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New ‘Cultures of Energy’ podcast series explores the energy humanities

New ‘Cultures of Energy’ podcast series explores the energy humanities

A new podcast series hosted by Rice’s Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences shines a light on the multitude of energy humanities research activities and events brought to bear at the university. “Cultures of Energy” is co-hosted by center director Dominic Boyer and anthropology professor Cymene Howe.

Hebl wins national teaching award

Hebl wins national teaching award

Rice psychology professor Michelle “Mikki” Hebl is the winner of Baylor University’s 2016 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, one of the country’s top collegiate teaching honors. The award program is designed to honor great teachers, stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching and encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers.

Racial makeup of labor markets affects who gets job leads

Racial makeup of labor markets affects who gets job leads

The racial composition of a labor market plays a significant role in whether workers find out about job leads – regardless of the race of the worker, according to new research from Rice University and North Carolina State University (N.C. State).

New report shows fewer Texans have problems paying medical bills

New report shows fewer Texans have problems paying medical bills

Fewer Texans say they have problems paying their medical bills in 2015 compared with 2013. The report found that since enrollment began in the ACA health insurance marketplace, the percentage of Texans who reported problems paying health care bills dropped almost 15 percent.

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