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Earth Day - April 22, 2010
A Global Day of Action, the worldwide annual environmental awareness day: Earth Day, April 22, is the annual celebration of the environment and a time to assess the work still needed to protect the natural gifts of our planet.

Jazz Appreciation Month
Jazz, one of America’s original art forms, emerged in New Orleans, Louisiana, around 1900. New Orleans’s position as a gateway between the United States and the Caribbean, its socially stratified population, and its strong residues of colonial French culture, encouraged the formation of a hybrid musical culture unlike that in any other American city.

Health Reform
President Obama signed his landmark health care overhaul, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, into law on March 23, saying it enshrines “the core principle that everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their health care.”

Literature: Mark Twain
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910): The year 2010 marks the 175th anniversary of Mark Twain’s birth and the 100th anniversary of his death. Mark Twain brought Missouri and the Mississippi river to the forefront of American literature through his classic novels.

In Focus: Ambassador Murphy's Heroes - Al Gore
Our Ambassador Philip Murphy has introduced his heroes to the audiences during his town hall meetings. In this month’s edition we will focus on former U.S. Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore.

Webchat with Ambassador Philip Murphy on Earth Day
A Global Day of Action: April 22, 9:00 – 10:30 AM

Free Online Conference: Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet
CO.NX & Smithsonian (April 29, 2010) -- Join CO.NX as it partners to solve problems together with Smithsonian experts in a series of conferences throughout April.


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Updated: April 9, 2010