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November 28, 2005

ACS Directory of Graduate Research (DGR)

The ACS Directory of Graduate Research (DGR) is the most comprehensive source of information on chemical research and researchers at universities in the U.S. and Canada. DGRweb, the searchable online version of the DGR, is now available free of charge. New to DGRweb 2005 are the upgraded interface and functionality which allow advanced searches of both faculty and institutions.

[About DGR]
The directory:

  • lists universities with names and biographical information for all faculty members, their areas of specialization, titles of papers published within the last two years; and contact information.
  • provides a statistical summary on departments including numbers of full- and part-time faculty, postdoctoral appointments, graduate students, and master’s and doctoral degrees granted.

Inside you will find information on:
  • 665 academic departments
  • 10,858 faculty members
  • 88,983 publication citations

and listings for:
  • chemistry
  • chemical engineering
  • biochemistry
  • medicinal/pharmaceutical chemistry
  • polymers and materials science
  • marine science
  • toxicology
  • environmental science

For the CASE community, the link for ACS Directory of Graduate Research has been added to the Library Catalog and the Research Database List.

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November 22, 2005

Top Ten Computer Viruses

Top Ten Viruses and Hoaxes Reported. Sophos - a company that sells software to protect computers from viruses - says a recent survey reveals that October has shown the biggest increase in virus numbers since its records began. Sophos now identifies and protects against a total of 112,142 viruses, which is an increase of 1,685 on last month. This is a new record for malware.

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November 18, 2005

Dialogue for Free Government Information

Free Government Information (FGI) is a place for initiating dialogue and building consensus among the various players (libraries, government agencies, non-profit organizations, researchers, journalists, etc.) who have a stake in the preservation of and perpetual free access to government information. FGI promotes free government information through collaboration, education, advocacy and research. (Taken from the FGI Mission Statement)

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November 14, 2005

Google Print Controversy: A Webliography

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., on his weblog DigitalKoans, has created a bibliography that tracks electronic publications that address Google Print and related legal issues.

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November 11, 2005

Einstein Light

The Scout Report (Volume 11, Number 44, November 4, 2005) shared a web site called Einstein Light.

[From the Scout Report]

The basic mission of the Einstein Light site is to present a brief overview of Einstein’s theory of relativity and its relationship to the work done by Galileo and Newton. This of course means they must address such thorny topics as time dilation and length contraction.

The web site uses a combination of flash modules, explainations with or without the use of mathematics, and related links. The web site was created by the University New South Wales, and has endorsements from Science and Scientific American magazines.

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November 04, 2005

Deadly Maps

Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Weapons--Maps
Source: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Deadly Maps
"The complete collection of maps from Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Threats by Joseph Cirincione, Jon B. Wolfsthal, and Miriam Rajkumar is now available online. Included in the collection are maps that reflect the worldwide proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and their missile delivery systems. Additionally, country maps show the major nuclear installations, both civilian and military, in each country."

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Citizen's Guide to the Federal Budget

If you need some easy to understand information about the federal budget, see the Citizen's Guide to the Federal Budget. Bill Clinton's budget guides from 1996-2001 are all available in PDF, with a couple available in html. The only budget year available for George W. Bush is 2002 in PDF or html.

The Guide for 2002 is only 39 pages in length, and highlights revenues, spending, the process of creating a budget, the President's issues, and a glossary of terms.

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