Dateline Rice for May 2, 2023

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Opinion: The real out-of-control college costs aren't where you think
An article mentions the Rice Investment, an initiative offering full-tuition scholarships and grants to students from low- and middle-income families
CNN (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Texas Gov. Abbott's rhetoric on shooting victims reflects rightward move
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 Washington Post.)
Texas Republicans push wind law developers call industry killer (This Bloomberg article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Christian activists are fighting to glorify God in a suburban Texas school district
David Brockman, nonresident scholar in the Religion and Public Policy Program at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
NBC (This article also appeared in AOL.)

'Barcoding' could reveal best Type 1 diabetes treatments
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, David Zhang, assistant professor of finance at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, and graduate student Boram Kim are quoted. 
Futurity (This article also appeared in Crumpe.)

Socrateslezing 2023: Anthony Pinn
Anthony Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and founding director of Rice's Center for African and African American Studies, is featured.
Humanistisch Verbond (An English translation is not available.)


Katy ISD's board race turns political, as candidates accept GOP endorsements, flyers blast opponents
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the City/State section in the May 2 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)
'CBS Austin News'
KEYE-TV (Austin)
http://dateline.rice/may-2-stein (This segment aired twice.)

Rice Alliance selects participants for OwlSpark and BlueLaunch summer accelerators
An article features the 17 participants in the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship's summer accelerator. Rice's OwlSpark tech startup and BlueLaunch accelerator are open to students, faculty, recent alumni and staff. Jessica Fleenor, assistant director of programs at the Rice Alliance and managing director of OwlSpark and BlueLaunch, is quoted. The article also mentions that Rice's Office of Innovation, which aims to commercialize Rice-developed research and technology, and its Nexus Lab, which will focus on prototyping and scaling up technologies, are set to join the Ion, a Houston-based tech hub owned by the Rice Management Co. (RMC). Jan Odegard, executive director of the Ion, and Bryson Grover, investment manager of real estate development for the RMC, are quoted in the Houston Business Journal.
The Ion approaches leasing milestone with spate of new tenants
Houston Business Journal (This article appeared in the April 28-May 4 print and digital editions and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Councilwoman: How did chief's driver avoid punishment for sexual tryst in parking lot?
An article cites a 2020 study by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research into police oversight groups in Texas' major cities.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the May 2 print edition, and it appeared in MSN.)

Chi Alpha organization took students to church with links to a sex offender
An article mentions that Rice has a chapter of Chi Alpha student ministry.
The Battalion

2023 Midland Symphony Guild Senior Belles 
A roundup featuring Lillian Caroline mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Midland Reporter-Telegram (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Young Professionals University returns
Rice is mentioned.


The Black Classicists of Central Texas
James Sidbury, the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Humanities, is quoted.
Texas Standard 


The Black Classicists of Central Texas
James Sidbury, the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Humanities, is quoted.
Texas Standard 


Now You Know: Samantha Natalie to perform at Marco Center for the Arts Musical Interludes
An article featuring Kathryn Barry mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Marco Eagle (This article also appeared in the May 2 print and digital editions, and it appeared in Coastal Breeze News.)

Mercer debate team wins Novice Nationals for fifth time
Rice is mentioned.
Mercer University's The Den
College prospects pick schools based on state politics
The Washington Times (Subscription is required.)

Quantum entanglement of photons doubles microscope resolution
An article mentions that Lei Li, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, collaborated on the featured research.
California Institute of Technology News

History department uncovers the role of slavery in the university's origin
An article features collaborative research by graduate student Summer Perritt.
The Mercer Cluster


Sport management at the men's Final Four
An article mentions Marco Regalado, Rice football executive director of player personnel and recruiting innovation; Ryan Hall, associate athletic director of development; and Conor Glenn, assistant director of constituent relations.
The Bagpipe

No. 22 UTSA begins seven-game homestand with midweek matchup against Sam Houston
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio May 5-7.

Houston-area high school baseball power rankings: Cypress Woods is No. 1 to close regular season
An article mentions that Jake Mader-Cooper has committed to play baseball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Houston-area players find homes as NFL draft picks, undrafted free agents
An article mentions last season's football game between Rice and the University of Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Badgers add Tiffany Morton to women's basketball staff
An article featuring Tiffany Morton mentions that she is a former Rice women's basketball assistant coach.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in WMTV Online.)
'News 3 Now'
WISC-TV (Madison, Wisconsin)
http://dateline.rice/may-2-wisc (This segment aired three times.)

Looking at the top freshmen in Arizona football's 2023 signing class
Rice is mentioned.
The Daily Wildcat
Casey Thompson: Career stats, notes and highlight performances
Sports Illustrated

Pay for play is on the way
Former Rice football player David Grenardo is quoted.
The Assembly

NFL Draft notebook: Caleb Williams and Drake Maye lead 2024 big board
Rice football player J.T. Daniels is mentioned.
KTXX-FM (Austin)


Fish thought to help reefs have poop that's deadly to corals
Feces from fish that are typically thought to promote healthy reefs can damage and, in some cases, kill corals, according to a recent study by Rice marine biologists. 

Rice University Class of 2023 students to receive degrees May 6 in Rice Stadium
Rice's commencement ceremonies for conferral of degrees to undergraduate and graduate degree candidates will be held Saturday, May 6. The events will be livestreamed.

Rice undergraduate Joshua Fang named a 2023 Key into Public Service Scholar
Joshua Fang, a Rice junior majoring in mathematical economic analysis and social policy analysis with a minor in data science, is one of 20 students selected as a Key into Public Service Scholar by the Phi Beta Kappa Society, one of the nation's most prestigious academic honor societies.