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Houston residents remain optimistic; Democratic edge grows

Houston residents remain optimistic; Democratic edge grows

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.

Medical literature may overemphasize role of hospital volume in patient outcomes

Medical literature may overemphasize role of hospital volume in patient outcomes

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.

Rice psychologist recognized for distinguished scientific contributions

Rice psychologist recognized for distinguished scientific contributions

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.

9 recognized with award for superior teaching

9 recognized with award for superior teaching

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.

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