Dateline Rice for Feb. 9, 2023

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Human test subjects for mosquito bite research may become a thing of the past
An article features collaborative research by study co-author Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Metro, and similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

'Volcanic eruption' on dead star could help explain mysterious 'alien' radio signals
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.
Yahoo! News (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.)

Experiment shows people aren't good at judging trustworthiness on looks alone
An article features research by Rick Wilson, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Statistics and Psychology.
MSN (This article originally appeared in KHOU Online.)

Panetta Lecture Series returns to live, in-person forums in Monterey
An article mentions that Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, will participate in a panel discussion at California State University, Monterey Bay's Leon Panetta Lecture Series June 12.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Monterey Herald.)

With another acquisition, what is CVS building?
An article quotes John Palizza, former lecturer in management at Rice.
Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio (This segment aired multiple times on over 800 affiliate radio stations across the U.S.)


Rice University will move slave-owning founder's statue from central quad
A pair of articles feature the news 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. President Reginald DesRoches is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Rice University to move founder's statue
Inside Higher ED
KTRH-AM (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. This article appeared on the front page of the Feb. 9 print edition and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

Greater Houston Partnership shares 2022 accomplishments, 2023 goals at annual meeting
An article mentions that Rice students participate in the PartnerUp Houston mentorship program.
Houston Business Journal

Bruce Springsteen, 'Somebody Feed Phil' live among this week's critics' picks
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.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)


'Business News'
David Gantz, the Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about trade issues between the U.S. and Europe. 
Deutsche Welle (This segment aired four times.)

Texas AG Ken Paxton leads coalition of states again seeking to end DACA
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.
Spectrum News
Tarrant County's elected officials want to be the enforcers of election integrity
Fort Worth Report


Light-activated molecular machines can kill pathogenic fungi
An article features Rice research that suggests that nanoscale drills activated by visible light may combat infectious fungi. 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 alumna Ana Santos. The Times of India mentions that Tour contributed to the featured research.
Love green tea? A portable device can test quality of it in Hyderabad
Times of India

Wood, now turbocharged with carbon-capture powers
An article mentions that experts at Rice and the University of Calgary have developed a sustainable wood composite that can absorb carbon dioxide from air. 
Anthropocene (This article also appeared in MSN Lifestyle.)


Make them thin enough and antiferroelectric materials become ferroelectric
An article mentions that Ramamoorthy Ramesh, vice president for research, co-authored the featured research.
NC State University News

Firman convenio con Universidad Rice
An article mentions that experts at Rice are collaborating with the city of León, Mexico, on water management. 
El Heraldo (An English translation is not available.)

Estudantes cearenses ganham medalha de prata em olimpíada internacional
An article mentions that Rice hosted the Copernicus Olympiad, an international STEM competition for students from fifth to 12th grade, Jan. 22-26.
A Voz (An English translation is not available.)


Florida Atlantic hosts Rice on Thursday night
An article mentions that Rice's men's and women's basketball teams are slated to play Florida Atlantic University Feb. 9.
Florida Atlantic Owls head to Houston to face Rice Thursday
College basketball predictions for every game. Thursday, Feb. 9
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in College Football News.)

UAB visits North Texas after Huntsberry's 21-point game
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.)
MBB travels to take on North Texas

UAB hosts North Texas on Education Day
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
College football teams with the most turnaround potential in 2023
SBN reacts: 47% of G5 fans think a newcomer will win the AAC in 2023

Bryn Mawr caps historic season with IAAM A conference title; Maryville prevails in B
High school athletes who have committed to join Rice Athletics are featured.
100-plus Fort Bend student athletes sign letters of intent

247Sports writer has a very bold prediction for Texas football in 2023
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 2.
Texas Football: Why moving Savion Red to RB is a brilliant decision

The visiting team has felt at home during the UAB-North Texas men's basketball series
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated the University of North Texas 72-60 Jan. 19. 
Top North Texas players to watch vs. UAB — Feb. 9
KLTV Online (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Here are all the Texas college players invited to the NFL Combine
Former Rice football player Ikenna Enechukwu is featured.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Louisiana picked fourth in 14-team SBC poll; Ragin' Cajuns open season Feb. 17-19 at Rice 
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Feb. 17-19. (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Just a reminder that Patrick Mahomes was a three-star recruit in high school
Rice is mentioned.


Bite this! Mosquito feeding chamber uses fake skin, real blood
Rice bioengineers have teamed up with tropical medicine experts from Tulane University to take some of the pain out of studying the feeding behavior of mosquitoes. The insects’ bites can spread diseases like malaria, dengue and yellow fever, but setting up experiments to examine their behavior can take a big bite out of lab budgets.

Rice industrial and organizational psychologists available to discuss tech layoffs
In recent months, the tech world has laid off tens of thousands of people, news that has made headlines around the globe. Rice industrial and organizational psychologists Eden King, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Psychology, and Margaret Beier, professor of psychological sciences, are available to discuss the situation.