Coronavirus: What to Know and What to Do

Compiled by SW Resident and Disease Expert, Dr. Dennis Carroll By Mike Goodman Southwest’s own Dennis Carroll, Ph.D., currently serves as the Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Pandemic Influenza and other Emerging Threats Unit. In this position Dr. Carroll is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the agency’s programs […]

Age Old Cities at the Sackler

By Sheila Wickouski Enter the vibrant Souk in Aleppo, Syria. Watch as it turns to ashen ruins before your eyes. This is how Age Old Cities: A Virtual Journey from Palmyra to Mosul, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, begins the immersive experience through three ancient Mideastern cities recently devastated by ISIS. Giant […]

Botanic Garden Turns 200

By Sheila Wickouski What better way to celebrate a 200th anniversary than to launch a new exhibit? The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) will kick off its year-long celebration with “The U.S. Botanic Garden at 200: Deeply Rooted, Branching Outward,” on display Feb. 20 – Oct. 15 in the Conservatory’s East and West Galleries. Historic […]