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News from FABBS

FABBS reports on items of interest to many communities – scientists, policymakers, and the public. In our news, you will see updates on science funding and policy, articles that translate research for policy, and descriptions of the research contributions of scientists at all stages of their research careers.

FABBS Honors Lila R. Gleitman

December 19, 2019

Lila R. Gleitman is a Professor of Psychology and Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned a B.A. in Literature from Antioch College in 1952. As a student of Zelig Harris at the University of Pennsylvania, she received her Ph.D. in Linguistics. She was on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania beginning in 1972, where she served as the dissertation advisor of numerous luminaries in the psychology of language. Professor Gleitman’s research in

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FABBS Annual Meeting Features Speakers from NIH, NSF, and OSTP

December 18, 2019

FABBS held its Annual Council of Representatives meeting on December 9th, 2019. This meeting is an opportunity for representatives from our member societies and our Board members to be updated on FABBS Advocacy efforts, discuss a range of topic affecting FABBS fields of sciences, and hear from and engage with colleagues from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). 

Carrie

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Q&A with Nora Newcombe, FABBS President

December 18, 2019

FABBS would like to thank ​Nora S. Newcombe, Temple University, for her tremendous service to FABBS. Dr. Newcombe will be ending her two-year term as FABBS President at the end of the year. We asked her for some parting words of wisdom.

What led you to become the president of the FABBS board? 

Scientists often complain about lack of funding, lack of understanding of what they do, and failure to translate their data and insights into policies. One of my

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Advisory Committee for SBE Meets, Discusses Goals and Challenges

December 18, 2019

The fall meeting of the NSF Social, Behavioral, and Economic
Sciences (SBE) Advisory Committee took place on December 12-13. This committee
meets twice yearly to provide advice, recommendations, and oversight to the
Directorate concerning support for research, education, and human resources.

The meeting began with Arthur “Skip” Lupia, Assistant
Director, SBE, reviewing the directorate goals of advancing science, growing
the economy, enhancing safety and security,

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