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September 22, 2010

The National Research Council's Committee to Assess Research-Doctorate Programs
invites you to a public briefing to release its new report

A Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States

September 28, 2010, at 1 p.m. EDT

The report assesses U.S. doctoral programs and includes data on over 5,000 programs in 62 fields at 212 universities around the nation. The briefing will include a presentation by members of the committee that authored the assessment, followed by questions from the audience.

Introductory remarks will be given by:
  • Ralph J. Cicerone, president, National Academy of Sciences
  • Charles M. Vest, president, National Academy of Engineering
Participating from the committee are:
  • Jeremiah P. Ostriker (chair), Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy and Provost Emeritus, Princeton University
  • Joan F. Lorden, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Richard P. Wheeler, Provost, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The briefing will be held in Room 100 of the National Academies' Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Sabrina Hall at

Those who cannot attend may listen to a live audio webcast of the event and submit questions using an e-mail form at

More information about the project is available at

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