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Atlantic Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is upon us again! And while anyone from down South knows the full capabilities of these super storms, those new to the area might find this annual surge in severe weather a little daunting. Tropical cyclones are capable of damaging winds, high levels of rainfall, and widespread community damage; hurricane preparedness is essential for these very reasons. From building emergency kits to fortifying storm shelters, there’s a lot that can be done to prepare for these super storms. Hurricanes have always greatly impacted the southeast region of the United States, but with growing concerns of intensified weather patterns, it is imperative now more than ever to be aware, be prepared, and to take action. 

We invite you now to browse some of our department’s hurricane preparedness resources and informative display as we approach the most active months of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. The display can be found at Marx Library on 2nd Floor South with additional handouts and an 8-page bibliography for more information.


Topics in the News -- Some recent reports from the Congressional Research Service:

FY2023 NDAA: Military Abortion Policies  (7/29/22)

Statehood Process and Political Status of U.S. Territories: Brief Policy Background  (7/29/22)

State Laws Restricting or Prohibiting Abortion  (7/25/22)

The Dark Web: An Overview  (7/22/22)

The Hyde Amendment: An Overview  (7/20/22)

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)  (7/20/22)

Citizenship and Immigration Statuses of the U.S. Foreign-Born Population  (7/18/22)

Introduction to U.S. Economy: Consumer Spending  (7/12/22)

Introduction to U.S. Economy: Unemployment  (7/12/22)

Abortion, Data Privacy, and Law Enforcement Access: A Legal Overview  (7/8/22)

Congressional Authority to Regulate Abortion  (7/8/22)

Medication Abortion: A Changing Legal Landscape  (7/8/22)

Kennedy v. Bremerton School District: School Prayer and the Establishment Clause  (6/30/22)

Summer 2022—Weather Challenges and Risks to Electric Power  (6/29/22)

The Second Amendment at the Supreme Court: New York State Rifle & Pistol Ass’n v.  Bruen (6/29/22)

Gun Control: Juvenile Record Checks for 18- to 21-Year-Olds  (6/27/22)

Supreme Court Rules No Constitutional Right to Abortion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization  (6/27/22)

U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine  (6/24/22)

Global Trends in Democracy and Authoritarianism: Challenges to Press Freedom  (6/21/22)

Double Jeopardy, Dual Sovereignty, and Enforcement of Tribal Laws  (6/16/22)

Intelligence Community Whistleblower Provisions  (6/15/22)

The Political Question Doctrine: An Introduction (Part 1)  (6/14/22)

The Political Question Doctrine: Historical Background (Part 2)  (6/14/22)

The Political Question Doctrine: The Doctrine in the Modern Era (Part 3)  (6/14/22)

The Political Question Doctrine: Foreign Affairs as a Political Question (Part 4)  (6/14/22)

The Political Question Doctrine: Congressional Governance and Impeachment as Political Questions (Part 5)  (6/14/22)

The Political Question Doctrine: Political Process, Elections, and Gerrymandering (Part 6)  (6/14/22)

Deep Fakes and National Security  (6/3/22)

Free Speech Challenges to Florida and Texas Social Media Laws  (6/1/22)

Sifting Domestic Terrorism from Domestic Violent Extremism and Hate Crime  (6/1/22)

The Insurrection Bar to Holding Office: Appeals Court Issues Decision on Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment  (6/1/22)