Houston Matters

Full Show: Steel And Aluminum Tariffs, And Rice University President David Leebron (March 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn how potential new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports could affect the Houston economy. Then, Rice University President David Leebron answers listener questions. Plus, our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And we preview the Houston Jewish Film Festival.

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Rice University President David Leebron, and Air Hockey: Monday’s Show (December 19, 2016)

Posted on · In October, Rice University President David Leebron became chair of the Association of American Universities Board of Directors, an organization focused on issues important to 62 public and private research-intensive universities. And along with that honor, Rice has garnered other critical praise this past year– the announcement of Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum as the first Houston scientist, […]

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Houston Higher Ed: Rice and UH Presidents Answer Your Questions

Posted on · From time to time, we invite the heads of Houston institutions to join us to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities they’re facing, and the role they play in the region. Today, we welcome Renu Khator, the Chancellor of the University of Houston System and President of UH, and David Leebron, the President of Rice […]

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Your Questions for UH and Rice Presidents: Friday’s Show (January 15, 2016)

Posted on · From time to time, we invite the heads of Houston institutions to join us to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities they’re facing, and the role they play in the region. On this edition of Houston Matters, we welcome Renu Khator, the Chancellor of the University of Houston System and President of UH, and […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Abbott in Cuba and a Chocolate Wonderland: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. We ask our non-expert panel (Houston Chronicle writer Lisa Falkenberg, MochaDad.com blogger Fred Goodall, and Vladimir Davidiuk, Chairman of the College Republicans and Junior Senator in the Student Government Association at the University of St Thomas) to parse […]

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Rice President David Leebron Discusses the State of the University

Posted on · David Leebron has been President of Rice University, since 2004. (He’s just the seventh person to hold the post). Under his watch, Rice has seen significant increases in undergraduate enrollment, the launch of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, new residential colleges, new buildings on campus, and visits from important figures ranging from former President Bill Clinton to the Dalai Lama. Today, […]

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Rice President and Grit: Tuesday’s Show (March 17, 2015)

Posted on · David Leebron has been President of Rice University, since 2004. (He’s just the seventh person to hold the post). Under his watch, Rice has seen significant increases in undergraduate enrollment, the launch of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, new residential colleges, new buildings on campus, and visits from important figures ranging from former President Bill Clinton to the Dalai Lama. On […]

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Rice Pres. David Leebron, Good Bad & Ugly of Houston News, & Playing Crumpet the Elf Again and Again: Houston Matters for Fri., Dec. 13, 2013

Posted on · In the collective history of Rice University, it has had just seven Presidents. The current President, David Leebron, assumed that role in 2004, and in the years since, Rice has seen significant increases in undergraduate enrollment, the launch of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, new residential colleges, new buildings on campus, and visits from important figures ranging […]