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2012 Festival Video - Campus & Community

Campus and Community Program Introduction

Campus and Community curator Betty Belanus and coordinator Cristina Díaz-Carrera introduce the ins and outs of the program. Video editedRead More


Montana State University: An interview with paleontologist Jack Horner

Paleontologist Jack Horner has advanced dinosaur science through both unique and controversial methods. His lifelong passion for dinosaurs drove himRead More


Lily Diego, University of Illinois

Student poet Lily Diego reads one of her poems at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. She is introduced by Dr.Read More


Matthew Ramir, University of Illinois

Matthew Ramir, a student at the University of Illinois, reads two poems that he wrote about living with cerebral palsy.Read More


Meeting of the Mariachis: Mariachi Aztlán and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano

Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano of Los Angeles joins University of Texas-Pan American’s Mariachi Aztlán for a joint performanceRead More


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


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


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


UNUKUPUKUPU in performance

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


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