Dateline Rice for May 10, 2023

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Texas Southern, Rice launch official research partnership
An article mentions that Rice and Texas Southern University have partnered to help students and expand their research programs. President Reginald DesRoches and Provost Amy Dittmar are quoted. Houston Business Journal and Mirage mention the Rice360 Institute for Global Health Technologies; that Rice's Center for African and African American Studies partnered with local institutions to create the Southeastern Texas African and African American Studies Consortium; and that the George R. Brown School of Engineering recently launched the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Outreach Center.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Rice University, Texas Southern University formalize partnership to build stronger bridge between institutions
Houston Business Journal
Rice, TSU announce expanded partnership
Texas Southern and Rice University team up to offer combined resources for students and staff
CW39 Online (This article also appeared in Opera News.)
TSU and Rice University announce partnership to create more opportunities for students
Click2News on YouTube
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)


Gavin Newsom misleads in claim that Texas 'cut' mental health funds, omits that money was restocked
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.
PolitiFact (This article also appeared in The Dallas Morning News.)
Claims Texas governor cut mental health spending need context
Verify (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Exposed as a hypocrite, Bryan Slaton's Texas House downfall could complicate GOP fight against 'groomers'
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Houston leaders, worker groups sound alarm over bills limiting local power
Community Impact Newspaper
Texas' consideration of online sports betting is major public health gamble, warn experts
Texas Insider

The next frontier of the drug crisis — xylazine
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in The Washington Post.)

El destape fallido y remoto de Cabeza de Vaca
An article features last week's panel discussion with Mexican politicians at Rice.
MSN Noticias (This article originally appeared in El Universal, and it appeared in Criterio Hidalgo.)


Business Journal interview with Frank Liu, president and founder of Lovett Group
Alumnus Frank Liu is featured.
Houston Business Journal (This article was featured on the cover of the May 5-11 print and digital editions, and it was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Garcia: Sukh Kaur gets council campaign boost from Shea Serrano
An article features alumna Sukh Kaur.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 10 print edition, and it appeared online in MSN.)
Here are six things to know about the District 1 candidate who forced incumbent Mario Bravo into a runoff
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Houston Chronicle and Rivard Report.)
Runoff battle asks District 1 voters if they have confidence in Bravo — or newcomer Kaur
San Antonio Report

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. This article appeared in the May 10 print edition of the Chronicle's Sugar Land Sun and Bellaire Examiner, and it was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Top 10 FHS grads honored
An article featuring Maryam Faisal and Aden Pugsley mentions that they plan to attend Rice in the fall.
Reporter News (This article appeared in the May 10 print edition of the Houston Chronicle's Pearland Journal, Pasadena Citizen and Bay Area Citizen, and it was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Report: Houston metro area ranked No. 2 for increase in tech job postings in April
Rice is mentioned.


'The ReidOut'
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed about former President Trump being found liable for sexual abuse and defamation.

'John Tesh Radio Show'
A broadcast mentions Rice research that found clean environments lead to more ethical behavior.
CHYM-FM (Ontario, Canada)
http://dateline.rice/may-10-chym (This segment aired on more than 300 affiliate stations across the U.S. and Canada.)

The Puranik Foundation celebrates innovation, education, mindfulness at Lotus Innovation Awards Dinner
An article mentions that Rice's Energy Association partnered with The Puranik Foundation and other organizations to offer The Energy Project, a semesterlong internship program open to local high school students.


Love for her South Texas home blossomed into a career practicing environmental law
Alumna Frances Williamson is featured.
Harvard Law Today
The Class of 2023
Harvard Law Today

La Rice University collabora con Carbon e TyRex Group
An article mentions that Rice's Office of Innovation is partnering with Carbon and TyRex Group. Paul Cherukuri, vice president for innovation, is quoted.
Stampare in 3D (An English translation is not available.)

Wie sind die Kontinente der Erde entstanden? Neue Studie zweifelt bisherige Theorie an
An article features Rice research from 2018 co-authored by Cin-Ty Lee, the Harry Carothers Wiess Professor of Geology and chair of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences; Ming Tang, associate professor of materials science and nanoengineering; and alumni Monica Erdman and Graham Eldridge. (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)

Gastric suction devices could curb preventable newborn mortality
An article features collaborative Rice research developing a gastric suction device to prevent severe abdominal distention in babies born where medical gas and vacuum supply lines are not available. The undergraduate team includes Pavithr Goli, Ajay Kumar, Ana Saucedo, Summer Shabana and Anna Tutuianu.
Med Tech Asia

Investors flock to loudest, least skilled voices on social media, finds research
An article cites collaborative Rice research into "financial influencers."
Advisor's Edge (This article also appeared in Investment Executive.)


Using reflections to see the world from new points of view
An article features collaborative research between Rice and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developing a computer vision technique that turns any shiny object into a "camera," enabling an observer to see around corners or beyond obstructions. Co-authors cited include Ashok Veeraraghavan, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and graduate student Akshat Dave. 
MIT News (This article also appeared in Space Daily.)

Environmental activist returns to Detroit to rally against injustices
An article features alumnus Justin Onwenu.
Detroit Metro Times

'Crown Jewel' of our community
An article featuring alumnus Eric Boynton mentions that he has been promoted to president of Beloit College effective July 1.
Beloit Daily News


Baseball coasts to victory in Houston
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost to the University of the Incarnate Word 10-1 May 9.

Silver Glove Series finale set for Wednesday
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Houston May 10 at Reckling Park

Marlins' Chargois joins Jumbo Shrimp on rehab assignment
An article features former Rice baseball player J.T. Chargois. 
Our Sports Central

Four laps to finish: Tarter eyes Midway record in last high school race
An article featuring Reeve Tarter mentions that he plans to join Rice's track and cross-country teams next fall.
Waco Tribune-Herald

Penn State DL target Nigel Smith releases official visit schedule
An article mentions the Rice football team's season will begin Sept. 2 with a game against the University of Texas at Austin.

Texas A&M football position analysis: Offensive line
An article mentions former Rice football player Derek Ferraro.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)

Tarrant doubles down on sickle cell cause of jail inmate's death. Experts call it a lie.
An article mentions the late Dale Lloyd, a Rice football player who died in 2006 and had a previously undetected genetic marker for sickle cell disease.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram 

College athletes make big money off endorsements; could they be paid as university employees next?
Former Rice football player David Grenardo is quoted.

Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M 'still adding' in final push to counter offseason portal losses
An article mentions former Rice football player Jerry Johnson.
The Athletic (Subscription is required.)

Steelers insider offers stunning take on Chris Boswell's future with the team for 2023
An article features former Rice football player Chris Boswell.
Steeler Nation (This article also appeared in YardBarker.)

Elite 4-star DE sets Oklahoma in official visits
Rice is mentioned.
Sports Illustrated's All Sooners (This article also appeared in YardBarker.)
Four official visits set for 4-star Safety Paul Mencke Jr.


Physicists discover 'stacked pancakes of liquid magnetism'
Physicists have discovered “stacked pancakes of liquid magnetism” that may account for the strange electronic behavior of some layered helical magnets. The materials in the study are magnetic at cold temperatures and become nonmagnetic as they thaw. Rice theoretical physicist Andriy Nevidomskyy and former graduate student Matthew Butcher created a computational model that simulated the quantum states of atoms and electrons in the layered materials.