Fire subsides after Gulf rig partially collapses
Ken Medlock, the James A. Baker III and Susan Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies and adjunct assistant professor in economics, is quoted in an article about a fire on an offshore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
Stand-alone emergency rooms popping up
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and professor of economics, is quoted in an article about the potential impact of stand-alone emergency rooms on health care costs.
LSJ.com (This article also appeared in Delaware Online.)
Kuwait’s ruling emir puts diplomacy first
Kristian Ulrichsen, fellow for Kuwait at Rice University’sa Gulf expert at Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted an article about Kuwaiti politics.
Chicago Tribune (This article also appeared in the Al Arabiya.net, Reuters Online, WTBX-FM, Yahoo!News, KFGO-AM and more then 10 other outlets.)
Ex-presidents club: Lots of life after white house
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article on U.S. presidents and the lives they lead after leaving office.
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune (This article also appeared in the Post-Crescent online.)
Holder voting rights plan brings retort: ‘Don’t mess with Texas’
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 U.S. attorney general’s decision to enforce the Voting Rights Act in Texas and on Texas senator Wendy Davis.
Holder taking Texas to court
Wendy Davis raises money in DC, but for what office?
Austin American Statesman (Subscription required.)
George P. Bush starts small amid high expectations
Alumnus George P. Bush ’98 is raising money for his upcoming campaign to become Texas land commissioner.
Youngstown Daily Legal News (Ohio)
Scientists use ‘solar steam’ to sterilize medical equipment, human waste
Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics and professor of physics and astronomy, chemistry and biomedical engineering, and Peter Nordlander, professor of physics and astronomy and in electrical and computer engineering, are quoted in an article about a solar-powered autoclave.
Solar-powered sterilization technology supported by Gates Foundation
MediLexicon.com (This article also appeared Medical News Today.)
New solar steam system could help 2.5 billion people
Off-grid sterilization with Rice U.’s ‘solar steam’
Rice ranks among the best on Forbes’ list of top colleges
Rice is mentioned in a story about Forbes’ list of top universities.
Houston Business Journal (This story also appeared in the Houston City and Press.com.)
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Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted in an article about the growing gaps between the rich and poor in Houston.
The rest of the best: Houston’s top 10 tourist attractions
James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” skyscape is mentioned in an article about Houston’s top tourist attractions.
Houston daily deals July 25: Tasting room, Houston Dynamo, kayak tour, rent, Fernando’s, skating …
“Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is being performed at Rice.
Houston on the Cheap.com
Linking, liking and blogging: How recent college grads can use social media to get ahead
An article is authored by Rice alumna Miranda Nadeau ’12.
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, comments on the Justice Department’s challenge of Texas over the Voting Rights Act.
Texas A&M statistician helps restructure Houston police crime lab
Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Enrique Barrera, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, are mentioned in an article about a team of scientists who are providing advice to the Houston police crime lab.
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Rice U. lab team discovers quality of silicone that mimics human tissue
Rafael Verduzco, the Louis Owen Assistant Professor and the Junior Faculty Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is quoted in an article about the development of a new silicone material that becomes stronger with repeated use.
Bio News Texas
Graphene nanoribbons grown bottom-up for first time
Rice is mentioned in an article about graphene nanoribbons.
Inorganic flexible thin film solar cell fabricated by solution process
Andrew Barron, the Charles W. Duncan Jr.-Welch Professor of Chemistry and professor of materials science, and Alvin Orbaek, a graduate student in chemistry, are quoted in an article about fabricating the first inorganic flexible thin film solar cell by solution processes.
Energy Harvesting Journal
Professor gives insight on turbulence
Richard Tapia, University Professor and the Maxfield-Oshman Professor in Engineering, delivered a lecture at Texas Tech.
The Daily Toreador
The American Institute of Architects select recipients of the 7th annual Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship
Alumna Erin Porter ’07 was one of the recipients of the 2013 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE scholarship.
Dallas exhibitions: Natasha Bowdoin at the Talley Dunn Gallery
An article about the exhibition “In the Garden” by Natasha Bowdoin, assistant professor of painting and drawing, at the Talley Dunn Gallery in Dallas.
House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology Hearing
Excerpts from testimony by Rice alumna Elizabeth Hart-Wells ’01.
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AFP & Rice University’s inaugural Development and Finance Symposium – through the eyes of a developer and financer
A recap of some of the topics discussed at the recent Development and Finance Symposium, which took place at Rice.
Scholarships for military children awarded
Rice student Caroline Brigham is one of the recipients of the Scholarships for Military Children.
College students challenged to green their lifestyle through back-to-school fall initiative
Martel College sophomore Ashley Ugarte is quoted in an article about getting college students to adapt a greener lifestyle.
Amarillo firm adds two lawyers
Former Rice student Gregg Cannady is mentioned.
C-USA Institutional & Sport Academic Awards announced
Rice earned the Conference USA Institutional Excellence Award for 2012-13.
Conference USA.com (This article also appeared in Runnerspace.com.)
Ex-Rice star Cobb gets help on road to recovery from stroke
An article features Rice alumni Trevor Cobb.
Shawn Respert: ‘Adelman would be good coaching any sport’
Former Rice coach Shawn Respert talks about his career.
Texans take field
Former Rice athlete N.D. Kalu is quoted in an article about expectations for the Houston Texans.
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Cats fall to Huskies in rain
Former Rice athlete Caleb Smith is mentioned.
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Rice political scientist available to comment on limitation of federal oversight of Voting Rights Act
Robert Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and fellow in urban politics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted (and is available for comment) in a news release on the limitations of federal oversight of Voting Rights Act.