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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Public Employees’ Right to Privacy in Their Electronic Communications: City of Ontario v. Quon in the Supreme Court

Categories: Privacy,Supreme Court/courts,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41344.pdf

Discusses two recent Supreme Court decisions which revolved around the degree of privacy an employee should have when communicating via employer-provided equipment.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

Federal Civil and Criminal Penalties Possibly Applicable to Parties Responsible for the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Categories: Crime/Justice,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41370.pdf

This report summarizes selected federal civil and criminal penalty provisions that may have been violated in connection with the Gulf oil spill and related worker fatalities. Reviews seven federal laws that may be applicable. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

The European Union’s Response to the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis

Categories: European Union,Financial Crisis/Markets,Germany,Great Britain,Spain

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R41367.pdf

This report examines various responses by EU countries to the financial crisis, the regulatory changes attempted at the country and EU levels, and the problems encountered.  Focuses on Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

Geoengineering: Governance and Technology Policy

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41371.pdf

Describes an array of technologies that aim, through large-scale modifications of the Earth’s energy balance, to reduce temperatures and counteract climate change.  Also discusses the debates over governance and trans-border effects of such potential technologies.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

New Drug Approval: FDA’s Consideration of Evidence from Certain Clinical Trials

Categories: Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10798.pdf

Discusses the new drug application procedure used by the Food and Drug Administration, examines the characteristics of the trials used for testing potentially innovative new drugs, and describes guidance provided by FDA.  From the Government Accountability Office

Academic Institutional Profiles: List of Institutions 2007

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/profiles/alphlist.cfm

Provides statistical data on academic institutions covering number of doctoral degrees awarded, number of graduate students by field of study, amount of federal S&E support, and R&D expenditures in science/engineering.  From the National Science Foundation

Regional Economic Analysis of Current and Proposed Management Alternatives for Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Categories: Business/Economics,Environment,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1247/pdf/OF09-1247.pdf

The purpose of this study was to assess the regional economic implications associated with draft comprehensive conservation plan management strategies.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

Employment and Unemployment Among Youth: Summer 2010

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/youth.pdf

Reports that 48.9% of youth aged 16 to 24 were employed in July 2010, the lowest July rate since record keeping began in 1948.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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