Dateline Rice for May 11, 2023

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As COVID emergency ends, surveillance shifts to the sewers
Loren Hopkins, professor in the practice of statistics, is quoted.
The New York Times (Subscription is required.)

Shelters? Troops? The latest efforts to fix the border crisis before Title 42 ends
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, is quoted.
USA Today (This article also appeared on the front page of the May 11 print edition, and it appeared in Yahoo! News.)
'3 News '
KIII-TV (Corpus Christi, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-payan (This segment aired twice.)

Army sergeant who fatally shot BLM protester in Texas sentenced to 25 years as governor seeks pardon
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.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets, and it appeared in the May 11 print editions of more than 10 other media outlets across the U.S.)
As Title 42 expires, US faced with fixing 'broken immigration system'
Andalou Agency
Did Texas Gov. Greg Abbott cut mental health funding by $211 million?
MSN (This article originally appeared in The Dallas Morning News.)
Exposed as a hypocrite, Bryan Slaton's Texas House downfall could complicate GOP fight against 'groomers'
MSN (This Texas Tribune article appeared in 10 other media outlets and was in yesterday's Dateline.)
Gambling, drag show legislation causes conflict in Texas House
Fox 7 Online (This segment also aired on KTBC-TV in Austin.)
Texas House committee tries to vote on watered-down school choice bill
Fox 4 Online (This segment also aired twice on KDFW-TV in Dallas.)

How to recruit with softer skills in mind
An article features collaborative research by Siyu Yu, assistant professor of management at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.
The Economist (Subscription is required.)

Texas could be the world's clean energy capital — if it wants to be
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Time (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)

'Why are we still stalling?' GOP, families and experts divided on tackling fentanyl crisis
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 Dallas Morning News.)

'Hope is action': White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tells Rice grads 'change is possible'
An article features remarks made by Karine Jean-Pierre, White House press secretary and assistant to the president, at Rice's undergraduate commencement May 6.
CNBC's "Make It" (This article also appeared in MSN.)

States push for harsher school discipline practices to address student misbehavior
An article cites a study by Rice's Houston Education Research Consortium into the relationship between students who are suspended and the juvenile justice system. 
PBS (This segment aired on 35 affiliate stations across the U.S.)


Houston oil and gas exec writes memoir inspired by her daughters, offering lessons of leadership
Alumnus Revati "Rani" Puranik is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)


'7 Action News'
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, is interviewed.
WXYZ-TV (Detroit)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-veiseh (This segment aired 11 times.)

'Fox 26 News: Isiah Factor: Uncensored'
A broadcast mentions Rice research into the economic benefit of immigration. 
KRIV-TV (Houston)

'CBS 4 News Sunrise'
A broadcast mentions that Rice and Texas Southern University have partnered to help students and expand research programs at both institutions.
KVEO-TV (Harlingen, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-kveo (This segment aired four times.)


Physicists discover 'stacked pancakes of liquid magnetism'
An article features collaborative Rice research into layered helimagnetic crystals. Co-authors Andriy Nevidomskyy, associate professor of physics and astronomy, and graduate student Matthew Butcher are quoted.

Using reflections to see the world from new points of view
An article features collaborative research between Rice and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on 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. 
Space War (Similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Less is more for copper catalyst when it comes to synthesizing acetate from CO
Haotian Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair, is quoted.
Royal Society of Chemistry's Chemistry World

Engineers harness the power of flash Joule tech for stronger, greener concrete
An article features research by James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, and postdoctoral research associates Bing Deng and Wei Meng. 
Interesting Engineering

Previews: Broadway's Alan H. Green to take the stage for Coachella Valley Repertory's Summer Cabaret Series
An article features alumnus Alan Green, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music.

Registered sex offender continued to minister to Chi Alpha students
An article mentions that Rice has a chapter of Chi Alpha student ministry.
Christianity Today


Perrysburg Township looks back with bicentennial celebration
An article mentions that Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, will give a talk at the Bicentennial Festival in Perrysburg, Ohio, May 13.
The Toledo Blade

Kingsford's top 10% for Class of 2023
An article mentions that Efrosina Jean Reith plans to attend the Aerospace and Aviation Academy at Rice this summer.
The Daily News

Marco scholars shine
An article featuring Kathryn Barry mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Coastal Breeze News


Silver Glove Series ends in loss
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team defeated the University of Houston 13-7 May 10 at Reckling Park. (This article also appeared in BCSNN and The Black Chronicle.)
How to watch Houston at Rice: Stream college baseball live, TV channel
Sports Illustrated
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)

Texas college coaches hot seat meter: 2023 update
Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren is featured.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Detroit Lions sign DE Christian Covington
An article features former Rice football player Christian Covington.
Sports Illustrated's All Lions (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Roadrunners ready for C-USA Outdoor Championships
An article mentions that track and field athletes from Rice are slated to compete in the Conference USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held May 11-14 at the University of North Texas. Owl Alexander Slinkman is mentioned in the Denton Record-Chronicle.
UNT to host outdoor championships this weekend; senior pole vaulter among top athletes fighting for first
Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Former Texas, Nebraska QB Casey Thompson commits to Florida Atlantic
An article mentions last year's football game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
SB Nation
Basketball adds transfer Eli Lawrence to 2023-24 roster
An article mentions last season's basketball game between Rice and Texas A&M University. (This article also appeared in

Where all of Texas A&M's incoming and outgoing transfers are ranked in 247Sports' latest update
An article mentions former Rice football player Jerry Johnson.

College football: Ending Power Fives not unsound but not needed
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.

'12 News'
An article mentions that Rice hosted high school baseball regional playoffs.
KJAC-TV (Beaumont, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/may-11-kjac (This segment aired three times.)


New grants to fund study of ancient livestock herding in Africa
Livestock herders, or pastoralists, have been a part of African societies for many millennia. They are a major driver of local economies and a key part of cultural traditions throughout the continent. A new project led by Rice archaeologist Mary Prendergast explores the development of pastoralism and its role in promoting resilience to climate change, focusing on a 3,000-year-old site in Tanzania.

OpenStax opens applications for 2023-2024 Institutional Partner Program
OpenStax, the world’s leading publisher of open educational resources and an initiative of Rice, is now accepting applications for colleges and universities to join its Institutional Partner Program for the 2023-2024 academic year. The deadline is June 30. The OpenStax Institutional Partner Program provides selected institutions with free coaching and open educational resources and the option to host an OpenStax-sponsored event on their campus.