Dateline Rice for June 5, 2012


BBC Radio’s ‘Up All Night’
Edward Djerejian, founding director of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about civil unrest in Syria.
Public Radio International’s ‘The Takeaway

Why being yourself at work pays off
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.
Why it’s not good to hide vital information at work
Hiding who you are in the workplace could decrease job satisfaction


Perry’s Senate stand angers tea party stalwarts
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 an article about Gov. Rick Perry.
Houston Chronicle

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.
Pasadena Citizen

He wants accounting to all add up
Alumnus James Doty ’62 discusses investor skepticism of audits performed on public companies.


Jamie Padgett, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted in a story about whether Houston’s bridges could withstand hurricane-force winds.


Tiny tech to treat cancer
An article about nanotechnological cancer treatments mentions research by Jennifer West, the Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering and a professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Chemical & Engineering News


Analysts try to define Romney’s foreign policy
Ric Stoll, the Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science and scholar at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about Mitt Romney’s foreign policy positions. (Boston)

Big firms say ‘no’ to oil with bioplastic
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.
Bend Bulletin (Okla.) (This article also appeared on [Anchrorage, Alaska].)

Brinkley book: Cronkite had ‘liberal bias’
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.

Free markets to the rescue
Research by Rice’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy is cited in an op-ed about oil production.

2012 graduates honored during senior awards night
Rice is mentioned in an article about graduates of Aliso Niguel High School in California.


Rice gives Graham, 76, extension through 2018
Head baseball coach Wayne Graham received a multiyear contract extension.
Houston Chronicle
Rice confirms five-year extension for Coach Wayne Graham
Graham signs extension
Graham signed to contract extension

College Park grads Simms, Aquino, Cook help Rice at regional
An article discusses the Rice’s performance in the NCAA baseball tournament.
Woodlands Villager (Texas)

Rice coach Graham to testify on Clemens’ behalf
Head baseball coach Wayne Graham will testify on behalf of Roger Clemens.
Houston Chronicle
Rice baseball Coach Wayne Graham to testify on Roger Clemens’ behalf

Nationals snap up Lucas Giolito
Former Rice standout Anthony Rendon is mentioned in articles about a Washington Nationals draft pick.
Washington Nationals select high school right-hander Lucas Giolito with first round pick in 2012 MLB draft

Correa goes No. 1, then Buxton; Appel to Bucs
Former Rice baseball stand-out Jose Cruz Jr. is mentioned in an article about Houston Astros draft picks.

Former first-rounder Ventura can’t relate
Former Rice baseball player Philip Humber is quoted in an article about the Chicago White Sox.

Collegiate athletics flooded with Virgin Islanders
Lovett College senior Lauren Lewis is mentioned in an article about college athletes from the Virgin Islands.
Virgin Islands Daily News


Portugal’s minister of foreign affairs to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute June 7
Paulo Portas, Portugal’s minister of foreign affairs and minister of state, will discuss Portuguese and European trade and energy issues at the Baker Institute Energy Forum June 7.

Rice University to begin design of new tennis facility
Design of a new $7 million tennis facility at Rice University will begin this summer.

Rice research IDs vulnerable bridges
Preliminary results from research at Rice University show more than a dozen Gulf Coast bridges on or near Galveston Island would likely suffer severe damage if subjected to a hurricane with a similar landfall as Hurricane Ike but with 30 percent stronger winds.

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.