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  • Things to know for Friday

    Things to know for Friday
    A new species of carnivore has been discovered, with experts describing the olinguito as a housecat-like creature. Meanwhile, on Digg, the old idea of sending actual house cats through pneumatic tubes has been resurrected, or at least recognized as...
  • New Autry chief executive saddles up for challenging task

    New Autry chief executive saddles up for challenging task
    Recruiting a new leader for a big museum can take months — sometimes more than a year — involving search committees, consultants and rounds of interviews and negotiations. In the case of the Autry National Center of the American West,...
  • Southwest Museum's prospects for festive 100th birthday are dim

    Southwest Museum's prospects for festive 100th birthday are dim
    Los Angeles’ oldest museum site, the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, is celebrating its centennial this year with the debut of a new entrance halland outdoor nature center, capping a full makeover that’s already yielded new halls...
  • Terps' Schwarzmann among many locals nominated for Tewaaraton

    Terps' Schwarzmann among many locals nominated for Tewaaraton
    The Tewaaraton Foundation today announced the Tewaaraton Award men's and women's nominees, including 2012 winners Katie Schwarzmann (Maryland) and Peter Baum (Colgate). Twenty-five women and 25 men were selected as nominees, from which 10 finalists...
  • Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed

    Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed
    Archaeologists and forensic scientists working with human remains recovered at Historic Jamestowne last summer reported Wednesday that their follow-up studies have turned up the gruesome first physical evidence of the cannibalism that took place during...
  • Smithsonian closing some spaces due to sequester

    Smithsonian closing some spaces due to sequester
    The Smithsonian Institution museums in Washington have had to close some spaces due to the effects of the federal budget cuts known as sequestration, the organization announced this week. The budget cuts have resulted in a reduction in a contract for...
  • New Jamestown exhibit explores colonist cannibalism

    New Jamestown exhibit explores colonist cannibalism
    Nobody knows exactly when a nameless 14-year-old English girl met her end during the deadly Starving Time at Jamestown — or when she was butchered by a desperate fellow colonist driven to unthinkable extremes by hunger. She was already forgotten...
  • History Center receives Golden Brick for trick-or-treating event

     History Center receives Golden Brick for trick-or-treating event
    The Orange County Regional History Center received a Golden Brick Award from the Downtown Orlando Partnership for its 2012 Trick or Treat Safe Zone, a free five-hour event for families with children ages 12 and under that drew 4,000 last October. The...
  • Memo to museums: Don't give away those glass cases

    Memo to museums:  Don't give away those glass cases
    Emily Graslie, the first chief curiosity correspondent at the Field Museum, has been furiously filing YouTube videos about precisely what goes on behind those grand doors. As Steve Johnson reported in the Tribune this week, the 24-year-old known for her...
  • Jamestown cannibalism expert has worked here before

    Jamestown cannibalism expert has worked here before
    Famed Smithsonian Institution forensic anthropologist Douglas Owsley, whose study of cannibalism and Native American scalping rituals made him indispensable to confirming the first physical evidence of cannibalism at Jamestown last week, has contributed...
  • Terps' Katie Schwarzmann, Alex Aust named women's Tewaaraton finalists

    Terps' Katie Schwarzmann, Alex Aust named women's Tewaaraton finalists
    Maryland midfielder Katie Schwarzmann and attacker Alex Aust are among five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award, presented annually to the nation’s top college lacrosse player, when the list of nominees was whittled down from 25 on Thursday....