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Vendor Relations: Evolving Ethos & Etiquette

Description: Presentation delivered at the 2018 Louisiana Virtual Academic Library Conference. This presentation describes the University of North Texas Libraries' multi-year effort to improve vendor relations by proactively preventing problems and by responding effectively to new situations as they arise.
Date: November 15, 2018
Creator: Rodriguez, Allyson & Crawford, Laurel
Partner: UNT Libraries

Polarizable ab initio QM/MM Study of the Reaction Mechanism of N-tert-Butyloxycarbonylation of Aniline in [EMIm][BF4]

Description: This article presents the use of AMOEBA-based polarizable ab initio AM/MM simulations to investigate the reaction mechanism of the N-tert-butoxycarbonylation of aniline in a water/1-ethyl, 3-methyl imidazolium/tetrafluoroborate mixture.
Date: October 31, 2018
Creator: Vázquez-Montelongo, Erik Antonio; Vázquez-Cervantes, José Enrique & Cisneros, Gerardo Andrés
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

The 2019 materials by design roadmap

Description: This roadmap article presents an overview of the current state of computational materials prediction, synthesis and characterization approaches, materials design needs for various technologies, and future challenges and opportunities that must be addressed.
Date: October 24, 2018
Creator: Albieri, Kirstin; Buongiorno Nardelli, Marco; Zakutayev, Andriy; Mitas, Lubos; Curtarolo, Stefano; Jain, Anubhav et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Influence of Cr Substitution and Temperature on Hierarchical Phase Decomposition in the AlCoFeNi High Entropy Alloy

Description: This article investigates the length scale of the decomposition into a two-phase mixture of ordered B22 and disordered BCC solid solution as determined by the combination of composition and annealing temperature.
Date: October 22, 2018
Creator: Chaudhary, V.; Gwalani, Bharat; Soni, V.; Ramanujan, R. V. & Banerjee, Rajarshi
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

Cyprus: Reunification Proving Elusive

Description: This report provides a brief overview of the history of the negotiations regarding reunification of the island of Cyprus and a description of some of the issues involved in those talks.
Date: October 19, 2018
Creator: Morelli, Vincent L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

Description: This report describes the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits, which are available only to those individuals who have become unemployed as a direct result of a declared major disaster and information on how to ascertain if an individual is eligible for DUA benefits.
Date: October 19, 2018
Creator: Whittaker, Julie M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Intersections of Scholarly Communication & Information Literacy Workshop: Final Report

Description: This report documents the Intersections of Scholarly Communication & Information Literacy Workshop project funded through the 2017 Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report describes Intersections of Scholarly Communication & Information Literacy Workshop project activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and sustainability.
Date: October 19, 2018
Creator: Martin, John Edward; Hardin, Gregory & O'Keefe, Lynette
Partner: UNT Libraries

Multiyear Procurement (MYP) and Block Buy Contracting in Defense Acquisition: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides background information and issues for Congress on multiyear procurement (MYP) and block buy contracting (BBC), which are special contracting mechanisms that Congress permits the Department of Defense (DOD) to use for a limited number of defense acquisition programs. Compared to the standard or default approach of annual contracting, MYP and BBC have the potential for reducing weapon procurement costs by several percent.
Date: October 19, 2018
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald & Schwartz, Moshe
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report presents background information and issues for Congress concerning the Navy's force structure and shipbuilding plans. The current and planned size and composition of the Navy, the rate of Navy ship procurement, and the prospective affordability of the Navy's shipbuilding plans have been oversight matters for the congressional defense committees for many years.
Date: October 19, 2018
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Call and response: Engaging with African American male students through culturally relevant music resources: Final Report

Description: This report documents the Call and response: Engaging with African American male students through culturally relevant music resources project funded through the 2017 Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report describes project activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and sustainability.
Date: October 18, 2018
Creator: Outhier, Sara
Partner: UNT Libraries

Homelessness: Targeted Federal Programs

Description: This report discusses the definitions of homelessness used by targeted federal homeless programs and federal efforts to end homelessness. In addition, the report describes the current federal programs that provide targeted assistance to homeless individuals and families (other federal programs may provide assistance to homeless individuals but are not specifically designed to assist homeless persons).
Date: October 18, 2018
Creator: Perl, Libby; Boyd, Eugene; Duff, Johnathan H.; Fernandes-Alcantara, Adrienne L.; Granovskiy, Boris; Heisler, Elayne J. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protections: In Brief

Description: This report describes various sources of Intelligence Community (IC) whistleblower protections. Generally speaking, whistleblowers are those who expose misconduct (e.g., fraud, abuse, or illegal activity) within an organization. In the context of the IC, whistleblowers are generally employees or contractors of federal intelligence agencies who bring to light information on agency wrongdoings.
Date: October 18, 2018
Creator: DeVine, Michael E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined effects of elevated temperature and Deepwater Horizon oil exposure on the cardiac performance of larval mahi-mahi, Coryphaena hippurus

Description: This article investigates physiological responses of larval fish to interactions between anthropogenic crude oile xposure andn atural factors.
Date: October 17, 2018
Creator: Perrichon, Prescilla; Mager, Edward M.; Pasparakis, Christina; Stieglitz, John D.; Benetti, Daniel D.; Grosell, Martin et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Global Trends in Democracy: Background, U.S. Policy, and Issues for Congress

Description: This report for Congress outlines and synthesizes information, analysis, and a variety of perspectives on issues regarding democracy around the world. In particular, it provides brief conceptual background on democracy and on democracy promotion's historical role in U.S. policy, analyzes aggregate trends in the global level of democracy using data from two major democracy indexes, and discusses some of the key factors that may be broadly affecting democracy around the world.
Date: October 17, 2018
Creator: Weber, Michael A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations

Description: This report provides an overview of Jordanian politics and current issues in U.S.-Jordanian relations. It provides a brief discussion of Jordan's government and economy and of its cooperation with U.S. policies in the Middle East.
Date: October 17, 2018
Creator: Sharp, Jeremy M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Serbia: Background and U.S. Relations

Description: This report provides an overview of Serbia and its governmental structure, economy, and foreign relations with the U.S., Kosovo, Turkey, Russia, and the EU.
Date: October 17, 2018
Creator: Morelli, Vincent L. & Garding, Sarah E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department