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Earl Gregg Swem Library

George S. Patton Papers: Diaries, 1910 to 1945

Categories: Defense/Military,History

A collection of the digitized diaries of General Patton covering his involvement in the Mexican Expedition, World War I, and World War II.  From the Library of Congress


Arts Data Profile #11: August 2016: State-Level Estimates of Arts Participation Patterns (2012-2015)

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Literacy/Reading,Statistics

Shows for each state the share of adults who attend performing arts events, read literature, or engage in other arts-related activities.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


Arts Data Profile #10: August 2016: Results From the Annual Arts Basic Survey

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Literacy/Reading,Statistics

A short form version of the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, which is conducted approximately every five years, this survey shows trends in the share of U.S. adults who attend performing arts events, read literature or engage in other arts-related activities.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


Atrocity Prevention Through Dialogue: Challenges in Dealing with Violent Extremist Organizations

Categories: Conflict Resolution

Explores dialogue as a tool for short-term humanitarian relief and civilian protection as extremist organizations embrace mass violence as a means to advance their objectives. From the United States Institute of Peace


Investigation into the Conditions and Circumstances Resulting in the Tragic Death of Dag Hammarskjold and of the Members of the Party Accompanying Him

Categories: Africa,History,United Nations

Presents additional information in the ongoing attempt to establish the facts behind the death of the UN Secretary General in a plane crash in Africa in September 1961.  The follow-up note to a 2015 report of an Independent Panel of Experts calls upon certain Member States to release more information from their archives.  From the United Nations General Assembly


U.S. Exceeds Resettlement Target of 10,000 Syrian Refugees

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Statistics,Syria

Announces that, as of August 29, 2016, the U.S. had admitted 10,172 Syrian refugees to the U.S in response to the Obama administration’s promise to increase the number of admitted refugees by September 30, 2016.  From the International Organization for Migration


Investigative Report: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Analysis of Patent Examiners’ Time and Attendance

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Govt Finance,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Statistics

Full text of the report on time and attendance abuse by patent examiners at the Patent and Trademark Office.  Identified 137,000 unsupported hours of claimed work at a cost of nearly $8.8 million in a 9 month period.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Commerce


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