Dateline Rice for May 21, 2024

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Nearly 9 in 10 Houstonians want the city to lead the world's energy transition, Rice survey finds
Several articles feature the results of the 43rd Kinder Houston Area Survey, which is conducted annually by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Community members quoted or mentioned include: Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute and an emeritus professor of sociology; Ruth López Turley, director of the Kinder Institute and professor of sociology; and Daniel Potter, senior director of research at the Kinder Institute.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle, and it appeared on the front of its Business section in the May 21 print edition.)
Crime, housing, economy top Houstonians' key concerns in study
ABC 13 Online
'Fox 26 News'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-21-turley (This segment aired three times.)
'Wake Up! with SallyMac & Lina'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
Hot week for those without power (May 21, 2024)
Houston Public Media
Public safety among top concerns for Houstonians, according to new survey
Houston Public Media
What are the biggest problems facing Houston? Here's what residents told Rice University's Kinder Institute.
Houston Business Journal
Survey: Crime, housing costs, economy still top concerns for Harris County residents
Houston Landing (This article also appeared in MSN Money.)
Houstonians worried most about crime, housing and economy, Kinder Institute study shows
MSN (This article originally appeared in ABC 13 Online, and it appeared in News NNK.)
Houstonians are still troubled over affordable housing and crime, per Kinder survey
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in Axios.)
Houston: Leading the charge in the energy transition
Houston Style Magazine
'Fox 26 News'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
'ABC 13'
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-21-ktrk (This segment aired three times.)
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-21-ktrh (This segment aired four times.)


This 'doomsday' glacier is more vulnerable than scientists once thought
John Anderson, professor emeritus of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is quoted.
The Washington Post (This article also appeared in MSN Weather.)

Expansion of 'forever chemical' company welcomed in Round Rock after protest in Florence
Michael Wong, the Tina and Sunit Patel Professor in Molecular Nanotechnology, professor and chair of chemical and biomolecular engineering and professor of chemistry, materials science and nanoengineering and civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman.)

To ma być przełom w tworzeniu ultraszybkiego internetu 6G. Znika wielka przeszkoda
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.
MSN (Poland; this article originally appeared in Rzeczpospolita.)


Wallis, Richmond students selected for program
An article features two student who will be participating in Rice's BioNetworks Research Experiences for Undergrads 10-week research program. Natasha Kirienko, associate professor of biosciences, is mentioned.
Fort Bend Herald

Tabitha Rice named vice president of programs for Houston Endowment
Alumna Tabitha Rice is featured.
Houston Endowment

Hyosung Americas taps Kunoh Kim as next CEO, Omni Hotels & Resorts appoints new CMO
A roundup features alumnus James Bookhout.
D Magazine

Texas A&M hosts promising young scientists ahead of prestigious Nobel Laureate Meetings
An article mentions that graduate students Kevin Allen and Ziqin Yue will attend the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, June 30-July 5. 
Texas A&M Today


Ahead of May 21 primary, Jason Carter and Jordan Fuchs discuss trust in Georgia's elections
An article mentions that 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, moderated the "Building Better Elections" forum co-hosted by Rice's Baker Institute May 17.
Celebrating jazz and WCLK
MSN Music (This article originally appeared in Rough Draft Atlanta.)

'Good Morning San Antonio'
A broadcast featuring Rachel Dziuba mentions that she plans to pursue a graduate degree at Rice.
KSAT-TV (San Antonio)

'Houston's Morning Show'
The Rice Media Center is mentioned.
KRIV-TV (Houston)


Rice chemist Gustavo Scuseria wins 2024 Schrödinger Medal
An article features Gustavo Scuseria, the Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and professor of physics and astronomy and materials science and nanoengineering, who has won the 2024 Schrödinger Medal from the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists.

Will Iran president's death affect Israel conflict, oil and gas?
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.

Brain stimulation device could make precision mental health a reality
An article features Rice research developing the smallest implantable brain stimulator demonstrated in a human patient. Co-author Jacob Robinson, professor of electrical and computer engineering and bioengineering and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, is quoted. The article also mentions the Rice Biotech Launch Pad. (This article also appeared in Clinical Research News.)

Notes from the Field: The National Wastewater Surveillance System's Centers of Excellence contributions to public health action during the respiratory virus season — four US jurisdictions, 2022–23
Kathy Ensor, the Noah G. Harding Professor of Statistics and director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research's Urban Data Platform, is mentioned.
Global Diaspora News

Rice University begins construction of $54.5 million graduate school facility
An article mentions that Rice broke ground on a new $54.5 million building for the Jones Graduate School of Business May 9. 
American School & University
Skanska to construct new Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business building
Construction Business Owner

Pandemic-era college kids face job market that doesn't want them
Rice is mentioned.
Financial Advisor
Agostini's pharmaceutical group has new CEO
Alumnus James Walker is featured.

'ClassiCann': First-ever concert combines cannabis and classical music
Alumnus Charith Premawardhana is featured.
MSN Music (This article originally appeared in Ukiah Daily Journal.)

31 richest colleges in America ranked by endowments
A slideshow features Rice.
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in Alot.)

Nanorobots for treating cancer have moved from theory to practice
An article features collaborative Rice research into molecular nanomachines driven by light that drill holes in the membranes of individual cells. A Rice video is included.


La Sociedad Menéndez Pelayo inicia la publicación de su Biblioteca histórica con 18 estudios sobre el erudito
Esther Fernandez, associate professor of modern and classical literatures and cultures, is mentioned.
El Diario Montañés

Cobb schools announce 2024 valedictorians and salutatorians
An article featuring Ajanay Butts, salutatorian of Kell High School, mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
East Cobb News


ECU begins AAC baseball championship run Tuesday
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play East Carolina University May 21 in the first round of the American Athletic Conference Championship.

'KHOU 11 News'
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon is mentioned.
KHOU-TV (Houston)


2024 Rice Kinder Houston Area Survey: Residents of the world’s energy capital believe Houston should lead the energy transition
Nearly nine in 10 area residents believe Houston should lead the world in transitioning to alternative energy sources, according to Rice's 43rd annual Kinder Houston Area Survey. The survey captures responses from a demographically representative sample of more than 5,300 adults living throughout Harris County, making it the largest sample size in survey history and allowing researchers to analyze results at the neighborhood level for the first time.

NSF chief of research security to speak at Rice Baker Institute May 23
Rebecca Keiser, the National Science Foundation’s chief of research security strategy and policy, will deliver a virtual keynote address May 23 on the origins of the foundation's research on research security program with Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Rice chemist Gustavo Scuseria wins 2024 Schrödinger Medal
Pioneering Rice chemist Gustavo Scuseria has won the 2024 Schrödinger Medal from the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists. Awarded annually to a single recipient, the medal recognizes an outstanding body of work in theoretical and computational chemistry. Scuseria has pioneered quantum computational methods that are widely used to study the complex quantum states and electronic properties of a wide range of molecules and materials.