Dateline Rice for May 24, 2012

FEATURED ITEMS

New and frozen frontier awaits offshore oil drilling
Barring a successful last-minute legal challenge by environmental groups, Shell will begin drilling test wells off the coast of northern Alaska in July, opening a new frontier in domestic oil exploration and accelerating a global rush to tap the untold resources beneath the frozen ocean. Amy Myers Jaffe, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in this front-page article.
New York Times
http://nyti.ms/KbLSga

A difference of opinion over CPRIT grant award
Bill Gimson, executive director of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald DePinho authored these op-eds about a CPRIT grant awarded for the Houston-Area Translational Research Consortium.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/JLx9tv
A disservice to work of cancer institute
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/LiIQDJ

James Turrell’s skyspace, Houston
An article discusses artist James Turrell’s skyspace at Rice.
Texas Monthly (subscription required)
http://bit.ly/KSoEc0

‘Cronkite’ biographer Brinkley anchors the man in his moment
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, is profiled for his new biography of Walter Cronkite. Brinkley will speak about Cronkite May 29 in Connecticut. A separate article reports that Brinkley will appear on "Face the Nation" May 27. Brinkley is also quoted in an article about plans to auction a vial purportedly containing the dried remains of a blood sample taken from President Ronald Reagan.
USA Today (This article also appeared in the Appleton Post-Crescent, the Morristown Daily Record, the Journal News and the Bridgewater Township Courier News.)
http://usat.ly/KE7j7c
News legend discussed
Wilton Bulletin (Conn.)
http://bit.ly/JFPkLy
Sunday on ‘Face the Nation:’ Lugar, presidential roundtable
CBSNews.com
http://cbsn.ws/MteOQ7
At auction, Reagan’s blood is pricey but a bargain compared to flag signed by Fidel
NPR.org (This article also appeared on Minnesota.PublicRadio.org, WAMU.org [Washington, D.C.], NorthCountryPublicRadio.org [New York], WBUR.org [Boston], NHPR.org [New Hampshire], OPB.org [Oregon], KBIA.org [Missouri], WPR.org [Wisconsin], IdeaStream.org [Ohio], WNYC.org [New York], NWPR.org [Washington], VPR.net [Vermont], WKAR.org [Michigan], CapRadio.org [Calif.] and KUNC.org [Colorado].)
http://n.pr/MoxZdL

Internet a key player in US foreign policy
A new Rice University study says Internet governance policy has rapidly risen from a relatively marginal issue for the United States’ foreign policy establishment to a significant component of the country’s international affairs and national security strategy. Chris Bronk, fellow in information technology policy at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Futurity.org
http://bit.ly/JZf4Hj
New Rice University paper chronicles impact of the internet on US foreign policy
LittleGreenFootballs.com
http://bit.ly/KDRFZt

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Texas Latino gain buoys Cruz bid in US Senate campaign
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 articles about elections in Texas.
Bloomberg Businessweek
http://buswk.co/JSGO0m
Silvestre Reyes target of super PAC aiming to defeat ‘entrenched incumbents’
AmericanIndependent.com
http://ainn.ly/JfbXaj

Neil Armstrong breaks his silence to give accountants moon exclusive
An article about astronaut Neil Armstrong mentions President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice.
The Guardian (U.K.) (This article also appeared on FreeInternetPress.com.)
http://bit.ly/Kgup55

HOUSTON/TEXAS

University museums build off-campus reputations
An article about university art exhibitions mentions artist Yasuaki Onishi’s Rice Gallery installation. Onishi is pictured with his work. A separate article also discusses the installation.
San Antonio Express-News (This article also appeared in the Houston Chronicle.)
http://tinyurl.com/745mua8
Yasuaki Onishi ‘Rreverse of Volume RG’
Abitare.it
http://www.abitare.it/en/art-2/yasuaki-onishi-reverse-of-volume-rg/

Let’s not be last in space
A Houston Chronicle editorial about encouraging private space flight in Texas mentions President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/LtxYFU

It’s not about the guv
Steve Murdock, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, is mentioned in a review of the book "As Texas Goes…" by Gail Collins.
Texas Monthly (subscription required)
http://www.texasmonthly.com/preview/2012-06-01/bookrev

Endeavor names Midkiff new general counsel
Alumnus Ralph Midkiff ’81 has joined Endeavor International as senior vice president and general counsel.
Houston Business Journal
http://bit.ly/JxUekd

Lone Star College-Tomball graduate honored at Rice University
A 2009 Lone Star College-Tomball graduate was honored by the Rice University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa on May 11 for being the top male student of his graduating class.
UltimateTomball.com
http://bit.ly/LgaUYd

Graduating with class
Rice is mentioned in an article about high school graduates in Atascosa County, Texas.
Pleasanton Express
http://bit.ly/Lp15dp

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Is there money in flash memory alternatives?
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science, is quoted in an article about research to create flash memory-based "solid state drives."
SeekingAlpha.com
http://bit.ly/JFOluV

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

This lawyer’s mission: To inspire and motivate
Alumnua Lawrencina Mason Oramalu ’93 is profiled for her career in law.
Minneapolis Spokesman-Recorder
http://www.spokesman-recorder.com/?p=13258

Three amigos riding high for Deerfield softball
Rice is mentioned in an article about graduates from Deerfield High School in Illinois.
Patch.com
http://bit.ly/MtzFTb

SPORTS

Rice avoids scare, rallies past UH in C-USA tournament
Articles recap a baseball game between Rice and the University of Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Coverage of this game also appeared in the New Orleans Times-Picayune.)
http://bit.ly/JoZjdr
Owls rally for 7-5 win over Cougars in C-USA tourney opener
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/Kb7Mjz

Hot-hitting Memphis next on tap for Rice at C-USA tourney
An article previews a baseball game between Rice and the University of Memphis.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/Ki19KS

What to watch during conference tournaments
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Conference USA baseball tournament.
ESPN.com (Similar articles appeared in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, the Hattiesburg American, the Pitt County Daily Reflector and ABC3340.com [Birmingham, Ala.].)
http://es.pn/KEaVWN

National seed race
Rice is mentioned in articles about the NCAA baseball tournament.
BaseballAmerica.com
http://bit.ly/KNe762
2012 NCAA baseball projections: Texas A&M, Rice expected to host a regional
SBNation.com
http://sbn.to/KGa87U

Brotherly love evident at Bay City football camp
Alumnus Mike Smith ’12 is featured in an article about the Andrew Smith Jr. Football Camp.
Victoria Advocate (Texas)
http://bit.ly/KSgGzB

Berkman moves surgery to Houston
Former Rice standout Lance Berkman announced he will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his damaged right knee.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
http://bit.ly/JUDQs2

Amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius: Source of controversy or inspiration?
Rice is mentioned in an article about amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius.
Charleston Post and Courier (S.C.)
http://bit.ly/LrMElr

Rice loses women’s hoops assistant to Colorado State
Rice women’s basketball assistant coach Kim Mbadinga-Nzamba has left the program to return to her alma mater Colorado State.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/KtdJI3

NEWS RELEASE

Rice experts available during 2012 hurricane season
Several Rice experts are available leading up to and throughout the 2012 North Atlantic hurricane season.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=29108

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.