Even after a year of continuing low oil prices and growing layoffs in the energy industry, Houston area residents are remarkably optimistic about jobs and the future, according to the Kinder Houston Area Survey, conducted by sociologist and Kinder Institute Founding Director Stephen Klineberg.
Current medical research and literature may be overemphasizing the role that hospital volume plays in patient outcomes, according to a study by researchers at Rice University. When one applies more advanced modeling that corrects for potential biases, only four operations have a volume-outcome effect.
Eduardo Salas, the Allyn R. & Gladys M. Cline Chair & Professor of Psychology, is the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award presented annually by the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Salas received the award at a ceremony during the organization’s annual meeting.
Sociology professors Jenifer Bratter and Ruth López Turley received the 2016 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, which honors top Rice professors as determined by the votes of alumni who graduated within the past two, three and five years.