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NSF Looks Inward for Geoscience Head

Science  15 Jul 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5733, pp. 367
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5733.367a

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This month, National Science Foundation Director Arden Bement laid the groundwork for paleoceanographer Margaret Leinen to remain as head of the geosciences directorate as a career employee, reversing NSF's usual policy of hiring top research administrators on loan from their universities for short-term appointments.