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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Hydropolitics in Pakistan’s Indus Basin

Categories: India,Natural Resources,Pakistan,Treaties

Examines the Indus Water Treaty and the role that water scarcity and water development projects might play in future friction between India and Pakistan.  From the United States Institute of Peace

Results from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Findings

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Mental Health,Statistics,Youth

Presents national estimates of the prevalence of past year mental disorders and past year mental health services utilization for youths aged 12-17 and adults aged 18+.  Estimates that in 2009 there were 45.1 million adults or 19.9% of all adults in the U.S. with some kind of mental illness.  Also provides statistics on those with mental health problems who were also identified as individuals with substance dependence or abuse problems.  For detailed tables, see:

From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Executive Order: Fundamental Principles and Policymaking Criteria for Partnerships with Faith-Based and other Neighborhood Organizations

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics,Welfare/Social Services

Revises the executive order from 2002 which first articulated the conditions under which faith-based and other community organizations could obtain grants to offer social services to community members.  From the White House

Basic Concepts and Definitions for Privacy and Confidentiality in Student Education Records

Categories: Education,Privacy

Intended to be useful for anyone responsible for the development, maintenance, protection, or use of student records.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2010

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Headlines,Statistics

This annual report presents the most recent data available on school crime and student safety.  Reports there were 38 school-associated violent deaths and 1.2 million victims of nonfatal crimes at school during the 2009-2010 school year.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics

Rulemaking Requirements and Authorities in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations

Speculates on how much regulatory activity will result from the Dodd-Frank law since most provisions appear to leave discretion to agencies about whether to develop implementing regulations.  Concludes with observations on oversight mechanisms for Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

History of the Joint Committee on Reduction of Non-Essential Federal Expenditures (1941-1974) with Observations on Oversight Today

Categories: Congress,Govt Finance,History

Examines the history and work of one Congressional institution that was created to control federal spending and some representative investigations conducted by the joint committee.   Also considers whether such a committee could be effective today.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

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