Dateline Rice for May 22, 2013

FEATURED ITEMS

Innovators aren’t the smartest people, and other lessons from graduation day
Articles about career advice given in 2013 commencement speeches cite quotes from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s speech at Rice.
Businessweek
http://buswk.co/16Msd2z
16 best pieces of career advice from 2013 commencement speeches
HuffingtonPost.com
http://huff.to/16O7gEk

Former Miss America runner-up to host Van Cliburn webcast
Alumna Jade Simmons ’03 will host the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition webcast.
Houston Chronicle (subscription required) (This article appeared on the front of the Star section.)
http://bit.ly/16O2GWR

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

To be perfect, practice isn’t enough
There may be more to perfection than a lot of practice, according to a small study of chess players and musicians. Rice is mentioned as a contributor to the research.
Futurity.org
http://bit.ly/119eS1T

Jay Carney press briefing blues
President Barack Obama brought in press secretary Jay Carney "to lower the temperature" in the briefing room back in 2011, but reporters are increasingly skeptical about Carney’s demeanor and the veracity of some answers to questions about recent administration scandals. Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Politico
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/jay-carney-white-house-91717.html

Log-jam in agency confirmations
Neal Lane, the Malcolm Gillis University Professor and senior fellow in science and technology policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and a professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted in an article about how political battles are leaving U.S. science agencies without leaders.
Nature
http://www.nature.com/news/log-jam-in-agency-confirmations-1.13033

Laptop U
An article about online education notes that Rice University is one of six global higher education institutions that recently joined online education provider edX.
New Yorker
http://nyr.kr/19hlc6y

We’re not ready to upload our brains to a computer yet
Moshe Vardi, the Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor of Computational Engineering and professor of computer science, is quoted in an article about computer/human hybridization. A discussion about artificial intelligence cites statements made by Vardi.
NBCNews.com
http://nbcnews.to/13G0Xj6
IEEE Spectrum’s ‘Techwise Conversations’
http://bit.ly/1a11IDl

Gates opens doors with daggers, Kravitz opts for ermine
Alumnus Rhett Butler ’92 is profiled for his career in architecture.
Bloomberg.com
http://bloom.bg/14LtbrC

When the oil boom turns to bust
Rice is mentioned in an op-ed about oil boom/bust cycles.
MSN.com (This op-ed also appeared in the Carthage Press, the West Hartford News, the Bastrop Enterprise and nearly 20 other media outlets.)
http://on-msn.com/10LOjtN

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Rice University engineering students invent mobile seizure monitoring device
Engineering students at Rice have designed a belt that monitors signs of epileptic seizures and sends information via Bluetooth to a caregiver’s computer or smartphone. Alumni Tiffany Varughese ’13 and Charles Park ’13 are quoted. Gary Woods, professor in the practice of electrical and computer engineering, and Rice students Ethan Leng, Mihir Mongia and Andrew Wu are mentioned. A Rice-produced video is featured.
BioNews-TX.com
http://bit.ly/11W8igN
Tech Universe: May 22
New Zealand Herald
http://bit.ly/13HYHo1

Pupil explores forgotten ‘Huelga Schools’
Amy Tate, a language consultant at the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, is mentioned in an article profiling her son for his academic achievement.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/13I3VAf

Role weds man’s love of theater, Chinese language
Rice is mentioned in an article about a production of the play "Chinglish."
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/12us5yH

Principals learn school entrepreneurship through REEP program
Seven Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District principals graduated last week from the Rice University Education Entrepreneurship Program.
Cypress Creek Mirror
http://bit.ly/1945QoA

Kizmet settles into new location
Rice is mentioned in an article about a Port Arthur, Texas, coffee bar.
Port Arthur News
http://panews.com/local/x2002154998/Kizmet-settles-into-new-location

BCCC announces students of the month
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce’s students of the month.
Orange County Register
http://therecordlive.com/2013/05/22/bccc-announces-students-month-3/

Beware government of wolves ruled by pigs
Research by Donald Huddle, professor emeritus of economics, is cited in an op-ed about immigration research by the Heritage Foundation.
San Angelo Standard-Times
http://bit.ly/10lYQg8

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Nature, not nurture?
Proteins may be more of a factor in shaping regulatory patterns than environment, according to a new study that looks at how cells’ protein networks relate to a bacteria’s genome. Luay Nakhleh, associate professor of computer science and of biochemistry and cell biology, is quoted.
Science20.com (This article also appeared on eScienceNews.com.)
http://www.science20.com/news_articles/nature_not_nurture-112730

Floating LNG 2013: Wison’s representative speaks on FLNG future
Alumnus Tor-Ivar Guttulsrod ’88 will speak in the Strategy Roundtable of Floating LNG 2013.
OffshoreEnergyToday.com
http://bit.ly/19ZH06T

Top 5 trends in mechanical engineering
Rice research to create thread from nanotubes is mentioned in an article about new mechanical engineering research.
ASME.org
http://bit.ly/11b1C6Y

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Scientists find new tools for tracing fracking impacts
Andrew Barron, the Charles W. Duncan Jr.-Welch Professor of Chemistry and professor of materials science, is quoted in an article about hydraulic fracturing.
Wilkes-Barre Citizens’ Voice (This article also appeared on WEF.org.)
http://bit.ly/12MwAGy

‘Rite’
An article reviews "Rite," a new album by Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano.
AudAud.com
http://bit.ly/1681fTy

Rice University students build new guitar capo
A team of Rice University students has designed a new capo for guitar that won’t block players from making certain chords without cramping their fingers. Rice students A.J. Fenton, Eric Stone, Lisa Sampson, Nicki Chamberlain-Simon and Amber Wang designed and built the capo. Fenton, Wang and Rice trustee and alumnus John Jaggers ’73 are quoted. A Rice-produced video is featured.
ArtistDirect.com
http://bit.ly/16LCZXn

Indo American Political Action Committee meets with California congressman Ed Royce
Rep. Pete Olson ’85 is mentioned in an article about a meeting of the Indo American Political Action Committee. Rice research is cited.
IndiaWest.com
http://bit.ly/183FPGY

Lee County High to introduce intensive college prep program
Rice is mentioned in an article about a Lee County High School college prep program.
Sanford Herald (N.C.)
http://bit.ly/Zdfof9

Nanotechnology comes to Newman University
Alumnus Ryan Huschka ’10 authored this op-ed about nanotechnology at Newman University.
NewmanU.edu
http://bit.ly/16O3E5h

SPORTS

Super Bowl announcement excites Texans players
Super Bowl LI will be played in Houston at Reliant Stadium. These news items note that Super Bowl VIII was played at Rice Stadium.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front of the Sports section.)
http://bit.ly/180zNH7
Houston’s Super Bowl history
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/14MGHLJ
Football on TV is entertainment, especially Super Bowls
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Texas)
http://bit.ly/1a5WgPJ

ESPN’s ‘Sportscenter’
http://bit.ly/14R8ric
KTRK-TV
http://bit.ly/14R8wT7
KBTV-TV (Beaumont, Texas)
http://bit.ly/11b4nF8

UH, Rice well represented in C-USA awards
The Rice Owls baseball team had six players named all-conference: Michael Ratterree, Zech Lemond, Ford Stainback, Keenan Cook, Michael Aquino and Geoff Perrott.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/183swGo

10 college football players who will make excellent coaches someday
McMurtry College junior Taylor McHargue appears in a photo slideshow of football players who may one day make great coaches.
BleacherReport.com
http://bit.ly/14xnLBb

2013 Conference USA Baseball Championship
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Conference-USA baseball tournament.
Houston Chronicle (Coverage of Rice also appeared on TheDailyCougar.com.)
http://bit.ly/1a2sviF

Track teammates push each other toward excellence
Rice is mentioned in an article about two Saugeen Track and Field Club members.
Kincardine News (Ontario) (This article also appeared in the Shoreline Beacon.)
http://bit.ly/10lZR7Y

NEWS RELEASES

Minus environment, patterns still emerge
Environment is not the only factor in shaping regulatory patterns — and it might not even be the primary factor, according to a new Rice University study that looks at how cells’ protein networks relate to a bacteria’s genome.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=45671

Children of married parents less likely to be obese
Children living in households where the parents are married are less likely to be obese, according to new research from Rice University and the University of Houston.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=45702

Rice experts available to discuss Texas Legislature end-of-session developments
With the Texas Legislature 2013 session about to end May 27, a range of Rice University experts are available to comment on the issues at play.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=45698

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.