Dateline Rice for Oct. 23, 2013


‘Dome Mobile’ hits streets as part of efforts to convince people to save Houston Astrodome
A recent poll conducted by Rice University is cited in a story about efforts to preserve the Astrodome.
Time-Colonist (Victoria, B.C.)

Dwindling sources
A Rice University study is mentioned in an article about oil production in Mexico.
Woxx (An English translation of this article was not available.)


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 political fundraising in Texas, the Houston mayoral campaign, Texas Sen. Wendy Davis, Texas state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and the Texas Democratic and Republican Parties.
Houston first stop for Clinton fundraisers in Texas
Houston Chronicle
Parker ads swing negative
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Texas Republican candidates in Cruz control
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared on the front page of Sunday’s City and State section.) (Subscription required.)
Opinión: Abbott y Davis luchan por el voto de las mujeres
LaVoz Houston (An English translation of this article was not available.)
Skirmish over lawmaker’s name is latest in a long line (Subscription required.)
What’s in a name? Of Ferdinand Frank Fischer III and
Texas Dems chirp like crickets this political season
Houston Chronicle (subscription required.)

After getting Dallas County doctors’ pollution diagnosis, Texas gets a second opinion, this one urging a cleanup delay
A study by Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is mentioned in an article about the impact of emissions from three coal burning power plants in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Dallas Morning News

Pitkow receives honor from Baylor College of Medicine
Xaq Pitkow, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received the McNair Scholar designation.

How the Astrodome helped to de-segregate Houston in one day
Michael Emerson, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is mentioned in this op-ed piece about how Houston became desegregated.


Voice of America
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science, and Rice graduate student Changsheng Xiang are featured in a segment entitled “Tiny Ribbons Make Containers Thousand Times Better” about research at Rice University’s nanotechnology laboratory.


DOT 2013: Oil prices put US in the industry spotlight
Kenneth Medlock III, the James A. Baker III and Susan Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at the Baker Institute, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute and lecturer on economics, is quoted in a story about how the value of the U.S. dollar effects oil prices.
Offshore Magazine
Oil prices could drop as drivers demand more fuel efficiency, researcher says
Energy economics conference suggests upcoming plummet in oil prices
Pipeline & Gas Journal

Visualizing the big data of breast cancer
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.
Scientific Computing
Novel strategies on breast cancer developed by Rice University researchers
Health and Beauty News


Professor urges students to learn from paranormal
Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Religious Studies, is featured in an article about how students can learn from paranormal events.

U-M among top 10 schools for tech CEOs
Rice University is mentioned in an article about a recent survey by Bloomberg that lists the top 10 colleges for tech CEOs. Rice tied with four other schools at No. 7 on the list.

Quick hits
Rice University is mentioned in an article about college university fundraising.
The Quick and the Ed

Bias of the intelligentsia
Justin Esarey, assistant professor of political science, is mentioned in an article about numeracy and political bias.
Porterville Recorder Online

Dynamic differences
Review of a recent performance by Kenneth Cowan, associate professor of organ at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, at Washington D.C.’s First Baptist Church.
Washington Blade

Imperfect processing: A functionally feasible (and fiscally attractive) option, says singular computing 
Rice is mentioned in an article about approximation arithmetic.

Julia Steiny: In US schools, incorrect answers are ‘un-American’
Former Rice professor Matthias Fellisen is featured in an article about his unique approach to teaching computer science and algebra.


Reluctant trailblazer Stahlé Vincent revisits road to Rice
Rice alumni Stahlé Vincent, ’72 will be inducted into Rice University’s athletics Hall of Fame.
News and Record (Greensboro, N.C.)

UTEP football back preparing for Rice
An article about the upcoming football game between the University of Texas El Paso and Rice University.

Power rankings: All 126 college football teams entering week 9
The Owls are mentioned as being in an article that ranks all FBS programs.
Bleacher Report


Baker Institute expert available to comment on 2013 Internet Governance Forum
Christopher Bronk, a fellow in information technology policy at the Baker Institute and a former U.S. State Department diplomat who specializes in cybersecurity issues, is the expert available to comment on 2013 Internet Governance Forum.

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