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Spring semester begins Monday, January 25, with a mix of in-person instruction and expanded online classes. Visit Mason’s Safe Return to Campus Plan for COVID-19 updates.

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CSS Ph.D. Paper accepted at the joint annual conference of Politics and Computational Social Science (PaCSS) and Political Networks (PolNet)

Recently, Dwayne Smith, CSS Ph.D. student, had his paper accepted to be part of a joint virtual conference combining the annual Politics and Computational Social Science (PaCSS) and Political Networks (PolNet) conferences.   His paper Evaluating the Effects of Layered Access to Reentry Programs on Recidivism Rates with Agent-Based Modeling (LARPing with ABM)was accepted for a PaCSS panel session. 

In light of the many personal and professional impacts felt by members of our community, PaCSS/PolNet 2020 will have an explicit focus on supporting the scholarly development of junior computational social scientists and will also create space for knowledge and resource sharing around COVID-19 and the long-term impacts of racial disparities. We hope that you will join us to share your work and support the continued growth of our diverse, interdisciplinary community.

This conference is scheduled for August 10 @ 11:00 am - August 14 @ 3:00. For conference itinerary go to: