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By United Press International   |   May 15, 2003 at 3:27 PM
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EVENTS ON FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2003

TIME: All Day

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

Board on Physics and Astronomy Committee on Atomic, Molecular and Optical Sciences holds a meeting

AGENDA: Highlights:

10:15 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions by Pierre Meystre

10:20 a.m. – DOE Update Eric Rohlfing

10:50 a.m. - NSF / MPS Update Joseph Dehmer

11:20 a.m. - NSF/Ultra-High-Capacity Optical Communications Fil Bartoli

12:45 a.m. - NRC Ranking Charlotte Kuh, NRC

1:15 p.m. - AFOSR Update Maj. Jay Lowell

1:45 p.m. - NIST Update Katherine Gebbie

2:15 p.m. - NASA Update TBC

3:15 p.m. - ONR Update Peter Reynolds

3:45 p.m. - NIBIB Update William Heetderks

4:15 p.m. - Update on Optics Initiative Brendan Plapp, OSA

4:45 p.m. - APS Update Mike Lubell, APS

DATE: May 16, 2003

LOCATION: The Keck Center, the National Academies, 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 Earth and Life Studies

Transportation Research Board, Board on Radioactive Waste Management, Studies and Information Services

holds a meeting on Transportation of Radioactive Waste

AGENDA: Highlights:

1:00 p.m. - Nuclear Regulatory Commission (E. William (Bill) Brach, Director, Spent Fuel Project Office)

1:40 p.m. - Department of Energy (Jeffrey R. Williams, Acting Director, National Transportation Office)

2:20 p.m. - Department of Transportation (Richard Boyle, Office of Hazardous Materials Technology, RSPA)

3:20 p.m. - EPRI (John Kessler, Manager, Spent Fuel Storage, Transportation, and Disposal)

DATE: May 16, 2003

LOCATION: National Academies, 500 fifth Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS honors Asian Pacific American Heritage Month featuring Rebecca Morales Pagsibigan demonstrating and performing Philippine folk dances

DATE: May 16, 2003

LOCATION: Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building, Washington, D.C

CONTACT: 202-707-1207

WEB ADDRESS: loc.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN National Museum of Natural History holds a program featuring Rune Gjeldnes and Torry Larsen, who are reserve officers from the Norwegian Navy Special Forces, recounting the compelling story of their 109-day ski crossing of the frozen Arctic Ocean from Siberia to Canada -- the first successful crossing coming on the heels of 9 other expeditions that had failed.

DATE: May 16, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

EVENT: DEFENSE DEPARTMENT CHIEF OF THE NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU LT. GEN. H. STEVEN BLUM hosts a background briefing on the transforming roles of the National Guard.

DATE: May 16, 2003

LOCATION: Pentagon, DoD Briefing Room 2E781,Arlington, VA

CONTACT: Terry Mitchell, 703-695-0169

WEB ADDRESS: dod.gov

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN Resident Associate's presents a reception on program on Old Kyoto today. Kyoto served as Japan's capital for more than 1,000 years, from 794 to 1868 A.D. This evening's reception features traditional Japanese foods and a special presentation on shopping for traditional arts, crafts, and foods.

DATE: May 16, 2003

LOCATION: Japan Information and Cultural Center, 1155 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

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