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The best plan for housing is to plan less In The Media

The best plan for housing is to plan less

In a New York Times op-ed, Bryan Caplan, Department of Economics, writes it's rare that one policy can solve a wide range of issues, but making housing more affordable just might be one of them.

4-VA@Mason Award Produces Important Results in Childhood Working Memory Research

4-VA@Mason Award Produces Important Results in Childhood Working Memory Research

In the Developing Minds Lab at George Mason, Sabine Doebel says she has a dream job. As an undergraduate, she became fascinated by children’s thinking and how it changes with age. Now, as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, where she directs the Lab, she spends much of her time designing studies to understand how young children learn to think and act flexibly — that is, how they develop ‘executive function’ skills. Although these skills are vital to children’s success in school and beyond, much remains unknown about their development.

BIS Alum Spotlight: Diane Wood Cameron

BIS Alum Spotlight: Diane Wood Cameron

Diane Wood Cameron came to Mason as a transfer student and didn’t know what she would do for a career. During her time at Mason, arts administration was popping up as a career, and very few schools had a degree in it. The BIS program allowed her to create a major where she could combine her love of the arts (she was an artist), her experience as a fundraiser, her love of talking to people, her strong writing skills, and her background in non-profits.