The rise of secessionist movements
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about secessionist movements in California and other states. The interview was conducted in Allen Center.
Pantries prepare to fill gaps expected with food stamp cuts
Rachel Tolbert Kimbro, associate professor of sociology and director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research’s Urban Health Program, is quoted in an article about the impact recent cuts in food stamps payments will have on local food banks.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article was the top story on the front of Saturday’s City and State section.)
Experts: Warner Robins mayoral race hard to call
Melissa Marschall, associate professor of political science, is quoted in an article about the Warner Robins, Ga., mayoral race.
The Telegraph (Macon, Ga.)
Houston Astrodome sale features turf, lockers
A poll conducted by Rice University is cited in several articles about the recent auction of items from the Astrodome.
MSN.com (This article also appeared in the Miami Herald, ESPN.com, the Guardian U.K., and more than 75 other sites.)
Remember the Astrodome! Thousands flock to sale of old seats, other relics
The Dallas Morning News
Astrodome items sold
A newsy peek into relationships
A new study from sociologists at Rice and the University of Pennsylvania finds that divorced people are more likely to die from preventable accidents than are married people. Justin Denney, assistant professor of sociology at Rice, associate director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research’s Urban Health Program and the study’s lead author, is quoted.
Jasper String Quartet plays trio of beloved pieces in SF
Rice’s former graduate quartet-in-residence, the Jasper String Quartet, will be performing in Santa Fe at the St. Francis Auditorium Nov. 10.
The Albuquerque Journal
Rangel: What happens here affects Austin
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 who will replace state Sen. Robert Duncan if he accepts an appointment to the Texas Tech University Board of Regents.
New book chronicles Houston rap scene in words and photos
Bernard ‘Bun B’ Freeman, the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning’s Distinguished Lecturer, has written the foreword to a new book that chronicles the Houston rap scene.
Texas … Gold standard or fool’s gold?
Statistics compiled by Rice University professor Steve Murdoch, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology, are cited in an article about the economic future of Texas.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas Monthly tackles the oil boom
Texas Monthly’s Nov. 19 panel discussion at Rice on the shale oil and gas boom is mentioned.
English ensemble keeps it fresh
The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble will perform at Alice Pratt Brown Hall Nov. 7.
Will liberals turn their back on Obama in November 2014?
Justin Esarey, assistant professor of political science, is quoted in an article about the 2014 midterm elections.
Book events: Nov. 4-9
“The Veteran Experience” will be presented by Rice University at the Brazos Bookstore tonight and at McNair Hall Nov. 5.
Rice alumna Karen Kossie-Chernyshev ’85 will discuss and sign her new book, “Recovering Five Generations Hence: The Life and Writing of Lillian Jones Horace,” at Rice’s Fondren Library Nov. 6.
Houston Chronicle.com (This article also appeared in MySanAntonio.com.)
A busy week for author events in Houston: Nov. 4-10
Conroe ISD robotics team continues its success
Rice sophomore Teju Kishore is quoted in an article about the Conroe Independent School District’s robotics team and their recent victory at the Houston Robot Remix 2013 competition.
The Courier of Montgomery County
University seeks funds for possible construction, expansion
Rice is cited in an article about plans to expand the University of Texas-El Paso campus.
The Brownsville Herald
Charles McConnell, executive director of Rice’s Energy and Environment Initiative, speaks about the energy industry in Texas and its impact on the economy. The Nov. 7 Rice Energy Finance Summit is mentioned as well.
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 feature about the upcoming Houston elections.
A poll conducted by Rice University on what should be done about the Astrodome is cited in this feature about some of the issues Houstonians will be asked to vote on in the upcoming election.
The Rice University Farmers Market is mentioned.
Veta Byrd-Perez, associate general counsel, talks about her new organization, “When and Where I Enter Inc.”
High hopes for dream chaser, despite crash landing
David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy, is interviewed in a feature about the recent test flight of the experimental commercial spacecraft Dream Chaser.
Tournament helps Bradley speech team recruit new members
Jones College freshman Brandon Wilson is quoted in an article about a speech tournament sponsored by Bradley University.
Geoscientists building whole-Earth model for long-term climate clues
An article discusses the $4.3 million, five-year federal grant from the National Science Foundation’s Frontiers in Earth-System Dynamics Program awarded to Rice for research into long-term climate change. Cin-Ty Lee, professor of Earth science, is quoted.
New implantable sensor paves way to long-term monitoring
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 a new nanotube sensor that monitors levels of nitric oxide in a patients’ body.
New implantable sensor paves way to long-term monitoring
Nanotube-based sensors can be implanted under the skin for a year
Student bioengineering intern develops drug toxicity app for iPod
An article features the new assay method to measure drug toxicity using an iPod app. Senior scientist Hubert Tseng ’13 is quoted.
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
Free Concert on Main blends South American and baroque in Chatham
Rice alumna Miho Zaitsu ’04 will be performing at the Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church Nov. 9.
Monday’s business briefs
Rice alumna Loan Lam ’00 has been appointed to the American Cancer Society Florida Division’s board of directors.
The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.)
Future Owls: Crosby’s Austin Walter eclipses 2,000 rushing yards
An article looks at how Rice’s football commitments fared this week in their respective games.
Kansas concludes Cougar Classic and Fall 2013 season
Sid Richardson College freshman Alison Ho won in singles competition at Sunday’s Cougar Classic women’s tennis tournament.
North Texas bowl-eligible for 1st time since 2004
An article mentions the Rice vs. North Texas University football game.
Bob Stull: UTEP basketball tips off this weekend
Rice is hosting the C-USA men’s basketball tournament.
Going deep to study long-term climate evolution
A Rice University-based team of geoscientists is going to great lengths — from Earth’s core to its atmosphere — to get to the bottom of a long-standing mystery about the planet’s climate.
Rice establishes Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
Rice University announced today it has established a new academic department to capitalize on the university’s research in materials science and nanotechnology.