Dateline Rice for June 28, 2013


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
In Texas, a senator’s stand catches the spotlight
New York Times
Perry v. Davis. Round 1
Austin American-Statesman
Post filibuster, Perry, Davis trade personal barbs

Houston Chronicle (subscription required) (This article appeared on the front of the City & State section.)
Patrick announces bid for lieutenant governor
Austin American-Statesman (subscription required)

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.

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


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

James Turrell: ‘The Light Inside’
An article about work by artist James Turrell mentions his "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace at Rice.

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

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. (Brownsville, Texas)

A technology conference is born in Houston
Rice is mentioned in an article about Tech Street Houston, a new technology conference.
Houston Business Journal

Eric Zarsky graduates from Rice University
News briefs report on students who graduated from Rice May 11.
Pasadena Citizen
Alexandria school notes (This article also appeared in the Alexandria Gazette Packet.)
Bragbook for June 28
Atlanta Journal-Constitution


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.


Sandra Bishnoi, lecturer in chemistry, is profiled for her fight against breast cancer.


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.

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.

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.


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

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.

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.)


How pivotal is Greg Roman to the offense?
Former Rice football player Vance McDonald is mentioned in an article about the San Francisco 49ers.

Jameson Taillon effective for seven innings, even without best stuff
Rice is mentioned in an article about baseball player Jameson Taillon.

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.


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.

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.

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.