Dateline Rice for July 12, 2013


Texas Democrats, seeking resurgence, may struggle for footing in 2014
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 about the future of the Democratic Party in Texas and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
New York Times (This story also appears in the Texas Tribune.)
WOAI-FM (San Antonio)

Summer books
An article discusses what Cyrus C.M. Mody, assistant professor of history, and other Nature contributors plan to read this summer.


Get your horns up: UT is the 7th best public university in the nation, 26th in the world
Rice placed 94th in the 2013 Center for World University Rankings.

Museum Experience hosts inaugural cultural block party Saturday
The Rice University art gallery is part of the "Museum Experience."
Cypress Creek Mirror


An immigration forum was held at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, with former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros and Michael Chertoff, former secretary of Homeland Security.

Houston painter brings us to the ledge
Ellen Orsek, an instructor at the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, talks about her paintings inspired by the events of 9/11.
Jewish Herald-Voice


Natcore reaches solar cell milestone
Scientists at Natcore Technology Inc. and researchers at Rice University have developed the first inorganic flexible thin-film solar cell by solution processes, and will move the work to Natcore’s research and development facility in Rochester N.Y. for refinement. Andrew Barron, the Charles W. Duncan Jr.-Welch Professor of Chemistry and professor of materials science, is quoted.
Rochester Business Journal (N.Y.)
Natcore Tech. creates inorganic flexible thin film solar cell
Inorganic flexible thin film solar cell successfully fabricated using solution processes
Natcore Technology demonstrates first flexible solar cell

Nanoparticle device kills germs with sunlight
This article features the solarclave, a new device developed by Rice University researchers designed to prevent infections originating from unclean medical equipment.
Tech Universe: Friday 12 July
The New Zealand Herald

Timing is everything when eating fruits, vegetables
Janet Braam, professor and chair of biochemistry and cell biology, is quoted.


Rice forms search committee for new AD
Rice President David Leebron on Wednesday announced the formation of a 13-member search committee to help choose the school’s next athletic director. Kevin Kirby, vice president for administration, will chair the committee.
Houston Chronicle

How Anthony Rendon and Wilson Ramos have changed the Nationals’ offense
Former Rice University baseball star Anthony Rendon and teammate Wilson Ramos took back-to-back swings off Cliff Lee Wednesday night that produced home runs.
Washington Times

49 days and counting: Early season predictions
An article previews a football game between Rice and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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.