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November 29, 2011

Numbers of Doctorates Awarded in the United States Declined in 2010

by Mark K. Fiegener
NSF 12-303
November 2011

ABSTRACT:
U.S. academic institutions awarded 48,069 research doctorates in 2010, down from 49,554 awards in 2009 and the first decline in doctorates awarded since 2002. The 2010 decline was magnified by the recent reclassification of many Doctor of Education (EdD) degree programs from the research doctorate to the professional doctorate category, and consequently the discontinuation of data collection from the reclassified degree programs by the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED). The reclassification resulted in a substantially lower number of doctorates awarded in education than would have been the case had the graduates of the reclassified EdD degree programs participated in the 2010 SED (see "Data Sources and Limitations" for details). The total number of doctorates awarded in fields other than education also declined from 2009 to 2010, but by a much smaller amount than the decline in number of education doctorates.

Full article

November 18, 2011

Business Source Complete Database Trial Extended

The library’s trial of Business Source Complete has been extended to Dec. 31, 2011. Business Source Complete is a more comprehensive version of Business Source Premier that the library current has a subscription for through EBSCO. You can also access this database through EBSCO's Business Searching Interface.

Follow the database Links given above to access the trial.

Please review this resource for usefulness for your research, teaching purposes, and classroom assignments, ease of navigation, and overlap with other library resources in this area including Business Source Premier, and send your comments to Kendra St. Aubin at kstaubin@bridgew.edu by Dec. 15. We need feedback from faculty and students on the usefulness of this resource for the programs in the Ricciardi College of Business. Thank you for your responses!

November 15, 2011

Geographical Mobility: 2008 to 2009

Published by U.S. Census Bureau

Geographical Mobility/Migration refers to the movement of people within the United States from one location to another at various geographic levels. Movers are classified by type of move and characteristics of movers. People who moved from abroad are also included.

Each year, millions of people pack up their belongings and move. A variety of reasons and conditions motivate these moves—life changes, personal and economic opportunities, setbacks and misfortunes. This report provides information about the level of geographical mobility in the United States between 2008 and 2009, along with some sociodemographic characteristics of the people who moved.

The data used in this report come from two different survey collections undertaken by the U.S. Census Bureau. Since the late 1940s, questions on residential mobility have been asked as part of the March supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS), which is now known as the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC). ASEC data provide estimates of geographical mobility in 1-year retrospective periods over the last 6 decades, and these data have been the source of a large, detailed set of tabulations and analyses, some of which are in this report. Many additional data tables are available on the Census Bureau Web site.

Full report

November 10, 2011

Katherine Hall Page Speaking At Tewksbury Library Next Tuesday

Agatha Award Winner Katherine Hall Page will be visiting the Tewksbury Public Library next Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30pm. She will be discussing her latest book -- "The Body in the Gazebo." She'll also take questions and offer advice to aspiring writers. A book selling and signing will follow for anyone who is interested.

This event is FREE and OPEN TO ALL. Pre-registration, however, is required.
Pre-register by calling 978-640-4490 x 205 or clicking on the link below (hopefully it works!).

http://eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=TEWKS&curMode=ADMIN&curID=56523&tEvt=2276758

November 7, 2011

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

As part of the Native American Heritage Month celebration, the library has two related displays. In the vertical case on the third floor is a display of traditional crafts done by Kerri Helme who is a Wampanoag potter, quill worker and weaver. The display includes photographs of the Indigenous Garden and Wetu project at the BSU Community Gardens this summer which was sponsored by a CART small grant. On the third floor exhibition area is work from Deborah Spears Moorehead. Ms. Moorehead is a member of the Wampanoag Tribal Nation and a descendant of Massasoit through his daughter Amie. Ms. Moorehead has a BFA from Swain School of Design and an MA in Culture and Traditional Sustainability from Goucher College. Ms. Moorehead writes that the focus of her paintings and drawings are “to assert the identity of the Eastern Woodland American Indian past and present.” The exhibition will be on display throughout the month of November.









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