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  • NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps)
    on May 20, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    I-Corps offers researchers unique opportunities to learn how to turn discoveries into new technologies and to participate in the national innovation ecosystem. More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Announcements
    on May 18, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    NSF Announcements More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF on coronavirus
    on April 17, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    NSF encourages you to take extra precautions to protect yourselves and your families against COVID-19. More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Zoom media briefing: The Event Horizon Telescope, a year after capturing the image of a black hole
    on April 8, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Media are invited to join an April 10 Zoom media briefing with Sheperd S. Doeleman, founding director of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), and astrophysicist Michael Johnson to discuss the one-year anniversary of EHT releasing its revolutionary image of a black hole. Doeleman and Johnson will be available to talk about what EHT accomplished and what its hundreds of researchers have been working on over the past year. They will also discuss the project’s path forward, including ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier Named Acting National Science Foundation Director
    on April 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, has been named Acting Director of the National Science Foundation effective March 31, 2020. Droegemeier has previously served two six-year terms on the National Science Board, the governing body of NSF. He currently serves as the President’s Science Advisor and Director of OSTP, with responsibility for coordination of science and technology initiatives across the Federal ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • National Science Foundation and Smithsonian sign letter of agreement
    on March 12, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    A new letter of agreement expands and clarifies collaboration between the National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution. Per the conditions of the agreement, NSF will review proposals from Smithsonian Institution researchers in the same manner as proposals submitted by researchers from institutions of higher education. Additionally, NSF will sponsor a new position at the National Portrait Gallery to elevate stories from the most accomplished scientists in the United States. ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF creates new research security chief position
    on March 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    The National Science Foundation has appointed Rebecca Spyke Keiser to the newly created position of chief of research security strategy and policy as part of its continuing effort to ensure the security of federally funded research while maintaining an open international collaboration. In this role, Keiser will be tasked with providing the NSF director with policy advice on all aspects of research security strategy. She will also lead NSF’s efforts to develop ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF and AFGE sign new collective bargaining agreement
    on February 28, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3403 announced today that they have signed a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA).  The new agreement codifies, clarifies, and updates current agency practices and policies in the context of current rules, laws, and regulations for approximately 1,000 NSF bargaining-unit employees. The last collective bargaining agreement was signed in 1982. “The completion of ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF selects 7 winners from its first-ever NSF 2026 Idea Machine prize competition
    on February 18, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today the selection of four grand prize and three meritorious prize winners for its first-ever NSF 2026 Idea Machine prize competition. The awardees are being honored today at a ceremony at NSF headquarters in Alexandria, Va. The NSF 2026 Idea Machine encouraged individuals from all walks of life, age 14 or older, to submit pressing “grand challenges” requiring fundamental research in science, engineering, or STEM education ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • National Science Foundation presents FY 2021 budget request
    on February 10, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Today, President Donald J. Trump's Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget request for the National Science Foundation (NSF) was presented to Congress. More information on the FY 2021 budget request is available beginning today from the White House Office of Management and Budget. NSF Director France Córdova issued the following ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

Social Psychology Network

  • What Is Anti-Racism, and What Do Experts Say You Can Do?
    by Yahoo News - Business on June 3, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Source: Yahoo News - BusinessAnti-racism work looks different depending on who you are, experts say. There is an inherent privilege to being born white, and part of that privilege is the freedom of not having to think about how society is organized to benefit white people. Part of anti-racist work for people in positions of relative privilege is to understand the structures, laws, and socially accepted beliefs that construct their privilege. […]

  • Putin Signs Russia's Nuclear Deterrent Policy
    by Yahoo News - Top Headlines on June 3, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesPresident Vladimir Putin has endorsed Russia's nuclear deterrent policy, which allows him to use atomic weapons in response to a conventional strike targeting the nation's critical government and military infrastructure. The new document reaffirms that the country could use nuclear weapons in response to a nuclear attack or an aggression involving conventional weapons that "threatens the very existence of the state." […]

  • U.S. Police Empathy and Racial Bias Training Program Launched Nationwide
    by Yahoo News - Business on June 3, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Source: Yahoo News - BusinessThe Police Empathy Academy is now offering an empathy training and racial bias certification for police officers, precincts, academies. and police departments across the United States, with the long-term goal of pushing politicians to make empathy training a requirement to becoming a police officer. […]

  • As Protests Rage, Climate Activists Embrace Racial Justice
    by Inside Climate News on June 3, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Source: Inside Climate News While some established, and predominantly white, climate and environmental organizations have struggled with diversity in their ranks and faced criticism for being disconnected from communities of color, there are clear signs that they are becoming increasingly focused on racial and environmental justice. […]

  • Renewable Energy Surpasses Coal in U.S. for First Time in 130 Years
    by Yahoo News - Business on June 3, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Source: Yahoo News - BusinessSolar, wind, and other renewable sources have toppled coal in energy generation in the United States for the first time in over 130 years, with the coronavirus pandemic accelerating a decline in coal that has profound implications for the climate crisis. Not since wood was the main source of American energy in the 19th century has a renewable resource been used more heavily than coal, but 2019 saw a historic reversal, according to U.S.... […]

  • England Shows Solidarity with Black Lives Matter As Buildings Go Purple
    by BBC News - UK News on June 3, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Source: BBC News - UK NewsBuildings across England were bathed in purple light in memory of George Floyd and in solidarity with anti-racism protests around the world. The illuminations were in tribute to unarmed black security guard Mr. Floyd, who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis, U.S., last week. His death sparked global protests against racism and police brutality through the Black Lives Matter campaign. […]

  • What Do U.S. Data Show About Race and Policing?
    by Yahoo News - Business on June 2, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Source: Yahoo News - BusinessViolence has erupted in cities across the United States over the death of African-American George Floyd, after he was physically restrained by police in Minneapolis. In this article, the BBC analyzes U.S. criminal justice data, racial disparities in policing, and what they suggest about the experience of African-Americans when it comes to law and order. […]

  • Five Natural Ways to Boost Mental Health During Stressful Times
    by CNN - Top Stories on June 2, 2020 at 7:44 am

    Source: CNN - Top StoriesLife today is razor's-edge tense. If your regular coping methods aren't succeeding, there are science-backed actions we can take on our own to ease anxiety, depression, and stress — all done naturally, with no doctor's prescription required. […]

  • Comparing COVID-19 Deaths in the U.S. by Race and Ethnicity
    by The Independent - World News on June 2, 2020 at 7:43 am

    Source: The Independent - World News The United States has the highest number of deaths from the coronavirus, accounting for more than a quarter of all worldwide fatalities. Thus far, there have been nearly 107,000 confirmed deaths across all U.S. states, but looking more closely at the numbers reveals a significant racial disparity within the data. […]

  • Same-Sex Weddings Generate Billions in Revenue, Study Finds
    by United Press International - Health News on June 2, 2020 at 6:58 am

    Source: United Press International - Health NewsWedding spending by same-sex couples and out-of-state guests has boosted U.S. state and local economies by billions of dollars, a new study suggests. […]

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