Dateline Rice for Feb. 1, 2013


Interview with Gunilla Klingberg
Artist Gunilla Klingberg discusses her Rice University Art Gallery installation. A separate article discusses the installation.
Free for all
Houston Press

US launches Open Book Project with Arab world
High-quality educational materials will be available for free online in the Arabic language, thanks to the Open Book Project being developed by the U.S. Department of State in cooperation with the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization. Rice is among the United States’ partners in this project.
Voice of America News
US makes available Arabic educational materials for free
Arab News (This article also appeared on


College and university endowments, 2011-12
Rice is among the nation’s top 20 colleges and universities ranked by their endowments.
Chronicle of Higher Education

Protecting culture in times of war
French-led forces entered Mali’s legendary desert city of Timbuktu Monday as fighters linked to Al Qaeda fled and left a population terrorized by nine months of occupation and the fate of some of Africa’s most important cultural treasures in doubt. Douglas Park, lecturer in anthropology, is quoted.

Development of ‘Super Wi-Fi’ technology could lead to Internet for everyone
Edward Knightly, professor in electrical and computer engineering and computer science, is quoted in an article about "Super Wi-Fi" technology. An English translation of this article is not available.

Magnetic levitation grows realistic lung tissue
Rice scientists have used magnetic levitation to grow realistic lung tissue, which could lead to faster and cheaper toxicity tests for airborne chemicals.

Thomas Lindsay says 43 percent of college grades are A’s, up 28 percentage points from 1960
Rice is mentioned in an article comparing college students’ grades today with grades from 1960.


A House less divided
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 an article about the Texas legislative session.
Austin American-Statesman

Spiritual and educational food summit
Daniel Cohan, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is mentioned in an article about the Jewish Food Summit.
Jewish Herald-Voice

Grand Parkway Association gives route update at recent chamber meeting
David Gornet, lecturer in civil and environmental engineering, updated the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce on the Grand Parkway’s progress.
Fort Bend Sun (This article also appeared in the Katy Rancher.)

Firm’s management team speaks to Rice students
In what has become an annual event, members of John Daugherty Realtors’ management team spoke to students of a real estate development class at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business.
Houston Chronicle

Education should be more important than reaching Tier-One status
An op-ed about Texas Tech University’s efforts to achieve Tier-One status mentions that Rice is one of three Tier-One universities in the state.

Tennis match to raise money for pet-rescue group
A tennis match to benefit the pet-rescue group Corridor Rescue will take place at Rice Feb. 3.
Houston Chronicle


Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and professor of economics, will appear on KPRC-TV’s "Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall" at 10 a.m. Sunday to discuss the Affordable Care Act.


Ashok Rao reelected chairman of TiE Global Trustees
Ashok Rao, chairman and chief executive officer of the technology start-up Whodini Inc., has been re-elected chairman of the TiE Global Board of Trustees. The article notes that Rao is a member of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business’ Council of Overseers.

Ted Christiansen named president of IntelliServ
Alumnus Ted Christiansen ’10 was named president of IntelliServ, a National Oilwell Varco company.
Saline Reporter (Mich.)

Deacon profile: Ana Iltis
Alumna Ana Iltis ’00 is profiled for her career.


San Francisco 49ers get used to sharing practice facility
Rice is mentioned in news items reporting that the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens shared a practice facility. (This article also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, and nearly 45 other media outlets.)
ESPN2’s ‘NFL32’

How astronauts watch football: Super Bowl stadiums seen from space
Rice Stadium appears in a photo slideshow of football stadiums that hosted Super Bowls as pictured from space.

Rice football recruiting: Linebacker Brian Womac
An article discusses a possible Rice Owls football recruit.
Houston Chronicle

Greens Farms basketball team beats Brunswick, remains atop FAA standings
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Greens Farms Academy boys’ basketball team.
San Antonio Express-News (This article also appeared in the New Canaan News.)


Kinder Institute to release findings of Houston Area Asian Survey
The first systematic look at the Houston area’s Asian population over a 16-year period will be released next week by Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and Co-director Stephen Klineberg.

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.