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By United Press International   |   May 2, 2003 at 3:22 PM
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EVENTS ON MONDAY, MAY 5, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES The Academy and the Center for Strategic and International Studies present a historical overview of progress since the Watson/Crick discovery, projections of future research and innovation, and views by national leaders on societal impact entitled The New Biology: Celebrating the Past; Imagining the Future,

AGENDA: Highlights:

Bruce Alberts, President, National Academy of Sciences

David M. Abshire, President, Center for the Study of the Presidency and,

Co-Founder, Center for Strategic and International Studies Chair

Paul Berg, Cahill Professor Emeritus in Biochemistry, Stanford University Medical Center

Research Frontiers

Thomas R. Cech, President, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Medical Applications

Michael S. Brown, Paul J. Thomas Professor of Medicine and Genetics Department of Medical Genetics

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Implications for Biotechnology

Phillip A. Sharp, Institute Professor and Director, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Implications for Legal Institutions

Rebecca S. Eisenberg, Robert and Barbara Luciano Professor of Law, The University of Michigan Law School

Implications for Governance

John E. Porter, Former Member of Congress and Partner, Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

DATE: May 5, 2003

LOCATION: 2100 C Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION holds a conference on Eliminating Use of Seclusion and Restraint of Patients with Mental Illness.

AGENDA: Seclusion and restraint of patients with mental illness continues to be an issue of concern and controversy for many in the mental health field. Attention surrounding issues of patients' safety and use of alternative measures challenge fundamental aspects of mental health systems.

WHO: The speakers are:

Charles G. Curie, M.A., A.C.S.W., Administrator, SAMHSA

Robert W. Glover, Ph.D., Executive Director, NASMHPD

Gail P. Hutchings, M.P.A., Acting Director, CMHS

DATE: May 5, 2003

LOCATION: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 301-443-3740

WEB ADDRESS: samhsa.gov.

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Scientific Steering Committee for the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS), the Scientific Committee for Oceanic Research and the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme holds 3rd and final JGOFS Open Science Conference

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Hugh Ducklow, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Mark Abbott, Oregon State University

Session I. OCEAN COLOR TO OCEAN DYNAMICS

Chair: Trevor Platt, Bedford Institute of Oceanography

Session II. JGOFS CONNECTIONS

Chair: Robert Anderson, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

DATE: May 5, 2003

LOCATION: 2100 C St., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS presents 2003 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month keynote address featuring Laureen Ong, National Geographic Channel president.

DATE: May 5, 2003

LOCATION: Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-707-0022

WEB ADDRESS: loc.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Humanities and Social Sciences Division holds a lecture featuring Dr. E. Fuller Torrey and Carla Yanni who will discuss "The Invisible Plague and the Institutions That Cared for Its Sick."

DATE: May 5, 2003

LOCATION: LJ119, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-707-0022

WEB ADDRESS: loc.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH 2002-2003 NEUROSCIENCE LECTURE SERIES: "Mechanisms Underlying Use and Abuse of Stimulant Drugs," with Dr. Nora R. Volkow, Director Designee, NIDA.

DATE: May 5, 2003

LOCATION: Lipsett Amphitheater, Clinical Center, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: 410-550-1538

WEB ADDRESS: nih.gov

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN Resident Associate Program presents legendary entertainer Carl Reiner who has touched three generations of American comedy. Tonight he reminisces about his great career. Reiner's new book My Anecdotal Life is available for signing after the program.

DATE: May 5, 2003

LOCATION: Natural History Museum, Baird Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN Resident Associate Program presents a panel of Scottish industry leaders representing the nation's cultural legacy and its new high-tech successes share an evening of insights into their thriving business life, where being traditional yet also technologically creative is the mark of the Scottish character.

WHO: The speakers are:

Norman F. Barnes, president/CEO, Walkers Shortbread Inc.

Andrew Bissell, CEO, Voxar Limited (medical imaging technologies)

Ian Good, chairman and chief executive, The Edrington Group (premium whisky brands)

Alistair Gray, CEO, Ortak Jewellery (gold and silver inspired by the Orkney Islands)

Philip Riddle, CEO, VisitScotland (the Scottish tourist board)

Gordon Stuart, managing director, Spektra Group Ltd. online financial services and e-commerce).

DATE: May 5, 2003

LOCATION: Commons, Smithsonian Castle, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

TIME: 8 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN Resident Associate Program presents Sir Timothy Clifford, director-general of the National Galleries of Scotland, sharing the dramatic story of his rare discovery of a black-chalk-and-brown wash drawing of a 3-tiered candelabrum in a box at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York. Sir Timothy discusses when and why the drawing was made and also presents highlights of the National Galleries of Scotland's collections dating from the 14th century to the present.

DATE: May 5, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

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