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Paper – Food Insecurity, Health, and Health Care

Hilary Seligman MD MAS, January 24, 2016. Lead Scientist and Senior Medical Advisor, Feeding America; Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco; Director, Food Policy, Health, and Hunger Research Program, UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital Food Insecurity, Health, and Health Care.
“Summary – This paper summarizes research on the connections between food insecurity and health. Food insecurity experienced at any time across the lifespan has an adverse impact of health. This adverse impact is often apparent as a cycle of food insecurity, coping mechanisms to protect against the sensation of hunger, and chronic disease. A growing body of evidence suggests that the detrimental impact of food insecurity on health has important consequences for U.S. health care expenditures. These costs are borne substantially by Medicare and Medicaid. Over the long term, prevention of food insecurity is likely to be more cost-effective than treating the consequences of food insecurity…”

Dive Against Debris: Employing 25,600 scuba divers to collect data

Via Data Driven Journalism – “To date, Dive Against Debris surveys have been conducted in over 50 countries, with the top reporting countries being the United States, Thailand and Greece. As more divers get involved with Dive Against Debris, Project AWARE continues to bring visibility to the problem of marine debris and helps to identifyContinue Reading

State Challenges to Federal Enforcement of Immigration Law

CRS report – State Challenges to Federal Enforcement of Immigration Law: Historical Precedents and Pending Litigation in Texas v. United States. Kate M. Manuel, Legislative Attorney, January 27, 2016: “States and localities can have significant interest in the manner and extent to which federal officials enforce provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) regardingContinue Reading

SEC Forms List

“This page provides links to PDF versions of SEC public forms and many of the rules, regulations, and schedules associated with these forms. To find a form, either select the appropriate category below or scroll through the full list of SEC forms in alphanumeric order. Please note that you will need Adobe Reader plug-in toContinue Reading

Audited Financial Reporting and Voluntary Disclosure of Corporate Social Responsibility Reports

Chen, Long and Srinidhi, Bin and Tsang, Albert and Yu, Wei, Audited Financial Reporting and Voluntary Disclosure of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Reports (February 5, 2016). Journal of Management Accounting Research, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2728587 “Prior studies show that corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting is informative to investors but lacks credibility. ThisContinue Reading

A Private Law Defense of the Ethic of Zeal

Silver, Charles, A Private Law Defense of the Ethic of Zeal (February 5, 2016). U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 638. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2728326 “Moral philosophers object to the ethic of zeal, also known as the fiduciary duty and the principle of partisanship, which requires a lawyer toContinue Reading

Google Search Education Online

“Improve your Google search skills with our Power Searching and Advanced Power Searching online courses. Learn tips and tricks to become a fast and effective fact-finder with Power Searching with Google. Deepen your understanding of solving complex research problems using advanced Google search techniques with Advanced Power Searching with Google. Join a growing global communityContinue Reading

FDA Guidance – Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices

Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff – Postmarket Management of  Cybersecurity in Medical Devices – This guidance document is being distributed for comment purposes only. Document issued on: January 22, 2016. “FDA is issuing this guidance to inform industry and FDA staff of the Agency’s recommendations for managing postmarket cybersecurity vulnerabilitiesContinue Reading

Market Valuation of Tax Avoidance and Corporate Social Responsibility

Inger, Kerry Katharine and Vansant, Brian, Market Valuation of Tax Avoidance and Corporate Social Responsibility: Does the Market Discount Corporate Robin Hoods? (January 4, 2016). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2727952 This study examines whether market valuation of firms’ tax avoidance is tempered by the extent firms engage in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. PriorContinue Reading

OPM to issue new requirements for personnel background investigations by contractors

Via Nextgov: “Contractors that conduct background investigations for the federal government will have to report information security incidents to the Office of Personnel Management within half an hour, are required to use smartcards as a second layer of security when logging on to agency networks and must agree to let OPM inspect their systems atContinue Reading

The Resilient State: New Regulatory Modes in International Approaches to Statebuilding?

Pospisil, Jan and Kuehn, Florian P, The Resilient State: New Regulatory Modes in International Approaches to Statebuilding? (February 4, 2016). Third World Quarterly, January 2016, DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2015.1086637; Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No 2016/03. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2727994 “Resilience’ has quickly risen to prominence in international security and development circles. In recentContinue Reading

SCAMPI database – search guide to military operations and history data

“The Joint Forces Staff College Ike Skelton Library is a specialized military library, focusing on research in joint and multinational operations, military history and naval science, operational warfare, and operations other than war. Library staff members regularly scan the weekly news magazines, monthly and bimonthly journals such as Military Review, Armed Forces Journal, and quarterlyContinue Reading