Dateline Rice for March 20, 2024

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Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed after a federal appeals court blocked Texas Senate Bill 4 from taking effect.
http://dateline.rice/march-20-stein (This segment also aired on more than 900 affiliate stations.)
WBND-TV (South Bend, Indiana)
http://dateline.rice/march-20-stein (This segment aired on 23 affiliate stations across the U.S.)
'Newschannel 3'
KDFX-TV (Palm Springs, California)
http://dateline.rice/march-20-stein (This segment aired on 38 affiliate stations across the U.S.)

Texas immigration law in legal limbo, with intensifying fight between Texas and the US government over securing the Mexico border
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, authored an article, and he is quoted in several other media outlets.
The Conversation (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)
The week in politics (March 20, 2024)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Political Roundup: 'Chaotic' court rulings create confusion over the fate of SB4
Houston Public Media
WABC-AM (New York)
http://dateline.rice/march-20-jones (This segment aired 11 times.)

Is Saudi Arabia softening its alcohol ban?
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed.
BBC's Business Daily (This segment also aired on 1,400 affiliate radio stations around the world.)

Can spiders accidentally get caught while fishing for crawfish? Texas experts say yes, but not that many
Kory Evans, assistant professor of natural sciences, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)

Nighttime light art festival returns to Tony Marron Park
An article mentions the James Turrell "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on Rice's Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle, and it appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Khruangbin share new song 'Pon Pón'


Taylor: Is anyone serious about reducing the federal deficit? Meet a Rice prof who has some ideas.
An article cites 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.
San Antonio Express-News (This article also appeared in MSN Money.)

Rice's OpenStax: Free computer science for all
An article mentions that OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources, will offer "Introduction to Python Programming." Richard Baraniuk, the C. Sidney Burrus Professor of Engineering, professor of electrical and computer engineering and computer science and director of OpenStax, is quoted.
Houston Style Magazine (This article also appeared in Mirage.)

FM Kitchen owners ready to open pickleball venue in fast-growing Washington Avenue Corridor (PHOTOS)
Alumnus and former Rice tennis player Jason Mok is featured.
Houston Business Journal

Empowering diversity: 2024 HRC Houston dinner with co-chairs Chris Barry and Rey Ocañas
An article mentions that Rice PRIDE will be honored at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner April 6 for its program that extended honorary memberships to LGBTQ+ students at public colleges and universities across Texas to attend events or utilize resources provided by Rice's Queer Resource Center. Alumnus Rey Ocañas is quoted.

Joanna Papakonstantinou receives Spirit of Penelope Award
An article features alumna Joanna Papakonstantinou, a master teacher at Rice University School Mathematics Project, who was awarded the Daughters of Penelope's Spirit of Penelope Award.
Southwest News (This article also appeared in the March 19 print edition, and it appeared in the print and digital editions of the Village News.)


Yes, the Texas power grid will be impacted by the April 8 eclipse
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
KVUE Online (This article originally appeared in KHOU Online, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Texas power grid prepares for unique solar eclipse challenge
Microgrid Media

You can buy Narcan over the counter in Central Texas: Here's how
An article features a Rice report into the availability of Narcan at Houston pharmacies. 
KXXV Online

'Ana Cabrera'
A broadcast cites a 2020 Rice study that found the economic benefits to Texas of illegal immigration are greater than the costs of the public services utilized.


Lignin and cellulose ink enable 3D printed wood
An article features Rice research using nanoscale wood components for 3D printing. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Muhammad Rahman, assistant research professor in materials science and nanoengineering; Pulickel Ajayan, chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering, professor of chemistry and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow; and graduate students M.S.H. Thakur and Chen Shi.
The Engineer

High dividend and value discipline provides an edge over time
An article features alumna Jennifer Chang.

Houston Methodist's chief physician exec highlights 3 strategies to boost physician well-being
An article mentions that Rice partnered with Houston Methodist hospital to administer the Physician Leadership Development Program.
Health Leaders Media

Other materials stories that may be of interest
A roundup features Rice research into the growth processes of 2D crystals.
The American Ceramic Society


Tuesday is the spring equinox. What does that mean? Will Washington enjoy more daylight?
Alumnus Daniel Schrager co-authored an article.
The News Tribune


Rice University women's basketball team is headed to the NCAA tournament
A broadcast 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. 
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in CW 39, and it appeared in CW 39 on YouTube.)
Rice women's basketball to face LSU in first round of NCAA tournament
CW 39
Angel Reese calls out social media users for making 'crazy' AI images of her
Yahoo! News Australia (This article originally appeared in People and was in 10 other media outlets.)
March Madness is here! Here are the Gulf South teams to watch in the men's, women's tournaments
WWNO Online
Who's playing in NCAA women's tournament from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware?
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in CBS 3 Online.)
What is the Dominos March Madness offer? Pizza chain offers discount amid NCAA carnage
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in Daily Express US.)
March Madness 2024: How Houston Cougars are getting ready for the Big Dance
KHOU Online (This segment also aired twice on KHOU-TV in Houston.)
Previewing LSU women's basketball's first-round NCAA Tournament matchup with Rice
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-20-kprc (This segment aired four times.)
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-20-kriv (This segment aired twice.)
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)

Arms strikeout 14, Cougars clip Owls
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost its first game against the University of Houston 4-1 March 19.

No. 31 women's tennis earns road win over Rice
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team lost 4-1 to Columbia University March 15.
2024 spring break bworts recap!
Columbia University's Bwog
Women's tennis logs commanding wins during spring break trip

He has been a standout for the Marlins this spring. Is there room for him on the roster?
An article features former Rice baseball player Dane Myers.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in the Miami Herald, and it appeared on the front of the Sports section in the March 20 print edition.)

Christian McCaffrey says playing in the NFL with his youngest brother, Luke, would be 'the coolest thing ever'
An article mentions Rice football player Luke McCaffrey.

Men's golf saves best for final round of the All-American Intercollegiate
An article mentions that Rice's golf team tied for 13th in the All-American Intercollegiate tournament March 18-19.
Bulldogs wrap competition at All-American Intercollegiate

Mean Green take down Tarleton State 6-1
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team is slated to play the University of North Texas March 29.


Isabel Leonard named Rice Shepherd School’s 2023-24 Aleko Endowed Master Class artist
Three-time Grammy Award winner Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano and star on the world's leading stages and screens, has been named the Rice Shepherd School of Music's 2023-24 Aleko Endowed Master Class artist. Leonard's multi-day residency includes a public master class April 14 in Brockman Hall for Opera's Morrison Theater and four days of private coaching sessions with Shepherd School opera students.