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.)
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.)
Apple v. Samsung: Meet Apple’s next seven witnesses
Alumnus Justin Denison ’96 will testify in a lawsuit between Apple and Samsung.
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.)
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
Harpist spreads passion for music to community
Meghan Caulkett, a graduate student in music, is profiled for her work as a harpist.
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
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.)
Clair Hummel dresses up 2012 Houston Shakespeare Fest
Rice is mentioned in an article about costume designer Clair Hummel.
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.)
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.
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.
WOAI-TV (San Antonio)
Rice placed 37th in Forbes.com’s annual ranking of America’s top 650 colleges.
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.
Publishers perish: ending unjustified subsidies for the university press
Rice is mentioned in an article about university presses.
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
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.)
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.)
‘Did Erin ever tell you about the time she beat …?’
Alumna Erin Mattson ’11 is profiled for her life and career.
Alton Telegraph (Ill.)
How Olympic ‘Blade Runner’ sprints without feet
Rice is mentioned in an article about sprinter Oscar Pistorius.
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.