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Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Cheetah Cub Successfully Transferred to Foster Cheetah Family in Oregon

A 2-week-old male cheetah cub from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia, was transferred to a new cheetah foster mother at Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon, Sunday, Oct. 3. SCBI staff were hand-raising the cub, born…

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Smithsonian American Art Museum Presents a Global Survey of Contemporary Glass Art at Its Renwick Gallery

The exhibition “New Glass Now” offers a global survey highlighting the innovation shown by a dynamic selection of makers. Embracing the possibilities of glass as a vital and versatile medium, the featured artists challenge the status quo and represent a…

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Native Cinema Showcase Returns as a Virtual Program With Messages of Strength and Resilience

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian brings its annual Native Cinema Showcase to online audiences Nov. 12–18. This year’s showcase focuses on Native people boldly asserting themselves through language, healing, building community and a continued relationship with the…

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Smithsonian Launches Season Seven of Sidedoor Podcast

The Smithsonian’s flagship podcast Sidedoor returns today, Oct. 6, for its seventh season. The season opens with an episode exploring the endangered Asian elephant population. As the risk of extinction stabilizes, host Lizzie Peabody talks with elephant researchers in India…

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Smithsonian’s New “FUTURES” Will Blast Through the Space-Time Continuum To Open Saturday, Nov. 20

The historic Arts and Industries Building (AIB), America’s first National Museum, will open its groundbreaking new museum experience “FUTURES” Saturday, Nov. 20. On view through July 6, 2022, “FUTURES” is the Smithsonian’s first major building-wide exploration of the future and…

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Smithsonian Names Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty Director of Smithsonian Libraries and Archives

Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty has been appointed director of the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, effective Nov. 6. An expert in the stewardship, interpretation and acquisition of collections, Evangelestia-Dougherty brings a rich background driving public outreach and cultivating robust print and digital collections…

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Data For 10/04/21

Summary Excerpt: Regular Gasoline Retail Price (Dollars per Gallon) 3.190 .. U.S. 3.082 … East Coast 3.101 …. New England 3.239 …. Central Atlantic 2.980 …. Lower Atlantic 3.071 … Midwest 2.835 … Gulf Coast 3.568 … Rocky Mountain 3.941…

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Cherise Smith Awarded the 33rd Annual Eldredge Prize for Her Book Michael Ray Charles: A Retrospective

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded the 33rd annual Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art to Cherise Smith for her book Michael Ray Charles: A Retrospective (University of Texas Press, 2020). The book is the…

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Comirnaty and Spikevax: EMA recommendations on extra doses and boosters, , 04/10/2021

EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has concluded that an extra dose of the COVID-19 vaccines Comirnaty (BioNTech/Pfizer) and Spikevax (Moderna) may…

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Smithsonian Statement on Possible Government Shutdown

In the event of a government shutdown, the Smithsonian will use prior-year funds to temporarily remain open to the public. All Smithsonian museums and the Smithsonian’s National Zoo will remain open to the public under current operating hours. This announcement…

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National Museum of African American History and Culture Connects Past, Present and Future Through “Living History” on Fifth Anniversary

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture celebrates the fifth anniversary of its opening, today, Sept. 24, under the theme, “Living History.” The centerpiece of the celebration is today’s opening of a new exhibition titled, “Make Good…

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Update on COVID-19-Positive Great Cats at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

The lions and tigers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo continue to be treated for COVID-19. All tigers and three lions are eating normally and improving. Three lions are of greater concern. All six lions and two tigers are being treated for…

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