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Economics Student Serves Valuable Apprenticeship

Economics Student Serves Valuable Apprenticeship

Economics student Mattie Albert began an apprenticeship with Dr. David Levy that has helped her to become a better researcher. Levy has viewed the relationship as mutually beneficial, relying on Albert's knowledge of Arabic to help the two gain a better understanding of what attracts young Muslims to Islamic extremism.

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New Leaders Highlight College Faculty Transitions

New Leaders Highlight College Faculty Transitions

Over the summer, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomed many new faculty and staff members, while some current college employees added other responsibilities to their slate. The Global Affairs and Biodefense programs have new directors and the Department of Public and International Affairs has a new chair.

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Boettke Featured in Wall Street Journal Profile

Boettke Featured in Wall Street Journal Profile

Kelly Evans of the Wall Street Journal recently penned a full-length profile on nationally recognized economics professor Peter Boettke. The article focuses on his work and his status as a champion of sorts for the Austrian school of economics. Image courtesy of Creative Services.

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College Students Win Language Scholarships

College Students Win Language Scholarships

Three Mason students were awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study abroad this summer. The students are among 575 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students selected from nearly 5,300 applicants.

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 The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

Matt Ridley, bestselling author of The Red Queen, Nature via Nurture, and other books, tells the story of human cultural and economic evolution in his latest work, The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves. Combining the best of economics and biology, he explains both the "how" and "why" of the amazing (and recent) explosion in worldwide human well-being.

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