Dateline Rice for June 26, 2012


Problem of Syrian opposition is disagreement between them — Edward Djerejian
Edward Djerejian, founding director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted about the civil unrest in Syria on this Armenian news-analysis site.

Washington has not taken a position on the impeachment
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, is quoted in an article about the reaction of the U.S. government to the recent impeachment of Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo. An English translation of this article is not available. Jones also appeared twice on KYAZ-TV to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law. A link to this broadcast is not available.
Clarín (Argentina)

Acting US attorney named as search begins for successor to Fitzgerald
Alumnus Gary Shapiro ’68 has been named acting U.S. attorney in Chicago.
Chicago Sun-Times (This article also appeared on [Chicago].)

Search on for ‘bipartisan’ US attorney, top deputy named acting top prosecutor

Chicago Sun-Times
Acting US Attorney Shapiro has been top deputy for 14 years
Chicago Sun-Times (This article also appeared in the Aberdeen American News, the Hampton Roads Daily Press and the Newport Beach Daily Pilot.)
Shapiro named interim US attorney (This article also appeared on and
WGN-TV (This story also appeared on [Chicago], and


Fluorescing paint detects stress, strain
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.

Texas seen as model of under-insured in ACA debate
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. (This op-ed also appeared in the Biloxi Sun-Herald.)

Never catch a falling knife; Gold market bottom only in hindsight
Alumnus John Lee ’95 authored this column about the price of gold. (This column also appeared on

Could Houston be a new leader in bike transportation?
Rice is mentioned in an article about a U.S. Department of Transportation grant awarded to Houston to create more bike and pedestrian paths.


Fresno County amputation rate among state’s highest
A survey shows that people in Fresno County are more likely to have toes, feet and legs amputated than almost anywhere else in California. Rice research is cited.
Fresno Bee (Calif.) (This article also appeared in the Clovis Independent.)

The way UM is handling press closure is fodder for own J-school
Rice is mentioned in an article about the closure of the University of Missouri Press.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Mike’s world: Science fiction author Mike Brotherton will host a workshop at the Laramie County Library to show fledgling writers just how to crank out the ‘write’ stuff
Alumnus Michael Brotherton ’90 will host a science fiction writing workshop in Laramie, Wyo.
Wyoming Tribune Eagle (This article also appeared on

Great Nigerian in the diaspora: 22 year-old Emmanuel Ohuabunwa emerges as best graduating student from John Hopkins University with 3.98 GPA
Rice is mentioned in an article about a graduating John Hopkins University student. (A similar article appeared on


Five Owls listed on All-Texas College Team
Five Rice Owls football players have been named to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s preseason All-Texas College Team.


Rice political scientist Mark Jones available to comment on Mexican presidential election
Rice University political scientist Mark Jones is available to discuss the Mexican presidential race and July 1 election.

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.