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Children of married parents less likely to be obeseChildren living in households where the parents are married are less likely to be obese, according to new research from sociologist Rachel Kimbro.
Chavez to study migration with award from Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship FoundationRice 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
Social Sciences faculty recognized with award for superior teachingEconomics professor James Brown and sociology professor Rachel Kimbro received the George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, which honors top Rice
professors as determined by the votes of alumni who graduated two and
five years ago.
Ecklund receives Charles Duncan Award for Outstanding Academic AchievementSociology professor Elaine Howard Ecklund earned the 2013 Duncan Award, which is presented by Rice deans upon the recommendation of senior faculty. It honors a tenure-track or tenured faculty member who has less than 10 years of experience.