Dateline Rice for March 3, 2023

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Dallas GOP dinner featuring Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis closed to media
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.
The Spokesman-Review (This Dallas Morning News article also appeared in 10 other media outlets and was in yesterday's Dateline.)
'Afraid of the press': 'Fascist' Ron DeSantis blasted for blacklisting the media at Dallas GOP event
MSN (This article originally appeared in AlterNet.)
News briefs
Hastings Tribune (This roundup also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Texas borrowers brace as student loan forgiveness may not happen
Houston Press
The politics behind a potential TEA takeover of Houston ISD
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)


CERAWeek is growing as Houston's energy industry broadens its focus
Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Popular 'Musiqa on Film' music-themed, short-film fest returns
Anthony Brandt, professor of composition and theory at the Shepherd School of Music, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the March 3 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Montrose's Women's Home inspires new musical work at Kinetic concert
An article features Nicky Sohn and Mary Grace Johnson, graduate students at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the March 3 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Stopping street racing (March 3, 2023)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston and appeared in 12 other media outlets.)

Queer things to do in Houston this weekend: March 2-5, 2023
A roundup features James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion and Rice's Moody Center for the Arts.
Here are 5 reasons to make your stay in Houston longer than a stopover

Plan your weekend: March 9-12, 2023
A roundup features two events hosted by Rice's Moody Center for the Arts: an improvised and interactive art performance by Devin T. Mays March 9 and a collaborative performance between Léna Blou and Open Dance Project March 10.
365 Things To Do in Houston

Texas' Fight For Air Climb
An article mentions that the 2023 Houston Fight For Air Climb stair-climbing challenge will be held at Rice Stadium May 20.
The Katy Times
May 20: Hundreds to climb Rice Stadium for lung health
The Katy Times

Would the real Mark Flood please stand up?
An article mentions that John Peters is a former Rice student.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)


Wastewater monitoring effective in detecting viral outbreaks at schools, study shows
An article features a collaborative Rice study that found wastewater-based monitoring is an effective way to detect viral outbreaks in schools. Co-authors quoted include Lauren Stadler, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Loren Hopkins, professor in the practice of statistics.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston and appeared in 12 other media outlets.)

Former Prairie View A&M President Dr. Ruth J. Simmons to speak at university's 2023 commencement in May
An article mentions that Trustee Emerita Ruth Simmons, president of Prairie View A&M University, has been named a President's Distinguished Fellow at Rice effective April 1. She will work with a variety of programs across campus, including the Center for African and African American Studies.
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)

'13 Eyewitness News'
A broadcast cites Rice research into Houston rental rates. 
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-3-ktrk (This segment aired three times.)

'CBC Radio One'
A broadcast features a performance of "Louie, Louie" by Rice's Marching Owl Band.
CHAK-AM (Northwest Territories, Canada)
http://dateline.rice/march-3-mob (This segment aired twice.)

'Great Day Houston'
A broadcast features Bernard "Bun B" Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice.
KHOU-TV (Houston)

'Fox Sports Radio'
Rice is mentioned.
KPOJ-AM (Portland, Oregon)


One year on, what the war in Ukraine means for the Middle East
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Arabian Gulf Business Insight

Hands-free tech adds realistic sense of touch in extended reality
An article features collaborative Rice research developing a haptic feedback device that keeps the hands and fingers free. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Marcia O'Malley, the Thomas Michael Panos Family Professor in Mechanical Engineering, and alumnus Evan Pezent.

No gas-stove ban, says safety group pushing more health testing
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

LitWatch March: 5th Annual Writers Read Celebration pays homage to Papa
A roundup features Kiese Laymon, the Libbie Shearn Moody Professor of Creative Writing and English, who will speak at Oregon Humanities' Consider This event March 7.
Oregon Artswatch

Researchers uncover dynamics behind protein crucial in breast cancer
An article features Rice research into new strategies for regulating estrogen. Co-author Peter Wolynes, the D.R. Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Chemistry, professor of biosciences, materials science and nanoengineering, and of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Oncology News

Three years after Red Hat, is Jim Whitehurst still the 'open-source way' guy?
An article features alumnus and Rice Board of Trustees member James Whitehurst.

Ecco il nuovo legno in grado di assorbire la CO2
An article features collaborative Rice research developing a sustainable wood composite that absorbs carbon dioxide. Co-author Muhammad Rahman, assistant research professor in materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted. (An English translation is not available.)

Pribadi Nabi SAW dari aspek privasi dan humanisme sosial 
Craig Considine, senior lecturer in sociology, is quoted. (An English translation is not available.)

How to raise startup funds in a tough market — according to a life science investor
Alumnus Eric Gomez is featured.
Silicon Valley Bank 

The best colleges in America 2023
A roundup features Rice.
University Magazine

Houston all in on mixed-use life science developments
A roundup features the Ion, a Houston-based tech accelerator owned by the Rice Management Co.
The Real Deal

Future NCAA Tournaments: The authority of hoops taking the Final Four to Las Vegas in 2028!
An article mentions that Rice will co-host the NCAA men's Final Four April 1-3.
Sports Broadcast Journal

Arkansas student catches strange bug in the Walmart parking lot — years later he's showing it and class goes silent
An article mentions that experts at Rice discovered a new species of wasp on campus in 2018.
The Western Journal


Federal Way ranked 5th most diverse small city in America
Tony Brown, distinguished professor of sociology, associate chair in the Department of Sociology and director of the Racism and Racial Experiences Workgroup, is cited.
Federal Way Mirror


Four American Athletic Conference women's swimmers selected for 2023 NCAA championships
An article mentions that Rice swimmer Arielle Hayon has qualified for the 100-yard butterfly in NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship, which will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee, March 15-18. (A similar article also appeared in BVM Sports.)

Florida Atlantic takes down Rice 103-74
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team lost to Florida Atlantic University 103-74 March 2. 
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
Hot shooting seals FAU's outright C-USA regular season title
Boyd and Florida Atlantic host Louisiana Tech
WTOP (This Associated Press article also appeared in 50 other media outlets.)
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)

Owls start slow in loss against Rice Thursday
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team defeated Florida Atlantic University 76-61 March 2. (This article also appeared in University Press.)

How to watch the Texas Tech vs. Rice in college baseball: Live stream, TV channel, start time
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play in the Shriners Children's College Classic March 3-5 at Houston's Minute Maid Park.
Sports Illustrated (Similar articles also appeared in 20 other media outlets.)
Preview: No. 24 Tech set for big stage in Houston
Tournament preview: Shriners Children's College Classic
Cards travel to Houston for Shriners Children's College Classic

Ikenna Enechukwu's 2023 NFL Scouting Combine workout
Former Rice football player Ikenna Enechukwu is featured.

'Fox 59 Morning News'
Former Rice football player Kylen Granson is featured.
WXIN-TV (Indianapolis)
Morrison era begins with spring slate of matches
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play Texas A&M University in a spring exhibition match March 3. (This segment also appeared in The Eagle and KBTX Online.)

UTSA set for a double match weekend
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio March 3.

Rice hosts Florida International following Krivokapic's 25-point game
An article mentions that Rice's men's and women's basketball teams are slated to play Florida International University March 4.
WTOP (This Associated Press article also appeared in 50 other media outlets.)
FIU men's hoops slips in overtime thriller at Louisiana Tech
FIU women's hoops falls to La Tech at home, 69-62

Clark set for return state-tournament appearance: Girls basketball
An article mentions that Hailey Adams has committed to play basketball at Rice.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the March 3 print edition.)

Canyon retires jersey of All-Star slugger Lance Berkman
An article features former Rice baseball player Lance Berkman.
New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung

Baylor baseball stresses mindset as it settles into 14-game homestand
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play Baylor University March 14.
Baylor Lariat

Cedar Park girls roar to Texas 5A state title after placing ninth in 2022
An article mentions that Michaela Koltz has committed to join Rice's swim team.

Charlotte men's basketball looks for fifth straight win against UTSA
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team lost to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 70-54 Feb. 25.
Niner Times

Baseball preview: At Cal State Fullerton
An article mentions former Rice baseball player David Shaw.

2023 AAC football schedule takeaways
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Hero Sports

Cougars prepare for UTRGV on the road
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Houston April 4.