Dateline Rice for March 23, 2023

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They said it couldn't be done: Instagram gets even more ads
An article and broadcast mention President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Gizmodo (This article also appeared in Gizmodo Australia.)
‘National Press Club Address’
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
ABC News Radio (Australia)


Rice University hires director for new Advanced Materials Institute backed by Welch Foundation
Articles feature the hiring of Lane Martin as director of the Rice Advanced Materials Institute and Welch Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering in the George R. Brown School of Engineering. Provost Amy Dittmar and Luay Nakhleh, the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of the school, are quoted in both articles. Ramamoorthy Ramesh, vice president for research, is quoted in InnovationMap Houston.
Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required. This article was included in the HBJ’s Morning Edition newsletter March 23.)
Rice University announces leader of new materials and nanotechnology institute
InnovationMap Houston
Bills call for Texas teachers to be trained to administer lifesaving overdose drugs to students
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in the Houston Chronicle, KSAT Online and the Black Chronicle Online.)
Jung Center seeks to assist with post-pandemic stress and burnout
Alumnus Alejandro Chaoul is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the March 23 print edition and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Legislature eyes carbon capture, storage proposals to drive investment in growing industry
The Baker Institute for Public Policy’s carbon capture, usage and storage map of Texas is mentioned.
The Texan
Cliburn contest helps aspiring pianists envision their future
Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano at the Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Arts and Culture Texas
Veteran-owned Clifford Distilling sees growth in first year in Port Arthur 
The Rice Veterans Business Battle is mentioned.
The News (Port Arthur)
Best bets: ‘Genji,’ ‘Rigoletto’ and ‘Clyde’s’
A roundup mentions that Ensemble intercontemporain will perform at Rice March 23 at an event presented by DaCamera.
Houston Press
Obituary Notice: Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Jean Tudor
An obituary features alumnus Elizabeth Jean Tudor, who died Jan. 22 at 67.


‘CNN Newsroom’
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, discusses the recent meeting between Chinese president Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin.
CNN (This broadcast also aired on TVJ in Jamaica.)
CTNT-TV (Trinidad)
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 in a broadcast on Venezuela.
‘The David Rubenstein Show’
Alumnus Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase, is interviewed.


Congratulations to Lydia Kavraki, recipient of the 2023 IEEE Frances E. Allen Medal
Lydia Kavraki, the Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science and a professor bioengineering, mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering and director of the Ken Kennedy Institute, is featured.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
Rheumatoid arthritis linked to gum disease
An article features collaborative Rice research that found bacteria associated with gum disease can worsen rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups. Vicky Yao, assistant professor of computer science, is quoted.
Physical Therapy Products
The importance of cleaning teeth that can prevent unhealthy diseases such as arthritis
Zenger (This article also appeared in Inkl and Vida.)
How online MBA programs compare on retention and graduation rates
An article mentions that Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is among the top schools in the country in terms of students finishing programs within three years.
Poets and Quants
Reducing accents to land jobs
An article features Rice’s Intensive Oral Communication Program. Tracy Volz, director of the ACTIVATE Engineering Communications Program at Rice, is quoted, and former lecturer Katerina Belik is featured.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Explore virtual reality worlds at home: Virtuix launches Omni One, a unique omni-directional treadmill for consumers that lets you step into VR without boundaries
An article mentions that Jan Goetgeluk earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Rice.
Tech Times
Tribute: Michael Wilford (1938-2023)
An obituary on Michael Wilford mentions he worked on an addition to Rice Architecture’s Anderson Hall in 1981 and formerly taught in the department.
Architectural Record


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.
Rice defends affirmative action while Supreme Court cases are pending
Rice is featured. A statement from President Reginald DesRoches, Provost Amy Dittmar and Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alex Byrd is cited.
TrainersAsia (This article originally appeared in Inside Higher Ed and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)
ICC’s arrest warrant against Putin and US hypocrisy
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Money Control
Texas Table Tennis Club grows international reputation
Doctoral student Enrique Quezada is quoted.
Southwest Management District News
Rice alum is now the youngest director of player personnel in college football
An article features alumnus Peter Chung.
Rush Hour Times
Before the creation part 2
Rice research is featured.
Historic courtroom opens for classical guitar series
An article mentions that Brett Terrell was part of a master class series at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
The Times
Vivakor announces new board of directors
An article mentions that Albert Johnson earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Rice.
Suncoast News Network (This article appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Our quest for health equity lecture by Dr. Wayne Riley
An article mentions that Dr. Wayne Riley earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Rice.
Black Video News


‘Houston’s Morning Show 9 a.m.’
Rice men’s basketball coach Scott Pera discusses the Owls’ season and the ongoing NCAA Tournament.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
Aggies finish off Rice for third and final time
An article features the Rice baseball team’s 8-7 loss to Texas A&M University March 21 in College Station.
The Battalion


Largest intercollegiate student startup competition announces 2023 teams
The 2023 Rice Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and the Jones Graduate School of Business, will be held on Rice University campus May 11-13. The competition brings together the most promising student ventures from top universities across the world to compete for prizes in front of active investors, entrepreneurs and the Houston business community.