Dateline Rice for Aug. 2, 2012


A Republican voice with tea party mantle and intellectual heft
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 KTMD-TV broadcast is not available. Jones is also quoted in an article about a Texas House of Representatives race. Alumna Eleanor Darragh ’56 is mentioned in the New York Times article.
New York Times (This article also appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Lakeland Ledger.)
Rick Perry loses. Again
Washington Post
Cruz’s Texas tea party win spells tough times for Perry
Businessweek (This article also appeared on
Tea party momentum steams ahead with Texas Senate upset (This article also appeared in Businessweek.)
Ted Cruz defeats Dewhurst Texas US Senate runoff
What does Ted Cruz’s Victory Mean for Texas Latinos?
Cruz wins Texas runoff moving tea partier closer to US Senate
San Francisco Chronicle (This article also appeared in Newsday.)
Very low turnout expected
On the same day, Ted Cruz and Julian Castro offer preview of battle for Hispanic voters
Dallas Morning News (subscription required)
From upstart to upset: Cruz wins with voter events, outside money and fiery message
Austin American-Statesman
Surprisingly high turnout in Republican runoff didn’t help Dewhurst
Austin American-Statesman
Springer takes office in Tuesday surprise
Amarillo Globe-News

Daily deals have more fine print
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.

Top official admits FBI had al-Awlaki in custody before letting him go in 2002
For the the first time, the FBI has admitted publicly that it knew the radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was returning to the U.S. Research by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is cited.

America’s top colleges
Rice placed 37th in’s annual ranking of America’s top 650 colleges.
Rice University top Texas school on Forbes’ list
Houston Business Journal

Shale gas offers energy security
Research by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is cited in an article about shale gas production.
The Australian (subscription required)

Who is Ted Cruz?
Alumna Eleanor Darragh ’56 is mentioned in articles about her son, GOP U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz.
Washington Post
New Republican Hispanic star Cruz stresses American story
Reuters (This article also appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the South Bend Tribune, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Baltimore Sun, the Hartford Courant, [Roanoke, Va.], [Wausau, Wis.], [Green Bay, Wis.],, [Colorado Springs, Colo.] and [Holland, Mich.].)
Tea party’s Canadian-born rising star makes waves with Texas primary win
Globe and Mail (Canada)


India outage illustrates infrastructure woes
Russell Green, the Will Clayton Fellow in International Economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored this op-ed about the recent power outage in India.
Houston Chronicle

Segregation by income in Houston is among the starkest in US
Over the past 30 years, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas have grown into the most economically segregated cities in the country, according to a Pew Research Institute study. Steve Murdock, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle
Income is San Antonio’s great divider
San Antonio Express-News

‘When We Ruled H-Town’ DVD release
The documentary "When We Ruled H-Town" will be screened at the Rice Media Center Aug. 2.
Houston Press


A story discusses the Girls Rock Camp Houston at Rice. The end of camp showcase will take place Aug. 5.
Girls Rock Camp Houston end of camp showcase
Houston Press


The social integration is on (and intelligence follows)
Alumnus Dilip Venkatachari ’84 authored this op-ed about trends in social media.


Strykers’ Aquino dominating summer league baseball
McMurtry College senior Michael Aquino is profiled for his career in baseball.
Woodlands Villager (Texas)

Carson, Cavs set for fall practice
Will Rice College freshman Zach Wright is mentioned in an article about the College Park High School football team.
Courier of Montgomery County (Texas)

Daniel Joseph Lehmann, Rochester Red Wings
Former Rice standout Danny Lehmann is featured for his performance in a baseball game between the Rochester Red Wings and the Columbus Clippers. (Texas)


Rice University cyberspace experts available to comment on cybersecurity legislation
Two Rice University experts are available to comment on a cybersecurity bill under debate in the United States Senate.

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.