Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

FDA Approves Vaccines for 2009 H1N1 Influenza Virus

Categories: Health/Medical

Press release which announces the four vaccines and their makers approved to be used against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. From the Food and Drug Administration.

Census Bureau Releases 2008 American Community Survey Data

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

Press release which announces the release of data which provides a statistical portrait of the characteristics of the U.S. population in 2008. Reveals that Maryland and New Jersey had the highest median household income and Mississippi and West Virginia the lowest. Provides links to detailed tables and the questionnaire. From the Census Bureau.

Preventing Violent Conflict: Assessing Progress, Meeting Challenges

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace

Argues for an enhanced global focus on the prevention of violent conflict as an alternative to reacting to conflicts. Reviews the state of knowledge in conflict prevention and discusses challenges ahead. From the United States Institute of Peace.

Food Insecurity in Households with Children: Prevalence, Severity, and Household Characteristics

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Reports that nearly 16% of households with children were food insecure sometime during 2007, including 8.3% in which children were food insecure and 0.8% in which one or more children experienced very low food security–the most severe condition measured. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Federal R&D Obligations to Universities and Colleges Totaled $25 Billion in FY 2007

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

Offers revised statistics on the research and development funds awarded to colleges and universities after errors were found in previously issued data. Shows the sums received by the 100 leading institutions of higher education and the agencies from which the largest sums came. From the National Science Foundation

Annual Report on the Federal Work Force 2008

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Hispanics,Labor/Employment,Native Americans,Statistics,Women

Describes the progress toward equal opportunity goals achieved by federal government employers during 2008. Offers statistics on the composition of the federal work force including characteristics by gender, race, disability and how each group ranked by pay and grade status. From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

2008 National Immunization Survey Data Released

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

Provides statistics on rates of vaccination for teens by area, race/ethnicity, and poverty status. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Educational Benefits for Veterans and Dependents of Active Duty Military

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Defense/Military,Education-Higher,Veterans

Describes the educational benefits available to active duty military and veterans as a result of recent legislation. Covers the Post 9/11 GI Bill, enhancements to the Montgomery GI Bill, and new authority for the Department of Defense to oversee transfer of benefits from active military to dependents. From the Office of Personnel Management.

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