Dateline Rice for Feb. 3, 2023

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Texas Republicans see attacking trans kids as political win
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.
Huffington Post (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.) 
UH adopts new tenure policy as Texas Legislature braces for fight led by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the Feb. 3 print edition.) 
Most Texans support legalizing marijuana for medical use, poll finds
Houston Public Media (This article also appeared in Houston Style Magazine and Medical Xpress.)

Working gets tough when grieving a lost spouse
An article features Rice research into coping with the loss of a spouse. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Chris Fagundes, a professor of psychological sciences, and Jensine Paoletti, postdoctoral associate.
U.S. News & World Report (This article originally appeared in HealthDay News.)

Students say mental health breaks from class help them succeed. Here's how colleges are responding.
An article quotes Allie Kieffer, associate professor of musicology at the Shepherd School of Music and Faculty Senate speaker, and Hanszen College junior Alison Qiu. The article also cites an editorial by the Rice Thresher, the university's student-run newspaper.
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Massive volcano-like eruption may explain dead star's mysterious slowdown
An article features Rice research into the rare slowdown of a highly magnetic type of neutron star known as a magnetar. Co-author Matthew Baring, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
MSN Great Britain (This Live Science article appeared in yesterday's Dateline, and it appeared in Yahoo! News and Yahoo! Entertainment.)

Retired CEO of BNSF Railway donates Italian villa-style mansion to Lake Forest College
Rice is mentioned.
Chicago Tribune


Carbon capture may fuel Houston's future, but are oil companies using it for cover?
Matteo Pasquali, the A.J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, a professor of materials science and nanoengineering and of chemistry, and director of Rice's Carbon Hub, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.) 

For many Central Texans, latest bout of cold weather and outages reopens old wounds
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, is quoted.
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)

LU announces 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award recipientsAn article features alumnus George Hirasaki, A.J. Hartsook Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
The Examiner

Philosophy, an ancient practice with modern appeal? The role of 'big' questions in medical decision-making
An article mentions the late Baruch Brody, the former Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of the Humanities.
Baylor College of Medicine

BTS doc, '80 for Brady,' 'Knock at the Cabin' lead list of 20+ films this week
A roundup mentions that Rice Cinema will screen "The White Balloon" Feb. 3 and "This is Not a Film" Feb. 4.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Feb. 3 print edition.)

Queer things to do in Houston this weekend: Feb. 2-5, 2023
A roundup mentions that Actors From The London Stage are performing "Romeo and Juliet" at Rice through Feb. 4.

4 program deadlines Houston innovators should know about
A roundup mentions that the Rice Business Plan Competition will be held May 11-13.

Chao family receives the Partnership's 2023 McNair Civic Leadership Award
An article featuring the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation mentions that their gift led to the establishment of Rice's Chao Center for Asian Studies.
Greater Houston Partnership

Houston schools compete in NCAA Final Four reading tournament
An article mentions that Rice will co-host the NCAA men's Final Four April 1-3.
Defender (This article also appeared in the Black News Portal.)


How the debt ceiling battle could affect Texas health care (Feb. 3, 2023)
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is featured in a segment about two albums he co-produced that have been nominated for Grammy Awards.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Marfa art exhibit centers lives of Chinese railroad workers
A broadcast features Kenneth Tam, assistant professor of visual and dramatic arts, whose exhibition "Tender is the hand which holds the stone of memory" is on view at Ballroom Marfa through May 7.
Texas Standard (This article also appeared in KUT Online.)

Cartels lure Americans online (and it's only getting harder to stop)
Nathan Jones, nonresident scholar in drug policy and Mexico studies in the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. 

Former Houston mayor warns against 'demonizing' transgender Texans, drag shows
Alumna and former Houston Mayor Annise Parker is featured.
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)


Tesla reconsidering Nuevo León plant due to power supply concerns — reports
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

B. Afeni McNeely Cobham appointed first associate vice chancellor and vice provost for equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging at UNCSA
An article features Bernard "Bun B" Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice.
University of North Carolina School of the Arts News

Houston's Loop38 shows there's need for a sinfonietta in this town
An article mentions James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.
MSN Entertainment (This Houston Chronicle article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

Petrobras on nominations for the executive board
Alumnus Claudio Romeo Schlosser is featured.
Gulf Oil & Gas (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
What is the IEA anyway?
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the study "The Future of Geothermal in Texas: The Coming Century of Growth and Prosperity in the Lone Star State."
Watt's Up With That?


Chancellor Charles Robinson: Educator, family man, trailblazer
An article features alumnus Charles Robinson, chancellor of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
The Arkansas Traveler

'Afrophilia': US Navy Band premiering award-winning composition at Howard University Feb. 9
An article featuring Sid Richardson College sophomore Jaylin Vinson mentions that he won the United States Navy Band's inaugural Alton Augustus Adams Sr. Award for Emerging Composers. His work, "Afrophilia," will be premiered by the U.S. Navy Band Woodwind Quintet Feb. 9 at Howard University's Childers Recital Hall.

UC support continues research collaboration between Irvine, Santa Cruz, Merced campuses
An article mentions that SlaveVoyages, a digital repository of ship voyages along the trans-Atlantic and intra-American routes, is currently housed at Rice.
University of California, Irvine

Children need to grow up without violence
Alumnus Rainer Ebert co-authored an op-ed.
IOL (This article also appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the Feb. 3 print editions of The Mercury, Cape Times and Pretoria News.)

Female politicians help to diffuse polarization, hostility and distrust, study shows
An article features collaborative research by former Rice professor Diana O'Brien.
University of Exeter News

How to stay organized with creative mudroom storage
Rice is mentioned.


Williams and Louisiana Tech take down Rice 80-72
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team lost to Louisiana Tech University 80-72 Feb. 2. 
Toronto Star (This Associated Press article also appeared in 100 other media outlets, and it appeared in the Feb. 3 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
Bulldogs get season sweep over Owls

Techsters drop heartbreaker in Houston
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team defeated Louisiana Tech University 60-57 Feb. 2.

Cincinnati, Rice and SMU earn swimming and diving awards
An article features Rice swimmer Ella Dyson, who was named the American Athletic Conference's Women's Swimming Athlete of the Week Jan. 17.

2023 NCAA swimming and diving conference championships primer — Division I
An article mentions that Rice's swim team is slated to compete in the American Athletic Conference Championships in Dallas Feb. 15-18. 

Teams that signed 'historic' recruiting classes during the 2023 cycle
Several articles feature high school athletes who have signed to join Rice Athletics. Marco Regalado, Rice football executive director of player personnel and recruiting innovation, is quoted in
'Sky's the Limit' for new Rice commit Armstrong Nnodim, who boasts a 455-pound bench press
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
Knoxville-area high school athletes who announced college plans on National Signing Day
Yahoo! Lifestyle (This article originally appeared in the Knoxville News-Sentinel.)
Midway's signing shindig as raucous as ever, with 16 athletes moving on
Waco Tribune-Herald
Celebrating the future: 17 Aldine ISD student athletes take a step towards their dreams on National Signing Day
Aldine Independent School District News

Fiedler and Rice host North Texas
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play the University of North Texas Feb. 4.
Fox Sports

Jackson State's T.C. Taylor finalizes coaching staff
An article features former Rice assistant football coach Quinn Billerman. (This article also appeared in HBCU Gameday.)

Morehouse College to hire alumnus, FBS assistant as coach
An article features former Rice assistant football coach Gerard Wilcher.
HBCU Gameday

'Live in the moment': Get to know Tom Herman
An article features former Rice assistant football coach Tom Herman. Former head coach David Bailiff is mentioned.
University Press

BSB: C-USA announces 2023 preseason poll and awards
An article mentions that Rice will host the Conference USA baseball tournament May 24-28.
Conference USA

No. 3 Arkansas competes in New Mexico Collegiate Classic
An article mentions that Rice's track and field team is competing in the New Mexico Collegiate Classic Feb. 3-4.
Arkansas Razorbacks
No. 1 Arkansas competes in New Mexico Collegiate Classic
Arkansas Razorbacks

How to watch UTEP at Middle Tennessee State in college basketball: Stream live, TV channel
Rice's men's basketball team is mentioned.
Sports Illustrated

Razorback baseball notebook: Coaches poll high on Hogs
An article mentions that Rice received votes in the USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll.
Whole Hog Sports (A similar article also appeared in

Texas A&M football team has 11 freshmen, 3 transfers enrolled; Maroon and White Game April 15
Former Rice football player Aidan Siano is mentioned.
The Eagle

How to watch the top 25 NCAA Division I teams: Feb. 2-7
An article mentions that Rice's swim team is slated to compete in The Sterkel Classic at the University of Texas at Austin Feb. 4.

UAB ends FAU's 20-game win streak behind the return of Jelly Walker and a balanced effort on both ends of the floor
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team lost to the University of Alabama at Birmingham 70-52 Jan. 28. 
1819 News
How to watch FAU at UAB in college basketball: Stream live, TV channel
Sports Illustrated

Finn, grounds staff earns nation's top honor for Yokubaitis Field
Rice is mentioned.
Notes: Super Bowl QBs have Howard Payne connections
Brownwood Bulletin
Super Bowl LVII: Jalen Hurts-Patrick Mahomes share Texas connection
CBS News Philadelphia


Rice Business ranks in top 10 for consulting, finance and more
Rice Business is in the top 10 in eight categories in the Princeton Review's newly released specialty business school rankings for 2023. The latest accolades come on the heels of the school's fourth straight No. 1 entrepreneurship ranking and second straight No. 4 online MBA ranking.