Dateline Rice for March 19, 2012 (Weekend Edition)

FEATURED ITEMS

Healthier immigrants keep native tongue
Bilingual immigrants are healthier than immigrants who speak only one language, according to new research from sociologists at Rice University. Rachel Kimbro, assistant professor of sociology and Rice scholar at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy; Bridget Gorman, associate professor of sociology; and alumna Ariela Schachter ’09 are quoted.
Futurity.org
http://www.futurity.org/health-medicine/healthier-immigrants-keep-native-tongue/
Two languages are better than one for immigrants’ health, study finds
Globe and Mail
http://tinyurl.com/73qpro2
Bilingual immigrants are healthier
HispanicallySpeakingNews.com
http://tinyurl.com/7zczfzq

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Iran sanctions seen spurring more Saudi oil sales to US
Saudi Arabia is preparing to extend this year’s unexpected jump in oil sales to the United States, adding to speculation about the response of the world’s top oil exporter to sanctions against Iran and a rally in prices. Amy Myers Jaffe, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. Jaffe also appeared on the Business News Network to discuss the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Reuters (This article also appeared in the New York Times, the International Business Times, the Qatar Tribune, the Qatar Peninsula, the South Bend Tribune, the Imperial Valley Press, Yahoo.com, MSNBC.com, Money.MSN.com, 4-Traders.com, Sify.com, BDNews24.com, ElEconomista.es, PublicBroadcasting.net/WKNO [Memphis, Tenn.], PublicBroadcasting.net/WAMC [Albany, N.Y.], APA.az, MyLaunchPad.com.my and WSAU.com [Wausau, Wis.].)
http://tinyurl.com/6vgy3dc
Business News Network (Canada)
http://tinyurl.com/7qxg5fd

Banks, accountants at risk from Falklands oil spat
Some of the largest banks and accounting firms in the world could be at risk of asset seizures if Argentina makes good on its threat to penalize companies that work with oil drillers exploring offshore the Falkland Islands. 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. Jones is also quoted in articles about a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott seeking to stop the Obama administration from ending federal funding of a key Texas health program for low-income women and about Argentina’s slowing economy.
Reuters (This article also appeared in the Guardian, Yahoo.com and iii.co.uk.)
http://tinyurl.com/6pn78ol
Abbott sues US over women’s health funding
Houston Chronicle
http://tinyurl.com/79wlg4p
Gone with the wind
EmergingMarkets.org
http://tinyurl.com/7q38nmp

Creationism in Louisiana? Maybe not
Hanszen College sophomore Zack Kopplin is mentioned in an article about efforts to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act.
HuffingtonPost.com
http://tinyurl.com/74s4f3l

HOUSTON/TEXAS

KTRU Outdoor Show
A photo gallery shows Rice students at the annual KTRU Outdoor Show.
29-25.com
http://www.29-95.com/gallery/ktru-outdoor-show

Economic and social growth of developing nations may increase obesity, says new Rice University study
Developing nations experiencing economic and social growth might also see growing waistlines among their poorest citizens, according to a new study from Rice University and the University of Colorado. Justin Denney, assistant professor of sociology, is quoted.
Cypress Times
http://tinyurl.com/8aa45lo

Agenda 21′s a silly distraction
Rice is mentioned in an editorial about opposition to the U.N. nonbinding resolution Agenda 21.
Houston Chronicle (This editorial also appeared on Individual.com.)
http://tinyurl.com/6ova2qf

Operation Suits for Soldiers launches at Norton Ditto and President Bush, 41, is first to donate
The Rice University Veterans in Business Association is mentioned in an article about Operation Suits for Soldiers, a Houston-based nonprofit assisting soldiers transitioning from military into the workforce.
Culturemap.com
http://tinyurl.com/7nxpmw5

Authors exposed to new audiences
Joseph Campana, assistant professor of English, is mentioned in an article about the Visiting Writers Series, a joint project between Rice and the University of Houston to showcase major American and international authors.
TheDailyCougar.com
http://thedailycougar.com/2012/03/18/authors-exposed-to-new-audiences/

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

IEEE Spectrum’s ‘Techwise Conversations’
Richard Baraniuk, founder and director of Connexions and the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is interviewed about the OpenStax College textbook initiative, which will debut the first of five free peer-reviewed electronic textbooks.
http://tinyurl.com/7y37h4b

KNIN-TV (Boise, Idaho)
Jon Warren, head men’s track-and-field coach, appears in a segment offering advice for novice runners.
http://tinyurl.com/7hpjsvj

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Rice ‘Owl Car’ makes progress says new article
Rice University is building an art car for the 2012 Houston Art Car Parade to commemorate the centennial of the university. The article notes that Alyson Ward, staff writer for public affairs, has reported on the current progress of the build.
ArtCarNation.com
http://www.artcarnation.com/pages/newsPerm.php?newsID=397

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Ohio climbs into gas processing
Chesapeake Energy said last week that it will work with partners to build a plant in Ohio capable of processing 600 million cubic feet of gas per day. Ken Medlock, the James A. Baker III and Susan Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at the Baker Institute and adjunct assistant professor in economics, is quoted.
Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) (This article also appeared on Individual.com, MENAFN.com and PredictWallStreet.com.)
http://tinyurl.com/7qsw885

New policy report says India cannot achieve growth like China without reforms
A new policy report from Rice’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy has revealed that India would find it difficult to match China in terms of economic growth without carrying out reforms. Russell Green, the Will Clayton Fellow in International Economics at the Baker Institute, is quoted.
NewKerala.com (This article also appeared on NetIndia123.com.)
http://www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-173635.html

Tennessee must invest in higher education
Rice research is cited in an editorial urging investment in Tennessee’s education system.
Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle (Tenn.)
http://www.theleafchronicle.com/article/20120318/OPINION01/303180011

Daily coupon deals may not work for buyers, sellers
Rice research is cited in an article about daily deal websites such as Groupon.
St. Cloud Times (Minn.) (This article also appeared in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, Lafayette Journal & Courier, the Lafayette Advertiser, Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Marion Star, the Observer & Eccentric, the Northwestern, the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette and the Lansing State Journal.)
www.sctimes.com/usatoday/article/53553794

Night of music, day at the races
Alumna Anna Christy ’98 is mentioned in a column about Gala Bel Canto, the annual fundraiser to support the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus’ programs and scholarships.
San Jose Mercury News (This article also appeared in the Long Beach Press-Telegram, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and the Pasadena Star-News.)
http://tinyurl.com/84frmnf

SPORTS

Rice 12, Grambling 1
Articles recap a baseball series between Rice and Grambling State University.
Houston Chronicle
http://tinyurl.com/7ktveol
Grambling stuns Rice Owls
Click2Houston.com
http://tinyurl.com/6w9coo7
Rice baseball defeats Grambling State 12-1 at Reckling Park
Cypress Times (Texas) (Coverage of this series also appeared in the Monroe News Star, Examiner.com and SWAC.org.)
http://tinyurl.com/7ejn2gy

Rice men drop Drake in second round of CIT
News items recap a basketball game between Rice and Drake University.
Houston Chronicle
http://tinyurl.com/7vc2vr4
Rice hosts Drake second round CIT
CBSLocal.com
http://houston.cbslocal.com/2012/03/17/rice-host-drake-second-round-cit/
Rice advances
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)
http://tinyurl.com/85fj3hf
Recap: Rice vs. Drake
Kansas City Star (Coverage of this game also appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Biloxi Sun-Herald, the Anchorage Daily News, the Tri-City Herald, the Charlotte Observer, the Macon Telegraph, the Centre Daily Times, the Bradenton Herald, the Bellingham Herald, the Tacoma News Tribune, the Raleigh News & Observer, the Sacramento Bee, the Idaho Statesman, the Belleville News Democrat, the Rock Hill Herald, the San Luis Obispo-Tribune, the Olympian, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, TodaysTHV.com [Little Rock, Ark.], WTSP.com [Tampa Bay, Fla.], WZZM13.com [Grand Rapids, Mich.], DigTriad.com [Greensboro, N.C.], WWSB.com [Sarasota, Fla.], WKYC.com [Cleveland], WBIR.com [Knoxville, Tenn.], FirstCoastNews.com [Jacksonville, Fla.], 13WMAZ.com [Macon, Ga.], KARE11.com [Minneapolis], 11Alive.com [Atlanta], KSDK.com [St. Louis], 9News.com [Denver] and WUSA9.com [Washington, D.C.].)
http://www.kansascity.com/2012/03/17/3498556/recap-rice-vs-drake.html

NEWS RELEASES

Indian district plans to adopt 50,000 I-slate tablets
The Rice and Singapore-based creators of the I-slate educational tablet and local government officials in India’s Mahabubnagar District plan to adopt 50,000 of the low-cost electronic educational slates into middle and high school classrooms throughout the district over the next three years.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=24118

Filiu to discuss ‘Arab Awakening’ at Baker Institute
Historian and Arabist Jean-Pierre Filiu will discuss "Arab Revolution: Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising" at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy March 27. Baker Institute Founding Director Edward Djerejian will offer welcoming remarks.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=24174

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.