Dateline Rice for July 9, 2013


Rick Perry’s decision opens a clear path for Greg Abbott in governor’s race
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 Gov. Rick Perry, immigration reform, Texas politics, a Texas abortion law and Sen. John Cornyn. Links to the Fox News Channel, WOAI-AM and KRLD-AM broadcasts are not available.
Washington Post
Rick Perry opts against 4th term as Texas governor amid White House hint
The Guardian (U.K.)
Texas Gov. Perry’s decision not to seek re-election opens door for possible GOP heir, Abbott
Washington Post (This Associated Press article also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Fresno Bee, the Merced Sun-Star and nearly 150 other media outlets.)
Perry reveals decision on whether to seek re-election
Houston Chronicle (subscription required) (This front-page article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
Abbott seen as heir apparent to governor’s office
Austin American-Statesman (subscription required)
What’s in Rick Perry’s future? The smart money says he doesn’t run for another term
Washington Post
Texas political era will come to an end (This article also appeared on
Perry’s big announcement could have national ramifications
Perry out, but Texas governor’s race still likely Republican win
GOP eyes Abbott as Perry’s successor in Texas
Rick Perry won’t seek another term as Texas governor in 2014
Fox News Channel
National Public Radio’s ‘All Things Considered’
(This story also appeared on [Chicago], [New York City] and nearly 30 other media outlets.)
KPRC-TV’s ‘Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall’
Jolly and Jones on Khambrel Marshall’s Newsmakers tomorrow
Houston Chronicle
Restrictive law could force most Texas abortion clinics to close
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)
Texans in Congress ‘behind the curve’ on immigration, Baptist leader says
Longview News-Journal

This new device can sterilize medical tools using solar power alone
A team at Rice University has built a solar-powered sanitizer with a combination of off-the-shelf parts and nanotechnology. Oara Neumann, research scientist in electrical and computer engineering, and Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, director of Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics and professor of physics and astronomy, chemistry and biomedical engineering, are quoted or mentioned in these articles.
Sun-powered device sterilizes with steam

Fox Business Network’s ‘Imus in the Morning’
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, appeared on Fox Business Network’s ‘Imus in the Morning’ to discuss current events.

Leading the charge — how step charging shoes and spray-on batteries will change the way we power up
An article about innovations in battery technology mentions Rice sprayable battery research.


The Rice University Board of Trustees has elected six new members with expertise ranging from banking and investments to the airline, energy, product distribution and satellite communication industries. The board also re-elected one current member. New trustees are Doyle Arnold, vice chairman and chief financial officer of Zions Bancorporation; Mark Dankberg, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of ViaSat Inc.; Doug Foshee, chairman, president and CEO of Sallyport Investments LLC; Jeffery Smisek, chairman, president and CEO of United Continental Holdings Inc.; B.B. "Ben" Hollingsworth Jr., chairman of BBH Capital; Guillermo "Memo" Treviño, president of Southern Distributing Co.
Houston Business Journal

RUSMP hosts summer seminar for HISD math teachers
A group of Houston Independent School District math teachers recently completed a seminar hosted by the Rice University School Mathematics Project. Ruth Lopez Turley, associate professor of sociology and director of the Houston Education Research Consortium, is mentioned. Richard Parr, executive director of RUSMP, authored this article, which appears on page 3 of the linked publication.
Village News

Cypress Symphony prepares for inaugural performance
Caroline Ewan, a graduate student in music, is featured for founding the Cypress Symphony.
Magnolia Potpourri


Romantics rejoice with local music festival opening
Desmond Hoebig, professor of cello, will perform in the Music in the Mountains festival.
Durango Herald (Colo.)

History of Houston
An article about the history of Houston mentions Rice.


TCU football players participate in new behavior assessment test
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Texas Christian University football team.

A&M’s Sumlin uses teaching pedigree, competitive spirit to rise through coaching ranks
An article about Texas A&M University football mentions the season opener game between Rice and Texas A&M.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front of the Sports section.)


Silicon oxide memories transcend a hurdle
A Rice University laboratory pioneering memory devices that use cheap, plentiful silicon oxide to store data has pushed them a step further with chips that show the technology’s practicality.

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.