Dateline Rice for Feb. 8, 2013

FEATURED ITEMS

Report shows Asians a growing force in Houston
In the midst of the Houston area’s demographic revolution, Asians are poised to play an increasingly important role in the region’s political and economic landscape, according to the Kinder Institute Houston Area Asian Survey. Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted. The KUHF-FM story had not been posted online when Dateline was issued.
Houston Chronicle (subscription required) (This front-page article also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Connecticut Post, the Stamford Advocate and the Greenwich Time.)
http://bit.ly/14Y1Tj2
Houston area a microcosm of Asia, research shows
Houston Chronicle (Houston Belief section)

http://bit.ly/WEgXxC
KTRK-TV
http://bit.ly/11QZRBO
More Houston Asians college-educated than Anglos
Click2Houston.com
http://bit.ly/WEevao
KUHF-FM
Asians far more likely to be college-educated, survey says
West University Examiner (This article also appeared in the Sugar Land Sun, the Katy Rancher, the Bellaire Examiner, the River Oaks Examiner and the Memorial Examiner.)
http://bit.ly/UFLZYW
Asians likelier than Anglos to be college-educated
NewsTrackIndia.com (This article also appeared on Sify.com.)
http://bit.ly/11TXL49

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

‘Quest Means Business’
Trustee James Turley ’77 appeared on CNN-TV to discuss the World Economic Forum. A link to the broadcast clip is not available.
CNN.com
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1301/22/qmb.01.html

New director of Johnson Space Center faces cutbacks, uncertainty
George Abbey, the Baker Botts Senior Fellow in Space Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about the future of Johnson Space Center.
Voice of America News
http://bit.ly/124XjLF

Will moderation win in Texas?
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 news items about the political climate in Texas, the special election to replace deceased Sen. Mario Gallegos, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
PewStates.org
http://bit.ly/YVTn3E
KRIV-TV
http://bit.ly/UH88pK
Dewhurst adviser accused in campaign theft
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://bit.ly/YJrR5G
Perry, Abbott tell residents of other states that Texas is the place to be
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
http://bit.ly/YJmByY

No, Obama’s not giving you free ‘Super Wi-Fi’
Edward Knightly, professor in electrical and computer engineering and computer science, is quoted in an article about "Super Wi-Fi" technology.
NBCNews.com
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/50734034#.URQZ3vKco6s

Muslim views of the apocalypse
Muslim and Christian views of the apocalypse are remarkably similar, albeit with a different ending. David Cook, associate professor of religious studies, is quoted.
HuffingtonPost.com
http://huff.to/YdJZCB

‘Open source’ texts best for poor students
The idea of "open source" textbooks, which are free or low-priced, is rapidly gaining traction. Rice’s OpenStax College project is mentioned.
Daily Nation (Kenya)
http://bit.ly/11uu6PQ

Bapsi Sidhwa to launch ‘Junglewalla’ at Lahore Literary Festival
A news brief about a novel by Bapsi Sidhwa notes that she once taught at Rice.
The Daily Times (Pakistan) (This news brief also appeared on Dawn.com.)
http://bit.ly/WEgcoo

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Voices
Ken Medlock, the James A. Baker III and Susan Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at the Baker Institute, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies and adjunct assistant professor in economics, is quoted about challenges facing the global offshore oil and gas industry in 2013.
Offshore Engineer
http://news.rice.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/OE_January_Voices.pdf

Volcano eruptions found to determine the global climate
Volcanoes at key locations where enormous amounts of carbon dioxide are poised for release may have driven Earth back and forth between greenhouse and icehouse states over the past 500 million years. Cin-Ty Lee, professor of Earth science, is quoted.
GreenOptimistic.com
http://bit.ly/WxiabU

Oil subsidies and natural gas subsidies — subsidies for the big boys (not for society)
James Coan, research associate for the Energy Forum at the Baker Institute, is quoted in an article about oil and natural gas subsidies.
CleanTechnica.com
http://bit.ly/W1H2qm

5 fat cat corporations trying to pay their way to profit
Rice research is cited in an article about money spent by corporations to sway public officials.
TheStreet.com
http://bit.ly/11uubD8

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Jon Kimura Parker, Lowell Liebermann the guest artists at Samford University’s Morris Piano Festival
Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano, will perform at the Morris Piano Festival at Samford University Feb. 14.
Birmingham News (Ala.)
http://bit.ly/Xrke0Z

Hero material: 10 fascinating facts about graphene
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science, is quoted in an article about graphene.
Conversations.Nokia.com
http://nokia.ly/14Gu9FP

Native American short film by Montana State University available online
Erin Cech, assistant professor of sociology, appears in a short film produced at Montana State University exploring the opinions of young Native American students about science and their thoughts about pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors in college.
Char-Koosta News (Mont.)
http://bit.ly/11uygan

Two new members on Weston boards
Alumnus Stephen Oppenheimer ’75 was named to the Weston, Mass., board of selectmen.
WickedLocal.com
http://bit.ly/11TXEFG

Buhach to offer international baccalaureate program
Rice is mentioned in an article reporting that Buhach Colony High School is joining the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.
Merced Sun-Star (Calif.)
http://bit.ly/WVt9Zc

Fire Pink Trio at John C. Campbell Feb. 17
Alumna Sheila Browne ’01 will perform with the Fire Pink Trio in North Carolina Feb. 17.
Macon County News (N.C.)
http://bit.ly/14HCnNY

SPORTS

Women’s tennis hopes to bounce back against Rice Owls
An article previews a women’s tennis match between Rice and the University of Texas at Arlington.
TheShorthorn.com
http://bit.ly/YJrZSx

Student-athletes recognized at Fort Bend ISD’s National Signing Day event
Articles discuss the Rice Owls’ National Signing Day recruits.
Fort Bend Sun (Texas)
http://bit.ly/XouOHL
Trio of Pioneer field hockey players ink National Letters of Intent and more signings
AnnArbor.com (Rice coverage of National Signing Day also appeared in the Mineral Wells Index, the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, the Killeen Daily Herald, TMCNet.com and KDHNews.com.)
http://bit.ly/YF1cH4

Development on agenda as Astros prepare for American League West
Former Rice baseball player Phillip Humber is mentioned in an article about the Houston Astros.
MLB.com
http://atmlb.com/VIP8lJ

New Mexico State athletics announces 2013 football schedule
Rice is mentioned in an article about the New Mexico State University football team.
KDBC.com (El Paso, Texas)
http://bit.ly/Xax4nW

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.