Monthly Archives: October 2014

IHEs, MSPs, Rs and Ps: What’s your model? What’s your hope?

A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?  – Robert Browning Long ago, when I was young, Dr. Judith Ramaley described the NSF MSP program as a grand research endeavor. In a way, the program could … Continue reading

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Education on a little-known planet

As an ecologist, I’ve long been aware that economists and policy makers radically oversimplify their cost-benefit analyses about, for example, energy costs or farming practices. It’s easier to think about gasoline taxes or public health if you just don’t include … Continue reading

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