Dateline Rice for June 28, 2012

FEATURED ITEM

Palladium cleans up toxin 1 billion times faster
In the first side-by-side tests of palladium- and iron-based catalysts, palladium destroyed the carcinogen TCE up to a billion times faster than iron, a new Rice study shows. Michael Wong, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of chemistry, is quoted.
Futurity.org
http://bit.ly/Ouzomz

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Katrina comeback makes New Orleans fastest-growing city
New Orleans grew faster than any other major U.S. city in the 15 months after the 2010 census, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Bloomberg.com (This article also appeared in Businessweek, BayouBuzz.com and NewsMax.com.)
http://bloom.bg/MzGjbb

HOUSTON/TEXAS

The new space program
An article discusses the James Turrell “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace at Rice. Trustee Suzanne Deal Booth ’77 and University Art Director Molly Hipp Hubbard are mentioned.
PaperCity
http://www.papercitymag.com/Article/5232/The-New-Space-Program/

You thought spray-on tans were revolutionary? Try a spray-on battery.
Researchers at Rice University have developed a lithium-ion battery that can be painted on virtually any surface. Neelam Singh, a graduate student in mechanical engineering and materials science, is quoted. Pulickel Ajayan, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and of chemistry, is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/NFEVBW

Cruz attacks Dewhurst for 2007 speech on guest worker program
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 Texas U.S. Senate runoff election.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/NQRXjB

Amid controversy, CPRIT reassesses priorities
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas met to assess its business and science practices. Rice is mentioned.
MyHighPlains.com (Amarillo, Texas)
http://myhighplains.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=280212
Troubled cancer institute remapping its future
Individual.com
http://bit.ly/KNaf5j

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KRIV-TV
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and professor of economics, discusses the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act.
http://www.myfoxhouston.com/video?clipId=7441605&autostart=true

KRIV-TV
Elena Marks, scholar in health policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, discusses the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act. Marks is also quoted in an op-ed on the same subject.
http://bit.ly/M8gEsO

As health care decision looms, even insurance issues are bigger in Texas
PBS.org
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2012/06/-patients-wait-in-line.html

KTRK-TV
Rice research is cited in a story about plans for a new Fiesta grocery store in Houston.
http://bit.ly/LT5lBF

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Rice’s work-study balance
Sarah Whiting, dean of the Rice School of Architecture and the William Ward Watkin Professor of Architecture, is quoted in an article about the Rice School of Architecture.
Architect
http://bit.ly/NCcncA

How to become a successful oil baron
Amy Myers Jaffe, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about U.S. oil production.
MoneyWeek
http://bit.ly/Lpb5jN

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Natural gas gold rush: Is your state next?
Vicki Colvin, the Kenneth S. Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor of Chemistry, professor in chemical and biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology, is quoted in an article about America’s shale gas boom.
Indianapolis Star (This USA Today article appeared in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger and nearly 45 other media outlets.)
www.indystar.com/usatoday/article/55845708

‘Super WiFi’ may bring faster Internet
Rice “Super WiFi” research might bring faster Internet service to rural areas. Edward Knightly, professor in electrical and computer engineering and computer science, is quoted.
Iowa Farmer Today
http://bit.ly/OCxhym

Concerns, but not outright opposition, mount for HISD bond
Various community leaders are expressing early concerns about the Houston school district’s historic $1.9 billion bond proposal. Rice research is cited in this article.
Individual.com
http://bit.ly/MAEuw7

Oklahoma elections: Bridenstine credits voters’ desire for new leadership for his upset victory over Sullivan
Alumnus Jim Bridenstine ’97 is featured in an article about the race for an Oklahoma legislative seat.
The Oklahoman
http://bit.ly/MUQ8j5

Press planner
A news brief reports on students who graduated from Rice May 12.
Farragut Press (Tenn.)
http://www.farragutpress.com/articles/2012/06/15595.html

Mobile planetarium coming to library
A film developed by Rice is mentioned in an article about presentations at a mobile planetarium at the New Castle-Henry County Public Library in Indiana.
New Castle Courier-Times (Ind.)
http://bit.ly/KOGMIl

SPORTS

Owls’ nonconference schedule loaded with past national champions
An article discusses the Rice Owls women’s basketball team’s 2012-13 schedule.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/N31n6H

Athletes’ deaths in workouts prompt new guidelines
Health and sports professionals are trying to make conditioning sessions safer for student-athletes by collaborating to create the first consensus guidelines on preventing sudden deaths during workouts. The 2006 death of Rice football player Dale Lloyd II is mentioned.
San Francisco Chronicle (This Associated Press article also appeared in Businessweek, the Seattle Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, NBCSports.com, Canada.com, NPR.org, HuffingtonPost.com and nearly 250 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/MBqvTJ

Jowan Davis commits to play football for Rice University
A Sealy High School student-athlete has signed to play football at Rice.
Sealy News (Texas)
http://bit.ly/N076yc

Cingrani Ks 15 to lead Wahoos to win
Former Rice baseball player Tony Cingrani is featured in an article recapping a baseball game between the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and the Jackson Generals.
Pensacola News Journal (Fla.)
http://on.pnj.com/MVsUe1

NEWS RELEASES

Rice researchers develop paintable battery
Researchers at Rice University have developed a lithium-ion battery that can be painted on virtually any surface.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=30711

Rice University health care experts available to comment on Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act ruling
Two health care experts at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy can speak about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=30842

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.