Dateline Rice for Jan. 24, 2023

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Fight continues against SB 147, bill prohibiting citizens from 4 countries from buying land 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.
MSN (This article originally appeared in ABC 13 Online, and the video segment also aired three times on KTRK-TV in Houston.)
Texans weigh in on $33 billion state budget surplus
University of Houston News
Bloomberg Radio
http://dateline.rice/jan-24-jones (This segment also aired on 60 affiliate stations.)

Gasoline starts its long, slow ride down
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is interviewed.
Bloomberg (Subscription is required. The podcast aired on 60 affiliate Bloomberg Radio stations, and this article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

The most beautiful college campus in every state
A slideshow features Rice. 
MSN South Africa (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)


Indian Student Association holds South Asian a cappella competition Jeena, donates proceeds to charity
An article mentions that a competitive South Asian a cappella team from Rice competed in the Indian Student Association's sixth annual Jeena competition at the University of Texas at Austin.
The Daily Texan

Children's Safe Harbor announces a new board president and a board leadership team for 2022-2024
Alumnus Rey Saludares is featured.
Woodlands Online (This article also appeared in The Paper.)

Rotary Club of Baytown learns about Momentum Education
An article features alumnus Raj Salhotra.
The Baytown Sun


Now we're cooking with gas! But should we be?
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured.
The Colin McEnroe Show on Connecticut Public Radio (This segment also aired on seven affiliate stations.)

Opposition growing to SB 147 (Jan. 24, 2023)
A broadcast features "Honor," a one-night-only lecture and performance by Suzanne Bocanegra and Lili Taylor at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts Jan. 27.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

23 things every good Texan should know
An article mentions that John Heisman is a former Rice head football coach.
Mix 94.1 Online

Wer weiß denn sowas?
A broadcast mentions collaborative Rice research that repurposed deceased spiders as mechanical grippers.
Das Erste (Germany; an English translation is not available.)


New enzyme could mean better drugs
An article features collaborative Rice research into a newly discovered enzyme that is able to tell specific molecules precisely how to arrange themselves. Xue Sherry Gao, the T.N. Law Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and an assistant professor of chemistry and bioengineering, is quoted.

Can you judge trustworthiness based on looks? New research says no
An article features collaborative Rice research that suggests people's belief that they have the ability to judge trustworthiness merely based on appearance is unfounded. Rick Wilson, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Statistics and Psychology, is quoted.

Hashtags trending for Jan. 24th — Hacktivist browses national security secrets, laid-off engineer claims Big Tech sees staff as disposable, Stanford University students use ChatGPT for final exams
An article features Jerzy Szablowski, assistant professor bioengineering, who was honored with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Young Faculty Award to investigate a nongenetic treatment that can enhance adaptation to cold temperatures.
Dimenticate cappotti e coperte: arriva la pillola contro il freddo (An English translation is not available.)

Nuevo tratamiento contra el cáncer erradica tumores avanzados en 6 días
An article features a collaborative study using cytokine "drug factory" technology that found it can eradicate advanced-stage mesothelioma tumors in mice in just a few days. Co-authors Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, and graduate student Amanda Nash are quoted.
El Político (An English translation is not available.)

Indiana and UNC top US News ranking of best online MBA programs 
Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business is mentioned.
Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)
8 ASU online business programs rank in US News' top 10
Arizona State University News

This is the hardest Texas college to get into, ranking shows
An article mentions that Rice is ranked the No. 15 university in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report.
MSN Money (This Nexstar article originally appeared in KVEO Online and 10 other media outlets.) 

Bun B reflects on Jay-Z borrowing his rhymes for '99 Problems'
An article features Bernard "Bun B" Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice.

Expand your mind with these spring architecture lectures
A roundup mentions that the Rice School of Architecture will host K. Wayne Yan as part of its Engaging Pluralism lecture series Jan. 25. 
The Architect's Newspaper


Blue Cross and Blue Shield Louisiana to be acquired by Elevance Health
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. (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in The Advocate.)

Scottsdale Civil War Round Table hosts historian
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.   
Daily Independent

Teamwork promotes going green in research labs
Alumnus Michael Saad is featured.
Tufts Now

Inner ear has a need for speed
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
University of Illinois Chicago News

Texas: Rice University
Rice is featured.
Beatrice Daily Sun

Hardest college to get into in every state
A roundup features Rice.
Anthem Independent

Joby Bell, Feb. 3
Alumnus Joby Bell is featured.
River Cities' Reader

UH astrophysics pioneer awarded national honor
Alumna Karen Meech is featured.
University of Hawaii News

Youngkin pushes for tax-cut plan at Weinstein JCC
Alumnus Glenn Youngkin, governor of Virginia, is featured. (This article also appeared in The Daily Progress.)

Qué pasará con la bolsa accionaria en México en el 2023
An article features the Mexico Country Outlook 2023, a new report from the Baker Institute for Public Policy. (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in the Jan. 24 print edition.)


MBB: Jan. 23 Players of the Week
An article features Rice basketball player Max Fiedler, who was named Conference USA's Player of the Week.
Conference USA
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)

Barañano, Sahdiieva clinch pair of wins for WT on Monday
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team lost to Baylor University Jan. 23. (This article also appeared in the Waco Tribune-Herald.)

Texas A&M adds receiver depth with WR Tyrin Smith from UTEP
A caption mentions last year's football game between Rice and the University of Texas at El Paso.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Faces off the field: Michaela Koltz, senior swimmer, Cedar Park
An article featuring Michaela Koltz mentions that she has committed to join Rice's swim team.
Austin American-Statesman 

Carolina football team names Jason Jones cornerbacks coach
Former Rice assistant football coach Jason Jones is featured.

All-FBS Team 2022: See the Jacksonville area's top stars in college football season
An article mentions Rice football player Noah Robertson.
MSN (This article originally appeared in The Florida Times-Union.)

In a first, women's AP Top 25 has no teams from Texas
Rice's women's basketball program is mentioned.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 150 other media outlets.)

LBJ's Jahmal Fenner steps down as football coach, joins Texas Longhorns football program
An article mentions Rice football player Sean Fresch.
Austin American-Statesman 
What we know about Jahmal Fenner, the former LBJ football coach now at Texas
Austin American-Statesman 

Tulane football coach Willie Fritz says he plans to 'finish out my career here' with Green Wave
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.

Watch: Arch Manning is already getting in offseason work at Texas
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 2.
Heartland College Sports

LSU tennis announces spring schedule
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team is slated to play Louisiana State University Feb. 4. (This article also appeared in Tennis World.)

7 unexpected stadiums teams called home
An article mentions that Rice formerly owned Yankee Stadium.


Naomi Halas named University Professor
Rice has promoted Naomi Halas to University Professor, the institution's highest academic rank. She becomes only the 10th person and second woman to earn the title in Rice's 111-year history. Halas joined the university in 1989 and leads one of Rice's largest interdisciplinary institutes, the Smalley-Curl Institute, and one of its largest research groups. She held joint appointments in five departments prior to being named University Professor, an at-large appointment that allows her to teach in any academic department.

Rice Business' online MBA program rises in US News rankings
MBA@Rice, the online program at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business, climbed higher in four categories in the latest edition of U.S News & World Report's Best Online Programs rankings out today. In addition, Rice Business rose 22 spots in the Online Master’s in Computer Information Technology Programs category, tying for No. 27 after being tied for No. 49 last year.