Dateline Rice for Nov. 7, 2013


The odd economics of Stanford football
Rice athletic director Joe Karlgaard is interviewed in an article about the economic strategies Stanford University employs to fund its sports programs.
The Wall Street Journal

NSF-funded center will use X-ray lasers to transform the field of structural biology and pharmaceutical development

Rice is mentioned as one of the partners in the new BioXFEL research center established at the University of Buffalo to develop X-ray laser technology for health care applications.
National Science Foundation
ASU teams up with 7 research universities to establish new science center (This article also appears in
Cornell partners in structural biology X-ray center
The Cornell Chronicle
Next-generation crystallography: UB and partner institutions awarded $25 million to develop new X-ray imaging of biomolecules
Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune
UB Receives $25 Million to Develop New X-ray Bioimaging Technique
University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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 articles about Tuesday’s elections, President Obama’s recent visit to Texas and the Republican primary race for State District 83.
Annise Parker, Democrat, wins 3rd term as Houston mayor
The Los Angeles Times (This article also appeared The Baltimore Sun, The Hampton Daily Press and the Lehigh Valley Morning Call)
Obama says Perry’s opposition to Medicaid expansion is ‘bullheadedness’
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
LISD board President Massengale considering run for District 83 House seat
The Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Robert Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, wrote a blog entry and is quoted in articles about Tuesday’s local elections.
Dome, Katy stadium brought down by anti-spending sentiment
The Houston Chronicle
Election day is over, time to think about the 2015 mayor’s race
Weatherproofing our elections: There ought to be a law — and there is
The Houston Chronicle
Election wrap up

The best business schools of 2013: part-time and executive MBA
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is mentioned in an article examining universities that offer part time and executive MBA programs.
Bloomberg Businessweek

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.
The Chicago Sun-Times
Study: Married people safer, healthier than singles
Recruiting to reduce turnover in LTC
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News


Find quality healthy foods and treats at Rice University
An article features the Rice Farmers Market.

‘The Yellow Ticket’ screening Thursday features live, original score
Richard Lavenda, professor of composition and theory at the Shepherd School of Music, will moderate a discussion tonight at the Jewish Book & Arts Fair. The article also mentions the Houston Cinema Arts Society will present a scoring to film workshop at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music as part of the Houston Cinema Arts Festival.
Examiner (Bellaire/River Oaks/West University)

The Centennial Gate won’t protect Galveston, coast during hurricane
Jim Blackburn, professor in the practice of environmental law in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and co-director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, is quoted in an article about the Centennial Gate, a project designed to protect the Houston Ship Channel from damage during a hurricane.
The Galveston Daily News (Subscription required.)

Culture Scene: Enjoy a night at the theater
Several upcoming Rice events are mentioned, including a production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” presented by the Rice University Theatre Nov. 7-9.
The Houston Chronicle

What should Jenna wear? For Houston galas, former first daughter would look great in this…
Rice is mentioned in an article about Jenna Bush.


Clotting protein hardens aging hearts
A team of Rice researchers have discovered a link between the protein known as von Willebrand factor and heart-valve calcium deposits. Jane Grande-Allen, professor of bioengineering, and graduate student Liezl Balaoing are quoted. Joel Moake, research scientist, is mentioned.
Clotting protein hardens aging hearts: Researchers link von Willebrand factor to heart-valve calcium deposits 

‘Bun B’ talks upholding UGK’s legacy in his travels, teachings & relationships
An article features Bernard ‘Bun B’ Freeman, the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning’s Distinguished Lecturer.

Houston based startup Rebellion Photonics wins Wall Street Journal start-up of the year competition
Rebellion Photonics, a company formed by Rice alumni Robert Kester ’11 and Allison Lami Sawyer ’10, has been named the Wall Street Journal’s “Startup of the Year.” Also mentioned in the article is Stacey Kalovidouris, executive director of Rice’s Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering.

Boengineering lab builds winning tool to visualize protein networks, treatments
Amina Qutub, assistant professor of bioengineering, is quoted in an article about a BioWheel developed by Rice bioengineers to visualize protein interactions that has won an international competition for novel strategies to study the roots of breast cancer.


Could Florida State, Ohio State soon be moving up in rankings?
Rice is mentioned in an article about current college football team rankings.
The Los Angeles Times

Jayson Carter, Rice’s little big man runs big
Rice running back Jayson Carter is mentioned in an article about this week’s college football games. Rice head football coach David Bailiff is quoted.
The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, Mass.) (This article also appeared in the Brockton Enterprise News and

Rice men’s basketball opens 100th season on Saturday
A preview of the upcoming season opener between Rice and University of St. Thomas is featured.
The Humble Observer

East Carolina meets UTEP in C-USA quarterfinals
Rice is mentioned as host of the 2013 Conference USA Women’s Soccer Championships.
UNT soccer prepares for FIU in the Conference USA tournament
UTEP soccer: East Carolina stops Miners in overtime
The El Paso Times

HHS grad makes NBA team
An article features Rice alumnus Michael Harris ’05.
The Hillsboro Reporter


Clotting protein hardens aging hearts
Heart valves calcify over time, and Rice University scientists are beginning to understand why.

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