Dateline Rice for Aug. 7, 2012

Correction: Ted Cruz won the GOP primary race for a seat in the U.S. Senate. The Aug. 6 edition of Dateline Rice reported the wrong position.

FEATURED ITEM

In this science class, teachers are the students
Rice University will provide professional development for 150 high school science teachers from the Houston Independent School District (HISD) during the 2012-13 school year. The new Rice Excellence in Secondary Science Teaching program is funded by a $1.1 million contract from HISD with additional support from Texas Regional Collaboratives. John Hutchinson, Rice’s dean of undergraduates and a professor of chemistry, is quoted. The Houston Chronicle story appeared on the front of the City & State section.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/N0foJd
Teachers expand science skills in summer RESST program
KUHF.org
http://bit.ly/OGuzTR

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Fikac: Are school vouchers, sanctuary city bans on legislative radar?
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 prospect of a shifting political dynamic in Texas over the next several years as the state’s Hispanic population continues to increase.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/OWtYzR

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

‘Great Day Houston’ (KHOU-TV)
A discussion of art theaters in Houston mentions Rice Media Center.
http://tinyurl.com/d4mtomv

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Laser system can see round corners
An article on a new laser system that captures the behavior of individual photons and uses advanced optics to deduce what’s around the corner mentions Rice.
TG Daily
http://bit.ly/Q9CLez
Seeing through walls with the help of laser systems
Home Land Security Newswire
http://bit.ly/Rh1d1z
Laser system reconstructs objects hidden from sight
R&D Magazine (This article appeared in more than 20 publications.)
http://bit.ly/OHc8RF

Researchers provide answers to questions about relaxors
Graduate student Alireza Akbarzadeh is mentioned in an article on relaxors, which can be used in electronic devices to change temperature or shape.
Phys.org
http://phys.org/news/2012-08-relaxors.html

Rudolf Kingslake Medal awarded by SPIE for paper on space-based imaging advances
Tomasz Tkaczyk, assistant professor of bioengineering, is quoted in an article announcing the winner of the Rudolf Kingslake Medal.
Virtual Strategy Magazine (This article appeared in more than a dozen publications.)
http://bit.ly/Nh5Cig

Shale could become game-changing catalyst for US
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, comments on the development of shale gas in the U.S. The article references a report that Medlock co-authored with Amy Myers Jaffe, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Peter Hartley, professor of economics and the George and Cynthia Mitchell Family Chair in Sustainable Development.
MidStreamBusiness.com (subscription required)
http://bit.ly/RxhOjs

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

A mantra for data-driven marketers: Time is money
Brad Terrell ’92 authored this marketing article.
ClickZ.com
http://bit.ly/OHYQBE

SPORTS

Owls vow this season will be different, but they’ve said that before
The Rice Owls kick off the 2012 college football season Aug. 30 when they host the UCLA Bruins.
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/OYq1fu

Cy Creek HS alum Paul Janish and Atlanta take down Miami
A recap of a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins focuses on former Rice baseball player Paul Janish.
UltimateCyFair.com
http://bit.ly/Nh9xf2

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.