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New Rice degree program to teach students how to solve societal problems

New Rice degree program to teach students how to solve societal problems

Rice will be the first university in the U.S. to offer an undergraduate degree with a unique focus on social policy analysis that teaches students how to develop solutions for society’s greatest challenges. This new interdisciplinary major in Rice’s School of Social Sciences will be available to Rice students this fall.

Faculty, staff honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring, service

Faculty, staff honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring, service

Each year Rice honors members of the Rice community who have served the students through outstanding teaching, dedication, and service. Congratulations to sociology professor Bridget Gorman- recipient of the Presidential Award for Mentoring, sociology professor Rachel Kimbro- recipient of the Duncan Award, and anthropology professor Jeff Fleisher- recipient of the Sarah Burnett Teaching Prize.

Nine recognized with award for superior teaching

Nine recognized with award for superior teaching

Nine faculty received the 2017 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, which honors top Rice instructors as determined by the votes of alumni who graduated within the past two, three and five years. Congratulations to Sandra Parsons, assistant teaching professor in psychology, for receiving the award.

Rice to receive $10.7 million from Kinder Foundation for education research

Rice to receive $10.7 million from Kinder Foundation for education research

The Kinder Foundation has awarded a $10.7 million grant to Rice University’s Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) to expand its innovative work to additional school districts in the Greater Houston region. HERC is a research-practice partnership between Rice and the Houston Independent School District (HISD) that aims to improve the connection between education research and decision-making.

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