Dateline Rice for May 30, 2012


50 high-profile higher ed administrators on Twitter
President David Leebron is No. 3 on a list of 50 high-profile higher education administrators using Twitter.


Texas race for Senate is headed for runoff
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 news items about Texas primary elections. A link to the KRLD-AM broadcast is not available. Jones is also quoted in news items about how Texas’ shifting demographics will affect national politics.
Wall Street Journal
Despite piracy battle, Lamar Smith favored in Tuesday’s primary
National Journal (Canada)
Texas voters set Dewhurst, Cruz Republican Senate runoff (This article also appeared in Businessweek.)
Cruz into a runoff
National Review
Senate race in Texas headed for runoff
Chicago Tribune (This article also appeared in the South Bend Tribune, [Wausau, Wis.] and [Roanoke, Va.].)
Next tea party target: Texas
Dewhurst, Cruz in runoff for GOP US Senate nomination
Austin American-Statesman (Texas)
Accusations of race-baiting swirl in US Senate race
Austin American-Statesman (Texas)
Special-interest money fails to buy enough votes
San Antonio Express-News
Cruz wins! (says FreedomWorks)
Houston Chronicle
Dewhurst-Cruz contest rife with national implications, celebrity endorsements
Houston Chronicle
Ted Cruz forces runoff with David Dewhurst for US Senate seat
Dallas Morning News
Cruz blasts Dewhurst over immigration ad, which front-runner stands by
Dallas Morning News
Strange election calendar spurs early voting in Texas primary
Dallas Morning News (subscription required)
Eight months of the US Senate race
Texas Tribune
CNN en Español
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
Senate primary (Republican) in Texas gets nasty over immigration
Texas Senate race update for May 25\
Could Latino voters turn deep-red Texas Democratic by 2020?
The Atlantic
Public Radio International’s ‘The World’

MSNBC-TV’s ‘Morning Joe’
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, appeared on MSNBC-TV’s "Morning Joe" and WNYC-FM’s "The Brian Lehrer Show" to discuss his new biography of Walter Cronkite. A Hollywood Reporter article also discusses the biography.
WNYC-FM’s ‘The Brian Lehrer Show’
Five surprising revelations from ‘Cronkite’
Hollywood Reporter

From baseball in Kansas City to hardball at the White House
Alumnus Josh Earnest ’97 is profiled for his career path that led from baseball to principal deputy White House press secretary.
Josh Earnest went from baseball in Kansas City to hardball at White House
Miami Herald (This article also appeared in the Columbus Ledger-Enqurier, Vida en el Valle and the York Enquirer-Herald.)

Indian business schools now attract global faculty
Siddharth Singh, a former assistant professor of management at Rice, is mentioned in an article about the Indian School of Business.
Economic Times of India

A news brief discusses artist Yasuaki Onishi’s Rice Gallery installation. An English translation is not available.
Haaretz (Israel)


Rice elects three new trustees
Edward "Teddy" Adams Jr. ’91, Robert Taylor Jr. ’74 and Albert Chao were elected to the Rice University Board of Trustees at its May 17 meeting. All three are quoted, as are Rice Board of Trustees Chair Jim Crownover ’65 and President David Leebron.
West University Examiner (This article also appeared in the River Oaks Examiner, Memorial Examiner and Bellaire Examiner.)

He doesn’t stress, just does his best
Hanszen College senior Daniel Gonzales-Luna is mentioned in an article about his brother, Sammy Gonzales-Luna, Lamar High School’s valedictorian.
Houston Chronicle


Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted in a story about Texas primary elections.

KLTV-TV (Tyler, Texas)
Rice is mentioned in a story about a Sulphur Springs High School graduate.


Silicon proves its mettle as resistive memory
Seeking denser, faster alternatives to the flash memory in smartphones and digital cameras, the world’s largest memory chipmakers are turning to resistive RAM. 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. Jun Yao, a graduate student in bioengineering, is mentioned.
IEEE Spectrum

Hispanic dropout rate raises concern in Houston
Houston’s Hispanics are dropping out of school at an alarming rate, and only a small group is going on to college. This is creating a daunting problem for a city that is 40 percent Hispanic and growing. Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.

Computer model pinpoints prime materials for efficient carbon capture
A new computer model developed by University of California, Berkeley, chemists shows that less expensive carbon recapture technologies are on the horizon. Rice is mentioned.


Fiscal fix calls for radical reform
Alumnus John Mauldin ’72 is mentioned in an op-ed about reforming U.S. fiscal policy.
Shreveport Times (La.)

10 western colleges worth a summer road trip
Rice appears on a list of colleges in the West worth visiting.

Bernal, Capp, Panameno are top students
Rice is mentioned in an article about graduates from Kaiser High School.
Fontana Herald News (Calif.)

A recommendation
A letter to the editor endorses alumnus Jim Bridenstine ’97 for Oklahoma congress.
Tulsa World (Okla.)


Regional host Rice has an eye on Omaha
Rice is mentioned in articles about the NCAA baseball tournament. Rice will host a regional in the tournament.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front of the Sports section.)
Rice opens against Prairie View; Texas A&M draws Dayton
Houston Chronicle
Rice, Baylor, Texas A&M to host NCAA baseball regionals
Houston Chronicle
Familiar foes coming to Reckling
Houston Chronicle
Owls to host NCAA regional
Rice head coach Wayne Graham has ‘mixed emotions’ (Similar articles appeared in the Arkansas News, the River Valley Courier News, the Camden Ark News, the Fayetteville Flyer,, [Bryan/College Station, Texas], [St. Petersburg, Fla.],,,,,,, twice on and three times on

Hanszen College sophomore Erin Flanigan and Baker College sophomore Casey Clark are featured for their upcoming participation in the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

McWilliams-Franklin will be coach at Rice
Taj McWilliams-Franklin has been named assistant women’s basketball coach at Rice University.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune


New materials could slash energy costs for CO2 capture
A detailed analysis of more than 4 million absorbent minerals by Rice researchers has determined that new materials could help electricity producers slash as much as 30 percent of the "parasitic energy" costs associated with removing carbon dioxide from power plant emissions.

Baker Institute cyberspace expert available to comment on ‘Flame’ malware
Christopher Bronk, a fellow in information technology policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and a former U.S. State Department diplomat who specializes in cybersecurity issues, is available to comment on a new sophisticated cyberweapon.

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.