Dateline Rice for Aug. 14, 2012


National Public Radio’s ‘Tell Me More’
Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is interviewed about a new Pew Research Center study showing that more Americans are segregated by income today than they were 30 years ago. (This interview also appeared on [Houston], [Oregon], [Boston], [Buffalo, N.Y.], [New York], [Michigan], [Missouri], [New York], [Oswego, N.Y.], and

10 reasons Paul Ryan could end up a liability to GOP ticket
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 news items about Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. Jones is also quoted in a story about lawsuits filed by Texas against the United States Environmental Protection Agency. A link to the KRLD-AM broadcast is not available.
San Francisco Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Houston Chronicle and the Albany Times-Union.)
Ryan benefits may be short-lived, analysts say
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
KUHF-FM (This story also appeared on

Big business loophole: Celebrity voiceovers
An op-ed about celebrity voiceovers in commercials for large businesses cites research by Andrew Perkins, assistant professor of marketing at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business.


Rice students prepare for new school year with O-Week
An article discusses Rice University’s move-in day.

Could Canadian-born Ted Cruz be president?
Alumna Eleanor Darragh ’56 is mentioned in an article about her son, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz.
Texas Tribune

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 Rice’s centennial.

Breast cancer screening: What, why and when?
Rice is mentioned in an article about breast cancer screening.
Galveston Daily News


There will be four issues on the Houston November ballot that will require voter authorization. Three are bond referendums and a fourth has to do with Metro’s general mobility fund. Will the crowded field lead to voter fatigue? Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted.


Elinor Ostrom (1933-2012)
Rick Wilson, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Political Science and professor of statistics and of psychology, authored this remembrance of Indiana University professor Elinor Ostrom.


Supreme Court outlawed executing mentally retarded, but Texas does it anyway
David Dow, the Rorschach Visiting Professor of History, authored this op-ed about the recent execution of Marvin Wilson.

Creatine and military training
Mark Jenkins, adjunct lecturer in kinesiology and director of student health services, is quoted in an op-ed about the use of creatine supplements in military and special forces training.


Williams embraces leading inexperienced Rice defensive line
Hanszen College senior Jared Williams is profiled for his performance with the Rice Owls football team. Head coach David Bailiff is also quoted.


Rice to genes: Why the wait?
A Rice University researcher and his colleagues have received a National Institutes of Health grant to study how delays in gene transcription — life’s most basic messaging system — affect cellular processes.

OpenStax College’s free textbooks will save students $1 million this fall
College students and instructors are rushing to adopt the first free textbooks from upstart publisher OpenStax College. The Rice University-based publisher said it expects to save students at least $1 million this fall after 13,000 of its physics and sociology textbooks were ordered or downloaded in their first 10 weeks on the market.

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.