Dateline Rice for Nov. 7, 2012


Now, a chance to catch up to his epochal vision
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in news items about the presidential election.
New York Times (This article appeared on the front of the Politics section.)
American Public Media’s ‘Marketplace’
Fox News Channel
Fox Business Network’s ‘Imus in the Morning’

Obama wins tight victory: ‘The best is yet to come’
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 the presidential election, the Texas U.S. Senate race and other Texas elections.
Houston Chronicle (This front-page, above-the-fold article also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Beaumont Enterprise, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Albany Times-Union and
Ted Cruz wins Senate seat in Texas, makes history
Cruz wallops Sadler to succeed Hutchison
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front of the City & State section and also in the San Antonio Express-News and the Greenwich Time.)
Will Texas lose federal bacon as Cruz replaces Hutchison?
Houston Chronicle
Tight races in Texas Districts 14 and 23 continue late into the night
Houston Chronicle
Obama win expands Perry’s political options
Austin American-Statesman (Texas)
Hispanics may save GOP, not Democrats
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas Senator Gallegos wins victory after death
KRLD-AM (Dallas)


‘A tough task’ lies ahead for Obama in his second term
Paul Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science, is quoted in an article about the presidential election.
Philadelphia Inquirer

Get what you pay for? Not always
The most expensive election campaign in American history is over. Executives across America can now begin to assess what their companies will get in return for the roughly $2 billion spent by business interests. Rice research is cited.
New York Times (This article appeared on the front of the Business Day section.)

Private eyes help Houston firms navigate Mexico mayhem
Despite regions of lawlessness, where politicians and police can’t be trusted, Houston companies continue to do billions of dollars of business in Mexico. But as they make decisions about where it’s safe to operate, companies need eyes and ears on the ground to guide them. Nathan Jones, the Alfred C. Glassell III Postdoctoral Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
San Francisco Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, the Beaumont Enterprise, the Stamford Advocate, the Connecticut Post and the Danbury News-Times.)

How to boost lithium battery performance — just add crushed silicon
Scientists have created a porous silicon powder that could make rechargeable lithium batteries more powerful and cheaper to produce. Sibani Lisa Biswal, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Madhuri Thakur, a research scientist in chemical and biomolecular engineering, are quoted.
Rice University researchers refine silicon-based lithium-ion batteries
Making silicon anodes viable
Battery breakthrough using crushed silicon could triple the power in our gadgets
New battery tech from crushed silicon anode could triple battery life in devices


HISD bond had backing of new group — older Anglos
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 a column about the Houston Independent School District bond proposal. Stein is also quoted in articles about enrollment in Texas schools and early voting in Harris County.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, the Greenwich Time, the Stamford Advocate and the Danbury News-Times.)
Spring Branch enrollment surges
Houston Chronicle

Early vote analysis: Dems barely lead GOP in Harris County

Rice professor to speak at Blinn
Steve Murdock, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, will speak at Blinn College this evening.
Bryan/College Station Eagle

Demand high for tutoring services
Whether it’s prep for the ACT, SAT and private school entrance exams or boosting reading or organizational skills, area tutoring services are finding a growing demand for one-on-one instruction at all levels. Alumna Neha Gupta ’08 is quoted.
Houston Chronicle

‘Assassins’ producer likes putting audience amidst action
Alumnus Michael Ross ’01 is featured in an article about a production of the musical "Assassins."
Houston Chronicle

Don’t watch the returns alone — try one of these watch parties
Rice is mentioned in an article about presidential election watch parties.
Houston Chronicle

GHP President Bob Harvey not giving interviews — just yet
Malcolm Gillis, University Professor and the Ervin Kenneth Zingler Professor of Economics, is quoted in an article about Greater Houston Partnership President and CEO Bob Harvey.
Houston Business Journal

Interfaith dinner dialogue program gets personal
Rice is mentioned in an article about interfaith Dinner Dialogues in Houston.
Houston Chronicle


Church-going teens more likely to attend college
Religiously affiliated youth are 40 percent more likely to graduate from high school than their peers and 70 percent more likely to enroll in college, according to a new study. James Phillips, a graduate student in sociology, is mentioned. (Salt Lake City)
Want your kids to attend college? Go to church, study finds
Christianity Today

Leaving children behind in Texas schools
Linda McSpadden McNeil, director of Rice’s Center for Education and professor of education, is quoted in a column about education in Texas.
Bennington Banner (Vt.)

Justice Sharon Keller defeats former Wichita Falls resident
Alumna Sharon Keller ’75 defeated former Wichita Falls, Texas resident Keith Hampton to retain her position as Presiding Judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.


Megan Murphy makes more memorable moments for Rice volleyball
Duncan College junior Megan Murphy is profiled for her performance on the Rice Owls volleyball team.

Rendon plates four, does a little of everything
Former Rice standout Anthony Rendon is profiled for his performance with the Washington Nationals.

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.