Dateline Rice for Nov. 12, 2012

FEATURED ITEM

Thorsten Bauer
A column about Thorsten Bauer, creative director of URBANSCREEN, mentions the Centennial Celebration’s Spectacle at Rice.
New York Times
http://nyti.ms/SHc03D

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Former US Ambassador to Syria feared the internationalization of sectarian strife
Edward Djerejian, founding director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, discusses the Syrian civil war in this front-page article. An English translation is not available.
Al Hayat
http://alhayat.com/Details/451505

Groupon fights for its life as daily deals fade
Groupon and its compatriots in the much-hyped daily deals business were supposed to change the very nature of small-business advertising. Instead, it is the daily deal vendors that are racing to change as evidence mounts that their business model is fundamentally flawed. Utpal Dholakia, professor of marketing at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted. Dholakia is also quoted in other articles about Groupon.
Reuters (This article also appeared in the Hindustan Times, the Gulf News, the Toronto Sun, the Chicago Tribune, Business Day, the Business Insider, the Torrance Daily Breeze, the Oakland Tribune, Yahoo.com, CNBC.com, FinancialExpress.com, FirstPost.com and WHTC.com [Holland, Mich.].)
http://reut.rs/UiI2Ct
Groupon, daily deals and the complex question of business failure
MIT Technology Review
http://bit.ly/XxF83t
Goodbye Groupon? Stock down 30 percent has daily deals giant fighting for life
Jacksonville Business Journal (Fla.)
http://bit.ly/ZuDhLm
Groupon SA in for the long haul
Fin24.com
http://www.fin24.com/Companies/ICT/Groupon-SA-in-for-the-long-haul-20121112

Taking the kids — and becoming a junior conservationist at one of America’s premier museums
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about the Theodore Roosevelt exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History.
FoxNews.com (This article also appeared in the Lakeland Ledger.)
http://fxn.ws/Tfb8Ep

Another Bush flirts with office in Texas
Alumnus George P. Bush ’98 filed paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission signaling a possible run for office.
CNN.com (This article also appeared on ClickOrlando.com.)
http://bit.ly/Uy5ySd
New GOP face with a familiar name — Bush — gets ready to seek Texas office
Houston Chronicle (This front-page article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and the Danbury News-Times.)
http://bit.ly/Uv8QWa
Is George P. Bush the new face of young Republicans?
Yahoo.com
http://news.yahoo.com/george-p-bush-face-young-republicans-192900417.html
10 facts about George P. Bush
Politico
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83637.html\
WFAA-TV (Dallas)
http://www.wfaa.com/news/politics/George-P-Bush–178039241.html
George P. Bush files to run for Texas office
Blippitt.com
http://www.blippitt.com/george-p-bush-files/

Discrimination may harm your health
A new study finds 18 percent of blacks and 4 percent of whites report emotional and/or physical distress due to racial discrimination. Jenifer Bratter, associate professor of sociology and program director of Race Scholars at Rice in the Kinder Institute of Urban Research, and Bridget Gorman, associate professor of sociology, are quoted.
Jagran Post (India)
http://post.jagran.com/discrimination-may-harm-your-health-1333958589

Transatlantic Science Week between Norway and North America
Transatlantic Science Week will be hosted at Rice University and MD Anderson Cancer Center.
TNP.no
http://bit.ly/RJQdeh

Toronto design of eco-friendly Popemobile wins international award
Rice is mentioned in an article about the winners of the 2012 Autostyle Design Competition.
MetroNews.ca
http://bit.ly/VV6iRi

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Early voting a trend, but does it diminish Election Day?
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted in news items about early voting. Stein is also quoted in an article about the passage of a Houston bond measure. The Houston Chronicle story appeared on the front of the City & State section.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/Rx9nm8
KUHF-FM
http://bit.ly/SQ3PlN
Optimism, Obama helped lift bond measures, observers say
Mass Transit
http://bit.ly/RlFQfk

Hispanic population boom will reshape Texas politics, but question is when
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 articles about the November elections.
Dallas Morning News (subscription required)
http://dallasne.ws/TTjofG
Texas GOP leaders strive to reach out to Hispanics; some party factions unhappy
Austin American-Statesman
http://bit.ly/SXCrFC
On bringing home the ‘bacon’
OffTheKuff.com
http://offthekuff.com/wp/?p=48919
GOP leaders, base at odds over wooing Hispanics
Austin American-Statesman [Greenville, N.C.] (This article also appeared in the Lufkin Daily News, the Oregonian, the Columbus Republic, the Franklin Daily Journal, WJTV.com [Jackson, Miss.] and WNCT.com [Greenville, N.C.].)
http://bit.ly/ROVdhI
Hispanics may help Texas GOP
Kansas City Star (Mo.)
http://bit.ly/WKIwsH

Whites are no longer the majority in 11 counties in the South Plains
Steve Murdock, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, is quoted in an article about Texas’ shifting demographics.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
http://bit.ly/ZuLHlU

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Scientists say model to explain volcanoes
A deep connection about 50 miles underground can explain the enigmatic behavior of two of Earth’s most notable volcanoes, Hawaii’s Mauna Loa and Kilauea. Helge Gonnermann, assistant professor of Earth science, is quoted.
Maui News (Hawaii)
http://bit.ly/RSNZYu

Women are twice as likely to use emoticons in text messages
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.
MySinchew.com
http://www.mysinchew.com/node/78725?tid=163

Symphony will spotlight principal hornist at Nov. 15 concert
Alumna Angela Bagnetto Finley ’05 will perform with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Nov. 15.
Baton Rouge Advocate (La.)
http://bit.ly/XxSa11

MOOCs bring down costs at Antioch University campuses
Rice is mentioned in an article about massive open online courses.
GettingSmart.com
http://bit.ly/YWvB56

SPORTS

New-look Rice men upset by St. Thomas in season opener
Articles recap a men’s basketball game between Rice and the University of St. Thomas.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/QBitBq
St. Thomas 72, Rice 59
CBSSports.com
http://cbsprt.co/Sap3Kd

This week: Rice vs. SMU
An article previews a football game between Rice and Southern Methodist University.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/ZfmLQ4

Underwater
Rice is mentioned in an article about an investigation of late Houston financial planner and AAU basketball operator David Salinas.
ESPN.com (This article also appeared in ESPN Magazine.)
http://es.pn/U5zGnB

Willis girls finish eighth at 4A state meet
Duncan College freshman Cali Roper is mentioned in an article about the Willis High School girls’ cross country team.
Courier of Montgomery County
http://bit.ly/SZSmn6

Club sports kick off season
Rice is mentioned in an article about club sports at Trinity University.
Trinitonian.com (Texas)
http://www.trinitonian.com/2012/11/10/club-sports-kick-off-season/

NEWS RELEASES

Childhood obesity more likely to affect children in poorer neighborhoods
Children living in poorer neighborhoods are nearly 30 percent more likely to be obese than children in more affluent residences, according to a new study from Rice University.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=37096

Smart scaffolding aims to rebuild tissue from the inside
Smart scaffolding that can guide cells, proteins and small-molecule drugs to make new tissue and repair damage inside the body is in the works at Rice University.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=37100

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.