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Hobby Center for the Study of Texas
Rice University
PO Box 1892
MS 202
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-4208
e-mail: hobbycenter@rice.edu 


The Hobby Center for the Study of Texas is an independent and objective source for the completion of research and education projects and programs focused on major issues impacting Texas and the Nation both now and in the future. The Center seeks to advance understanding of the causes and consequences of demographic, economic, geographic, social, and environmental conditions impacting the current conditions in, and future of, Texas and other areas in the Nation.


Hobby Center Seeks Researchers
The Hobby Center for the Study of Texas is seeking a Research Analyst and Research Programmer to work on a new, high profile project to analyze housing and demographic change in the Houston Metropolitan Area.  For more information, see Rice's

Veterinary Medicine Lacks Hispanics in Texas, U.S.
From the Texas Tribune: Nudged by a father who trained racehorses, Dr. Orlando Garza set off to study veterinary medicine in College Station 35 years ago. Garza, who now owns an animal hospital in his hometown of El Paso, remembers being the sole Hispanic student in the veterinary program at Texas A&M University.

New Novel Looks at the Future of Texas in 2050
From the Bryan-College Station Eagle: It's not light reading, by any means, but Changing Texas: Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge (Texas A&M University Press, $24.95 paperback) covers an important subject -- the future of Texas. The authors project that by 2050, Texas could have a population of more than 55 million (an increase of more than 30 million people from 2010 to 2050) and that the makeup will be something like this: 21.8 percent white, 9.4 percent black, 55.6 percent Hispanic, and 19.5 percent Asian or other. In 2010, the makeup was 45.3 percent white, 11.5 percent black, 37.6 percent Hispanic, and 5.6 percent Asian and other.

Four of the Ten U.S. Cities With the Highest Levels of Income Segregation are in Texas
From Texas Monthly Magazine: Congratulations, Texas. We've received a dubious distinction: In this list published...by Richard Florida of The Atlantic's Cities blog and his team at the Martin Prosperity Institute of the U.S. cities with the highest levels of income segregation, a staggering four of ours landed on the top-ten list, including claiming the top spot. That top spot goes to San Antonio, while Houston clocks in at number four. Dallas lands in eighth place, while Austin rounds out the list at number ten. 

New $1 Million Grant to Fund Rice Study on Houston-Area Urban Development
From Rice University News & Media: A new $1 million grant from Houston Endowment Inc. will enable researchers from Rice University’s Hobby Center for the Study of Texas to embark on a three-year study of how urban development is affecting neighborhoods and residents in the Greater Houston metropolitan area, with emphasis on Harris County and the city of Houston.


New $1 Million Grant to Fund Rice Study on Houston Area Urban Development

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