Dateline Rice for May 1, 2024

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Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker considering a run for Harris County judge in 2026
Alumna Annise Parker, former Houston mayor and professor in the practice at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is featured. Alumnus Ed Emmett, fellow in energy and transportation policy in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is mentioned.
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article also appeared on the front page of its May 1 print edition.)

The 'New Ivies': As employers sour on the super-elite, these 20 colleges shine
Rice is featured in several articles about Forbes' list of "New Ivies." Nicole Van Den Heuvel, executive director of Rice's Center for Career Development, is quoted in the Houston Business Journal.
Rice University lands on Forbes' inaugural 'New Ivies' list of schools for top talent
Houston Business Journal
Two Texas universities make Forbes 'New Ivies' list
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in MSN Money and 10 other media outlets.)
List of 'new Ivy League' colleges released as legacy schools lose luster
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in Fox News.)
Boston College named among Forbes' 'New Ivies'
Boston College News
KRLD-AM (Dallas)

Can Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 still succeed?
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (United Arab Emirates; this article originally appeared in The New Arab.)


Rice University's student startup competition names 2024 winners, awards $100,000 in prizes
An article features the winning startups in Rice's Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship's H. Albert Napier Rice Launch Challenge Championships. HEXASpec, founded by graduate students Tianshu Zhai and Chen-Yang Lin, created a new material to improve heat management for the semiconductor industry and won first place and the Outstanding Achievement in Climate Solutions Prize. Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business and professor of strategic management, and Kyle Judah, executive director of Lilie, are quoted.

Rice University awarded $90M to build education research hub
An article features news that OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources, has been awarded $90 million from the National Science Foundation to build SafeInsights, the country's largest education research hub. Richard Baraniuk, the C. Sidney Burrus Professor of Engineering, professor of electrical and computer engineering and computer science, founder and director of OpenStax and director of SafeInsights, is quoted.
Community Impact
ASU collaborates on groundbreaking $90M NSF research hub for transformational learning and education research
India Education Diary

Menil celebrates 15 years of recent acquisitions with 'Abstraction after Modernism' in Montrose
Leslie Hewitt, associate professor of art, is featured.
Houston Chronicle 

Who are Nancy and Rich Kinder? What to know about Houston's parks and arts loving billionaire couple
An article features Nancy and Rich Kinder, advisory board president and chair, respectively, of Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front page of the Chronicle's Memorial Examiner in the May 1 print edition, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

University of Houston Bauer College of Business dean to depart for new role
Alumnus Paul Pavlou is featured.
Houston Business Journal
Paul Pavlou named new dean of Miami Herbert Business School
University of Miami's News@TheU

From 1994: Dark side of Mother Nature cuts short Pink Floyd concert
An article features a Pink Floyd concert at Rice Stadium April 5, 1994.
Houston Chronicle 
Houston in April 1994
Houston Chronicle 


'Trump Hush Money Trial'
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities and professor of history, is interviewed about the criminal trial of former President Donald Trump.

The week in politics (May 1, 2024)
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, participates in a roundtable discussion of this week's political stories.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
Political Roundup: Why Annise Parker's contemplating running for Harris County Judge
Houston Public Media
Today on Texas Standard: The DEA appears ready to reclassify cannabis as a lower risk drug
Texas Standard (This segment also aired on more than 40 affiliate stations across Texas.)
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. races against time to get on the ballot in Texas
Houston Public Media (This article also appeared in the Texas Standard.)
'Texas Public Radio'
KSTX-FM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/may-1-jones (This segment aired on seven affiliate stations.)

'Northwest News Radio'
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 for Public Policy, is interviewed about Elon Musk's former plans to open a plant in Mexico.
KNWN-AM (Seattle)
http://dateline.rice/may-1-payan (This segment aired 10 times and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

'I almost passed out when I found out' | Temple High School student selected for QuestBridge College Prep Scholar Program
An article featuring Megan Ortiz mentions that she will attend a National College Admissions Conference at Rice in June.
KCEN Online (This article also appeared in MSN Money.)
THS senior selected for national scholar program
Temple Daily Telegram (This article also appeared on the front page of the May 1 print and digital editions.)

Reexamining the one-sided history depicted on markers in the US
Alumnus Nick McMillan co-authored an article.

'13 Eyewitness News'
A broadcast cites Rice research into the carbon and sulfur dioxide emissions of the W.A. Parish coal-fired power plant southwest of Houston.
KTRK-TV (Houston)


Rice, Baylor College of Medicine centers jointly award seed grants
Rice University’s Synthesis X Center and Baylor College of Medicine have jointly awarded their first innovation seed grants to three teams of research collaborators including Lei Li, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering; and Anna-Karin Gustavsson, the Norman Hackerman-Welch Young Investigator and assistant professor of chemistry and director of Rice's Center for Nanoscale Imaging Sciences.

Imperial College tops new ranking of global OMBAs
An article mentions Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.
Yahoo! Finance (This article originally appeared in Poets&Quants, and it appeared in Yahoo! Finance UK.)

Ars Lyrica Houston reveals 2024/25 season lineup
An article mentions that Ars Lyrica Houston will have performances at Rice's Duncan Recital Hall during its upcoming season.


Cardinals, Owls set for showdown in Golden Triangle
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play Lamar University May 1.
'12 News'
KJAC-TV (Beaumont, Texas)

Niners drop midweek game at No. 7 UNC
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte May 3.

Cape Elizabeth cross country star commits to run for Rice University
An article featuring Emma Young mentions that she has committed to join Rice's cross country team. 
WGME Online (This segment also aired four times on WGME-TV in Portland, Maine.)

2024 UFL Birmingham Stallions schedule
An article mentions that the Houston Roughnecks are playing their home games at Rice Stadium this season.


Rice hosts annual sustainability Carbon HUB conference
Rice will host its 2024 Carbon Hub Annual Meeting May 6-7. The two-day event set to take place on campus promises a dynamic lineup of panel discussions, technical sessions, networking opportunities and roundtable meetings with experts from industry, academia and foundations.