Dateline Rice for April 1, 2024 (Weekend Edition)

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Newly discovered bugs have been flying around Texas
An article features news that Rice biologists have discovered a new species of tiger beetle, the Eunota houstoniana. Co-authors quoted include Scott Egan, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and graduate student Robert Laroche.
KRLD Online on MSN (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
New tiger beetle species detected in the Houston area by a Rice University research team
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in MSN Lifestyle.)
Rice University researchers discover new bug, name it after Houston
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)

US considers allowing limited oil business to continue in Venezuela
Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, fellow at the Center for the United States and Mexico, director of the Latin America Energy Program at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a lecturer in energy economics at Rice, is quoted.
The Washington Post (This article also appeared in MSN Money and 20 other media outlets.)

Two Houston Democrats lean on job experience ahead of May runoff in Texas House District 139
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science and fellow in political science at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)
'Texas: The Issue Is' — March 31
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired four times on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
WTOP-AM (Washington, D.C.)
http://dateline.rice/april-1-jones (This segment aired six times.)

Luxury mansions of legendary comedians Jim Carrey, Johnny Carson hit the market (photos)
An article mentions that architect Johnston Marklee designed Rice's Visual and Dramatic Arts center.


Waco and Central Texas to serve as laboratories during April 8 total eclipse
Alumna Patricia Reiff, professor of physics and astronomy and associate director for outreach programs at the Rice Space Institute, is quoted.
Waco Tribune-Herald

An Early Riser’s Guide to the Weekend in Houston
A roundup features the James Turrell "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on Rice's Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.      Houstonia

Local Honey Art Cafe owners open 'Wonderland'-inspired interactive art space
An article features alumni Huimiao Lin and Lulu Fang.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the April 1 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Texas-Squared Startup newsletter No. 445
A roundup features Rice news stories from the past week.
Texas-Squared Startup on Medium


Thousands of acres of Texas solar farm destroyed by hail
Ramamoorthy Ramesh, executive vice president for research and professor of materials science, nanoengineering, physics and astronomy, is quoted.

WBAP-AM (Dallas)
A broadcast mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.

KFYI-AM (Phoenix)
A broadcast mentions Rice research into disbanded police departments.

University of Houston says Cougar Textbook Access Program saved students $10.2 million
Rice is mentioned.
Fox 26 (This segment also aired four times on KRIV-TV in Houston.)

WWIN-FM (Baltimore)
A broadcast features Michael Eric Dyson, who will give the talk "BHM, BLM, DEI, CRT, AI, AP and MLK: Alphabets Against American Amnesia" at Rice April 1.


Researchers identify protein regulating gas vesicle patterning in bacteria
An article features research exploring the protein nanostructures of gas vesicles. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include George Lu, assistant professor of bioengineering and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow; graduate student Zongru Li; postdoctoral researchers Andrew Anderson, Manuel Iburg, Qionghua Shen; alumni Richard Lin and Brandon Zimmer; and Matthew Meyer, electron microscope research scientist.
MSN Health (Great Britain; this article originally appeared in AZo Life Sciences.)

WT Theatre's 'Rumors,' art exhibits among this week's events
An article features Ken Cowan, professor of organ at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
MSN Music (This article originally appeared in the Amarillo Globe-News, and it appeared in Yahoo! Entertainment.)

In Texas, ex-oil and gas workers champion geothermal energy as a replacement for fossil-fueled power plants
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN Money (This Grist article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Monkeys shed light on how visual cues guide cooperation
An article features Rice research into how pairs of macaques use visual cues to guide complex, goal-oriented cooperative behavior. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Valentin Dragoi, professor of electrical and computer engineering and scientific director of the Center for Neural Systems Restoration; Behnaam Aazhang, the J.S. Abercrombie Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, director of the Rice Neuroengineering Initiative and co-director of the Center for Neural Systems Restoration; former graduate student Melissa Franch; and alumna Sudha Yellapantula.
The Good Men Project

Inside Omega Power: The father-son duo closing the gap in the domestic battery market
An article features research by alumnus Daniel Hashim, academic visitor in materials science and nanoengineering, and Pulickel Ajayan, chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering, professor of chemistry and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow.
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in New York Tech.)

New Rice research project 'crucial for developing effective treatments' for amyloid diseases such Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
Angel Martí, professor of chemistry, bioengineering, materials science and nanoengineering, was awarded a $1.875 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to support its groundbreaking research in biological fibrillar nanostructures, which may help treat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Largest photon emission enhancement for single T center to date
An article cites Rice research controlling the optical properties of atomic imperfections in T centers in silicon.
Tech Explorist
These 13 rappers have been immortalized with their own holidays
An article features Bernard "Bun B" Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice.
Yahoo! Entertainment (This article originally appeared in Revolt.)


The hedge fund in your pantry
An article features collaborative research by alumna Stefanie Johnson, former director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders.
Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management

An Awakening: Shared stories ignite Houston’s next generation’s resolve to end gun violence
McMurtry College junior Jasir Rahman is quoted.
Bayou Beat (This article also appeared in Defender.)

Reflexiones analíticas del Supermultiplicador de Sraffa en la política económica actual de Mexico
An article mentions research by Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
El Economista

Should college essays touch on race? Some feel the affirmative action ruling leaves them no choice
Rice is mentioned.
Sentinel (This Associated Press article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)


'Houston's Morning Show'
A broadcast features Rice's new men's head basketball coach Rob Lanier.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/april-1-lanier (This segment aired twice.)

Shockers run-rule Owls, complete sweep
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team were swept in its three-game series against Wichita State University March 28-30.
RH: Shocker success with two outs sparks offense
Shockers roll past Rice
East Carolina, UTSA, Wichita State complete sweeps on Saturday
East Carolina, UTSA, Wichita State claim series wins Friday
'KSN News'
KSNW-TV (Wichita, Kansas)
http://dateline.rice/april-1-ksn (This segment aired twice.)

Mean Green fall at Rice 4-2
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team defeated the University of North Texas 4-2 March 29.

Niners defeat North Texas, 4-2
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team was slated to play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte March 31.

Blue Hose lose to Owls
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team defeated Presbyterian College 4-0 March 30.
Presbyterian suffers road setback at No. 70 Charlotte

UTSA welcomes No. 61 Oregon for midweek matchup
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team is slated to play the University of Texas at San Antonio April 6.
UTSA sweeps 62nd-ranked Oregon on Tuesday

Roughnecks begin UFL era at home against familiar foe
An article mentions Rice Stadium, where the Houston Roughnecks will play their home games this season.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the March 31 print edition.)
United Football League: Five things to know about the Houston Roughnecks
Houston Chronicle
Showboats survive the Roughnecks in UFL season opener
Daily Memphian
Roughnecks' rally falls short against Showboats in UFL opener
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the April 1 print edition.)
Former Saints assistant will kick-off the new UFL season as the Houston Roughnecks head coach
Sports Illustrated's Saints News Network
Houston kicking off another spring football season in new league but with familiar name
Houston Public Media
Top 25 festivals and events in Houston this month: April 2024
365 Things To Do in Houston
'Fox Sports Radio' 
KPOJ-AM (Portland, Oregon)
http://dateline.rice/april-1-kpoj (This segment aired three times.)
'CW 39 Weather & Traffic'
KIAH-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/april-1-kiah (This segment aired eight times.)
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/april-1-kriv (This segment aired 12 times.)
'Sports Sunday'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/april-1-kprc (This segment aired twice.)
'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/april-1-ktrk (This segment aired eight times.)
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)

Cypress Lakes' Aniah Alexis is All-Greater Houston Girls Basketball Player of the Year
An article mentions that Aniah Alexis has signed to play basketball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle

Episcopal senior Karson Gordon breaks national record for triple jump at Texas Relays
An article mentions Rice's Victor Lopez Classic track meet held March 21-23.
Houston Chronicle

Dave Boling: Nothing personal, NIL has brought business to the forefront of college sports. The schools have to adapt.
Rice is mentioned.
The Spokesman-Review

Last-Tear Poa's mom sends LSU guard message after seeing her take a charge against UCLA
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team lost to Louisiana State University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament March 22.
'KHOU 11 Morning News' 
KHOU-TV (Houston)

How SMU, once the rogue of college sports, got back to the big time
An article features former Rice football player Jake Bailey.
The New York Times (This article also appeared in the March 31 print edition.)

Atascocita's Tory Blaylock commits to college, hopes to follow lead of his NFL veteran father
An article mentions Rice's Victor Lopez Classic track meet was held March 21-23.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in MSN Sports.)
'Sports Saturday on CW39'
KIAH-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/april-1-kiah (This segment aired four times.)

What is going on with Dean Wade? When will he return to Cavs' lineup?
Rice is mentioned.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in The Plain Dealer Cleveland.)