Dateline Rice for Feb. 6, 2013

FEATURED ITEMS

Rice, UH among Princeton Review’s ‘Best Value Colleges’
Rice University is one of the country’s top 10 best values among private schools for 2013, according to new rankings published Feb. 5 in the Princeton Review’s "The Best Value Colleges."
Houston Business Journal
http://bit.ly/Xj82RA
KHOU-TV
http://bit.ly/XNUGN4
KRIV-TV (Similar reports appeared on KDAF-TV [Dallas], WOAI-TV [San Antonio], KVUE-TV [Austin, Texas], KYTX-TV [Tyler, Texas], KAUZ-TV [Wichita Falls, Texas], KWTX-TV [Waco, Texas], KJTV-TV [Lubbock, Texas] and KCEN-TV [Waco, Texas].)
http://bit.ly/X3E1qJ
Rice Univ. ranks 7th on Princeton Review ‘best value colleges’ list
MyFoxHouston.com
http://bit.ly/11RtHkY
Princeton Review ranks UVA No. 1 ‘Best Value Public College’ for 2013
Examiner.com
http://exm.nr/12slWqb

Texas architecture subject of new book
Stephen Fox, lecturer in architecture, is quoted in a front-page article about the book "Buildings in Texas."
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/WZVW1v

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

CCTV-TV (China)
A story discusses a nanobubble cancer therapy developed by Dmitri Lapotko, faculty fellow in biochemistry and cell biology and physics and astronomy.
http://english.cntv.cn/program/bizasiaamerica/20130206/102967.shtml

Lauded pianist performing in Nova Scotia this month
Alumnus Todd Yaniw ’12 will perform in Nova Scotia, Canada, in February.
Halifax Herald (Canada)
http://bit.ly/XUg0Pk

HOUSTON/TEXAS

6 Valentine’s Day tips for the Houstonian in love
The James Turrell "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace at Rice appears on a list of romantic places to visit during Valentine’s Day.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/WOz1Gw

Women’s health advocate speaks at Rice on Thursday
Byllye Avery, founder of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, will give a talk on the state of American women’s health as part of the Gray/Wawro Lecture Series at Rice University Feb. 7.
West University Examiner (This article also appeared in the Memorial Examiner, the River Oaks Examiner and the Bellaire Examiner.)
http://bit.ly/14QpLVL

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KRIV-TV
A story discusses a lecture at Lone Star College by Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research. The Kinder Houston Area Survey is mentioned. Klineberg is also quoted in an article about Houston traffic.
http://bit.ly/VSs324
Congestion a constant for Houston commuters
Fairfield Citizen (Conn.) (This article also appeared in the Darien News.)
http://bit.ly/14PRhmy

KWGS-FM (Tulsa, Okla.)
Michael Deem, the John W. Cox Professor in Biochemical and Genetic Engineering and professor of physics and astronomy, discusses his work with flu vaccines.
http://bit.ly/XjjqNt

KPRC-TV
A story about registered sex offenders who are students or employees at universities and colleges in Texas notes that there are no registered sex offenders affiliated with Rice.
http://bit.ly/WQy9hA

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Better than graphene
Rice University researchers have calculated the energies that would be involved in creating 2-D sheets of boron, which would be similar to but have better electrical qualities than carbon-based graphene.
ChipDesignMag.com
http://bit.ly/UXGu5w

Tosca, Faust and the Barber of Seville Set for Atlanta Opera’s 2013-14 season
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Atlanta Opera’s 2013-14 season.
BroadwayWorld.com
http://bit.ly/11VcJ54

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

As technology advances, employment, pay decline
A letter to the editor about the job market of the future quotes Moshe Vardi, the Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor of Computational Engineering and professor of computer science.
Portland Press Herald (Maine)
http://bit.ly/VIhZft

Houston Grand Opera announces finalists for Concert of Arias 2013
Alumna Sarah Larsen ’09 is among the finalists of the Houston Grand Opera’s 2013 Concert of Arias competition.
Examiner.com
http://exm.nr/TK1ptq

University considers requiring ethics courses
An article about ethics course requirements at Western Washington University quotes Craig Dunn, associate dean of Western’s College of Business and Economics, and notes that Dunn once taught at Rice.
WesternFrontOnline.net
http://bit.ly/Xo2O5e

SPORTS

Miners guard against overlooking 1-6 Rice
An article previews a men’s basketball game between Rice and the University of Texas at El Paso.
El Paso Times (A similar article appeared on SportsChatPlace.com.)
http://bit.ly/VUxjlF

Women’s lacrosse team plays down, still puts up strong fight
An article previews a lacrosse match between Rice and St. Edward’s University.
HilltopViewsOnline.com
http://bit.ly/WQzapY

Signing day seeks out Canada’s next big thing
Several Rice student-athletes are mentioned in an article about athletes from Canada and National Signing Day.
TSN.ca
http://www.tsn.ca/winnipeg/story/?id=415275

KILT-AM
Former Rice student-athlete Lance Berkman was interviewed on KILT-AM about his future career plans. Owls freshman pitcher Blake Fox was mentioned. A link to this broadcast is not available.

Tennis strives to beat tough opponents
Rice is mentioned in an article about the University of Texas-Arlington’s women’s tennis team.
TheShorthorn.com
http://bit.ly/WOBuRv

GFA shuts down Sawyer, rolls to win over King
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Greens Farms Academy boys’ basketball team.
San Antonio Express-News
http://bit.ly/XfRHgx

NEWS RELEASE

Princeton Review names Rice among top 10 best-value schools
Rice University is one of the country’s top 10 best values among private schools for 2013, according to new rankings published Feb. 5 in the Princeton Review’s "The Best Value Colleges."
http://news.rice.edu/?p=40243

Essential armchair reading for nanotube researchers
The first fruits of a cooperative venture between scientists at Rice University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have appeared in a paper that brings together a wealth of information for those who wish to use the unique properties of metallic carbon nanotubes.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=40203

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.