Dateline Rice for May 6, 2024 (Weekend Edition)

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Why does my electric company need to advertise?
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Chair of Marketing and professor of management at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal (This segment aired on more than 600 affiliate stations across the U.S.)

US House member from Texas in 'fight for his political life' against gun-toting YouTuber
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.
MSN (This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, and it appeared on the front page of its May 6 print edition.)
Is 2024 a rerun of 1968? Protests helped Richard Nixon win on ‘law and order’ | Opinion
Yahoo! News (This Fort Worth Star-Telegram article also appeared on the front of its Local & Texas section in the May 5 print edition, and it was in a previous edition of Dateline.)
New Survey: Texans support border crackdown, oppose 'school vouchers'
Yahoo! News (This Fox 26 Online article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Texas destination casino proposals find support among diverse groups: Survey
Poll indicates majority support for casinos in Texas
Texas casinos | Today & Future
Elon Musk, el superhéroe de la derecha latinoamericana (This article also appeared in
'TWC News All Night'
Spectrum News Austin
http://dateline.rice/may-6-jones (This segment aired five times.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://dateline.rice/may-6-jones (This segment aired three times.)
'Red Eye Radio'
WLS-AM (Chicago) 
http://dateline.rice/may-6-jones (This segment aired on 190 affiliate stations across the U.S.)

These 10 colleges may be as good as the Ivy League, according to Forbes
An article mentions that Rice is on Forbes' list of "New Ivies."
CNBC (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
Two Texas schools make 'New Ivy League' colleges list
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in Fox 4, and it appeared in Yahoo! News and AOL.)
3 Illinois, Indiana schools make 'New Ivy League' colleges list
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in Fox 32 Online.)
This Florida school made Forbes' 'New Ivy League' colleges list
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in Fox 35 Online.)
New York school makes 'New Ivy League' colleges list
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in Fox 5 Online.)
Cuáles son las universidades que están a la altura de la Ivy League según Forbes
Las universidades que están a la altura de la Ivy League
WTIC-AM (Hartford-New Haven, Connecticut)
'Houston's Morning Show'
KRIV-TV (Houston)

What cities everywhere can learn from Houston area's severe flooding as they try to adapt to climate change
An article cites Rice research that found that the impervious surfaces in the Houston area expanded by 386 square miles between 1997 and 2017.
The Conversation (This article also appeared in more than 30 other media outlets.)


Menil celebrates 15 years of recent acquisitions with 'Abstraction after Modernism' in Montrose
Leslie Hewitt, associate professor of art, is featured.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the May 5 print edition and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)

Houston as Hollywood? After decades of struggle, more films and TV may be produced here
Rice Cinema is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared on the front of the Zest section in the May 5 print edition.) 

Texas Academy recognizes 34 Spring 2024 graduates
An article featuring Evelyn Hardy, a high school graduate as part of the Texas Academy at Lamar University, mentions that she plans to attend Rice in the fall.
Lamar University News


'Fox 26 Morning News Weekends'
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.
KRIV-TV (Houston)

'Houston Life'
Rice is mentioned.
KPRC-TV (Houston)
Texas: The Issue Is: May 5, 2024
Fox 26 Online (This segment also aired five times on KRIV-TV in Houston.)


Sister cities can help communities better navigate the climate crisis
An article features research by Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer, both professors of anthropology.
Science Daily

Novel fabrication method creates aligned nanofiber hydrogels for tissue regeneration 
An article features collaborative Rice research developing a novel fabrication process to create aligned nanofiber hydrogels. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Jeffrey Hartgerink, professor of chemistry and bioengineering; alumni Adam Farsheed, Tracy Yu and Carson Cole; graduate students Joseph Swain and Eric Garcia Huitron; Jones College senior Adam Thomas; Brown College senior Jonathan Makhoul; and K. Jane Grande-Allen, the Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering.

Plastics Hall of Fame 2024: Wendy Hoenig
Alumna Wendy Hoenig is featured.
Plastics News
From Houston to Miami: Dean Paul Pavlou named Herbert's new leader
Alumnus Paul Pavlou is featured.

Flash Joule heating prototype test significantly increases REE recovery
An article features Rice research into the rapid flash Joule heating method.
MSN Money (Great Britain; this article originally appeared in AZo Mining.) 

Rice University offers new master's in energy transition and sustainability
An article features the news that Rice will launch a Master of Energy Transition and Sustainability this fall. Julia Morgan, professor and chair of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is quoted.
The Way Ahead

Houston looks for solutions to housing affordability challenges
An article cites a study by Rice's Kinder Institute of Urban Research into Houston-area rent prices.
Daily Commercial News

Episode 36: Dr. Kevin Wyss discusses flash-Joule heating, polymer upcycling and life-cycle assessment
Alumnus Kevin Wyss is featured.
The Polymer Science Podcast on YouTube


Bun B’s Trill Burgers introduces Trill Smash Taco with Alex Bregman's Wild Sol salsa
An article featuring Bernard "Bun B" Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice, mentions Anthony Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Distinguished Professor of Humanities and founding director of Rice's Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning.
Bayou Beat

Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Chestertown presents organ recital by Ken Cowan
An article features Ken Cowan, professor of organ at Rice's Shepherd School of Music.
The Cambridge Spy

Charles Danaher: What happened to our social compact?
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Longmont Times-Call


'Major League Baseball'
A broadcast features former Rice baseball player Dane Myers.
MLB Network

Charlotte drops series finale with Rice
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team won one of it three games against the University of North Carolina at Charlotte May 3-5.
Niners take both games of doubleheader with Rice

Film Session: Commanders rookie WR Luke McCaffrey's physical toughness is a rare trait
An article features former Rice football player Luke McCaffrey.
SB Nation

Men's tennis sweeps Rice, advances to second round of NCAA Tournament
An article mentions that Rice's men's tennis team lost to Texas A&M University in the first round of the NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament May 3.
No. 15 Aggies advance to super regionals after dispatching Toreros
A&M men's tennis opens NCAA play with 4-0 blitzing of Rice
The Eagle
2024 NCAA DI men's tennis championships: Selections, bracket, schedule

Atascocita boys claim program's first track and field state championship
An article mentions Rice's Victor Lopez Classic track meet.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared on the front of the Sports section in the May 6 print edition.)

Houston Roughnecks' defensive effort falls short in St. Louis
An article mentions that the Houston Roughnecks are playing their home games at Rice Stadium this season.
Houston Chronicle 
Houston Roughnecks' offense to face another test in visit to St. Louis to face Battlehawks
Houston Chronicle 
Plan your weekend: May 9-12, 2024
365 Things To Do in Houston

Winter US Open qualifier Lily Archibald commits to swim for Rice University in the fall of 2025
An article featuring Lily Archibald mentions that she has committed to join Rice's swim team.
Erika Pelaez earns 200 free trials cut with 2:00.51, wins 100 fly in same session 

Watch this Texas runner win state with epic 'Tombstone' comeback
An article authored by Danny Merrell mentions that his daughter is a Rice runner. 
KFOX Online (This article also appeared in KYKS Online.)

Falcons release defensive lineman Ikenna Enechukwu
An article features former Rice football player Ikenna Enechukwu.
Atlanta Falcons


Groundbreaking ceremony for new Rice Business building on May 9
Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business will host a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 112,000-square-foot building designed to accommodate unprecedented growth at the school and the evolving needs of the community.

Aligned peptide 'noodles' could enable lab-grown biological tissues
A team of chemists and bioengineers at Rice and the University of Houston have achieved a significant milestone in their work to create a biomaterial that can be used to grow biological tissues outside the human body. The development of a novel fabrication process to create aligned nanofiber hydrogels could offer new possibilities for tissue regeneration after injury and provide a way to test therapeutic drug candidates without the use of animals.

Rice researchers' synthetic chemistry approach yields new compounds with potential biomedical applications
Researchers at Rice have successfully synthesized a group of natural compounds known as fusicoccanes. The molecules, found in various living organisms, exhibit diverse biological activities, including the ability to modulate protein-protein interactions within biological systems. The study led by Hans Renata, associate professor of chemistry, marks a significant advancement in chemical synthesis techniques, leveraging modern organic chemistry and engineered enzymes. 

Rice engineers develop innovative microbiome analysis software tools
Parsing through metagenomic data can be a daunting task, much like trying to assemble several massive jigsaw puzzles with all of the pieces jumbled together. Taking on this unique computational challenge, Rice graph-artificial intelligence (AI) expert Santiago Segarra and computational biologist Todd Treangen paired up to explore how AI-powered data analysis could help craft new tools to supercharge metagenomics research.