Dateline Rice for March 22, 2024

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Ted Cruz fights for his political future
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 in two media outlets, and he authored an article in Yahoo! Noticias.
Newsweek (This article also appeared in MSN.)
President Joe Biden makes fundraising stop in Houston
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in KAGS Online.)
Texas gana a Biden la batalla por el control de su frontera con México
Yahoo! Noticias (This article originally appeared in The Conversation, and it appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Election workers are bracing for another barrage of Trump threats
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Vanity Fair
He won a precinct chair election. Then the county Republican Party chair deemed him ineligible
KERA Online (This Fort Worth Report article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

4 Texas agencies detail how they're already using artificial intelligence
Angela Wilkins, executive director of the Ken Kennedy Institute, is mentioned.
MSN (This article originally appeared in KXAN Online.)

Business schools still lag on diversity, despite stated goals
Rice is mentioned.


Houston clean tech startup pitch competition names winners at annual CERAWeek event
An article about the winners of the Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange for Energy consortium prize during this month's CERAWeek mentions that the following Rice-based teams won first and second place, respectively: Solidec, which is working on a platform to produce chemicals from captured carbon, was awarded $25,000 and also recently received $100,000 from Rice's One Small Step Grant program; and Coflux Purification, which developed a technology to break down PFAS in filtration, was awarded $15,000. The article also mentions that alumni Rawand Rasheed and Brad Husick won first place last year. An article by the Greater Houston Partnership mentions that Solidec also won the People's Choice award.
Third-annual Energy Venture Day and Pitch Competition announces winners at CERAWeek
Greater Houston Partnership

Enroll now for a variety of Jewish-themed classes
Ofra Amihay, the Anna Smith Fine Lecturer in Jewish Studies, is mentioned.
Jewish Herald-Voice

'Road House,' 'Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire' top list of new films this week
An article mentions that Rice Cinema will screen "We Have Not Come Here to Die" March 22.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the March 22 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Bust out your best '70s outfit for screening of 'Mahogany' at the DeLuxe Theater
Rice Cinema is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the March 22 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

These are Houston's most selective colleges and universities
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Business Journal

Houston Best Dressed honorees for 2024 are revealed with a Hall of Fame twist and a Neiman Marcus party to swoon over
Alumnus Walter McReynolds is mentioned.

Houston's Khruangbin conjures lights, clouds and ducks for a preview of its new album
An article mentions the James Turrell "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on Rice's Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.               
Houston Chronicle


‘Eclipse junkie’: Rice University's Patricia Reiff ready for her next solar study
Alumna Patricia Reiff, professor of physics and astronomy and associate director for outreach programs at the Rice Space Institute, is quoted.
Houston Public Media 

Rumors on Kate Middleton's whereabouts: Discussion
Aysha Pollnitz, associate professor of history, is interviewed.
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired twice on KRIV-TV in Houston, and it appeared on Fox 26 on YouTube.)

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.
ABC 10 Online (This article originally appeared in KHOU Online, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Texas lawmaker seeks to improve Texas' power capacity by joining regional grid and agreeing to federal oversight
Inside Climate News

Now that the rain is gone, here comes the sunshine just in time for Friday
An article mentions that Rice's Shepherd School of Music will hold the "Musical Stories" concert March 23.


Recycling glass fiber-reinforced plastic in a flash
An article features Rice research into recycling glass fiber-reinforced plastic. Co-authors quoted include James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering, and Yi Cheng, a postdoctoral research associate and Rice Academy Junior Fellow.
Plastics Today

Rice nuclear physics team tapped to lead $15 million Large Hadron Collider upgrade project
An article mentions that a team from Rice received a five-year, $15.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Physics. The team includes Wei Li, professor of physics and astronomy and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow; Frank Geurts, professor of physics and astronomy; and graduate students Nicole Lewis and Mike Matveev.

A conversation with Ruth J. Simmons
Ruth Simmons, the Rice President's Distinguished Fellow and trustee emerita, is featured.
Harvard Radcliffe Institute on YouTube

Carbon-negative decking could lock up CO2 equivalent to taking 50,000 cars off the road
Muhammad Rahman, assistant research professor in materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
Royal Society of Chemistry's Chemistry World 

Descarbonización y finanzas sanas deben guiar rumbo en hidrocarburos: Expertos
Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy is mentioned.


Rice team dominates 2024 Ethics Competition with top prize win
An article featuring Brown College senior Cassandra Wagoner and Baker College senior Eric Breyer mentions that they won the national Ethics in Engineering Case Competition, which was recently held at Lockheed Martin Corporation in Bethesda, Maryland. The team's faculty mentors included George Webb, industry relations director at the Center for Engineering Leadership (CEL) and adjunct lecturer at Rice's George R. Brown School of Engineering, and David Van Kleeck, professor in the practice at the CEL.

Walton Arts Center names VP of marketing and sales
Alumnus Carlos Vicente is featured.
Fayetteville Flyer

Schrijver Larry McMurtry: Van nestbevuiler tot lokale held
An article features the late Larry McMurtry, a former Rice lecturer.


Peaking at right time, Rice women prepare for defending champ LSU to open NCAA Tournament
An article mentions that Rice's women's basketball team will face Louisiana State University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament March 22.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front of the Sports section in the March 22 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)
LSU hosts Rice Friday in NCAA Tournament first round
What channel is LSU vs. Rice women's basketball on today? Time, TV schedule for March Madness game
Daily Advertiser
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-22-khou (This segment aired twice.)
'CW 39 Weather and Traffic'
KIAH-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-22-kiah (This segment aired twice.)
'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-22-khou (This segment aired six times.)
'Fox 26 News'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
'The Sports Network'
TSN-TV (Canada; this segment aired on 24 affiliate stations.)
'NBC Local 33 News'
WVLA-TV (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
http://dateline.rice/march-22-wvla (This segment aired five times.)
'WDSU News'
WDSU-TV (New Orleans)
http://dateline.rice/march-22-wdsu (This and similar segments aired 19 times.)

Cougars take Silver Glove series against Rice for third straight season
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost its two-game series against the University of Houston March 19-20.
The Daily Cougar
Diboll's DeJesus gets clutch hit for Houston in 4-2 win over Rice
KTRE Online (This article also appeared in KLTV Online.)

MTEN preview: Ralph O'Connor Rice Invitational
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team is slate to play Wichita State University March 22.

Cardinals' track stars heading to Rice
An article mentions Rice's Victor Lopez Classic track and field meet, which will be held March 21-23.
Patriots racing in two-day meet at Rice University
Track and field split up to compete at Texas A&M and Rice

Wave, Owls tangle in Houston to open AAC slate
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play a three-game series against Tulane University March 22-24.
Wave deals Billikens fourth loss via 2-0 shutout

Broncos to host Luke McCaffrey on visit
An article features Rice football player Luke McCaffrey.
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-22-mccaffrey (This segment aired three times.)


Rice group helps improve support device for end-stage heart failure
Rice and collaborators at The Texas Heart Institute, the Georgia Institute of Technology and North Carolina State University have received two grants from the United States Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health to develop and optimize left ventricular assist devices — circulatory support pumps implanted as an alternative to heart transplantation for patients with end-stage heart failure.