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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Committee on Ecosystems Services and Values holds a meeting to discuss Assessing and Valuing the Services of Aquatic Ecosystems.

AGENDA: Highlights:

1:30 p.m. - Welcome and Introductions

Geoffrey Heal, Chair

1:45 p.m. - Presentations (EPA, USACE, USDA)

John McShane, Biologist, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds and Office of Water, EPA

Introductory comments

Dr. Mahesh Podar, senior economist and Dr. John Powers, economist, Office of Water, EPA

Standardizing the framework for valuing ecosystem services

Dr. Jim Johnson, Chief, Planning and Policy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Corps direction in ecosystem restoration and recently announced Environmental Operating Principles

Dr. Eugene Stakhiv, Chief, Policy Division, Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Corps efforts (policy and R&D) to improve ability to measure benefits from ecosystem restoration efforts

Dr. Michael P. O'Neill, National Program Leader for Water Quality, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, USDA

Overview of study-related USDA science and outreach programs and resources

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: 2100 C St. NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS:nas.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: COMMERCE DEPARTMENT holds a forum on Trade in Education.

AGENDA: Highlight:

8:45 a.m. -- Opening session

Doug Baker, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Commerce

Eugene Hickok, Under Secretary, Department of Education

Donald Johnston, OECD Secretary-General

Ambassador Alejandro Jara, Chair of WTO Council for Trade in Services

Joseph S. Papovitch Assistant U.S. Trade Representative

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-482-0310

WEB ADDRESS: doc.gov

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION DERMATOLOGIC AND OPHTHALMIC DRUGS ADVISORY COMMITTEE holds a meeting to discuss Biologic License Application, submission-tracking number 125036, alefacept, Biogen, Inc., for the treatment of patients with chronic plaque psoriasis who are candidates for phototherapy or systemic therapy.

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: Holiday Inn, Kennedy Ballroom, 8777 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD.

CONTACT: Karen M. Templeton-Somers, 301-827-7001

WEB ADDRESS: fda.gov

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: HUD SECRETARY MEL MARTINEZ AND INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK PRESIDENT ENRIQUE IGLESIAS hold a signing ceremony to cooperate on housing issues across the Americas.

DATE: May 22, 2002

LOCATION: IDB, 1300 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-708-0685

WEB ADDRESS:thedialogue.org

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS presents Judith F. Krug, director of the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom since 1967 and executive director of the Freedom to Read Foundation since 1969, presenting a lecture titled "Intellectual Freedom 2002: Living the Chinese Curse."

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: Thomas Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202 -707-0022

WEB ADDRESS: loc.gov

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Science, Technology, and Business Division presents Dallas L. Salisbury, president and CEO of the Employee Benefit Research Institute, discussing "Investing in Your Future."

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: Madison Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202 -707-5664.

WEB ADDRESS: loc.gov

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH holds a lecture entitled "Pharmacogenomics and Population Groups," with Mark Rothstein, J.D., Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine, University of Louisville.

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: 301-402-0911

WEB ADDRESS:nih.gov

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL ARCHIVES presents Comdr. David A. Rosenberg, USNR, discussing "Admiral Arleigh Burke and his Role in Creating the Modern U.S. Navy." Using material from his upcoming book, Rosenberg reveals how today's Navy still bears Burke's significant imprint, from its forces and tactics to the Arleigh Burke class of destroyers.

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC,

CONTACT: 202-501-5000

WEB ADDRESS: nara.gov

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN National Zoo presents author Mark Honigsbaum discusses his book The Fever Trail: In Search of the Cure for Malaria and describes the quest for the sole source of quinine, the cinchona tree.

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: Visitors Center, 3000 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

TIME: 8 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN National Air and Space Museum presents Reeve Lindbergh, the youngest daughter of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, sharing personal recollections of her father and discussing his illustrious career in aviation during this event commemorating the 75th anniversary of his May 20-21 solo transatlantic flight and the 100th anniversary of his birth.

DATE: May 23, 2002

LOCATION: Lockheed Martin IMAX® Theater, 7th and Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

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