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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2013

Updated information on enrollment, degrees awarded, and employment for those in targeted groups.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation



Our Changing Planet: The U.S. Global Change Research Program for Fiscal Year 2013

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Govt Finance,Science/Technology

Describes how the federal government is investing $2.6 billion annually in global change research and the scientific activities that have been carried out with these funds.  From the Office of Science and Technology Policy


Paper, Plastic, or Mobile?: An FTC Workshop on Mobile Payments

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Telecommunications/Internet

Conclusions from an April 2012  workshop on mobile payment technologies and three major issues they raise for consumers.  From the Federal Trade Commission


Infectious Enteritis and Foodborne Illness in the United States, 2010

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

Offers statistics on hospital inpatient stays and emergency department visits for infectious enteritis and foodborne noninfectious gastroenteritis and diarrhea.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Female Victims of Sexual Violence, 1994-2010

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

Provides statistics on incidents of rape or other sexual assault crimes against women in the U.S. and trends since the mid-1990s.  Also includes characteristics of victims, location of crime, and victim-offender relationship.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Environmental Regulation and Agriculture

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

Describes controversies over whether environmental regulations affecting agriculture, especially those dealing with air, water, energy, and chemicals, will impair economic growth and productivity or are needed to protect against adverse impacts on the environment.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs: Status of the Integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR)

Categories: Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Veterans

Describes past efforts to improve coordination between health records by the Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments, plans to merge both in a single electronic health record system, and the recent decision to focus instead on improved interoperability of separate systems.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Party Leaders in the United States Congress, 1789-2013

Categories: Congress,History

Describes current responsibilities and selection mechanisms for 15 House and Senate party leadership posts and provides tables with historical data, including service dates, party affiliation, and other information for each.  Tables show leader names, states, Congress, and dates of leadership service. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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