Dateline Rice for Aug. 8, 2012

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

How Missouri Senate primary fits into tea party strategy for election 2012
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 about the Missouri U.S. Senate primary. Jones also appeared on KRIV-TV to discuss campaign finance and the 2012 presidential race.
Christian Science Monitor (This article also appeared on Yahoo.com and Alaska Dispatch.com.)
http://bit.ly/ONQWcM
KRIV-TV
http://bit.ly/NnSbLT

National Public Radio’s ‘Morning Edition’
A drop in natural gas prices is hurting balance sheets across the petroleum industry. The second-largest natural gas producer in the United States has been hit especially hard. 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. (This story also appeared on KUHF.org [Houston], VPR.org [Vermont], KQED.org [San Francisco], WPR.org [Wisconsin], WBFO.org [Buffalo, N.Y.], OPB.org [Oregon], WNYC.org [New York], WKAR.org [Michigan], Ideastream.org, WBUR.org [Boston], NHPR.org [New Hampshire] and KSMU.org [Missouri].)
http://n.pr/QeqPYU

Laser system that can show what’s hidden behind walls
Articles on a new laser system that captures the behavior of individual photons and uses advanced optics to deduce what’s around the corner mention Rice.
Times of India (This Press Trust of India article also appeared in the Deccan Chronicle, the Business Standard and MSN.com.)
http://bit.ly/P5toBo
Laser system reconstructs objects hidden from sight
Product Design & Development
http://bit.ly/MuGDpm
Laser system sees through walls by object reconstruction
TechFragments.com
http://www.techfragments.com/1352/laser-system-object-reconstruction/

Ultra-thin flexible lithium battery keeps powering when bent
A team of engineers has published a paper explaining how it developed a supple lithium-ion battery that continues to generate electricity even when bent. Rice spray-on battery research is mentioned.
Wired
http://bit.ly/O4mjhP
Korean scientists create ‘folding’ battery
Inquisitr.com
http://www.inquisitr.com/295167/korean-scientists-create-folding-battery/

Snoop Lion and the struggle to find spirituality in hip-hop
A column about rapper Snoop Dogg mentions that Houston rapper Bun B co-taught a class on religion and hip-hop culture at Rice.
Washington Post
http://wapo.st/OLVvBy

HOUSTON/TEXAS

STEM Partners: Rice, HISD collaborate on science education
Rice University will provide professional development for 150 high school science teachers from the Houston Independent School District during the 2012-13 school year. Rice President David Leebron and John Hutchinson, Rice’s dean of undergraduates and a professor of chemistry, are quoted.
Bellaire Examiner
http://bit.ly/N39F5E

Doing the hologram dance at Hiram Butler Gallery
An article about an exhibition at the Hiram Butler Gallery mentions the James Turrell "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace at Rice.
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/Nmqp2m

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Limestone professor talks ethics, sports as Olympics begin
An article about a lecture by Limestone College professor Albert Spencer mentions that he once taught at Rice.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal (N.Y.)
http://bit.ly/OZt9pX

SPORTS

Rice coach Bailiff ‘fired up’
An article discusses the Rice Owls football team’s preparations for the upcoming season.
FoxSportsHouston.com
http://bit.ly/NnR92A

Richards a ‘big get’ for Rice in multiple ways
Duncan College junior Nate Richards is profiled for his career in football.
Examiner.com
http://www.examiner.com/article/richards-a-big-get-for-rice-multiple-ways

Cy Creek High alum Paul Janish and the Braves ease past the Astros
Recaps of baseball games between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros focuses on former Rice baseball player Paul Janish.
UltimateCyFair.com
http://bit.ly/O4IsfS
Cy Creek High School grad Janish knocks in two for Atlanta
UltimateCyFair.com
http://bit.ly/RpzKLg

NEWS RELEASES

Rice to help HISD science teachers strengthen skills
Rice University will provide professional development for 150 high school science teachers from the Houston Independent School District during the 2012-13 school year.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=32264

Rice University to exhibit African-American art for centennial
African-American art will be exhibited at the Rice University Art Gallery this fall as part of the school’s celebration of its 100th anniversary.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=32267

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.