Dateline Rice for July 16, 2012 (Weekend Edition)

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Boom promises 20,000 new jobs but shortages too
The hydraulic fracturing technology that sparked a drilling frenzy around Texas and the nation has proved a boon for the petrochemical industry, which is converting cheap and abundant natural gas into resins and polymers that go into items like synthetic clothing and cellphones. Ken Medlock, the James A. Baker III and Susan Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and adjunct assistant professor in economics, is quoted.
New York Times (This article also appeared in the Texas Tribune.)
http://nyti.ms/MuDTss

Speculation mounts on Romney VP pick
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about the 2012 presidential race.
Financial Times (subscription required) (This article also appeared in the Irish Times.)
http://on.ft.com/NsVvpt

The brave new world of tomorrow’s tablets
Tablets with paper-thin screens that can be folded and tucked into your back pocket, artificial intelligence and augmented reality may be coming to a store near you. Lin Zhong, assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering and of computer science, is quoted.
Reuters (This article also appeared in the Times of India, the Edmonton Sun, the Lebanon Daily Star, the Economic Times of India, the Chicago Tribune, the Deccan Chronicle, MSN.com, MSNBC.com and nearly 60 other media outlets.)
http://reut.rs/Nr0XMs

A better way to protect college athletes
An op-ed about protecting the health of student-athletes mentions the death of Rice football player Dale Lloyd II.
Chronicle of Higher Education
http://chronicle.com/article/A-Better-Way-to-Protect/132879/

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Rice president appointed to NCAA board
Rice University President David Leebron has been appointed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Board of Directors as a representative of Conference USA.
West University Examiner
http://bit.ly/SjC7Pg

Pride in photos
A photo gallery of the Houston Pride parade includes a picture of Rice’s float. A smaller version of the photo also appears on the cover.
OutSmart
http://outsmartmagazine.com/2012/07/pride-2012-in-photos/

When it comes to voter ID law, the cure is worse than the disease
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, authored this op-ed about Texas’ voter ID law. Jones is also quoted in an article about the Texas U.S. Senate runoff election and appeared on WOAI-AM to discuss President Barack Obama’s visit to Texas. A link to the WOAI-AM broadcast is not available. Research by Jones is cited in an article about a Texas general election poll.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/Mb25mV
What do those US Senate polls mean?
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://bit.ly/LPbOl8
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
General election poll proves Democrat Wendy Davis not representing Senate District 10 voters by fighting the voter ID law in federal court

TexasReport.net
http://bit.ly/P9NKIh

Multiple bond measures could confuse voters
Houston voters may face a dizzying array of decisions in November as the city, school district and community college system seek authority to borrow more than $2 billion for construction work. Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor in Political Science, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared on Individual.com.)
http://bit.ly/P9Oq0k
Bonding our kids’ future
KTRH.com (This article also appeared on Sunny99.com.)
http://bit.ly/OzQo5y

Despite national political clout, Texas is a loser in voter turnout
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 voter turnout in Texas elections.
Dallas Morning News (subscription required)
http://dallasne.ws/NY1gMv

Lubbock students awarded National Merit Scholarships
Rice is mentioned in an article about winners of National Merit Scholarships.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
http://bit.ly/O0syn1

Houston will host 100 Year Starship event this fall
An article about the 100 Year Starship initiative’s annual symposium mentions President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/Mr2ApJ

Concert to benefit Grapeland library
Brown College junior Daron Stone will perform at a concert to benefit the Grapeland Public Library.
Palestine Herald-Press
http://bit.ly/SAA2P5

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KUHF-FM
Consumer advocates say Texas should be implementing more parts of the Affordable Care Act. Anne Walker, director of student financial services at Rice, is quoted as a Lake Jackson resident who signed a petition.
http://bit.ly/NKDAgp

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Survey finds daily deals are paying off
An article discusses research on daily deal websites such as Groupon by Utpal Dholakia, professor of marketing at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business.
DailyDealMedia.com
http://www.dailydealmedia.com/78survey-finds-daily-deals-are-paying-off/

Paintable battery breakthrough may lead to solar cells ‘on any surface’
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.
Revmodo.com
http://bit.ly/PSw4SU
Spray-on battery
Dawn.com
http://bit.ly/MzLXbz
Lithium-ion batteries that can be painted onto any surface
Plastemart.com
http://bit.ly/O0W7F0

New, monumental light sculpture in the form of a carbon 60 molecule to illuminate Madison Square Park
Rice is mentioned in an article about a proposed sculpture by artist Leo Villareal.
ArtDaily.org
http://bit.ly/MzMf2b

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

What exactly is the Higgs boson?
Paul Padley, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted in an article about the recent discovery of a new particle at the Large Hadron Collider.
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (This article also appeared in the Wausau Daily Herald, the Stevens Point Journal and the Fond du Lac Reporter.)
http://wrtnews.co/NzoeuW

Sedentary behavior may be cutting two years off US life expectancy, study finds
A study has found an association between prolonged periods of sitting and poor health. Justin Denney, assistant professor of sociology, is quoted.
MinnPost.com
http://bit.ly/SbFLuo

Violinist returns to where it all began
Paul Kantor, the Sallie Shepherd Perkins Professor of Music at the Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned in an article about violinist Melissa Wilmot.
Vernon Morning Star (British Columbia)
http://www.vernonmorningstar.com/entertainment/162423906.html

Meet George Bush 3.0
Alumnus George P. Bush ’98 is profiled for his career in politics.
Newser.com
http://www.newser.com/story/150009/meet-george-bush-30.html

Obama’s fantastic boring idea
A column by Nicholas Kristof about U.S. aid for Africa mentions that he is traveling with alumna Jordan Schermerhorn ’12.
Indianan Gazette (This article also appeared in the Korea Times, the Oakland Tribune, the Contra Costa Times and the Rutland Herald.)
http://bit.ly/ODpH0R

US should look at Australian health care
A letter to the editor about health care in America cites research by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Tampa Bay Times (Fla.)
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/letters/article1240184.ece

Chamber music festival features grammy-nominated Enso String Quartet
Rice is mentioned in an article about a performance by the Enso String Quartet.
Haywood County Mountaineer (N.C.)
http://bit.ly/Mtl0vj

Teen is finalist in scholarship competition
Rice is mentioned in an article about a Distinguished Young Women National Finals competitor.
Connecticut Post
http://bit.ly/OJfuzV

Marshall, WVU student radio stations going strong
Rice is mentioned in an article about West Virginia University’s student radio station.
WTOV9.com (Steubenville, Ohio) (This article also appeared on KTVU.com [Oakland, Calif.], WFTV.com [Orlando, Fla.], WSBTV.com [Atlanta], KIROTV.com [Seattle], WJACTV.com [Johnstown, Penn.], WPXI.com [Pittsburgh] and WSBRadio.com [Atlanta].)
http://bit.ly/NriyUn

SPORTS

Rice legend King Hill dies at 75
Articles remember former Rice football standout King Hill.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/Ncx43P
Rice football great King Hill passes away
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/P9HuAn
King Hill, top pick of 1958 NFL Draft, Rice University legend, dies
NFL.com
http://bit.ly/NMnXoI
KHOU-TV
http://bit.ly/PZfgK6

KIAH-TV (This story also appeared on LATimes.com and WGNTV.com [Chicago].)
Alumna Funmi Jimoh ’06 is preparing for the Olympic Trials. Head women’s track-and-field coach Jim Bevan is also quoted.
http://bit.ly/Ncu9Z1

Four Woodchucks named to NWL all-star game
Martel College sophomore Skyler Ewing has been named to the Northwoods League’s 2012 first half All-Star team.
WAOW.com (Wausau, Wis.) (A similar article appeared on WSAU.com [Wausau, Wis.].)
http://bit.ly/LS9TMq

Eastwood High senior Laura O’Beirne impresses at Aqua Posse Swim Invitational
Hanszen College sophomore Faith Hirschi is quoted in an article about the Aqua Posse International Invitational Swim Meet.
El Paso Times (Texas)
http://bit.ly/OzBBYH

Jared Michael Gayhart, Erie SeaWolves
An article discusses the performance of former Rice baseball player Jared Gayhart at a game between the Erie SeaWolves and the Binghampton Mets.
UltimateKaty.com
http://bit.ly/O3epnt

Brian David Friday, Indianapolis Indians
Articles discuss the performance of former Rice baseball player Brian Friday in baseball games between the Indianapolis Indians and the Columbus Clippers.
UltimateBellaire.com
http://bit.ly/MzGly4

Down on the farm: Is Tony Cingrani the Cincinnati Reds’ top prospect?
Former Rice baseball player Tony Cingrani is profiled for his performance in baseball.
BleacherReport.com
http://bit.ly/OzDmVJ

Atlanta acquires shortstop Paul Janish from Cincinnati
Former Rice baseball player Paul Janish has been traded to the Atlanta Braves.
CBSAtlanta.com
http://bit.ly/OuMiM0

NEWS RELEASE

Toughened silicon sponges may make tenacious batteries
Researchers at Rice University and Lockheed Martin reported this month that they’ve found a way to make multiple high-performance anodes from a single silicon wafer.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=31558

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.