Dateline Rice for Jan. 18, 2013


Fox Business Network’s ‘Imus in the Morning’
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, appeared on Fox Business Network’s "Imus in the Morning" to discuss current events. Brinkley is also quoted in news items about President Barack Obama’s inauguration and gun control.
Inauguration’s new day beats the old
USA Today
KABC-AM (Los Angeles) (This story also appeared on WABC-AM [New York].)

Public Radio International’s ‘The World’
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 stories about immigration reform.
XHRIO-TV (Harlingen, Texas)

New metamaterial camera has super-fast microwave vision
A new microwave imaging system offers a fast, inexpensive way to see through clothing and other objects that gathers data without involving complicated moving parts. Kevin Kelly, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is quoted.
Trick of light makes microwave imaging simple

Creationism in Louisiana schools challenged by 19-year-old activist
Hanszen College junior Zach Kopplin is profiled for his efforts to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act. Kopplin also authored an op-ed about his work to repeal the bill.
International Business Times
Here’s a surprise: School vouchers help spread creationism
One young man’s struggle against Louisiana’s creationist lobby


Texas Sens. Cornyn and Cruz explore private accounts as Social Security alternative
Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz met with leaders from Galveston, Brazoria and Matagorda counties during a forum at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Dallas Morning News
Texas senators hear ‘Galveston plan’ (This article also appeared on

Hazed and confused? Houston gets first-ever real-time smog map
An article about a new Houston real-time smog map mentions a Rice University student’s art project.

Minor in hip-hop at University of Arizona
An article reporting that the University of Arizona is offering classes in hip-hop notes that Houston rapper Bun B co-taught a class at Rice.


WDIO-TV (Duluth, Minn.)
Lovett College sophomore Mollie McDonnell and Elizabeth Gbordzoe, transportation manager, are quoted in a story about Rice’s Zipcar service.

Joan Neuhaus Schaan, a former terrorism fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in a story about a hostage situation in Algeria.


Twitter can be a good move for Mearns
Rice President David Leebron is mentioned in an article in the student newspaper at Northern Kentucky University about university presidents with Twitter accounts.

Olson named to endowed professorship honoring Valentine
Alumnus Roger Olson ’82 has been named to the Foy Valentine Professorship of Christian Ethics at Baylor University.
Christian Post

Leading flutist Siegel, an interpreter of Latin styles, sets Academy show
Alumna Merrie Siegel ’97 is profiled for her career in music.
Arizona Daily Star

Chamber music has its place in Lehigh Valley with Nora Suggs, Satori
Alumna Nora Suggs ’74 is quoted in an article about the chamber group Satori. (Allentown, Penn.)


Tulane women’s basketball downs conference USA foe Rice, 69-65
An article recaps a women’s basketball game between Rice and Tulane University. (Coverage of this game also appeared on


Rice University-based Feminist Economics journal to co-sponsor policy symposium at the United Nations Jan. 21-22
Feminist Economics, a peer-reviewed journal based at Rice University, is co-sponsoring a symposium on financial crises and gender-equitable economic growth policies Jan. 21-22 at the United Nations with UN Women, the U.N. entity working toward gender equality and the empowerment of women.

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.