Dateline Rice for Oct. 19, 2012


Rice Design Alliance gala plays it by the numbers: 40 years on the scene, 30 years of Cite and more
The Rice Design Alliance honored Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, at its 2012 gala during the Centennial Celebration. President David Leebron, University Representative Y. Ping Sun, Sarah Whiting, dean of the Rice School of Architecture and the William Ward Watkin Professor of Architecture, and several other members of the Rice community are mentioned.

C-SPAN recorded the Centennial Celebration’s Q-and-A with Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. Several articles also report on the lecture. Rice President David Leebron appears in the C-SPAN video and is quoted in some of the articles.
Think geek
Supreme Court justices’ views aren’t ‘liberal or conservative’ (This Associated Press article also appeared in the Detroit Free Press, the Oakland Press, the Beaumont Enterprise, and nearly 30 other media outlets.)
John Roberts insists the Supreme Court isn’t as controversial as you think, reveals his Rice ties
US Supreme Court Chief Justice attends centennial celebration of Rice University
Chief Justice: Views not liberal or conservative (This article also appeared on [Houston].)
Technology among top issues for court
Stamford Advocate (Conn.) (This article also appeared in the Beaumont Enterprise.)
Roberts: How Constitution restricts new technology is among top issues for court
ABA Journal
New technology poses legal challenges
US Chief Justice John Roberts visits Rice University
WUTQ-FM (A similar story appeared on KCRW-FM [Los Angeles].)


US traders eager to cash in on Russia pact, but it’s stalled in Congress
Much to the consternation of business and trade officials around the nation, Congress has refused to approve a permanent trade pact with Russia, even though it has won broad bipartisan backing. Joe Barnes, the Bonner Means Baker Fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. (This article also appeared in the Tri-City Herald, the Bellingham Herald, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, the Bradenton Herald, the Macon Telegraph, the San Luis Obispo Tribune, the Biloxi Sun-Herald, the Merced Sun-Star, the Miami Herald, the State, the York Enquirer-Herald, the Olympian, the Idaho Statesman, the Sacramento Bee and the Modesto Bee.)

Strategic industries must shift focus on cybersecurity
Chris Bronk, fellow in information technology policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored this op-ed about cybersecurity.
World Politics Review (subscription required)

Alamo Drafthouse strikes gold by redefining the cinema experience
Alumnus Tim League ’92 is profiled for his work as chief executive and co-founder of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas. His wife, alumna Karrie League ’92, is mentioned.

Top Romney economist admits ‘jobs plan’ numbers don’t compute
Rice is mentioned in articles about presidential contender Mitt Romney.
Romney’s facts are curious things
Orlando Sentinel (Fla.) (This article also appeared in the Laguna Beach Coastline-Pilot, the Bangor Daily News, the San Jose Mercury News, the Oregonian, the Merrillville Post-Tribune, the Salem Statesman Journal, the Albuquerque Journal, the Altoona Herald-Index and [Dallas].)

A Baltimore museum becomes the art object
An article about an exhibition by artist Sarah Oppenheimer mentions her Rice Gallery installation.
Wall Street Journal

Romney’s rates seen spurring growth too little too late
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 mentioned in an article about presidential contender Mitt Romney. (This article also appeared in Businessweek.)
Romney’s 12 million jobs math yet another dishonest bait and switch


Sculptor Jane Miller turns back time in live project at Texas Contemporary Art Fair
The Rice Gallery is hosting a live project by artist Jane Miller for the 2012 Texas Contemporary Art Fair.

Medicine’s OTC? New conference brings major health care power players together in H-Town
The Texas Lyceum Public Conference will be held at Rice Oct. 19.

La vie boheme! Houston Grand Opera is latest to tackle classic story of economic and erotic woe
Joseph Li, artist teacher in opera studies at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned in an article about the Houston Grand Opera’s performances of Puccini’s "La bohème."

What does science have to do with skateboarding?
Adrian Lenardic, professor of Earth science, is mentioned in a news brief about the Oct. 20 Skatestock event.

Armstrong’s foundation should be scrutinized, too
Rice is mentioned in a column about cyclist Lance Armstrong and his cancer foundation.
Houston Chronicle (This column also appeared on


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 a story about straight-ticket voting in Harris County.


The case for being yourself at work
Hiding your true social identity at work can result in decreased job satisfaction and increased turnover, a new study shows. Mikki Hebl, professor of psychology and management, is quoted.
Business Management Daily

Study calls into question utility of Certificate of Need laws for acute cardiac care
Certificate of Need, a form of state government regulation designed to keep mortality rates and health care costs down, appears to do neither for heart bypass surgery, according to Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and professor of economics.


Drought may have spurred a deluge of acorns in Southeast Texas
Scientists believe this year’s deluge of acorns may be related to last year’s drought. Evan Siemann, professor and chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary biology, is quoted
Danbury News-Times (Conn.)


Rice QB McHargue makes good on 2nd chance
An article previews a football game between Rice and the University of Tulsa.
Houston Chronicle (Similar articles appeared on and twice in the Tulsa World.)

Owls cornerback Callahan out for season with fractured arm
Wiess College junior Bryce Callahan will miss the remainder of the football season, due to a fractured right arm.
Houston Chronicle

Leominster cheers grid greats
An article about inductees into the Leominster Football Hall of Fame mentions former Rice football coach John Heisman.
Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise (Mass.)

Texas A&M releases full 2013 schedule; opens SEC play against Alabama at Kyle Field
Rice is mentioned in an article about Texas A&M University’s 2013 football schedule.
Dallas Morning News
Texas A&M releases 2013 football schedule, which includes eight home games
Fort Worth Star-Telegram


Middle East scholar to discuss new book, ‘Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad,’ Oct. 22
Widely respected Middle East author and Trinity University professor David Lesch will draw on his acquaintance with Syrian President Bashar Assad to discuss the leader’s transformation from bearer of hope to repressor of the Syrian revolution in the wake of the Arab Spring. Lesch will speak at Rice University’s Baker Institute Oct.22.

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.