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
White Return Flight
From Off the Kuff: Between 2000 and 2010, [Harris] county, like much of the U.S., saw a sharp decline of its white population, losing about 12 percent of Anglos or about 83,000 people.
Rice Professor Will Study People Displaced by Houston's Residential Developments
From the Houston Press: It doesn't take a lot of looking around to see new construction all over the place in Houston. A Rice sociologist wants to find out who is being affected by Houston's rapid residential development.
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.