Engineering education may diminish concern for public welfare issues, sociologist saysCollegiate engineering education may foster a “culture of disengagement” regarding issues of public welfare, according to new research by Rice sociologist Erin Cech.
African-Americans are the most likely to value postsecondary educationAfrican-Americans are the most likely of all ethnic groups to emphasize the importance of postsecondary education, according to the 2013 Houston Education Survey. This and other findings were revealed in the first-of-its-kind report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Conscientious people more likely to provide good customer serviceConscientious people are more likely to provide good customer service, according to a new study by psychology professor Stephan Motowidlo. The study, “Relations Between Personality, Knowledge and Behavior in Professional Service Encounters,” examines the link between personality traits and effective behavior in customer service situations.
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New book edited by Rice economist explores the effects of taxation in developing countries A new book edited by a Rice University economist George Zodrow explores the challenges faced by developing countries when they try to raise tax revenue to finance basic public services.