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2014-06-17 12:25:08

NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Caroline Baumann, director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (formerly Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum), today announced plans for the opening of the renovated and restored Carnegie Mansion and the 10 exhibitions that will inaugurate the revamped and expanded gallery spaces. The nation's only museum devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design, Cooper Hewitt will open its doors to the public on Friday,...

2014-06-12 12:31:01

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will host a special naturalization ceremony and presentation of the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal to Ralph Lauren with keynote remarks by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140212/MM64287LOGO WHEN: Tuesday, June 1710:30 a.m. WHERE: Flag HallNational Museum of American History14th Street and Constitution...

Panama Protects World Trade And Saves Whales
2014-05-28 03:44:07

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Smithsonian research informs marine conservation The Republic of Panama's proposal to implement four Traffic Separation Schemes for commercial vessels entering and exiting the Panama Canal and ports was approved unanimously by the International Maritime Organization in London, May 23. Based on studies by Smithsonian marine ecologist Hector Guzman, the new shipping lanes are positioned to minimize overlap between shipping routes and humpback whale...

2014-05-15 23:05:34

Sponsored by Disney and Target, IMMERSION 2014 features Disney Animation Studios, the Smithsonian, Google, Microsoft, Stratasys, Oculus, Oracle, Bitcoin and more. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that Melissa Carrillo, Director of New Media and Technology at the Smithsonian Latino Center, will keynote the IMMERSION 2014 Arts & Culture reception at the J. Paul Getty Museum (The Getty Center) in Los Angeles, California, this June. During...

2014-05-14 08:23:39

AKRON, Ohio, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry, the leading off-mall destination specialty retail jewelry chain in the U.S., recognized for its amazing selection, has partnered with the Smithsonian, one of the world's most celebrated gemstone authorities, to introduce Earthly Treasures Smithsonian(TM). This new jewelry collection featuring highly treasured, richly colored, natural gemstones is now exclusively available at select Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry...

2014-05-06 16:26:21

Aloe Blacc, Renée Fleming, Angie Johnson and Brian McKnight Support Celebration of Flag's 200th Anniversary WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Notable celebrities are supporting the National Museum of American History in celebrating the Star-Spangled Banner's bicentennial. Artists such as Aloe Blacc, Renée Fleming, Warren Haynes, Angie Johnson and Brian McKnight are encouraging Americans to take part in the coast-to-coast celebration. "Raise it Up! Anthem for America" on...

2014-05-05 12:25:47

10-Year Deal Combines the Content and Expertise of the Smithsonian with the Leading Creator of Educational Digital Media WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian and The Great Courses, a leading developer and marketer of premium-quality media for lifelong learning, announced a 10-year licensing agreement to produce new courses devoted to history, science, culture, travel, music and the arts. "The Great Courses has a proven track record of creating...

2014-05-01 23:05:14

LUNAR, one of the world’s leading product design and engineering firms, announced today it has won the prestigious National Design Award for Product Design from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 LUNAR, one of the world’s leading product design and engineering firms, announced today it has won the prestigious National Design Award for Product Design from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Founded...

2014-05-01 12:27:53

NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will celebrate outstanding achievement in American design this fall with its 15th annual National Design Awards program. Today, Cooper-Hewitt director Caroline Baumann announced the winners of the 2014 National Design Awards, which recognize excellence and innovation across a variety of disciplines. The award recipients will be honored at a gala dinner Thursday, Oct. 9, at Pier...

2014-04-30 12:28:08

One in Four Americans Turns to Ethnic Media for News WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 16, the Newseum will open "One Nation With News for All," a new exhibit that tells the dramatic story of how immigrants and minorities used the power of the press to fight for their rights and shape the American experience. "News for All" was created in partnership with the Smithsonian's Our American Journey project. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140430/82472...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'