The Rice chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology, is installed.
Professor Roderick McIntosh is named a Guggenheim Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford.
Professor Richard Stoll receives the George R. Brown Award for Excellence in Teaching. Other university teaching awards he has received: George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching 1987, 1988, 1995, 2000, 2006; Nicolas Salgo Distinguished Teacher Award 1982.
The Clarence L. Carter Professorship is established. Professor Paul brace holds the first chair.
Professor Robert Stein receives a special book award from the Urban Politics and Policy section of the American Political Science Association for his book "Urban Alternatives: Public and Private Markets in the Provision of Local Services."
Professor Earl Black receives an award for best book in government and political science from the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers for his book with co-author Merle Black, "The Vital South: How Presidents are Elected."
Professor William Martin receives the Critic's Choice Award for best book in the History/Biography category from Christianity Today for his book "A Prophet With Honor: The Billy Graham Story."
Economist Malcolm Gillis becomes Rice's sixth president.
Professor Paul Brace receives a Richard E. Neustadt Award from the American Political Science Association for his book with co-author Barbara Hinkley, "Follow the Leader: Opinion Polls and the Modern Presidents."
Professor Gilbert Cuthbertson, the longest serving member in the Social Sciences, is awarded the George R. Brown Certificate of Highest Merit. The award is given to professors only once in their careers at Rice, signifying a level of teaching excellence so high over the years that they are retired from the competition for the George R. Brown awards. Other university teaching awards he has received: George R. Brown Award for Excellence in Teaching 1977, 1993; George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching 1975, 1978, 1985, 1990.
Professor Eugenia Georges receives the George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching. She receives the award again in 1997, 1998, and 2010 and the Nicolas Salgo Distinguished Teacher Award in 2002.
Professor John Ambler receives the George R. Brown Award for Excellence in Teaching. Other university teaching awards he has received: George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching 1993, 1996, 1997, 2001.
Professor Susan McIntosh is named to a U.S. Presidential Committee on Cultural Property and serves two terms until 2003.
Professor Cliff Morgan receives the Best Book Award for best book on conflict processes and peace studies from the Conflict Processes section of the American Political Science Association for his book "Untying the Knot of War: A Bargaining Theory of International Crises."
The endowed Chair in Islamic Economics, Finance and Management is established. Professor Mahmoud El-Gamal holds the first chair.
Professor Robert Stein is appointed as the dean of social sciences.
Professor William Martin writes the book "With God on Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America." Published as the companion to the award winning PBS series of the same name for which he was chief consultant, the book documents Christian fundamentalism in the last 50 years and how it has shaped public policy. Revised editions of both the book and video series appear in the summer of 2005.
Economics faculty play a major role in creating the energy program at the James A. Baker III Institute.
Lingua Franca's Real Guide to Grad School ranks the Rice program in cultural anthropology seventh in the nation.
Professor James Faubion edits the first of two volumes of the influential "Essential Works of Michel Foucault" series on "Aesthetics, Methodology and Epistemology."
Professor Chandler Davidson receives the George R. Brown Award for Excellence in Teaching. Other university teaching awards he has received: George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching 1999, 2000, 2002.