Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Application of Palestine for Admission to Membership in the United Nations

Categories: Arab,Middle East Conflict,United Nations

Text of letter of application submitted by Mahmoud Abbas as President of the State of Palestine.  From the United Nations



Science and Engineering Research Facilities: Fiscal Year 2007

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

These tables provide data on the amount of science and engineering research space existing at eligible U.S. colleges, universities, and nonprofit biomedical research institutions.  Also includes info on the condition of facilities, and planned/deferred repair, renovation, and construction projects.  From the  National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


The Economics of Peace: Five Rules for Effective Reconstruction

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Foreign Assistance

This report seeks to develop rules or guidelines to improve aid effectiveness in countries emerging from conflict.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Diversity, Unity, and Nation Building in South Sudan

Categories: Sudan,%20Unity,%20and%20Nation%20Building%20in%20South%20Sudan%20%28Jok%29.pdf

Focuses on how the new state will manage its cultural diversity to form a national identity that reduces ethnicity-based political rivalry.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Science Diplomacy for Nuclear Security

Categories: Arms Control,Nuclear Arms

Summarizes the main ideas from a symposium on using science diplomacy as a tool for arms control and nonproliferation initiatives.  From the United States Institute of Peace


How Americans Rate Their Diet Quality: An Increasingly Realistic Perspective

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Statistics

Examines data from two different surveys taken nearly 20 years apart to examine trends in how Americans rate the healthfulness of their diets.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Rural America at a Glance: 2011 Edition

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Highlights the most recent indicators of social and economic conditions in rural areas, including employment trends, poverty, education, and population trends.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Self-Insured Coverage in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for the Private Sector, 2000 and 2010

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

Analyzes enrollment in self-insured health insurance plans, including self-insurance enrollment rates for small versus large employers and across industry groups in 2010, and changes since 2000 for private sector firms.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


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