News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- House Science Subcommittee Briefed on "Behavior Science and Security" »
The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight invited Philip Rubin to describe the state of research in the behavioral and social sciences related to the evaluation of tools, techniques, and technologies used in security and the detection of deception.
- Science Café Highlights Research on Enhancing Children’s Learning »
Dr. Lauren Resnick (University of Pittsburgh) and Dr. Bruce McCandliss (Vanderbilt University) spoke at the FABBS Foundation's event on March 24, 2011, Enhancing Children’s Learning: Insights from Cognitive, Education, and Neuroscience Research.
- President’s Bioethics Commissions Seeks Comments on Human Research Protections »
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues requests public comment on federal and international standards for protecting the health and well-being of participants in federally-supported research.
- Agreement on Spending Cuts Slipping As Preparations Begin for Possible Government Shutdown »
The White House and Congressional leaders met today, April 5, to reach agreement on how much to cut government spending for the remainder of the fiscal year and avoid a government shutdown. The meeting ended without the two parties reaching a deal.
- NSF Director Testifies On FY 2012 Budget Proposal »
On March 10, 2011, NSF Director Subra Suresh appeared before the U.S. House’s Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee to discuss the President’s FY 2012 Budget Request.
- NIGMS Releases Draft Strategic Plan for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Training »
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences is seeking comments from the public on its draft strategic plan for training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.
- Appropriations Committees to Begin Cutting »
After a one-week recess to allow Members of Congress to spend time in their districts, the new House majority will get started in earnest on reducing non-security, discretionary spending.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Edwin Locke »
Edwin Locke, Dean's Professor of Leadership and Motivation (Emeritus) at the University of Maryland, College Park, is featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- U.S. Army, National Cancer Institute, and National Science Foundation Describe Behavioral Science Research Needs and Opportunities »
FABBS held its Annual Council of Representatives Meeting on December 6, 2010, drawing in speakers from multiple federal agencies to discuss how behavioral sciences research can further their missions.
- Agency Budgets for this Fiscal Year Still in Question »
While tax cuts to stimulate the economy are getting a great deal of attention, federal agency budgets for Fiscal year 2011 which began on October 1, 2010, are still up in the air.
- University Associations Mobilize for Attacks on Science »
Representatives from multiple scholarly associations have requested examples of social, behavioral and economic research that has produced significant benefits to society.
- Behavioral and Social Scientists Bracing for Threatened Spending Cuts »
One proposed recommendation of a way to to reduce the deficit is to “refocus the National Science Foundation on hard sciences,” which would reduce the funding of the divisions of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences as well as Social and Economic Sciences by 50%.