Rice students have a front-row seat to Super Bowl LI

As football fans from around the country descended on Houston for Super Bowl LI and all of the festivities surrounding one of the country’s biggest sporting events, six Rice University students from the Department of Sport Management had a front-row seat to all the action leading up to and during the showdown between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons.

Nobel laureate Alvin Roth to speak Dec. 2

Nobel laureate Alvin Roth will discuss “The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design” in a Dec. 2 lecture presented by the Rice Initiative for the Study of Economics (RISE) and the Office of the President. The lecture will be at 5 p.m. in McNair Hall’s Shell Auditorium and will be followed by a 6:30 p.m. reception in McNair Hall’s Executive Commons.

Ballot design, not ‘rigged’ elections, may be to blame for inaccurate votes

In the weeks leading up to the 2016 election, headlines about “rigged” voting have raised questions about the legitimacy of election results. However, a new paper from Rice University psychologists suggests that a bigger problem may exist within America’s voting systems: poor ballot design.

School of Social Sciences to host inaugural Dean’s Lecture Series

Rice’s School of Social Sciences will host the inaugural Dean’s Lecture Series Nov. 7 featuring Justine Hastings, director of the Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab (RIIPL).

Connecting research and policy may improve educational equity

Better communication about how educational research can impact public policy may improve educational equity.The study, which examined the significant disconnect between education researchers and policymakers, appeared in the Russell Sage Foundation’s Journal of the Social Sciences.