Dateline Rice for Feb. 18, 2013 (Weekend Edition)

FEATURED ITEMS

Smoggy air tied to heart attacks
Researchers at Rice University in Houston have found a direct correlation between out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and levels of air pollution and ozone. Katherine Ensor, professor and chair of statistics, and Loren Raun, faculty fellow in statistics, are quoted.
U.S. News & World Report (This article also appeared on MSN.com, Philly.com, the Fon Du Lac Reporter, KOAA.com [Colorado Springs, Colo.], MedBroadcast.com, Health24.com and DoctorsLounge.com.)
http://bit.ly/Zmu76M
Heart attack? It could be pollution
SiliconIndia.com (This Indo-Asian News Service article also appeared in the Times of India, Health.India.com, DNAIndia.com, Mangalorean.com, Mid-Day.com, NetIndia123.com, TopNews.in, WebIndia123.com, TorontoTelegraph.com, Siasat.com, Sify.com, Sulekha.com, IANSLive.in, DailyPioneer.com and Pardaphash.com.)
http://bit.ly/WGBuSH
Direct link between out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and levels of air pollution and ozone
News-Medical.net
http://bit.ly/Uxk6Bd
Air pollution and ozone levels linked to cardiac arrests
TruthDive.com (This article also appeared on NewsTrackIndia.com, Sify.com and ZeeNews.com.)
http://bit.ly/XfZRYx
Pollution raises risk of heart attack, says study
TopNews.ae
http://bit.ly/XmTJfT
Pollution confirmed as cause of cardiac arrest in large study
eMaxHealth.com
http://bit.ly/UvEpPq
Study explores link between air pollution and heart attack
MedIndia.net
http://bit.ly/Xg0SQk
Rice University team links PM2.5 and ozone levels with cardiac arrest
GreenCarCongress.com
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2013/02/rice-20130217.html

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

CNN-TV
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, appeared on CNN-TV to discuss the auction of items that belonged to President John F. Kennedy. Brinkley also appeared on SiriusXM Radio and WOR-AM to discuss presidential history. A link to the SiriusXM Radio broadcast is not available. Brinkley is also quoted in articles about lessons in persuasion from American presidents and President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address.
http://bit.ly/VZPwSl
SiriusXM Radio
WOR-AM (New York)
http://bit.ly/XXpuNS
Lessons in persuasion from the most celebrated American presidents
Entrepreneur
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225675
Can Obama work around Congress in his second term?
York Daily Record (Penn.)
http://bit.ly/UyL2R9

Startups bubbling up in Houston
The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and the Rice Business Plan Competition are mentioned in an article about entrepreneurship in Houston.
NBCNews.com (This article also appeared on Yahoo.com.)
http://nbcnews.to/ZasgOD

Best value private colleges and universities: Princeton Review list 2013
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."
HuffingtonPost.com
http://huff.to/XgPen7

Colleges love hip-hop, but do they love black men too?
Hip-hop represents the latest attempt by contemporary universities to rebrand themselves, as competition for students, financial support and star professors intensifies. The article mentions that Houston rapper Bun B co-taught a class on religion and hip-hop culture at Rice.
Chronicle of Higher Education
http://bit.ly/Yot6GE

Fox News Channel
A segment about President’s Day discusses President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice.
http://bit.ly/Zay370

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Citizen scientists have fun while sharing expertise
Retired scientists are finding a new life for their skills. James Tour, who is not retired, is quoted about regulations that limit what home chemists can do. Tour is Rice’s T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front of the City & State section.)
http://bit.ly/VAcbVx

The ‘Halo’ effect: Ballet Ball honors Lynn Wyatt with special tribute from 19 male dancers
Edward Djerejian, founding director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is mentioned in an article about the Houston Ballet’s Ballet Ball.
Culturemap.com
http://bit.ly/12YOx6U

Analysis says health care providers could recoups cost of caring for uninsured
Health care providers in Harris County could recoup most, if not all, of the uncompensated care costs incurred by the uninsured and paid by local taxpayers and charitable organizations if the state Legislature expands Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act, according to an analysis released by Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas and the nonprofit Texas Impact. Elena Marks, scholar in health policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, the Stamford Advocate, the Connecticut Post, the Darien News, the Greater New Milford Spectrum, the Norwalk Citizen, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Westport News.)
http://bit.ly/12XHCuJ

Poverty’s impact seen in tests
Districts with higher percentages of poor households and English-language learners did worse on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, taken last spring. Steve Murdock, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, is quoted.
San Antonio Express-News
http://bit.ly/W2q7C6

Tarrant County Democrats prepare for leadership change
Tarrant County Democratic Party Chairman Steve Maxwell said he plans to step down from his post in April and let precinct chairmen choose his replacement. 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.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
http://bit.ly/Z7E44j

HISD selects first architecture firms for bond work
Rice is mentioned in an article about work to expand the facilities of the Houston Independent School District.
Houston Business Journal
http://bit.ly/YkDHCt

Student-led startup company works to improve oil recovery efficiency
The Rice Business Plan Competition is mentioned in an article about a University of Texas at Austin student business startup.
DailyTexanOnline.com
http://bit.ly/12AIWnp

Classic versions of ‘Dracula’ and ‘Frankenstein’ are big-screen wonders and 3 new foreign films
An article about film events in Houston mentions that the Rice University Media Center will next week host "Taiwan New Cinema: 30 Years On," a mini-retrospective of notable films that helped launch the Taiwan New Wave movement of the 1980s.
Culturemap.com
http://bit.ly/W1R7BH

Interfaith of the Woodlands appoints 3 new board members
The board of directors of Interfaith of the Woodlands announced the appointment of alumnus Alex Sutton ’70 to its membership.
UltimateWoodlands.com
http://bit.ly/Xkeozo

Kerley new president of the ACRO
Alumnus J. Michael Kerley ’78 was named president of the American College of Radiation Oncology.
San Marcos Daily Times
http://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/content/dr-kerley-new-president-acro

Less sugar, more spice healthier, still tastes nice
Alumna Amy Hassan ’97 is interviewed about sugar and proper diets.
UltimateClearLake.com
http://bit.ly/ZmA7wt

Service ‘one of the most important things’ for clients
An article about realtor Nancy Stow mentions that she has completed a continuing education course at Rice’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/XIMts4

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

A guide to nanotechnology
The discovery of the buckyball at Rice by Robert Curl, University Professor Emeritus and the Kenneth S. Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor Emeritus of Natural Sciences, and the late Richard Smalley is mentioned in an article about nanotechnology.
Micromart.co.uk
http://www.micromart.co.uk/pc/nanotechnology/330/guide-nanotechnology

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Proposed Bangor charter school linked to Turkish imam
A proposed charter school to be based in Bangor, Maine, is tied into an informal worldwide network of religious, cultural and education institutions operated by followers of a controversial and reclusive Turkish imam, Fethullah Gulen. William Martin, the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Portland Press Herald (Maine) (This article also appeared in the Kennebec Journal and the Waterville Morning Sentinel.)
http://bit.ly/15lW13s

Decades later, attorney tracks new challenge to VRA
Chandler Davidson, the Radoslav A. Tsanoff Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs and Sociology, is quoted in articles reporting that the Supreme Court will hear a case about the Voting Rights Act.
Lafayette Advertiser (La.)
http://bit.ly/ZmwyGw
Supreme Court to hear Alabama county’s challenge to Voting Rights Act
Alexandria Town Talk (La.) (This article also appeared in the Jackson Magazine.)
http://townta.lk/15pBGu5

Nakamori to speak at ECU
Yasufumi Nakamori, a lecturer at the Chao Center for Asian Studies, will speak at East Central University Feb. 27.
Ada Evening News (Okla.)
http://theadanews.com/features/x766088658/Nakamori-to-speak-at-ECU

An unholy alliance: Private prisons and the Christian right
Larry Jablecki, Masters of Liberal Studies instructor, authored this op-ed about private prisons.
Patheos.com (This article also appeared in the Humanist.)
http://bit.ly/12RHGw0

Zack Kopplin wins ‘Troublemaker of the Year’ award
Hanszen College sophomore Zack Kopplin was awarded the Troublemaker Award for his leadership and advocacy efforts to prevent the spread of creationism in public education.
Gambit (New Orleans)
http://bit.ly/12q8x2m

Flat boron by the numbers
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. Boris Yakobson, the Karl F. Hasselmann Chair of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and professor of chemistry, is quoted in the Electroline.com.au article.
Electroline.com.au
http://bit.ly/11QEykK
Working to planar boron
OverclockersClub.com
http://www.overclockersclub.com/news/33701/

Marshall grad selected for organ competition
Yuri McCoy, a graduate student in music, has been selected to compete in Longwood Gardens’ inaugural International Organ Competition.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch (W.Va.)
http://bit.ly/W5zX6k

KU School of Music Faculty Recital Series: Stephanie Zelnick, clarinet
Alumna Stephanie Zelnick ’95 will perform at the University of Kansas Feb. 15.
Lawrence Journal-World (Ky.)
http://www2.ljworld.com/events/2013/feb/15/59317/

Three years, a sabbatical, and a guest star extravaganza
An op-ed by the American Enterprise Institute’s Rick Hess about teaching mentions that he has taught at Rice.
Education Week
http://bit.ly/15igrdv

WVU Tech officials hope projects attract students
Alumna Kelly Hudgins ’93 is mentioned in an article about renovations at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology.
WSBRadio.com (Atlanta) (This article also appeared in the Palm Beach Post, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, KTVU.com [San Jose, Calif.], WFTV.com [Orlando, Fla.], NewsTalkRadioWHIO.com [Dayton, Ohio], WJACTV.com [Johnstown, Penn.], WOKV.com [Jacksonville, Fla.], WSBTV.com [Atlanta], WDBO.com [Orlando, Fla.] and WTOV9.com [Steubenville, Ohio].)
http://bit.ly/WGDAlq

Newsmaker: The Rev. Kurt Burnette
Alumnus Kurt Burnette ’78 is profiled for his career as rector of the Pittsburgh Byzantine Catholic Seminary.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
http://bit.ly/YBw89r

SPORTS

Rice rides Simms to shutout of Stanford
Articles recap a baseball series between Rice and Stanford University.
Houston Chronicle (Coverage of this game also appeared on GoStanford.com, NCAA.com, the Contra Costa Times and nearly 20 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/XIEgUJ
Pitching highlights season-opening series win over Stanford
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/W5CbTa
Rice wins series over Stanford
Click2Houston.com
http://bit.ly/XXzruC

UAB 80, Rice 57
An article recaps a men’s basketball game between Rice and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
CBSSports.com (Coverage of this game also appeared in the Bradenton Herald, KSDK.com [St. Louis] and nearly 20 other media outlets.)
http://cbsprt.co/12VclbI

With perfection behind him, Humber ready for new start
An article profiling former Rice baseball player Philip Humber mentions that Rice University honored him for the perfect game he threw with the White Sox in 2012 by unveiling a commemorative plaque at Reckling Park.
MLB.com
http://atmlb.com/WRPcnc

Coquitlam sports hall calls for nominees
Baker College freshman Hodson Harding is mentioned in an article about the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame.
Langley Advance (British Columbia) (This article also appeared in the Abbottsford-Mission Times and TheNowNewspaper.com.)
http://bit.ly/XesdiN

Cinco Ranch grad Palmer plays in Rice loss
An article discusses the performance of Hanszen College freshman Megan Palmer at a women’s basketball game between Rice and Tulane University.
UltimateKaty.com
http://bit.ly/VZLJUZ

‘H’ continues helping Cedar Park athletes posthumously
Sid Richardson College freshman Zach Espinosa is mentioned in an article about the Harold "H" Horne Cedar Park High School Student Athlete Scholarship program.
Cedar Park-Leander Statesman (Texas)
http://bit.ly/X3cP8R

NL East spring preview: Pitching questions for Nationals, Braves
Former Rice standout Anthony Rendon is mentioned in an article about National League East baseball.
MLB.com (This article also appeared on CNN.com.)
http://bit.ly/Ydd7cz

Taylor’s Wells taking new experiences to Rice
A Taylor High School student-athlete has signed to play at Rice.
Katy Rancher (Texas)
http://bit.ly/Xaaufq

NEWS RELEASES

Rice University analysis links ozone levels, cardiac arrest
Researchers at Rice University in Houston have found a direct correlation between out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and levels of air pollution and ozone. Their work has prompted more CPR training in at-risk communities.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=40606

Doubly honored: Two prestigious awards for Rice’s Putman
Rice University mathematician Andrew Putman has earned two of the nation’s most prestigious honors for young scientists: a Sloan Research Fellowship and a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=40764

Harvard psychology professor Elizabeth Spelke to give talk on gender gap in STEM fields at Rice Feb. 21
Cognitive scientist Elizabeth Spelke will examine why more men than women pursue science, technology and math at the Marian Fox Martel Distinguished Lecture in Gender and Science Feb. 21 at Rice University.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=40762

‘The Arab Awakening and Gender: Challenges and Opportunities for Women’ at Rice’s Baker Institute Feb. 21
Leading experts from the worlds of social media, journalism, entrepreneurship, law, politics and social activism will gather Feb. 21 at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy to discuss the challenges and opportunities that women in the Middle East and North Africa face today amid the events of the Arab Awakening.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=40698

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.