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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Rights of LGBTI People in the European Union

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,European Union,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/EPRS/EPRS-Briefing-557011-Rights-LGBTI-people-EU-FINAL.pdf

Describes how the European Union legal system provides limited protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons in the area of human rights and antidiscrimination, but not in such areas as recognition of marriage or family status.  From the European Parliamentary Research Service

 

Science and Engineering Degrees, by Race/Ethnicity of Recipients: 2002-12

Categories: African Americans,Education-Higher,Hispanics,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15321/pdf/nsf15321.pdf

Covers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.  Also covers degrees awarded in Psychology, Social Sciences and, with lesser detail, Education and Humanities. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Preliminary Methodology to Assess the National and Regional Impact of U.S. Wind Energy Development on Birds and Bats

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Energy,Environment,Natural Resources,Science/Technology

http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2015/5066/pdf/sir2015-5066.pdf

Describes the components of the methodology, the underlying assumptions, and its usefulness in identifying species that may require additional protection.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

NASA Study Shows Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf Nearing Its Final Act

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology

http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-study-shows-antarctica-s-larsen-b-ice-shelf-nearing-its-final-act

Press release about scientific study of collapsing Antarctic ice shelf, in existence for 10,000 years but expected to completely disappear before the end of the decade.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Hospital Readmissions Involving Psychiatric Disorders, 2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb189-Hospital-Readmissions-Psychiatric-Disorders-2012.pdf

Between 2003 and 2011, hospitalization for mental disorders increased at a faster rate than for any other type of hospitalization.  The most frequently diagnosed disorders resulting in hospitalization were mood disorders and schizophrenia.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Failed Relations Between Hamid Karzai and the United States: What Can We Learn?

Categories: Afghanistan,Foreign Affairs

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR373-Failed-Relations-between-Hamid-Karzai-and-the-United-States.pdf

Traces the deterioration in U.S. relations with Karzai to specific U.S. actions and Karzai’s world view and experience.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Gasoline Prices: Cyclical Trends and Market Developments

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-4/gasoline-prices-cyclical-trends-market-developments.htm

Discusses the influence on recent gasoline prices caused by seasonality in gasoline refining and the so-called shale revolution which changed the U.S. since 2009 from a crude oil importer to a gasoline exporter.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

 

Foreign-Born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics, 2014

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/forbrn.pdf

Reports on the unemployment rate during the year for foreign-born workers, the percentage of the U.S. labor force they represent, their types of work, usual weekly earnings and more.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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