Dateline Rice for March 21, 2023

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Ferraris and hungry children: Venezuela’s socialist vision in shambles
Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy and director of the Latin America Energy Program at the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is cited or quoted in multiple articles and featured on a radio broadcast.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Venezuelan minister resigns amid state oil company corruption probe
Financial Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
Colombia’s energy transition should be gradual, warns Ecopetrol chief
Financial Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Capital Public Radio
KXJZ-FM (Sacramento, California)
http://dateline.rice/march-21-monaldi-4 ( This broadcast aired on more than 40 radio stations.)

The quest for injectable brain implants has begun
Jacob Robinson, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering, is quoted.
Wired (Subscription is required.)

Leaders express more of their faith at work
An article features collaborative Rice research that suggests bosses express their religious beliefs in the workplace more than subordinates. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, professor of sociology, director of the Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, former postdoctoral fellow Robert Thomson and alumnus Daniel Bolger.
Futurity (This article was featured in the Futurity Today newsletter March 21.)

Texas university defends DEI, affirmative action as a ‘matter of national security’ amid SCOTUS case
Rice is featured. A statement from President Reginald DesRoches, Provost Amy Dittmar and Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alex Byrd is cited.
Fox News (Editor's note: A correction to DesRoches’ name has been requested. This article also appeared in News Break.)
Texas university claims DEI initiatives are 'a matter of national security,' doubles down on equity and inclusion as 'foundational values' ahead of SCOTUS case
TheBlaze (This article also appeared in USSA News Online, CauseACTION Clarion, Conservative Angle and Conservative Review.)
Texas university claims affirmative action vital to national security, prepares for ban
Campus Reform (This article also appeared in Heartland Daily News.)


Latino migrants' pandemic hardships underscore 'urgent' mental health needs, Rice study says
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.
Victoria Advocate (This Houston Chronicle article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Jung Center seeks to assist with post-pandemic stress and burnout
Alumnus Alejandro Chaoul is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

8 coolest things to do in Downtown Houston during the Final Four tournament
The James Turrell "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion and a piece of the Berlin Wall installed on Rice’s campus are featured.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Laredo Morning Times and Beaumont Enterprise.)

Review: ‘Mark Flood: A Guide for Nude Investors’ at Reeves Art + Design, Houston
Rice is mentioned.

Rockwall state Rep. Justin Holland wants $2 billion to expand Texas parks, water resources
Rice research on the state’s water supply is cited.


‘Morning Joe’
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed about possible charges being filed against former President Donald Trump.

Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is quoted in a story about oil prices.
WNYC-FM (New York)
http://dateline.rice/march-21-finley (This broadcast aired on more than 600 stations across the U.S.)

‘TWC News All Day’
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 in a story on the school choice debate in Texas.
Spectrum News Austin


Ruth Simmons to take on new role as senior adviser to the president of Harvard University
Trustee Emerita Ruth Simmons, former president of Prairie View A&M University, who has been named a President's Distinguished Fellow at Rice effective April 1, is featured.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Researchers develop upgraded tumor models to improve the search for cancer therapies
Rice research that found that the body’s immune response can make tumor cells more resistant to chemotherapy is featured. Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of the Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering and the J.W. Cox Laboratory for Biomedical Engineering, and alumnus Letitia Chim are quoted.
Economic Times Healthworld (Similar articles appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
Improved bone tumor model boosts search for therapies
Technology Networks

Rice Jones is latest top U.S. B-school to add a 4th MBA application round
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is featured.
Poets and Quants

Texas investors interested in Portugal
Rice is mentioned.
Essential Business (This article also appeared in Portugal Resident.)

What happened when Jesus entered the room of Jewish science student?
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 featured.
God Reports


Fourier transformations reveal how AI learns complex physics
An article features collaborative Rice research into how deep neural networks learn to perform tasks involving complex physics. Co-authors cited include Pedram Hassanzadeh, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, alumnus Adam Subel, postdoctoral research associate Yifei Guan and graduate student Ashesh Chattopadhyay.
Quick Telecast (This article also appeared in Newsbeezer, Daily News Era and SciTechDaily.)
Les transformées de Fourier révèlent comment l’intelligence artificielle apprend la physique complexe
Cable Chronicles (An English translation is not available.)

Brain research critical for Texas economy, says new report
An article features Rice research that suggests Texas should direct resources to brain research, which could positively impact communities and the economy. Study author Harris Eyre, fellow in brain health at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Health and Biosciences, is quoted.
MJH News

Class 3 energy transition ventures open for Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator
An article features the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship’s Clean Energy Accelerator. Paul Cherukuri, vice president for innovation, is quoted.
Mirage News

Cell therapies: A big step in the fight against cancer
Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, is mentioned.
Costa Rican Times (This article also appeared in MENAFN.)

Students stage protest march at AMU
Craig Considine, senior lecturer in sociology, is mentioned.
Pedfire (This article also appeared in Bigyack.)
International conference on Sir Syed on March 21
India Education Diary

Balancing spousal loss and career is a one-two punch for health of widowed individuals
An article features Rice research into coping with the loss of a spouse. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Chris Fagundes, a professor of psychological sciences, and Jensine Paoletti, postdoctoral associate.

'Level that playing field': Dudley High boosters raising $250,000 for video scoreboard
Former Rice football player Stahle’ Vincent ’72 is mentioned.
Greensboro News & Record

New York State Canal Corp., Erie Canal Museum launch Erie Canal artist-in-residence program
Alumnus Matthew López-Jensen is featured.
Niagara Frontier Publications

Newly elected Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi Fellows
An article mentions that Simon Keller held a visiting fellowship at Rice.
Victoria University of Wellington News


Jones scores 30, Southern Utah beats Rice 81-79 in CBI
An article features the Rice men’s basketball team’s 81-79 loss to Southern Utah University in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational March 20. Owls Travis Evee, Max Fiedler and Quincy Olivari are mentioned.
Associated Press (This article appeared in more than 50 other media outlets, and a portion appeared in the March 21 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
Southern Utah men’s basketball postseason run continues with nail-biting win over Rice
St. George News (This article also appeared in Cedar City News.)
‘Wake Up! With SallyMac and Lina’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
‘KSL 5 News at 6’
KSL-TV (Salt Lake City)

Big second half lifts Ducks to WNIT win over Rice on Monday
Articles feature the Rice women’s basketball team’s 78-53 loss to the University of Oregon in the second round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament March 20.
Portland Tribune
Big second half propels Oregon women's basketball past Rice
KEZI Online
A win over Rice advances Oregon to the third round of WNIT
Daily Emerald
‘KOIN 6 News at 11’
KOIN-TV (Portland, Oregon)
‘KOIN 6 News at 5:30’
KOIN-TV (Portland, Oregon)
‘Oregon’s News @10’
KLSR-TV (Eugene, Oregon)
‘KEZI 9 News at 6:30’
KEXI-TV (Eugene, Oregon)
‘NewsWatch 12 at 6’
KDRV-TV (Medford, Oregon)

Aggies to host Rice Tuesday to wrap up four-game homestand
An article previews the Rice baseball team’s March 21 game against Texas A&M University in College Station. The game is also mentioned in MSN.
KBTX Online
Aggies fall in newest D1Baseball rankings
MSN (This article originally appeared in Aggies Wire.)

Roycraft heats up on cold day, pitches complete game for The Woodlands
An article mentions that Nolan Roycraft has committed to play baseball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Houston area high school baseball top performers: Brayden Sharp a two-way force for The Woodlands
An article mentions that Jackson Todd has committed to play baseball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)


Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator opens Class 3 applications for energy transition ventures
The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship is accepting applications for Class 3 of its Clean Energy Accelerator, the premier energy transition accelerator in Houston, through April 14. Through an active mentor network, extensive investor network and targeted training from experts in the field, the accelerator serves to support the energy transition by helping early-stage ventures achieve technical and commercial milestones that accelerate development and establish market adoption.