Dateline Rice for Aug. 1, 2012


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
With Dewhurst loss, Perry weakened back home
National Journal
Tea party uprising sweeps Texas with Cruz victory
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
Ted Cruz shocks Texas political establishment, crushes David Dewhurst
Dallas Morning News (subscription required)
Cruz’s GOP Senate victory: What it means
Dallas Morning News (subscription required)
Randy Weber wins GOP nod in race for US House District 14 in Texas

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.
Rice University researchers tinkering with spray-on battery

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.

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.

Public Radio International’s ‘The Takeaway’
Alumna Evelyn Lamb ’09 is interviewed about the importance of algebra in education.

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)

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. (This op-ed also appeared on [Abilene, Texas], [Miami], [Albuquerque, N.M.], [Monterey, Calif.], [Hertford, N.C.] and


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
Rice University team wins Texas Instruments’ fifth annual analog design contest
Dallas Morning News

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


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.)


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

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


Will Jarett Dillard catch on with the Detroit Lions?
Alumnus Jarett Dillard ’08 is profiled for his career in football.

Wunderlich commits to Rice
Brenham High School baseball player Dayne Wunderlich verbally committed to Rice.
Brenham Banner-Press (Texas)


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.

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.

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.