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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Virginia’s Millennials and the 2016 Election

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Population/Census,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202016%20Vol.%2092%20No%202_0.pdf

The millennial generation is the largest generational cohort in American history and all 80 million reached voting age in 2015.  This article examines what to expect of Virginia millennials in the 2016 presidential election including partisan preferences and economic concerns.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Intellectual Property: Patent Office Should Strengthen Search Capabilities and Better Monitor

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Property Rights

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/678149.pdf

Describes the challenges in identifying “prior art” (existing patents), describes how foreign patent offices have treated this problem, and reviews what the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is doing to resolve the challenges.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Joint Operating Environment 2035: The Joint Force in a Contested and Disordered World

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Nuclear Arms

http://fas.org/man/eprint/joe2035.pdf

Military thinking on how the U.S. can protect itself in a world occupied by other countries with competitive nuclear forces.  Calls for National Strategic Deterrence or leveraging layered missile defenses to complicate adversary nuclear planning.  From the Joint Chiefs of Staff

 

Assessment of Labour Provisions in Trade and Investment Arrangements: Executive Summary

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—dgreports/—inst/documents/publication/wcms_498952.pdf

Provides a 12 page summary of the document which examines the scope and effectiveness of labor provisions in international trade agreements concluded in the past five years.  From the International Labour Organization

 

Assessment of Labour Provisions in Trade and Investment Arrangements

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Treaties,Uncategorized

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—dgreports/—inst/documents/publication/wcms_498944.pdf

Examines the scope and effectiveness of labor provisions in international trade agreements concluded in the past five years.  Finds that trade agreements have strengthened workers’ rights but challenges remain especially with regard to sustaining the gains made. From the International Labour Organization

 

Prevalence of Underweight Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, 1960-1962 Though 2013-2014

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/underweight_adult_13_14/underweight_adult_13_14.pdf

Finds that an estimated 1.4% of U.S. adults aged 20 and over are underweight  Tables show trends by age groups and sex since 1960s.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Underweight Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, 1960-1962 Though 2013-2014

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/underweight_adult_13_14/underweight_adult_13_14.pdf

Finds that an estimated 1.4% of U.S. adults aged 20 and over are underweight  Tables show trends by age groups and sex since 1960s.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Underweight Among Children and Adolescents Aged 2-19 Years: United States, 1963-1965 Through 2013-2014

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/underweight_child_13_14/underweight_child_13_14.pdf

Finds that 3.8% of U.S. children and youth aged 2-19 are underweight.  Table shows trends by age groups since 1970.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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