Dateline Rice for March 30, 2023

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Scientists create protective coating for fruit and veggies to make them last longer
Research by Muhammad Rahman, assistant research professor in materials science and nanoengineering, is featured. The research is also featured in a broadcast by KRIV, one of more than 40 additional television broadcasts since the publication of yesterday’s edition of Dateline.
The News & Observer (Similar articles appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
‘Fox 26: The News Edge at 10 p.m.’
KRIV-TV (Houston)

USF researcher’s life work uncovers the first ancient DNA from the Swahili Civilization
Jeffrey Fleisher, a professor of anthropology who co-authored the featured study, is quoted or mentioned in multiple articles.
University of South Florida News (This article also appeared in, Scienmag, What’s New 2Day, Tech and Science Post, Quick Telecast, Akalazia, Report Door and SciTechDaily.)
Ancient DNA reveals Asian ancestry introduced to east Africa in early modern times
Harvard Medical School News (This article also appeared in Medical Xpress, Mirage News and Newswise.)
First ancient DNA from the Swahili culture discovered by researchers
Interesting Engineering
Swahili people’s African and Asian ancestry revealed by ancient DNA
Technology Networks
DNA confirms oral history of Swahili people
New on News (This New York Times article also appeared in USA News, DNyuz and WS Buzz and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Rice University waives English proficiency test requirements for certain Bangladeshi universities
Rice is featured.
The Daily Star

Why Glenn Youngkin would be crazy not to run for president
Alumnus Glenn Youngkin, governor of Virginia, is featured in two op-eds.
Schapiro: School daze — or the stupefying debates over education
Richmond Times-Dispatch

How a major toy company kept 4chan online
Alumna Liz Rodwell is quoted.
Wired (This article also appeared in ElétíỌfe.)

Time-honored, ever-popular 'La Traviata' is UI Opera's spring production
An article mentions that Wayne Wyman has presented an opera master class at Rice.
Des Moines Register (This article also appeared in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.)


Texas Senate scales back proposed restrictions on puberty blockers and hormone therapy for transgender kids
Rice is mentioned.
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets, and it appeared on the front page of the Denton Record-Chronicle.)

TEA takeover of HISD: Editorials and op-eds (Opinion)
A roundup features an op-ed on the Texas Education Association’s takeover of Houston ISD co-authored by Ruth López Turley, director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and professor of sociology, and Erin Baumgartner, director of the Houston Education Research Consortium at the Kinder Institute.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Political Roundup: Trump criminal investigations, and the Houston mayor’s race
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, participates in a discussion on politics on “Houston Matters.”
Houston Public Media

Study finds sulfate pollution impacts Texas Gulf Coast air
Graduate student Chun-Ying Chao is a contributing author on the featured research.
University of Houston News
UH-led study finds sulfate pollution impacts Texas Gulf Coast air
Scienmag (A similar article appeared in

Heading to Houston for the Final Four? These are some must-do's while you're here!
Rice’s campus is mentioned as a point of interest for Houston visitors. The James Turrell "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion is featured.
KHOU Online (This article also appeared in KAGS Online and Verified News Explorer.)

A guide to universities in the Katy area
An article mentions Rice.
The Katy News


‘Capital Tonight’
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, discusses the FDA’s approval of selling Narcan, a nasal spray that reverses opioid overdoses, over the counter.
Spectrum News Austin (This broadcast aired three times.)

’13 Eyewitness News at 3 p.m.’
A broadcast about a car crashing into a historic house mentions that the house was once owned by Rice founder William Marsh Rice.
KTRK-TV (Houston)

WLOX-TV (Biloxi, Mississippi)
Rice is mentioned in a broadcast featuring high school student Emma Helmert.
http://dateline.rice/march-30-helmert (This broadcast aired three times.)


Women on the March: Artist Janavi Mahimtura Folmsbee talks about marine conservation and art
The laboratory of Adrienne Correa, assistant professor of biosciences, is mentioned.
Travel and Leisure

More details, but not enough
Moshe Vardi, University Professor and Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and a professor of computer science, is quoted.
Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery (This article also appeared in The Eponymous Pickle.)

ARF of Boston, Armenian Assembly to host conversation with US diplomat Edward P. Djerejian
Edward Djerejian, former director of the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured.
The Armenian Weekly

Is this Europe’s ‘We choose to go to the moon’ moment?
President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Space Explored (This article also appeared in Pioneer Newz.)

15 best online courses to learn and develop life skills
An article mentions a Foundations of Mindfulness course offered by Rice Online Learning.

Noah Stone and Vy Tran of The Joint Chiropractic awarded Franchisee of the Year by International Franchise Association
Rice is mentioned. (This article appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)


A surprising food may have been a staple of the real paleo diet: rotten meat
An article features collaborative Rice research by Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo, visiting professor of anthropology.
The Daily Check (Similar articles appeared in TechCodex, Science News Online, Food Maker, Receive News, Daily Mail India, Medimagazine and Public News Time.)

Purified fly ash used to produce greener, stronger concrete
Postdoctoral research associates Bing Deng and Wei Meng, co-authors of the featured study and member of the lab of James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, are quoted and pictured in New Atlas and quoted in AZoCleantech. Tour and Satish Nagarajaiah, professor of civil and environmental engineering and of mechanical engineering, are quoted in AZoCleantech. Alumni Paul Advincula, Weiyin Chen, Robert Carter and Gang Li and graduate students Lucas Eddy, Kevin Wyss and Yi Cheng are mentioned as study co-authors in AZoCleantech.
New Atlas (This article also appeared in Quick Telecast and Pioneer Newz.)
Greener concrete could pave the way to a net-zero future

US patents chief to speak on research and innovation at Rice U.
The commissioner for patents of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Vaishali Udupa, will headline an event April 5 hosted by the Baker Institute for Public Policy. George Webb, the Baker Institute McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth’s scholar for entrepreneurship, is mentioned.
Mirage News

Why is everyone burning out?
Rice research on the impact of microaggressions on burnout among Black employees is cited.
Welcome to the Jungle

SEL weekly update
A roundup of social emotional learning (SEL) resources features Rice research.
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day

School of Engineering welcomes new faculty
Alumna Katya Arquilla is featured.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology News (This article also appeared in Agenparl.)

Board approves seven faculty appointments
Alumnus Eric Tate is featured.
Princeton University News

Accolades: Judaic studies expert Peter Ochs to receive Lucas Prize
Alumna Sandhya Dwarkadas is featured.
University of Virginia Today

GSSM senior Salvador Torres receives full scholarship to Rice University
An article features Salvador Torres, who will attend Rice on a QuestBridge National College Match scholarship.
News and Press


Baseball: FAU comes back to defeat UCF 4-2
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team will face Florida Atlantic University in a three-game series March 31-April 2 in Boca Raton, Florida.
University Press

The best conference in basketball? C-USA would like to raise its hand
The Rice men’s basketball team is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sports section in the March 30 print edition.)

Former Rice basketball player Carl Pierre is featured in a broadcast of last year’s college 3-point contest.
http://dateline.rice/march-30-pierre (This broadcast aired three times.)

Penn State hires VCU’s Rhoades as men’s basketball coach
Former Rice men’s basketball coach Mike Rhoades is featured.
The Associated Press (This article appeared in more than 50 media outlets, and a portion appeared in the March 30 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
Penn State hires VCU's Mike Rhoades as new men's basketball coach
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
It’s official: Penn State hires VCU’s Mike Rhoades as new men’s basketball coach
Centre Daily Times (This article also appeared in the March 20 print edition.)
Penn State hires Mahanoy-area grad Mike Rhoades as new men’s basketball coach
The Morning Call
Mike Rhoades named men’s basketball head coach
‘Eyewitness News at 11’
WYOU-TV (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania)
http://dateline.rice/march-30-rhoades-6 (This broadcast aired three times.)


Rice U.’s Todd Treangen wins NSF CAREER Award
Todd Treangen, computational biologist and assistant professor of computer science at Rice, has won a five-year, $599,943 National Science Foundation CAREER Award to support the development of a computational platform to spot yet-unseen microbial pathogens.