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Investing in America's Dazzling Scientific Talent

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 12.18.2014 | Science
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

Our nation needs to increase its commitment to the intellectual pursuit of scientific discovery - and to the "dazzling" talent in our midst. That's a proven strategy to produce the jobs that Americans want and deserve -- not directly but indirectly.

Protect and Maintain America's Scientific Preeminence

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 12.10.2014 | Science
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

America is leading the world in scientific discoveries and technological advances, and key to that is the independence of the scientific process that has served American innovation so well in the past. It's essential to protect that process and ensure that scientific merit is determined by scientific peers.

US Biomedical Research: We Must Reverse a Decade of Neglect

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Claire Pomeroy

As an HIV physician, I began my career early in the AIDS epidemic. I held my patients' hands as they cried when receiving their diagnosis. And when protease inhibitors were licensed and "triple therapy" became the norm, I could help patients plan how they would live, rather than how they would die.

Purdue University to slash government lobbying

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave LevinthalThe Center for Public IntegrityPurdue University -- among the strongest lobbying forces in higher education -- will soon slash its ...

It's Time to STEM the Loss of Science and Engineering Students

James M. Gentile | Posted 01.14.2012 | College
James M. Gentile

Generating home-grown engineers and scientists is crucial to ensuring our nation's leadership in the technological innovations that have fueled our economy for decades.

The Humanities: Fundamental but Utilitarian

David J. Skorton | Posted 08.15.2011 | College
David J. Skorton

Despite -- and perhaps because of -- stark budget realities, we must have the political will and discipline to support the humanities. Let's aim for funding of the National Endowment for the Humanities at the FY10 level of $167.5 million.

Association Of American Universities Kicks Out University Of Nebraska

Posted 06.29.2011 | College

The Association of American Universities has voted to oust the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education. At leas...

Georgia Tech Joins AAU: College First To Be Invited In A Decade

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Georgia Tech has accepted its invitation to the prestigious Association of American Universities, becoming its 63rd member and its first new addition ...