Join Secretary Clough for the first all-staff meeting to be held at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Boston. May 1, 10:00 a.m. Continue reading All-Staff Meeting Spring 2014
When large animals disappear from the landscape, smaller ones surge in numbers–including parasites that harbor deadly diseases. Continue reading For want of a horse (and zebras, impalas, elephants…)
Celebrate the Queen of Jazz at a special concert April 25 on what would have been her 97th birthday. Continue reading Happy Birthday to Ella Fitzgerald, the First Lady of Song
S. Xavier Carnegie, Theatre Programs’ creative director at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History answers: How can history talk back? Questions come alive at the Smithsonian. Seriously amazing.
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. Meet Lee Downing, a volunteer with the Smithsonian Associates since 1985. Continue reading It’s Volunteer Appreciation Month
Self-taught painter Ralph Fasanella celebrated the common man and fought for the working class through his art as well as in his life. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth at a new exhibition at American Art. Continue reading Lest we forget: Celebrating the common man
Nom nom nom. New research indicates that our ancestors enjoyed a nutritious snack of termites and other insects as much as modern-day primates do. Continue reading Forget Cheerios for breakfast–termites are delicious and nutritious
The Smithsonian welcomes the “Nation’s T. Rex” with special programs, a dance contest, virtual reality and more. Continue reading It’s here!
A fire-breathing demon enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…and the Smithsonian’s collections. Continue reading Rock and Roll all Nite
What you learn when you learn what you don’t know: Deer are actually beneficial to trees and forest diversity. Continue reading Yes, deer–Herbivores help keep forests healthy