Dateline Rice for June 8, 2012

(Editor’s note: The Storm Risk Calculator that was referenced in several articles in Thursday’s Dateline was developed by Rice University researchers – not by Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center. We apologize for the error.)

FEATURED ITEM

TENNIS: Rice to begin design of new facility
Design of a new $7 million tennis facility at Rice University is scheduled to begin this summer. The university has received donations totaling approximately $5 million for this project and will begin construction on the new facility when an additional $2 million is raised. The project is subject to the Rice University Board of Trustees’ approval.
The West University Examiner
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/west_university/sports/tennis-rice-to-begin-design-of-new-facility/article_f73359a0-b0e2-11e1-8117-001a4bcf887a.html

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Analysts: ‘The ship of state always leaks,’ but damage is less certain
Presidential election years amplify controversies over leaks of classified information, but it’s unclear how egregious the leak about an alleged U.S. cyberwar against Iran may be to national security, presidential historians and analysts say. Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/07/politics/white-house-leaks-analysts/

Portugal foreign minister: Europe less exposed to Greece than year ago
Both Portugal and Europe are less vulnerable to economic trouble emanating out of Greece than they were a year ago, Portuguese Foreign Minister Paulo Portas said during a speech he gave at Rice Thursday.
Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20120607-716271.html

Experts say foreign policy largely irrelevant when US voters head to ballot box
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 the importance of foreign policy experience in presidential elections.
PRI.org
http://bit.ly/Mr26yO

‘Texas 2 Alaska’ — 10,000 miles to end slavery
A diary entry about a motorcycle trip from Texas to Alaska includes a link to a video produced by Rice students.
CNN.com
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-800066

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Houston Asian Chamber gala honors five business leaders
An article about the Houston Asian Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards gala mentions that bidders in a silent auction can win time with University Representative Y. Ping Sun and President David Leebron.
Houston Business Journal
http://bit.ly/Kl3BzA

Rice’s Storm Risk Calculator assesses hurricane-damage risk at neighborhood level
With the start of hurricane season comes a new tool developed by Rice researchers to let residents and business owners see the storm-related risks associated with any location in Harris County. Devika Subramanian, professor of computer science; Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science; and Leonardo Dueñas-Osorio, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, are mentioned.
Houston Business Journal
http://bit.ly/LoOJ6V
Houston-area residents can determine storm risk with online tool
SmartBrief.com
http://bit.ly/MgyVBO
Not so fast: Real estate leader says new Houston-Rice Storm Risk Calculator has only limited usefulness
YourHoustonNews.com
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/memorial/news/not-so-fast-real-estate-leader-says-new-houston-rice/article_3cbbfbae-e34a-5e8f-9bcc-831692d66c2a.html

Randhir Sahni urges Kansas State graduates to defy expectations
Alumnus Randhir Sahni ’71 was the commencement speaker at the Kansas State University School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture.
IndoAmerican-News.com
http://www.indoamerican-news.com/?p=7275

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KHOU ’11 News’
Rice baseball coach Wayne Graham testified as a character witness in the perjury trial of Roger Clemens. Similar stories appeared on KTRK’s ‘Eyewitness News’ and in the Houston Chronicle.
http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=984&DateTime=6/7/2012%204:03:27%20PM
KTRK ’13 Eyewitness News at 6’
http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=994&DateTime=6/7/2012%206:06:59%20PM
Legendary coach Wayne Graham stands by Roger Clemens at trial
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/LwcKrk

KUHF-FM
Phil Bedient, the Herman Brown Professor of Engineering and director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, appeared on KUHF-FM to discuss lessons learned from Hurricane Ike.
http://bit.ly/KRK50d

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

‘Nanocable’ could be big boon for energy storage
Thanks to a little serendipity, researchers at Rice University have created a tiny coaxial cable that is about a thousand times smaller than a human hair and has higher capacitance than previously reported microcapacitors.
Phys.org
http://phys.org/news/2012-06-nanocable-big-boon-energy-storage.html
‘Nanocable’ could be big boon for energy storage: Rice University’s coaxial nanocable outperforms previous microcapacitors
Nanotechnology Now
http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=45318
Now that’s a really thin wire!
Electrical Marketing
http://livewire.electricalmarketing.com/2012/06/07/now-that%E2%80%99s-a-really-thin-wire/

Saturn moon spouts plasma unlike any seen before
A new form of matter surrounds Saturn – a plasma put there by Enceladus, the planet’s tiny moon.
The New Scientist
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21428683.100-saturn-moon-spouts-plasma-unlike-any-seen-before.html

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Supporters work to save University of Missouri Press
Rice is mentioned in an article about the closure of the University of Missouri Press.
Kansas City Star (Mo.)
http://bit.ly/Kf1amP

SPORTS

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 Pawtucket Redsocks.
UltimateBellaire.com
http://bit.ly/LoRaX8

Complete details for all 1,238 players selected in MLB 2012 draft
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Major League Baseball draft.
BizofBaseball.com
http://bit.ly/LB6Kv0

NEWS RELEASE

‘Nanocable’ could be big boon for energy storage
Thanks to a little serendipity, researchers at Rice University have created a tiny coaxial cable that is about a thousand times smaller than a human hair and has higher capacitance than previously reported microcapacitors.

‘Nanocable’ could be big boon for energy storage

About Arie Passwaters

Arie Wilson Passwaters is a Web editor in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.