Dateline Rice for May 25, 2023

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Parents of Uvalde victim vow to be daughter's voice in fight for tighter Texas gun laws
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 in multiple article. He and Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, are quoted in the Houston Chronicle. Stein is also quoted in the Houston Press and the second Houston Public Media article.
MSN (This article originally appeared in The Dallas Morning News.)
Harris County to sue over GOP-backed bills targeting local elections
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Political Roundup: Drama in the Texas Legislature
Houston Public Media
Whitmire-backed bill requiring arbitration between Houston and its firefighters on verge of becoming state law
Houston Public Media
Paxton defends drinking accusations against Phelan, House investigators recount alleged misconduct by Paxton
Fox 4 Online 
When governors seek the presidency
Inside Higher Ed (This article also appeared in FineGlobe.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-25-jones (This segment aired twice.)
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-25-jones (This segment aired five times.)
Debates cloud the status of property tax relief in the Texas Legislature
Houston Press

How long will it take for China's nuclear power to replace coal?
Shih Yu "Elsie" Hung, research manager at the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an article.

R. DesRoches, président de Rice U.: Un centre à Paris pour 'créer des partenariats de long terme' en France et en Europe
President Reginald DesRoches is featured in an article about the Rice Paris Global Center. (An English translation is not available.)

A tribute to historian Ranajit Guha, who pioneered ‘Subaltern Studies’ 
Alumna Deepa Reddy, adjunct associate professor of anthropology, authored an article.
The Hindu (Subscription is required.)

Houston Ballet's latest show is a love letter to Space City
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. 
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
Justin Peck visited an iconic piece of Houston art, and it inspired his next ballet
Houston Public Media


Class of 2023
A roundup featuring Andrew Maughon, Evie Vu and Max Scholl mentions that they plan to attend Rice in the fall.
The Buzz Magazines (This article will also appear in the June print edition of the Bellaire, Memorial, West University and Tanglewood-River Oaks issues.)


'Great Day Houston'
A broadcast mentions late alumnus Kermit Beahan, a former Rice football player who served in World War II.
KPRC-TV (Houston)


New checkpoint inhibitor targeting bone metastasis in development
An article features collaborative Rice research that may stop bone cancer metastasis in breast cancer survivors. Co-author Han Xiao, the Norman Hackerman-Welch Young Investigator and assistant professor of chemistry, biosciences and bioengineering, is quoted.
Inside Precision Medicine

Political pressure and serious cash: What to expect from COP28 amid fresh controversy around its president
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Upstream (Subscription is required.)

6 planetary nebulae to spot in the summer
An image is co-credited to the late Reginald Dufour, professor emeritus of physics and astronomy.
BBC's Sky at Night magazine

PUC-Rio realiza evento gratuito para discutir transição energética
An article mentions that Matteo Pasquali, the A.J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, a professor of materials science and nanoengineering and of chemistry, and director of Rice's Carbon Hub, will participate in the PUC-Rio energy transition symposium May 30-June 1. (An English translation is not available.)

Cedaps recebe assessoria da Rice University, de Houston, e se encontra com prefeito da cidade, no Rio
An article mentions that five Rice MBA students will work with Rio de Janeiro's Center for Health Promotion. (An English translation is not available.)

Eye on the Ion
An article features the Ion, a Houston-based tech hub owned by the Rice Management Co.
I-Connect 007

The little allotrope that might — does graphene still have potential?
An article mentions Rice research that used flash Joule heating to create graphene. 
The Oxford Student


Rice loses C-USA opener to Dallas Baptist; UH rained out in college baseball
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost to Dallas Baptist University 13-2 in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament, which is being held at Reckling Park through May 28.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. A portion of this article also appeared in the May 24 print edition, and it appeared in MSN Sports and MSN Singapore.)
BSB: Top seed DBU rolls over Rice 13-2 in seven innings
Conference USA
Mann's two-home run day leads No. 11 DBU to 13-2 win over Rice (A similar article also appeared in East Texas Radio.)
Tech outscores Charlotte in C-USA tourney opener (This article also appeared in Crescent City Sports, Bossier Press-Tribune, Lincoln Parish Journal and Minden Press-Herald.) 
Preview: C-USA Baseball Championship
BSB: No. 7 seed MTSU stuns No. 2 UTSA 5-1 behind Swan's strong start
Conference USA
Eriq Swan's gem leads Blue Raiders to win over UTSA (This article also appeared in the Murfreesboro Post.)
BSB: WKU walks off Florida Atlantic in six-run comeback
Conference USA
Hilltoppers to take on top seed Patriots in second round of C-USA championship

North Shore football sets sights on healthy 2023 as spring ball ends
An article mentions Rice assistant football coach Jon Kay.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Sports.)

Agency opens doors for US college golf
Rice golfer Raghav Chugh is featured.
India Golf Weekly

Pitching again at forefront of The Woodlands' success
An article mentions that Nolan Roycraft committed to play baseball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

A night of fun
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team hosted a West University Softball Association night at Reckling Park.
The Buzz Magazines (This article will also appear in the June print edition of the Bellaire and West University issues.)

2023 US Senior Open qualifying roundup
A roundup featuring alumnus Joey Gullion mentions that he has qualified for the U.S. Senior Open golf tournament.
FIU’s baseball season comes to an end after a series loss to Rice before Conference USA tournament
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team won two out of three games against Florida International University May 18-20.
Yahoo! News (This Miami Herald article also appeared in Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! Movies and Yahoo! Life Canada.)

Louisiana volleyball announces highly anticipated 2023 slate
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team is slated to play the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Aug. 29. (This article also appeared in Crescent City Sports.)

Ranking Cowboys' top 10 undrafted free agents of all time, and who could be next standout in 2023 and beyond
A roundup features former Rice football player Michael Downs.
CBS Sports

Analyzing the 2023 schedule: Houston Cougars
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston next season.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Texas opens as massive favorite for season opener versus Rice
An article mentions that the Rice football team's season will begin Sept. 2 with a game against the University of Texas at Austin.
On 3
101 days until Texas football: Where does 101 appear in the school record books?
On 3

Vote now: Who was the best thrower in Texas high school boys track & field in 2023?
An article mentions that Rice hosted the Victor Lopez Classic track and field meet March 24-25.
Scorebook Live

SportzBuzz — June 2023
An article mentions that Jaivir Pande has committed to join Rice's golf team.
The Buzz Magazines (This article will also appear in the June print edition of the Bellaire, Memorial, West University and Tanglewood-River Oaks issues.)


Stock buyback taxes could do more harm than good, argue Baker Institute experts
The idea that stock buybacks are a manipulation by executives to benefit themselves at the expense of shareholders may be true for a small number of firms but not the vast majority, therefore implementing buyback taxes in an attempt to curb such profits are no replacement for broader tax reform, according to a new report from Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Iron-rich rocks unlock new insights into Earth's planetary history
Visually striking layers of burnt orange, yellow, silver, brown and blue-tinged black are characteristic of banded iron formations, sedimentary rocks that may have prompted some of the largest volcanic eruptions in Earth’s history, according to new research from Rice.