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Recovery.gov

Description: Website for the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, a non-partisan, non-political agency established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) intended to provide information and oversight related to the distribution and spending of Hurricane Sandy funds. It contains information about the board's activities, as well as funding data and information for funding recipients.
Date: 2015
Creator: United States. Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit

UNT Scholarly Works Record Discoveries Dataset

Description: Dataset containing four tab-delimited data files and associated code for analysis of data. Dataset represents record discoveries identified from Apache log files created by the UNT Digital Library platform. Record discoveries are for the UNT Scholarly Works Repository from May 2014 to January 2015.
Date: January 24, 2015
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy

Description: This report discusses the open economy and society of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), provides a general description of the UAE's government and political structure, and outlines the effects of the recent global economic downturn on the UAE in general and on the city of Dubai in particular. It also describes U.S. concern over the proliferation of advanced technology in relation to a recently-signed U.S.-UAE civilian nuclear agreement, due to the UAE economy and the UAE's lax export controls.
Date: March 23, 2015
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

UNT Libraries Edit Event Dataset 2014

Description: Dataset containing metadata edit events for the UNT Libraries Digital Collections from January 1, 2014 until December 31, 2014. There are a total of 94,222 samples in the dataset from 193 different metadata editors.
Date: February 2015
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

Gun Control Legislation in the 113th Congress

Description: This report looks at past gun control legislation and also how recent events (such as the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut; Aurora, Colorado; and Tucson, Arizona) have influenced current congressional discourse and legislation. The report also specifically examines certain contentious, gun related topics including universal background checks, gun trafficking, and military style firearms.
Date: January 8, 2015
Creator: Krouse, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues for the 114th Congress

Description: This report provides an overview of U.S. policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean. It begins with an overview of the political and economic environment that affects U.S. relations, and then examines the Obama Administration's policy priorities in the region. The report then examines congressional interests in Latin America, looking at selected regional and country issues.
Date: January 28, 2015
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Effectiveness of the Community Reinvestment Act

Description: The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) addresses how banking institutions meet credit needs in low- and moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods. This report informs the congressional debate concerning the CRA's effectiveness in incentivizing bank lending and investment activity to LMI borrowers. After a discussion of the CRA's origins, it presents the CRA's examination process and bank activities that are eligible for consideration of CRA credits. Next, it discusses the difficulty of determining the CRA's influence on bank behavior.
Date: January 7, 2015
Creator: Getter, Darryl E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The European Union: Questions and Answers

Description: This report provides a brief overview of the European Union (EU), an economic and political partnership between 27 sovereign member states. The report describes the formation of the EU, the three main institutions of the EU, and the EU's relationship with the United States.
Date: January 13, 2015
Creator: Archick, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Health Care for Veterans: Suicide Prevention

Description: This report focuses on suicide prevention activities of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VHA's approach to suicide prevention is based on a public health framework, which has three major components: (1) surveillance, (2) risk and protective factors, and (3) interventions.
Date: January 30, 2015
Creator: Bagalman, Erin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Crime and Forfeiture

Description: This report provides an overview of federal forfeiture law. It sketches the origins and general attributes of forfeiture, describes the distribution of the hundreds of millions of dollars it generates, and identifies some of the related constitutional issues.
Date: January 22, 2015
Creator: Doyle, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

North Korea: Back on the State Sponsors of Terrorism Lists?

Description: This report discusses questions about North Korea's relationship with terrorists, state sponsors of terrorism, and terrorist attacks as well as the possible implications on re-designating North Korea in the list of sponsors of terrorism.
Date: January 21, 2015
Creator: Manyin, Mark E.; Chanlett-Avery, Emma; Rennack, Dianne E.; Rinehart, Ian E. & Rollins, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Enhancing UNT's Presence in Sub-Saharan Africa: Building Partnerships with Ethiopian Higher Education Institutions

Description: Presentation for the 2015 University of North Texas (UNT) Student and Faculty Research Symposium on African Studies. This presentation discusses enhancing UNT's presence in Sub-Saharan Africa and building partnerships with Ethiopian higher education institutions.
Date: April 11, 2015
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries

Characteristics of Actors Involved in Social Protest: An Extension of the Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD)

Description: Paper accompanying a presentation for the 2015 University of North Texas (UNT) Student and Faculty Research Symposium on African Studies. This paper discusses characteristics of actors involved in social protest and an extension of the social conflict analysis database.
Date: April 11, 2015
Creator: Naughton, Kelsey Ann
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Explaining the Underutilization of Inclusive Credit Programs in Subsistence Markets: The Role of Habit Under Different Regulatory Environments

Description: Presentation for the 2015 University of North Texas (UNT) Student and Faculty Research Symposium on African Studies. This presentation discusses explaining the underutilization of inclusive credit programs in subsistence markets and the role of habit under different regulatory environments.
Date: April 11, 2015
Creator: Dadzie, Kofi Q.; Dadzie, Charlene A.; Winston, Evelyn & Blankson, Charles
Partner: UNT College of Business