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Conference Updates

Summer 2021:
2021: Planning for research after Covid
White Paper (PDF)
Summer 2019:
2019: Challenges for Implementation of Cross-Disciplinary Research in the Big Data Era
White paper (PDF)
Summer 2018:
Re-Thinking and Re-Engineering Incentives for Scholarly Activities across the Research Enterprise in an Open Access Environment
White paper (PDF)
Summer 2017:
University Research Planning in the Data Era: Working with the Levers and Pulleys that Tie Together Research Information, from Big Data to Local Details
White paper (PDF)
Summer 2016:
Building Research Infrastructure: Planning for Future Needs and Implementing for Change
White paper (PDF)
Summer 2015:
Research Innovation as a Pathway to the Future
White paper (PDF)
Summer 2014:
Planning for Future Research in Public Universities in Uncertain Times
White paper (PDF)
Summer 2013:
Planning for Research Excellence in the Era of Analytics
White paper (PDF)
Summer 2012:
Information Systems as Infrastructure for University Research Now and in the Future
White paper (PDF)
Summer 2011:
Behavioral and Social Sciences as Key Components in National ResearchInitiatives
White paper (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Summer 2009:
Regional Research Collaborations
White paper (PDF)
Summer 2008:
Global Research Collaborations
White paper (PDF)
Spring 2008:
Neurobehavioral Approaches to the Study of Clinical Disorders
Summer 2007:
Future Directions for Federal Research Funding
White paper (PDF)
Summer 2006:
The Privatization of Public Universities: Implications for the Research Mission
White paper (PDF)
Fall 2005:
Infant Pathways to Language: Methods, Models and Research Directions
Summer 2005:
The Interface of Science and Public Policy
Spring 2004:
Modeling Developmental Processes in Ecological Context

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Science & Policy

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

about children coping with terrorism

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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 Educationinterview 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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