Dateline Rice for June 5, 2024

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President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum's future US-Mexico relationship 'runs through Texas'
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 quoted.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in El Paso Times, and it appeared in MSN.)
Texas has a lot riding on how new Mexican president Claudia Sheinbaum wields power
San Antonio Express-News
Expert breaks down President Biden's executive order on border
Click2Houston (This segment also aired on KPRC-TV in Houston.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/june-5-payan (This segment aired twice.)
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/june-5-payan (This segment aired four times.)

As investment drive falters, Saudi milks Aramco 'cash cow'
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. (This article also appeared in Al-Monitor, Yahoo! Finance and 10 other media outlets.)

Biden pushes antitrust agenda as economic approval sags
Gustavo Grullon, the Jesse H. Jones Professor of Finance at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
The Hill (This article also appeared in MSN.)
Mexican nationals in Austin face barriers to voting in Mexico's historic election
An article cites Rodrigo Montes de Oca, research scholar in the Center for the U.S. and Mexico at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy. 
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in USA Today, and it appeared in the Austin American-Statesman.)

Rice University students launch cost-saving health care platform
A broadcast features alumni Kayla Grimes and Arunima Jaiswal, who developed The Healthcare Navigator app with fellow students aimed at helping patients navigate health costs and care. 
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in ABC 13 Online, and the segment also aired eight times on KTRK-TV in Houston. This story also appeared in MSN Health.)

Democrats and Republicans square off in tight border races
An article cites research by Rice's Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation
MSN (This article originally appeared in The Wall Street Journal.)


More than 2,000 Spring ISD seniors celebrate graduation, cheered on by family and friends
An article mentions that Daniel DeLoza, valedictorian of Spring High School, plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Spring ISD

Texas pastor is 'bridge' between top politicians and conservative Christians
An article mentions that Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy and Rice's Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance co-hosted the "Christian Nationalism and Public Policy in the U.S." conference in April.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in MSN and 10 other media outlets.)

Houston's 8 best theater shows for June feature 2 Broadway favorites
An article mentions that Rice's Moody Center for the Arts will co-present "Red Landscape: Georgia O'Keeffe in Texas 1912-1918," an immersive dance theater performance June 7-15.
CultureMap Houston

Baylor ranked in Top 100 US universities granted utility patents in 2023
An article mentions that Rice is on the list of Top 100 U.S. universities granted utility patents in 2023 according to the National Academy of Inventors.
Baylor University Media and Public Relations

Record-setting 18 Fulbright recipients top list of student scholar honors for 2024
An article featuring Heavenlei Thomas mentions that she was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to attend graduate school at Rice.
Baylor Proud


Second phase of Shepherd-Durham redesign in Houston's Heights to proceed mostly as planned
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Public Media
Mayor Whitmire to replace majority of Montrose TIRZ Board following disagreement over planned projects
Houston Public Media


UMass Amherst to join National Science Foundation's SafeInsights
An article features news that OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources, has been awarded $90 million from the National Science Foundation to build SafeInsights, the country's largest education research hub. Richard Baraniuk, the C. Sidney Burrus Professor of Engineering, professor of electrical and computer engineering and computer science, founder and director of OpenStax and director of SafeInsights, is quoted.

Market Highlights: ASX to fall as commodities dip; Northern Minerals victim of cyberattack
A roundup features research by James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering.
MSN Money (Australia; this article originally appeared in Stockhead.)
Copper Conundrum: Can research improve strength, conductivity?
EE Power

Why do you remember certain things but not others?
An article features Rice research into memory. Co-authors Stephanie Leal, assistant professor of psychological sciences, and graduate student Fernanda Morales-Calva are quoted.
The Good Men Project

Neurons both replay past events and forecast future ones
An article features collaborative Rice research that found that during sleep, some neurons not only replay the recent past but also anticipate future experience. Co-author Caleb Kemere, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and bioengineering, is quoted.
Lab Manager

Turning up the heat on next-generation semiconductors
An article features collaborative Rice research into the impact of extremely hot temperatures on materials used in electronics. Co-author Yuji Zhao, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is mentioned.

How one coaching program connects leaders to students in a lonely world
An article mentions that Rice offers International Coaching Federation-accredited programs.
University Business

Houston's ultimate guide to dining and drinking during Pride Month
An article mentions that Pride Chorus Houston will perform at Rice June 15.
MSN Food and Drink (This article originally appeared in Eater.)

5 reasons you might regret buying a home in Texas
An article cites Rice research into Houston's public transportation system.
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in GO Banking Rates.)


2024 Solomon R. Pollack Awards for Excellence in Graduate Bioengineering Research
An article features alumnus Rohan Palanki.
University of Pennsylvania's Department of Bioengineering News

Rebuilding Florida is not a want, but a must have
An article cites a 2018 Rice study into how natural disasters widen racial wealth gaps.
Florida Courier

Sounds of jazz, chamber choir and an orchestra
An article mentions that Houston Chamber Choir performed "Brubeck: A Celebration" at Rice's Stude Concert Hall June 1.
The Post Newspaper


Temple shines again with release of latest APR data
An article about the NCAA's four-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) report mentions that Rice is one of thirteen Football Bowl Subdivision institutions with an APR greater than 990 since the 2015-16 academic year.
Notre Dame leads all FBS schools with 16 perfect APR scores

Author to have book signing for 'The Pole Vault: A Violent Ballet' at ACPL
An article mentions that Rice track and field pole vault coach David Butler, author of "The Pole Vault, A Violent Ballet," will hold a book signing at the Allen County Public Library June 26.
The Journal Gazette

ESPN to showcase HBCUs with SWAC football broadcast schedule
An article mentions that Rice's football team will play Texas Southern University Sept. 7.
HBCU Gameday (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)

UConn football and CBS Sports announce game times for 2024 season
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Connecticut Oct. 26.

Kansas State adds experience in the secondary with Rice transfer cornerback Jordan Dunbar
An article features former Rice football player Jordan Dunbar.

CMC details 'emotional' experience watching brother Luke get drafted
An article features former Rice football player Luke McCaffrey.
NBC Sports Bay Area (This article also appeared in Yahoo! Sports.)

Deacs pick up volleyball transfer in Jaime Santer
An article mentions former volleyball player Sahara Maruska.


Rice entrepreneurship lab unveils teams for 2024 Lilie Summer Venture Studio Accelerator
Rice's Liu Idea Lab for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Lilie) has announced the eight dynamic teams selected for the 2024 Lilie Summer Venture Studio, an immersive summer accelerator program designed to propel the university’s innovative ventures forward. This year the program received a record number of applications and drew applicants from every degree program and major across the campus, reflecting the vibrant entrepreneurial spirit that thrives within the university's diverse community, said Kyle Judah, executive director of Lilie, an entrepreneurship center for Rice’s campus and alumni communities.