Dateline Rice for May 3, 2024

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What would Bubba do?
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities and professor of history, is quoted.

Sister cities for the Anthropocene
Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer, both professors of anthropology, co-authored an article.
Nature (This article also appeared in the May print edition.)

Author Bryan Washington
Bryan Washington, assistant professor of creative writing, is featured.
The Saturday Paper (This article also appeared in the May 4-10 print edition.)

Beda dari Dubai, Arab Saudi Bangun Neom untuk Turis Super Tajir
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
CNN Indonesia

Niente Harvard o Yale: Quali sono le 20 università americane che producono i talenti più ambiti
An article mentions that Rice is on Forbes' list of "New Ivies."
Forbes (Italia)

Investigadores asturianos participan en un experimento del CERN para 'cazar' partículas viajeras
An article mentions that experts at Rice collaborated on the featured research.
MSN Noticias (This article originally appeared in Europa Press, and it appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

The hardest colleges to get into in the US
A slideshow features Rice.
MSN (International; this article originally appeared in StarsInsider.)
Top universities in Houston USA with world class education!


After '68 protests, Richard Nixon won calling for 'law and order.' Will Donald Trump? | Opinion
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.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Molly Cook, Jarvis Johnson face back-to-back elections to fill Whitmire's old Senate seat
Texas Standard (This article originally appeared in Houston Landing.)
Will gambling ever be legal in Texas? Here's where likely voters stand on the topic
KHOU Online (This segment also aired on KHOU-TV in Houston.)
New Survey: Texans support border crackdown, oppose 'school vouchers'
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired on KRIV-TV in Houston.)
'TWC News All Night'
Spectrum News Austin 
http://dateline.rice/may-3-jones (This segment aired five times and appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

MD Anderson researcher Sharon Dent elected to prestigious National Academy of Sciences
An article features alumna Sharon Dent, who has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
MD Anderson Cancer Center News

Meet Oak Cliff's Dallas Symphony Orchestra musicians
Alumnus Rob O'Brien is featured.
Oak Cliff Advocate

HBJ 2024 Landmark Awards Education Finalist: Ralph S. O'Connor Building for Engineering Science | Phase 1 & 2
A pair of articles mention that Rice's Ralph S. O'Connor Building for Engineering Science and the new wing of the Hanszen Residential College were named as finalists for the Houston Business Journal's Landmark Awards in Education.
Houston Business Journal (This article also appeared in the April 12-18 print and digital editions.)
HBJ 2024 Landmark Awards Education Finalist: Rice University, Hanszen Residential College New Wing
Houston Business Journal (This article also appeared in the April 12-18 print and digital editions.)

Halliburton Labs-backed NanoTech Materials opens headquarters, manufacturing plant
An article mentions the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship.
Houston Business Journal (This article also appeared in the April 19-25 print and digital editions.)

Queer things to do in Houston this weekend, May 2-5
A roundup features the exhibit "Hayv Kahraman: The Foreign in Us," which will be on view at Rice's Moody Center for the Arts through May 11.

Join Apollo Chamber Players for a powerful season finale at Rice University
A roundup mentions that the Apollo Chamber Players will present "Muted" at Rice's Shepherd School of Music May 24.
365 Things To Do in Houston


WABC-AM (New York)
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 interviewed about Elon Musk's former plans to open a Tesla plant in Mexico.

'Fox 13'
An broadcast features Brown College senior Kayla Grimes, who developed The Healthcare Navigator app with fellow students aimed at helping patients navigate health costs and care. Jaeyeon Chung, assistant professor of marketing at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business who was a mentor on the project, is also interviewed.
WTVT-TV (Tampa Bay, Florida)

'CBS Austin News'
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about university endowments.
KEYE-TV (Austin)
http://dateline.rice/may-3-stein (This segment aired three times, and it aired twice on KLBJ-AM in Austin.)

WTAQ-AM (Green Bay)
Rice is mentioned.


Rice's Harvey, Ramesh named to National Academy of Sciences
An article features Ramamoorthy Ramesh, executive vice president for research and professor of materials science, nanoengineering, physics and astronomy, and Frank Reese Harvey, professor emeritus of mathematics, who have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
UC Berkeley faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences
University of California, Berkley News

Heartbeat HERoes win Rice's 2024 Engineering Design Showcase
An article about the winner of Rice's Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen’s (OEDK) annual Huff OEDK Engineering Design Showcase last month features Team Heartbeat HERoes, which developed a novel catheter designed to treat premature ventricular contractions. Community members quoted or mentioned include Maria Oden, teaching professor of bioengineering, director of the OEDK and co-director of Rice 360; Sabia Abidi, assistant teaching professor of bioengineering; and student team members Shannon McGill, Valentina Ortega, Ananya Lingineni, Rachel Lee, Kate Mischlich, Jing Liu and Veronica Aguilar.

5Ws of the miniature brain stimulator
An article features Rice research developing the smallest implantable brain stimulator demonstrated in a human patient. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Jacob Robinson, professor of electrical and computer engineering and bioengineering and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow; and  Sameer and Sunil Sheth, adjunct associate professors of electrical and computer engineering.
Medical Design Briefs

Students build low-cost cold spray metal 3D printer prototype
An article mentions that a team of Rice students has developed a cold spray metal 3D printing device to create metal parts. Community members quoted or mentioned include students Eli Case, Julianna Dickman, Garrett French, Galio Guo, Douglas Hebda, Grant Samara, Davis Thames and Aasha Zinke.
ASM International

Paul Pavlou named new dean of Miami Herbert Business School
Alumnus Paul Pavlou is featured.
Gen Z's political paradox
McMurtry College freshman Lajward Zahra authored an article.

Eight women appointed to new faculty positions
A roundup features alumna Elisabeth Kincaid.
Women in Academia Report

New dean appointments for eight women scholars
A roundup features alumna Estela Zarate.
Women in Academia Report

Alianza en neurorobótica enlaza a hospital y universidad en Houston
An article features the Houston Methodist-Rice University Center for Human Performance 

Tribute to Ronnie Cummins
Rice is mentioned.
Organic Consumers Association
Kansas City's expanding streetcar system is playing catch up to metro contemporaries as a public draw
The Pitch


'KHOU 11 News'
A broadcast features Rice baseball player Ben Dukes. Chuck Pool, assistant athletic director of media relations, is mentioned.
KHOU-TV (Houston)

Men's basketball adds transfer Jalen Smith
An article mentions that Jalen Smith plans to transfer to Rice to play basketball. Head coach Rob Lanier is also mentioned.
BVM Sports (A similar article also appeared in the May 3 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)

CLT hosts Rice for weekend series
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte May 3-5.

Four American squads earn midweek wins
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team defeated Lamar University 8-6 May 1.

Sakari Famous soars to victory in NCAA Division I season finale
An article mentions Rice's Victor Lopez Classic track meet.
The Royal Gazette
Atascocita sets sights on state title at UIL track and field championships
Houston Chronicle 

Texas A&M men's tennis hosts Rice in first round of NCAA tournament
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team will open the NCAA tournament against Texas A&M University May 3.
'Donnie and Dhali'
Former Rice football player Christian Covington is featured.
CHEK-TV (British Columbia, Canada)


Rice’s Harvey, Ramesh named to National Academy of Sciences
Rice's Ramamoorthy Ramesh and Frank Reese Harvey are among 120 new U.S. members elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) "in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research," according to a statement from the organization. Members are elected by their peers based on their contribution to one of six areas of scientific inquiry following an extensive vetting process. Established in 1863 through an act of Congress, NAS serves as a source of independent, objective advice on science and technology matters of national interest.

Selman joins Rice Board of Trustees, Kraft re-elected
Rice has announced the appointment of Cathryn Selman '78 and the re-election of Patti Kraft '87 to its board of trustees. Both distinguished alumnae will serve four-year terms starting July 1. "On behalf of the Rice community and the board of trustees, I am pleased to introduce our newest trustees, both proud Rice alumnae," said Robert Ladd, chair of the board. "Cathryn and Patti have shown steadfast dedication to our university, which will guide their advocacy for our diverse stakeholders. Rice’s future holds significant opportunities, and our new trustees will play a pivotal role in shaping it."