What do statehouses tell us about the future of the Republican Party?
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.
The Economist (Subscription is required.)
Why proposed laws targeting drag shows are proliferating in America
The Economist (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 18 print edition and was in Dateline last week.)
Majority of Texans back shift to solar energy
American News Group
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
Presidents Day: It's not just a day for an appliance sale. So who does it celebrate? Lincoln or Washington?
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is quoted in USA Today, and he discusses President Joe Biden's visit to Ukraine on MSNBC.
USA Today (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)
'José Díaz-Balart Reports'
Klineberg: Houstonians' beliefs have flipped. Leaders need to catch up.
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, authored an op-ed about how Houston has changed over more than 40 years of conducting the the Kinder Houston Area Survey.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared on the front of the Outlook section in the Feb. 19 print edition.)
George W. Bush for the Nobel Peace Prize
Hagop Kantarjian, nonresident fellow in health policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.
The Dallas Morning News
After early exit from Prairie View A&M, Ruth J. Simmons named presidential fellow at Rice University
An article mentions 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 in the Houston Chronicle, and he is featured in a segment by KRIV.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 18 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
'Fox 26 News'
http://dateline.rice/feb-20-desroches (This segment aired twice.)
Report: Texas is the best place to lead hydrogen economy
An article features Rice research into Texas' possible role in the hydrogen economy. Co-authors cited include Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies (CES) at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Shih Yu "Elsie" Hung, research manager at the CES. Medlock is featured in "Energy Switch" discussing global energy markets.
InnovationMap (This article also appeared in Hydrogen Central and Fuel Cell Works.)
Rice University boosts budding entrepreneurs with innovative new program set to launch this summer
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.
Texas heat-related deaths reached a two-decade high in 2022 amid extreme temperatures
Sylvia Dee, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, and Luz Garcini, assistant professor of psychological sciences and a Rice Faculty Scholar in the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, are quoted.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This Texas Tribune article appeared on the front of the Metro section in the Feb. 19 print edition, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Acclaimed artist's work to be featured in new Clearfork meeting facility
An article mentions James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.
Fort Worth Business Press
Top performing arts and live theater this week: Feb. 20-26, 2023
A roundup mentions that Chamber Music Houston will present Cuarteto Casals at Rice's Stude Concert Hall Feb. 21.
365 Things To Do in Houston
Texas-Squared Startup newsletter No. 388
A roundup features Rice news stories from the past week.
Texas-Squared Startup on Medium
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.
http://dateline.rice/feb-20-mikulska (This segment aired three times.)
Where is JFK's lectern from his famed moon speech? Not at Space Center Houston, historian says
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
WFAA Online (This segment aired 12 times on WFAA-TV in Dallas, and the article also appeared in the Black Chronicle, Plano News Source and Richardson News Source.)
Flash Joule heating recycles plastic into graphene for smart implants
An article features Rice research that used flash Joule heating to turn plastic waste into graphene. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, and graduate student Kevin Wyss. Research by Tour and alumna Ana Santos into how nanoscale drills activated by visible light may combat infectious fungi is featured in Le Point.
Medical Design & Outsourcing
Flash Joule: Mengubah polusi sampah plastik jadi bahan nano berharga
National Geographic Indonesia (An English translation is not available.)
Antibiotiques: Des nanomachines tueuses qui trouent les bactéries
Le Point (Subscription is required. An English translation is not available.)
High cost of health care swirls in storm of changing contract, highly paid execs
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.
The Center Square (North Carolina; this article also appeared in The Mountaineer.)
Synthetic skin removes the need for human volunteers in mosquito bite trials
An article features collaborative Rice research that developed a fake skin to study how mosquitoes feed. Co-author and graduate student Kevin Janson is quoted. This research is also featured in Nation.
Kemri deploys team to Marsabit to research on new malaria-causing mosquito
Shocking findings: A 50-plus-year-old seafloor sediment core study has had a surprise payoff
An article features collaborative Rice research analyzing more than 50 years of seagoing scientific drilling missions, a first-of-its-kind study of organic carbon that falls to the bottom of the ocean and gets drawn deep inside the planet. Co-author Mark Torres, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is quoted.
List23 (This article also appeared in SciTechDaily.)
Make materials thin enough, and they become ferroelectric
An article mentions that Ramamoorthy Ramesh, vice president for research, co-authored the featured research.
You may have missed … 'Tadpole' orbiting a black hole, fighter pilot brains, CO2-trapping engineered wood and mining at hydrothermal vents
An article features collaborative Rice research into developing a sustainable wood composite that absorbs carbon dioxide. Co-author Muhammad Rahman, assistant research professor in materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
CKKS-AM (British Columbia, Canada)
Russian firm eyes options in Middle East for 'joint production' of tech, including 5th-gen fighters
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
$20 pneumatic 'extra limb' powered by the wearer's footsteps
An article features collaborative Rice research on developing a mechanical limb powered only by compressed air. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, Anoop Rajappan, a Rice Academy Fellow in mechanical engineering, and graduate student Rachel Shveda.
Rice scientists reengineer cancer drugs to be more versatile
An article features collaborative Rice research on reengineering small molecules widely used in cancer therapy systems to control gene expression in mammalian cells, a feat that could change how diseases are treated. Xue Sherry Gao, the T.N. Law Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and an assistant professor of chemistry and bioengineering, is quoted.
Lab Manager (This article also appeared in NewsCaf.)
NCAA names men's Final Four Houston 2023 Legends and Legacy Community Award recipients
An article features Bernard "Bun B" Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice, who has been named a NCAA 2023 Legends and Legacy Community Award recipient.
Why digital technologies will play huge role in the future of oil and gas — Dada
An article features alumnus Yemi Dada.
Business Day (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in ENews.com.ng.)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
Cellist Daniel Kaler to perform with the NMPhil
A Q&A featuring alumnus Daniel Kaler mentions that he studied under Brinton Smith, associate professor of cello at the Shepherd School of Music.
Scottsdale Civil War Round Table lecture series continues Feb. 21
An article features Fay Yarbrough, professor of history and associate dean of humanities, who will discuss her newest book "Choctaw Confederates: The American Civil War in Indian Country" at the Scottsdale Civil War Round Table Feb. 21.
City Sun Times
Latina soprano shines in 'The Marriage of Figaro'
Ana María Martínez, professor of voice at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
La Prensa Sonoma
The Humble School slate returns in a new digital avatar — and adults are its new fans
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on developing the I-Slate, a solar-powered computer tablet aimed at helping children in developing countries access computer technologies.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to build in Fayetteville
An article features alumni Tim and Karrie League.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (This article appeared in the Feb. 17 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)
UMaine Honors College welcomes alumni to give current students advice
An article mentions that Morgan Kinney, associate director of programs and partnerships, participated in the University of Maine's Alumni Connections webinar Feb. 15.
Maine Campus Media
They threw me out of Bill Clinton's office
Alumnus Dan Weisman authored an op-ed.
The Escondido Grapevine
Houston women, SMU men capture American Swimming and Diving Championships
An article mentions that Rice's swimming team earned fourth place in the American Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. The article highlights the performance of the following Owls: Arielle Hayon, who won the 100-yard butterfly; Zoe Spitz, who won the 100-yard backstroke; Ella Dyson, who won the 1,650-yard freestyle; and Arielle Hayon, who won the 200-yard butterfly.
TheAmerican.org (This article also appeared in SwimSwam and Swimming World.)
Despite additions to the conference, Houston secures seventh straight AAC women's title
Swimming and diving clinches seventh consecutive American title
Fangli earns third, Houston leads after Day Five of American championships
2023 AAC men and women's swimming and diving box score
ITF: Charlotte sweeps C-USA Championships
An article mentions that Rice's men's track and field team placed third in the 2023 Conference USA Indoor Track & Field Championships, while the women's team placed second. Owls highlighted in the article include Gus Gannon, who was named Freshman of the Meet; Elian Ahamr, who won the men's shot put; and Erna Gunnarsdottir, who won her third straight women's shot put title. The second article highlights the performance of the following Owls after the first day of competition: Alex Slinkman, who won the men’s pole vault and set a C-USA meet record; Nick Hicks, who won his third straight men's weight throw; Tara Simpson-Sullivan, who broke the Rice and C-USA records for her second straight women’s weight throw title; and that the relay team of Elliot Metcalf, Dominik Skorjanc, Ronen Oosthuizen and Gus Gannon swept the distance medley relay. GoUTSA.com mentions that Owl Ginnie Okafor placed third in the triple jump.
ITF: 2023 Championships Day One recap
UTSA women finish fourth at C-USA Indoor Championships
Olivari's 34 lead Rice past Western Kentucky 83-77
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated Western Kentucky University 83-77 Feb. 18.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
Hilltopper basketball drops game at Rice
WKUSports.com (This article also appeared in the College Heights Herald and Bowling Green Daily News.)
Western Kentucky visits Rice after Mason's 20-point game
WTOP (This Associated Press article also appeared in 50 other media outlets.)
Spectrum News (Louisville, Kentucky)
http://dateline.rice/feb-20-spectrum (This segment aired 11 times.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
'NBC 40 News'
WNKY-TV (Bowling Green, Kentucky)
http://dateline.rice/feb-20-wnky (This segment aired three times.)
'WBKO at 10'
WBKO-TV (Bowling Green, Kentucky)
Lady Toppers fall at Rice
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team defeated Western Kentucky University 82-64 Feb. 18.
WKUSports.com (This article also appeared in the College Heights Herald and Bowling Green Daily News.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
http://dateline.rice/feb-20-kprc (This segment aired twice.)
WBKO-TV (Bowling Green, Kentucky)
http://dateline.rice/feb-20-wbko (This segment aired twice.)
Rice rallies to avoid sweep of Cajuns, 12-8
Rice's baseball team won one of its three season-opening games against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Feb. 17-19.
RaginCajuns.com (Similar articles also appeared in Crescent City Sports, The Acadiana Advocate, KATC Online, KLFY Online, BCSNN and ForumEUS.com.)
Bats erupt early as Louisiana defeats Rice, 11-2
RaginCajuns.com (Similar articles also appeared in Crescent City Sports, ENews.com.ng, The Acadiana Advocate, KLFY Online and KATC Online.)
Hood, Louisiana defeat Rice in season-opener, 5-4
RaginCajuns.com (Similar articles also appeared in KLFY Online and KATC Online.)
Play ball! Louisiana opens 2023 season at Rice
Child's play: Former Van Buren standout Wilkerson makes on-the-fly adjustment for Ragin' Cajuns
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
Roadrunners ready for Bayou City Collegiate Classic
An article mentions that Rice's golf team is co-hosting and competing in the Bayou City Collegiate Classic Feb. 20-21.
Men's golf back in action on Monday at Bayou City Collegiate Classic
Men's golf launches spring season Monday
Baseball, softball seasons get into swing as basketball nears
UTSA upsets Rice to snap 11-game losing streak
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team lost to the University of Texas at San Antonio 84-79 Feb. 16.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 18 print edition.)
Cougars upend Cal, cap series with victory
Articles mention that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Houston April 4.
Cal's late surge lifts Golden Bears past Cougars
Cal takes series opener
Montgomery County Class 6A baseball preview
An article mentions that Maddux Keo has committed to play baseball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
SF Giants news: Top 3 non-roster minor league position players to follow in camp
Former Rice baseball player Ford Proctor is featured.
Texas coordinators, assistants to get contract extensions, per report
An article mentions Rice's football season will begin Sept. 2 with a game against the University of Texas at Austin.
Sports Illustrated (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
Golden: Texas doesn't buckle in high-stakes ending against upset-minded Oklahoma
An article mentions the Dec. 12 men's basketball game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman.)
Texas HC Rodney Terry makes Naismith Coach of the Year watchlist
Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in Longhorns Wire.)
College football: Top 15 toughest schedules in 2023 per Phil Steele's opponents' winning percentage
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston Sept. 9.
In XFL built on 'second chances,' Wade Phillips, Roughnecks win season debut handily, 'The Rock' calls coach a 'perfect' fit
An article mentions for Rice football player Emmanuel Ellerbee.
UAB vs. Rice women's basketball predictions and picks — Feb. 23
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play the University of Alabama at Birmingham at Tudor Fieldhouse Feb. 23.
WTVY Online (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
North Texas vs. UTSA women's basketball predictions and picks — Feb. 20
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team lost to the University of North Texas 69-66 Feb. 4.
KCBD Online (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
North Texas vs. UTEP women's basketball predictions and picks — Feb. 18
KFDA Online (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
UTSA vs. North Texas women's basketball predictions and picks — Feb. 20
An article features Rice's women's basketball team's 66-53 loss to the University of Texas at San Antonio Feb. 16.
KTRE Online (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Florida International vs. Middle Tennessee women's basketball predictions and picks — Feb. 18
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team defeated Florida International University 67-58 Feb. 11.
WCTV Online (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
'A star is born': Texas Tech's Mac McClung wows at Slam Dunk Contest
An article mentions former Rice basketball player Trey Murphy III.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Rockets get much-needed All-Star break amid seven-game losing streak
Detroit Pistons guard Jaden Ivey has a strong Texas connection
Texas Aggie baseball 2023 season preview
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play in the Shriners Children's College Classic March 3-5 at Houston's Minute Maid Park. The second article mentions that the Owls will face Texas A&M University March 4.
After magical first season under Jim Schlossnagle, Texas A&M baseball is running toward expectations
Mario Cristobal hires Shannon Dawson, hoping Miami's offense can be as good as Houston's
An article mentions that Rice's football team played the University of Southern Mississippi last season.
Look: One school has been eliminated from Pac-12 expansion
Rice is mentioned.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in The Spun, and it appeared in Sports Illustrated's College Football HQ.)
Pac-12 expansion not targeting Rice 'for now'
247Sports.com (This article also appeared in OutKick.)
Canzano: Big 12 talks with Fresno State while Pac-12 plots
LSU Tigers in the NBA: From preps to the pros
Oregon football signee spotlight: QB Austin Novosad
Sports Illustrated's Ducks Digest (This article also appeared in YardBarker.)
Middle Tennessee vs. Florida International women's basketball predictions and picks — Feb. 18
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team lost to Middle Tennessee State University 85-56 Jan. 11.
WSMV Online (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
How to watch Texas-San Antonio vs. UAB: NCAAB livestream info, TV channel, time, game odds
Articles mention that Rice's men's basketball team lost to the University of Texas at San Antonio 84-79 Feb. 16.
North Texas pregame — UNT to face UTEP tonight in El Paso, where the Miners shocked the Mean Green last year
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team lost to the University of North Texas 74-64 Feb. 4.
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Lawrence scores 41 points in heartbreaking 83-79 double-OT loss to LA Tech
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Feb. 25.
Class of 2024: Top 15 TXHSFB defensive line prospects
A roundup featuring Armstrong Nnodim mentions that he has committed to play football at Rice.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
G5 teams to keep an eye on in 2023
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Mike Farrell Sports (This article also appeared in YardBarker.)
The Texas 10: These are the best FBS quarterbacks in the Lone Star State
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
Why Klubnik is 'so thankful' he got hurt as a high school senior
Rice football player Christian Edgar is mentioned.
The Clemson Insider
Five weeks of nonstop action: Previewing the 2023 Athletes Unlimited fantasy season
An article mentions that former basketball player Jessica Kuster is Rice's leading scorer in the sport.
Super Bowl champ from the 2021 Rams sounds off on Thomas Brown leaving
Former Rice football player C.J. Anderson is mentioned.
Raiders fire defensive assistant coach
An article features Frank Okam, former Rice football graduate assistant coach.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.)