Dateline Rice for April 11, 2013


Underdog undergrads from Jersey City win investing competition
An article about the winners of the University of Dayton’s annual investing competition notes that past winners include a team from Rice.
Wall Street Journal


Violinist shares stage with pricey instrument
Austrian violinist Benjamin Schmid will perform with the Houston Symphony using a 1731 Stradivarius violin. Cho-Liang Lin, professor of violin, is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (subscription required)

Say hello to galleryHOMELAND, one of Houston’s newest art galleries
An article about galleryHOMELAND notes that work by Hanszen College senior Trey Ferguson is featured.
Houston Press

Now that the bonds have passed … does the community really have a say?
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Houston Independent School District bond packages.
Houston Forward Times

Capsule stage reviews: ‘Dollhouse,’ ‘Henry V,’ ‘Mauritius,’ ‘Waiting for Godot’
A news brief reviews a performance of the play "Mauritius" at Rice. Several Rice students are mentioned.
Houston Press

University of Texas at Tyler Concrete Canoe team takes title
Rice is mentioned in a story about a concrete canoe competition.
Tri-County Leader
The University of Texas at Tyler wins regional concrete canoe competition (Tyler, Texas)


Annenberg Radio News
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 a story about immigration reform. Jones is also quoted in an article about alumnus George P. Bush’s ’98 decision to run for public office in Texas. An English translation of this article is not available.
George P. Bush, a 4th generation runs for office in the US

Rice University junior Andrew Amis is one of 62 students selected from 629 nominees from 54 U.S. colleges and universities as a 2013 Truman Scholar.
Two from Mississippi named prestigious Truman Scholars
Jackson Clarion-Ledger (Miss.) (This article also appeared in the Clinton News and


Rice students create way to keep cancer patients upright for radiation treatment
In cooperation with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, five Rice students have developed a seat that helps patients relax as they stay perfectly still while precise beams of radiation attack tumors. Maria Oden, professor in the practice of engineering education and director of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen, and Rice students Sarah Mason and Samuel Stein are quoted. Rice students Jina Ko, Nathan Han and Brandon Nguyen are mentioned. (This article also appeared on

College entrepreneurs to compete for big money prizes at Rice University
An article previews the Rice Business Plan Competition. A separate article about the winners of the 2013 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup notes that one of the teams will go on to compete in the Rice Business Plan Competition.
Picasolar, Catch-22 big winners at 2013 Reynolds Governor’s Cup
Arkansas Business

Study hones in on effect of antidiscrimination laws on treatment of gays and lesbians in workplace
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. (Editor’s note: A correction on the spelling of Hebl’s name has been requested.)


The truth of Genesis: Mass reporting of ignorance!!
An op-ed discusses Hanszen College sophomore Zack Kopplin’s fight against the teaching of creationism in public schools.

KDVS-FM in semi-finals for national college radio competition
Rice’s KTRU is participating in a March Madness-style competition on

Tennessee, Pee-wee and beyond with Wayne White
An article about artist Wayne White mentions his Rice Gallery installation.

Kreml returns to Popper and Company
An article reporting that Stephanie Kreml has returned as a principal at Popper and Company notes that she once was a research fellow at Rice.
Maryland Daily Record


Elizabethtown names new athletic director
Lauren Cavallaro, director of student-athlete development, is mentioned in an article about her successor as athletic director of the Elizabethtown Area School District.
Elizabethtown Intelligencer Journal (Penn.)

Giants’ success more than following lucky stars
Former Rice baseball players Philip Humber, Wade Townsend and Jeff Niemann are mentioned in a column about the San Francisco Giants.
Chicago Tribune (This article also appeared in the Baltimore Sun, and nearly 20 other media outlets.)


Rice student named Truman Scholar
Rice University junior Andrew Amis is one of 62 students selected from 629 nominees from 54 U.S. colleges and universities as a 2013 Truman Scholar.

Talking North Korea in the classroom
This week in his Introduction to International Relations class, Rice University political scientist Ric Stoll talked about the current missile attack threats coming from North Korea and what U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called the country’s "dangerous line" of provoking South Korea and the United States into military conflict. Stoll, who is the Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science at Rice and a scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is available for news media interviews to discuss the ongoing conflict with North Korea.

Cheers for a comfy chair
A new chair developed by engineering students at Rice University will make radiation therapy sessions for cancer patients more comfortable and more effective.

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.