Dateline Rice for June 4, 2012 (Weekend edition)


Inner space travel
Alumnus Ned Dodington ’09 authored an Arts+Culture Houston cover story about artist James Turrell’s skyspace at Rice. Molly Hipp Hubbard, university art director, is quoted in a article on the skyspace.
Arts+Culture Houston
From the observation deck: A sneak peek at artist James Turrell’s mysterious new light installation at Rice University


National Public Radio’s ‘Morning Edition’
Ric Stoll, the Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science and scholar at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in a story about Mitt Romney’s foreign policy positions.

Giving differently: Liberals and conservatives have radically different views of charity
Americans are more likely to donate to a charity that reflects the values of their political affiliation, a series of studies shows. Vikas Mittal, the J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Marketing at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Politics of charitable giving
Research finds different charity messages resonate with Democrats and Republicans
Nonprofit Quarterly

Why it’s not good to hide vital information at work
Hiding your true social identity at work can result in decreased job satisfaction and increased turnover, a new study shows. Mikki Hebl, professor of psychology and management, and alumni Eden King ’01 and Juan Madera ’05 are quoted.
Business Standard (This Press Trust of India article also appeared in the Jagran Post and
Why being yourself at work pays off
Workplace authenticity: Hiding who you are at work linked with lower job satisfaction
Why being yourself at work pays off
Study links suppressing your identity to job dissatisfaction and turnover
People afraid of discrimination are costing companies a lot of money
Concealing your true identity at work is not worth it
Hiding your true identity at work ‘may result in less job satisfaction’ (This Asian News International article also appeared on and
Hiding true self at work hurts bottom line

Plan X signals DARPA’s new approach to cyber development
The Defense Advanced Research Protection Agency is working to improve U.S. military operations in cyberspace with a project known as Plan X. Chris Bronk, fellow in information technology policy at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
World Politics Review (subscription required)

Public Radio International’s ‘The World’
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, appeared on Public Radio International’s "The World" to discuss the importance of foreign policy experience in presidential elections. Jones is also quoted in news items about Texas presidential donations, Gov. Rick Perry and the start of the Texas legislative session.
Big Texas bucks go to national Super PACs
Houston Chronicle
Is Rick Perry risking Tea Party street cred on Dewhurst?
San Antonio Express-News
Rick Perry: From secessionist-in-chief to endorser-in-chief
Let the quarrels among lawmakers begin in earnest
Amarillo Globe-News (This article also appeared in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.)

Esalen Institute, mother church of ‘spiritual but not religious’ people, faces midlife crisis
Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Professor in Religious Studies, is quoted in an article about the Esalen Institute.

Is Ted Cruz the next Marco Rubio?
Rice research is cited in an article about Texas U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz.
Washington Post

ABC World News Tonight
A story about 2012 commencements includes a photo of Stacey and Tracey Isidro, who graduated from Rice in May.


People in business
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.
Houston Chronicle

Q-and-A: Making accounting more accountable
Alumnus James Doty ’62 discusses investor skepticism of audits performed on public companies. The Q-and-A appeared on the front of the Business section.
Houston Chronicle

A walk through life of Cronkite
An article discusses the new biography of Walter Cronkite by Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.
Austin American-Statesman

As hurricane season arrives, Rice SSPEED Center plans for ‘next big one’
Rice University’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center is busy preparing for the next major hurricane. James Blackburn, professor in the practice of environmental law, is quoted.
Bay Area Citizen

The risk of religious politics
Alumnus Joseph Locke ’09 authored this op-ed about the influence of religion on politics.
Houston Chronicle

Rice students’ Air Force call to duty results in high-velocity problem-solving
Rice students have created a device to stop high-velocity projectiles without destroying them. Rice student Duncan Eddy is quoted. Alumni Autumn Allen ’12, Tremayne Kaseman ’12, William Li ’12 and John Stretton ’12 are mentioned.
West University Examiner (This article also appeared in the Bellaire Examiner, the River Oaks Examiner and the Memorial Examiner.)


James Baker, honorary chair at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, appeared on KTRH-AM to discuss the eighth anniversary of the death of President Ronald Reagan.

KTRK-TV’s ‘Visions’
Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, appeared on KTRK-TV’s "Visions" to discuss Houston’s shifting demographics.

Phil Bedient, the Herman Brown Professor of Engineering and director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, appeared on KPRC-TV to discuss lessons learned from Hurricane Ike.

Michael Emerson, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted in a story about racial diversity.


Trustee and alumna Lynn Laverty Elsenhans ’78 has been appointed to Baker Hughes’ board of directors.
Oil & Gas Journal (subscription required)

Enceladus plume is a new kind of plasma laboratory
Recent findings from NASA’s Cassini mission reveal that Saturn’s geyser moon Enceladus provides a special laboratory for watching unusual behavior of plasma. Tom Hill, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.

Tomorrow’s business models: Freemium and OER growing up
Rice’s OpenStax College textbook initiative is mentioned in an article about new education business models.

Waste Management funds plastic waste startup
An article reports that Mimas Nanomaterials was awarded Waste Management’s annual Think Green $100,000 prize through the Rice University Business Plan Competition.

How Stephen Smith used humility to show his true intentions at Greenberg Glusker
Alumnus Stephen Smith ’90 is profiled for his work as an attorney at Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger.
Smart Business


‘Traveling the Shore of the Spanish Sea’ gives fresh view of Gulf Coast
An article reviews the book "Traveling the Shore of the Spanish Sea: The Gulf Coast of Texas and Mexico" by Geoff Winningham, professor of visual and dramatic arts.

Paper, bioplastics being used in products to slash oil costs
Rising crude prices are fueling a boom in bioplastics as manufacturers look for alternatives to petrochemicals in car seats, beverage containers, solar panels and other goods. Amy Myers Jaffe, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Indianapolis Star (This article also appeared in the South Bend Tribune, the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Appleton Post-Chronicle, the Fond du Lac Reporter, the Pasadena Sun, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and [Dallas].)

Retool the workforce
Rice is mentioned in an editorial about workforce reform. (This editorial also appeared on, and

Rep. Sullivan faces tough opponent in Bridenstine
Alumnus Jim Bridenstine ’97 is mentioned in an article about an Oklahoma congressional race.
Tulsa World (Okla.) (This article also appeared on


Longtime Rice coach Graham to receive contract extension
Head baseball coach Wayne Graham will receive a multi-year contract extension.
Houston Chronicle
76-year-old Wayne Graham gets five-year extension from Rice

Lack of offense leads to another early exit for Rice
An article discusses Rice’s performance in the NCAA baseball tournament.
Houston Chronicle

Rice’s postseason ends with loss to SHSU
Articles recap a baseball game between Rice and Sam Houston State University.
Houston Chronicle
Owls’ elite status in question after elimination
Oros pitches SHSU past Rice, into final
West University Examiner (Texas)
Bearkats beat Rice, but run out of gas against Arkansas
Huntsville Item (Texas)

Fuda’s home run lifts Owls past Prairie View A&M
Articles recap a baseball game between Rice and Prairie View A&M University.
Houston Chronicle
Rice escapes with narrow win over Prairie View A&M
Houston Chronicle
Fuda delivers game-winning home run for Owls
Houston Chronicle
Stellar pitching saves Owls vs. Prairie View (Coverage of this game also appeared on and

Rice shut out in loss to Arkansas
Articles recap a baseball game between Rice and the University of Arkansas.
Houston Chronicle
Arkansas spoils gem by Rice’s Kubitza, 1-0
West University Examiner (Texas)
Houston regional
Sports Illustrated
Arkansas stymies Rice in NCAA tourney (Coverage of this game also appeared in the Tulsa World, the Muskogee Phoenix, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the Rio Grande Valley Monitor, the Greenwich Time,, the Greenfield Daily Reporter, the Columbus Republic, the Washington Examiner,,,,, [Arkansas] and

Brian David Friday, Indianapolis Indians
An article discusses the performance of former Rice baseball player Brian Friday in a baseball game between the Indianapolis Indians and the Durham Bulls.
Bellaire Episcopal High School grad Brian Friday leads Indianapolis past Durham

A look at the Tigers’ possible draft targets
Lovett College junior Tyler Duffey is mentioned in an article about possible Detroit Tigers draft picks.
Detroit News

Southlake Carroll cross country
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Southlake Carroll High School cross country team.

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.