Dateline Rice for March 14, 2024

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Quick start, balance send Rice women to NCAAs with 61-41 win over East Carolina in AAC championship
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team defeated East Carolina University 61-41 in the American Athletic Conference (AAC) tournament's championship game March 13. With the victory, the Owls earned an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament. mentions that Malia Fisher was named Most Outstanding Player and that Fisher, Destiny Jackson and Sussy Ngulefac were named to the AAC's All-Championship Team. Head coach Lindsay Edmonds is interviewed by KRIV-TV in Houston.
Associated Press (This article appeared in over 30 other media outlets including the Houston Chronicle.)
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
No. 10 Rice wins first American Championship with 61-41 victory over No. 9 East Carolina (A version of this article appeared in WNCT Online.)
ECU women's basketball: Pirates lose to Rice in AAC title game
Daily Reflector
Rice women’s basketball team earns first NCAA tournament spot since 2018-19 with AAC Championship win
BVM Sports
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/mar-14-womens-basketball (This segment aired three times.)
'American Athletic Women's Basketball Tournament'
'Fox 26 News'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/mar-14-womens-basketball (This segment aired five times.)
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/mar-14-womens-basketball (This segment aired twice.)


Rice University to join national group leading future of AI
An article features the news that Rice has joined a federal consortium to support the development and deployment of trustworthy and safe artificial intelligence. Lydia Kavraki, the Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science, professor of bioengineering, mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering, director of the Ken Kennedy Institute and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)

New study identifies most dangerous places in Houston for kids walking, biking
An article features research by Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy into transportation injuries affecting children in Houston. Co-author Zoabe Hafeez, nonresident fellow at the Baker Institute, is mentioned in the first Houston Public Media article.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle, and it appeared in the Laredo Morning Times.)
Houston street conditions contribute to fatalities as well as health problems among children, study finds
Houston Public Media
Flood and heat mitigation funding comes to Houston (March 14, 2024)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Gulfton, Alief to benefit from $43 million grant aimed at rebuilding sidewalks, increasing tree canopy to mitigate heat
Houston Public Media

Paxton's office seeks new rule for oversight on district attorneys
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in WOAI Online.)
Texas AG's office calls for more oversight of urban district attorneys
CBS Austin (This article also appeared in MSN.)
Houston Mayor John Whitmire slowly rolling out administration compared to previous mayors
Houston Public Media
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/mar-14-stein (This segment aired twice.)
'News 4 at San Antonio'
WOAI-TV (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/mar-14-stein (This segment aired three times, and it also aired on KEYE-TV in Austin and twice on KABB-TV in San Antonio.)


Brain capital is the new oil boom
Harris Eyre, fellow in brain health in the Center for Health and Biosciences at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.
The Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared in the March 14 print edition.)

Houston research on asset valuation reveals importance of 'opinion shopping'
An article features collaborative Rice research into financial firms switching third-party evaluators. Co-author Shiva Sivaramakrishnan, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Accounting at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is mentioned.
Innovation Map

Houston Grand Opera announces the 2024-25 Sarah and Ernest Butler Houston Grand Opera Studio Artists
An article mentions that Michael McDermott attended Rice.
Katy News

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 (This article appeared in the March 14 print edition and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

[Event recap] The legendary KRS-One stopped in Houston for a 3-day experience ending with a performance at Bar 5015!
An article mentions that rapper KRS-One recently spoke at Rice.
Houston Trend
Rap legend KRS-One visits Rice University, gives live performance during 3-day tour of H-Town
The legendary KRS-One stopped in Houston for a 3-day experience ending with a performance at Bar 5015!
2Loud Magazine


Local Spotlight: Creosote in Houston's Fifth Ward neighborhood
Loren Hopkins, professor in the practice of statistics and environmental analysis, joined a roundtable discussion about the effects of creosote on the Fifth Ward community in Houston.
WAMU's 1A (This segment also aired on more than 500 National Public Radio-affiliated stations across the U.S.)

WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
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, is interviewed in a segment about South American drug smuggling routes into South Texas.
http://dateline.rice/mar-14-payan (This segment aired twice, and it aired on KLBJ-AM in Austin.)

Wang Jie: 'The Night When You See Again'
A broadcast features an organ performance recorded at Rice. (This Performance Today segment also aired on more than 400 stations across the U.S.)


License to extract: MTM Critical Metals exercises option over ground-breaking technology
An article mentions that experts at Rice pioneered flash Joule heating.
MSN Money (Australia; this article originally appeared in Stockhead.)

Veritiv names senior VP of business development
An article features alumnus Stuart Crockford.


If Trump’s mass deportations work, Virginia would see its population drop for the first time since the 1830s
An article mentions a Rice 2020 cost-revenue analysis of undocumented immigrants in Texas, and it mentions alumnus Glenn Youngkin, governor of Virginia.
Cardinal News

Chamber group plays Saturday
An article featuring Robert Howard mentions that he graduated from Rice.
Davis Enterprise

Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts brings 10th anniversary season to a close with two concerts in March
An article mentions alumna Molly Gebrian.
Coachella Valley Weekly

Kewa Ensemble to perform at GNC
An article mentions that Clement Chow studied at Rice.
Crescenta Valley Weekly


No. 12 Wichita State wins first game of 2024 American Championship with 88-81 win over No. 13 Rice
An article mentions that Rice's men's basketball team lost to Wichita State University 88-81 in the opening round of the American Athletic Conference Championship March 13. Head coach Scott Pera and players Travis Evee and Max Fieldler appear on the conference's YouTube rebroadcast of the postgame press conference.
Rogers scores 22 as Wichita State defeats Rice 88-81 in AAC Tournament opener
Associated Press (This article appeared in over 30 other media outlets including the Houston Chronicle, and an excerpt appeared in the Sports section in the March 14 print edition of the Chronicle.)
Men's basketball escapes first round of AAC tournament, Colby Rogers breaks 3-point record
The Sunflower
Wednesday conference tournament updates
The Dallas Express
Shockers survive Owls comeback, advance in AAC tournament
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in KSNW Online.)
American Men's Basketball Championship Game 1 press conference - Rice
American Athletic Conference on YouTube
American Men's Basketball Championship Game 1 press conference - Wichita State
American Athletic Conference on YouTube
2024 American Men's Basketball Championship: No. 12 Wichita State vs. No. 13 Rice (March 13, 2024)
American Athletic Conference on YouTube
Rice vs. Wichita State: Late rally falls short, Travis Evee leads with 24 points
BVM Sports
'KSN News'
KSNW-TV (Wichita, Kansas)
http://dateline.rice/mar-14-mens-basketball (This segment aired three times.)
'12 News'
KWCH-TV (Wichita, Kansas)
http://dateline.rice/mar-14-mens-basketball (This segment aired three times.)

BSB: Bobcats outlast Huskies late inning rally
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team will play Houston Christian University in a three-game series March 15-17.

UH beach pair honored by Big West
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost to Hawaii 4-3 March 9.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.)

Track and field opening outdoor season at Houston's Kirk Baptiste Spring Break Invitational
An article mentions that Rice's track and field teams will compete in the Kirk Baptiste Spring Break Invitational March 14 at the University of Houston. (This article also appeared in BVM Sports.)

Lions on the Road: March 15-17
A roundup mentions that Rice's women's tennis team will play Columbia University March 15. (An excerpt of this article appeared in BVM Sports.)

The Texas 10: Transfers Nic Scourton, Trey Moore headline state's top edge rushers in 2024
A roundup mentions Rice football player Josh Pearcy.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Turning pro suits American record-holder Lettenberger
An article features former Rice swimmer Ahalya Lettenberger
Daily Herald

Northwestern State University professor makes it to the 2024 Paris Olympics
An article featuring Damien Tristant mentions that he conducted research on carbon nanotube fibers at Rice.
KTBS Online

Patriots reportedly signing former Buccaneers OL Nick Leverett
An article features former Rice football player Nick Leverett.
USA Today's Patriots Wire
Patriots reportedly agree to terms with former Buccaneers guard Nick Leverett
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in SB Nation.)
Patriots add Cole Strange insurance at guard (source)
Mass Live

Musical Chairs: The toughest Texas position battle for 2024
An article mentions that Rice's football team played the University of Texas at Austin last season.
MSN (This article originally appeared in USA Today's Longhorns Wire.)