Dateline Rice for April 9, 2013

FEATURED ITEMS

CNN’s ‘Anderson Cooper 360′
James Baker, honorary chair of Rice University’s Baker Institute, discusses the legacy of late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Baker is also quoted in an article remembering Thatcher’s visit to Rice as part of a G7 summit. Photo galleries show Thatcher at Rice. Several stories include these photos.
http://bit.ly/12Fb9WW
PBS NewsHour
http://bit.ly/YaAd54
‘Iron Lady’ remembered fondly by Rice University family
West University Examiner (This article also appeared in the Sugar Land Sun, the River Oaks Examiner, the Bellaire Examiner, the Katy Rancher, the Fort Bend Sun and the Memorial Examiner.)
http://bit.ly/151v2Mq
Margaret Thatcher at Rice University
Houston Chronicle (This slideshow also appeared in the Stamford Advocate, the Connecticut Post, the Darien News, the Fairfield Citizen, the Greenwich Time, the Greater New Milford Spectrum, the Danbury News-Times, the Norwalk Citizen and the Westport News.)
http://bit.ly/12ELVbs
Margaret Thatcher
Connecticut Post (This slideshow also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Stamford Advocate, the Danbury News-Times, the Albany Times-Union, the Norwalk Citizen, the Westport News and the Greenwich Time.)
http://bit.ly/ZdxmIX
Margaret Thatcher at Houston G-7 summit in 1990
KTRH.com
http://bit.ly/ZAqbR5
KRIV-TV
http://youtu.be/OSol7-Umd54
KHOU-TV
http://bit.ly/10ECbxO
KPRC-TV
http://bit.ly/16Kzz3F
KTRK-TV
http://bit.ly/YIFNPU

Zack Kopplin on "Real Time with Bill Maher"
Hanszen College sophomore Zack Kopplin appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher" to debate science education. Two clips of Kopplin’s appearance are included.
CenLamar.com
http://bit.ly/XVVl3l

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

CBS This Morning
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. (A link to this video appeared on KazakhstanNews.net.)
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50144429n

Obama’s energy, environment picks face Senate grilling this week
President Barack Obama’s picks to lead energy and environmental policy face scrutiny this week as Senate panels try to tease out details of the administration’s agenda, which had been maligned by Republicans and some Democrats during Obama’s first four years. Ken Medlock, the James A. Baker III and Susan Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at the Baker Institute, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies and adjunct assistant professor in economics, is quoted.
Reuters (This article also appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Hartford Courant, Yahoo.com, HuffingtonPost.com, BusinessSpectator.com.au, TheUSDaily.com, WKZO.com [Kalamazoo, Mich.], KSWN.com [Sioux Falls, S.D.], KDAL610.com [Duluth, Minn.], WHTC.com [Holland, Mich.], WLMI.com [Lansing, Mich.], WNMTRadio.com [Hibbing, Minn.], WTAW.com [Green Bay, Wis.], WTBX.com [Hibbing, Minn.], CTNow.com, WYDRTheDrive.com [Green Bay, Wis.], WSAU.com [Wausau, Wis.], RocketNews.com and Townhall.com.)
http://reut.rs/YavCnW

MBA applicants: Offer explanations, not excuses
An op-ed offering advice to MBA applicants cites President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice.
Businessweek
http://buswk.co/10zFl5O

Exploration nation: Expedition Central America
Rice is mentioned in a column about a trip to deploy a mobile medical facility for the Rama Indians in Nicaragua’s Indio Maiz Biological Reserve.
Yahoo.com (This column also appeared in Scientific American.)
http://yhoo.it/ZeXcME

The odds of getting off a college wait-list
An op-ed offering advice to students applying to colleges mentions Rice.
CBSNews.com
http://cbsn.ws/10OxQa2

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Gambling advocates push for voter referendum
Business and state leaders say voters should decide whether to allow casinos in Texas, touting job creation and a new source of revenue. Opponents aren’t willing to take the gamble, warning of financial and social consequences for the state’s poor. 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.
Houston Chronicle (subscription required) (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://bit.ly/151yPcy

String quartet — plus one — to perform original composition
The Diotima Quartet along with James Dunham, professor of viola, will perform a piece by Richard Lavenda, professor of composition and theory.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/148Dj1r

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KPRC-TV
Ric Stoll, the Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science and scholar at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in news items about late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
http://youtu.be/iCfX6W5Fvfs
Memories of Iron Lady: Preventing ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’
MyFoxHouston.com
http://bit.ly/11LRztk

KTRH-AM
Chris Bronk, fellow in information technology policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted about the risk of cyberattack from North Korea.
http://bit.ly/11Oo8GU
North Korean cyberwar possible
KTRH.com (This article also appeared on Sunny99.com.)
http://bit.ly/12Fdu4f

KTRK-TV
Martel College sophomores Charles Adelmann and Ravi Sheth, Will Rice College sophomore Kamal Shah and Wiess College junior Aaron Sharpe are among the 271 college students across the country who have been named a 2013 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
http://bit.ly/10F1nEo

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

The casual Friday lie
Hajo Adam, visiting assistant professor of business, is quoted in an article about appropriate business attire.
Canadian Business
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/lifestyle/the-casual-friday-lie/

Beyond graphene — Innovations in 2-D materials
An article about graphene notes Rice research on the material.
AZOM.com
http://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=8310

OSU students’ cancer test wins business plan competition, moves on to Rice
Teams from Ohio State University and the University of Louisville will compete in the Rice Business Plan Competition.
Columbus Business First (Ohio)
http://bit.ly/10MqAfG
U of L team VOC Diagnostics to compete in Rice competition
Columbus Business First (Ohio)
http://bit.ly/YeQv15

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

2013 AHORA Student Days
Richard Tapia, University Professor and the Maxfield-Oshman Professor in Engineering, spoke at the 2013 AHORA Student Days event at Rice.
Latino Magazine
http://latinomagazine.com/spring2013/features/Ahora.htm

Researcher explains why federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act is needed
Laws against discrimination can have a significant positive impact on how gays and lesbians are treated in employment situations, according to new research. Mikki Hebl, professor of psychology and management, is quoted. A Rice-produced video is included.
RawStory.com
http://bit.ly/YcohUO

Army sees potential in light-emitting monolayers to benefit Soldiers
Army scientists want to understand the fascinating properties of novel layered materials. Pulickel Ajayan, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, professor in chemistry and professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering, is mentioned.
Army.mil
http://1.usa.gov/12EDb53

Grappling with the ‘gray zone,’ feds focus on nano workers’ health
While U.S. regulators and scientists are mindful of past disasters, such as lead and asbestos, they understand that nanoparticles present a huge challenge. The International Council on Nanotechnology at Rice is mentioned.
New Haven Independent (Conn.)
http://bit.ly/10NLNmY

Hope Commencement plans announced
Alumna Stacy Jackson ’93 will speak at Hope College’s commencement ceremony.
Holland Sentinel (Mich.)
http://bit.ly/14Uah4M

Houston rising — Why the next great American cities aren’t what you think
Rice research is cited in an article about "aspirational cities."
NewGeography.com
http://bit.ly/12ArGPL

Campus stations keep the beat unique
Rice’s KTRU is mentioned in an article about college radio.
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (N.Y.)
http://on.rocne.ws/10MwFJ5

SPORTS

UH falls to No. 24 in Baseball America poll, Rice climbs to No. 14
The Rice Owls moved up four spots to No. 14 in the Baseball America Top 25 poll.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/10M4ZmD

Blue Bombers cut ties with QB Alex Brink
Alumnus Chase Clement ’10 is mentioned in an article about the Winnipeg Blue.
CBC.ca (Similar articles also appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press, CJOB.com [Winnipeg, Manitoba] and CKLQ.mb.ca [Brandon, Manitoba].)
http://bit.ly/10zJdUz

Minor League ball gameday, April 8
Former Rice baseball player Tyler Duffey is mentioned in a roundup of minor league baseball news.
SBNation.com
http://bit.ly/10A5BwW

Astros report: Losing continues with shutout against Mariners
Former Rice baseball player Philip Humber is mentioned in an article about the Houston Astros.
Houston Chronicle (subscription required)
http://bit.ly/XpTJNE

NEWS RELEASES

Without birds, will Guam’s forests look like Swiss cheese?
Ecologists and students from Rice University and the University of Guam will begin an ambitious four-year study this summer to examine how the loss of birds on Guam may be thinning the island’s forests as fewer seeds are spread into open gaps.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=43180

Four Rice students named Goldwater Scholars
Four Rice University undergraduate students are among the 271 college students across the country who have been named a 2013 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=43238

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.