Dateline Rice for Oct. 18, 2012


Roberts offers peek into court
Rice University’s Centennial Celebration and Centennial Lecture Series culminated with Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. visiting campus for "A Conversation with the Chief Justice." Roberts participated in a discussion with Rice President David Leebron before answering questions from the audience. KUHF-FM promoted the lecture several times. Links to those broadcasts are not available. A link to the KROI-FM broadcast is also not available.
Houston Chronicle (This photo and teaser appeared on the front page of the print edition.)
Technology among top issues for court
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front of the City & State section and also in the San Antonio Express-News, the Albany Times-Union, the Danbury News-Times, the Greenwich Time, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the New Canaan News and
Supreme Court views not ‘liberal or conservative’ (This Associated Press article also appeared in Politico,, and nearly 240 other media outlets.)
Roberts offers attorneys tips on arguing before high court
Chief Justice speaks at Rice centennial event
San Francisco Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Greenwich Time, [Houston] and
WSB-AM (Similar stories appeared on WUTQ-FM [Utica, N.Y.], WBBM-AM [Chicago] and WOKV-AM [Jacksonville, Fla.].)
KXAS-TV (Dallas)
KXXV-TV (Waco, Texas)
KXXV-TV (Waco, Texas)

‘We must be Rice:’ Centennial celebration contemplates past, future
An article discusses Rice’s Centennial Celebration, including President David Leebron’s centennial address, the gala and the "Spectacle." Leebron is quoted. Rice Board of Trustees Chair Jim Crownover ’65 is mentioned and pictured, along with many other members of the Rice community.
West University Examiner (This article also appeared in the River Oaks Examiner, the Rancher, the Sugar Land Sun, the Fort Bend Sun, the Memorial Examiner and the Bellaire Examiner.)


Argentina’s creditors overreach in seizure of warship in Ghana
Argentina’s legacy of debt default is back in the headlines this week after a Ghanaian port detained an Argentine navy ship, executing a court order on behalf of the country’s creditors. 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. Jones is also quoted in news items about Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s re-election, the decision made by the Cuban government to no longer require Cubans to obtain an exit visa to travel abroad and the process for filling recently deceased State Senator Mario Gallegos seat in the Texas Senate. An English translation of the Sanlian Life Weekly article is not available. A link to the KROI-FM broadcast is not available.
World Politics Review
Venezuela: Chávez’s Re-election
Sanlian Life Weekly

The robot working-class invasion
A new breed of small but complex ‘learning’ robots are set to revolutionize manufacturing and labor. James McLurkin, assistant professor of computer science, is quoted.

LGBT history month icon of the day: Houston Mayor Annise Parker
Rice alumna and Houston Mayor Annise Parker ’78 is profiled for her life and career in politics.

The Rice Business Plan Competition is mentioned in an article about a Wall Street Journal award won by ATDynamics.
Wall Street Journal

Everything you need to know about the second presidential debate
John Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and adjunct assistant professor of economics, is quoted or mentioned in an articles about presidential contender Mitt Romney.
Washington Post
Romney’s facts are curious things
Washington Post
Romney-cited researcher disputes Romney’s jobs math
Breaking his previous record, Romney told 31 lies in 41 minutes
Bad arithmetic: Top Romney economist admits ‘jobs plan’ numbers don’t compute
Green Valley News and Sun (Ariz.)
Romney cites studies that don’t support jobs claim


Panel looks at flooding dangers on Buffalo Bayou
An article reports on a panel discussion led by James Blackburn, professor in the practice of environmental law.
Cypress Creek Mirror

New organization brings classical music to the suburbs
Caroline Ewan, a graduate student in music, is quoted in an article about the Cypress Symphony.

A global view for energy security
A Q-and-A with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Jackson mentions her Rice Centennial Lecture.
San Antonio Express-News (This Q-and-A also appeared on

Is health care the next big thing for Texas?
The Texas Lyceum Public Conference will be held at Rice Oct. 19.
Houston Business Journal


KRIV-TV (This story also appeared on KUQI-TV [Corpus Christi, Texas].)
A story reports on an upcoming film festival at Rice.


Study urges NASA to launch nanotech R&D
The U.S. risks losing its lead in space technology unless NASA makes nanotechnology an R&D priority, warns a report by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

We unfeeling, overly serious men use far fewer emoticons than women, study finds
Women are twice as likely as men to use emoticons in text messages, according to a new study from Rice University. Philip Kortum, assistant professor of psychology, is quoted. (This article also appeared on,,, and


Orchestra season begins with American, British music
Alumnus Alastair Willis ’99 is quoted in an article about an Illinois Symphony Orchestra concert. Alumnus Patrick Clark ’98 is mentioned.
Springfield State Journal-Register (Ill.)

Without Hays on the ballot, the mayor’s race in North Little Rock is wide open
Alumnus Tracy Steele ’85 is featured in an article about an Arkansas mayoral race.
Arkansas Times

Obama lacks leadership once shown by Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice is mentioned in an op-ed about President Barack Obama.
Chillicothe Gazette (Ohio)

Conservationist rediscovered at Saratoga History Museum annual meeting
Alumnus Justin Martin ’87 will speak at the Saratoga History Museum in New York Oct. 25.
Saratogian (N.Y.)


Rice at Tulsa
An article previews a football game between Rice and the University of Tulsa.
Bradenton Herald (Fla.) (Similar articles appeared in the State, the Kansas City Star, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and

Ibrahim leads Riyadi’s Duhok pummeling
Former Rice basketball player Ahmad Ibrahim is featured in an article about the 23rd FIBA ASIA Champion Cup in Beirut.
Lebanon Daily Star

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.