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Scientific and engineering societies urge the Senate to resist provisions included in the House-passed tax bill that would render graduate education less affordable.

Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, M.D., chairman of the Health and Global Policy Institute, academic fellow of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, professor emeritus of the University of Tokyo, and former president of the Science Council of Japan, has been named to receive the 2012 AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award.

In a letter dated 1 June 2011, AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner expressed concern about plans to treat climate change as a “controversial issue” in advancement placement (AP) environmental science classes within the Los Alamitos Unified School District.