Dateline Rice for Dec. 5, 2012


B-school Twitter roundup: 13,155 hours of consulting
A Twitter roundup of happenings in the business school world includes a tweet made by Ben Guest, associate director of admissions at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business.

Four Indian Americans named 2013 Marshall Scholars
Sid Richardson College senior Rahul Rekhi is one of 34 students across the U.S. selected for a 2013 Marshall Scholarship.

Gender bias and the sciences: Facing reality
Elaine Howard Ecklund, associate professor of sociology, director of the Religion and Public Life Program and Rice Scholar at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in a column about gender bias in higher education.

Are women less corrupt in positions of power than men?
Rice research is cited in an article about corruption and women in politics. (This article also appeared in the Deccan Herald, the Port Elizabeth Herald, the Arab News,, and

Texan state-run cancer research institute accused of putting politics ahead of cures
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.


A slew of live ‘gaters, a $10,000 prize for Jesus and $20 clock canvases
The Rice Gallery hosted a live project by artist Jane Miller for the 2012 Texas Contemporary Art Fair.
Paper City

Roy Talmage
Former Rice professor Roy Talmage, first master of Weiss College, is profiled in an obituary.
Longview News-Journal

Three new Texas landmarks touted as some of the best architecture in the world
An article about the Texas landmarks in the book "Atlas: Architectures of the 21st Century" mentions that Rice University’s Data and Library Service Center is included. (This article also appeared on [Austin, Texas].)

Pulitzer prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks Frank Gehry and Houston highlights at UH appearance
Rice’s Brochstein Pavilion is mentioned in an article about a lecture by architecture critic Paul Goldberger at the University of Houston.

Tallis Scholars celebrate 40 years of greatness
A Q-and-A with the director of the Tallis Scholars mentions that the vocal group will perform at Rice.
Houston Chronicle

Acclaimed Children’s Chorus performs Dec. 15 and 22
The Houston Children’s Chorus will perform a holiday concert at Rice Dec. 15.
Bellaire Examiner


Plasmonic nanobubbles destroy some cells, treat others
Seeking to find a way to kill diseased cells and treat others in the same sample at the same time, researchers at Rice University developed tunable plasmonic nanobubbles that, when activated by a laser pulse, leave neighboring healthy cells untouched. Dmitri Lapotko, faculty fellow in biochemistry and cell biology and physics and astronomy, is quoted.

Graphene carbon nanotube hybrid created, a seamless 3-D material for energy storage and electronics
Chemists have successfully grown forests of carbon nanotubes that rise quickly from sheets of graphene to astounding lengths of up to 120 microns. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science, is quoted.


Rice’s Gaines, McDonald named first-team All-Conference USA
Several Rice Owls football players were named to All-Conference USA football teams.
Houston Chronicle
Rice lands 14 on All-CUSA football team

Rice playing Air Force in 10th Armed Forces Bowl
An article previews the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl game between Rice and Air Force. (Coverage of this game also appeared on and twice on

KFXK-TV (Tyler, Texas)
A story reports that former Rice baseball player Phillip Humber has been signed by the Houston Astros.

Winning football by degrees
Rice is mentioned in a column about the graduation rate among college football players.
Raleigh News & Observer (N.C.)

Hamilton County to honor Sloan
A news brief reports that a Gallatin County High School student-athlete has signed to play basketball at Rice.

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.