Dateline Rice for Feb. 28, 2013

FEATURED ITEMS

Huffington Post Live
Justin Denney, assistant professor of sociology, is interviewed about research showing that same-sex couples who live together have worse health than married opposite-sex couples and similar health as opposite-sex couples who are living together. Separate stories discuss this research.
http://huff.lv/WshmS1
Married heterosexual couples report better health than same-sex couples
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/ZLCxox
KTRH-AM
http://bit.ly/WmQEQB
KDAF-TV (Dallas)
http://bit.ly/143CjWC

Researchers build a nanotube photodetector
A link to a Rice news release about work to create a nanotube photodetector appeared on the homepage of Science360.gov.
Science360.gov
http://news.rice.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Science360Photodetector.jpg

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Rosa Parks statue would have embarrassed rather than flattered her, says Parks biographer
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored this op-ed about Rosa Parks.
Washington Post
http://wapo.st/YzMjWl

America’s research adviser: Science’s go-to guy
Neal Lane, the Malcolm Gillis University Professor and senior fellow in science and technology policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and a professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted in an article about Norman Augustine, chair of the Human Space Flight Review Committee.
Nature
http://bit.ly/XaWaUs

Texas bill would establish tax holiday for guns and ammunition
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 articles about a proposed tax holiday for gun and ammunition sales. Jones is also quoted in an article about the budget sequester.
HuffingtonPost.com
http://huff.to/13owtTQ
Texas lawmaker wants tax holiday for guns, ammo sales
McClatchyDC.com  (This article also appeared in the Miami Herald, the Wichita Eagle, the Rock Hill Herald, the Centre Daily Times, the Lake Wylie Pilot, the Sacramento Bee, the Charlotte Observer, the Bradenton Herald, the Merced Sun-Star, the Fresno Bee, the Hilton Head Island Packet and the Kansas City Star.)
http://bit.ly/Z2yorI
Johnny, get your gun … tax free
Austinist.com
http://austinist.com/2013/02/27/johnny_get_your_guntax_free.php
Spending cuts debate turns into blame game
Albany Times-Union (N.Y.) (This article also appeared in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.)
http://bit.ly/XmwfYo

Ranking scientists by sexiness is kind of weird
An op-ed about gender bias in science cites research by Elaine Howard Ecklund, associate professor of sociology, director of the Religion and Public Life Program and Rice Scholar at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
International Business Times
http://bit.ly/13pEAiW

HOUSTON/TEXAS

No laughing matter: Houston trending in wrong direction with quality of life eroding, report says
Houston’s population has grown at a staggering 32 percent since 1990, but the city’s ability to sustain such growth could be in jeopardy, according to a report from Rice’s Shell Center for Sustainability. Lester King, a postdoctoral fellow at the Shell Center, is quoted.
Culturemap.com
http://bit.ly/VOk9bf

Polling data confirms Dems hold Hispanic vote
Gallup Daily tracking data from 2012 confirms that Democrats hold a 2-1 margin over Republicans when it comes to Hispanic support. Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in Urban Politics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted. Stein is also quoted in an article about the special election to replace deceased Sen. Mario Gallegos.
KTRH.com (This article also appeared on Sunny99.com.)
http://bit.ly/YYgSU9
Increasingly bitter District 6 race ends with Saturday runoff
Greater New Milford Spectrum (Conn.) (This article also appeared in the Darien News.)
http://bit.ly/YZUUjK

America’s economic star: Houston boasts the highest adjusted annual wage in the country
Rice research showing that Houston has become the most racially and ethnically diverse city in the nation is cited in news items about a Manhattan Institute report.
Culturemap.com
http://bit.ly/XGG2qg
An example for Alberta in shifting US growth patterns
Edmonton Journal (Canada)
http://bit.ly/WjCz63

UT Arlington poised to achieve greatness, finalist for president says
An article about the University of Texas at Arlington’s efforts to achieve Tier One status mentions that Rice is one of three Tier One universities in the state.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (This article also appeared on MENAFN.com.)
http://bit.ly/XE7VCG

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KRIV-TV
Johnny Whitehead, chief of police and director of public safety for the Rice University Police Department, is quoted in a story about RUPD’s use of "bait bikes" to curb thefts on campus.
http://bit.ly/140K7IR
KRIV-TV
http://bit.ly/YBUnDH

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Universities create education entrepreneur programs
Efforts to promote an evolving area of study — entrepreneurship in education — are taking hold in graduate schools across the country, as universities craft programs and courses focused on cultivating school leaders and private-sector developers capable of bringing new ideas, and possibly new products and technologies, to schools. Alumnus Eric Schmidt ’11 appears in this article.
Education Week (subscription required)
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/02/27/22entrepreneurs.h32.html

Patrick Summers gives Campbell Lectures at Rice University March 18-20
Patrick Summers, artistic and music director of Houston Grand Opera, will discuss a conductor’s role as a cultural leader and teacher in the community as part of Rice University’s Campbell Lecture Series March 18-20.
BroadwayWorld.com
http://bit.ly/Y3KuS4

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Changes afoot for Chicago Philharmonic and Lake Forest Symphony
Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestra Conducting, will step down as principal conductor and music director of the Chicago Philharmonic. Rachleff will become the orchestra’s music director emeritus.
WSBT.com (South Bend, Ind.)
http://bit.ly/13qpZnv

SPORTS

SMU sends Rice to seventh loss in a row
An article recaps a men’s basketball game between Rice and Southern Methodist University.
Houston Chronicle (Coverage of this game also appeared on CBSSports.com, Lexington Herald-Leader, the Kansas City Star and nearly 20 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/VPWbfF

Struggling Miners glad to play Rice at home
An article previews a women’s basketball game between Rice and the University of Texas at El Paso.
El Paso Times (Texas) (A similar article appeared on UTEPProspector.com.)
http://bit.ly/VPWwPo

Sports hall of fame seeking nominations
Baker College freshman Hodson Harding is mentioned in an article about the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame.
Langley Advance (Canada)
http://bit.ly/YJdC28

A fresh start for Humber
An article discusses former Rice baseball player Philip Humber’s career.
Longview News-Journal (Texas) (This article also appeared in the Bend Bulletin.)
http://bit.ly/VPWGGp

Tony Cingrani
Former Rice baseball player Tony Cingrani is profiled for his career in baseball.
Joliet Herald-News (Ill.)
http://bit.ly/15T8VpP

NEWS RELEASES

Rice University’s Campbell Lecture Series March 18-20 to feature HGO’s Patrick Summers
Patrick Summers, artistic and music director of Houston Grand Opera, will discuss a conductor’s role as a cultural leader and teacher in the community as part of Rice University’s Campbell Lecture Series March 18-20.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=41125

Former National Science Foundation Director Rita Colwell to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute March 7
Former National Science Foundation Director Rita Colwell will explore the interaction of climate science and health through a case study of cholera March 7 at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=41139

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.