Dateline Rice for March 12, 2013

FEATURED ITEMS

Company sees opening for OER
In a sign of continuing evolution in the college textbook market, an unlikely partnership was announced between Wiley, an industry leader, and Rice University-based OpenStax College, a newcomer from the "open education resources" movement. Richard Baraniuk, the Victor E. Cameron Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and founder of OpenStax, is quoted in the Information Week and University Business articles.
Inside Higher Ed
http://bit.ly/YhNk6y
Wiley, OpenStax team on college biology textbook
Information Week (This article also appeared on TechWeb.com.)
http://bit.ly/YUeVL2
Unlikely partners — Wiley and OpenStax College — create innovative product for college biology
University Business (This article also appeared on NewswireToday.com and Wiley.com.)
http://bit.ly/W2XEAw

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

US News releases 2014 Best Graduate Schools Rankings
The part-time MBA program at Rice’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business tied for 17th in a U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate business schools.
U.S. News & World Report (This article also appeared in the New York Daily News.)
http://bit.ly/16oGErn

How China censors Weibo
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. Rice is mentioned.
Businessweek (This article also appeared on Bloomberg.com.)
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-11/how-china-censors-weibo

Falklands sovereignty referendum moves forward, Argentina rejects validity of Malvinas plebiscite
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 a Falkland Islands sovereignty referendum. Jones also appeared on KRIV-TV to discuss the political benefits of the Bush name and was quoted on KXLN-TV, Voice of Russia radio and CubaSi about the Venezuelan presidential election. Links to the BBC Radio Five and KXLN-TV broadcasts and English translations of the Expressen, El Economista and CubaSi articles are not available.
HuffingtonPost.com (This article also appeared on 3News.co.nz and NachrichtenHeuteDeutschland.com.)
http://huff.to/WE7HNN
Falklands want Britain
Expressen (Sweden)
http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/dokument/falklandsoarna-vill-ha-storbritannien/
98.8 percent of the Malvininians voted to maintain British sovereignty
El Economista (Spain)
http://bit.ly/ZEQ5zW
BBC Radio Five
KRIV-TV
http://bit.ly/XllLwr
Voice of Russia
http://english.ruvr.ru/radio_broadcast/25298789/107260791.html
Venezuela: The growing strength of Maduro
CubaSi (Cuba)
http://bit.ly/YXGPTl
KXLN-TV

Anadarko’s Jim Hackett to attend Harvard Divinity School
Rice trustee James Hackett, adjunct professor of management at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, plans to attend Harvard Divinity School following his retirement from Anadarko Petroleum.
Businessweek (This article also appeared on Bloomberg.com.)
http://buswk.co/X2MGal
Anadarko chairman heeds a higher calling
Houston Chronicle (subscription required) (This article was promoted on the front of the City & State section.)
http://bit.ly/Xnylv6

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Houston Symphony Ball blends czar-like grandeur with New Orleans good time
Rice President David Leebron and University Representative Y. Ping Sun are mentioned in an article about a farewell celebration for Houston Symphony Maestro Hans Graf, artist in residence at the Shepherd School of Music.
Culturemap.com
http://bit.ly/YTTsBR

Downtown Houston Pachyderms hear about failed drug war
William Martin, the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, spoke recently at the Downtown Houston Pachyderm Club.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/12IYBCb

Radiating pattern exhibit transforms Rice Gallery
Nonya Grenader, professor in the practice of architecture and assistant program director of the Rice Building Workshop, authored this article about artist Gunilla Klingberg’s Rice Gallery installation.
TexasArchitects.org
http://bit.ly/XFNBBm

‘Picasso Black and White’
Rice graduate student Rachel Hooper authored this article about a Picasso exhibition.
Glasstire.com
http://glasstire.com/2013/03/11/picasso-black-and-white-2/

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KPFT-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. The interview begins approximately three minutes into the clip.
http://archive.kpft.org/_pa_dodown.php?id=8433663

WYSR-TV (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Rice is mentioned in a discussion about Amazing Faiths Dinner Dialogues.
http://bit.ly/Y82KYz

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Rice/EPA study finds ground-level ozone falling faster than CMAQ model predicted
While dangerous ozone levels have fallen in places that clamp down on emissions from vehicles and industry, a new study from Rice University suggests that a model widely used to predict the impact of remediation efforts has been too conservative. Daniel Cohan, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Wei Zhou, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, are quoted.
GreenCarCongress.com
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2013/03/rice-20130311.html
Clean-air rules may squeeze South Carolina
The State (S.C.)
http://bit.ly/ZF0Thr

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Biographer Brinkley recounts Walter Cronkite’s rise to trusted anchorman
An article profiles Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, for his work chronicling the life of Walter Cronkite.
Palm Beach Daily News (Fla.)
http://bit.ly/WjmdYO

As GOP ponders Medicaid expansion, Hispanic support hangs in the balance
An article about Hispanic support for the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion cites research by Steve Murdock, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, and Michael Cline, research scientist at the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas.
HispanicBusiness.com
http://bit.ly/10HCJFP

Ad campaigns fight it out over meaning of ‘jihad’
Backing a continuing effort that has featured billboards on the sides of Chicago buses, a national Muslim advocacy group has been promoting a nonviolent meaning of the word "jihad." David Cook, associate professor of religious studies, is quoted.
Bend Bulletin (Ore.)
http://bit.ly/15IfbQn

SPORTS

Rice forward Kuster earns top C-USA defensive honor
Lovett College junior Jessica Kuster was named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/W5nGDf
Kuster lands C-USA honor
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/W5tzQZ

Bulldogs travel to take on Rice in midweek series
An article previews a baseball game between Rice and Louisiana Tech University.
SportsNOLA.com
http://bit.ly/YWSKUj

Not a coincidence that Rice Owls took a dive when former Wilsonville star Seth Gearhart got hurt
Will Rice College sophomore Seth Gearhart is profiled for his performance on the Rice Owls men’s basketball team.
The Oregonian
http://bit.ly/WjaN7v

NEWS RELEASE

Rice’s Baker Institute releases policy recommendations for the Obama administration
Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy today released policy recommendations for President Barack Obama’s second term. Focusing on 12 critical issues facing the country, these recommendations are intended to provide policymakers with an analytic overview of the opportunities and challenges the authors advocate need to be addressed by longer-term, strategic policy formulation.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=41737

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.