When it comes to female mayors, Texas cities have strong showing

A new analysis by political scientist Melissa Marschall finds that Texas has remarkably high numbers of women mayors, particularly in its largest cities.

Liberals and conservatives: Hardwired to disagree?

Are liberals and conservatives hardwired to disagree? New research from Rice University and the University of Nebraska suggests that this may be the case.

Martin to serve on editorial staff of Journal of Politics

Lanny Martin, Rice University’s Albert Thomas Associate Professor of Political Science, will serve as comparative politics editor of the Journal of Politics.

Rice University to offer Master of Global Affairs degree

Rice University will begin offering a Master of Global Affairs degree in fall 2015. The new program is designed to offer graduate students professional education requiring high standards of scholarship.