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Honor student receives Critical Language Scholarship
Hiram Rios, an Honors College junior double majoring in economics and international studies recently was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship to study intermediate-level Chinese in China for eight weeks this summer.

CAS student receives two prestigious scholarships
Hiram Rios of the University of South Florida has been awarded both a Boren Scholarship and a Gilman Scholarship to fund his study of Mandarin Chinese abroad in China during summer 2013. Hiram is one of just 700 students who received a Gilman Scholarship for summer and one of only 161 U.S. citizens who will study abroad during the 2013-2014 academic year through the Boren Scholarship. The Boren and Gilman Scholarships will cover the costs of round trip transportation to China and maintenance for the summer 2013.

USF's Outstanding Graduate 'proud to be a Bull'
Demelza Hays lost her mother when she was 12 years of age and her father had to hold down two jobs to keep their family together. Such circumstances could easily have sent her life into a downward spiral. Instead, Hays has soared to the great heights, achieving recognition from the University of South Florida Alumni Association as the summer 2012 graduating class’ Outstanding Graduate.

USF student awarded scholarship to study in Africa
University of South Florida student Lauren Richardson was recently awarded a Boren Scholarship through its African Languages Initiative. Richardson will spend the 2012-2013 academic year studying Swahili and East African history, arts, culture and political science in Tanzania, Africa.

Distinguished economist to discuss “markets and morality” at USF
The University of South Florida Department of Economics will present economist Dwight R. Lee, Ph.D., the William J. O’Neil Professor of Global Markets and Freedom at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, to give a presentation entitled “Markets and Morality” at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2012, in BSN 1401.

World’s only stand-up economist to perform at USF
Economics Scholars Society and USF Student Government are proud to present Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., “The World’s First and Only Stand-Up Economist” at 6:30 p.m., April 5, 2012. Doors open at 6 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center Ballrooms A and B.

USF to host award-winning author of “Freakonomics”
The University of South Florida is hosting award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality Stephen J. Dubner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at the Tampa Theatre.

Professor to present health economics research
University of South Florida economics professor Gabriel Picone will present his research about estimating the effectiveness of doctor visits when diagnosed with a chronic illness. The presentation will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, in BSN 120.

Discovery Channel to feature student invention
Have you ever come up with an invention but didn’t make it happen because you didn’t know where to start? Then the next thing you know, you see your invention featured on television, but the patent is not yours. University of South Florida economics student Calvin Sutton didn’t want that to happen to him.

Exploring the field of economics
Everyone is hoping for better economic headlines in 2011, but if news about the economy flies over your head or makes you anxious because you barely comprehend what it’s all about, a couple of courses that deal with money matters just might help.

Economics seminar to discuss lawsuit dynamics
The Department of Economics will host Professor Andrew F. Daughety of Vanderbilt University Sept. 24. Daughety will discuss his work “A Dynamic Model of Lawsuit Joinder and Settlement.” The paper examines a model of the process in which multiple related lawsuits are filed and combined as well as the effects of preemptive settlement offers.

New economics professor wins international award
A little more than two weeks into her new position at the University of South Florida, an economics professor received an international award in recognition of her research on the physical and mental effects of winning the lottery.