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Children living in households where the parents are married are less likely to be obese, according to new research from Rice University and the University of Houston.
Rice University sociologist Sergio Chavez will expand his research on internal and international migration during the next academic year, thanks to a career-enhancement award from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Women engineers are underpaid for their contributions to technical activities, due to cultural ideologies in the engineering profession, according to Rice University research.
Multiracial children of single mothers are more likely to live in poverty than white and Asian children of single mothers, but less likely than Hispanic, African-American and Native American children of single moms, according to a new study from researchers at Rice University and Pennsylvania State University.
Performance-based financial rewards improve teacher attendance and retention and students’ test scores, according to a Rice University study of the Houston Independent School District's (HISD) educator award program known as ASPIRE. Larger bonuses led to even greater improvements, the study found.
Sociology Professor Stephen Klineberg, co-director of Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research, will release findings from the 2013 Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey April 23 during a news conference at Rice and a sold-out luncheon at the River Oaks Country Club. The findings will be reported at news.rice.edu.
Religious and nonreligious organizations may have a similar impact on the ability of immigrants to acclimate to life in the U.S., despite the organizations’ different motivations for providing charitable services, according to new research from Rice University.
Race Scholars at Rice, a program of Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research, will host "Having the Talk: Teaching Race in the Undergraduate Classroom" April 6 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Sewall Hall, Room 301.
Same-sex couples who live together have worse health than married opposite-sex couples and similar health as opposite-sex couples who are living together (after adjusting for socio-economic differences), according to a new study from researchers at Rice University.
Rice University's Kinder Institute Urban Health Program will present a public forum on "Childhood Obesity: Pieces of the Puzzle" Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the BioScience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main St. An interactive panel discussion on community-based, clinical and policy-level solutions will be moderated by local media personality Minerva Perez.
Rice University faculty members Anthony Brandt, Stephen Klineberg and Jeffrey Kripal were among the experts invited to speak at the 2012 TEDxHouston, and videos of their lectures are now posted online.
Allocating time to teach science in grades K-5 is one of 14 indicators recommended this week in a report by a National Research Council (NRC) committee charged by Congress with developing criteria to gauge the country’s progress on education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among K-12 students.