Klineberg to release study on Houstons Hispanics at Nov 7 event

first_imgAddThis Share Klineberg to release study on Houston’s Hispanics at Nov. 7 eventHOUSTON – (Oct. 29, 2014) – Stephen Klineberg, a Rice sociology professor and founding director of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, will release a new report,  “Shared Prospects: Hispanics and the Future of Houston,” at the Asia Society Texas Center Nov. 7.Klineberg’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with leaders from the Greater Houston Partnership, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Houston Independent School District. Ruth Lopez Turley, professor of sociology at Rice, will moderate the panel.The report details the experiences of Houston’s varied Hispanic communities – including the ongoing challenge of educational attainment – and explores the implications of these findings for Hispanics’ future and, inevitably, for Houston’s future as well. The report draws on findings from 21 years of expanded Houston Area Surveys, which reached more than 4,800 U.S.-born Latinos and 4,200 Latino immigrants.Who: Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and professor of sociology.What: Release of the findings from a new report, “Shared Prospects: Hispanics and the Future of Houston,” a first-of-its-kind analysis of the characteristics of Houston’s Hispanic communities and of how well they are doing as they seek to make their way in today’s economy.When: 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7.Where: Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd.Members of the news media who would like to speak with Klineberg about the survey should RSVP to Amy Hodges, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at ah25@rice.edu, 713-348-6777 (office) or 217-417-2901 (cell).-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just over 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go here.center_img Rice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsNEWS RELEASEAmy Hodges713-348-6777amy.hodges@rice.edulast_img

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