, but a successful energy transition also requires a shift in policy and market structure, according to a new report from Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.