Dateline Rice for March 15, 2013

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

China censors Web in ‘real time’
The operator of a Twitter-like social media site in China tracks individual users and key topics and deletes 90 percent of offending posts within 24 hours, new research shows. Dan Wallach, associate professor of computer science and in electrical and computer engineering, is quoted.
United Press International (This article also appeared on Breitbart.com.)
http://bit.ly/10NKkis

Forbes China 30 under 30 list: Women entrepreneurs face more hurdles than men in China
Yan Anthea Zhang, professor of strategic management at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, is interviewed about women entrepreneurs in China.
Forbes.com
http://onforb.es/YfqKZT

9 incredible uses for graphene
An article about graphene mentions Rice research showing that graphene oxide has the ability to quickly remove radioactive material from contaminated water.
Gizmodo.com
http://gizmodo.com/5988977/9-incredible-uses-for-graphene

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Houston higher education centers make the grade on list of nation’s Best Graduate Schools
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.
Culturemap.com
http://bit.ly/YdO0aO

In search of the ‘Texas Solution’ to Medicaid
Statements 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, are noted in an op-ed about the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion.
TheDailyCougar.com
http://bit.ly/15Qu7Me

Rice tuition going up
Rice University’s undergraduate tuition for the 2013-14 school year will be $38,260, up 4.5 percent from 2012-13. Rice President David Leebron and Chris Muñoz, vice president for enrollment, are quoted.
Houston Woman
http://bit.ly/Zb2jPN

2 new physicians joining Big Bend Regional Health Center in August
Alumnus Raphel Escovar ’04 will join the the Big Bend Regional Health Center.
Alpine Avalanche (Texas) (This article also appeared in the Big Bend Sentinel.)
http://bit.ly/16v5wxR

Richland College students from Plano among STEM Institute scholars
Rice is mentioned in an article about the spring 2013 scholars selected by the Dallas County Community College District Foundation for participation in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Institute.
Plano Star
http://bit.ly/Yuqplo

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KUHF-FM
Steve Murdock, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, is quoted in news items about census reports on population growth in Texas.
http://bit.ly/WsrkGp
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://bit.ly/WsmOYm
Harris County gained more residents than any other in US
Greenwich Time (Conn.)
http://bit.ly/Wqj0Xs

KRIV-TV
A story discusses census data showing Texas’ population growth. Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
http://bit.ly/Z8zGmn

KRIV-TV
A planned flash mob for immigration reform was stopped by police. 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.
http://bit.ly/Z8zEuF

KTRK-TV
Lovett College junior Jemina Bouma is quoted in a story about Houstonians’ reactions to the election of Pope Francis.
http://bit.ly/12Rp2Wg

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Touch me not
An article about how plants respond to touch cites research by Janet Braam, professor and chair of biochemistry and cell biology.
Conservation
http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2013/03/touch-me-not/

Exxon sees American exporting 15 percent of natural gas output
William Colton of Exxon Mobil unveiled the company’s 30-year energy economic outlook report at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Malaya Business Insight
http://bit.ly/Z20mll
US oil, gas production to climb while US energy consumption declines
PeakOil.com
http://bit.ly/WeB0p8
ExxonMobil: Natural gas will be key energy source of the future
Oil & Gas Investor (subscription required)
http://bit.ly/WLE9Of

Seeking to hike biofuel efficiency
Rice is mentioned in an article about biofuel research.
ISSSource.com
http://bit.ly/ZDoETD

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Breathe deeper: Ground level ozone declining
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, is quoted. Wei Zhou, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, is mentioned.
TriplePundit.com
http://bit.ly/YddMyY
Air getting cleaner but work needed, study suggests
Cleveland News-Herald
http://www.news-herald.com/articles/2013/03/15/news/nh6661472.txt

Group says China should join the space station
New recommendations from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy would fold China into the 15-nation International Space Station partnership while examining spacecraft reusability and on-orbit assembly options in lieu of the Space Launch System/Orion combination that NASA is currently developing for future U.S. human deep space missions.
SmartBrief.com
http://bit.ly/12VInWl

Cuttlefish: Masters of disguise teach us new kinds of camouflage
New research is showing that cuttlefish and their squid cousins may hold the key to creating new kinds of camouflage to mask clothes, buildings and vehicles. Richard Baraniuk, the Victor E. Cameron Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, is quoted.
GulfNews.com
http://bit.ly/ZMZJ1l

Documentary explores life of architect of ‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse’
Rice is mentioned in an article about a documentary discussing the career of artist Wayne White.
GoMemphis.com
http://bit.ly/YvT49M

15 geeky college courses you won’t believe actually exist
An article about unusual college courses mentions the Rice course "Scandanavian Fantasy Worlds: Old Norse Sagas and Skyrim."
MyColumbusMagic.com (Ohio)
http://bit.ly/Wssbqo

SPORTS

Washington Nationals cuts 7 players, roster at 42
Articles discuss the performance of former Rice standout Anthony Rendon with the Washington Nationals.
WTOP.com (Washington, D.C.)
http://bit.ly/10MvZ5K
Around the camps: Nationals send Rendon to Class AA team
Houston Chronicle (subscription required)
http://bit.ly/13X7o2C
Top prospect Rendon to start season with Senators
WHPTV.com (Harrisburg, Penn.)
http://bit.ly/155BDke

Casey could be all over the field
Alumnus James Casey ’11 signed to play with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Vineland Daily Journal (N.J.)
http://vineland.dj/ZU9fSv
Fans react as Texans say goodbye to Houston and hello to new teams
KHOU.com
http://bit.ly/ZU9nBu

Ely earns praise despite rough outing
Former Rice baseball stand-out Jose Cruz Jr. recently visited the Houston Astros spring training camp.
Houston Chronicle (subscription required)
http://bit.ly/YdyleL

NEWS RELEASE

Rice announces tuition for fall 2013
Rice University’s undergraduate tuition for the 2013-14 school year will be $38,260, up 4.5 percent from 2012-13.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=41891

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.