Link between heart disease risk factors and depression is biological, not behavioral

Biology, rather than personal behavior, may be responsible for the link between depression and risk factors for heart disease, according to a new study from Rice University.

Study identifies factors that lead to greater college success

Educational attainment is a national priority because it creates both economic and personal gains: higher incomes, better individual and family health and deeper civic engagement. U.S. college enrollments are increasing, suggesting greater educational attainment; however, national college completion rates are lagging behind other developed nations.

New Rice degree program to teach students how to solve societal problems

Rice will be the first university in the U.S. to offer an undergraduate degree with a unique focus on social policy analysis that teaches students how to develop solutions for society’s greatest challenges. This new interdisciplinary major in Rice’s School of Social Sciences will be available to Rice students this fall.

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.

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.