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Opportunity: COSSA Seeking Nominations for 2020 Impact Award

COSSA is now seeking nominations for the 2020 COSSA Public Impact Award. If you know of individuals, groups, or organizations that are using social and behavioral science research to affect real change in society, consider nominating them!

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Life Scientist Sudip Parikh to Head AAAS

Life scientist Sudip Parikh has been tapped to head the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the organization announced last week. He will be the 19th chief executive the AAAS, the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society, has had in its 171 years.

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U.S. Army medical researchers take part in World Malaria Day

To Err Is Human, To Impact Divine

Looking back on its most impactful articles of the last 20 years, the American Journal of Medical Quality says, “we can appreciate the advances we have made. … As much as these articles reflect the progress we have made, there is still a great deal of work to be done.’

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Philosopher of Psychology: Rom Harré, 1927-2019

Rom Harré, a philosopher deeply engaged in critically examining the attributes and vulnerabilities of the social sciences, and who was both an early computational researcher and an incredibly prolific academic author, died October 17 at age 91.

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‘The Old Models Are Not Working’: A Librarian on the New Big Deal

The academic publishing paradigm is changing, driven in large part by calls for open access to publicly funded research. In this second of two parts, the university librarian for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill explains the thinking behind of a pilot program UNC inked with a major academic publisher.

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Info about SAGE Lecture 2019

Modern Britain’s Identity Crisis: Annual SAGE Lecture

Journalist Mark Easton will address “Britain’s Modern Identity Crisis” as the the Campaign for Social Science hosts the annual SAGE Publishing Lecture. The lecture takes place on November 14 in London. For more information, or to view the prog

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Washington D.C., where the conference is being held

Societal Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities Conference

A conference bringing together researchers, policy makers, professional societies, evaluators, funders, private sector players, and a variety of stakeholders to talk about impact in the social sciences and humanities takes place later this month in Washington, D.C.

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Capitol Hill Briefing on Measuring the Impacts of Incarceration

There are nearly 2.2 million incarcerated Americans, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. If this population were to form a city, it would be the fifth largest in the country—just behind Houston. Join a briefing on October 10 explaining the cost and effect of this staggering number on the United States.

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NSF Changing How It Positions Many Social Science Programs

The National Science Foundation, the largest government funder of basic social and behavioral research in the United States, is changing how it “positions” some of its research programs in those fields. While the changes are meant to better highlight the value of social science, not everyone is pleased by the changes.

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