Dateline Rice for Aug. 1, 2012

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Cruz wins Texas vote moving tea partier closer to Senate
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 the Texas U.S. Senate Republican primary runoff election. Jones also appeared twice on KRIV-TV to discuss the U.S. Senate runoff and Houston area GOP primaries and is quoted in an article about a Texas House race.
Businessweek (This article also appeared on Bloomberg.com.)
http://buswk.co/OlC7hr
With Dewhurst loss, Perry weakened back home
National Journal
http://bit.ly/OAuNMq
Tea party uprising sweeps Texas with Cruz victory
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://bit.ly/PrIPP0
Ted Cruz shocks Texas political establishment, crushes David Dewhurst
Dallas Morning News (subscription required)
http://dallasne.ws/NTQgRw
Cruz’s GOP Senate victory: What it means
Dallas Morning News (subscription required)
http://dallasne.ws/R6AxlF
KRIV-TV
http://bit.ly/T37XjB
KRIV-TV
http://bit.ly/OJ50Ud
Randy Weber wins GOP nod in race for US House District 14 in Texas
TexasWatchdog.org
http://bit.ly/OlIQoR

Fox News Channel’s ‘Solution America’
Neelam Singh, a graduate student in mechanical engineering and materials science, is interviewed about Rice research to develop a lithium-ion battery that can be painted on virtually any surface. Singh and Pulickel Ajayan, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and of chemistry, are quoted in a separate article about the research.
http://bit.ly/T3fA9B
Rice University researchers tinkering with spray-on battery
IndiaWest.com
http://bit.ly/MalL6T

National Public Radio News
Amy Myers Jaffe, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in a story about the recent blackout in India.
http://bit.ly/MYXswE

Now, more fine print with your two-for-one tacos
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.
SmartMoney
http://sm.wsj.com/T2CspJ

Public Radio International’s ‘The Takeaway’
Alumna Evelyn Lamb ’09 is interviewed about the importance of algebra in education.
http://www.thetakeaway.org/2012/aug/01/algebra-chopping-block/

For refreshingly steady growth, grab a Coke
Research by David Ikenberry, a former associate professor of management at the Jones Graduate School of Business, is cited in an article about Coca-Cola.
Globe and Mail (Canada)
http://bit.ly/NIJxfP

Space school, days five and six: The end of week one, Ad Astra, and Robonaut
Rice is mentioned in an op-ed about the United Space School.
CNN.com (This op-ed also appeared on KTXS.com [Abilene, Texas], Local10.com [Miami], KOAT.com [Albuquerque, N.M.], KSBW.com [Monterey, Calif.], WFMZ.com [Hertford, N.C.] and ClickOnDetroit.com.)
http://bit.ly/NGF9xZ

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Rice University students win Texas Instruments award
Texas Instruments announced that a team of Rice students won the company’s fifth annual Analog Design Contest Engibous Prize. The team consisted of Richard Latimer, a graduate student in electrical and computer engineering, and alumni Adam Samaniego ’12, Kevin Beale ’12, George Chen ’12 and Minhee Park ’12.
Houston Business Journal
http://bit.ly/OzZrFM
Rice University team wins Texas Instruments’ fifth annual analog design contest
Dallas Morning News
http://bit.ly/M9DGuk

A race for cancer cure, or a race for cash?
Rice is mentioned in a column about the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas.
Houston Chronicle
http://news.rice.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/HCCpritSteffy.jpg

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

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.
Composites World (This article also appeared in Modern Machine Shop, Production Machining, Automotive Design and Production, Plastics Technology and Mold-Making Technology.)
http://bit.ly/NU065O

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Bang the drum loudly
Research by alumnus Brian Vogel ’09 is cited in an article about Japanese taiko drumming.
Colorado Springs Independent (Colo.)
http://bit.ly/NlDh89

Five new Bay Area craft breweries
Alumna Jenny Lewis ’05 is mentioned in an article about California Bay Area craft brewers.
San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (This article also appeared in the Contra Costa Times and InsideBayArea.com.)
http://bit.ly/NSTnsO

SPORTS

Will Jarett Dillard catch on with the Detroit Lions?
Alumnus Jarett Dillard ’08 is profiled for his career in football.
Examiner.com
http://exm.nr/M22yce

Wunderlich commits to Rice
Brenham High School baseball player Dayne Wunderlich verbally committed to Rice.
Brenham Banner-Press (Texas)
http://bit.ly/MZJusF

NEWS RELEASES

Rice University experts available to comment on Texas GOP’s US Senate runoff election
Two Rice University Baker Institute for Public Policy experts are available to comment on the race between David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz to become Texas’ Republican Party nominee for the U.S. Senate and its key dynamics.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=32099

Rice University expert available to comment on India’s massive blackout
Russell Green, a Rice University Baker Institute for Public Policy expert, can comment on a massive blackout that has crippled roughly half of India.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=32105

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.