News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- Uncertainty Abounds in Fiscal Future »
The new House majority, eager to fulfill campaign promises, has begun the rollout of weekly bills to cut spending.
- SAGE Publications Launches Social Science Blog »
SAGE Publications, a corporate affiliate of FABBS, has launched a new blog, Social Science Space.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Elizabeth and Robert Bjork »
Elizabeth Bjork, PhD and Robert Bjork, PhD (University of California, Los Angeles) are now featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- National Research Council Announces New Board »
The NRC's DBASSE recently announced that its Committee on Human-Systems Integration has been elevated to the status of a Board.
- NIMH Director, Thomas Insel, Blogs about Arizona Tragedy and Serious Mental Illness »
When a tragedy occurs like the shooting in Tucson this past weekend, all of us seek an explanation. While there remain many questions, a leading hypothesis is that the suspect has a serious mental illness.
- National Research Council Seeks Executive Director »
The National Research Council is looking for an Executive Director for its Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
- Funding Growth for Science Slows Under Reauthorized COMPETES Act »
President Obama’s signature on the America COMPETES Act on January 4, 2011, came as a relief to supporters of bolstering America’s competitiveness in science and innovation.
- New Congress to Set Spending for Remainder of FY 2011 »
The new Congress will be taking up spending for government agencies for the remainder of FY 2011 over the coming weeks.
- Pundits Exchange Views on Arizona Tragedy and What, If Any, Research Is Needed »
In the wake of the horrific shooting of twenty people, including Congresswoman Giffords, in an Arizona shopping center this weekend, many people are asking the question: Who would perform such a horrible act of violence and why?
- NAS to Organize Planning Meeting on Possible Development of K-12 Behavioral and Social Sciences Education Framework »
The National Academies is awarding “modest” internal funding to DBASSE to organize a “planning meeting to assess the feasibility of a full panel study of frameworks for social and behavioral science education in the elementary and secondary grades.”
- NSF Fares Well in President’s FY 2012 Budget Proposal »
The National Science Foundation was a clear winner in the President’s budget, with a proposed 13% increase above the 2010 enacted level or $7.8 billion.
- U.S. House Set to Make Significant Cuts in Science Funding for FY 2011 »
Shortly after the President rolled out the FY 2012 budget, the U.S. House began consideration of H.R. 1, a continuing resolution (CR) that would fund the federal government for the current fiscal.