Dateline Rice for Nov. 12, 2013


Advice for getting into college
Dan Warner, director of admission, is interviewed in a segment of “Houston Matters” about getting into college.


UC Santa Cruz team 1 of 6 winners in DREAM challenge for cancer researchers
Rice was one of the winning teams in an international competition to find ways to use big data to develop more effective treatments for breast cancer.
San Jose Mercury-News (San Jose, Calif.) (This article also appeared in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.)


2 former presidents help Baker Institute raise $3.4 million at 20th anniversary celebration
A report on Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s 20th anniversary gala mentions Rice President David Leebron and Edward P. Djerejian, founding director of the institute.

KUHF Conversations: Who in Houston values education beyond high school the most
Stephen Klineberg, co-director of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and professor of sociology, is interviewed in a segment about a recent survey on education.

Ant invasion! New species that loves electronics joins fire ants in overrunning Houston
Scott Solomon, lecturer and lab coordinator, is quoted in an article about the recent proliferation of ants in the Houston area.

Book events: Nov. 11-17
Rice alumnus Hector Ruiz ’73 will appear at the Fondren Library to discuss his book, “Slingshot: AMD’s Fight to Free an Industry from the Ruthless Grip of Intel,” tonight at 6:30.
The Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
Can’t-miss author events in Houston, Nov. 11-17
The Houston Chronicle

White candidate pretends to be black to win election
Robert Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted in articles about the results of last week’s local elections. (This article also appeared in WTUE-FM, KPEK-FM and more than 75 other sites.)
Precinct analysis: The Dome and the jail
Off the Kuff


CNT fibres going up
Matteo Pasquali, professor of chemical and biological engineering and of chemistry, is mentioned in an article about developing commercial applications for carbon nanotube fibers.

New method gives accurate picture of gas storage by microscopic cages
Rouzbeh Shahsavari, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted in an article about a new method created by engineers in Rice’s Multiscale Materials Modeling Lab to accurately quantify the adsorption of gas by porous zeolites. Graduate student Navid Sakhavand is mentioned.
Calculations reveal shortcut to characterize zeolites (This article also appeared in RedOrbit, ScienceDaily and Innovations Report.)
New computational method accurately calculates ability of zeolites to trap and store gas molecules

Texas nanotech firm’s tetrapod quantum dots improve diagnostic accuracy of biomedical assays and devices
Michael Wong, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is mentioned in an article about the manufacturing of quantum dots for medical device applications.

Going deep to study long-term climate evolution
Cin-Ty Lee, professor of Earth science, is quoted in an article about a Rice-based team of geoscientists’ efforts to understand long-term climate variability.

Researchers link von Willebrand factor to heart-valve calcium deposits

A team of Rice researchers has 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.
Medical News Today


The Architectural League of New York – Current work: Thomas Phifer
Rice’s Brochstein Pavilion is mentioned in an article profiling architect Thomas Phifer.

Prince Alwaleed receives a delegation of women from the US to discuss economic and social issues
Edward P. Djerejian, founding director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is mentioned in an article about a meeting between Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud and a delegation from the organization “Bridges of Understanding” in Riyadh.

Marrying art with scientific inquiry opened new windows on the world
Jordan Miller, assistant professor of bioengineering, is quoted in an article about an exhibition of works by British artist Cornelius Varley. (Note: A correction on Miller’s first name has been requested.)

Subverting the myth
Michael Emerson, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research,  is quoted in an article about race and faith.

API awards Hackett 2013 gold medal
James T. Hackett, Rice trustee emeritus, has been awarded the American Petroleum Institute’s 2013 Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement. (This article also appears in Offshore Energy Today.)

New exhibit at WWII Museum just for Veterans Day
Rice’s World War II era V-12 program is mentioned in an article about a new exhibit at the National WWII Museum.
U.S. Daily Review


This week: Rice vs. Louisiana Tech
Articles preview the upcoming Rice vs. Southeastern Louisiana University men’s basketball game.
The Houston Chronicle
Southeastern renews series with Rice

Texas Aggie men’s basketball secures win over Mississippi Valley State, 91-67
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Texas A&M vs. Mississippi Valley State men’s basketball game.

Rice women win sloppy game over Texas Southern 61-54
An article presents highlights of the Rice vs. Texas Southern University women’s basketball game.

The 1953 Orange Bowl: Alabama football’s racial dilemma
Rice’s victory over the University of Alabama in the 1954 Cotton Bowl is mentioned in an article about the history of racial integration in the University of Alabama’s football program.

Future Owls: Crosby’s Austin Walter rushes for 3 TDs in win over Porter
An article examines how Rice’s football commitments fared this week.
The Houston Chronicle


Conscientious people more likely to provide good customer service
Conscientious people are more likely to provide good customer service, according to a new study from researchers at Rice University.

African-Americans are the most likely to value postsecondary education
African-Americans are the most likely of all ethnic groups to emphasize the importance of postsecondary education, according to the 2013 Houston Education Survey. This and other findings were revealed in the first-of-its-kind report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.


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