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Earl Gregg Swem Library

An Assessment of the 1996 Department of Justice Task Force Review of the FBI Laboratory

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Science/Technology

This, the third review of irregularities by the FBI lab, reviews how the Criminal Division Task Force managed the review of cases involving the use of scientifically unsupportable analysis and overstated testimony by lab examiners in criminal cases.  Denounces the slowness of the review and the result that many convictions were based on bad science.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Justice Department.


The 2014 Long-Term Budget Outlook

Attempts to predict the federal budget outlook for the next 10 years and beyond.  Foresees period of stable deficits remaining at about 2.5 to 3% of GDP, but larger deficits after 2020 due to an aging population, rising health care costs, and an expansion of federal subsidies for health insurance.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Sexual Orientation and Health Among U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2013

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics


Examines health-related behaviors, health status, health care utilization, and health care access among U.S. adults who identified themselves as straight, gay or lesbian, or bisexual to gather information on possible health care disparities due to sexual orientation. From the National Center for Health Statistics


America’s Young Adults: Special Issue 2014

Categories: Careers,Headlines,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Youth

Though usually focusing on statistics related to children and families, this agency devotes the 2014 issue to a focus on the well-being of older youth as they transition into adulthood in a time of economic challenges. Go to page 3 to find beginning of report.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics


Sexual Violence on Campus: How Too Many Institutions of Higher Education are Failing to Protect Students

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Headlines,Sex Issues,Women

A survey of 440 four year colleges and universities which assesses how they report, investigate, and adjudicate sexual violence.  Finds that many institutions are failing to comply with the law and best practices in how they handle sexual violence among students.  From the U.S. Senate Office of Claire McCaskill


The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014


Examines the latest progress toward achieving the MDGs as the 2015 deadline nears.  From the United Nations


Pathways to Deep Decarbonization: Interim 2014 Report

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,United Nations

The interim report describes an approach to decarbonization at the individual country level and presents findings on technically feasible ways to cut carbon emissions in industrialized countries by 2050.  Final report to be released in connection with September 2014 summit.  From the United Nations


Noncommunicable Diseases Country Profiles 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,United Nations

Provides an overview of the current status of noncommunicable diseases in each World Health Organization country, including current burden and recent trends in NCD mortality, major risk factors, and the national system’s capacity to respond to the challenge.  From the World Health Organization


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