Archive for April, 2009
You can both read his speech and view the speech here. Analyses and commentaries are provided by CNN, The New York Times(featuring five historians commenting on previous administrations’ 100 days), the BBC, Time, The Atlantic, and the Brookings Institution .
Thanks to the National Academies Press, the Pandemic Influenza Special Collection of ten books is available online. Including such works as “The Threat of Pandemic Influenza: Are We Ready? Workshop Summary,” all these works can be read in HTML format. When you go to the list of books, you will see a link – “Buy this single book” – under each title. Simply click on that link and you will be taken to another page featuring the book in question, like this. You’ll notice there is a red tab in the upper left quadrant which states: Read This Book Online, Free!. Click there and the HTML version will be accessible. Additional related titles may be read here and here.
The 2009 rankings for a diverse number of graduate programs have been released by US News & World Report. Basic information is supplied about each program. The major fields are subdivided into specialities; i.e., the rankings for chemistry are broken down to include organic chemistry programs or inorganic chemistry programs, among others. Here’s an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education on this. Another ranking service, based on data from the National Science Foundation, the National Research Council, and the National Center for Education Statistics is available from PhDs.org.
The news of late has been full of reports concerning the reappearance of the swine flu: the BBC, New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Reuters are good places to review current events. The Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Orgnization also provide pertinent facts and information. The CDC also has a report on the swine flu outbreak in California and Texas. The full text of the Secretary of Homeland Security’s press briefing on the swine flu can be read here. A timeline for this latest outbreak may be perused. Tips for preventing the spread of swine flu are here, courtesy of the Associated Press. To read about New Jersey’s own swine flu outbreak in 1976, called A/New Jersey/76(Hsw1N1), please read this article.