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Being from Venezuela, at a young age, I learned the value of energy and oil in society. More specifically, I learned the importance of the good management of oil and natural resources. Rice is a globally-ranked university and, in my point of view, it has the strongest energy and finance program. 

August 30
School Updates

As Hurricane Laura nears the Texas coast, Rice University has a number of experts that can discuss a wide variety of storm-related topics. 

August 25
In The Media

The Houston Business Journal will once again honor an exceptional group of business and community leaders in the 40 Under 40 Class of 2020. Among the honorees are Rice Business alumni Chris Bentley and Daran Gaus.

August 24
School Updates

William “Bill” Arnold, a popular professor in the practice of energy management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, died Aug. 5 after a battle with gallbladder cancer. He was 75.

August 10
In The Media

Students often dramatically underestimate how long they will spend looking for the next professional opportunity after graduation, says George Andrews, associate dean of degree programs at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business in Texas. Balancing a career search with a job, study and family obligations is a “Sisyphean task”, he adds.

July 28
In The Media

During the COVID-19 pandemic, no other social phenomenon has been as widely written about, discussed, and argued over as cancel culture. Everyone uses their own definition, contradicting others, sowing confusion, arousing anger, scorn, and moral outrage, and stifling debate. Many psychology researchers view cancel culture as synonymous with social media activism, but this doesn't fully explain the psychology behind it says Professor Utpal Dholakia.

July 28
School Updates

Target Retirement Funds are touted as a simplified investment option for people saving money for their golden years, but Rice University researchers have discovered retirees can be shortchanged by a curious behavioral phenomenon known as “zero bias.”

July 27
In The Media

Named one of the Best & Brightest by Poets & Quants, Ruy Lozano, assistant fire chief for the Houston Fire Department, used data analytics to identify future needs within his operation. “I conducted a study on the Houston Fire Department apparatus spatial allocations with the Rice Data Science lab that not only won the Rice Data Science competition but got presented to the City of Houston’s Homeland Security Public Safety Session,” Lozano writes. 

July 26
In The Media

"My favorite event at Rice Business is the Annual International Partio. It is a huge event where the entire Rice Business community comes together to celebrate the different parts of the world we all come from and represent. Whether it is India, Mexico, China, or Texas, Rice realizes that everyone has unique differences and cultures that make you who you are and that it is worth celebrating. It is a full night of local and international foods, music, and dancing." - Doug Fiefa

July 05
In The Media

After working in Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Advisory Group, Baldwin Luu (Rice, ’21) decided to enroll in Rice University’s MBA program. After packing up his things in San Francisco and moving to Houston, Luu began his first year in the MBA program at Rice. During this interview, Luu shared his journey to Rice, his guidance on how to prepare for business school and tips for navigating the virtual MBA Experience.

June 23