Dateline Rice for March 27, 2023 (Weekend Edition)

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Many colleges hiked tuition for low-income students. Why did wealthier peers get more aid?
Wiess College senior Chase Brown is featured. The Rice Investment is mentioned.
USA Today

Joe Biden's speech to Canada, deconstructed: Experts dissect what he said and how he said it
President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
National Post (This article appeared in more than 80 media outlets.)
http://dateline.rice/march-27-kennedy-2 (Biden’s address was broadcast by more than 10 other TV stations, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s broadcast aired on more than 30 affiliate radio stations.)
‘KCMO Talk Radio’
KCMO-AM (Kansas City, Missouri)

Outcomes of Saudi Arabia-Iran rapprochement on regional files ‘too soon to be judged’: Analysts
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Doha News (This article also appeared in The World News.)

A judge sided with publishers in a lawsuit over the Internet Archive's online library
A photo of bookshelves at Rice’s Fondren Library is included.
NPR (This article appeared in more than 70 other media outlets.)

Failed mandate: Biden's 40-year-high inflation focus of ASU presentation
An article mentions that Thomas Hogan was formerly a fellow at the Baker Institute for Public Policy.
San Angelo Live (This article also appeared in Fox West Texas Online.)


Houston college students take part in special class over what it takes to host a Final Four
Hanszen College sophomore Garret Lowe is quoted.
KHOU Online (This article also appeared in KAGS Online and Vietname Explorer.)

Legalizing drug-testing strips will save lives (Opinion)
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in Local Today, and it was included in the March 26 print edition of the Chronicle.)

Trump putting Texas GOP lawmakers in 'difficult positions' with upcoming Waco rally
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.
KTRK Online (This article also appeared in News Break and NaijaOnPoint.)
‘13 Eyewitness News at 4 p.m.’
KTRK-TV (Houston; this broadcast also aired on KRHD-TV in Waco, Texas.)
Meet Lee Kaplan, the political newcomer off to a hot fundraising start in Houston's mayoral race
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the March 27 print edition and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Revoking CenterPoint’s accreditation: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the week
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Health and Biosciences, participates in a roundtable discussion of last week’s news.
Houston Public Media

Surge of clean energy manufacturing projects 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. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the March 26 print edition.)

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. This article appeared on the front of the Zest section in the March 26 print edition.)

Med tech firm expands footprint, Houston innovator assumes new role, and more local innovation news
An article features the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship’s Clean Energy Accelerator. Paul Cherukuri, vice president for innovation, is quoted.
InnovationMap Houston

Houston's most popular summer camps for kids, from arts and science to learning new languages
A creative writing camp at Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

A dozen memorable moments from the ‘National Podcast of Texas’ in 2019
Alumnus Royce Brooks is featured.
Texas Monthly


‘Matter of Fact With Soledad O'Brien’
A broadcast features Rice research fabricating textile-based computers from stacked textile sheets that incorporate pneumatic push-buttons, valves and resistors to form interconnected logic modules. Co-author Daniel Preston, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is mentioned.
WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh; this broadcast also aired on WXII-TV in Greensboro, North Carolina)

CBC Radio One (Canada)
Anastasiya Zavyalova, associate professor of strategic management at the Jones Graduate School of Business, is interviewed about front-and-center CEOs.
http://dateline.rice/march-27-zavyalova (This broadcast aired on more than 20 affiliate stations.)

‘Latina Voices’
Research by Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, is featured.
KHOU-TV (Houston)

‘Zoomer Radio’
Alumnus William Sikkema’s research on head transplants and graphene nanoribbons is featured.
CFZM (Ontario, Canada)


The omen of the necrobotic spider
An article features collaborative Rice research that repurposed deceased spiders as mechanical grippers.
New Scientist

Texas bill seeking to ban students from four countries unlikely to pass
An article mentions that Korra, an app for students to discuss issues of race and discrimination they have experienced, is used by Rice students.
The PIE News (Professionals in International Education; this article appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)

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 more than 10 other media outlets and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Mighty white: Finding the right market for a supermaterial
Graduate student Kevin Wyss is quoted.
AU Manufacturing

US Building of the Week: Houston Endowment headquarters
Architecture on the Rice campus, including Brochstein Pavilion, is featured. Lars Lerup, the Harry K. and Albert K. Smith Professor Emeritus of Architecture, is mentioned.
World Architects


Proper dental care could prevent arthritis and joint pain
Vicky Yao, assistant professor of computer science, is quoted.
Now 93.3 (This article appeared on more than 10 other iHeart radio station websites.)

Venezuela purge brings more doubts than relief
Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, the Center for the United States and Mexico and the Latin America Initiative at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a lecturer in energy economics at Rice, is quoted.
Argus Media (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)

Moving American business operations from China to Mexico strengthens all of North America, says report
A new report by David Gantz, the Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured.
The Daily Check (This article also appeared in Space Weekly, Quick Telecast and Today’s Chronic.)

Mid-Hudson Valley people ‘On the move’: March 27, 2023
Rice alumna Jicky Schnee is featured.
Daily Freeman

Emory introduces new general education requirements, retains physical education requirement
Rice’s physical education requirement is mentioned.
The Emory Wheel

Humans of TDS: Sravana Borkataky-Varma, lecturer on Hindu traditions
Rice is mentioned.
The Pilot News (This article appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)


SZN Opener episode 6: Beating the odds with Rice University safety Gabe Taylor
Rice football player Gabe Taylor is featured on a podcast.
Cassius (This article appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)

How James Harden helped uplift struggling Arizona State women's basketball team this season
Rice men’s basketball coach Scott Pera is quoted.
Arizona Republic (This article also appeared in MSN.)

UTSA claims series victory over Rice
Articles feature the Rice baseball team’s weekend series against the University of Texas at San Antonio at Reckling Park.
UTSA falls in game 2 against Rice
UTSA bounces back in extra-inning thriller against Rice

Lamar baseball wins first Southland series over New Orleans
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team will face Lamar University March 28 in Beaumont, Texas.
Houston Chronicle (This article originally appeared in the Beaumont Enterprise.)

Men’s tennis falls on road to No. 20 Tennessee
An article mentions that Rice’s men’s tennis team will face Texas A&M University April 1 in College Station, Texas.
KBTX Online

Tennis looks to overcome adversity after strong start
An article mentions the Rice women’s tennis team’s March 18 victory over the University of North Texas.
North Texas Daily

Shoaf takes first in shot put at Victor Lopez Invite
Rice’s Victor Lopez Classic track and field meet is featured.
University of Notre Dame Athletics

Final Four: Meet the teams coming to Houston
An article mentions that Florida Atlantic University’s men’s basketball team defeated Rice twice this season.
Houston Chronicle

‘NCAA March Madness 360’
A broadcast mentions a 2019 men’s basketball game between Rice and the University of Houston.
CBS Sports Network

Remembering the champs: Members of Schenectady’s ’98 state championship team have taken different paths through life
Former Rice basketball player Jason McKrieth is mentioned.
The Daily Gazette


Protein-based coating could keep fruits and vegetables fresh longer
Your fruits and vegetables might come with a side — or coating — of extra protein in the future. Rice materials scientist Muhammad Rahman has won a Partnerships for Innovation-Technology Translation award from the National Science Foundation to develop a sustainable, low-cost, egg-based coating to extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables. The project addresses both food preservation and waste management challenges and could help improve access to fresh produce in food deserts, areas with poor access to healthy and affordable foods.

James Chappell wins NSF CAREER Award
Rice bioscientist and synthetic biologist James Chappell has won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to develop RNA programming methods to improve human health and the environment. CAREER awards, the NSF’s most prestigious early-career honors, recognize young scientists who “have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education.” Only about 500 CAREER Awards are given across all academic disciplines each year, and Chappell is one of nine Rice faculty to garner one in 2023.