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By United Press International   |   March 4, 2003 at 4:03 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Space Studies Board Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration holds a meeting.

AGENDA: Highlights:

1 p.m. - Solar System Exploration Program Update

Colleen Hartman, NASA HQ (TBC)

2 p.m. - Project Prometheus/Jupiter Icy Moon Orbiter

John Casani, JPL

3:15 p.m. - Mars Program Update

Orlando Figueroa, NASA HQ (TBC)

4:15 p.m. - Status of the Deep Space Network

LOCATION: 500 5th Street, N.W., Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION ARTHRITIS ADVISORY COMMITTEE holds a meeting to discuss the approved product new drug application (NDA) 20-905, ARAVA, (leflunomide), Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., clinical data regarding efficacy for important in physical function in rheumatoid arthritis, as well as a safety update.

DATE: March 5, 2003

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

CONTACT: Kathleen Reedy or LaNise Giles, 301-827-7001.

WEB ADDRESS: fda.gov

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION ANTI-INFECTIVE DRUGS ADVISORY COMMITTEE holds a meeting to discuss the formation of a list of pathogens of public health importance for which antimicrobial drug development would be desirable. The committee also will discuss the concept of how preclinical data and clinical data from one disease state may support approval of antimicrobial drugs in another, separate disease state.

DATE: March 5, 2003

LOCATION: Marriott Washingtonian Center, Grand Ballroom, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD.

CONTACT: Tara P. Turner, 301-827-7001

WEB ADDRESS: fda.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Curator's Choice Lecture featuring Paul Ceruzzi, Division of Space History, describes the work of women hired by government research centers as "computers" in the 1940s and 1950s. When technology made their jobs obsolete, the term "computer" was transferred from people to machines. Celebrates Women's History Month.

DATE: March 5, 2003

LOCATION: National Air and Space Museum, 7th and Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.gov

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS holds commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of Joseph Stalin with a roundtable discussion titled, "The Death of Stalin (March 5, 1953): A Missed Opportunity to Overcome the Cold War?"

WHO: The speakers are:

Avis T. Bohlen, former U.S. ambassador to Bulgaria (1996-1999) and daughter of Charles Bohlen, U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union (1953-1957); Robert Bowie, director of policy planning at the State Department (1953-1957); retired Army Gen. Andrew Goodpaster and Abbott Washburn (deputy director of the United States Information Agency, 1953-1961), former advisers to President Eisenhower; Sergei Khrushchev, son of the Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev; Raymond Garthoff, CIA analyst; and Susan Eisenhower, the former president's granddaughter.

Historians of the era who will lend their insights to the discussion are Hope Harrison, George Washington University; Mark Kramer, Harvard University; Vojtech Mastny, Woodrow Wilson Center; and Ken Osgood, Florida Atlantic University.

DATE: March 5, 2003

LOCATION: LC, Room LJ 119, first floor of the Jefferson Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-707-3302

WEB ADDRESS: loc.gov

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON DIRECTOR'S LECTURE SERIES presents Sensing and Responding to DNA Damage," with Dr. Stephen J. Elledge, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Investigator, HHMI, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

DATE: March 5, 2003

LOCATION: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: 301- 594-5595

WEB ADDRESS: nih.gov

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