Dateline Rice for June 7, 2024

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Proposed Texas stock exchange raises profile of Texas MBA programs
Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business and professor of strategic management, is quoted.

Texas Democrats begin state convention in familiar position: Out of power but hopeful
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 quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in The Dallas Morning News, and it appeared on the front page of its June 7 print edition.)
Texas Governor launches '10 Most Wanted Criminal Illegal Immigrants' list
WLTX Online (This KHOU Online article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Discovery highlights 'critical oversight' in perceived security of wireless networks
An article features collaborative Rice research that uncovered an eavesdropping security vulnerability in high-frequency and high-speed wireless backhaul links. Co-authors Edward Knightly, the Sheafor-Lindsay Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of computer science, and graduate student Zhambyl Shaikhanov are quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Tech Xplore.) 

During sleep, brain try to predict the future
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.
The sleeping brain may predict future experiences
MSN Health (This article originally appeared in
O cérebro tenta 'prever o futuro' enquanto você dorme

As Ivy League prioritizes 'activism at expense of academics,' other schools rise to top for employers
An article mentions that Rice is on Forbes' list of "New Ivies."
New York Post (This article also appeared in MSN Money.)

The best colleges in Texas
A roundup features Rice.
MSN (This article originally appeared in My Money Chronicles.)

Delightfully weird state symbols from across America
A slideshow mentions that scientists at Rice shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of "buckyballs," a new form of carbon.
MSN International (This article originally appeared in StarsInsider.)


Four Houston-area university systems named among top 100 patent recipients
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. Paul Cherukuri, chief innovation officer and vice president for innovation, is quoted.

Ion executive director Jan Odegard retires, releases impact report
An article mentions Jan Odegard, former executive director of the Ion, a Houston-based tech hub owned by the Rice Management Co., who stepped down from his role May 31. Paul Cherukuri, chief innovation officer and vice president for innovation, is quoted, and Ken Jett, vice president of facilities and capital planning, president of the Rice Real Estate Company and adjunct professor of real estate at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is mentioned.
HoustonInno (This article appeared in the June 7-13 print and digital editions of the Houston Business Journal and was in a previous edition of Dateline.) 

Fort Bend ISD trustees considering new policy that could fast-track book bans
Alumnus Scott Pett, writer and editor at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared on the front page of the June 7 print edition.)
FBISD trustees discuss putting superintendent in charge of book reviews
Houston Press

Mosquitoes are thriving in Houston, and climate change could make them a bigger nuisance
Jocelyn Holt, faculty fellow in ecology and evolutionary biology, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front page of the June 7 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Houston clean energy accelerator names 4th cohort of early stage tech companies
An article mentions that the Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator has named 12 early stage energy technology companies to its latest cohort, which will end with the Rice Alliance Energy Tech Venture Forum Sept. 12. Kerri Smith, executive director of the Clean Energy Accelerator, and Matt Peña, associate director of the accelerator, are quoted.
InnovationMap (This article also appeared in Hispanic Business TV.)

Hurricanes, climate and Texas: How they look in 2024 vis-à-vis 2008
An article mentions that Rice's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center collaborated on the Galveston Bay Park Plan, a proposal to protect the region from hurricanes.
Texas Climate News

Cheers to 30 years of Houston's Saint Arnold Brewing
Alumnus Brock Wagner is featured in an article about Saint Arnold Brewing Company, which he helped found.

Collaborative life science organization selects 7 innovators for inaugural Houston cohort
An article mentions that Rice bioengineering research specialist Mario Escobar is one of seven scientists chosen as the first cohort of the Gulf Coast Consortium's Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub aimed at advancing medical innovations.

What's in Houston ISD's $4.4B bond plan? Here are 5 key takeaways.
An article cites a survey by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research that shows support of a bond by Houston Independent School District residents.
Houston Landing (This article also appeared in MSN Money.)

Houston leaders urge Biden administration to expand work authorization for 500,000 immigrants
An article mentions that Rice hosted a panel discussion last month about work authorization for migrant workers.
Houston Landing (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Georgia O'Keeffe's Texas years have been transformed into dance — with audience participation
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. 
Texas Monthly

Texas A&M researchers peer into the microcosmos with high-resolution microscope
Rice is mentioned.
Texas A&M's Agrilife Today (This article also appeared in Texas A&M Today.)


Why Rice Professor Timothy Morton believes faith and science have more in common than some realize
Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, is interviewed about his new book "Hell: In Search of a Christian Ecology."
Houston Public Media

'The Nature of Things'
A broadcast features Lesa Tran Lu, associate director for educational programs at the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering and adjunct lecturer in chemistry.
CBC (This segment re-aired on 10 affiliate stations and appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)


The urge to surge
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Chair of Marketing and professor of management at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
The American Prospect

'There's a silencing effect': The attack on diversity in the US
Eden King, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Psychological Sciences and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, is quoted.
Times Higher Education

'Ask an AMR Associate Editor: Session 3 — Special Topic Forum on Artificial Intelligence'
Anastasiya Zavyalova, associate professor of strategic management at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, participates in an online forum.
Academy of Management on YouTube

Saudi Aramco menggaet investor global dengan penjualan saham senilai 12 miliar dolar
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Saudi Aramco privlači globalne investitore prodajom dionica u vrijednosti od 12 milijardi dolara
¿Puede Aramco ganarse todavía a los inversores occidentales?
Noticias de Israel

Seven women scholars appointed to new faculty positions
A roundup featuring Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman mentions that she will join Rice as an associate professor in the Center of African and African American Studies and in the Department of Sociology.
Women in Academia Report

Barkow Leibinger combines timber, brick, plaster, and glazed tile for Hanszen Hall at Rice University
An article features Rice's Hanszen College, which is a large-scale mass timber project.
The Architect's Newspaper

EPP adding Permian processing to support production growth
Alumnus Robert Brelsford authored an article.
Oil & Gas Journal

Charah Solutions names Tony Tomljanovic as chief financial officer and treasurer
An article featuring Tony Tomljanovic mentions that he completed an executive leadership program at Rice.
Waste Advantage Magazine

Fiber's expanding sensing opportunities
An article mentions that experts at Rice are collaborating on the Imperial Valley Dark Fiber Project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

George Foreman kids: Meet George Foreman's 7 sons and 5 daughters
An article features alumnus George Foreman III.

The page about my first ever 5K race, measuring success and having fun
An article mentions the exercise path ringing Rice. 

Mamadou Faye rejoint le cabinet de conseil A&A Strategy
An article mentions that Mamadou Faye has earned a professional certificate from Rice.

Aubrey Bergauer: Business strategies for arts organizations
An article features alumna Aubrey Bergauer.
Offbeat Magazine
After more than 75 years, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston eyes its future with an expansion
An article contains images from the Woodson Research Center at Rice's Fondren Library.

List of universities in USA without IELTS to study (2024)
Rice is mentioned.


Jackson State University hosts award-winning STEM camp focused on carbon capture and storage
An article mentions that Rice has partnered with Jackson State University to offer STEM camps based on the STEM Camp curriculum at Rice's Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity in Education. Richard Tapia, University Professor, the Maxfield-Oshman Professor in Engineering and a professor of computational and applied mathematics, and Paul Hand, director of STEM curriculum at the Tapia Center and adjunct assistant professor of computational applied mathematics, are mentioned.
Jackson State University News
'WAPT News'
WAPT-TV (Jackson, Mississippi)
http://dateline.rice/june-7-wapt (This segment aired twice.)

La nueva presidenta de México hereda una economía en ruinas, una alerta de Industrial Info
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.
La Tribuna
Heredará Claudia Sheinbaum una 'economía en ruinas,' dice investigación
Diario de Yucatan (This article also appeared in the June 7 print edition.)

Antiguidade Tardia Eurasiática: Uma nova forma de ver a história
Michael Maas, the William Gaines Twyman Professor of History, is quoted.
Blog da Editora da Unicamp

Verkiezen is (als) beslissen
John Alford, professor of political science, is quoted.

President renews Michele Gillespie's appointment as provost
Alumna Michele Gillespie is featured.
Wake Forest University's Inside WFU

Advent School welcomes Sean Harlow as new director of development
An article featuring Sean Harlow mentions that he formerly served in leadership positions at Rice.
Charlestown Patriot-Bridge (This article also appeared in Beacon Hill Times.)

ESPN writer, Pottsville grad, tells class of 2024 it only takes one 'yes' to change your life
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Republican Herald
What spaceflight can teach us about fighting loneliness 
Space for Humans on YouTube

It's harder for women to get into Vanderbilt than men. Why?
A caption mentions that Rice is ranked No. 17 according to U.S. News & World Report.
Vanderbilt Hustler

DMPS welcomes chief academic officer Dr. Robert Lundin
An article features alumnus Robert Lundin.
DesMoines Public Schools

As hurricane season approaches, Florida rebuilding strategies may help Blacks facing climate change disasters around the nation
An article cites a 2018 Rice study into how natural disasters widen racial wealth gaps.
The Seattle Medium

McKnight among GSSM graduates
Rice is mentioned.
The Post and Courier News


Three American athletes podium during Day 2 of 2024 NCAA Track & Field Championships
An article mentions that Rice track and field athletes Tara Simpson-Sullivan and McKyla Van Der Westhuizen placed second in hammer throw and third in javelin, respectively, at the NCAA Track & Field Championship June 6. The article also mentions that Owls Ty Hampton and Shaun Kerry placed 14th in men's javelin and 19th in men's hammer throw, respectively. Owls Alice Taylor and Eliza Kraule are set to compete in the finals of the women's high jump and heptathlon, respectively, June 8. Van der Westhuizen is mentioned in the Houston Chronicle. Simpson-Sullivan is featured in a broadcast by KRIV.
American men find early success at NCAA Track & Field Championships
American athletes set to compete in the 2024 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
UH women's 4x400 relay advances; Sydni Townsend reaches 400-meter hurdles finals at NCAAs
Houston Chronicle
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)

Emily Stutesman earns Jim Castañeda Post Graduate Scholarship
An article about the Jim Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship mentions that it is named after the late former Rice faculty member and coach. (This article also appeared in BVM Sports.)

Aggie women hire Gallo as assistant
An article featuring Mia Gallo mentions she is the former video coordinator for Rice's women's basketball team.
The Davis Enterprise (This article also appeared in BVM Sports.)

KSU football adds Rice transfer cornerback Jordan Dunbar
An article features former Rice football player Jordan Dunbar.
The Mercury

Dean Wade needs to be healthy and confident for Cavs to advance further in playoffs — Ethan Sands
Rice is mentioned. (This article also appeared in MSN Sports.)

Texas State wins 2024 Bubas Cup
An article mentions that Rice's football team lost to Texas State University in the Servpro First Responder Bowl last season.

The 24 best players in Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals history
A roundup features former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon.

Deutschland holt Sieg gegen Bulgarien
An article mentions Rice volleyball player Emilia Weske.

#ORUMBB announces 2024 recruiting class
An article features former Rice basketball player Samuel Alajiki.

Kentucky target Jamie Vinson commits to Texas
Rice is mentioned.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in Wildcats Today.)


Two-time Super Bowl champ Justin Reid hosts 'Tackling Tech' computer science camp at Ion
Tackling Tech Computer Science Camp, featuring Justin Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs, is set to debut starting June 10 at the Ion, Houston’s innovation hub powered by Rice. The innovative program that runs through June 21 offers high school students an immersive experience in computer science through hands-on projects, professional development workshops and guest speaker sessions.

Discovery highlights 'critical oversight' in perceived security of wireless networks
A research team led by Rice's Edward Knightly has uncovered an eavesdropping security vulnerability in high-frequency and high-speed wireless backhaul links, widely employed in critical applications such as 5G wireless cell phone signals and low-latency financial trading on Wall Street.