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Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2015

Pew – “The figures in this interactive feature refer to the total number (or cumulative “stocks”) of migrants living around the world as of 1990, 2000, 2010 or 2015 rather than to the annual rate of migration (or current “flows”) in a given year. Since migrants have both an origin and a destination, international migrants… Continue Reading

CRS – Who Is a “Veteran”? — Basic Eligibility for Veterans’ Benefits,

Via FAS – Who Is a “Veteran”? — Basic Eligibility for Veterans’ Benefits, Scott D. Szymendera, Analyst in Disability Policy. May 25, 2016. “The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a broad range of benefits to U.S. Armed Forces veterans and certain members of their families. Among these benefits are various types of financial… Continue Reading

UMMS – Medical Archives go online for Public Access

“The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) was established in 1962, when the Legislature chartered the Commonwealth’s first public medical school. The school opened in 1970 without even waiting for construction of a new building. Today UMMS ranks in the nation’s top ten percent for primary care education and is a leading center for community… Continue Reading

FT Business Education – Executive education rankings 2016

FT Business Education Report, May 23, 2016: ” For the dream of life long learning to be realised fully, those in the 35-60 age group must also be given the opportunity to refine and revise their skills through out their careers, which could well stretch into their seventies. This is not happening enough. Executive education… Continue Reading

The Condition of Education 2016

National Center for Educational statistics: The Condition of Education 2016 “This year’s Condition shows that 91 percent of young adults ages 25 to 29 had a high school diploma or its equivalent in 2015, and that 36 percent had a bachelor’s or higher degree. Median earnings continued to be higher for 25- to 34-year-olds with… Continue Reading

A Progressive’s Style Guide

“Toward Harnessing Language in Support of Intersectionality and Cross-sector Power Building Language is a key ingredient in a winning theory of change. Language can build bridges  and change minds. By acknowledging the ability of language to shape and reflect reality, progressive campaigns can become more powerful vehicles for social change, inclusion, and justice. In fact,… Continue Reading

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016

“A majority of U.S. adults – 62% – get news on social media, and 18% do so often, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center, conducted in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. In 2012, based on a slightly different question, 49% of U.S. adults reported seeing news on… Continue Reading

Legal Information Institute and Justia provide new home for Oyez Project

Follow up to previous posting – Founder of Oyez.org seeks new manager and large purchase price – via Law.com – ‘Oyez Project’ New Home Will Keep Supreme Court Audio Free to Public‘ “The project is now housed at Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago under an agreement that expires soon. By the time the new… Continue Reading

Open-access index delists thousands of journals

Baker, M. (2016). Open-access index delists thousands of journals Nature DOI: 10.1038/nature. Van Noorden, R. (2014). Open-access website gets tough Nature, 512 (7512), 17-17 DOI: 10.1038/512017a Morrison, Heather, 2014-03, “Dramatic Growth of Open Access”, http://hdl.handle.net/10864/10660 Morrison, Heather; V11. “A leading index of open-access journals is set to shrink by more than one-quarter after delisting around… Continue Reading

Fo First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements for 18- to 34-Year-Olds

“Broad demographic shifts in marital status, educational attainment and employment have transformed the way young adults in the U.S. are living, and a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data highlights the implications of these changes for the most basic element of their lives – where they call home. In 2014, for the first… Continue Reading

Public Knowledge

“What Public Knowledge Does – Public Knowledge promotes freedom of expression, an open Internet, and access to affordable communications tools and creative works. We work to shape policy on behalf of the public interest.” Public Knowledge Encourages Silicon Valley to Make Diversity in Tech a Priority By Shiva Stella, May 24, 2016 – “Recently, the… Continue Reading

Minimizing the Probability of Lifetime Drawdown Under Constant Consumption

Angoshtari, Bahman and Bayraktar, Erhan and Young, V.R., Minimizing the Probability of Lifetime Drawdown Under Constant Consumption (May 19, 2016). Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2781963 “We assume that an individual invests in a financial market with one riskless and one risky asset, with the latter’s price following geometric Brownian… Continue Reading