Dateline Rice for Feb. 2, 2024

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Rice University launches Institute for Clean Water Technologies, Entrepreneurship and Research
An article features the news that Rice has launched the Institute for Clean Water Technologies, Entrepreneurship and Research, also known as the WaTER Institute, which aims to address the lack of access to clean water globally. Community members quoted or mentioned include President Reginald DesRoches; Pedro Alvarez, the George R. Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, co-director of the Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment and director of the WaTER Institute; Ramamoorthy Ramesh, executive vice president for research and professor of materials science, nanoengineering, physics and astronomy; Rafael Verduzco, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, materials science and nanoengineering; and Qilin Li, professor of civil and environmental engineering and co-director of Rice's Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment. The article also mentions the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Rice Advanced Materials Institute, Rice Synthetic Biology Institute, Medical Humanities Research Institute, the Ion, Rice Sustainability Institute, Rice's Center For Neural Systems Restoration and the Woodside-Rice Decarbonization Accelerator.
Houston Business Journal


Oil profits keep flowing for Exxon and Chevron
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal
Why the flap over Taylor Swift? Because griping and grievance work for MAGA Trumpers | Opinion
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science and fellow in political science at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.)
Latino Democrats in Texas not warming up to Biden; nearly half don't want to vote for him
The Latin Times
KERA-FM (Dallas)

Greater mastery over microbead manufacture
Alumnus Balaji Sitharaman authored an article.
Scientific American


Rice startup Motif Neurotech lands $18.7M Series A round to fund depression-treating device
An article features Jacob Robinson, professor of electrical and computer engineering and bioengineering and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow; Sameer Sheth and Sunil Sheth, adjunct associate professors of electrical and computer engineering; and Kaiyuan Yang, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. 
HoustonInno (An excerpt of this article appeared in the Feb. 2-8 print and digital editions of the Houston Business Journal, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Dr. Ruth Simmons to deliver keynote remarks at the 28th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum at the LBJ School at UT Austin
Ruth Simmons, the Rice President's Distinguished Fellow and trustee emerita, is featured.
Crave DFW

Hazak event features program on Hammerstein and Sondheim
An article features Debra Dickinson, a former professor at Rice's Shepherd School of Music and Rice's Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.
Jewish Herald-Voice

Queer things to do in Houston this weekend, Feb. 1-4
A roundup features the exhibit "Hayv Kahraman: The Foreign in Us," which will be on view at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts through May 11.

'Argylle,' 'Promised Land,' 'Scrambled' among the major films hitting our screens this week
An article mentions Rice Cinema will screen "Fish and Cat" Feb. 2 and "Invasion" Feb. 3.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Feb. 2 print edition and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

Phillips 66 starts divestment program, beats Q4 2023 earnings expectations
An article mention that Phillips 66 CEO Mark Lashier spoke at Rice last October. 
Houston Business Journal


'KPRC Channel 2 News'
Michael Wong, the Tina and Sunit Patel Professor in Molecular Nanotechnology, a professor and chair of chemical and biomolecular engineering and a professor of chemistry, materials science and nanoengineering and of civil and environmental engineering, is interviewed about a hazmat incident at a local airport.
KPRC-TV (Houston)

'WMBF News Today'
An article features Rice research into a new treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. Jeffrey Tabor, associate professor of bioengineering, is quoted.
WMBF-TV (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)

Lawsuit over warrantless raid (Feb. 2, 2024)
A "Houston Matters" segment features last year's conversation about medical tourism with Moramay López-Alonso, associate professor of history, adjunct associate professor of economics and lecturer in management at the Jones Graduate School of Business.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston

La Joya ISD: Meet the Board of Managers
Alumna Anita Chavez is featured.


Another honor for Rice University's Naomi Halas
An article features news that Naomi Halas, University Professor, professor of electrical and computer engineering, bioengineering, chemistry, physics and astronomy and materials science and nanoengineering and director of Rice's Smalley-Curl Institute, won the 2024 Mildred Dresselhaus Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomaterials from the American Physical Society.
Women in Academia Report

Return of US oil sanctions on Venezuela to hit revenue, fuel imports
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.

Removing impurities from boron nitride nanotubes
An article features Rice research that found a new way to make high-purity boron nitride nanotubes. Co-authors Angel Martí, professor of chemistry, bioengineering, materials science and nanoengineering, and graduate student Kevin Shumard are quoted.
ASM International

Study unlocks breakthrough for breast cancer bone metastases
An article mentions collaborative Rice research that identified a new immunological pathway to treat bone tumors. Han Xiao, the Norman Hackerman-Welch Young Investigator and assistant professor of chemistry, biosciences and bioengineering, and graduate student Yixian Wang are quoted.
Oncology News

Three women who have been appointed to named professorships
A roundup features former Rice postdoctoral researcher Shivani Bothra.
Women in Academia Report

Petrie Partners: A small wonder
Alumnus Andy Rapp is featured.
Yahoo! Finance (This article originally appeared in Hart Energy.)

RODE Architects promotes five to leadership positions
Alumna Ruthie Kuhlman is featured.
Boston Real Estate Times

Inaugural class of Damon Runyon–St. Jude Pediatric Cancer Research Fellows announced
A roundup features alumnus Philip Pauerstein.

Universities win Energy Department's Wind Competition
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.
Oklahoma Energy Today


Ilenne Del Valle: Rooting out clues to plant health with burbly microbes
Alumna Ilenne Del Valle is featured.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory News


It's official: Houston Roughnecks to play first UFL season at Rice Stadium
An article mentions that Rice Stadium will host the Houston Roughnecks' home games. Director of Athletics Tommy McClelland is quoted.
Houston Business Journal (Similar articles also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Houston Roughnecks to play games at Rice Stadium in 2024
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
Houston Roughnecks to play at Rice Stadium for 2024 season instead of TDECU Stadium
Fox 26 Online
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/feb-2-kriv (Similar segment aired five times.)

Red Wolves open February in Albuquerque and Birmingham
An article mentions that Rice's track and field team will compete in the New Mexico Collegiate Classic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Feb. 2-3.
Former Georgia athletes competing at US Olympic Team Trials
A roundup features former Rice runner Allie Schaich.
Mile Split GA

East's buzzer beater lifts Temple past Wichita State
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team defeated Southern Methodist University 69-60 Jan. 31.

South Florida defeats East Carolina to move into tie for first place
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated the University of Memphis 74-71 Jan. 31.
'WREG News Channel 3'
WREG-TV (Memphis)

Goliad's Addison Zamzow signs to compete in track and field at Rice
An article featuring Addison Zamzow mentions that she has committed to join Rice's track and field team.
Victoria Advocate

Texas Southern announces 2024 football schedule
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play Texas Southern University Sept. 7.

Detroit Tigers prospect Trei Cruz playing in 2024 Caribbean Series before spring training
An article features former Rice baseball player Trei Cruz.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in the Detroit Free Press.)