Dateline Rice for May 9, 2024

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Neom: Saudi forces 'told to kill' to clear land for eco-city
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
BBC News (This article also appeared in Yahoo! News Canada and 10 other media outlets.)
Israel-Gaza war closes door on plans for India-Europe connection, paves way for Iraq-Europe road via Turkey
South China Morning Post
JP Morgan analysts talk Trump 2.0 and commodity impact

A 'sponge city' may be your home in 2050
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 Yahoo! News and more than 10 other media outlets.)


The 'Remnant Alliance' is coming for a school board near you
David Brockman, nonresident scholar in the Religion and Public Policy Program at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Texas Observer

Houston Chamber Choir honors the music of Dave Brubeck with Brubeck! A celebration as finale to 2023-2024 season and inaugural performance of 'The Voice of Brubeck,' featuring Chris and Dan Brubeck and other special guests
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. 
Katy News

Houston school named among 'New Ivies' on Forbes list
An article mentions that Rice is on Forbes' list of "New Ivies."

Forbes debuts a new class of 'Ivy League' schools, including Rice and UT Austin
Spectrum Local News
'KXAN News'
KXAN-TV (Austin)

EnCap Energy Transition closes $1.5B second fund, reveals initial investments
An article mentions that Parliament Solar, a 3,433-acre solar project in Waller County, is located on land owned by Rice.
Houston Business Journal


With HPD in middle of scandal, chief job may be hard to fill
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.
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)


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.
Science Daily (This article appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)

Glass waste and trash-ash find their way into better, greener bricks
An article mentions Rice research using flash Joule heating to remove toxic heavy metals from fly ash to create reduced-carbon concrete.
New Atlas

Serial entrepreneur Gaurav Oberoi strikes again: Lexion's sale to Docusign shows methodical approach to building startups
An article features alumnus Gaurav Oberoi.
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in Geekwire.)

Why two young philanthropists are building a new media ecosystem
Alumnus Stuart Sevier co-authored an article.
Current (This article originally appeared in Transom.)

Education and diversity expert Dr. Dionne Poulton shares her journey to becoming a leading consultant and conflict mediator
An article features alumna Dionne Poulton.
International Business Times

Tech driven biology and chemistry: Solving science's hardest problems at scale
An article mentions Jacob Berlin worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Rice.
Tech Crunch

George Cooper's unavoidable death becomes even more tragic after 'Young Sheldon' Season 7, Episode 12 clip
An article mentions that one of the characters in the TV show "Young Sheldon" gets a coaching job with the Rice football team.
The Things

A nonapocalyptic vision of graduate education's future
Rice is mentioned.
Inside Higher Ed
The best college in each state
MSN Money (This article originally appeared in Mental Floss.)


The impact of escalating environmental and social challenges on our brains and the planet
Harris Eyre, fellow in brain health in the Center for Health and Biosciences at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Trinity College Dublin News

Steep climb
An article mentions President John F. Kennedy's "moon speech," which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Jewish Press

TWEF's international women's leadership summit raises $300,000 for scholarships
An article mentions Rice was one of the sponsors of the 20th annual International Women's Leadership Summit hosted by the Texas Women's Empowerment Foundation.
Rolling Out


'KPRC Channel 2 News'
A broadcast features the Rice baseball team's graduating players receiving their diplomas from President Reginald DesRoches during a ceremony at Reckling Park ahead of their game against Lamar University May 8. Additional articles mention that the Owls lost their game to the Cardinals 8-4.
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://dateline.rice/may-9-desroches (This segment aired three times.)
'13 Eyewitness News'
KTRK-TV (Houston)
'KHOU 11 News'
KHOU-TV (Houston)
Owls fall to Lamar on commencement night
BVM Sports
Cards use five-run fifth to defeat Rice
'12 News'
KBMT-TV (Beaumont, Texas)
http://dateline.rice/may-9-baseball (This segment aired five times.)

2024 American Outdoor Track & Field Championships set for Friday in San Antonio
An article highlights the following Rice track and field athletes who will be competing in the American Athletic Conference's Outdoor Track & Field Championships May 10-12: Gus Gannon, Ese Amata, Matt Kumar, Sam Welsh, Ty Hampton, Kennedy Gamble, Josie Taylor, Alice Taylor, Ginnie Okafor, Savannah Simms and Tara Simpson-Sullivan.

A&M's unblemished nonconference run is truly an impressive feat
An article mentions that Rice's baseball team lost to Texas A&M University 16-3 May 7 and that Rice lost to A&M in 2015.
Jim Schlossnagle's Aggies head to Oxford for penultimate SEC series

Ashton Arredondo, Cade Adams add something new and old for Pearland baseball team
An article mentions that Jake Mader-Cooper and Isaiah Castaneda have committed to play baseball at Rice.
Houston Chronicle

Sun Valley's Green taking his bat to D-1 Rice
An article mentions that Cole Green has signed to play for the Rice baseball team.
The Enquirer Journal

Nicholls T&F heads to Houston for SLC Championship
An article mentions that Rice will host the Southland Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 9-11 at Wendel D. Ley Track and Holloway Field. The article also mentions that Rice hosted the J. Fred Duckett Twilight track meet earlier this season. (This article also appeared in BVM Sports.)
T&F: Huskies primed for hometown SLC Outdoor Championships
Lions head to Houston with eye on SLC Championships, regional bids (This article also appeared in BVM Sports.)

2024 Texas Southern football schedule
An article mentions that Rice's football team will play Texas Southern University Sept. 7.
Hero Sports

American Athletic Conference 2024 College Football Primer: Top players, games, transfers, predictions
An article mentions Rice's football team and players Chad Lindberg and E.J. Warner.
College Football News
What University of Houston fans can expect in new EA Sports College Football 25 video game
Houston Chronicle

Daily Slop - May 8, 2024: Commanders release 3 defensive players; film study of Luke McCaffrey
An article mentions former Rice football player Luke McCaffrey.
SB Nation

Volleyball announces 2024 schedule
An article mentions that Rice's volleyball team will host Texas State University, Texas Southern University and Houston Christian University for a tournament Aug. 30-31.