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Rice economist awarded Frisch Medal

Flavio Cunha, an associate professor of economics at Rice, is the recipient of the 2014 Frisch Medal, one of the top prizes for research in the field of economics.

One-third of male academic scientists willing to scale back career to focus on family

One-third of men in academic science are willing to scale back their careers to focus on family life, according to a new study from sociologist Elaine Ecklund that suggests traditional family roles may be shifting.

School of Social Sciences Gateway Program for Undergraduates

Check out the new GATEWAY program video!The GATEWAY program provides Rice Social Sciences undergraduates opportunities to put what they learn in the classroom to work in the real world through international experiences, research and internships. To learn more go to http://socialsciencesgateway.rice.edu/.

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