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The Naming Commission - Final Report to Congress, Part II: U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Naval Academy

Description: Report summarizing the recommendations of The Naming Commission's findings regarding military academies in the United States as mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, which mandates the removal of names, symbols, displays, monuments and paraphernalia that honor or commemorate the Confederate States of America. "Part II of the Naming Commission 's Final Report .... addresses assets on the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point and the United States … more
Date: August 2022
Creator: United States. Naming Commission.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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"On the Precipice in the Dark": Maryland in the Secession Crisis, 1860-1861

Description: This dissertation is a study of the State of Maryland in the secession crisis of 1860-1861. Previous historians have emphasized economic, political, societal, and geographical considerations as the reasons Maryland remained loyal to the Union. However, not adequately considered is the manner in which Maryland understood and reacted to the secession of the Lower South. Historians have tended to portray Maryland's inaction as inevitable and reasonable. This study offers another reason for Mary… more
Date: May 2017
Creator: Hamilton, Matthew K.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Oral History Interview with Rebecca H. Bishop, April 4, 2013

Description: Interview with Rebecca H. Bishop, a USMC Iraq War veteran from Los Angeles, California. Bishop discusses choosing to become a Marine Corps officer, attending the Naval Academy, being a female in the Corps, experiences and combat in Iraq in 2005-06, life as a Marine parent, attending Army Airborne School, the Advanced Degree Program and graduate school, leadership and decision making, the relationship between enlisted and officers, women in combat, plans for the future, and some general reflecti… more
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Date: April 4, 2013
Creator: Hedrick, Amy & Bishop, Rebecca H.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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Impacts of Comprehensive Climate and Energy Policy Options on the U.S. Economy

Description: This study compiles and updates the findings of 16 comprehensive state climate action plans and extrapolates the results to the nation. The study then takes those results and using a widely accepted econometric model projects the national impact of these policies on employment, incomes, gross domestic product (GDP) and consumer energy prices. Finally, using the bottom-up data developed by the states and aggregated here, the study models the national impact of major features of the Kerry-Lieberm… more
Date: July 2010
Creator: Center for Climate Strategies
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Report of the 2nd National Ecosystem Modeling Workshop (NEMoW II) : Bridging the Credibility Gap - Dealing with Uncertainty in Ecosystem Models

Description: The following document addresses the terms of reference (TOR) such that a group of scientists forming the National Ecosystem Modeling Workshops (NEMoWs) could explore the facets of ecosystem model (EM) uncertainty and make pragmatic suggestions of how the NMFS could proceed in its EM endeavors by dealing with uncertainty using a suite of "best practices" recommended herein.
Date: January 2010
Creator: Link, J. S.; Ihde, T. F.; Townsend, H. M.; Osgood, K. E.; Schirripa, M. J.; Kobayashi, D. R. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fisheries Ecosystem Model of the Chesapeake Bay: Methodology, Parameterization, and Model Exploration

Description: Report on the construction of a model to manage fisheries in the Chesapeake Bay region, to see how stocks affect the food web and provide quantified estimations. "This report describes an ecosystem model of the Chesapeake Bay, the Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Ecosystem Model (CBFEM), prepared using the Ecopath with Ecosim approach and software" (p. 5).
Date: October 2009
Creator: Christensen, Villy; Beattie, Alasdair; Buchanan, Claire; Ma, Hongguang; Martell, Steven J. D.; Latour, Robert J. et al.
Location: None
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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USXR Based MHD, Transport, Equilibria and Current Profile Diagnostics for NSTX. Final Report

Description: The present report resumes the research activities of the Plasma Spectroscopy/Diagnostics Group at Johns Hopkins University performed on the NSTX tokamak at PPPL during the period 1999-2009. During this period we have designed and implemented XUV based diagnostics for a large number of tasks: study of impurity content and particle transport, MHD activity, time-resolved electron temperature measeurements, ELM research, etc. Both line emission and continuum were used in the XUV range. New technic… more
Date: June 1, 2009
Creator: Finkenthal, Michael
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Required Healthcare Contributions, Fair Share Legislation, and RILA v. Fielder

Description: This report discusses the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) preemption and examines the Fourth Circuit's decision in the context of the U.S. Supreme Court's past decisions on the subject. The report also considers the impact the decision could have on other attempts to enact fair share legislation
Date: April 24, 2007
Creator: Shimabukuro, Jon O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Progress Report for the grant "Hight-Resolution Mineralogical Charaterization and Biogeochemical Modeling of Uranium Reduction Pathways at the NABIR Field-Research Center"

Description: We have successfully completed a proof-of-concept, one-year grant on a three-year proposal from the former NABIR program. Using a state-of-the-art 300-kV, atomic resolution, Field Emission Gun Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), we have successfully identified three categories of mineral hosts for uranium in contaminated soils from the Oak Ridge FRC: (1) iron oxides: (2) mixed manganese-iron oxides; and (3) uranium phosphates.
Date: June 15, 2006
Creator: Veblen, David R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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