Dateline Rice for June 21, 2013


Does a happy plant make a healthy plant?
Managing vegetables’ "internal clocks" postharvest could have health benefits, according to new research from Rice University and the University of California at Davis. Janet Braam, professor and chair of biochemistry and cell biology, is quoted. Braam will discuss this research on NPR’s "Science Friday" around 1:40 p.m. today on KUHF, 88.7 FM.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front page.)
Veggies ‘on the clock’ may be healthier
National Public Radio’s ‘Science Friday’ (Editor’s note: Audio for this broadcast will be posted later this afternoon.)
The cabbage in your fridge still runs on a daily clock
National Geographic
Your fruits and vegetables can tell day from night — and even get jet lag
National Public Radio’s ‘All Things Considered’ (This story also appeared on [Boston],, [Missouri], [Dallas], [Houston], [Colorado], [Tulsa, Okla.],, [New Hampshire], [Washington], [Oregon], [Arizona], [Atlanta], [Buffalo, N.Y.], [Ohio], [Charlotte, N.C.], [North Carolina], [Florida], [Wisconsin], [Michigan], [Miami], [New York], [Syracuse, N.Y.], [Kentucky], [North Carolina], [Milwaukee], [New Orleans],, [Ohio], [Kentucky] and [Washington, D.C.].)
KTRK-TV (This story also appeared on WTVD-TV [Durham, N.C.], WTAE-TV [Pittsburgh] and KAKE-TV [Wichita, Kan.].)
KHOU-TV (This story also appeared on WXVT-TV [Greenville, Miss.].)
What time is it? Ask your lettuce
Consumer Affairs
The secret life of produce
Popular Science
That lettuce you’re eating … it’s alive. And that’s good
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.)
They’re alive! Harvested fruits and veggies respond to light cycles, study says (This article also appeared on
Timing is everything when eating fruits, vegetables
U.S. News & World Report (This article also appeared the Philadelphia Enquirer, Health,,,, and
BBC World Service News (A link to this broadcast is not available.)
Harvested fruit ‘still responds’
Keep fruit and vegetables in daylight to boost nutrients
The Telegraph (U.K.)
Fruits and veggies are alive, can defend against herbivores
National Geographic
Grocery store vegetables care what time of day it is
United Press International
Vegetables are alive and have internal clocks, study finds
Scientists fool veggies into being more nutritious (This article also appeared on
Your vegetables’ nutritional content could be affected by jet lag (This article also appeared on
Picked veggies cycle antioxidant production
San Diego Union-Tribune (This article also appeared on
Are your veggies happy?
Does your salad know what time it is?
West University Examiner (This article also appeared in the Memorial Examiner, the Sugar Land Sun, the Fort Bend Sun, the Katy Rancher, the Kingwood Observer, the Lake Houston Observer,,,,, and
Is that apple still alive? Food crops respond to sunlight, retain circadian clocks even after being harvested
Vegies keep ticking over after harvest
Harvested veggies may still be alive
The Australian (Australia) (This article also appeared in the Melbourne Herald Sun, the West Australian, the Daily Telegraph,,,,, and
Harvested fruit ‘still responds’
The Herald (Scotland)
Storing vegetables in your fridge ‘can take away goodness’ because conditions do not mimic night and day
Daily Mail (U.K.)
Lunchtime the right time for fruit and veg
The Times (London)
Time your meals to get the most nutrition out of ‘living’ veggies and fruits
Cabbage circadian clocks tick even after picking
That grocery store cabbage is alive
Your vegetables’ nutritional content could be affected by jet lag
Keeping cabbage in light-dark cycles? Altering rhythm of harvested vegetables to make anti-oxidants
Choose how useful your vegetables should be (An English translation of this article is not available.)
Vegetables’ health benefits peak at noon, study
Plants can tell time, and could prevent cancer at certain points in their daily cycle
Grocery store cabbage still alive and on a circadian rhythm
Level of nutrients in fruit and vegetables affected by internal clock
Nature World News
A salad’s nutrition may vary by time of day (Bryan/College Station, Texas)
It’s alive! Nutritional value of fresh produce varies with time of day
Keeping salad in the dark may make it healthier
Fruits and veggies still stay alive after harvest
Fruit and veggies kept in daylight more nutritious
Timing is everything when eating fruits, vegetables
Fruits and vegetables know the time of day
Fruits and vegetables are alive — even after being harvested
Your salad knows what time it is
Fruits and vegetables from the supermarket are still alive (An English translation of this article is not available.)

Hot enough for you? Crank up the AC and stick around
Stephen Fox, lecturer in architecture, is quoted in a front-page story about air conditioning and Houston.
Houston Chronicle (subscription required)


Top-ranked universities that grant the most STEM degrees
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).

Bun B previews rap coloring book, featuring 42 Artists
An article about Houston rapper Bun B’s Rolling Stone interview mentions that he will teach a class on religion and hip-hop culture at Rice again this fall.


Texas Democrats’ unlikely fundraising epicenter: McAllen
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 in an op-ed about political fundraising in McAllen, Texas.
Houston Chronicle

Abortion rights advocates extend House hearing toward dawn
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 Texas politics. Jones is also quoted in an article about actress Eva Longoria’s political activism and appeared on KTMD-TV to discuss immigration reform. A link to the KTMD-TV broadcast is not available.
Austin American-Statesman
Eva Longoria more than just a celeb in Washington

10 farmers markets in and around Houston to visit this summer
The Rice University Farmers Market is mentioned in an article about farmers’ markets in Houston.
Houston Press

The rest of the best: Houston’s top 10 authors
Suzanne Rindell, graduate student in English, is mentioned in an article about Houston’s top authors.
Houston Press

Stevenson students participate in Young Inventors Showcase
An article about the Children’s Museum of Houston’s Young Inventors Showcase notes that students from Rice served as the judges.
Alvin Sun-Advertiser

Daron Stone graduates from Rice University
News briefs report on students who graduated from Rice May 11.
Groesbeck Journal
Millburn Township residents earn degrees and honors
Elizabeth Jones graduates from Rice University
Norwich Bulletin (Conn.)

Friendswood senior Rishi Suresh receives scholarship
Rice is mentioned in an article about a Friendswood High School scholarship recipient.
Friendswood Journal


KHOU-TV’s ‘Great Day Houston’
President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice is cited before an interview with author Lily Koppel.


Top 5 architecture schools, by student satisfaction
Rice has the third best architecture program in the nation, based on a DesignIntelligence survey of architecture graduates.
UT architecture school ranks high in DesignIntelligence survey
Austin Business Journal


Once the student, Kerry Hall has become the teacher
Duncan College senior Marissa Hall is mentioned in an article profiling her father for his teaching career.
Wilmette Life (Ill.)

CCHS grad serving as apprentice artist at Santa Fe opera
Rice is mentioned in an article about a young opera singer.
Wet Mountain Tribune (Colo.)


Multiple Rice sports bask in success
An article discusses successes in Rice Owls athletics. Head football coach David Bailiff and head women’s tennis coach Elizabeth Schmidt are quoted.
Houston Chronicle (subscription required)
Rice’s best years in C-USA
Houston Chronicle (subscription required)

Cheetahs take BC spots in stride
Baker College sophomore Hodson Harding is mentioned in an article about the Coquitlam Cheetahs track-and-field club.

Blazers work out 6 prospects
Former Rice basketball player Arsalan Kazemi is mentioned in an article about the Portland Trail Blazers.

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.