America’s engineering hubs: The cities with the greatest capacity for innovation
An article about America’s engineering hubs describes Houston as the country’s “most important emerging city” and Rice’s engineering school as “highly regarded.”
Forbes.com (This story also appeared in the Louisiana News.)
Botanical Society panel derides creationism, Louisiana Science Education Act
Hanszen College Junior Zack Kopplin is quoted in an article about the Botanical Society of America Conference’s reaction to the Louisiana Science Education Act.
Lawmakers introduce new legislation to create a Smithsonian American Latino Museum in DC
Rice is mentioned in a story about efforts to create a national Latino American history museum.
The Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (This article also appeared in the Huffington Post, KREM-TV, Fox News Latino and more than 15 other outlets.)
Lawmakers restart push for new Latino museum in DC
The Miami Herald (This article also appeared in the San Jose Mercury News, KGW-TV, CBSNews.com and more than 15 other outlets.)
Goodbye to a writer; John Graves dead at 92
The Houston Chronicle
Acclaimed Texas author John Graves dead at 92
Alumnus John Graves ’42 died July 31.
St. Paul Pioneer Press (This article also appeared in the Connecticut Post, Bay News 9, WDTN-TV, the Sioux City Journal and more than 15 other outlets.)
John Graves, acclaimed Texas author, dies at 92
Abilene Reporter News (This article also appeared in the Daily Freeman.)
John Graves, celebrated Texas author who wrote acclaimed ‘Goodbye to a River,’ dies at 92
NewsTalk 1290 CJBK (This article also appeared in the Thompson Citizen, Weyburn Review, CHRE-TV and more than 10 other outlets.)
Rice University Scientists Turn Sunlight into Germ-Killing Heat
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, is quoted in an article about a solar-powered autoclave.
Texas Medical Center News
People on the move
David Medina, multicultural director of community relations, is serving on the Musiqa Board of Directors.
Houston Business Journal
Prison reform results in strain on welfare system
Richard Boylan, professor of economics, is quoted in an article about the effects of prison reform on the welfare system.
The Bellaire-River Oaks-West University Examiner
Prison reform results in strain on welfare system
Study links prison reforms to decreased welfare funds
PanolaWatchman.com (Carthage, 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 interviewed in a news segment about the recent special session of the Texas legislature.
James McLurkin, assistant professor of computer science, talks to children about robots.
Janet Braam, professor and chair of biochemistry and cell biology, is interviewed in a segment about the best time to eat fruits and vegetables.
Rice is mentioned as being ranked No. 1 for university business incubators.
Rice lab creates sub-10-nanometer graphene nanoribbon patterns
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science, is quoted in an article about the development of graphene nanoribbons. Graduate students Vera Abramova and Alexander Slesarev are also mentioned.
Water clears path for nanoribbon development: Rice University researchers create sub-10-nanometer graphene nanoribbon patterns
Researchers create sub-10-nanometer graphene nanoribbon patterns
World Industrial Reporter
Breakthrough in optical detection of DNA mutations
David Zhang, the Ted Law Jr. Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, is quoted in an article about a new method of detecting specific mutations in a segment of DNA.
RFID of the future
Rice is mentioned in an article about radio frequency identification technology.
Rice-discovered ‘farmer’ amoebae D. discoideum carries edible and weapon bacteria
Alumna Debra Brock ’11 is interviewed in an article about amoebae that grow their own food. Former Rice professors David Queller and Joan Strassmann are mentioned.
Bio News Texas
Natcore triples light-generated current in quantum dot film
Rice is mentioned in an article about Natcore Technology Inc.
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
Workshops illustrate growth of Houston startup scene
Rice is mentioned in an article about Houston startup businesses.
Chamber Music Society of Little Rock looks back on first 60 years
Rice alumus Giovanni “Gio” Antipolo ’99 is featured in an article about his involvement in fundraising for the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock.
Little Rock Soiree
Penn State house part of national mall’s solar village
Rice’s ZEROW House is mentioned in an article about Penn State’s solar house Natural Fusion.
Fate of Jerusalem looms over peace talks
Edward Djerejian, founding director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about the upcoming Israeli and Palestinian peace talks.
Wlimington Faith and Values
FAU baseball aims to repeat its success after losing players and changing conferences
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Florida Atlantic University baseball team.
The University Press
Local prep QBs pick colleges
East Central quarterback Jeremy Jones announced that he is committed to play for Rice.
Marshall’s Der makes preseason All-CUSA team
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Marshall University volleyball team.
Herald-Dispatch.com (Huntington, W.Va.)
Fincher’s stellar season continues
Rice is mentioned in an article about North Carolina State outfielder Jake Fincher.
The Technician Online