Dateline Rice for May 20, 2024 (Weekend Edition)

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How religious scientists balance work and faith
Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair and Professor of Sociology, director of the Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance, Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, is featured.

The fentanyl crisis requires a far more aggressive fight from Texas | Editorial
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, and it appeared in Yahoo! News.)

Are these schools 'The New Ivies'?
An article mentions that Rice is on Forbes' list of "New Ivies."
MSN (Great Britain; this article originally appeared in the Daily Mail.)


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.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front of the City/State section in the May 19 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

At least 7 now dead following devastating Houston storms, disaster declaration issued
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-20-kprc (This segment aired three times.)

Top 15 live shows and concerts in Houston this week: May 20-26, 2024
An article mentions that the Apollo Chamber Players will present "Muted" at Rice's Shepherd School of Music May 24.
365 Things To Do in Houston
Top 15 festivals and events this week in Houston: May 20-26, 2024
365 Things To Do in Houston
Plan your Memorial Day weekend: May 23-27, 2024
365 Things To Do in Houston
Top performing arts and live theater this week: May 20-26, 2024  
365 Things To Do in Houston


'Houston's Morning Show'
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 Houston politics.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
KTRH-AM (Houston)
How RFK Jr. could screw over Ted Cruz's reelection campaign
The New Republic


'Men's Room Health Forum — Health Crisis' | Reginald DesRoches and Sylvester Turner | TEDxSunnysideSalon
President Reginald DesRoches is featured.
TEDx Talk on YouTube
'The Men's Room Health Forum — Mayor Sylvester Turner Story' | Sylvester Turner | TEDxSunnysideSalon
TEDx Talk on YouTube

Houston: Rice breaks ground on new business school building
An article mentions that Rice broke ground on a new $54.5 million building for the Jones Graduate School of Business May 9. President Reginald DesRoches and Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jones School and professor of strategic management, are quoted.
Virtual Builders Exchange

Henry Cuellar courted Mexican elites; prosecutors say one helped him set up bribery scheme
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 quoted.
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared on the front page of its May 19 print edition.)

Talented 12: Chemical & Engineering News announces its 2024 rising stars in chemistry
An article featuring Julian West, assistant professor of chemistry and the Norman Hackerman-Welch Young Investigator, mentions that he has been named to the Chemical & Engineering News' Talented 12 list. also mentions that Raúl Hernández Sánchez and Hans Renata, both assistant professors of chemistry, were named to the 2023 and 2021 lists, respectively. 
American Chemical Society
TALENTED TWELVE: These dozen scientists are taking on global challenges with their chemistry acumen
Chemist Julian West makes C&EN magazine's 'Talented 12' list

Universal automated dosing systems could become reality
An article features Rice research that may speed the development of automated dosing systems for chemotherapies and other drugs. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Caroline Ajo-Franklin, professor of biosciences and director of the Rice Synthetic Biology Institute; Rafael Verduzco, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering; and postdoctoral research associate Rong Cai.
Tech Briefs

Turning plastic waste into high-value carbon nanotubes
An article features alumnus Alvin Orbaek White and mentions the late Richard Smalley, the former Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry, who shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of "buckyballs," a new form of carbon, and Andrew Barron, professor emeritus of chemistry.

Why did Taylor Swift leave country music? 1989 was the singer's first official pop album
An article quotes alumna Katherine Jeng, who taught a course last fall on the lyrical evolution of Taylor Swift.  
MSN Entertainment (This article originally appeared in SK Pop.)

Simply three — don't miss the simply amazing string trio at Judson’s Live!
An article features alumnus Glen McDaniel.
Central Florida Lifestyle Magazine

ODP's 'Red Landscape: Georgia O'Keeffe in Texas' opens at Moody in June
An article mentions that Rice's Moody Center for the Arts will co-present "Red Landscape: Georgia O'Keeffe in Texas 1912-1918," an immersive dance theater performance June 7-15.

What's happening in space policy May 19-25, 2024
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Space Policy Online
KEX-AM (Portland, Oregon)

Texas architecture: Buildings
A roundup features Rice's O'Connor Building for Engineering and Science.

Google adds Gemini to its Education suite
An article mention OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources.
Business Ghana

Ten elite universities that won't break the bank
Rice is featured.
MSN Money (Great Britain; this article originally appeared in the Daily Mail.)

Best places to retire in Texas
Rice is mentioned.
These college offer over-the-top amenities | College Connection
MSN Health (This article originally appeared in the Courier News and was in 10 other media outlets.)


YS police department fully staffed — a first in five years
An article features research by Richard Boylan, professor of economics.

Meet the Class of 2024: Amogh Chariyamane
An article mentions Rice's Global Health Technologies Design Competition.
Saint Louis University News

Trustees tap scholar, longtime educator as SCC's new leader
Alumna Kellie Sims Butler is featured.
The Reporter (This article also appeared in the Times-Herald.)

Paul Pavlou named new dean of UM's Herbert Business School
Alumnus Paul Pavlou is featured.
Miami's Community News


No. 13 ECU sweeps Rice to claim fifth-straight American Athletic Conference regular season title
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team was swept by East Carolina University May 16-18.
No. 13 ECU defeats Rice 8-2 in series opener
ECU-Rice baseball series schedule altered
East Carolina's Jenkins-Cowart, Wichita State's LaPour earn weekly honors
East Carolina clinches regular season title

Seeding Set for 2024 American Baseball Championship presented by Regions
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play East Carolina University May 21 in the American Athletic Conference's championship series.
'Sports Sunday'
KPRC-TV (Houston)

Texas FBS Power Poll heading into summer led by Texas, Texas A&M
A roundup features Rice football. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is mentioned.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Texas A&M has big plans for expanding baseball’s Blue Bell Park
An article mentions Rice’s Reckling Park.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the May 19 print edition.)
Houston high school baseball: UIL regional semifinal playoff pairings
Houston Chronicle

Ty Higginbotham leads Atascocita to shutout of Pearland in Region III-6A quarterfinal series opener
An article mentions that Jake Mader-Cooper has committed to play baseball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle

Houston Roughnecks vs. Birmingham Stallions: What to know, how to watch, players to keep an eye on
An article mentions Rice Stadium, where the Houston Roughnecks will play their home games this season.
Houston Chronicle
Game Summary: Houston Roughnecks at Birmingham Stallions, Saturday, May 18, 2024
UFL Board

Westlake dominates top awards on the 2024 All-Central Texas girls soccer team
An article mentions that Jadyn Jaeger and Sam Walker have committed to play soccer at Rice.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, and it appeared in its May 19 print edition.)

Top 25 Power Four vs. Group of Five upset alerts: College football danger games
An article mentions that Rice's football team is slated to play the University of Houston Sept. 14.
College Football News

Ex Texas A&M Aggies RB Jerry Johnson III commits to Cal
An article mentions former Rice football player Jerry Johnson III.
Sports Ilustrated's All Aggies

KU men’s basketball adds walk-on from transfer portal
An article features former Rice basketball player Noah Shelby.
KSNT Online (This article also appeared in The Wichita Eagle, Yahoo! Sports, AOL, The Kansas City Star,, FanSided, SB Nation and WIBW Online.)
Real Central New Jersey ready to put its local talent on display in season number four
An article mentions that Kirsten Ruf has committed to play soccer at Rice.
The Trentonian

LSU offers 2026 safety from Conroe, Texas
Rice is mentioned.
USA Today's LSU Tigers Wire 


Chemist Julian West makes C&EN magazine's 'Talented 12' list
Rice chemist Julian West is one of a dozen up-and-coming young scientists featured in Chemical & Engineering News' 2024 Talented 12, an annual issue of the weekly news magazine that highlights rising stars across all chemistry research disciplines. West, an assistant professor and the Norman Hackerman-Welch Young Investigator in Rice’s Department of Chemistry, is a synthetic chemist whose lab designs novel chemical reactions.