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Earl Gregg Swem Library


Categories: Headlines,Science/Technology

Website for the Rosetta mission which achieved the first landing on a comet in history. From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Review of State Spending: 2014 Update

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Prices/Inflation,Virginia Issues

Latest annual report on the growth of Virginia state government spending over the past ten years. From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Addressing the Cost of Public Higher Education in Virginia

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Finds that Virginia’s institutions of higher education are among the best but also the costliest for in-state students and that spending increases have been mostly directed to nonacademic services.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


2014-16 Systemwide Operating and Financial Aid Budget Amendment Recommendations for Public Higher Education in Virginia

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Recommendations to the legislature from the agency that oversees higher education in Virginia.  Calls for greater financial support for students in the wake of a decline of 49% in per-student general fund appropriations between 2001 and 2016.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


GM Insects and Disease Control

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

Summarizes possible benefits, risks and uncertainties associated with the development of geneticially modified insects as a means of disease control.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade 2013

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

Summarizes overall U.S. merchandise trade performance in broad industry categories and compares it with previous years.  Also features a special section on value added by trade.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission


Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Ministers’ Report to Leaders

Categories: Asia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

Reports on recent progress toward trade agreement among Pacific Ocean nations.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Effect of Sea Level Rise on Energy Infrastructure in Four Major Metropolitan Areas

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Urban Issues

Covers New York, Houston, Miami, and Los Angeles to help establish a baseline understanding of the specific threat SLR poses to coastal energy infrastructure.  From the Energy Department


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