Rice University logo
Hobby Center for the Study of Texas

Contact Us

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 recruiting homepage (jobs.rice.edu) or the specific listings for these jobs:Research Analyst and Research Programmer (GIS/SAS).

Changing Population, Changing Health Care Panel with Rep. Sylvester Turner, Steve Murdock, and More
From Houston Style Magazine: ... the Texas Tribune will sponsor a conversation on Texas healthcare and the state's changing demographics.

TribLive: Changing Population, Changing Health Care
From the Texas Tribune: Full video of our 10/6 TribLive conversation with Rice University's Vivian Ho, Elena Marks of the Episcopal Health Foundation, former State Demographer Steve Murdock, Harris County Treasurer Orlando Sanchez and state Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston.  

Poverty is Eating at Dallas' Core
From the Dallas News: The poverty statistics in Dallas are staggering: 38 percent of our children live in poverty, and Dallas has the highest rate of children’s poverty among cities with 1 million or more residents. From 2000 to 2012, the poor were the fastest-growing segment of Dallas’ population, increasing 41 percent. In 2012, almost one-half of our residents lived in low-income households, defined as those below 185 percent of the poverty level. 

3-Day Work Week, Retire at 75, Says Billionaire Carlos Slim
From My SA: In Houston recently for an annual conference of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim spoke for more than an hour on all things economic and socioeconomic, the Associated Press reported.


Changing Texas: Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge

Changing Texas
Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge

Learn More »

Go to all spotlights »


No Scheduled Events.