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  • Penn State announces commencement speakers

    Penn State estimates the University Park campus will graduate more than 10,000 students in May. The largest portion of those degrees, 8,924, are baccalaureate students, while 901 are master's, according to a Penn State news release. There also are...
  • Flowers a work of art for Easter in D.C.'s National Gallery

    Flowers a work of art for Easter in D.C.'s National Gallery
     The most fragile and memorable beauty at Washington's National Gallery of Art is on display only from November to Easter. That's when the dark-pillared rotunda is decorated with live flowers, trees and ferns, most from its own greenhouses. "Right...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Simsbury Public Library Hosts "Innovators' Fair"

    In conjunction with the launch of its new 3D Printing Lab, Simsbury Public Library will be hosting an "Innovators' Fair" on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will be a time for people of all ages to be creative! The event will begin with a...
  • READER SUBMITTED: "The Fabric Of Time" Has History Covered

    On May 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Simsbury Historical Society will host an event celebrating the significance of fiber arts in America. "The Fabric of Time" offers real-life illustrations of the story of important household industries including quilting,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Simsbury Public Library To Launch "Innovation At Work" Program

    The Simsbury Public Library will run a series of programs as part of "Innovation at Work", a project that will introduce and use new technology, such as 3D printing, to highlight technology's influence on the current workforce and workplace and how it...
  • George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum

    George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum
    Billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who wants to establish a major museum to house his significant art and movie memorabilia collection, is considering Chicago as the location after plans for his $300 million Lucas Cultural Arts Museum stalled...
  • How one T. rex upended the fossil market

    How one T. rex upended the fossil market
    The dinosaur head rested on a cushion — 600 spectacular pounds of dead weight on display and on the block at Sotheby's in New York. "Sue," as the Tyrannosaurus rex was known, had no shortage of suitors after coming from the South Dakota Badlands...
  • Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum gets $30 million from Boeing

    The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum — one of Washington's most reliable tourist attractions — is receiving a $30-million gift from Boeing and will use the money to renovate its main exhibition space that serves as home to such...
  • 'The Winter Soldier' raises the bar for comic-book moves

    You wouldn't think that there was much more to do with movies set in the Marvel comics universe. You'd be wrong. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" takes a flying leap off the basic premise of superhero movies and sails away in unexpected, crowd-...
  • Hell's 'chicken': The Carnegie unveils a fierce bird-like dinosaur

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, March 25: The pantheon of really strange dinosaurs just got a little stranger. Last week, the world got its first look at a creature that lived 66 million years ago. Anzu...
  • Autry's 'Route 66' exhibition looks for its funding kicks online

    Autry's 'Route 66' exhibition looks for its funding kicks online
    The Autry National Center of the American West is hoping lots of people will get their kicks by giving money online to help fund its coming exhibition “Route 66: The Road and the Romance.” The Autry, which will open the show June 8, joins...
  • Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond

    Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond
    Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...