FABBS: News Highlights

FABBS News Highlights

Budget Woes Continue: No Agreement Yet to Avoid a Shutdown
No one anticipated that this would be an easy year. Yet, with less than two weeks left in the fiscal year, no deal is in sight to fund the government for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. Complicating the picture for FY 2016 is the budget straightjacket that the White House and Congress placed on federal spending in late 2011 when they created budget caps and automatic spending cuts over a ten-year period. Realizing that these indiscriminate cuts were harmful to taxpayers’ interests, in 2013, a two-year partial rollback of these cuts was made for FYs 2014 and 2015. On October 1, 2015, the start of the new fiscal year, the budget caps and associated cuts will be in full play again.

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New Members Elected to FABBS Board of Directors
On January 1, 2016, FABBS will officially welcome three scientists to our Board of Directors. We also recognize three current Board Members who have been re-elected to continue service on the Board. New to the FABBS Board will be: Nora Newcombe (President-Elect), Eugene Borgida (Member-At-Large), and Jun Zhang (Member-At-Large). Continuing their service: Bruce Overmier (Treasurer), Robert Feldman (Member-At-Large), and Donald Foss (Member-At-Large). FABBS appreciates the dedication of time and talent of these new and continuing Board members. Welcome!

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FABBS Foundation Honors Charles J. Brainerd
Dr. Brainerd received his BS, MA, and PhD degrees in experimental psychology from Michigan State University. He is a Fellow of the Division of General Psychology, the Division of Developmental Psychology, the Division of Experimental Psychology, and the Division of Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society and of the Psychonomic Society. Dr. Brainerd is board certified in forensic examination and in forensic medicine.

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