Dateline Rice for April 25, 2024

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Rice University lands its largest-ever federal grant to research education
An article features news that OpenStax at Rice has been awarded $90 million — the largest federal research grant in the university's history — from the National Science Foundation to build SafeInsights, the country's largest education research hub that aims to advance teachers' knowledge of student learning strategies and boost outcomes for people from diverse backgrounds. The article mentions that Rice announced the news April 24 at the Ion. Community members quoted include President Reginald DesRoches and Richard Baraniuk, the C. Sidney Burrus Professor of Engineering, professor of electrical and computer engineering and computer science, founder and director of OpenStax and leader of SafeInsights.
Houston Business Journal
Rice University receives $90M award to develop education research hub
Houston Chronicle
Rice University's edtech company receives $90M to lead NSF research hub
Innovation Map
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/apr-25-openstax (This segment aired three times.)


New EPA emissions rules squeeze coal plants
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal (This article also appeared in MSN Money.)

Billionaire Texas oilman inks deal with Venezuela's state-run oil giant as US sanctions loom
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.
Associated Press (This article ran in more than 10 media outlets including MSN Money, AOL, Yahoo! Finance and the Houston Chronicle.)


New report ranks Houston among top U.S. metros for innovation
An article mentions the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and the university's plans to launch a Master of Energy Transition and Sustainability program this fall.
Greater Houston Partnership

Houston-area pastor, who made it into the Guinness Book of World Records, passes away
Alumnus Thomas Benford is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Fox 26 Online.)
'Newsradio 740'
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/apr-25-benford (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston and KTBC-TV in Austin.)

Houston wind ensemble WindSync celebrates 15th anniversary with Rice concert
An article mentions that WindSync will perform at Rice's Shepherd School of Music April 28. Alumni Garrett Hudson is also mentioned.
Houston Chronicle


After nearly four months in office, Mayor John Whitmire hasn't met with county Judge Lina Hidalgo
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)

Houston get ready: The dog-day cicadas are coming!
Scott Egan, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, is interviewed.
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)


Revolutionizing neuromodulation: Pea-sized brain implant breakthrough at Rice University
An article features Rice research developing the smallest implantable brain stimulator demonstrated in a human patient. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Jacob Robinson, professor of electrical and computer engineering and bioengineering and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, and graduate student Joshua Woods.
News Directory 3

Students build low-cost cold spray metal 3D printer prototype
An article mentions that a team of Rice students has developed a cold spray metal 3D printing device that relies on pressure and velocity rather than temperature to create a metal part, a process that could help expand the repertoire of metal additive manufacturing techniques, bringing down cost and enhancing the quality of making or repairing one-off complex metal parts. Community members quoted or mentioned include students Eli Case, Julianna Dickman, Garrett French, Galio Guo, Douglas Hebda, Grant Samara, Davis Thames and Aasha Zinke.
Tech Xplore

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra reveals Cristian Mӑcelaru as next music director
An article features alumnus Cristian Mӑcelaru.
Romanian conductor Cristian Măcelaru named music director of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra names a new music director
WVXU Online

Talea Ensemble to close out 15th anniversary season with two concerts at West End Theatre
Rice is mentioned.


Author Kiese Laymon on 'Heavy': 'I was in a terrible place'
An article features Kiese Laymon, the Libbie Shearn Moody Professor of English.
The Buffalo News

Iceland's glaciers are collapsing quickly. It could be catastrophic for the Massachusetts coastline
An article mentions that a team from Rice held a symbolic funeral for the now-extinct glacier Ok in 2019.
MSN Weather (This article originally appeared in WBZ Online, and a segment aired on WBZ-TV in Boston.)


Lindsay Edmonds signs new five-year contract with Rice
An article features news that Rice has given head women's basketball coach Lindsay Edmonds a new five-year contract that runs through the 2028-29 season.
BVM Sports
Edmonds signs new 5-yr deal at Rice

'KOMO 4 News'
Marques Tuiasosopo, assistant football coach, is interviewed.
KOMO-TV (Seattle)
http://dateline.rice/apr-25-tuiasosopo (This segment aired twice.)

Will 2024 NFL draft be historical family affair?
An article mentions former Rice football player Luke McCaffrey.

Texas Longhorns DB Austin Jordan to enter NCAA transfer portal
An article mentions that Rice's football team played the University of Texas at Austin last season.
Sports Illustrated's Longhorns Country

Five Lions go for gold at Penn Relays
An article mentions that the Southland Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held at Rice's Wendel D. Ley Track and Holloway Field May 9-11.

Men's basketball navigates transfer portal mania
An article mentions that Trey Patterson has committed to play for the Rice men's basketball team.
The Villanovan

Montana State men's basketball player Jaden Geron enters transfer portal
An article mentions former Rice men's basketball player Jaden Geron.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Still Big Ten bound, UW lands ex-Illinois guard signee Butler
An article mentions former Rice men's basketball player Mekhi Mason.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in Sports Illustrated's Inside the Huskies.)
Huskies land Bay Area guard who asked for Illinois scholarship release
Sports Illustrated's Inside the Huskies