Dateline Rice for March 8, 2023

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2 kidnapped Americans found dead in Mexico; 2 others rescued and returned to the US
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.
Los Angeles Times (This article also appeared on the front page of the March 8 print edition, and it appeared online in 10 other media outlets.)
'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-8-payan (This segment aired twice.)
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-8-payan (This segment aired nine times.)

UAE unblocks several Qatar news sites as ties between two nations warm
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

Taking care of your teeth could prevent chronic arthritis pain, new study finds
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.
Daily Express
'Eyewitness News This Morning'
KGPE-TV (Fresno, California)
http://dateline.rice/march-8-yao (This segment aired twice.)
'KTLA 5 News'
KTLA-TV (Los Angeles)
Dbanie o zęby może chronić stawy. Zapobiega przewlekłemu bólowi (An English translation is not available.)
Bei rheuma regelmäßig zum zahnarzt (An English translation is not available.)
Vous souffrez de polyarthrite rhumatoïde? Prenez soin de vos gencives
Yahoo! News France (An English translation is not available.)


Free black-tie gala raises more than $315,000 — the CEO Foundation turns heart-wrenching winter storm loss into something good for others
Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jones Graduate School of Business, is mentioned and pictured.

RUSMP goes full-STEAM ahead in preK-1 education
An issue of Village News published three articles about Rice. Two articles (page 5) are about events hosted by the Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP) that were authored by Robin Ward, director of curriculum integration at RUSMP, clinical assistant professor of mathematics and adjunct professor at the Weiss School of Natural Sciences; Carolyn White, director of mathematics programs at RUSMP; and Anne Papakonstantinou, clinical assistant professor and director RUSMP. Papakonstantinou's article features a presentation by Richard Tapia, University Professor and the Maxfield-Oshman Professor in Engineering and a professor of computational and applied mathematics. The third article (page 6) features collaborative Rice research that developed a fake skin to study how mosquitoes feed and quotes study co-authors Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, and graduate student Kevin Janson. The article also mentions that the bioprinting techniques used for the fake skin were pioneered by Jordan Miller, adjunct associate professor of bioengineering.
Village News (This article also appeared in the March 7 print edition, and it appeared in the print and digital editions of the Southwest News.)

BAA celebrates Presidents Day at JFK statue
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Northeast News
'America First with Sebastian Gorka'
KPAM-AM (Portland, Oregon)
http://dateline.rice/march-8-kpam (This segment aired on 10 affiliate stations.)


Spring break staycations: Family-friendly things to do in Houston
An article mentions that Rice students can visit the Houston Zoo for free.
KHOU Online


Brain research critical for Texas economy, says new report
An article features Rice research that suggests Texas should direct resources to brain research, which could positively impact communities and the economy. Study author Harris Eyre, fellow in brain health at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Health and Biosciences, is quoted. 
Medical Xpress

Can dining halls help students with eating disorders?
An article quotes David McDonald, interim associate vice president of housing and dining at Rice, and Lovett College junior Sarah Bartos, secretary of the Rice Student Association.
Inside Higher Ed (Editor's note: A correction on Bartos' name has been requested.)

Democratic reps who voted against anti-socialism resolution represent these universities
Rice is mentioned.
Campus Reform


Shepherd will run for 13th Judicial District judgeship
Alumnus and former Rice football player John Thomas Shepherd is featured.
Magnolia Reporter (This article appeared in the March 8 print edition of the El Dorado News-Times and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

Lawsuit challenges Ivy refusal to offer athletic scholarships
An article mentions that a federal lawsuit names Rice among 16 universities and colleges accused of working together to reduce the financial aid they give to students.
Yale Daily News (This article also appeared in Go Local.)

Letter: Breathe in facts about cement plant
An article cites Rice research into the air pollutants emitted by concrete batch plants.
The Columbian


TEN: March 8 Athletes of the Week
An article features Rice tennis player Santiago Navarro, who has been named Conference USA's Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week.
Conference USA

WBB: C-USA postseason awards announced
An article mentions that Rice women's basketball players Ashlee Austin and Malia Fisher have been named to the All-Conference USA second team.
Conference USA (A similar article also appeared in, KVIA Online and

MBB: C-USA postseason awards announced
An article mentions that Rice men's basketball player Mekhi Mason has been named to Conference USA's All-Freshman Team.
Conference USA

Former 5-star QB J.T. Daniels takes part in first spring practice with Rice Owls
An article features Rice football player J.T. Daniels. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is mentioned.
Fox 26 Online

Shriners Children's College Classic names all-tournament team
Articles mention that Rice's baseball team competed in the Shriners Children's College Classic March 3-5. MLB mentions that Owl Parker Smith was named to the all-tournament team.
2023 Shriners College Classic recap
SB Nation
College baseball poll-watching Week 3: TCU is top 10 in two polls
MSN (This article originally appeared in Sports Illustrated's Killer Frogs, and it appeared in YardBarker.)
Jack Payton selected Most Outstanding Player at the Shriners Children's College Classic
Austin Bost named to Shriners Children's College Classic all-tournament team
Texas Tech baseball: Red Raiders go 2-2 in tough stretch

Baseball drops first road game at Rice
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team defeated the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 14-3 March 7.
Verdugo earns WAC Pitcher of the Week honors
'Channel 5 News'
KRGV-TV (Harlingen, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/march-8-krgv (This segment aired twice.)

Men's golf secures 2nd-place finish at Cabo Collegiate
An article mentions that Rice's golf team placed 14th in the Cabo Collegiate Invitational golf tournament in Los Cabos, Mexico, March 5-7.
No. 2 MGOLF finishes fourth at Cabo Collegiate
Arkansas ties for 8th at Cabo Collegiate
Vols finish tied for 11th at Cabo Collegiate

No. 15 Texas A&M powers past UIW, 13-5
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play Texas A&M University March 8 at Reckling Park. (This article also appeared in The Eagle, KAGS Online, WTAW Online and Aggies Wire.)
The Link Farm: March, 7, 2023
SB Nation

How to watch Rice vs. Texas-San Antonio: NCAAB livestream info, TV channel, time, game odds
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 in Frisco, Texas. 
CBS Sports (A similar article also appeared in
Conference USA basketball begins Wednesday in Frisco, Texas
2023 Conference USA Tournament: Schedule, bracket, recent history, TV/streaming info
SB Nation

Texas starts long homestand against Sam Houston, Mercer after series loss at Cal State Fullerton
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team defeated Sam Houston State University 3-1 Feb. 22.
SB Nation

UAB WBB faces North Texas in C-USA Championship
An article mentions that Rice's women's team is slated to play its first game in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Basketball Championships March 9 in Frisco, Texas.

Family's football fandom fuels Roughriders' Peter Godber
Former Rice football player Peter Godber is featured.

Cougars crush Panthers, 17-4
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Houston April 4.

MSU set to hire former Texas A&M-Commerce OC
An article mentions former Rice assistant football coach Billy Riebock.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

While Arch Manning draws headlines, Texas still belongs to QB Quinn Ewers
An article mentions Rice football team's season will begin Sept. 2 with a game against the University of Texas at Austin.
Sports Illustrated's Longhorns Country

Terry named Sporting News National Coach of the Year
An article mentions the Dec. 12 men's basketball game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.

Florida International vs. Charlotte women's basketball predictions and picks — C-USA tournament
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team defeated Florida International University 96-84 March 4.
Charlotte vs. Florida International women's basketball predictions and picks — C-USA tournament
WBTV Online

Giants now: Todd McShay & Dane Brugler's latest Giants predictions
An article mentions that Rice will host an NFL Pro Day March 10.

Rams will not tag K Matt Gay, free agency bound? 
An article mentions former Rice football player Austin Trammell.
Sports Illustrated's Ram Digest


Parents' school experiences impact where they send their kids — and can exacerbate 'white flight'
The decision of where to send a child for their K-12 education is a big one. According to new research from Rice sociologists, approximately one-third of parents in their Dallas-based study make the call based on their own experiences in the classroom. This method of decision making can exacerbate racial segregation and “white flight” from city schools, the research revealed.