Dateline Rice for Feb. 12, 2024 (Weekend Edition)

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Speaking in Palm Beach, US archivist says backlog of military records requests cleared
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities and professor of history, is quoted.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in The Palm Beach Post, and it appeared in the Palm Beach Daily News.)

'Scholasticide': How Israel is systematically destroying Palestinian education in Gaza
Abdel Razzaq Takriti, associate professor of history, is quoted.
Anadolu Ajansi

Preocupa contaminación ambiental en El Paso
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
El Diario de Chihuahua (This article also appeared in the Feb. 12 print edition.)
Ten Texas counties have soot levels above EPA standards
Insurance Journal (This Texas Tribune article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
What is a virtual power plant? An energy expert explains
Electronics 360

The rise of African prophets
Josiah Taru, postdoctoral fellow at Rice's Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance, authored an article.
MSN (South Africa; this article from The Star originally appeared in The Conversation and was in a previous edition of Dateline. This article also appeared in the Feb. 12 print editions of The Star's early and late edition issues.)


Report: Nearly every Harris County school district is underfunded
An article features a study by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research that found nearly all K-12 school districts in Harris County are underfunded. Ruth López Turley, director of the Kinder Institute and professor of sociology, is quoted.

Dallas-based think tank taps Rice University head as its new president, CEO
An article features former Rice President David Leebron, University Professor and the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Legal Studies.
Dallas Innovates

3 Houston innovators to know this week
A roundup features Amanda Marciel, the William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair and assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, who was awarded the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award. 

Mayor John Whitmire announces latest City Hall administrative hires
A roundup features Allison Alexander, former director of events and operations at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Feb. 11 print edition.)

Waco-area news briefs: Czech Heritage Society scholarship applications open
An article mentions that Rice co-produced a planetarium show about solar eclipses.
Waco Tribune-Herald

The Blaffer Art Museum names interim director
An article featuring Linda Shearer mentions that she formerly taught at Rice's Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.

Who's behind the campaign mailers flooding GOP districts? Most lead back to megadonor oil tycoons
An article mentions Rice's Lib-Con Scores of members of the Texas House of Representatives.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared on the front page of the Feb. 11 print edition of the Chronicle and on the front page of the Feb. 10 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News.)


'5 a.m. newscast for Feb. 12, 2024'
Alumna Joyce Beebe, a fellow in public finance at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about her research into possible disruptions to child care due to the end of the American Rescue Plan.
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
'6:31 a.m. newscast for Feb. 12, 2024'
Houston Public Media on Google Podcasts (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
'Texas Public Radio'
KSTX-FM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/feb-12-beebe (This segment aired four times on seven affiliate stations.)

'KPRC Channel 2 News'
An article features Rice research into using a cytokine "drug factory" to treat cancer. Omid Veiseh, associate professor of bioengineering and faculty director of the Rice Biotech Launch Pad accelerator, is interviewed.
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/feb-12-veiseh (This segment aired twice.)


Can older leaders keep up?
Mikki Hebl, the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Chair of Psychological Sciences, professor at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, and Eden King, associate professor of psychological sciences and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, co-authored an article.
Psychology Today

Higher education grants or gifts of interest to African Americans
A roundup mentions that the Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST360) international alliance launched Phase 2 of its initiative to reduce newborn mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. NEST360 co-founder Rebecca Richards-Kortum, the Malcolm Gillis University Professor, professor of bioengineering and director of the Rice360 Institute for Global Health Technology, is mentioned.
Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Petrolio: l’Arabia Saudita e il (possibile) dilemma dei tagli
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, co-authored an article.

'Molecular jackhammers' show potential to kill cancer cells within minutes
An article features Rice research using molecules that vibrate strongly when stimulated by light to destroy cancer cells. Alumnus and research scientist Ciceron Ayala-Orozco is quoted.

Twelve teams selected to advance to 2024 Collegiate Wind Competition final event
An article mentions that a team of students from Rice is a Phase 2 winner in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2024 Collegiate Wind Competition. The team advances to the final phase of the competition to complete their wind turbine prototype design and present their work at the American Clean Power Association's CLEANPOWER Conference and Exhibition in Minneapolis May 5-9.

A system that is more effective in handling climate change
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
MSN Money (Great Britain; this article originally appeared in AZo Cleantech.)

Finalist for World Engineering Day Hackathon announced
An article mentions that a team from Rice will compete in the World Engineering Day Hackathon.
Electronic Product Design & Test

$10M funding for US heat pump projects
A roundup features Rice research into carbon nanotube fibers.
Cooling Post

Siletz Bay Music Fest again brings diversity, innovation to central Oregon coast on Aug. 25
An article mentions the late Sergiu Luca, a former professor of violin at Rice.
Oregon Coast Beach Connection


Exxon Mobil to exit Equatorial Guinea
Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Herald


Youngblood scores 24 to lead South Florida past Rice 69-65
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team lost to the University of South Florida 69-65 Feb. 10.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets, and an excerpt also appeared in the Feb. 11 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
South Florida comes back for 10th AAC victory against Rice
East Carolina, South Florida earn wins Saturday afternoon
South Florida comes back from 13-point halftime deficit against Rice to start program-best 17-5
WFTS Online
Rice takes on South Florida after Huseinovic's 20-point game
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
South Florida heads to Houston for matchup with Rice
Bulls rally back to continue record streak 
The Crows Nest
'The Floor'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/feb-12-kprc (This segment aired twice.)

Poindexter drops 33 in Hurricane's 78-66 setback at Rice
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team defeated the University of Tulsa 78-66 Feb. 10. (An excerpt also appeared in the Feb. 11 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
Tulsa women travel to Rice for Saturday game
Home teams win five of six American women's hoops games
'KPRC Channel 2 News Weekend'
KPRC-TV (Houston)

Mustangs defend Turpin Cup, defeat Rice 4-1
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team lost to Southern Methodist University 4-1 Feb. 10.
Mustangs' match against Rice rescheduled for Saturday, 5 p.m.
Mustangs wrap up competition at Dallas Open

Bulldogs fall to Owls, 5-2
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team defeated Louisiana Tech University 5-2 Feb. 11.
Preview: LA Tech at Rice, Houston
Bulldogs sweep Generals, 7-0

Magnolia West baseball begins new chapter after championship season
An article mentions Rice baseball player Jackson Blank.
Houston Chronicle

PREVIEW: Men's golf individuals to compete in two greater Houston-area tournaments
An article mentions that Rice will host the Bentwater Intercollegiate golf tournament in Montgomery, Texas, Feb. 12-13.
Texans' quick turnaround takes them to Bentwater Intercollegiate in Montgomery Monday-Tuesday
Preview | Men's golf set for spring opener in Texas (This article also appeared in Press Bee.)
Nicholls golf returns to action in Bentwater Intercollegiate
Men's golf right back in action at the Bentwater Intercollegiate
Gray, German set to propel Kats in spring opener
Men's golf back in action this week at Bentwater Intercollegiate
UTSA to continue spring season at Bentwater Invitational

The Back Nine: WKU golf spring preview
An article mentions that Rice's golf team competed in the Bayou City Collegiate Classic in 2022.

Red Sox strike deal with former Yankees pitcher
An article features former Rice baseball player Lucas Luetge.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in Larry Brown Sports.)
After overcoming arm injuries, Matt Canterino ready for whatever Twins throw at him
An article features former Rice baseball player Matt Canterino.
Minneapolis Star Tribune (This article also appeared in AOL.)

His father's son: Luke McCaffrey, WR, Rice
An article features Rice football player Luke McCaffrey.
First Round Mock
Christian McCaffrey's dad: All about his Super Bowl champ father Ed McCaffrey
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in Hollywood Life.)
Who are Olivia Culpo's future in-laws? Meet Christian McCaffrey's family
MSN Sports (This article also appeared in Us Weekly.)
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)

Coaching staff shakeup for football follows appointment of new head coach
An article features former Rice assistant football coaches Pete Lembo and Caleb Haynes.
University of Buffalo's The Spectrum

Six to Pin: Illinois
A roundup features alumnus and former Rice football player Isaac Klarkowski.

WATCH: Longhorns' Steve McMichael talks ALS battle amid journey to Hall of Fame — tracker
Former Rice assistant football coach Major Applewhite is featured.
Sports Illustrated's Longhorns Country

Here are a few of our favorite Wisconsin sports power couples ahead of Valentine's Day
Former Rice volleyball player Mariah Riddlesprigger, girlfriend of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, is featured.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.)

'10 News Nightbeat'
Former Rice assistant football coach Jerry Mack is featured.
WBIR-TV (Knoxville, Tennessee)
http://dateline.rice/feb-12-kbir (This segment aired four times.)

'H-Town High School Sports'
A broadcast featuring Tyler Day mentions that he has committed to play football at Rice.
KIAH-TV (Houston)