Dateline Rice for April 16, 2013


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
Pulitzer Prize for music goes to Caroline Shaw
The Oregonian
Princeton’s Caroline Shaw wins Pulitzer Prize for music

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.)
New clean water technology will be tested in Louisville (Louisville, Ky.)


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.)


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.

Battery work yields top prize in Rice contest
News items recap the Rice Business Plan Competition.
Houston Chronicle (subscription required)
Northwestern teams sweep Rice Business Plan Competition
Crain’s Chicago Business
WBBM-AM (Chicago)


KTRK-TV reported live from Rice about the explosions in Boston.


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


Minerva Project: We may fail, but we won’t compromise
An interview with Bob Kerrey of the Minerva Project mentions Rice.

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. (Monroe, La.)


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

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, and

Pittsburgh Steelers: Possible tight end draft prospects
Lovett College senior Vance McDonald appears in a photo slideshow of Pittsburgh Steelers draft prospects.

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.)


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.

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.