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Liberals and conservatives: Hardwired to disagree?

Are liberals and conservatives hardwired to disagree?

Rice to host ‘Turkey at a Crossroads? The 2014 Presidential Elections Roundtable Discussion’

Rice University's Department of Political Science will present "Turkey at a Crossroads? The 2014 Presidential Elections Roundtable Discussion" July 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Herring Hall, Room 100. The discussion is open to the general public as well as the Rice community and will be followed by a reception.

Researchers find hormones affect voting behavior

Researchers have found that hormone levels can affect voter turnout.

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 beginning in January 2015.

Center for Civic Engagement renamed Center for Civic Leadership

Rice's Center for Civic Engagement has been renamed the Center for Civic Leadership to reflect its longtime commitment to developing what Associate Dean of Undergraduates Matt Taylor calls "distinctive leaders."

People are ‘hardwired’ to be either liberal or conservative

Are individuals "hardwired" to be either liberal or conservative? A new book from researchers at Rice University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) suggests that this may in fact be the case.

Restricting Voting Rights Act could mean fewer African-Americans on city councils

Efforts to limit the reach of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), the legislation that banned discrimination in voting, could negatively impact black political representation, according to a new study from researchers at Rice University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Ohio University.

Rice poll finds Harris County voters would support ban on texting while driving

Eighty-eight percent of Harris County likely voters would support a Texas state law to ban texting while driving.