National Research Council is "Preparing for the 21st Century"
The National Research Council has issued a series of reports from key studies of the
National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of
Medicine, entitled "Preparing for the 21st Century." The presidents of the three
academies have issued a statement of their highest priorities for the country:
Education should become the country's number one priority.
The recent trend of disinvestment in science and engineering research should be
Scientific and engineering research should be used more effectively in decision-making
for public policy.
Reliable information on health care quality should be provided to consumers.
The statement, and the reports themselves, are accessible on the World Wide Web at
The 1998-99 competition for Fulbright Awards is open, with an August 1 deadline for the
regular Fulbright lecturing and research grants worldwide. For information, contact the
USIA Fulbright Senior Scholar Program at 202/686-7877. Application forms are available
on-line at http://www.cies.org, or may be requested by e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org.
New International Congress of Zoology
Drs. F.D. Por (Hebrew University) and P.M. Polymeni (University of Athens) are
proposing to bring forward the rich and unifying aspects of zoology, by organizing a new
International Congress of Zoology. They request that interested zoologists send them
suggestions regarding themes and structure of the Congress. More important, they need
personal commitments to help organize symposia, workshops and help find funding sources.
For more information, contact
Dr. Rosa Polymeni
University of Athens, Department of Biology
Section of Zoology
15784 Athens, Greece