Dateline Rice for March 8, 2013

FEATURED ITEMS

Budget survival strategies
With higher education budgets putting information technology organizations under strain, three IT leaders explain their strategies for handling the heavy lifting demanded of them. Kamran Khan, vice provost for information technology, is featured.
Campus Technology
http://bit.ly/YHoxIK

KHOU-TV
An eight-year-old cancer survivor visited the Rice Owls football team during a spring training session. Head coach David Bailiff is quoted.
http://bit.ly/10e6gD0

What comes after the ‘Great Unifier?’
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, authored an op-ed about the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Separate articles about Chavez quoted Jones. Luis Duno-Gottberg, associate professor of Hispanic studies, appeared on KXLN-TV to also comment on Chavez’s death. English translations of the Wall Street Journal Americas, La Stampa, Wall-Street.ro, Aporrea.org, Veja and KXLN-TV news items are not available.
CNN.com
http://bit.ly/X31YSa
Chavez vs. Lula: Two distinct approaches to poverty reduction in Latin America
Christian Science Monitor (This article also appeared on Yahoo.com.)

http://bit.ly/15AFVCc
Comandante Hugo Chavez: What role will military play in next administration?
Christian Science Monitor (This article also appeared on Yahoo.com.)
http://bit.ly/Wa1qqE
Hugo Chavez dies; anointed successor already polishing anti-US credentials
CNSNews.com
http://bit.ly/10cAwC2
What will happen with Venezuela’s oil
Wall Street Journal Americas
http://on.wsj.com/14ud7ZH
Obama’s fears for oil
La Stampa (Italy)
http://bit.ly/15CrXjf
What will happen with oil in Venezuela after Chavez’s death
Wall-Street.ro (Romania)
http://bit.ly/YH5xu4
He who has eyes that see and he who has ears that hear
Aporrea.org
http://www.aporrea.org/tiburon/a160729.html
Chavistas will use absolute power to win, say analysts
Veja (Brazil)
http://bit.ly/X2PAlf
KXLN-TV
http://bit.ly/14CdNMC

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

National Public Radio’s ‘Morning Edition’
Steve Murdock, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, is quoted in a story about the closure of the Cargill Excel Beef Processing Plant in Plainview, Texas.
http://bit.ly/16dUxsm

How China censors its Twitter at light speed
Censorship on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, is near real time and relies on a workforce of more than 4,000 censors who stop work during the evening news, according the first detailed analysis of censorship patterns. Dan Wallach, associate professor of computer science and in electrical and computer engineering, is quoted.
Gizmodo.com (This article also appeared on Gizmodo.com.au.)
http://gizmodo.com/5989161/how-china-censors-its-twitter-at-light-speed
Scientists measure speed of censorship on Sina Weibo
ChinaDigitalTimes.net
http://bit.ly/WZ6Pnv
China starts arm wrestling Android
TechNewsWorld.com (This article also appeared on eCommerceTimes.com and MacNewsWorld.com.)
http://www.technewsworld.com/rsstory/77474.html

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Book explores near-death experience
Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Professor in Religious Studies, is quoted in an article about the book "Revealing Heaven: The Christian Case for Near-Death Experiences."
Houston Chronicle (subscription required)
http://bit.ly/15C2AhA

KTRU and KPFT have great reasons to get outside
An article discusses the KTRU Outdoor Show.
29-25.com
http://bit.ly/Y07AqL

An intimate, tuneful trip: Houston Friends of Chamber Music 2013-14 season disrobes classical music
An article about the Houston Friends of Chamber Music volunteer board mentions that they meet at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Culturemap.com
http://bit.ly/12zJYRD

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KROI-FM
Ric Stoll, the Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science and scholar at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, appeared on KROI-FM to discuss North Korea’s recent threats against the U.S. A link to this broadcast is not available.

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

How does your restaurant bring customers back?
Utpal Dholakia, professor of marketing at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted in an article about daily deal websites such as Groupon.
FoodServiceNews.com (This article also appeared on FoodService.com.)
http://bit.ly/Z2WEdz

Cloud Expo New York: Using an in-memory data grid for real-time analysis
Alumnus William Bain ’75 spoke at the Cloud Expo New York.
Sys-Con.com
http://soa.sys-con.com/node/2570462

Being tested on new material just as important for older adults
Older adults who haven’t been in school for a while are as capable of learning from tests as younger adults and college students, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. Rice is mentioned.
PsychCentral.com
http://bit.ly/YQEmtF
Test-taking may improve learning for all ages
EHSToday.com
http://ehstoday.com/training/test-taking-may-improve-learning-all-ages

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

People are awesome: 19-yr-old gives creationists a run for their money
Hanszen College sophomore Zack Kopplin appeared on Public Broadcasting Service’s "Moyers & Company" to discuss his fight against creationism in public schools.
Good.is
http://bit.ly/14C7Ija

Same-sex couples’ health would benefit from marriage
Married opposite-sex couples have better overall health than same-sex couples living together, according to Rice research.
ThinkProgress.com (This article also appeared on DublinNews.com.)
http://bit.ly/ZhlB73

SPORTS

Rice knocks off C-USA champ SMU
A news brief recaps a women’s basketball game between Rice and Southern Methodist University.
Houston Chronicle (subscription required) (Coverage of this game also appeared on SMUDailyCampus.com.)
http://bit.ly/ZlxKUX

KHOU-TV
News items discuss the Rice Owls football team’s preparations for the fall season.
http://bit.ly/YPxkFq
Spring college football 2013: Clemson starts spring practice, while Louisville makes Jell-O shots
SBNation.com
http://bit.ly/XUN8dW

Rice offensive line coach has toe amputation
An article discusses assistant football coach Ronnie Vinklarek’s recovery from injury.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/Wa7Wxx

Around the camps
A photo appearing in the Houston Chronicle shows former Rice standout Anthony Rendon and discusses his performance with the Washington Nationals.
Houston Chronicle
http://news.rice.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/HCRendon030713.jpg

Crane considering sites for new spring home
Former Rice baseball player Philip Humber appears in an article about the Houston Astros.
Houston Chronicle (subscription required)
http://bit.ly/Y06cEF

Football clinic to educate international students
An article about a football clinic to promote American football among international students at Georgia Tech University mentions a similar clinic at Rice.
Nique.net
http://bit.ly/16dPDMb

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.