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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy holds a meeting.

AGENDA: Highlights:

12 noon - Warren Washington, Chair, National Science Board

1:30 Panel Discussion: Policy Implications of Foreign Graduate and Postdoctoral Students

Jean Johnson, Senior Analyst, National Science Foundation

Paula Stephan, Professor of Economics, Georgia State University

Allan Goodman, President, Institute of International Education

George Borjas, Pforzheimer Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard

John Steadman, Vice President, Career Activities, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-USA

4 p.m. -- Briefing on Enhancing the Grassroots Contributions of the S&T Community to

Counter-Terrorism Efforts (Singer: Stine)

Rick Klausner, Chair, Enhancing Connectivity in Counter-Terrorism

Efforts Planning Meeting and Executive Director of Global Health,

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ed Furtek, Director, University of California San Diego, Office of

Science & Technology Policy and Programs

Ellen King, Managing Director, Cities United Through Science

Progress (CUSP) (invited)

6:30 p.m. -- Dinner program featuring Elias Zerhouni, Director, National Institutes of Health

LOCATION: 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment holds a meeting to discuss the Developing a Long-term Research Agenda for the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions

William Marcuson, Committee Chairman

8:45 a.m. - Bill Spencer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, re: construction of "smart buildings"

9:30 a.m. - Joy Pauschke, National Science Foundation, re: update on NEES progress

10:45 a.m. - Stephen Mahin, re: simulation in NEES

11:30 a.m. - Jeremy Isenberg, President and CEO, Weidlinger Associates, Inc., re: practitioner viewpoint of the potential of NEES Via teleconference

1:15 p.m. - Ahmed Elgamal, University of California at San Diego, re: geotechnical modeling of large datasets

2 p.m. - David Frost, Georgia Tech, re: GIS and information technology Via videoconference

2:45 p.m. - Tom Finholt, University of Michigan, re: collaborative research via videoconference

LOCATION: 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION OPHTHALMIC DEVICES PANEL OF THE MEDICAL DEVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE holds a meeting to discuss the committee will discuss a premarket approval application (PMA) for an excimer laser system for use in wavefront guided laser in situ keratomileusis correction for reduction or elimination of myopia up to -7 diopters (D) with less than -0.50D of astigmatism at the spectacle plane in subjects who are 21 years of age or older.

DATE: August 1, 2002

LOCATION: Hilton Washington - DC North/Gaithersburg, Salon A, B, and C, 620 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD.

CONTACT: Sara M. Thornton, 301-594-2053

WEB ADDRESS: fda.gov

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN National Zoo holds a birthday celebration for Tian Tian and Mei Xiang, the National Zoo's giant pandas. Zoo Director Lucy Spelman will give opening remarks and an update on the activities of the pandas to begin the festivities. Guests can enjoy a piece of a special birthday cake created by renowned chef Ann Amernick, and children will have the opportunity to create artwork for Tian Tian and Mei Xiang using crayons provided courtesy of Fujifilm.

DATE: August 1, 2002

LOCATION: National Zoo, 3000 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ARCHIVES presents Dr. Richard P. Hallion, Air Force Historian and author of Air Power Confronts An Unstable World, discussing "Airpower in the 20th Century and Beyond." Hallion has flown a range of military and civilian fixed and rotary-wing aircraft and is the author of more than 20 books relating to aerospace history.

DATE: August 1, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-501-5000

WEB ADDRESS: nara.gov

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN Art Night presents Catherine Opie, whose photographs are in the related exhibition, discusses her work.

DATE: August 1, 2002

LOCATION: on the Plaza, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Resident Associate Program holds a program featuring Lawrence Suid, military historian and author, discussing history and the symbiotic relationship of the film industry and the military, exploring how Hollywood has reflected and effected changes in this country's image of its armed services.

DATE: August 1, 2002

LOCATION S. Dillon Ripley Center, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

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