Dateline Rice for May 13, 2024 (Weekend Edition)

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Who is Reginald DesRoches? Here's what to know about Rice University's president
President Reginald DesRoches is featured. Former President David Leebron, University Professor and the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Legal Studies, is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in MSN Money.)


Smuggling family members out of Gaza, RFK Jr's White House bid, 'The Sympathizer'
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 interviewed about Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s possible presidential candidacy. Jones is quoted or interviewed in several other media outlets, and he authored in op-ed in La Nacion.
CBC Radio One's 'Your World Tonight' (This segment also aired on more than 500 stations across Canada and the U.S.)
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says he has the signatures to run in Texas. Here's how that could hurt Ted Cruz
MSN (This Houston Chronicle article also appeared on the front page of its May 13 print edition, and it appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and Headtopics.)
Ted Cruz saves Federal Aviation Administration. Party in Cancun, anyone? | Thumbs
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the May 11 print edition.)
Mark P. Jones: 'Los inversores van a mantener un compás de espera hasta ver el final del proceso de la Ley de Bases'
La Nacion (This op-ed also appeared on the front of the La Repregunta section in the May 12 print edition, and it appeared in,, and
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
KOH-AM (Reno)

Mexican citizens in Texas prepare to vote in landmark presidential election
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 Public Policy, is quoted.
Yahoo! News (This Texas Tribune article also appeared in MSN and 10 other media outlets.)

Inversión extranjera en electricidad tiene primer saldo negativo en 25 años
Miriam Grunstein, nonresident scholar in the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN Mexico (This article originally appeared in El Universal.)

'Young Sheldon' tragedy: George Cooper's death is flawed father's 'Big Bang' redemption
An article mentions that a character in the TV show "Young Sheldon" gets a coaching job with Rice's football team.
USA Today (This article also appeared in the May 10 print edition. This and similar articles appeared in 100 other media outlets and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)
KTMY-FM (Minneapolis)

Centra Doskonałości Naukowej i Technologicznej Uniwersytetu Zielonogórskiego, czyli projekt wart ponad 13 mln zł
Rice is mentioned.
MSN (Poland; this article originally appeared in Gazeta Lubuska.)


Despite plenty of job openings, Houston college grads may have to make sacrifices on pay, flexibility
John Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance and director of the Center for Public Finance at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared on the front page of the May 13 print edition.)

Where's the line between church and state? In Texas charter schools, it's fading
David Brockman, nonresident scholar in the Religion and Public Policy Program at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front page of the May 11 print edition of the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

What is mother-daughter therapy? Houston moms explain the benefits
Lacey Tezino, GCC-REACH program manager at Rice's Gulf Coast Consortia, is featured.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared on the front page of the May 12 print edition.)

Houston’s first mass-timber office building breaks ground. Could this technique help fight climate change?
An article mentions that a mass-timber project, which is made of cross-laminated timber, was recently completed on Rice's campus.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the May 11 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

UTRGV Spring Commencement sees more than 4,000 Vaqueros earn degrees
An article featuring Intisar Qubbaj mentions that she plans to pursue a graduate degree at Rice.


Forbes hails Houston's Rice University as one of 20 'New Ivies'
An article mentions that Rice is on Forbes' list of "New Ivies."
ABC 13 Online (This article originally appeared in CultureMap Houston.)
UT Austin, Rice University earns Ivy League status
The Free Press Journal (This article also appeared in MSN.)
University of Texas and Rice University join the elite Ivy League club
Higher Education Review
'KXAN News Today'
KXAN-TV (Austin)

'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
Rice is mentioned.
KRIV-TV (Houston)


Rice University study finds Texans can get the same quality cancer treatment regardless where they live
An article features 2016 Rice research that found that the quality of treatment a cancer patient received was not dependent on where they lived in Texas. Co-author Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for Health and Biosciences, is quoted.
Medical Tourism Magazine

Scientists could make blazing-fast 6G using curving light rays
An article features collaborative Rice research into discovering the world's first curved wireless data link, which could help revolutionize wireless communications. Co-author Edward Knightly, the Sheafor-Lindsay Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of computer science, is quoted. (This article also appeared in and Today's e-Commerce.)

Energy-efficient underwater robot rises and falls via fuel-cell balloons
An article features a team of Rice engineering students who developed a new way to control buoyancy via water-splitting fuel cells. Community members quoted or mentioned include students Andrew Bare, Spencer Darwall, Noah Elzner, Rafe Neathery, Ethan Peck and Dan Zislis; Fathi Ghorbel, professor of mechanical engineering and bioengineering; and Laura Schaefer, the Burton J. and Ann M. McMurtry Chair in Engineering and professor in mechanical engineering.
New Atlas

ARO unveils design for Rice University's Jones School of Business expansion
An article feature the news that Rice broke ground on a new $54.5 million building for the Jones Graduate School of Business May 9. Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jones School and professor of strategic management, is quoted. The James Turrell "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on Rice's Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion is also mentioned.
The Architect's Newspaper
This Week’s Houston Deal Sheet: Local firm acquires 246K SF office building in Northwest Houston

Scientists achieve milestone in lab-grown tissue with aligned ‘noodles’ technique
An article features collaborative Rice research developing a novel fabrication process to create aligned nanofiber hydrogels. Co-authors quoted include Jeffrey Hartgerink, professor of chemistry and bioengineering, and alumnus Adam Farsheed.

Top 5 engineering colleges in Texas 2024: Texas' top 5 engineering colleges checklist
Rice is featured.
Study Cafe
11 best colleges in Texas – 2024
College Transitions

Who is managing the endowments of the wealthiest colleges?
Rice is mentioned.
Higher Ed Dive


Spotlight on performers at the 2024 White Lake Chamber Music Festival
An article features alumna Emily Nebel, a graduate of Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
White Lake Beacon

Five ways North Texans are combatting anti-Asian hate in the wake of COVID-19
Alumna Christina Hahn is featured.
Texarkana Gazette (This Dallas Morning News article also appeared in the May 12 print edition of the Gazette, and it appeared in Stars and Stripes and a previous edition of Dateline.)


South Florida men, Charlotte women win first American Outdoor Track & Field Championships
An article mentions that Rice's women's track and field team earned second place and the men's team earned third place in the American Athletic Conference's Outdoor Track & Field Championships May 10-12.
Rice men, Charlotte women lead heading into final day of American Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Rice leads men and women after Day 1 of American Track & Field Championship

Owls fall to Rice in bottom of the ninth
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team won two of its three games against Florida Atlantic University May 10-12.
Owls split doubleheader with Rice
Owls vie for tournament position against Rice
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)

Baseball sweeps Alcorn in last two games of three-game series
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play Texas Southern University May 14.

Tulane edges No. 6 East Carolina in series finale
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play East Carolina University May 16-18.

'13 Eyewitness News'
A broadcast mentions that Rice will add a women's golf team to its athletics programs in 2026.
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-13-ktrk (This segment aired twice.)

Houston Roughnecks stunned by late San Antonio Brahmas rally
An article mentions that the Houston Roughnecks are playing their home games at Rice Stadium this season.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared in the May 13 print edition of the Chronicle.)
Houston Roughnecks vs. San Antonio Brahmas: What to know, how to watch, players to keep an eye on
Houston Chronicle 
San Antonio Brahmas surge to win against Houston behind backup QB Kevin Hogan
San Antonio Express-News (This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the May 13 print edition.)
'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-13-ktrk (This segment aired six times.)
http://dateline.rice/may-13-ktrk.3 (This segment aired twice.)
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)

'H-Town High School Sports'
A broadcast mentions Rice's Victor Lopez Classic track meet.
CW 39 


Eye On Art at the Ion to host art installation celebration May 15
The Eye On Art Program at the Ion — Houston’s innovation hub powered by Rice — will celebrate two new installations and a monumental piece of artwork in the plaza at a free May 15 preview party. The two window installations are “Primordial Seas” by Pavlina Vagioni and “Baking Soda” by Hillerbrand + Magsamen. These artists were chosen via an open call to Houston-area- only artists to submit their ideas and qualifications. The plaza artwork “Waves” by Hyperlocal, the duo of Zhicheng Xu and Moon Mengqi He, was selected through an open call for Texas-based artists.