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The University of Wisconsin, Madison, has announced that Cora Marret, professor of sociology at the university, will be the acting director of the National Science Foundation. Marret, who has been the acting deputy director of the NSF since January 2009, will assume her new role on June 1. "Marrett's appointment was announced Friday (May 28, 2010) in a memo distributed to all NSF employees," according to a UW-Madison press release.

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