Dateline Rice for May 1, 2023 (Weekend Edition)

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Watch: A conversation on expanding the STEM workforce in Houston
An article mentions that President Reginald DesRoches will participate in Axios' "Community Solutions: Expanding the STEM Talent Pipeline" discussion May 16.

Texas Republicans push wind law developers call industry-killer
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.
Bloomberg (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the April 30 print edition of the Santa Fe New Mexican and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

The crucial difference between labor and work
George Alliger, lecturer in psychological sciences, co-authored an article.
The Boston Globe (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the April 30 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)


Will the brilliance of Netflix's 'Beef' be lost in the shadow of a sexual assault controversy?
Graduate student Bianca Mabute-Louie is quoted.
MSN Philippines (This The Conversation article originally appeared in Interksyon.)

Santiago Peña, la garantía de continuidad colorada en Paraguay
Alumnus Andrés Carrizosa is quoted.
El Destape

What did farmer's daughter Aryenne Ysabelle Rodrigo do to get 8 scholarships to America's elite universities?
Rice is mentioned.
MSN Philippines (This article originally appeared in The Good News Pilipinas, and it appeared in Hao Hoctro and Moli Star.)

University of Haifa presents: Dig, dive and discover your master's on land and underwater
The Times of Israel


James Baker: Democrats and Republicans once worked together to ensure fair elections
James Baker III, honorary chair of the Baker Institute for Public Policy and former U.S. secretary of state, authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared on the front of the Outlook section in the April 30 print edition.)

EPA could require Houston-area coal plant to reduce emissions contributing to deadly air pollution
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Business section in the April 29 print edition.)

State leaders threaten diversity, inclusion efforts at local colleges
Richard Baker, executive director for institutional equity and Title IX coordinator at Rice, is quoted.
Community Impact Newspaper

Legally blind Houston runner finishes second in her division at Boston Marathon
An article featuring alumna Lisa Thompson mentions that she placed second among women with a visual impairment at the Boston Marathon April 17.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Houston weather inspires Musiqa's final concert of the season at MATCH
Sam Wu, a graduate student at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the April 29 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline.)

Including new music and video art reflecting on Hurricane Harvey, Musiqa presents eclectic show
Houston CityBook

The Ion district has big plans as it enters its second year
An article features the Ion, a Houston-based tech hub owned by the Rice Management Co. Sam Dike, manager of strategic initiatives at the RMC, is quoted. Bisnow mentions that three Rice-based ventures that are joining the Ion: Rice's Office of Innovation, which aims to commercialize Rice-developed research and technology, and its Nexus Lab, which will focus on prototyping and scaling up technologies, and OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Business section in the May print edition.)
This week's Houston deal sheet
Bisnow (Subscription is required.)

10+ can't-miss Houston business and innovation events for May
A roundup features the Rice Business Plan Competition May 11-13.

May 20: Hundreds to climb Rice University stadium
An article mentions that the 2023 Houston Fight For Air Climb stair-climbing challenge will be held at Rice Stadium May 20.
Katy Times

Folklore is the family tradition with 'Lomax on Lomax'
An article featuring John Lomax III mentions that he performed cowboy, folk and work songs at Rice's Fondren Library, which houses the Houston Folk Music Archive, last October.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Star section in the May 1 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Houston legacy: 'Lomax On Lomax' comes to Houston
Houston Press


Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about the possibility of Texas passing laws to increase penalties for those who sell fentanyl.
WNYC-FM (New York)
http://dateline.rice/may-1-harris (This segment aired on more than 950 station across the U.S.)
KERA-FM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/may-1-harris (This segment aired four times.)

Doug Brinkley
A broadcast features Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities and author of "Silent Spring Revolution: John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson and the Great Environmental Awakening."
C-SPAN 2 (This segment aired twice.)

'Second Opinion with Joan Lunden'
Danielle King, an assistant professor of psychological sciences at Rice, is interviewed about organizational stressors.
WSKA-TV (Elmira, New York)

WTGS-TV (Savannah, Georgia)
Alumnus Edwin Breeden is interviewed about South Carolina historical markers.
http://dateline.rice/may-1-breeden (This segment aired twice.)

The OHS in MN (II) No. 2317
A broadcast features a performance by alumnus Grant Wareham.
Minnesota Public Radio's "Pipe Dreams" (This segment also aired on more than 230 affiliate stations across the U.S.)

Interview with Becky Lao about the Marsh Arabs Project
An article mentions that a mudhif, a large structure made of reeds that serves as a community center in the Iraqi marshes, will be constructed on Rice's campus. 
Arab Voices Radio Talk Show (This segment aired on more than 25 affiliate stations across the U.S.)


Unusual properties found in known layered magnetic crystal
An article features collaborative Rice research into excitation states of nickel-based magnets. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Pengcheng Dai, the Sam and Helen Worden Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Andriy Nevidomskyy, associate professor of physics and astronomy.

UF Levin College of Law names interim dean
Alumna Merritt McAlister is featured. (Subscription is required.)

Polish violinist Magdalena Filipczak to make Carnegie Hall debut in May
Alumna Jessica Xylina Osborne is featured.

Best colleges for biology 2023
A roundup features Rice.
University Magazine

Bryonha Marie, Mamie Parris and more will lead 'Sister Act' at the Muny
An article features alumnus Alan Green.

The Seattle Symphony to present 'The Merriman-Ross Family Young Composers Workshop' concert in May
An article alumna Angelique Poteat, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music.

Dads and parental leave: New survey backs idea it can reduce sexist attitudes

An article features collaborative Rice research that found parental leave for fathers can decrease sexist attitudes and gender bias. 
Women's Agenda
Taking parental leave may make dads less sexist
"Futurity Today" newsletter for April 28


Study unlocks potential breakthrough in Type 1 diabetes treatment

An article features collaborative Rice research developing implantable insulin-secreting cells that may help treat those living with Type 1 diabetes. Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering, David Zhang, assistant professor of finance at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, and graduate student Boram Kim are quoted. 
Eurasia Review

Hibbing to retire after prolific 40-year career
John Alford, professor of political science, is mentioned.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

ASU graduate, Dean's Medalist researches fossil primates and human origins
Rice is mentioned.
Arizona State University News
These two Oshkosh West students have earned Herb Kohl Educational Foundation awards. Here's what to know about their accomplishments.
Oshkosh Northwestern

Nigerian students' innovative project wins American university's award
An article mentions that Rice's Institute for Global Health Technologies' 13th Annual Undergraduate Global Health Technologies Design Competition was held April 21.
Premium Times


No. 17 DBU's three-run ninth completes sweep of Rice
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team was swept by Dallas Baptist University April 28-30.
Bragg's outing, Specht's grand slam highlight runaway win for No. 17 DBU
No. 17 Patriots stage dramatic comeback win in game one at Rice

UH's Derek Parish will shift to fullback with Jaguars
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and the University of Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the April 30 print edition.)
2023 NFL Draft: Texans wrap up their class
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. A similar article also appeared in SB Nation.)

Charlotte women's tennis falls to Rice in C-USA tournament semifinals
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team defeated the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on the way to the finals of the Conference USA Women's Tennis Championship last month.
Niner Times

How to get tickets for XFL South Division championship game
An article features former Rice football player Emmanuel Ellerbee.
CW 39
Houston Roughnecks playing for division championship tomorrow

How the NCAA is attempting to rein in the chaos of the transfer portal
An article mentions Rice football player J.T. Daniels.
The Georgetown Voice

UTEP's Ronald Awatt signs free-agent deal with SF 49ers
An article mentions the 2021 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at El Paso.
KTSM Online

Baseball rallies to win series finale at UCF
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team will play the University of Houston May 3.

2023 NFL Draft: D'Shawn Jamison signs with San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent
An article mentions the 2021 football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.

Meet this year's 'Mr. Irrelevant' in the NFL Draft, and how the Texans helped with the selection
A roundup mentions that former Rice football player Cheta Ozougwu was drafted by the Houston Texans in 2011.
KHOU Online

'Draft in KC'
An article features former Rice football player Ikenna Enechukwu.
WDAF-TV (Kansas City, Missouri)
http://dateline.rice/may-1-enechukwu (This segment aired twice.)

'In Depth with Graham Bensinger'
Former Rice football player Cedric Johnson is featured.
AT&T SportsNet Southwest 
http://dateline.rice/may-1-johnson (This segment aired six times.)


Rice Alliance announces accelerator programs' latest startups
The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, a catalyst for innovation and new business, has announced the 17 ventures participating in its summer accelerators for Rice students, faculty, recent alumni and staff, the largest number of ventures in the 11-year history of these programs. This year's OwlSpark and BlueLaunch cohorts will bring together Rice MBAs, graduate students from engineering and social sciences, recent alumni and staff for three months of immersive, experiential training as well as support and growth in their businesses.