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The MSC was dedicated in May The primary purpose of the center is to place Latino contributions to the arts, history, science, and national culture across the Smithsonian's The institution and research centers.
The Smithsonian and U. No performance plans existed for the staff and unfulfilled financial obligations to sponsors existed. The website's quality was poor, and the center did not have a public affairs manager, a programs director, adequate human resources support, or cohesive mission statement.
According to the Smithsonian, the center "support[s] scholarly research, exhibitions, public and educational programs, web-based content and virtual platforms, and collections and archives. Afterwards, students return to their communities to serve in a paid, one-month internship.
This program encourages students to be proud of their roots and learn more about their cultural heritage to inspire them to educate the public in their own communities about how Latinos are enriching America's cultural fabric.
Smithsonian The institution the result of Secretary of the Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley asking the retired editor of Life magazine Edward K. Thompson to produce a magazine "about things in which the Smithsonian Institution is interested, might be interested or ought to be interested.
Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press is an academic publisher. Awards[ edit ] The Smithsonian makes a number of awards to acknowledge and support meritorious work.
The James Smithson Medalthe Smithsonian Institution's highest award, was established in and is given in recognition of exceptional contributions to art, science, history, education and technology.
The James Smithson Bicentennial Medal, established inis given to persons who have made distinguished contributions to the advancement of areas of interest to the Smithsonian.
The Hodgkins Medalestablished inis awarded for important contributions to the understanding of the physical environment. The Henry Medal, established inis presented to individuals in recognition of their distinguished service, achievements or contributions to the prestige and growth of the Smithsonian Institution.
The Langley Gold Medal is awarded for meritorious investigations in connection with the science of aerodromics and its application to aviation.
Institution exhibits are free of charge, though in the Deficit Commission recommended admission fees. The nominal head of the Institution is the Chancelloran office which has traditionally been held by the Chief Justice. In Septemberthe board created the position of Chair of the Board of Regents, a position currently held by John W.
House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House ; three members of the Senate, appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate ; and nine citizen members, nominated by the board and approved by the Congress in a joint resolution signed by the President of the United States.
Regents are compensated on a part-time basis. The Secretary also serves as secretary to the Board of Regents, but is not a voting member of that body. There have been 12 Secretaries. On September 18,Secretary G.
Wayne Clough announced he would retire in October The search committee will consist of other regents and representatives from Smithsonian museums and centers.
David Skortona physician and president of Cornell University as the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian. Skorton took the reins of the institution on 1 July 2 a: a significant practice, relationship, or organization in a society or culture the institution of marriage also: something or someone firmly associated with a place .
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The Smithsonian Institution (/ s m ɪ θ ˈ s oʊ n i ə n / smith-SOH-nee-ən), established on August 10, "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States.
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