Dateline Rice for July 9, 2013

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

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
http://wapo.st/12f7hen
Rick Perry opts against 4th term as Texas governor amid White House hint
The Guardian (U.K.)
http://bit.ly/1a6CeGB
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.)
http://wapo.st/14Zwds1
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.)
http://bit.ly/184B9hQ
Abbott seen as heir apparent to governor’s office
Austin American-Statesman (subscription required)
http://bit.ly/1de6Tl0
What’s in Rick Perry’s future? The smart money says he doesn’t run for another term
Washington Post
http://wapo.st/183U0go
Texas political era will come to an end
KTRH.com (This article also appeared on KPRCRadio.com.)
http://bit.ly/171GDJ8
Perry’s big announcement could have national ramifications
WOAI.com
http://bit.ly/16mIAxI
Perry out, but Texas governor’s race still likely Republican win
OutsideTheBeltway.com
http://bit.ly/183zKrV
GOP eyes Abbott as Perry’s successor in Texas
KRISTV.com
http://bit.ly/13IDFv1
Rick Perry won’t seek another term as Texas governor in 2014
TexasInsider.org
http://bit.ly/14G4MEQ
KPRC-TV
http://bit.ly/1degOXY
KRIV-TV
http://bit.ly/1akDb1x
KTRH-AM
http://bit.ly/12fcfrg
Fox News Channel
WOAI-AM
KRLD-AM
National Public Radio’s ‘All Things Considered’
(This story also appeared on WBEZ.org [Chicago], WNYC.org [New York City] and nearly 30 other media outlets.)
http://n.pr/19XyrLP
KPRC-TV’s ‘Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall’
http://bit.ly/10JhhPi
Jolly and Jones on Khambrel Marshall’s Newsmakers tomorrow
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/183uPqM
Restrictive law could force most Texas abortion clinics to close
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)
http://bit.ly/1bg9qgp
Texans in Congress ‘behind the curve’ on immigration, Baptist leader says
Longview News-Journal
http://bit.ly/12z2vbd

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.
Smithsonian
http://bit.ly/1a704Cf
Sun-powered device sterilizes with steam
Discovery.com
http://bit.ly/15awF6C

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.
http://bit.ly/12AYuDd

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.
Stuff
http://bit.ly/1agRZOU

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Education
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
http://news.rice.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/HBJBOT.jpg

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
http://bit.ly/112mDB4

Cypress Symphony prepares for inaugural performance
Caroline Ewan, a graduate student in music, is featured for founding the Cypress Symphony.
Magnolia Potpourri
http://bit.ly/1aim8Nz

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Romantics rejoice with local music festival opening
Desmond Hoebig, professor of cello, will perform in the Music in the Mountains festival.
Durango Herald (Colo.)
http://durangoherald.com/article/20130708/COLUMNISTS31/130709610

History of Houston
An article about the history of Houston mentions Rice.
AllVoices.com
http://bit.ly/1bkUVrI

SPORTS

TCU football players participate in new behavior assessment test
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Texas Christian University football team.
TCU360.com
http://bit.ly/14ZfK7d

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.)
http://bit.ly/15aBOMa

NEWS RELEASE

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.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=47094

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.