Dateline Rice for April 2, 2024

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A total solar eclipse is coming. Here's what you need to know.
Alumna Patricia Reiff, professor of physics and astronomy and associate director for outreach programs at the Rice Space Institute, is mentioned.
The New York Times (This article also appeared in the April 2 print edition.)
For solar eclipse, colleges give physicists football star treatment
Inside Higher Ed
A total solar eclipse is coming. Here's what you need to know
Art Daily
KUT-FM (Austin)
http://dateline.rice/april-2-reiff (This segment aired twice.)

Texas AG Ken Paxton avoids trial in fraud case
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.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in Fox 4 Online.)
Two Houston Democrats lean on job experience ahead of May runoff in Texas House District 139
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front page of the April 2 print edition of the Chronicle, and it appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and was in yesterday's Dateline.)
Texas gana a Biden la batalla por el control de su frontera con México
MSN Noticias (This article originally appeared in Ahora Mismo.)
Migración se convierte en ‘rehén’ de los políticos hiperpolarizados de EE.UU.

US policy in the Middle East: A conversation with Brett McGurk
An article mentions that Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy will host the Al-Monitor Distinguished Speaker Series April 8. David Satterfield, director of Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy and U.S. Department of State's Special Envoy for Middle East Humanitarian Issues, will moderate a conversation with Brett McGurk, deputy assistant to President Joe Biden and the National Security Council coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa.

Want to see the future of AI? Watch Star Trek
An article mentions that experts at Rice contributed to the featured research.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Gadget.)
University of Houston says Cougar Textbook Access Program saved students $10.2 million
Rice is mentioned.
AOL (This Fox 26 Online article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


10+ can't-miss Houston business and innovation events for April
An article mentions that the Rice Business Plan Competition hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship will be held April 4-6. 

Trolley run, Tour de Houston: 14 events to check out in April in Bellaire, Meyerland, surrounding areas
A roundup features two upcoming events at Rice: Collaborative for Children, which allows kids aged 3-6 to engage in coding, climate science, life science, renewable energy and robotics through performing and visual art, will be hosted at Tudor Fieldhouse April 13; and Run for the Rose 5K will be hosted on campus April 14.
Community Impact


ABC Radio (Australia)
Arthur Gottschalk, professor of composition and theory at the Shepherd School of Music, is interviewed about the life and music of composer John Williams.
http://dateline.rice/april-2-gottschalk (This segment aired on more than 150 affiliate stations.)

'CW 39 Weather & Traffic'
A broadcast features Will Rice College sophomore Mary Sickler, who was recently crowned as Miss Houston USA, and mentions that she leads Rice's sexual assault committee.
KIAH-TV (Houston)


Universal basic income programs gain traction in more cities, Republicans disapprove
An article features research by Rachel Kimbro, dean of the School of Social Sciences, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences and professor of sociology.
Black Enterprise

Dominican Republic's neofascist paramilitaries double down on right-wing repression
Amarilys Estrella, assistant professor of anthropology and faculty affiliate at Rice's Center for African and African American Studies, authored an article.
The North American Congress on Latin America

New tiger beetle species detected in the Houston area by a Rice University research team
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.
MSN Lifestyle (This Houston Chronicle article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

Houston Contemporary Dance Company will perform 'Electrostatic Attraction' 
An article featuring Joe Celej mentions that he has been a guest teacher at Rice.

Houston Chamber Choir presents 'California Gold' with guest UH conductor Dr. Betsy Cook Weber
An article features Robert Simpson, lecturer of church music at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.

Forty Under 40 2024: Owners, presidents, CEOs
A roundup features alumnus John Gioffre.


All about Maine's total solar eclipse
An article mentions that Rice co-produced a planetarium show about solar eclipses.
Bangor Daily News


Rice's new coach shares season insights
An article features Rice's new men's head basketball coach Rob Lanier.
Fox 26 Online

Rice wide receiver Luke McCaffrey, Christian McCaffrey’s brother, visited Texans
An article features Rice football player Luke McCaffrey.
Christian McCaffrey’s brother reportedly had a visit with AFC team
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in The Cold Wire.)

Memphis beats Roughnecks 18-12 in UFL opener
An article mentions Rice Stadium, where the Houston Roughnecks will play their home games this season.
Wharton Journal-Spectator

PREVIEW: Silver Glove Series sweep in reach
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team will play the University of Houston April 2.

Memphis' Warren, UTSA's Lytle earn weekly honors
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team was swept in its three-game series against Wichita State University March 28-30.

Sahara Maruska signs with Demon Deacons volleyball
An article features former Rice volleyball player Sahara Maruska.


Rice's Mark Torres wins NSF CAREER Award to examine river water chemistry
Mark Torres, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences at Rice, has won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to unlock new insights in river water chemistry, including its implications for addressing environmental concerns.