Kate Middleton Steps in Front of the Camera as She Reopens Her Favorite Museum in Glam Appearance

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Kate Middleton has some wildlife news of her own! Just days after Prince William launched his new environmental prize, Kate has announced that she will take part in a special awards show on Tuesday.

In a new video, Kate heralds the fact that London’s Natural History Museum — home to dinosaur skeletons and graphic presentations of the world’s creatures and geography — is open for business after it closed earlier this year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Kate, who loves to take her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to the museum, which is a short distance from their Kensington Palace home, will take part in a virtual awards ceremony for the wildlife photographer of the year.

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Chevy Humphrey Named the New President and CEO of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Following a unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) announced today that Chevy Humphrey, President and CEO of the Arizona Science Center, will succeed David Mosena as President and CEO of one of the largest science museums in the world. Mosena is retiring at the end of the year after 23 years leading MSI.

The first woman and Black American to lead MSI, Humphrey is a long-time, successful leader in the museum field. She has served as CEO of the Phoenix-based Arizona Science Center (ASC) for nearly 15 years. Prior to being named CEO in 2005, Humphrey served in multiple roles with the institution. Earlier in her career, she gained experience in development with the Phoenix Symphony and two institutions of higher education.

MSI Board Chairman Chris Crane said, “Chevy Humphrey is extremely accomplished and has the energy, background and experience to

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From early astronomy to Star Trek, Baltimore museum explores the celestial fascination of Jewish scholars, artists

During the early years of the first “Star Trek” TV series, when a producer asked actor Leonard Nimoy to develop a sign of greeting for his character Spock to use, Nimoy flashed on a childhood memory.

What popped into his mind was a synagogue service in which several rabbis raised their hands, split their pinkie and ring fingers from their middle and index fingers to form a wide V, and started chanting in Hebrew.

And that’s how the Birkat Kohanim — a sign of Jewish blessing that dates to the time of Moses — inspired the “Vulcan salute,” the hand sign that became Spock’s signature and an icon of Western pop culture.

The story, first shared by Nimoy in his 1975 autobiography, “I Am Not Spock,” isn’t the only example of Judaism intersecting the universes of space study and science fiction. It’s a connection as old as the Torah, and

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Grants to help UTSA Libraries, museum reinforce technology, digital access in pandemic | UTSA Today | UTSA

Grants to help UTSA Libraries, museum reinforce technology, digital access in pandemic

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 — The U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission have awarded the UTSA Libraries and the Institute of Texan Cultures nearly $150,000 in grant funding in support of virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grants will increase technology access for students, will help in the development of a digital literacy toolkit and will create a virtual, interactive museum exhibit.

More specifically:

  • TSLAC CARES grant provided $49,991 in COVID-19 relief funds to purchase 31 additional laptops for student borrowers for semester-long checkouts.
  • TSLAC Special Projects grant provided $72,777 to develop an open access digital literacy toolkit to teach essential digital skills to freshmen students and the general public.
  • TSLAC TexTreasures grant program provided $24,146 to create a digital exhibit of the sharecropper cabin currently on display in the African American exhibit area at the UTSA Institute of
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Science Museum Oklahoma taking tinkering outside with Tinker in the Parks

Science Museum Oklahoma is partnering with the Oklahoma City Parks Department Saturday for Tinker in the Parks, a free afternoon of exploring creativity, collaboration and community with outdoor tinkering activities. The museum will host Saturday its now-famous car take-apart activity. [Photo provided]
Science Museum Oklahoma is partnering with the Oklahoma City Parks Department Saturday for Tinker in the Parks, a free afternoon of exploring creativity, collaboration and community with outdoor tinkering activities. The museum will host Saturday its now-famous car take-apart activity. [Photo provided]

Science Museum Oklahoma is partnering with the Oklahoma City Parks Department Saturday for Tinker in the Parks, a free afternoon of exploring creativity, collaboration and community with outdoor tinkering activities. 

The museum’s popular annual Tinkerfest, which is typically slated for the same weekend, is being rescheduled for spring 2021, according to a news release. 

As previously reported, the museum set a new single-day attendance record during the 2018 Tinkerfest, with more than 11,100 guests receiving free admission to experience more than 70 hands-on tinkering activities developed by the museum and over 40 community organizations and individuals.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the museum is taking its tinkering

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