Dateline Rice for Oct. 25, 2013

Corrections: The Woodlands Salon Series concert featuring the faculty and students from the Shepherd School of Music will be on Nov. 17. The wrong date was mentioned in Thursday’s Dateline. Also, Justin Esarey’s name was misspelled in Wednesday’s Dateline. We apologize for the errors.


Physicists decode decision circuit of cancer metastasis
Cancer researchers from Rice University have deciphered the operating principles of a genetic switch that cancer cells use to decide when to metastasize and invade other parts of the body. Eshel Ben-Jacob, a senior investigator at Rice’s Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, adjunct professor of biochemistry and cell biology and co-author of the study, is quoted.
Science360 (This article also appeared in SciGuru, RedOrbit, News-Medical, and more than 25 other sites.)

70 years after he pops the question, she says ‘yes’
A feature tells the story of how Rice alumni Wally ’43 and Lawrean Chappell ’45 finally got married – more than 70 years after they met each other at Rice. The report includes footage provided by Rice video producer Brandon Martin.


Governing by crisis wreaks havoc on our economy
John Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and an adjunct professor of economics, authored this op-ed piece on the potential dangers of crisis-driven government.
The Hill


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 the Houston mayoral election and state Proposition 6.
Parker, Hall talk economic development, but are voters listening?
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Voters get chance to weigh in moving rainy-day funds
You’ll vote on Prop 6, but do you know what it is?


Bun B shares the stories behind 5 of his best verses
Bernard ‘Bun B’ Freeman, the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning’s Distinguished Lecturer, talks about the hip-hop and religion class he jointly teaches at Rice with Anthony Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and professor of religious studies.

Food co-op ‘Rawfully Organic’ coming to Dallas
Rice alumna Kristina Carrilo-Bucaram ’09 is featured in this article about her nonprofit organization Rawfully Organic.
The Daily Campus

Northwestern earns highest graduation success rate for 2nd straight year
Rice ranks No. 2 in the NCAA’s list of annual graduation success rates.
The Daily Northwestern

Can your genes predict whether you’ll be a conservative or a liberal?
Research by John Alford, associate professor of political science, is cited in an article about genetics and political orientation.


Cowlishaw: It’ll be a fight vs. TCU, but Texas will step up as Big 12 contender Saturday
Rice is mentioned in an interview with sports columnist Tim Cowlishaw.
Dallas Morning News

College football predictions: Finally, the Big 12 takes the big stage
Rice is mentioned in an article about this week’s college football schedule.

Boston college football schedule: Which program completes the 2014 schedule?
Rice is mentioned in an article about Boston College’s potential opponents. (This article also appeared on WSOC-TV and WFTV-TV.)

Is this the weekend UH and Rice clinch bowl spots?
The Owls are featured in an article about the team’s prospects in the upcoming bowl games.
Houston Press

UTEP at Rice Game Preview
A preview of the upcoming University of Texas-El Paso vs. Rice football game.


McConnell to testify before congressional subcommittees Tuesday
Charles McConnell, executive director of Rice University’s Energy and Environment Initiative, will testify before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and the Subcommittee on Environment at their Oct. 29 hearing, “EPA Power Plant Regulations: Is the Technology Ready?”


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