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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

Many Latino Voters Have Lost Faith in the Political System
From Rumbo: There’s a possibility that many Latino voters will stay home and not vote at all during the November midterm elections, because they’ve lost faith in the political system.

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.

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.


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