Dateline Rice for Aug. 6, 2012


Manaf Tlass — our man in Syria?
An article discusses Manaf Tlass, a potential leader of Syria. Edward Djerejian, founding director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Daily Beast

Curiosity: The Mars rover and the promise of space exploration
An article about Mars exploration mentions President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice.
Huffington Post

And that’s the way it is
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, and his new biography of Walter Cronkite are discussed.
Tulsa World News


Rice University No. 37, Texas No. 104 on America’s top colleges? What’s wrong with the list
Rice alumna Sarah Rufca ’05 analyzes Forbes’ recent ranking of “America’s Top Colleges.”
Culture Map
Trinity third-best college in Texas, according to Forbes
San Antonio Business Journal

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 mentioned or quoted in the following articles.
Houston Chronicle
Impact of tea party studied
Cruz’s outsiders topped Dewhurst’s Texas support
Real Clear Politics (This Associated Press article appeared in more than 15 other publications.)
Same old schtick
Houston Chronicle
Who is Ted Cruz and how did he pull off such a remarkable victory?
Herald Tribune
Cruz: Not a victory for Latinos, but a loss for the GOP in Texas and Congress

Texas reads: University presses busy ahead of fall book season
A preview of upcoming books from university presses mentions “Rice University: 100 Years in Pictures.”
Abilene Reporter News


Capital Public Radio (Sacramento, Calif.)
A story about NASA’s rover landing on Mars mentioned John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice University.

WOAI-TV (San Antonio, Texas)
Rice University ranked No. 37 on Forbes’ annual list of America’s Top Colleges.

Rice University opened its preseason football camp. Head coach David Bailiff and football player Taylor McHarque appear in the clip.

Power grids have undergone severe strain as record high temperatures continue to scorch large regions of the United States. Leonardo Dueñas-Osorio, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is featured.

Editor’s note: Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, incorrectly states that Rice University reviewed his tax plan. The plan was reviewed by John Diamond, who served as an unpaid consultant for the Romney campaign.


Reform in Mexico’s oil sector: Within reach?
Amy Myers Jaffe, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, addresses the outlook for Mexico’s oil sector.
Platt’s Energy Week

Tainted ‘fracking’ study cited in Europe
A controversial report on hydraulic fracturing out of Texas has been cited increasingly in the debate over natural gas production in Eastern Europe. Ken Medlock, the James A. Baker III and Susan Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and adjunct assistant professor in economics, is quoted.
Online Journal (This article appeared in three other publications.)


Oscar Pistorius advances in the 400 meters. Do the blade runner’s artificial legs give him an unfair advantage?
Rice is mentioned in an article about sprinter Oscar Pistorius.

Income segregation increasing across US
Income segregation — that is, rich people living among the rich, poor people among the poor — has increased across America in the past 30 years, according to a new census study by the Pew Research Center. Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.

Monterrey native spotlighted for contribution to UTPA tech startup
Alumna Karen Lozano ’99 is profiled for her contributions to the University of Texas-Pan American’s first technology startup company.
Brownsville Herald


Rice believes football pieces in place for good year
The Rice Owls opened preseason football camp Saturday with renewed optimism.
Houston Chronicle

Owls wide receiver Mario Hull to miss season
Wide receiver/punt returner Mario Hull will miss the season with a torn pectoral muscle he suffered while lifting weights last week.
Houston Chronicle

Chisum grad eager to impress
Junior football player Jeremy Eddington is profiled.
The Paris News (subscription required)

About Arie Passwaters

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