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View Resource World Health Organization: Food Safety

Growing concern about food safety has spurred a number of international organizations to action, and the World Health Organization (WHO) is one group that has been concerned with this issue for the past few years. The WHO has worked closely with a number of like-minded organizations (such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) to address food safety issues “along the...

http://www.who.int/foodsafety/en/
View Resource World Intellectual Property Organization

As with many forms of international governance, it is difficult to understand the complex lattice-like structure that protects intellectual property across the globe. Headquartered in Geneva, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is responsible for administering 23 international treaties that deal with various aspects of intellectual property protection. For those who may be less...

http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/
View Resource Stateline

Online since January 1999, Stateline continues to serve as a fine resource for those with a penchant for state government and various developments that bear directly on all 50 states. Funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the site has grown significantly since it was last profiled by the Scout Report, and now includes a host of new and improved features. From their well-designed homepage, visitors...

https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/sta...
View Resource Native Networks

Over the past few years, Native Americans have made significant contributions in a host of different media, including television, radio, and film. Involved in all aspects of this type of artistic and cultural expression, many Native Americans have also looked for a way to disseminate their substantial efforts in this arena. Fortunately, there is the Native Networks website (first launched in...

http://www.nmai.si.edu/explore/film-media/frameset_flash.htm...
View Resource Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum

Opened in 1980, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum is a bit different than most Presidential Libraries as the Library is located on the campus of The University of Michigan, while the museum is in Grand Rapids, MI. Of course, visitors to the website will not notice this geographical separation, as they can meander through materials from both locations here. First-time visitors will...

https://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov
View Resource Early Childhood Interventions: Proven Results, Future Promise

A significant amount of intellectual hand wringing has gone on as of late regarding the nature and importance of early childhood intervention programs. Some have claimed that such programs (including Head Start) are inherently a waste of money, while others tout their apparent ability to increase future educational and life opportunities, particularly for the under-privileged. This intriguing...

https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2005/R...
View Resource The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

While it is not possible to return to San Francisco in the days after the destructive earthquake that shook the city on April 18, 1906, this well-thought out site from the Bancroft Library at Berkeley offers visitors a cornucopia of visual ephemera and primary documents related to this famed event. As part of a collaborative effort with other area institutions (including Stanford University and...

http://vm136.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/collections/earthquakeand...
View Resource Beyond the Visible: The Art of Odilon Redon

Entering Beyond the Visible: The Art of Odilon Redon is to be transported into the artists' dreamlike, surreal world. Several dozen of the works in the exhibition are arranged into three main themes: Monsters, Metamorphosis and Tales. The Monsters section includes some of Redon’s most reproduced images, such as Eye-Balloon, 1878; Spider, 1887; and The Egg, 1885. In the Tales section, one should...

https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2005/redon/
View Resource USDA: Rural and Community Development

The United States government has been involved in rural development support for over seventy years, and the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural and Community Development program has spearheaded many of these initiatives directly. Users of the site should first look at their homepage, which provides recent announcements and website features, such as information about rural development...

https://www.rd.usda.gov/
View Resource James River Plantations

Floating down the James River through the Chesapeake Bay, one begins to take note of the stately plantations that line the banks of this body of water, particularly around Richmond. As part of their ongoing Travel Itinerary series, the National Park Service has created this tribute to the cultural and historic landscape along the James River. What is particularly striking about the site is its...

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/traveljamesriverva/index.htm
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