Dateline Rice for April 16, 2013

FEATURED ITEMS

Music Pulitzer goes to Rice grad
Alumna Caroline Shaw ’04 won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in music for her composition "Partita for 8 Voices." Kathleen Winkler, the Dorothy Richard Starling Professor of Classical Violin, is quoted in the Houston Chronicle article.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/15hY7TJ
Pulitzer Prize for music goes to Caroline Shaw
The Oregonian
http://bit.ly/12gFz3e
Princeton’s Caroline Shaw wins Pulitzer Prize for music
Princeton.edu
http://bit.ly/XE6CUt

DuPont plans environmental test in Louisville
Researchers from Rice University, Stanford University and E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. will field test a process that aims to gently and quickly destroy some of the world’s most pervasive and problematic pollutants. Michael Wong, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is quoted.
Louisville Business First (Ky.)
http://bit.ly/17DHoJT
New clean water technology will be tested in Louisville
WFPL.org (Louisville, Ky.)
http://wfpl.org/post/new-clean-water-technology-will-be-tested-louisville

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Perry remembered as titan of political spending
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 an article about the death of Houston homebuilder Bob Jack Perry.
San Francisco Chronicle (This Associated Press article also appeared in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Marin Independent Journal and nearly 30 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/YP2QcR

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Houstonians respond to Boston Marathon bombing
As people around the world scoured the Internet for updates on the Boston bombing, many here in Houston had a more personal connection. Will Rice College senior Jorge Aceves is quoted. A link to the broadcast version of this story is not available.
NewsFixNow.com
http://bit.ly/11m4mBu
KIAH-TV

Battery work yields top prize in Rice contest
News items recap the Rice Business Plan Competition.
Houston Chronicle (subscription required)
http://bit.ly/119TJ2e
Northwestern teams sweep Rice Business Plan Competition
Crain’s Chicago Business
http://bit.ly/10XszNe
WBBM-AM (Chicago)
http://bit.ly/ZXX6rV

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KTRK-TV
KTRK-TV reported live from Rice about the explosions in Boston.
http://bit.ly/12j2meI

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

How we see: James Turrell’s three-museum retrospective
An article about artist James Turrell mentions his "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace at Rice.
Art in America
http://bit.ly/14qzogz

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Minerva Project: We may fail, but we won’t compromise
An interview with Bob Kerrey of the Minerva Project mentions Rice.
Inc.
http://bit.ly/17BugVy

ULM faculty publish article about ancient culture
An article about research by the University of Louisiana at Monroe quotes Stephen Tyler, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor Emeritus of Anthropology.
KNOE.com (Monroe, La.)
http://bit.ly/11jW8tC

SPORTS

Rice women earn No. 1 seed at C-USA Tennis Championship
Rice earned the top seed and first-round bye in the Conference USA Women’s Tennis Championship.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/14sKWjB

Big play at home in the 9th saves Rice victory over Central Florida
An article recaps a baseball game between Rice and the University of Central Florida.
West University Examiner (Coverage of this game also appeared in the River Oak Examiner, the Bellaire Examiner, the Memorial Examiner, UltimateBellaire.com and UltimateKingwood.com.)
http://bit.ly/14qACIS

Pittsburgh Steelers: Possible tight end draft prospects
Lovett College senior Vance McDonald appears in a photo slideshow of Pittsburgh Steelers draft prospects.
RantSports.com
http://bit.ly/1198nJO

Anthony Rendon tabbed our Harrisburg Senators Player of the Week
Former Rice standout Anthony Rendon was named Harrisburg Senators Player of the Week.
Harrisburg Patriot-News (Penn.)
http://bit.ly/104zWHk

NEWS RELEASE

Rice alumna Caroline Shaw wins Pulitzer in music
Rice University Shepherd School of Music alumna Caroline Shaw has won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in music for her composition "Partita for 8 Voices." Shaw, who received her bachelor of music from Rice in 2004, is a versatile New York-based musician accomplished as a composer, violinist and singer.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=43597

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.