Dateline Rice for Feb. 5, 2013


The Princeton Review’s 2013 best value colleges
Rice University is ranked No. 7 on the list of best values in private universities and colleges by the Princeton Review.
Princeton Review
Princeton Review releases 2013 best value colleges
Asbury Park Press (N.J.)

Congestion a constant for Houston commuters
Houston commuters continue to endure some of the worst traffic delays in the country, according to the 2012 Urban Mobility Report released by the Texas A&M University Transportation Commission. Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted in this front-page article.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, the New Milford Spectrum, the Albany Times-Union, the Greenwich Time, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Stamford Advocate, the Danbury News-Times and the Norwalk Citizen.)


Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, appeared on CNN-TV to discusses Sen. John Kerry’s appointment as secretary of state. Brinkley is also featured in articles about the Woody Guthrie novel "House of Earth" and is mentioned in an article about events celebrating Rosa Park’s 100th birthday.
Woody Guthrie’s lost novel is first for Depp’s imprint
USA Today (This article also appeared in the Wausau Daily Herald, the Alexandria Town Talk and nearly 35 other media outlets.)
‘House of Earth,’ the book that Woody Guthrie, Johnny Depp and Douglas Brinkley built

Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
Detroit-area residents salute Rosa Parks’ legacy
Detroit News

20 biggest college endowments
Rice is among the nation’s top 20 colleges and universities ranked by their endowments.


Immigration bills dwindle in Austin
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. Jones also appeared on KTRH-AM to discuss Karl Rove’s Conservative Victory Project super PAC. A link to this broadcast is not available. (Lubbock, Texas)

To save NASA, does Charles Bolden need to go to China?
An article about NASA’s future mentions a panel on space policy held at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.)

Cancer agency in dire straits
Rice is mentioned in an editorial about the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Denton Record-Chronicle


Student at Rice battles a law that allows the teaching of creationism
A news brief discusses Hanszen College sophomore Zack Kopplin’s efforts to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act.

Chamber music program to feature guitar, violin and flute Feb. 13
Alumna Kristen Alves ’97 will perform in Huntington, W.Va., Feb. 13.

Colleges often have icons with flaws
An article about colleges that have icons with troubling biographies mentions that Rice founder William Marsh Rice owned slaves. (Springfield, Mo.)


A story discusses the 2013 Rice Owls signing class.

Cinco Ranch grad Palmer scores four points in Rice victory
An article discusses the performance of Hanszen College freshman Megan Palmer at a women’s basketball game between Rice and the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic
Commentators mention that alumnus O.J. Brigance ’92 was at the Super Bowl.

Lewis sets new Cougar scoring record
Alumnus Cory Pflieger ’10 is mentioned in an article about a Dickson County High School student-athlete.

Women’s tennis fails to ace season opener
Rice is mentioned in an article about the University of Texas-Arlington’s women’s tennis team.

GFA shuts down Sawyer, rolls to win over King
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Greens Farms Academy boys’ basketball team.
Connecticut Post (This article also appeared in the Stamford Advocate and the Westport News.)

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.