Dateline Rice for May 5, 2023

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Foreign interests complicate fighting in Sudan
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed.
PRX's The World (This segment also aired on 300 affiliate stations across the U.S., Canada and Germany.)

9 questions with a scientist who wants to save lives faster with a medicine assembly line
An article features Jerzy Szablowski, assistant professor of bioengineering, who is developing a nongenetic treatment that can enhance adaptation to cold temperatures.
Popular Mechanics (Subscription is required.)

'Texas Republicans just voted to give a Republican appointee the power to singlehandedly cancel election results in the state's largest Democratic county.'
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Yes, a Texas bill would give GOP power to call election do-overs in Harris County
The Dallas Morning News


Business Journal interview with Frank Liu, president and founder of Lovett Group
Alumnus Frank Liu is featured.
Houston Business Journal

Houston universities reveal teams for 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.

Partnership members making news — April 2023
A roundup features the winners of Rice's Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship's H. Albert Napier Rice Launch Challenge championship April 19.
Greater Houston Partnership


KTRH-AM (Houston)
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 interviewed about Texas' 2024 U.S. Senate race.
http://dateline.rice/may-5-jones (This segment aired twice.)

'KPRC Channel 2 News'
A broadcast mentions that Rice's commencement ceremonies are this weekend.
KPRC-TV (Houston)

How a private university in Houston seeks to meld liberal arts education and Catholicism
An article mentions that Rice's president was a guest on "Houston Matters" in March.
Houston Public Media


The Big Takeaway: Deans Counsel: The ultimate business school resource for deans and wannabe leaders
Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Poets & Quants (Subscription is required.)

Team led by Columbia University wins $20M NSF grant to develop AI institute for artificial and natural intelligence
An article mentions that Xaq Pitkow, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is a co-principal investigator establishing the "AI Institute for ARtificial and Natural Intelligence" interdisciplinary center led by Columbia University.
Columbia University's Engineering News

The $30 billion 'Ike Dike' will not save Houston from climate change
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 quoted.
Coastal News Today

Le jury de sélection de la Villa Albertine pour 2024
An article mentions that Frauke Josenhans, curator at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts, is part of a 50-person jury for Villa Albertine residencies.
Villa Albertine (An English translation is not available.)

Un innovador sistema de iluminación quirúrgica promete reducir la duración de algunas cirugías hasta en un 25%
Rice engineering students on the OR Lights team have built a tunable lighting system that allows surgeons to better illuminate their working area without having to handle equipment or wear headlamps. Team members Ellice Gao, Bryn Gerwin, Justin Guilak, Rosemary Lach, Renly Liu and Hemish Thakkar and David Trevas, a Rice mechanical engineering lecturer, are mentioned. A Rice video is included. (An English translation is not available.)

Fliesler recipient of LSU award for second time
Alumnus Steven Fliesler is featured.
University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences News

Top 9 US universities with lowest dropout rates
A slideshow features Rice.

Wesley Theological Seminary's Luce Center for the Arts and Religion presents 'In League with Devils' by Michael Petry
Alumnus Michael Petry is featured.
Art Daily

Nos Estados Unidos, Fábio Mitidieri e comitiva apresentam Sergipe como estrela do gás para o mundo
An article mentions that Fábio Mitidieri, governor of Sergipe, Brazil, plans to visit Rice May 3.
JL Política & Negócio (An English translation is not available.)


2023 Faculty Award of Excellence winners named
Alumnus Sean Reed is featured.
Arkansas Tech University News

CHS's Hanselman and Alexander honored at Essex County Academic Awards
An article featuring Burton Alexander mentions that he plans to attend Rice in the fall.
The Village Green

Fairmont State commencement set for Saturday
William Jaco, adjunct professor of mathematics, is featured.
Metro News


No. 22 UTSA welcomes Rice to the Bird Bath this weekend
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio May 5-7.

Texas has depth in Quinn Ewers, Arch Manning but a QB controversy remains nonexistent
Rice football player J.T. Daniels is mentioned.
The Dallas Morning News 

Baseball's fight for first place starts Friday
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost to the University of Houston 8-5 May 3.
Baseball preview: Houston

XFL 2023: Houston Roughnecks players seeking NFL opportunities, minicamp invites begin
An article features former Rice football player Emmanuel Ellerbee.
XFL News Hub

Texas president says building relationships priority in SEC
A caption mentions the Dec. 12 basketball game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)

Column: Texas A&M has reasons for optimism after its stabilizing spring
An article mentions former Rice football player Jerry Johnson III.

Women's tennis starts NCAA play Friday against Texas Tech
Rice's women's tennis program is mentioned.
Volleyball is just part of the story
An article mentions that Rice hosted the Black Student-Athlete Summit last year.

Charlotte baseball transfer Brandon Stahlman is crucial wheel in offensive machine
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team was swept by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in a three-game series April 14-16.
Niner Times


Rice showcases Johnson Owl Deck at Harris Gully
The Johnson Owl Deck at Harris Gully was introduced to the Rice community during a grand opening and dedication April 27. The new wildlife observation pavilion, made of cross-laminated timber and located on one of the most biodiverse university campuses in the country, represents the first step in creating a world-class natural area while exemplifying the possibilities of a new sustainable construction method.