Dateline Rice for April 24, 2013

FEATURED ITEMS

Rice survey: Houston a city of ‘tolerant traditionalists’
As the immigration debate in the U.S. Senate heats up, findings from the 32nd annual Kinder Houston Area Survey show that support for immigration reform has grown significantly among Houstonians. Other findings in this year’s survey: Area residents overwhelmingly support expanding criminal background checks for gun sales, support for gay rights has grown significantly and Houstonians report no improvement at all in their personal financial situations despite Houston’s strong economy and low unemployment rates. Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted. A link to the KROI-FM broadcast is not available.
Houston Chronicle (subscription required) (This article appeared on the front page and also in the Darien News, the Fairfield Citizen, the Greenwich Time, the Greater New Milford Spectrum, the Danbury News Times, the Norwalk Citizen and the Westport News.)
http://bit.ly/15GqIC1
KUHF-FM
http://bit.ly/ZMwScN
KPRC-TV
http://bit.ly/13X2N1j
KPRC-TV
http://bit.ly/XWz2Jp
KPRC-TV
http://bit.ly/ZOxwG2
KRIV-TV
http://bit.ly/11DNs0D
KRIV-TV
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KRIV-TV
http://bit.ly/15KtXbL
KRIV-TV
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KHOU-TV
http://bit.ly/11k9oNB
Houston once more shows America exactly where the country will be in 20 years
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/10bHeBX
Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey: Support for gay rights has grown significantly among Houstonians
LGBTWeekly.com
http://bit.ly/10bz8th
Support for gay rights has grown significantly in Houston
GayUSATheMovie.com
http://bit.ly/11k7axW
KROI-FM

View art by Picasso with music by his Parisian associates
Lachezar Kostov and Viktor Valkov, graduate students at the Shepherd School of Music will perform music composed by friends of Pablo Picasso at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Houston Chronicle (subscription required) (This article appeared on the front of the Star section.)
http://bit.ly/ZkF8Eo

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Al Jazeera
Edward Djerejian, founding director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed about the Syrian civil war. An English translation of this interview is not available.
http://youtu.be/TSmLz2ky15M

Immigration debate in Congress signals big shift, especially for those in Arizona
The national mood on immigration has changed dramatically since Arizona approved a first-of-its-kind immigration law, igniting a furor over border security and the country’s treatment of immigrants. Tony Payan, scholar for immigration studies at the Baker Institute, is quoted.
Washington Post (This Associated Press article also appeared in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Boston Globe, ABCNews.com and nearly 170 other media outlets.)
http://wapo.st/17QTHQp

As Bush library opening puts his presidency back in the spotlight, his approval rating is up
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about former President George W. Bush.
Washington Post (This article also appeared in the Oregonian, the Bangor Daily News, the Santa Fe New Mexican and the Fiscal Times.)
http://wapo.st/11H9Lku

Ceremony puts Bush back in public eye
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 George W. Bush Presidential Center.
McClatchyDC.com (This article also appeared in the Waterville Morning Sentinel, Sacramento Bee, Kennebec Journal and the Portland Press Herald.)
http://bit.ly/13sS0bi

Inside the race to build the world’s fastest Bitcoin miner
Scott Novich, a graduate student in electrical and computer engineering, is mentioned in an article about Bitcoin mining.
Wired
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-04/24/bitcoin-mining-rigs

Larry McMurtry: How I write
Alumnus Larry McMurtry ’60 is interviewed about his life and career.
Newsweek/The Daily Beast
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/04/24/larry-mcmurtry-how-i-write.html

HOUSTON/TEXAS

West company failed to follow rules
Andrew Barron, the Charles W. Duncan Jr.-Welch Professor of Chemistry and professor of materials science, is quoted in an article about the explosion in West, Texas.
KTRH.com
http://bit.ly/YLEj3V

Soo Sunny Park’s pretty patchwork of light at Rice Gallery
An article discusses artist Soo Sunny Park’s Rice Gallery installation.
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/144xxNZ

Farmers markets: Never a better time to go local
An article about farmers’ markets in Houston mentions the Rice University Farmers Market.
Houston Chronicle (subscription required) (This article appeared on the front of the Flavor section.)
http://bit.ly/15GKGNt

Vision for West University dates to early 1900s
Rice is mentioned in an article about West University Place.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/11kaZD4

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Genetic circuit balances individual freedom and 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. Eshel Ben-Jacob, visiting research scholar with the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, and José Onuchic, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy, are quoted.
ScienceAGoGo.com
http://bit.ly/13rqzyu
Individual freedom and collective good
Punch (Nigeria)
http://bit.ly/13ubTi9
Genetic circuit allows both individual freedom, collective good
KurzweilAI.com
http://bit.ly/141t66J

Shaped nanosphere lithography delivers large area nanoring and nanocrescent arrays
Researchers at Rice University are busy optimizing a simple and cost-effective process for fabricating well-ordered metal nanorings and nanocrescents over large areas. Zuzanna Lewicka ’09 authored this article. Vice Provost for Research Vicki Colvin is mentioned.
NanoTechWeb.org
http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/lab/53132

Higher education taps Teambox for social collaboration
Teambox, as a task-oriented, cloud-based social collaboration tool, is a flexible option for collaborative learning and other campus projects. Rice is mentioned.
Information Week (This article also appeared on TechWeb.com.)
http://ubm.io/Zj1rLS

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

With natural gas costly, AEP burning more coal
Rising natural-gas prices mean American Electric Power is burning more coal and less gas compared with a year ago, according to the company’s chief executive. Ken Medlock, the James A. Baker III and Susan Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at the Baker Institute, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies and adjunct assistant professor in economics, is quoted.
Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
http://bit.ly/11jpPde

Pianist hopes Tchaikovsky concerto with Jacksonville symphony is bug-free
Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano, will perform with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra April 25-27.
Florida Times-Union
http://bit.ly/17OAuyO

New WVU project to help students get patents
Rice is mentioned in an article about West Virginia University’s student intellectual property patent services.
West Virginia State Journal
http://bit.ly/11Ky4he

SPORTS

Inside the world of baseball recruiting
Rice is mentioned in an article about baseball recruiting.
Beaumont Enterprise
http://bit.ly/17V7R5U

San Francisco 49ers draft preview part 1: Offensive skill positions
Lovett College senior Vance McDonald appears in a photo slideshow about San Francisco 49ers draft prospects.
BleacherReport.com
http://bit.ly/XUptL5

Around sports: Robledo leads UH to C-USA golf title
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Conference USA golf tournament.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/YPpUnd

An ode to Tony Cingrani
An article discusses the career of former Rice baseball player Tony Cingrani.
BaseballNation.com
http://bit.ly/ZMmvos

Washington Nationals team report
Former Rice standout Anthony Rendon was called up from the Harrisburg Senators to the Washington Nationals.
Chicago Tribune (This article also appeared in the South Bend Tribune and WSBT.com [Chicago].)
http://bit.ly/11zyWbo

LaSalle’s Willson showcases skills
Articles discuss Lovett College senior Luke Willson’s NFL draft prospects.
Windsor Star (Ontario)
http://bit.ly/10d4gsb
3 NFL teams taking a late look at Canadian O-lineman Sewell
Canoe.ca
http://bit.ly/ZkGC1u

NEWS RELEASES

Space coffee gets an upgrade
Rice engineering students devised a better coffee condiment system for the International Space Station.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=44005

Rice University sociologist to release results of teacher performance pay study
Results of a Rice University study highlighting the impact of performance pay in the nation’s seventh-largest public school district will be released April 25 during a conference call.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=43989

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.