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By United Press International   |   March 10, 2003 at 3:10 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES holds a workshop on Engineering and the Health Care System. This international symposium will bring together experts from government and academia to discuss the value and limitations of having scientific data and information freely available on a global scale

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Division on Earth and Life Studies Space Studies Board holds a meeting to discuss Utilization of Environmental Satellite Data: A Vision for 2010 and Beyond.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:45 a.m. - Opening comments

Allen Huang, CESDU Chair

9 a.m. - Overview--NASA's Earth Science Enterprise

Ghassem Asrar, Associate Administrator, Earth Science Enterprise, NASA

10:15 a.m. - Overview continued--NASA's Earth Science Enterprise

Gregory Williams, Senior Policy Analyst, Earth Science Enterprise, NASA

11 a.m. - Overview--NOAA Environmental Satellite Program

Marie Colton, Director, Office of Research, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, NOAA

1 p.m. - Meeting the Needs of Real-Time Users

Helen Wood, Director, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NOAA Satellite & Information Service

2 p.m. - NOAA Data Issues for this Study

Gerald Dittberner, Chief, Advanced System Planning Division, NOAA

3:15 p.m.- New Paradigm for Scientific Data Stewardship for NOAA Satellites

Thomas Karl, Director, National Climate Data Center

4:15 p.m. - NOAA Space Environment Data Challenges

Howard J. Singer, Chief, Research and Development Division, NOAA Space Environment Center

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY holds a program featuring Rastislav Kacer, Deputy Minister of Defense of the Slovak Republic and Ivan Korcok, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic discussing Slovakia on the Cusp of NATO Membership.

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-457-6949

WEB ADDRESS: rferl.gov

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Research Council will hold a public seminar to explore the legal, business, and security issues involved in protecting information technology infrastructures from terrorism entitled Information Technology for Counter terrorism: Immediate Actions and Future Possibilities.

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY holds a program featuring Victor Ciorbea, President, Christian Democratic National Peasants' Party (Romania), Former Prime Minister of Romania (1996-1998)

discussing The State of Democracy in Romania

DATE: March 11, 2003

LOCATION: 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-457-6949

WEB ADDRESS: rferl.gov

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL ARCHIVES presents Howard Jones who will discuss Death of a Generation: How the Assassinations of Diem and JFK Prolonged the Vietnam War. Drawing on recently declassified Church Committee hearings on the U.S. role in the assassinations of Diem and his brother Nhu, newly released tapes of White House conversations, and personal interviews with Robert McNamara, John Kenneth Galbraith, Roger Hilsman, Dean Rusk, and others, Jones sheds new light on what went on within the administration.

DATE: March 11, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-501-5000

WEB ADDRESS: nara.gov

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