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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Addressing Islamic Extremism

Categories: Arab,Great Britain,Religion/Ethics,Terrorism

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0526/POST-PN-0526.pdf

Examines Islamic extremism, radicalization, and deradicalization in Great Britain and policy responses to violent and non-violent extremism.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Federal Science and Engineering Obligations to Universities and Colleges Increase by 6% in FY 2014

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2016/nsf16312/nsf16312.pdf

Reports on the first federal increase in funding for science and engineering at academic institutions since FY2009.  Includes statistical tables showing funding agencies and leading academic recipients.  From the  National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Health Insurance Continuity and Health Care Access and Utilization, 2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db249.pdf

Studies increased access to health care and whether this resulted in more health care visits by newly insured individuals.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Trends in U. S. Subbaccalaureate Certificate Seekers: 2003-04 to 2011-12

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016411.pdf

Shows recent trends in the number of students enrolled in subbaccalaureate certificate programs, their prior educational attainment, and their certificate fields of study.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors

https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4607.pdf

Required report (788 pages) to Congress and the President which provides an overview of the TPP agreement, findings as to the likely economy-wide effects, and specific sectoral effects.  These include food and agricultural products, manufactured goods, energy, and services.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

The Condition of Education 2016

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016144.pdf

Annual compilation of data on U.S. education. Presents 43 key indicators on the status and condition of education in 4 areas: population characteristics, participation in education, elementary and secondary education, and postsecondary education.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan

Categories: Homeland Security,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

http://www.hrpdcva.gov/uploads/docs/DRAFT%20HAZ%20MIT%20PLAN%20MAY%202016.pdf

Updated plan for preparing for and responding to emergency situations in the communities of the Hampton Roads area.  Combines six separate plans from the Peninsula and Southside communities into a single plan.  From the Hampton Roads Plan District Commission

 

Review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Untimely Releases of Inmates

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

https://www.oig.justice.gov/reports/2016/e1603.pdf#page=1

Uncovers problems in the release of prisoners from federal incarceration including early or late releases, the costs and causes of such problems, and seven recommendations for improvement.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Justice Department

 

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