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Jing Zhou, the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management and Psychology at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, has been appointed deputy dean of academic affairs for the business school effective July 1. She succeeds Jeff Fleming, the Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Professor of Finance, who will complete a seven-year term as deputy dean this month.

June 23
In The Media

Celebrations are underway after Houston was named one of 16 host cities for the 2026 World Cup. "Building things Houstonians need and use every day, that's the easy money and the great way to leverage this opportunity for us," said Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice Business.

June 17
School Updates

Amy Dittmar, a distinguished scholar with an extensive background in economics, finance and university administration, has been named the new provost of Rice University. She will be joined at Rice by her husband of 28 years, Robert “Bob” Dittmar, who will be a professor of finance at the Jones Graduate School of Business.

June 16
In The Media

A little complexity helps companies raise prices without customers noticing. But at some point, it drives consumers away. Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice Business, explains.

June 12
In The Media

This year's Best & Brightest honors 51 students from 275 online MBA programs who represent the best of graduate business education. Three Rice Business only MBA students are featured: Brad Simmons, Arwa Hasanali and Mark Watson. 

June 11
In The Media

This week's roundup of Houston innovators includes recent Rice Business alumna Kelly Avant. "[Venture capital] is an awesome way to shape the future in a more positive way because you literally get to wire money to the most innovative thinkers, who are building solutions to the world’s problems,"

June 06
In The Media

Take a look at some of the most promising MBAs from the Class of 2023 at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business.

May 31
In The Media

New research from Rice Business Ph.D. student Sung Hun (Brian) Chung and colleagues shows that the more CEOs take credit for positive results, the more they will be credited for a company's shortcomings -- whether they are at fault or not.

May 31
In The Media

If the social cost of carbon were a tax paid by consumers, gas would cost 50 cents more per gallon--but it has no direct effect on the price of gas. Instead, it influences government policy & investments, write Rice Business lecturer Jim Krane & Baker Institute fellow Mark Finley.

May 27
In The Media

Aziz Gilani, a Rice Business lecturer and general partner and managing director at the Houston-based Mercury Fund, was one of 32 industry leaders and experts named to the advisory committee by Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo.

May 27