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April 18, 2007

NSF Executive To Discuss New Grant Priorities At UI

David Lightfoot, assistant director of the National Science Foundation Division of Behavioral, Social, and Economic Sciences, will discuss "The Intertwinement of Fundamental Work in the Human and Physical Sciences" at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 in Room W151 John Pappajohn Business Building. 

Admission is free and open to the public.

Lightfoot will speak on his division's new emphases and priorities, particularly those programs that connect the traditional recipients of NSF grants with investigators more accustomed to receiving grants from the National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Mental Health.

The Division of Behavioral, Social and Economic Sciences has two research divisions: Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) and Social and Economic Sciences (SES). BCS supports research to develop and advance scientific knowledge on human cognition, language, social behavior and culture, as well as research on the interactions between human societies and the physical environment. SES seeks to enhance understanding of human, social and organizational behavior by building social science infrastructure, developing social disciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects that advance knowledge in the social and economic sciences. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, call 319-335-2119 in advance. 

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