Dateline Rice for May 22, 2024

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What's changed about Houstonians' worries? Survey says: Affordability. | Editorial
An editorial features the results of the 43rd Kinder Houston Area Survey, which is conducted annually by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute and an emeritus professor of sociology, and Ruth López Turley, director of the Kinder Institute and professor of sociology, are quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This editorial also appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the May 22 print edition.)
Houston residents urge leadership in global energy transition
Environmental Health Sciences


Could new technique for 'curving' light be the secret to improved wireless communication?
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.
Association of American Universities

Where's Judge Kelli Johnson? High-profile justice hasn't sat on the bench for weeks
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 ABC 13 Online, and this segment also aired twice on KTRK-TV in Houston.)
Ted Cruz filed IVF protection bill. What about embryo rights?
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in MSN and 10 other media outlets.)
Cleanup continues across Houston (May 22, 2024)
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)
'Capital Tonight'
Spectrum News Austin (This segment aired three times.)

Good riddance to the presidential debate commission
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities and professor of history, is quoted.
Chicago Sun-Times (This op-ed also appeared in the May 22 print edition.)

A new book argues most white US Christians worship a religion of whiteness
A Q&A features Michael Emerson, the Chavanne Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, co-author of "The Religion of Whiteness: How Racism Distorts Christian Faith."
MSN (This article originally appeared in Religion News Service.)

'Smart gloves' teach piano playing through touch
Marcia O'Malley, the Thomas Michael Panos Family Professor in Mechanical Engineering, is quoted.
Scientific American (This article appeared in the May 22 print and digital editions of the Scientific American's Polish issue, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

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 Austin American-Statesman article appeared on the front of the Metro & State section in the May 21 print edition, and it was in yesterday's Dateline.)

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 appeared in the May 21 print edition of the Spokesman-Review, and it was in yesterday's Dateline.)

'The Daily Scan'
A roundup mentions that Rice and the University of Paris Sciences & Lettres signed a strategic partnership for research and innovation on major global challenges and opportunities.
Peterson Rudgers Group's The Scan


Why local investors are betting on sports technology in Houston
Paul Cherukuri, chief innovation officer and vice president for innovation, is quoted. The article also mentions the Ion, a Houston-based tech hub owned by the Rice Management Co.

Skanska to construct new Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business 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 is quoted.
Texas Contractor

Mover and shaker, Bullard's Abbey Sowers stays busy
Rice is mentioned.
Tyler Morning Telegraph


Mexican citizens in California could play key role in country's upcoming 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 for Public Policy, is quoted.
KQED's "The California Report" on Apple Podcasts (This segment aired on 12 affiliate stations.)
Y la única Tesla en NL…es la Cybertruck naranja de Samuel

Great Graduates: Rachel Dziuba, OLLU
An article featuring Rachel Dziuba mentions that she plans to pursue a graduate degree at Rice.
KSAT Online


Houston Chamber Choir honors the music of Dave Brubeck with 'Brubeck! A Celebration' 
An article mentions that Houston Chamber Choir will perform "The Voice of Brubeck" at Rice's Stude Concert Hall June 1. The program is led by Arthur Gottschalk, professor of composition and theory at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.

Global energy: Qatar's LNG expansion 
An article features comments made at the Middle East Energy Roundtable, a collaborative venture between the Center for Energy Studies and the Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Natural Gas World

ISB Global pushes for funding and research into waste plastic hydrogen
An article features Rice research that developed a low-emissions method of harvesting hydrogen from plastic waste.

Un puente a Houston, el Programa Pymes PAE y las misiones comerciales
Rice is mentioned.
Mas Energia (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)


Record eighth inning propels No. 1 East Carolina to 12-4 win over No. 8 Rice in second game of 2024 American Baseball Championship presented by Regions
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost to East Carolina University 12-4 May 21 in the first round of the American Athletic Conference Championship. The Owls next play the University of Alabama at Birmingham May 22. 
East Carolina musters up big rally to claim AAC Baseball Championship opener (This article also appeared in BVM.)
Blazers nine hits not enough to beat Wichita State
No. 7 Charlotte outlasts No. 2 UTSA, 9-5, in 12 innings at 2024 American Baseball Championship presented by Regions
No. 3 Tulane takes down No. 6 Florida Atlantic, 14-2, at 2024 American Baseball Championship presented by Regions
No. 4 Wichita State defeats No. 5 UAB, 8-2, in first game of 2024 American Baseball Championship presented by Regions
Spectrum News (Charlotte, North Carolina)
http://dateline.rice/may-22-spectrum (This segment aired five times.)

Murphy and Poling named Academic All-District
An article mentions that Rice tennis players Yasha Zemel, Eduardo Morais and Arthus de la Bassetiere were named to the NCAA Division I Academic All-District Men's Tennis Team.

Giannis Antetokounmpo siblings: The Antetokounmpo brothers' rise to glory
Former Rice volleyball player Mariah Riddlesprigger, girlfriend of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, is featured.
Kaha Wa Tungu

West to play spring game in the morning
An article mentions that Lane Jeffcoat has committed to play football at Rice.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (This article also appeared in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and it appeared in the May 22 print edition of both papers.)

Foster baseball and softball eliminated in quarterfinals
An article mentions that Rice's Reckling Park will host regional high school baseball games. 
Fort Bend Herald

Gross named associate head basketball coach at Mount Marty
An article features former Rice assistant basketball coach Marty Gross.

'Get Up DC!'
An article features former Rice football player Luke McCaffrey.
WUSA-TV (Washington, D.C.)

KTRH-AM (Houston)
Former Rice football player N.D. Kalu is mentioned.