Dateline Rice for July 20, 2012

<p><strong><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”>NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL</font></strong></p>
<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>Study suggests daily deal sites have staying power</strong><br>
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.<br>
<em>Consumer Affairs</em><br>
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<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>Smithsonian to display former Marine’s birds of war</strong><br>
This month the Smithsonian will mount a small yearlong exhibition  featuring specimens collected from the World War II Pacific Theater, including  many collected by alumnus Sammy Ray ’52.<br>
<em>Stars &amp; Stripes</em><br>
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<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>HOUSTON/TEXAS</strong></font></p>
<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>Ramadan  fasting poses quandary for mothers-to-be</strong><br>
Mahmoud  El-Gamal, Chair of Islamic Economics, Finance and Management, professor of  economics and statistics and Rice Scholar at Rice University’s Baker Institute  for Public Policy, is quoted in this front-page article about the challenges pregnant  Muslim women face  during Ramadan.<br>
<em>Houston  Chronicle (This article also appeared on</em><br>
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<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>Tragedy  strikes Rice: Hotshot young professor dies in mysterious mountain climbing  incident</strong><br>
Articles  remember Adilet Imambekov, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, who  died while on a mountain-climbing trip in his native Kazakhstan. Thomas  Killian, professor of physics and astronomy, and Randy Hulet, the Fayez Sarofim  Professor of Physics and Astronomy, are quoted.<br>
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<strong>Rice  professor dies mountain climbing in Kyrgyzstan</strong><br>
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<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>Chevron  will seek oil in Iraq’s Kurdish region</strong><br>
Chevron  will hunt for oil in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region — the company’s first  major effort in the volatile country since the 2003 invasion that toppled  Saddam Hussein. Amy Myers Jaffe, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies  at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.<br>
<em>Houston  Chronicle</em><br>
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<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>Cruz, Dewhurst agree to another debate</strong><br>
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 articles  about elections in Texas and a lawsuit filed against Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.<br>
<em>Houston Chronicle</em><br>
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<strong>Arizona sheriff Arpaio under scrutiny in racial profiling trial</strong><br>
<em>Orlando Sentinel (Fla.) (This article also appeared in the South  Bend Tribune, the Hampton Roads Daily Press, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel the  Hartford Courant, [Green Bay, Wis.], [Wichita, Kan.],  [Duluth, Minn.], [Holland, Mich.], [Wausau, Wis.],, and [Roanoke, Va.].)<br>
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<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>Private  sector might press Perry on Medicaid stand</strong><br>
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, is  quoted in an article about Gov. Rick Perry and the Affordable Care Act.<br>
<em>Longview  News-Journal</em><br>
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<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>BROADCAST/WEBCAST</strong></font></p>
<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>KRIV-TV</strong><br>
In a matter of years, unmanned aerial vehicles   could be common in American skies. Joan Neuhaus Schaan, a fellow in homeland  security and terrorism at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy,  is quoted.<br>
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<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>WOAI-AM</strong> <em>(San Antonio)</em><br>
Texas may not have enough electricity to meet the demands of its  rapidly growing population. 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.<br>
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<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>TRADE/PROFESSIONAL</strong></font></p>
<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>Nanotechnology not just science fiction</strong><br>
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.<br>
<em>Daily Commercial News and Construction Record</em><br>
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<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>Silicon ‘sponges’ boost lithium-ion battery performance</strong><br>
Researchers at Rice University and Lockheed Martin reported that  they’ve found a way to make multiple high-performance anodes from a single  silicon wafer. Sibani Biswal, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular  engineering, and Madhuri Thakur, a research scientist in chemical and  biomolecular engineering, are mentioned.<br>
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<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST</strong></font></p>
<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>Where is the new American dream?</strong><br>
President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice is mentioned in an  article about the &quot;American dream&quot; since the Apollo 11 moon landing.<br>
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<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>SPORTS</strong></font></p>
<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>Several Rice football players earn preseason accolades</strong><br>
Four Rice football players were chosen for preseason watch lists.<br>
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<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>Rockets gain Lin’s skills and international fans</strong><br>
New York Knicks basketball player Jeremy Lin has signed to play  with the Houston Rockets. Alumnus Tristan Clement ’12 is quoted.<br>
<em>New York Times</em><br>
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<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>How Olympic ‘Blade Runner’ sprints without feet</strong><br>
Rice is mentioned in an article about amputee sprinter Oscar  Pistorius.<br>
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<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>NEWS RELEASE</strong></font></p>
<p><font face=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”><strong>Rice receives $1 million INSPIRE award from NSF</strong><br>
A $1 million INSPIRE award from the National Science Foundation to  Rice University will fund research on how bacterial decision-making occurs at  the molecular level.<br>
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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.