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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Postdocs at Federally Funded R&D Centers: Fall 2013

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

Statistics on postdoctoral researchers at federal research and development centers according to the researchers’ source of financial support, citizenship, sex, race/ethnicity, and field of research.

From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies: Academic Program Year 2013-2014

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Education-Higher,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics

Reports that the percentage of academy men and women reporting sexual assaults or unwanted sexual contact in 2013-14 was lower than the previous year.  Includes data and analysis on cases of sexual assault and harassment and assessment in the areas of prevention, investigation, accountability and victim assistance.  From the Defense Department


2013-14 Degree Completions by In-State Undergraduate Students

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Covers degrees earned by in-state undergraduates at public and private colleges and universities.  Includes comparisons to past years and progress toward planned goals.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Higher Education R&D Expenditures Resume Slow Growth in FY 2013

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

Reports on totals of research and development expenditures across all fields by institutions of higher education for FY 2013.  Represents a slight increase in spending over the previous year when adjusted for inflation. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs?

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation

Concludes that the benefits of both a bachelor’s degree and an associate’s degree outweigh the costs with both degrees earning a return of about 15% over the past decade.  From the New York Federal Reserve Bank


Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering 2015

Covers enrollment, field of degree, occupation, employment status, and academic employment of women, minorities, and disabled people in science and engineering fields.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Virginia House of Delegates Bill No. 1897

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

Sets restrictions on student athletic fees at Virginia institutions of higher education and creates an Intercollegiate Athletics Review Commission to oversee recommendations of the Board of Visitors at Virginia public colleges and universities about adding or changing the level of competition of existing athletic programs.  Passed by the House 1/23/15.  From the Legislative Information System of the Virginia General Assembly.


Trends in Graduate Student Financing: Selected Years, 1995-96 to 2011-12

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

These tables provide detailed estimates on the sources of funds that graduate students used to finance their advanced education over a 16 year period.  The data includes demographic characteristics, academic characteristics, programs of study, costs of programs, cumulative indebtedness of students, and types and amounts of financial aid received.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


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