Dateline Rice for Jan. 18, 2013

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

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.
http://bit.ly/XilDq1
Inauguration’s new day beats the old
USA Today
http://usat.ly/1036k72
KABC-AM (Los Angeles) (This story also appeared on WABC-AM [New York].)
http://bit.ly/Ydfgv8

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.
http://bit.ly/102xUBs
XHRIO-TV (Harlingen, Texas)
http://bit.ly/XilBOZ

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.
Wired
http://bit.ly/XH6e5r
Trick of light makes microwave imaging simple
ScienceNews
http://bit.ly/U4ywHx

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
http://bit.ly/YbYYma
Here’s a surprise: School vouchers help spread creationism
Wonkette.com
http://bit.ly/Uy2e6E
One young man’s struggle against Louisiana’s creationist lobby
CSICOP.org
http://bit.ly/S9wUwi

HOUSTON/TEXAS

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
http://dallasne.ws/101XGG2
Texas senators hear ‘Galveston plan’
KTRH.com (This article also appeared on Sunny99.com.)
http://bit.ly/VaEGEZ

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.
Culturemap.com
http://bit.ly/PCTb2v

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.
NewsFixNow.com
http://newsfixnow.com/2013/01/17/minor-in-hop-hop-at-university-or-arizona/

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

WDIO-TV (Duluth, Minn.)
Lovett College sophomore Mollie McDonnell and Elizabeth Gbordzoe, transportation manager, are quoted in a story about Rice’s Zipcar service.
http://bit.ly/13LDwEL

KTRK-TV
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.
http://bit.ly/UVcLqR

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

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.
TheNortherner.com
http://bit.ly/13M6yTP

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
http://bit.ly/UAxG44

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
http://bit.ly/W32Bru

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.
WFMZ.com (Allentown, Penn.)
http://bit.ly/WL2D3I

SPORTS

Tulane women’s basketball downs conference USA foe Rice, 69-65
An article recaps a women’s basketball game between Rice and Tulane University.
SportsNOLA.com (Coverage of this game also appeared on BayouBuzz.com.)
http://bit.ly/WmIUsl

NEWS RELEASE

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.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=39440

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.