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Minority Awards Final Presentations

Posted on August 5, 2014 by in The OFI Blog

On Tuesday July 22nd the recipients of Summer 2014 Minority Awards Programs gathered to present on their experiences at their appointments. Appointees were placed at a variety of locations around the Smithsonian and presented on topics ranging from collections management to canine milk nutrition. To see a short taste of some of the presentations you can watch the video above.

Minority Award Program Presenters

Julia Aguilar, University of California, Los Angeles
Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH)
Co-Coordination of Performative Aspects of the China Family Activities Area of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife and Festival and Folkways Recordings Lesson Plan Adaptation

Khary Anderson, Villanova University
National Museum of American History (NMAH)
Research and Development of Public Programs Including Theatrical Presentations

Charmaine Branch, Vassar College
National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
Exhibition Research: Through the African American Lens: A Preview of the Smithsonian NMAAHC

Margaret Chu, Cornell University
National Zoological Park (NZP)
Zoo Nutrition in Practice and Theory

Channing Hatchett, Tuskegee University
National Zoological Park (NZP)
Nutritional Research

Sydney Johnson, Miami University
National Museum of American History (NMAH)
Research and Development of Public Programs Including Theatrical Presentations

Abigail Lapin Dardashti, CUNY Graduate Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)
Exploring Race in Dominican American Art

Symba Nuruddin, Yale University
Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)
Management of Permanent Collections and Programming

Jarrett Smith, Howard University
National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
Exhibition Research and Object Management

Hana Tran, Amherst College
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG)
Research and Exhibition Support for Multiple Installations

Cahtering Zhou, Vassar College
Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (FSGA)
Sogdians in China: Recent Research

James E. Webb Award Presenters for students in business and public administration

Tatehona Kelly, American University
National Museum of American History (NMAH)
Researching Program History and Program Development

Brooke Wheeler, Arizona State University
National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)
Planning and Assisting with Major Museum Programming Projects

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