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Rice’s Baker Institute Offers Recommendations for Federal Science and Technology Policy

Posted on · Neal Lane works at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. But he’s also a former director of the White House Office of Science and Technology, a small federal agency tasked with providing the President with timely advice on scientific and technological developments related to everything from economics to public health to environmental quality and […]

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Houstonian Shares Memories from Working in the White House

Posted on · Sam Houston State University professor and Houstonian Peter Roussel spent many years at the White House as a staff assistant and deputy press secretary under several presidents. Roussel wrote a play about his experiences called Ruffled Flourishes, which debuts at the University Theatre Center at Sam Houston State University this Saturday (Aug. 27, 2016). Here, […]

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Local Reaction to State of the Union, ERCOT, & Art of Bartending: Houston Matters for Wed., Jan. 29, 2014

Posted on · President Obama addressed a number of issues in his State of the Union address that have implications for Houston and Texas. The general tenor of his speech also has implications for the Lone Star State. Prominent Texas officials including Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Ted Cruz have vociferously opposed much of the President’s agenda. Cruz […]