Dateline Rice for May 9, 2023

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Some hospitals struggle as borrowing gets more expensive
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Health and Biosciences, is quoted.
Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal (This segment aired on more than 600 affiliate stations across the U.S.)

Update: Contaminated water from Shell chemical fire runoff no longer flowing into Houston Ship Channel
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.
MSN (This article originally appeared in KHOU Online, and the segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston.)
Shell chemical plant dumps wastewater from fire into Ship Channel; here's how experts say it may impact sea life
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)
The $30 billion 'Ike Dike' will not save Houston from climate change

Texas Rep. Bryan Slaton resigns, but here's why the House could vote to expel him
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 article originally appeared in CBS Austin, and the segment also aired on KEYE-TV in Austin.)

The 2023 CNBC Disruptor 50: How we chose the companies
An article mentions that Yael Hochberg, the Ralph S. O'Connor Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the Jones Graduate School of Business, was on the 2023 CNBC Disruptor 50 Advisory Council.
CNBC (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Author Justin Cronin isn't in search of a happy ending
A book review features "The Ferryman," authored by Rice writer-in-residence Justin Cronin.
The Boston Globe (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Living Arts section in the May 8 print edition, and it appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

Is college stressing you out? It could be the way your courses are designed
An article mentions that Rice developed a workload calculator that faculty can use to evaluate their courses.
The Conversation (This article appeared in May 9 print edition of the Arab Times and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)


Rice University taps 2 partners to increase access to prototyping technology
An article mentions that Rice's Office of Innovation is partnering with Carbon and TyRex Group to make additive manufacturing equipment and expertise and provide campuswide access to prototyping and design facilities and services. Paul Cherukuri, vice president for innovation, is quoted.
Rice University kooperiert mit Carbon und TyRex Group (An English translation is not available.)

Houston family's Brenham vacation property grows with 4 generations
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN Travel.)

Texas leads the nation in babies born with syphilis. The problem is getting worse.
An article cites a collaborative report by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research into Harris County residents' access to prenatal care. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN.)

Katy ISD announces 2022-2023  valedictorians and salutatorians
An article featuring Juliana Yili Zhou, salutatorian of Cinco Ranch High School, mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Covering Katy (This article also appeared in The Katy News.)

Local grad schools named among state's best
An article mentions that Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business is ranked No. 2 in Texas according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-24 Best Grad Schools list.
The Dallas Express

The Moody Center weaves past and present with 'Narrative Threads'
An article features the exhibit "Narrative Threads: Fiber Art Today" at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts, which is on view until May 13.


Watch live: TSU and Rice University announce partnership to create more opportunities for students, promote research
An article mentions that Rice and Texas Southern University announced a new partnership to help students grow and expand their research programs May 9.

Did Gov. Abbott cut millions from mental health care to fund Operation Lone Star?
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.
WFAA Online (This segment also aired on WFAA-TV in Dallas.)

'KVUE News'
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute, is interviewed about Gov. Greg Abbott deploying National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border.
KVUE-TV (Austin)
http://dateline.rice/may-9-payan (This segment aired five times.)

North Texas teens say calls for 'no more violence' ignored as mass shootings rise
Sandra McKay, the Huffington Fellow in Child Health Policy in the Center for Health and Biosciences at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
KERA Online (This article also appeared in Texas Standard.)
Today on Texas Standard: A man died working on the Tesla gigafactory. The company didn't tell officials.
Texas Standard (This segment also aired on more than 40 stations across Texas.)

'Fox News Edge'
An article mentions that Rice has partnered with EdX, an online course provider. 
WJBK-TV (Detroit)
http://dateline.rice/may-9-wjbk (This segment aired three times.)


The transformative power of nanomaterials
An article features pioneering research on treating cancer with nanomaterials by Naomi Halas, University Professor and the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, chemistry, physics and astronomy and the director of Rice's Smalley-Curl Institute.
Lab Manager

Rice University lab receives $1.9 million grant to model human ectodermal development
An article mentions that Aryeh Warmflash, associate professor of bioengineering, has been awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop experimental cell models to better understand the embryonic development stage known as neurulation.

Prominent nanoscientist retracts paper after Ph.D. students flagged error
An article quotes Christy Landes, the Kenneth S. Pitzer Schlumberger Chair and a professor of chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, and chemical and biomolecular engineering.

How paternity leave can reduce sexism and gender bias
An article features collaborative Rice research that found parental leave for fathers can decrease sexist attitudes and gender bias. Jonathan Homola, assistant professor of political science, is quoted. 
MSN Health (This article originally appeared in Talker, and the research was featured in the May 8 print editions of the Daily Star, Irish Daily Star and the Mirror.)

Jackson Walker welcomes Katie Carmona to Austin litigation group
Alumna Katie Carmona is featured. (This article also appeared in Law360.)

A young multitasking trailblazer breaking barriers and redefining success
Alumnus Rohith Sai Chetla is featured.
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in Entrepreneur.)

DaCamera announces ambitious, diverse new 2023-24 season
An article mention that the opera "Music for New Bodies," which is set to premiere during DaCamera's next season, was co-commissioned with Rice's Shepherd School of Music.

The legacy of George Foreman: A look at his 12 children and grandchildren
An article features alumnus George Foreman III.
Distractify (This article also appeared in MSN Lifestyle.)

Best colleges for business 2023
Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business is featured.
University Magazine

The United States needs more than mining engineers to solve its critical mineral challenges
An article mentions that the Baker Institute for Public Policy has experts focused on critical mineral issues.
Center for Strategic & International Studies

Non-compete agreements: A surprising trend
An article authored by Kurt Stanberry mentions that he has co-authored works for OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources. 
Social Science Space

Aumentan las infecciones por microorganismos resistentes a los antibióticos
An article mentions that experts at Rice are collaborating with four other institutions to confront multidrug-resistant pathogens. (An English translation is not available.)


Ocean warming intensifies viral outbreaks within corals
An article features Rice research into the health of corals. Adrienne Correa, assistant professor of biosciences, and alumna and temporary postdoctoral associate Lauren Howe-Kerr are quoted.

New president to lead U of L spring commencement ceremonies May 13
An article featuring Thomas Hulse mentions that he plans to pursue a doctorate in applied physics at Rice. 
University of Louisville News

A gift for the future: Marco Island Woman's Club awards $63K in scholarships
An article featuring Kathryn Barry mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Marco Eagle

What is Generation Conscious? A story on how Wesleyan pioneered a zero-waste hygiene equity movement
An article mentions that alumnus Taylor Gilliam co-wrote a speculative fiction novel.
The Wesleyan Argus

Positive people in Pinecrest: Emiliano H. Posada
Rice is mentioned.
Community Newspapers (This article also appeared in the May 8-21 print and digital editions.)

Crimson Bears soccer boys honor seniors Tuesday
An article featuring Tayten Bennetsen mentions that he plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Juneau Empire

Laramie County School District 1 Student of the Week — May 8, 2023
An article featuring Suzette Mejia mentions that she plans to attend Rice on the QuestBridge National Match scholarship.
The Cheyenne Post


MGOLF: Stamper tabbed Player of the Year, All-Conference awards announced
An article mentions that Rice golfer Raghav Chugh has been named to the All-Conference USA first team, and fellow Owls Jay Kirchdorfer and Lukas Boandl were named to the third team and the All-Freshman team, respectively.
Conference USA (This article also appeared in, and

Baseball visits Rice, hosts New Orleans in last home conference series
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of the Incarnate Word May 9 at Reckling Park.

Series finale against Shockers canceled
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Houston May 10 at Reckling Park.

Learn about Filipino-American experience, attend multiday tech festival: 7 Houston events to attend in May
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play Prairie View A&M University May 16.
Community Impact Newspaper

KTXX-AM (Austin, Texas)
A broadcast mentions that the Rice football team's season will begin Sept. 2 with a game against the University of Texas at Austin.

Husker Dan: Is Florida Atlantic a good fit for Casey Thompson?
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Florida Atlantic University next season.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Sports Illustrated and YardBarker.)

Fairfield Warde's Petro Kuzmenok has worked hard to become a two-time State Open tennis champ
An article featuring Petro Kuzmenok mentions that he has committed to play tennis at Rice.
CT Insider (This article appeared in the May 8 print edition of the Connecticut Post and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher announces new running back transfer at Houston A&M Club Coach's Night
An article mentions former Rice football player Jerry Johnson.
The Eagle
Texas A&M adds former Colorado State RB David Bailey via transfer portal

AAC sees $183.24M in revenue for FY 2021-22
An article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.
Sports Business Journal
MIKE BROWN: Salem's Jackson Johnson is headed to Tulsa
Mahoning Matters

Rice transfer quarterback commits to Marshall
An article features former Rice football player T.J. McMahon
The Herald-Dispatch

Oklahoma Sooners target 2025 small forward Kash Polk
Rice is mentioned.
Sooners Wire


Rice, TSU announce expanded partnership
Rice and Texas Southern University have announced a partnership to share resources, expertise and best practices to build stronger bridges between their institutions and communities. The collaboration aims to foster meaningful dialogue; seed new research partnerships; create additional opportunities for students, faculty and staff at both universities; and be a boon to their city, Houston.