Dateline Rice for Nov. 16, 2012

FEATURED ITEM

Science360.gov’s ‘Science Now’
Rice research on the enigmatic behavior of two of Earth’s most notable volcanoes, Hawaii’s Mauna Loa and Kilauea, is included in a roundup of science news. The Rice segment begins approximately two minutes into the clip.
http://1.usa.gov/ZGVFlh

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

When colleges woo students through social media: Less viewbooks, more Facebook
Chris Muñoz, vice president for enrollment, is quoted in an article about colleges’ use of social media to entice students to apply.
Time
http://ti.me/UuLWbG

The high-tech polymer that can stop a speeding bullet in its tracks and could revolutionize bulletproof vests
Researchers are firing microscale ammo in an effort to identify materials that can offer better protection to soldiers, aircrafts and satellites. Ned Thomas, the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is quoted.
Daily Mail (U.K.)
http://bit.ly/TMqXCA
Nanomaterial can stop a speeding bullet, strengthen soldiers’ body armor
ABCNews.com (This article also appeared on Yahoo.com, the San Francisco Chronicle, TorontoTelegraph.com and BayouBuzz.com.)
http://abcn.ws/TNS1Si
Futuristic paper-thin material stops bullets
NBCNews.com (This article also appeared on KFDX.com [Wichita Falls, Texas].)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49845912#.UKZJMmfJ_Sc
‘Paper’ that can stop bullets
BayouBuzz.com
http://bit.ly/RWHq8Q
Paper-thin material that can stop flying bullets created
ZeeNews.com (This article also appeared on NewKerala.com, BombayNews.net and Sify.com.)
http://bit.ly/Wbjthg
Paper-thin bulletproof super material developed
Deccan Herald (India) (This article also appeared in the Times of India and MSN.com.)
http://bit.ly/PWYUSH
New ‘super material’ will stop a speeding bullet
Inquisitr.com
http://bit.ly/T52smt
Stopping projectiles at the nano level
BigThink.com
http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/stopping-projectiles-at-the-nano-level
Researchers unveil new material to help those at war remain protected
TechZone360.com
http://bit.ly/SRqUUT
Super material can stop speeding bullet
MalaysianDigest.com
http://bit.ly/SZxgSB
Researchers created a paper-thin fabric to stop bullets
JagranJosh.com
http://bit.ly/ZXpKfk
Nanomaterial can stop a speeding bullet, strengthen soldiers’ body armor
ClassicHitsAndOldies.com (Sanford, N.C.)
http://bit.ly/ZXqwch
WKRC-TV (Cincinnati) (Similar stories appeared on WOWK-TV [Charleston, W.Va.] and WPIX-TV [New York City].)
http://bit.ly/WexURz

Living in a diaper desert
Children living in neighborhoods where poverty levels are high and education levels are low are more likely to be obese than children in more affluent communities. Justin Denney, assistant professor of sociology, is quoted.
HuffingtonPost.com
http://huff.to/SYIyGD

UCLA pranks USC with ‘f bomb’ in lights ahead of Rose Bowl, but it may be a fake
A photo slideshow of "15 of the Most Epic College Pranks" includes the 180 degree rotation of the 2,000-pound statue of William Marsh Rice by students in 1988. Alumnus Patrick Dyson ’88 is mentioned.
HuffingtonPost.com
http://huff.to/WboD87

Lecturers should take their role as teachers seriously
An article about higher education cites a speech at Rice by Hunter Rawlings, president of the Association of American Universities.
Mail & Guardian (South Africa)
http://bit.ly/U3VLRJ

Interview: Justin Cronin
Justin Cronin, distinguished faculty fellow in English, is interviewed about his career as a novelist.
Sydney Morning Herald
http://bit.ly/ZXtUUw

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Part detective, part reporter, and part caretaker
Centennial Historian Melissa Kean is profiled for her work at Rice.
Prime Living
http://www.prime-living.com/cocktails_article.php?id=400

Organist says glory isn’t just for Sundays
A Q-and-A with organist Paul Jacobs mentions that he will perform a piece by Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/RHb0On

Collin College professor receives high honor: Award is fifth in college’s history, most of any school in Texas
Rice is mentioned in an article about an award received by a Collin College faculty member.
Allen American (This article also appeared in the Plano Star and the Colony Courier-Leader.)
http://scntx.com/articles/2012/11/15/allen_american/news/886.txt

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KTRK-TV
Anastasiya Zavyalova, assistant professor of strategic management at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted in a story about BP’s settlement with the federal government. (A similar story appeared on KBMT-TV [Beaumont, Texas].)
http://bit.ly/PYHGVa

KRIV-TV
Alumnus George P. Bush ’98 filed paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission that signals a possible run for office.
http://bit.ly/WcLMf0
Another George Bush considers a run in Texas
AkronNewsNow.com (Ohio)
http://bit.ly/TGUqvu

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Heavy hitters abound as the speaker lineup announced for Total Energy USA Conference
Ken Medlock, the James A. Baker III and Susan Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at the Baker Institute, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies and adjunct assistant professor in economics, will speak at the Total Energy USA Conference.
CleanTechnica.com
http://bit.ly/T03TQ2

Careers in biomaterials science — an overview
An article about careers in biomaterials science notes a presentation by Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Science
http://bit.ly/QJF0vL

SPORTS

Rice denies that two former basketball players suffered discrimination
Former Rice student-athlete Arsalan Kazemi has been granted a waiver to play basketball this season at the University of Oregon. Some of the articles quote a statement from Rice explaining why Rice opposed the waiver.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front of the Sports section and also in the Greenwich Time.)
http://bit.ly/U3Li8M
Statement from Rice on basketball transfer allegations
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/RX7MHR
KRIV-TV
http://bit.ly/UKnQKn
Rice did not sign off on Kazemi and Oraby playing this season
MyFoxHouston.com
http://bit.ly/ZGWqL5
Oregon’s Arsalan Kazemi cleared to play this season for Ducks
CBSSports.com
http://cbsprt.co/SPFSL3
Oregon’s Arsalan Kazemi wins waiver
ESPN.com
http://es.pn/TM8VAr
Oregon receives word from the NCAA that Arsalan Kazemi is eligible to play
NBCSports.com
http://bit.ly/T06KIP
Arsalan Kazemi ruled eligible for Ducks basketball
DailyEmerald.com
http://bit.ly/StYfot
Kazemi cleared to hoop it up for the Ducks
KVAL.com (Eugene, Ore.)
http://bit.ly/T5nEbi
Arsalan Kazemi will play for the Oregon Ducks this season
RantSports.com
http://bit.ly/Sv7wwA
NCAA grants waiver to Oregon’s Kazemi
Albany Democrat-Herald (Ore.)
http://bit.ly/RH6H5t
Forward Kazemi gets OK to play for Ducks this season
Medford Mail Tribune (Ore.)
http://bit.ly/S2lI1R

Rice to host 2013 C-USA baseball tourney
Rice will host the 2013 Conference USA baseball tournament. Rick Greenspan, director of athletics, is quoted in the Houston Chronicle article.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/Wevi6h
KRIV-TV
http://bit.ly/TNGX7s
Rice edges Tulane, C-USA foes for 2013 baseball tourney
SportsNOLA.com
http://bit.ly/UKoSpD

SMU can secure bowl berth with a win
An article previews a football game between Rice and Southern Methodist University.
FoxSportsSouthwest.com (Similar articles appeared on SMUDailyCampus.com and BleacherReport.com.)
http://bit.ly/TNIBG8

KETK-TV (Tyler, Texas)
Former Rice baseball player Phillip Humber made an appearance in Tyler, Texas.
http://bit.ly/S2oion

Tennessee’s 18-0 run too much for Rice women
Articles recap a women’s basketball game between Rice and the University of Tennessee.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/T5tARF
Lady Vols crush Rice in home opener 101-48
WKRN.com (Nashville, Tenn.) (Coverage of this game also appeared on SBNation.com, WTNZ-TV [Nashville, Tenn.], WVLT-TV [Nashville, Tenn.] and WBIR-TV [Knoxville, Tenn.].)
http://bit.ly/WbkD7N

KU to host Division I swim meet in Topeka
Rice will compete in the Kansas Classic collegiate swimming invitational.
Kansan.com
http://bit.ly/ZCe6r4

Rice early signing period
Rice is mentioned in articles about National Signing Day.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/SRtOJf
Wunderlich headed to Rice
Brenham Banner-Press (Texas)
http://bit.ly/RWHANo

NEWS RELEASES

Academy report is twice as nice for Rice engineering
Rice University engineering initiatives are prominently featured in a report issued this week by the National Academy of Engineering.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=37206

Rice University to plant 100 trees at Hermann Park Nov. 16
Rice University and Hermann Park Conservancy will plant the Rice Centennial Grove in Hermann Park Nov. 16 in recognition of the shared centennials of Rice and Hermann Park.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=37225

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.