Dateline Rice for May 23, 2023

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Rice University to build new residential colleges amid expected increase in enrollment
An article features the announcement that Rice plans to construct two new residential colleges, which are expected to be completed by fall 2026. A letter to the community co-authored by President Reginald DesRoches and Kelly Fox, vice president for finance and administration, is cited.
Houston Business Journal
Rice University says it will build 2 more residential colleges
American School & University


Diversifying the CIA
An article quotes CIA Director William Burns, who spoke at the Baker Institute for Public Policy April 11.
Foreign Affairs

Las noticias locales se reivindican frente a las plataformas
Alexander Butler, the Jesse H. Jones Professor of Finance at the Jones Graduate School of Business, is mentioned.
MSN Noticias (An English translation is not available. This article originally appeared in La Vanguardia.)


10 Houston researchers named to fellowship to advance innovation
An article features the 2023 cohort of Innovation Fellows, a program operated by Rice's Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Office of Innovation: Graduate students Martha Fowler and Samira Aghlara-Fotovat, from the lab of Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering; graduate student Carson Cole, from the lab of Jeffrey Hartgerink, professor of chemistry and bioengineering; graduate student Fatima Ahsan from the lab of Behnaam Aazhang, the J.S. Abercrombie Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; graduate student Siraj Sidhik, from the lab of Aditya Mohite, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering; postdoctoral fellow Roman Zhuravel, from the lab of Guido Pagano, assistant professor of physics and astronomy; graduate student Clarke Wilkirson, from the lab of Peter Lillehoj, the Shankle Chair in Mechanical Engineering and associate professor of bioengineering; graduate student Yuren Feng, from the lab of Qilin Li, professor of civil and environmental engineering and co-director of Rice's Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment; graduate student Yang Xia, from the lab of Haotian Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair; and graduate student Thao Vy Nguyen, from the lab of Sibani Lisa Biswal, the William M. McCardell Professor in Chemical Engineering and professor of materials science and nanoengineering. President Reginald DesRoches, Yael Hochberg, the Ralph S. O'Connor Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the Jones Graduate School of Business, and Paul Cherukuri, vice president for innovation, are quoted. 

Eric Brey named interim dean of UTSA's Klesse College
An article features alumnus Eric Brey.
UTSA Today

Tony-winning choreographer Peck reflects on his season-closing commission for the ballet
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 CityBook


Bills target Harris County elections (May 23, 2023)
Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law, co-director of Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about new projects aimed at protecting and conserving the Texas coastline.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

Today on Texas Standard: What do Texans think of the Legislature's actions this session?
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.
Texas Standard (This segment also aired on more than 40 stations across Texas.)
Poll: Most Texans support homestead exemption increase, appraisal caps
Legislation uprooting Harris County election systems comes closer to becoming law
Houston Press
'TWC News All Morning'
Spectrum (Austin)
http://dateline.rice/may-23-jones (This segment aired five times.)
Texas eventually will enact expanded gambling bills — professor predicts

College graduation commencement speakers overwhelmingly liberal, segregated ceremonies on the rise: Survey
An article mentions that Karine Jean-Pierre, White House press secretary and assistant to the president, gave Rice's undergraduate commencement address May 6.
Fox News (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.) 

A clue on "Jeopardy!" mentions that writer Joyce Carol Oates formerly studied at Rice.
KJUD-TV (Juneau, Alaska)

'Great Day Houston'
A broadcast mentions that Rice's School Literacy and Culture program helps train local teachers. 
KHOU-TV (Houston)

'Fox 6 Wake-Up News'
A broadcast featuring Haley Truss mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
WITI-TV (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)


The Great Blue Hole Belize
André Droxler, professor emeritus of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is quoted.

The shiniest spy: How everyday objects can be turned 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-authors cited include Ashok Veeraraghavan, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and graduate student Akshat Dave. 
SciTechDaily (This article also appeared in Heise Online.)

Unerschrockene Nachwuchsforscher, die furchtlos schwierige globale Probleme angehen
An article features Raúl Hernández Sánchez, assistant professor of chemistry, who has been named one of C&EN's "Talented 12." (An English translation is not available.)

These moments of failure changed our lives for the better
A roundup features alumna Alicia Bittle.
Evie Magazine

Syzygy Plasmonics selects Emerson to automate electrification of chemical production processes
An article mentions that Syzygy Plasmonics' technology is based on Rice research.
Hydrocarbon Processing


Harnessing biological sensors outside the cell
Jeffrey Tabor, professor of bioengineering and biosciences, is mentioned. 
Northwestern University News

Ucross announces Spring 2023 Fellows
An article features Spring 2023 Ucross Fellow Badie Khaleghian, a graduate student at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
Sheridan Media

Fliesler receives LSU honor for second time
An article features alumnus Steven Fliesler.
University of Buffalo News

RHHS class of '23 bid farewell during Saturday commencement
An article featuring Amy Li, valedictorian of Richmond Hill High School, mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Bryan County News


'KPRC Channel 2 News'
A broadcast interviews Rice head baseball coach Jose Cruz Jr. ahead of the Conference USA baseball tournament, which will be held at Rice's Reckling Park May 24-28. 
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-23-cruz (This segment aired five times.)
NOTEBOOK: Football season ticket renewal deadline just around the corner
'KSAT 12 News'
KSAT-TV (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/may-23-ksat (This segment aired three times.)

A first look at the AAC baseball tournament
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
The East Carolinian

Pride of Bethel sports on display
An article features Rice assistant football coach C.J. Anderson.
The Vacaville Reporter (This article also appeared in the Vallejo Times-Herald.)
Which Super Bowl location has been used the most? Here's each host city from 1967 to 2026
An article mentions that Super Bowl VIII was held at Rice Stadium.
Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in List Wire.)

A few words provide the strongest indication of Steve Sarkisian's confidence in the 2023 Longhorns
Rice Stadium is mentioned.
On 3


Rice University welcomes three new trustees
Rice has announced the addition of three new Board of Trustees members — Josh Earnest, Jennifer Kneale and Vinay Pai — who will serve four-year terms beginning July 1. "On behalf of the Rice community and the Board of Trustees, I am honored to announce our new trustees, all of whom are Rice graduates," said Robert T. Ladd, chair of the board. "All three have distinguished themselves throughout their careers and have demonstrated a long-term commitment to the university that will inform their representation of our many stakeholders. There is much to accomplish in the years ahead at Rice, and our new trustees will be instrumental in shaping our future."