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January 21, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden on Friday nominated Eric Lander to be his science adviser and director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy -- and also elevated the role of science adviser so that it will have cabinet rank.
January 7, 2021
The US modernizes its energy policy and gives an overall boost to federal research funding in a jam-packed year-end budget deal to fund most of the federal government. The deal provides a total of $1.4 trillion for fiscal 2021, along with a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package. Total R&D funding for 2021 amounts to $165 billion, an increase of less than 1% over 2020, according to an analysis by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
December 16, 2020
The first coronavirus vaccines are being distributed in the U.S. after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave emergency authorization to Pfizer's version. It's a critical step in the fight against the pathogen — one public health officials hope will stem its he first coronavirus vaccines are being distributed in the U.S. after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave emergency authorization to Pfizer's version. It's a critical step in the fight against the pathogen — one public health officials hope will stem its spread.
November 10, 2020
After months of rancorous campaigning and several days of counting ballots, former vice president Joe Biden emerged on Nov. 7 as the winner of the 2020 US presidential election.
November 10, 2020
About 19 universities in the U.S. have joined the third cohort of a program called, Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty. The initiative looks to develop more inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention models within STEM, reported Forbes.
August 28, 2020
As the COVID-19 virus spread across the country this spring and more data became available that revealed the disproportionate impact it was having on Black communities, Tennessee State University launched the nation’s first COVID-19 Academy to support residents in its Nashville community. The academy uses a holistic approach to help community members access healthcare, basic human services like food and job training, and education resources to help meet the needs of families who might be impacted — financially and otherwise — for a long time to come.
July 24, 2020
A U.S. Senate panel yesterday unanimously endorsed legislation to tighten oversight of federally funded researchers with ties to foreign governments. The move came despite objections from universities whose faculty would come under increased scrutiny if the bill becomes law.
July 24, 2020
Harmony on campus is hard to come by even when the stakes are lower. The brutally tough decisions colleges have been or soon will be making — how to teach in the fall, where to cut as budgets tighten — are among the most challenging that institutions have faced, at least since 2008. And for the foreseeable future, it’s not going to get any easier.
July 24, 2020
As scientists across the globe embarked on a race to develop vaccines and treatments for Covid-19, the FBI revealed hackers sponsored by the Chinese government were mounting a cyber assault to gain critical information from U.S.-led medical research trials.
July 1, 2020
Senate Republican leaders have signaled that their proposal for the next coronavirus relief package will include additional funding to test students for the coronavirus. “The most important thing we need for normalcy is to get people back into school,” Senator Roy Blunt, the Republican chairman of the Senate appropriations subcommittee that handles funding for education and health, told reporters Tuesday. “And we’re not going to do that particularly in a residential setting without millions of tests people can take dozens of times.”