Dateline Rice for March 18, 2013 (Weekend Edition)

FEATURED ITEMS

Learning to love Houston’s rich tapestry
Wiess College senior Anthony Lauriello authored this op-ed about living in Houston.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/16DuhYM

Texas should go local when it comes to education
Leo Linbeck III, adjunct professor in management at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, co-authored this op-ed about education reform in Texas.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/ZMW5DA

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

US researchers find way to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Rice environmental engineers have discovered a way to stop a particular strain of bacteria from passing on a drug-resistant DNA element to subsequent generations. Pedro Alvarez, the George R. Brown Professor and chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is quoted.
Global Times (China) (This article also appeared in Xinhua and CRI.cn.)
http://bit.ly/YLnuba

College student leads fight against anti-evolution teachings in schools
Hanszen College sophomore Zack Kopplin is profiled for his fight against the teaching of creationism in public schools.
Washington Post
http://wapo.st/YAdtKE

Consider 4 factors about Graduate PLUS loans before borrowing
Rice is mentioned in an article about Graduate PLUS loans.
U.S. News & World Report
http://bit.ly/Wk6jPd

HOUSTON/TEXAS

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. Rice President David Leebron and Chris Muñoz, vice president for enrollment, are quoted.
West University Examiner (This article also appeared in the Bellaire Examiner, the Cypress Creek Mirror, the Katy Rancher, the Sugar Land Sun, the River Oaks Examiner, the Memorial Examiner, the Fort Bend Sun, the Magnolia Potpourri and the Tomball Potpourri.)
http://bit.ly/YjIp61
KRIV-TV
http://bit.ly/10YbyH9

Rice joins nonprofit global online course initiative
Rice University is one of six global higher education institutions that were announced as new members of the online education provider edX. Caroline Levander, vice provost for interdisciplinary initiatives, the Carlson Chair in the School of Humanities and professor of English, is quoted.
Houston Business Journal (subscription required)
http://bit.ly/107DaqC

HGO artistic director to muse about music
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.
Houston Chronicle (subscription required)
http://bit.ly/15VLH1p

Old story, new chapter: Austin leads US in growth among biggest metro areas
Steve Murdock, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, is quoted in an article about census reports on population growth in Texas.
Austin American-Statesman (This article also appeared on TMCNet.com.)
http://bit.ly/157RKxB

Classical music and barbecue: Western chic competition dishes out $20,000 in cash
Allyson Goodman, a graduate student in music, is mentioned in an article about the 29th annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition.
Culturemap.com
http://bit.ly/16EmMRs

In advance of Carnegie Hall debut, WindSync works to shape a new future for classical music
Alumni Tracy Jacobson ’10 and Garrett Hudson ’11 are featured in an article about the woodwind quintet WindSync’s Carnegie Hall debut.
Culturemap.com
http://bit.ly/16AAdSj

John Marsh to speak at St. John Vianney Catholic Church
John Marsh, director of operations of Rice’s Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, will speak at St. John Vianney Catholic Church April 9.
UltimateMemorial.com
http://bit.ly/15R8Gus

Historic Emancipation Park overhaul is just part of the plan to reenergize the Third Ward
Rice architect William Ward Watkin is mentioned in an article about the restoration of Emancipation Park.
Culturemap.com
http://bit.ly/115r3wO

Health care exchanges, the next boom in care, are on the way
Rice research is cited in a column about the Affordable Care Act.
Dallas Morning News
http://dallasne.ws/16Dlzd3

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KTRH-AM
Adam Pridgen, a graduate student in computer science, appeared on KTRH-AM to discuss computer hacking. A link to this broadcast is not available.

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Researchers at Rice University develop vanadium oxide-graphene materials for high power-density Li-ion batteries with ultrafast charging and discharging
A team from Rice University has developed vanadium oxide-graphene ribbon materials that, when used as cathode materials in Li-ion batteries, enable ultrafast, "supercapacitor-like" charge and discharge rates with long cycle life while maintaining highly reversible capacity. Several Rice researchers are mentioned.
GreenCarCongress.com
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2013/03/vo2-20130315.html

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.
HipanicBusiness.com (This article also appeared on SpaceWar.com.)
http://bit.ly/13XR9SU

James Turrell’s ‘Roden Crater’ and ‘Autonomous Structures’ on view at Pace Gallery
The James Turrell "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace at Rice is mentioned in an article about an exhibition of works by Turrell.
ArtDaily.org
http://bit.ly/YC1Z9I

Research collaboration seeks to improve biofuel efficiency
Rice is mentioned in an article about biofuel research.
USAgNet.com (This article also appeared on IowaAgConnection.com, KentuckyAgConnection.com, MichiganAgConnection.com, MinnesotaAgConnection.com, MissouriAgConnection.com, NebraskaAgConnection.com, OhioAgConnection.com, PennsylvaniaAgConnection.com, SouthDakotaAgConnection.com and WisconsinAgConnection.com.)
http://www.usagnet.com/story-national.php?Id=621&yr=2013

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

NAFTA at 20: The New Spin
Javier Rojo, professor of statistics, co-authored this article about Mexico’s economy.
Truth-Out.org
http://bit.ly/10WPjxn

Can we cut healthcare costs without hurting patients?
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and professor of economics, is quoted in an article about rising health care costs.
Truth-Out.org
http://bit.ly/16CqNFR

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.
UWire.com
http://uwire.com/2013/03/15/in-search-of-the-texas-solution-to-medicaid/

Milwaukee Opera Theatre rocks the art song with ‘Guns N’ Rosenkavalier’
Alumna Jill Ponasik ’03 is featured in an article about the Milwaukee Opera Theatre’s "Guns N’ Rosenkavalier" recital.
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
http://bit.ly/15beoFu

SPORTS

No. 33 Ducks fall to Rice Owls
Articles recap men’s and women’s tennis matches between Rice and the University of Oregon and Western Michigan University.
GoDucks.com
http://bit.ly/10X9XgW
Women’s tennis goes down at No. 29 Rice Owls
WMUBroncos.com
http://bit.ly/15hf3VR

James Casey in position to be an Eagles fan favorite
Alumnus James Casey ’11 signed to play with the Philadelphia Eagles.
CBSLocal.com (Philadelphia)
http://cbsloc.al/XEXpO6

NEWS RELEASES

Israel-Palestinian negotiations and Syrian crisis topic at Baker Institute March 22
As part of its 20th anniversary event series, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, will host a conference on U.S. engagement on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and the crisis in Syria March 22 at the institute.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=41995

Spring begins March 20; Rice University B-roll available for download
In preparation for the beginning of spring, Rice University is making available new campus HD video B-roll that includes images of the azaleas in bloom and students enjoying the outdoors. Spring has already sprung on campus!
http://news.rice.edu/?p=41941

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.