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Earl Gregg Swem Library

NOAA: 2006 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook

Categories: Headlines,Weather/Disasters

Predicts an above-normal hurricane season with 13-16 named storms, 8-10 hurricanes, and 4-6 major hurricanes. Offers detailed discussion of the science behind the predictions and the uncertainties in the forecast. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service.

Report of the Special Examination of Fannie Mae

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Housing/Homelessness

Lengthy report which accuses the senior management of engaging in extensive financial fraud by falsely understating the investment risks, inappropriately manipulating the financial reports to create an illusion of smooth, steady profit growth, overstating income and capital to enhance their financial compensation at the expense of the shareholders, and attempting to interfere with the investigation into wrong doing.. From the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight.

Comparing Mathematics Content in the National Assessment of Educational Progress …

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

Compares the content of three math tests to gather information about how to interpret and compare the test results. The three math tests under study are the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Privacy Policy Development Guide

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Information,Privacy

A practical hands-on resource which informs professionals in the justice field about how to balance agency information sharing needs with privacy protections. Includes a lengthy glossary of terms at the end. From the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative of the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

100 Years of U.S. Consumer Spending: Data for the Nation, New York City, and Boston

Categories: Headlines,History,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Presents a 100-year history of significant changes in consumer spending, economic status, and family demographics for the country as a whole, as well as in New York City and Boston. Offers insights into how significant 20th century events influenced the spending patterns of American households. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2005

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Provides annually the number of inmates and the overall incarceration rate per 100,000 residents in each state and the federal system. Also provides data on characteristics of inmates, capacity of local jails, and trend data. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program: Delivering Sustainable Public Health Protection

Categories: Environment,Govt Processes/Organization

The first report on a program set up by Congressional legislation in the mid-1990s to assist communities in upgrading and improving drinking water systems. The DWSRF program has financed nearly 4,400 projects in all 50 states and Puerto Rico with loans totaling more than $9 billion. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Critical Care Workforce: A Study of the Supply and Demand for Critical Care Physicians

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical

Describes the problem of a growing number of aging individuals who need critical care services in hospitals and the insufficient number of adequately trained physicians to supply such services. From the Health Resources and Services Administration.

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