Dateline Rice for April 19, 2013


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.)

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
Rice to hold groundbreaking for new tennis facility
Houston Chronicle
Rice to unveil $8 million tennis facility


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.

An unfolding story
Rice research is cited in an article about how engineers are working to fit more objects into tiny spaces.
Popular Science

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.


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

KTRU explores the "Festival of Experimental Films from India"
An article discusses interviews on KTRU’s Navrang show.

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.

Born to be a doctor, she nears college path
An article profiling a Westside High School student mentions Rice.

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


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.


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.)


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.)

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)

Houston: A vibrant city of immigrants
Rice research is cited in an article about Houston.

How big can a hospital get?
An article about the Texas Medical Center mentions Rice.

Microsoft’s Windows 8 went to college
Rice is mentioned in an article about Windows 8.


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

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. (This article also appeared in the Chicago Tribune, [Fla.], [Spokane, Wash.], [Fort Smith, Ark.], [Palm Springs, Calif.], [Honolulu], [Salinas, Calif.], [Jackson, Miss.], [Hertford, N.C.], [New Bern, N.C.], [Milwaukee, Wis.], [Greenville, S.C.], [Sacramento, Calif.], [Omaha, Neb.], [Grand Junction, Colo.], [Redding, Colo.], [Des Moines, Iowa], [Security, Colo.], [New Orleans] and [Kansas City, Mo.].)

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.