Dateline Rice for July 30, 2012 (Weekend Edition)

FEATURED ITEMS

University of Florida student sets world record in one-mile joggling
Matthew Feldman, a University of Florida student who is conducting research this summer at Rice, broke a Guinness World Record for joggling — jogging and juggling — at the Rice University running track. Volunteer Rice men’s track-and-field coach Bill Collins is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education article.
Chronicle of Higher Education
http://bit.ly/On5aC9
ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’
http://bit.ly/MftLt9
KRIV-TV
http://bit.ly/NQHuUn
KRIV-TV (This story also appeared on KUQI-TV [Corpus Christi, Texas].)
http://bit.ly/QZftNY
KTRK-TV
http://bit.ly/NzKh70
KHOU-TV (Similar stories also appeared on KLTV-TV [Tyler, Texas], KLST-TV [San Angelo, Texas], KJTV-TV [Lubbock, Texas], KWTX-TV [Waco, Texas], KYTX-TV [Tyler, Texas], KXXV-TV [Waco, Texas], WKRN-TV [Nashville, Tenn.], WABC-TV [New York], WMBB-TV [Panama City, Fla.], WTXL-TV [Tallahassee, Fla.], WDSI-TV Chattanooga, Tenn.], WTVT-TV [Tampa Bay, Fla.], KSTU-TV [Salt Lake City], KTVI-TV [St. Louis], KPTV-TV [Portland, Ore.], WTXF-TV [Philadelphia] and WXXA-TV [Albany, N.Y.].)
http://bit.ly/T0Ou2M
Rice University researcher breaks Guinness World Record in joggling
Culturemap.com
http://bit.ly/OZKM4Y
UF student breaks Guinness record in joggling
Gainesville Sun (Fla.) (This article also appeared on GatorSports.com.)
http://bit.ly/Ocwcet
Guinness World Record smashed at Rice track Friday
Examiner.com
http://exm.nr/N3uMiU
Fastest mile juggling five objects: Matthew Feldman breaks world record
WorldRecordsAcademy.org
http://bit.ly/MufFQ1

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Syria faces economic endgame amid chaos as sanctions bite
Edward Djerejian, founding director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about civil unrest in Syria.
Bloomberg.com (This article also appeared in Businessweek.)
http://bloom.bg/NCk5bT

Does the daily-deal industry need policing?
Rice research is cited in an article about daily-deal websites such as Groupon.
CNBC.com (This article also appeared on NBCNews.com and Yahoo.com.)
http://www.cnbc.com/id/48341262

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Texas Senate runoff may shift tone of debate in Congress
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 news items about the Texas U.S. Senate Republican primary runoff election. A link to the KROI-FM broadcast is not available. Jones also appeared on KRIV-TV to discuss the two GOP Railroad Commissioner runoff elections. The Austin American-Statesman corrected an article that quoted Jones.
Bloomberg.com (This article also appeared in Businessweek.)
http://bloom.bg/Pexi5g
Cruz now leads in the polls
National Review
http://bit.ly/OCc8lq
Red-hot GOP race spurs early voting in Texas
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://bit.ly/PLUMml
GOP senate race in Texas down to the wire
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://bit.ly/N6MemH
KROI-FM
KRIV-TV
http://bit.ly/PcosWa
Corrections
Austin American-Statesman
http://bit.ly/NyHqLx

Ex-Rice student, friend die on Peruvian peak
News items report on the death of alumnus Ben Horne ’02, who died after ascending a glacier-capped 20,000-foot Peruvian peak. Utpal Dholakia, professor of marketing at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, the Connecticut Post, the Stamford Advocate, the Albany Times-Union, the New Canaan News, the Greenwich Time, KHOU.com [Houston], KENS5.com [San Antonio], 12NewsNow.com [Beaumont, Texas] and CBS19.tv [Tyler, Texas].)
http://bit.ly/Qpwvpf
KHOU-TV
http://bit.ly/O3ORt0
KRIV-TV
http://bit.ly/OxhM6y
KTRK-TV
http://bit.ly/PfvSaN
KNSD-TV (San Diego)
http://bit.ly/Pb122S
Local climber remembered by father, friend
NBCNews.com (This article also appeared on NBCSanDiego.com.)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48375908#.UBaHiKAn0yg

Lady Bird Johnson tribute planned Sunday in Texas
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about a Texas tribute to Lady Bird Johnson.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Beaumont Enterprise, the Bryan/College Station Eagle, the Alliance Review, the Columbus Republic, the Danbury News Times, the Middletown Journal, the Connecticut Post, the Dayton Daily News, the Hamilton Journal-News, the Stamford Advocate, the New Canaan News, the Franklin Daily Journal, the Wooster Daily Record, FoxReno.com [Nevada], NewsTalkRadioWHIO.com [Dayton, Ohio], WSBTV.com [Atlanta], WHIOTV.com [Dayton, Ohio], WDBO.com [Orlando, Fla.] and KIROTV.com [Seattle].)
http://bit.ly/MVI2cG

Obama misses the mark on tax reform
John Diamond, adjunct assistant professor of economics and the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Tax Policy Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored this op-ed about President Barack Obama’s tax policy.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/MufXqb

Mars mission would provide boost to US economy
An op-ed about Mars exploration mentions President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/OmH0YH

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Fascinating new technology trends offer a glimpse into a wild future
A round-up of technology news notes that researchers at Rice University have developed a lithium-ion battery that can be painted on virtually any surface.
MoneyMorning.com
http://bit.ly/MR7O1N

Two week charette
Alumna Catherine Peek ’06 authored this article about a two week urban design charette in Washington, D.C.
Metropolis
http://bit.ly/P020PK

Gas and oil platers are striking black gold in Texas
Alumnus Bill Howard ’69 is profiled for his work as CEO of Houston Plating and Coatings.
Products Finishing Magazine
http://bit.ly/MpPHNF

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Books capture buzz for different reasons
"The Twelve," the second novel in a post-apocalyptic vampire trilogy by Justin Cronin, professor of English, is reviewed.
Joplin Globe (Mo.)
http://bit.ly/NMG5hx

Michael Carvin: The making of a master
Rice is mentioned in an article profiling jazz drummer Michael Carvin.
AllAboutJazz.com
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=42555&page=1

SPORTS

A minor trade
The Pittsburgh Pirates traded former Rice baseball player Brian Friday to the Atlanta Braves. A separate article discusses Friday’s performance in baseball games between the Indianapolis Indians and the Pawtucket Redsocks.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
http://bit.ly/M0Xxf2
Pirates trade Friday to Braves
TalkingChop.com
http://sbn.to/Md1m6Z
Braves acquire Brian Friday from Pirates for Christian Marrero
MLBDailyDish.com
http://sbn.to/QV7BNt
Brian David Friday, Indianapolis Indians
UltimateBellaire.com
http://bit.ly/Of3aYM

Minnesota Twins’ focus likely on 2014 season
Former Rice All-American quarterback Tommy Kramer ’77 will be honored by Rice University during the Oct. 13 football game against the University of Texas at San Antonio.
St. Paul Pioneer Press
http://bit.ly/LYCw9B

Allen transitioning into rotation
Former Rice baseball player Tony Cingrani is mentioned in an article about a Cincinnati Reds draft pick.
Scout.com
http://reds.scout.com/2/1205791.html

Renegades’ Shaffer is star in the making
Alumnus Wade Townsend ’05 is mentioned in an article about the Hudson Valley Renegades baseball team.
Middletown Times Herald-Record (N.Y.)
http://bit.ly/NQGEaa

Topes today
Alumnus Cole St. Clair ’08 is mentioned in an article about the Albuquerque Isotopes baseball team.
Albuquerque Journal (N.M.)
http://www.abqjournal.com/sports/2012/07/28/topes-today-112.html

Entertainment lineup announced for annual Bluebonnet Youth Ranch event
Former Rice basketball player Frank Pickens is mentioned in an article about the 31st annual Bluebonnet Youth Ranch Celebrity Golf Tournament.
Victoria Advocate (Texas)
http://bit.ly/Q4PzH8

Ex-footballers sacked on first play from scrimmage in antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA
An article updates on former student Joseph Agnew’s lawsuit against the NCAA.
JDSupra.com
http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/three-point-shot-july-2012-93770/

NEWS RELEASES

College student breaks Guinness World Record in joggling at Rice University
Matthew Feldman, a University of Florida student who is conducting research this summer at Rice University, broke a Guinness World Record for joggling — jogging and juggling — at the Rice University running track.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=32026

Rice’s student-designed device to help babies breathe wins more support
Rice University’s low-cost, student-designed device that helps newborns in respiratory distress is one of three projects nominated this month to receive a grant of up to $2 million from the Saving Lives at Birth partners to speed deployment of the technology in Malawi in southern Africa.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=32049

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.