Dateline Rice for July 9, 2012 (Weekend edition)

FEATURED ITEM

Bubbles snap nanotubes like twigs
Carbon nanotubes, which are 100 times stronger than steel, can be snapped like a twig by tiny air bubbles, new research shows. Matteo Pasquali, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of chemistry, is quoted.
Futurity.org
http://bit.ly/Lbrz4j

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Daily deals business continues to grow
Despite past studies questioning its long-term viability, the daily deal industry is showing no signs of slowing down, new research from Rice University finds. Utpal Dholakia, professor of marketing at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
CBS
http://www.cnbc.com/id/48093724
Daily deals are profitable for many businesses — but not so much for retailers
Internet Retailer
http://bit.ly/MOBgWH

America’s most scenic institutions of higher learning
Rice is noted as one of the most scenic universities in the country.
CBS St. Louis
http://cbsloc.al/NfcP3w

In an unusual tax year, the wealthy turn to partnerships
Browne Rice, a descendent of the family of William Marsh Rice, is featured in an article on family limited partnerships.
New York Times
http://nyti.ms/LYyfSC

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Rice ranked among world’s top universities

Rice University is No. 57 among the top 100 universities in the world in a new ranking by the Saudi Arabia-based Center for World University Rankings.
Houston Business Journal
http://bit.ly/Nj0YNV
KVUE-TV (Austin, Texas)
http://bit.ly/LREKXe
Myth + Symbol brings well-crafted pieces and beautiful design to Rice Village

Roque Strew, assistant director of alumni communications, is mentioned in an article on the launch of a new boutique, Myth + Symbol.
Culture Map
http://bit.ly/OpQn53

BROADCAST

KUHF-FM (Houston)
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, discusses the NAACP annual convention in Houston.
http://bit.ly/MG9ZX6

KRLD-AM (Dallas)
University Art Director Molly Hubbard is interviewed about the James Turrell “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace at Rice.
http://bit.ly/PARTWT

CSPAN2
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, and his new biography of Walter Cronkite are mentioned in a discussion of summer reading selections.
http://bit.ly/NCDhCl

KTRH
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, and 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, commented on allegations about a Houston city councilwoman.
http://bit.ly/N9XRMH

KRLD-AM (Dallas)
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, commented on preventing voter fraud in Texas.
http://bit.ly/MRGj9F

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Spray-painted batteries
Researchers at Rice University have developed a lithium-ion battery that can be painted on virtually any surface. Graduate student Neelam Singh is mentioned in the Electronics News article.
Electronics News
http://bit.ly/M97dna

New breakthrough — working spray-on batteries
Auto Evolution
http://bit.ly/M4aSca

KCPQ-TV (Seattle)
http://bit.ly/NUTgtr
WPMT-TV (Harrisburg, Pa.)
http://bit.ly/N9V6ec

Nano-infused paint can detect 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, is quoted.
Ceramics Tech Today
http://bit.ly/McQy8F

Rising plasma offers clues to 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.
Space Daily
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Rising_plasma_offers_clues_to_sun_storms_999.html

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Analysis: Some donors get more in return
A new study suggests that most corporations don’t get their money’s worth when they make political contributions. Doug Schuler, associate professor of business and public policy, is quoted.
Savannah Morning News
http://bit.ly/Nj2Ruf

UMass police chief search nears its end
The search for a replacement for police chief at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is coming to an end. Johnny Whitehead, Rice’s chief of police and director of public safety, is mentioned.
Daily Hampshire Gazette
http://bit.ly/MV8aox

W.Va. college radio thrives despite nationwide decline
Rice’s KTRU-FM is mentioned in an article discussing college radio decline.
Charleston Gazette
http://bit.ly/LC8QAd

SPORTS

Former Viking Tommy Kramer: ‘No regrets’
Rice alumnus and former NFL football player Tommy Kramer ’77 was interviewed about his induction this summer into the College Football Hall of Fame.
CBS
http://cbsloc.al/MLZUI7

WCCO-TV (Minneapolis)
http://bit.ly/Mgx7bp

Drone commits to Rice
Gallatin County senior center Andrew Drone has verbally committed to play basketball at Rice University.
WSILTV.com
http://bit.ly/Nj6P5W

About Arie Passwaters

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