Dateline Rice for March 10, 2023

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Iran, Saudi Arabia agree to resume ties, with China's help
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in 50 other media outlets.)

Biden calls for boosts in science spending to keep US competitive
Neal Lane, senior fellow in science and technology policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

Kentucky should join neighboring states, pass common-sense laws to curb fentanyl overdoses | Opinion
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
AOL (This article originally appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader, and it appeared in the Northern Kentucky Tribune, Link NKY, the Kentucky Lantern and The Lane Report.)
Maryland governor challenges Youngkin to basketball game as states compete for FBI headquarters
Alumnus and former Rice basketball player Glenn Youngkin, governor of Virginia, is featured.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in The Virginian-Pilot, and it appeared in the Daily Press and MSN.)
'Fox 5 News'
WTTG-TV (Washington, D.C.)
http://dateline.rice/march-10-youngkin (This segment aired three times.)

Brown basketball players sue Ivy Leagues for not offering athletic scholarships
An article mentions that a federal lawsuit names Rice among 16 universities and colleges accused of working together to reduce the financial aid they give to students.
New York Post


Houston innovators: Don't miss these SXSW 2023 events
A roundup mentions that Paul Cherukuri, vice president for innovation, will participate in a panel discussion by the Greater Houston Partnership's Houston Energy Transition Initiative at South by Southwest March 12 in Austin.

Fifth Ward community worries HISD takeover may close their school: 'Stop saying Wheatley is a failure'
An article mentions that Trustee Emerita Ruth Simmons, former president of Prairie View A&M University, has been named a President's Distinguished Fellow at Rice effective April 1.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Houston startup secures bank partnership, energy tech co. wins competition, and more
A roundup mentions that the deadline to apply to Rice's summer accelerator programs OwlSpark and BlueLaunch is March 13.

Rice Alliance pitch event identifies 8 most-promising energy tech startups
A round up features the Most-Promising Startup winners at the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship's annual Energy Venture Day.

A guide to the best of Houston's Rice Village
An article mentions the James Turrell "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion and the Shepherd School of Music.

Houston's BLP Holdings is sold, Urban South Brewery expands local distribution
An article mentions that DexMat, which commercializes materials science technology, was founded on Rice research.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)


Jan Odegard: Every better way needs a place to begin. Start here!
A podcast features Jan Odegard, executive director of the Ion, a Houston-based tech hub owned by the Rice Management Co. The Ion is also mentioned in Texas Monthly.
Identity Capital on Google Podcasts
Chef David Cordúa keeps the home fires burning
Texas Monthly

WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
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 interviewed about the popularity of school vouchers among rural Texas Republicans.
http://dateline.rice/march-10-jones (This segment aired four times.)

'Second Opinion with Joan Lunden'
Danielle King, an assistant professor of psychological sciences at Rice, is interviewed about organizational stressors.
WSWP-TV (Bluefield, West Virginia)

KPCC-FM (Los Angeles)
A broadcast mentions that experts at Rice contributed to research on Mexican cartels.
International program due to expand at OHS
Rice is mentioned.
CBS 7 Online


Latino families in US without legal permission suffered more than most during pandemic, study finds
An article features Rice research into how the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affected Latino families lacking permanent legal status. 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, is quoted.
Medical Xpress

Scientists use ferroelectric materials to create futuristic motor
An article features collaborative Rice research into the use of single-layer ferroelectric materials. Co-authors quoted include Boris Yakobson, the Karl F. Hasselmann Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering and a professor of chemistry, and Jun-Jie Zhang, temporary research associate.
Interesting Engineering

Houston's disruptive history of highways, and what transit agencies can do better
Kyle Shelton, former director of strategic partnerships at Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research, authored an article.
Next City

A problem-solver extraordinaire explains how he became a leading expert in transplant medicine
Alumnus Dorry Segev is featured.
NYU Langone Health's NewsHub


OPINION: Artificial Intelligence, college and the world beyond
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
College Heights Herald


UAB rolls past Rice 87-60 in C-USA quarterfinals
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team lost to the University of Alabama at Birmingham 87-60 in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Basketball Championships March 9. 
The Associated Press (This article appeared in more that 150 other media outlets, and a portion of it appeared in the March 10 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
MBB: Walker's 27 leads UAB past Rice, 87-60
Conference USA
UAB runs away from Rice in the second half of a C-USA Tournament quarterfinal game
UAB MBB beats Rice to advance to semifinal
Jordan Walker and Trey Jemison power UAB to C-USA quarterfinal win over Rice

WBB: UTSA battles back to upset Rice, 62-54
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team lost to the University of Texas at San Antonio 62-54 in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Basketball Championships March 9.
Conference USA (A portion of this article also appeared in the March 10 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
UTSA rallies to upset Rice in Conference USA tournament
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. A portion of this article also appeared in the March 10 print edition.)
UTSA fried Rice to move on to quarterfinal against No. 2 seed WKU
Women's basketball: First-round defeat to UTSA in C-USA Tourney ends Owls' season
University Press
'Good Morning San Antonio'
KSAT-TV (San Antonio)

Men's tennis battles for 4-3 win over Youngstown State
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team is slated to play Samford University March 10.
Eagles snub Darius Slay hater, add 'phenomenal' Temple coach
An article features D.J. Eliot, former Rice recruiting coordinator.
Heavy. (Similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Can Texas' Big 12 teams raise recruiting ceilings in the league’s new era? Ask the Texpert
Rice is mentioned.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)

Men's hoops opens tournament with blowout win
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team lost to Louisiana Tech University 80-72 Feb. 2.
Series preview: Northern Kentucky
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost to Texas A&M University 6-1 March 8. (This article also appeared in KAGS Online and Yahoo! Sports.)

Preview: Tech welcomes No. 23 Iowa
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team defeated Texas Tech University in the Shriners Children's College Classic at Houston's Minute Maid Park.

Baseball preview: Manhattan
An article mentions former Rice baseball player David Shaw.

Houston hosts Oklahoma for first time in 23 years
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Houston April 4.

The 16 FBS teams not playing an FCS opponent in 2023
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston Sept. 9.


New podcast tackles foreign, domestic policy, features Baker Institute experts
A new podcast from Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy tackles timely discussions about the state, the country and the world’s most pressing issues. Hosted by Baker Institute director and former U.S. Ambassador David Satterfield, "Baker Briefing" features experts from the institute discussing critical foreign and domestic policy issues in front of a live audience.