Dateline Rice for May 30, 2024

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Texas Democrat who joined GOP in supporting ban on gender-affirming care for minors loses primary
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.
Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets, including Time, U.S. News & World Report, MSN, Yahoo! News and the Houston Chronicle, and it appeared in the May 30 print edition of the Texarkana Gazette.)
As dust settles on run-off, Texas House Speaker Phelan survives, 'school choice' forces bolstered
Fox 26 Online (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News.)
Dade Phelan survived GOP primary runoff but some fellow Republicans still gunning for him
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, and it appeared on the front page of its May 30 print edition.)
Endorsement or highlight? Was nonprofit's support for Fort Worth TX House candidate legal?
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Saudi Aramco's Amin Nasser: Homegrown engineer who reached the top
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Reuters (This article appeared in more than 15 other media outlets.)
The relentless drive: Amin Nasser's leadership at Saudi Aramco

Austin's fentanyl crisis requires a far more aggressive fight from Texas | Editorial
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman.)

Mexico's next leader has an energy problem
Isidro Morales, nonresident scholar at the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.
Foreign Policy

Historic threshold: Fears of violence, autocratic rule await Mexico's first woman president
An article mentions that the Puente poll is funded in part by Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy's Center for the U.S. and Mexico. The poll is a survey of the Mexican public conducted by the U.S. media.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the El Paso Times, and it appeared in KVIA Online and KTEP Online.)

Scientists develop innovative technique to transform plastic waste into powerful clean fuel: '[It] could be produced for free'
An article features Rice research that developed a low-emissions method of harvesting hydrogen from plastic waste.
MSN (This article originally appeared in The Cool Down.)


Rice Village restaurateur replaces French fare with new pasta palace
An article mentions that Local Foods Group will begin operating at Rice's Brochstein Pavilion beginning Sept. 1.
Culture Map Houston

Top things to do in Houston this weekend, from Accordion King & Queens to Bacon Festival
An article mentions that Houston Chamber Choir will perform "Brubeck: A Celebration" at Rice's Stude Concert Hall June 1.
Houston Chronicle
Best Bets: Tattoos, Samara Joy and the Extremely Shorts Film Festival
Houston Press

Clear Falls High graduates 12 sets of twins, including the highest-ranking students
A caption mentions twin sisters Vera and Christina Geppert plan to attend Rice.
Galveston County Daily News

Missouri City Olympic gold medalist is recovered from injuries and ready for the Olympic Trials
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This story also appeared on the front of the Health section in the May 30 print edition.)


'PBS Newshour'
David Satterfield, director of Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy and former United States special envoy for Middle East humanitarian issues, is interviewed.
KSKA-FM (Anchorage, Alaska)
http://dateline.rice/may-30-satterfield (This segment aired on more than five affiliates, and it appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

Envisioning and planning for the problems Houston will face in 2044
Dominic Boyer, professor of anthropology, participated in a roundtable discussion in a "Houston Matters" segment.
Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)

'Battlefield Pennsylvania'
A broadcast features alumnus Richard Sommers.
Pennsylvania Cable Network
http://dateline.rice/may-30-sommers (This broadcast aired twice.)

No. 147 - Interview with a former Rice University admissions director: Clarity and direction in college applications
A podcast features Brandon Mack, alumnus and former associate director of admissions.
Accepted: A College Admissions Podcast on Apple Podcasts

Brandon Patrick George
A broadcast features the Balourdet Quartet, which formed at Rice in 2018. (This Performance Today segment also aired on more than 400 stations across the U.S.)

'Dr. Death'
An episode of the TV show "Dr. Death" mentions one of the characters graduated from Rice.
TG4 Ireland
http://dateline.rice/may-30-tg4-bbc (This broadcast aired on more than five affiliates.)


Rice and Houston Community College collaborate to diversify access to biomedical research training
An article features news that Rice and Houston Community College have collaborated on the new program ACCELERATE (Augmenting Community College Education to Leverage Experiential Research and Advance Training Equity), which aims to address the lack of diversity and basic research skills in STEM fields. Community members quoted include Kevin McHugh, assistant professor of bioengineering and the program's co-principal investigator, and Carolyn Nichol, associate research professor of chemistry and director of the Office of STEM Engagement. (This article also appeared in Spypharm and 10 other media outlets.)

Researchers uncover surprising role of opioid receptors in gut development
An article features Rice research into the function of opioid receptors in the development of the enteric nervous system. Co-authors Rosa Uribe, assistant professor of biosciences, and postdoctoral fellow Rodrigo Moreno Campos are quoted.
Medical Xpress (This article also appeared in MSN Health.)
Opioid receptors key to gut nervous system development
Neuroscience News
Naukowcy zajmujący się ryżem odkrywają zaskakującą rolę receptorów opioidowych w rozwoju jelit | Wiadomości o ryżu | Wiadomości i relacje z mediami

Brain implants market revenue, top companies, report 2033
An article mentions the Rice Biotech Launch Pad accelerator.
Precedence Research

Kelley Direct online MBA tops yet another ranking
An article mentions that Rice is in the Top 20 in multiple rankings of online MBA programs throughout the U.S.
Yahoo! Finance (This article originally appeared in Poets&Quants.)

'College Football 25' players plan to honor a 'Young Sheldon' character
An article mentions that a character in the TV show "Young Sheldon" gets a coaching job with Rice's football team.
The Escapist


But for Mrs. Sweeney, D-Day might have stood for 'disaster'
Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities and professor of history, is quoted.
Lake County Record-Bee

Hooding 2024: 'A mark of true excellence in scholarship and research'
A caption mentions Avantika Gori, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering.
Princeton University's The Graduate School

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.
Concho Valley (This KIAH Online article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)


Thirty American athletes qualify for 2024 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
An article mentions that six Rice track and field athletes qualified for the the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The group of Owls includes Ty Hampton (men's javelin), Shaun Kerry (men's hammer throw), Eliza Kraule (heptathlon), Tara Simpson-Sullivan (women's hammer throw), Alice Taylor (women's high jump) and McKyla Van Der Westhuizen (women's javelin).

Patrick Mahomes' half-brother Graham Walker transfers to Rice as the WR eyes an NFL future
An article mentions Rice football player Graham Walker. Former Rice football player Luke McCaffrey is also mentioned in First Sportz and featured in Rotoballer.
'Doesn't feed off Patrick's fame like Jackson!' – Patrick Mahomes' half-brother Graham Walker projected to be drafted next year, focused hard-working sibling excites fans
First Sportz
Fans shocked by revelation that Patrick and Jackson Mahomes have little-known brother
Who is Graham Walker, Patrick Mahomes' half-brother? Who are his parents? All about Pat Mahomes Sr's 3rd child
Essentially Sports
Fans can't get over Patrick Mahomes' half-brother who could make it to the NFL one day
Clutch Points
Who is Graham Walker? Patrick Mahomes' brother is on his way to pursuing his dream of playing in the NFL
Kansas City Chiefs News
Patrick Mahomes has rarely-seen half-brother who shares same NFL dream (This article also appeared in MSN Sports and the Irish Daily Mirror.)
Luke McCaffrey 2024 outlook: Rookie could immediately contribute

2023/2024 transfer portal recap – Duke
An article mentions former Rice football player Tre’shon Devones.
Mike Farrell Sports

The Dickey Maegels interview 1979: A turning point in sports journalism
An article features former Rice football player Dick Moegle.
Espresso Blog

UFL combats tanking with winner-take-all game for top draft pick
A caption mentions Rice Stadium.
Sports Illustrated's UFL

'H-Town High School Sports'
An broadcast mentions that Rice's Reckling Park hosted regional high school baseball games.
AT&T SportsNet Southwest

Houston-area matchups set for regional finals of high school baseball playoffs
An article mentions that Jake Mader-Cooper has committed to play baseball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle

Condon emerges as NCAA leader in homers, batting average after beginning Georgia career as a walk-on
An article mentions former Rice baseball player Lance Berkman.
Associated Press (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets including the Houston Chronicle.)
Play ball! Things to know entering the NCAA baseball regionals
Associated Press (This article appeared in more than 40 other media outlets including the Houston Chronicle.)