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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.

Capitol Hill Event Honors Silly Science with Lasting Impact

September 20, 2018

The 2018 Golden Goose Award ceremony took place on September 13th at the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill. The Golden Goose Award honors federally-funded research that may have at first seemed “silly”, frivolous, or obscure, but have led to breakthroughs with lasting and broad impact.

The event began with an introduction from Rush Holt, the CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a founding organization of the awards. Holt reminded the

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FABBS Supports ‘Bipartisan Civic Engagement Initiative’ to Increase Public’s Scientific Awareness

September 20, 2018

FABBS has partnered with Research!America (R!A) and 15 like-minded organizations to support the Bipartisan Civic Engagement Initiative (BCEI) designed to incentivize and encourage civic engagement by early-career scientists/researchers with the public and candidates running for national office regarding the societal benefits of federally-supported research and innovation.

The initiative responds to a R!A-commissioned national public opinion survey which revealed that

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FABBS Honors Michael Tanenhaus

September 20, 2018

Michael K. Tanenhaus is the Beverly Petterson Bishop and Charles W. Bishop Professor in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1978. After being an Assistant and Associate professor at Wayne State University, he joined the faculty at the University of Rochester in 1983. He has received numerous honors for his research on language processing. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and

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Changing Broader Social Stereotypes is Our Best Chance of Ending Implicit Bias

September 20, 2018

Educated and enlightened?  Chances are you’re discriminating and don’t even realize it.

“If you do nothing and just try not to discriminate, you’re going to discriminate,” explains B. Keith Payne, co-author with Heidi A. Vuletich of “Policy Insights from Advances in Implicit Bias Research,” published in the current issue of Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

In the paper, Payne and Vuletich define implicit bias as stereotypes and

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