Dateline Rice for March 12, 2024

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Is it possible that the economy has landed softly enough?
Zach Bethune, associate professor of economics, is quoted.
Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal (This segment also aired on more than 600 affiliate stations across the U.S.)

How Houston's Black churches helped Colin Allred win the Senate primary
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 Houston Chronicle, and it appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Estados Unidos: Por qué Texas es un espejo de las tensiones en la carrera hacia la Casa Blanca (y no solo por la inmigración)
El Comercio

During the 2024 solar eclipse, Texans will aid a national research effort to study the sun
Alumna Patricia Reiff, professor of physics and astronomy and associate director for outreach programs at the Rice Space Institute, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in The Dallas Morning News, and it appeared in Space Weekly and
Creative and safe ways to see the upcoming solar eclipse


Houston orgs name student, industry teams for CERAWeek pitch competition
An article mentions that the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship selected 39 energy ventures to participate in the 2024 Energy Venture Day and Pitch Competition during this month's CERAWeek. Coflux Purification and Solidec teams from Rice will compete in the Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange for Energy consortium prize March 20. The article also mentions that alumni Rawand Rasheed and Brad Husick won last year's prize.


WHBL-AM (Green Bay, Wisconsin)
A broadcast cites research by John Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance and director of Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Public Policy, and George Zodrow, the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Chair of Economics.

Rice University study shows Narcan hard to find in some Texas regions, but what about North Texas?
An article features a report from the Baker Institute for Public Policy into the availability of Narcan at Houston pharmacies. 
KXII Online (This article also appeared in MSN, and this segment also aired six times on KXII-TV in Sherman, Texas.)
'The National Desk'
WGXA-TV (Macon, Georgia)
http://dateline.rice/march-12-wgxa (This segment aired on more than 30 affiliate stations across the U.S.)


Trailblazing women in space: Honoring first female astronauts and their historic milestones
A roundup features alumna Peggy Whitson, America's most experienced astronaut.
The Science Times

Houston ISD enrollment drops by 6,000 amid implementation of new education system and state takeover
Erin Baumgartner, director of the Houston Education Research Consortium at Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.

Nuevo proceso para reciclar plástico reforzado con fibra de vidrio
An article features Rice research into recycling glass fiber-reinforced plastic. Co-author Yi Cheng, a postdoctoral research associate and Rice Academy Junior Fellow, is quoted.
Noticias de la Ciencia y la Tecnologia

Engineer cites benefits of $6B Texas storm surge protection proposal
An article cites Rice research into how to protect the Galveston Bay from the storm surges of hurricanes. 
Engineering News-Record (Texas & Louisiana)

Researchers identify gene involved in neuronal vulnerability in Alzheimer's disease
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
MSN Health (This article originally appeared in Medical Xpress.)

Hip-hop icon KRS-One takes over Houston!
An article mentions that rapper KRS-One recently spoke at Rice.
The Hype Magazine

Woodside targets commercial pathways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
An article features the news that Rice and Woodside Energy have partnered to create the Woodside-Rice Decarbonization Accelerator, which aims to bring decarbonization technology from Rice labs to market.
Energy News Bulletin


Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and higher education pioneer Ruth Simmons to speak at Brandeis' 73rd commencement exercises
An article featuring Ruth Simmons, the Rice President's Distinguished Fellow and trustee emerita, mentions that she will deliver a keynote address and receive an honorary degree at Brandeis University's commencement exercises May 19.
Brandeis University News


No. 10 Rice takes down No. 2 North Texas, 61-59, in the quarterfinals of American championship
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team defeated the University of North Texas 61-59 in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference's championship tournament March 11. The Owls next play Temple University March 12. Head coach Lindsey Edmonds is interviewed in the first KRIV segment.
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-12-edmonds (This segment aired twice.)
Women's basketball falls in AAC tournament to Rice, 61-59
No. 3 Temple outlasts No. 14 Tulane, 76-72, in triple overtime in the quarterfinals of American championship
No. 4 UTSA wins tight battle with No. 5 South Florida, 58-56, in the quarterfinals of American championship
No. 9 East Carolina upends No. 1 Tulsa, 75-71, in the quarterfinals of American championship
Women's basketball defeats Tulane in historic three-overtime thriller
Rice upsets North Texas in AAC women's basketball championship quarterfinals
Rice stuns UNT women's team in quarterfinals of AAC tournament
Denton Record-Chronicle (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-12-kriv (This segment aired three times.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-12-kprc (This segment aired three times.)

Tsukada's late blast lifts baseball to series win
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost to the University of Hawaii 7-5 March 11.
Bows' Abshier earns 2nd Big West Pitcher of the week
University of Hawaii News
Randy Abshier

Wichita State meets Rice in AAC tournament
An article mention that Rice's men's basketball team is slated to play Wichita State University in Round 1 of the American Athletic Conference's tournament March 13.
The Associated Press (This article also appeared in 30 other media outlets.)
'KSN News'
KSNW-TV (Wichita, Kansas)
http://dateline.rice/march-12-ksnw (This segment aired three times.)

Gauchos edged by Rice in back-and-forth match
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team defeated the University of California at Santa Barbara 4-3 March 11.
Gauchos to take on four ranked schools in back to back matches

Houston baseball top performers: Ben Chattaway throws no-hitter for Kingwood
An article mentions that Maddox Keo has signed to play baseball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle