Dateline Rice for May 28, 2024

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Record hurricane season could hurt oil and gas production
Mark Finley, fellow in energy and global oil in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio (This segment aired multiple times on over 800 affiliate radio stations across the U.S.)

Core capital goods spending rose in April, a positive sign for future production
John Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance and director of the Center for Public Policy at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal (This segment aired on more than 600 affiliate stations across the U.S.)

A potentially transformative runoff election in Texas's golden triangle 
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, authored an op-ed in The Hill, and he is quoted in several other media outlets.
The Hill
Texas' Tony Gonzales tries to fight off YouTube personality in runoff election where 'anything can happen'
CBS News (This article also appeared in MSN and 10 other media outlets.)
There's a nonzero chance Uvalde ends up with a representative who's a gun influencer
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in Slate.)
Texas' immigration dilemma: Businesses need workers but border crisis 'eats up the oxygen'
Houston Chronicle
One Texas House District runoff could change the face of Texas politics
Fox 26 Online (This "What's Your Point?" segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)
WTIC-AM (Hartford-New Haven, Connecticut)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-jones (This CBS News segment aired on seven affiliate stations.)

4 years after George Floyd's murder, police brutality against Blacks in US remains societal problem
Anthony Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Distinguished Professor of Humanities and founding director of Rice's Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL), is quoted. An article by CultureMap Houston about the "Straight Flexin', No Plexin'" hip-hop exhibit, which is co-sponsored by CERCL and Fondren Library, mentions that Pinn will facilitate a panel discussion June 30.
Andalou Agency (This article also appeared on the front of the World section in the May 27 print edition of the Muscat Daily.)
New Houston library exhibit keeps it trill with items from Pimp C and other stars
CultureMap Houston

Saudi Arabia's futuristic Neom project aims to embrace green flying taxis, and will have 4 airports
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in Business Insider.)


Houston university inks partnership with giant French research institution
An article mentions that Rice and the University of Paris Sciences & Lettres signed a strategic partnership for research and innovation on major global challenges and opportunities. President Reginald DesRoches and Caroline Levander, the Carlson Professor in the School of Humanities, professor of English and vice president for global and digital strategy, are quoted. The article also mentions the Rice Global Paris Center, which opened in 2022. 

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 (This article appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the May 26 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Houston high school grads are driving award-winning research and reaching Olympic-level aspirations
An article mentions that Rice's Black Houston Symposium co-hosted a hackathon event last year. 
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared on the front of the City/State section in the May 26 print edition.)

Texas-Squared Startup newsletter No. 453
A roundup features Rice news stories from the past week.
Texas-Squared Startup on Medium

St. Joseph Flyers have loved the journey
Rice is mentioned.
Victoria Advocate
Texas State tops list of closest H-E-Bs to college campuses
Laredo Morning Times (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Photos: Community celebrates life of civil rights activist Rev. William Lawson
An article about the late Rev. William Lawson mentions that Rice named part of its campus central quadrangle after him in 2020.

Apollo disables the mute button in season finale
An article mentions that the Apollo Chamber Players will present "Muted" at Rice's Shepherd School of Music May 24.
Houston Press

Top graduates from Southeast Texas honored
An article featuring Jason Norman, valedictorian of West Brook High School, mentions that he plans to attend Rice in the fall.
The Examiner

Midland College appoints new board member Mike Oestmann
An article features alumnus Mike Oestmann.
Midland Times


Houston land bank granted $5.5M to clean up contaminated Second Ward site
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston, and this article also appeared in Hispanic Business TV.)

'KPRC Channel 2 News'
Deborah Byers, nonresident fellow in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about the difficulty of burying power lines.
KPRC-TV (Houston)

Memorial Day
Performances by Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano at Rice's Shepherd School of Music, are featured. (This Performance Today segment also aired on more than 400 stations across the U.S.)

'KPRC Channel 2 News'
A broadcast features "Triple Owl" Felix Wu.
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-wu (This segment aired five times.)

'KHOU 11 Morning News'
A broadcast mentions the camps that Rice will be hosting this summer.
KHOU-TV (Houston)


Jeffrey Kripal | Paranormal/near-death experiences, super intelligence and studying dreams
Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Religion, is featured.
Behind Greatness on YouTube

Religious scientists balance work and faith — on a knife edge
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.
Mind Matters

Spotlights, Timothy Morton and Hell: In search of a Christian ecology
Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, is featured.
Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology on YouTube

Grocery shopping habits prove credit worthiness, aiding those without credit history
An article mentions Rice collaborated on the featured research, and it mentions Jung Youn Lee, assistant professor of marketing at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.
Health Medicine Network (This article appeared in previous edition of Dateline.)

Re-thinking the carbon-to-value proposition
Rachel Meidl, fellow in energy and sustainability at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an article.
Building Services Engineering (This article also appeared in the print edition.)

Why you should lose your temper at work
Research by Hajo Adam, former assistant professor of management at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is cited.
Mint (This article originally appeared in The Economist, and it was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Pharmacies and OD reduction: Part of the problem, or the solution?
An article cites a study authored by Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

How engineers are trying to build better brain implants
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.
Institution of Mechanical Engineers

A stretchy skinlike material, embedded with nanoparticles, could deliver better wireless wearables
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 ultimate guide to Houston's museums
A roundup features Rice's Moody Center for the Arts.
MSN Travel (This Houston Chronicle article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

The rise of conversational AI applications
Alumnus Ken Arora authored an article.

Weekend in Houston: A no FOMO 3-day Houston itinerary for first timers
An article mentions the James Turrell "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace on Rice's Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.
MSN Travel (This article originally appeared in Nomadicated Travel Blog.)

Exploring architectural marvels in Houston, TX: Iconic designs worth visiting
A roundup highlights Rice's Lovett Hall and Brochstein Pavilion.
MSN Travel (This article originally appeared in Read White.)

Georgia, center of election disputes, prepares for November
An article mentions that Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy co-sponsored the "Building Better Elections" forum May 17.

Turning up the heat on next-generation semiconductors
An article mentions that Rice collaborated on research into the impact of extremely hot temperatures on materials used in electronics.
Electronics For U


Dragon gas to flow by 2027
Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, fellow at the Center for the United States and Mexico, director of the Latin America Energy Program at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a lecturer in energy economics at Rice, is quoted.
The Trinidad & Tobago Guardian

Tepper School study reveals voter moral justifications for politicians' misstatements
An article mentions that Minjae Kim, assistant professor of management at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, collaborated on the featured research.
Carnegie Mellon University News

Revisiting memories of 'Big Harris' by Kate Emery General
An article authored by Kate Emery General about her grandfather, "Big Harris," mentions that he was a Rice alumnus and former basketball player.
The Chestertown Spy

New Orleans teen earns $9 million in college scholarships. 'All about hard work.'
Rice is mentioned.
Creativity's new frontier: The future filmmaker in the age of AI
USC Annenberg Media 
Pittsburgh Symphony's principal percussionist is also a drum maker
WTAE Online (This segment also aired on WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh.)
Il terzo edificio del Gaido Technology Center sarà gestito da aziende private


No. 1 East Carolina defeats No. 8 Rice, 8-7, in an elimination game at 2024 American Baseball Championship presented by Regions
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost to East Carolina University 8-7 in the American Athletic Conference Championship tournament May 24.
AAC Baseball Championship presented by Regions — Game 9: Rice vs. East Carolina
American Athletic Conference on YouTube
Top seed East Carolina staves off elimination with 8-7 victory over Rice
'KPRC Channel 2 News'
KPRC-TV (Houston)
'9 On Your Side'
WNCT-TV (Greenville, North Carolina)

Fundraising Friday: Basketball alum's $5M gift to launch women's golf at Rice
An article mentions that Rice will add a women's golf team to its athletics programs in 2026, which is made possible by former Rice basketball player Lynn Elsenhans. Director of Athletics Tommy McClelland is mentioned.
Athletic Business

Former Astros star Lance Berkman steps down as Houston Christian's baseball coach
An article features former Rice baseball player Lance Berkman.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the May 25 print edition.)
Former Astros star Lance Berkman steps down as Houston Christian University head baseball coach
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston.)

Welcome to the brave, new world of big-time college sports and salaried players | Editorial
Rice football is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the May 26 print edition.)

Michigan Panthers erase 10-point lead to spoil Houston Roughnecks' home finale
An article mentions Rice Stadium, where the Houston Roughnecks played their home games this season.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the May 27 print edition.)
Houston Roughnecks vs. Michigan Panthers: What to know, how to watch, players to keep an eye on
Houston Chronicle
Tomball graduate Jake Bates excelling with UFL team in first season as placekicker
Houston Chronicle
Ex-soccer player Jakes Bates, of Tomball, putting best foot forward as he makes history in UFL
KHOU Online
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-kriv (This segment aired three times.)
KRIV-TV (Houston)
'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-28-ktrk (This segment aired three times.)
KTRH-AM (Houston)

Magnolia West baseball defeats Santa Fe to reach Region III-5A final
An article mentions that Rice's Reckling Park hosted regional semifinal high school baseball games.
Houston Chronicle
'H-Town High School Sports'
KIAH-TV (Houston)

USM baseball uses 5-run, 9th inning to win 2nd consecutive Sun Belt postseason crown
An article mentions that Rice's football team lost to the University of Southern Mississippi in the 2010 Conference USA championship.
WDAM Online (This article also appeared in WTOK Online.)

Former Washington guard Nate Calmese transfers to WSU
An article mentions former Rice men's basketball player Mekhi Mason.
USA Today's HuskiesWire

Hill College sends four runners to NJCAA Track and Field Championships
An article mentions that Rice hosted the J. Fred Duckett Twilight track meet earlier this season.
Cleburne Times-Review