Dateline Rice for June 6, 2012

FEATURED ITEMS

New online tool helps property owners determine storm risk
With the start of hurricane season comes a new tool developed by Rice to let residents and business owners see the storm-related risks associated with any location in Harris County. Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted in this front-page article.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/KvPFr3
City unveils innovative tool to calculate your hurricane risk
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/Lva9eV
KUHF-FM
http://bit.ly/Ng4VrK
KHOU-TV
http://bit.ly/KhAMnB
Storm risk calculator for Harris County homeowners
KHOU.com
http://bit.ly/L2Lkb9
KRIV-TV
http://bit.ly/MjtFKh

Protein folding evolved in knotty puzzle
José Onuchic, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy, co-director of the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics and professor of chemistry, is mentioned in an article about protein folding research at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Futurity.org
http://bit.ly/KLQt8V

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

‘Reverse of Volume RG’
Articles discuss artist Yasuaki Onishi’s Rice Gallery installation. An English translation of the Surface article is not available.
Bob
http://news.rice.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/RGBob.pdf
The negative space
Surface
http://news.rice.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/RGSurface.pdf

Exercise not as beneficial for black girls as whites, study says
While diet and exercise have long been considered the magic bullet in helping curb the obesity epidemic among adolescents, new research shows that black girls do not reap the same benefits from exercise as whites.
HuffingtonPost.com
http://huff.to/NgWpc8

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Rice study exposes vulnerability of Galveston-area bridges in hurricane winds
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. Jamie Padgett, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
West University Examiner (This article also appeared in the River Oaks Examiner, the Bellaire Examiner, the Deer Park Broadcaster, the Friendswood Journal, the Bay Area Citizen, the Pasadena Citizen, the Pearland Journal and the Cypress Creek Mirror.)
http://bit.ly/McNkLQ
Research from Rice University shows Gulf Coast bridges at risk during hurricane conditions
KHOU.com
http://bit.ly/METHhl
KRIV-TV
http://bit.ly/Los4pG

Karaoke gathering a ‘Beacon’ to brothers who died tragically
The Stone and Holt Weeks Foundation will present the third edition of We Kare-eoke Houston June 9 to benefit the Beacon, a day center in downtown Houston that offers hot meals, private showering, lavatory facilities and laundry service for people who live on the streets. Stone was a James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy faculty assistant and Holt was a Baker Institute summer research intern, when they were killed in a 2009 automobile accident.
MyFoxHouston.com
http://bit.ly/KasIK0

Portuguese minister of foreign affairs to speak at Rice
Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State Paulo Portas will speak at Rice’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy June 7.
UltimateWestU.com (This article also appeared on UltimateBellaire.com.)
http://bit.ly/M4LCNc

Hawkins teacher selected for special summer institute
Allen Matusow, the William Gaines Twyman Professor of History and director of academic affairs at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, and Nicole Waligora-Davis, assistant professor of English, are mentioned in an article about a University of Houston summer teacher institute.
Big Sandy-Hawkins Journal
http://bit.ly/LqmwLo

Cosmonaut, astronaut touching down outside parks office
Russian benefactors are bestowing upon Houston a bronze statue of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice is mentioned. Kennedy’s speech is also mentioned in an op-ed encouraging more funding for NASA.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/MjsQBb
NASA could do great things with more funds
RollCall.com
http://bit.ly/MF2lww

Haddox earns doctorate from Drew University
Alumnus Jason Haddox ’92 received a doctorate in liturgical studies from Drew University.
Baytown Sun
http://bit.ly/LwRAr3

Fresh finds at farmer’s market
Rice is mentioned in an article profiling a local farmer.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/LxETMo

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KCUR-FM’s ‘Up to Date’ (Kansas City, Mo.)
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, appeared on KCUR-FM’s "Up to Date" to discuss his new biography of Walter Cronkite.
http://kcur.org/post/most-trusted-man-america

KRIV-TV
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 KRIV-TV to discuss the Wisconsin recall election.
http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/18712221/2012/06/05/wiscon

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Carbon capture technology breakthrough
A recently analysis has revealed new materials that could help electricity producers slash carbon capture costs by up to 30 percent. Rice is mentioned.
FierceEnergy.com
http://bit.ly/Lm5Bpf

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

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.
NWPR.org (Washington)
http://www.nwpr.org/post/analysts-try-define-romneys-foreign-policy

Hiding who you are 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, is quoted.
1047PopsterFM.com (Fargo, N.D.)
http://www.1047popsterfm.com/feature-details.php?ID=4093

Darien students earn college degrees
Articles report that Grant Parks ’12 and Eric Pan ’12 graduated from Rice May 12.
DailyVoice.com
http://darien.dailyvoice.com/news/darien-students-earn-college-degrees
Eric Pan graduates from Rice University
Patch.com
http://bit.ly/MjwcnN

Bicycle convoy takes cause through River Parishes
McMurtry College senior Skye Kelty is quoted in an article about a Ride for the Future bicycle convoy to raise awareness for alternative energy.
L’Observateur (La.)
http://bit.ly/LxJpKX

Want a gap year? Make a plan!
Duncan College junior Becca Conard is quoted in an op-ed offering advice to students considering taking a year off between high school and college.
IOL.co.za (This article also appeared in the Detroit Free Press.)
http://bit.ly/MdX48G

SPORTS

Twins take another pitcher in the second round
Brown College junior J.T. Chargois was drafted by the Minnesota Twins. Several articles also note that Lovett College junior Tyler Duffey was also drafted by the Twins.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
http://bit.ly/JTxV7B
Twins focused on pitching in early rounds of draft
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
http://www.startribune.com/sports/twins/157277525.html
Twins select a second pitcher from Rice University
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
http://bit.ly/NfCU3v
MLB draft round two: Twins go for bullpen fixes with two picks
NBCSports.com
http://bit.ly/KLcW69
Minnesota Twins draft Rice reliever J.T. Chargois 72nd overall
Twin Cities Pioneer Press (Minn.)
http://bit.ly/KC9493
Rice’s Chargois selected in the second round of MLB draft
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/MdEf91
Klein Collins standout heads list of local draft picks
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/KwOE1Q
Bellaire’s Duffey to Twins in fifth round of MLB Draft
Bellaire Examiner (Texas)
http://bit.ly/LzUQ4R
Twins select more power arms
WJON.com (St. Cloud, Minn.) (Coverage of Chargois also appeared in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Columbus Republic, the Bemidji Pioneer, the Mississippi Press, the Staten Island Advance, the Brainerd Dispatch, the Franklin Daily Journal, the La Crosse Tribune, the Duluth News Tribune, the Oklahoman, the Greenwich Time, the Greenfield Daily Reporter, the Bergen County Record, the Washington Examiner, MLive.com, CBSLocal.com, OregonLive.com, InForum.com, KSTP.com [Minneapolis], FoxSportsSouth.com, FoxSportsNorth.com, KEYC.tv [Mankato, Minn.], KAAL-TV and KAALTV.com [Mason City, Iowa], SBNation.com,1500ESPN.com [Minneapolis], KFGO.com [Fargo, N.D.], WXOW.com [La Crosse, Wis.], WREX.com [Rockford, Ill.] and WQOW.com [Eau Claire, Wis.].)
http://wjon.com/twins-select-more-power-arms/

Rice extends contract for Wayne Graham
Head baseball coach Wayne Graham received a multiyear contract extension.
Click2Houston.com
http://bit.ly/L6MAKU

Dodgers announce selections from MLB draft
Alumnus Jeremy Rathjen ’12 was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the MLB draft.
FoxSportsWest.com
http://bit.ly/JWp2tW
Dodgers select Memorial grad Rathjen in 11th round
Memorial Examiner (Texas)
http://bit.ly/Kfz18w
Kinkaid grad Reckling goes to Dodgers in 14th round
Memorial Examiner (Texas)
http://bit.ly/L9MPmu

Rice catcher Manuel taken by Nationals in MLB draft
Alumnus Craig Manuel ’12 was selected by the Washington Nationals in the MLB draft.
Houston Chronicle (Coverage of Manuel also appeared on AuburnPub.com.)
http://bit.ly/MeNGFf

NEWS RELEASE

Vaccination aid helps keep records straight
Today the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering awarded a team of students from three Houston institutions first prize in the Go Viral to Improve Health collegiate challenge for the team’s social-network-connected system to track vaccinations.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=29667

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.