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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Presidential Executive Order on Imposing Sanctions with Respect to the Situation in Venezuela

Categories: Business/Economics,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Trade/Investment,Latin America,Venezuela

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/25/presidential-executive-order-imposing-sanctions-respect-situation

Text of the order which increases economic sanctions against Venezuela for abuses of human rights and the establishment of an illegitimate constituent assembly. From the White House

 

Presidential Memorandum … on Military Service by Transgender Individuals

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/25/presidential-memorandum-secretary-defense-and-secretary-homeland

Text of the presidential directive that restores the policy barring transgender individuals from serving openly in the U.S. military.  The Obama administration had opened the military to transgender individuals.  The Trump administration rejects the evidence that the presence of such individuals would not hinder military effectiveness or unit cohesion.  From the White House

 

Federal Register 1980-1989

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/FR

Expands the availability of past issues of the Federal Register through the 1980s.  Issues are now available from the 1980 to the present on the GovInfo site.  From the Government Publishing Office

 

Alexander Hamilton Papers

Categories: Arts/Humanities,History,Libraries/Museums

http://loc.gov/collections/alexander-hamilton-papers/

The papers of Alexander Hamilton now available for the first time online in their original format.  Features a selection of the more than 12,000 items from Hamilton’s personal and public correspondence in the library’s collection.  From the Library of Congress

 

Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions, Fiscal Year 2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/fedsupport/2015/

A set of 37 data tables covering federal funds provided to colleges and universities including trends since 1963.  Provides special tables for the 100 institutions receiving the largest amounts.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

FDA Approval Brings First Gene Therapy to the United States

Categories: Children,Headlines,Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Youth

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm574058.htm

Agency press release announces what it terms an historic action to approve a gene therapy, known as Kymriah for the treatment of leukemia in children and young adults. The cell-based gene therapy is approved for use in the U.S. for the treatment of patients up to 25 years of age. Includes links to additional information about the development.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2016

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/womens-earnings/2016/home.htm

Finds that women’s earnings in 2016 were 82% of those of male counterparts who were also full-time workers.  In the first year of such data (1979)  women’s earnings were 62% of men’s earnings; most of the growth in women’s earnings occurred in the 1980s and 1990s.  Covers earnings by age group, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, occupation, state of residence, and for those with and without children under 18.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

The Asian Alone Population in the United States: 2014

Categories: Asian Americans,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/data/tables/2014/demo/race/ppl-aa14.html

Offers links to 14 data tables on the Asian American population unmixed with other groups.  Covers demographic characteristics, marital status, educational attainment, citizenship status, year of entry, employment status, health insurance status and generational distribution.  From the Census Bureau

 

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