Dateline Rice for Dec. 7, 2012


CBS This Morning
James Baker, honorary chair of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about the Syrian civil war.


Four Indian Americans named Marshall Scholars
Sid Richardson College senior Rahul Rekhi is one of 34 students across the U.S. selected for a 2013 Marshall Scholarship. (This article also appeared in the Economic Times of India,,,,,, and

Not part of old boys’ club
Rice research is cited in an article about corruption and women in politics.


Rice University students will have the opportunity to mingle, de-stress and share hugs with dogs of various breeds during finals week. Baker College sophomore Kiara Aguirre and Rice student Monica Patterson are quoted.
Therapy dogs helping Rice University students

Bulked-up computers bring new brawn to BP’s oil search
British oil giant BP is building a new supercomputing facility at its U.S. offices in Houston that the company will use to go farther, faster and deeper in its global search for oil and gas. A high-performance computing workshop at Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This front-page article also appeared on

Houston’s 41 most fascinating people
Centennial Historian Melissa Kean and Justin Cronin, distinguished faculty fellow in English, appear in a photo slideshow compiled by the Houston Chronicle of Houston’s 41 most fascinating people.
Beaumont Enterprise (This slideshow also appeared in the Danbury News-Times and the Connecticut Post.)

Houston-area college degrees slowly rise
The Houston metropolitan area is seeing a gradual but steady increase in the number of residents attaining college degrees, yet it still ranks near the bottom nationally, newly released census data show. Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and co-director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
San Antonio Express-News (This article also appeared in the Connecticut Post, the Albany Times-Union, the Danbury News-Times and the Stamford Advocate.)

Taylor files bill to increase oil production: Legislation has early bipartisan support
Research by 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 cited in an article about legislation introduced by Texas Rep. Van Taylor.
Little Elm Journal

‘Dear John & Dominique:’ Letters and drawings from the Menil archives
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Menil Collection’s 25th anniversary.


Texas Public Radio
An interview with sociologist Jen’nan Read mentions that she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Rice.


Discover Fan Loyalty Poll Armed Forces Bowl preview: Air Force Falcons vs. Rice Owls
An article previews the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl game between Rice and Air Force.

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.