Dateline Rice for Jan. 25, 2023

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Texas senator proposes gun laws allowing school shooting victims to sue state, impose firearms tax
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 News (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Poll: Texans support spending state surplus on public school safety, Medicaid coverage
Houston Public Media
Texas legislative issues 2023
University of Houston News
Texans: Spend state surplus on school safety, Medicaid

Shock turns to disbelief in mass shooting-hit Asian communities
Graduate student Bianca Mabute-Louie is quoted.
France 24 (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
An Asian American grief
The Atlantic (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN.)
Asian Americans felt cultural pride in Monterey Park. Now they say a mass shooting robbed them of its special place in their heritage.
MSN Travel (This article originally appeared in Marketwatch, and it appeared in Morningstar.)

Geothermal energy could be off-ramp for Texas oil
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."
The Hill (This article also appeared in MSN, Think Geothermal, Energy Northern Perspective, Global Renewable News and Electric Energy Online.)
Energy & Environment — Regulatory delays frustrate green groups
The Hill (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Peak gasoline heralds price shocks for drivers, inflation headaches
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
Bloomberg (This article appeared on the front page of The Buffalo News, the front of the Business & Oil section of the Midland Reporter-Telegram and in a previous edition of Dateline.)

13 facts about Austin that are actually straight-up lies
Rice is mentioned.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Thrillist.)


Syzygy Plasmonics signs pilot agreement with North Carolina research nonprofit
An article mentions that Syzygy Plasmonics' technology is based on research pioneered by Naomi Halas, University Professor and the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, chemistry, physics and astronomy and the director of Rice's Smalley-Curl Institute, and Peter Nordlander, the Wiess Chair in Physics and Astronomy, professor of electrical and computer engineering and professor of materials science and nanoengineering.

'A legacy of rage in Waco'
David Brockman, nonresident scholar in the Religion and Public Policy Program at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored a book review.
Texas Observer

Dig in: Commission will select interns to help with archeological study
An article mentions that Molly Morgan, lecturer in anthropology, is collaborating with the Texas Historical Commission on an archeological study of the the Levi-Jordan and Varner-Hogg Plantations in Brazoria County.
The Facts

Children's Safe Harbor announces new board president and board leadership team for 2022-2024
Alumnus Rey Saludares is featured.
Hello Woodlands

Barn full of fabric a Texas woman left behind will now bring warmth to Bowie families
An article mentions former Rice basketball player Bobbie Brashear Sr.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (This article also appeared in AOL.)

TWU's Ruemmele earns place among elite biochemistry researchers
Rice is mentioned.
Texas Woman's University News

Former Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush joins Michael Best 
An article features alumnus George P. Bush, former Texas land commissioner. 
Texas Border Business


Classified documents found at former VP Mike Pence's Indiana home
An image depicts a talk given by former Vice President Mike Pence at the Baker Institute for Public Policy last May.


Rice University to roll out Texas' first Hybrid MBA program
An article features the news that Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business will launch a new Hybrid MBA program this summer, the first of its kind in Texas. Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jones School, is quoted. 
Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)

Winners announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards
A roundup of the 2022 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards mentions that Wiess College senior Matthew Alter won Best Performer in a Musical for "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," Best Supporting Performer in a Musical for "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" and Best Supporting Performer in a Play for "On the Verge of the Geography of Yearning." Alter was named runner-up for Best Performer in a Play for "Much Ado About Nothing."

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.
Lab Manager

Você pode julgar a confiabilidade com base na aparência? Pesquisa diz que não
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. (An English translation is not available.)

La guerra de los fogones de gas: Por qué la ciencia aconseja abandonarlos
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. (An English translation is not available.)

Am I ready to be a tech leader?
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on a study of 48 teams from five Canadian technology startups to identify the leadership skills that build a team's capacity to take risks and bounce back from setbacks.
Information Age

An overview and review of the OpenStax test banks and how they can be used to improve student learning outcomes
An article mentions OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.

Digital twins will aid developers in 2023
Alumnus William Bain is featured.
App Developer Magazine

Transfer pricing
Alumnus Jeff Lash is featured.
Financier Worldwide (This article will also appear in the February print and digital editions.)

Sid Richardson residential college / Barkow Leibinger
An article features Rice's Sid Richardson College.
Arch Daily (This article also appeared in All CAD Blocks.)


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 appeared in the Jan. 24 print edition of The Times-Picayune and The Advocate, and it was in yesterday's Dateline.)

The argument for accounting
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.
Merrimack College's The Beacon

Ucross kicks off 40th anniversary with US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo
An article mentions that Rice has partnered with the Ucross Foundation, which awards two-week fellowship residencies at the foundation's 20,000-acre Wyoming ranch. 
Sheridan Media

Hard work pays off for MHS student
Rice is mentioned.
Mendota Reporter
A match made in music
Notre Dame News

Youngkin pushes for tax-cut plan at Weinstein JCC
Alumnus Glenn Youngkin, governor of Virginia, is featured. (This article appeared on the front page of the Jan. 24 print edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and was in yesterday's Dateline.)


ITF: Jan. 24 Athletes of the Week
An article features Rice track and field athlete Alex Slinkman, who was named Conference USA's Male Field Athlete of the Week.
Conference USA

Charlotte visits Rice following Olivari's 22-point outing
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Jan. 26.
WTOP Online
Williams and Khalifa help Charlotte top WKU, 75-71

Third-quarter spark, monster second half lead women's basketball to 72-65 win over WKU
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Jan. 26.
Charlotte women's basketball — presser Jan. 24, 2023
Charlotte 49ers on YouTube

ORGULLO CUBANO: Yordan Álvarez NOMINADO a importante premio en Houston
An article mentions that Rice head volleyball coach Genny Volpe was a nominee for the Houston Sports Awards Coach of the Year honor. (An English translation is not available.)

Every FCS vs. FBS game in 2023
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Texas Southern University Sept. 16.
HERO Sports

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 (This article appeared in the Jan. 24 print edition and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

Boys basketball player Brady Dunlap '23 decommits from Notre Dame
Rice is mentioned.
The Chronicle