Dateline Rice for Aug. 3, 2012

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

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.
Chicago Tribune (This article also appeared in the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Aberdeen American News, the South Bend Tribune, BusinessInsider.com and Individual.com.)

http://trib.in/M8yLyt

Top official admits FBI had al-Awlaki in custody before letting him go in 2002
For 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.
New York Post (This article also appeared on TheYeshivaWorld.com.)

http://nyp.st/OrrFCa

Apple v. Samsung: Meet Apple’s next seven witnesses
Alumnus Justin Denison ’96 will testify in a lawsuit between Apple and Samsung.
CNet.com

http://cnet.co/Nq6IG6

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Cruz’s outsiders topped Dewhurst’s Texas support
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 an article on the Texas U.S. Senate Republican primary runoff election.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Bryan/College Station Eagle, the Lufkin Daily News, the Texarkana Gazette, the San Angelo Standard-Times, the Longview News-Journal, the Paris News, the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, the El Paso Times, the Columbus Republic, the Baytown Sun, the Beaumont Enterprise, the Franklin Daily Journal the Denver Post, KRGV.com [Brownsville, Texas], Click2Houston.com, KFOX.com [El Paso, Texas] and RR.com.)

http://bit.ly/M8rT45

University presses busy ahead of fall book season
The book “Rice University: 100 Years in Pictures” is mentioned in an article about new books about Texas.
San Angelo Standard-Times

http://bit.ly/PFec91

Harpist spreads passion for music to community
Meghan Caulkett, a graduate student in music, is profiled for her work as a harpist.
UltimateMemorial.com

http://bit.ly/PrBlv5

Monterrey native spotlighted for UTPA tech startup
Alumna Karen Lozano ’96 is quoted in an article about a University of Texas-Pan American technology startup.
Rio Grande Valley Monitor

http://www.themonitor.com/news/startup-62746-tech-mcallen.html

Guinness joggling record falls at Rice
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.
West University Examiner (This article also appeared on YourHoustonNews.com.)

http://bit.ly/Rh4kno

Clair Hummel dresses up 2012 Houston Shakespeare Fest
Rice is mentioned in an article about costume designer Clair Hummel.
Houston Chronicle

http://bit.ly/OIR8uV

Cancer agency board approves $39.4 million in grants
Rice is mentioned in an article about grants approved by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared on Individual.com.)

http://bit.ly/MgyWmF

CPRIT names former Janek aide compliance officer
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas’ new compliance officer.
Texas Tribune

http://bit.ly/QB3g05

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KUHF-FM
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. Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.

http://bit.ly/PEEhVO

WOAI-TV (San Antonio)
Rice placed 37th in Forbes.com’s annual ranking of America’s top 650 colleges.

http://bit.ly/OvhTiH

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Rice powers web site development with Ektron
Rice University is launching Internet and intranet sites at the pace of three a week with the help of Ektron, a company that sells an enterprise Web and digital content management application. Jeff Frey, manager of Web services, is quoted.
Campus Technology

http://bit.ly/Mnopw4

Publishers perish: ending unjustified subsidies for the university press
Rice is mentioned in an article about university presses.
WallStreetPit.com

http://bit.ly/OscSax

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Intermezzo chamber concert to showcase new players
Richard Marshall, a graduate student in music, and Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano, are mentioned in an article about an Intermezzo Chamber Music Series concert.
Salt Lake Tribune

http://bit.ly/Neugi4

Huntsville native Allison Sawyer included in Inc.’s “coolest young entrepreneurs” list
Alumna Allison Lami Sawyer ’10 was named part of Inc. magazine’s “30 Under 30.” Alumnus Robert Kester ’10 is mentioned.
Huntsville Times (Ala.)

http://bit.ly/N5pQeJ

Clinton School to welcome 50 new students
Alumna Ashley Jones ’09 is mentioned in an article about new students at the University of Arkansas’s Clinton School of Public Service.
KATV.com (Little Rock, Ark.)

http://www.katv.com/story/19179122/clinton-school-to-welcome-50-new-students

SPORTS

‘Did Erin ever tell you about the time she beat …?’
Alumna Erin Mattson ’11 is profiled for her life and career.
Alton Telegraph (Ill.)

http://bit.ly/PHyy1w

How Olympic ‘Blade Runner’ sprints without feet
Rice is mentioned in an article about sprinter Oscar Pistorius.
NBCNews.com

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48256055#.UBvC4qAn0yg

NEWS RELEASE

Centennial video series: The Rice master plan
Working with Centennial Historian Melissa Kean, video producer Brandon Martin takes a look at Rice’s land use and master plan.

http://news.rice.edu/?p=32154

About Arie Passwaters

Arie Wilson Passwaters is a Web editor in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.