Dateline Rice for May 15, 2024

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Recent member events
An article mentions that Rice co-hosted the American Academy of Arts & Sciences' conversation and member dinner on "Accelerating Climate Action Across America" March 18. Community members pictured and mentioned include President Reginald DesRoches; Neal Lane, the Malcolm Gillis University Professor Emeritus, professor emeritus of physics and astronomy and senior fellow in science and technology policy at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy; and Ramamoorthy Ramesh, executive vice president for research and professor of materials science, nanoengineering, physics and astronomy.
American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Scientists bent light to curve 6G beams, and it might make the internet unstoppable
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.
Popular Mechanics (This article also appeared in Yahoo! Tech.)

Why UH students' Israel divestment demands are likely to fail
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.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Axios.)
Texas Senate Subcommittee reviews higher ed policies amid tension over DEI and free speech
CBS Austin (This segment also aired four times on KEYE-TV in Houston.)

2024 will be the 'immigration election'
An article mentions that Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy recently held an immigration forum.
MSN (This Border Report appeared in KLST Online and more than 10 other media outlets.)

The Rev. Lawson's gentle demeanor in a world of strife embodied the peaceful promise of humanity
An article about the late Rev. William Lawson mentions that Rice named part of its campus central quadrangle after him in 2020.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)
'The Newsedge: Early Edition'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-15-kriv (This segment aired twice.)


Exploring the mathematical beauty of the Rice campus
An issue of the Village News features two Rice stories. The first article mentions that alumna Anne Papakonstantinou, clinical assistant professor and director of the Rice University School Mathematics Project, led a group of students in a mathematical investigation of Rice's architecture May 6; the James Turrell "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on Rice's Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion is also mentioned. The second article mentions that local high school students recently attended Rice's 2024 Huff OEDK Engineering Design Showcase. 
Village News (This article also appeared on the front page of the May 14 print edition, and it appeared in the print and digital editions of the Southwest News.)
How gliding mammals happened
An article mentions that Olga Dudchenko, research scientist at Rice's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, collaborated on the featured research.
Baylor College of Medicine News
The UT turtle pond offers quiet reflection in the middle of campus
An article mentions the squirrels on Rice's campus.
Texas Monthly

Professors elected to Academy of Distinguished Scholars
Alumnus Ramon Lopez is featured.
University of Texas at Arlington News

Houston's 2024 Men of Distinction revealed — these gents make a real difference in the community
Alumnus Steve Trauber is featured.

Career Success Initiative empowering all students to achieve their career aspirations
Rice is mentioned.
UT News


'KPRC Channel 2 News'
A broadcast featuring Ishanel Martinez Rondon mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
KPRC-TV (Houston)

Searcy High School celebrating 15 students scoring above 30 on ACT
Rice is mentioned.
KARK Online (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News and MSN Money, and this segment also aired on KARK-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas.)


Rice's Mamouras wins NSF CAREER Award
An article featuring Konstantinos Mamouras, assistant professor of computer science, mentions that he has won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

Human rights scholars call for halt to proposed Truth Commission in Sri Lanka
An article mentions that Kamala Visweswaran, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Transnational South Asian Studies and professor of anthropology, signed an open letter.

Miguel Harth-Bedoya appointed as director of orchestras and professor of conducting at Shepherd School, Rice University
An article features the news that Miguel Harth-Bedoya has been named director of orchestras and professor of conducting at Rice's Shepherd School of Music. Matthew Loden, the Lynette S. Autrey Dean of the Shepherd School, is quoted.

La competencia de Neuralink: Las otras empresas de interfaces cerebro-ordenador
An article features Jacob Robinson, professor of electrical and computer engineering and bioengineering and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow.
MIT Technology Review

Rice University's MBA commencement ceremony highlights
An article features the commencement ceremonies of Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.
Fischer Duo brings cello, piano duets to Placitas Artists Series
Norman Fischer, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Cello, is quoted.
Yahoo! Entertainment (This article originally appeared in the Albuquerque Journal.)

'Librarian Skills Landscape Report and Overview'
David Erlandson, head of cataloguing and metadata services at Rice's Fondren Library, is featured in the podcast The Authority File.
The Authority File roundup: April 2024
BMI congratulates its 72nd annual BMI Composer Award winners
Alumnus Paul Novak is featured.

Lajward Zahra: Gen Z's political paradox
McMurtry College freshman Lajward Zahra authored an article.
Vox Populi

New $90M project to create digital research hub focused on K-12 education
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.
EdWeek's Market Brief

Alzheimer's-linked proteins affect neuronal growth
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.

Rice University and UT Austin announced as Ivy League schools
An article mentions that Rice is on Forbes' list of "New Ivies."
The Knowledge Review

'Young Sheldon' finale: The Coopers mourn George Sr.
An article mentions that a character in the TV show "Young Sheldon" gets a coaching job with Rice's football team.
MSN TV (This article originally appeared in Showbiz Cheat Sheet.)

People and places: May 2024
An article mentions that Rice broke ground on a new $54.5 million building for the Jones Graduate School of Business May 9. 
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

2024 US and Texas university rankings
Rice is mentioned.
Glass waste and trash-ash find their way into better, greener bricks
Terra Forming Terra Blog


Facing long odds, Republican challenger Joe Fraser takes on Klobuchar
Paul Brace, the Emeritus Clarence Carter Chair in Legal Studies, is quoted.

246 Years Project: Morven Park works to tell the stories of the enslaved
An article mentions SlaveVoyages, a digital repository of ship voyages along the trans-Atlantic and intra-American routes that is currently housed at Rice.
Loudoun Now
Houston’s fall in life science rankings: Despite strong metrics, Texas city struggles to keep up with competition
Rice's BioScience Research Collaborative is mentioned.
News OOL


Tara Simpson-Sullivan wins eighth conference hammer title
An article features Rice track and field athlete Tara Simpson-Sullivan, who won the hammer throw in last week's American Athletic Conference's Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
The Cumberland News & Star

Lazo hits second homer of the season in loss to Rice
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team defeated Texas Southern University 16-5 May 14. (This article also appeared in BVM.)

'9 on Your Side'
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play East Carolina University May 16-18.
WNCT-TV (Greenville, North Carolina)
http://dateline.rice/may-15-wnct (This segment aired six times.)
No. 13 East Carolina plays host to Campbell Tuesday
ECU-Campbell baseball contest canceled

Luke McCaffrey involved outside more than expected
An article features former Rice football player Luke McCaffrey.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in RotoBaller.)

Prospect Guide: Allen Eagles boast a deep pool of rising talent
Rice is mentioned.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football 

Texas' 2024 season-opener will be another scorcher with a 2:30 p.m. kickoff time
An article mentions that Rice's football team played last year's season-opening game against the University of Texas at Austin.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in On3.)
Texas, Colorado State football teams draw ESPN telecast, afternoon kickoff time for opener
Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman.)

DHS swimmers make a splash at states
An article featuring Ava Portello mentions that she has committed to join Rice's swim team.
Davis Enterprise


Rice researchers stride to unlock mysteries of human development
A research team from Rice led by Aryeh Warmflash has made strides in understanding the processes that guide human embryonic development. The group's findings were published in the scientific journal Cells Systems May 15.

Rice's Mamouras wins NSF CAREER Award
Konstantinos Mamouras, assistant professor of computer science at Rice, has won a five-year, $547,555 National Science Foundation CAREER Award to decentralize the Internet of Things, relieve network congestion and improve overall efficiency. 

Rice's Shepherd School appoints renowned conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya as distinguished resident director of orchestras and professor of conducting
Following an exhaustive international search, the Shepherd School of Music at Rice is pleased to announce that Emmy Award-winning and Grammy-nominated conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya will join the faculty as distinguished resident director of orchestras and professor of conducting. Beginning his tenure as designate in the 2024-25 school year, Harth-Bedoya will assume full responsibilities overseeing the Shepherd School’s preeminent orchestral programs in the 2025-26 season.