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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Transforming Transportation Policy for the 21st Century

Categories: Public Works,Transportation

Results of a forum which brought together transportation exports from government, academia, and private industry to discuss goals for the national transportation policy, the role of the federal government in achieving these goals, sources of funding, and next steps in maintaining and improving the safety and security of the transportation system. From the Government Accountability Office.

2007 Report on International Religious Freedom

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Religion/Ethics

Latest annual volume covering 2006 reports on the conditions and obstacles to the exercise of religious freedom in the countries of the world. From the Department of State.

Adolescents, Neighborhoods and Violence: Recent Findings …

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Housing/Homelessness,Youth

Summarizes findings from four recently published papers on the connections between individual, family and neighborhood characteristics that contributed to adolescent violence. From a study of 6,000 Chicago children and youth and their neighborhoods. From the National Institute of Justice.

Highway Bridges in the United States: An Overview

Categories: Public Works,Transportation

The Federal Highway Administration maintains The National Bridge Inventory with detailed information on all public road bridges greater than 20 feet. This special report gives a synopsis of that inventory, including bridge condition and the resources spent for maintenance and upgrades. From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Pakistan’s Political and Security Challenges

Categories: Pakistan

Reviews the threats and challenges facing Pakistan on the 60th anniversary of its founding as a nation, the parliamentary elections scheduled for January 2008, and the possible role of President Pervez Musharraf. House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/68.

National Patterns of R&D Resources: 2006 Data Update

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology

Updates data on research and development expenditures in 14 detailed tables including spending by government, higher education, and other industrialized countries. From the National Science Foundation.

Detailed Tables: Number, Timing and Duration of Marriages and Divorces: 2004

Categories: Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

Offers detailed data on marital history and divorce rates by selected birth cohorts from the 1930s to the 1980s. Also offers data on duration of marriages by sex, race and Hispanic origin. From the Census Bureau.

Federal Elections 2006: Election Results for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Statistics

Includes the official results of primary elections and runoff elections held in 2006. Based on official figures provided by state election officials, includes results updated through June 2007. From the Federal Election Commission.

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