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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Net Neutrality Debate: Access to Broadband Networks

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

Describes what the term “Net Neutrality” means, actions by the Federal Communications Commission under the Trump Administration that would revise regulations relating to the Internet, earlier actions by the FCC, and Congressional responses.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


2017 National Film Registry is More Than a Field of Dreams

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

Press release announcing the 25 films added to the National Film Registry for 2017.  They include Field of Dreams, Titanic, Superman, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.  From the Library of Congress


Presidential Proclamation Recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel and Relocating the United States Embassy to Israel to Jerusalem

Categories: Headlines,Israel,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Text of the proclamation which draws on the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-45) as the basis for declaring the U.S. intent to recognize Jerusalem as the capital and move the U.S. embassy there.  From the White House


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume XLI, Global Issues II

Categories: Africa,Environment,Foreign Affairs,Health/Medical,History,Population/Census

The documents in this volume focus on seven global issues: law of the sea, human rights, African famine, AIDS, international population policy, whaling, and the ozone layer.  From the Office of the Historian of the State Department


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1917-1972, Volume VI, Public Diplomacy, 1961-1963

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Germany,History,Vietnam

Another in a series of retrospective volumes designed to improve coverage of public diplomacy in the period from World War I to the 1970s.  This volume focuses on the management of public diplomacy during a series of crises involving the Cold War including the Bay of Pigs invasion, construction of the Berlin Wall, early involvement in Indochina and the Cuban Missile Crisis.  From the Office of the Historian of the State Department


Release of Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History

Press release announcing and providing links to the digitized versions of the Foreign Relations of the U.S. volumes for 1900-1911.  The releases will continue on a quarterly basis until all FRUS volumes have been digitized.  From the State Department


To Walk the Earth in Safety: Documenting the United States’ Commitment to Conventional Weapons Destruction

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,Guns,Statistics

The 2017 report describing U.S. government efforts to clear landmines and other unexploded ordnance.  Includes regional profiles of U.S. sponsored-work around the globe.  From the State Department.


From Premed to Physician: Pursuing a Medical Career

Categories: Careers,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Provides information for those considering a medical career.  Includes sections on undergraduate preparation, medical school, residency and licensure, working as a doctor, and other medical careers.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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