Dateline Rice for March 25, 2024 (Weekend Edition)

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Rice hires Rob Lanier as next men's basketball coach
An article features the news that Rob Lanier will be the next head coach of Rice's men's basketball team. Director of Athletics Tommy McClelland is quoted.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in ESPN.)
Rob Lanier named new Rice men's basketball coach
Yahoo! News  (This article originally appeared in Fox 26 Online.)
Rice hires Rob Lanier as next basketball coach
Houston Chronicle
Former SMU basketball coach Rob Lanier expected to be hired by Rice, report says
The Dallas Morning News
Former SMU coach Rob Lanier named Rice University's new head men's basketball coach
KHOU Online
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
'KHOU 11 Morning News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-25-lanier (This segment aired three times.)
'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-25-lanier (This segment aired three times.)
'Sports Sunday'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
KLIF-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/march-25-lanier (This segment aired three times.)


Wood ink for 3D printers can turn old scrap into new parts
An article features Rice research using nanoscale wood components for 3D printing. Co-author Muhammad Rahman, assistant research professor in materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted. Rahman and 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, are quoted in
Scientific American
New 3D-printed wood heralded as greener alternative to traditional manufacturing

State of Texas: Court battle brings uncertainty for state border enforcement
Angela Wilkins, executive director of the Ken Kennedy Institute, is mentioned.
MSN (This article originally appeared in KXAN Online, and it appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)

Large language models' emergent abilities are a mirage
Xia "Ben" Hu, associate professor of computer science, is quoted.
Wired (This article also appeared in Wired Middle East.)

This brain implant is made to treat mental health problems
Jacob Robinson, professor of electrical and computer engineering and bioengineering and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, is quoted.
Wired Middle East

Business schools still lag on diversity, despite stated goals
Rice is mentioned.
Bloomberg (This article appeared in the March 25 print edition of Bloomberg Businessweek and its Europe and Asia issues, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)


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 appeared in the March 24 print edition of the Houston Chronicle, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

iHeartMedia, host of Ted Cruz's podcast, contributes $214k to his reelection
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.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Desafío legal de ley de inmigración Texana causa confusión entre expertos políticos
Texas Public Radio (This segment also aired on KSTX-FM in San Antonio.) 
Ted Cruz lucha por su futuro político
Es De Latino

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 appeared in the March 25 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

This week's food news: Celeb-backed pizza, a pickleball sports bar and more alfresco fun
An article features alumnus and former tennis player Jason Mok.
Houston CityBook


'13 Eyewitness News'
Ramamoorthy Ramesh, executive vice president for research and professor of materials science, nanoengineering, physics and astronomy, is interviewed about the possibility of damaged solar panels contaminating groundwater.
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-25-ramesh (This segment aired four times.)

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 interviewed.
KHOU Online (This segment aired on KHOU-TV in Houston, and the article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Texas lawmaker seeks to improve Texas' power capacity by joining regional grid and agreeing to federal oversight
Governor's Wind & Solar Energy Coalition

'The Saturday Show with Jonathan Capehart'
A broadcast cites a 2020 Rice study that found the economic benefits to Texas of illegal immigration.


Panhandle Boys benefit concert, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall among this week's events
An article features Ken Cowan, professor of organ at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
MSN Music (This article originally appeared in the Amarillo Globe-News.)

All Arts to debut films from Mahogany L. Browne, Marlena Myles and Kenneth Tam
Kenneth Tam, assistant professor of art, is featured.

2024 IEEE RAS award recipients announced!
A roundup mentions that Marcia O'Malley, the Thomas Michael Panos Family Professor in Mechanical Engineering, will be honored with the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society's Distinguished Service Award in May.
IEEE Robotics & Automation Society

Unical, laurea honoris causa in Ingegneria informatica a Moshe Vardi
An article mentions that the University of Calabria will award the master's degree "honoris causa" in computer engineering to Moshe Vardi, University Professor and Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and a professor of computer science.
Corriere della Calabria

Weekly Roundup: March 15-21, 2024
A roundup features research co-authored by Stefan Huber, assistant professor of accounting at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance

On this day in math — March 25
A blog post features Richard Tapia, University Professor, the Maxfield-Oshman Professor in Engineering and a professor of computational and applied mathematics.
Pat's Blog

Top computer scientists say the future of artificial intelligence is similar to that of Star Trek
An article mentions that experts at Rice contributed to the featured research.

After a gap year: How I got into Pomona College with a full scholarship
Rice is mentioned.


A life: Elaine Frank 'knew when a little extra might help'
Alumna Elaine Frank is featured.
Valley News

Youngkin to speak at VCU commencement in May
An article features alumnus Glenn Youngkin, governor of Virginia.


'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
A broadcast features Rice's women's basketball team following its loss to Louisiana State University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament March 22. Head coach Lindsay Edmonds is interviewed. 
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-25-edmonds (Similar segments aired three times.)
Reese, LSU overcome sloppy play to top Rice 70-60 in women’s NCAA tournament’s first round
The Associated Press (This and similar articles also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
Rice falls short against defending champion LSU in NCAA women's basketball
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the March 23 print edition.)
Rice falls to LSU in first round of NCAA Tournament
University of Houston begins march to Final Four with Friday night game vs Longwood
Houston Public Media
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
'H-Town High School Sports'
KIAH-TV (Houston)
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/march-25-kprc (This segment aired seven times.)
'NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament'
http://dateline.rice/march-25-espn (This segment aired twice.)
'WDSU First News'
WDSU-TV (New Orleans)
http://dateline.rice/march-25-wdsu (This segment aired twice.)
'Fox 8 News'
WVUE-TV (New Orleans)
http://dateline.rice/march-25-wvue (This and similar broadcast aired 12 times.)

Introducing the Collegiate Athlete Hall of Fame Class of 2024
An article features former Rice shot putter Regina Cavanaugh, who will be inducted into the Collegiate Track & Field/Cross Country Athlete Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Oregon, June 2.

Rice avoids Wave sweep with 4-2 Sunday triumph
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team won one of its three games against Tulane University March 22-24.
Eleventh inning eight-spot, five homers lift Wave over Owls
Nine-run win gives Wave first-ever regular season series victory over Rice (This article also appeared in Crescent City Sports.)
Florida Atlantic, Tulane earn series wins Saturday
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
'Fox 8 News'
WVUE-TV (New Orleans)

Duncanville breaks old national record in 4x100 relay but finishes second to Atascocita
An article mentions Rice's Victor Lopez Classic track and field meet, which was held March 21-23.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in The Dallas Morning News and similar articles also appeared in KHOU Online, KENS Online, Houston Chronicle and FloTrack.)
17 podium finishes highlight Cougars at Victor Lopez Classic
Track and field: Atascocita boys break national record for 4x100 relay
Houston Chronicle
T&F: Huskies kickoff outdoor at Victor Lopez Classic
Another magnificent display for Cardinals at Victor Lopez Invitational
John Cooper sports: Dragon tennis players and pole vaulters take individual honors, Dragon girls golf team wins
Woodlands Online

Back end of Astros' 2024 bullpen has 3-headed monster in Josh Hader, Ryan Pressly, Bryan Abreu
An article mentions former Rice baseball player Norm Charlton.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the March 25 print edition.)

Jalyx Hunt on path to become first Houston Christian player drafted in NFL: 'I can play at next level at a high speed'
An article mentions that Rice hosted an NFL Pro Day last week.

2024 Niners in the minors: Batters season preview
An article mentions last season's baseball game between Rice and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Niner Times

Men's tennis falls to No. 57 Rice
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team defeated the University of Alabama at Birmingham March 24.

Tulsa women conclude Houston trip with 6-1 loss to Rice
An article mentions that Rice's women's tennis team defeated the University of Tulsa 6-1 March 19.


Rice student startups take top prizes at the 2024 Energy Venture Day and Pitch Competition
Two student startups from Rice won cash prizes for their energy companies at the Energy Venture Day and Pitch Competition at CERAWeek March 20 — an annual event to showcase energy ventures driving efficiency and advancements toward the energy transition through fields such as renewables, hydrogen solutions and carbon storage.