Dateline Rice for July 6, 2012


Physicists break down concept of ‘God particle’
Paul Padley, professor of physics and astronomy, is featured in a Q-and-A on the discovery of a new particle by scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.
USA Today (This article also appeared in Tucson Citizen, Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, the Hattiesburg American, the Des Moines Register, and more than 60 other publications.)
Unknown particle ‘near match’ for Higgs

Texas connections to the search for the Higgs boson

Soot pollution standards pose challenge to cities
Robert Griffin, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted and pictured in an article on monitoring soot, a type of pollutant that increasingly concerns scientists as they uncover new links to heart and lung problems.
New York Times

NAACP still growing, still fighting
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in a front-page article on the evolution of the NAACP.
Houston Chronicle

Startups reap most Groupon rewards
Daily deal companies show no evidence of slowing down, with new and smaller businesses showing the most sustainability, research shows. Utpal Dholakia, professor of marketing at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.

Study: Positive signs for daily deal space
Media Post

Daily deals profit, Yelp surges
Street Fight Magazine


Researchers develop spray-on battery
Researchers at Rice University have developed a lithium-ion battery that can be painted on virtually any surface.
AOL Canada (Similar articles appeared in more than 20 other publications.)

Danvers businesswoman elected chair of Salem State Board of Trustees
Alumna Pamela Scott ’73 was elected to a one-year term as chair of the Salem State University Board of Trustees.
Boston Globe

Leftover computer virus threatens Internet access
Chris Bronk, fellow in information technology policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article on DNS Changer malware.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Heights artist to share her knowledge
A piece on Heights artist Kathryn Klauber mentions she taught classes at Rice’s Suzanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.
Houston Chronicle


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’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act and what it means for businesses and the economy.

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 about the Mexican presidential election.

Banks face all-time low consumer confidence
Jill Foote, a senior lecturer in finance at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted in a KTRK-TV article on perceptions of U.S. banks.

Double amputee to run in London Olympics
Rice is mentioned in an article about amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius.


This mousetrap may save lives
Instead of building a better mousetrap, a team of Rice University freshmen took a mousetrap and built a better way to treat dehydration among children in the developing world. Lovett College junior Melissa Yuan, Jones College junior Paige Horton, Will Rice College junior Kamal Shah, Lovett College sophomore Thor Walker, Jones College sophomore Taylor Vaughn and alumna Rebecca Hernandez ’12 are mentioned.

Rising plasma sheds light on sun storms
A Rice University astrophysicist is part of an international team that combined Doppler techniques with images and data from a space-based telescope to observe, for the first time, loops of 1,800,000-degree Fahrenheit plasma flowing up from the sun’s surface at more than 12 miles per second. Stephen Bradshaw, the William V. Vietti Junior Chair of Space Physics and an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Daily Disruption


Radio voice of Rice baseball will call Owls football games this season
Rice University play-by-play announcer J.P. Heath will also announce Rice football and men’s basketball games this upcoming school year. He will retain his baseball broadcast duties and add soccer announcing to his repertoire also. He also will host the weekly Rice Coaches Show on 1560 The Game in Houston.
Rice Owls Examiner

About Arie Passwaters

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