Dateline Rice for March 1, 2023

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Venus and Jupiter will put on a show in the Texas sky this week. Here's when and how to see it.
Patrick Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article also appeared in the March 1 print edition of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared online in the Express-News.)
Venus and Jupiter are visible over Texas skies. Here's why.
MSN (This mySA article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Dazzling sky show on tap this week
The Joplin Globe

Go back to school for free with these online and in-person classes
A roundup mentions that edX offers courses from Rice.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (This article appeared in the March 1 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)


Bob Waltrip, philanthropist and founder of Houston-based Service Corp., has died at 92
An article features the late Robert Waltrip, a former Rice football player and student, who died Feb. 27 at 92.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Business section in the March 1 print edition, and it appeared in MSN.)

Ruth Simmons to advise Harvard/slavery, HBCU partnerships
An article mentions that Trustee Emerita Ruth Simmons, president of Prairie View A&M University, has been named a President's Distinguished Fellow at Rice effective April 1. She will work with a variety of programs across campus, including the Center for African and African American Studies. President Reginald DesRoches is quoted.
Dr. Ruth Simmons appointed senior adviser on HBCU engagement for Harvard president
Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Exclusive: Washington Ho, Tony Buzbee partner for Delta-8 seltzer company HoBuzz
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Business Journal

Popular 'Musiqa on Film' music-themed, short-film fest returns
Anthony Brandt, professor of composition and theory at the Shepherd School of Music, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)

Gensler, firm tied to CityCentre and the Ion, marks 50+ years making Houston architecture more 'human'
Stephen Fox, lecturer of architecture, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of March 1 print edition of the Chronicle's Memorial Examiner and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Montrose's Women's Home inspires new musical work at Kinetic concert
An article features Nicky Sohn and Mary Grace Johnson, graduate students at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required.)

Refugio County Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Senior nominees
A Q&A featuring Nickolas Ellison mentions that he hopes to attend Rice next fall.
Goliad Advance-Guard


Action 13 Renters' Rights looks into the future of rent as costs climb
Steve Sherman, research scientist at the Kinder institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired four times on KTRK-TV, and the article also appeared in MSN Money.)

A broadcast features alumnus Giorgio Angelini, who directed the film "Owned: A Tale of Two Americas," which explores the history of post-World War II U.S. housing policy, suburbanization and sprawl.
WNET-TV (New York)
http://dateline.rice/march-1-angelini (This segment aired four times.)


Wood that traps carbon dioxide could make buildings cleaner and greener
An article features collaborative Rice research developing a sustainable wood composite that absorbs carbon dioxide. Co-authors Muhammad Rahman, assistant research professor in materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
Chemistry World (A similar article also appeared in Indo New York, and

Researchers test anti-glitch theory to reveal magnetar secrets
An article features Rice research into the rare slowdown of a highly magnetic type of neutron star known as a magnetar. Co-author Matthew Baring, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
List23 (This article also appeared in SciTechDaily.)

International drilling and production: Growth outside the US continues at measured pace
An article cites research by the Baker Institute for Public Policy into the rising level of international oil and gas development and production in the wake of Russia's war on Ukraine.
World Oil

The 45 most important VCs in Texas, according to other VCs
A roundup features alumni Rajiv Bala and Samantha Lewis.
Business Insider (Subscription is required.)

Puccini's 'Tosca' to open at San Diego Opera next month starring Michelle Bradley and Greer Grimsley
An article features alumnus Alan Hicks.

2024 Ford Mustang prices are up, and the Dark Horse is nearly $60K
Alumnus Joey Capparella authored an article.
Car and Driver (An English translation is not available.)

Want to 'learn to code'? Here's what to know before spending a dime
An article cites the website of Rice's computer science department.
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in LAist.)

How to learn immunology? Three best courses that you can check out
A roundup mentions that Rice offers online immunology courses.

ABM anuncia o início de uma nova temporada de cursos de capacitação, a partir do mês de março
Alumnus Tomaz Toshimi Ishikawa is featured.
IBRAM Mineração do Brasil (An English translation is not available.)


Theory can sort order from chaos in complex quantum systems
An article features collaborative Rice research into a new mathematical theory that applies to any sufficiently complex quantum system. Co-author Peter Wolynes, the D.R. Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Chemistry, professor of biosciences, materials science and nanoengineering, and of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Today Headline

Mental Wealth Initiative welcomes new acclaimed member
An article features Harris Eyre, fellow in brain health at the Baker Institute for Public Policy. 
University of Sydney News

Dr. Todd Tinsley named associate provost for academic affairs
An article features Todd Tinsley, former Wiess Instructor of Physics at Rice.
Hendrix College News

100 colleges whose grads go on to earn the most
A roundup features Rice. (This Stacker article also appeared in, KESQ Online and 10 other media outlets.)


Rice scores 6 in the 4th to top Kats
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team defeated Sam Houston State University 11-4 Feb. 28.

Solomon: As he heads to Rice, Jon Kay exits North Shore a high school coaching legend
An article features Jon Kay, who will join Rice's football team as an assistant coach. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the March 1 print edition.)
North Shore names offensive coordinator Willie Gaston as head football coach
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the March 1 print edition, and it appeared in MSN.)
BREAKING: North Shore calls on familiar face to replace a legend
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Florida Atlantic visits Rice following Martin's 21-point outing
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play Florida Atlantic University March 2.
Toronto Star (This Associated Press article also appeared in 50 other media outlets.)
Bracketology 2023: A new No. 1 overall seed
SB Nation

Texas Tech tops Air Force, but loses Bo Blessie with more arm discomfort
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play in the Shriners Children's College Classic March 3-5 at Houston's Minute Maid Park.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Top 14 sports and games in Houston this month: March 2023
365 Things To Do in Houston
The 15 best things to do in Houston this weekend: March 3-5, 2023
365 Things To Do in Houston
Aggie offense explodes in big win over HCU (This article also appeared in Aggies Wire, Yahoo! Sports, KBTX Online, KAGS Online, All Aggies, YardBarker and WTAW Online.)

What we know about Houston Roughnecks after XFL's opening weekend
An article mentions former Rice football player Emmanuel Ellerbee.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the March 1 print edition of the Chronicle's Bellaire Examiner, Sugar Land Sun, Katy Rancher, Bay Area Citizen and Pasadena Citizen. This story appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
XFL 2023: Houston Roughnecks Week 2 recap
XFL News Hub

Scouting begins for Chiefs fresh off Super Bowl win
Former Rice football player Ikenna Enechukwu is mentioned.
MSN (This article originally appeared in WIBW Online.)

Strong pitching aplenty, offense in short supply for Texas in loss to No. 1 LSU, 3-0
An article mentions former Rice baseball player David Shaw. (A similar article also appeared in SB Nation.)

Mike Farrell predicts 'break out season' for Quinn Ewers in 2023
An article mentions Rice football team's season will begin Sept. 2 with a game against the University of Texas at Austin.
Heartland College Sports
Recap: No. 2 Stanford BSB sweeps Rice in Saturday doubleheader
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team was swept in a three-game series against Stanford University Feb. 24-25.


'Blank Slate Monument' paying homage to African American history, struggle for racial injustice to make Texas debut on Rice campus March 3
An interactive sculpture paying tribute to African American history and the ongoing struggle for racial justice will be on display at Rice throughout the month of March. The statue, which will be located in front of the Provisional Campus Facilities tents on College Way, will be unveiled at an event March 3.

Wastewater study monitors Houston schools for viral threats
Rice environmental engineer Lauren Stadler, Rice statistician and community analytics expert Katherine Ensor and Loren Hopkins, professor in the practice of statistics at Rice and chief environmental science officer at the Houston Health Department, are part of a collaborative effort to establish a citywide wastewater monitoring system for the protection of public health.

Rice U. experts to be featured at CERAWeek 2023
A number of Rice experts will participate in meetings and workshops at CERAWeek, the major energy industry conference that draws thousands of innovators, industry leaders and other attendees from around the world to Houston. Rice is also an affiliate partner of CERAWeek, which runs March 6-10.