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State Ready to Create Three Research Institutes

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Science  26 May 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5470, pp. 1311-1313
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5470.1311b

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Lured by $300 million in state money, California university officials are scrambling to compete for three planned interdisciplinary research institutes that would be set up under a bill speeding through the state legislature. The legislation--introduced this winter as a way to enhance the state's already strong science and technology base--has won bipartisan support and could be approved as early as next week.