Dateline Rice for May 31, 2023

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UAE withdraws from US-led maritime coalition
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Al Jazeera (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Sean Teare, a longtime Harris County prosecutor, will challenge DA Kim Ogg in Democratic primary
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the May 31 print edition.)


Commentary: In absence of reform, Biden abuses asylum law
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, authored an op-ed, and he is quoted in several additional articles.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required. This op-ed also appeared in the May 28 print edition.)
Dysfunction or democracy? Why didn't the Texas Legislature finish its work? (Editorial)
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This editorial also appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the May 31 print edition.)
Texas Legislature goes into overtime (May 31, 2023)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Today on Texas Standard: Uvalde mariachi team's win was a bright spot in a year of darkness
Texas Standard (The audio segment also aired on more than 40 radio stations across Texas.)
Texas Legislature at impasse over property tax relief after House adjourns from first special session
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)
Abbott sides with Phelan on property tax relief, Texas House adjourns
KTRH Online
'Dan Abrams Live'
NewsNation (This segment aired three times.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/may-31-jones (This segment aired twice.)

Growth prompts Rice University to add two new colleges and dining hall
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 university community co-authored by President Reginald DesRoches and Kelly Fox, vice president for finance and administration, is cited. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Chronicle's Bellaire Examiner and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)
5 things: District saves 70 trash bags a week by sending food waste to local farms for composting
Food Management

Houston on short list of big cities with COVID-era population growth, but just barely
Daniel Potter, senior director of research at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Chronicle's Cypress Creek Mirror and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Lawmakers approve Texas Space Commission to better compete in civil, commercial and military space
An article mentions that the Texas Aerospace Research and Space Economy Consortium will have a nine-person executive committee made up of the presidents or chancellors of local universities, including Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN and San Antonio Express-News.)

Review: Houston Ballet presents triple-threat bill, including world premiere inspired by James Turrell's 'Twilight Epiphany'
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. The article also mentions that alumnus Karl Jensen is the scene designer for the ballet's production of "Divergence," which runs May 25-June 4. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN.)
Interview: Lead ballerina Tyler Donatelli gives us a sneak peek of Houston Ballet's daring and exciting 'Divergence' triple bill

LSC-Tomball College hosts Signing Days
An article mentions that Weitong Gao hopes to attend Rice.
The Paper

Magnificent Museum District mansion designed by MFAH and Miller Outdoor Theatre architect lists for $11.8 million
An article features a home designed by the late William Ward Watkin, founding director of Rice's architecture department, and mentions that he also designed the president's house, Keck Hall and the Cohen House on campus.
CultureMap Houston


'Morning Joe'
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is interviewed about possible candidates in the GOP presidential primary.

CPR Classical Spotlight: SoYoung Lee
An article mentions that Michael Lawrence Smith plans to attend Rice and study under Paul Kantor, the Sallie Shepherd Perkins Professor of Violin at the Shepherd School of Music.
Colorado Public Radio

'13 Eyewitness News'
A broadcast features a Rice study into gun-related violence in Houston.
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-31-ktrk (This segment aired twice.)


Flexible nanoelectrodes can provide fine-grained brain stimulation
An article features collaborative research by the Rice Neuroengineering Initiative developing nanoelectrodes that are minimally invasive and exceptionally flexible. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Lan Luan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, Chong Xie, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and of neuroengineering, graduate student Robin Kim and Roy Lycke, postdoctoral research associate.

Picking great team leaders
An article features collaborative research by Siyu Yu, assistant professor of management at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.
Municipal Sewer & Water (This article will also appear in the June print edition.)
Better together: Teaming to tackle San Antonio's need for medical assistants
An article cites 2021 Rice research into the graduation rates of The College of Health Care Professions, a for-profit school of allied health professions.
Community College Daily

Thomas Searles, associate professor, electrical and computer engineering, University of Illinois Chicago, will speak on 'Quantum Education at the University Level' at IQT Canada 2023
Alumnus Thomas Searles is featured.
Inside Quantum Technology News

SAU appoints Ricardo Phipps, Ph.D., as provost and vice president of academic affairs
Alumnus Ricardo Phipps is featured.
Spectacular Magazine

Top 25+ most prestigious schools for engineering in the US 2023/2024
A roundup features Rice.

With affirmative action on the line, colleges consider changes to the admissions process
Rice is mentioned.

TOTALLY NOT FAKE NEWS: The 2023 Houston Astros … everything going to plan.
An article mentions that experts at Rice's Department or Mathematics analyzed baseball statistics.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in SB Nation.)


Brown Corp. elects five new trustees
Alumnus Eldridge Gilbert III, a graduate of Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is featured.
Brown University News


Ranking the likeliness and fit of Pac-12 expansion candidates
A roundup features Rice.
Sports Illustrated's All Cardinal

Minnesota Twins 2019 draft retrospective: Late-round steals
A roundup features former Rice baseball player Matt Canterino.
Twins Daily

The wonderful tragedy that happened in 2021 in League City, Texas
An article featuring Cullen Merrell mentions that she has committed to join Rice's track and field and cross-country programs.
KICKS Online (This article also appeared in KFOX Online.)

Promising young arms take center stage on Coastal Plain League mounds
A roundup mentions former Rice baseball player Trey Clucas.

Forward Drew McKenna commits to Georgetown over Big East basketball rivals Xavier, Butler
An article mentions former Rice basketball player Quincy Olivari.

USF women's soccer announces 2023 schedule
An article mentions that Rice's soccer team is slated to play the University of San Francisco Oct. 19.
2023 CFB preview: An early look at the biggest games, players and storylines
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
ESPN (This article also appeared in ESPN's Singapore, Philippines, India, Australia and UK sites.)

Toledo hiring former NFL assistant Frank Okam as DL coach
An article features Frank Okam, former Rice football graduate assistant coach.
The Toledo Blade

Diamond Dogs season comes to close
An article mentions that Rice's Reckling Park hosted the Conference USA baseball tournament May 24-28.
Lincoln Parish Journal


Flexible nanoelectrodes can provide fine-grained brain stimulation
Conventional implantable medical devices designed for brain stimulation are often too rigid and bulky for what is one of the body’s softest and most delicate tissues. To address the problem, Rice engineers have developed minimally invasive, ultraflexible nanoelectrodes that could serve as an implanted platform for administering long-term, high-resolution stimulation therapy.