Dateline Rice for Aug. 17, 2012


Flawed forecasts for US natural gas exports
Amid policy debate over potential liquefied natural gas exports from the United States, a new paper from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy predicts the long-term volume of exports from the U.S. will not likely be very large. 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.
Natural gas exports likely unprofitable for decades (This article also appeared in the Charleston State-Journal, [Lewisburg, W.Va.], [Huntington, W.Va.] and [Clarksburg, W.Va.].)


The US role in a changing Mideast
Edward Djerejian, founding director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East.
Council on Foreign Relations

A ‘social,’ free and openly-licensed intro to sociology textbook
Rice’s OpenStax College is mentioned in an article about education startup Highlighter.
Inside Higher Ed

Are digital textbooks the future?
An article about digital textbook options mentions Rice’s Connexions open-education project.
Consumer Affairs

What anti-trafficking advocates can learn from sex workers
An op-ed about human trafficking thanks Jennifer Musto, the Rice Seminar National Endowment for the Humanities research fellow, for her aid in researching the topic.


The case for rail
The Kinder Houston Area Survey, conducted annually by Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is cited in an editorial about light rail in Houston.
Houston Chronicle

Rice University centennial exhibits to be displayed around Houston
The Houston Heritage Society, Bank of America and Houston Public Library will host exhibits related to Rice University’s centennial.
Greater Houston Weekly

Spring ISD trustee files for reelection
Rice is mentioned in an article about Spring Independent School District Board of Trustees member Ron Crier.
Spring Observer

Artist in residence Partegas’s Chinati opening tonight
Rice Gallery is mentioned in an article about an exhibition of works by artist Ester Partegàs.
Big Bend Sentinel


Research by Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is cited in a story about a Houston Independent School District bond proposal.


Choral concert among coming PMF highlights
Joan Der Hovsepian, artist teacher of viola at the Shepherd School of Music, will perform at a Peninsula Music Festival concert.
Appleton Post-Crescent (Wis.)

Ravinia lineup suggests the death of classical recitals is greatly exaggerated
Alumna Jade Simmons ’03 will be among the performers at the Ravinia Festival.

With technology, face of homeschooling changes
Rice is mentioned in an article about homeschooling resources.
Connecticut Post (This article also appeared on [Roanoke, Va.].)


Offensive continuity at Rice gives Bailiff high hopes for Owls
An article previews the Rice Owls football team’s 2012 season. Head coach David Bailiff is quoted.
Washington Post (This Associated Press article also appeared on,, and nearly 60 other media outlets.)

Selective amnesia suits Rice QB McHargue fine
An article discusses McMurtry College junior Taylor McHargue’s preparations for the 2012 Rice Owls football season. Head coach David Bailiff is also quoted.
Houston Chronicle

Rice defensive end Skinner to miss season with toe injury
Duncan College senior Josh Skinner will miss the 2012 football season, due to a dislocated toe. Head coach David Bailiff is quoted.
Houston Chronicle

Adams Abilene tourney braces for rain
Alumnus Michael Whitehead ’11 is quoted in an article about the Adams Professional Golf Tour’s Young Life Abilene Open.
Abilene Reporter News (Texas)

Owls pick up football commitment from Alief Taylor defensive end
An article reports on recent Rice football commits.
Houston Chronicle

Mora names redshirt freshman Hundley starting QB
Rice is mentioned in an article about the University of California, Los Angeles football team.

Ramljak brothers head to top colleges in different sports
Rice is mentioned in an article profiling two California student-athletes.
Ventura County Star (Calif.)

Lobos coach touts training in Ruidoso
An article about the New Mexico University football team mentions Ray Alborn, mayor of Ruidoso, N.M., and notes that he once served as Rice’s head football coach.
El Paso Times (Texas) (This article also appeared in the Las Cruces Sun-News and the Farmington Daily Times.)

TU’s award
Rice is mentioned in a letter to the editor discussing the University of Tulsa earning the Conference USA Institutional Excellence Award.
Tulsa World (Okla.)

Conferences require realignment
Rice is mentioned in an op-ed about athletic conference realignment.


Neil deGrasse Tyson to speak at Rice University’s 100th commencement
World-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will give the commencement address at Rice University’s 100th graduation ceremony May 11, 2013.

Rice University diplomacy and cyberspace expert available to comment on Assange asylum announcement
Christopher Bronk, a fellow in information technology policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and a former U.S. State Department diplomat who has worked in Latin America and specializes in cybersecurity issues, is available to comment on Ecuador’s decision to grant political asylum to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.

Texas coral reefs focus of national workshop at Rice’s Baker Institute Aug. 23-24
Scientists, policymakers and community leaders will gather for a workshop about Texas coral reefs to raise awareness of the reefs and banks along the Texas continental shelf at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Aug. 23-24.

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.