Dateline Rice for May 16, 2023

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Houston residents most concerned about economy and housing costs, annual Kinder survey finds
Several articles feature the results of the 42nd Kinder Houston Area Survey, conducted annually by experts at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, which found that the economy and housing were dominant concerns cited by respondents. Community members quoted or mentioned include Ruth López Turley, director of the Kinder Institute and professor of sociology, Daniel Potter, senior director of research at the institute, and Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute and an emeritus professor of sociology.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Money, and it appeared on the front page of the May 16 print edition.)
Opinions about life in Houston (May 16, 2023)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Kinder survey: Houstonians weigh in on money, abortion and more
Axios (This article also appeared in MSN.)
Guns, economy, abortion, immigration among hot-button issues in annual Houston Area Survey
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV, and the article also appeared online in MSN and KENS Online.)
Houston area's 2023 Kinder survey shows economic and housing cost concerns
93% of residents in Texas' largest city support universal background checks for gun ownership
Houston Style Magazine
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
'6:31 a.m. newscast for May 16, 2023'
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
2023 Kinder Houston Area Survey released by Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Fox 26 Online
FOX 26 virtual correspondent Riva Houston shares what's happening this week: May 15-21
Fox 26 Online
Annual Kinder survey shows Houstonians less optimistic about crime and economy
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in ABC 13 Online, and this segment aired on KTRK-TV in Houston. This article also appeared in GVS.) 
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)


Want more good ideas from your workers? Try giving them a reward — and a choice
Jing Zhou, the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management and Psychology at the Jones Graduate School of Business, co-authored an article.
The Conversation (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)

Inside Venezuela's oil corruption scandal
Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, the Center for the United States and Mexico and the Latin America Initiative at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a lecturer in energy economics at Rice, is quoted.
The Week (Subscription is required.)

CIA urges Russians to share secrets with America in new video campaign
An article quotes CIA Director William Burns, who spoke at the Baker Institute for Public Policy April 11.
NBC News (This article also appeared in MSN and Yahoo! News.)

Ph.D. graduation of a Hausa-Yoruba Nigerian in America
An article features recent graduate Abdulbasit Kassim. 
MSN International (This Nigerian Tribune article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


School choice bill altered in Texas House
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 Dallas Express

New Houston requests retraction of bad KHOU story about paper ballot issues
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Off the Kuff

Houston student startup competition doles out record-breaking more than $3M in prizes
An article features the winners of the 2023 Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC), hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and the Jones Graduate School of Business, which was held May 11-13. Catherine Santamaria, director of the RBPC, is quoted, and the article also mentions that Rice-based companies TierraClimate and Sygne Solutions won prizes.

Harris County Youth Diversion Center to assist youth in criminal justice system
An article mentions that the Youth Diversion Center is a collaborative effort between the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and other local organizations.
Community Impact Newspaper

Crosby High School boosts capacity by 600
An article featuring Tristen Flores, valedictorian of Crosby High School, mentions that he plans to attend Rice next fall.
The Baytown Sun


Opinions about life in Houston (May 16, 2023)
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about marijuana bills in front of the Texas Legislature.
Houston Public Media


Using new priming method to enhance battery life and efficiency
An article features collaborative Rice research on reducing lithium loss and lengthening battery life cycles in lithium-ion batteries. Co-authors quoted include Sibani Lisa Biswal, the William M. McCardell Professor in Chemical Engineering and professor of materials science and nanoengineering, and Jones College senior Quan Nguyen.
AZo Materials

College costs are going down
Paul Negrete, executive director of university financial aid services, is quoted.
MSN Money (This News Nation article originally appeared in The Hill and was in yesterday's Dateline. This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)

Polymédication: 1 seule injection pour plusieurs médicaments et plusieurs mois?
An article features Rice research on developing an encapsulation technology for time-released drugs. Kevin McHugh, assistant professor of bioengineering, is cited.
Santé Log (An English translation is not available.)

Memory care reset: How providers are revamping and rebranding for changing market
An article mentions that Rice has partnered with Aspenwood Company to conduct brain health studies.
Senior Housing News

Top 20 most prestigious schools in the US: 4-year universities and community colleges
A roundup features Rice.

NASA's Curiosity Rover finds rock looking like the 'open pages of a book' on Mars. See pic.
An article mentions that a team from Rice has provided NASA with an explanation for the existence of tridymite, a high-temperature polymorph of silica, on Mars.

Scottish Orchestra mourns its leader
An article features late alumna Justine Watts.
Slipped Disc
Syzygy Plasmonics selects Emerson to automate electrification of chemical production processes
An article about Syzygy Plasmonics mentions that its technology is based on Rice research.

MHEFI awards $200,000 in scholarships to material handling, logistics and supply chain students
A roundup mentions that incoming freshman Anjali Sivasothy was awarded a scholarship from Material Handling Education Foundation Inc. 


'A significant legacy': UNL political scientist John Hibbing to retire
John Alford, professor of political science, is mentioned.
Omaha World-Herald

Township turns 200: Perrysburg celebrates its history
An article mentions that Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, gave a talk at the Bicentennial Festival in Perrysburg, Ohio, May 13.

Asheville City Schools announces new superintendent
An article featuring Rick Cruz mentions that he is a former adjunct professor at Rice.
Fox Carolina Online (This article also appeared in MSN Money.)
New superintendent announced for Asheville City Schools
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in WSPA Online.)

Class of 2023 with a maximum effort
Rice is mentioned.
Trinity High School News


Ranking every football coach in the AAC from 1-14 heading into the 2023 season
Rice head coach Mike Bloomgren is featured.
CBS Sports (This article also appeared in Lone Tree Voice.)
POWER RANKINGS: Post-spring for FBS teams in Texas
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Stance on No. 1 overall seed easy way to sort informed, bandwagon Hog baseball fans
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team won the College World Series in 2003
Sports Illustrated's All Hogs

Tarps' Take: How Texas A&M worked its plan for the NCAA transfer portal
An article mentions former Rice football player Jerry Johnson.
Texas A&M has intriguing matchup in Action Network's early bowl game projections for 2023 season

Soccer releases 2023 fall schedule
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is slated to play the University of Texas at Austin Aug. 20.

Notable football recruit performances from the Texas state track and field championships
An article mentions that Drayden Dickmann has signed to play football at Rice.

The unremarkable but still valuable sports career of a Batavia boy (part one)
An article mentions the 1954 Cotton Bowl game when Rice was awarded a touchdown after an Owl was tackled by a University of Alabama player who was not in the game.
The Batavian

Cougars face Bearkats at Constellation Field
Rice baseball is mentioned. (This article also appeared in The Black Chronicle.)

New report reveals seven schools actively exploring circumventing ACC's grant of rights
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Sports Illustrated's NoleGameday (This article also appeared in YardBarker.)


New Rice U. research finds verbal prompts can make semi-automated driving safer
Semi-automated cars are becoming increasingly common, but real dangers exist when technology fails and drivers don't intervene. New research from Rice and Old Dominion University finds that verbal prompts as simple as "Is January the first month of the year?" help drivers maintain attention during semi-automated driving.