Rice professors to discuss Houston Hispanic vote

first_imgRice University is consistently ranked one of America’sbest teaching and research universities. It is distinguished by its: size-2,700undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students; selectivity-10 applicants for eachplace in the freshman class; resources-an undergraduate student-to-faculty ratioof 5-to-1, and the fifth largest endowment per student among private Americanuniversities; residential college system, which builds communities that are bothclose-knit and diverse; and collaborative culture, which crosses disciplines,integrates teaching and research, and intermingles undergraduate and graduatework. Rice’s wooded campus is located in the nation’s fourth largest city and onAmerica’s South Coast. ShareCONTACT: DavidMedinaPHONE: (713) 348-6753EMAIL: [email protected] TO DISCUSS HOUSTON HISPANIC VOTERice Universityprofessors Robert M. Stein of political science and Stephen L. Klineberg ofsociology will discuss “The Impact of the Hispanic Vote in the Houston MayoralElection” on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. in room 124 of Herring Hall on the RiceUniversity campus. “The importance of thisdiscussion is to tell the significance of the Hispanic vote in this election andhow it may impact future elections,” says Richard Torres, president of theHouston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “The 2000 Census forecasted Hispanicpolitical empowerment,” Torres adds, “and from that follows economicempowerment.” The Jesse H. JonesGraduate School of Management and the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce aresponsoring the lecture. The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded in1977 to promote the interest of Hispanic-owned businesses. With more than 1200members, the Chamber is one of the largest in the region. Stein is dean of theSchool of Social Sciences and the Lena Gohlman Fox professor of politicalscience. He appears frequently on radio and television, discussing local, state,and national political issues. He has written three books, “Perpetuating thePork Barrel: Policy Subsystem and American Democracy;” “Federal DomesticOutlays;” and “Urban Alternatives: Public and Private Markets in the Provisionof Local Services.” In 1982, Klineberginitiated the annual Houston Area Survey, which explores public responses tochanging trends, and he has conducted extensive additional research in HarrisCounty’s ethnic communities. Klineberg is completing a book this year,tentatively entitled “Making Sense of Our Times: A Study of Changing Attitudesin the Houston Area,” that builds on twenty years of survey research to explorethe way the general public is responding to the economic, demographic andenvironmental challenges of our time. A reception will followthe lecture. Herring Hall is across the street from the Baker Institute forPublic Policy. A campus map can be found at . FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img read more