Dateline Rice for Feb. 8, 2023

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As tax season approaches, accounting firms are short on staff
Ben Lansford, professor in the practice of accounting and director of the Master of Accounting program at the Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal (This segment aired on more than 600 affiliate stations across the U.S.)

GOP's probe into Hunter Biden risks political blowback
Paul Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Bloomberg (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 8 print edition of The Union Democrat and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

Mysterious eruption detected on star could help explain fast radio bursts
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 (This article originally appeared in ScienceAlert.)

City College of New York, Princeton and MIT top a new ranking of colleges' economic value
An article mentions that Rice is ranked No. 13 in the nation according to Degree Choices.


How freezing rain, tree-lined neighborhoods and above-ground power lines prolonged Austin power outages
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.)

Casinos face long odds despite Abbott's change, Fertitta says
Joseph Cozza, visiting assistant professor of political science, is quoted.
The Galveston County Daily News (Subscription is required.)

Houston Grand Opera announces 2023 Concert of Arias winners  
An article mentions that graduate student Michael McDermott won third place in the Houston Grand Opera's 2023 Concert of Arias. The article also mentions that McDermott is studying under Robin Rice, professor of voice at the Shepherd School of Music.
The Katy News

Texas-Squared Startup newsletter No. 385
A roundup features Rice news stories from the past week.
Texas-Squared Startup on Medium

The 15 best things to do in Houston this weekend: Feb. 10-12, 2023
A roundup mentions that Rice's Moody Center for the Arts will host its annual Spring Fling featuring outdoor concerts and after-hours viewing of the current exhibit Feb. 10.
365 Things To Do in Houston

More affordable housing backlash arises in Upper Kirby, Braeburn as city proposes 16 projects
An article cites a 2022 report by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research that found that almost a quarter of Houstonians had difficulty paying their rent or mortgage.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

2023 Houston spring break: HISD, UH, Rice, TSU calendars
An article mentions that Rice's spring break will run March 11-19.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

How this Houston innovator's tech is gearing up to impact EV charging, energy transition
An article features former Rice research scientist Ben Jawdat.

Chevron CEO highlights importance of Permian operations
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

The impact of Jesse H. Jones, part 2
Waxahachie Daily Light


Look at the key points in latest push to legalize mobile sports betting 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.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)
Immigration, inflation expected to be discussed during Biden's State of the Union address
KRGV Online (This segment also aired on KRGV-TV in the Rio Grande Valley.)
About last night's State of the Union address
KTRH on Spreaker (This segment also aired on KTRH-AM in Houston.)
Election fraud: Could we really see an election redo in Harris County? — Mark Jones
KTRH on Spreaker
Harris County's election incompetence sparks debate over tougher laws
KTRH on Spreaker (This segment also aired twice on KTRH-AM in Houston.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/feb-8-jones (This segment aired twice.)
Texas Public Radio
KSTX-FM (This segment also aired on seven affiliate stations.)

'KHOU 11 Morning News
Rick Wilson, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Statistics and Psychology, is featured in a broadcast about his research, which suggests that people's belief that they have the ability to judge trustworthiness merely based on appearance is unfounded. 
KHOU-TV (Houston)

Houston Turkish residents organize disaster relief after 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey, Syria
An article quotes Hanszen College senior Can Erdogan, president of the Rice Turkish Student Association, and mentions that the association will be raising funds for earthquake victims in Turkey.
Houston Public Media
'12 p.m. newscast for Feb. 7, 2023'
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston and appeared in 12 other media outlets.)

Rice founder's statue, ashes to be moved from focal point on campus due to history as slave owner
An article mentions that the Board of Trustees has selected landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz for the redesign of Rice's Academic Quadrangle. The plan will relocate the Founder's Memorial and add to it more information about its subject, William Marsh Rice, including his ownership of enslaved people. A new monument will be erected in the Academic Quadrangle to commemorate Rice's integration.
KHOU 11 Online (This article also appeared in MSN Sports, KAGS Online and KENS Online.)
'The Newsedge: Early Edition'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)

What the State of the Union means for Houston (Feb. 8, 2023)
A "Houston Matters" segment about artist Robert Wilson mentions that the late Dominique de Menil formerly organized exhibitions at Rice.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)


Peptide 3D-printing inks could advance 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.
Science Daily

Nuclear energy offers 'a golden opportunity' to build a clean world
Peter Hartley, the George A. Peterkin Professor of Economics and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Arab News

LNG export terminals pose a growing and invisible threat: Air pollution
Loren Hopkins, professor in the practice of statistics, is quoted.
Public Health Watch

Perovskite structure could be key to controlling its interaction with light
An article features Rice research into the first direct measurement of structural dynamics under light-induced excitation in 2D perovskites. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Aditya Mohite, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Jean-Christophe Blancon, senior scientist, and graduate students Hao Zhang and Wenbin Li.

Who is Brian Armstrong? Six facts about the Coinbase CEO
Alumnus Brian Armstrong is featured.

Work from Computational Textiles Lab researchers on international display
An article mentions William Williams, the former Smith Visiting Professor at the Rice School of Architecture.

Can BeReal build on its buzz in 2023?
An article cites a story by the Rice Thresher, the university's student-run newspaper.


Women, BIPOC professionals to lead top US colleges come fall 2023
President Reginald DesRoches is featured.
Black Enterprise

Defining moment for longtime allies
A Q&A features Edward Djerejian, former director of the Baker Institute for Public Policy.
The Harvard Gazette

Ucross and Houston Ballet announce new dance residency
An article mentions that Rice's Shepherd School of Music has partnered with the Ucross Foundation, which awards two-week fellowship residencies at the foundation's 20,000-acre Wyoming ranch. 
Sheridan Media


UAB visits Huntsberry and North Texas
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team lost to the University of North Texas 74-64 Feb. 4. 
WTOP (This Associated Press article also appeared in 50 other media outlets.)
North Texas enters Thursday showdown with UAB looking to extend winning streak
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Tyler Morning Telegraph, Victoria Advocate, Kilgore News Herald, Longview News-Journal and Port Lavaca Wave.)

Season preview: Charlotte baseball combines transfers and returners in hopes to make College World Series
An article mentions that Rice will host the Conference USA baseball tournament May 24-28.
Niner Times

Quartet of Niners named to preseason All-Conference team
Rice baseball is mentioned.

Women's ultimate to host annual 'Spirit of the Game' open-play tournament
An article mentions that Rice's ultimate team played Texas A&M University Feb. 4.
The Battalion

100 athletes part of Fort Bend ISD signing day extravaganza
High school athletes who have committed to join Rice Athletics are featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 8 print edition of the Chronicle's Pearland Journal and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

100 years of Dupo
Former Rice basketball player Kendall Rhine is featured.

Texas men's basketball: Rodney Terry continues to impress amid Kansas loss
An article mentions the Dec. 12 men's basketball game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.

Big-name schools sending key players to HarbourCats this summer
Former Rice baseball player David Shaw is featured.
Our Sports Central

Adrian Munguia earns ASC West Player of the Week honors
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team defeated Concordia University earlier this season.
Concordia Athletics News

Longhorns land in PFF's way-too-early 2023 top 25 rankings
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 YardBarker.)

THE SCOOP: On fire, the risers and sleeper prospects
Rice is mentioned.


Peptide 3D-printing inks could advance regenerative medicine
How do you build complex structures for housing cells using a material as soft as Jell-O? Rice University scientists have the answer, and it represents a potential leap forward for regenerative medicine and medical research in general. Researchers in the lab of Rice’s Jeffrey Hartgerink have figured out how to 3D-print the well-defined structures using a self-assembling peptide ink.