Shake-Up to Proceed, But Conservation Center Stays Open

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Science  11 May 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5519, pp. 1034-1035
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5519.1034

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The Smithsonian Institution plans to reorganize its research activities--but it's still not quite clear how. On 7 May, Secretary Lawrence Small received a go-ahead from his governing board of regents to consolidate and streamline science at the 155-year-old institution. But one of two facilities slated to close in Small's original plan--the zoo's Conservation and Research Center--will remain open, and Small and the regents will set up a commission to advise him on how best to proceed with the rest of his reforms.