Dateline Rice for April 30, 2024

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'What is a fact?' A humanities class prepares STEM students to be better scientists
Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, authored an article.
The Conversation (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)

Study reveals voter moral justifications for politicians' misstatements
An article features research co-authored by Minjae Kim, assistant professor of management at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.
MSN (This article originally appeared in

'Leading Research Universities Report,' April 29, 2024
A roundup features the 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 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.
Association of American Universities

'Selective forgetting' | Rice
A roundup features Rice research into memory.
"Futurity Today" newsletter for April 30, 2024

Does gender-segregated schooling make a difference?
Alumna Tanya Evans authored an op-ed. 
MSN (New Zealand; this article originally appeared in Newsroom.)


Rice students launch free menstrual product initiative to combat period poverty on campus
Hanszen senior Ammar Siddiqi, director of Rice's Student Association Student Health Services Commission, McMurtry junior Xiaoyu Geng and Will Rice senior Kai-Yuan Tsung are quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the April 30 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Spring 2024 Rice consulting projects wrap up
An article mentions that Rice students Maya Gerke, Stuti Jain, Maciej Koszut, and Duc Anh Nguyen participated in the West Houston Association's Social Science Consulting Practicum.

Three Texas colleges named among 'prettiest' college campuses in US
Rice is featured.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in MSN and 10 other media outlets.)
'CBS News Texas'
KTVT-TV (Dallas)
WBAP-AM (Dallas)


US Supreme Court to hear arguments on Idaho abortion law and emergency care
Joseph Cozza, visiting assistant professor and associate director of Rice's Program in Politics, Law and Social Thought, is interviewed.
CBC News on YouTube (This segment also aired on the CBC.)

KOH-AM (Reno, Nevada)
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 interviewed about Texas' protest laws.

KLBJ-AM (Austin)
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about Elon Musk's former plans to open a plant in Mexico, and he is quoted in El Economista.
http://dateline.rice/april-30-payan (This segment aired three times.)
Visa TN: Puente laboral con Estados Unidos poco conocido y pendiente de actualizarse
El Economista

'Good Day Austin'
An article features Brown College senior Kayla Grimes, who developed The Healthcare Navigator app with fellow students aimed at helping patients navigate health costs and care. The article also mentions that Jaeyeon Chung, assistant professor of marketing at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, was a mentor on the project.
KTBC-TV (Austin)

WLS-AM (Chicago)
Rice is mentioned.


Rice students develop low-cost cold spray metal additive manufacturing machine 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.

Groundbreaking cancer therapy destroys 99% of cancer cells, study shows
An article features Rice research using molecules that vibrate strongly when stimulated by light to destroy cancer cells. Co-authors James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering, and alumnus and research scientist Ciceron Ayala-Orozco are quoted.
Brighter Side of News


Charlotte, Memphis, Rice, SMU selected for NCAA Men's Tennis Championship
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis secured an at-large bid in the NCAA Men's Tennis Championship and will face Texas A&M University in College Station May 3.
Men's tennis selected to host NCAA first and second rounds, earns 30th consecutive NCAA bid

East Carolina's Cunningham, Yesavage earn weekly honors
An article featuring Rice baseball player Ben Dukes mentions that he has been named to the American Athletic Conference's weekly honor roll.

ISU men's basketball roster rebuild has begun with Wagner addition
An article features former Rice basketball player Camp Wagner.
What type of wide receiver will the Commanders get with Luke McCaffrey?
An article features former Rice football player Luke McCaffrey.
Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in Commanders Wire.)
'DC News Now'
WDCW-TV (Washington, D.C.)
http://dateline.rice/april-30-mccaffrey (This segment aired twice.)

'12 News'
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play Lamar University May 1.
KBMT-TV (Beaumont, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/april-30-kbmt (This segment aired five times.)


Rice, Baylor College of Medicine centers jointly award seed grants
Rice's Synthesis X Center (SynthX) and Baylor College of Medicine's Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center have jointly awarded their first innovation seed grants to three teams of research collaborators from Rice and Baylor. Launched this spring, SynthX fosters the development of groundbreaking cancer drugs and technologies by encouraging primary researchers and clinicians to collaborate on research that integrates advances in organic chemistry, chemical biology and material chemistry into clinical practice.