The following research tips and stories of interest are excerpted from the Moritz Law Library's newsletter for faculty, Opinio Juris, May issue. For more information about other legal research topics, please visit the Library's blog.
Washington Post's Presidential Campaign Tracker
Washingtonpost.com's Presidential Campaign Tracker uses information from campaigns, media reports and other sources to compile a listing of events involving presidential candidates and their spouses. The tracker covers events since January 2007. It does not include every event -- particularly fundraisers, which often are unannounced. Some events will be added retroactively as more details become available." Events can be browsed by candidate, state, and date.
NYT's Campaign Contributions Map
The New York Times has created an interesting online, interactive map that shows from where the various presidential candidates are receiving their financial contributions and the amount of the contributions.
Voices of Civil Rights Project
The Voices of Civil Rights project (VCR), sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Library of Congress, is dedicated to collecting and preserving thousands of personal stories, oral histories, and personal artifacts of the civil rights movement through a searchable online archive. Visitors may search or browse for submitted stories from those who witnessed America's civil rights experience. Visitors may also submit their own, unpublished recollections.
U.S. Attorneys Kids Page
The United States Attorneys Kids Page is a U.S. Department of Justice web page designed for children. The site provides an introduction to the workings of U.S. courtrooms. It includes a description of federal prosecutors and U.S. Attorneys, an illustrated guide to a courtroom and its participants, and a glossary.
Excerpted from the April issue of “The Nutshell,” a publication of the OSU Alumni Association.
Study shows higher fees, no greater return for mutual funds that advertise
A study found that mutual funds that advertise don't perform better than their competitors. These firms tend to charge higher fees, maybe to offset advertising costs, meaning that their customers may earn less income over time. (Learn more)
College of Optometry gets additional research space
Thanks to a 13,000-square-foot addition to Fry Hall, the College of Optometry now enjoys three new floors of research labs. (Learn more)
Insights from the university trustees’ chair-elect
G. Gilbert Cloyd, the chief technology officer of Procter & Gamble, will take over as chair of the Ohio State Board of Trustees in May. Cloyd talks about his new role and Ohio State’s future. (Learn more)
Recap of April’s Ohio State Board of Trustees meeting
2007 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching
The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching honors faculty for outstanding teaching. Recipients are nominated by present and former students and colleagues. Winners are chosen by a committee of alumni, students, and faculty. The recipients will be inducted into the university's Academy of Teaching. To see the 2007 list visit here.
Two Named National Strength and Conditioning Association All-Americans
The National Strength and Conditioning Association has honored two Buckeyes Sean Collins, men’s hockey defenseman, and Christina Douglas, softball, for their dedication to strength training and conditioning. (Learn more)
Congratulations to the men’s basketball team
Though they didn’t capture the title, the men’s basketball team made a great showing by making it to the finals of this year’s NCAA tournament. For a reflections on basketball at OSU visit here.
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