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SCREAM LEGACY CHALLENGE
Upload your “SCREAM LEGACY” video to YouTube using the Hashtag: #ScreamLegacyChallenge to be included in our SCREAM Compilation and generational time capsule in remembrance of being on earth as we look toward multi-planetary travel. Be as creative as your genius allows, BUT your masterpiece must be respectful.
THIS CHALLENGE IS ON-GOING with no end-date yet established, so get to work!

“A man’s mind, stretched by new ideas, may never return to its original dimensions.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.


EARTH SONG 🌍

– In 2017, suicide claimed the lives of more than 47,000 people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Suicide affects people of all ages, genders, races, and ethnicities.

Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it can be preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives.

Here are 5 steps you can take to #BeThe1To help someone in emotional pain:

  • ASK: “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” It’s not an easy question but studies show that asking at-risk individuals if they are suicidal does not increase suicides or suicidal thoughts.
  • KEEP THEM SAFE: Reducing a suicidal person’s access to highly lethal items or places is an important part of suicide prevention. While this is not always easy, asking if the at-risk person has a plan and removing or disabling the lethal means can make a difference.
  • BE THERE: Listen carefully and learn what the individual is thinking and feeling. Research suggests acknowledging and talking about suicide may in fact reduce rather than increase suicidal thoughts.
  • HELP THEM CONNECT: Save the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s number in your phone so it’s there when you need it: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You can also help make a connection with a trusted individual like a family member, friend, spiritual advisor, or mental health professional.
  • STAY CONNECTED: Staying in touch after a crisis or after being discharged from care can make a difference. Studies have shown the number of suicide deaths goes down when someone follows up with the at-risk person.
  • For more information on suicide prevention go HERE

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TEENAGE EMPOWERMENT –

Secretary-General calls for global participation in UN75 dialogues for better future for all

UNFPAYouth from the Senegalese group Afriyan take a stand for teenage empowerment, following their meeting with UNFPA Regional Director, Mabingué Ngom Mabingué Ngom.


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Secretary-General upholds value of UN Charter for a world in turmoil

UN Photo/Amanda VoisardSenior UN officials hold copies of the UN Charter at UNHQ in New York.    9 January

Peace and Security

Amid an era of rising geopolitical tensions and declining trust between nations, the United Nations Secretary-General has encouraged countries to “come home” to a defining document of the international community: the UN Charter

Backround: The 1954 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict




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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


The UN Human Rights Committee

has determined that countries cannot deport people who have sought asylum due to climate-related threats. 

The historic ruling marks the first decision by a UN human rights treaty body based on a complaint filed by an individual seeking protection from the effects of climate change. 


Top UN court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from genocide

ICJ-CIJ/Wendy van Bree Judges at the International Court of Justice in The Hague consider the case against Myanmar.

Human Rights

Myanmar must take steps to protect its minority Rohingya population, the top UN court unanimously ruled on Thursday. 

The International  Court of Justice  (ICJalso ordered authorities to prevent the destruction of evidence related to genocide allegations. 

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Coping with Traumatic Events

Overview

A traumatic event is a shocking, scary, or dangerous experience that can affect someone emotionally and physically. Experiences like natural disasters (such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods), acts of violence (such as assault, abuse, terrorist attacks, and mass shootings), as well as car crashes and other accidents can all be traumatic.

Ways to Cope

Healthy ways of coping in this time period include:

  • Avoiding alcohol and other drugs;
  • Spending time with loved ones and trusted friends who are supportive; and
  • Trying to maintain normal routines for meals, exercise, and sleep.

In general, staying active is a good way to cope with stressful feelings.



Youth leaders share positive visions of the future, as Guterres launches UN75 in New York

UN Photo/Mark GartenSecretary-General António Guterres (centre left) takes part in a UN75 Dialogue with youth on the theme ‘Youth in the Driving Seat’.

UN Affairs



Coronavirus emergency: here’s what we know so far

HDRI 2020

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Inc.

Inc. has spent the past couple months speaking with industry experts and crunching the latest data to create our report on the Best Industries of 2020: a detailed breakdown of the eight industries most primed for great new entrants and a breakout year. Here they are, in alphabetical order:

Cameron Albert-Deitch
Reporter, Inc.




Physiology (/ˌfɪziˈɒlədʒi/;

from Ancient Greek φύσις (physis), meaning ‘nature, origin’, and -λογία (-logia), meaning ‘study of’) is the scientific study of the functions and mechanisms which work within a living system.

As a sub-discipline of biology, the focus of physiology is on how organismsorgan systemsorganscells, and biomolecules carry out the chemical and physical functions that exist in a living system.

Central to an understanding of physiological functioning is the investigation of the fundamental biophysical and biochemical phenomena, the coordinated homeostatic control mechanisms, and the continuous communication between cells.

The physiologic state is the condition occurring from normal body function, while the pathological state is centered on the abnormalities that occur in animal diseases, including humans.

According to the type of investigated organisms, the field can be divided into animal physiology (including that of humans), plant physiologycellular physiology, and microbial physiology.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to those who make significant achievements in this discipline.


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NASA’s Mars InSight Lander to Push on Top of the ‘Mole’
Engineers have a plan for pushing down on the heat probe, which has been stuck at the Martian surface for a year.
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NASA Wants Your Help Designing a Venus Rover Concept
To survive the planet’s intense heat and crushing surface pressure, the rover would need an obstacle-avoidance system unlike any other.
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BIOGRAPHY: W.E.B. Du Bois

AMERICAN SOCIOLOGIST AND SOCIAL REFORMER

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W.E.B. Du Bois, in full William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, (born February 23, 1868, Great BarringtonMassachusetts, U.S.—died August 27, 1963, Accra, Ghana), American sociologist, historian, author, editor, and activist who was the most important black protest leader in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. He shared in the creation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909 and edited The Crisis, its magazine, from 1910 to 1934. His collection of essays The Souls of Black Folk (1903) is a landmark of African American literature
Du Bois graduated from Fisk University, a historically black institution in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1888. He received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1895. His doctoral dissertation, The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America, 1638–1870, was published in 1896. Although Du Bois took an advanced degree in history, he was broadly trained in the social sciences; and, at a time when sociologists were theorizing about race relations, he was conducting empirical inquiries into the condition of blacks.

For more than a decade he devoted himself to sociological investigations of blacks in America, producing 16 research monographs published between 1897 and 1914 at Atlanta University in Georgia, where he was a professor, as well as The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study (1899), the first case study of a black community in the United States. Du Bois had originally believed that social science could provide the knowledge to solve the race problem, he gradually came to the conclusion that in a climate of virulent racism, expressed in such evils as lynchingpeonage, disfranchisement, Jim Crow segregation laws, and race riots, social change could be accomplished only through agitation and protest.

In this view, he clashed with the most influential black leader of the period, Booker T. Washington, who, preaching a philosophy of accommodation, urged blacks to accept discrimination for the time being and elevate themselves through hard work and economic gain, thus winning the respect of whites. In 1903, in his famous book The Souls of Black Folk, Du Bois charged that Washington’s strategy, rather than freeing the black man from oppression, would serve only to perpetuate it. This attack crystallized the opposition to Booker T. Washington among many black intellectuals, polarizing the leaders of the black community into two wings—the “conservative” supporters of Washington and his “radical” critics…

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Paola D’Agostino

ALAIN ELKANN Interviews PAOLA D’AGOSTINO, MUSEUM DIRECTOR

Paola D’Agostino

THE IMPORTANCE OF FLORENCE. Paola D’Agostino is Director of the Musei del Bargello, in Florence, Italy, a new museum group comprising the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, the Medici Chapel, the Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, Palazzo Davanzati and Casa Martelli. This five museum consortium was put together after the reform of Italian museums in 2014 by Dario Franceschini, the Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage.

Paola D’Agostino, what was the 2014 museum reform in Italy?

The reform was intended to make 20 Italian museums more independent in terms of budget management, cultural product and strategic planning. A governing board was introduced, and the major novelty of an advisory council. With the reform the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, the most important museum of Italian sculpture in the world, became the headquarters of a group of four other museums.

What does the remainder of that group comprise?

The Medici Chapel, a major tourist attraction where Michelangelo’s masterpiece of the New Sacristy is, as well as less prominent, but equally important museums such as the Church and Museum of Orsanmichele – which houses early 15th century sculptures with masterpieces by Donatello, Ghiberti, Verroccio, and Giambologna – and two lesser known smaller museums which used to be private residences. Palazzo Davanzati is one of the few surviving medieval homes in Florence, and Casa Martelli was the family residence of a very important family who were close to the Medici.

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How Perkins and Will’s Gabrielle Bullock Built a Career Empowering People of Color

Architect and advocate Gabrielle Bullock tells AD PRO about her latest project on L.A.’s Crenshaw Boulevard, addressing the pipeline problem, and carving a new path forward

By Carly Olson

2/24 –

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BIOGRAPHY: Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

AMERICAN BOXER

Born on this day Biographies from Encyclopedia Britannica

Floyd Mayweather, Jr., bynames Moneyand Pretty Boy, (born February 24, 1977, Grand RapidsMichigan, U.S.), American boxer whose combination of speed, power, and technical prowess made him one of the best pound-for-pound fighters of all time. Mayweather earned the nickname “Pretty Boy” during his amateur career because of his unmarked face. He won the national Golden Gloves in 1993, 1994, and 1996 but ended his amateur career on a sour note at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, where he lost a controversial decision to Serafim Todorov of Bulgaria in the semifinals and had to settle for a bronze medal in the featherweight division. He turned pro on October 11, 1996, scoring a second-round knockout of American Roberto Apodaca.

Despite a bitter feud between his two trainers—his father, former boxer Floyd Mayweather, Sr., and his uncle Roger Mayweather, a former holder of the World Boxing Council (WBC) super featherweight (junior lightweight) and super lightweight (junior welterweight) titles—Mayweather flourished, winning the WBC junior lightweight title on October 3, 1998, in his 18th bout by stopping veteran American titleholder Genaro Hernandez in the eighth round. Mayweather also won Ring magazine’s Fighter of the Year award in 1998.



SUSCIS Announces Public Charge Rule Implementation Following Supreme Court Stay of Nationwide Injunctions

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will implement the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule (“Final Rule”) on Feb. 24, 2020, except for in the State of Illinois where the rule remains enjoined by a federal court as of Jan. 30, 2020. Under the Final Rule, USCIS will look at the factors required under the law by Congress, like an alien’s age, health, income, education and skills, among others, in order to determine whether the alien is likely at any time to become a public charge.

The Final Rule, issued in August and originally scheduled to be effective in October, prescribes how DHS would determine whether an alien is inadmissible to the United States based on the alien’s likelihood of becoming a public charge at any time in the future, as set forth in the Immigration and Nationality Act. The Final Rule also addresses USCIS’ authority to issue public charge bonds in the context of applications for adjustment of status. Finally, the Final Rule includes a requirement that aliens seeking and extension of stay of change of status demonstrate that they have not received public benefits over the designated threshold since obtaining the nonimmigrant status they seek to extend or change.

“Self-sufficiency is a core American value and has been part of immigration law for centuries. President Trump has called for long-standing immigration law to be enforced and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is delivering on this promise to the American people,” said Ken Cuccinelli, the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Deputy Secretary for DHS. “By requiring those seeking to come or stay in the United States to rely on their own resources, families and communities, we will encourage self-sufficiency, promote immigrant success and protect American taxpayers.”

Except for in the State of Illinois, USCIS will only apply the Final Rule to applications and petitions postmarked (or submitted electronically) on or after Feb. 24, 2020. For applications and petitions that are sent by commercial courier (e.g., UPS/FedEx/DHL), the postmark date is the date reflected on the courier receipt.  The Final Rule prohibits DHS from considering an alien’s application for, certification or approval to receive, or receipt of certain non-cash public benefits before Oct. 15, 2019, when deciding whether the alien is likely at any time to become a public charge. In light of the duration of the recently-lifted nationwide injunctions and to promote clarity and fairness to the public, DHS will now treat this prohibition as applying to such public benefits received before Feb. 24, 2020. Similarly, the Final Rule prohibits DHS from considering the receipt of public benefits by applicants for extension of stay and change of status before Oct. 15, 2019 when determining whether the public benefits condition applies, and DHS will now treat this prohibition as applying to public benefits received on or after Feb. 24, 2020.

USCIS will post updated forms, submission instructions, and Policy Manual guidance on the USCIS website during the week of Feb. 3, 2020, to give applicants, petitioners, and others ample time to review updated procedures and adjust filing methods. After Feb. 24, 2020, everywhere except in the State of Illinois, USCIS will reject prior editions of forms if the form is postmarked on or after Feb. 24, 2020. If USCIS receives an application or petition for benefits using incorrect editions of the forms, USCIS will inform the applicant or petitioner of the need to submit a new application or petition using the correct forms.

USCIS will continue to release information through its website in the weeks leading to the rule’s implementation date, including in the event that the injunction Illinois is lifted. This will include an update to the USCIS Policy Manual.

In the coming weeks, the agency is planning to hold a public engagement for immigration attorneys, industry representatives, and other relevant groups to discuss the final rule.

DHS remains enjoined from implementing the Final Rule in the State of Illinois. Should the injunction in Illinois be lifted, USCIS will provide additional public guidance.

For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit uscis.gov or follow us on Twitter (@uscis), Instagram (/uscis), YouTube (/uscis), Facebook (/uscis), and LinkedIn (/uscis).



With human rights under attack, UN chief unveils blueprint for positive change 

UN Photo/Violaine MartinUN Secretary-General António Guterres attends the High Level Segment of the 43rd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. 

Human Rights

People’s basic human rights – their birth-right – are “under assault”, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterressaid on Monday, as he launched a Call to Action aimed at boosting equality and reducing suffering everywhere. 

People’s basic human rights – their birth-right – are “under assault”, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, as he launched a Call to Action aimed at boosting equality and reducing suffering everywhere.

“Human rights are our ultimate tool to help societies grow in freedom,” he told Member States on the opening day of the UN Human Rights Council’s 43rd session in Geneva.


Biodiversity ‘fundamental’ for global food systems, at “heart’ of development – UN agriculture chief  

UNDPMayra Monge has dedicated much of her life to researching and planting native trees in the verdant biodiverse powerhouse of Costa Rica.    

SDGs

Because the production of everything we eat transforms the environment, the United Nations agriculture chief told a high-level UN meeting on biodiversity that careful discussions are needed to decide on the scale of acceptable transformations. 

Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), told negotiators on Monday that as agriculture and food systems are “at the heart of the concept of sustainable development”, they are central to deliberations regarding the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework, which is expected to be adopted at the UN Biodiversity Conference in October. 



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EXHIBITIONS

Michelangelo: Mind of the Master

February 25–June 7 2020
The Getty Center

Michelangelo (1475–1564) was one of the most creative and influential artists in the history of Western art. This exhibition explores the full range of his work as a painter, sculptor, and architect through more than two dozen of his extraordinary drawings, including designs for celebrated projects such as the Sistine Chapel ceiling, the Medici Chapel tombs, and The Last Judgment.

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A Year of Surprising Science From NASA’s InSight Mars Mission
A batch of new papers summarizes the lander’s findings above and below the surface of the Red Planet.
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Santa Monica High Wins Regional Ocean Sciences Bowl
Now on its fifth consecutive win at the JPL-hosted event, the team will move on to the national rounds in April.
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We need to give voice to ‘We the Peoples’, says UN chief

UN Photo/Jean Marc FerreSecretary-General António Guterres (center) sits down for a dialogue during a UN75 event with youth at the Graduate Institue in Geneva. 

UN Affairs

For an Organization that is seen as all too ready to give advice, the United Nations welcomed a major role reversal on Tuesday: young people from all over the world were gathered in Switzerland to voice their concerns, outline their vision for a better future, and give Secretary-General António Guterrestheir advice on steering the world body through todays’ turbulent waters.

“This  globalization that has created so much wealth around the world has been leaving people behind, has been squeezing middle classes in different parts of the world and is creating also the feeling that it is not working for all,” the UN chief told an audience of more than 600 people gathered in an auditorium at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

We need to give voice to ‘We the Peoples’, says UN chiefFor an Organization that is seen as all too ready to give advice, the United Nations welcomed a major role reversal on Tuesday: young people from all over the world were gathered in Switzerland to voice their concerns, outline their vision for a better future, and give Secretary-General António Guterres their advice on steering the world body through todays’ turbulent waters.
UN Affairs
One in three Venezuelans not getting enough to eat, UN study findsHyperinflation in Venezuela means that roughly one-third of the population – more than nine million people – do not get enough to eat and are in need of assistance, according to estimates published on Tuesday by the World Food Programme (WFP). 
Humanitarian Aid
© FAO/Giampiero DianaMore funding needed to combat locust swarms ‘unprecedented in modern times’Along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, the East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, top UN relief officials warned on Tuesday, saying action now, will avert a major food crisis later.  Climate Change
UN human rights chief warns of women’s rights complacencyMichelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has warned against complacency on women’s rights at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration, a landmark agenda for the empowerment of women.
Women
UN panel to rally global political will to tackle internal displacement crisisForty-one million people around the world are internally displaced – and hundreds of thousands more have been forced from their homes since the beginning of the year – an “unacceptable” situation for which solutions can be found, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a delegation established to address this global challenge.
Human Rights
UN Convention that promotes mediation to resolve trade disputes moves closer to entry into forceSingapore and Fiji have become the first countries to ratify a UN treaty that promotes mediation as an alternative and effective method for resolving trade disputes, thus marking an important step towards its entry into force. 
Law and Crime Prevention

2/26 –

BIOGRAPHY: Robert Williams

AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER

Born on this day Biographies from Encyclopedia Britannica

Robert Williams, in full Robert Franklin Williams, (born February 26, 1925, Monroe, North Carolina, U.S.—died October 15, 1996, Baldwin, Michigan), American civil rights leader known for taking a militant stance against racismdecades before the Black Power and black nationalist movements of the late 1960s and early ’70s adopted similar philosophies. As early as the late 1940s, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began investigating him, Williams was advocating armed self-reliance for migrant labourers and victims of civil rights abuses—views that were uncommon at the time among civil rights activists.

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Outline of space science

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to space science:

Space science encompasses all of the scientific disciplines that involve space exploration and study natural phenomena and physical bodies occurring in outer space, such as space medicine and astrobiology.

The following outline is an overview of and topical guide to space science: (Wikipedia)

Branches of space sciences

A proposed timeline of the origin of space, from physical cosmology

Space-related interdisciplinary fields

Astronomy

See Outline of astronomy

See astronomical object for a list of specific types of entities which scientists study. See Earth’s location in the universe for an orientation.

Space exploration

See Outline of space exploration

Astronautics

Astronautics – science and engineering of spacefaring and spaceflight, a subset of Aerospace engineering (which includes atmospheric flight)

Astronaut Piers Sellers during the third spacewalk of STS-121, a demonstration of orbiter heat shield repair techniques

References

  1. ^ “Space science – Define Space science”Dictionary.com
  2. ^ “Space science – Definition of space science”Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia

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BIOGRAPHY: Fats Domino

AMERICAN SINGER, PIANIST, AND RHYTHM AND BLUES STAR

Born on this day Biographies from Encyclopedia Britannica

Fats Domino, byname of Antoine Domino, Jr., (born February 26, 1928, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.—died October 24, 2017, Harvey, Louisiana), American singer and pianist, a rhythm-and-blues star who became one of the first rock-and-roll stars and who helped define the New Orleans sound. Altogether his relaxed, stylized recordings of the 1950s and ’60s sold some 65 million copies, making him one of the most popular performers of the early rock era.

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BIOGRAPHY: Erykah Badu

AMERICAN SINGER AND SONGWRITER

Born on this day Biographies from Encyclopedia Britannica

Erykah Badu, byname of Erica Wright, (born February 26, 1971, Dallas, Texas, U.S.), American rhythm-and-blues singer whose neo-soul vocals elicited comparisons to jazz legend Billie Holiday. Her sound drew from the roots of African American popular music,

and she cited among her early influences Miles Davis, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Grammy Award (2002)
Grammy Award (1999)
Grammy Award (1997)

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Making a Difference

3-Nitrooxypropanol, image courtesy of DSM.Feed Supplement for Dairy Cows Cuts Their Methane EmissionsThe addition of 3-Nitrooxypropanol to the feed of dairy cows reduced their enteric methane emissions by about 25 percent in a recently published study — one in a series of Penn State University studies of the investigational substance in the United States — which might be an early step toward it being approved for use in this country. Often referred to as 3-NOP, the compound inhibits an enzyme that is crucial to the final stage of methane synthesis in a cow’s rumen. When 3-NOP is fed to cattle, their methane production is inhibited. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture helped support this work. Read the full Penn State University article.3-Nitrooxypropanol inhibits an enzyme that is crucial to the final stage of methane synthesis in a cow’s rumen. When this compound is fed to cattle, their methane production is inhibited. Image courtesy of DSM.

UN News: COVID-19: More new virus cases outside China than in, ‘no time for complacency’, says UN health agency

Man YiA messenger leaves packages at an outdoor drop-off location as he is not allowed to enter buildings during the coronavirus outbreak in China.

Health

The number of new COVID-19, or coronavirus, infections outside China has outpaced those inside the country for the first time, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

“The sudden increases of cases in Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Korea are deeply concerning”, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing in Geneva on Wednesday.

UN disarmament chief hopes upcoming conference will address current nuclear challengesWith division and distrust rife among countries that possess nuclear arsenals, the UN disarmament chief is hopeful that the issue will be addressed during an upcoming conference on the Non-Proliferation Treaty. 
Peace and Security
UN study projects $32 billion loss for UK post no-deal BrexitThe United Kingdom (UK) risks losing up to 14 per cent of its exports to the European Union (EU) in a so-called “no-deal” Brexit, according to a new study by the UN Conference on Trade, Investment and Development (UNCTAD).
Economic Development
Impunity persists for alleged violations in Occupied Palestinian Territories, UN Human Rights Council hearsJustice is still absent for Palestinian demonstrators shot by Israeli soldiers during weekly protests in Gaza, the UN Human Rights Council heard on Wednesday. 
Human Rights
A UN-backed boost for women-run businesses in the developing worldMany women running small businesses in emerging markets in developing countries have to juggle their business objectives with family obligations and personal savings goals. By supporting a women-focused bond providing loans to microfinance institutions and impact enterprises, the UN is helping women entrepreneurs facing similar challenges, to succeed in their professional and private lives.
Women
From the Field: Women push for peaceThe “strength, leadership and invaluable contributions in peacekeeping settings” made by women across the world is being highlighted by the United Nations as part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to building global peace.
Peace and Security

2/27 –



Symposium—Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe
10:30 am–5 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
The Met Fifth Avenue

Join a renowned group of international scholars from Germany, Austria, and the United States as they consider the rich variety of treasures assembled for courtly collections in early modern Europe.

Free with Museum admission. Space is limited; advance registration is recommended.


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Short Course—Exploring Ludwig van Beethoven’s Soundscape
Thursdays, February 27, March 5, March 12, 2–4 pm
Art Study Room, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

In this three-session course led by curators from the Department of Musical Instruments, learn about the musical, technological, artistic, and social environment in which Beethoven’s first performers and audiences experienced his music. The course includes live performances of Beethoven’s chamber music on period instruments and demonstrations on instruments from The Met collection.

$225 for three-session course (includes Museum admission); advance registration is required.

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Symposium—Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe
Thursday, February 27, 10:30 am–5 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Scholars consider the rich variety of treasures assembled for courtly collections in early modern Europe. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe.

Free with Museum admission; advance registration is recommended.

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UN News: Make this the century of women’s equality: UN chief

MONUSCO/Dominique CardinalA peace ambassador lectures students at a school in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on promoting peace and gender equality.

Women

The 21st century must be the century of women’s equality, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday evening, in a call to transform the world by ensuring equal participation for all. 

Speaking to faculty and students at The New School, a university in New York City, the UN chief declared himself a proud feminist and called for men everywhere to support women’s rights.

Make this the century of women’s equality: UN chiefThe 21st century must be the century of women’s equality, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday evening, in a call to transform the world by ensuring equal participation for all. 
Women
No country should make ‘fatal’ mistake of ignoring COVID-19: TedrosAll countries should do more to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus and none should make the “fatal” mistake of assuming that it won’t be affected,  UN health agency chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Thursday.
Health
Cross-border aid delivery in northwest Syria ‘absolutely essential’, Security Council hearsCross-border humanitarian deliveries from Turkey last month reached more people in northwest Syria than at any time since operations began more than five years ago, the UN’s Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Thursday. 
Peace and Security
Myanmar: ‘Multidimensional and long-standing’ root causes behind rights minority abuses, says BacheletThe Human Rights Council on Thursday held an interactive dialogue with UN rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, on the root causes of violations and abuses suffered by the Rohingya mainly-Muslim minority and other minorities in Myanmar. She said the Government now has a historic opportunity to counteract systematic violations, “by bringing its people together, as one”.
Human Rights
Smoking and drinking link to recreational drug use by young people: UN-backed reportThe use of alcohol and tobacco by young people and children is closely linked to the use of illicit drugs, a UN-backed narcotics control body warned on Thursday.
Health

2/28 –

The Weekend Crossword:

By Aimee Lucido


NASA
Robots Autonomously Navigate Underground in DARPA ChallengeWhether robots are exploring caves on other planets or disaster areas here on Earth, autonomy enables them to navigate extreme environments without human guidance or access to GPS.The Subterranean Challenge, or SubT, is testing this kind of cutting-edge technology. Sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the contest concluded its second circuit on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Taking first in the competition was CoSTAR, a 12-robot, 60-person team led by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (there were also winners declared for a separate, virtual competition).SubT is divided into four circuits spread over three years. With each, teams program their robots to navigate a complex underground course. The first contest, held last August, took place in a mine. For the most recent, called the Urban Circuit, teams raced against one another in an unfinished power plant in Elma, Washington.Each team’s robots searched for a set of 20 predetermined objects, earning a point for each find. For the Urban Circuit, CoSTAR earned 16 points; the No. 2 team, with 11 points, was Explorer, led by Carnegie Mellon University.”The goal is to develop software for our robots that lets them decide how to proceed as they face new surprises,” said CoSTAR’s team lead Ali Agha of JPL. “These robots are highly autonomous and for the most part make decisions without human intervention.”CoSTAR, which stands for Collaborative SubTerranean Autonomous Robots, brought machines that can roll, walk or fly, depending on what they encounter. Along the way, the bots have to map the environment and find objects like a warm mannequin that simulates a disaster survivor or a lost cellphone with a Wi-Fi signal. This particular course, which aims to simulate an urban environment, also included a carbon dioxide leak and a warm air vent.Joining the team for the Urban Circuit was a four-legged robot called Spot, which was provided by Boston Dynamics.”One of the two courses we had to run had multiple levels, so it was great that the Boston Dynamics robots were fantastic on stairs,” says Joel Burdick, a Caltech professor and JPL research scientist. He is the leader of the Caltech campus section of the CoSTAR team.As the bots explore, they send back video and digital maps to a single human supervisor, who they remained in radio contact with for the first 100 feet (30 meters) or so of the course. They can extend that range by dropping communications nodes, a kind of wireless repeater.Once out of contact, it’s up to each robot to decide whether to proceed or backtrack in order to update the team. Each must also rely on fellow robots to access different levels of the course. For example, a wheeled robot might request a quadrupedal one to climb or descend a flight of stairs.”These courses are very, very challenging, and most of the difficulty lies in communicating with the robots after they’ve gone out of range,” Agha said. “That’s critical for NASA: We want to send robots into caves on the Moon or Mars, where they have to explore on their own.”Mapping caves on the Moon or Mars could identify good shelters for future astronauts. Moreover, if it exists at all, microbial life has a better chance of survival under the surface of Mars or within the icy seas of planetary moons, like Europa, Enceladus and Titan. NASA wants to search for life in these regions, where robots would be frequently out of contact.The next circuit in the Subterranean Challenge will be set in an undisclosed natural cave network this August. A final circuit that blends tunnels, urban environments and natural caves will take place in August of 2021. Teams competing in that final event have the opportunity to win up to $2 million in funding from DARPA.CoSTAR, includes JPL; Caltech, which manages JPL for NASA; MIT; KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology); Sweden’s Lulea University of Technology; and industry partners.

RUNWAY

The LVMH Prize Semifinalists Celebrate Sustainability, Community, and Craft in Paris

BY STEFF YOTKA

Image may contain Human Person Clothing Apparel Diana Vishneva Soong Chingling Footwear Shoe and People
The 2020 LVMH Prize short-listed designersPhoto: Courtesy of LVMH

Look back at the women’s shows of LVMH Maisons for Fall/Winter 2020-2021

FASHION & LEATHER GOODS

© Kenzo

After the Marc Jacobs show in New York, the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Women’s Fashion Week schedule moved on to Milan and featured, for the LVMH group, the collections of Fendi and Emilio Pucci, as well as the unveiling of a new leather-goods line by Bvlgari. As Dior opened the Paris Fashion Week, followed by Kenzo, we look back at these fizz and flair moments of creativity.


US Israel-Palestinian peace plan a ‘mockery’, upends long-standing consensus – International Conference hears

UNICEF/Ahed IzhimanEight-year old Hamid looks out over the old city of Hebron from the roof of his house in Palestine.

Peace and Security

The United States’ announcement of a new vision for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, touted as the “Deal of the Century”, is a “mockery”, the Prime Minister of Malaysia told an international conference in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

Speaking at the International Conference on the Question of Palestine, Mahathir Mohamad also slammed “the ultimate dishonest brokerage” of the unilateral proposal, saying that his country “finds the plan utterly unacceptable and grossly unjust”.

Under the theme “South-East Asian Support for the Rights of the Palestinian People”, the two-day Conference – which brought together over 300 Government and civil society representatives – was organized by the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, in partnership with the Government of Malaysia and the Perdana Global Peace Foundation.

Syria: UN urges Russia and Turkey to secure ‘fresh ceasefire’ as risk of military escalation growsWith the Security Council meeting in emergency session on Syria following the death on the battlefield of dozens of Turkish troops, the UN strongly urged Russia and Turkey on Friday “to build on previous agreements to secure a fresh ceasefire” across the war-torn northwest.
Peace and Security
Coronavirus COVID-19 risk increased to ‘very high’ but containment still possibleCountries must act quickly and robustly to contain the coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as it raised the global risk assessment of the infection to “very high”.
Health
Connecticut prison warning: Prolonged solitary confinement may ‘amount to torture’, UN expert warnsThe “excessive use” of solitary confinement by the prison service in the US state of Connecticut, prompted an independent UN human rights expert to voice alarm on Friday.
Human Rights
WHO‘Mayhem’ in Syria’s Idlib amid ongoing violence, as Guterres urges immediate ceasefireRapidly escalating conflict in northwest Syria has created healthcare “mayhem”, amid reports of displaced people moving closer to the Turkish border in search of shelter, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as the UN Secretary-General appealed for all warring parties to “step back from the edge of further escalation.” 
Peace and Security

2/29 –

Maple Sugaring Weekends

maple syrupDid you know that New York State is home to the largest resource of tappable maple trees within the United States? There are more than 2,000 maple sugaring operations statewide. If you’d like to learn how maple syrup is produced, Five Rivers Environmental Education Center (Albany County) is hosting maple sugaring open houses every Saturday in March from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. You’ll get to twirl a brace drill, pound a spile, inspect sap flow in the sugar bush, enjoy the aroma of sap boiling down, and take the maple taste test. A local maple producer will be available to answer any questions.

During the NYS Maple Sugaring Weekends (March 21-22 and 28-29), visit one of the many sugar house operations in the state to learn more about the process and sample a few products. The New York State Maple Producers Association’s website has a list of sugar houses that are holding events. Read more about maple sugaring in “Sweet Success” (PDF) in the February 2013 issue of Conservationist magazine and “Sap to Syrup” in the February 2017 issue (PDF).


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Russell Ledet, a second-year medical student (top row, third from left) organized an outing for 14 of his fellow African American classmates to a former plantation that had slave quarters. Ledet says he would caption this photo “Our Moment of Resiliency.”Brian Washington Jr.
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“I don’t think as a kid I ever saw a minority physician,” says Russell J. Ledet.

Ledet is a second-year medical student in the M.D./MBA program at the Tulane University School of Medicine, and he’s African American. Last weekend he organized a trip to Whitney Plantation, now a museum in Edgard, La., for fellow members of the Tulane chapter of the Student National Medical Association, a student-run organization that supports black medical students.



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February 29, also known as leap day or leap year day, is a date added to most years that are divisible by 4, such as 20162020, and 2024. A leap day is added in various solar calendars (calendars based on the Earth’s revolution around the Sun), including the Gregorian calendar standard in most of the world. Lunisolar calendars (whose months are based on the phases of the Moon) instead add a leap or intercalary month.

In the Gregorian calendar, years that are divisible by 100, but not by 400, do not contain a leap day. Thus, 17001800, and 1900 did not contain a leap day; neither will 21002200, and 2300. Conversely, 1600 and 2000 did and 2400 will. Years containing a leap day are called leap years. Years not containing a leap day are called common years. February 29 is the 60th day of the Gregorian calendar in such a year, with 306 days remaining until the end of the year. In the Chinese calendar, this day will only occur in years of the monkeydragon, and rat.

A leap day is observed because the Earth‘s period of orbital revolution around the Suntakes approximately six hours longer than 365 whole days. CONTINUE READING…

MARCH 2020 😁

100 WOMEN TRAILBLAZERS

3/1 –

3/2 –

3/3 –

Applications Being Accepted for Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Grants

The Great Lakes Commission is requesting applications for the Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program for projects to reduce nutrient and sediment loads from agricultural watersheds and to reduce untreated storm water runoff. Applications are due by April 6, 2020. A webinar about this funding opportunity will be offered on March 3. To register for the webinar, visit: http://bit.ly/GLSNRP2020RFP.


✔Posture and Compliance (AMER/EMEAR)

Registration is required for joining this event

11:00 am

Host: Rigo Villa

Description: Posture is a service in Cisco Identity Services Engine (Cisco ISE) that allows you to check the state, also known as posture, of all the endpoints that are connecting to a network for compliance with corporate security policies. This allows you to control clients to access protected areas of a network. Please join us for this insightful webinar and learn more about the ISE feature, Posture.
Register: If you are registered, have your registration ID ready when joining the event.

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Join the conversation on social media using: #NIMHD2020

NIMHD Anniversary Symposium

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3/4

Gerhard Richter: Painting After All
March 4–July 5, 2020
The Met Breuer

MULAN

3/5

Short Course—Exploring Ludwig van Beethoven’s Soundscape
Thursdays, February 27, March 5, March 12, 2–4 pm
Art Study Room, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

In this three-session course led by curators from the Department of Musical Instruments, learn about the musical, technological, artistic, and social environment in which Beethoven’s first performers and audiences experienced his music. The course includes live performances of Beethoven’s chamber music on period instruments and demonstrations on instruments from The Met collection.

$225 for three-session course (includes Museum admission); advance registration is required.

Register now →

3/6 –

The Met 150
Annual Cycladic Lecture—Recent Excavations of the Knossos City Religious Center
4–5 pm
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

Examine recent excavations of the Knossos City Religious Center from ca. 1800 BC to Early Christian times and beyond with Athanasia Kanta, Director of the Mediterranean Archaeological Society Centre for the Study of Cretan and Mediterranean Civilization.

Free with Museum admission

Learn more

Bsides NOVA | March 6-7

3/8

2020 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC)REGISTER  8-12 MARCH 2020 | SAN DIEGO, USA

3/10

March 10-11: CBP Trade Symposium – Anaheim, CA
During this symposium, topics discussed will include issues impacting the trade, global trade enforcement outcomes, e-commerce, and emerging technologies. Participants will provide updates on the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). For more information, click here


March 10-12: Partnering for Compliance – Orlando, FL
These U.S. Export Control Regulations training and education programs are designed to substantially enhance the knowledge and thus the productivity and success of your company’s trade compliance department. For more information, click here.


Ways You Can Get Involved

  • Listen to a complimentary webcast featuring Jeff Brady, M.D., director of AHRQ’s Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety: Advancing Patient Safety Beyond the Hospital
    Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 2:00–3:00 PM ET
    Register 
  • Participate in the Twitter Chat co-hosted by the IHI and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine: Improving Diagnosis: A Foundation for Safe Care
    Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 12 Noon–1:00 PM ET
    Use the hashtag  #PSAW19 to join the conversation!

Subscribe to AHRQ’s Patient Safety email update or AHRQ News Now to get the latest information on patient safety.

Follow Dr. Brady  on LinkedIn

Find out more about Patient Safety Awareness Week .

Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 10-16, 2019. ahrq.gov/patient-safety, #PSAW2019


Exporting Mechanics Webinars Series II 


The U.S. Commercial Service, the export promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, has partnered with The NCBFAA Educational Institute (NCBFAA), to present an exporting mechanics webinar series focused on more leading and progressive topics.  The series will provide U.S. small and medium-sized businesses with more advanced information that they need to help them increase exports abroad, while increasing employment and jobs in the United States.  


Event:
 Cultural Sensitivity Program 

Date:  March 10, 2020

Time:  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Cost:  $25 per participant

Learn about cultural norms, traveling overseas, cultural understanding with negotiations, and the duty of care for employees. For more information, go to NCBFAA


The Met 150
The Atelier with Alina Cho: Jordan Roth
6:30 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium


Join Tony Award–winning theater producer and fashion influencer Jordan Roth and journalist Alina Cho for a conversation that explores art and costume as forms of self-expression. They discuss how Mr. Roth uses storytelling—both for the stage and in his personal style—as a method to bridge the worlds of fashion and theater.

Tickets start at $40 and include Museum admission.


Learn more →

3/12

Short Course—Exploring Ludwig van Beethoven’s Soundscape
Thursdays, February 27, March 5, March 12, 2–4 pm
Art Study Room, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

In this three-session course led by curators from the Department of Musical Instruments, learn about the musical, technological, artistic, and social environment in which Beethoven’s first performers and audiences experienced his music. The course includes live performances of Beethoven’s chamber music on period instruments and demonstrations on instruments from The Met collection.

$225 for three-session course (includes Museum admission); advance registration is required.

Register now →

3/13 –

The Met 150
Fellows Colloquia
Fridays, March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 10 am–2 pm
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

During a series of nine colloquia this spring, The Met’s current fellows present brief papers on their research and explore related scholarly questions.

Free with Museum admission

Learn more 

The Met 150
Annual Distinguished Lecture on the Arts of South and Southeast Asia—Ubiquitous Trees and Serpents: Early Buddhist Art of Southern India
5–6 pm
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

Explore the pioneering traditions of early Buddhist art, with a focus on the sculptural and reliquary art of India’s Deccan Plateau from 200 BC to 400 AD, which will be the subject of a major exhibition this fall at The Met.

Free with Museum admission

Learn more


SXSW | March 13-22

3/14 –


Celebrate Pi Day with NASA

NASA Pi Day Challenge, Pi in the Sky 5 Promo
 Celebrate Pi Day With NASANASA is joining schools, students and science centers across the U.S. as they celebrate one of the most well known and beloved numbers: 3.14, or pi. Used throughout the STEM world – especially for space exploration – pi is the number that results from dividing the circumference of any circle by its diameter. Pi can be and often is rounded to 3.14 even though its decimals never end, which is why the date 3/14 has been designated National Pi Day.Looking for educational resources and activities to add to your Pi Day celebration? Check out these free offerings from the Education Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory:NASA Pi Day ChallengeEach year, the JPL Education Office creates an illustrated Pi Day math challenge that features real-world problems NASA scientists and engineers solve to explore Earth and space. The 2020 challenge will be available as both a standards-aligned lesson for the classroom and as an activity students can do on their own. Answers will be released Monday, March 16. Explore our collection of lessons and problems from previous years’ challenges at the links below, and check back on March 6 to participate in the 2020 NASA Pi Day Challenge!The 2020 challenge goes online Friday, March 6!› For Educators: NASA Pi Day Challenge Lesson Collection› For Students: NASA Pi Day Challenge SlideshowMore Pi ResourcesArticle: How Many Decimals of Pi Do We Really Need? – While there are those who have memorized more than 70,000 digits of pi, JPL engineer Marc Rayman explains why you really only need a tiny fraction of that for even the highest-accuracy calculations at NASA.
Read more Article: Oh, the Places We Go: 18 Ways NASA Uses Pi – Whether it’s sending spacecraft to other planets, driving rovers on Mars, finding out what planets are made of or how deep alien oceans are, pi takes us far at NASA. Find out how pi helps us explore space.
Read more Article: 10 Ways to Celebrate Pi Day with NASA – Whether you’re doing it for the nerd cred or the pie, here are all the ways you can celebrate Pi Day with NASA.
Read more Share: Pi Day – What’s Going ‘Round – Tell us how you’re celebrating Pi Day this year.
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3/15

March 15-18: International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA) – San Diego, CA
The ICPA Spring Conference was established to serve the needs of international trade compliance professionals. The ICPA is a non-profit, global trade compliance community whose mission is to provide networking opportunities and resources to individuals involved in international trade compliance.). For more information, click here.


Sunday at The Met—Unearthing the Past: Met Excavations in Egypt
2–3:30 pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Explore The Met’s current projects in Dahshur and Malqata, which have yielded a wealth of new information about ancient Egyptian art and culture, with Met curators.

Free with Museum admission

Learn more 

2020 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)REGISTER  

15-19 MARCH 2020 | NEW ORLEANS, USA

3/19 –

Engineers Roundtable: Strong Applications to Fund Municipal Water Infrastructure

Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center (EFC), NY Water Environment Association, and the New York Section American Water Works Association are hosting an engineers roundtable on Thursday, March 19, 2020, to discuss the application process to obtain funding for municipal water infrastructure projects. The roundtable will be held at the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Syracuse, NY. For more information and to register, go to Syracuse University EFC’s website.

3/20 –

The Met 150
Fellows Colloquia
Fridays, March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 10 am–2 pm
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

During a series of nine colloquia this spring, The Met’s current fellows present brief papers on their research and explore related scholarly questions.

Free with Museum admission

Learn more 

3/27 –

The Met 150
Fellows Colloquia
Fridays, March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 10 am–2 pm
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

During a series of nine colloquia this spring, The Met’s current fellows present brief papers on their research and explore related scholarly questions.

Free with Museum admission

Learn more 

3/31POP UP – Career Expo

APRIL 2020 😁

4/3 –

The Met 150
Fellows Colloquia
Fridays, March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 10 am–2 pm
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

During a series of nine colloquia this spring, The Met’s current fellows present brief papers on their research and explore related scholarly questions.

Free with Museum admission

Learn more 
National Minority Health Month 2020
OMH Announces Active & Healthy Challenge for National Minority Health Month 2020:
Active & Healthy 

4/14

Exporting Mechanics Webinars Series II 


The U.S. Commercial Service, the export promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, has partnered with The NCBFAA Educational Institute (NCBFAA), to present an exporting mechanics webinar series focused on more leading and progressive topics.  The series will provide U.S. small and medium-sized businesses with more advanced information that they need to help them increase exports abroad, while increasing employment and jobs in the United States.  


Event:
  ACE Export Reports for Compliance

Date:  April 14, 2020

Time:  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Cost:  $25 per participant

Learn how to cover the ACE reporting that will assist in international transactions and staying compliant.   

For more information, go to NCBFAA

4/17 –

The Met 150
Fellows Colloquia
Fridays, March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 10 am–2 pm
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

During a series of nine colloquia this spring, The Met’s current fellows present brief papers on their research and explore related scholarly questions.

Free with Museum admission

Learn more 

4/20

Trade Winds Mission & Business Forum:Indo-Pacific Business Opportunities April 20-27, 2020 Increase your market share in the Indo-Pacific region. Join Trade Winds, the largest annual U.S. Government-led trade mission. It will be hosted in Hong Kong this April. Register now.

4/24 –

The Met 150
Fellows Colloquia
Fridays, March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 10 am–2 pm
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

During a series of nine colloquia this spring, The Met’s current fellows present brief papers on their research and explore related scholarly questions.

Free with Museum admission

Learn more 

4/30POP UP -Entertainment Expo

MAY 2020😁

5/1 –

The Met 150
Fellows Colloquia
Fridays, March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 10 am–2 pm
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

During a series of nine colloquia this spring, The Met’s current fellows present brief papers on their research and explore related scholarly questions.

Free with Museum admission

Learn more 

5/8 –

The Met 150
Fellows Colloquia
Fridays, March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 10 am–2 pm
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

During a series of nine colloquia this spring, The Met’s current fellows present brief papers on their research and explore related scholarly questions.

Free with Museum admission

Learn more 

5/15 –

The Met 150
Fellows Colloquia
Fridays, March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 10 am–2 pm
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

During a series of nine colloquia this spring, The Met’s current fellows present brief papers on their research and explore related scholarly questions.

Free with Museum admission

Learn more 

5/31POP UP – Volunteer Expo

JUNE 2020😁

6/1

INVESTMENT SUMMIT

Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the 2020 SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 1-3, 2020 in Washington, D.C. The Investment Summit is the top business investment event in the United States. Not only do participants hear from industry experts, C-Suite executives, and government leaders – they find and create business opportunities.

Apply now to join the “environment of entrepreneurship.” We also encourage you to explore additional opportunities to maximize your experience at the Investment Summit through Spinoff Events, SelectUSA Tech, and more.

6/4 –

MetFest—The Met’s 150th Anniversary Weekend Celebration
Thursday, June 4; Friday, June 5; Saturday, June 6
The Met Fifth Avenue

Join us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of The Met’s founding with an extraordinary weekend festival! Kick off this unforgettable weekend on June 4 with a gala black-tie dinner and dance party made possible by our individual and corporate supporters. On June 5 and 6, connect with artists and community partners through art, scholarship, performances, interactive workshops, storytelling, and more. On Saturday, June 6, be a part of an inspiring, artist-led, people-powered parade through Central Park that culminates in a celebration on The Met’s iconic plaza steps. Drop in for an hour or spend the whole weekend with us.

Learn more 

6/5

6/24 –

JANET JACKSON BLACK DIAMOND TOUR

BLACK DIAMOND TOUR kick-off in Miami

6/30POP UP – Travel Expo (Cruisin’)

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JULY 2020 😁

WELCOME TO LA JOLLA, CA

La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival is the First International Fashion Film Festival founded in North America.
 
All events take place in and around La Jolla’s pristine coastline, parks, bays and famous Prospect Avenue, offering attendees a world-class seaside resort experience.

LA JOLLA INTERNATIONAL FASHION FILM FESTIVAL

July 24-25, 2020

HOME OF THE INTERNATIONAL FASHION FILM AWARDS™

Global Recognition

THE CANNES OF THE FASHION FILM WORLD

Be Part of a Collaborative Global Creative Community • Get recognized • Network in Hollywood’s Hangout

THE INDUSTRY LEADER

“Dominates the fashion industry scene as the leading international marketplace for fashion film” – George Leon for FilmCast Live

THE VENUE

La Jolla’s new home: The world class “Conrad”. 85 million dollars, 50K square foot performing arts center 

La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival

 CONTACT INFO

(619) 889-3238

submissions@ljifff.com

http://www.LJFFF.com


7/31POP UP – Agritech Expo

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CONVENTION

International Convention of Psychological Science will be held in Brussels, Belgium, March 25–27, 2021. Learn more at psychologicalscience.org/conventions/icps.

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