Dateline Rice for March 13, 2024

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No. 10 Rice moves on to American championship final with 60-57 win over No. 3 Temple
Rice's women's basketball team defeated Temple University 60-57 March 12 and advances to play East Carolina University in the American Athletic Conference tournament's championship game March 13. Owls Destiny Jackson, Malia Fisher and Emily Klaczek are highlighted.
No. 9 East Carolina advances to second straight American championship final with 55-54 win over No. 4 UTSA
Women's basketball defeated by Rice in AAC semifinals
Pirates storm back to stun fourth-seeded UTSA, 55-54, advance to American final
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-13-kriv1 (This segment aired twice.)
http://dateline.rice/march-13-kriv2 (This segment aired twice.)
'Houston Happens'
KIAH-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-13-kiah (This segment aired twice.)


What to know about the total solar eclipse crossing North America in April
Alumna Patricia Reiff, professor of physics and astronomy and associate director for outreach programs at the Rice Space Institute, is quoted.
Euro News

Jerry Seinfeld and Bernie Sanders among 2024's noteworthy commencement speakers
A roundup mentions that alumna Peggy Whitson, America's most experienced astronaut, will deliver Rice's commencement address May 4. 

Houston comes together to support those affected by the Texas Panhandle fires
A roundup of relief efforts for those affected by the recent wildfire in Canadian, Texas, mentions that Weiss College senior and music student Alex Moreno, a native of Canadian, will hold an hour-long concert hosted by the Midtown Arts and Theater Center in Houston March 26. 
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle, and it appeared in 10 other media outlets.)


The Rice School/La Escuela Rice receives national magnet recognition in its 30th year
An issue of the Village News features two stories about Rice: alumna Anne Papakonstantinou, clinical assistant professor and director of the Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP), authored an article about the Rice School/La Escuela Rice; and a second story mentions that Rice's Shepherd School of Music will hold the "Musical Stories" concert March 23.
Village News (This article also appeared in the March 12 print edition, and it appeared in the print and digital editions of the Southwest News.)

McGovern Medical School's Class of 2024 to meet their matches March 15
A roundup features alumnus Rosheem Browne.
UT Health Houston News

2024 Texas State Japanese Language Speech Competition
A roundup featuring Brown College senior Bryson Jun mentions that he won the Free Speech College and University Division at the Texas State Japanese Language Speech Competition hosted by Rice March 9. 
Japan America Society of Houston

Students at alternative campuses find playing chess to be the right move
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the March 13 print edition of the Chronicle's Sugar Land Sun, Bellaire Examiner and Memorial Examiner, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

RodeoHouston review: Bun B enlists Drake, DMC and rap greats for a spectacular All-American Takeover
An article features Bernard "Bun B" Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice.
Houston Chronicle


Houston hospital prices vary at a significant price for consumers, Rice Baker Institute report says
An article features a report by Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy that found Houston hospitals have significant gaps in their federally mandated price reporting.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired six times on KTRK-TV in Houston, and it appeared in MSN Money.)

KLIF-AM (Dallas)
A broadcast features a Rice report into the availability of Narcan at Houston pharmacies. 
http://dateline.rice/march-13-klif (This segment aired twice.)


Rice's Naomi Halas awarded Optica's C.E.K. Mees Medal
An article features Naomi Halas, University Professor and the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who is the 2024 recipient of the C.E.K. Mees Medal by Optica for "her design, fabrication and demonstration of nanoparticles with specific optical and physical properties." The article also mentions that Halas and Peter Nordlander, the Wiess Chair in Physics and Astronomy, professor of electrical and computer engineering, materials science and nanoengineering, were awarded Optica's 2015 R.W. Wood Prize.

Scientists pinpoint gene linked to neuronal susceptibility in Alzheimer's disease
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
MSN Health (Great Britain; this article originally appeared in AZo Life Sciences.)

Khruangbin to host listening parties at James Turrell Skyspace installations in Texas, California, Philly
A roundup mentions that the James Turrell "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on Rice's Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion will hold a La Ventana listening series beginning March 19.
Live for Live Music
Khruangbin will bring their 'A LA SALA' album to four cities in a truly unique listening party experience

Use open-source digital twins to track live systems
Alumnus William Bain authored an article.

A chemical engineering pioneer and some of her descendants
An article featuring Margaret Hutchinson Rousseau mentions that she formerly studied at Rice.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers

How federal funding for basic research spurs clean energy discoveries the world needs: Eight case studies
An article cites Rice research experimenting with coating silicon anodes with a stabilized lithium metal particle to scale up battery power.
Information Technology & Innovation Foundation


CMS reveals calendar options for 2024-25 year. District wants input on breaks, workdays
Alumna Rebecca Noel authored an article.
The Charlotte Observer


American Athletic Conference announces men’s basketball honors
An article mentions that Rice basketball player Keanu Dawes was named to the American Athletic Conference's All-Freshman Team.

MBB preview: AAC first round vs. Rice (March 13)
An article mentions 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.

UAB's Gaines, Tulsa's Haggerty earn final weekly honors of the season
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team lost to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 69-64 March 6.

SA's Denver Bronco goes camping during spring break
An article features former Rice football player Elijah Garcia.
Fox San Antonio

ECU MBB faces Tulsa in their first match of the AAC tournament
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team defeated East Carolina University 70-52 Feb. 24.

Collection of young talent ready to sprout on South Side
An article quotes former Rice baseball player and former assistant coach Paul Janish.

Cal Poly men's tennis dominates in first two home matches of 2024
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team will play California Polytechnic State University March 14.
Mustang News


Rice's Naomi Halas awarded Optica's C.E.K. Mees Medal
Rice's Naomi Halas has been selected as the 2024 recipient of the C.E.K. Mees Medal by Optica for "her design, fabrication, and demonstration of nanoparticles with specific optical and physical properties, the widespread application of which enables advances in fields including cancer therapy, water security, and light-driven chemistry."