Dateline Rice for May 18, 2023

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As G7 convenes, West looks to shore up sanctions against Russia
Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Newsweek (This article also appeared in MSN.)

His sights are on Ted Cruz, but Colin Allred likely to face primary challenge
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.
MSN (This article originally appeared in The Dallas Morning News.) 
As the 2023 legislative session nears an end, we take a look at some key bills presented
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)

War rooms and bailouts: How banks and the Fed are preparing for a US default — and the chaos expected to follow
John Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of its Center for Public Finance, authored an op-ed.
The Conversation (This article appeared in the May 18 print edition of the Houston Chronicle, Arab Times and Business Standard and was in yesterday's Dateline.)


How Houston became one of the largest Asian American communities in the US
Anne Chao, an adjunct lecturer in the humanities, a School of Humanities advisory board member and manager of Rice's Houston Asian American Archive, is quoted. The archive is mentioned in the second article.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.) 
Reporter's notebook: Tracing the history of AAPI migration to Houston
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN.) 

Alley Theatre's 'Torera,' Houston Grand Opera at Miller Outdoor top our picks
A roundup mentions that Rice's Moody Center for the Arts will host an opening reception for the exhibit "Love and Wondervision" May 25. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Travel.) 

Texas A&M team wins overall Rice Business Plan Competition
An article features the winner of the 2023 Rice Business Plan Competition, which is hosted annually by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship.
Texas A&M Today

Incubator announces new program, Houston startup names new partner and more energy innovation news
An article about Syzygy Plasmonics mentions that its technology is based on Rice research.

Meet the 2023 valedictorians, salutatorians
A roundup featuring Amy Li, valedictorian of Richmond Hill High School, mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Bryan County News


Researchers find potential cure for Type 1 diabetes
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 quoted. (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Texas Public Radio
Chris Fagundes, professor of psychological sciences, is interviewed about the effects of loneliness.
KSTX-FM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/may-18-fagundes (This segment aired twice on seven affiliate stations.)

'KHOU 11 News'
A broadcast features a "moment of Zen" from the Rice campus.
KHOU-TV (Houston)


Engineers uncover lithium-trapping mechanism to improve battery life, efficiency
An article features collaborative Rice research on reducing lithium loss and lengthening the 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. Nguyen also is quoted in Electronics For U.
Laboratory Equipment (This article also appeared in Materials Today.)
Is it possible to enhance the lifespan of lithium batteries?
Electronics For U

Computer vision system turns shiny objects into cameras
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-author and graduate student Akshat Dave is quoted. 

'Long shelves brim with books'
Patrick Kurp, science writer at Rice's George R. Brown School of Engineering, authored a blog post about Fondren Library.  
Anecdotal Evidence blog

Alan H. Green discusses his road to the stage ahead of Coachella Valley Repertory show
An article features alumnus Alan Green.
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in the Palms Springs Desert Sun and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Popular YouTuber's math videos added to digital textbooks
An article features OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
Government Technology
Average GRE scores at the top 50 US MBA programs
Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business is mentioned.
Poets & Quants (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in Yahoo! Finance.)

P.R.I.D.E. and Trying Together to host author Britt Hawthorne for anti-racist seminar
Rice is mentioned.
Early Learning Resource Center
'Love & Death' actor Drew Waters on building a second life in Hollywood

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

15 conversational Spanish classes for social butterflies
A roundup mentions that Rice offers a Spanish course for health care professionals.

20 best places to visit with kids in 2023 and 2024
A roundup features James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.
Family Vacationist


Office of Undergraduate Research announces summer 2023 SPUR Scholars
An article mentions that Wiess College senior Anna Hsu will be a University of Utah SPUR Scholar and participate in an intensive 10-week summer research experience.
University of Utah News

Researchers led by WPI's Yan Wang develop solvent-free process to make better, cheaper lithium-ion battery electrodes
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

QuestBridge honors 32 Gwinnett graduates as National College Match Scholarship recipients
An article mentions that Brook Ejigu, Jane Yoo and Phoebe Yoon plan to attend Rice on the QuestBridge National Match scholarship.
Gwinnett Daily Post

Announcer Eric Alwan paints pictures with words
Alumnus Eric Alwan is featured.
The Journal


Baseball closes regular season with crucial road series against Rice
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play Florida International University May 18-20.

Ranking the best game day experiences in Texas college football
A roundup featuring Rice football also mentions Rice Stadium and President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at the stadium Sept. 12, 1962.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

New-look Riders' O-line centered around former BC Lion Peter Godber
An article features former Rice football player Peter Godber.
MSN Canada (This Star Phoenix article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Privateer men's basketball signs Mason Jones for 2023-24
An article features former Rice basketball player Mason Jones. (This article also appeared in Crescent City Sports.)

Ahead of move to SEC, Texas coach Steve Sarkisian focused first on winning the Big 12
An article mentions Rice football team's season will begin Sept. 2 with a game against the University of Texas at Austin.
WFAA Online (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Aggies add former Boston College OL Finn Dirstine as grad transfer
An article mentions former Rice football player Jerry Johnson.
Sports Illustrated's All Aggies

Preview: Tech welcomes KU for final home series
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team played Texas Tech University March 12.

'NonStop Local'
A broadcast features former Rice basketball player Jaden Geron.
KTMF-TV (Missoula, Montana)
http://dateline.rice/may-18-ktmf (This segment aired four times.)


World Bank Group president to discuss geoeconomic challenges at Baker Institute
David Malpass, World Bank Group president, will speak at a May 22 event hosted by Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy. In one of the last speaking events of his presidency, Malpass will join David Satterfield, director of the Baker Institute, to discuss the geoeconomic challenges and opportunities facing the United States and how to navigate them.