Dateline Rice for Feb. 6, 2013


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
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].)
Rice Univ. ranks 7th on Princeton Review ‘best value colleges’ list
Princeton Review ranks UVA No. 1 ‘Best Value Public College’ for 2013

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


Lauded pianist performing in Nova Scotia this month
Alumnus Todd Yaniw ’12 will perform in Nova Scotia, Canada, in February.
Halifax Herald (Canada)


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

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.)


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.
Congestion a constant for Houston commuters
Fairfield Citizen (Conn.) (This article also appeared in the Darien News.)

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.

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.


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.

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.


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)

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.

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.


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

Women’s lacrosse team plays down, still puts up strong fight
An article previews a lacrosse match between Rice and St. Edward’s University.

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.

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.

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


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.”

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.

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.