Dateline Rice for March 28, 2024

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New species of tiger beetle found in Houston: Eunota houstoniana
An article features news that Rice biologists have discovered a new species of tiger beetle, the Eunota houstoniana. Community members mentioned or quoted include Scott Egan, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology; graduate student Robert Laroche; and Martel College senior Ethan Bull.
MSN (Great Britain; this article originally appeared in AZo Life Sciences.)
Biologists uncover new species of tiger beetle: Eunota houstoniana

Pandemic took a tool on undocumented immigrants' mental health
An article features Rice research into undocumented immigrants' mental health challenges. Co-author 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 quoted.

Houston Mayor John Whitmire says city is 'broke' after decades of overspending that has stopped them from being able to pay firefighters
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, is quoted.
Daily Mail
'We don't have the money': Economist weighs in on finances after mayor claims city is 'broke' (This segment also aired five times on KTRK-TV and once on KIAH-TV in Houston.)

George Washington University faces $10M disinformation lawsuit
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
France 24 (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
George Washington University slammed with huge disinformation lawsuit
MSN (This article originally appeared in TAG24 News.)

‘Trauma-dumping’ or true to oneself? College applicants take on race in essays.
Rice is mentioned.
The Christian Science Monitor (This Associated Press article also appeared on the front page of the March 28 print edition of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, and it appeared in the print editions of the San Francisco Chronicle, Albany Times Union, Connecticut Post and New Haven Register. This story also appeared in yesterday's Dateline.) 

Who is Beyoncé’s father and former manager, Mathew Knowles? He just hinted at a Destiny’s Child reunion, is a motivational speaker and author who worked with Pepsi and L’Oreal, and helped Solange too
An article mentions that American record executive Mathew Knowles taught at Rice.
MSN International (This article originally appeared in the South China Morning Post.)


Rice's student EMTs answer the call for injuries, illness and other crisis
An article features Rice EMS (REMS), one of the only full-time student-run emergency medical services in Texas. Rice community members quoted include McMurtry College senior Nick He, InCharge and Operation Lieutenant of REMS; Duncan College sophomore Nancy Johnson; Lisa Basgall, adjunct lecturer in kinesiology and director of Rice EMS; and Micaela McGlone, senior associate director of Rice's Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front page of the March 28 print edition, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Abbott announces members for Texas Space Commission that will help shape industry
An article mentions that David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy, has been appointed to the Texas Aerospace Research and Space Economy Consortium. The Eagle article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front page of the Business section in the March 28 print edition, and it appeared in a previous Dateline.)
Texas A&M plans to launch space engineering degree; Texas Space Commission full of Aggies
The Eagle

In Texas, ex-oil and gas workers champion geothermal energy as a replacement for fossil-fueled power plants
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Odessa American

Local Honey Art Cafe owners open 'Wonderland'-inspired interactive art space
An article features alumni Huimiao Lin and Lulu Fang.
Houston Chronicle

Queer things to do in Houston this weekend, March 28-31
A roundup features the exhibit "Hayv Kahraman: The Foreign in Us," which will be on view at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts through May 11, and the HRC Houston Dinner April 6 where Rice PRIDE will be honored.

Latexo Math does it again!
Rice is mentioned


'Young Sheldon'
Rice is mentioned in a rebroadcast of an episode of the sit-com "Young Sheldon."
WPIX-TV (New York; this broadcast appeared on more than 70 affiliates.)


'I'm still in a bit of shock': YouTuber Ninja diagnosed with melanoma, encourages skin checks
An article mentions Rice research using molecules that vibrate strongly when stimulated by light to destroy cancer cells. 
International Business Times

CWRU researchers land $47.7 million federal contract to develop replacement joint tech
An article mentions that Rice researchers are part of the team conducting the featured research into a new treatment for arthritis.
Crain's Cleveland Business


Rice invests in Environmental Studies Center to boost impact
An article features news that Rice is refocusing its efforts on the Center for Environmental Studies to enhance its research goals and initiatives regarding environmental issues in our society.

Vermont photographer releases 'Mexico: Spirit of Place'
Rice is mentioned.
Bennington Banner


Baseball Preview: Rice
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team will play a three-game American Athletic Conference series against Wichita State University March 28-30.
Oklahoma State shuts out Wichita State baseball
The Sunflower
KMUW-FM (Wichita, Kansas)

Baylor vs. USC, Texas vs Gonzaga, who advances to the Elite Eight?
An article mentions Rice women's basketball team and its 70-60 loss to defending national champion Louisiana State University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament March 22.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Shocker Sports Roundup: Softball sweeps UTSA, men's tennis falls to Rice and UAB
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team defeated Wichita State University 4-0 March 22 at the Ralph O'Connor Rice Invitational.
The Sunflower

Max Fiedler named CSC Academic All-District
An article features news that Rice men's basketball player Max Fiedler was named to the College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Team.
BVM Sports

Broncos 7-round 2024 NFL mock draft: Ideal class to contend with Chiefs
An article mentions Rice football player Luke McCaffrey.
NFL Spin Zone

Transfer Portal Football: 2024 NCAA transfer portal tracker & news for G5 college football
An article mentions Rice football players Michael Daley, Alex Bacchetta, E.J. Warner, Spencer Cassell, Graham Walker, Charles Looes and Coleman Bennett and former Rice football player De'Braylon Carroll.
Hero Sports
American Athletic Conference college football transfer portal tracker & news
Hero Sports

College football schedules, predictions for every game: Spring 2024
An article mentions the Rice football team.
College Football News

Every indoor and outdoor track and field individual event champion from the last 16 years
An article mentions former Rice track and field athlete Jason Colwick, who won the men's pole vault at the 2009 NCAA indoor and outdoor meets.

How Texas high schools are dominating the country in the 4x100 relay
An article mentions Rice's Victor Lopez Classic track meet held March 21-23.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in The Dallas Morning News.)

Despite having Dallas in their name, Jackals bring rugby to fans in Arlington
An article mentions former Rice football player Rodd Newhouse.
Fort Worth Report's Arlington Report

Houston Roughnecks season opener kicks off Sunday March 31 at Rice Stadium
An article mentions that Rice Stadium will host the Houston Roughnecks' season-opening football game March 31. 
KIAH Online