Dateline Rice for July 2, 2013


5 things to watch as Texas lawmakers debate anti-abortion bill again
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 articles about the Texas special legislative session. Jones also appeared on KTMD-TV to discuss the session. A link to this broadcast is not available.
Special session begins in Texas for late-term abortion ban
Texas abortion bill back before the legislature, and it will pass this time
Political ambitions motivate Republicans in Texas abortion fight

To avoid root canals, teeth that replace themselves
Advances in treating tooth decay may one day lead to an ability to restore tooth tissue. Rice is mentioned.
Wall Street Journal

Bass player Thomas Van Dyck settles in with BSO
Alumnus Thomas Van Dyck ’03 is profiled for his career in music.
Boston Globe


In Houston, America’s diverse future has already arrived
Michael Emerson, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted in a story about demographic changes in Texas. Emerson is also quoted in articles about his research showing that Americans now pay more attention to the religious traditions of their peers. (This article also appeared on [Lawton, Okla.].)
US news
Study finds a number of Americans pay equal attention to different religious traditions
Gay marriage: A country is moving, it’s people not so much
Portraits of American Life: Study reveals changes in attitude toward religion, morality, politics and other social issues

When the next desk over is an ocean away
William Arnold, professor in the practice of management at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted in an article about managing global oil operations.

Ike Dike proposal discussed at Pasadena Rotary meeting
Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center is mentioned in an article about a Pasadena Rotary Club meeting.
Pasadena Citizen


Christopher Sperandio, assistant professor of visual and dramatic arts, appeared on KRIV-TV to discuss his Cargo Space project.


‘Gorilla’ phone glass caught shrinking in just days
Peter Wolynes, the D.R. Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Chemistry and professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted in articles about "Gorilla Glass."
Shrinking ‘Gorilla’ phone glass and interatomic forces
Electronics Weekly

Brown adds new faculty to engineering school
Anita Shukla, a postdoctoral research fellow in bioengineering, will join the faculty at Brown University.
Providence Business News,89822

Guttulsrod to speak at Canada LNG Export Forum
Alumnus Tor-Ivar Guttulsrod ’88 will speak at the Canada LNG Export Forum Sept. 18.


Microsoft is developing smartphones that detect 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.

Check out Rice Gallery and Soo Sunny Park’s Unwoven Light in Time magazine’s summer issue
A picture of artist Soo Sunny Park’s Rice Gallery installation appeared in Time.

College admissions: 10 western colleges worth the trip this summer
Rice appears on a list of 10 colleges worth visiting.

Rice University nurtures the potential of young female
A Rice-produced video on a STEM outreach program was posted on a website.

New Orleans top female achievers 2013
Alumna Susan Larson ’73 was named one of New Orleans’ top female achievers for 2013 by New Orleans magazine. Former Rice professor Bob Patton is mentioned.
New Orleans

4 things parents should know before paying for college
An article about paying for college notes that the author, John McDonough, completed the course work to sit for the Certified Financial Planner professional designation exam from Rice University.

Stefano Scodanibbio encrypts classical and popular music
An article reviewing an album by Stefano Scodanibbio notes that Scodanibbio once taught a master class at Rice.


Getting to know the American Athletic Conference
The University of Houston officially joined the American Athletic Conference. Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle


Wiggling worms make waves in gene pool
The idea that worms can be seen as waveforms allowed scientists at Rice University to find new links in gene networks that control movement.

Rice University closed July 4-7; media contact information
Rice University will be closed July 4 through July 7, reopening for regular business July 8. News media requiring assistance during that period should contact the Rice News and Media Relations Department’s on-call number.

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.