Rice University http://wamc.org en Dr. Justin Denney, Rice University – Social Status and Accidental Death http://wamc.org/post/dr-justin-denney-rice-university-social-status-and-accidental-death <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Justin Denney of Rice University reveals the connection between social status and the likelihood of death in a preventable accident.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><br />Justin Denney is an assistant professor of sociology and Associate Director of the Kinder Institute Urban Health Program at Rice University. His primary research is focused on identifying individual and structural conditions that jointly contribute to health and mortality inequalities.</p><p><a href="http://sociology.rice.edu/denney/">About Dr. Denney</a></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 78650 at http://wamc.org Dr. Justin Denney, Rice University – Social Status and Accidental Death Dr. Richard Boylan, Rice University – The Cost of Prison Reform http://wamc.org/post/dr-richard-boylan-rice-university-cost-prison-reform <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Richard Boylan of Rice University explores the connection between prison reform and a reduction in social aid programs.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><br />Richard Boylan is a professor of economics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. His teaching and research interests include law and economics and political economy. His work has appeared in a number of peer-reviewed journals and his findings on the economics of prison reform are scheduled for publication in 2014.</p><p><a href="http://economics.rice.edu/~boylan/">About Dr. Boylan</a></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 74822 at http://wamc.org Dr. Richard Boylan, Rice University – The Cost of Prison Reform Dr. Rafael Verduzco, Rice University – Stiffening Silicone http://wamc.org/post/dr-rafael-verduzco-rice-university-stiffening-silicone <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Rafael Verduzco of Rice University explains the development of a new silicone material that becomes stronger with repeated use.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 69400 at http://wamc.org Dr. Rafael Verduzco, Rice University – Stiffening Silicone