Dateline Rice for March 9, 2023

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Olivari leads Rice to 72-71 win over UTSA in C-USA 1st round
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated the University of Texas at San Antonio 72-71 March 8 in the first round of the Conference USA Basketball Championships. The Owls next play the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the quarterfinals March 9. Head coach Scott Pera is mentioned in SB Nation.
The Associated Press (This article appeared in more that 150 other media outlets, and a portion of it appeared in the March 9 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
College basketball conference tournament schedules, scores as March Madness gets kicked off
USA Today
MBB: Rice survives upset scare from UTSA
Conference USA
Buzzer-beater waved off as Rice edges UTSA in Conference USA tournament opener
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
UTSA falls at the buzzer to Rice in C-USA Championships
UAB Blazers and Rice Owls meet in C-USA Tournament
WTOP (This Associated Press article also appeared in 50 other media outlets.)
UAB MBB opens Conference USA Tournament on Thursday
NCAA conference tournament glances
WTOP (This Associated Press article also appeared in 50 other media outlets.)
NCAA men's tournament bracketology: Bubble teams have a lot to lose Wednesday
The Washington Post (Subscription is required.)
Conference USA bracket, preview and schedule: Will a bid stealer emerge?
SB Nation
'KHOU 11 Morning News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)

UTSA defeats Florida Atlantic, advances to face No. 3 seed Rice
Rice's women's team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Basketball Championships March 9 as the No. 3 seed.
'KSAT 12 News'
KSAT-TV (San Antonio)


Expert: Dragon Gas deal will benefit both T&T and Venezuela
Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy and director of the Latin America Energy Program at the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Trinidad & Tobago Guardian

Premiera książki Dekada Franciszka autorstwa Michała Kłosowskiego
Ewa Thompson, professor emerita of Slavic studies, is quoted. (An English translation is not available.)

Il Pentagono vuole un farmaco per combattere il freddo
An article features Rice research developing a nongenetic treatment that can enhance adaptation to cold temperatures. Jerzy Szablowski, assistant professor bioengineering, is quoted in ZME Science. (An English translation is not available. This article originally appeared in Adnkronos.)
The Pentagon is investing in a drug that can make you temporarily hotter
ZME Science (This article also appeared in Exclusive Global News.)

Geothermal's new momentum and old hurdles
An article mentions that U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm recently spoke at Rice.
Axios (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Affirmative action: Rice, UH diversity tactics in jeopardy
An article mentions the demographic makeup of Rice's student body.   
Axios (This article also appeared in MSN.)


Houston climate tech startup closes $3M seed led by Shell
An article mentions that DexMat, which commercializes materials science technology, is based on research by its co-founder 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 Rice's Carbon Hub.
Houston startup DexMat raises $3M seed round led by Shell Ventures, names new CEO
DexMat raises $3M in seed funding


Two Murray High School students defy gravity with International Space School selection
Rice is mentioned.
WPSD Online


Parents' school experiences impact where they send their kids — and can exacerbate 'white flight'
An article features collaborative Rice research on patterns of school enrollment and their implications for educational inequality. Co-authors cited include Anna Rhodes, assistant professor of sociology, and graduate student Julia Szabo.

Challenging 'bad' online policies and attitudes
An article mentions that Trustee Emerita Ruth Simmons, former president of Prairie View A&M University, has been named a President's Distinguished Fellow at Rice effective April 1.
Inside Higher Ed

Bending 2D nanomaterial could switch on future technologies
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.
Materials Today

Taking care of your teeth could help prevent chronic joint pain
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.
Reach MD (This article also appeared in and
'Fox 40 News'
KTXL-TV (Sacramento, California)
http://dateline.rice/march-9-ktxl (This segment aired twice.)

Review: Conductor Jerry Hou rises to the occasion in ASO subscription debut
An article features Jerry Hou, artist teacher of orchestras and ensembles at the Shepherd School of Music.
Arts ATL (This article also appeared in WBSP Online.)

Rice Energy HPC Conference expands horizons of 'energy,' 'HPC'
An article features the Energy High Performance Computing Conference, which is hosted annually by Rice's Ken Kennedy Institute and held Feb. 28-March 1. 

Exciting spine and orthopedic innovations from 23 leaders
An article mentions that experts at Rice are collaborating on spine and orthopedic research.
Becker's ASC Review

Rockland names presidential finalists
A roundup features alumnus David Potash.
Campus News


Students respond to LGBTQ+ incident at Chi Alpha karaoke event
Rice is mentioned.
Indiana University South Bend's The Preface
Houston, we solved a problem
The Duquesne Duke


Aggies take down Rice for fourth straight victory
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost to Texas A&M University 6-1 March 8. (Similar articles also appeared in The Battalion, TexAgs, The Eagle, KBTX Online, KAGS Online and Sports Illustrated.)
Rice postgame: Jim Schlossnagle
The Eagle (Subscription is required.)
Highlights: A&M 6, Rice 1
The Eagle (Subscription is required.)

Spring practice preview: AAC storylines
A roundup features Rice football players Luke McCaffrey, Cameron Montgomery and Isaiah Esdale.

Astros' Alex Bregman explains unusual double play he started with a bounce pass to second base
An article mentions former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Charlotte women's basketball to face Middle Tennessee in quarterfinals of C-USA tournament
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team is the second-highest-scoring team in Conference USA.
Niner Times

Vikings verpflichten Marianne Pahkala als RB coach
An article features Marianne Pahkala, former Rice football strength and conditioning intern. (This article also appeared in Vienna Vikings.)

Texas Longhorns spring football: Incoming talent on offense, Christian Jones' return and molding big humans
An article mentions the Rice football team's season will begin Sept. 2 with a game against the University of Texas at Austin.
Rodney 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.
Horns Illustrated

The Texas 10: Ranking the best linebackers in Texas for the 2023 college football season
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Buried curling treasure: London Brier 1974
An article mentions that Super Bowl VIII was held at Rice Stadium.
Sports Illustrated


Latino families in US without legal permission suffered more than most during pandemic, study finds
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a disproportionate amount of illness and death among Latino families lacking permanent legal status compared with the general U.S. population — and factors such as poverty, dangerous living conditions and lack of access to health care are to blame — according to a new study from Rice.

Rice Alliance Energy Venture Day 2023 selects eight 'most promising' companies
After 42 pitches and more than 300 meetings, investors and energy corporations have selected the eight "Most Promising Companies" at the 2023 Rice Alliance Energy Venture Day. The yearly event hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, which took place March 7 at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, brings together new energy companies with venture capitalists, corporate innovation groups, industry leaders, academics and service providers.