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Bement to Leave NSF Before Term Ends

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Science  12 Feb 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5967, pp. 768-769
DOI: 10.1126/science.327.5967.768-c

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The last major science holdover in the Obama Administration is stepping down ahead of schedule this spring, leaving the president free to appoint a new director for the $7 billion National Science Foundation (NSF). Arden Bement announced last week that he will be leaving NSF on 1 June to lead a new public policy institute at Purdue University, where he's been on leave since 2001.