Dateline Rice for March 13, 2012


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
Best business schools
U.S. News & World Report


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.

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.
NORML’s Russ Belville debates former ONDCP’s Kevin Sabet on marijuana legalization

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

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. (This op-ed also appeared on


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.

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

Abstraction triumvirate: Richard Serra, Joel Shapiro, Jules Olitski
An article about installations in Houston mentions artist Joel Shapiro’s Rice Gallery installation.


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.

Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted in a story about funding cuts for Planned Parenthood in Texas.

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.


Kieran Timberlake sees things clearly
Rice’s Brockman Hall for Physics has been nominated for a World Architecture News Award.

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

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.


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.

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.)
Offshore oil drilling: Avoid reckless repeat
Lakeland Ledger (Fla.)

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.)

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. (Monroe, La.)


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

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
SHSU Women in the WBI Wednesday (Bryan/College Station, Texas)

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, [Portland, Ore.] and [Eugene, Ore.].)


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.

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.