Dateline Rice for Sept. 14, 2012

FEATURED ITEMS

Full-spectrum collaboration
Cindy "Mary" Farach-Carson, vice provost for translational bioscience, scientific director of the BioScience Research Collaborative and professor of biochemistry and cell biology and bioengineering, is interviewed about her role in translating leading-edge science into practical applications. The interview appears on page eight of the document, and Farach-Carson is also mentioned on page 20 as one of seven senior executives who were interviewed for this Forbes report.
Forbes Insights
http://bit.ly/NqP8af

Fossil fuel industry ads dominate TV campaign
With nearly two months before Election Day, estimated spending on television ads promoting coal and more oil and gas drilling or criticizing clean energy has exceeded $153 million this year. Amy Myers Jaffe, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in this front-page article.
New York Times (This article also appeared in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.)
http://nyti.ms/U0LWTR

Spiders infest Guam after native birds disappear
An abundance of spiders on Guam is the result of the loss of forest birds caused by an invasive snake that decimated the avian population, researchers say. Haldre Rogers, the Huxley Research Instructor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is quoted.
Futurity.org
http://bit.ly/SL1xZQ
Bird loss has island overrun with spiders
United Press International (This article also appeared on OnlineJournal.com.)
http://bit.ly/R34qP8
How invasive alien snakes helped spiders overrun Guam
NBCNews.com (This article also appeared on CBSNews.com, OurAmazingPlanet.com and LiveScience.com.)
http://nbcnews.to/UaTalD
Guam’s spiders outnumber other islands’
KUAM.com (Guam)
http://bit.ly/Q8mhVB

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

US diplomatic security again under review
Edward Djerejian, founding director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about the deadly assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Djerejian also appeared on KTRH-AM to discuss the same subject. A link to this broadcast is not available.
Washington Post (This article also appeared in the Denver Post.)
http://wapo.st/OlVpjb
KTRH-AM

Best-value schools in the US
Rice University is ranked No. 17 in U.S. News & World Report’s guide to America’s best colleges for the ninth consecutive year. Rice is also 10th on the list of best-value schools.
Yahoo.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-value-school-151035838.html
Best value colleges: US News & World Report
HuffingtonPost.com
http://huff.to/SHEsaF
University of Houston, Rice make ‘Best Colleges’ list
KHOU.com
http://bit.ly/TYmApz
Texas universities make strong appearance on US News &World Report national ranking
PegasusNews.com
http://bit.ly/RWujEq
Southwestern University recognized as No. 2 in state, No. 92 in nation
ImpactNews.com
http://bit.ly/Ns3Wpf

Top-value 4-year colleges around the US
Rice appears on a list of best-value colleges in the U.S. compiled by Bankrate, an online publisher of financial rate information.
Yahoo.com (This article also appeared on Bankrate.com.)
http://yhoo.it/OnTdYJ

Nation says goodbye to moonwalker Neil Armstrong
Articles about a memorial service for late astronaut Neil Armstrong mention President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice.
NBCNews.com (This Associated Press article also appeared in the San Angelo Standard-Times, HuffingtonPost.com and nearly 110 other media outlets.)
http://nbcnews.to/Skiggb
Neil Armstrong is remembered at Washington service
FlightGlobal.com
http://bit.ly/Ol74id

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Railroad Commission appointment business as usual
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 Texas Railroad Commission. Jones is also quoted in a story about how recent unrest in the Middle East may affect the 2012 presidential race.
Houston Business Journal
http://bit.ly/O1XIxK
KPRC-TV
http://bit.ly/Ns38R5

Should Austin city elections move to November?
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about local elections in Austin, Texas. Research by Stein is also cited in an article about inadequacies of the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale.
Austin American-Statesman
http://bit.ly/SJj7gW
Is there a better hurricane scale?
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Beaumont Enterprise, the Danbury News-Times, the New Canaan News, the Albany Times-Union, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Greenwich Time.)
http://bit.ly/RQTBzd

Baker Institute’s Jaffe gets California job
An article reports that Amy Myers Jaffe, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is leaving Rice for the University of California-Davis.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and FuelFix.com.)
http://bit.ly/PzzmtW

Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don’t-miss events — including a Scrabble throwdown
Museum District Day activities at Rice are mentioned in an article about Houston events.
Culturemap.com
http://bit.ly/QIzjeP

Free for all
An article about free events in Houston mentions the Third Coast Dance Film Festival at Rice.
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/TYoFlm

Unforgettable experience
A letter to the editor discusses President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/QYay0q

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KRIV-TV

Joan Neuhaus Schaan, a fellow in homeland security and terrorism at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about the deadly assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Schaan also appeared on KTRH-AM to discuss the same subject. A link to this broadcast is not available.
http://bit.ly/UT0nc6

KTRH-AM

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Are you still undecided?
Research by John Alford, associate professor of political science, is cited in an op-ed about presidential politics.
Jeffersonville News and Tribune (Ind.)
http://bit.ly/QoAMVF

TU official addresses president’s firing
Alumnus Geoffrey Orsak ’85 was recently fired as president of the University of Tulsa.
Tulsa World
http://bit.ly/SKK0kK
TU’s statement on Orsak’s firing light on details
Tulsa World
http://bit.ly/OnKUfw
TU fires Orsak from school presidency
Individual.com
http://bit.ly/QShD2A

SPORTS

Cingrani debut
An article discusses the performance of former Rice baseball player Tony Cingrani at a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Houston Astros.
Joliet Herald-News (Ill.)
http://bit.ly/OK7vEo

McClelland has critical role in TSU’s improvement
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Texas Southern University football team.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/RP7T9f

NEWS RELEASES

Centennial video series: The Rice Chapel
Working with Centennial Historian Melissa Kean, video producer Brandon Martin takes a look at the renovation of Rice Chapel.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=33944

‘The Legacy of Capt. James A. Baker’ in spotlight at Rice’s Baker Institute Sept. 20
Author Kate Sayen Kirkland will discuss her new book, "The Legacy of Capt. James A. Baker," at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Sept. 20.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=33977

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.