Dateline Rice for June 28, 2013

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Shut up!
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 news items about a Texas Senate filibuster, Texas Sen. Wendy Davis, Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Sen. Dan Patrick.
The Economist
http://econ.st/16Cfg8p
In Texas, a senator’s stand catches the spotlight
New York Times
http://nyti.ms/16yTRNk
Perry v. Davis. Round 1
Austin American-Statesman
http://bit.ly/1cuKpMi
Post filibuster, Perry, Davis trade personal barbs

Houston Chronicle (subscription required) (This article appeared on the front of the City & State section.)
http://bit.ly/13bWSpQ
Patrick announces bid for lieutenant governor
Austin American-Statesman (subscription required)
http://bit.ly/15MMEa7

Fox News Channel
A story about the U.S. Supreme Court includes a clip of Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. speaking at Rice as part of the Centennial Lecture Series.
http://bit.ly/13bZ9Ba

The Israeli media and the ‘peace process’
An op-ed by Max Blankfeld notes that he serves on the board for the Jewish Studies Program at Rice University.
Times of Israel
http://bit.ly/12rDlu2

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Phoebe Tudor receives Mayor’s Citizen Award for Historic Preservation
Phoebe Tudor, wife of Rice trustee Bobby Tudor ’82, received the 2013 Mayor’s Citizen Award for Historic Preservation. The article notes that she led the initiative to preserve Rice’s Wiess House, where President David Leebron and his family live.
West University Examiner
http://bit.ly/1cuAPsL

James Turrell: ‘The Light Inside’
An article about work by artist James Turrell mentions his "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace at Rice.
Glasstire.com
http://glasstire.com/2013/06/28/james-turrell-the-light-inside/

Cypress Symphony to feature pianist Richard Dowling in inaugural concert
Gregory Barnett, associate professor of musicology, will offer a preconcert lecture for a Cypress Symphony performance.
Cypress Creek Mirror
http://bit.ly/1aiIca3

UTPA professor goes to Washington
Alumna Karen Lozano ’96 was among several Latino business leaders who met with President Barack Obama to discuss immigration reform.
KVEO.com (Brownsville, Texas)
http://www.kveo.com/news/utpa-professor-goes-washington

A technology conference is born in Houston
Rice is mentioned in an article about Tech Street Houston, a new technology conference.
Houston Business Journal
http://bit.ly/19G3yvb

Eric Zarsky graduates from Rice University
News briefs report on students who graduated from Rice May 11.
Pasadena Citizen
http://bit.ly/18iTU3V
Alexandria school notes
ConnectionNewspapers.com (This article also appeared in the Alexandria Gazette Packet.)
http://bit.ly/14A7evt
Bragbook for June 28
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
http://bit.ly/14A4Q7D

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KRLD-AM (Dallas) (This story also appeared on KLBJ-AM [Austin, Texas].)
Tony Payan, scholar for immigration studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in stories about a U.S. Senate immigration reform bill. A link to the KXLN-TV broadcast is not available.
http://bit.ly/17HopBc

KXLN-TV

KTRK-TV
Sandra Bishnoi, lecturer in chemistry, is profiled for her fight against breast cancer.
http://bit.ly/17H2s5b

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Why MC Hammer and Tory Burch are mentoring a Houston startup
Rebellion Photonics, a company founded by alumni Allison Lami Sawyer ’10 and Robert Kester ’10, has been admitted to the Wall Street Journal’s new Startup of the Year competition.
Bizjournals.com
http://bit.ly/124ndi9

The next frontier of application context-awareness: Mood
A study produced at Microsoft Research Asia has floated the possibility of adding "mood sensors" as a new form of context-detection to devices. Robert Li Kam Wa, a graduate student in electrical and computer engineering, and Lin Zhong, assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering and of computer science, are mentioned.
MIS-Asia.com
http://bit.ly/17Hqs8b

That grocery store cabbage is alive
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.
AgroTimes.com
http://bit.ly/1aiYkZ3

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

New emir: Qatar will pursue its ‘independent behavior’
Qatar’s new emir said on Wednesday the U.S.-allied Gulf Arab state would not "take direction" from anyone, in an accession speech suggesting the young leader would pursue the assertive, independent-minded foreign policy pioneered by his father. Kristian Ulrichsen, fellow for Kuwait at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Allentown Morning Call (Penn.) (This article also appeared in the Hampton Roads Daily Press and TheFrontierPost.com.)
http://bit.ly/152ibYy

How my miscarriage made me more pro-choice
Melissa Weininger, a postdoctoral fellow in Jewish studies, authored this op-ed about how her personal experiences have molded her opinion on abortion.
Feministe.com
http://bit.ly/14x5wuB

Tech 20/20 ranks as one of the top 4 US incubators, top 6 worldwide
Rice University’s Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship has been named the top global university business incubator of 2013, according to the first in-depth study by the University Business Incubator Index, based in Sweden.
Chattanoogan (Tenn.)
http://bit.ly/17lubVm

SPORTS

How pivotal is Greg Roman to the offense?
Former Rice football player Vance McDonald is mentioned in an article about the San Francisco 49ers.
GoldenGateSports.com
http://bit.ly/1crsMwI

Jameson Taillon effective for seven innings, even without best stuff
Rice is mentioned in an article about baseball player Jameson Taillon.
Yardbarker.com
http://bit.ly/128vjay

Arsalan Kazemi: The 2013 NBA draft’s ready-made, overlooked rebounding machine
Former Rice basketball player Arsalan Kazemi is profiled for his career as an athlete.
Grantland.com
http://es.pn/13b5P1l

NEWS RELEASES

Rice Portraits of American Life Study: Americans more respectful of religious traditions
Americans are more respectful now than ever before when it comes to the religious traditions of their peers, according to findings from the longitudinal Rice University Portraits of American Life Study.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=46877

Baker Institute scholar available to comment on immigration reform vote
As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on a major overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, Tony Payan, a scholar for immigration and border studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is available to discuss immigration issues in the U.S.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=46884

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.