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Smithsonian News

Exclusive: Agencies detail buyout, hiring freeze plans

In a governmentwide survey, agencies reported that they were not seeking buyouts through OPM or hiring freezes

Monday - 07/25/2011, 05:18pm EDT

Choctaw festival coming up at Smithsonian

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is holding a four-day festival to feature the music, dance, food and art of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma on the National Mall.

Monday - 06/20/2011, 01:14am EDT

Douglass statue to be unveiled in Easton

A statue honoring abolitionist Frederick Douglass will be unveiled this week in Easton.

Monday - 06/13/2011, 02:04am EDT

A balloon recreation shows off first attempt at an air force

The National Air and Space Museum recreated a key moment in the nation's first attempt to build an air force, by inflating a balloon on the National Mall.

Saturday - 06/11/2011, 02:25pm EDT

Smithsonian opens special exhibit of NASA artwork

Engineers, pilots and physicists aren't alone in shaping NASA's legacy over the years. Artists also have been part of the space agency.

Saturday - 05/28/2011, 07:00am EDT

Thousands of Air Force and federal jobs to go unfilled

For every two vacancies in the Air Force civilian ranks, only one person will be hired.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 10:40am EDT

Smithsonian to show Civil War artwork in D.C., N.Y.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has announced a major exhibit examining how artists represented the impact of the Civil War. It will be shown in Washington and New York.

Saturday - 04/30/2011, 02:37am EDT

Discovery's wheels stop at the Smithsonian

Discovery's new home will be the Smithsonian Institution's branch in northern Virginia near Washington Dulles International Airport. The Smithsonian's Valerie Neal brings us up to speed.

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 09:31am EDT

Most Smithsonian funding intact under budget deal

The Smithsonian Institution will see a $1.8 million cut in its 2011 budget under the spending deal approved by Congress.

Monday - 04/18/2011, 03:26pm EDT

Bugs emerge to bug us, and a few pose health risks

It's that time of year when the bugs emerge to bug us.

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 03:06am EDT

National Zoo clouded leopard gives birth to two cubs

A female clouded leopard gave birth late last month to two cubs at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va.

Thursday - 04/07/2011, 04:02pm EDT

Morning fire and a fuel spill slow D.C. feds

A building near the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum caught fire Monday morning, emitting a large plume of black smoke.

Monday - 02/07/2011, 10:20am EST

Smithsonian ARTLAB+ promotes digital art education

Ryan Hill, the director of digital learning programs at Hirshhorn Museum, discussed the ARTLAB+ program that combines arts education with technology.

Friday - 12/10/2010, 02:30pm EST

Communication, leadership make the best agencies run

The FCC, GSA and the Smithsonian were among the best agencies to work for in the latest survey and officials point to a few specific reasons for their success. Agencies must make their employees feel like they are part of the answer to meeting their mission, agency officials say.

Tuesday - 09/07/2010, 07:05am EDT

Cool Jobs: DHS vet protects nation through food

Dr. Doug Meckes says his job is more than barns and chicken coops. As director of DHS's Food, Agriculture, and Veterinary Defense Division, he helps secure the nation by protecting our food supply. And he says the role of federal vets is only growing.

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 06:55am EDT

New app for virtual scavenger hunts at Smithsonian

Roam the halls of the Smithsonian, digitally.

Friday - 07/09/2010, 05:05pm EDT

Smithsonian Folklife Festival wraps up this weekend

Learn more about why you should plan to attend.

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 04:09pm EDT

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Focuses on Art, Culture of Wales

Every Summer, the Smithsonian's Folklife Festival recognizes the best in arts, culture, and music from across America, and abroad. This year, the festival held on Washington's National Mall spotlights Wales, one of the four British Island countries that makes up the United Kingdom.

Thursday - 07/02/2009, 06:30am EDT

Lights! Camera!... Federal Employees?

Monday - 05/18/2009, 10:37am EDT
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