Dateline Rice for June 20, 2013


Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, appeared on CNN-TV to discuss a recent speech in Germany by President Barack Obama.

What if we demanded Ted Cruz’s papers?
An article about Sen. Ted Cruz mentions his mother, alumna Eleanor Darragh ’56.


Can patients truly comparison shop for health care procedures?
New research suggests that there’s no easy way to comparison shop when it comes to the price of health care. Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and professor of economics, is quoted.
Houston Business Journal

2012 Anything That Floats winners go for another title
An article discusses the Rice Design Alliance’s Anything That Floats competition.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front of the Star section.)

Pasadena, Clute musicians participate in Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival
Kelly Mozeik, a graduate student in music, is quoted in an article about the Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival.
Houston Chronicle


Ric Stoll, the Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science and scholar at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, appeared on KPFT-FM to discuss U.S. negotiations with the Taliban. The interview begins approximately 18 minutes into the clip.


Three ways MOOCs will change colleges
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have taken off in the last few years as universities have made classes available online, both directly and via services like Coursera. MOOCs were discussed at the U.S. News 2013 STEM Solutions Conference in Austin June 18. Rice President David Leebron spoke at the conference and is quoted in the article.

Graphene nanoribbons could double Li-ion battery capacity
Researchers at Rice University have come up with a new way to boost the efficiency of the ubiquitous lithium ion battery by employing ribbons of graphene that start as carbon nanotubes. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science, is quoted.

Rice University engineering students collaborate on design of cervical collar
Rice University biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering students designed and prototyped the HeadCase cervical collar. A Rice-produced video is featured.
American National Standards Institute


List of top STEM universities includes Purdue
Rice appears on a U.S. News & World Report list of national universities that grant the largest proportion of bachelor’s degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). (West Lafayette, Ind.)

Beware of platform shrinkers
Research by 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 cited in an op-ed about conservative politics.

Young couple brings opera to Savannah
Alumna Lauren Snouffer ’09 will perform in Savannah, Ga.
Savannah Morning News (Ga.)

Northants PCC addresses police strategy forum
President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice is cited in a speech by Northamptonshire police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds.


Closing time: Anthony Rendon and Logan Forsythe, infielders of interest
Former Rice standout Anthony Rendon is featured in an article about Major League Baseball players.

Stittsville’s Kyle Norris plays in Edmonton Eskimos’ 1st exhibition game
Alumnus Scott Mitchell ’11 is mentioned in an article about the Edmonton Eskimos Canadian football team.

TOHS honors student-athletes
Rice is mentioned in an article about Thousand Oaks High School student-athletes.
Thousand Oaks Acorn (Calif.)


Does your salad know what time it is?
Does your salad know what time it is? It may be healthier for you if it does, according to new research from Rice University and the University of California at Davis.

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.