Dateline Rice for May 19, 2023

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Rice honors student who died from brain cancer with school's first posthumous degree
An article features the late Kamryn Sanamo, who died in January and was awarded Rice's first posthumous degree May 6. President Reginald DesRoches is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article was also featured in the Chronicle's afternoon newsletter "The 713" May 18.)


How would a US debt default play out in Texas?
Zach Bethune, associate professor of economics, is quoted.
Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal (This segment aired on more than 600 affiliate stations across the U.S.)

A crowdfunded startup is making a coffee cup that can be eaten
Rachel Meidl, fellow for energy and environment at the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Bloomberg (Subscription is required.)

Calls for clarity on how Mexico will address new US border rules
Alumna Ana Martín Gil, program coordinator for the Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Al Jazeera

Zeggen dat je geen racist bent is niet voldoende
An article features a Q&A with Anthony Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Distinguished Professor of Humanities and founding director of Rice’s Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning, who is slated to give the Socrates lecture of the Humanist Association May 23 in Utrecht, Netherlands. (An English translation is not available.)


An annual list of the best cities to live lists Houston toward the bottom. Does Houston deserve it?
Daniel Potter, senior director of research at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

New high school addition planned; graduation Friday, May 26
An article featuring Tristen Flores, valedictorian of Crosby High School, mentions that he plans to attend Rice next fall.
Star Courier

A Justin Peck premiere tops off Houston Ballet's mixed rep program 'Divergence'
An article mentions that the choreography of the Houston Ballet's "Under the Folding Sky" was inspired by James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion. 
Houston Press

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 appeared in the May 19 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.) 


Details of HISD takeover (May 19, 2023)
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Health and Biosciences, is interviewed about Texas' rural hospitals and participates in a roundtable discussion of "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" of the week's news.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Self-checkout machines asking for tips: 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' of the week
Houston Public Media

Best colleges in Texas, according to US News & World Report
A roundup featuring Rice mentions that it is ranked No. 1 in Texas according to U.S. News & World Report.
Fox 26 Online

'13 Eyewitness News'
A broadcast cites the Kinder Houston Area Survey by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-19-ktrk (This segment aired twice.)


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. 
Newswise (This article also appeared in The Good Men Project.)

Finger on the pulse of drug delivery
An article features Rice research on developing an encapsulation technology for time-released drugs. Co-authors Kevin McHugh, assistant professor of bioengineering, is quoted.
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

LEDs bring energy savings — and light pollution
An article cites 2017 research by Rice that found that more streetlights in an area did not lead to fewer crimes.
Route Fifty

Axiom Space Mission 2 | Falcon 9 Block 5
An article features alumna and astronaut Peggy Whitson, who will lead Axiom Space's second private mission to the International Space Station.
Everyday Astronaut


From Lebanon to Texas, Hagop Kantarjian excels again for his research contribution to leukemia
Hagop Kantarjian, nonresident fellow in health policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured.
LBC International

Volunteer Montgomery awards scholarships
An article featuring Carson Gilmore mentions that she plans to attend Rice next fall.
New River Valley News

Cafritz Young Artists to sing Russian arias May 25 
An article features Shepherd School of Music alumni Hannah Shea, Cecelia McKinley and Jonathan Pierce Rhodes.
The Georgetowner


Baseball falls to Rice in back-and-forth battle
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team defeated Florida International University 9-7 May 18 at Reckling Park. The three-game series continues May 19-20.

Rice University legend Rodrigo Barnes dies at 73
An article features late alumnus and former football player Rodrigo Barnes, one of the first Black athletes at Rice, who died recently at 73.
KXXV Online (This segment also aired four times on KXXV-TV in Waco, Texas.)

Marshall, Ridge Point track teams show speed in numbers
An article mentions that Rice hosted the Victor Lopez Classic track and field meet March 24-25.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Important Steelers player has his work cut out for him to make 2023 roster
An article features former Rice football player Chris Boswell.
Steeler Nation (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Calvin Anderson is a Rubik’s Cube expert — and perhaps a piece of the puzzle on the Patriots offensive line
An article features former Rice football player Calvin Anderson.
The Boston Globe (Subscription is required.)
Cut by Patriots after 11 days, veteran tackle returns with extra motivation (This article also appeared in MSN and NESN.)

Big 12 projected win totals for the 2023 college football season
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston next season.
Sooners Wire
'Go to Duke,' Ivy League argues in athletic scholarship lawsuit
Rice is mentioned.
Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in Sportico.)

New-look Riders' O-line centered around former BC Lion Peter Godber
An article features former Rice football player Peter Godber.
Saskatoon Star Phoenix (This article appeared on the front of the Sports section in the May 19 print edition and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

Houston transfer OL Trevonte Sylvester commits to Louisville
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and the University of Houston.
Sports Illustrated's Louisville Report


Rice, Baylor developing 'glyco-immune' checkpoint inhibitor
Researchers from Rice and Baylor College of Medicine are hoping a first-of-its-kind “glyco-immune” checkpoint inhibitor could be the key to stopping bone cancer metastasis for breast cancer survivors. Rice chemist Han Xiao and Baylor biologist Xiang Zhang have identified a new way to train patients’ immune systems to specifically target and kill bone metastatic cancer.