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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES' Arthur M. Sackler colloquium series entitled Scientific Examination of Art: Modern Techniques in Conservation and Analysis which will bring together scientists and conservators to discuss recent and emerging scientific techniques for studying and preserving museum objects.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Timothy P. Whalen, Director, Getty Conservation Institute

8:45 a.m. Overview/Introduction: John Winter, Conservation Scientist, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington

9:30 a.m. - Painting: Barbara Berrie, Senior Conservation Scientist, National Gallery of Art, Washington

10:15 a.m. - The Scientific Examination of Works of Art on Paper: Paul Whitmore, Director, Research Center on the Materials of the Artist and Conservation, Carnegie-Mellon University

11:20 a.m. - Scientific Examination of Photographic Art: Why and How: James Reilly, Director, Image Permanence Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology

12:05 a.m. - Changing Styles in Conservation: Progress to Process: Joyce Hill Stoner, Professor and Paintings Conservator Winterthur/University of Delaware

2 p.m. - René de la Rie, Head of Scientific Research, National Gallery of Art, Washington

2:15 p.m.- Stone Sculpture: Richard Newman, Head of Scientific Research, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

3 p.m. - Biodeterioration: Ralph Mitchell, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Biology, Harvard University

4:15 p.m. - Ceramics: Pamela Vandiver, Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education

DATE: March 20, 2003

LOCATION: 2100 C Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Institute of Medicine holds a symposium on Racial and ethnic disparities in health care. They also will discuss ways to heighten the public and policy-makers' awareness of these issues.

DATE: March 20, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Law Library, American University Washington College of Law and the Organization of American States, sponsor a symposium on freedom of information entitled "International Law Perspectives on the Right to Vote and Political Democracy in America."

AGENDA: Highlights:

10 a.m. - Opening Remarks

Dr. Rubens Medina, law librarian of Congress

Claudio Grossman, dean, American University Washington College of Law

Jamin B. Raskin, professor, AU Washington College of Law: "State of the Right to Vote and Democracy in the U.S.: An Overview of Challenges and Prospects in the New Century"

Hadar Harris, executive director, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, AU Washington College of Law: "Applied International Standards"

10:30 a.m. - International Standards and How They Apply to the Right to Vote

Pat Merloe, director of programs on elections and political processes, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs

Paula Newberg, international consultant

Robert Pastor, director, AU Center for Democracy and Elections Management

Eduardo Stein, former foreign minister of Guatemala and head of the 2000 and 2001 Election Observation Missions to Peru for the Organization of American States

Hadar Harris, AU Washington College of Law (moderator)

12:45 p.m. - "The Right to Vote and Political Democracy in American and Global Perspective"

Alexander Keyssar, professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; author of The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States

2 p.m. - Bringing it Home: Strategies to Bring International Law to Bear on Domestic Electoral Reform

Tim Cooper, executive director, Democracy First

Wade Henderson, executive director, The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

Marc Mauer, executive director, The Sentencing Project

Alexander Keyssar, professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Jamin B. Raskin, AU Washington College of Law (moderator)

4:15 p.m. - Tour of the Thomas Jefferson Building in the Library of Congress

DATE: March 20, 2003

LOCATION: Montpelier Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202- 274-4077

WEB ADDRESS: loc.gov

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: COMMERCE DEPARTMEN NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION holds its Science Education Forum.

DATE: March 20, 2003

LOCATION: 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 301-713-2483

WEB ADDRESS: fsl.noaa.gov

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: FOREIGN PRESS CENTER holds a briefing with Dr. Michael E. Kilpatrick, Deputy Director, Deployment Health Support Directorate, Department of Defense and Colonel James Naughton, Army Materiel Command discussing The Facts About Depleted Uranium.

DATE: March 20, 2003

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: 2:30 p.m.

EVENT: FOREIGN PRESS CENTER holds a briefing with Dr. Bruce Hoffman, Director, RAND'S Washington Office discussing Status of the War on Terrorism.

DATE: March 20, 2003

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: 7 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN Anacostia Museum & Center for African American History & Culture holds a program featuring photographer/scholar and MacArthur Fellow Deborah Willis giving a slide-accompanied lecture based on her book The Black Female Body: A Photographic History.

DATE: March 20, 2003

LOCATION: Ripley Center, Lecture Hall, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

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