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Washington Agenda-Federal Agencies

By United Press International   |   March 7, 2002 at 2:55 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL releases "A Review Of The Florida Keys Carrying Capacity Study," which evaluates a computer model that measures the ability of the Keys' ecosystem to withstand further development.

AGENDA: THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 4 P.M. EST ON MARCH 8.

DATE: March 8, 2002

LOCATION: NAS, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS:nas.edu

TIME: 8:30 p.m.

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION MICROBIOLOGY DEVICES PANEL holds a meeting to discuss a supplement to a premarket approval application for a nucleic acid hybridization in vitro diagnostic device for the detection of thirteen high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in cervical specimens. The test is indicated for use as a general population screening test in conjunction with the Papanicolaou smear for women 30 years of age and older, as an aid to determine the absence of high-grade cervical disease or cancer. The test is not intended for use as a screening test in the general population for women under 30 years of age.

DATE: March 8, 2002

LOCATION: Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, Walker Two Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, MD

CONTACT: Freddie M. Poole, 301-594-2096

WEB ADDRESS: fda.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH 2001-2002 DIRECTOR'S SEMINAR SERIES entitled "Brain Imaging in Mood Disorders," with Dr. Wayne C. Drevets, Molecular Imaging Branch, NIMH.

DATE: March 8, 2002

LOCATION: Wilson Hall, Building 1, Bethesda, MD, Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: 301-496-1921

WEB ADDRESS:nih.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: FOREIGN PRESS CENTER holds a background briefing on Vice-President Cheney's Trip to the Middle East.

WHO: The speakers are:

Lewis Libby, Chief of Staff to the Vice-President and Assistant to the Vice-President for National Security Affairs

Amb. Eric Adelman, Principal Deputy Assistant to the Vice-President for National Security Affairs John Hannah, Deputy Assistant to the Vice-President for National Security Affairs.)

DATE: March 8, 2002

LOCATION: Foreign Press Center, National Press Building, Room, 898, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-724-1640

WEB ADDRESS:fpc.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION National Museum of Natural History celebrates Women's History Month with biographer Linda Lear talking about her new look at Beatrix Potter's life and work. Although Potter is best known for her 23 illustrated "little books"--which began with The Tale of Peter Rabbit in 1901--she was much more than a children's author. She was an important scientific illustrator and naturalist at a time when women were not allowed in science.

DATE: March 8, 2002

LOCATION: Baird Auditorium, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL ARBORETUM celebrates its 75th anniversary with a tree planting ceremony followed by a reception.

WHO: The speakers are:

Secretary of Agriculture Anne Veneman

Sen. Chris Bond, D-MO

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

DATE: March 8, 2002

LOCATION: US Capitol grounds, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-544-8733

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES National Academies Christine Mirzayan Internship Program Seminar Series presents Energy Policy in America: the Present and the Future.

WHO: The speakers are:

Anna Aurilio - US Public Interest Research Group

John Felmy - American Petroleum Institute

Dan Lashof - Natural Resources Defense Council

LOCATION: National Academy of Sciences, 2100 C Street, NW, Room 180, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS:nas.edu

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH 2001-2002 BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES LECTURE SERIES entitled "The Possibility of Empathy in Other Animals," with Dr. Frans de Waal, Emory University.

DATE: March 8, 2002

LOCATION: Conference Room C, Neuroscience Building, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD

CONTACT: 301-496-7859

WEB ADDRESS:nih.gov

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Resident Associate Program presents Patrick K. O'Donnell who interviewed more than 800 World War II veterans to produce the first combat history of the Pacific War in the words of the men who actually fought it.

DATE: March 8, 2002

LOCATION: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

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