Dateline Rice for March 7, 2023

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Why a state takeover of Houston ISD won't fix its academic performance
An article cites an op-ed 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. Turley is quoted in the second article, and she is interviewed by KTRK about the historical outcomes of state school district takeovers.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle and 10 other media outlets.)
Houston leaders vow to fight HISD takeover with legislation, lawsuits
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)
'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)

To avoid rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups, get your teeth cleaned, Rice University researcher says
An article features collaborative Rice research that found bacteria associated with gum disease can worsen rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups. Vicky Yao, assistant professor of computer science, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)
Regular trips to the dentist could help reduce chronic joint pain, study suggests
Houston Public Media
Taking care of your teeth could help prevent chronic joint pain

Science edition: A primer on nanotechnology
Paul Cherukuri, vice president for innovation, is featured on a podcast.
Azerbaijani ambassador to US holds discussions at Baker Institute
An article mentions that Khazar Ibrahim, ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United States, spoke to students at the Baker Institute for Public Policy.


The Texas A&M University System awards $165,000 in grants for emergency management applied research at TDEM symposium
An article mentions that Phil Bedient, the Herman and George R. Brown Professor of Civil Engineering and co-director of the Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, co-authored the applied use case "Flood Information and Response System for the City of Houston," which was awarded $15,000 in grant funding by the Texas Division of Emergency Management. 
The Gilmer Mirror

Bright futures — Indiya Staten works through pressure, prepares for neurology career 
An article featuring high school student Indiya Staten mentions that she hopes to attend Rice.
The Port Arthur News

Audio: Here's what's going to happen on the site of the old Kmart in Mission
An article featuring Jay Sears mentions that he is a member of the Rice Design Alliance.
Rio Grande Guardian


'KPRC Channel 2 News'
Matteo Pasquali, the A.J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, a professor of materials science and nanoengineering and of chemistry, and director of the Carbon Hub, is interviewed about how carbon can be used in the energy transition.
KPRC-TV (Houston)

WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
http://dateline.rice/march-7-payan (This segment aired four times.)

Venus and Jupiter align in a spectacular conjunction
An article cites Rice research that found a Jupiter-Venus conjunction will not happen again until 2039.
KAAL Online (This segment also aired on KAAL-TV in Austin, Minnesota.)


Ferroelectric nanomaterials could 'switch on' devices
An article features collaborative Rice research into the use of single-layer ferroelectric materials. Co-authors quoted include Boris Yakobson, the Karl F. Hasselmann Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering and a professor of chemistry, and Jun-Jie Zhang, temporary research associate.
AZo Nano
Building better pathways to STEM careers starts with teachers, counselors and parents — and a few basic math concepts
Anne Papakonstantinou, clinical assistant professor and director of the Rice University School Mathematics Project, and Adem Ekmekci, director of research and evaluation, co-authored an article.
eSchool News

Ted Cruz is one of crypto's true believers, even as demands for regulation are growing
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.

Arriva dal Texas un legno potenziato può … assorbire 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.
Nasce Cresce Ignora (An English translation is not available.)

Chevron and Talos Energy expand Bayou Bend CCS project
An article cites research by the Baker Institute for Public Policy into carbon dioxide generation in the United States.
Gas World

Carriage Services appoints Kian Granmayeh as CFO
Alumnus Kian Granmayeh is featured.

Bracewell names five senior counsel
Alumnus William Moss is featured.
Investors Observer

What is nanotechnology? Definition, applications and use cases
A roundup features collaborative Rice research into graphene-based air filters.

2023 Honda Pilot base price drops under $40,000 thanks to LX trim
Alumnus Joey Capparella authored an article.
Car and Driver (This article also appeared in


BJC acquires Center for Faith, Justice and Reconciliation
Anthony Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and founding director of Rice's Center for African and African American Studies, is quoted.
Baptist News Global
Baker Institute: Caravan coverage worsens immigration policy
An article features Rice research that found that media coverage of "migrant caravans" has contributed to stop-gap immigration policies. Co-authors cited include Gary Hale, nonresident fellow in drug policy and Mexico studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and research assistant Jie Ma.
Rockefeller Foundation president to join Baker Institute climate discussion
An article mentions that Rajiv Shah, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, will discuss the foundation’s global climate investments in a conversation moderated by Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, March 9. The event is part of the Baker Institute's Director's Lecture Series, which was created and endowed by Edward Djerejian, former director of the Baker Institute. Medlock is quoted in La Prensa Latina.
Comienza en Houston 'Super Bowl de la energía,' en EEUU
La Prensa Latina

Using an open textbook: Q&A with Dr. Christopher Hamaker
An article mentions OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
Illinois State University

International Women's Day special: Celebrating the achievements of women entrepreneurs
An article features alumna Tanvi Miglani.
Outlook (This article also appeared in the Hindustan Times.)

Shepherd will run for 13th Judicial District judgeship
Alumnus and former Rice football player John Thomas Shepherd is featured.
Magnolia Reporter (This article also appeared in the El Dorado News-Times.)


'KPRC Channel 2 News'
A broadcast features Rice's football team ahead of the start of spring practice, which will end with a Blue-Gray game April 15. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is interviewed.
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-7-bloomgren (This segment aired three times.)

Men's golf continues Cabo Collegiate in 2nd place
An article mentions that Rice's golf team is competing in the Cabo Collegiate Invitational golf tournament in Los Cabos, Mexico, March 5-7. The Owls were in 15th place after two days of competition.
Snyders, Comegys pace Tech on Day 2 in Cabo
Arkansas climbs to 5th at Cabo Collegiate
Hall climbs into top 10, Vols tied for 12th entering final round at Cabo Collegiate
Wildcats move up in Cabo

Rice Owls play in C-USA Tournament against the UTSA Roadrunners
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio March 8 in the first round of the Conference USA Basketball Championships as the No. 6 seed.
WTOP (This Associated Press article also appeared in 50 other media outlets.)

Baseball visits Rice Tuesday
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley March 7.
Killers Golf UTRGV Student-Athlete of the Week: Alex Verdugo
'Channel 5 News'
KRGV-TV (Harlingen, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/march-7-krgv (This segment also aired twice.)

Houston high school baseball top performers: Monster weekend for St. Thomas' Donte Lewis
A roundup mentions that Maddox Keo has committed to play baseball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Breaking down the 2023 college football schedule, league-by-league
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Quinn Ewers, Arch Manning set to compete for Texas quarterback job
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Sept. 2.
Yahoo! Sports
Texas coach Steve Sarkisian confirms quarterback competition between Arch Manning, Quinn Ewers
USA Today (This article also appeared in Yahoo! Sports and Dev Hardware.)
Texas Longhorns announce huge Arch Manning update
Athlon Sports
Look: Arch Manning spring practice photos have emerged
Athlon Sports
Midweek preview: UIW/Rice
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play Texas A&M University March 8. (This article also appeared in The Eagle, WTAW Online and KBTX Online.)

SEC baseball power rankings: Dominant week adds to tight standings
Several articles mention that Rice's baseball team competed in the Shriners Children's College Classic March 3-5 at Houston's Minute Maid Park. The Owls won their game against Texas Tech University and lost games against Texas A&M University and Texas Christian University.
Texas A&M baseball fights back in ninth inning, defeats No. 24 Texas Tech in 16
Sports Illustrated's All Aggies (This article also appeared in KTBX Online, YardBarker and
Photo gallery: 2023 Shriners Children's College Classic
D1Baseball updates Top 25 rankings after another great weekend of college baseball
Ole Miss baseball stays put once again in latest top-25 rankings
Updated SEC baseball power rankings after Week 3 action; Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina all rise
Sports Illustrated's Auburn Daily
Not much rest: Red Raiders back home for UNM after 16-inning loss to A&M
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Red Raiders return home to host New Mexico

Baseball preview: Sam Houston and Mercer
An article mentions former Rice baseball player David Shaw.


Baker Institute to host The Rockefeller Foundation president for discussion on climate change, renewable energy
An upcoming event from Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy will examine how the key to fighting climate change lies in the developing world. Rajiv Shah, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, will discuss the foundation's global climate investments March 9.

Brain research critical for Texas economy, says new report
Texas needs to establish a state research institute to tackle a growing brain health crisis – which will contribute to healthier and more productive communities, according to a new report from Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.