Dateline Rice for July 2, 2013

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

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.
ABCNews.com
http://abcn.ws/19SRUkg
Special session begins in Texas for late-term abortion ban
HotAir.com
http://bit.ly/13hCIL0
Texas abortion bill back before the legislature, and it will pass this time
OutsideTheBeltway.com
http://bit.ly/12zRHgf
Political ambitions motivate Republicans in Texas abortion fight
DailyKos.com
http://bit.ly/13otyeG
KTMD-TV

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
http://on.wsj.com/1b3uSoK

Bass player Thomas Van Dyck settles in with BSO
Alumnus Thomas Van Dyck ’03 is profiled for his career in music.
Boston Globe
http://b.globe.com/16IzI7n

HOUSTON/TEXAS

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.
KTTZ.org (This article also appeared on KCCU.org [Lawton, Okla.].)
http://bit.ly/17ACSv6
US news
DailyKos.com
http://bit.ly/17QVMBu
Study finds a number of Americans pay equal attention to different religious traditions
MedIndia.net
http://bit.ly/13hUihZ
Gay marriage: A country is moving, it’s people not so much
PSMag.com
http://bit.ly/1b3wzTk
Portraits of American Life: Study reveals changes in attitude toward religion, morality, politics and other social issues
Tendencias24.com
http://bit.ly/13eVWzz

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.
FuelFix.com
http://bit.ly/13mgshY

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
http://bit.ly/14JakNG

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KRIV-TV
Christopher Sperandio, assistant professor of visual and dramatic arts, appeared on KRIV-TV to discuss his Cargo Space project.
http://bit.ly/11YQBHI

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

‘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."
NewScientist
http://bit.ly/15ZJ6Bp
Shrinking ‘Gorilla’ phone glass and interatomic forces
Electronics Weekly
http://bit.ly/13ofhyp

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
http://www.pbn.com/Brown-adds-new-faculty-to-engineering-school,89822

Guttulsrod to speak at Canada LNG Export Forum
Alumnus Tor-Ivar Guttulsrod ’88 will speak at the Canada LNG Export Forum Sept. 18.
MarineLink.com
http://bit.ly/11bgZ61

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

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.
Examiner.com
http://exm.nr/17PolPQ

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.
AbsoluteArts.com
http://bit.ly/1cKnkFD

College admissions: 10 western colleges worth the trip this summer
Rice appears on a list of 10 colleges worth visiting.
GoLocalWorcester.com
http://bit.ly/15YpRIr

Rice University nurtures the potential of young female
A Rice-produced video on a STEM outreach program was posted on a website.
Paper.li
http://paper.li/nexfs700/1337033655

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
http://bit.ly/17PtVBL

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.
CollegeRecruiter.com
http://bit.ly/18sXh8m

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.
Examiner.com
http://exm.nr/13j6S0z

SPORTS

Getting to know the American Athletic Conference
The University of Houston officially joined the American Athletic Conference. Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/15dfinX

NEWS RELEASES

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.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=46946

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.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=47016

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.