Dateline Rice for May 29, 2024

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You Decide 2024: Breaking down the big primary runoff races
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.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in Fox 26 Online, and this segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
HCC Board member Charlene Ward Johnson leads in Texas House race against Angeanette Thibodeaux
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)
Texas' immigration dilemma: Businesses need workers but border crisis 'eats up the oxygen'
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the May 29 print edition of the Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared online in the Express-News and was in yesterday's Dateline.)

How Texas' push for election transparency undermines the secret ballot
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.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Votebeat.)
Texas officials compromised ballot secrecy as they increased election transparency
The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)


Rice University inks strategic partnership with 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. 

Nearly 9 in 10 Houstonians want the city to lead the world's energy transition, Rice survey finds
An article 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, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the May 29 print edition of the Chronicle's Pearland Journal, Bellaire Examiner, Pasadena Citizen, Memorial Examiner and Bay Area Citizen, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Why the severity of North Texas' Tuesday storms was tough to predict
Avantika Gori, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
The Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared in the May 29 print edition.)

Houston's Holdsworth Center recognizes a true public education hero — inspiring the next generation of leaders
An article mentions former President David Leebron, University Professor and the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Legal Studies, and Ronel Golden, vice chair of Rice's Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity in Education.  

Rice's Grand Slam School Day
An article mentions that Rice Athletics hosted Grand Slam School Day at Reckling Park for students in grades 4-11 from 12 local schools ahead of the Owls' baseball game against Texas Southern University May 14. Alumna Anne Papakonstantinou, clinical assistant professor and director of the Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP), and Carolyn White, director of mathematics programs at RUSMP, facilitated an exploration of math concepts for the students.
Village News (This article also appeared in the May 28 print edition, and it appeared in the print and digital editions of the Southwest News.)

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 in the May 29 print edition of the Chronicle's Cypress Creek Mirror-Champions/Klein, Cypress Creek Mirror-Cy-Fair, Lake Houston Observer and Memorial Examiner, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Exclusive: Stages names Derek Charles Livingston as new artistic director
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle
Bexar County voter eligibility, are you still registered after the Texas purge?
The San Antonio Observer

Vampire Weekend, Texas Music Festival among top Houston live events this week
An article mentions that Houston Chamber Choir will perform "Brubeck: A Celebration" at Rice's Stude Concert Hall June 1.
Houston Chronicle

The winning projects of the 2024 PaperCity Design Awards Houston
An article mentions the late Lenard Gabert Sr., a graduate of Rice's inaugural class of 1916.


Israeli tanks reach central Rafah as outrage intensifies
David Satterfield, director of Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy and former United States special envoy for Middle East humanitarian issues, is interviewed.
PBS Newshour (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets, and this segment aired on more than 30 affiliate stations across the U.S.)

Visit the Pimp C 'Straight Flexin' exhibition in time for Black Music Month
An article mentions that the "Straight Flexin', No Plexin'" hip-hop exhibit is co-sponsored by Rice's Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning and Fondren Library.
CW 39


More is different, in social media too
Moshe Vardi, University Professor, the Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and professor of computer science, authored an op-ed.
Communications of the ACM (This op-ed also appeared in the May print edition.)
Is computing a discipline in crisis?
Communications of the ACM

Skanska, B. Bell Builders to construct Rice Business School
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.

Stretching the limits: Skinlike material enhances next-generation 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.
Design Products & Applications

Weaving Words: Storytelling for better PA communication
Burke Nixon, senior lecturer in Rice's Program in Writing and Communication, is quoted.

GaN devices: Properties and performance at extremely high temperatures
An article mentions that Rice collaborated on research into the impact of extremely hot temperatures on materials used in electronics.
Semiconductor Engineering

Houston Contemporary Dance Company presents 'Silver Celebration' this June
An article featuring Marlana Doyle mentions that she has choreographed performances at Rice.


All’Università di Parma una delegazione della Rice University
David Trevas, lecturer of mechanical engineering, is mentioned.
Parma Today

Green Key from outside the woods
Duncan College sophomore Sarah Meigs is quoted.
The Dartmouth


Under-the-radar contributors vital for Region III-6A baseball finalist Pearland
An article mentions that Jake Mader-Cooper has committed to play baseball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle

UW basketball signs Rhode Island guard transfer Luis Kortright
An article mentions former Rice men's basketball player Mekhi Mason.
Athlon Sports