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1996 news from the JPBM Public Policy Program:

    Budget Information for the NSF - 5/13/96
Further Budget Information for the NSF - 6/14/96
Revised Budget Information for the NSF - 6/26/96
    JPBM Testimony on NSF Budget Request
    NSF Director announces some slightly better budget news

    The Necessity of Setting Research Priorities
An AMS panel on "Establishing Priorities for Mathematics Research," held at the 1996 Joint Mathematical Meetings in Orlando, Florida. The speakers were John Bahcall, an astronomer at the Institute of Advanced Studies, and AMS members Lance Small and John Polking.

    Notes From "The NSF and Us: New Realities"
Notes from a presentation given by William Harris, Assistant Director of NSF's Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, at the 1996 AMS/MAA Joint Meetings in Orlando.

    Impact of Gov't. Shutdowns and Short-Term Resolutions on NSF
NSF notice released on January 19, 1996 to presidents of universities and colleges, and heads of other NSF grantee organizations.

    AMS National Policy Statement Summary
This policy statement affirms that research within mathematics, the application of mathematics in other disciplines, and the teaching of mathematics are interdependent.

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