Dateline Rice for June 1, 2023

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Texas governor appoints Trump ally as interim attorney general
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.
The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN.)
Texas special session could end without deal on property tax relief
ABC 13 Online
Special session maneuvering: Political roundup for Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Houston Public Media
How much does a special session and the impeachment trial cost Texas taxpayers?
Texas Standard
OUR VIEWPOINT: Vasut votes conscience on Paxton
The Facts (Subscription is required.)
'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/june-1-jones (This segment aired five times.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/june-1-jones (This segment aired twice.)

Wildfires threaten to undo decades of progress in fighting air pollution
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Hill (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News and MSN.)

This new device generates electricity from thin air
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.

US colleges plan for court's decision on affirmative action
Rice is mentioned.


Lawmakers approve Texas Space Commission to better compete in civil, commercial and military space
An article mentions that the Texas Aerospace Research and Space Economy Consortium will have a nine-person executive committee made up of the presidents or chancellors of local universities, including Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the June 1 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)


'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,' 'Boogeyman' top new film releases
A roundup mentions that Rice Cinema will screen "A Gaza Weekend" June 9 and "Alam" and "Mediterranean Fever" June 10 as part of the Houston Palestine Film Festival.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Movies.)

Houston's Palestine Film Festival looks beyond the headlines
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN and 10 other media outlets.)
Here are the top 15 things to do in Houston this weekend
CultureMap Houston

Houston Ballet pulls off an electrifying 'Divergence' — there is nothing simple in these pieces, including a dance master's world premiere
An article mentions that the choreography of the Houston Ballet's "Under the Folding Sky" was inspired by James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion. 

Here's how Houston's tech workforce stacks up against major metros across the country
Rice is mentioned.

Unfinished business: What's next for TSU?
An article mentions that Rice and Texas Southern University have partnered to help students and expand the research programs at both universities.

Texas lawmakers approve $3B endowment for higher education research pending voter approval
An article mentions that Rice is one of three Texas universities in the Association of American Universities.
Austin American-Statesman (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the May 31 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)


Man charged for allegedly shooting at women in apparent road rage incident on Fondren
An article mentions a Rice study into gun-related violence in Houston.
ABC 13 Online (This article also appeared in GVS and MSN, and the video segment also aired five times on KTRK-TV in Houston.)

District 1 runoff candidates answer your questions
Alumna Sukh Kaur is featured.
Texas Public Radio's "The Source" (This segment also aired on more than 20 affiliate stations across Texas.)


Anzilla Gilmore creates spaces for every architect
Anzilla Gilmore, interim associate vice president of facilities engineering and planning, is featured.
American Builders Quarterly

Rice University engineers develop ultraflexible nanoelectrodes for brain stimulation therapy
An article features collaborative research by the Rice Neuroengineering Initiative developing nanoelectrodes that are minimally invasive and exceptionally flexible. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Lan Luan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, Chong Xie, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and of neuroengineering, graduate student Robin Kim and Roy Lycke, postdoctoral research associate.
Interesting Engineering

George and Nora London Foundation for Singers 2023-24 season: Lindsay Kate Brown, Blake Denson and 52nd competition
An article featuring Lindsay Kate Brown mentions that she earned an Artist Diploma in Opera Performance at Rice in 2018.

Computational biologist Tal Einav joins LJI faculty
Alumnus Tal Einav is featured.
La Jolla Institute for Immunology


Aspen Institute lists speakers for three lecture series
A roundup features Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, who will give the talk "Silent Spring Revolution: The Environment from JFK to Joe Biden" Aug. 8 as part of the Aspen Institute's Hurst Lecture Series.
Aspen Daily News

HILL: Americans choose to do the hard things first 
An article features President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
North State Journal

Governor's School holds graduation
An article mentions that Salvador Torres plans to attend Rice in the fall.
News and Press

Governor to participate in D-Day 79th anniversary commemoration
An article features alumnus Glenn Youngkin, governor of Virginia.
Bedford Bulletin (Subscription is required.)


UH's Big 12 debut set for prime-time kickoff
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston next season.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the June 1 print edition, and it appeared in MSN.)
Houston, Big 12 announce select kick times, networks

Rice transfer Jaden Geron looking to 'make an impact' at Montana State
Former Rice basketball player Jaden Geron is featured.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle (This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the June 1 print edition.)

American announces numerous game times/TV designations for 2023 season
An article mentions that the Rice football team's season will begin Sept. 2 with a game against the University of Texas at Austin. It will be the Owls' first game as part of the American Athletic Conference. (Similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Kickoff times set for three football home games (Similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Fox Sports' college football schedule highlights: Colorado-TCU, Ohio State-Michigan, more
Fox Sports

Xavier among finalists for Zyon Pullin, UC Riverside transfer guard, per report
Former Rice basketball player Quincy Olivari is mentioned.

Men's basketball's Mitchell returning for 2023-24 season
An article mentions last season's basketball game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin. (This article also appeared in BCSNN.)


Rice U. grad student wins DOE research award
Winnie Shi, a Rice chemical and biomolecular engineering graduate student, has been selected to participate in the Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The goal of the program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering or mathematics careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.