Dateline Rice for March 18, 2024 (Weekend Edition)

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Rice to represent the American in the 2024 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team will play Louisiana State University in the opening round of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship March 22. Owl Malia Fisher, who was named the Most Outstanding Player of the American Athletic Conference's tournament, is highlighted. The first Click2Houston article features Fisher and head coach Lindsay Edmonds, and Edmonds is interviewed in the first segment by KRIV.
Rice HC Lindsay Edmonds and Jr. guard Malia Fisher
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
Rice Owls women NCAA bound against LSU
Rice women begin NCAA Tournament in Baton Rouge vs. LSU
Click2Houston (This segment also aired eight times on KPRC-TV in Houston.)
Rice women and March Madness: What to know about Owls in NCAA Tournament
Houston Chronicle
March Madness: Five Texas teams made the women's tournament. What to know.
Houston Chronicle
Here's a printable March Madness bracket for 2024 women's NCAA basketball tournament
Houston Chronicle
LSU earns No. 3 seed; to host 14-seed Rice
LSU women's basketball to face Rice to open March Madness bracket in 2024 NCAA Tournament
Daily Advertiser
Women's March Madness bracket prep: Strengths, weaknesses for all 68 teams, outlooks and more
The Athletic
Women's basketball bracket watch: Is Mississippi State in or out? The factors to consider
The Athletic
South Carolina nabs women's NCAA Tournament top seed; Iowa, USC, Texas get other No. 1 seeds
The Athletic
What would a Final Four run for Angel Reese and LSU look like?
The Athletic
Who has clinched a bid so far?
The Athletic
Iowa, LSU in Albany 2
The Athletic
No. 3 LSU to Host No. 14 Rice in NCAA tournament
Sports Illustrated's LSU Country
Today on Texas Standard: Capturing the upcoming eclipse via tintype photograph
Texas Standard (This segment also aired on more than 40 stations across Texas.)
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-18-kriv (This segment aired six times.)
'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-18-ktrk (This segment aired five times.)
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-18-khou (This segment aired seven times.)
'7 News Nightcast Sunday'
KPLC-TV (Lake Charles, Louisiana)
http://dateline.rice/march-18-kplc (This segment aired six times.)
'Fox 8 Morning Edition'
WVUE-TV (New Orleans)
http://dateline.rice/march-18-wvue (This segment aired eight times.)


Mothers and children experiencing 'severe anxiety' at border camps
Luz Garcini, assistant professor of psychological sciences, interim director of the Center for Community and Public Health at Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research and a Rice Faculty Scholar in the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured.
WBUR's "Here & Now" (This segment also aired on more than 400 affiliate stations across the U.S.)

CNN report reveals discrepancies in Governor Abbott's busing operation donations
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 KEYE Online, and this segment also aired 10 times on KEYE-TV in Austin.)
SCOTUS decision on SB 4, sweeping Texas border security law, could come by Monday
The National Desk (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets, and the segment aired 10 times on KEYE-TV in Austin.)
WCBS-AM (New York)
http://dateline.rice/march-18-stein (This segment aired on 15 affiliate stations across the U.S.)

AG Paxton's proposal may bolster state Republican efforts to rein in Democratic DAs
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.
USA Today (This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, and it appeared on the front page of the March 16 print edition of the Statesman and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)
The problem is Netanyahu: Why Biden is accused of trying to tear down the Israeli prime minister
Gilead Sher, the Isaac and Mildred Brochstein Fellow in Middle East Peace and Security in Honor of Yitzhak Rabin at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, co-authored an article.
The Sydney Morning Herald

More details on organist in concert, tours among this week's entertainment
An article features Ken Cowan, professor of organ at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Amarillo Globe-News, and it appeared in The Star News Today.)
Organ essentials with Ken Cowan — March 24, 2024
The Montrealer

'Brilliant engineering': The untold story of plastic and the quest to make it sustainable
Rachel Meidl, fellow for energy and environment at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Inverse.)

Eclissi di sole l'8 aprile 2024: perché è importante (sarà totale) e dove si potrà vedere
Alumna Patricia Reiff, professor of physics and astronomy and associate director for outreach programs at the Rice Space Institute, is quoted.
MSN (Italy; this article originally appeared in Il Gazzettino.)
The strange phenomena visible during April’s total solar eclipse

These college seniors locked in job offers. Here's how they did it.
An article features Rice student Charles French.
The Wall Street Journal (This article also appeared in MSN Money.)

Transfer students see low acceptance rates at America's top colleges
Rice is mentioned.


How well do you know your eclipses? Differences between total, partial, annular and lunar eclipses
Patrick Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in MSN Weather.)
Science behind the eclipse: What makes Texas' total solar eclipse so rare
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in MSN Weather.)

Houston is making a losing bet on fossil fuels (Opinion)
Randall Morton, a member of a working group in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.
Houston Chronicle (This op-ed also appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the March 17 print edition.)

How unchecked police agencies became a political powerhouse in Harris County
An article cites a 2018 study by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research into Harris County law enforcement agencies.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared on the front page of the March 17 print edition.)
Drivers pay for 160 constables to patrol Sam Houston Tollway, even when there’s little road to cover
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared on the front page of the March 17 print edition.)

Top performing arts and live theater this week: March 18-24, 2024
A roundup mentions that Music in Context will present "Original Romantics" at Rice's Duncan Recital Hall March 24.
365 Things To Do in Houston

Can Texas keep the lights on with renewable electric power alone? Here's what experts say.
An article cites research by Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy into Texas' renewable energy capacity.
Austin American-Statesman (This article also appeared on the front page of the March 18 print edition.)


Sex, law and life on Mars
Kelly Weinersmith, adjunct assistant professor of biosciences, is interviewed about the possibility of colonizing Mars.
ABC Australia (This segment aired on 26 affiliate stations.)

Texas Public Radio
Daniel Potter, senior director of research at Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is interviewed about local population growth.
KSTX-FM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/march-18-potter (This segment aired on seven affiliate stations.)

'KPRC Channel 2 News'
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 interviewed.
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-18-hafeez (This segment aired three times.)

KFYI-AM (Phoenix)
A broadcast mentions Rice research into disbanded police departments.


Quick Takes: Q&A with CPF fellow Douglas Brinkley
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is featured.
USC's Dornsife Center for the Political Future on YouTube

Upstarts challenge a foundation of modern investing
Robert Dittmar, professor of finance at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Moneyweb (This Bloomberg article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Piggybacking the glucose sensor technology to build universal drug monitoring system 
An article features Rice research that may speed the development of automated dosing systems for chemotherapies and other drugs. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Caroline Ajo-Franklin, professor of biosciences and director of the Rice Synthetic Biology Institute; Rafael Verduzco, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering; and postdoctoral research associate Rong Cai.

GRAND OPENINGS: Architect with diverse experience opens Sarasota office
Alumna Sarah Lyons is featured.
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, and it appeared in the March 18 print edition.)

Using wood waste products to produce ink for 3D printing of wood objects
An article mentions that experts at Rice and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a way to convert wood waste into a type of ink that can be used for the 3D printing of wood-like objects.
Tech Xplore

Check the top Duolingo English test recognized business schools in the US
Rice is mentioned.
Curan developed love of wireless communications as child disassembling radios | Nebraska Today
Brena dala neočekivan odgovor na pitanje da li je Prija njena nasljednica
Radio Bijelo Polje

Here are 4 ways CNOs can drive down costs
An article mentions that Rice partnered with Houston Methodist hospital to develop robotics that can screen trays before they enter an operating room.
Health Leaders Media

Wat is het nettovermogen van Brian Armstrong in 2024?
Alumnus Brian Armstrong is featured.
Bitcoin Ethereum News (Netherlands)

Agile revolution in the defense industry
President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Investment in, benefits of Mars exploration too great to cut now
Las Vegas Sun (This article also appeared in the March 16 print edition.)


A holistic look at Earth's chemical cycling sheds light on how the planet stays habitable
An article mentions that Mark Torres, assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, collaborated on the featured research.
University of Chicago News

Elections in Mexico: Unprecedented duel between two women
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 quoted.
The Times Hub

Miniature furniture 3D printed using ink made from recycled wood
Muhammad Rahman, assistant research professor in materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
South Carolina Digital News

From Scholar to Mentor: The legacy of Dr. Allan Emery at BGSU
Alumnus Allan Emery is featured.

Emory medical students learn where they will begin their careers as doctors
A roundup featuring Jared Beyersdorf mentions that he formerly completed a summer research fellowship at Rice.
Emory University News

Formación para líderes
Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business is mentioned.
El Imparcial


BSB: Rice holds off Huskies late inning comeback
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team swept Houston Christian University in a three-game series March 15-17.
BSB: Huskies fall to Rice in game two
BSB: Rice rallies late to knock off Huskies in game one

Tulsa falls to No. 31 Columbia in Houston
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team is slated to play the University of Tulsa March 19.
Hurricane women's tennis sweeps Abilene Christian, 7-0

Coll's five RBI day not enough
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of Houston March 19.

Community gathers to honor North Shore football player Jarvon Coles in celebration of life
An article mentions Rice assistant football coach Jon Kay.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in MSN Sports.)

Paetow baseball gaining ground in first year with Javier Valdez
An article mentions that Yarel Delgado committed to play baseball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle

Cavs forward returns to practice ahead of Saturday matchup vs. Houston Rockets
Rice is mentioned.

Dartmouth drops narrow decision to Jacksonville State
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team is slated to play Dartmouth University March 20.

Mens tennis downs Furman, 4-1
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team is slated to play Wichita State University March 22.

Men's golf eyeing All-American Intercollegiate
An article mentions that Rice is co-hosting the All-American Intercollegiate golf tournament March 18.
No. 6 Tech set to play at Golf Club of Houston
Men's golf set to tee it up at the All-American Intercollegiate
UTRGV men's golf set to tee it up at the All-American Intercollegiate on YouTube

2025 NFL draft prospect Zoom interview: Josh Pearcy, OLB, Rice
An article features Rice football player Josh Pearcy.
NFL Draft Diamonds


Rice research could advance soft robotics manufacturing, design
Soft robots use pliant materials such as elastomers to interact safely with the human body and other challenging, delicate objects and environments. A team of Rice researchers has developed an analytical model that can predict the curing time of platinum-catalyzed silicone elastomers as a function of temperature. The model could help reduce energy waste and improve throughput for elastomer-based components manufacturing.

How the Houston Symphony stayed 'jazzy' during crisis
Rice Business' podcast, Owl Have You Know, is hosting a special live recording event March 25 with New York Times best-selling author Scott Sonenshein and CEO of the Houston Symphony John Mangum.

Black Houston(s) Symposium returns to spotlight rich Afro-diasporic heritage and contemporary realities
After a successful inaugural event in 2023, the Black Houston(s) Symposium returns this year with an event slated for March 21-22, which will bring together scholars, community members and thought leaders to explore the multifaceted narratives of Black life in Houston. Affectionately known as “H-Town” and hailed as “the Prophetic City,” Houston stands as the epitome of ethnic diversity and cultural dynamism in the United States. Since its official establishment in 1837, the city has been profoundly shaped by the contributions and resilience of Afro-diasporic communities. From the Bayou City’s inception to the present day, Black Houstonians have negotiated, redefined and created opportunities amidst the ever-evolving social, economic and political landscapes.