Dateline Rice for Feb. 24, 2023


Qatar’s bid for soccer club Manchester UnitedKristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed.PRX’s The World (This segment also aired on 300 affiliate stations around the world, and it also aired on more than 500 CBC Radio One affiliate stations.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-ulrichsen

Husband-and-wife scientists recover meteorite fragments in Texas, answer looming questionsLinda Welzenbach-Fries, science writer in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, is featured.MSN (This article originally appeared in Everything Lubbock.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-welz.friesExclusive: Husband-and-wife scientists recover meteorite fragments in Starr County, answer looming (The video segment also aired 12 times on KVEO-TV in Harlingen, Texas, and this article also appeared in MSN and New Day Post.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-welz.fries

One year on, Russia-Ukraine war seems to have no end in sightPeter Caldwell, the Samuel G. McCann Professor of History and director of the Program in Politics, Law and Social Thought, is quoted.Andalou Agencyhttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-caldwell

Engineered wood gets stronger while trapping CO2An article features collaborative Rice research developing a sustainable wood composite that absorbs carbon dioxide. Co-authors Muhammad Rahman, assistant research professor in materials science and nanoengineering, and research scientist Soumyabrata Roy are quoted.Futurity (This article was also featured in the “Futurity Today” newsletter Feb. 24.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-rahman-roy Renowned historian calls Rhode Island a leader for environmental changeAn article features Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities and author of “Silent Spring Revolution: John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson and the Great Environmental Awakening.”Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in The Providence Journal.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-brinkley

M?xico-EU, ?qui?n domina?Tony Payan, the Fran?oise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored a column.Reforma (Subscription is required. An English translation is not available.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-payan

The pay gap between hospital CEOs and nurses is expanding even faster than we thoughtAn article cites collaborative Rice research into the North Carolina hospital system.Vox (This article also appeared in the Globe Echo and MSN Money.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-voxLes salaires des PDG des h?pitaux augmentent encore plus vite que nous ne le (An English translation is not available.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-news24

A history of unfree labor haunts usAn article mentions that research from the late activist Reginald Moore is collected and housed at Rice. The Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in MSN.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-washpo


Texas superintendent resigns after student finds his gun in school bathroomMark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science and fellow in political science at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.The Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-jones

5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this weekA roundup features the news that Rice’s Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Lilie) has established a new startup accelerator program called the Summer Venture Studio and quotes Kyle Judah, executive director Lilie. The article also features a collaborative report into Texas’ role in the hydrogen economy co-authored by Ken Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies (CES) at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Shih Yu “Elsie” Hung, research manager at the CES.InnovationMaphttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-judah-medlock-hung

Opinion: Banning college campus voting sites out of safety concerns? Please.A letter to the editor mentions that Rice had a polling location at Rice Stadium in 2020. Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared on the front of the Opinion section in the Feb. 24 print edition.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-hc

‘Jesus Revolution,’ ‘Cocaine Bear’ among the 20+ films opening this weekAn article mentions that Rice Cinema will screen “Letters2Maybe” Feb. 25.Houston Chronicle’s “Preview” (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Feb. 24 print edition and was in yesterday’s Dateline.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-hc

Joan and Stanford Alexander South Texas Jewish Archives at Rice University features oral history of Joe BuchananAn article features an oral history from Rice’s Joan and Stanford Alexander South Texas Jewish Archives.Jewish Herald-Voicehttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-jhv

Queer things to do in Houston this weekend: Feb. 23-26, 2023A roundup features the Feb. 24 talk with artist Odili Donald Odita, whose work “Meeting Place / Painting with Changing Parts” was commissioned by the Moody Center for the Arts’ Rice Public Art program. The large-scale mural is at the Shepherd School of Music and adjacent to the James Turrell “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.OutSmarthttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-outsmart

‘Fixer Upper’ star Chip Gaines bought author Larry McMurtry’s bookstoreAn article features the late alumnus and former Rice lecturer Larry McMurtry.Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in MSN and 10 other media outlets.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-hc


Deer Park facility receiving 2 million gallons of Ohio derailment’s toxic runoff, Judge Hidalgo saysAn article quotes Michael Wong, the Tina and Sunit Patel Professor in Molecular Nanotechnology, a professor and chair of chemical and biomolecular engineering and a professor of chemistry, materials science and nanoengineering and of civil and environmental engineering.ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired four times on KTRK-TV in Houston.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-wong

Previewing the rodeo (Feb. 24, 2023)Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Health and Biosciences, is interviewed about Texas’ rural hospitals and participates in a roundtable discussion of “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” of the week’s news.Houston Public Media (This segment also aired on KUHF-FM in Houston.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-hoAnother Houston Starbucks unionizes: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the weekHouston Public Mediahttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-ho

‘Second Opinion with Joan Lunden’Danielle King, an assistant professor of psychological sciences at Rice, is interviewed about organizational stressors.WSWP-TV (Bluefield, West Virginia)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-king


Theory can sort order from chaos in complex quantum systemsAn article features collaborative Rice research into a new mathematical theory that applies to any sufficiently complex quantum system. Co-author Peter Wolynes, the D.R. Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Chemistry, professor of biosciences, materials science and nanoengineering, and of physics and astronomy, is quoted.Science Dailyhttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-wolynes

Argonne training program introduces AI for science to a new crowdGraduate student Zachary Wooten is quoted.Newswisehttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-wooten

The Dover Quartet names Julianne Lee as new violistAn article mentions that some members of the Dover Quartet studied at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.BroadwayWorldhttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-bw

NCAA March Madness 2023 dates: When does the tournament start, schedule, qualified teams so far, where to watch and moreAn article mentions that Rice will co-host the NCAA men’s Final Four April 1-3.Sportskeedahttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-sportskeeda

About this canvassing of expertsRice is mentioned.Pew Research Centerhttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-pew

2024 Subaru Impreza gets price hike, more standard equipmentAlumnus Joey Capparella authored an article.Car and Driverhttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-capparella


MLK Convocation speaker points way to STEM successAn article features alumna Talithia Williams.UC Santa Cruz Newscenterhttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-williams

Omega manAn article mentions President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech,” which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.Bangkok Post (This article also appeared in the Feb. 24 print edition.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-bp

Silicon Valley talent is helping grow Vietnam’s startup hubAlumnus Nguyen Nguyen is quoted.The Malaysian Reserve (This Bloomberg article appeared in the Feb. 24 print edition of the Bangkok Post and was in a previous edition of Dateline.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-nguyen


BBC CumbriaA broadcast features Tara Simpson-Sullivan, who broke the Rice and Conference USA records while winning her second straight women’s weight throw title at the 2023 Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships.http://dateline.rice/feb-24-simpson.sullivan

Walker scores 32 as UAB defeats Rice 85-57An article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team lost to the University of Alabama at Birmingham 85-57 Feb. 23.The Associated Press (This article also appeared in 100 other media outlets, and a portion of this article also appeared in the Feb. 24 print edition.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-apUAB MBB dominates Rice on Senior NightUABSports.comhttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-uab

Late comeback falls short in UAB’s 63-58 loss at RiceAn article mentions that Rice’s women’s basketball team defeated the University of Alabama at Birmingham 63-58 Feb. 23.UABSports.comhttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-uab

Rice holds off Bearkats 3-1An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team defeated Sam Houston State University 3-1 Feb. 22.GoBearkats.comhttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-bearkatsKats continue offensive tearGoBearkats.comhttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-bearkats

Patterson has 17 off bench, Charlotte tops North Texas 55-49An article mentions that Rice’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are slated to play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Feb. 25.The Associated Press (This article also appeared in 100 other media outlets.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-apNiners down North Texas in defensive slugfest, 55-49Charlotte49ers.comhttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-49ersLate run seals fate for women’s basketball in 66-59 loss at North TexasCharlotte49ers.comhttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-49ersRice vs. Charlotte women’s basketball predictions and picks — Feb. 25KLTV Online (This article also appeared in WITN Online.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-kltv

Houston Christian hires 21-year-old Peter Chung to be youngest director of player personnel in CFBAn article features alumnus Peter Chung and mentions Rice assistant football coach Colin Spencer, former director of recruiting Alex Brown and former football player Connor Hughes.247Sports.comhttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-chung-et-al

An inside look at the 2023 Charlotte football scheduleAn article mentions that Rice will join the American Athletic Conference.Niner Timeshttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-ntThe new AmericanBonesville.nethttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-bonesvilleFAU’s 2023 spring game set for April 15WFLX Onlinehttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-wflx

Texas-Texas A&M’s start date, SMU’s ceiling, Baylor’s QB management: Ask the TexpertAn article mentions Rice football player J.T. Daniels.The Athletic (Subscription is required.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-daniels

North Texas pregame — UNT takes on Charlotte tonight as it looks to make run at C-USA titleAn article mentions that Rice’s men’s basketball team is slated to play Florida Atlantic University March 2.Denton Record-Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-drc

Top 12 things to do for kids in Houston this month: March 2023An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team is slated to play in the Shriners Children’s College Classic March 3-5 at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. The second article mentions that the Owls will face Texas A&M University March 4.365 Things To Do in Houstonhttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-365Fifth-ranked Texas A&M baseball team looks for bounce-back effort against PortlandThe Eagle (Subscription is required.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-eagle

TCU hires former Texas LB Luke Brockermeyer as GARice is mentioned.SB Nationhttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-sbnHow an NYU grad student is making a name for himself on and off the courtWashington Square Newshttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-wsn

UTSA vs. Florida International women’s basketball predictions and picks — Feb. 25An article features Rice’s women’s basketball team’s 66-53 loss to the University of Texas at San Antonio Feb. 16.KBTX Onlinehttp://dateline.rice/feb-24-kbtx

Here is the latest Big 12 Conference sports news from The Associated PressAn article mentions the Dec. 12 men’s basketball game between Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.St. Louis Post-Dispatch (This article also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-slpd

‘News 15’An article mentions that Rice’s baseball team won one of its three season-opening games against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Feb. 17-19.KLAF-TV (Lafayette, Louisiana)http://dateline.rice/feb-24-klaf (This segment aired twice.)


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