Dateline Rice for March 24, 2023

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The new streets of Laredo
Research by the Baker Institute for Public Policy is cited.
Texas Monthly (Subscription is required.)
Clean energy manufacturing gains ground in Texas, US
Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
The Menil's founding director forever changed Houston's art scene. His gift of 600 works shows how
An article mentions that the late Walter Hopps directed the Rice Museum.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Annual student startup competition in Houston names teams for 2023
An article features the 2023 Rice Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and the Jones Graduate School of Business, which will be held May 11-13. 
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.
San Antonio Report (This Texas Tribune article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets, and it was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)
‘John Wick,’ ‘The Lost King’ top the list of new films this week
An article mentions that “What’s Wrong with This Picture?” screens March 24 and “2001: A Space Odyssey” screens March 25 at Rice Cinema.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Preview section of the March 24 print edition.)
This Weekend: Ars Lyrica presents gender-bent production of Handel’s comedic cantata
An article features alumna Cecelia McKinley ’22.
Houston CityBook
Discover Texas Wines — Sommly
An article mentions that Sara Wagner earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Rice.
Texas Wine Lover


U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher mentions that the Screwpull corkscrew was invented by a Rice alumnus.
‘TWC News All Morning’
Rice research that found Texas has received more refugees from Afghanistan than any other state is featured.
Spectrum News Austin
KXNT-AM (Las Vegas)
A broadcast mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.


Bacterial biosensors eavesdrop on the gut
Jeffrey Tabor, professor of bioengineering and biosciences, is quoted. 
Drug Discovery News
Current challenges in catalysis
Collaborative Rice research on photocatalysis is mentioned.
AZo Nano
East River adding art to the mix
An article mentions Rice and its founder, William Marsh Rice.
Realty News Report
Stickier than we thought: Exciting discovery could lead to new Alzheimer’s therapies
Scientists from Rice are using fluorescence lifetime to shed new light on a peptide associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Angel Martí, professor of chemistry, bioengineering and materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
SciTechDaily (This article also appeared in FocusTechnica.)


Breakthrough treatment destroys advanced-stage cancers in less than 1 week
An article features a collaborative study using cytokine "drug factory" technology that found it can eradicate advanced-stage mesothelioma tumors in mice in just a few days. Co-authors Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, and graduate student Amanda Nash are quoted.
The Brighter Side of News (This article also appeared in Flipboard.)
Edra Soto’s ‘Graft’ project comes to the Hyde Park Art Center
An article mentions that Edra Soto’s “Graft” was a temporary installation at the Rice School of Architecture’s Anderson Hall in 2022.
Chicago Reader
Youngkin to speak at George Mason’s spring commencement
Alumnus and former Rice basketball player Glenn Youngkin, governor of Virginia, is featured.
WSVA Online (A similar article appeared in Patch.)
Southwest Florida Symphony brings “A Night at the Opera” to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Alumna Sara LeMesh is featured.
Fort Myers Beach Talk
Former US attorney general to speak at Law Day Celebration
Alumnus Alberto Gonzales ’79 is featured.
Hamilton County Herald
Carlton Fields adds litigator Blair Hedges in Orlando
Alumnus Blair Hedges is featured.
Regents Roundup — March 2023
Alumnus Jonathan Smith is featured.
The University Record (University of Michigan)


Prices going up for premium seating at UNT football and basketball
Rice Athletics is mentioned.
Denton Record-Chronicle (This article appeared on the front page of the March 24 print edition, and it also appeared in the Tyler Morning Telegraph, KPVI Online and inForney.)


Moving American business operations from China to Mexico strengthens all of North America, says report
American businesses moving operations out of China and into Mexico would be economically beneficial for all of North America, according to a new report from Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.