Dateline Rice for May 12, 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. This article appeared on the front page of the May 12 print edition and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

12 college fees that may surprise you
Paul Negrete, executive director of university financial aid services, is quoted.
U.S. News & World Report (This article also appeared in MSN Health.)

Bantu people came from Congo, genetic data shows
An article features collaborative Rice research determining the genetic links to the Bantu Expansion, which is considered the greatest migration event in Africa's prehistory. Co-author Mary Prendergast, associate professor of anthropology, is quoted.
The Star (Kenya; this article also appeared in MSN International.)


Reimagine Houston
Alumnus Ed Emmett, fellow in energy and transportation policy in the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Business Journal

5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week
A roundup highlights Rice's OwlSpark tech startup and BlueLaunch accelerator programs and quotes Paul Cherukuri, vice president for innovation, in a story about Rice's Office of Innovation partnering with Carbon and TyRex Group. The roundup also features the following rankings from the U.S. News & World Report's 2023-24 Best Grad Schools list: the Jones Graduate School of Business is ranked No. 2 in Texas and No. 24 in the nation; the George R. Brown School of Engineering is No. 3 in Texas and No. 30 in the nation; and Rice's Department of Psychological Sciences' industrial and organizational psychology program is No. 1 in the nation.

Queer things to do in Houston this weekend: May 11–14, 2023
A roundup mentions that Rice's Moody Center for the Arts will have closing-day activities for its exhibit "Narrative Threads: Fiber Art Today" May 13.

TUTS Leading Ladies Luncheon raises $110,000! 
An article featuring Justin Doran mentions that he formerly taught at Rice. 
The Katy News

Top reasons to move to Houston
Rice is mentioned.
Jewish Herald-Voice


Texas sports betting legislation makes major strides despite expected 'death on arrival' in Senate
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.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)
Texas gambling bills progress but still face high hurdles in legislature
Texas House passes online sports betting but measure faces long odds at Senate
Texas sports betting bill advances despite predicted Senate rejection
Global Village Space
Title 42 is now officially over, what happens next?
KTRH on Spreaker (This segment also aired on KTRH-AM in Houston.)
Can Biden really use the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling? — Mark Jones, Rice University
KTRH on Spreaker
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-12-jones (This segment aired twice.)

'News West 9'
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 interviewed about Gov. Greg Abbott deploying National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border.
KWES-TV (Odessa, Texas)

Apollo Chamber Players' season finale celebrates 15 years of linking communities
An article mentions that the Apollo Chamber Players will conclude their season with a concert in Stude Concert Hall at Rice's Shepherd School of Music May 13.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Music.)
What the end of Title 42 could mean for Houston (May 11, 2023)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
The Apollo Chamber Players reflect on the past as they celebrate 15 years
Houston Public Media
Apollo wraps 15th season with punched-up Bach, Armenian inspirations
Houston Press

'Great Day Houston'
A broadcast mentions that the late William Ward Watkin, founding director of Rice's architecture department, designed the original Miller Outdoor Theater.
KHOU-TV (Houston)

'KSAN News'
A broadcast mentions that Rice and Texas Southern University have partnered to help students and expand research programs at both institutions.
KSAN-TV (San Angelo, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/may-12-ksan (This segment aired on nine affiliate stations across Texas and was in yesterday's Dateline.)


Construction finishes on a CLT pavilion designed by Rice Architecture students
An article features the Johnson Owl Deck at the Harris Gully Natural Area, a restored watershed on Rice's campus that includes several microhabitats for migrating birds. The mass timber project, which is made of cross-laminated timber, was completed by recent School of Architecture graduates Pouya Khadem and Lene Sollie under the guidance of Jesús Vassallo, associate professor of architecture, and alumna Tracy Truc Huynh.
The Architect's Newspaper

Taxing the digital economy: The good, the bad and the ugly
Alumna Joyce Beebe, fellow in public finance at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an analysis.
Law360 (Subscription is required.)

With global business know-how, honoree is expanding AHA's reach
An article featuring Doug Boyle mentions that he formerly taught at Rice.

The loudest, least-skilled financial influencers are most followed
An article cites collaborative Rice research into "financial influencers." 
Juggling Dynamite Blog

8 out-there art destinations in Texas
James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion, is featured.
Atlas Obscura

3 Pittsburgh startups head to Houston for prestigious intercollegiate competition
An article mentions that the 2023 Rice Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, is May 11-13.
Pittsburgh Inno

SAP to embed IBM Watson AI into solutions — industry roundup: May 12
Alumnus Ross Boudiab is featured.

Șansă unică pentru timișoreni. Orchestra Națională a Franței concertează la Filarmonica Banatul
Alumnus Cristian Măcelaru is featured. (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in

Resistencia antimicrobiana: Principales desafíos en la post pandemia
An article mentions that experts at Rice are collaborating with four other institutions to confront multidrug-resistant pathogens.
Saludiario (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in Contra Republica.)


Research finds fathers' leave reduces sexist attitudes
An article features collaborative Rice research that found parental leave for fathers can decrease sexist attitudes and gender bias. Jonathan Homola, assistant professor of political science, is quoted. 
Washington University in St. Louis' Newsroom

Alan H. Green discusses his road to the stage ahead of Coachella Valley Repertory show
An article features alumnus Alan Green.
Palm Springs Desert Sun

Covington High School 2023 Alumni Banquet set
An article features alumnus Jeffrey Price.

Rotary Club of Blacksburg awards scholarships
An article featuring Carson Gilmore mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
The Roanoke Times

Deakin researchers call for food industry overhaul
An article cites dietary research by experts at the Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Herald Sun (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Geelong Advertiser and NT News.) 

The 13 Collier County seniors selected as 2023 Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award finalists
An article featuring Kathryn Barry mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Naples Daily News (This article also appeared in MSN Sports.)


OTF: Multis kicks off day one of C-USA Track and Field Championships
An article mentions that track and field athletes from Rice are competing in the Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 11-14 at the University of North Texas. Owl Grant Levesque is in second place in the decathlon, and fellow Owls Eliza Kraule and Lindsay Simms are in first and second place, respectively, in the heptathlon after the first day of competition. 
Conference USA

Hilltoppers host Rice for final home series of 2023
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play Western Kentucky University May 12-14.
Hilltoppers drop final midweek contest against Eastern Kentucky

College football's coaches on the hot seat for 2023
Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren is featured.
Athlon Sports

'Once in a lifetime': The Woodlands' Blakeslee ready for final state throw
An article mentions that Rice hosted the Victor Lopez Classic track and field meet in March.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)

Final road series in Big Easy
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team defeated the University of Houston 13-7 May 10.

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.
Texas A&M adds former GVSU WR Jahdae 'Alldae' Walker via portal

Danny Lehmann's unconventional path to managing followed a remarkably straight line
Alumnus and former Rice baseball player Danny Lehmann is featured.
The Orange County Register (This article also appeared in MSN Sports and in the print and online editions of more than 10 other media outlets.)

College basketball transfer portal window closes today
An article mentions former Rice basketball player Quincy Olivari.

Over/Under: Texas wins, Joe Milton touchdowns, Napier's tenure in Tallahassee
An article mentions the Rice football team's season will begin Sept. 2 with a game against the University of Texas at Austin.
Mike Farrell Sports (This article also appeared in YardBarker.)

How Ikenna Enechukwu brought the NFL to him
Former Rice football player Ikenna Enechukwu is featured.
The Pitch
ISU alum Todd Kober creatively connects hospitalized children with the NFL Draft
Illinois State University

Zenith headed to nationals with Zest
An article mentions that Rice's ultimate team lost to Colorado College 9-8 in the finals of the regional tournament in April.
Colorado College's The Catalyst

No. 22 UTSA hosts No. 18 Dallas Baptist in highly anticipated baseball series
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team was swept this season by the University of Texas at San Antonio.
UTSA Today
'KSAT 12 News'
KSAT-TV (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/may-12-ksat (This segment aired twice.)


Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research to release 2023 Kinder Houston Area Survey May 15
Houstonians' views on social issues and the biggest challenges facing the region will be revealed in the 2023 Kinder Houston Area Survey, which will be released at a sold-out luncheon May 15 at the Marriott Marquis Houston. The 42nd annual survey will be presented by Ruth López Turley, director of the Kinder Institute. The event will also include brief remarks by leaders from Rice and the Houston community at large.