Dateline Rice for Aug. 2, 2013


John Graves, lauded author in Texas, dies at 92
Alumnus John Graves ’42 died July 31.
Author John Graves was known as the ‘Thoreau of Texas’
The Vancouver Sun

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.
Washington Post

Google’s call for open Internet hedged in its own rules
Dan Wallach, associate professor of computer science and in electrical and computer engineering, is quoted in an article about Google Fiber.
Star-Telegram (Fort Worth) (This article also appeared in the Charlotte Observer, the Kansas City Star and three other outlets.)

How one family made Cleveland (yes, Cleveland) cool
Alumnus Ari Maron ’00 is quoted in an article about urban development in downtown Cleveland.
National Journal (This story also appeared in the
If you build it, they will come: How Cleveland lured young professionals downtown

The Atlantic Cities

Lawmakers restart push for new Latino museum in DC
Rice is mentioned in a story about efforts to create a national Latino American history museum. (This article also appeared on ABC News, San Mateo Daily Journal, News 12 The Bronx and Yahoo!Finance.)
Renewed push for Latino museum in DC
Caribbean Business

Scientists criticize creationism, Louisiana Science Education Act at conference
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.
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) (This article also appeared in Opposing

Can a soccer ball save a woman’s life?
Rice is mentioned in an article about women’s health care in developing countries.
The Atlantic

Evento internacional oferece palestras gratuitas em São Paulo
Rice is mentioned in an article about the QS World MBA Tour and World Grad School Tour being held in São Paulo Sept. 14. (An English translation of this article is currently unavailable.)


Hispanic chamber’s foundation honors Emerging Leaders Institute graduates
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Greater Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s graduation ceremony for the Emerging Leaders Institute.
Houston Chronicle

San Antonio considers shale drilling’s effect on ozone
Daniel Cohan, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted in an article about San Antonio’s air pollution.
Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in

Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram is fully raw
Alumna Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram ’09 is featured in an article about her nonprofit organization, the RawFully Organic Co-Op.
Paper City Magazine

Splendor in Shadyside
William Ward Watkin, former professor and head of architecture, is mentioned in an article about Houston’s Shadyside neighborhood.
Houston Lifestyle and Homes

Research: 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 Spring Observer


John Anderson, the W. Maurice Ewing Chair in Oceanography and professor of Earth science, is interviewed in a segment about the effects of erosion on Galveston Island.

Clark Haptonstall, professor in the practice of sport management and chair of the Department of Sport Management, is interviewed about doping violations in major league baseball.

James McLurkin, assistant professor of computer science, talks to children about robots.


Inorganic flexible thin film solar cell fabricated by solution process
Rice is mentioned in an article about Natcore Technologies. Andrew Barron, the Charles W. Duncan Jr.-Welch Professor of Chemistry and professor of materials science, is quoted.
PCB Design 007

Water mask enables graphene ‘nanoribbon’ etching
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.
The Engineer
Microelectronics receive liquid boost

Breakthrough in DNA mutations will improve TB and cancer
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.
eHealth Magazine


Paxton to announce political plans in Plano
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 an article about potential Republican candidates for Texas attorney general.
Quorum Report (Subscription required to view this article.)


Optimistic Owls Aiming for continued success
An article previews the Owls’ upcoming football season.
Houston Press

NFL execs evaluate Manziel
Rice is mentioned in an article about Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.

A&M’s Manziel, Alabama’s Clowney headliners in SEC
Rice is mentioned in an article about SEC players.

Tech volleyball picked to finish 14th in C-USA preseason poll
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Louisiana Tech volleyball team.

Conference USA teams can pull off early stunners
Rice is mentioned in an article that predicts September’s five best Conference USA football games.

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