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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Virginia Grants

Categories: Charity/Nonprofits,Consumer Info/Protection,Federal State Relations,Virginia Issues

Portal site listing opportunities for grants for individuals, agencies, and organizations from state, federal and private sources.   From the Office of the Governor



Greek Debt Crisis: Background and Developments in 2015

Categories: European Union,Financial Crisis/Markets,Great Britain,Greece

This briefing provides background to and analysis of developments in the Greek debt crisis, including an overview of the origins of the crisis, a review of latest developments, and examines what would happen if Greece left the Eurozone. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7114


Syrian Refugees and the UK

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Immigration/Migration,Syria

Announces the British government’s revised policy toward Syrian refugees, the plans to accept up to 20,000 refugees, but the restrictions on which refugees will be eligible. Also announces refusal to participate in relocation schemes being developed by the European Union. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 06805


Sedimentological and Radiochemical Characteristics of Marsh Deposits from Assateague Island and the Adjacent Vicinity, Maryland and Virginia, Following Hurricane Sandy

Categories: Environment,Science/Technology,Weather/Disasters

Hurricanes can have a positive or negative effect on coastal wetlands and marshes. This study focuses on the sediment and other coastal effects of Hurricane Sandy on the Virginia coastline. From the U.S. Geological Survey


Social Security Disability Insurance at Age 60: Does It Still Reflect Congress’ Original Intent?

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Reviews the five founding principles of the Social Security Disability Program when it was launched in 1956 and what data on current beneficiaries show about the program as it exists today. From the Social Security Administration


OASDI Beneficiaries by State and Zip Code, 2014

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Presents basic program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each and zip code area under the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program. From the Social Security Administration.


National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2014: Preliminary Results

Categories: Births/Deaths,Labor/Employment,Statistics

4,679 fatal work injuries were recorded in the U.S. in 2014, an increase of 2% over 2013. Provides information on type of incidents, worker characteristics, occupations, and states where accidents occurred.   From the Bureau of Labor Statistics



Categories: Copyright/Patents,Statistics

Explore nearly 40 years of data on patent activity in the U.S., including technological, regional, and individual-level trends through several search filters. From the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


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