Dateline Rice for April 3, 2013


Death penalty is the wrong punishment for James Holmes
David Dow, the Rorschach Visiting Professor of History, authored this op-ed about the death penalty and shooter James Holmes.
Newsweek/The Daily Beast


Fort Bend County is nation’s most ethnically diverse, leading Houston region’s ‘most diverse’ status
A new study from Rice University that analyzes the transformation of the Houston area’s Asian community declares Fort Bend County the most diverse in the nation. Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, and Jie Wu, research project manager at the Kinder Institute, are mentioned. Research by Klineberg is cited in columns about views on the role of government among minorities.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, the Greater New Milford Spectrum, the Norwalk Citizen, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Connecticut Post and
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
Minority voters aren’t anti-government
Texas Tribune
Battleground Medicaid: Democrats see opening in Perry’s resistance to expansion
Austin American-Statesman

Unable to find a CEO, Chesapeake resorts to stop-gap leadership move
William Arnold, professor in the practice of management at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted in a column about Chesapeake Energy’s search for a new CEO.
Houston Chronicle (subscription required) (This column appeared on the front of the Business section.)

Rice Design Alliance celebrates 40 years with annual home tour
Rice Design Alliance is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by showcasing 10 Houston homes designed by "educator-practitioner architects."
Houston Business Journal

Ozone levels linked to heart attacks
Researchers at Rice have found a direct correlation between out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and levels of air pollution and ozone.

Hydrocarbons: They’re what’s for dinner
Rice is mentioned in an op-ed about artist Marina Zurkow.

UTSA fundraising bid pays off early
An article about a University of Texas at San Antonio fundraising effort notes that Rice is one of Texas’ Tier One universities.
San Antonio Express-News


Houston Mayor Annise Parker enlisted rapper Bun B in launching her anti-texting-while-driving campaign. Rice is mentioned.


The 25 colleges with the highest SAT scores
Rice is ranked 18th on a Business Insider list of colleges with the highest SAT scores.
Business Insider
Harvard, MIT among colleges with highest SAT scores

The patent wars begin over graphene, a material that’s about to change our lives
Rice is mentioned in a column about graphene.
Business Insider

Waste heat could capture CO2 from coal plants
In some of the first results from a federally funded initiative to find new ways of capturing carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants, Rice University scientists have found that CO2 can be removed more economically using "waste" heat — low-grade steam that cannot be used to produce electricity. George Hirasaki, the A.J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is quoted.


3-D tumor growth image
Researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York reported that three-dimensional scaffolds used to culture Ewing’s sarcoma cells were effective at mimicking the environment in which such tumors develop. Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is quoted.


12th inning run finishes Rice rally, win over Texas State
An article recaps a baseball series between Rice and Texas State University.
West University Examiner

Humber set to face fellow Rice alum Berkman
Former Rice standouts Lance Berkman and Philip Humber are facing off in a series between the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros.
Preview: Rangers at Astros
Chicago Tribune (This article also appeared in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, [Fla.] and nearly 30 other media outlets.)
Berkman looking for win over former team (Dallas.)

Humber likes idea of making himself at home
An article discusses the performance of former Rice baseball player Philip Humber with the Houston Astros.
Houston Chronicle (subscription required)

Coulter, Haniger highlight Timber Rattlers roster
Former Rice baseball player Taylor Wall is mentioned in an article about the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers baseball team.
Green Bay Press-Gazette (Wis.) (This article also appeared in the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune.)

Houston-area track athletes look hit their stride at district and beyond
The Victor Lopez Classic at Rice is mentioned in an article about track-and-field athletes in Houston.
Houston Chronicle (subscription required)

UNT may initiate its first baseball team since 1988 in a few years
Rice is mentioned in an article about the University of North Texas baseball team.

C-USA move official
Rice is mentioned in an article reporting that Western Kentucky University will join Conference USA.

Jamfest for the ages
Rice is mentioned in an article remembering a University of Houston/University of Louisville men’s basketball game.

KTUL-TV (Tulsa, Okla.)
Rice is mentioned in a story about University of Tulsa athletics.


One grate idea leads to another
Rice students created a unique soap dispenser for washing up at Houston restaurant.

Rice political scientist available to discuss situation in North Korea
As the U.S. takes steps to more closely monitor North Korea’s military moves, Rice political scientist Ric Stoll is available to discuss what can be expected in the weeks ahead.

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.