Dateline Rice for March 15, 2023

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Alaska oil project approval adds yet another climate concern
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in 100 other media outlets, and it appeared in the March 15 print editions of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Times Colonist, Boulder Daily Camera, Woodland Daily Democrat, Loveland Reporter-Herald and Orange County Register.)

Texas is set to take over HISD. Here's why state interventions rarely improve academics
Ruth López Turley, director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and professor of sociology, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)

Incident that killed 8 migrants off California coast illustrates risks of maritime human smuggling
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
USA Today (This article appeared on the front page of the March 15 print edition of the U.S. issue.)
Crossing the border into Mexico can be dangerous. For some, there’s no other option.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Yahoo! News.)

Tarrant County will get millions from opioid settlements. Here's how it can be spent
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This Fort Worth Star-Telegram also appeared in the March 15 print edition.)

Trump vs. Biden: Academic study determines what president was more effective on border
Several articles feature Rice research that found media coverage of "migrant caravans" has contributed to stop-gap immigration policies. Co-authors of the study Gary Hale, nonresident fellow in drug policy and Mexico studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and research assistant Jie Ma are quoted in the San Antonio Express-News. Hale also is quoted in NewsBreak.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Washington Examiner.)
Migration numbers not affected by policy, news coverage, according to Rice University study
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)
Abbott's migrant strategy is not stopping illegal immigration, according to new study

Saudi-Iran deal's key factor: No US involvement 
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Intercept (Subscription is required.)

Robert L. Waltrip, who built a 'deathcare' giant, dies at age 92
An article features the late Robert Waltrip, a former Rice football player and student, who died Feb. 27 at 92.
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required.)

The worst COVID strategy was not picking one
An article cites 2022 research about Mexico's revamped health system by the Baker Institute for Public Policy.


Rice University to raise its tuition for the coming school year
An article mentions that Rice's tuition for 2023-24 rose 5.7% over the previous year. The article also mentions the following: the Rice Investment, an initiative offering full-tuition scholarships and grants to students from low- and middle-income families; Rice's No. 1 ranking in Texas according to SmartAsset's "best value" list and No. 6 ranking nationally according to U.S. News & World Report's 2022 "Best Value Schools"; and the Jones Graduate School of Business. President Reginald DesRoches and Provost Amy Dittmar are quoted. 
Houston Business Journal

Experts address Houston's energy transition role — from research to commercialization
An article quotes Paul Cherukuri, vice president for innovation, who participated in a panel discussion by the Greater Houston Partnership's Houston Energy Transition Initiative at South by Southwest March 12 in Austin.

Young Texas Artists announces 2023 competition winners
An article mentions the following winners of the Young Texas Artists competition March 11: Baker College senior Ayane Nakajima won a Gold Medal (piano); graduate student Isaac Foreman won a Silver Medal (piano); and graduate student Han Lee won a Silver Medal (cello). 
Hello Woodlands (This article also appeared in BroadwayWorld.)


Fentanyl-laced prescriptions at Mexican pharmacies (March 15, 2023)
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, participates in a discussion of the week's political stories. The host of "Houston Matters" also mentions that President Reginald DesRoches will be a guest on tomorrow's broadcast.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston, and it appeared on Houston Public Media's Spotify, Google and Apple podcast sites.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)

How the carbon market could help or break climate change efforts
An article mentions BCarbon, a nature-based carbon credit certifier developed by a working group at Rice. 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.
KVUE Online (This segment also aired on KVUE-TV in Austin, and this article also appeared in

'Photos that Changed the World'
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
SBS One (Australia)


Fats help tag medical implants as friend or foe
An article features collaborative Rice research that found lipid deposition on the surfaces of implants can play a mediating role between the body and implants. Co-authors quoted include Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, and graduate student Christian Schreib.
Science Daily
Les graisses aident à identifier les implants médicaux comme amis ou ennemis
Crumpe (An English translation is not available.)

'Videos of the Month'
A roundup features Rice research developing colonies of engineered bacteria that self-assemble from the bottom up. Caroline Ajo-Franklin, professor of biosciences, is quoted.
Tech Briefs

Braille and language development: What teachers should know
Robert Englebretson, associate professor of linguistics, is quoted.
EducationWeek (Editor's note: A correction to Englebretson's name has been requested.)

Is it necessary to fire the robots?
Moshe Vardi, University Professor and Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and a professor of computer science, is quoted.
Syrus Blog

A new era of union activism in higher ed
An article mentions that Rice is among several universities that have increased their graduate student stipends. 
Inside Higher Ed

STAR physicists track sequential 'melting' of upsilons
An article mentions that experts at Rice contributed to the featured research.

Parker Meeks named Hyzon Motors chief executive officer
Alumnus Parker Meeks is featured.
Hydrogen Central (This article also appeared in Automotive World.)

Geothermal demands extreme tools, but which will really be required?
An article mentions that experts at Rice are part of a team conducting research at the U.S. Department of Energy's Utah Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy test site. 
Journal of Petroleum Technology

Resources for reformers: Houston's minimum lot sizes
A roundup cites research by alumna NuNu Chang.
Market Urbanism


VSA announces guest conductor for April concerts
An article mentions the late Larry Rachleff, the former Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestral Conducting at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
Montrose Press

¿Cuáles son los peligros de la contaminación nanotecnológica?
Vicki Colvin, emeritus professor of chemistry, is quoted. (An English translation is not available.)

Ohio State hosts grand opening for terrestrial science park
Rice is mentioned.
Ohio State University News

The Southwest Florida Symphony presents 'A Night at the Opera'
Alumna Sara LeMesh is featured.
Fort Myers Florida Weekly

John Thomas Shepherd announces candidacy for judicial seat
Alumnus and former Rice football player John Thomas Shepherd is featured.
Camden News

Local students honored on the Dean's Academic Honor List at Baylor University
An article mentions that Rice has a Carnegie Tier One designation.
River Cities' Reader

John Long: Game on!
Alumnus and former Rice basketball player Glenn Youngkin, governor of Virginia, is featured.


MBB: FAU's May, Rice's Olivari honored on USBWA All-District squads
An article features Rice basketball player Quincy Olivari, who has been named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's All-District VII team. Additional articles mention that Olivari and fellow Owl Max Fiedler have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches' All-District 11 second team.
Conference USA
USBWA unveils 2022-23 men's All-District honor
Men's basketball receives NABC, USBWA All-District awards
Dixon named All-District by US Basketball Writers Association
Kalkbrenner adds to awards haul with USBWA All-District team plaudits
No. 5/7 men's basketball's Carr earns USBWA All-District VII accolades
NABC announces Division I All-District teams, coaches
Perry voted NABC first team All-District
FIU men's hoops' Jones garners NABC District 11 second-team honors
Kalkbrenner and Scheierman earn NABC All-District team honors
Williams named NABC District 20 Coach of the Year

'Houston's Morning Show'
A broadcast mentions that Rice's men's basketball team will play Duquesne University in the College Basketball Invitational March 19. Head coach Scott Pera is mentioned.
KRIV-TV (Houston)

BSB shuts out Rice, 6-0
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost to Baylor University 6-0 March 14. (This article also appeared the Baylor Lariat, Waco Tribune-Herald and
'Fox 44 News'
KWKT-TV (Waco, Texas)

UAB baseball tallies nine runs in win over Samford
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Alabama at Birmingham March 17-19.

Women's tennis improves to 11-0 with victory over ACU
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team is slated to play Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi March 15.

Rice football 2023 schedule
An article features Rice football's 2023 season schedule, which begins with a game against the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 2. It will be the Owls' first season in the American Athletic Conference, which is mentioned in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
HERO Sports
The Texas 10: Ranking the best safeties returning to college football in 2023
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
After 'a lot of ups and downs,' Temple coach Diane Richardson is ready for Year 2
The Philadelphia Inquirer

No break here, Cougars enter outdoor season
An article mentions that Rice's track and field team will compete in local meets March 16-18.

Aggies escape late as Cougars fall in midweek matchup
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Houston April 4.

March Madness is Rodney Terry's time at Texas for permanent job
An article mentions the Dec. 12 men's basketball game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
CW 39 Online

'Wolfpack' shines at Houston as No. 15 A&M wins eighth straight, 5-1
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost to Texas A&M University March 8.

NFL rumors: Patriots, OT Calvin Anderson agree to two-year contract
An article features former Rice football player Calvin Anderson.
Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in NBC Sports, and similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)