Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Optometry Study

Categories: Education-Higher,Virginia Issues

Reports results of a study looking into the opportunities, legal restrictions, and costs for state sponsorship of Virginia students studying optometry in neighboring states which offer such programs. From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

Union Membership by State, 2008

Categories: Labor Unions,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Lists Virginia as one of five states with the lowest rate of union membership. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

African American History Month

Categories: African Americans,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Offers statistics comparing African American with total national figures for employment, employment by industry, and use of time. Also shows trends in educational attainment for African Americans, and the impact of additional education on earnings. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

China’s National Defense in 2008

Categories: Arms Control,China,Defense/Military,Science/Technology

Reviews defense posture and policy and related science, technology, and disarmament developments from the Chinese perspective. From the Information Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.

What is a Recession?

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets

Describes what the definition of a recession is and who decides when the point of recession has been reached. From the February 2009 issue of Liber8: the Economic Information Newsletter of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank.

An Overview of the United States Intelligence Community for the 111th Congress

Categories: Spying/Intelligence

Describes the organization, personnel and mission of the U.S. intelligence community. From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Every School Day Counts: the Forum Guide to Collecting and Using Attendance Data

Categories: Education,Statistics

Offers best practices for collecting attendance and advice on using student attendance data to improve student performance. From the National Center for Education Statistics.