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Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category
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Join America.gov’s series of programs on climate change. All start at 8:00 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT) the day of the program (8:00 a.m. EST, 1300 GM). Read more!
Next one coming up:
“Can We Slow Down Climate Change?”
Date: Wednesday, October 13
Speaker: Rick Duke, deputy assistant secretary for climate policy, U.S. Department of Energy
Hey Booklovers! Will you be in Canada’s National Capital Region this month? Check out the 2010 Ottawa International Writers Festival! The main events are happening October 20-26, but a few “preface-tival” events are scheduled over the next few weeks. (Get it? Preface – like in a book… and pre-festival…?) (As mentioned in the previous entry… it’s been a long September.)
Anyway, Saturday, October 23rd at 8:30pm is the Rolling Darkness Review Premiere at the Mayfare Theatre with American Horror novelists Glen Hirshberg and Peter Atkins. It’s a sure bet to put you into full-on Halloween mode.
The full Writers Festival schedule is available here.
Last but not least, September 15 – October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the cultures and contributions of American citizens who came from — or whose ancestors came from — Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Brush up on your Spanish and visit these resource links:
White House Proclamation: National Hispanic Heritage Month
“We honor Hispanics for enriching the fabric of America, even as we recognize and rededicate ourselves to addressing the challenges to equality and opportunity that many Hispanics still face,” says the National Hispanic Heritage Month 2010 presidential proclamation.
President Obama also proclaimed National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week. Each year, the president welcomes distinguished Hispanic leaders, educators and artists to the White House.
BY THE WAY, just because we’re in Canada doesn’t mean we only look for English and French speaking candidates for programs and exchanges. We would love to send more SPANISH-SPEAKING Canadians on Western Hemisphere programs! If you’re fluent Spanish-speaking mover & shaker (any age)… CONTACT US!
Environmental awareness is a Public Diplomacy priority at U.S. Missions all over the world. Getting the word out about U.S. initiatives can sometimes prove to be a challenge, but THIS is neat!
This interactive fluidbook was requested by the U.S. Department of Commerce from the Regional Public Diplomacy Hub in Brussels. The intention was to amplify the message of the Department of Commerce’s Green Industry Conference. By creating a narrative filled with embedded videos, Brussels Media Hub produced an online product that would attract more attention and have the possibility of going viral, thereby reaching a broader audience. The viewer has the choice to spend a few minutes getting key points by clicking through the online publication, or spending an hour and viewing the entire product.