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Topic of the Month: Domestic Terrorism in the United States
In the United States domestic terrorist acts are carried out by people who are motivated by a wide variety of ideological viewpoints, who have gone through different radicalization processes, and who have unique grievances or life experiences that lead them toward radicalization to terrorism.
This radicalization to terrorism can be motivated by extremist groups/ideologies, or it can occur at an individual level (commonly referred to as “lone wolf terrorism”). In the United States, terrorists are usually associated with one of the six most commonly known ideologies: right-wing extremism, left-wing extremism, environmental extremism, nationalist/separatist extremism, religious extremism, and single-issue extremism.
For more information on this topic, check out the following bibliography:
Also visit our department's display currently on 2nd Floor South of the Marx Library.
April is "Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Month"
Sexual Assault Awareness Month began in 2001, when the National Sexual Violence Resource Center coordinated the first formally recognized Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign. It wasn't until 2009 when President Barack Obama made the first official proclamation that April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
A Proclamation on National Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month, 2021 Biden White House, March 31, 2021
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) U.S. Dept. of Defense, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
Preventing Intimate Partner Violence CDC Violence Prevention web site
Sexual Violence is Preventable CDC Injury Prevention & Control web site
For related information see the LibGuide: Gov Docs: Military & Sexual Assault
April is also Tax Season
April is traditionally Tax Season, but once again, due to COVID-19, the filing deadline for State and Federal income taxes has been postponed. The 2021 deadline is now Monday, May 17th. To prepare for your taxes, check out the following LibGuide: Gov Docs: Tax Information & Resources
Topics in the News -- Some recent reports from the Congressional Research Service:
Executive Orders: An Introduction (3/29/21)
COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) Vaccinations
COVID-19 Vaccines -- General home page regarding the CDC Vaccination Program
COVID-19 Vaccination -- Find information for COVID-19 vaccination administration, storage and handing, reporting, and patient education for each specific vaccine
Answering Patients’ Questions -- This page outlines some topics patients ask about most vaccines and tips for how to answer their questions.
COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting Data Systems -- Tracking COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration activities requires collaboration between public and private information technology (IT) systems and integration of existing and newly developed IT systems.
For additional resources on infectious diseases, consult our LibGuide -- Gov Docs: Infectious Diseases