Dateline Rice for March 13, 2012

FEATURED ITEMS

Harvard, Stanford top 2013 best business schools rankings
Rice’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business moved up nine positions to place 25th in a U.S. News & World Report ranking of top business schools in the nation.
U.S. News & World Report
http://tinyurl.com/7f42yg5
Best business schools
U.S. News & World Report
http://tinyurl.com/4ctvaz4

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Meet Zack Kopplin, out to save science class
Hanszen College sophomore Zack Kopplin is profiled for his work to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act.
MSNBC.MSN.com
http://tinyurl.com/7l38yrf

Baker Institute hosts ‘War on Drugs’ conference, asks ‘is legalization the answer?’
Op-eds discuss a drug policy forum at Rice’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. William Martin, the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at the Baker Institute, is mentioned.
HuffingtonPost.com
http://tinyurl.com/744evtp
NORML’s Russ Belville debates former ONDCP’s Kevin Sabet on marijuana legalization
TheWeedBlog.com
http://tinyurl.com/84yf2kx

Daily deal sites push premium memberships
Research by Rice is cited in an article about daily deal websites such as Groupon.
U.S. News & World Report (This article also appeared on Yahoo.com.)
http://tinyurl.com/7sx4em7

Maui condos or public trusts?
Rice is mentioned in an op-ed about the sale of the San Mateo Community College District’s KSCM-TV.
HuffingtonPost.com (This op-ed also appeared on IndyBay.org.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tracy-rosenberg/post_3116_b_1337904.html

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Talent but no hot pink ties: Young Texas Artists Music Competition is serious business with western flair
Baker College sophomore Coleman Itzkoff took the Entergy Grand Prize at the 28th Annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition. Desmond Hoebig, professor of cello at the Shepherd School of Music, is quoted.
Culturemap.com
http://tinyurl.com/7gv6rsv

Bangs-area National Merit Scholarship finalist believes home schooling gave her edge
Rice is mentioned in an article about a student from Bangs, Texas.
Abilene Reporter-News
http://tinyurl.com/7waea45

Abstraction triumvirate: Richard Serra, Joel Shapiro, Jules Olitski
An article about installations in Houston mentions artist Joel Shapiro’s Rice Gallery installation.
Glasstire.com
http://tinyurl.com/6mle44b

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KTRK-TV
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor and chair of political science and fellow in political science at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in stories about the Justice Department’s denial of pre-clearance to Texas’ Voter ID law.
http://tinyurl.com/78w3gwg
KRIV-TV
http://tinyurl.com/6po9ht4

KHOU-TV
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted in a story about funding cuts for Planned Parenthood in Texas.
http://tinyurl.com/7s5xkac

KPFT-FM
Ric Stoll, the Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science and scholar at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, appeared on KPFT-FM to discuss a U.S. soldier who killed Afghan civilians. The interview begins approximately one minute into the clip.
http://archive.kpft.org/mp3/kpft_120312_160048news.mp3

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Kieran Timberlake sees things clearly
Rice’s Brockman Hall for Physics has been nominated for a World Architecture News Award.
WorldArchitectureNews.com
http://tinyurl.com/7cl5sqf

Are daily deals here to stay? One researcher doubts it
Utpal Dholakia, professor of marketing at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted in an article about daily deal websites such as Groupon.
Business News Daily
http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/1089-daily-deals-fizzle.html

Houston surpasses New York and Los Angeles as the ‘most diverse in nation’
Dramatic growth over the past 20 years has made Houston the most ethnically diverse large metropolitan area in the country and reduced its segregation, according to a new report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas.
TheMoveChannel.com
http://www.themovechannel.com/news/ff32d371-26e3/

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Romney cannot sew up nomination anytime soon
Paul Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science, is quoted in an article about the GOP presidential race.
NewsroomAmerica.com
http://www.newsroomamerica.com/story/224106.html

What oil spill?
Editorials about increased deepwater drilling in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster quote Amy Myers Jaffe, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. (Editor’s note: Corrections on the spelling of Jaffe’s name have been requested.)
Gainesville Sun (Fla.)
http://tinyurl.com/7q857ja
Offshore oil drilling: Avoid reckless repeat
Lakeland Ledger (Fla.)
http://tinyurl.com/82k6xyd

University of Southern Indiana’s Posler takes post, will move to Kansas university
Alumnus Brian Posler ’97 has been named Baker University’s executive vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Evansville Courier & Press (Ind.)
http://tinyurl.com/7f6323e

Louisiana Tech group prepares to defend its record
An article about the Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition mentions the participation of a team from Rice.
KNOE.com (Monroe, La.)
http://tinyurl.com/7wm98em

SPORTS

Roger Clemens’ defense team looks to baseball career and accolades for retrial
Head baseball coach Wayne Graham will testify on behalf of Roger Clemens next month when the seven-time Cy Young Award winner goes back on trial for perjury in Washington, D.C.
New York Daily News
http://tinyurl.com/7yp8br3
KRIV-TV
http://tinyurl.com/8xe5e27

Women’s basketball team bound for WBI
A Houston Chronicle "Rice Notebook" article reports that the Rice Owls women’s basketball team accepted an invitation to play in the Women’s Basketball Invitational. Rice will play Sam Houston State University in the opening round. The article also reports on recent events in Rice Owls baseball, tennis and track-and-field.
Houston Chronicle
http://tinyurl.com/86u5jwe
SHSU Women in the WBI Wednesday
KBTX.com (Bryan/College Station, Texas)
http://tinyurl.com/7bgnepz

Rice falls three spots in Baseball America poll
Coming off a series of losses to Stanford University, the Owls dropped three spots to eighth in this week’s Baseball America poll.
Houston Chronicle (Similar articles also appeared on SBNation.com, KATU.com [Portland, Ore.] and KVAL.com [Eugene, Ore.].)
http://tinyurl.com/6u66tt8

NEWS RELEASE

Rice MBA ranks in top 25 nationally in US News
Rice University’s Master of Business Administration program is among the top 25 full-time MBA programs in the nation, according to new graduate school rankings from U.S. News and World Report. The program rose nine spots from last year to claim the No. 25 spot.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=23599

About Patrick McLaughlin

Patrick McLaughlin is a news assistant in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs. Patrick is responsible for production of the daily newsletter Dateline Rice and maintaining databases of metrics of mentions of Rice in the news media.