Dateline Rice for June 25, 2012 (Weekend Edition)

FEATURED ITEM

Djerejian: Most telling symbol of Arab Spring was a placard reading ‘Enough’
Edward Djerejian, founding director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, discusses the Arab Spring uprisings.
United Press International (This article also appeared on UPIAsia.com and Individual.com.)
http://bit.ly/OdLLVl

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

US life expectancy depends on income, study finds
The U.S. trails many of the world’s countries when it comes to life expectancy, most notably with its poorest citizens, who live about five years less than those who are more affluent. Justin Denney, assistant professor of sociology, is quoted.
Yahoo.com (This article also appeared on LiveScience.com.)
http://yhoo.it/KDoY2K
US life expectancy stagnating
United Press International
http://bit.ly/LW50Ba
US life expectancy stagnates
NewsMaxHealth.com
http://bit.ly/KqjhjS
Being poor in US shortens life expectancy
PressTV.ir
http://www.presstv.ir/usdetail/247734.html
US life expectancy stagnating
OnlineJournal.com
http://www.onlinejournal.com/health/us-life-expectancy-stagnating/

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 Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, appeared on Public Radio International’s "The World" to discuss why American leaders don’t often say much about U.S. policies toward Latin America. Jones is also quoted in articles about the Texas U.S. Senate runoff election and the El Paso Independent School District board’s decision to violate state law and district policy that required trustees to direct the district’s internal auditor.
http://bit.ly/KSMYAl
Dallas is all like, ‘Voting, why bother?’
Dallas Observer
http://bit.ly/PHwetD
EPISD board president defends violating law
El Paso Times
http://bit.ly/OjIkw6

Dunham faces tough watch at Chesapeake
Archie Dunham was named the new chairman at Chesapeake Energy. Amy Myers Jaffe, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Financial Times (subscription required)
http://on.ft.com/MCarBC

Now, nano-infused paint to detect strain in buildings, bridges and airplanes
Rice scientists have developed a new type of paint made with carbon nanotubes that can help detect strain in buildings, bridges and airplanes. Satish Nagarajaiah, professor in civil and environmental engineering and in mechanical engineering and materials science, and Bruce Weisman, professor of chemistry, are quoted.
NewKerala.com (This article also appeared on BioScholar.com, TopNews.in, WebIndia123.com and NetIndia123.com.)
http://bit.ly/MP7E6c
Nanotube-based paint measures structural strain
Chemical & Engineering News
http://bit.ly/ME8BSx
Paint that glows when the structure is stressed
CrazyEngineers.com
http://bit.ly/MHulsF
‘Strain paint’ reveals material stress
PaintSquare
http://www.protectivecoatings.com/news/?fuseaction=view&id=7925

Jennifer Young, Rice University professor, dies in car crash; newborn saved then passes
An article reports on the death of Jennifer Young, the Pfeiffer-VIGRE Instructor in Computational and Applied Mathematics, who was killed in a car-pedestrian accident last week.
HuffingtonPost.com
http://huff.to/OfHvDv

Call to review Qatar’s long-term gas supply strategy
Research by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is cited in an article about Qatar’s long-term gas production strategy.
Qatar Peninsula
http://bit.ly/MSFV4s

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Cruz-Dewhurst battle pits D.C. and Austin lobbyists
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor in Political Science, is quoted in a front-page article about the Texas U.S. Senate runoff election.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/KIlI64

Houston’s top-performing companies benefit from oil’s resurgence
Last year’s strong crude prices returned oil producers to the top of the Chronicle 100, the Houston Chronicle’s annual ranking of the city’s publicly traded companies. William Arnold, professor in the practice of management at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/NxPCtz

Rice receives grant to study science and religion in the United States
Rice University researchers received a $1.08 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study religion and science. Elaine Howard Ecklund, associate professor of sociology, director of the Religion and Public Life Program and Rice Scholar at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
UltimateWestU.com (This article also appeared on UltimateBellaire.com.)
http://bit.ly/LuruYy

Cronyism, conflicts of interest cloud cancer research
An opinion piece discusses the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas’ origin and grant-review process.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/La54cs

Could Midland really reach 200,000 people?
Steve Murdock, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, is quoted in an article about population growth in Midland, Texas.
Midland Reporter-Telegram (This article also appeared on Individual.com.)
http://bit.ly/PRNIUq

Pride festival, parade celebrate local LGBT community
Rice is mentioned in news items about the Houston Pride Parade. Rice students appear in the 12th slide of the Culturemap.com slideshow.
KTRK.com
http://bit.ly/LIlb1K
Scenes of Pride: Largest crowd ever celebrates GLBT nighttime parade with Mardi Gras spirit
Culturemap.com
http://bit.ly/PYbUo6

Time needed for UTHealth name to stick
The UT Health Science Center at Houston is working to rebrand itself as UTHealth. Manny Chana, director of healthcare programs at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front of the City & State section and also on Individual.com.)
http://bit.ly/MPVDAU

Obama takes common-sense step for dreamers
Rice is mentioned in an op-ed about President Barack Obama’s recent immigration policy shift.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/Og8sXu

21 from area graduate Rice
Articles report on students that graduated from Rice May 12.
Bay Area Citizen
http://bit.ly/MSjsEo
Zhang graduates from Rice University
Patch.com
http://buffalogrove.patch.com/articles/zhang-graduates-from-rice-university

UTSA research division getting revamp
The University of Texas at San Antonio, which dreams of joining the ranks of the state’s premier research universities, is overhauling its research division after experts found overzealous policies might have done more harm than good. Rice is mentioned.
San Antonio Express-News
http://bit.ly/O8yLyX

Rice 100th celebration Saturday
Rice University is mentioned in an article about the 100th birthday of the city of Rice, Texas.
Corsicana Daily Sun (This article also appeared on Individual.com.)
http://bit.ly/LvnwRe

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KCBS-AM (San Francisco)
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, appeared on KCBS-AM to discuss President Barack Obama’s recent immigration policy shift. A link to this broadcast is not available.

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Microsoft ranks tops for starting salaries
Rice is mentioned in an article about top tech sector companies for starting salaries.
ITBusinessEdge.com
http://bit.ly/Lox9RI

BP and TNK — the Bickerson’s head towards divorce
Rice is mentioned in an article about a dispute between BP and Russian energy company TNK.
Oil and Gas Eurasia
http://www.oilandgaseurasia.com/articles/p/162/article/1807/

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Rest of the country should take a good look at the situation in Texas
Elena Marks, scholar in health policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an op-ed about health care in Texas and the Affordable Care Act.
GantDaily.com (This article also appeared in the Bellingham Herald, the Centre Daily Times, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, the Macon Telegraph and Individual.com.)
http://bit.ly/Kqkd7N

Virginia Tech moves up a notch among undergraduate architecture programs
Rice ranked fifth on a list of top undergraduate architecture programs according to DesignIntelligence.
Examiner.com
http://exm.nr/MmYEs7

Newton native to present standup comedy at First Avenue Speakeasy
Rice is mentioned in an article about comedian Ben Gran.
Newton Daily News (Iowa)
http://bit.ly/MHvm3V

SPORTS

Rice guard Jackson to undergo surgery
McMurtry College junior Tamir Jackson will have surgery and be sidelined for a maximum of three months.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/Kqjkfz

White Sox place Carthage native Humber on disabled list
Former Rice standout Philip Humber was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a right elbow flexor strain.
Longview News-Journal (Texas)
http://bit.ly/MpEw6Z

Future bright for Calgary tennis talent
Alumnus Sam Garforth-Bles ’12 is profiled for his career in tennis.
Calgary Sun
http://www.calgarysun.com/2012/06/24/future-bright-for-calgary-tennis-talent

Ursuline grad alters path for Olympic Trials
Alumna Becky Wade ’12 will compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Dallas Morning News
http://dallasne.ws/PSQCIs

KIAH-TV (Houston)
Alumnus Ryan Harlan ’04 will compete in the decathlon at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.
http://bit.ly/LkIM60

Tigers minor league report: Lakeland OF Avisail Garcia due for a promotion
Former Rice baseball player Jared Gayhart is mentioned in an article about the Detroit Tigers farm system.
Detroit News
http://bit.ly/MKfksl

NEWS RELEASE

Rice expert available to comment on Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona immigration law; calls it ‘a balanced decision’
Tony Payan, a scholar for immigration studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is available to comment on the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=30696

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.