Dateline Rice for May 24, 2024

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Politics is the law in Texas
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.
The Economist (This article will also appear in the May 25 print edition.) 
Early voting in primary runoffs continues despite disruptions from last week’s storm
Houston Landing (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Mexico's mighty diaspora punches below its weight in elections
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.
The Economist (This article will also appear in the May 25 print edition.) 

Material that moves like skin could improve wearable devices
An article features Rice research that developed a new material that moves like skin while maintaining signal strength in electronics. Raudel Avila, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is quoted.
The future of wearables: A material that moves like skin
Futuro Prossimo (This article also appeared in Futuro Prossimo's Italian- and German-language sites, and it appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

The death of an Iranian hard-liner
Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an article.
Foreign Affairs (This article also appeared in Revista de Prensa.)

Saudi-Israel normalization deal back in focus in shadow of Gaza war
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The National News (This article also appeared in MSN United Arab Emirates.)

DSS Houston Field Office hosts dignitary protection training for state and local law enforcement partners
An article mentions that police officers from Rice attended the week long Diplomatic Security Service Houston Field Office's Law Enforcement Officer Training Program.
U.S. Department of State


This Memorial Day weekend, go to the funeral | Opinion
A letter to the editor mentions 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, is also mentioned.
Houston Chronicle 
Want your voice heard in HISD bond package process? Here’s the district’s plan.
Houston Landing

Coastal Prairie Conservancy event funds key conservation programs
An article features Phil Bedient, the Herman and George R. Brown Professor of Civil Engineering and director of the Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, who was honored at the Coastal Prairie Conservancy's recent gala.
The Katy Times

Neuroscientist blends dance with science at UN AI summit
An article mentions that Anthony Brandt, professor of composition and theory at the Shepherd School of Music, collaborated on the featured performance.
Houston Daily

Queer things to do in Houston this weekend, May 23-26
A roundup mentions that Rice's Moody Center for the Arts hosted the Sip + Stroll: Guided Tour of Rice Public Art May 23. Alison Weaver, executive director of the Moody Center, is mentioned.

University of Houston key part of first national workshop on research security
An article mentions that Rebecca Keiser, National Science Foundation chief of research security strategy and policy, delivered a keynote address at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy May 23. Tam Dao, assistant vice president for research security, is quoted.
University of Houston News

Houston honors icon Rev. William A. Lawson with first of two services
An article mentions former President David Leebron, University Professor and the Clarence L. Carter Professor for Legal Studies.

Houston suffered dramatic tree loss in Thursday's storm. Here's how two droughts added to the damage
An article mentions a study by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research that found Harris County lost almost 10% of its overall tree canopy from 2011-21.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front page of the May 24 print edition and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

Commencement exercises set for Matador Stadium
An article featuring Lorenzo Rodriguez, valedictorian of Seguin High School, mentions that he plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Seguin Today (This article also appeared on the front page of the print and digital editions of the Seguin Daily News.)

Houston area led nation in residential building permits last year
An article mentions a study by Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research that found Houston led the nation in residential building permits in 2023.
Houston Business Journal (This article appeared in the May 24-30 print and digital editions, and it was in a previous edition of Dateline.)


Billy Graham's statue and the legacy of 'America’s Pastor'
William Martin, the Harry & Hazel Chavanne Professor Emeritus of Religion and Public Policy, nonresident fellow in religion and public policy at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of its Drug Policy Program, is interviewed.
WUNC's "The Broadside"

San Jacinto County sheriff files lawsuit contesting loss in primary election
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired three times on KTRK-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in MSN.)

Burying power lines are costly, difficult process in Houston. Here’s why
Deborah Byers, nonresident fellow in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-24-byers (This segment aired twice.)


Respectability be damned: How the Harlem Renaissance paved for the way for art by Black nonbelievers
Anthony Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Distinguished Professor of Humanities and founding director of Rice's Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning, authored an article.
Lit Hub

Where does the US go from here—Gaza: The human toll
An article features David Satterfield, director of Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
The Center for Strategic & International Studies

Study identifies high-performance alternative to conventional ferroelectrics
An article features collaborative Rice research into antiferroelectrics. Co-authors Lane Martin, director of the Rice Advanced Materials Institute and Welch Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering and professor of physics and astronomy, and postdoctoral researcher Hao Pan are quoted.

High amounts of cancer-causing material were found in the air outside Houston, and nobody informed the residents
Loren Hopkins, professor in the practice of statistics and environmental analysis, is quoted.
MSN Health (This article originally appeared in The Hearty Soul.)

Hydrogen could cut 20% of emissions, but government must act
An article features Rice research that developed a low-emissions method of harvesting hydrogen from plastic waste.
Environment Journal

4DS plots ReRAM roadmap
An article mentions that Weebit Nano has commercialized technology pioneered at Rice.

Hundreds brave extreme heat to accompany the Eucharistic Lord in South Texas
Graduate student MacKenzie Warrens is featured.
National Catholic Register (This article also appeared in the Catholic News Agency.)


Protein ice cream company wins 2024 Rice Business Plan Competition
An article features the winners of the April 6 Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC), which is co-hosted annually by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business. Catherine Santamaria, director of the RBPC, is mentioned.
Michigan State University News

New Solano College executive begins work July 1
Alumna Kellie Sims Butler is featured.
Daily Republic

Un puente a Houston: El programa para Pymes de PAE
Rice is mentioned.
OPI Santa Cruz

Lu wins award for muscle activation technology at InterfaceRice 2024
An article mentions that Rice hosted the InterfaceRice 2024 conference April 30-May 1.
Georgia Tech University News


No. 4 Wichita State tops No. 1 East Carolina, 14-4, at 2024 American Baseball Championship presented by Regions
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team will play East Carolina University in the American Athletic Conference Championship tournament May 24.
Tuft's late home run lifts No. 3 Tulane to 7-5 win over No. 7 Charlotte at 2024 American Baseball Championship presented by Regions
ECU falls to Wichita State at AAC tournament
Shockers bludgeon Pirates, advance to semis

Rice Owls hint at starting QB with familiar name
An article features Rice football player E.J. Warner. Head coach Mike Bloomgren is mentioned.
Sports Illustrated's G5 Football Daily

Magnolia West baseball defeats Santa Fe to reach Region III-5A final
An article mentions that Rice's Reckling Park is hosting regional semifinal high school baseball games.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in MSN and The Courier of Montgomery County.)
Thursday's Houston baseball regional semifinal roundup
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in MSN.)

Three-star RB Reid Watkins commits to Texas as a walk-on
Rice is mentioned.
SB Nation (This article also appeared in BVM Sports.)

'Houston's Morning Show'
A broadcast mentions Rice Stadium, where the Houston Roughnecks will play their home games this season.
KRIV-TV (Houston)


Electromechanical material doesn’t get ‘clamped’ down
Rice researchers and collaborators at the University of California, Berkeley have found that a class of electromechanically active materials called antiferroelectrics may hold the key to overcoming performance limitations due to clamping in miniaturized electromechanical systems.