Dateline Rice for May 8, 2024

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Why having Kennedy on the ballot in Texas may worry Ted Cruz
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.
The New York Times
Elon Musk, superhero of the Latin American right
Global Voices
KRLD-AM (Dallas)

Engineers develop innovative microbiome analysis software tools
An article features collaborative Rice research developing an artificial intelligence-powered data analysis tool of microbial genomes. Co-authors quoted or mentioned include Santiago Segarra, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and statistics; Todd Treangen, associate professor of computer science; graduate student Ali Azizpour; and alumni Advait Balaji and Kristen Curry.
MSN (This article originally appeared in
Does Wisconsin have any Ivy League schools? It does now, according to Forbes
An article mentions that Rice is on Forbes' list of "New Ivies."
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and it appeared in MSN Money.)
Two Texas universities make Forbes 'New Ivies' list
MSN Money (This Houston Chronicle article appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Two DC-area universities crowned 'New Ivies' in Forbes' ranking
Washington Business Journal
Forbes declares these Texas schools new Ivy Leagues
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in KXAN Online, and a similar article also appeared in Hoodline.)
'TWC News All Day'
Spectrum News Austin
http://dateline.rice/may-8-twc (This segment aired four times.)
'KXAN News'
KXAN-TV (Austin)
http://dateline.rice/may-8-kxan (This segment aired three times.)

Study reveals flaw in long-accepted approximation used in water simulations
An article features research by Dilip Asthagiri, a former Rice professor.
MSN (This article originally appeared in


3 Houston cancer-focused research projects receive seed grants from new innovative initiative
An article mentions that Rice's Synthesis X Center and Baylor College of Medicine have jointly awarded their first innovation seed grants to three teams of research collaborators including Lei Li, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering; and Anna-Karin Gustavsson, the Norman Hackerman-Welch Young Investigator and assistant professor of chemistry and director of Rice's Center for Nanoscale Imaging Sciences.

Amegy Bank finds new president and CEO to lead DFW region
Alumnus Drexell Owusu is featured.
D Magazine

Emma Kim, MD: Karen Kowalske Outstanding PM&R Undergraduate Award
Alumna Emma Kim is featured.
UT Southwestern's CenterTimes


'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'
A clue on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" features Rice research creating a paper-thin battery.
CHWI-TV (Windsor, Canada; this segment aired on five affiliate stations.)

'KHOU 11 News'
A broadcast features a "moment of Zen" from the Rice campus.
KHOU-TV (Houston)


Anti-LGBTQ+ restrictions and legislation linked to host of negative health effects
An article features collaborative Rice research that compiled expert opinions and evidence analyzing the negative effects of policies and laws targeting the LGBTQ+ community. Co-author Eden King, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Psychological Sciences and a Rice Academy Senior Fellow, is quoted.
MSN Health (This article originally appeared in Medical Xpress.)

OTC: Vaca Muerta, una marca registrada sin brillo en Houston
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.
Mas Energia

Clean hydrogen is driving the next Gulf Coast energy boom
Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Canary Media

Houston Chamber Choir will honor the music of Dave Brubeck with 'Brubeck! A Celebration' 
An article mentions that Houston Chamber Choir will perform "The Voice of Brubeck" at Rice's Stude Concert Hall June 1. The program is led by Arthur Gottschalk, professor of composition and theory at Rice's Shepherd School of Music. 

The college with the richest graduates isn't an Ivy League school, based on data. Here are the top 100.
A slideshow features Rice.
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in Stacker.)

Theunissen from Pittsburgh to Rice
An article featuring Nandi Theunissen mentions that she will join Rice's faculty in the fall as an associate professor of philosophy.


LSUS debate program ranked top 10 in US among all debate styles
An article mentions that Rice's debate team is ranked No. 9 nationally according to American Liberty Media.
Bossier Press-Tribune

Pittsburgh author Adriana Ramírez embodies a range of cultures
Alumna Adriana Ramírez is featured.
Next Pittsburg

Youngkin calls on coaches to help warn about fentanyl
An article quotes alumnus Glenn Youngkin, governor of Virginia. (This article also appeared in The News Virginian.)


No. 2 Aggies run-rule Rice, 16-3
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost to Texas A&M University 16-3 May 7. (This article also appeared in WTAW Online, TexAgs, BVM Sports and Aggies Wire.)
Baseball series against Arkansas selected for national TV
Highlights: A&M 16, Rice 3
The Eagle
GALLERY: Texas A&M Baseball vs Rice
The Eagle
Rice postgame: Gavin Grahovac
The Eagle
A&M blasts its way over Rice
The Eagle
GALLERY: Baseball vs. Rice
The Battalion
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)

A split is coming: Head coaches sound of on future of G5 football
Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren is quoted.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Will the Cavs’ Dean Wade return during the second round of the playoffs vs. the Celtics?
Rice is mentioned.
MSN Sports (This article originally appeared in the Plain Dealer Cleveland.)

Owls take down FGCU in final midweek home game
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team is slated to play Florida Atlantic University May 10-12.

The 'Ball 5' chant is the best home-field advantage in baseball
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost to Texas A&M University in 1989.

Steve Denton's Aggies face archrival Texas in Friday's Super Regional
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.


Rice undergraduates win coveted Goldwater Scholarship
Rice students Emma Codianne and Daniel Wang have won the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, an annual award that recognizes pioneering science, technology, engineering and mathematics undergraduates in the United States.

Rice doctoral alum turned Google executive wins technical Emmy
Parthasarathy Ranganathan, a computer scientist and Rice graduate, has taken a mid-career detour into show business. “You work on a project, doing your science and engineering, and all of a sudden you enter the popular culture,” said Ranganathan, a vice president and technical fellow at Google who has won an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.