Dateline Rice for Jan. 27, 2023

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A DeSantis proposal parents agree on: Banning cellphones in classrooms
Vikas Mittal, the J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Marketing at the Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an op-ed.
The Hill 

What to watch for as Whitmire runs for mayor
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, and Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute, are quoted in Axios. Jones is quoted in several additional media outlets.
Axios (This article also appeared in MSN.)
How much of Texas' unprecedented budget surplus will be spent? That's up to Republicans
Austin American-Statesman (This article also appeared on the front page of the Jan. 27 print edition, and it appeared in Yahoo! News and MSN.)
Texas survey shows overwhelming support for casinos, expanded gambling in the state
Texans back major changes to state's gambling laws
Houston Style Magazine
Texas senator proposes gun laws allowing school shooting victims to sue state, impose firearms tax

Renowned historian calls Rhode Island a leader for environmental change
An article features Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities and author of "Silent Spring Revolution: John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson and the Great Environmental Awakening." The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette mentions that Brinkley will speak at the Clinton Presidential Center's Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series in Little Rock, Arkansas, Feb. 13. 
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in The Providence Journal.)
Historian Douglas Brinkley's lecture in Little Rock now set for Feb. 13
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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. This article appeared in the Jan. 27 print edition and was in yesterday's Dateline.)


Event roundup: What to look forward to this weekend
An article 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 Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The Buzz Magazines

Lamar University announces 2023 Distinguished Alumni award recipients
An article features alumnus George Hirasaki, A.J. Hartsook Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Lamar University News

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'" Jan. 28 at Stude Concert Hall at Rice's Shepherd School of Music. 
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Jan. 27 print edition and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

'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. This article appeared in the Jan. 27 print edition and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

'Houston Life' has new guest host a week after Courtney Zavala's exit
Alumna Katherine Whaley is featured.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Realizing the power of data science to advance cancer research and cancer care
An article mentions that experts at Rice are collaborating with MD Anderson Cancer Center's Institute for Data Science in Oncology.
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Registration open for free classes, lectures 
An article mentions that Paul Liptz will give the talk "Yemenite Jews After Centuries of Yearning" Feb. 22 as part of a lecture series by Rice's Program in Jewish Studies.
Jewish Herald-Voice

Insight: Small businesses wanting to relocate in Houston are having a tough time. Here's why.
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Money.)


Today on Texas Standard: What Texas' school safety inspections found
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 interviewed about flood control maintenance in Harris County.
Texas Standard (This segment also aired on more than 40 affiliate stations across Texas.)


Research reveals protein plaques associated with disease 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. 

Engaging Pluralism: Spring edition
A roundup features the Rice School of Architecture's Engaging Pluralism lecture series, which runs from Jan. 17-April 19. Brittany Utting, assistant professor of architecture, will speak Jan. 30, and Troy Schaum, associate professor of architecture, will moderate a panel discussion March 27.
e-Flux Architecture

Why gas stoves matter to the climate — and the gas industry
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an article. (This article originally appeared in The Conversation.)

Debbie Taylor Moore, Anthony Johnson, Gene Chao, Katherine Gronberg named to Cyber AB board
Katherine Gronberg, lecturer in management at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is featured.
Executive Biz

5 unsung heroes of science you should know about
President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Editor's note: The world needs a climate moonshot
Corporate Knights (Subscription is required.)
We gaan naar de maan
NEMO Kennislink (An English translation is not available.)

The HiFi difference — large-scale, high-quality data for all of us
An article mentions that experts at Rice contributed to the featured research.

Let money talk, former students say in elite schools row
Rice is mentioned. (Subscription is required.)
Promoting STEM confidence in classrooms with 3DPrinterOS' TinkerCAD integration
3D Printing Industry

7 romantic things I do in Houston with my sweetheart and they're all free or under $25
A roundup features James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.


Falk students seek National Collegiate Sports Analytics Championship Feb. 1-2
An article mentions that a team from Rice finished second in the Game Analytics portion of the first half of the AXS National Collegiate Sports Analytics Championship.
Syracuse University News


Olivari and Rice defeat Charlotte 65-63
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated University of North Carolina at Charlotte 65-63 Jan. 26.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in 100 other media outlets.)
Rice nips Charlotte on late free throws, runs winning streak to four
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Jan. 27 print edition. )
Charlotte falls on final possession at Rice, 65-63
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
'College Basketball'
CBS Sports Network

Stellar defense, 54% shooting on offense helps women's basketball fry Rice 66-61
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team lost to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 66-61 Jan. 26.

TEN: Jan. 25 Athletes of the Week
An article featuring Rice tennis player Emir Sendogan mentions that he has been named Conference USA's Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week.
Conference USA

UTSA to continue indoor campaign Friday at Houston Invitational
An article mentions that Rice's track and field team is slated to compete in the University of Houston's Houston Invitational Jan. 27.
TF CENTRAL: Houston Invitational
Javelinas headed to Space City for Houston Invitational

Men's basketball holds second place halfway through conference
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated the University of North Texas Jan. 19.
North Texas Daily

Men's tennis heads to Texas for matches against Rice, Texas A&M Corpus-Christi
An article mentions that Rice's men's and women's tennis team will play Elon University Jan. 27.
Antinheimo and Martin named CAA Co-Doubles Team of the Week
Women's tennis set for Texas two-step against Houston, Rice
Jack Burke Jr., the 1956 Masters champ, is turning 100 and still has plenty to say
An article on Jack Burke Jr. mentions that he briefly attended Rice.
Golf Digest

North Texas basketball pregame — UTSA at UNT tonight
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, KPVI Online and The Port Lavaca Wave.)
UNT sticks together late, pulls away for win over UTSA
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Tyler Morning Telegraph, Victoria Advocate, Kilgore News Herald, Longview News-Journal, KPVI Online and The Port Lavaca Wave.)

Football hires John Simmons as director of football operations and administration
An article features John Simmons, former Rice football chief of staff.

Swimming and diving set to host Rice Saturday for Senior Day
An article mentions that Rice's swim team will compete against the University of Houston Jan. 28.

Teams never playing in a Super Bowl
An article mentions that Super Bowl VIII was held at Rice Stadium.

The new American
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.


Volcano-like rupture could have caused magnetar slowdown
On Oct. 5, 2020, the rapidly rotating corpse of a long-dead star about 30,000 light years from Earth changed speeds. In a cosmic instant, its spinning slowed. And a few days later, it abruptly started emitting radio waves. Thanks to timely measurements from specialized orbiting telescopes, Rice astrophysicist Matthew Baring and colleagues were able to test a new theory about a possible cause for the rare slowdown.