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2012 Festival Blog - Campus and Community

Senator Justin Morrill at the 2012 Festival


Longtime Festival volunteer Robert Scow shares this 26-minute video he produced of Jon Vrana’s interpretation of Senator Justin Morrill atRead More

January 3, 2013   No Comments

Ellie Mannette: Father of the Modern Steel Drum


Ellie Mannette, born in Trinidad in 1927, is considered “the father of the modern steel drum.”  He is the director ofRead More

October 10, 2012   1 Comment

Emily Hoskins: Paralympic Gold Medalist and University of Illinois Alumna


The University of Illinois is home to the oldest post-secondary disability support program in the world. In this video, EmilyRead More

August 10, 2012   1 Comment

Mankind’s Oldest Biotechnology: Charlie Bamforth on Beer


Charlie Bamforth, department chair of Food, Science, and Technology at the University of California, Davis, discusses the merits of beerRead More

July 30, 2012   No Comments

University of Florida at the 2012 Festival


The Everglades are living laboratories for University of Florida wildlife researchers looking for solutions to water challenges. At the 2012Read More

July 27, 2012   No Comments

The Guernsey Brothers: Turkey in the Straw


The Guernsey Brothers, a bluegrass duo, performed at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival to supplement the University of Indiana’s exhibitRead More

July 24, 2012   3 Comments

UNUKUPUKUPU in performance


UNUKUPUKUPU is a rigorous didactic and experiential hula curricula that teaches students to better understand their place in the communityRead More

July 24, 2012   1 Comment

Living Light: The University of Tennessee Solar-Powered House


The University of Tennessee brought to the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival a prototype home powered entirely by solar energy calledRead More

July 20, 2012   No Comments

Dr. Scott Willard, Mississippi State University


Mississippi State University is a leader in the use of technology and public outreach to illuminate advancements in animal health.Read More

July 18, 2012   No Comments

Texas A&M Water Filter Project


Many rural communities in Texas, the Caribbean, and South America lack access to safe drinking water. The Texas A&M UniversityRead More

July 18, 2012   2 Comments