Awards & Honors

Observations

Nice Pair of Genes A study of twins by APS Fellow and Charter Member J. Philippe Rushton, University of Western Ontario, suggests that genes may have much more of an effect on social attitudes — particularly positive ones — than once thought. A group of identical, non-identical, same-sex, and mixed-sex More

Observations

Gazzaniga to Direct Science of Learning Center The National Science Foundation has awarded $21.8 million to Dartmouth College to establish the Center for Cognitive and Educational Neuroscience, or CCEN. APS President-elect Michael S. Gazzaniga, who will direct the center, formally received the award at the annual meeting of the Science More

Observations

Iowa Lab Vandalized On the weekend of November 13, 2004, vandals dumped chemicals, damaged computers, and freed research animals at the University of Iowa. Most of the damage took place in the behavioral and cognitive science division of the psychology department. “This will be a major setback in terms of More

News

Leshner Receives Presidential Nomination to Serve on National Science Board Leshner APS Fellow and Charter Member Alan I. Leshner, chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, is among eight people nominated by President Bush to serve on the National Science Board. Leshner has More

Psign of the Times

Convocation participants at Yale on September 3, 2004. The President’s Room of Yale University is an elegant rotunda lined with stately portraits of many past presidents since Yale was founded in 1701. Under their collective gaze, 75 people convened September 3, 2004 to celebrate “75 Years of Excellence” – a More

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Benbow Receives Mensa Lifetime Award Benbow APS Fellow Camilla Benbow, Vanderbilt University, is the recipient of the Mensa Education and Research Foundation’s 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award. MERF president Greg Timmers made a surprise visit to give Benbow – an unknowing recipient – the award. Benbow’s mentor, APS Fellow Julian Stanley More