Dateline Rice for Aug. 6, 2012

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

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

http://tinyurl.com/c2v6bb8

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

http://tinyurl.com/d7g6klu

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

http://tinyurl.com/bt4khvy

HOUSTON/TEXAS

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

http://tinyurl.com/bu4n3dt

Trinity third-best college in Texas, according to Forbes
San Antonio Business Journal

http://tinyurl.com/chrvhnz

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

http://tinyurl.com/co9xqzo

Impact of tea party studied
MySanAntonio.com

http://tinyurl.com/btun8xc

Cruz’s outsiders topped Dewhurst’s Texas support
Real Clear Politics (This Associated Press article appeared in more than 15 other publications.)

http://tinyurl.com/cccwsju

Same old schtick
Houston Chronicle

http://tinyurl.com/bvloomc

Who is Ted Cruz and how did he pull off such a remarkable victory?
Herald Tribune

http://tinyurl.com/cewez4j

Cruz: Not a victory for Latinos, but a loss for the GOP in Texas and Congress
LRTV

http://latinosreadytovote.com/?p=5002

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

http://tinyurl.com/ctmwvvk

WEBCAST/BROADCAST

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

http://tinyurl.com/bluytvm

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

http://tinyurl.com/cufp6fa

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

http://tinyurl.com/d8ekbwf

CCTV
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.

C-SPAN
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.

http://tinyurl.com/d6nc2h8

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

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

http://tinyurl.com/d8247a5

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.)

http://tinyurl.com/cerxsu2

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

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.
Slate

http://tinyurl.com/cqwm3xz

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.
Omaha.com

http://tinyurl.com/cddop9h

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

http://tinyurl.com/bs67y4o

SPORTS

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

http://tinyurl.com/c26nztn

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

http://tinyurl.com/8he7fqq

Chisum grad eager to impress
Junior football player Jeremy Eddington is profiled.

http://tinyurl.com/catgf4r

The Paris News (subscription required)

About Arie Passwaters

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