Dateline Rice for Nov. 22, 2013


Opinion: Bush, Obama and Teddy’s big stick
The 20th anniversary of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is mentioned in an op-ed about American foreign policy.
Asharq Al-Awsat

Durham is one of the top 10 universities in the UK. Can we trust the rankings?
Rice is mentioned in an article that examines the criteria used to rank universities.

US, Chinese scientists find possible new superconductors
Rice physicist Qimiao Si, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy, is quoted in an article about his recent experiments investigating the superconducting properties of iron-based compounds.
Want China Times


Rice is mentioned in articles marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
‘Life’ photographer calls JFK his most charismatic subject
Kennedy’s own words
JFK’s ‘Moon Speech’ spurring NBHS students to reach for the stars
Free market Friday: Road to progress
The Journal Record (Tulsa, Okla.)
50 years later: Remembering John F. Kennedy’s assassination
Winfield Daily Courier (Winfield, Kan.)

Measuring colleges’ success graduating students with subsidized Stafford loans
Rice is mentioned in an article that examines how colleges and universities are doing at graduating students who received Stafford loans but not a Pell Grant relative to the rest of their student body.
U.S. News and World Report


Senior project to help track campus shuttles
Rice’s campus bus-tracking system is mentioned as the inspiration for Prairie View A&M University’s new PV Real-Time Bus Tracking System app.
The Panther

Series of crimes around Texas Medical Center has police on alert
An article mentions an attempted robbery that occurred outside the BioScience Research Collaborative the night of Nov. 20.


Light and lightness
An article features James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace.
Architectural Lighting

New conservative imposter group: TFBA

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 mentioned in an article about the new lobbying group Texas Future Business Alliance.
Agenda Wise

Shale states shunned in America’s top states for business
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 an article comparing states that frack and their rankings in CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business survey.
Gas Oil Mining Contractor

Engineering education may diminish concern for public welfare issues
Collegiate engineering education may foster a “culture of disengagement” regarding issues of public welfare, according to a new Rice study. Erin Cech, assistant professor of sociology, is quoted.
Science Daily

Cracking the tough nut using formal methods
Moshe Vardi, the Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor of Computational Engineering and professor of computer science, is quoted in an article about using formal methods for microchip design.
Semiconductor Engineering

Leading scientists join bioresearch open-access editorial board under Editor-in-Chief Robert Lanza
Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is mentioned as one of the journal section editors for BioReseaerch Open Access.

Researchers from Rice University provide details of new studies and findings in the area of laboratory protocols
Researchers at Rice are using the magnetic levitation method for 3-D cell culture.

The impact of high-achieving charter schools on nontest score outcomes
Research from Rice is cited in an article about charter schools.
Journalist’s Resource


Nanoscale power
An article mentions that researchers at Rice have developed a new type of battery that uses a nanoscale wire.
The Michigan Times (University of Michigan-Flint)

Classical music concert Sunday
Rice almuna Rebecca Wenham ’02 will be performing a recital Nov. 24 in Campbell River, B.C.


Rice keeps C-USA hopes alive with OT win
Articles recap yesterday’s Rice vs. University of Alabama-Birmingham football game.
The Houston Chronicle
Rice tops UAB in OT to notch 8th victory of season
The Houston Chronicle
Turner’s TD run edges Rice past UAB 37-34 in OT (This article also appeared in the Sporting News and ESPN.go.)
2-minute drill: Rice 37, UAB 34 OT
UAB loses heartbreaker in overtime against Rice
Recap: UAB vs. Rice
The Charlotte Observer (This article also appeared in the Olympian, the Kansas City Star and more than five other sites.)
College football boxscore
Highlights: Rice vs. UAB (This article also appears in Dailymotion and Opposing Views.)
UTSA football remains alive in C-USA race even after Rice victory
Rice’s victory over the University of Alabama-Birmingham is mentioned in an article that discusses the University of Texas-San Antonio’s chances of winning the C-USA championship.
The San Antonio Express-News

Final stats
The Rice women’s volleyball team fell 3-0 to the University of Alabama-Birmingham in the opening round of the C-USA Tournament last night.

Rice scores 77-64 win over Southern women
An article recaps the Rice vs. Southern Louisiana University women’s basketball game.
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)

Rice men edge A&M-Corpus Christi 63-61 on road
An article recaps Wednesday’s Rice vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s basketball game.
The Houston Chronicle

High-scoring Tigers head to Houston
An article previews tomorrow’s Rice vs. Princeton University men’s basketball game.
The Daily Princetonian

Miami University coaching candidates: A quick look
Tom Herman, former Rice assistant athletics director is mentioned as one of the possible candidates to replace Miami University football coach Don Treadwell.

Men’s club soccer heads to national championships, despite young roster and funding obstacles
Rice is mentioned in an article about the University of Texas-Austin men’s club soccer team.
The Horn

Nebraska women’s basketball defeats Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 78-55
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Nebraska University women’s basketball team.


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