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Tamper-resistant voting methods yield 58 percent success rate

A Rice University study of tamper-resistant voting methods revealed that only 58 percent of ballots were successfully cast across three voting systems. The researchers concluded additional work is needed to make voting both secure and user-friendly.

Rice University to be part of NIH-funded Center for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge

Rice University’s Department of Psychology will use mobile sensing technologies to help people who are trying to stop smoking from having a relapse as a member of the National Institutes of Health’s new Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data to Knowledge (MD2K).

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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