Dateline Rice for March 31, 2023

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Trump becomes the first former US president to face criminal charges
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed.
NPR's "Morning Edition" (This segment also aired twice on more than 950 stations across the U.S.)
'March 30: CBS News Prime Time'
CBS News (The interview begins at 34:07.)
'All In with Chris Hayes'
'CNN Newsroom'
New York grand jury votes to indict Donald Trump
The Globe and Mail (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front page of the March 31 print edition of the Alberta, Prairie, Ottawa/Quebec and British Columbia issues.)

Shadowy brokers walk off with billions in Venezuelan oil
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.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 150 other media outlets.)

How the Maya thought about the ancient ruins in their midst, and the science of Braille
Robert Englebretson, associate professor of linguistics, is featured in a podcast.

DNA reveals Persian-African heritage on 'Swahili Coast'
Jeffrey Fleisher, a professor of anthropology who co-authored the featured study, is quoted.
Futurity (This article was also featured in the "Futurity Today" newsletter March 31.)
Ancient DNA study on coast restores heritage
MSN International (This article originally appeared in The Star.)

Abu Dhabi ruler projects stability by naming eldest son as crown prince
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Financial Times (Subscription is required.)
Saudi-Iran deal shows how US sanctions strategy backfired, experts say
Middle East Eye

Two decades later, Brown to rename center after former president who pushed the university to examine its roots to slavery
Trustee Emerita Ruth Simmons, who has been named a President's Distinguished Fellow at Rice effective April 1, is featured.
Boston Globe (Subscription is required.)
Brown University renames Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice in honor of Ruth J. Simmons
Brown University News

Expert voices: De-risk and deploy
An article mentions that DexMat, which commercializes materials science technology, was founded on Rice research.
Axios (Subscription is required.)

Accounting for the cotton capital's human cost
An article features SlaveVoyages, a digital repository of ship voyages along the trans-Atlantic and intra-American routes that is currently housed at Rice.
The Guardian


Rice University’s Moody Center gives an international art force his due — and a striking new mural sets the tone
An article features the Rice's Moody Center for the Arts' "A Dinner for the Moody" and mentions and pictures President Reginald DesRoches and Alison Weaver, executive director of the Moody Center. The article also mentions Trustee Emeritus Robert Clarke, the Shepherd School of Music and James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.

Americans pay more for health care. So why do we get less? (Opinion)
Elena Marks, senior fellow in health policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared in the March 31 print edition.)

5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week
A roundup 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. It also features Lane Martin, who has been hired as the 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 is quoted.
InnovationMap Houston

AJC Houston hosts Latino Emerging Leaders Seminar
An article mentions that Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an emeritus professor of sociology, spoke at the Latino Emerging Leaders Seminar March 25.
Jewish Herald-Voice

Shell's Detlef Hohl to speak at UH Energy's symposium on role of digital technologies in energy
Detlef Hohl, adjunct professor of computational applied mathematics and operations research, is featured.
University of Houston News (This article also appeared in Mirage.)

'The Oldest Boy,' 'Silent Twins,' Bowie tribute among critics' picks
Articles mention that “The Silent Twins” will be screened March 31 at Rice Cinema.
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the March 31 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)
'Dungeons & Dragons,' 'A Thousand and One' top new film releases
Houston Chronicle's "Preview" (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the March 31 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

CREATE program brings research opportunities to community college students
Rice is mentioned.
The University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences News


'13 Eyewitness News'
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about former President Donald Trump's indictment.
KTRK-TV (Houston)

Push for gambling legalization losing steam at Texas Capitol
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. 
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)

Gulfport High senior awarded scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Rice is mentioned.
WXXV Online (This segment also aired on WXXV-TV in Gulfport, Mississippi.)

'News 4 San Antonio'
A broadcast mentions that researchers at Rice have 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.
WOAI-TV (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/march-31-woai (Similar segment aired on more than 10 affiliate stations across the U.S.)


Peptide-based inks for 3D printing may boost regenerative medicine
An article features collaborative Rice research into 3D-printing cell scaffolds with small chains of amino acids known as peptides. Co-authors quoted include Jeffrey Hartgerink, professor of chemistry and bioengineering, and graduate student Adam Farsheed.

High-quality concrete produced with coal fly ash
An article features research by James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, and postdoctoral research associates Bing Deng and Wei Meng.
Eco-friendly cement for a greener future
AZo Build

Have Uber and Netflix lost their first-mover advantage?
Yael Hochberg, the Ralph S. O'Connor Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
MIT Sloan Management Review 

'Tremendous progress after a slow start': St. Joseph County needs houses to attract jobs
An article mentions that the city of South Bend, Indiana, commissioned a housing study by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in the South Bend Tribune.)

NASA's Artemis 2 trailer builds excitement for moon astronaut reveal with movie flair
President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.

Sock Puppets announce 2023 on-field staff
Alumna Carol Laube is featured.
Our Sports Central

Online tool provides insight on financial challenges facing hospitals
An article mentions that Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy co-developed the National Academy for State Health Policy's Hospital Cost Tool.
Arkansas Center for Health Improvement


John Thomas Shepherd to run for circuit judge position
Alumnus and former Rice football player John Thomas Shepherd is featured.
Magnolia Banner-News (This article also appeared in the March 31 print edition.)


TEN: March 29 Athletes of the Week
An article features Rice tennis player Trinity Grear, who has been named Conference USA's Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week.
Conference USA

Best case, worst case for 2023: Rice Owls
An article featuring Rice football mentions head coach Mike Bloomgren.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football
Best case, worst case for 2023: North Texas Mean Green
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

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 appeared in the March 28 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Texas Longhorns have contacted Rice transfer Quincy Olivari
An article features former Rice basketball player Quincy Olivari.
Sports Illustrated's Longhorns Country

Smith: Is this year's Final Four the new normal in college basketball?
An article mentions that Rice's basketball faced Florida Atlantic University in conference play.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the March 31 print edition.)

Perfect guy for the job? Terry officially Texas' head basketball coach
The Rice men's basketball team's Dec. 12 loss to the University of Texas at Austin is mentioned.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)
Mike Rhoades' appointment as head basketball coach at PSU makes Mahanoy City proud
Former Rice men’s basketball coach Mike Rhoades is featured.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Republican & Herald.)

Rice uses four-run first to get past Cards
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team defeated Lamar University 9-3 March 28.
Cardinals close homestand with three against Nicholls (This article also appeared in 12 News Now.)

FAU and Rice meet on the diamond for battle of the Owls
An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team is slated to play Florida Atlantic University March 31-April 2.
Owls complete season sweep of UCF

'Intentional': Steve Sarkisian raves about Texas QB Quinn Ewers improvements
An article mentions that Rice football's 2023 season will begin with a game against the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 2.
Sports Illustrated's Longhorns Country (This article also appeared in YardBarker and

Former Magnolia standout Nickens homers way to AAC Player of the Week
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team played the University of Texas at San Antonio last week.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Future Final Four sites: Host cities, stadiums for Final Four 2024 and beyond
An article mentions that Rice will co-host the NCAA men's Final Four April 1-3.
The Sporting News

Tennis drops match to No. 36 FIU
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team is slated to play the University of Houston April 15.

South Florida heads to Houston for three matches
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team is slated to play the University of South Florida March 31.
South Florida women's tennis continues its winning ways

College football conference power rankings: SEC takes top spot ahead of 2023 season
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Gene Frenette: FAU Owls run to Final Four should inspire programs like JU, UNF
The Florida Times-Union
March Madness: What we've learned from the 2023 NCAA Tournament

Around Aggieland (March 31)
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team will face Texas A&M University April 1 in College Station, Texas.

Why is FAU's mascot an owl? And what are students doing after the team makes a free throw?
Rice is mentioned.
MSN (This article originally appeared in The Palm Beach Post.)
From the face of NIL to the Final Four, how Indy's Nijel Pack became a star in the new NCAA


Rice psychologist Danielle King wins coveted NSF CAREER Award
Rice's Danielle King, an assistant professor of psychological sciences and a member of the faculty since 2018, has won a coveted National Science Foundation CAREER Award. The accolade includes a five-year grant that will support her research on preventing and overcoming race-based threats and how employers can improve workplace experiences for employees who face such threats.