Dateline Rice for Oct . 21, 2013 (Weekend Edition)


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 U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the political future of Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Texas Sen. Wendy Davis and State Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Texas defies nation’s trends
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the front page of the Houston Chronicle.)
Abbot, Davis battle for key vote: women
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front page of the Houston Chronicle.)
Women key for Davis, Abbot in race
Ted Cruz throws in the towel, proclaims victory
Austin American-Statesman
Argentina’s Kirchner era may be coming to a close
World Politics Review (Subscription required.)
Lone Star State goes own way

Researchers ready to market a tiny product
Andrew Barron, the Charles W. Duncan Jr.-Welch Professor of Chemistry and professor of materials science, is quoted in an article about spinoff companies that develop university patents for commercial applications. The late Richard Smalley and Robert Curl, University Professor Emeritus and the Kenneth S. Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor Emeritus of Natural Sciences, are mentioned.
Miami Herald (This article also appeared in the Fort Mills Times, Brandenton Herald Online, Merced Sun Star and more than 10 other sites.)
University of Houston enters nanotech field with coating of tiny particles, spinoff

Kelvin’s conundrum: Is it possible to believe in God and science?
Elaine Howard-Ecklund, the Autrey Professor of Sociology and director of Rice’s Religon and Public Life Program, is quoted in an article about science and religion.

Familiar face Alastair Willis returns to SSO Oct. 24, 25, 27
Rice alumnus Alastair Willis ’99 will be serving as guest conductor for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
The Seattle Times

Why India and Pakistan must be united on health care
Peter Hotez, a fellow in disease and poverty at Rice’s James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored this article about infectious diseases in South Asia.

It’s nearly time for lift off. . .
Hayley Moss is one of the students from the University of Strathclyde’s Scottish Space School selected to work at Rice’s labs as part of a week-long trip to the Johnson Space Center.

Penn State star tackles math with ease
Rice alumni and former Cleveland Browns quarterback Frank Ryan ’58 is mentioned in an article about John C. Urschel, who plays football and teaches math at Pennsylvania State University.

UNM to compete in debt competition
Rice University is mentioned as one of the universities competing in the Up to Us Campaign’s series of debates over the country’s long-term fiscal problems.
Albuquerque Journal


President’s daughter and hot DJ join forces for Baker Institute “Club Berlin” celebration
An article discusses the events and guests scheduled for the Baker Institute’s 20th anniversary celebration.
CultureMap Houston

Device licensed from Texas Heart Institute to control bleeding complications wins innovation prize
Saranas Inc., a company founded to promote new technology designed to help prevent costly internal bleeding complications associated with some common medical procedures, is one of two companies awarded first place in the competition for the Houston Technology Center’s 2013 Goradia Innovation Prize. Rice University doctoral candidate Alex Arevalos is mentioned in the article. (This article also appears in Katy News Online.)

Voices of Change opens season with tribute to a late founder
Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned in this review of the opening concert by Voices of Change, a modern music ensemble based in Dallas.


Baker on Ted Cruz’s shutdown strategy
James Baker, honorary chair of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, speaks with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria from the Rice University campus about U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and the recent government shutdown.
CNN Press Room

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranks Rice at No.3 on the list of best values among private universities.


Rice University researcher leverages super-localization microscopy in mapping DNA
Christy Landes, assistant professor of chemistry, is quoted in an article on how Rice researchers have found a way to pinpoint the location of specific sequences along single strands of DNA. Rice postdoctoral associate Jixin Chen and undergraduate student Alberto Bremauntz are mentioned.
Bio News Texas

Bioengineers build novel tool to visualize protein networks from breast cancer cell data
Amina Qutub, an assistant professor of bioengineering, is quoted in an article about a BioWheel developed by Rice University bioengineers to visualize protein interactions that has won an international competition for novel strategies to study the roots of breast cancer. Graduate student Wendy Hu, undergraduate student Alex Bisberg and postdoctoral researchers Byron Long and Dave Noren are also mentioned.


Phillips 66 awards $1.5 million grant to Rice University to improve early childhood literacy
Rice’s School Literacy Project, a part of Rice’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, and Phillips 66 are partnering to solve the problem of illiteracy among youth in the Houston area by developing the Early Literacy Leadership Academy.


Highlights from the Rice vs. NMSU game.
KHOU-TV(CBS) (Similar coverage also appeared in 32 other broadcast outlets.)

NMSU Aggies fall to the Rice Owls
One of several articles recapped the Rice vs. NMSU football game.
Ross, Rice cruise past New Mexico State, 45-19
Ross, Rice rush for 409 yards in rout of New Mexico St.
Houston Chronicle
Aggies fall to Rice but succeed in fighting breast cancer
The Round Up
Charles Ross powers Rice past New Mexico State
Houston Chronicle –
Superior Rice runs right by Aggies in 45-19 final
Las Cruces Sun-News
Typical problems plague Aggies in latest loss to Rice
Las Cruces Sun-News
Recap: Rice 45, New Mexico State 19

Brief: UNT volleyball team struggles in weekend matches
Rice University is mentioned in an article about the University of North Texas’ volleyball team.

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