Dateline Rice for Jan. 26, 2023

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Why Rice is launching a new Hybrid MBA
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. The article also mentions that the MBA@Rice program is ranked No. 12 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in Poets & Quants, and it also appeared in Investdollar, Yahoo! Finance and Yahoo! Sports.)

Trinidad offers to pay for Venezuelan gas with humanitarian supplies
Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy and director of the Latin America Energy Program at the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Reuters (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets, and it appeared in the Jan. 26 print edition of the Stabroek News.)

The forgotten history of Chinese railroad workers rises from the Texas dust
An article 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.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

Precision Neuroscience, co-founded by Neuralink alum, is creating a brain implant thinner than a human hair
Jacob Robinson, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering, is mentioned.
CNBC (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Qatar's amir discusses differences with Bahrain in first call since 2017 GCC crisis
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Doha News

Shock turns to disbelief in mass shooting-hit Asian communities
Graduate student Bianca Mabute-Louie is quoted.
France 24 (This Agence France-Presse article appeared in the Jan. 26 print edition of the New Straits Times, The Korea Times and on the front of the Feature section of The Borneo Post and the Post's Sabah issue. It also appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


Texas heat-related deaths reached a two-decade high in 2022 amid extreme temperatures
Sylvia Dee, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, and 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, are quoted.
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)

Texans back major changes to state's gambling laws
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.
University of Houston News
Despite Biden's boasting about 'jobs,' more job cuts are coming
KTRH on Spreaker (This segment also aired on KTRH-AM in Houston.)
KTRH-AM (Houston)

Here are the top 14 things to do in Houston this weekend
A roundup mentions that Richard Lavenda, professor of composition and theory at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, and Benjamin Kamins, professor of bassoon at the Shepherd School, will perform Jan. 28 at West University Branch Library as part of a concert in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.
CultureMap Houston

Why climate change and urban sprawl could make flooding worse in Harris County
An article cites a study by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research into Harris County properties affected by Hurricane Harvey. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

The 15 best things to do in Houston this weekend: Jan. 27-29, 2023
A roundup 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.
365 Things To Do in Houston

Gov. Abbott appoints three to state Independent Living Council
Alumna Dana McGrath is featured.
Office of the Governor of the State of Texas

'The Polish Duo' debuts this weekend: 'Not just sausage and kolaches,' says violinist of her native land
An article features alumna Dominika Dancewicz, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
CityBook Houston

Lunar New Year Festival and Monster Jam top family fun picks
A roundup mentions "Parizade and the Singing Tree: A Tale from 'The Arabian Nights'" at Stude Concert Hall at Rice's Shepherd School of Music Jan. 28. 
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Travel.)

'Shotgun Wedding,' 'Living,' 'Fear' top the list of new film releases
A roundup mentions that Rice Cinema will screen experimental short films as part of the Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour Jan. 28. 
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)

Top performing arts and live theater shows in Houston: February 2023
A roundup mentions that Chamber Music Houston will present "Cuarteto Casals" at Stude Concert Hall at Rice's Shepherd School of Music Feb. 21. 
365 Things To Do in Houston

LETTER: Let people keep their gas stoves
President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets, and it appeared in the Jan. 26 print edition of the Beaumont Enterprise.)

Jan. 26
A roundup mentions that ROCO, a local chamber orchestra, will perform at Rice's Brockman Hall for Opera Feb. 18.
Texas Classical Review


Maintenance for flood control projects to face delays as county agency deals with a smaller budget
Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law, co-director of Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

'KIRO 7 News'
A weather broadcast features a live shot of Rice.
KIRO-TV (Seattle)


Research reveals protein plaques associated with Alzheimer's are stickier than thought
An article features Rice research into a peptide associated with Alzheimer's disease. Co-author Angel Martí, professor of chemistry, of bioengineering and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.

Insight welcomes Richard A. Baker to editorial board
An article featuring Richard Baker, executive director for institutional equity and Title IX coordinator at Rice, mentions that he is the newest member of Insight Into Diversity's editorial board.
Insight Into Diversity

A unique, fast synapse in the inner ear keeps us from falling
An article features collaborative Rice research into the speed of signal processing of synapses. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Rob Raphael, associate professor of bioengineering, graduate student Aravind Chenrayan Govindaraju and alumnus Imran Quraishi.
Hearing Health Foundation

Force has strong impact on metal nanosheets
An article features research by Matthew Jones, the Gene and Norman Hackerman Assistant Professor of Chemistry.

Cheapest car insurance in Texas
Ajay Kalra, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Marketing at the Jones Graduate School of Business, is a featured expert.

Domani a Houston il nuovo 'Caffè della Scienza' del consolato
An article mentions that Andrea Isella, the William V. Vietti Associate Professor in Space Physics, will participate in the discussion "How planetary systems are formed: The revolution of high-resolution astronomical observation" at Rice's Brockman Hall for Opera Jan. 27. (An English translation is not available.)
MBA salaries and bonuses at the top 30 US business schools
Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business is mentioned.
Yahoo! Finance (This article originally appeared in Poets & Quants.)
An MBA rankings nose dive: How will it impact Syracuse's biggest graduate program?
Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)

Insurance attys join Thompson Coe in Houston, San Antonio
An article mentions that Heidi Williams earned the the International Coaching Federation credential from Rice's Doerr Institute for New Leaders.
Law360 (Subscription is required.)

Puccini's TOSCA continues San Diego opera season March 25, 2023
Alumnus Alan Hicks is featured.

TxGEA applauds launch of research road map for geothermal advancement
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."
Renewable Energy Magazine (This article also appeared in Prairie Pundit.)
Here's why Texas is a geothermal energy 'sleeping giant'


Editorial: Learn to see people, not just news about them
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, is quoted.
Baptist Standard

New anonymous social media platform pays students to promote, moderate and create content for their peers
An article mention that Rice students have used anonymous social media platform Yik Yak.
The Middlebury Campus

The sky is not the limit: Cruising altitude
An article featuring Sara Ellis mentions that she attended the Aerospace and Aviation Academy at Rice last summer.
Indian Life


Smith: Meet Quincy Olivari, the 'Energizer Bunny' of Rice basketball
An article features Rice men's basketball player Quincy Olivari. Head coach Scott Pera is quoted in the Houston Chronicle, and he is interviewed or mentioned in segments by KPRC and KRIV. Additional articles also mention that Rice's men's and women's basketball teams are slated to play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Jan. 26.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports page in the Jan. 26 print edition, and it appeared online in MSN.)
Charlotte visits Rice following Williams' 27-point performance
WTOP Online
Men's basketball central: Charlotte at Rice
Women's hoops hosts Rice to wrap homestand Thursday night
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
'Wake Up with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)

Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association hands out postseason awards
An article mentions that Cindy Tchouangwa has signed to play volleyball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Roadrunners head to Denton for round 2 against North Texas
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated the University of Texas at San Antonio Jan. 16.

Date set for Texas Orange-White game
An article mentions Rice football team's season will begin Sept. 2 with a game against the University of Texas at Austin.
SB Nation (Similar articles also appeared in and Inferse.)
Longhorns assistant jokes that he'll recruit giant Brazilian baby
Sports Illustrated (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Three bold predictions for Aggies baseball in 2023
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play Texas A&M University March 8.
Sports Illustrated's All Aggies

Soccer welcomes seven newcomers
An article mentions former Rice track and field athlete William Moore.

Ball, Konar and Sarikulaya earn CAA weekly honors
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team will play Elon University Jan. 28.

UAB WBB travels to LA Tech
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is slated to play the University of Alabama at Birmingham Jan. 28.

UNT aiming to get back on track at home heading into game against UTSA
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated the University of North Texas 72-60 Jan. 19.
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Tyler Morning Telegraph, Victoria Advocate, Kilgore News Herald, Longview News-Journal and The Post Lavaca Wave.)

UCA track gains personal records at Houston meet
An article mentions that Rice's track and field team competed in the University of Houston's Robert Platt Invitational last weekend.


Rice scientists' discovery could lead to new Alzheimer's therapies
Scientists from Rice University are using fluorescence lifetime to shed new light on a peptide associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Through a new approach using time-resolved spectroscopy and computational chemistry, Angel Martí and his team found experimental evidence of an alternative binding site on amyloid-beta aggregates, opening the door to the development of new therapies for Alzheimer’s and other diseases associated with amyloid deposits.