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Conference Updates
Summer 2013: Planning for Research Excellence in the Era of Analytics
Summer 2012: Information Systems as Infrastructure for University Research Now and in the Future
Summer 2011: Behavioral and Social Sciences as Key Components in National Research Initiatives
Winter 2010: Epigenetics of the pathogenesis of language and speech impairments: Biological systems and behavioral development
Summer 2010: Sustaining and Enhancing the Research Mission of Public Universities white paper
Summer 2009: Regional Research Collaborations white paper
Summer 2008: Global Research Collaborations white paper
Spring 2008: Neurobehavioral Approaches to the Study of Clinical Disorders
Summer 2007: Future Directions for Federal Research Funding white paper
Summer 2006: The Privatization of Public Universities: Implications for the Research Mission white paper
Fall 2005: Infant Pathways to Language: Methods, Models and Research Directions
Summer 2005: The Interface of Science and Public Policy

Spring 2004: Statistical Approaches and Models of Human Development

In The KnowScience and Policy


Top 10 Things you should know . . .
about children with Specific Language Impairment - featuring research by Mabel Rice

about children coping with terrorism

Get the Facts on Aging
Recovery from Stroke: Learning to Talk Again

Is "Elderspeak" Helpful or Just Baby Talk?

Science Features
Frequently Asked Questions about Dyslexia
- by Hugh Catts

The Building Blocks of Language in Early Childhood - featuring research by Steve Warren

Self-Injurious Behavior: How Science is Delivering Answers


Broadening the Talent Pool: Why Affirmative Action Matters in Graduate Education - New!
interview with Debra Stewart - Council of Graduate Schools

Keeping the Value in Education
interview with Joan F. Lorden - University of Alabama at Birmingham

Science at a Time of National Emergency
interview with Martin Apple - Council of Scientific Society Presidents

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