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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Joint Declaration on Combating Campus Sexual Violence

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Headlines,Sex Issues,Virginia Issues

http://www.ag.virginia.gov/Media%20and%20News%20Releases/News_Releases/Herring/Joint%20Dec.pdf

Text of the pledge signed by all Virginia college presidents, the governor, and the attorney general as the state launches a comprehensive effort to address sexual assault on campuses.  From the Governor’s Office

 

Recalls Look-Up by VIN

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Transportation

https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/

Check to see if your vehicle has been the subject of a safety recall by entering the Vehicle Identification Number.  Covers 15 years.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

National Preparedness Report 2014

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism,Weather/Disasters

https://s3-us-gov-west-1.amazonaws.com/dam-production/uploads/1407346796234-91bc48efa09591e927c5c2e19fea3550/2014%20NPR_FINAL_508.pdf

Identifies seven key findings including a new approach to recovery following major events such as Hurricane Sandy.  From the Federal Emergency Management Agency

 

Manhattan District History

Categories: Energy,History,Nuclear Arms

https://www.osti.gov/opennet/manhattan_district.jsp

Multi-volume history of the project to develop an atomic bomb, now complete with the release of Volume 14 on Intelligence and Security, following its declassification.  The volumes record the project’s activities and achievements in research, design, construction, and operation.  From the Department of Energy

 

The Art of Empathy: Celebrating Literature in Translation

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Literacy/Reading

http://arts.gov/sites/default/files/The%20Art%20of%20Empathy.pdf

The importance of translation, from a variety of viewpoints.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

The Uninsured in America, First Part of 2013: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Under Age 65

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st447/stat447.pdf

 

During the first part of 2013, 21% of adults under 65 were uncovered by health insurance.  This report provides details about the uninsured including age, race, sex, marital status, and Census region.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

A Counterterrorism Role for Pakistan’s Police Stations

Categories: Pakistan,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR351-A-Counterrerrorism-Role-for-Pakistan%E2%80%99s-Police-Stations.pdf

Ideas emerging from a series of meetings about how to make the police in Pakistan more effective in situations involving terrorist violence.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Report of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing: Final Draft

Categories: Foreign Assistance,United Nations

http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/4588FINAL%20REPORT%20ICESDF.pdf

Outlines a method for financing sustainable development, proposes various policy options at the country level, and suggests advancing global partnerships for sustainable development.  From the UN Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing

 

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