Dateline Rice for April 19, 2013

FEATURED ITEMS

New Rice laboratory to study consequences of brain trauma
With a $1.5 million grant from the T.L.L. Temple Foundation, Rice University will create a lab that will be the first in the Texas Medical Center to study brain functions following a stroke, epilepsy or traumatic brain injury. Randi Martin, the Elma Schneider Professor of Psychology, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Darien News and the Greater New Milford Spectrum.)
http://bit.ly/Z1oBGc

Rice tennis to get a new home
Rice University will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new George R. Brown Tennis Complex May 7. The new $8 million complex will be named for George R. Brown, former chair of the Rice Board of Trustees. Trustee emeritus Ralph and Becky O’Connor and their family provided lead funding for the project.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/117j267
Rice to hold groundbreaking for new tennis facility
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/Z8vCEk
Rice to unveil $8 million tennis facility
KHOU.com
http://bit.ly/11nU5Ur

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Current TV’s ‘The War Room’
Hanszen College sophomore Zack Kopplin appeared on Current TV’s "The War Room" to discuss his fight against the teaching of creationism in public schools.
http://bit.ly/10lgOVR

An unfolding story
Rice research is cited in an article about how engineers are working to fit more objects into tiny spaces.
Popular Science
http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-03/unfolding-story

Sexual assault survivor activists launch ‘Know Your IX’ campaign
An article about the "Know Your IX" campaign includes a link to an op-ed from last year in the Rice Thresher.
HuffingtonPost.com
http://huff.to/15klo7o

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Poetry debuts jolt readers back to life for spring
Joseph Campana, assistant professor of English literature, authored this review of "No Object" by Natalie Shapero and "When My Brother Was an Aztec" by Natalie Diaz.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/XV0glQ

KTRU explores the "Festival of Experimental Films from India"
An article discusses interviews on KTRU’s Navrang show.
IndoAmerican-News.com
http://www.indoamerican-news.com/?p=16145

Dancing at the water wall: Houston’s great outdoors sets the stage for unique dance festival
An article about "Natural Acts in Artificial Water," a site-specific dance by Stephan Koplowitz, mentions Rice.
Culturemap.com
http://bit.ly/Z4UEVN

Born to be a doctor, she nears college path
An article profiling a Westside High School student mentions Rice.
UltimateMemorial.com
http://bit.ly/17vQR35

CPRIT helping fight against cancer
Rice is mentioned in an op-ed about the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
San Antonio Express-News
http://bit.ly/13s1JCv

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KPFT-FM
Ric Stoll, the Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science and scholar at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, discusses North Korea’s conditions for resuming talks with the U.S. The interview begins approximately 10 minutes into the clip.
http://archive.kpft.org/_pa_dodown.php?id=8438140

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Graphene energy storage
Rice research is mentioned in an article about work to use graphene in energy storage devices.
Energy & Capital (This article also appeared in the Boston Globe.)
http://www.energyandcapital.com/articles/graphene-energy-storage/3298

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Three to be inducted into Gatton’s Hall of Fame
Kerry Back, the J. Howard Creekmore Professor of Finance at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, will be inducted into the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics Hall of Fame.
Lexington Herald-Leader (Ky.)
http://bit.ly/10m9NUD

With delays and political missteps, Obama helped defeat his own gun-control agenda
A stripped-down version of President Barack Obama’s gun-control proposals failed in the Senate, delivering a blow to Obama’s second-term agenda and gun-control allies who sought to transform the horror over the Newtown shootings into their first chance in two decades to pass new restrictions. Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
http://bit.ly/Z1A0WD

Houston: A vibrant city of immigrants
Rice research is cited in an article about Houston.
Voxxi.com
http://www.voxxi.com/houston-texas-vibrant-city-immigrants/

How big can a hospital get?
An article about the Texas Medical Center mentions Rice.
Crikey.com.au
http://bit.ly/177W6Yl

Microsoft’s Windows 8 went to college
Rice is mentioned in an article about Windows 8.
InsiderMonkey.com
http://bit.ly/14zvC4L

SPORTS

UH, Rice vie in key C-USA baseball series
An article previews the annual Silver Glove Series between Rice and the University of Houston.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/177UY7d

MLB roundup: Jeter out until midseason
Former Rice baseball player Tony Cingrani will be called up from Triple-A Louisville to start against the Marlins.
Yahoo.com (This article also appeared in the Chicago Tribune, ClickOrlando.com [Fla.], KXLY.com [Spokane, Wash.], 4029TV.com [Fort Smith, Ark.], KESQ.com [Palm Springs, Calif.], KITV.com [Honolulu], KSBW.com [Salinas, Calif.], WAPT.com [Jackson, Miss.], WFMZ.com [Hertford, N.C.], WCTITV.com [New Bern, N.C.], WISN.com [Milwaukee, Wis.], WYFF.com [Greenville, S.C.], KCRA.com [Sacramento, Calif.], KETV.com [Omaha, Neb.], KJCT8.com [Grand Junction, Colo.], KRCRTV.com [Redding, Colo.], KCCI.com [Des Moines, Iowa], KRDO.com [Security, Colo.], WDSU.com [New Orleans] and KMBC.com [Kansas City, Mo.].)
http://yhoo.it/11nWcHY

Women’s tennis: Utes’ rocky start leads to bitter upset in Houston
An article recaps a women’s tennis match between Rice and the University of Utah.
UWire.com
http://bit.ly/13kX1CH

NEWS RELEASES

Genetic circuit allows both individual freedom, collective good
In a study published online this week in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from Rice University’s Center for Theoretical Biological Physics and colleagues from Tel Aviv University and Harvard Medical School show how sophisticated genetic circuits allow an individual bacterium within a colony to act on its own while also ensuring that the colony pulls together in hard times.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=43729

2013 Rice Business Plan Competition awards $1.5 million, crowns world champion
The 2013 Rice Business Plan Competition awarded more than $1.5 million in cash and prizes last weekend at Rice University. Northwestern University’s SiNode Systems emerged as the top startup company in the world’s richest and largest business plan competition held April 11-13.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=43704

Rice U. tennis facility groundbreaking May 7
Rice University will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new George R. Brown Tennis Complex May 7. The ceremony will take place on the site of the new complex, which will be located near Rice Stadium in West Lot No. 3.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=43709

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.