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Michelle Crumm, Ronald Hall appointed to Western Michigan University board of trustees

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Michelle Crumm, of Ann Arbor, and Ronald “Ron” Hall, of Detroit, to the Western Michigan University board of trustees. The eight-person board is the governing body of the university. “Michelle and Ron are outstanding Michiganders and business professionals,” said Snyder. “I am confident they […]

Hilfinger joins Michigan Economic Development Corporation as chief operating officer

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced chief regulatory officer and director of the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Steve Hilfinger is leaving his post to become chief operating officer at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) effective Dec. 10, 2012. Hilfinger will oversee several internal administrative functions and help drive […]

National Portrait Gallery installs “The Network,” by Lincoln Schatz

What:  National Portrait Gallery installs “The Network,” by Lincoln Schatz When:  Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – 9:00am – 10:30am Where:  National Portrait Gallery Eighth and G streets N.W. 9 a.m.: Media arrive for set-up 9:45 a.m.: Speaking program begins 10 a.m.: Work debuts;  Photo-op with artist, Lincoln Schatz, and 37 of the 89 sitters in […]

Something WICKED This Way Comes: Special Performance at the National Museum of American History Announces Donation from Broadway Musical

What:  Something WICKED This Way Comes Special Performance at the National Museum of American History Announces Donation from Broadway Musical When:  Monday, December 17, 2012 – 11:15am Where:  Flag Hall National Museum of American History 14th Street and Madison Drive (Camera setup begins at 11 a.m.) In a special ceremony, Tony award-winning costume designer Susan […]

World’s First “Spidernaut” Lands at Smithsonian

Natural History’s Insect Zoo Hosts Live Space-traveling Spider November 29, 2012 The new Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Kirk Johnson, had only been on the job for 26 days when he got an urgent message about a special mission: retrieve the world’s first “Spidernaut.” A jumping spider of the species Phidippus […]

Invasive Boa Constrictor Thriving on Puerto Rico

MAYAGÜEZ, Puerto Rico— Non-native boa constrictors, which can exceed 10 feet and 75 pounds, have established a breeding population in Puerto Rico, one that appears to be spreading, according to research published in the journal Biological Invasions. While boa constrictors and two species of pythons have established invasive populations in Florida, this research is the […]

New Business Expansions, Community Revitalization Projects And Brownfield Developments Gain State Approval

LANSING – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced Michigan Strategic Fund approval of three brownfield work plans as well as Michigan Business Development and Community Revitalization program incentives to four companies planning expansions in the state. The projects are expected to generate up to $138.8 million in investments and add 399 new jobs in […]

Dart Container to Invest $47 million, Create 325 Jobs in Mid-Michigan

LANSING – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced Michigan Strategic Fund approval of a $3 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant for the expansion of Dart Container Corporation’s operations in Mason. The expansion will generate up to $47 million in new private investment and add a projected 325 new jobs. “I want to […]

Abraham Lincoln’s Legacy Explored in Free Smithsonian Film Series This December

National Museum of the American Indian Offers Daily Film Screenings about Lincoln’s Influence on Indian Country November 28, 2012 To commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., will launch a monthlong film series this December, “Lincoln’s Indian Legacy.” Throughout the month, two documentary films […]

Press preview for new exhibition “Nam June Paik: Global Visionary”

What:  Press preview for new exhibition “Nam June Paik: Global Visionary” When:  Wednesday, December 12, 2012 – 10:00am – 2:00pm Where:  Smithsonian American Art Museum Enter at Eighth and G streets N.W. Sign-in: 10 a.m. Remarks and curator tour: 10:30 a.m. The artwork and ideas of Nam June Paik were a major influence on late […]

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