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Faculty, staff honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring, service

Faculty, staff honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring, service

Each year Rice honors members of the Rice community who have served the students through outstanding teaching, dedication, and service. Congratulations to sociology professor Bridget Gorman- recipient of the Presidential Award for Mentoring, sociology professor Rachel Kimbro- recipient of the Duncan Award, and anthropology professor Jeff Fleisher- recipient of the Sarah Burnett Teaching Prize.

Nine recognized with award for superior teaching

Nine recognized with award for superior teaching

Nine faculty received the 2017 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, which honors top Rice instructors as determined by the votes of alumni who graduated within the past two, three and five years. Congratulations to Sandra Parsons, assistant teaching professor in psychology, for receiving the award.

Rice to receive $10.7 million from Kinder Foundation for education research

Rice to receive $10.7 million from Kinder Foundation for education research

The Kinder Foundation has awarded a $10.7 million grant to Rice University’s Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) to expand its innovative work to additional school districts in the Greater Houston region. HERC is a research-practice partnership between Rice and the Houston Independent School District (HISD) that aims to improve the connection between education research and decision-making.

Brown: ‘Knowing and caring about my students helps me be a better teacher’

Brown: ‘Knowing and caring about my students helps me be a better teacher’

Economics professor James Brown is to be honored with the top teaching prize, the George R. Brown Prize for Excellence in Teaching,  at the annual teaching awards ceremony. The prize is awarded on the basis of surveys of Rice alumni who graduated two, three and five years ago. Professor Brown still remembers the moment that inspired his decision to become a teacher.

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