Dateline Rice for April 26, 2012

FEATURED ITEM

Commercial benefits of college research touted
Provost George McLendon appeared before a U.S. House of Representatives committee to discuss the importance of research universities to Texas’ economy.
Texas Tribune (This article also appeared on BigCountryHomepage.com.)
http://tinyurl.com/79nb749

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Students create automated bone-lengthening device
A team of Rice University undergraduates has invented a device they hope will make the process of distraction osteogenesis safer and easier. Jones College senior Raquel Kahn is quoted. McMurtry College senior Alvin Chou; Jones College senior Mario Gonzalez; Hanszen College senior Stephanie Herkes; and Sid Richardson College senior Elaine Wong are mentioned.
Gizmag.com
http://tinyurl.com/cddfvku
Rice students automate process of lengthening limbs
UltimateWestU.com
http://tinyurl.com/7g55nqk

Hurt by Arizona immigration law, Hispanics organize: video
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear Arizona defend its crackdown on illegal immigrants, Hispanics in the state are responding to the two-year-old measure with a surge of activism ranging from civil rights classes to a revved up effort to get out the vote this election year. 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 appeared on KTMD-TV to discuss the same subject. A link to this broadcast is not available. Jones is quoted in a story about Rep. Ron Paul’s presidential bid. Jones appeared on BBC 5 Radio to discuss the European Union’s response to the recent nationalization by Argentina of the country’s largest energy company and on KXLN-TV to discuss Mexican President Felipe Calderón’s visit to Houston. Links to these broadcasts are not available.
Canada.com (This article also appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Edmonton Journal, the Ottawa Citizen, the Calgary Herald, WTAQ.com [Green Bay, Wis.] and WSAU.com [Wausau, Wis.].)
http://tinyurl.com/ceugmqe
KTMD-TV
KUHF-FM
http://tinyurl.com/buka87g
BBC Radio 5
KXLN-TV

This is how asteroid mining will work
An article about Planetary Resources’ plan to mine asteroids mentions President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice.
Gizmodo.com
http://gizmodo.com/5905090/this-is-how-asteroid-mining-will-work

Mexico oil opening first time since 1938 shows revival
For the first time in 74 years, Mexico may allow private investment in its oil and gas, the third-largest reserves in Latin America. Rice research is cited.
Bloomberg.com
http://tinyurl.com/86xk7ef

A faster Fourier transform
Richard Baraniuk, the Victor E. Cameron Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and founder of Rice’s Connexions open-education project, is mentioned in a sidebar accompanying an article about research on the fast Fourier transform.
MIT Technology Review
http://www.technologyreview.com/article/40245/

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Mexican president talks business with Houston leaders
News items about Mexican President Felipe Calderón’s visit to Houston mention that he had a private meeting at Rice’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. The Houston Chronicle article includes a photo of Calderón at the Baker Institute. A link to the KROI-FM broadcast is not available.
KHOU.com
http://tinyurl.com/7beb9pp
KRIV-TV

http://tinyurl.com/6prcn63

KTRK-TV
http://tinyurl.com/7rglss7
Calderón says immigration should not divide US, Mexico
Houston Chronicle
http://tinyurl.com/72ck5rt
KXAN-TV (Austin, Texas) (Similar stories appeared on KIII-TV [Corpus Christi, Texas], KAUZ-TV [Wichita Falls, Texas], KWTX-TV [Waco, Texas], KAVU-TV [Victoria, Texas] and KWES-TV [Odessa, Texas].)
http://tinyurl.com/6r2welw
KROI-FM

Councilwoman responds to staff resignations
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted in an article about resignations in the office of Houston City Councilmember Helena Brown.
KTRH.com (This article also appeared on Sunny99.com.)
http://tinyurl.com/82wzqoo

Rice hosts lecture on online harassment
Philosopher and author Martha Nussbaum will speak on "Internet Harassment and the Objectification of Women" April 27 at Rice’s Fondren Library.
UltimateWestU.com
http://tinyurl.com/cfjeawx

A&M ranked high in payoff study
Rice placed 29th in a Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranking of the return on investment for U.S. colleges.
Bryan/College Station Eagle
http://tinyurl.com/6rmwjry

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KIAH-TV
A story discusses the results of the Kinder Houston Area Survey, conducted yearly by Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Klineberg is quoted.
http://tinyurl.com/7pynlbe

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

87 percent of Palo Alto’s low-income grads go to college
Rice is mentioned in an article about low-income students who graduated from Palo Alto, Calif., high schools.
PaloAltoOnline.com
http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=25139

SPORTS

Owls to open 2013 football season at Texas A&M
Rick Greenspan, director of athletics, announced that Rice has reached agreement with Texas A&M University to bring the two former longtime Southwest Conference rivals back together on the football field as they kick off the season August 31. A link to the KILT-AM broadcast is not available.
Houston Chronicle
http://tinyurl.com/7zh3o4t
A&M, Rice kick off 2013 season
San Antonio Express-News
http://tinyurl.com/7h2mc55
KHOU-TV
http://tinyurl.com/7z4yej7
Rice, Texas A&M to play during 2013 football season
KHOU.com
http://tinyurl.com/7xt7wz9
Rice Owls and Aggies open 2013 football season
Click2Houston.com
http://tinyurl.com/832d7ar
Rice and Texas A&M to open 2013 football season
KBTX.com (Bryan/College Station, Texas)
http://tinyurl.com/7qdlg6d
Aggies will start new season against Rice
KETKNBC.com (Tyler, Texas)
http://www.ketknbc.com/news/aggies-will-start-new-season-against-rice
KILT-AM

Best QBs to come through Houston
A photo slideshow of great Houston quarterbacks includes alumni Tobin Rote ’50 and Tommy Kramer ’77.
Beaumont Enterprise
http://tinyurl.com/6saeqf3

Gang Green Nation interviews Kyle Martens
Martel College senior Kyle Martens is interviewed about his career in football.
GangGreenNation.com
http://tinyurl.com/74uzo9a

Reckling named Conference USA pitcher of the week for third time this season
Hanszen College senior Matthew Reckling was named Conference USA pitcher of the week.
Cypress Times
http://tinyurl.com/6uejetm

Sugar Land gets its own opening day: Skeeters insist Astros are not competition, plan a baseball circus
Alumnus Lance Pendleton ’07 is mentioned in an article about opening day for the Sugar Land Skeeters baseball team.
Culturemap.com
http://tinyurl.com/88cnurq

Ross lands basketball scholarship in the USA
Rice is mentioned in an article about a Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College student-athlete.
NewsGuardian.co.uk
http://tinyurl.com/8y7h8zb

NEWS RELEASES

Electron politics: Physicists probe organization at the quantum level
A new study this week finds that "quantum critical points" in exotic electronic materials can act much like polarizing "hot button issues" in an election. Reporting in Nature, researchers from Rice University, two Max Planck Institutes in Dresden, Germany, and UCLA find that on either side of a quantum critical point, electrons fall into line and behave as traditionally expected, but at the critical point itself, traditional physical laws break down.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=27065

Israeli energy minister to discuss natural gas discoveries May 2 at Baker Institute
Uzi Landau, Israeli minister of energy and water resources, will discuss new natural gas discoveries off the coast of Israel, their impact on the nation’s standing in the Middle East and the importance of this new energy resource in the context of current regional events May 2 at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=27146

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.