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Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, said many of the jobs that have been lost in the hospitality sector aren’t likely to return for the foreseeable future, despite efforts in recent weeks to kick-start the statewide economy by allowing such businesses to begin opening back up. “I think the reduced activity we’ve seen (in terms of the willingness of consumers to dine out or travel) is going to continue,” Rodriguez said. “People aren’t going to feel completely the same until there is an all-clear with a vaccine.”

May 22
In The Media

The coronavirus lockdown caused the cancellation of the Rice Business Plan Competition in March, but the fabled event that has student startups vying for big money has been reborn as a virtual contest. The event will be held online June 17-19, with two of the days open to the public.

May 22
In The Media

Searching for ideas on how to make your child’s birthday party special while social distancing? You’re not alone! Insert POP: a virtual party planner founded by Rice MBA Mercede Barnes.

May 20
In The Media

In this Q&A with Dr. Brent Smith, find insights on leading during times of disruption and how decisions have lasting impacts on company culture. Dr. Smith is the Senior Associate Dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business and a Professor of Management and Psychological Sciences at Rice University.  

May 19
In The Media

“We probably have to let go of energy as being the No. 1 industry in the long run,” Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University, told the Texas Tribune in a recent interview. “That primacy is no longer in the cards for Texas.”

May 17
In The Media

Scott Sonenshein is the co-author of Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life with Marie Kondo. Scott recently hosted a Twitter Q&A answering readers’ questions on how to best adjust to a new work routine during the coronavirus pandemic.

May 15
In The Media

Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, does not believe that Houston is facing the end of the oil economy. But he does agree that this latest bust is different from previous cycles.

May 14
School Updates

With the Atlantic hurricane season beginning June 1, during the global coronavirus pandemic, Rice University experts are available to discuss a wide variety of storm-related topics with reporters. Terry Hemeyer, adjunct professor in Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, can discuss crisis management and communication challenges that communities, the public, corporations and government entities face in times of disaster.

May 14
In The Media

If anyone could be pardoned for not having the time or energy to do more — to “go the extra mile” — it’s Mercede Barnes. The mother of a middle-schooler and an entrepreneur with her own business, Barnes is also a graduating MBA student at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business. 

May 09
In The Media

“We probably have to let go of energy as being the No. 1 industry in the long run,” Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University, said in an interview. “That primacy is no longer in the cards for Texas.”

May 08