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College Students among Mason’s Truman Scholarship Finalists

College Students among Mason’s Truman Scholarship Finalists

Of the three Mason undergraduate finalists for the 2010 Harry S. Truman Scholarships, two hail from departments within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. D’Leon Barnett is majoring in integrative studies with a concentration in education for social sciences, and Whitney Burton is majoring in economics.

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Stratmann Wins Duncan Black Prize

Stratmann Wins Duncan Black Prize

Thomas Stratmann, economics professor at George Mason University, was awarded the Duncan Black Prize for “best paper in Public Choice in 2009.” Stratmann's paper “How Prices Matter in Politics: The Returns to Campaign Advertising” examines the effect of campaign advertising by U.S. Representatives on their vote shares in congressional elections.

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Warren Brown and Robert Pinsky to Speak at Convocations

Warren Brown and Robert Pinsky to Speak at Convocations

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to announce the speakers for this year’s convocation ceremonies. Warren Brown, the founder and owner of successful bakery CakeLove and Love Café’, and poet and author Robert Pinsky are the speakers for this year’s convocation ceremonies.

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Economics Student Strobl's Journal Becomes Hollywood Movie

Economics Student Strobl's Journal Becomes Hollywood Movie

In April 2004, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl, a U.S. Marine, escorted the remains of 19-year-old Lance Corporal Chance Phelps back to his family in Dubois, Wyoming. Strobl, who is now a PhD student in Mason's economics program, recently had his journal turned into a movie called “Taking Chance.”

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Tyler Cowen on the Median Voter Theorum

Tyler Cowen on the Median Voter Theorum

Writing in The New York Times, Cowen says, "For all the anecdotal evidence, it’s hard to show statistically that money has a large and systematic influence on political outcomes. That is partly because politicians cannot stray too far from public opinion."

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